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Timothy M. Collins, age 47 of Forest City, died Monday, February 20, 2006, in Forest City. Funeral service was Friday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Pastor Lee Laaveg officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Forest City. Visitation was from 4 to 8 PM Thursday, Feb. 23 at the funeral home and an hour prior to service at the church. Petersen Lund Funeral Home 505 N Clark St Forest City IA 50436 641-585-2685 www.petersenlundfh.com.
Timothy Michael Collins was born in Rock Rapids, IA, on March 27, 1958, the son of Dr. Perry L. and Joan (Koller) Collins. He received his elementary education in Rock Rapids and graduated from Central Lyon High School in 1977. He worked in Worthington, MN for a time at Campbell’s Soup and Bedford Industries. In 1990 he married Darcy Anderson. The marriage later ended in divorce. Tim continued his education at the Jackson Technical Institute, graduating as a lineman. In 1993, Tim began working for the city of Forest City as a lineman, a position he held until his death. In 1998 he met Rhonda King and the couple has made a life together. Tim was an attentive father. He loved restoring old cars with his son Ben and the two of them had been working on building a dune buggy. He enjoyed fishing and being Ben’s wrestling “coach”. He liked to take Ashley snowmobiling and enjoyed watching her play volleyball and cheerleading. He treasured quiet times spent with Rhonda and the grandchildren. Tim was always there for other people — willing to lend a hand and help out. He enjoyed NASCAR, the Minnesota Vikings and Texas Hold-Em.
He is survived by his children, Ashley and Ben Collins of Forest City and Stacy (Collins) Schulz of Brewster, MN; fiancée Rhonda King of Forest City; his mother Joan Collins and brother Steven Collins, both of Rock Rapids, IA; sisters Leigh (Mark) Stewart of Rock Rapids and Caryn (Kevin) Raddle of Fulda, MN; step-children Allison (Matt) Zrostlik of Forest City and Mike (Mishala) Good of Forest City and three step-grandchildren, Caleb Zrostlik and Hannah & Mark Good.
Tim was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Perry L. Collins.
Elvina A. Bowman, age 86 of Forest City, died Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City. Funeral service was Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Leland with Rev. Clarence Baalson officiating. Burial was at Forest Home Cemetery in Leland. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Friday, February 24 at the funeral home and an hour prior to service at the church. Petersen Lund Funeral Home 505 N Clark St Forest City IA 50436 641-585-2685 www.petersenlundfh.com.
Elvina Ann Bowman was born on April 9, 1919, in rural Forest City, Iowa, the daughter of Helmer and Elizabeth Ann (Range) Myre. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended rural school near her home. Her father died when she was eleven and the family moved to Forest City where she graduated from Forest City High School in 1937. She married Orval Bowman on October 12, 1940, at the Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in Forest City. After Orval returned from the service in 1945, the couple made their home on a farm east of Leland for over 45 years. This being where they raised their family. Elvina was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Leland where she was active in Ladies Aid, circle and other women’s activities. Her special interests through the years have included her children’s and grandchildren’s school programs, sports and concerts. Good memories include lots of picnics, fresh peach pies, Sunday drives, getting together with friends and family, and especially keeping in touch with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, no matter how close or far away they lived. The couple retired from farming and moved to Forest City in 1991. Orval passed away in April 2000. Elvina continued living at home until recently entering the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City. She died there on February 21, 2006 at the age of 86 years.
Elvina is survived by her children and their spouses: Patricia and Ron Johnson of Bemidji, MN, Marcia and Jon Hillesland of Leland, IA, David and Elizabeth Bowman of Ames, IA, and James and Nancy Bowman of Forest City, IA. Grandchildren include: Ron Jr. and wife Cherlyn, Rod and Randy Johnson and Michael Johnson and wife Angela; Rob and wife Roxanne, Kent and wife Melissa Hillesland, Kandyce and husband Randy Larson; Judd and wife Cassie Bowman; Lindsay and husband Mike Tuszynski and Amy Bowman. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren: Jennifer, Joshua & Joylyn Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Haley Asmus, Kali Johnson, Isaac Hillesland and Ada Tuszynski: two sisters: Fern Rollefson of Forest City and Gladys Hagenson of Thompson; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Baumann of Bancroft, IA, and a brother-in-law, Rudy Monson of Forest City.
