Mason City Globe Gazette
Box 271
Mason City, Iowa 50401

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CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 25, 1995 EDITION


MCGG 12/26/1996 Helen L. Carroll MANLY Helen L. Carroll, 85, of Manly, died Saturday (Dec. 23, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel United Methodist Church, 503 East South St., Manly, with the Rev. James V. Poulsen and the Rev. Hubert P. Dahl officiating. Burial will be in the Bohemian Cemetery, Plymouth. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 Spring Street, Manly, and continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Helen L. Carroll was born Aug. 7, 1910, in Cerro Gordo County, a daughter of Steve and Mary (Chladek) Miller. She married Harmon M. Carroll on March 12, 1930, in Plymouth. Helen attended school in Plymouth and Rock Falls. She lived in Worth and Cerro Gordo counties all of her life. She lived her love for the Lord and her family was top priority in terms of both quality time and love. Helen loved flowers and gardening; she knew the true meaning of ``new life'' both in Christ and in her love for pruning and planting. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church where she ministered to the elderly and shut-ins in the Manly area. Survivors include three daughters, Betty Jane Harang of Chicago, Ill., Sharon Kay Peterson and her husband, Chuck, of Northfield, Minn., and Mary Lynne Swartwood and her husband, Rodger, of Henderson, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bernard (Shirley) Carroll of Mason City; six grandchildren, Kevin C. Harang of Glenview, Ill, Cindy K. Schamp of Corvallis, Ore., Timothy C. Peterson of Golden Valley, Minn., Lorie Lynne Cox of Kilgore, Texas, Wanda Fae May of Kilgore, Texas, and Susan Marie Carroll of Mason City; six great-grandchildren, Christopher Luke and Kelly Ann Harang, both of Glenview, Ill., Michael Jacob Schamp of Corvallis, Ore., Nicole Bethany and Holly Shannon Cox, both of Kilgore, Texas, and Madison Paige May of Kilgore, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Homer (Ruth) Johnson of Mason City, Vivan Dahl and her husband, Hubert, of Winterset, and Mrs. Leon (Kathryn) Wise of Plymouth, and one brother, Orval C. Miller and his wife, Delores, Plymouth. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harmon; two sons, Bernard Ray and Marvin Lee Carroll; one brother, Cleo Miller, and one sister, Flossie Miller.
MCGG 12/26/1996 Harry Boelman BELMOND Harry Boelman, 87, of rural Belmond, died Monday (Dec. 25, 1995) at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Tenold Funeral Home, Belmond.
MCGG 12/26/1996 Morris Lievrouw MITCHELL Morris Lievrouw, 84, of Mitchell died Sunday (Dec. 24, 1995) at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center, Osage. Funeral services are tentatively set for Thursday afternoon at the Champion Funeral Home, where other arrangements are incomplete.
MCGG 12/26/1996 Marie C. Mitchell CHARLES CITY Marie C. Mitchell, 88, of 95 Cedar Terrace N., died Saturday (Dec. 23, 1995) at Floyd County Memorial Hospital. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Eldon Jandebeur of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) officiating. The Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St., is in charge of arrangements. Marie Cleone Mitchell was born Dec. 20, 1906, in Charles City. Survivors include one daughter, Doris Fenholt of Charles City; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, her second husband, one daughter and two brothers.
MCGG 12/26/1996 Beulah Whiteis FOREST CITY Beulah Whiteis, 87, of Forest City, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Petersen Lund Funral Home, Forest City.
MCGG 12/26/1996 Darlene Hrubes GARNER Darlene Hrubes, 65, of Garner, died Monday (Dec. 25, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Cataldo Funeral Home, Garner.
MCGG 12/26/1996 George Hill MASON CITY George Hill, 72, of 1811 S. Harding Ave., died Sunday (Dec. 24, 1995) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Iowa City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake.
MCGG 12/26/1996 Kermit Koerner KLEMME Kermit Koerner, 85, of Klemme, died Saturday (Dec. 23, 1995) at Belmond Community Hospital. Funeral services are tentative set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Klemme. Other arrangements are incomplete at the Tenold Funeral Home, Klemme.
MCGG 12/26/1996 Ethel M. Luker MASON CITY Ethel M. Luker, 83, of 1623 S. Carolina Ave., died Saturday (Dec. 23, 1995) at the Good Shepherd Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 419 N. Delaware Ave., with the Rev. Frederick Wood officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at Hogan Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in memory of Ethel M. Luker. Ethel M. Luker was born May 28, 1912, in rural Milford, a daughter of Jeddie and Margaret (Lambertus) Stinehart. She married Arnold Luker on Dec. 28, 1941, in Mason City. Ethel grew up and attended school near Milford. Her family moved to Mason City in 1928. She was a homemaker and did day work for many people. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a very caring and loving person to her family and friends. Ethel was a 75-year member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and a member of the Altar Guild. Survivors include her husband, Arnold Luker of Mason City; two sons, Leland Ames and his wife, Audrey, of Bedford, Ind., and Norm Luker and his wife, Twila, of Mason City; five grandchildren, Cory Ames of Wichita, Kan., Jeffrey Ames of Bedford, Ind., Lorri Caster of Des Moines, Deanna Loeschen of Woden and Scott Palmer of Fort Campbell, Ky; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Orville Stinehart and his wife, Dolores, of Clear Lake, and Alfred Stinehart and his wife, Opal, of Mason City; three sisters, June Stinehart of Mason City, Lea Morische and her husband, Gene, of Nora Springs, and Betty Schulte and her husband, Robert, of West Des Moines; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Helen Barnhill.
MCGG 12/26/1996 Donald Reinold Simpson SONOMA, Calif. Donald Reinold Simpson of Sonoma, Calif., formerly of Mason City, Iowa, died of a heart attack in Sonoma on Wednesday (Dec. 20, 1995) at the age of 69. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Don was born in Galt, Iowa, to Leo and Minnie Simpson on Aug. 23, 1926. When he was 11, his family relocated to California. He was a member of the football team at the Sonoma Valley High School and graduated from there in 1944. In 1994, Don participated in the school's celebration of the team's 50th year anniversary, including a homecoming parade and introduction of team members. Upon high school graduation, he joined the U.S. Army with his best friends, Emile Ricci and Charles Bishop. His tour of duty included serving in the Philippines during 1945. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he briefly spent time in California before returning to Iowa where he married his former wife, the late Maxine Simpson. While in Iowa, he spent more than 30 years as a general contractor, establishing Simpson Construction in 1955. He was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and the American Legion, and was active in numerous community organizations, including Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Don returned to California in 1982, where he married his present wife, Doris, in 1985. While in California, he was a skilled craftsman at the Santa Rosa Junior College before retiring in 1992. He was an avid fisherman. His fishing highlights were with Alex and Matthew, his two oldest grandsons, on annual trips to the Midwest, with his Iowa fishing buddies on annual trips to Canada for the last 15 years, and ly with his son-in-law and grandson, Drew and Kyle Clyde. He was also an avid fan of baseball and tennis, all of which he had lettered in during high school. Don loved playing golf, traveling, working on his wood crafting hobby and spending quality time with his grandchildren. In Sonoma, he was a member of the First Congregational Church, the Sonoma High School Booster Club, the Sonoma Valley Rock and Mineral Society and various other civic organizations. Survivors include his best friend, adoring and loving wife, Doris, of Sonoma, Calif.; daughters, Nancy Simpson of Shiloh, Ohio, Beck Simpson of Coffeyville, Kan., and Karen Clyde of Sonoma, Calif.; sons, Scott Simpson of Rockford, Ill., Loren Rogers of Richland, Wash., and Randy Rogers of Benecia, Calif.; the children's respective spouses; and seven grandchildren, Matthew, Michael and Marissa Simpson of Rockford, Ill,, Alex Covick and Andrea Bunt of Shiloh, Ohio, and Kyle and Collin Clyde of Sonoma, Cailf.; one brother, Roland Simpson of Napa, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Don was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Simpson of Napa and Clarence Dick of Santa Rosa, Calif. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 100 First St. N.E., Mason City, Iowa. The family prefers that memorials be made to the Sonoma Valley High School Booster Club, attention Don DuPort, president, 20000 Broadway, Sonoma, Calif. 95476, the Diabetes Association or a charity of the donor's choice.
