ROCHESTER-AREA OBITUARIES

Bertrand Memorials
Bertrand Memorials is a full-service monument company serving Southeast Minnesota, Northern Iowa, and Western Wisconsin. For 20 years, we have specialized in providing the finest Granite, Marble, Limestone and Bronze remembrances.

Call us at 1-877-754-0592 or visit us online at bertrandmemorial.com


William Robert "Doc" Fuqua (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 13 2018

William Robert "Doc" Fuqua, 58, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Doc was born June 23, 1960 in Orlando, FL to William and Shirley Fuqua Sr. Doc graduated from Daviess County High School in Owensboro, KY. He joined the United States Navy and enjoyed a rewarding 21-year career as both a Corpsman and deep-sea diver and instructor. He was passionate about serving his country and…

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Paul Thomas Weckerling (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Aug 11 2018

Paul Thomas Weckerling, 65, of Red Wing, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at his home. He was born December 28, 1952, in Taylorville, Illinois, to Phillip and Lillian (Klug) Weckerling. At the age of 9, his family moved to Red Wing, where he attended school and graduated from Red Wing Central High in 1971. He then took landscaping courses at Dakota Technical College and had served in the…

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Michael Harold Christianson (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Aug 11 2018

Michael Harold Christianson, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was born on November 15, 1962 in Bloomer, Wisconsin to Lyle and Inez (Larson) Christianson. He graduated from Colfax High School in 1981 and attended CVTC for an education in police science. He worked with his family at the Colfax Messenger for a number of years. He married Shari Bauer on February 15, 1986 and they moved to…

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Dale L. Fagerlind (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 11 2018

Our loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Dale Fagerlind, passed away peacefully at his home in Rochester, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the age of 88.

Dale Leroy Fagerlind was born on Dec. 3, 1929, to Melvin and Jennie Fagerlind in Iowa City, Iowa.

He graduated from Waterloo (Iowa) East High School, where he played football and baseball, in 1949 and entered the U.S. Army from…

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Rodney Allen Hofbauer (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 11 2018

Rodney Allen Hofbauer, 52, of Rochester died on August 7, 2018 at his home after a brave battle against cancer. He was born on November 29, 1965 in Rochester to Donald and Sally (Brooks) Hofbauer. He graduated from Mayo High School and joined in the family business, Rochester Fire Extinguisher Company. Rodney was the manager for many years and recently purchased the business. He loved his career and was a…

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James Overkamp (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 09 2018

James “Jim” Overkamp, 88, of Rochester, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Weatherstone Senior Living Home.

Jim was born in Grand Meadow, MN to Edward and Jana Overkamp on August 3, 1930. He graduated from Lourdes High School in 1948.

He married his high school sweetheart. Jeanette Kocer, on June 2, 1951. They were blessed with three children, Jill, Jan, and Joe. They resided in Rochester…

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Barry Lee Hohmann (Bay City, MN)

Posted on Aug 09 2018

Barry Lee Hohmann, 52, of Bay City died on Monday, August 6, 2018. Barry was born on April 19, 1966 in Red Wing to Calvin and Lois (Baker) Hohmann. He graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1985 and worked for many years as a baker at Econo Foods. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a guitar enthusiast. He loved to cook, especially for his mother, for whom he was…

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Rev. Dr. Warren H. Diskerud (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 08 2018

Rev. Dr. Warren H. Diskerud, 84, of Rochester, MN died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Madonna Towers. 

Warren Henry Diskerud was born May 9th, 1934 to David and Helma (Nelson) Diskerud in Minneapolis, MN. He graduated from high school in St. Louis, MO, and from Carthage College in Illinois. He earned his divinity degree at Northwestern Lutheran: Seminary (Mpls.), and served his first church in Superior, WI, then another…

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Avis Skjeie (Oronoco, MN)

Posted on Aug 08 2018

Avis Skjeie, age 82, of Oronoco, formerly of Wanamingo, died on August 3, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester, St. Mary’s Campus. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, August 13 at 3:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wanamingo with Pastor Christopher Culuris officiating. Visitation will be on Monday for one hour before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements were made with…

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Laura Lee Rebecca Hanf (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Aug 07 2018

Laura (Laurie) Lee Rebecca (Wilhelmi) Hanf, 43, of rural Stewartville, died unexpectedly of natural causes at home on Saturday, August 4th, 2018.

Laurie was born in Austin, MN, on May 10th, 1975, to Steven Wilhelmi and Sandra (Eastman) Schoenwetter. She married Jesse Hanf on September 9th, 1995, in Rochester, MN. She was the doting mother of Katelyn (fiancé Cody Neverman) Hanf, 24, and Conner Hanf, 21. Together they built…

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Thomas M. Gehring (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 07 2018

Thomas M. Gehring ("Tom") passed away on August 3, 2018. Born on October 5, 1957 in Minneapolis, MN to Edward and Lorna (Olson) Gehring.

Tom will be remembered for his smart wit and sense of humor. His passions included "Gehring's Garden Goodies," airshows, grilling, canning vegetables, salsas, and jellies. He was a lifelong animal lover with smiling blue eyes. On July 17, 2014, Tom married Kelly (Mercer) and joined…

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Kathryn Kilen Wills (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 07 2018

Kathryn “Kate” Kilen Wills, 76, of Rochester, died Saturday, August 4 at Seasons Hospice following a long illness.

Kate was born on April 30, 1942, in Windom, MN. In 1964, she graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD where she studied English Literature and Theatre. It was at Augie where she met her future husband and lifelong partner, Jim.

Kate and Jim were married on August 15, 1964 in Sioux Falls,…

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Thalia H. Becker (Ellsworth, WI)

Posted on Aug 06 2018

Thalia H. Becker, 84, of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, died Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Atrium Acute Post Care of Ellsworth. Arrangements are by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. 

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Jane Johannes Stephan (West St. Paul, MN)

Posted on Aug 06 2018

Jane Johannes Stephan, 88, of West St. Paul, formerly of Red Wing, died Thursday, August 2, 2018, at the Sanctuary of West St. Paul. 

Mass of Resurrection will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the Church of St. Joseph with Father Thomas M. Kommers presiding. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the…

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Dorothy Eleanor Rownd (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 06 2018

Dorothy Eleanor Rownd, 97, of Rochester, MN, died peacefully Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Madonna Towers in Rochester.  Dorothy was born June 14, 1921 in Owatonna, MN to Louis and Anna Rishavy.

She married James E. Rownd on August 13, 1960 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna, and moved to Rochester.  Her husband died in 1997.  Dorothy worked as a beautician and housekeeper at St. Marys Hospital for many years. …

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Walter  “Bud” Jensen Jr. (Hayfield, MN)

Posted on Aug 06 2018

Walter  “Bud” Jensen Jr., 90, a lifelong Hayfield, MN area farmer died on Friday (August 3, 2018) of natural causes at Mayo Clinic – Rochester – St. Mary’s Hospital Campus.

Walter Jensen Jr was born on June  8, 1928 in Hayfield, Mn to Walter Sr. and Marie (Hagen) Jensen. He grew up on the family farm, attended rural school and began farming with his family. He enlisted into the U.S. Army…

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Kathy Lee Newman (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Aug 04 2018

Kathy Lee Newman, 59, of Red Wing, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Red Wing Health Center. She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 7, 1958 to Dennis and Katie (Petrich) Simanski. Kathy graduated in 1975 from Montgomery High School in California. She married Elmer Newman and they later divorced. Kathy lived in Red Wing and worked for a number of years at the Busy Bee Dry…

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