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Mason City, Iowa 50402
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MCGG 8/20/1995   
Olaf Solheim
ST. ANSGAR  

     Olaf Solheim, 91, of St. Ansgar, formerly of Devils Lake, N.D.
area, died Friday (Aug. 18, 1995) at Mitchell County Regional
Health Center, Osage.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran
Church in St. Ansgar, with the Rev. Stephen Englestad officiating.
Burial will be in Lake Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Renwick.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Olaf Solheim was born Dec. 30, 1903 at Benson County, N.D.

Visitation is after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.  Schroeder
& Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel, of St. Ansgar.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and
one sister.


MCGG 8/20/1995 Maxine Mae Anderson GARNER Maxine Anderson, 78, of Garner, died Friday (Aug. 18, 1995) at Concord Care Center in Garner. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garner, with the Rev. Clyde Kieschnick as officiant. Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery, Garner. Visitation is from 4 to 8 tonight at Cataldo Funeral Chapel in Garner, with a V.F.W. Auxiliary Service at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home. Maxine Mae Anderson was born June 24, 1917 at Ventura. Survivors include her daughter, Bette Ann (Arnold) Goll; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Stanley Ziesmer of Garner; two sisters, Bette Lovik of Albert Lea, Minn., and Beverly Dickey of Des Moines. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren; her parents; and a brother.
MCGG 8/20/1995 Merlyn Duane Tibbitts CHARLES CITY Merlyn D. Tibbitts, 60, a resident of 409 S. Johnson St., died Friday (Aug. 18, 1995) at Floyd County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hauser Funeral Home. The Rev. Dennis Niezwaag, senior pastor of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. There will be a flag presentation at the graveside by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Friends may call at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from noon to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday morning. Merlyn Duane Tibbitts was born Aug. 10, 1935 at Bassett, the son of Melvin Tibbitts and Verda Hennick Tibbitts. He received his education in the Deerfield Township School and served in the U.S. Army from 1955-57. On Sept. 25, 1956, he and Marian Heddens were married at Fort Monroe, Va. He was employed in the foundry at the Oliver and the White Farm Equipment Corps. for 30 years. He was a member of the U.A.W. 1315 and was a former member of the Moose Lodge. Living family members include his wife, Marian Tibbitts, of Charles City; three sons, Merle Tibbitts and Dan Tibbitts, both of Charles City, and Darwin Tibbitts of Forest City; two daughters, Debbie Tibbitts of Phoenix, and Deena Tibbitts of Mason City; his mother, Verda Cowan of Charles City; a brother, Roger Tibbitts of Charles City; and a sister, Linda (Mrs. Tom) Maulsby of Charles City. There are four granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his father; step-father, Sam Cowan; a son, Dennis Tibbitts in 1961; a twin brother, Murl Tibbitts; and two sisters, Pat Sickman and Bonnie Randall.
MCGG 8/20/1995 Adam Joseph Hanig CARTERSVILLE Adam Joseph Hanig, 11, son of Frank and Janet Hanig of 7042 Second St., Rockwell, died Friday (Aug. 18, 1995) following a vehicle accident. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockwell, with the Rev. Stephen Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Rockwell. Visitation is from 3 to 8 tonight at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockwell, where a scriptural wake service will be held at 7 tonight, followed by a K of C rosary. Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, is handling arrangements. Adam was born May 20, 1984 at Mason City, a son of Frank Hanig and Janet Hanig (nee) Weiner. He was baptized at St. John's Catholic Church in Cartersville. He attended Newman Catholic School, Mason City, where he would have entered the fifth grade. He participated in wrestling, baseball and youth rodeo. Adam especially enjoyed his brothers and their friends, and helping his family with their construction business. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rockwell; and the Cartersville Wildcats 4H Club, Cartersville. Adam is survived by his parents, Frank and Janet Hanig, Cartersville; two brothers, Ryan Hanig and Nick Hanig, Cartersville; maternal grandparents, Frank and Ann Weiner, Nora Springs; paternal grandmother, Barbara Hanig Graves, Dougherty; maternal great-grandparents, Kathryn Weiner, Rockwell; and Francis and Aileen Cooling, Mason City; paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Tenney, Mason City; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Donald Hanig and Donald Graves; and great-grandfather, Frank (Sr.) Weiner.
