Stanley D. Bargfrede

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, April 26, 1949
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
70 years old


Date: Monday July 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 am

Memorial Mass

Date: Monday July 29, 2019
Time: 10:30 am

Location: Co-Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, April 26, 1949
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
70 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, April 26, 1949
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
70 years old

Stanley D. Bargfrede

Stanley “Stan” Diedrich Bargfrede, 70 of Rochester, a much beloved husband, father, bapa, grandpa and friend, passed away on July 24, 2019 surrounded by family at Season’s Hospice, after battling Prostate Cancer for over six years.

Stan was born in Jackson, MN on April 26, 1949 to Harry and Maxine (Koenecke) Bargfrede. He graduated from Jackson High School and then moved off the farm to Rochester. Stan spent his professional career as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for 44 years with approximately 20 of those years at Mayo Clinic. He was very proud of his work. In September of 1970, he married Pam Deutsch, and they raised two sons together. Following retirement, he enjoyed volunteering at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Lourdes Foundation, Channel One food bank, and at the St. James Coffee Shop. Stan loved spending time with his family and friends.

How can you put in a few words a life so full, rich, and meaningful to the many that knew him? He was a remarkable human being - one of the really good guys. We as his family were privileged to have him in our lives. Stan will be a bright face in heaven. He loved his family very much and was so proud of them. Stan is survived by his wife of over 48 years, Pam, two sons Jason (Melissa), Joshua (Kati) all of Rochester, grandchildren Jameson, Grady, Josie, Hailey, Emilee, Laura, Rachel, Alexandra, Brett, his brother Darrell of Tampa, FL, and his sister Ann Nibbe of Ormsby, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Marlene Planting.

The Funeral Mass for Stan will be held at 10:30AM on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Rochester with Rev. Msgr. Gerald A. Mahon officiating. Visitation will be begin at 9:00AM on Monday prior to the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Deutsch Family Scholarship or the Tom Murphy Scholarship through the Lourdes Foundation. A special thank- you is extended to the staff of Season’s Hospice for the care they provided. Online condolences are welcome at


The family of Stanley D. Bargfrede has received the following condolences.

Dear Stan

I am thinking of you and praying for your family during your Memorial today.

We had fun and laughs every time we were given the opportunity of working together!

I can't think of any other person who I enjoyed working with more than you, Stan.

You will be greatly missed by all who were given the gift of sharing life with you.

Blessings, Dave Plevak

Pam and family, I am dearly saddened to hear of my friend Stan's passing. He was so energetic, always positive and it was always a pleasure to just be with him. I know he really enjoyed life and he will be missed by so many people. He was always so helpful and I am always so thankful for all the time and energy he put in to help out the Lourdes Foundation. He is in a better place but he is also leaving a big void here on earth for all those he loved. I want you to reflect and remember his wonderful legacy here on earth. You are in the Nonn's thoughts and prayers and love Pam and your wonderful family. God Bless

You have my deepest condolences in the great loss of Stan.  He was a wonderful man and always had a smile on his face when he greeted you. He was a bright light who will be missed. May God give you strength to cope with losing him. ??

   Dear Pam and family,

   We love you and are praying for your comfort. Stan was one of the most wonderful, loving

people we have ever known. We are glad he is at peace now. We cherished his friendship

and the times we spent with Stan and Pam.

         Vandela and David

Stan and I were fellow CRNAs. I am sorry for your loss.

Jerry Porter

Stan was a terrific fellow CRNA and an even better person. May our Lord’s Peace be with the family.


with Sympathy,


Tom and Shelley Dobbe



Josh and family,


We are so very sorry for your loss! Your Dad sounds like a wonderful person. I know you will miss him dearly. We are keeping all of you close in our thoughts and prayers. May you feel supported and comforted in the difficult days ahead. Hugs to all of you!


Mary & Bill Truskowski

I graduated with Stan. Prayers for the family.  I'm sure he will light up heaven

Dear Pam and family,


Stan the Man was such a joy to work with and always had a joke to share or a story to tell. He shared his love for our anesthesia profession and voiced his love for all of you with a twinkle in his eyes.  I am so glad I was able to visit with him in March as I was not able to get to his birthday gathering.  He was a great guy and I will miss him.  I will be thinking about you all on Monday as you say your final goodbye.  Wish I could be there.  Hugs.


Love and condolences,


Rita Marquardt

Dear Pam and Family, you have our deepest sympathy on the death of Stan.

we are so very sorry for your loss. Stan was an very good friend and colleague of ours. He was a good man and a good friend. You are all in our prayers 

Mike and Chris Hein

Dear family.... My heart goes out to you for the loss of a remarkable man. I do regret not having the ability to know your family better. If there's anything I can do please just ask. My love to all of you!!!!

Dearest Bargfrede Family,

It was an honor to work with Stan during his time in Methodist South Anesthesia. He was a wonderful colleague and a skilled CRNA. He was very thoughtful and encouraging to a generation of student Nurse Anesthetist and taught them his art with gentle guidance. He was a true mentor to all those who trained under him. Through this teaching we still see his way of anesthesia in our practice today.  We will all miss him dearly. Please accept my deepest condolences. Dr. Gary Vasdev

Hello to Pam and family.  My sincere sympathy to you all.  My heart is heavy for you.  May your grief turn to healing and your memories sustain you.  Wishing you happier days ahead.  You are in my prayers.

        "O for the touch of a vanished hand, And the sound of a voice that is still."

Lynne Anderson   (Kim has welcomed Stan Home.)

Pam and Boys, Bargfrede and Deutsch family: We Want to extend our sympathy to all. Stan was a great guy and we are both proud to have know him in our lives and work! We were very fortunate to spend time with him and some of you at his 70th! Hugs and prayers

John and Cherrie Ahle

Dear Pam and family, What a great man your Stan was. We will remember him for all the visits he gave Curt when he was in the hospital in Rochester. We wish we could be there but will have you in our thoughts and prayers.??????????

Dear Josh and Family,

Sending our deepest sympathies.

Sincere condolences to Pam and family. Stan will be in your hearts and an angel looking out for you. God must have needed another angel around the trone 

Bargfrede Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Stan's passing.  Words cannot describe the ache you feel, loosing a loved one.  My hope is that he may live on in your many wonderful memories.  Thinking of you all during this difficult time. 


   I am so sorry to hear about your dads passing.

Stan had such a kind and gentle heart. It was an honor to know him.

With Sympathy to all your family,  Lynn Farrell

Josh, Kati, Pam and Bargfrede Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Stan was a gentle and humble man. He raised a wonderful family and he will be dearly missed. We wish you the very best in keeping his sacred and kind memories in your heart. God Bless you in this time of sorrow.


David and Lorra Carrow

Godfather Stan!!

We had so so so many wonderful times with you. Playing cards at your house, going to New York with you and Pam and Tom Murphy! I will never forget getting pulled up on stage with you at the broadway play “Hair” and dancing to “Age of Aquarius!” Best times ever. Kennedy was and is so lucky to have you and Pam as Godparents.  You are a bright spot in our lives Stan and are forever grateful we had the opportunity to know you!! 


Sending love your way Pam, Jason, Josh and Family!!! 


Kayla (Runkle) Elwood, Kennedy and Tommy Runkle

Jason and Family,

It has always been hard to know what to say when a family loses someone so beloved. Then we came across a quote someone had used in just such a situation and it seemed like the right thing to say. It was this:  "Grief never ends....but it changes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   It is a passage, not a place to stay.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Grief is not a sign of weakness, not a lack of faith.....                                                                                                                                                                                       It is the price of LOVE."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           We remember you and your family fondly and know that the treasure trove of wonderful family memories will shine through even on the darkest of days.

  You will be in our thoughts and prayers. 

   God Bless you all and Godspeed, Stan.

Pam, Josh, Jason and family,


All of our love from Greg, Shawn, Lexi and Tommi.  Stan’s kind heart, incredible sense of humor and caring qualities will never be forgotten.  Wishing you all the best in your time of mourning.

Love you guys.

Condolences to the Sunrise Blvd Bargfrede's.

Pam and family I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart and love go out to you. You both were so kind to my family stay strong. ????????

Hi Pam,

I did not know your husband Stan, but he sounded like just a wonderful man.   I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and all that he meant to you and your family.  My husband, David (passed in 2016) always talked fondly of his friends from Lourdes and he was always so happy when he would have an opportunity to see you at the club house or pool when we were visiting.    I know this is a sad and difficult time.  You seem like a strong person and your family and friends will help you also.  Take care of yourself.  Grief for someone so close to you is just so deep.  Know that I am thinking of you, my prayers are with you, and my heart is with you. 

Patricia Campbell 

Stan was an excellent caregiver, clinician, and educator.  Above all, he was a wonderful light in the workplace filled with smiles, stories,  and laughter.  Thank you all for sharing him with us at work, and please accept my most sincere condolences and prayers for peace and healing.

We had the honour of getting to know Stan on our Panama Canal Cruise.  It was a short time that we knew him, but his positivity, sense of humour and love of Pam were clear to see.  Our trip was so much richer because of meeting Pam and Stan.  We are so incredibly sorry for your loss, but we know that he has a special place in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Dear Pam and family, so very sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed the time we spent with Stan, you and Tom on or special trips together. May Stan Rest In Peace.


My prayers are with you and your family.  May God surround you in his grace..


Much love,


Anne Kowal

Stan the Man! Beloved grandfather and amazing Father-in-law. Thank you for your   love, time and many talents over the years.  We are beyond blessed to have had you in our lives, the wonderful memories we have with you will stay in our hearts forever. Stan, your  loving, hardworking spirit will live on through your grandkids. Jameson, Grady, Josie, Josh and I love you dearly! Thank You for showing us all how to love and put family first! 

Sending extra prayers of strength for Pam, Jason and Josh. 

Love always,