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Mason City Globe Gazette
Mason City, Iowa 50402
Scherry June Kyhl
Scherry June Kyhl (nee) Davis
Scherry June Kyhl, 61, passed away Wednesday (June 21, 1995)
at Westview Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Monday at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Bailey
officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. There will be
Scherry was born on Jan. 10, 1934, in Algona to
Albert ``Shorty'' Davis and Edna (nee) Hiller Davis. She
attended school in Titonka and graduated from the Titonka High
School in 1952. On May 29, 1952, Scherry was united in marriage
with Denny Kyhl in Algona. The couple made their home in
Britt until moving to San Jose, Calif., in the 1960s.
They lived in California for a few years and then moved to
Minnesota where they lived for six years before returning to
California until 1988. Scherry lived at home until entering
the Westview Care Center in May of 1995. She loved to fish.
She also enjoyed playing cards and croquet and traveling with
her husband. She was a member of the Kappa Mu Sigma Alpha
Sorority in San Jose, Calif. Scherry was a member of the
United Methodist Church and took part in the United Methodist
Women Circles. She also was a volunteer at Westview Care Center.
Survivors include her husband, Denny, of Britt; her children,
Dianna Frederick of Bozeman, Mont.; Mark Kyhl and his wife, Barb,
of Britt, and Debbie Younger and her husband, Michael, of
Britt; eight grandchildren, Shawn, Brenden, Amber, Michele,
Allison, Sondra, Damien and Jennifer; six sisters,
Betty Burtis and her husband, Glen, of Ledyard; Mary Thompson
of Algona; Alma Bergerson of Estherville; Barbara Fisher and
LeRoy of Cambria, Minn.; Marilyn Adams and her husband, Marvin,
of Britt, and Peggy Holck and her husband, Marvin, of Britt;
two brothers, Elwood Davis and his wife, Marge, of Eldon, Mo.,
and Jack Davis and his wife, Marge, of Eldon, Mo.; her
mother-in-law, Evelyn Kyhl of Britt; and numerous nieces
Scherry was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and
Julia Gladys Stueland
Julia Gladys Stueland, 92, of Corwith, formerly of Britt,
died Wednesday (June 21, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center
East, Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday
at Samuel Lutheran Church, Eagle Grove, with the Rev. Carlton Shaw
officiating. Burial will be in Holmes Lutheran Cemetery, rural Holmes.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Willim Funeral Home,
Julia Gladys Stueland was born June 11, 1903, in Hancock County.
Survivors include her son, Guy Stueland of Wickenburg, Ariz.;
four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren;
and one sister, Mary Haaland of Park Rapids, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers and
Walter V. Alley Sr.
Walter V. Alley Sr., 92, of Libertyville, Ill., formerly of
Riceville, died Wednesday (June 21, 1995) at the Libertyville, Ill.,
Manor of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Riceville, with the
Rev. John Moser officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Conway Funeral Home,
Riceville, with a 7:30 p.m. Scripture service.
Mr. Alley was born in Forestburgh, S.D., on July 25, 1902.
Survivors include four sons, Walter Jr. of Libertyville, Ill.;
Phillip Alley of Baton Rouge, La.; William Alley of Corpus
Christi, Texas, and Richard Alley of Skiatook, Okla.; one daughter,
Adrienne Schweers of Overland Park, Kan.; 19 grandchildren;
and 30 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella, in 1985; one
granddaughter; and one great-grandson.
Daisy R. Mitchell
Daisy R. Mitchell (nee) Wilson
Mrs. Daisy Mitchell, 81, of Forest City, died Friday
(June 23, 1995) at her home in Forest City. Funeral services will
be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home.
The Rev. Gary Marzolf of the United Methodist Church will officiate,
with burial in the Madison Township Cemetery in Forest City.
Visitation is from 2 to 6 tonight at the funeral home.
Daisy R. Mitchell, a daughter of Timothy Wilson and
Purnie (nee) Couch Wilson, was born July 16, 1913, in Wright County,
near Belmond. She began school in Iowa and then moved with her family
to Stanberry, Mo., where she continued her education until the eighth
grade. They then moved to Buchanan, Mich., for a year and then
Forest City in 1930, where Daisy worked for Mary Lundburg for
$3 (silver dollars) a week from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
In August of 1931, she met Merle Mitchell and dated him for one
year and two months before getting married on Oct. 22, 1932, at a
church parsonage in Stanberry, Mo. The couple made their home in
Forest City where Daisy worked at the chicken factory. She later
worked with her husband Merle at the Superior Gas Station until
they retired in 1968.
