ROCHESTER-AREA OBITUARIES



Donald Brown (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Aug 27 2018

Donald “Don” Brown, age 80, of Zumbrota, formerly of Oronoco, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at his home. Donald Lawrence Brown was born June 1, 1938 in West Concord, MN to Robert and Esther (Sparrow) Brown. He was raised in West Concord where he graduated from high school in 1956, he was active in sports. On July 14, 1957 he married Judy King in Oronoco where they made their home.…

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Harold “Jerry” Thompson (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 26 2018

Harold “Jerry” Thompson, 83, of Rochester, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 in Rochester, Minnesota.

Jerry was born January 18, 1935 in Cresco, Iowa to Harold and Harriet (Hoeldt) Thompson.

He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1953 and entered the Marines in November the same year. After the military, he married Jo Ann Kathryn Means on January 30, 1960. Together they had three children and settled in Preston, MN. Jo…

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Linda Joyce Ferguson (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Aug 26 2018

Linda Joyce Ferguson, 55, of Stewartville, MN, passed away peacefully with family by her side, on Thursday( August  23,  2018) following a short illness with cancer, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN, where she had been a resident for one week. 

Linda was born on May 31, 1963 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada to Wayne and Carol (Mason) Evans. She is a graduate of White Pines Collegiate in 1981.  Linda…

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Robert Nelson Albers (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Aug 26 2018

Robert Nelson Albers, 81, of Lake City, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 22, 1937 in Red Wing to Christ and Lillian (Nelson) Albers. He grew up on the family farm near Mazeppa. He graduated from Goodhue High School in 1955. Bob served with the Army National Guard of Minnesota. He learned the welding trade and began working at various area industries. He…

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David Hugh Jones (Eyota, MN)

Posted on Aug 24 2018

David Hugh Jones, age 80, died peacefully at home on August 23, 2018 in Eyota. He was recently diagnosed with AML Leukemia.

David was born on October 12, 1937 in Cresco, IA to Ludwell and Mary Jones. He grew up on the family farm in Bristol Township. He attended country school for eight years. He rode his horse to school every day for over two miles. He attended Harmony High School…

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Lucile W. Floyd (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Aug 24 2018

The memorial service for Lucile W. Floyd, 99, of Stewartville, MN will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday (August 26, 2018) at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Rev. Byron Meline officiating. Mrs. Floyd died on Wednesday (August 22, 2018) of natural causes at the Stewartville Care Center, where she had been a resident since 2013.

Lucile Winnifred Bigalk was born on August 12, 1919 in Howard County, IA to Fred…

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Gertrude Beatrice Sehl (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 24 2018

Gertrude Beatrice Sehl, age 95, died Monday August 20, 2018 as she prayed she would: quickly and after an enjoyable morning spent at the farmhouse she loved in the company of two of her many beloved children and one of her favorite caregivers.  Bea was born on September 26, 1922 in Waseca, Minnesota to John and Mary Cecilia Keily, the youngest of their six daughters. Bea was a longtime resident…

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Lloyd DeVere Long (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 24 2018

Lloyd DeVere Long was born on August 23, 1920. He passed away August 20, 2018 at Cottage Wood Senior Communities in Rochester, MN.

Lloyd was born to Samuel and Maude Long. He had six brothers and two sisters.

He married Laura Husser on September 10, 1949. Together they had seven children and 18 grandchildren.

Lloyd worked on the farm helping his family and worked for Western Union delivering telegrams. During WWII he enlisted…

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Ed Martin (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 24 2018

Ed Martin, aged 64, died on August 19, 2018 in a tragic motorcycle accident. Ed was born on March 24, 1954 in Fall River, MA.

Ed is survived by his wife, Denise of Rochester, MN; three children, Keith Martin of Fall River, Ma, Joshua Martin (Lindsay) of Kasson, MN, and McKena Martin (Dennis Lawler) of St. Paul MN; his sister, Pat Jackson of North Dartmouth, MA; grandchildren include Lee Martin and…

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David Gerald Murray (Elk Mound, WI)

Posted on Aug 24 2018

David Gerald Murray, 57, of Elk Mound, WI, formerly of Rochester passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018 at his home surrounded by family, following a short, courageous battle with a very rare cancer.

Mr. Murray was born August 2, 1961 in Rochester, MN to Gerald and Ruth (Wacker) Murray. He grew up in Rochester. He and his former wife (Terri) raised their two children in Austin, TX and Farmington, MN.…

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Elizabeth (Betty) L. Eggenberger (Wake Forest, NC)

Posted on Aug 23 2018

Elizabeth (Betty) L. Eggenberger age 92, of Wake Forest, NC passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Carillon Assisted Living, Wake Forest, NC.

Betty was born September 28, 1925 in Lake City to George and Mabel Elwood. She grew up in Lake City and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1943. She graduated from Winona State Teachers College and taught school for several years. Betty married Virgil Eggenberger on…

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Shirley M. Baker (Wanamingo, MN)

Posted on Aug 21 2018

Shirley M. Baker age 89 of Wanamingo died on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island. The funeral service will be on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Wanamingo Lutheran Church in Wanamingo with Pastor Christopher Culuris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Roger Harold Brinkman (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Aug 21 2018

Roger Harold Brinkman, 77, of Lake City, died on Monday, August 20, 2018. Roger was born on November 9, 1940 in Lake City to Ray and Irma (Krause) Brinkman. He grew up on the family’s dairy farm and continued working there, throughout his life. He graduated from Lincoln High School and was later united in marriage to Nancy Moyer on August 26, 1961 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake…

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James Michael Retterath (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 21 2018

James Michael Retterath, age 80, of Rochester, died unexpectedly Friday August 17, 2018, at Madonna Towers of Rochester. James was born August 2, 1938, on the family farm in McIntire, Iowa, to Alfred and Rose (Rauen) Retterath. He moved to Austin, MN at an early age and attended Austin Catholic Schools. James served in the U.S. Army – Airborne Division. He was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Campbell, and…

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James Joseph Rosasco (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Aug 21 2018

James Joseph Rosasco, 94, of Red Wing, died Monday, August 20, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He was born February 11, 1924, in New York City, to James and Jeanne (Cramer) Rosasco and grew up and attended school there until he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps. He was discharged from the military in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he attended Augustana College on…

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Howard J. Riess (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 21 2018

Howard J. Riess, age 88, a lifelong resident of Rochester, MN died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Charter House in Rochester.

Howard James Riess was born July 8, 1930 in Rochester, MN the son of Reinhold and Agnes (McClaren) Riess. At the age of 3, Howard's mother died in an automobile accident. Howard went to live with his maternal grandparents, Ted and Effie Paulios along with their children,…

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Elizabeth Rose Parker (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 21 2018

Mrs. Parker, 97, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Chicago, IL, died on August 17, 2018 at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Elizabeth is much beloved by her children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed. Elizabeth was a long-term resident of Rochester Health Services East (formerly, Rochester Golden Living Center East), where she was much beloved by the staff and other residents.  Elizabeth was born November 16, 1920 in…

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