MCGG 12/26/1996 Elsa Stanton GREENE A funeral Mass for Mrs. Elsa Stanton, 60, of 703 Park St., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greene with the Monsignor Walter Brunkan officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. today at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Greene where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. There will be a public scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. Elsa Theresa Wendlinger was born on Feb. 22, 1935, in Bruckmuhl, Germany, a daughter of Ludwig and Rosina (Bast) Wendlinger, and died Saturday (Dec. 23, 1995) at her home in Greene after a lengthy battle with cancer. She received her education at a Catholic parochial school in Germany from which she graduated in 1949. Following graduation she was employed at an air base, at area farms and at a nursery where she developed skills she kept throughout her life. In 1959 she married an American serviceman, Willis Groff, in Germany, where they lived until he was transferred to the United States in 1968. They became parents of two children, Heidemarie and Peter Lee. Mr. Groff died in 1970 in Northwood, Iowa. Elsa and her children continued to live in Northwood. On June 9, 1973, she was united in marriage to Charles Stanton at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manly. The couple moved to their home in Greene where they had lived since that time, and to this union was born a son, Michael, in September of 1974. Elsa loved life and lived it well, giving love and service to many. She loved her family and enjoyed special times with her grandchildren. She had a strong faith in God. She was proud of her German heritage, which was reflected in the decorations in her home. She planned and carried out the planting of trees and flowers in her yard and her garden so they left an impression of Germany. She traveled to Germany many times, twice with Charles, mostly recently in May. A special activity for Elsa and Charles was hosting an exchange student from Germany, Gerhard Ilg, in 1991-92. They became close, and Charles and Elsa exchanged visits with Gerhard and his parents. Gerhard came for a visit in October. Elsa had many hobbies, including raising flowers and making dolls and other crafts. She also enjoyed cooking and often took food to shut-ins and helped them in other ways as well. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greene and for several years took care of the altar flowers and holiday decorations for the church. She was active in a group of German women who live in this area, and she organized and was active in a birthday group in her neighborhood. Elsa is survived by her loving husband, Charles, of Greene; her daughter, Heidemarie, and her husband, Douglas Warner, of Owatonna, Minn.; and two sons, Peter Groff of Minneapolis and Michael Stanton at home; three grandchildren, Kirsten, Ryan and Bret Warner of Owatonna; three sisters, Lisa and her husband, Dan Barros, of Greene, and Maria Minge and Rosa Wendlinger, both of Germany. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Kurbinian, and a nephew, Thomas Barnes. Those planning an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, may direct memorials to the Heart to Home Hospice in care of the family.
MCGG 12/26/1996 Marie Lucille McKim MASON CITY Marie Lucille McKim, 81, of Lander, Wyo., formerly of Mason City, died Friday (Dec. 22, 1995) at Westward Height Care Center, Lander. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hogan Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., with the Rev. Herbert G. Shafer of Grace United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, and continue until time of services on Wednesday. Marie Lucille McKim was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Valentine, Neb., daughter of Robert and Mary Helen (Feehan) Williams. She married Clinton McKim on Sept. 6, 1932, in Butte, Neb. Marie attended school in O'Neill, Neb., and graduated from O'Neill High School in 1932. Her family followed construction. Mr. McKim worked at the E.M. Duesenberg Construction Company for more than 10 years. Mr. McKim died in 1976. Marie enjoyed crocheting and embroidery work. She moved to Lander, Wyo., in March of 1989 to be near her family. Survivors include three daughters, Carol Duckert of Lander, Wyo., Pat Ulrich of Mason City and Janet Boehmer and her husband, Daniel, of Salt Lake City, Utah; three sons, Clinton McKim and his wife, Donna Mae, and Robert McKim and his wife, Diane, both of Lander, Wyo., and George McKim and his wife, Penny, of Waltman, Wyo.; one sister, Genevieve Olsen of Portland, Ore.; one brother, Robert Williams, of Troutdale, Ore.; and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
MCGG 12/27/1995 Donald E. Deardeuff MASON CITY Donald E. Deardeuff, 68, of 5 Willowbrook Dr., died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 1995) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
MCGG 12/27/1995 George A. Hill MASON CITY Mr. George A. Hill, 72, of 1811 S. Harding Ave., died Sunday (Dec. 24, 1995) at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Free Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Larry Yeoman officiating. Interment will be in Grant Center Township Cemetery, rural Fertile. Military honors will be provided by the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. The family suggests memorials to the George A. Hill Memorial Fund. George was born Nov. 6, 1923, in Green Mountain, rural Marshall County, the son of Charlie and Vernal (Randall) Hill. He graduated from Ventura High School in 1941. George served in the United States Navy during World War II as a signalman. He married Merridy Zirbel on May 23, 1945, in Clear Lake. He worked for Marigold Dairy as a milkman in wholesale and retail in the Mason City area. He retired after 25 years of service, in 1984. He drove a school bus for Huffman Transportation in Mason City from 1992-95. He was a bus aide for the Head Start program. George's hobbies included bowling and golf. He was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Clear Lake, the Mason City V.F.W. Post and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Merridy Hill of Mason City; four children, Linda Clausen and her husband, Michael of Mason City, Gloria Hill of Waterloo, Randy Hill of Charlotte, N.C., and Scott Hill of Charles City; three grandchildren, Michaelle Bahnsen and her husband, Brian of Des Moines, Brent Clausen and his wife, Shelly of Sheffield, and Josh Clausen of Mason City; three great-grandchildren, Alyson Clausen, Hunter Clausen and Joseph Bahnsen; a brother, Richard Hill and his wife, Ruth of Clear Lake; a sister, Dorothy Gobeli of Clear Lake; two sisters-in-law, Madeline Hill of Waterloo, and Charlotte Hill of Ventura; two brothers-in-law, Stanley Zirbel and his wife, Kit of Clear Lake, and Leverne Nelson of Fertile. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Earl and Robert Hill. GENEALOGY NOTE: Michaelle and Leverne are correct spellings per funeral home.
