Monday, November 11, 2019

On Nov. 3, 2019, the world lost one of its brightest lights. Marcus James Tolbert passed away peacefully after a lifelong battle with Chronic Interstitial Lung Disease, with family by his side, while awaiting a dual lung transplant. He was only 8 years old.

Monday, November 11, 2019

The funeral service for Ruth Anne Shirley Emro, 79, of Owatonna and formerly of Stewartville, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester with Rev. Anjanette Bandel officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in rural Dexter.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, Lois Engel, of Rochester, passed away peacefully at Season Hospice in Rochester, at the age of 96. Lois was born on March 4, 1923, to Louis Kepp and Emma Becker. She is now with Everett celebrating their 79th Anniversary. Lois grew up and lived in Rochester most of …

Kathleen "Kathy" Virginia Abbey, 89, of Rochester, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Nov. 7, 2019. She was born on July 13, 1930, to John and Ellen (Kelly) Niemann. She spent her life living in Rochester with her family and attending Rochester Central School. 

Jerome "Jerry" Murphy Ewen, 84, of Rochester, passed away on Nov. 7, 2019, at Samaritan Bethany Nursing Care. Jerry was born on Sept. 28, 1935, to Gerald and Lucy (Murphy) Ewen in Dubuque, Iowa. On Oct. 15, 1955, he married Kay Marie Wussow. They had three children, Michael, Jennifer and Douglas.

Lillian A. Huston-Ortiz, 68, of Byron, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at her home. Lilly was born March 11, 1951, in Raton, N.M., and graduated high school from Carson High School in Carson, Calif. Lilly moved to Rochester in 1978 with her family and over the years, made man…

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Dr. Milada Schirger, 92, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Saint Marys Hospital. She was born on July 23, 1927, in Trubin, Czech Republic to Karel and Frantiska Kloubek. She received her doctorate in Education from the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. As a young woman, sh…

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Evelyn Irene Vogt, age 90, of Rose Creek, passed away Friday, Nov. 1 at Adams Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 17, 1929, in the Elkton area. She moved to Austin at an early age with her parents, Hulda and Arthur Schmidt. She graduated from Austin High School.

Gloria Frieda Rieken, of Minneapolis and formerly of Hayfield, will be laid to rest on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Gloria passed away on or about Nov. 9, 1970, of unknown causes. Her body was discovered in rural Mille Lacs County and remained unidentified until Feb. 9, 2019.

Monday, November 04, 2019
Saturday, November 02, 2019

Donna Marie Prescher, 94, of Kasson, passed away at her residence at Prairie Meadows Sr. Living Center, Kasson on Tuesday, Oct. 29. She was born Donna Marie Green in Slayton on Oct. 27, 1925, to Clyde and Edna Green. She attended Hader Grade School, Zumbrota High School for one semester unti…

Roger Ervin Berg, 83, of St. Charles, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Whitewater Healthcare Center in St. Charles. Roger was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Zumbrota to Carl and Esther "Gravelle" Berg. Roger and Sharon Dopita were married on July 7, 1962, in Austin.

A memorial service for Bruce Clementson will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at United Redeemer Lutheran Church in Zumbrota. The Rev. Dr. Marggi Pleiss-Sippola will officiate. Burial will follow at United Lutheran Cemetery in Zumbrota. The visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov.…

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Alice Y. Hackbarth, 89, of Ridgeway, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Spring Brook Assisted Living in La Crescent surrounded by her family. Alice was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Winona to Paul and Sybil (Smith) Kinstler. On June 23, 1951, she married Roger Hackbarth at Grace Lutheran Church in Ridg…

Wednesday, October 30, 2019