After Merle's death in 1976, she continued to live at home where
she passed away on June 23, 1995, at the age of 81. Daisy enjoyed
her violets, crocheting, her doilies and afghans.
She is survived by her children, Cecil Mitchell and his wife,
Karen, of Forest City, Jeanette Michelson and her husband, Doyce,
of Mt. Pleasant, Phillip Mitchell of St. Paul, Minn., and
Darol Mitchell and his wife, Beverly, of Hayfield, Minn.;
13 grandchildren, Douglas Mitchell, Tina Mahon, Richard Phillips,
Jennifer Mitchell, Jesse Mitchell, Valorie Marr, Kimberly Brass,
Debbie Moeller, Brian Michelson, Brent Michelson, Brad Michelson,
Deanna Yocum and Sandi Sunken; and 19 great-grandchildren,
Matt Moeller, Joe Moeller, Desiree Moeller, Austin Benner,
Kinsey Michelson, Brock Michelson, Tanner Michelson,
Danielle Yirkowsky, Dana Yocum, Chris Mitchell, Cory Mitchell,
GabreGail Marr, Anastasia Marr, Levi Mahon, Cody Mahon,
Tyler Mahon, Brittany Mitchell, Sierra Mitchell and
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milo Merle Mitchell,
a stillborn twin daughter, Phyllis Mitchell; her parents;
a sister, Jerushia Redmond; and two brothers, Henry Wilson and
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Harold W. Draves
Harold W. Draves, 85, of Galt, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at
Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Funeral services will be held
at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Dows with the
Rev. Glenn Kappelmann officiating. Burial will be in the Vernon
Township Cemetery, Dows. Visitation begins at 3 p.m. today at
the Willim Funeral Home in Clarion, with the family present
from 6 to 8 tonight.
Harold Draves was born Jan. 29, 1910, in Wright County.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Draves; one daughter,
Shirley Whipple, Belmond; one son, Robert Draves, of Dows;
two sisters, Florence Barz, Latimer, and Margaret Bartz,
Alexander; four granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and
Donald E. Joos
Donald E. Joos, 75, of Titonka, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at
North Iowa Mercy Health Center in Mason City. Funeral services
will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in
Titonka, with the Rev. Karl Schiltz officiating. Burial will be in
St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Lakota. Visitation is from 3 to 8
tonight at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Titonka.
Donald Joos was born Oct. 7, 1919, in Kossuth County.
Survivors include his wife, LaVonne Joos, of Titonka; two daughters,
Gloria Brown of Silvis, Ill., and LaDonna Serafin of Missouri;
three grandchildren; four sisters, June Henry, Portland, Ore.,
Darlene Menke of Bancroft, Helen Valvick of Ledyard and
Shirley Callanan of Sleepy Eye, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and
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Isabelle Coleman (nee) Minnis
Isabelle Coleman, 76, of Osage, formerly of Riceville, died
Saturday (June 25, 1995) at the Good Samaritan Center in St. Ansgar.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Champion
Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Gilbert officiating. Burial will
be at a later date at the Riverside Cemetery, Riceville. There is
Isabelle Coleman was born December 3, 1918, near Riceville.
Survivors include one sister, Anna McClanahan, Dayton, Ohio; and
two brothers, Robert Minnis, Osage, and Roy Minnis, Denver, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
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Debra Jean Gansen
Debra Jean (nee) Fox
Debra Jean Gansen, 40, of Elma, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at
her home after a long illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m.
Monday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Elma, with the
Rev. Roger Rethamel officiating. Burial will be in the
Calvary Cemetery at Elma. Visitation begins at 3 p.m. today at the
Conway Funeral Home in Elma where there will be a prayer service
at 7:30 tonight.
