History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
In 1986, John Mahn purchased the Bodelson Funeral Home from Don and Edla Bodelson, who had owned it since 1960. Two years later, in 1988, the funeral home was remodeled and the name was changed to Bodelson-Mahn Funeral Home.
The changes continued throughout the final decade of the century. In 1991 the Peterson Funeral Home was purchased from Shelly Peterson. Later in the year a new funeral home was built in Lake City. In 1992 the Anderson Funeral Home in Lake City was purchased from Bill Anderson. The two businesses were merged and ran out of the new facility as the Anderson-Peterson Chapel. In 1996 James Lohman's funeral home businesses in Zumbrota, Wanamingo, and Goodhue were purchased. The Bodelson- Mahn Chapel was remodeled to its current condition in 1997. A new funeral home was constructed in Zumbrota in 1998. Also that year the Mahler Funeral Home was purchased from Robert Mahler and the location was remodeled. In 1999 a former church building was purchased and remodeled to become the Rochester Chapel.
Today, just as before, the staff members of each of these funeral homes are committed to excellence in service. We welcome the opportunity to exceed your expectations, and provide professional services, compassion, and understanding during your time of loss.
Our Valued Staff
John Mahn, Owner
Originally from Plainview, Minnesota, John Mahn graduated from the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program in 1982. After graduating he worked at the Bodelson Funeral Home in Red Wing and in 1986 bought the business. John and his wife Betsy live in Red Wing, Minnesota. John has three children, Holly, Joe and Megan and three grandchildren.
David Mahn, Funeral Director/Vice-President
David and his four children, Elliot, Madeleine, Chrisjon and Sophia live in Lake City, Minnesota, where he oversees the Anderson-Peterson-Mahn Chapel. David attended mortuary school at Worshsam College of Mortuary Science. Since 1991, David has worked in the area. In addition to Lake City Chapel, he can also be found at any of our other chapels.
Joe Mahn, Funeral Director
Joe Mahn joined the family business in 2005, after graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in Business and from the University of MN, Twin Cities with a Mortuary Science degree. He and his wife, Mandy live in Red Wing.
Todd Otteson, Funeral Director/Manager
Todd Otteson, manager at the Bodelson-Mahn Chapel has lived in the Red Wing since November 1993. He was a 1988 graduate of the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program. Originally from Paynesville, Minnesota, Todd and his wife Patty, teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, have two daughters, Amy and Emily. He is a member of United Lutheran Church, past President of the United Lutheran Church Congregation, and a past president of the Red Wing Lions Club.
Amanda J. Mahn, Funeral Director
Amanda "Mandy" (Lohmann) Mahn, a native of Red Wing, has been working for the Mahn Family Funeral Homes since graduating from the University of Minesota Mortuary Science program in 1998. She and her husband, Joe live in Red Wing. Mandy is a member of the Red Wing Rotary Club, having served as president in 2010.
Jason Haley, Funeral Director
Jason Haley is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Mortuary Science program. He started working for the Mahn Family Funeral Homes on July 1, 2008.
Kristen Odden, Funeral Director
Kristen is originally from Woodbury, Minnesota. She graduated from the mortuary science program at the University of Minnesota in May 2011. She joined the staff in Red Wing in June 2012. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, running and being a member of the Red Wing Kiwanis. She feels honored to work with families in their time of need and feels blessed to be called to work in funeral service.
Brianna Bowne, Intern
Brianna Bowne began working as an intern in March 2013.
Greg Schmitt, Funeral Director/Manager
Greg Schmitt, manager of the Larson Chapel in Zumbrota has worked for the Mahn Family since 1997. Greg has one daughter, Kersten. A native of Mazeppa, Minnesota, he attended the University of Minnesota and received his mortuary science degree in 1987.
Randy Vine, Funeral Director
Randy is a Rochester native and attended the University of Minnesota. Formerly with the Vine Funeral Home, he is a fourth generation funeral director and has served the Rochester area for over 20 years. Randy and his wife Roanna have two children, Marissa and Ajay.
Chad Sietsma, Funeral Director
Chad has more than 25 years of experience in funeral service, and has resided in southern Minnesota since 1985. His wife, Christine, is a registered dental hygienist. Chad enjoys traveling, creative writing and golfing with his wife. The Sietsemas have two sons, Benjamin and Phillip and they are members of Evangel United Methodist Church in Rochester. Chad joined the Mahn Family Funeral Home in April 2008.
Cassie Anderson, Funeral Director
Cassie Anderson, of Wanamingo, joined the Mahn Family Funeral Home in September 2010. She is a graduate the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program. Cassie works out of the Larson and Mahler Chapels. She is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wanamingo.
Judy Habedank, Executive Administrative Assistant
Judy Habedank has worked at the Bodelson-Mahn since 1990. She and her husband, Dr. William Habedank live in Red Wing and they have two children, Laura and Brian.
Shirley Fredrickson, Secretary
Shirley began working at the Larson Chapel in Zumbrota in June of 2000. She and her husband, Chuck live in Wanamingo. They have two children, Melissa and Matthew and four grandchildren, Kaleigh, Noah, Emilee and Jared.
Barbara Hausken, Secretary
Barbara has been the secretary at the Mahler Chapel in Pine Island since 1998. She and her husband, Reverend Terje live in Pine Island and have two children, Matthew and Katie and two grandsons, Leif and Bjorn and one granddaughter, Tova.
Linda Hemerick, Secretary
Linda and her husband Norm reside in Northwest Rochester. Together they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Linda enjoys spending time with the grandchildren, her horse, two border collies, also sewing, cooking, crafts, painting, drawing and camping.
