ROCHESTER-AREA OBITUARIES



Daniel D. Maloney (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 27 2019

Mr. Maloney, 72, of Rochester, MN died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at his residence after a short battle with cancer. Daniel was born October 3, 1946 in Spring Valley, MN to Arthur and Florence (Smith) Maloney.

He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1964 and in 1968 from the University of MN receiving his B.S. degree in electrical engineering. On July 26, 1969, he married Phyllis Henderson at Faith United…

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Darlene (Lehnherr) Caflisc (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 27 2019

Darlene (Lehnherr) Caflisch passed away on January 25th at The Waters of Mayowood where she was a resident in the memory care unit.

She is survived by her husband, George “Shorty”; and nine children, Peter (Donna), John (Lynn), Tim (Annette), Annie Quintano (Ray), Mona (Fred) Hoeft, Carol Quattlebaum, Sara Gaitan (Kent), Russ (Terry) and Phil. She leaves behind 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother,…

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Gloria Mary Augst (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 27 2019

Gloria Mary Augst, 91, of Red Wing, died Friday, January 25, 2019 at Valentines Assisted Living in Red Wing. She was born in Hastings, Minnesota to Edward and Dorothy Tintes on December 30, 1927. She was their only child, and the love of their lives. She spent her entire life living between the communities of Hastings, Minneapolis and Red Wing. Gloria's show stopping, stunning beauty and grace always caught your…

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Carson Wagoner Frutiger (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 27 2019

Carson Wagoner Frutiger, 26, of Rochester, died January 22, 2019 after a seven month battle with fungal pneumonia. Throughout this time, he fought bravely and met every challenge with a graceful assuredness.

Carson was born February 25, 1992 in Fargo, North Dakota, to Bruce and Kathy (Wagoner) Frutiger. He grew up in Rochester and graduated from Century High School. He attended Bethel University where he earned a degree in Biblical and…

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Darwyn E. Kilian (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 24 2019

Darwyn E. Kilian, age 75, of Rochester, died on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Green Prairie Assisted Living in Plainview surrounded by his family. 

Darwyn was born on September 5, 1943, in Albert Lea, to Lester and Isabelle (Farr) Kilian. He graduated from Blooming Prairie High School and Minnesota State University - Mankato. Darwyn worked at Associated Grocery in Blooming Prairie. On June 3, 1967, he married Mary Ann…

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Arlene F. Fredrickson (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Jan 24 2019

Arlene F. “Shorty” Fredrickson age 91, of Zumbrota died suddenly on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Rochester, St. Marys Campus. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Minneola Lutheran Church in rural Zumbrota with Pastor Hannah Bergstrom de Leon officiating. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday for one hour prior…

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Mary Gloria Pribyl (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 23 2019

Mary Gloria Pribyl, 88, of Red Wing, passed away peacefully Monday, January 21, 2019, at the Three Links Reflections Care Suites in Northfield, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 14, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Veronica (Burns) Hendricks. Her family moved to Mapleton, Minnesota where she attended grade school and graduated in 1948 from Good Council Academy in Mankato. For a few years she…

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Mary E. Miller (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 23 2019

Mary E. Miller, 68, of Red Wing, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at St. Crispin Living Community in Red Wing. She was born in Red Wing on December 7, 1950 (which Mary reminded everyone was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor) to Lawrence H. and Lucille (O’Kane) Miller. Mary was born with cataracts, which despite multiple surgeries, left her legally blind. This led her on a journey of schools trying to…

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William F. Gunnels (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Jan 23 2019

William F. Gunnels JR Age 96 of Lake City formerly of Hendersonville, NC passed away Friday Jan 18 2019 at The Bluffs of Lake City. 

William was born September 16, 1922 in Johnstown SC to W (Fred) & Jessie (Mason) Gunnels. William joined the Army in 1942 serving in the 54th Signal Battalion,WWII stationed in Europe. He ws discharged in 1945. Graduated from Clemson University in South Carolina with…

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Kathleen Rae Edwards (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 23 2019

Kathleen Rae Edwards, 91, of Red Wing, Minn. passed away peacefully at her home in Elmhurst, Ill. She was born April 14, 1927 to Raymond and Kathryn (Gradel) Mierka in Dayton, Ohio. She attended Roosevelt High School before she went on to Ohio State University where she met her husband, Walter Edwards. They were married on March 3, 1951. While Walter finished a masters degree Kathleen worked as a school…

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Leslie Earl Crawley (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 23 2019

Leslie Earl Crawley, age 74 of Rochester, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at his residence on January 22, 2019.

Ozzie was born on March 29, 1944 in Spokane, WA to Darryl and Delores (Holloway) Crawley. At a young age, his family moved to the Rochester area. Following graduation from John Marshall High School he enlisted in the US Army and began his military career. He served three…

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Dorothy Hultquist (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 22 2019

Dorothy “Dottie” Hultquist passed away January 21, 2019 in Rochester.

Dorothy Amanda Ohland was born October 3, 1925 to Fred and Bertha Ohland in Gibbon, MN   She attended the Gibbon Parochial Schools and graduated in 1943. She married Donald Hultquist of Redwood Falls, MN on June 27, 1948. They lived in Redwood Falls, St. Paul and Marshall, MN before settling in Rochester in 1954.

Dorothy loved butterflies, gardening, sunflowers, roosters and for…

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Hazle B. Robinson (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 22 2019

Hazle B. Robinson, 88, of Rochester, MN died on Sunday (01/20/2019) of a short illness with cancer at the Stewartville Care Center, where she had been a resident since 2014.

Hazle Belle Robinson was born on July 12, 1930 on the family farm in rural Lime Springs, IA to Henry and Winnie (Sigler) Robinson Sr. She grew up on the family farm, attended Riceville, IA schools, graduating from Riceville H.S. in…

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Gwendolyn Ena Johnson (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 22 2019

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Ena Johnson, 85, of Red Wing, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at Deer Crest Assisted Living. She was born December 4, 1933 to Dorothy Campbell in Halifax Nova Scotia, where she grew up and attended school until the age of 16, when she moved to MN with her uncle, Ray Campbell. She graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1951 and then worked at the Red Wing…

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Norah (Myrberg) Cook (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 21 2019

Norah "Nell" (Myrberg) Cook, 88, passed away on January 13, 2019, at Season's Hospice in Rochester, MN. 

Nell was born November 21, 1930, in rural Stromsburg, NE, to Abner I. and Norah V. (Nelson) Myrberg. She graduated from Stromsburg High School. Norah attended Mounds Midway School of Nursing in Saint Paul, MN and the College of St. Francis in Joliet, Il. Her nursing career began in Minneapolis, MN at…

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Raymond Francis Zeman (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 18 2019

Raymond Francis Zeman of Rochester, MN died peacefully at Madonna Towers on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Born September 27, 1932 on a farm in Pocahontas, IA to George and Lorena (Ruder) Zeman, Ray moved with his family to Minnesota in 1947 where he farmed until his graduation from Ellendale High School in 1950. After graduating high school, Ray enlisted in the United States Air Force. Ray was honorably discharged from the…

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Zoanne Parker Oliphant (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 18 2019

Zoanne Parker Oliphant, age 94, died on Friday, January 18, 2019, at Madonna Towers in Rochester.

Zoanne was born June 17, 1924 to Will T. and Louise (Study) Parker in Winona, Minn. She attended schools in Benton Harbor, Mich. and graduated from Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio. She then attended Trinity University and graduated from Draughon's College in San Antonio, Texas where she worked as the Administrative…

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