Mason City Globe Gazette
Box 271
Mason City, Iowa 50401

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MC 12/05/1995                  
Gertrude F. Meyer
BRISTOW  

Gertrude F. Meyer, 77, of Bristow, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995)
at the Allison Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the
Bethel Reformed Church, rural Aplington.  Burial will be in the
Bethel Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Schwartz
Funeral Home, Aplington.

Gertrude Freida (Harken) Meyer was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Austinville.

Survivors include her husband, Jack; one son, Dennis Meyer of
Bristow; two daughters, Sheryl Miller of Ames and Wanda Benning
of Waverly; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three
sisters, Lena Steege of LaPorte City, Bernice Freeseman of Aplington
and Martha Pruisner of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three
brothers.


MCGG 12/05/1995 Emma F. Hanson MASON CITY Emma F. Hanson, 87, of Route 4, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) at the Lutheran Retirement Home, Northwood. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Mason City, with the Rev. Raymond A. Burkle officiating. Burial will be in the Bohemian Cemetery, Plymouth. Visitation will begin after 5 p.m. today at Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., with a Scriptural prayer service at 7 p.m. Emma F. Hanson was born Nov. 4, 1908, in Lime Creek Township, the daughter of Hans and Barbara C. (Fitzel) Hanson. She lived on the family farm all of her life until December 1994, when she moved to the nursing home. Emma loved her family and caring for her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include her mother, Barbara Hanson of Northwood; one sister, Ethel Luckason of Northwood; two brothers, Harry Hanson of Mason City and Raymond Hanson of Northwood. She was preceded in death by her father, two brothers and one sister.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Bernice Durner MANLY Bernice Durner, 80, of Manly, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bride Colonial Chapel, Manly.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Donald L. Arganbright WILTON Donald L. Arganbright, 68, of Wilton, died Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at the Veterans Hospital, Iowa City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Robert `Milt' Thomson CHARLES CITY Robert ``Milt'' Thomson, 92, of Charles City, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) at Floyd County Memorial Hospital. There will be a prayer service in memory of ``Milt'' Thomson at 7 tonight at the Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, with the Rev. Kathryn Campbell of Grace Episcopal Church officiating. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Winona, Minn., with the Rev. Thomas Winkler officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Minn. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. For those wanting to make a memorial expression, the family suggests the YMCA or the Salsbury Baptist Home of Charles City, or St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winona, Minn. Robert Milton Thomson was born Nov. 25, 1903, in Oshkosh, Wis. Survivors include two sons, Robert Lee of Charles City, and John of Bloomington, Minn., and Rio Verde, Ariz.; one daughter, Marian Thomson of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and five brothers.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Levant R. `Bud' Moore TITONKA Levant R. ``Bud'' Moore, 75, of Titonka, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) at the Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Titonka, with the Rev. Karl Schiltz officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Garry-Roberts -Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Levant R. ``Bud'' Moore was born Oct. 18, 1920, in Harrisburg, S.D. Survivors include five daughters, Diane Best of Abilene, Texas; Anita Johnston of Cedar Rapids; Patricia Stoa of Palatine, Ill.; Virginia Ferguson and Evelyn Kerns, both of Rolfe; four brothers, George Moore of Maquoketa; Clair Moore of Dolliver; Roger Moore of Lake Charles, La., and Rollo Moore of Titonka; one sister, Anna Mae Bristow of Livermore; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Henry D. Mehmen ALLISON Henry D. Mehman, 89, of Allison, died Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Allison.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Charleen E. Tate MASON CITY Charleen E. Tate, 56, of 321 N. Monroe Ave., died Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center. Funeral services are tentatively set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Fullerton Patterson James Funeral Chapel, 123 Second St. S.E., where other arrangements are incomplete.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Geneva B. Hoveland MASON CITY Geneva B. Hoveland, 82, of 1037 19th St. S.W., died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) at the IOOF Home. Funeral services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fullerton Patterson James Funeral Home, 123 Second St. S.E. Interment will be at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Kenneth Whitten ROWAN Kenneth Whitten, 86, of Rowan, died Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at the Clarion Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Willim Funeral Home, Clarion.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Charles `Tommy' M. Thompson MASON CITY Charles ``Tommy'' M. Thompson, 66, of 152 Eighth St. S.W., died Saturday (Dec. 2, 1995) at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fullerton Patterson James Funeral Home, 123 Second St. S.E., with the Rev. Walter Jones of St. John's Baptist Church officiating. Following cremation, graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Charles Thompson Memorial Fund. Tommy was born on Sept. 19, 1929, in Mason City, the son of Monroe and Willie B. (Houston) Thompson. He attended school at Roosevelt Junior High. He lived in Mason City for most of his life, but spent several years in Los Angeles working as a barber and cosmetologist at Universal Studios. Tommy was a Golden Gloves champion in 1947 in the feather weight class, which was a culmination of his career that he started in junior high school. He was a semi-pro football player for Kansas City and crossed over to semi-pro baseball. On the gentler side he enjoyed painting, drawing, sculpting and wood carving. He also wrote and enjoyed poetry. Many of his most pleasant hours were spent in the outdoors and fishing. He was married to Veda Kipper, and later to Shirley Crawley, and has spent the last eight years of his life with Dawn Olinger and her daughter, Dena. Charles is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Anthony ``Athena'' Walton of Des Moines; four sons, Stanley of Mason City; Steven and his wife, L. Thompson, Mason City; Marquise of Los Angeles, Calif., and Charles of Des Moines; two stepdaughters, Denise Wesley and Dion Wesley, both of Des Moines; and his brothers and sisters, McDale ``Buddy'' Thompson of Mason City, Willie Faye Thompson of Arizona, James Earl Thompson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Florine Jefferson of Tacoma, Wash.