Elvina was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Orval, sisters Evelyn Pletcher, Esther Sitzler and Doris Monson, brother Harvey Myre and son-in-law, Jimmy Van Lenning.
Hazel Palmer, age 87 of Forest City, died Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Funeral service was, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Forest City with Rev. Douglas Farrell officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Forest City. Visitation was from 4 to 8 PM Thursday, February 23 at the funeral home and an hour prior to service at the church. Petersen Lund Funeral Home 505 N Clark St Forest City IA 50436 641-585-2685 www.petersenlundfh.com.
Hazel Ellen Palmer was born on April 26, 1918 on the Lundstrom farm near Lime Creek (Winnebago River) northwest of Forest City. She was the daughter of Albert E. Anderson and Mable J. (Myre) Anderson. Hazel’s Sunday School teacher led her to accept the Lord as her personal Savior at a young age. In 1918, her parents purchased and moved to the Louis Nelson farm west of Forest City, where she attended Linden #7 rural school. Hazel graduated from Forest City High School in 1936. She then worked various jobs, one of which was an operator for Farmer’s Mutual Telephone Company. Later she taught in a one-room schoolhouse at Forest #8 (Otis School) and was then hired by C. M. Palmer to teach in Forest #4 (Palmer School). It was at this teaching position where Hazel met her husband-to-be. On June 14, 1940, Hazel married Donald Nelson Palmer at the Radio Chapel in Mason City, Iowa. Hazel was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church. Her love for Jesus and her faithfulness to her church was evident throughout her life. She enjoyed participating in sewing and mission circle, AWANA club, in addition to teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She found pride and happiness in gardening, sewing, baking and ceramics while living and working on her family’s farm in Forest City. Hazel also was a 4-H Club Leader for a time and was a long time member of her neighborhood birthday club. For over 30 years, Hazel and Donald spent summers in Iowa and winters in Arizona, to enjoy time with their 4 sons and respective families.
Hazel is survived by her husband, Donald Nelson Palmer; four sons, Gary and his wife Esther of Bartlett, Tennessee; Charles and his wife Linda of Tempe, Arizona; Douglas and his wife Joy of Forest City, Iowa; and Timothy and his wife Barb of Forest City, Iowa; 8 grandchildren; brother Marvin D. Anderson of Forest City, Iowa; sister Marilyn Sogard of Ames, Iowa and sister Nancy Johnson of Plymouth, Minnesota.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents and step-father (Walter J. Thompson), sisters, Lucille, Irene, Grace, Janice and Evelyn, and brothers Marlowe, Merle, Carroll and Arden.
Othelia C. Torkelson, age 94 of Forest City, died Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City. Funeral service was Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Rev. Lee Laaveg officiating. Burial was at Ellington Township Cemetery in rural Forest City. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 24 at the funeral home and an hour prior to service at the church. Petersen Lund Funeral Home 505 N Clark St Forest City IA 50436 641-585-2685 www.petersenlundfh.com.
Othelia Cornelia Torkelson, the daughter of Osmund and Bessie (Olson) Torkelson, was born near Humboldt, Iowa, on April 21, 1911. The family moved to a farm near Thompson, Iowa, where Othelia met and married Clarence Torkelson. Othelia was a lifelong homemaker while she and Clarence raised nine children. Later in life she started the career she totally loved and had been in training for almost her whole life, a cook at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City. God came first in her life followed closely by her family. Her family and friends will remember her warm and caring ways. Othelia’s children all feel they were especially blessed to have her as a mother. Her heart had a special spot for each of her 26 grandchildren whom she lived to spend time with. Each one of them has special memories of times spent with her. She was definitely a cookie-baking grandma. Othelia’s love of music was instilled in all her children. She taught herself to play the piano and read music like a professional, a skill she used for many years as her church’s organist. She was especially proud of any grandchild’s music ability and was an encouraging force in their involvement in music. Othelia’s children and grandchildren witnessed her boundless love of God’s creatures. Birds, numerous cats and dogs and children found a safe haven in her care. Othelia was born to teach. Her home became a classroom to her family and friends. She especially loved to teach the story of Jesus’ love but you could also have lessons in baking, sewing, crocheting, knitting, canning, baby care, animal care, music, wallpapering, quilting, gardening and any part of nature. Othelia was a life-long learner. She was an avid reader and loved to complete crossword puzzles. She could master any craft she tried, soon becoming the person who taught others her newly learned skill. She loved to travel and was especially proud of her trip to Mount St. Helens soon after it erupted. In her late sixties, she was the proud owner of her first car and the driver’s license she worked hard to obtain. You would often find her family gathered at her house on Sundays experiencing a delicious meal and special time together. Her children remember special foods she would make just for them. She always had a very special relationship with all her daughters-in-law and sons-in-law and found a very special spot in that big heart of hers just for them. Othelia loved to spend time with her brothers and sisters. She spent many happy hours quilting at her sister Thelma’s house.