Ann Nibbe, Secretary
Ann joined the Mahn Family Funeral Home in Lake City in 2010 after retiring from a teaching career in Red Wing. Ann resides in Lake City with her husband, Mark. They have three children, Ryan, Derek, and Erin.
Jack Edwards, Funeral Assistant
Jack has been a funeral assistant for over 20 years. First, for the Johnson Funeral Home in Red Wing and since 1990 with the Mahn Family Funeral Home. A graduate of Central High School in Red Wing, he has resided in Red Wing his entire life. He served as a fulltime firefighter with the Red Wing Fire Department for 31 years, retiring in 1991. He continues to serve on the Relief Association Board of the fire department. His wife is Carmen Heck. They have three children, Mark, Jackie, and Brett and four grandsons. He has been active with the Leo C. Peterson American Legion Post and is a member of the Church of St. Joseph and the Red Wing Charter Commission. He enjoys fishing and taking his daily walks.
Marc Vogel, Funeral Assistant
Marc joined the Mahn Family Funeral Home in January of 2010. He was born in Arcadia, WI (but not a Packer fan). He moved to Red Wing in 1963. After high school graduation he served in the US Air Force for 5 1/2 years. He also worked for the FAA and the USPS, retiring in January 2010. Marc and his wife Ann have two children, Tony and Kelly (Ross) and two grandsons. Marc enjoys fishing and trips to the boundry waters. Also, spending time with Ann and family.
Keith Dicke, Funeral Assistant
Keith was born in Featherstone Township, Goodhue County and graduated from Goodhue High School. He is married to Carol Siewert and in 1969 they purchased the family farm until 1997 when they moved to Goodhue. Keith is an auctioneer and also worked for Hay Creek Mutual Insurance in Goodhue for a number of years. He has been a funeral assistant for the Mahn Family Funeral Home since January 1999.
La Vonne Thomforde, Funeral Assistant
LaVonne is a funeral home assistant in Red Wing. She has been employed with the Mahn Family Funeral Home since 1989. Lavonne is from Mountain Lake, Minnesota and has resided in Red Wing since. LaVonne has two children, Kim and Candra. LaVonne is also a hairdresser at the Fairview Seminary Home and Red Wing Health Center. She is member of the First United Methodist Church in Red Wing and is a volunteer with the Mississippi Shuffle.
Edna Rundquist, Funeral Assistant
Edna has been with the Mahn Family Funeral Home in Red Wing since June 2008. She assists with visitations and works each Saturday. She lived in the Stockholm, Wisconsin area where she farmed with husband Roger for 56 years. He died in 1999. In December 2006 she moved to Red Wing. She is member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Red Wing. She has two children, Sherrie Rundquist and James Rundquist; two grandchildren, David and Beth and one great grandson, Roark.
Jon Gravenish, Funeral Assistant
Jon joined the Mahn Family Funeral Home in Lake City in 2010 upon retirement as the Postmaster in Byron, MN. He and his wife Mary reside in Lake City. They have two children Rae (Joe) and Mike (Trista) and two grandsons. He is an Army veteran, life member of the Lake City VFW, member of the Lake City Lions and First Lutheran Church. A good portion of his leisure time is spent on the golf course.
Merle Mahn, Funeral Assistant
Merle moved in 1992 to Lake City and started working full time for Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City in 1994 until 2008. She fills in as needed at the present time and she is the mother of John and David Mahn.
Marlys Gerken, Funeral Assistant
Marlys is a funeral home assistant at the Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City. Marlys was married to Harvey Gerken and he died in 1985. She has three children and five grandchildren. She is a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City where she is group leader on the funeral receptions. She is also a member of the VFW Auxiliary 8729 as treasurer and volunteers at the Lake City Nursing Home. She enjoys playing cards and traveling.
Mert Kohrs, Funeral Assistant
Mert has been a funeral assistant for the Mahn Family Funeral Home in Lake City since February of 2005. He was born in Lake City, graduated from high school there. For 30 years he and his wife Beverly lived in Pine Island with their two children and he worked for IBM in Rochester. They both retired in 1989 and moved back to Lake City. They have three grandchildren. He is a member of the VFW and American Legion in Lake City and the Lake City Lions Club.
Ruth Reppe, Funeral Assistant
Ruth has been a Funeral Assistant with Mahn Family Funeral Home, Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, since December of 1998, after retiring from her position as social worker at the Zumbrota Nursing Home. Ruth is a native of Minneapolis, graduating from Washburn High School prior to attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. After graduating from St. Olaf, Ruth was married to Paul Reppe (also an Ole), now a retired Lutheran pastor. Together they have four children, eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Richard Hickey, Funeral Assistant
Richard joined Mahn Family Funeral Homes in January 2000. He served in the Marine Corps as a MP for two years. After he returned to Pine Island he worked for Pine Island Creameries for 40 years, retiring in January 1993. Richard and his wife Gail have been married for 56 years. They have one son, Paul, and one daughter, Kathleen, and seven grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing in his younger years and since retiring he enjoys going on bus trips.
Bradley Peters, Funeral Assistant
Brad and his wife Sheri were married in 1979, and they have lived in Rochester since 1983. They have three children; Chad, born in 1980, Kristina born in 1982 and Alyssa born in 1989. Brad worked at Morton Buildings, Inc, for 33 years., and he helps people with their remembrances at Bertrand Memorials. Brad and Sheri enjoy their first grandson, Jubei, born in 2005. Brad also enjoys camping and hospice singing with the Prairie Heart Singers. Brad assists at the Rochester, Pine Island and Zumbrota Chapels and has been with the funeral home since February 2010.