B2 SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013 POST-BULLETIN • www.PostBulletin.com Obituaries Comments? Local news editor Mike Klein/[email protected] Louise Schmitz Kortz — Rochester Barbara Stoltz — Plainview Louise S. Kortz, 1914-2013 Honored Hospital Pharmacist Louise Schmitz Kortz, 99, of Rochester, retired pharmacist of Saint Mary’s Hospital, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, of heart failure at her Madonna Towers residence. Louise Frances Schmitz was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Wells, the second child of George Louis Schmitz and Mary Margaret (Mame) Hines Schmitz. In 1929 the Schmitz family moved to Minneapolis where Louise attended Central High School and discovered her interest in pharmacy while working weekends at WalKortz green’s Nicollet/Lake Drug Store. She attended the University of Minnesota, earned her degree from the School of Pharmacy and passed all examinations for her State Pharmacy License on July 6, 1936. (The day was one of the hottest in Minnesota’s history, 114 degrees F in Moorhead and 104 degrees in Minneapolis.) Her first hospital pharmacy position was at Saint Barnabus in Minneapolis. In 1942 Louise was asked by the War Production Board to move to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the duration of World War II and later for the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA). She enjoyed playing Contract Bridge throughout her life, and it was during a game of cards in Washington that Louise met her husband, Philip M. Kortz, Lieutenant Commander in the Navy from Pennsylvania. They were married on June 21, 1947, at Incarnation Catholic Church in Minneapolis and then moved to Rochester, where Louise worked as a hospital pharmacist and Philip taught at Rochester Junior College. Among her many achievements, Louise facilitated the distribution of antibiotics during wartime and was instrumental in developing hospital pharmacy automations and best practices at health care facilities. In 1975 Louise was appointed by Governor Wendell Anderson to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and in 1983 was chosen as honorary chair of the APhA Board of Directors. She proudly served her profession and retained her pharmacy license for a total of 50 years. Louise’s long life and positive attitude were achieved by her focus on spiritual faith; unlimited benevolence; appreciation of violets and pansies; delight in arts and history; joy of winning hands at bridge and the unconditional love she shared with family and friends. Survivors include two daughters, Jane Kortz, of Seattle, Wash., and Elaine Kortz (John Hammond), of Plymouth; two sons, James, of Woodbury, and David (Andrew Rogosheske), of Minneapolis; grandson, Matthew, of Woodbury; sister, Dorothy Wolf, of North Oaks; brother, Robert (Geri) Schmitz, of Palm Springs, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Dolores Schmitz, of Crystal, and Joan Schmitz, of Roseville; and many nieces and nephews. Louise was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Thomas, George and Daniel; daughter-in-law, Catherine Shipman Kortz; sister-in-law, Marie Schmitz; and brother-in-law, Richard Wolf. Louise, Philip and family were longtime members of The Church of St. John The Evangelist in Rochester. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 31, at 1 p.m. at Madonna Towers Chapel, 4001 19th Ave. N.W. in Rochester, with the Rev. James Russell officiating. Reception will follow. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may gather from noon to 1 p.m. before the funeral Mass. Memorials preferred to Madonna Towers Foundation, U of M School of Pharmacy or the charity of donor’s choice. Macken Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at mackenfuneralhome.com. Barbara Stoltz, 78, of Plainview, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. Barbara Ruth Grabow was born Sept. 6, 1934, in Olivia, to Ervin and Olive (Dodge) Grabow. Barb graduated from Elgin High School. On June 16, 1953, she married Ralph Stoltz in Elgin. They made their home in Plainview. Barb was a longtime sales representative for Avon. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin and the Ladies Aid. She was a longtime member of the Plainview American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and had been on the board of the Plainview Public Library and Stoltz the Plainview Community Center. She enjoyed gardening, golf, swimming and her pets, Sadie and Jelly. Survivors include two daughters, Vicky (Todd) Hennessey, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Deborah Stoltz, of St. Louis, Mo.; and one son, Clayton (Konnie) Stoltz, of Midland, Texas. Five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Kathy Grabow, of Ormond Beach, Fla., also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one grandson. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin, with the Rev. Terrill Bramstedt officiating. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society. Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is in charge of the arrangements. schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com Marion L. Forderbrugen — Rochester Marion L. Forderbrugen, 90, of Rochester, formerly of Owatonna, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. Marion was born in Mankato on Oct. 21, 1922, to William and Selma (Olson) Meixner. She married Kevin Forderbrugen on April 6, 1962, in Brookings, S.D. Mrs. Forderbrugen and her husband moved to Owatonna in 1967. They had lived in Cloquet since 1962. Marion was a private secretary for 21 years in Mankato and the last 11 years for the U.S. government in Internal Revenue and the Post Office Regional Office in Minneapolis. Marion and Kevin were members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna since 1967. Marion is survived by three Forderbrugen stepdaughters, Diane Kevorkian, Carol Black and Mary Wells, and their children, all of Irvine, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Marion is preceded in death by her husband in 1983; her parents; a sister, Arline Hunziker, and a brother, William Meixner. A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Mankato. Memorials can be directed to Seasons Hospice. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901, 507-289-3600. ranfranzandvinefh.com Rachel Lynne Geier — Wanamingo Rachel Lynne Geier, 65, of Wanamingo, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital. Rachel Lynne Bjugan was born Sept. 25, 1947, in Red Wing, to Robert and Ruth (Lubahn) Bjugan. She lived in Zumbrota until 1962, then moved to Rochester with her parents and graduated from John Marshall in 1965. In 1974 she married Larry Victor Geier. She worked at Rochester State Hospital as a psychiatric tech. After that closed she went to Faribault State Hospital. She also ran a group home in West Concord. The last few years she has worked at Riverview in Wanamingo. Geier She loved spending time with family and friends, her flower garden, watching the Minnesota Twins and having conversations with her grand puppy, Annie. She is survived by her husband, Larry; brother, Richard Bjugan, of Iowa; her son, Chad Geier, of Minneapolis; daughter, Sheila Geier, of Rochester; stepson, Richard (Rynn) Geier, of Rochester; stepdaughters, Dawn (Todd) Johannsen, of Rochester, and Lisa Geier, of Wisconsin; and four grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ruth Bjugan. A celebration of Rachel’s life will be held at Stordahl Lutheran Church in rural Zumbrota at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. Visitors are welcome to arrive at 3 p.m. Notices of death Dr. Fred D. Banfield, 76, of Rochester, died Friday at Season’s Hospice. Macken Funeral Home, Rochester. Marion L. Forderbrugen, 90, of Rochester, formerly of Owatonna, died Monday at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. A funeral service will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, Rochester. Stephen Wayne Hansen, 65, of Austin, died Thursday at Golden Living Center in Wabasso, Minn. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Obituary Policy Death Notices are published free of charge. Obituaries are paid space and are published as they are submitted. Obituaries generally are handled by funeral directors, although we also accept them from families. Please send them to: [email protected] postbulletin.com, fax to 507-285-7772, or bring them to Post-Bulletin offices, 18 First Ave. S.E., Rochester, or 201 S. Main St., Austin. Families receive 10 free Post-Bulletin newspapers with their submitted obituary, upon request. Laminated copies of an obituary are available at a nominal cost. For more information, call 507-285-7791. Rochester Fire Department Firefighters from Dover, Eyota and Rochester work at the scene of an overturned anhydrous ammonia tank Friday afternoon. Anhydrous ammonia tank rolls near Dover By Ken Hanson [email protected] DOVER — An anhydrous ammonia tank being towed by a pickup went into a ditch and rolled early Friday afternoon near Dover. The Rochester Fire Department’s chemical-assessment team was sent to the accident and worked with local fire departments to evaluate any danger, Rochester Fire Department spokesman Steve Belau said. An Interstate 90 rest area is near the location. No leaks or other problems were found at the scene, and neither were any dangerous conditions. Rochester firefighters were leaving the scene at 2 p.m. Members of the Dover/ Eyota Fire Department and Olmsted County Sheriff ’s Office responded to the mishap. Minneapolis to pay $3M in police misconduct case Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died after struggling with police at the Minneapolis YMCA. Twenty-eight-year-old David Smith died in 2010, about a week after officers used a Taser gun on him and restrained him by putting him on his stomach and putting their knees on his back. The Star Tribune reports the city will pay the Smith family $1.1 million. The rest of the settlement will go toward attorneys’ fees. Minneapolis city attorney Susan Segal says in a statement that the settlement is a responsible way to end the case in the face of mounting legal costs. Police Chief Janee Harteau calls the situation tragic and expressed sympathy to Smith’s family. Blue Goose Tavern in Zumbrota gutted by fire The Day in History • loren else [email protected] 1988 — 25 years ago At Mr. P’s a 2 pound can of Maxwell House coffee is $2.99. For every can sold, Mr. P’s will donate 50 cents to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota. Former Elgin-Millville and Oregon State University athletic star Chris Waltman has signed a one-year contract to play for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Matt Rohl, of Kenyon, a member of the Wanamingo Future Farmers of America Chapter, was named a Regional Star Farmer and Star Agribusiness winner at the Minnesota FFA convention. 