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Katherine Harper.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Nora H. Ouverson CLEAR LAKE Nora H. Ouverson, 75, of 715 Buddy Holly Place, died Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at the IOOF Home, Mason City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Alice S. Severson BRITT Alice S. Severson, 89, of Britt, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Kanawha Lutheran Church with the Rev. David A. Lee officiating. Burial will be in the Amsterdam Cemetery, Kanawha. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Ewing Funeral Home, Kanawha, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Alice S. Severson was born Oct. 17, 1906, in Goodell. Survivors include one daughter, Marlene Smith of Britt; five sons, Gordon Severson of Luther; Eugene Severson of Belle Plaine; Milton Severson of Story City; Richard Severson of Sarasota, Fla., and Roger Severson of Hubbard; 22 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and one grandson.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Harrison `Harry' Hedgecock MASON CITY Harrison ``Harry'' Hedgecock, 71, of 206 26th St. S.W., died Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at the Heritage Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kenneth Hatland officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Mason City Memorial Association. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at the church. Major-Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., is in charge of arrangements. Harrison `Harry' Hedgecock was born July 31, 1924, in Mason City, the son of Harrison and Iva (Carman) Hedgecock. Harrison attended Mason City Schools. Harry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Jewellann Craig on April 26, 1958, in Mason City, and was a self-employed painter for many years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, VFW and the American Legion. Survivors include four daughters, Dalana Chesnut and her husband, Douglas, of Forest City; Julie Tremble and her husband, Ted, of Clear Lake; Penny Portis and Angel Diaz and her husband, Steve, all of Mason City; one stepdaughter, Pam Jung; two stepsons, Dennis Craig and John Craig; 10 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and four sisters, Ethel Burtis and her husband, Lyle; Irene Olson and her husband, Earl; Vera Olson and her husband, Palmer, and Iva Jane Stone and her husband, Dwight, all of Mason City. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jewellann in 1991; one sister, Virginia LaPlount; and one brother, Frank Hedgecock.
MCGG 12/05/1995 Josephine A. O'Connell CHARLES CITY Josephine A. O'Connell, 84, of Charles City, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) at the Salsbury Baptist Home, Charles City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, Charles City, with the Rev. Dennis D. Niezwaag of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, and will continue from 9 a.m. until service time on Wednesday. Josephine Ann Gabel O'Connell was born Jan. 30, 1911, in Rockford. Survivors include one daughter, JoAnn Johnson of Charles City; two sons, Larry O'Connell of Charles City and Harley O'Connell, Cedar Falls; and two granddaughters.
MCGG 12/06/1995 Charles C. Caponi MASON CITY Charles C. Caponi, 72, of 121 Seventh St. N.E., died Monday (Nov. 27, 1995) at the Americana Healthcare Center. Memorial services will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 1995, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 815 N. Kentucky Ave., with Pastor Mark Luckiesh and Charles C. Caponi III officiating. There is no visitation. The body was cremated. Memorials may be given to the Charles C. Caponi Memorial Fund. Charles was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Mason City, son of Charles C. and Lucille (Law) Caponi. He attended Mason City Schools and served in the United States Army during World War II. After his return from the service, he attended Barber College in Sioux City. He returned to Mason City and started his career as a barber. He was married to Wanda Jenison on Jan. 22, 1950, in Albert Lea, Minn. He continued his career as a barber in Mason City, completing 40 years, which the last few years before he retired were spent running the Regal Barber Shop, retiring in 1985 due to failing eye sight. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also collected Civil War memorabilia. He was a member of DAV. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Caponi of Mason City; one daughter, Stephanie Bohl of Mason City; one son, Charles C. Caponi and his wife, Kimberly, of Mason City; grandchildren, Jason Despenas of Mason City and Mollie Bohl of Mason City. He was preceded in death by his parents.
MCGG 12/06/1995 Geneva B. Hoveland MASON CITY Geneva B. Hoveland, 82, of 1037 19th St. S.W., died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) at the IOOF Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fullerton Patterson James Funeral Home, 123 Second St. S.E., with the Rev. Ron Stein of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be after noon Thursday at the funeral home. Geneva B. Hoveland was born April 9, 1913, in Missouri. Survivors include one sister, Naomi Cooper of Jay, Okla. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
MCGG 12/06/1995 Shari Mincks CHARLES CITY Shari Mincks, 49, of Charles City, died Tuesday (Dec. 5, 1995) at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St.
