ROCHESTER-AREA OBITUARIES



Janet Lucille Helgren (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Feb 05 2019

Janet Lucille Helgren, 74, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2019 at Rochester Methodist Hospital following a battle with cancer.

Jan Hophan was born on March 24, 1944 in Plum City, WI to Ronald and Lucille (Bechel) Hophan. Following graduation from high school, she attended St. Marys School of Nursing in Rochester obtaining her LPN license. While in Rochester she met and married Norman “Norm” Helgren on August 30,…

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Lowell Clyde Arnold (Byron, MN)

Posted on Feb 05 2019

The funeral for Lowell Arnold will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019 at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester will Rev. Nancy Wheeler Handlon officiating. The burial will take place at a later date in Watson Creek Cemetery, Preston, MN. Visitations will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening February 9th in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to…

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Roy Stewart Johnson Jr. (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Feb 05 2019

Roy Stewart Johnson Jr. 84, of Rochester, devout and loyal husband, father and grandfather died February 3, 2019, after a courageous battle against metastatic prostate cancer that spread to his bone marrow. He died, surrounded by family members, at the Season's Hospice House.

Roy was born March 4, 1934 to Roy and Hildegard (Hilly) Johnson in Chicago, Illinois. He lived in Homewood and attended Thornton Township High School. There…

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Joan Ruth Mohlke (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Feb 05 2019

With profound sadness the family of Joan Ruth Mohlke announces her passing after a brief illness with congestive heart failure, on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the age of 90. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her children, John (Lynn Alberts), Pamela (Craig) Evans, Carmen (Myles) Keller, Paul (Doug) and Bill (Jean Peterson). Joan will also be fondly remembered by her seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Natasha, Jeff, Jennifer, Justin, Grant and…

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Roy Andrew Zieman (Kasson, MN)

Posted on Feb 05 2019

Roy Andrew Zieman, 80, passed away peacefully at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

Roy was born on October 6, 1938 in Rochester to Henry and Stella (Joslin) Zieman. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1958. Soon thereafter, he enlisted in the US Army Reserves and served in 554th Maintenance Division stationed in Wabasha, MN. He was honorably discharged. Roy farmed for years with his brother…

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Mason Gordon Dahl (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Feb 04 2019

Mason Gordon Dahl, 26, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Courtesy of Mahn Family Funeral Home

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Roger Joseph Rutkowski (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Feb 04 2019

Roger Joseph Rutkowski, 58, of Red Wing, died Thursday, January 31, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. He was born February 16, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisc. to Ron and Marilyn (Koller) Rutkowski. He grew up in New Berlin, Wisc. where he worked various jobs. He later moved to Red Wing, Minnesota where he worked at 3M and the Woodshed where he was known for inventing his…

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Lane O’Neil Moen (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Feb 04 2019

Lane O’Neil Moen of Stewartville, MN, died January 30, 2019, under the care of his family and Seasons Hospice after a courageous journey with cancer.

He was born in Sisseton, SD, to Alvin and Hazelle (Strege) Moen on May 29, 1942. The family lived in New Effington, SD, where Lane attended elementary and high school, graduating in 1960.

Following his graduation from General Beadle State Teachers college (now Dakota State College), he…

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Mary M. Condon (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Feb 04 2019

The Mass of Christian Burial for Mary M. Condon, 70, of Stewartville, MN, will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday ( February 4, 2019)  at  St. Bernards Catholic Church in Stewartville, MN, with Rev. Kevin Connolly and Deacon Robert Yerhot officiating.  Mrs. Condon died on Sunday (January 27, 2019) following a short illness with an MRSA staph infection at Mayo Clinic Rochester - St. Marys Campus.                 

Mary Margie Yerhot was born on…

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Ardelle Marie (Augustine) Schulz (Goodhue, MN)

Posted on Feb 01 2019

Ardelle Marie (Augustine) Schulz, 96, of Goodhue, died of natural causes on January 30, 2019. She was born August 24, 1922 on the family farm in Belvidere Township to Charles and Emma Augustine, the oldest of three children. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Belvidere. She graduated in 1939 from Lincoln High School in Lake City at the age of 16. She completed her associate’s degree…

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Harold H. Roberts (Pine Island, MN)

Posted on Feb 01 2019

Harold H. Roberts, age 88 of Pine Island died on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Rochester, St. Marys Campus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Church of St. Michael in Pine Island by Father Randal Kasel. Burial with military honors will be in the Pine Island Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour…

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Jeffrey Klitzke (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Feb 01 2019

Jeffrey Klitzke, 63, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Mayo Clinic St. Marys Campus in Rochester. He was born March 3, 1955 in Red Wing to Vernon and Frances (Swanson) Klitzke. He graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1973 before going on to study at the Vocational Technical College in Red Wing. He then went to work for the Red Wing Shoe in shipping until…

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June Egland (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Feb 01 2019

June Egland, 92, of Rochester died Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Season's Hospice House after a week's stay. During the last year of her life, she battled the resurgence of her multiple myeloma cancer, which greatly intensified over the last three months.

Anna June Clair, youngest child of Anna (Stransky) Clair and Charles Clair was born April 8, 1926, at the family home in rural Jewell, Iowa. She attended…

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Curtis Leo Kalmes (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Feb 01 2019

Curtis Leo Kalmes, 90, of Rochester, Minnesota, died January 31, 2019 at St Marys Hospital.

Curt was born on Januray 9, 1929 in Winona, Minnesota to Leo and Erma (Kramer) Kalmes.

He married Maxine Rupprecht on August 4,1950 at St Johns Catholic Church in Rochester, Minnesota. Curt graduated from Lewiston High School in 1947. He had a 40 year career at Mayo Clinic Rochester, was president of the Mayo Clinic Credit Union…

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Robert Salley (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 30 2019

Robert Salley, 90, of Rochester, passed away Monday, January 28 at The Waters on Mayowood.

Robert was born October 13, 1928 to Clare and Martha (Prigge) Salley. He grew up on the family farm north of Rochester. Robert attended rural schools and graduated from Rochester High School now known as John Marshall High School. He then went to the University of Minnesota to study horticulture.

Robert married Phyllis Joan Ayshford on June…

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Marlin R. Haack (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 30 2019

Marlin R. Haack, 86 of Rochester, MN died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Season's Hospice. 

Marlin Raymond Haack was born March 29, 1932 to Erwin and Olga (Rausch) Haack in Pleasant Valley Township, MN. He grew up on the family farm in Pleasant Valley. He married Harriet Grams at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley on August 8, 1954. The couple remained in Pleasant Valley for a couple of…

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Donald R. Virchow (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 29 2019

Funeral services for Donald R. Virchow, 76, of Rochester will be at 11:00 am on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Luke's Cemetery in Eitzen, MN.

Donald Russell Virchow was born on June 9, 1942 in Northwood, IA to Russell and Delores (Gordon) Virchow. He died on…

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