MCGG 8/20/1995 Laura A. Johnson Laura A. (nee) Wahl MANLY Laura A. Johnson, 95, of Manly, died Saturday (Aug. 19, 1995) at the Manly Care Center. Visitation is from 4 to 8 tonight at Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 Spring St., and one hour prior to services at the church Tuesday. Memorials may be given to the Laura A. Johnson Memorial Fund in her memory. Mrs. Johnson was born July 7, 1900, at Grafton, a daughter of Fred Wahl and Ida Wahl (nee) Gottschalk. She married Herman Schmidt on Feb. 23, 1918, at Grafton. Herman died Dec. 24, 1964. She later married Raymond L. Johnson on May 12, 1978, at Northwood. Raymond died March 27, 1990. She was baptized and confirmed by the Rev. John Landdeck at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton. Laura worked as a cook at the Grafton School for a number of years, and later cooked at the Lutheran Retirement Home, Northwood. She and her husband, Herman, owned and operated the former Hiway Grill in Manly. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Manly. Survivors include four daughters, Marcella Braun and her husband, Armand, St. Ansgar, Luetta Walk and her husband, Lloyd, Kensett, Rosalyn Allen and her husband, Ralph, Marshalltown, and Marilyn Murra and her husband, John, Buffalo Center; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dora Bentzin, Manly. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a daughter, Luella Schmidt; and a brother, Walter Wahl.
MCGG 8/21/1995 Agnes Laverne Tosevigen PLYMOUTH Agnes Laverne Tosevigen, 64, of 900 Broad St., died Saturday (Aug. 19, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City. Following cremation, memorial services will be held at a later date. Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, is handling arrangements. Mrs. Tosevigen was born March 24, 1931 in Green County, Tenn., a daughter of Henry Hite and Floy Hite (nee) Armentrout. She married Donald Tosevigen on July 19, 1952 in Mason City. She will be sadly missed by her husband, many children, and grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Donald Tosevigen, Plymouth; five daughters, Glorie M. Reed and her husband, John, Byron Minn., Rita Jeziorski, Atlanta, Ga., Pennie Dorenkamp and her friend Glen Wyborny, Plymouth, Tena Compton and her husband, Terry, Mason City, Pam Van Lengen and her husband, Ryan, Mason City; one son, Roy Tosevigen and his fiancee, Dory, Plymouth; 15 grandchildren, Billy, Carey, Chad, Jeremy, Donald, Amber, Anthony, Megan, Adam, Josh, Angie, Brittney, Brandon, Ramone, April; one sister, Udema Chandley and her husband, Dale, Limestone, Tenn.; one brother, Paul Hite and his wife, Sandra, Greenville, Tenn. ( Addendum: MCGG 8/23/1995 ) Agnes Laverne Tosevigen MASON CITY Memorial services will be held for Agnes Laverne Tosevigen, 64, of Plymouth, at 2 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 26, 1995) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1309 S. Kentucky Ave. Agnes Laverne Tosevigen died Saturday (Aug. 19, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City. Hogen-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, was in charge of arrangements.
MCGG 8/21/1995 Nelda M. Finn ALGONA Nelda M. Finn, 85, of Algona, died Friday (Aug. 18, 1995) at Good Samaritan Center. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James W. Finn and the Rev. Donald Seeger officiating. There will be no visitation. Geilenfeld-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Nelda M. Finn was born Aug. 27, 1909, in Whittemore. Survivors include one daughter, Carole Welp of Bancroft; one son, the Rev. Dr. James W. Finn of Decatur, Ill.; one sister, Annabelle Elbert of Whittemore; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five brothers and one sister.