MCGG 12/06/1995 Bernice Marguerite Durner MANLY Bernice Marguerite Durner, 80, of Manly, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) at her home in Manly. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 1995, at Bethel United Methodist Church in Manly, with the Rev. James Poulsen of Bethel United Methodist Church and the Rev. James Durner, son of Bernice Durner, officiating. Burial will be in the Manly Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 E. Spring St., and one hour prior to service time on Friday at the church. Bernice Marguerite Durner was born on July 23, 1915, in Fort Dodge, the daughter of Robert and Gertrude (Plude) Victor. She attended and received her education in the Catholic School System in Des Moines, graduating from high school in Des Moines. She was united in marriage to Harold W. Durner in Omaha, Neb. He preceded her in death on April 11, 1983. Bernice was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with family, friends and children in her neighborhood. She was very proud that she was one of the residents of Manly. She also enjoyed baking, cooking and the outdoors. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, the Rev. James Durner and his wife, Janice, of Havelock, N.C., and Jerry Durner and his wife, Mary, of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Diane Judd and her husband, Jerry, of Kaneohe, Hawaii; Alice Barner and her husband, Robert, of Mason City, and Judy Thompson of Minneapolis, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenneth Carder; one sister; and two brothers.
MCGG 12/06/1995 Edwin A. Lau GLENVILLE, Minn. Edwin A. Lau, 93, of Glenville, died Tuesday (Dec. 5, 1995) at Naeve Hospital, Albert Lea. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Conner Colonial Chapel, Northwood, Iowa.
MCGG 12/06/1995 Henry D. Mehmen ALLISON Henry D. Mehmen, 89, of Allison, died Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at his home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Allison United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Paul Schultz officiating. Burial will be in the Allison Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Allison. Henry D. Mehmen was born May 30, 1906, in Parkersburg. Survivors include his wife, Johanna Mehmen of Allison and one son, Alfred Duane Mehmen of Allison. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.
MCGG 12/06/1995 Kenneth C. Whitten ROWAN Kenneth C. Whitten, 86, of Rowan, died Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at the Clarion Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Church of Rowan, with the Rev. JoAn Lent Skyrme officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will begin 3 p.m. today, with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Willim Funeral Home, Clarion. Kenneth C. Whitten was born Dec. 4, 1909, in Rowan. Survivors include his wife, Zona Whitten of Rowan; two daughters, Donna Dawn Vaughn of LaPlace, La., and Madeline Kay McCulley of Ramsey, Minn.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ralph Whitten of Urbandale. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
MCGG 12/06/1995 Agnes B. Thompson KANAWHA Agnes B. Thompson, 86, of Kanawha, died Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at the Kanawha Community Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kanawha Lutheran Church with the Rev. David A. Lee officiating. Burial will be in Amsterdam Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ewing Funeral Home, Kanawha. Agnes B. Thompson was born May 25, 1909, in Kanawha. Survivors include one daughter, Dolores Wagner of Corwith; two sisters, Helga Iverson of Tacoma, Wash., and Alice Hattersley of Bristol, Ill.; one brother, Milford Benson of Sioux City; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter and six brothers.
MCGG 12/06/1995 Charleen Evelyn Tate MASON CITY Charleen Evelyn Tate, 56, of 321 N. Monroe Ave., died suddenly Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 1995, at the Fullerton Patterson James Funeral Chapel, 123 Second St. S.E. Officiating will be Dwight D. Webster, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church of Manly. Graveside inurnment services will be held at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. The family will greet friends prior to the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials in Charleen's name. Charleen was born on April 13, 1939, in Mason City, the daughter of Charles Richard and Evelyn Mae (Sandy) Jackson Sr. She worked for many years at the Plaza Cafe and the IOOF Home. Charlene furthered her education by taking computer classes while she worked for Unisys until its closing in 1989. She felt that higher education was very important. Charlene was a former member of Wesley United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting afghans for her family members and spending time with her friends and family. Charleen is survived by her husband, LaValle Tate of Manly; four daughters, Cheri and her husband, Paul Hakanson, and Vicki Compton, all of Mason City; Rachel and her husband, Tim Bekish, and Laura Tate, all of Des Moines; two sons, David Tate and Jeffery Tate, both of Mason City; one brother, Dean Richard Jackson of Tinely Park, Ill.; one sister, Beverly J. Foster of Mason City; two half sisters, Amy Peterson of Goldfield and Martha of Waterloo; two stepsisters, Lois Holmes and Arlyce Faille, both of Mason City; one stepbrother, Eugene Welch of Garland, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant daughter, Christina.