MCGG 12/27/1995 Ruth E. Carson PARKERSBURG Ruth E. Carson, 88, of 602 Conn St., Parkersburg, Iowa, died of natural causes Monday (Dec. 25, 1995) at Sartori Memorial Hospital, Cedar Falls. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Cedar Falls, with the Rev. James R. Beranek officiating. Burial will follow at Ell Township Cemetery, Klemme. Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and will be held an hour before services today at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established. Ruth E. Carson was born Oct. 18, 1907, in Klemme. Survivors include her husband, Don Carson of Parkersburg; three sisters, Doris Back of Klemme, Ethel Steffen of Waterloo, and Bertha Johnson of Garner. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one brother in infancy.
MCGG 12/27/1995 Hazel E. Hill MANLY Hazel E. Hill, 94, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 1995) at the I.O.O.F. Home, Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Poulsen officiating. Burial will be in the Manly Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 East Spring St., and one hour prior to service time on Thursday at the church. The family of Hazel Ellen Hill has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Hazel Hill Memorial Fund in her memory. Hazel Ellen Hill was born on Sept. 1, 1901, in Cerro Gordo County, to Thomas and Edith C. (McHenry) Jenkins. She lived most of her life in Cerro Gordo County. After graduating from Nora Springs High School she took six weeks of normal training at Cedar Falls and was a rural school teacher in Cerro Gordo and Worth counties. She helped care for her younger brothers and sisters after the early death of her father. On June 19, 1928, she was united in marriage to George A. Hill of rural Manly. He preceded her in death in December 1977. After their marriage she and her husband farmed 48 years in Cerro Gordo County on the same farm. She remained on that same farm for some time after George passed away, until recently when she moved to the care center. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Manly, where she and her sister, Mina, organized the Willing Workers Circle. Her love for her family was shown in many ways, through a welcome smile when visitors came to her home, the sewing and crocheting that she gave as gifts, her foods she shared. She never complained and did not have a cross word for anyone, but had a subtle humor and wit about her. She had been an avid reader in her day and could make numbers dance at the end of her pencil. She raised her niece, Audrey, as a daughter when Audrey's parents died. She also wrote a cookbook and had it published in 1985. Surviving are her three children, daughter, Ellen Harris, son David and special friend, Bev Cecil of Mason City, and daughter, Audrey Webb of Clear Lake; grandchildren include Rex Harris and his wife, Marjorie of Wichita, Kan., Ross Harris and his wife, Liz of Edina, Minn., Hugh Webb and his wife, Marie of Clear Lake, Greg Webb and his wife, Sherri of Iowa Falls, Sarah Hill-Cole and her husband, Jeff of Iowa City, Stephen Hill and his wife, Tammy of Manly, Edie Hill of Mason City, and Catherine Berndt and her husband, John of Manly; great-grandchildren include Andrew and Rachel Harris, Blake and Brook Webb, Briana, Houston and Harrison Webb, Jackson and Colin Heneman, and Marissa Hill. Also surviving are sister, June C. Tietjens, three sisters-in-law, Hazel Jenkins of Northwood, Viv Jenkins of Spencer and Clarice Jenkins of Corinth, Ky.; a step-brother, Earl Church and his wife, Zelda of Eugene, Ore.; two step-sisters-in-law, Ruth Church of Orlando, Fla., and Lula Elner of Minneapolis, Minn. Many nieces and nephews also survive as well as devoted neighbors and friends. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Edith Jenkins; her step-father, Norman Church; her brothers, Harold, Ernie and Earl Jenkins; her sister, Mina; her step-brothers, Fern and Harvey Church; a step-sister, Lillian Cornell; daughter-in-law, Dorothy (Strand) Hill; and a son-in-law, Harold Webb.
MCGG 12/27/1995 Morris Lievrouw MITCHELL Morris Lievrouw, 84, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 1995) at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center, Osage. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Champion Funeral Home, Osage, with the Rev. Rose Marie Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ansgar Cemetery. Visitation will be held beginning at 4 p.m. today at the Champion Funeral Home, Osage. Morris Lievrouw was born Jan. 11, 1911, in Denterghen, Belgium. Survivors include his wife, Georgie Lievrouw of Mitchell; one daughter, Peggy Freeman of Osage; one son, David Lievrouw of Mitchell; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, three brothers and three sisters.
MCGG 12/27/1995 Kermit K. Koerner KLEMME Kermit Kenneth Koerner, 85, son of Albert and Lillie (Lau) Koerner, was born Jan. 27, 1910, in Klemme. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Klemme, with the Rev. Jerry Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the Ell Township Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Klemme V.F.W. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Tenold Funeral Home, Klemme, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Kermit's parents operated the Koerner Telephone Company from 1901-1927. He helped with the business as long as he was at home. Kermit graduated in 1927 and enrolled in college in Ames. After college, he worked for the Rock Island Railroad as a track repairman until he enlisted in the Army as an airplane mechanic. Kermit returned to Klemme and helped at the Slippery Elm Golf Course and enjoyed playing golf. While in Klemme, he lived with his parents and helped his dad on the farm. They had a dairy and delivered milk in Klemme. After living in Klemme, Kermit moved to California. He worked as a grounds keeper for the California School System for a few years. He returned to Klemme and lived in the Klemme Apartments. Kermit enjoyed walking and for a few years he walked at least eight miles a day. In 1994, Kermit suffered a stroke and never fully recovered, but still maintained his love for life. He died on Saturday (Dec. 23, 1995) at the Belmond Community Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sisters, Dolores Ridder, Valeria Bridges, and Nova Gelner, and brother, Gerald, all of Klemme. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents.
MCGG 12/27/1995 George L. Holt STORY CITY George L. Holt, 77, of Story City, died Monday (Dec. 25, 1995) at his home. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Story City Cemetery. Visitation will be held today with the family present from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at the Soderstrum-Larson Funeral Home, Story City. George L. Holt was born on April 4, 1918, in Kinderhook, Ill., a son of Frank and Essie (Finley) Holt. George was united in marriage to Almira Olson on April 25, 1944, in Jewell. They lived near Slater until moving to Garner in 1965 and then to Story City in 1989. They farmed near Slater and Garner, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and Farm Bureau. Survivors include his wife, Almira Holt of Story City; a son, LeRoy Holt and his wife, Mary of Orange City; two daughters, Elaine Kolkmann and her husband, Richard of Bloomington, Minn., and Janet Trentmann and her husband, Norm of Urbandale; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Edna Balloun of Atlanta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Holt; and two infant grandsons, Timothy and Anthony Holt.