Debra Jean Fox was born July 29, 1954, at Osage.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Gansen; one daughter, Angie,
a student at Wartburg College; two sons, David, a student at
Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo; Chad, at home and a
student at Crestwood High School in Cresco; her mother, Lillian Wilcox,
Alta Vista; her father, Russell Fox, Riceville; and three sisters,
Sharon Lovelace, Traer, Connie Tylee, New Richmond, Wis., and
Nancy Wolthoff, Riceville.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents and paternal
Memorials may be directed to the family.
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Odean Duane Bakken
Odean Duane Bakken, 63, of Northwood, died Friday (June 23, 1995)
at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church, Northwood,
with the Rev. Debi Hankins and the Rev. Tom Hankins officiating.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Sunset Rest Cemetery,
Visitation is from 3 to 7 tonight at the Conner Colonial Chapel,
Northwood, and one hour before the funeral at the church. The
family suggests memorials to First Lutheran Church.
Duane was born Nov. 20, 1931, in Emmons, Minn., a son of
Elmer Bakken and Eleanor (nee) Clausen Bakken. Duane drove
semi-truck for Musselman Pet Milk Co. out of St. Joseph, Mich.,
for many years. He then started his own trucking business in
Northwood in 1979 and continued to operate it until 1994 when
he had to retire due to ill health.
Duane married Sylvia Ellingson Sept. 6, 1958, in Northwood.
He is survived by two sons, Gregory Bakken and Anthony Bakken, both
of Minneapolis, Minn.; his mother, Mrs. Eleanor Bakken, Northwood;
six sisters, Mavis Elwell and her husband, Richard, Woodland Park,
Colo., Jermane Peterson and her husband, Lyle, Council Bluffs,
Jeanette Anderson, Eagan, Minn., Jeannine Bakken, Eagan, Minn.,
Bonnie Lindner and her husband, Richard, Loyal, Wis., and
Carolyn LaPointe and her husband, David, Marshfield, Wis.; two brothers,
Gerald Bakken and his wife, Bonnie, Northwood, and Steven Bakken,
Northwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by his father; three brothers,
Eldrin Bakken, Kenneth Bakken and Leon Bakken; and one sister,
Marvel Elaine Kennedy.
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John H. Sherman
Memorial services for John H. Sherman, 89, who died March 30,
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist
Church Wayside Chapel. The Rev. Merlin Ackerson and the Rev. Sharon
Betsworth will officiate. Jan Bouma will provide music.
Mr. Sherman was a longtime Mason City resident and owner-contractor
of Babbitt & Sherman Electrical Co. for 27 years.
Robert Wayne Olinger
Robert Wayne Olinger, 54, of 12497 250th St., died Wednesday
(June 21, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East. Funeral
services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist
Church in Clear Lake with the Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.
Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Monday at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial
Chapel, Clear Lake. Following services, the body will be cremated
and inurnment will take place at a later time in the Clear Lake Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the Robert W. Olinger Memorial Fund.
Robert was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Mt. Vernon Township, rural
Clear Lake, a son of Kenneth Olinger and Ruth (nee) Blickenderfer
Olinger. He attended Mt. Vernon No. 2 country school, Swaledale High
School and then graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1960. Robert
attended Oklahoma State Technical College, Okmulgee, Okla., where
he obtained a degree in drafting. He worked for Wallace Holland
Kastler Schmitz and Co. in Mason City for over 35 years.
He married Judy McMurray Nov. 14, 1970, in Swaledale, Iowa. Robert
enjoyed riding the tractor, being in the country, fishing, playing
cards, taking his grandson and feeding the ducks. He really enjoyed
watching his children play in sports. He was a member of Clear Lake
United Methodist Church and National Hemophilic Foundation, Midwest
Survivors include his wife, Judy Olinger, Mason City; two children,
Carrie Olinger and Robert Olinger, both of Mason City; grandson,
Anthony Mathew Johnson, Mason City; his father, Kenneth Olinger,
Meservey; stepmother, Janice Olinger, Meservey; two brothers,
Ellery Olinger and his wife, Carolyn, Clear Lake, and
William Olinger and his wife, Sharren, Mason City; and several
aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1989 and grandparents.
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Arthur D. Bussa
Arthur D. Bussa, 85, of 1100 Sixth Ave. S., died Saturday
(June 24, 1995) at the North Iowa Mercy Health Center East in Mason
City. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 1995,
at the United Methodist Church in Clear Lake, with the Rev. Fred Lewis
officiating. Burial will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery.
