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.
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/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 Worsham 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/Vice-President
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, Amanda have one son, Jaxon. Joe is a member of First Lutheran Church and the Red Wing Elk #845.
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.
Brianna Bowne, Funeral Director
Brianna Bowne began at the Bodelson-Mahn Chapel in March 2013 as an intern and received her funeral director's license in January 2014.
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.
Chelsie Tomfohrde, Funeral Director - Intern
Chelsie Tomfohrde is originally from the Mazeppa area. She graduated
from the University of MN in spring 2013. Chelsie began working at the
Larson Chapel in July 2015.
Liz Diggins, Office Manager
Liz Diggins joined Mahn Family Funeral Home in January 2016 as Office Manager. She oversees the day to day office operations for all the funeral homes.
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.
Cindy Allen, Office Manager & Advanced Funeral Planning
Cindy grew up in the Rochester area and spent 35 years as a retail buyer for family owned businesses throughout the mid-west and southwest. She then began working as an Advanced Funeral Planner for a family owned funeral home in Chattanooga. In April of 2015 she began working as an Advanced Funeral Planner with Mahn Family Funeral Home and most recently has become the office manager.
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.
Sonny Fandrey, Funeral Assistant
Sonny started with Mahn Family Funeral Homes in January of 2015. He was born in Northfield and grew up in Goodhue County. He graduated from Zumbrota High School and served six years in the Minnesota National Guard. He is married to Karen and they have three daughters and two grandsons. He is a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he serves as an usher. For 34 years he was employed with UPS. He enjoys the outdoors, biking, walking as well as caring for his home, yard and garden, He is a member of the Leo C. Peterson American Legion and a local car club, participating in parades and car shows.
Arnie Strusz, Funeral Assistant
Paul Karlen, Funeral Assistant
Paul joined Mahn Family Funeral Home in December 2015. He grew up in Pine Island and has lived in Red Wing for more than 50 years, retiring as an agency owner of Farmers Insurance after forty three years in the business. He and his wife Susan have a total of five children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Paul is a member and past president of Noontime Kiwanis. He also is a member of First United Methodist Church where he has held many leadership positions, as well as currently serving on the executive committee, singing in the choir and heading the men's cooking team. He likes meeting friends for coffee, going to the Y, playing a little golf and taking care of his yard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Judy Habedank, Executive Administrative Assistant
Judy Habedank has worked at the Bodelson-Mahn since 1990 and lives in Red Wing. She has two children, Laura and Brian.