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


Jean M. Kress (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 04 2018

Jean M. Kress, 97, died peacefully at Madonna Towers Skilled Care in Rochester, MN on Monday, October 1, 2018. 

She was born September 24, 1921 in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Edward and Louise (Tropf) Pins. She married Arthur Kress on August 6, 1942, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Art passed away June 22, 1994.

Jean lived in Dubuque most of her life. She attended St.…

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Mary Jeanne Pearson (Grand Rapids, MI)

Posted on Oct 04 2018

Mary Jeanne Pearson, “Jeanne”, formerly of Stewartville, MN passed away September 26, 2018 at Porter Hills in Grand Rapids, MI at the age of 89.

Mary Jeanne was born in Rochester, MN to Harry and Cathryn Murphy. She was a graduate of Winona State Teacher’s College in Winona, MN. She married fellow student and future wildlife artist Charles Pearson after college. Mary Jeanne supported her husband Charles in his…

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DeLoris Ione Tubbesing (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Oct 02 2018

DeLoris Ione Tubbesing, 97, of Red Wing, died Sunday, September 30, 2018, at St. Crispin Living Community Care Center. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Dana Jackson officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at 12:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. A full…

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Omer R. Ross (Mazeppa, MN)

Posted on Oct 02 2018

Omer R. Ross, age 96, of Mazeppa died suddenly on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital–Rochester, St. Marys Campus. The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Zumbrota with Pastor Eric Westlake officiating. Burial will be in the Mazeppa Cemetery with military honors provided by the Mazeppa Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be on Thursday, October…

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Philip A. Hitchcock (Pine Island, MN)

Posted on Oct 02 2018

Philip A. Hitchcock, age 85, of Pine Island passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island with Pastor Marie A.K. Anderson officiating. The visitation will be for one hour prior the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the Pine Island Cemetery with Military Honors by…

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Howard J. Helland (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 02 2018

Howard J. Helland, age 92, of Rochester, MN died Sunday, September 30, 2018 at River Bend Assisted Living with loving care provided by Mayo Hospice and the Visiting Angels. 

Howard was born February 14, 1926, north of Binford, ND, the son of Hjalmer and Julia (Gilbertson) Helland. He grew up on the family farm and attended a one room country school for 8 years. After furthering his education in…

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Melissa Marie Nygaard (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 01 2018

Melissa Marie Nygaard, 39, of Rochester, MN passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at The Mayo Clinic, St. Marys campus.

Melissa was born December 31, 1978 in Rochester to Cynthia Nygaard. She was a 1997 graduate of John Marshall High School, where she was active in the flag corp and concert choir. Melissa worked for Rochester Taxi as a driver and dispatcher and she also worked for Hiawatha…

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Dorothea Rilla Tomhave (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Oct 01 2018

Dorothea “Dottie” Rilla Tomhave, 96, of Red Wing, went home to Jesus on Friday, September 28, 2018 at her home at Deercrest. She was born January 19, 1922 in Rock Elm, Wis. to Frederick and Edna (Lansing) Dodge. She attended rural schools in Bay City and Trimbell Township before graduating from Ellsworth High School. In May of 1940 she met the love of her life while at the roller rink.…

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Eric J. Bergstralh (Mazeppa, MN)

Posted on Oct 01 2018

Eric J. Bergstralh, age 65 of Mazeppa died on Friday evening, September 28, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, St. Marys Campus. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM at United Redeemer Lutheran Church, 560 West 3rd Street in Zumbrota with Rev. Dr. Marggi Pleiss-Sippola officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday for one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Eric John…

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Jean Beatrice Dodge (Hager City WI)

Posted on Oct 01 2018

September 27th 2018, Jean Beatrice Dodge, 83, of Hager City WI, died Thursday at St. Crispin Living Community in Red Wing MN surrounded by her family. She was born August 13th, 1935 in Red Wing MN, daughter of Elmer and Elvira (Lohman) Steele. She graduated Red Wing High School. On July 17th 1953, she married Burtton Dodge in Hager City WI. She recently moved back to Wisconsin from Texas due…

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Charlene Sobek (Stewartville MN)

Posted on Oct 01 2018

The funeral service for Charlene “Char” Sobek, 71, a longtime Stewartville MN resident, will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday (October 2, 2018) at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Rev. Byron Meline officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville. Mrs. Sobek died unexpectedly on Thursday (September 27, 2018) from injuries suffered in an accidental fall in her home.

Charlene Kay King was born on January 19, 1947 in…

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Karen Ann Allen (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 01 2018

Karen Thornton Allen, 75, of Rochester passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Karen was born September 10, 1943 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester to Donald and Alma (Kopel) Thornton. She attended St. Francis grade school and graduated from Lourdes High School in 1961. She then went on to work at Mayo Clinic. On August 25, 1962, she married Kenneth C. Allen.

Karen is survived by her husband,…

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Daryl Edward Jensen (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Sep 30 2018

Mr. Jensen, 68, of Rochester, MN, formerly Minneapolis, MN died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Rochester Health Services West under Mayo Hospice.

Daryl was born June 2, 1950 in Minneapolis to Edward and Inez (Evenson) Jensen. He graduated from North Minneapolis High School in 1968. After graduation he served in the Army and Vietnam War. He worked for Minneapolis Public Housing Authority until he moved to Rochester in 1990.…

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Daniel Kevin Harbaugh (Eyota, MN)

Posted on Sep 30 2018

The Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel Kevin Harbaugh, 25, of Eyota, MN will be at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, October 1, 2018 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Simpson, MN with Rev. John Wilmot officiating. Mr. Harbaugh died on Monday, September 24, 2018 at his home in Eyota, MN. 

Daniel Kevin Harbaugh was born on March 30, 1993 in Rochester, MN to Kevin and Joan(Overend) Harbaugh. He grew up in…

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Dustin A. Moe (Stewartville,MN)

Posted on Sep 30 2018

Dustin A. Moe, 32, of Stewartville,MN. died on Monday (September 24, 2018) following a short illness in Stewartville.

Dustin Andrew Moe was born on July 18, 1986 in Rochester,MN to Randy and Sherry(Barber) Moe.  He moved with his family to Stewartville in the 4th grade, attended Stewartville schools graduating from Stewartville H.S. in 2005.  Growing up Dustin was a member of the Stewartville United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, following sports…

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Dr. Symond Yavener (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Sep 30 2018

Dr. Symond Yavener, of Red Wing, formerly of Glastonbury, Conn., Professor Emeritus of Central Connecticut State University, died September 27, 2018 at Deer Crest in Red Wing, Minn. 
Symond moved to Red Wing in 2015 and lived with Robert and Rebecca McCaughtry for a year before moving to Deer Crest. He was the son of the late Jack and Augusta Yavener of Windsor, Conn. After attending the Windsor Public Schools,…

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Nancy Hoyt (Prior Lake, MN)

Posted on Sep 30 2018

Nancy Hoyt, 75, of Prior Lake, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Auburn Manor in Chaska. She was born on February 5, 1943 to Elmer and Dorothy (Evans) Peterson in St. Paul. Nancy grew up in Lake City and graduated from the Villa Maria Academy in Frontenac in 1961. She moved to St. Paul where she attended Globe Business College. Upon graduation she worked at Field-Schlick and Brown &…

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