ROCHESTER-AREA OBITUARIES



Joe A. Wasilowski (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Jan 17 2019

Joe A. Wasilowski, 69, a longtime  Stewartville, MN resident died on Tuesday (January  15,  2019) of  natural causes at Edenbrook Care Center in  Rochester where he had been a resident since March of last year.

Joe Albert Wasilowski was born on January 19, 1949 in Sauk Rapids,MN  to Albert and Diane (Wesenberg) Wasilowski. He moved with his family to Stewartville as a 4 yr. old, where he grew up and attended…

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Edna Marie Timm (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 17 2019

Edna Marie Timm, 56, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2019 at Cottagewood Senior Communities.

Edna was born September 19, 1962 in Wabasha, MN to Julius and Genevieve (Nolan) Timm. She was a graduate of Elgin Millville High School and went on to Rochester Vo-Tech in the nursing program. Edna worked for Ability Building Center for several years. She also attended Bethel Lutheran Church. Edna loved music,…

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Valborg Lorraine Maland Haugen Teig (Cannon Falls, MN)

Posted on Jan 17 2019

Valborg Lorraine Maland Haugen Teig was born on March 31, 1919 in Frost, MN to Henry and Alpha Maland. She graduated from Blue Earth High School as valedictorian and St. Olaf College with honors. She then worked at the University of Minnesota as a registered dietician. On June 14, 1947, Val married Anthony Sigfrid Haugen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, MN. They lived in Wanamingo, MN and had…

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Sandra (Bickford) Butruff (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 16 2019

Sandra (Bickford) “Sandy” Butruff, 75, of Rochester passed away early Tuesday morning, January 15, 2019 at The Commons on Marice Senior Living Community in Eagan, MN.

Sandy was born on February 23, 1943 in Cresco, Iowa to Phyllis and Arthur Bickford. Sandy’s dear childhood friend, Theresa Begin introduced her to her beloved Charles “Charlie” Butruff in the early 1960s after she moved to Rochester from Iowa and Charlie returned home from…

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Mary Ann Sullivan  (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 16 2019

Mary Sullivan, age 89, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Elma, IA, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at Madonna Towers of Rochester.

Mary was born Aug. 4, 1929 in Elma, IA. A lifelong educator, Mary received her teacher’s certificate and started her career in Iowa in 1954. She went on to receive both a B.A. in Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and a M.S. in Psychology and Counseling…

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Lois Marie Heise (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Jan 16 2019

Lois Marie Heise, aged 91 passed away peacefully on January 12, 2019 at the Lake City Mayo Care Center where she had resided since May, 2018 after her strong heart finally grew too weary to carry on. Lois was born May 16, 1927, in Red Wing, MN, the daughter of Arthur and Madonna German. Lois grew up on a farm outside Goodhue where she attended school and graduated from Goodhue…

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Max V. Topic (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 15 2019

Maximillan V. Topic, "Max", 25 of Rochester, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at his home.

Max was born May 7, 1993 in Carthage, IL to James Topic and Christine Fagans. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School and went on to RCTC, finishing his bachelors degree in Respiratory Therapy at The University of Minnesota, Rochester. He was currently employed at the Pulmonary Function Special Evaluation Lab…

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Dr. Dale Eugene Chambers (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 15 2019

Dr. Dale Eugene Chambers died at age 87 on January 14, 2019 surrounded by loving and caring family members at his residence at The Homestead at Rochester, enrolled in Seasons Hospice. 

He was born January 3, 1932 to Earl and Adriana (Jane) Chambers in Crookston, MN, the last of six children, all of whom had a strong affinity for humor. He grew up on a farm just south of…

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Lucine B. Reed (Racine, MN)

Posted on Jan 15 2019

The funeral service for Lucine B. Reed, 85, of rural Racine, MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 18, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, MN with Rev. Byron Meline officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Johns Evangelical Cemetery in rural Pleasant Valley, MN.  Mrs. Reed died on Sunday, January 13, 2019, of natural causes at Fieldcrest Care Center in Hayfield, MN where she had been a…

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Colin Bradley Floen (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 15 2019

Colin Bradley Floen, 55, of Red Wing, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. He was born March 16, 1963, in Red Wing, to Robert and Marlis (Baker) Floen and graduated from Red Wing Central High School. He served in the US Navy during the Gulf War and was also in the Reserves for several years. On July 1, 1984, he married Elizabeth Aguiar and they lived…

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Julie A. Schinke (Dodge Center, MN)

Posted on Jan 14 2019

Julie A. Schinke, age 61, of Dodge Center, MN, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at her home. 
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Julie Ann Schinke was born March 4, 1957 in Madison, Wisconsin, the daughter of Gordon and Jane (Schimmelpfennig) Grosenick. She attended John Marshall High School and graduated in 1975. She than began her 40 year career with Mayo and was currently still working at her time of passing. Julie married Robert…

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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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