MCGG 12/06/1995 Nora H. Ouverson CLEAR LAKE Nora H. Ouverson, 74, of 715 Buddy Holly Place, died Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at the IOOF Home, Mason City. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 1995, at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. Fourth St., with the Rev. Jana Swenson officiating. Graveside services wil be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Brush Point Cemetery, rural Fertile. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Nora H. Ouverson Memorial Fund. Nora was born July 23, 1920, in Thompson, the daughter of Nels and Helga Marie (Pederson) Lund. She graduated from Lake Mills High School in 1939. Nora married Houston Ouverson on Sept. 8, 1940, in Owatonna, Minn. They lived in Fertile. Nora worked at the Forest City Lamp Company. Nora moved to Clear Lake to live in 1971. She worked for the Clear Lake Bakery from 1961-1981. She loved to bake, do crafts, travel and most of all, her family. Nora was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake; Tina Rebekah Lodge, Clear Lake; and Clear Lake VFW Auxiliary. Nora is survived by her two sons, Tom Ouverson of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Dennis Ouverson and his wife, Sara, of Clear Lake; grandchildren Christopher Ouverson and Lana Ouverson, both of Clear Lake, and Tara and Joel Ouverson, both of Sebring, Fla.; three brothers, Lauris Lund and his wife, Wilma, of Cedar, Minn.; Elmer Lund of Reno, Nev., and Milton Lund and his wife, Leona, of Spring Valley, Minn.; and three sisters, Laura Kvale of Lake Mills; Marie Bonnerud of Spring Valley, Minn., and Ida Weeks of Albert Lea, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, in 1969; two brothers, Ingolf and Arthur Lund; and one grandson, James Ouverson.
MCGG 12/07/1995 Charles C. Caponi MASON CITY Charles C. Caponi, 72, of 121 Seventh St. N.E., died Monday (Nov. 27, 1995) at the Americana Healthcare Center. Memorial services will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 1995, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 815 N. Kentucky Ave., with Pastor Mark Luckiesh and Charles C. Caponi III officiating. There is no visitation. The body was cremated. Memorials may be given to the Charles C. Caponi Memorial Fund. Charles was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Mason City, son of Charles C. and Lucille (Law) Caponi. He attended Mason City Schools and served in the United States Army during World War II. After his return from the service, he attended Barber College in Sioux City. He returned to Mason City and started his career as a barber. He was married to Wanda Jenison on Jan. 22, 1950, in Albert Lea, Minn. He continued his career as a barber in Mason City, completing 40 years, which the last few years before he retired were spent running the Regal Barber Shop, retiring in 1985 due to failing eye sight. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also collected Civil War memorabilia. He was a member of DAV. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Caponi of Mason City; one daughter, Stephanie Bohl of Mason City; one son, Charles C. Caponi and his wife, Kimberly, of Mason City; and grandchildren, Jason Despenas, Timothy Despenas and Mollie Bohl all of Mason City. He was preceded in death by his parents.
MCGG 12/07/1995 Edwin Alex Lau GLENVILLE, Minn. Funeral services for Edwin Alex Lau, 93, of rural Glenville, who passed away Tuesday (Dec. 5, 1995) at Naeve Hospital, Albert Lea, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 1995, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, rural Myrtle, with the Rev. Kevin Olson officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood, Iowa. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Conner Colonial Chapel, 99 11th St. S., Northwood, Iowa, and one hour prior to service time Friday at the church. The family of Edwin A. Lau has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, rural Myrtle, or to the charity of one's choice in his memory. Edwin Alex Lau was born Oct. 23, 1902, the son of Herman and Bertha (Wolff) Lau. He was baptized at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle on Nov. 17, 1902, and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Northwood, Iowa, by the Rev. J.O. Staehling. He received his education in the District 104 rural school system in Freeborn County. On June 4, 1930, Edwin was united in marriage with Naomi Will at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and celebrated their 65th anniversary this past June. Together, he and Naomi farmed the farm where Edwin was born, and where they resided at the time of his death. To this union was born a son, Donald L. Lau of Glenville, and a daughter, Darlene (Mrs. Lee Kvam) of rural Northwood, Iowa. Edwin had a ``green thumb'' and was very proud of his farm and his garden, especially the roses and gladiolus he and Naomi cared for. With his love of the land, he enjoyed the changing seasons of new growth in the spring, and harvest in the fall. They retired from farming in 1975. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Naomi Lau of rural Myrtle; one son, Donald Lau and his friend, Linda Beighley, of Glenville;; one daughter, Darlene Kvam and her husband, Lee, of rural Northwood, Iowa; and three grandsons, Jason Kvam of Fairmont; Michael Lau of Myrtle, and Brian Kvam of rural Northwood, Iowa; one sister, Leona Harder and her husband, Fred, of Correctionville, Iowa; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ione and Alvin Hanson of Albert Lea; one nephew and six nieces; as well as other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Clara Ewald; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Lau; as well as nieces, Viola Vandenburg, Adeline Ewald, Adeline Schumacher and Susan Young. Edwin was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed his children and grandchildren. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
MCGG 12/07/1995 Helen R. Coddington MASON CITY Helen R.Coddington, 78, of 1022 N. Quincy Ave., died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Fullerton Patterson James Funeral Chapel, 123 Second St. S.E.