MCGG 8/21/1995 Milburn C. Priem ST. ANSGAR Milburn C. Priem, 82, of Carpenter, died Thursday (Aug. 17, 1995) at Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Norman E. Betke officiating. Burial will be in St. Ansgar Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home. Milburn C. Priem was born March 3, 1913, in Otranto Township, Mitchell County. Survivors include his wife, Betty Priem, of Carpenter; one daughter, Marjory Hermanson of Leland; two sons, James Priem of St. Paul, Minn., and Gerald Priem of Silver Lake, Kan.; one sister, Elfrieda Zacharda of St. Ansgar; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
MCGG 8/21/1995 Charles J. Hardgrove ALGONA Charles J. Hardgrove, 69, of Algona, died Thursday (Aug. 17, 1995) at Kossuth Regional Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Roland Edmond officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery with military services by the American Legion and VFW Posts of Algona. Visitation will be held at 7 p.m. today and will continue from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Funeral Home. Charles J. Hardgrove was born May 24, 1926, in Algona. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hardgrove; two daughters, Kitty Bierstedt of Lone Rock and Virginia McKnight of Sioux City; one sister, Atha Hardgrove of Algona; one brother, Jerome Hardgrove of Tama; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.
MCGG 8/21/1995 Melvin Arnold Peterson PHOENIX, Ariz. Melvin Arnold Peterson, 77, of 4140 N. 27th St., Phoenix, Ariz. 85016, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 2, 1995) in Phoenix after a short battle with cancer. A memorial service was held Sunday (Aug. 13, 1995) at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Phoenix. He was born July 8, 1918 in Avery, Iowa. He spent most of his boyhood in Britt, Iowa. At age 21 he enlisted in the United States Army. He served in the Aleutian Islands during the Pacific Campaign of World War II for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. On Sept. 9, 1949, he married Viola Parsons. They lived in Britt, Belmond, Clear Lake and Mason City, Iowa, before moving to Phoenix in 1956. He is survived by his son Phil Peterson, daughter-in-law Rita, grandchildren, Lisa, Kris and Marc, his companion, Margaret Wood, all of Phoenix; two sisters-in-law, Marge Gilbertson and her husband, Floyd of Apple Valley, Minn., and June Monson and her husband, Earl of Forest City, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
MCGG 8/21/1995 John D. ``Dutch'' Otten MASON CITY John D. `Dutch' Otten, 65, of 1129 First St. S.W., died Monday (Aug. 14, 1995) at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 419 N. Delaware Ave., with the Rev. Frederick J. Wood officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of Mason City Veterans Memorial Association. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., and will continue one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be given to either Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Hospice of North Iowa. John D. ``Dutch'' Otten was born Nov. 20, 1929, at Westbrook, Minn., a son of John H. Otten and Betsy C. Otten (nee) Larson. He married Eva M. Hasenwinkel on April 13, 1957, in Ames. John attended rural school in Minnesota and graduated from Aurelia High School in Aurelia, Iowa. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Following his discharge he attended Nebraska State Teachers College at Wayne, Neb., graduating the summer of 1958. John taught high school math and science at Cleghorn for six years. He received a Master of Education from Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, in 1965 where he taught physics in 1965-66. He also completed post graduate work at Princeton University, University of Kansas and Clarkson University. In the fall of 1966 he started teaching physical science and physics at North Iowa Area Community College. He taught at North Iowa Area Community College for 26 years, retiring in 1992. John enjoyed gardening and fishing for catfish. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he served on the Board of Education and held various offices on the church council. He presently served as president of the congregation. He also was a member of Iowa State Education Association, National Education Association, American Association of Physics Teachers, Iowa Academy of Science-Physics Sections, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Elks Lodge. John is survived by his wife, Eva Otten of Mason City; one daughter, Tammy Jo Otten of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sons, Dennis Otten and his wife, Lisa, of Wichita, Kan., and Scott Otten and his wife, Lisa, of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; four grandchildren, Cassie, Taylor, Christopher and John; two brothers, Donovan Otten and his wife, Eunice of Castro Valley, Calif., and Duane Otten and his wife, Marie, of Cottage Grove, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Darlene Fix.
MCGG 8/21/1995 John Tjabring DUMONT John Tjabring, 92, died Thursday (Aug. 17, 1995) at Franklin General Hospital, Hampton. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dumont Reformed Church with the Rev. Carl Gearhart officiating. Burial will be in Dumont Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home. John Tjabring was born March 25, 1903, in Butler County. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Tjabring of Hampton; four daughters, Dolores Richtsmeier and Marlys Pralle, both of Hampton; Lavon Dubberke of Hubbard and Junice Munson of Eldora; one sister, Gacena Nevenhoven of Ackley; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one great-grandson, two sisters and three brothers.