MCGG 12/27/1995 Harry Boelman BELMOND Harry Boelman, 87, the son of Ben and Ella (Eckhoff) Boelman was born Sept. 7, 1908 on a farm near Belmond. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Reformed Church, Meservey, with the Rev. Rodney Meester officiating. Burial will be in the Meservey Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Tenold Funeral Home, Belmond, with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services. He attended rural schools through the eighth grade. He was united in marriage to Luella Dorenkamp on Jan. 29, 1937. Harry was a member of the First Reformed Church in Meservey and served as an Elder and Deacon on the church consistory. Throughout his life Harry enjoyed farming and later worked for a lumberyard in Belmond. After retirement he enjoyed tending his large garden on the farm. Harry died on Monday (Dec. 25, 1995) at his home in rural Belmond. He is survived by three sons, Verlyn of Belmond, Arlyn of Ogden, and Allyn of Algona; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Herman (Hannah) Modderman of Hampton, Mrs. Grace Johnson of Meservey, and Mrs. George (Emma) Wessels of Belmond; one brother, Donald Boelman of Tucson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luella; infant daughter, Harriet; his parents; two sisters, Rena and Alice; and four brothers, Henry, Ben, Andrew and Clarence.
MCGG 12/27/1995 Marion June Nall CORWITH Marion June Stephens Nall, 76, died Monday (Dec. 25, 1995) at the Good Samaritan Center, Algona. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Corwith, with the Rev. Jane I. Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Corwith Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church. Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Corwith, is in charge of arrangements. Marion June Stephens Nall was born on June 12, 1919, at Dayton, Iowa. Survivors include her children, Patricia Anderson of Emmetsburg, Dave Nall of Corwith, June Nelson of Thornton, Colo., and Mary Beth Kelch of Iowa City; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Dorothy Robison of Dakota City, and Geraldine Mowers of Albert Lea, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson, two sisters, and three brothers.
MCGG 12/27/1995 John H. Nieman KANAWHA John H. Nieman, 91, died Saturday (Dec. 23, 1995) at the Community Memorial Hospital, Clarion. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Kanawha Christian Reformed Church with the Rev. David Daley officiating. Burial will be in Amsterdam Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ewing Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, June of Kanawha; one sister, Jennie Eekhoff of Kanawha; and one brother, Martin of Britt. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.
MCGG 12/27/1995 Darlene J. Hrubes GARNER Darlene J. Hrubes, 65, died Monday (Dec. 25, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Duncan, with the Rev. John W. Hemann and the Rev. John Chihak officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Duncan. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, Garner, with a rosary by the Rosary Society at 4 p.m. and a scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. Darlene Janice Hrubes was born Feb. 18, 1930, in rural Duncan. Survivors include two sons, Richard Hrubes of Tucson, Ariz., and Larry Hrubes of Mason City; two daughters, Darla Reding and Lynda Lewerke, both of Garner; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, LaVera Halverson of Garner, and Verla Jean Maynard of Bloomington, Minn. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. FUNERAL HOME DOESN'T WANT THE NAMES OF THE THREE SISTERS INCLUDED.
MCGG 12/27/1995 Annie Dohlman BUFFALO CENTER Annie Dohlman, 82, died Monday (Dec. 25, 1995) at the Franklin General Care Unit, Hampton. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Reformed Church, Buffalo Center, with the Rev. William Peake officiating. Burial will be in the Olena Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Winter Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church. Annie Dohlman was born Dec. 31, 1912, in Iowa Falls. Survivors include three daughters, Janice Arndorfer, Dorothy Madetzke, and Sharon Meinberg, all of Hampton; one son, Henry Dohlman of Buffalo Center; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, and two sisters.
MCGG 12/27/1995 Terry L. Miller NORWALK Terry L. Miller, 38, of 4704 Candlewick Drive, Norwalk, died Monday (Dec. 25, 1995) at the Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Des Moines, of cancer. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at the New Life Lutheran Church in Lakewood. Burial will be in Webb Cemetery in rural Norwalk. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the Southtown Funeral Home. Terry L. Miller was born in Algona. He served in the United States Army. He was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. He was a member of the New Life Lutheran Church in Lakewood, the National Letter Carrier Association, Arabian Horse Society of Iowa, and the Army National Guard. Survivors include his wife, EunSin Miller of Norwalk; three sons, Shane Miller of Norwalk, Troy Miller of Norwalk, and Jeremy Miller of Norwalk; his mother, Betty Ann Miller of Mesa, Ariz.; his father and stepmother, Donald and Betty Jo Miller of Mason City; his grandmother, Alzina Miller of Mason City; and one sister, Gloria Sowers of Tempe, Ariz.; one brother, Thomas Miller of San Antonio, Texas;
MCGG 12/27/1995 Melford Teslow FOREST CITY Melford Teslow, 82, died Monday (Dec. 25, 1995) at Mesa General Hospital, Mesa, Ariz.
MC 12/28/1995 Ruth E. Heitland GREENE A funeral Mass for Ruth E. Heitland, 59, of 210 West Traer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Walter Brunkan officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Reid's Funeral Chapel, where there will be a scriptural wake service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Rosary service, conducted by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Ruth Ellen Meek was born July 21, 1936, in Charles City, a daughter of John and Mary (Marzen) Meek, and died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 1995) at the Hospice Unit of the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City of cancer. She received her education at the Sacred Heart Academy in Greene and later attended Greene High School, graduating in 1954. She was united in marriage to Edward William Heitland on May 6, 1955, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greene. For most of their married life they had lived in Greene, with the exception of two years, when they lived in Charles City. To this union six children were born. Ruth was employed by the Candle Shop in Greene for several years before she and Ed opened Heitland's Gas and Grocery in 1975, which they operated for three years. Ruth was last employed by B & W Foods in Greene. She was a life-long faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greene and a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and St. Joseph Circle. She was a member of the Historical Society, Card Club and the Legion Auxiliary. Ruth was a loving mother and grandmother who put her family first. In her spare time she enjoyed crafts, crocheting, quilting and antiques. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Vikings fan. Living family members include her loving husband of 40 years, Ed, of Greene; four daughters, Vanda and her husband, Mike McRoberts, of Cedar Falls, Vicki Heitland of Mason City, Vonnie and her husband, Jim Johns, of Freeport, Ill., and Crystal Heitland of Mason City; two sons, Monty and his wife, Betty Heitland, of Greene, and Kevin and his wife, Kathy Heitland, of Nixa, Mo.; seven granddaughters, Jessie McRoberts, Mikka McRoberts, Lindsay Heitland, Kayla Heitland, Monica Johns, Megan Johns and Amy Heitland; four sisters, Virginia and her husband, Jim Reams, of Charles City, Shirley and her husband, Howard Schlangen, of Lime Springs, Faith and her husband, Paul Porter, of Bellevue, Neb., and Bonnie Lynch of Greene; three brothers, John and his wife, Lois Meek, and Wayne and his wife, Henrietta Meek, all of Greene, and Donald and his wife, Cheryl, of Charles City; and a brother-in-law, Jerald Ramker of Mason City. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Richard Meek; and one sister, Mary Jean Ramker. Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Ruth Heitland Memorial Fund at the Hospice of North Iowa or in care of the family.
MC 12/28/1995 Walter T. Rentz BURT Walter Thomas Rentz, 89, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 1995) at the Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Geilenfeld-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Algona, with the Rev. Roland Emond of the Presbyterian Church, Burt, officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery, Algona. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Walter Thomas Rentz was born Sept. 17, 1906, in LuVerne. Survivors include his wife, Clara, of Algona. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister.
