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Obituaries

Feb. 11, 1940 - Aug. 2, 2022
Oct. 17, 1926 - Aug. 5, 2022
Betty Knoepke, 89, of Preston, MN, passed away on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 at Rochester Methodist Hospital surrounded by family.
James Theodore Engh, age 91, died on August 4, 2022 at Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home. He was born March 4, 1931 in Minneapolis, and during his youth lived in Texas and Nebraska, graduating from high school in Nebraska City NE. Jim served in the Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge, he graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Jim met Patricia Wright in 1949, and they married in Lincoln NE on December 2, 1950. They moved to Rochester with their two sons in 1957, where he worked at IBM until his retirement. Jim was a long- time member of Zumbro Lutheran Church and served in several congregation leadership roles.

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Ronald Anderson, 75, of Rochester, MN died on Tuesday (August 2, 2022) of natural causes at his home.
Donald J. Sotebeer, age 86, of Byron, Minnesota passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at his home.
July 14, 1963 - Aug. 2, 2022
May P Jesseph passed away on July 30, 2022 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minnesota, after a series of health challenges. She is survived by her sister Ann in Snohomish, Washington, two sons Doug (Doreen) of Tampa, Florida and Steve (Jane) of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and daughter Jennifer (Randy) of Pine Island, Minnesota, and grandchildren Joel and Laura. She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph R Jesseph, parents Albert B Pappenhagen and Elizabeth Pappenhagen along with sister Betty and brother Albert.

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Marjorie “Marge” St. Martin, 81, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Friday, July 29, 2022, in Rochester. Marge was born April 12, 1941, to Emmett and Esther (Gobel) St. Martin in Faribault. She attended school in Faribault and St. Charles.
Irma Leichtnam Elliott formerly of LeRoy MN passed away August 3, 2022 at Golden Horizon in Sandstone, MN. Irma was born on November 24, 1933 in Festina Iowa to Tony and Ann Leichtnam. Irma graduated from Chester Iowa. She was united in marriage to Burley Elliott at St Stephens Catholic Church in Chester, IA on December 31, 1951 and was a stay-at-home mom while raising 8 children, she then became a nurses aid until her retirement. She is preceded in death by husband Burley, brothers, Rafael, Rayme, and Tony Leichtnam, children Michael and James Elliott and grandchildren Alan Elliott and Brooke Elliott. Survived by children Bill Elliott, DeAnn (Curt) Raymond, Shaun Elliott, Jackie Crowson, Jerry (Sally) Elliott and Patricia Elliott. Grandchildren Jennifer Dubuison, Michael Gross, Derek Gross, Shannon Gross Hanson, Robert Smith, Kenneth Smith, Jamie Smith Nagel, Jenaye Elliott Caldwell, Jantz Elliott, James Elliott, Amber Elliott Irhke, April Elliott Watkins, Brittani Barnett Gorman, Karli Reinhart, Matthew Reinhart,. Great grandchildren Alyssa Bauers, Tristan Gross, Ryan Smith, Marilla Jo Waskosky, Jadelyn, Aubrey and Liam Caldwell, Luke Elliott, Ila and Lincoln Irhke and great-great-grandchild Rik Nelson. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, August 9th, 11 AM at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in LeRoy MN with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Suzanne Alisa Ballard, loving mother, grandmother, and sister passed away on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 at St Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN after a quick, but fierce battle with cancer. She had just recently celebrated her 62nd birthday.
Jan. 14, 1975 - July 22, 2022
Nov. 19, 1930 - Aug. 1, 2022
Donald Francis Glaeser went to the fish-stocked lakes and pheasant dense fields of Heaven on July 30, 2022. He entered his next life while residing in Wayzata, MN.
Feb. 13, 1955 - July 30, 2022
Born the eighth of nine children at home on April 29th, 1945, to Vera and Anthone Diedrich of Monticello, Minnesota.

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