MCGG 8/22/1995 Glen Irving Staley HAMPTON Glen Irving Staley, 86, of Hampton, died Friday (Aug. 18, 1995) at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hampton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry McCann officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls. Glen Staley was born March 29, 1909 in Hardin County, Iowa. Survivors include three sons, Jerry Staley and James Staley, both of Hampton, Darrell Staley, Ames; one daughter, Judith McVeigh, Dillon, Colo.; one sister, Dorothy Foughty, Fort Dodge; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sons, three brothers, and one sister.
MCGG 8/22/1995 Lena (Schubert) Duss Lena Duss Lena Duss (nee) Schubert NOKOMIS, Fla. Lena (Schubert) Duss, 69, of 1046 Ruisdael Circle, Nokomis, Fla., died Aug. 6, 1995 at home following a prolonged and courageous battle with cancer. Lena was born June 20, 1926 at Britt, Iowa, the daughter of Whilhelm Schubert and Dorothea Schubert (nee) Lau. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Nokomis. She is survived by her husband, Lee E. Duss, of Nokomis, Fla.; a son, Douglas A. Duss and wife, Carol, of Sarasota, Fla.; two grandchildren, Nicolas and Nicole Duss of Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Alida Baack and Norma Navratil, both of Mason City, Iowa; three bothers, Herbert Schubert and wife, Ruth of Garner, Ewald Schubert and wife, Janice of Harlingen, Texas, Walter Schubert and wife, Evelyn of Mission, Texas; a sister-in-law, Juanita Schubert, of Rockford; along with several nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Wilbert Schubert.
MCGG 8/22/1995 Marilyn E. Sherwood UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas Marilyn E. Sherwood, 69, of Universal City, formerly of Mason City, Iowa, died Wednesday (Aug. 16, 1995). Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Universal City, with the Rev. Robert E. Creasy officiating. Mrs. Sherwood was a longtime member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Universal City. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Terence L. Sherwood and Kathy Sherwood of Canyon Lake, Texas; two grandchildren, Ryan and Amanda Sherwood of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Connie and Phyllis; and a brother, Toby.
MCGG 8/23/1995 Ralph L. Jensen CHARLES CITY Ralph L. Jensen, 92, a resident of 35 Cedar Terrace S., formerly of Floyd, died Sunday (Aug. 20, 1995) at Riverside Chautauqua Guest Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St., with the Rev. Blair Rohde-Frank of Grace United Methodist Church, Floyd, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Nashua. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family greeting friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Ralph Lewis Jensen was born Nov. 18, 1902 in Floyd County. Survivors include one sister, Ruth Milligan of Greene; and 13 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers. For those wishing to make a memorial contribution, the family has suggested the Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of Floyd, the Floyd County Home Health Care or the Heart To Home Hospice of Charles City.
MCGG 8/23/1995 Alicemary Clearman Alicemary Clearman (nee) Fessenden Bobbi (Alicemary) Fessenden Clearman WASHINGTON, Ill. Alicemary ``Bobbi'' Clearman, 77, of 1106 Jennifer Lane, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday (Aug. 21, 1995 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. Born April 13, 1918, in Mason City, Iowa, to Warren Fessenden and Bessie Borchard Fessenden, she married Howard Clearman on Nov. 28, 1936, in Mason City, Iowa. He died May 30, 1971, in Omaha, Neb. Surviving are one daughter, Marsha (Mrs. Daniel) Mattson of Washington; one son, Michael E. Clearman of Beaver Dam, Wis.; one brother, Lein Snell of Mason City, Iowa; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. She was a teacher's assistant for the Special Education Association of Peoria Country from 1974 to 1987. She was a sales associate at Park City Collectibles from 1982 to 1995. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Dunlap. Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Jude Catholic Church in Dunlap, with Monsignor Charles J. Beebe officiating. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria with a recitation of the rosary at 7:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to Washington Fire and Rescue Squad in her memory.