Visitation is from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ward Van-Slyke
Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth, and one hour prior to service at
Art was born Oct. 16, 1909 in Calhoun County, Lake City, Iowa, the
son of Fred Bussa and Charlotte (nee) Rushton Bussa. He attended
rural schools in Cerro Gordo County. He worked for many farmers
before coming to Clear Lake.
Art married Elsie Miller Nov. 24, 1943 south of Clear Lake in
the bride's home. He worked in Robert Nichols gas station, later
Larry Deyo station, then opened his own gas station. Art later
worked for Ted Sauke Hardware and then the City of Clear Lake in
the Street Department and the Cemetery Department for over 12 years,
retiring in 1972.
He was a square dance caller at the Surf on Friday nights for
12 years. He loved to collect little nick nacks and old farm
pictures. Art is a member of Clear Lake United Methodist Church,
Clear Lake, Iowa, I.O.O.F. Lodge, Clear Lake, and the Clear Lake
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Bussa, Clear Lake; one sister,
Mrs. Doris Barlow, Clear Lake; and one brother, Everett Bussa
and his wife, Margaret, Melrose Park, Ill. He was preceded
in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter Bussa and Herbert Bussa;
two infant sisters, Fern Bussa and Irene Bussa; and one step-sister,
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James Francis Trich
James Francis Trich, 47, of Manly, died Tuesday (June 20, 1995)
at home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at
Memorial Park Cemetery, Highway 18 West, Mason City, with the
Rev. James Poulsen of Bethel United Methodist Church officiating. No
visitation will be held. Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 Spring St., is
James was born Sept. 13, 1947 at Manly.
Survivors include one brother, John Trich, Arlington, Texas;
two sisters, Beverly Dunning, Stillman Valley, Ill.; and
Arlene Masters, Erlanger, Kent.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Glenn L. Meader
Glenn L. Meader, 82, of 1991 Glass Ave., rural Rockford, died
Sunday (June 25, 1995) at the Riceville Community Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fullerton
Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St., Charles City, with the Rev.
Dennis D. Niezwaag of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon
to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a 7 p.m. prayer service
conducted by the Rev. Perry L. Brown. Visitation will continue from
9 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.
Survivors include his two children, Glennis Krull of Riceville
and Jerry Meader of Rockford; one brother, Merle Meader, Rockford;
one sister, Mildred McElroy of Rockford; four grandchildren; and
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother and
Russell Wayne Thorson
Russell W. Thorson, 69, of Klemme, died Sunday (June 25, 1995)
at North Iowa Mercy Health East, Mason City. Funeral services will
be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, with
the Rev. Jerry Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the
Ell Township Cemetery with graveside military rites. Visitation will
begin at 4 p.m. today at the Tenold Funral Home, Klemme, and at the
church one hour prior to services.
Russell Wayne Thorson, the son of Tom B. Thorson and
Vally (nee) Holland Thorson, was born in Norway Township, Wright
County, on Sept. 11, 1925. He attended country schools in Norway
Township and attended Kanawha High School. He was confirmed at
St. John's Lutheran Church in Kanawha.
He was drafted into the service during the Korean War, entering
in September of 1950 and was discharged in September of 1952.
He was united in marriage to Beverly Beier on March 14, 1954.
Russell was a member of the United Methodist Church in Klemme, a
member of the Klemme Fire Department and the Board of Adjustment
for the city of Klemme. He enjoyed gardening, music, reading,
doing home improvement and mechanic projects, and visiting with
friends and family.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Thorson of Klemme; daughter,
Mrs. Erling (Barbara) Shultz of Eagle Grove; sons, Tom Thorson
of Klemme, and Don Thorson and his wife, Michelle Thorson of
Sheffield; grandchildren, Sarah, Thomas and Nathan Shultz, and
Tyler Thorson; and one sister-in-law, Lorraine Thorson of Ankeny.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister,
Viola Wesenberg; and one brother, Lloyd Thorson.