MCGG 12/07/1995 Violet M. O'Dell MASON CITY Violet M. O'Dell, 84, formerly of 1020 Sixth St. S.E., died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) at the Good Samaritan home, Algona. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Major Erickson Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
MCGG 12/07/1995 William J. `Joe' Vosburgh MASON CITY William J. ``Joe'' Vosburgh, 65, of 2209 N. Shore Drive, Clear Lake, died Tuesday (Dec. 5, 1995) at the Americana Healthcare Center in the company of his family. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today (Dec. 7, 1995) at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Rockwell, with the Rev. Robert Dodge of the Rockwell United Methodist Church, Rockwell, officiating. Interment will be in the Rockwell Cemetery. Friends may sign the register after 9 a.m. today and the family will greet friends after 11 a.m. The casket will be closed. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to make donations to the military. Joe was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Rockwell, the son of Dell and Ila (Angell) Vosburgh. He attended and graduated from Rockwell High School. A year later, he joined the United States Air Force and served for five years. He was with the Air Force Intelligence in Scotland where he met and married Robin Williams, his bride of 42 years. After returning from the service, he attended Mason City Junior College and the University of Iowa. He enjoyed a career in sales and was a field representative for the Iowa Job Service until suffering a stroke in February of 1968. He was a post commander of the American Legion in Rockwell and was a member of the DAV and VFW. Joe's will to live and unmatched spirit will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Robin, and his four children, Bob, Sascha, Dell and Sonja; his three sisters, Jean, June and Wanda; as well as his eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
MCGG 12/07/1995 Donald L. Arganbright MASON CITY Donald L. Arganbright, 68, of 107 Sycamore, Wilton, died Monday (Dec. 4, 1995) at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Herb Shafer of Grace United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with a flag folding ceremony at the graveside by the Mason City Memorial Association. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home and until time of services Friday morning. Memorials may be given to the Donald L. Arganbright Memorial Fund. Donald L. Arganbright was born July 5, 1927, in Mapleton, Minn., the son of Lee and Elsie (Shaw) Arganbright. Don enlisted in the United States Army and served in World War II. Don married Pat Watts on March 3, 1950, in Forest City. Don worked for Jacob E. Decker and then transferred to Huron, S.D., where he worked until he retired in 1983. Don belonged to the United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Pat Arganbright of Wilton; four sons, Don Arganbright Jr. and his wife, Valerie, of West Minister, Calif.; Les Arganbright and his wife, Michelle, of Elberton, Ga.; Lee Arganbright and his wife, Terri, of Huron, S.D., and Bill Arganbright and his friend Phyllis of Huron, S.D.; one stepdaughter, Rockie Bunting and husband, Dwight, of Wilton; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ione Fleming of Denver, Colo.; Helen F. Martin of Mason City; Margaret Eddington, of Largo, Fla., and Joan Baker of Springfield, Ohio; and one brother, Earl Arganbright of Weems, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Arlene Monahan.
MCGG 12/07/1995 Ruth E. Wilkinson MASON CITY Ruth E. Wilkinson, 94, of 302 Second St. N.E., died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 1995) at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1405 S. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. David Shogren officiating. Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. There is no visitation. The body was cremated. Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., is in charge of arrangements. Ruth E. Wilkinson was born Oct. 4, 1901, in Prairie du Chien, Wis., the daughter of Fenton and Emma Wachter. Ruth married Robert E. Wilkinson on Sept. 19, 1931, in Galena, Ill. The Wilkinsons moved to Mason City in 1939 where Ruth was a registered nurse for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Park Hospital for 30 years. Ruth was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and Eastern Star. Survivors include three sons, Robert F. Wilkinson of LaJolla, Calif.; David N. Erdenberger of Helendale, Calif., and Richard Erdenberger of Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren who reside in Florida, Texas, Colorado, California, Nebraska and North Carolina; and great-grandchildren who reside in Colorado, Texas and Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence Erdenberger in 1928; husband, Robert Wilkinson in 1986; two brothers; one sister; one granddaughter, Brenda Gorby; and a daughter-in-law, Ruth Erdenberger.
MCGG 12/07/1995 Shari Mincks CHARLES CITY Shari Mincks, 49, of 804 Eighth St., died Tuesday (Dec. 5, 1995) at home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services. Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
MCGG 12/07/1995 Alice T. Droessler ALGONA Alice T. Droessler, 54, of Algona, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) at home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Steve Broderson and Deacon Gerald Striet officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Cemetery, Bancroft. Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. today at the Wilson Funeral Home, Algona. There will be a 3 p.m. Catholic Daughters of the Americas and St. Cecelia's Guild rosary and a 7:30 p.m. Scripture reading on Friday at the funeral home and a family prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Alice T. Droessler was born Jan. 16, 1941, in Bancroft. Survivors include two sisters, Rita Blocker of Bancroft and Mary Mabus of Lakota; and three brothers, Robert Droessler and Richard Droessler, both of Bancroft, and Edward Droessler of Lakota.