MCGG 8/24/1995 Frances Leone Wickwire Frances Leone Wickwire (nee) Wray ROCKWELL Frances Leone Wickwire, 82, of Rockwell, died Monday (Aug. 21. 1995) at the Rockwell Care Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Fullerton Patterson James Funeral Chapel, 123 Second St. S.E., Mason City, with the Rev. Kathleen King of the First Congregational Church of Rockwell officiating. Interment will be in the Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral chapel. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to give memorials to the First Congregational Church of Rockwell. Frances Leone Wickwire was born March 12, 1913, at Lake Mills, the daughter of James Wray and Florence Wray (nee) Woodside. She graduated from Rockwell High School. She married Donald Wickwire on May 5, 1937, at Hampton. She worked at the Norris Nursing Home in Mason City for several years, and moved to Rockwell after her husband, Donald (Sr.) Wickwire, died in 1988. She enjoyed animals and painting. Frances is survived by one son, Donald Wickwire and his wife, Rochelle, of Buffalo Center; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bertha Conway and Sadie Panhoff, both of Rockwell. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother and one sister.
MCGG 8/24/1995 Berniece Bayless Berniece Bayless (nee) Atkins CLARINDA Mrs. Berniece Bayless, 84, of Carroll, formerly of Clarinda, died Monday (Aug. 21, 1995) at 4 a.m. at the Carroll Manor Nursing Home, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Clarinda, with the Rev. Ray Weber officiating. Interment will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home of Carroll. She had lived in Carroll since April of 1992. She had worked at various jobs in her lifetime. At one time she worked for Eddie Quinn Clothing in Carroll and her last employment with Bordens Ice Cream Plant in Mason City, where she worked from the 1950s to 1963. She was born on March 21, 1911, at Taylor County, the daughter of Charles Henry Atkins and Jennie Goff Atkins. Following the death of her mother, who died at a young age, she was raised by Frank & Ina Bordner near Graviety. As a young girl, she attended rural schools and then graduated from Bedford High School in 1929. She took normal training and became a teacher and taught in rural schools in Taylor County. She sang and played her banjo on the radio in the Clarinda and Shenandoah area when she was a young lady. Berniece has lived in several towns in Iowa in her lifetime including Clarinda, Des Moines, Mason City, Cedar Rapids and Carroll. While living in Clarinda, she was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and was a member of a Women's Bible study group. When she moved to Carroll, she transferred her membership to St. Paul Lutheran Church. She is survived by a son, Larry Bayless and his wife, Shirley, of Carroll; three grandchildren, Suzanne Bayless, Benjamin Bayless and Andrew Bayless; one sister, Margaret Beemer and her husband, Elvin Beemer, of Bedford; and three half sisters, Dorothy Johnson and her husband, Elmo, of Clarinda; Lucille Talbott of Council Bluffs and Betty Simon of Charleston, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Henry Atkins and his wife, Elizabeth Atkins.
MCGG 8/24/1995 Johann Carl Diekhuis BELMOND Johann Carl Diekhuis, 74, of Belmond, died Monday (Aug. 21, 1995) at the North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Laurence Garrett officiating. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m today at the Tenold Funeral Home. Johann Carl Diekhuis, the son of Harbert Diekhuis and Martha Diekhuis (nee) Sandersfeld was born Sept. 14, 1920, near Klemme. He received his education in the Goodell Country Schools. He was united in marriage to Mable Benson on April 27, 1944, at Clarion. They farmed together east of Belmond for 51 years. They moved into Belmond in 1981, but continued to farm until retiring in 1994. Johann was a member of the United Methodist Church, served on the administrative board, pastor parish, and many other areas of the church. He was a veteran of World War II. He served as an employee of the A.S.C.S. for 40 years. He helped build and organize the Belmond Country Club. Johann is survived by his wife, Mable, of Belmond; one son, Delos Diekhuis and his wife, Linda, of Belmond; one daughter, Carlene Diekhuis of Rochester, Minn.; grandchildren, Brandon and Stacy; brothers, Harbert Diekhuis of Mason City, Harry Diekhuis of Carisle, and Marvin Diekhuis of Garner; a sister-in-law, Rita Diekhuis of Mason City; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and youngest brother, Irving.