MC 12/28/1995 JoAnn Ellingson ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. JoAnn Ellingson, 60, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 1995) at the Westwood Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mansfield Lutheran Church, Mansfield, Minn. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Bayview/ Freeborn Funeral Home, Albert Lea, Minn., and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. JoAnn was born Oct. 22, 1935, in Plymouth, a daughter of Joseph and Myrtle (Bork) Martinie. She graduated from Mason City High School. JoAnn was united in marriage to ElRoy A. Ellingson on Dec. 28, 1954, in Mason City. She worked for Blinder Motors from 1953 to 1967, when they moved to Kiester, Minn. JoAnn and ElRoy owned and operated the Kiester Food Market for 20 years. They moved to St. Louis Park, Minn., where JoAnn worked for Gittleman's as an on-site building manager for seven years. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Kiester, and the Kiester Legion Auxiliary. She adored her grandchildren and enjoyed reading, crocheting and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, ElRoy, of St. Louis Park, Minn.; son Craig Ellingson of Forest City; daughters, Robyn and her husband, Jeff Wacholz, of Mansfield, Minn., and Mary Jo Ellingson of Marshall, Minn.; three special grandchildren, Hilary, Ron and Spencer Wacholz; one sister, Zelda and her husband, Alan Groh of Manly; mother-in-law, Selma Ellingson of Kiester, Minn.; two sisters-in-law, Gilma and her husband, Eldo Oppedahl, of Blaine, Minn., and Doreen and her husband, Tom Riesetter, of Anoka, Minn.; brother-in-law, Ron, and his wife, Gwen Ellingson of Shakopee, Minn.; many nieces, nephews and friends. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law and one nephew.
MC 12/28/1995 Albert W. Moen CHANDLER, Ariz. Albert W. Moen, 74, formerly of Clear Lake, died last Wednesday (Dec. 20, 1995) at the Pecos Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Branson, Mo. Memorials should be directed to Alzheimer's research. Bunker's Mortuary, Apache Junction, Ariz., was in charge of arrangements. Albert Moen was born July 12, 1921. Survivors include two daughters, Irene Kristofferson of Santa Clara, Calif., and Mary Lou Boothroyd of Britt; three sons, Larry Moen and Brian Moen of Branson, Mo., and Barry Moen of Sheridan, Wy.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and one grandson.
MC 12/28/1995 Melford Teslow FOREST CITY Melford Teslow, 82, died Monday (Dec. 25, 1995) at Mesa General Hospital, Mesa, Ariz. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Forest City, with the Rev. Lee Laaveg officiating. A private burial will be held in Decorah. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home, Forest City, with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Melford Howard Teslow was born in Decorah on April 17, 1913, to Hans and Magda (Moe) Teslow. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Decorah and graduated from high school in 1931. On June 20, 1940, he was married to Palma J. Kolseth in Waukon. Mel served in the U.S. Air Force from September, 1942, to June, 1944. He was through five flight schools and held a commercial pilot's license. While living in Decorah, Mel was on the fire department for 20 years. After living in California for four years, the couple returned to Decorah where Mel worked with his brother as DeSoto- Plymouth dealers. In 1958, Mel and Palma moved to Forest City and began operating the Chevrolet-Olds franchise until Mel retired in 1976, selling to Ron Lichtsinn. The highlight of Mel's day was coffee with his coffee group. In his earlier years he had enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and golf. Mel was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he had served on the council for two years. He also was commander of the American Legion in Decorah, a member of the Elks Lodge for 47 years, and the Lions Club for four years. He was a board member for the Forest City Hospital for 11 years. Mel and Palma enjoyed spending their winters at their home in Mesa, Ariz., for the past 18 years. Mel died at Mesa General Hospital in Mesa on Dec. 25, 1995, at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his wife, Palma Teslow of Forest City; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Bruce Bell of Littleton, Colo.; a brother, Harold Teslow of Decorah; and a sister, Mrs. Stella Heggen of Decorah. Mel was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marion Stephani.
MC 12/28/1995 Wayne E. Holtan LAKE MILLS Wayne E. Holtan, 70, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 1995) at the Lake Mills Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Salem Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Dykstra and the Rev. Sara Akre officiating. Burial will be in Salem Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Wayne E. Holtan was born April 22, 1925, in Forest City. Survivors include one son, Terry Holtan of Lake Mills; four daughters, Lonna Wright of Northwood, Sandra Liljidahl of Lake Mills, Janell Iverson of Northwood and Beth Dahle of Lake Mills; eight grandchildren; and three brothers, Herbert Holtan of Lake Mills, Joel Holtan of Forest City and Boyd Holtan of Morgantown, W.V. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one granddaughter and one sister.
MC 12/28/1995 Donald E. Deardeuff MASON CITY Donald E. Deardeuff, 68, of 5 Willowbrook Drive, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 1995) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hanford Community Church with the Rev. Mark Culham and the Rev. Steve Hollingsworth officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Major-Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. The family suggests memorials to Hospice of North Iowa or the Hanford Community Church. Don was born Aug. 30, 1927, in rural Cerro Gordo County, a son of John and Ada (Butcher) Deardeuff. He attended and graduated from Rockwell High School in 1945. Don served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving an honorable discharge in 1947. He married Maxine Carpenter on Oct. 30, 1948, in Mason City. Don farmed in the Rockwell area for over 50 years. In 1990, Don and Maxine moved to Mason City, where Don worked part-time for Younkers and United Oil Mart. Don was an active member of the Hanford Community Church, holding several leadership positions there. He was a past board member of the Rockwell Elevator, Midland Co-op and the Rockwell Phone Co. and was a member of the Rockwell Lions Club. Don enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Maxine, of Mason City; one daughter, Donna Emhoff and her husband, James, of Sheffield; three grandchildren, Jesse, Nicholas and Jacob; three sisters, Arlene Van Sabben and Doris Janssen and her husband, Benjamin, all of Northwood, and Marjorie Evans and her husband, Lewaine, of Mason City; one brother, Leslie Deardeuff and his wife, Joan, of Rockwell; a special double cousin, Clarence Deardeuff and his wife, Mavis, of Mason City; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Irma Throne; daughters, Jan Marie and Nancy Kay, and an infant daughter at birth.
MC 12/28/1995 Beulah Whiteis FOREST CITY Beulah Whiteis, 87, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Sharon Worthington officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home, with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Beulah R. Whiteis was born on a farm in Worth County, near Joice, on Sept. 19, 1908, a daughter of Lewis and Millie (Thompson) Dakin. She graduated from Lake Mills High School and received her normal teaching certificate. For two years she taught at a Linden Township rural school. She was married to Robert C. Whiteis on May 15, 1928, in Garner. The couple made their home in Forest City their entire married lives, where Mr. Whiteis operated an auto dealership with his father. Beulah was a very active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday school and took part in many women's circle activities. She was also an officer in the Forest City Women's Club, the women's Republican organization and the Forest City Hospital Auxiliary. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. She was an excellent cook and a wonderful friend to the children in her neighborhood. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Gilbert and her husband, Harry, of Brown Deer, Wis.; one son, Richard Whiteis and his wife, Kathy, of Temecula, Calif.; one brother, Gordon Dakin and his wife, Avis, of Joice; seven grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, who died on Jan. 23, 1984; a son, Robert Whiteis Jr., who died on Nov. 3, 1993; a brother, Forest Dakin; and two sisters, Mae Hullett and Elaine Peterson.