Those left to cherish the memory of her life include her children: Margie Sogard of Ames, Bernice Voelker of Charles City, Carroll Torkelson of Fertile, Ronald (Lucille) Torkelson, Leslie (Paulette) Torkelson, Roger Torkelson, Wayne Torkelson and Marsha (Mark) Brunsvold, all of Forest City; 24 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Orrin Torkelson, and sisters: Lavina Askeland, Thelma Sunde, Louise Jermeland, Julaine Albertson, and Darlene Hanna. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Linda Kesler and Bonnie Torkelson and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clarence, son Clarence Junior, daughter Margie Helen , grandchildren Lisa Tate, Hollis, Debra and LaRae Torkelson. She was also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Joe, Clifford, John, Arthur, John, and Myrtle.
Cheryl “Sherry” Hocum, 58, of Platteville, Colo. died Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit in Greeley, Colo. Funeral services were held Feb. 21 at Stoddard Funeral Home in Greeley, Colo. Interment at Mizpah Cemetery in Platteville, Colo.
She was born April 4, 1947, in Forest City to Arden and Helen (Anderson) Ingebretson. She attended school in Forest City Community Schools and later took several college courses in Minneapolis. Sherry worked for several years at the Crystal State Bank in Robbinsdale, Minn. and at the Courage Center in Minneapolis as a personal care attendant. Currently she was working at the accounts payable department for the City of Longmont Colorado. On October 1, 1988, she married Douglas Hocum, formerly of Forest City, in Northglenn, Colorado. Mrs. Hocum was a very private person who enjoyed spending time with her husband, going on camping and fishing trips, area sightseeing rides and working on outdoor projects at home. She was an avid reader and liked doing crossword puzzles and studying clothes and colors.
Survivors include her husband Douglas Hocum of Platteville, Colo.; sons Neil Baker of Mission, Kans.; Corey (Diane Ricks) Parker of Hudson, Colo.; grandson Jacob Douglas Parker of Lochbuie, Colo.; stepdaughter Kimberly (Greg) Visage of Henderson; stepson Keith (Shenell) Hocum of LaSalle; sister, Brenda Ingebretson of Las Vegas, NV; brother Gary Ingebretson of Lake Mills; and two nephews Jason (Lynnea) Ingebretson of Denver, Colo.; and Michael (Rachel) Ingebretson of Wabasso, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Marie K. Vaag of Chino Valley, Ariz., formerly of Forest City and Bode, died Saturday, February 25, 2006, at Las Fuentes Care Center in Prescott, Ariz. at the age of 98 years. There will be a Memorial service and celebration of her life at Pilot Knob Lutheran Church, rural Forest City, in early June, followed by inurnment next to her husband in Bode.
Marie Katherine Vaag, daughter of Nels M. and Dorthea (Dahle) Helle was born May 4, 1907, on a farm west of Scarville. At three weeks her mother took her to the prairies of North Dakota, near Montpelier, where her father was homesteading. September 21, 1927, she married Alfred P. Vaag on the home farm place. Alfred and Marie made their home in Bode where three children were born to them: Dolores, Darlene and Dennis. Alfred died April 20, 1958, leaving Marie a 51 year old widow. She moved to Forest City (where her daughter Dolores lived) in August, 1958, and worked at several jobs while simultaneously being a companion to older women who needed her help. She was a nurse’s aide, a receptionist at Dr. H. R. Wilson’s optometrist office and a telephone operator-receptionist at Waldorf College until her retirement. Her strong faith in Jesus, her Lord and Savior, were evident to all who knew her and she had a ministry of knitting small children’s sweaters and baby afghans for children (through missions) all over the world from South America, to Africa, Russia, China and Mexico. Hundreds of children have been kept warm by her labor of love. Marie was a person who loved people and had a compassion for all and will be greatly missed. At the age of 98 she made a move from Forest City to Chino Valley, Ariz. and she really enjoyed the views of the mountains and wildlife.
