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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.

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Todd Lewis Duncan (Kasson, MN)

Posted on Apr 05 2019

Todd Lewis Duncan, 51, of Kasson, Minnesota, formerly of Red Wing, died April 3, 2019 at his home. He was born November 3, 1967, in Red Wing, to Gerald and Annette Duncan. He graduated from Red Wing High School. Todd’s father died when he was 4 and he was raised at home by his mother, with the help of his sister, Debbie. He lived at home with his mother until…

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Thomas Joel Howard (Ellsworth, WI)

Posted on Apr 05 2019

Thomas Joel Howard, 70, of Ellsworth, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019, surrounded by his family at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester due to complications of pulmonary fibrosis.

He was born August 5, 1948 to Merle and Verona (Steffenhagen) Howard in Aurora, Illinois. He grew up in southeastern Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. He married Deborah Pearson in 1974. Most of his career was spent with…

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Dale L. Kocher (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Apr 03 2019

Dale L. Kocher, 69, of Rochester, passed away peacefully with his family by his side March 30, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Dale Lester Kocher was born December 26, 1949 to Lester and Ruth (Manzer) Kocher in Johnson City, New York.

He lived with Bear Creek Services for over 35 years. He loved playing guitar, watching movies, bowling, puzzles, playing games, jokes, and most of…

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George Lee Johnson (Pearland, TX)

Posted on Apr 03 2019

George Lee Johnson went to his heavenly home on December 21st, 2018. He died at his home in Pearland, Texas after a courageous battle with Melanoma. George was born July 19, 1935, in Red Wing, Minnesota to Stanley and Mable Johnson of Goodhue. He graduated from Goodhue High School in 1953 and served in the U. S. Army for two years. On May 10, 1958, he married Gladys Holst in…

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Debra Peterson (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Apr 03 2019

Debra Peterson, 61, a long-time resident of Rochester passed away after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Deb came to Rochester in the early 90’s for an opportunity to get an education and begin another chapter in her life, that of a single mom and provider.  Although it was not easy juggling school, part-time jobs and raising her son Nathan, Deb got it done.  She received her Bachelor’s degree…

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Mildred L. Schliep (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Apr 02 2019

Mildred L. Schliep, age 101 of Zumbrota, passed away March 30, 2019 at the Zumbrota Care Center. The funeral service will be April 3, 2019 at 11:00 at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota with Pastor Wayne Schoch officiating. Burial will be in the Zumbrota Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church.

Mildred Lydia Dahling was born October 7, 1917 to Irvin and Lydia Dahling in…

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Sarah Stelzner (Briggs) (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Apr 02 2019

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Sarah Stelzner (Briggs), 40, of Zumbrota, MN passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer.

Sarah was born on May 8, 1978 in Pittsfield, MA to Robert and Mary Susan Briggs. She married Michael Stelzner on June 5, 1999 and together they adopted two sons, Bryan (11) and Eli (6).

Sarah was a graduate of…

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Dr. Arnold Lee Schroeter (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Apr 02 2019

Dr. Arnold Lee Schroeter, of Rochester, age 82, died Thursday morning, Feb. 14, 2019, at Charter House.

Arnold was born April 27, 1936, in Chicago to Amelia Bertha Kuhlenkamp, a single mother. In 1942, he was adopted by his stepfather, George E. Schroeter. His mother died later in 1942, and he was placed in an orphanage. He was then raised by his aunt and uncle, Christine (Kuhlenkamp) Pedigo and B.H. Pedigo,…

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Albert T. Dashow (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Apr 01 2019

Albert T. Dashow, 39, of Rochester, MN died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Rochester, MN.

Albert Thomas Dashow was born on June 4, 1979 to Thomas and Ananita Dashow. Albert graduated with the Mayo High School class of 1998. After graduation, he attended RCTC, the University Wisconsin - Stout and Saint Mary's University; at the same time working in IT support. Albert had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and was…

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Lawrence J. Wehrs (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Apr 01 2019

Lawrence J. Wehrs, 100, of Rochester, MN died March 31, 2019 at Samaritan Bethany. 

Lawrence John Wehrs was born on September 9, 1918 to John and Mathilda (Prescher) Wehrs. He attended Trinity Lutheran School, Elgin, and graduated from Elgin High School in 1935. He then worked as a bookkeeper and a cashier at the Elgin State Bank until March 1941 when he went to California for employment with Bank of America. 

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Janice Lynn Groteboer (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Apr 01 2019

With her children by her side, Janice Lynn Groteboer passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2019. She was 69 years old. 

Born in Stambaugh, Michigan on September 22, 1949, Janice was the only child of doting parents Edmund B. and Dorothy K. Waite. She grew up in Bates Township, Michigan, in a home her parents built next door to her paternal grandparents. Each summer, the family spent significant…

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Karen I. Kothenbeutel (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Apr 01 2019

Karen I. Kothenbeutel, 78, of Rochester, MN died Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Cottagewood Senior Communities. 

Karen Ihla Simso was born September 20, 1940 to Iver and Ester (Hansen) Simso in Rochester, MN. She graduated from Rochester High School. On November 24, 1957 she married Robert Kothenbeutel in Rochester. She worked at Assisi heights caring for handicap children in the Day Activity Center. She also had her own in-home…

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Dick Alan Darst (Byron, MN)

Posted on Apr 01 2019

Dick Alan Darst, of Byron, died on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family after courageously battling brain cancer since January 2017. 

Dick was born October 16, 1953, in Rochester, to Claude and Betty Darst. He graduated from Mayo High School in 1972 and received his Building Utilities Maintenance certification from Rochester Vocational School. Dick worked in maintenance at Holiday Inn Downtown and the Kahler…

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Matthew Joseph Klaus (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Apr 01 2019

Matthew Joseph Klaus, 32, of Rochester, passed away on March 30, 2019 following a long battle with addiction.

Matthew was born on June 8, 1986 in Middletown, NY to John and Denise (Brown) Klaus. He attended Rochester schools, graduating from Century High School in 2004. Following high school, he obtained his Associates Degree in Finance from RCTC. After many years in the restaurant industry, Matthew began working for Rochester City Lines,…

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Richard Earl Christopherson (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Apr 01 2019

Richard Earl “Chris” Christopherson, age 87, of Rochester, MN died Sunday, March 31, 2019 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Richard was born August 4, 1931, Regent, ND, the son of Kenneth and Clara (Harth) Christopherson. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1950. He honorably served in the US Army Medical Corps. He was stationed in Germany for a year and a half. When he returned home, he worked for…

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Thomas O. Millering (Pine Island, MN)

Posted on Mar 31 2019

Thomas O. Millering, age 99, of Pine Island passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Pine Haven Care Center. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Pine Island. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 3, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Mahn Family Funeral Home – Mahler Chapel in Pine Island, and on Thursday for…

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Cal H. Reeve (Newbury Park, CA)

Posted on Mar 31 2019

Cal H. "Cal" Reeve, of Newbury Park, CA died Thursday, March 14, 2019 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Born in Red Wing, MN to Elaine and Kenneth Reeve, he graduated from Zumbrota High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy as RadarmanFirst Class on the USS Vesole DD-878/DDR878 and, after his discharge, he attended the University of Minnesota for four years.

Cal married Marilyn Anderson of of Zumbrota,…

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