MCGG 12/08/1995 James J. Hoppman Sr. DUBUQUE James J. Hoppman Sr., 66, of Dubuque, and formerly of Mason City and St. Catherine, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) at Finley Hospital. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the Church of the Nativity, with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Behr's Funeral Home, Dubuque, with a parish wake service to be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Saturday. A James J. Hoppman Sr. Memorial Fund has been established. James J. Hoppman Sr. was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Dubuque, the son of Phillip J. and Genevieve T. (Wiegman) Hoppman. Jim married Velma A. Spielbauer on Jan. 14, 1950, at Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque. He was employed at International Harvester for 36 years, retiring as District Service Manager. He was a member of the Church of the Nativity and a former member of the school board of Marquette High School in Bellevue and a former 4-H leader for many years at St. Catherine. Jim enjoyed restoring classic cars and tractors and was currently restoring his 1947 Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Velma A. Hoppman; three daughters, Carol M. (James) Watters of Sioux Center; Donna M. (Donald) Mottet of Bellevue, and Christine M. (Gary) Thompson, Boone; six sons, Phillip J. (Barb) Hoppman of Dallas, Texas; James J. (Linda) Hoppman Jr. of Dubuque; Dennis P. (Beth) Hoppman of Swaledale; Michael D. (Debra) Hoppman of Coralville; Jeffrey A. Hoppman, Omaha, Neb., and Paul A. (Christa) Hoppman of Shenandoah; 23 grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Mary Ann) Tuegel of Rockford, Ill.; and four brothers, Lloyd J. (Virginia) Hoppman of East Dubuque, Ill.; Paul C. (Cal) Hoppman of Dubuque; Thomas W. (Doris) Hoppman of East Dubuque, Ill., and John A. Hoppman of Hazel Green, Wis. He was preceded in death by one son, Daniel G. Hoppman on June 26, 1983; and three brothers, Charles, Virgil and Phillip Hoppman.
MCGG 12/08/1995 Helen R. Coddington MASON CITY Helen R. Coddington, 78, of 1022 N. Quincy Ave., died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) of natural causes at North Iowa Mercy Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fullerton Patterson James Funeral Chapel, 123 Second St. S.E., with the Rev. Paul Boostrom of the First Christian Church officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 2 p.m. today at the funeral chapel. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Helen R. Coddington Memorial Fund. Helen was born July 10, 1917, in Unionville, Mo., the daughter of Estel K. and Jennie M. (Anderson) Yount. Her parents died before she had reached the age of 1 and her aunt and uncle, John and Sara A. (Yount) Lamaster, then raised her. She was a graduate of Unionville High School. She was united in marriage to Noble M. Coddington on June 3, 1946, at Preston, Minn. She had been a resident of Mason City for over 38 years. She was a nurses aide for 22 years at Mercy Hospital. She loved to travel, cook and tend her garden. Her time with her family and friends was very special to her. She had been a member from an early age at the First Christian Church in Unionville, Mo., and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Helen is survived by her four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Joanna) Olson of Ellendale, Minn.; Donna Gettman of Wichita, Kan.; Melanie Betels of Clear Lake and Mrs. Howard (Robin R.) Willhite of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Oliver of Willits, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Jimmy and Jean Olson, Jeff Olson, Jon Olson, Janice and Jeff Pederson, Bruce and Sue Gettman, Scarlet and Mike Aastrup, Hillary Betels, Shaun and Tyler Willhite; and 10 great-grandchildren, Alicia, Melissa and John Aastrup, Ashley, Lindsey and Kathryn Gettman, and Jacob, Mitchell and Molly Jean Olson, and Jennafer Lynn Paulson. She was preceeded in death by her parents; her husband in 1984; one daughter, Dorothy Sara; along with her foster parents and grandparents.
MCGG 12/08/1995 Violet M. O'Dell MASON CITY Violet M. O'Dell, 84, of 1020 Sixth St. S.E., died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) at the Good Samaritan Home, Algona. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Robert Ebaugh officiating. There will be a special tribute by Willis Bull. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home, and will continue until time of services on Saturday. The family suggests memorials to the Violet M. O'Dell Memorial Fund. Violet M. O'Dell was born Dec. 15, 1910, in Bancroft, the daughter of William and Lillian (McKinnon) Dixon. Violet attended school in Bancroft. She married Fred L. O'Dell on Feb. 10, 1927, in Algona. She lived in Mason City most of her married life and worked as a dietary aide for eight years at North Iowa Medical Center, retiring in 1975. Violet cared for people all of her life and she had a love for her family, animals and flowers. Survivors include three daughters, Patricia J. Bull and her husband, Willis, of Mason City; Joan N. Sharp and her husband, Darrell, of Vancouver, Wash., and Kathleen M. Ebaugh and her husband, Robert, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one son, William W. O'Dell and his wife, Donna, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; one daughter-in-law, Jane O'Dell of Mason City; two nieces, Karen Case and her husband, Marvin, of Marshalltown, and Nancy Coborn and her husband, Aubrey, of Olathe, Kan.; one sister, Beatrice Baldwin of Algona; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred, in 1967; son, Fred L. O'Dell Jr.; four brothers, Orville, Lyle, Lloyd and Joe Dixon; and one sister, Irene Harr.
MCGG 12/08/1995 Shari L. Mincks CHARLES CITY Shari L. Mincks, 49, of Charles City, died Tuesday (Dec. 5, 1995) at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, Charles City, with the Rev. Dennis D. Niezwaag of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, and will continue one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday. Shari Lea Gifford Mincks was born Nov. 22, 1946, in McAlester, Okla. Survivors include her husband, Jay, of Charles City; her mother, Dell Gifford of Charles City; and one brother, Denny Gifford of Charles City. She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.
MCGG 12/08/1995 Martin L. Schutt HAMPTON Martin L. Schutt, 73, of Hampton, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center West, Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Elizabeth A. Yates and the Rev. Ed Clevenger officiating. Burial will be in the Hampton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home. Martin L. Schutt was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Woolstock. Survivors include his wife, Janice Schutt of Hampton; three sons, Jerry Schutt and Paul Schutt of Des Moines, and Nathan Dannen of Hampton; one daughter, Martha Schutt of Hampton; two stepdaughters, Mary Robinson of Hampton and Edna Rigby of Spencer; three stepsons, Dan Dannen of Chapin, Dana Dannen and Darrell Dannen, both of Hampton; one sister, Hazel Brock of Woolstock; four brothers, Ilo Schutt of Woolstock, Charles Schutt of Des Moines, Desyln Schutt of Clear Lake, and Eldred Schutt of Clarion; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers.
MCGG 12/08/1995 Shayne E. Welsh OSAGE Shayne E. Welsh, 6-week-old son of Shane Welsh and Melissa DeMerritt, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, of congenital heart disease. Shayne was born Oct. 19, 1995, in Osage. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Fireside Room at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Osage, with the Rev. Dennis Hanson officiating. Burial will be in Osage Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Champion Funeral Home, Osage, is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his parents, Shane Welsh and Melissa DeMerritt of Osage; paternal grandmother, LaRae Welsh of Osage; paternal great-grandmother, Una Anderson of Osage; and maternal great-grandmother, Doris DeMerritt of Charles City.
MCGG 12/08/1995 Barbara Kiser GAITHERSBURG, Md. Former Mason City, Iowa, resident Barbara Kiser died of cancer on Oct. 23, 1995, at the Wilson Health Care Center in Gaithersburg. A private service was held at the Asbury Methodist Village. Her parents, Harold C. and Eulalia Johnson, were longtime residents of Mason City, Iowa. Mrs. Kiser attended school and graduated from the high school in 1943. She was a member of the band and orchestra and participated in many school activities. She later attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison where she was affiliated with Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Barbara married Ensign Charles A. Kiser on Dec. 1, 1946, at the First Presbyterian Church in Mason City, Iowa. As a career Navy wife, she moved her family many times as her husband served this country. A special assignment took the family to Rota, Spain, where Mr. Kiser was the commanding officer of the U.S. Naval Air Base for several years. On completion of the tour of duty, the family traveled in Europe, often camping along the way. The family resided in Arlington, Va., for many years and recently moved to a retirement village in Gaithersburg. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 49 years, Capt. Charles A. Kiser, U.S. Navy, retired; two daughters, Pamela Allison and her husband, Larry, of DeSota, Mo., and Karen Kiser of McLean, Va.; one son, Jock Kiser and his wife, Sheree, of Upland, Calif.; one half-sister, Mrs. M.S. Lougheed of Bowling Green, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Ruby Johnson of Newport, Ore. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Johnson, and her brother, Harold W. Johnson, formerly of Mason City. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Asbury Foundation for Benevolent Care, Asbury Methodist Village, 201 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, Md. 20877. Capt. Kiser resides at 420 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, Md., 20877.
MCGG 12/08/1995 Ruben A. Olson MANLY Ruben A. Olson, 96, of Manly, died Thursday (Dec. 7, 1995) at the Manly Care Center. Funeral services are tentatively set for 11 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. Monday until time of services at the church. Other funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bride Colonial Chapel, Manly.
MCGG 12/08/1995 ViLetta Benton ROWAN ViLetta Benton, 81, of Rowan, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) at the Clarion Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, east of Clarion, with the Rev. Neil Heayen officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Rowan. Visitation will begin 3 p.m. today at the Willim Funeral Home, Clarion, with an 8 p.m. prayer service. ViLetta Benton was born June 12, 1914, in Latimer. Survivors include two daughters, Lois Ann Fink of Rowan and Carla Rae Pallas of Sioux City; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, one son and one grandson.
MCGG 12/08/1995 Marguerite Kuehn CHARLES CITY Marguerite Kuehn, 93, formerly of Charles City, died Thursday (Dec. 7, 1995) at the North Ridge Care Center, New Hope, Minn. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St.
MCGG 12/08/1995 Katherine C. Hoenk ALGONA Katherine C. Hoenk, 89, of Algona, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) at the Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Cecelia Catholic Church with the Rev. Steve Brodersen officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Geilenfeld-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, with a 3 p.m. parish rosary and a 7:30 p.m. parish prayer service. Katherine C. Hoenk was born Oct. 16, 1906, in Whittemore. Survivors include two stepsons, Dr. Bernard Hoenk of Bettendorf and Joe Hoenk of Lakeland, Fla.; three stepgrandsons; one stepgreat-granddaughter; and one brother, Robert Van Ness of San Diego, Calif.
MCGG 12/09/1995 ViLetta Benton ROWAN ViLetta Benton, 81, of Rowan, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) at the Clarion Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. today at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, east of Clarion, with the Rev. Neil Heayen officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Rowan. Visitation was held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Willim Funeral Home, Clarion, with a 3 p.m. prayer service. ViLetta Benton was born June 12, 1914, in Latimer. Survivors include two daughters, Lois Ann Fink of Rowan and Carla Rae Pallas of Sioux City; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, one son and one grandson.