Jacquelyn Lorence, 72, of Riceville, died Monday (June 26, 1995)
at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Conway Funeral Home, Riceville,
with inurnment at a later date in the Orchard Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jacquelyn Lorence was born March 22, 1923, in Osage.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Lorence■2 of Riceville; three daughters,
Anne Lorence■2 of Tulsa, Okla.; Denise Pearson■2 of Aurora, Colo.,
and Janet Wietz■2 of Aurora, Colo.; one son, William Lorence■2 of
McLean, Va.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and
two sisters, Phyllis Coyle■2 of Downers Grove, Ill., and Connie Mauser■2
She was preceded in death by one son.
Sylverne Schulte (nee) Helland
Sylverne Schulte, 91, of Mason City, formerly of Manly, died Monday
(June 26, 1995) at the North Iowa Mercy Health Center East. Funeral
services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran
Church, Manly, with the Rev. Jim B. Norem of St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Mason City officiating. Burial will be in the Manly Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Bride Colonial Chapel,
110 E. Spring St., Manly, and one hour prior to service time on
Thursday at the church.
Sylverne Schulte was born on Nov. 25, 1903, in Graettinger, the
daughter of Peter Helland and Helen (nee) Wilson3 Helland. She
attended and received her education in rural schools and town schools
graduating from Hanlontown High School. She attended Iowa
State Teachers College at Cedar Falls. After completing her
schooling she taught a number of years in rural town schools.
She was united in marriage to Willard W. Schulte on June 12, 1928,
in Manly. He preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1980. After their
marriage together they farmed in rural Manly for a number of years.
She continued to live on their farm for two years following her
husband's death when she moved to Mason City, living there for 13 years.
She had been a resident of the Manly Care Center since April 6, 1995.
She enjoyed reading, cooking and music, but her great love and
enjoyment was her family and grandchildren. She was a member of
Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Manly, where her husband was a charter
She is survived by one son, Robert Schulte and his wife, Betty,
of West Des Moines; one daughter, Helen Thoen and her husband,
David, of Manly; eight grandchildren, Ronald Schulte,
Dr. Douglas Schulte, Richard Schulte, Paul Schulte,
Rebecca Blackburn, Bradley Thoen, James Thoen and Steven Thoen;
and eight great-grandchildren as well as other relatives and friends.
Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents
and two brothers, Clifford Helland and Phillip Helland.
Larry L. Tuttle
Larry L. Tuttle, 60, of 591 430th Street, Joice, died Tuesday
(June 27, 1995) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Ward-Van Slyke
Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, with Monsignor
Joseph J. Slepicka of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Clear Lake,
officiating. Interment will be in Brush Point Cemetery, rural
Fertile, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at
Larry was born Aug. 15, 1934 in rural Belmond, Iowa, the son
of Morgan Tuttle and Ethel (nee) Luick Tuttle.
He attended country school and graduated from Fertile High School in
1953. He then attended Hamilton Business College.
Larry served in the United States Navy.
Larry married Pat Reindl on Aug. 20, 1960 at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, Manly. He drove truck for Jim Jenkins. Larry
later managed Fertile Block and Tile business and later purchased
it and ran it until the 1990's. Larry enjoyed the farm and the
oak trees. He enjoyed steam engines and had a great admiration
for old clocks.
Larry is survived by his mother, Ethel Tuttle of Clear Lake;
three children, Tim Tuttle and his wife, Linda, of Fertile,
Mark Tuttle of Detroit, Mich., and Robin Harms and her husband,
Randy, of Joice. He is the grandfather of Alicia Harms,
Adam Harms, Aaron Harms, Rachel Tuttle, Michell Tuttle and
Isaac Tuttle; a special friend, Verna Sanderson of Lake Mills;
two brothers, Robert Tuttle of Mason City, and Merle Tuttle
and his wife, Marsha of Clear Lake; one sister, Betty Waddington
and her husband, Don, of Hanlontown.
He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers,
Leo Dean Tuttle and Billy Robert Tuttle.
John William Wood
John William Wood, 88, of Hampton, died Monday (June 26, 1995)
at the Elkhorn Nursing Home, Elkhorn, Neb. Funeral services will
be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church,
Hampton, with the Rev. Gerald Condon officiating. Burial will be in
Hampton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today
at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, with a 7 p.m. Scripture service.
John William Wood was born Feb. 10, 1907, in New Sharon.