MC 12/28/1995 Marjorie Wiegand BELMOND Marjorie Wiegand, 72, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 1995) at her home.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Crystal E. Sahr-Lichman DOUGHERTY Crystal E. Sahr-Lichman, 72, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogan Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, with the Rev. Joseph A. Miller of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rockwell, officiating. There will be no visitation, the body was cremated. Crystal E. Lichman was born Nov. 9, 1923, in Orchard, a daughter of George and Maud Follmuth. She grew up in Orchard and graduated from Mason City High School, Mason City Junior College, and she obtained her teaching certificate. Crystal taught kindergarten and first grade in Nora Springs for many years and she also taught special education classes in Osage and Mason City. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, music and gardening. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Rockwell. Survivors include two daughters, Kristie Perez of Rolla, Mo., and Cheri Colombo of Mason City; one son, Peter Lichman of Warsaw, Mo.; four grandchildren, Derek Perez of Rolla, Mo., Tomie Colombo of Mason City, and Becky and Jacob Lichman of Warsaw, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Carmen and Hannah Perez, both of Rolla, Mo.; two brothers, Luther Follmuth and Roger Follmuth, both of Mason City; and one sister, Gloria Platt of Ashland, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Carol Hendrickson; and one brother, Duane Follmuth.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Fernalee Kanzenbach WADENA, MINN. Fernalee Kanzenbach, 81, formerly of Grafton, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at the Tri-County Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bride Colonial Chapel, Manly.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Darlene Fae Ray ACKLEY Darlene Fae Ray, 67, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dawn Carder officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Brandt-Fritz Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Darlene Fae Ray was born March 14, 1928, in Greene. She was a 1945 graduate of Greene High School. On April 23, 1946, she was united in marriage to Charles Ray at the First Presbyterian Church, Greene. Darlene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ackley. Special activities included Chapter BN P.E.O., ``A'' Bridge Club, Presbyterian Women and Ladies Aid. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and she was a gifted artist. She enjoyed writing poetry and short stories. Survivors include her husband, Charles; four daughters, Cindy Krumm and her husband, Dave, of Center Point, Candy Betts and her husband, Lynn, of Urbandale, Tracy Worley and her husband, Tom, of Rockwell, and Kim Thuente and her husband, Neal, of Johnston; grandchildren, Melissa, Brian and Angela Krumm, Jennifer and Nathan Betts, Beau Stubbe, Lindsay and Kayla Worley, and Joseph, Charles and Molly Thuente; one brother, Minor Dix and his wife, Audrey, of Greene; and two sisters, Dawn Cheney and her husband, Paul, and Twila Smith and her husband, Duane, all of Greene. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kermit Dix; and a great-grandson, Kyle Blanchard.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Marjorie J. Wiegand BELMOND Marjorie J. Wiegand, 72, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 1995) at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Currier and Deacon Nick Schmit officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Ewing Funeral Home, with a 2:30 p.m. parish rosary and a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Marjorie J. Wiegand was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Lake View. Survivors include her husband, Carroll Wiegand of Belmond; one daughter, Jean Langstraat of Ankeny; three sons, Glenn Wiegand of Appleton, Wis., Lou Wiegand of Dubuque, and Paul Wiegand of Ames; four sisters, Dorothy Bogue of Wall Lake, Helen Weller of Manning, Janet Boom and Judy Anderson, both of Lake View; one brother, Bill Phillips of Red Wing, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one grandchild.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Herman Fritz TITONKA Herman Fritz, 84, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at the Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Vera Mauser OSAGE Vera Mauser, 87, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Dennis Cahill officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, New Haven. Visitation will be held from 2:30 to 9 p.m. today at the Champion Funeral Home, with a 3 p.m. rosary and a 7:30 p.m. scripture service. Vera Mauser was born Nov. 13, 1908, in Douglas Township, Mitchell County. Survivors include one daughter, Joan Smith of Nashua; one sister, Lucille Klemesrud of Osage; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son, one brother and one sister.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Linda Brunsvold KENSETT Linda Brunsvold, 40, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bride Colonial Chapel, Manly.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Maxine Deardeuff MASON CITY Maxine Deardeuff, 69, 5 Willowbrook Drive, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Hanford Community Church with the Rev. Mark Culham of the Hanford Community Church and the Rev. Steve Hollingsworth of First Baptist Church, Sheffield, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Hanford Community Church. Visitation was held Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., and will also be held one hour prior to services at the church today. Maxine was born Sept. 18, 1926, in New Richland, Minn., the daughter of Jesse and Grace (Karpa) Carpenter. Maxine attended Mason City schools and worked briefly at Jacob E. Decker and Sons and Mercy Hospital. She married Donald E. Deardeuff on Oct. 30, 1948, in Mason City. Maxine worked alongside her husband, Don, on the farm for over 40 years. She was a member of Hanford Community Church, Bath Homemakers, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include one daughter, Donna Emhoff and her husband, James, of Sheffield; grandchildren, Jesse, Nicholas and Jacob; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don, who died on Tuesday (Dec. 26, 1995); daughters, Jan Marie and Nancy Kay, and an infant daughter at birth; and three brothers, Lewis, Claude and Glen Carpenter.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Marlys B. Leaman MASON CITY Marlys B. Leaman, 73, of 408 15th St. S.E., died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Merlin Ackerson of First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, Charles City. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, and will continue until time of services on Saturday. The family suggests memorials to the Marlys B. Leaman Memorial Fund. Marlys was born Oct. 26, 1922, in Greene, a daughter of Ben and Lola (Woodley) VanHorn. At an early age Marlys moved to Charles City where eventually she met her husband. They were married June 15, 1942, in Salome, Ariz. The Leamans moved to Mason City in 1951. Marlys was a member of the Birthday Club along with many of her friends. She enjoyed her grandchildren, crocheting, traveling, ceramics and her flower garden. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Leaman of Mason City; daughters, Janice Weaver and her husband, David, of Mason City, and Linda Wilmoth and her husband, Roy, of Belmond; five grandchildren, Michelle Weaver, Melissa Ralston, Robert Weaver, Dawn Shane and Tamara Postula; three great-grandchildren, Chelsea Shane, Jessica Postula and Seth Ralston; two brothers, Dean VanHorn of Minneapolis and Keith VanHorn of Charles City; one sister, Carol Hartman of Mesa, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lloyd.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Donald G. Payton THORNTON Donald G. Payton, 69, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 1995) at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Goehenouer officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cememtery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the Grarup Funeral Home. Donald G. Payton was born Feb. 9, 1926, in Dallas County. Survivors include his wife, Alveda Payton of Thornton; one daughter, Donna Trapp of Washta; two sons, Gary and Ron Payton, both of Thornton; two brothers, Dick Payton of Lime Springs and Robert Payton of Liberty, Mo.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one grandson.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Alice Thompson MASON CITY Alice Thompson, 63, of 322 12th St. N.W., died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
MCGG 12/29/1995 Marjorie Capesius BODE Marjorie Capesius, 67, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph, with the Rev. John Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will begin4 at 9 a.m. today at the Wilson Funeral Home, Algona, with a 3 p.m. Catholic Daughters of the Americas rosary, a 4 p.m. faculty rosary, a 7:30 p.m. scripture reading and an 8 p.m. rosary. There will also be a family rosary at 9:50 a.m. Saturday at the church. Marjorie Capesius was born Dec. 31, 1927, in Riverdale Township, Kossuth County. Survivors include four daughters, Joan Capesius of Burt, Margaret Muller of Victoria, Minn., Ann Duffield of Fort Dodge and Katie Capesius of Ft. Atkinson; seven sons, Nick and Robert, both of Bode, William, Chris, Richard and Joe, all of Algona, and Bernard of Ankeny; two sisters, Kathryn Baker of Livermore and Mary Lou Lane of Bancroft; two brothers, Ernest Gales of Bode and Roman Gales of Glenview, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
MCGG 12/30/1995 Linda Renae Brunsvold KENSETT Linda Renae Brunsvold, 40, of rural Kensett, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 1995, at the Church of Christ, 3493 Eagle Avenue, Fertile, with the Rev. Dennis Ganz, officiating. Following cremation, burial will take place at a later date. No public visitation will be held. Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 Spring Street, Manly, is in charge of arrangements. Linda Brunsvold was born in Mason City on Sept. 3, 1955, the daughter of Curtis and Gwen (Lien) Ouverson. She graduated from Forest City High School in 1973. She also attended North Iowa Area Community College. Linda was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ in Fertile, and was baptized on Oct. 13, 1966. Linda married Harold N. (Sonny) Brunsvold on March 25, 1978, in Fertile. They lived and farmed in rural Kensett their entire married lives. Linda loved her family dearly and that love was returned in full measure. She also enjoyed the farm life that they all shared together. Linda's battle with cancer exemplified her courage, love of life, and faith in the Lord, to all who witnessed it. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends, but remembered and loved by all. Survivors include her husband, Harold Brunsvold, Kensett; four daughters, Alissa, Briana, Callie, and Shaina, all of Kensett; her parents, Curtis and Gwen Ouverson, of Clear Lake; one brother, Lowell Ouverson and his wife, Susan and their daughter, Amanda of Joice, Iowa; mother-in-law, Agnes Brunsvold of Manly. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edwin and Helen Ouverson, and Hans and Anna Lien, and her father-in-law, Norman Brunsvold.
MCGG 12/30/1995 Verna V. Burman HAMPTON Verna V. Burman, 72, of Hampton, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at Hampton Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hampton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry McCann officiating. Burial will be in Hampton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. Sunday at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton. Verna V. Burman was born April 27, 1923 in Hansell. Survivors include one daughter, Zoe Gritzner of West Des Moines; one son, Gary Burman of Lakeville, Minn.; three sisters, Leola Roegner of Geneva, Bertha Woods of Iowa Falls, and Helen O'Dea of Hampton; three brothers, John E. Dohlman, Delos Dohlman and Dallas Dohlman, all of Hampton; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, and two grandchildren.
MCGG 12/30/1995 Martha Eilderts PARKERSBURG Martha Eilderts, 82, of 1103 Conn Street, died Friday (Dec. 29, 1995) at home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Reformed Church of Stout, with the Rev. Don Ringnolda officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Monday at Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Martha Eilderts was born Nov. 16, 1913 at Pleasant Valley Township, Grundy Center. Survivors include two sons, Jerald Eilderts of rural Parkersburg, and Alvin Eilderts of Cedar Falls; three granddaughters; four sisters, Annie Buskohl of Ackley, Trena Schnell of Stout, Lydia Kolder of Parkersburg, and Ruth Claassen of Grundy Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters and two brothers.
MCGG 12/30/1995 Maxine Michelson BELMOND Maxine (Ellingston) Michelson, 81 of Siren, Wis., formerly of Belmond, Iowa, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 19915) at Grantsburg, Wis. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Belmond. Other arrangements are incomplete at this time.
MCGG 12/30/1995 Alice L. Thompson MASON CITY Alice L. Thompson, 63, of 322 12th St. N.W. died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams Ave. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave. where other arrangements are incomplete.
MCGG 12/30/1995 Fernalee E. Kanzenbach GRAFTON Fernalee E. Kanzenbach, 81, of Wadena, Minn., formerly of Grafton, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton, with the Rev. Gregory Bjornstad officiating. Other arrangements are incomplete at the Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 East Spring Street, Manly.
MCGG 12/31/1995 Leon Griffen DES MOINES Leon Griffen, 69, of Des Moines, died Saturday (Dec. 30, 1995) at the Veteran's Hospital, Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St., Des Moines. Additional services will be held later in the week in Corpus Christi, Texas. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Leon Griffen was born Jan. 7, 1926, at Garner, the son of John and Lillian (Abele) Griffen. He graduated from Garner High School in 1942. He served in the United States Air Force durin ghe Korean War. On Oct. 5, 1984, he married Charolette Lackey in Des Moines. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for several years. Survivors include his wife, Charolette of Des Moines; three stepchildren, Elizabeth Cuce and her husband, Vince, of Carrollton, Texas, Roy Lackey and his wife, Renea, of Spring, Texas, and Ann Lackey and her fiance, Oliver Allet, of Palm Springs, Calif.; five stepgrandchildren, Michelle Miller, Roy Phillip Lackey Jr., Andrea Cuce, Marissa Cuce, and Sophie Allet; two sisters, Jeanne Schroeder of Garner, and Betty Carolus and her husband, Harlan, of Klemme; 13 nieces and nephews; and 23 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, John and Lillian Griffen; his two infant brothers, Fred and Elmer Griffen; and an infant nephew, John Edward Friffen.
