ROCHESTER-AREA OBITUARIES



Dr. Giles Richard Locke III (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 13 2019

Dr. Giles Richard Locke III, 57, died at his home on January 10th, surrounded by his family, from complications of progressive supranuclear palsy.

Rick’s life was dedicated to his family and the pursuit of excellence in education and medicine. He led by example and inspired us all to use our gifts to serve others.

Rick was born to Dr. and Mrs. Giles Richard Locke on September 21, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. He…

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John Frederick May (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 13 2019

John Frederick May, 82, of Red Wing, died Thursday, January 10, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 1, 1936, in Austin, Minnesota to Alfred and Pauline (Brown) May. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Education from Winona State University in 1958 and his Master of Education from the University of Minnesota in 1968. On June 17, 1961, he was united in…

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Debi McWaters (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Jan 13 2019

A memorial service for Debi McWaters will be held Wednesday January 16th at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wanamingo. The Rev. Chris Culuris will officiate. Burial of the urn will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Mrs. McWaters, 63, of Wanamingo, died Friday January 11, 2019 at Kenyon Sunset Home in Kenyon. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Larson Chapel,…

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Gerald Arnold Hanson (Hopkins, MN)

Posted on Jan 13 2019

Gerald “Jerry” Arnold Hanson, 77, of Hopkins, Minnesota died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born June 4, 1941 in Red Wing to Arnold and Erna (Fitschen) Hanson. He graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1959. He went on to earn an associate degree from the Dunwoody Institute. For more than 30 years he worked for Hennepin County as a civil engineer. He was…

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Michael Drath (Holcombe, WI)

Posted on Jan 13 2019

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 8, 1943 to Bob and Betty Drath. He passed away on January 10, 2019 at his daughter's home in Rochester. He had fond memories of spending time in his youth in Spring Lake and Wild Rose, Wisconsin. After graduating from Brookfield Central in 1961, Mike entered the Army where he worked as a mechanic. He married Carole Jungclaus on December 29, 1962 and they…

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Gertrude (Malli) Seegmiller (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Jan 13 2019

Gertrude (Malli) Seegmiller, age 92, formerly of Decorah, Iowa, died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on Thursday, January 10th, 2019, at the Lake City Nursing Home in Lake City, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 14th, 2019, at the Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Funeral Home. Burial of cremains will take place this summer at the Locust Cemetery in Locust, Iowa.
Gertrude…

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Warren Zimmerman (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 10 2019

Warren Zimmerman, age 96, of Rochester, was born March 13, 1922 to Ina and Fred Zimmerman on a farm near Aredale, IA, and died Jan. 3, 2019 at the Charter House.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Scott, and a brother, Wayne and survived by his wife Helen, (nee Garlock), a daughter, Diane (David) Chase of Barnhart, MO, son Richard (Annette) of Tucson, AZ, and son Steven…

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Alice Ann Nelson (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 10 2019

Alice Ann Nelson, 78, of Red Wing, died on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Red Wing Health Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Duluth on August 3, 1940 to Einar and Ellen (Johnson) Abrahamson. She graduated from Clover Valley High School in 1958. She attended nursing school at St. Luke’s Hospital and graduated in 1961. On September 22, 1962 Alice was united in marriage to…

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Marjorie Lorraine Mason (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 10 2019

Marjorie Lorraine Mason, 96, of Red Wing died on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at St. Crispin Living Community. She was born in Viewfield, South Dakota on June 9, 1922 to Frederick and Pearl (Bish) Foreman. She graduated from high school in Hill City, South Dakota in 1941. For a number of years, she did housekeeping. Marge was united in marriage to Le Roy Mason on December 27, 1945 in New…

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Joan Slattery (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 09 2019

Joan Slattery, 80, of Rochester, MN passed away Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at Cottagewood Senior Communities. 

Joan was born August 12, 1938 to Sturmi and Frieda (Wendling) Reinhard in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Longwood Academy High School in Chicago and on August 1, 1959, she married Ken Slattery. The couple started their lives together in Chicago and later moved to New Lenox, IL. Along with raising three children,…

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Kathie E. Yennie (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 09 2019

The funeral service for Kathie E. Yennie, 73, of Rochester, MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday (January 11, 2019) at Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville,MN with Rev. Caila Rinker officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

Mrs. Yennie died on Sunday at St. Marys Hospital ( January 6, 2019) with her loving family by her side..She had been a patient for one week.

Kathie Elaine Stahl was born…

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Phillip Arthur Hilden (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 09 2019

Phillip Arthur Hilden, 94, of Red Wing, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 at St. Crispin Living Community. He was born November 28, 1924 to Arthur and Ruth (Swanson) Hilden in Trenton Township, Wisconsin. At 21 he moved to Red Wing and on February 23, 1946 he married Audrey Zemke at Bethel Covenant Church in Hager City. The couple made their home in Red Wing where they raised two children. Phillip…

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Elwin J. Tanner (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 09 2019

Elwin J. Tanner, 75, of Rochester, MN, died Saturday, January 5 while visiting his son and family in Iowa.  Elwin was born August 18, 1943 in Queensland, Australia to Doyle and Gladys Tanner.  He grew up in Austin, MN with his brother Kenneth, and sisters Linda, Joyce and Pat.

He graduated from John Pershing College in Nebraska with a degree in Psychology.  On July 30, 1966, he married Marlyce Hanson in…

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Betty Ellen Kopischke Renstrom (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 08 2019

Betty Ellen Kopischke Renstrom was born January 17, 1925, at Leader, Minnesota, to Henry and Violet Kopischke. 

She grew up in northern Minnesota. Betty graduated from Fergus Falls High School and attended Business College in St. Cloud, Minnesota. During WW II, she worked in a defense plant in Tacoma, Washington.

Betty met LeRoy (Nels) Renstrom in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, and they were married on January 27, 1947. They co-operated a…

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Eloise V. Applen (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 08 2019

Funeral services for Eloise V. Applen, 76, of Rochester, will be at 11:00 am on Friday, January 11, 2019, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2703 9th Ave NW Rochester. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Eloise was born on May 2, 1942, in Red Wing, MN to Arnold and Victoria (Banitt) Alms. She passed away unexpectedly on…

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Jeffrey Neal Larson (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 08 2019

Jeffrey Neal Larson, 67, of Red Wing, died Saturday, January 5, 2019, at St. Crispin Living Community, after a six month battle with cancer. He was born June 30, 1951, in Red Wing, to Neal and Betty (Johnson) Larson and graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1969. He enlisted in the US Navy and served during the Vietnam War until he was honorably discharged in 1973. He worked…

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Monica McCarty Clark (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Jan 07 2019

Monica McCarty Clark, age 84, of Zumbrota, MN, formerly of Rochester, MN, died Friday, January 4, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Monica A. was born August 27, 1934 in Springfield, MN, the daughter of Mathias and Theresa (Prokosch) Schumacher. She was united in marriage to Francis McCarty June 21, 1955 in Leavenworth, MN. Monica provided daycare out of her home, and worked as…

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