Survivors include one son, Donald Wood of Cedar Falls;
one daughter, Margaret Otis of Elkhorn, Neb.; 10 grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alice Mattson of
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two sons.
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Rosemary Hines Gelner
Rosemary Gelner (nee) Hines
Rosemary Gelner, 63, of 612 Third St. N.E., died Monday
(June 26, 1995) at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. No visitation will be
held. Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., is in charge
of arrangements. The body is to be donated to University of
Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines.
Rosemary Hines was born July 16, 1931, on a farm in Winnebago
County. She was the daughter of William and Genieve Hines.
She attended rural schools and high school in Fertile and
In 1949, she was married to Wayne Gelner. Of this union, three
children were born. Rosemary enjoyed caring for children. She
loved gardening and flowers.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Leon (Rhea) Behrends of
Forest City and Mrs. Vicki Van Every of Mason City; one son,
Timothy Wayne Gelner of Mason City; four grandchildren,
Daniel VanEvery and Lisa, and Marc Behrends and Sara Behrends;
and two sisters, Mrs. Milton Stout of Albert Lea, Minn., and
Olive Dalluge of Mason City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and one sister.
William Fitzgerald Koebler
William F. Koebler, 78, of 1006 Ellis Drive #4, died Friday
(June 23, 1995) at his home. Memorial services will be held at
2 p.m. Friday at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St.,
conducted by the St. Charles Masonic Lodge #141 A.F. and A.M.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
William Fitzgerald Koebler was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Janesville, Wis.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Koebler, of Charles City; one son,
Richard J. Koebler of Charles City; one brother, John Koebler
of Janesville, Wis.; three sisters, Eunice Schuman of Edgerton,
Wis.; Eleanor Wells of Long Beach, Calif., and Barbara Hendricks
of Rockford, Ill.; and one grandson, Kurt Koebler of Chicago, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Violet L. Rasmusson
Violet L. Rasmusson (nee) Hoff
Violet L. Rasmusson, 65, of 416 Fourth St. N.W., died Friday
(June 23, 1995) at Oakwood Center, Clear Lake. A memorial service will
be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third
St. N.E., with the Rev. Dean Hess of Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake,
officiating. Violet donated her body to the University of Iowa to
further medical science. No visitation will be held. Interment will
be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, at a later date. In lieu
of flowers memorials may be given to the Violet Rasmusson Memorial Fund.
Violet was born Nov. 7, 1929, at Mason City, a daughter of
George Hoff and Mabel (nee) Slattum Hoff. She attended
Mason City schools and was a graduate of Mason City High School.
Violet was an excellent cook. She worked at the Coffee Cup Cafe,
Black and White Cafe, Schwann's Ice Cream Shop and for several
years, she cooked at the former Buehler's Cafe, all of Mason
City. Later she was a cook at the Country Kitchen in Mason City,
retiring in 1982 for health reasons.
She enjoyed sewing, reading, completing crossword puzzles and
listening to KGLO radio. Violet was a member of Women of the
Moose, Mason City, and PTA at the former Lincoln School, Mason City,
having served as its president. Violet was a loving mother,
grandmother and recently great-grandmother.
She is survived by four daughters, Penny Allen and her husband,
James, of Des Moines; Wendy Anderson and her husband, Ross, of
Oxford Mills, Ontario, Canada; Susan Nickerson and her husband,
Allen, of Clear Lake; Kimberly Tapp and her husband, Dave, of
Mason City; one son, Mark Rasmusson of Mason City; four
grandchildren, Stacy Allen and his wife, Sheri;
Shelly Radcliff and her husband, Brian; Andrew Nickerson;
Katy Nickerson; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Radcliff;
two brothers, Bernard Hoff, Belmond; and Merlyn Heimdal of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Marion Hoff.
Velma Marie Cook
Velma Marie Cook (nee) Zeigler
Velma Marie Cook, 77, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at the
Kanawha Community Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Friday at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David A. Lee
officiating. Interment will be in the Amsterdam Township Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the Ewing Funeral
Home, Kanawha and one hour prior to services at the church.
Velma Cook was born Jan. 26, 1918 in Stilson.
Survivors include two sisters, Vera Babcock of Corwith, and
Verle TerHark of Kanawha; and one brother, Arthur Zeigler of Kanawha.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers.