Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News  -  The funeral for Rochester’s First Lady is taking take place this morning.

The memorial service for Judy Brede is scheduled to begin at 11 o’clock at Bethel Lutheran Church with a visitation during the hour preceding the funeral.

Mrs. Brede passed away last week after a lengthy illness. She was 79-years-old and had been married to longtime Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede for 57 years. Mayor Brede is finishing out his final term in office after serving 16 years as the city's Mayor.