MCGG 12/09/1995 Lucille M. Studt MASON CITY Lucille M. ``Lucy'' Studt, 67, of 1822 Springview Drive, died Thursday (Dec. 7, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 1995, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., where other arrangements are incomplete.
MCGG 12/09/1995 Colleen K. Broome MASON CITY Colleen K. Broome, 35, of 11 S. Jefferson Ave., died Friday (Dec. 8, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East. Arrangements are incomplete at Fullerton Patterson James Funeral Chapel, 123 Second St. S.E.
MCGG 12/09/1995 Gail M. Nelson MASON CITY Gail M. Nelson, 80, of 1619 Hillcrest Drive, died Friday (Dec. 8, 1995) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E.
MCGG 12/09/1995 Hector Munoz Sr. HAMPTON Hector Munoz Sr., 48, of Hampton, died Thursday (Dec. 7, 1995) at Franklin General Hospital. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gerald Condon officiating. Burial will be in the Dumont Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Hampton. Hector Munoz Sr. was born July 9, 1947, in Waco, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Debra Munoz of Hampton; three sons, Jose Munoz of Cassville, Mo.; Hector Munoz Jr. of Hampton, and Lupe Munoz of Hampton; two stepsons, Chris Schriber of Aredale and Curt Schriber of Hampton; his mother, Dionicia Munoz of Eagle Pass, Texas; two sisters, Elia Amaua of Marshalltown and Ana Ramos of Marshalltown; two brothers, Jose Munoz of Silvis, Ill., and Danny Munoz of Greenrock, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and one infant daughter.
MCGG 12/09/1995 Zora B. Wagner DUMONT Zora B. Wagner, 87, of Dumont, died Thursday (Dec. 7, 1995) at Franklin General Hospital, Hampton. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Dumont United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marilyn Winch and the Rev. Doug Swarthout officiating. Burial will be in the Dumont Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 7 p.m. Sunday at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Dumont. Zora B. Wagner was born Oct. 13, 1908, in Dumont. Survivors include three daughters, Colleen ``Coke'' M. Humburg of Hampton; Mary Jane Conn of Bristow and Lois J. Wagner of Rochester, Minn.; one brother, Berle ``Bud'' Shreve of Cedar Falls; one sister, Ruby Steinman of Dumont; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, seven sisters and five brothers.
MCGG 12/09/1995 Barbara Joan Skala PHOENIX, Ariz. Barbara Joan Skala, 24, a child of God, died Thursday (Nov. 16, 1995) at the home of her parents. She had just moved home prior to her death to be with her parents. A memorial service was held on Monday, Nov. 20, 1995, at the Southern Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, in Phoenix, with the Rev. J.H. Abram officiating. Memorials may be sent in her name in care of Jerry and Marie Skala, P.O. Box 83025, Phoenix, Ariz. 85071. Barbara Joan Skala was born March 22, 1971, in Boone, Iowa, a daughter of Jerry and Marie Skala. They lived in Ogden, Iowa, for two years, then her family moved to Mason City, Iowa, where they lived for four years. She attended kindergarten at St. Joseph's Catholic Schools. Her family then moved to Pueblo for a year and then to Phoenix for five years. They then moved to Manassas, Va., for two years. Her family made a final move back to Phoenix, where she graduated from high school. She attended one year at the Northern Arizona College in Flagstaff. She went to work as an assistant manager at a Ramada Inn Communications Center in Phoenix. She loved her two little boys dearly and took great joy in spending her spare time with them. She is survived by her two sons, Kresean Skala, 4 years old, and Kameron Skala, 2 years old; her parents, Jerry and Marie Skala of Phoenix; her maternal grandfather, Joseph Barabe, of Phoenix; nine brothers and sisters, Dennis Skala and his wife, Cheryl and their son, James of Phoenix; Anne (Skala) Sullivan and her children, Sara, Megan, Mareah, Jacob, Emily, and Sam of Mason City, Iowa; Theresa (Skala) Paulsen and her children, Travis, Elizabeth and Shane of Mason City, Iowa; Sheila Skala and her children, Dale, Dyan, Dana, and Debi of Nevada; Mary (Skala) Fears and her husband, Herb, and their children, Nolan, Andrew, and Payten of Phoenix; Tim Skala and his wife, Allie and their children, Tonya, Tina, Todd, Christopher, Jason and Philip, all of Phoenix; Martin Skala and his wife, Joan and their children, Tabitha, Joshua and Derek, all of Mason City, Iowa; Domonic Skala and his daughter, Marrisa, both of Phoenix; and Patrick Skala and his wife, Tasha, of Phoenix. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ray Skala and Geraldine Skala; and her maternal grandmother, Marie (Olive) Barabe. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was a beautiful daughter, a treasured sister and a wonderful mother.
MCGG 12/09/1995 Ruben A. Olson MANLY Ruben A. Olson, 96, of Manly, died Thursday (Dec. 7, 1995) at the Manly Care Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 428 West Walnut, with the Rev. David Olson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church. Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 Spring St., is in charge of funeral arrangements. Ruben A. Olson was born May 4, 1899, in Northwood. Survivors include many nieces and nephews and two sister-in-laws, Augusta Saathoff of Grafton and Clare Macken of Manly.