MCGG 12/31/1995 Della M. Einen GREENE Funeral services for Della Marie Einen, 100, of Greene, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996, at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Greene with the Rev. Galen Smith of the First Presbyterian Church of Greene officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Madelia, Minn. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Greene. Della Marie Cooling was born June 21, 1895, in Ceresco Township, Blue Earth County, Minn., the daughter of George Washington and Mariette (Mead) Cooling, and died Saturday (Dec. 30, 1995) at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City having attained the advanced age of 100 years, six months and nine days. She received her education in the Ceresco Township School and in 1911, she and her family moved into Madelia, Minn., where she completed her high school education graduating in 1913. As a young lady, she worked for the Madelia Times Messenger before enrolling for a term at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. She then attended Mankato Commercial College where she graduated in 1916. For a short time she worked at the bank in Madelia and then became employed by the C.S. Christensen Flour Mills in Madelia as an office worker. During World War II, she was involved with the Red Cross and was an active volunteer toward the war effort. On June 21, 1920, she was united in marriage to Arthur Emil "Spin" Einen at the Presbyterian Parsonage in Madelia. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Mason City, Iowa, where he was a salesman for Madelia's Best Flour and she was employed at American Sugar Co. as an executive secretary for Mr. William Baird Sr. Two years later they returned to Madelia where they were managers of the Christensen Flour Mills. In 1929, they moved to Fairmont, Minn., where they lived for 14 months and then moving to Cedar Rapids where Mr. Einen was employed as sales manager for Cities Service Oil Co. In 1947, Mr. and Mrs. Einen were transferred to St. Paul, Minn. During this time she became interested in painting and sketching and attended art classes at the University of Minnesota. During the next two decades she completed scores of paintings of scenes of Minnesota and surrounding states. In later years, Della and Spin enjoyed their cabin on Lake Pokegama and traveling. Mr. Einen died on Jan. 18, 1961. In October 1963, she moved to Greene to live nearby her daughter. During this time she enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Hawaii and made two trips overseas. In June 1983, she entered the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City due to her failing eyesight. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greene, member of the United Presbyterian Women, 50-year member of the Eastern Star and member of the O.E.S. Club, member of Chapter CC P.E.O. Sisterhood, Ladies Embroiderly Club, former member of the Greene Women's Club and the Minnesota Artist Association. Living family members include her daughter, Mariette Reid of Greene; two grandchildren, Elizabeth M. and her husband, Sam Lazio of Davenport, and John A. "Jack" and his wife, Marilyn Reid of Greene; five great-grandchildren, Joseph Samuel and Mark Andrew Lazio of Davenport, Kelly James and wife, Shirley Thompson of Waterloo, Heidi Lynn Reid and Kathryn Anne Reid, both of Greene. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son in 1922; her husband; a brother, Lloyd E. Cooling; and a son-in-law, Andrew Reid in 1988. Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Della Einen Memorial Fund in care of the family.
MCGG 12/31/1995 Alice L. Thompson MASON CITY Alice L. Thompson, 63, of 322 12th St. N.W., died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center east. A Mass of the Ressurection will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams Ave., with the Rev. John R. Kremer officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with a scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Alice L. Thompson Memorial Fund. Alice was born Dec. 19, 1932, in Yankton, S.D., the daughter of Benjamin and Dolphie (Pecenka) Horacek. Alice married Philip Thompson on April 4, 1956, at Yankton. The Thompson's moved to Mason City in 1969. In 1984, Alice went to work for St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital and retired in 1993. She was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church and enjoyed her grandchildren, traveling, bowling, golfing and working in the yard. Survivors include six children, Cecilia Thompson of Minneapolis, Minn., Ann Selva and husband, Gary of Eagan, Minn., Michael Thompson of Grundy Center, Monica Winters and husband, Ryan of Hampton, Rita Dunn and husband, Tom of Mason City, and Tony Thompson and wife, Jeanne of Iowa City; nine grandchildren, Benjamin Philip and Margaret Alice Selva; Theresa, Adam and Paige Winters; Meredith and Gabriel Dunn, and Isaac and Harris Thompson; her mother, Dolphie Horacek of Yankton, S.D.; two sisters, Alma Engle of Ft. Washington, Md., and Dee Esposito of Tulsa, Okla; two brothers, Fran Horacek of Yankton, S.D., and Ben Horace of Tyndall, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; husband, Philip, in 1983; and an infant son, James in 1970.
MCGG 12/31/1995 Ruth W. Sullivan ALBERT LEA, Minn. Ruth Wilhemina Sullivan, 78, of Albert Lea, died Saturday (Dec. 30, 1995) at Naeve Hospital, Albert Lea. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, at Emmons Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, Lake Mills. Iowa. Further arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
MCGG 12/31/1995 Viola L. Westcott MASON CITY Viola L. Westcott, 79, of 1520 Eighth St. S.W., died Saturday (Dec. 30, 1995, at North Iowa Mercy Health Center east. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Major Ericson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
MCGG 12/31/1995 Christina M. Becker BODE Christina M. Becker, 85, of Bode, died Friday (Dec. 29, 1995) at Humbodlt County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Facility. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joe with the Rev. Paul E. Eisele officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at Wilson Funeral Home, Algona. Monday there will be 3 p.m. Catholic Daughters of America Rosary; 7:30 p.m. scripture reading and 8 p.m. parish rosary and at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday there will be a family prayer service, all at the funeral home. Christina M. Becker was born Dec. 19, 1910, at Whittemore. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Becker of St. Joe; four daughters, Norma Besch, Two Rivers, Wis., Eleanor Zeman, Ottosen, Lori Merrill, Humboldt, and Mary Staub, Coralville; one son, Joseph H. Becker, Austin, Minn.; and 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, two sisters and two brothers.
MCGG 12/31/1995 Fernalee E. Kanzenbach WADENA, Minn. Fernalee E. Kanzenbach, 81, of Wadena, Minn., formerly of Grafton, Iowa, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at Tri-County Hospital, Wadena. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton, with the Rev. Gregory Bjornstad officiating. Burial will be in the Grafton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until time of service Tuesday at the church. Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 E. Spring St., Manly, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements. Fernalee E. Kanzenbach was born Jan. 18, 1914, in Molley, Minn., the daughter of Warren and Myrtle (Reeves) Cox. She attended and received her education in the Windom, Minn. school system, graduating from Windom High School. She was united in marriage to Ruben Kanzenbach on Sept. 25, 1936, in Brainerd, Minn. He preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1985. After their marriage, they moved to the Grafton area and then moved to Albert Lea, Minn., where she worked at various jobs in Albert Lea and lived there 20 years, moving to South Dakota, Madelia, Minn., Salem, Ore. then moving to Wadena, Minn. in 1993. She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, listening and playing religious songs on the piano, crafts, cooking, gardening and flowers; but her great love and enjoyment was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a former member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton, and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, Minn. Survivors include two sons, Richard Kanzenbach and his wife, Kathleen, Wells, Minn., and Byron Kanzenbach and his wife, Barbara, Salem, Ore.; one daughter, Ardith Amundson and her husband, Douglas, Sebeka, Minn.; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Marvin, Albuquerque, N.M.; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and friends. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Melvin Kanzenbach; one daughter, Myrtle Kanzenbach; two grandsons, Daniel and Michael Kanzenbach; one great-granddaughter, Carley Fern Amundson; four sisters, and three brothers.
MCGG 12/31/1995 Herman Fritz TITONKA Herman Fritz, 84, of Titonka died Thursday (Dec. 28, 1995) at Kossuth Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996, at Good Hope Lutheran Church with the Rev. Merlin Norris officiating. Burial will be in the Good Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Monday at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Titonka; and will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Gilbreath) Fritz of Titonka; two stepdaughters, Georgia Starr, Salem, Ore., and Patricia Nusleia, Las Cruces, N.M.; two sisters, Emma Boekelman, Titonka, and Esther Villeneuve, Pawtucket, R.I.; and seven stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.