Left to remember her are her daughters, Dolores Bartleson (Hanford) of Chino Valley, Ariz. and Darlene Walsh of St. Louis, MO. and daughter-in-law, Elaine Vaag of Omaha, Neb., 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Verna (Helle) Miller of Humboldt and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alfred Vaag; son, Dennis Vaag, in 2002; son-in-law, Jerry Walsh, in 2003; a sister, Inga Hanson and brother, Albert Helle and two great-grandchildren.
Updated by Chuck Prickett 3/4/2006
Alice Jean Irish Kenney passed away February 25, 2006, at her home in Orinda, California.
She was born Alice Jean Irish to Magdalene Grimm and Dr. Thomas Judson Irish in Forest City, Iowa, on August 26, 1923, the eldest of five siblings. She graduated from Forest City High School, salutatorian of her class, and attended Carleton College for two years before graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Iowa in 1945. She was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Alice Jean went on to work at Scripps Metabolic Clinic in La Jolla, California, before earning her MS in biochemistry from the University of California in Berkeley, with honors. She was an active member of the research team for Cancer Studies at U.C. Berkeley, and later worked at Stayner Pharmaceuticals in Berkeley, California. She met her husband, Robert Warner Kenney, while living at the International House at U.C. Berkeley, and they were married on June 2, 1950. Together they raised their family in Orinda, California. Alice Jean, familiarly known as Ollie, was a devoted wife and mother, and contributed to numerous charities, including World Vision, Jewish Women’s Federation, the Unitarian Church, Red Cross, and The United Way. She was an avid bird-watcher and nature-lover all her life.
She was preceded in death by her brother, John Irish; her parents Magdalene Irish and Dr. Thomas Irish; and brothers-in- law Dr. John Baker and Donald Craig, PhD.
She is survived by her sisters, Ellen Irish Craig of Deep River, Ontario and Sally Irish Baker of Mason City, Iowa; her brother, Dr. Thomas Irish (Sandra) of Tacoma, Washington; numerous nieces and nephews; her husband, Robert W. Kenney, PhD, of Orinda, California; and her daughters, Jane Kenney-Norberg (Eric) of Portland, Oregon and Wanda Kenney-Crook (Rick) of San Diego, California.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Phyllis L. Faber, age 75, of Forest City, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Forest City with Rev. Jerald Swanburg officiating. Burial was at Madison Township Cemetery in Forest City. Arrangements were handled by Petersen Lund Funeral Home.
Phyllis Lavonne Faber was born in Wallingford, Iowa, on March 28, 1930, the daughter Ordean and Adeline (Sandvig) Olsen. She received her education in Wallingford and graduated from high school there. She attended Waldorf College in Forest City where she met her future husband Delbert (Bud) Faber. The couple was married on May 28, 1948 in Wallingford. They made their home in Forest City their entire married lives. Besides raising her family, Phyllis worked at Messer Pharmacy, the Graham Shop, and Stitchcraft. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Forest City. She enjoyed attending craft shows, knitting and crocheting. For over forty-five years she treasured the friendships in her Birthday Club. She loved spending time with her grandkids and following their sports activities as well as keeping track of what was going on in their lives.
Phyllis is survived by her son, Alan Faber and wife Denise of Woden, grandchildren: Josh Faber of Clear Lake, Jesse Faber of Woden, Andrew Faber of Forest City, and Lindsey Faber of Ankeny, and Matthew Faber of Beulah, Wyo. Also surviving are two sisters, Ardice Walker of Fort Dodge, and Shirley Ness of Omaha Neb.; sisters-in-law: Peg (Harry) Tjelta, Betty (Loren) Indvik, and Dorothy Faber, all of Forest City, and Shirley Baker of Wallingford.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, James and Douglas, and a brother, