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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Asya Ozdemir

Asya Ozdemir

Location Manager/Licensed Funeral Director

Asya was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and moved to Minnesota in 2000, where she grew up in Burnsville. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science in May 2018. Asya joined the staff of Bonnerup Funeral & Cremation Service in May 2021.

Asya enjoys traveling overseas and spending time with her friends, family, and dogs, Lily and Lola.


Judy Popp-Anderson

Judy Popp-Anderson

Grief Care Coordinator

Judy Popp-Anderson joined the staff at Bonnerup Funeral Services in May, 2013 as an aftercare coordinator.

She graduated from Marquette University with a BA in Education, Mathematics and Theology. She later received her Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Moorhead State University. For the past 40 plus years she has worked in various aspects of Behavioral Health Care. She is licensed as a clinical social worker and as an alcohol and drug counselor.

Judy is an active member of St. Theodore’s Catholic Church serving on the Parish Council, is a Eucharistic minister and hospital visitor. She is a co-facilitator for the Cancer Support Group, participates in the Relay for Life as a cancer survivor, and is a volunteer for Mayo Health Systems Hospice Program.

In her free time she enjoys walking and visiting with family and friends. Judy personally experienced the compassion of the Bonnerup staff at the time of her husband’s death, and she looks forward to being available to family members as they cope with the grieving process.


Lori Tuchtenhagen

Lori Tuchtenhagen

Grief Care Coordinator

Lori was raised on a small farm near Hartland, she attended school in New Richland and following high school graduation pursued a dream in health care.  She started her nursing career as a practical nurse in Rochester, then returning for an A.S. degree from Normandale College in Bloomington.  She worked at the University of MN hospital and after meeting her husband she returned to the area and worked for the medical center in Albert Lea.   Mental health services has been her main focus over the past 15 years working on a case management team.  Lori currently works with Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea as their Faith Community Nurse calling on those experiencing grief and loss.  Visiting the home-bound and offering support to those dealing with medical concerns, surgery and long term placements at nursing facilities.  She facilitates grief support groups and offers support to those that are experiencing loss through death, jobs loss, divorce or loss of health making referrals for available community resources when available.

Lori and her husband have returned to live on her family farm near Hartland where they enjoy gardening, flowers, entertaining family and friends and camping.

Lori joined Bonnerup Funeral Service in February of 2020 to share the position as grief care coordinator with Judy Popp-Anderson.  Lori has a real love and compassion for others and would like to assist individuals and families as they journey through their grief and transition with hope for their future.


Marilyn Claassen

Marilyn Claassen

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Lynn Berven

Lynn Berven

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Amanda Clark

Amanda Clark

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Brenda Herr

Brenda Herr

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Lanae Thorstad

Lanae Thorstad

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Larry Thorstad

Larry Thorstad

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Connie Van Ryswyk

Connie Van Ryswyk

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