ROCHESTER-AREA OBITUARIES



Carol T. Zwart (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Nov 13 2018

Carol T. Zwart, age 68 of Zumbrota, MN, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN.

Carol was born January 2, 1950 in Rochester, the daughter of Harold and Elizabeth (Spencer) Markus. She attended St. Francis Catholic School and graduated from Mayo High School in Rochester. She was united in marriage to Richard in 1969. Early in their marriage, Carol and…

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Mary E. Smith (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Nov 13 2018

Mary E. Smith, age 63 of Rochester passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at The Homestead in Rochester of congestive heart failure.

Mary was born February 20, 1955 in Rochester, MN to Lester and Doris (Davis) Smith. She graduated from Mayo High School in 1973 and then obtained her secretary degree at vocational school. She worked as a secretary at Kemps Dairy and worked in reservations at the Kahler Hotel.

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Betty J. Syverson (Wanamingo, MN)

Posted on Nov 10 2018

Betty J. Syverson, age 87 of Wanamingo died Thursday, November 08, 2018 at her home. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wanamingo with Pastor David Krinke officiating. Burial will be in Lands Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Betty Jean Schleeter was born on September 29, 1931 in Mantorville, MN…

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Gerald F. Jarvis (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Nov 09 2018

Gerald F. “Jerry” Jarvis, age 82, of Rochester, MN died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester.

Gerald was born February 10, 1936 in Mankato, MN.  He honorably served our country in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1953-1957. Jerry was united in marriage to Betty Hamann on February 10, 1959 in New Ulm, MN. The couple moved to Rochester in 1965. Jerry was a sheet…

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Bruce Edward Miller (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Nov 09 2018

Bruce Edward Miller, age 94, passed away on Wednesday, November 7 at Charter House of Rochester, Minnesota, where he has lived since 2010.

Pastor Miller was born on October 20, 1924, at Mankato, Minnesota. He was the son of Cecil Edward Miller and Ruth Marie Churchyard Miller. He was married to Thelma Juanita Van Est on August 29, 1948 until her death on February 15, 1978. They were parents to two…

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Robert John Steinhaus (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Nov 09 2018

Robert John Steinhaus, 85, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at The Homestead at Rochester.

Robert was born September 16, 1933 in Fairfax, MN to Ferdinand and Lila (Streich) Steinhaus. On November 28, 1964, he married Bette Meine in St. Paul. Bette passed away on November 23, 1983. He married Dorothy Felske on February 4, 1989 in Rochester. Dorothy passed away on May 23, 2007.

Robert worked at Hosanna Lutheran…

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Robert John Smith, (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Nov 09 2018

Robert John “RJ” Smith of Rochester, MN passed away peacefully on November 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and friends of cancer at age 90.

Born January 8, 1928 in Rochester, son of Joseph and Hellen (Betz) Smith, RJ was a lifelong resident, graduating from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in 1945. He was proud of the fact that his was the first class to have attended four years…

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Daniel Lyle Atkinson (Plainview, MN)

Posted on Nov 09 2018

Daniel Lyle Atkinson, 68, of Plainview, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center. The funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 12, 2018, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901, with Father Tom Loomis officiating. Friends and family may visit from 2:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, November 11 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the…

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Ruben K. Cogswell (Pine Island, MN)

Posted on Nov 09 2018

Ruben K. Cogswell, age 58 of Pine Island, died unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday, November 06, 2018. 

Ruben Kulani Cogswell was born on October 13, 1960 to Marlin “Mike” and Geraldine “Gerry” (Kahanu) Cogswell in Honolulu, HA. 

Ruben is survived by his loving wife, Virginia; daughters, Megan Cogswell, Gerri Mae (Bill) Meyer; two granddaughters, Faith and Piper; sisters, Charmaine (Jack) Closner, and Gaylene Leal; brothers, AJ Cogswell…

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Lee Roy Nibbe (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Nov 08 2018

Lee Roy Nibbe, 75, of Lake City, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. He was born February 16, 1943 in Lake City to Roy and Mary (Anderson) Nibbe. He grew up in Lake City and graduated from Lincoln High School before attending Rochester Vocational Technical College for automotive repair. He worked for Federal Mogul for many years before he retired. Lee was also a reserve…

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Margot Frieda Lunde (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Nov 08 2018

Margot Frieda Lunde, 95, died peacefully on October 27, 2018 at the Zumbrota Health Care Center. 

Margot was born January 15, 1923 in Berlin, Germany. She survived the tumultuous 1930’s and 1940’s in Germany.

In 1949, she married Monrad Lunde and came to the Zumbrota area. They later were divorced. Margot spent most of her nearly 70 years in the USA in the Zumbrota/Pine Island area. 

She is survived…

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 Kevin J. Lewis (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Nov 08 2018

 Kevin J. Lewis, 56, of Lake City, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. He was born August 20, 1962 in Wabasha, Minn. to John and Marie (Walters) Lewis. He grew up in Lake City and attended Lincoln High School before going on to attend the Vocational Technical College in Red Wing. After school he worked on turkey and dairy farms in the Red Wing…

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Vernon A. Johnson (Cannon Falls, MN)

Posted on Nov 08 2018

Vernon A. Johnson, 82, of Cannon Falls, formerly of Burnsville, died Sunday, November 4, 2018. He was born February 1, 1936 in Clarkfield, Minn. to Arthur and Leona (Hartliep) Johnson. He graduated from Clarkfield High School. On July 9, 1966 he married Delores Nelsen. He worked at Fingerhut in Benson, Minn. and farmed in the DeGraff area. They moved to Alexandria where he farmed until moving to Burnsville in 1986.…

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Roger LeRoy Hayes (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Nov 08 2018

Roger LeRoy Hayes, 64, of Red Wing, died Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Red Wing. He was born August 12, 1954 in Red Wing to John and Avery (Gwilt) Hayes. He grew up in Diamond Bluff and graduated from Prescott High School. He served in the United States Army from 1974 through 1977, where he was a military police officer. After his discharge, he worked…

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Kenneth H. Larson (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Nov 08 2018

Kenneth Harris Larson, age 91, of Rochester, passed away peacefully November 5, 2018 at Madonna Towers. He was Born on December 12, 1926 in Readstown, WI. He married Betty Jean Tainter on June 23, 1948 in Readstown.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Betty Tainter Larson; his parents, Ralph and Pearl Larson; twin brother, Keith Larson; brother, Don (and Audrey) Larson; son, Steve Larson;…

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Karlys Dawn Koens (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Nov 08 2018

Karlys Dawn Koens "Kari", 47 of Stewartville, passed away on November 2, 2018 at St. Marys Hospital as a result of an accident.

Kari was born October 18, 1971 in Slayton, MN to Gerald and Marlys (Gortmaker) Koens. She was a graduate of Faith Christian in Rochester and went on to receive her bachelors degree from Trinity International University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Student…

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Evalyn M. Langworthy (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Nov 06 2018

A memorial service for Evalyn M. Langworthy, 91, of Rochester will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial of her cremated remains will be at Oak Park Cemetery in Mondovi, WI.

Evalyn Mae Armour was born on August 27, 1927 in Rochester to Myron and Orma (Heineck)…

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