1963 — 50 years ago An early morning fire gutted the Blue Goose Tavern in Zumbrota’s main business district, leaving only the stone walls of the structure standing. All that remained inside the tavern was an L-shaped bar and a few bar stools. Damage is expected to be about $20,000, and the two adjacent buildings, the Gambles Store and Charles Olson Co. hardware and furniture store, had some damage because of smoke. Because of larger than expected enrollment, the Rochester John Marshall High School driver’s education course will be adjusted with half of the 247 students attending the 8 to 11 a.m. session and the other half attending the 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. session. Last year had 130 students registered. Driver training instructors are Wayne Kneischield, Bruce Arntson and Frank Kvam. 1938 — 75 years ago An outdoor roller skating rink built under a large tent will open in Rochester this weekend. The rink will feature Hammond organ music by Doris Westman, who plays the organ at a hotel in Sioux City, Iowa. Free instruction will be given beginners, and the floor will be supervised at all times. The rink is located on U.S. 14 at the intersection west of the city. Miss Margery Holliday, representing the Farmers State Bank, was named “Miss West Concord.” War, politics and economic problems are among the things young people are thinking about today, according to Dean Anne Dudley Blitz of the University of Minnesota. She spoke last night under the auspices of the Parent-Teacher Association. BIRTH NOTICES METHODIST HOSPITAL Thursday, May 9, 2013 Katrina Malloy and Marc Ranfranz, of Rochester, a son. Thursday, May 16, 2013 Jessiah and Shannon Astorino, of Rochester, a daughter, Cecelia Joy. OLMSTED MEDICAL CENTER BIRTHCENTER Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Andrew Welt and Katie Fitzgerald, of Rochester, a son. Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Crystal and Armando Ceballes, of Rochester, a son. Thursday, May 9, 2013 Brittney Woelm and Gary Schaffer, Jr., of Wanamingo, a daughter. Amanda Sexton and Josh Ellringer, of Stewartville, a daughter. Sunday, May 12, 2013 Cassandra Khamda Phingph, of Rochester, a son. Monday, May 13, 2013 Dustin Patrick Ellringer and Katie Ann Mauseth, of Eyota, a son. Amanda and Timothy Hollrah, of Rochester, a daughter. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Jack R. Mallett and Chantelle R. Rothmeier, of St. Charles, a son. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Kelly and Adam Pyfferoen, of Stewartville, a son. Tvisa Wells, of Rochester, a daughter. Thursday, May 16, 2013 Timothy and Laura Becker, of Kellogg, a son. Denise and Tom Moody, of Rochester, a daughter. Alejandra “Beatriz” and Raul Otero, of Rochester, a son. Friday, May 17, 2013 Dana and Richard Sigrist, of Rochester, a daughter. Erik and Andrea Propotnik, of Rochester, a daughter. Saturday, May 18, 2013 Dan and Kelli Dornink, of Hammond, a son. Monday, May 20, 2013 Ryan and Molly Kappers, of Spring Valley, a son. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Michael J. and Amber Moore, of Rochester, a daughter. Samantha Demydowick and John Tjepkes, of Preston, a daughter. Alison Bendickson and Tyler Clarke, of Rochester, a daughter. Crystal and Joe Kerian, of Rochester, a son. Travis and Ellen Pearson, of Dodge Center, a daughter. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Robert and Crystal Jorgenson, of Chatfield, a son. Emily Klinkhammer and Josh Nicolas, of Rochester, a daughter. Thursday, May 23, 2013 Cody Nokes and Miranda Weiss, of Zumbrota, a son. Julia Jorgenson and Andrew Forti, of Rochester, a daughter. ST. ELIZABETH’S HOSPITAL, WABASHA Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Kendra Meyer and Tyler Needham, of Rochester, a son, Leo James Needham. OUT-OF-TOWN Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Elizabeth and Michael Weller, of Anderson, Ind., a daughter, Emma Lyn Weller. Grandparents are Jay and Jean Greentree, of Rochester and Ron and Joy Weller of Anderson, Ind. Wednesday May 8, 2013 Aaron and Gloria Ledebuhr, of Brooklyn Park, a daughter, Cataleya Rose. Maternal grandparents are Art and Cheya Alvarado, of Saint Paul. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Jude Ledebuhr, of Rochester. 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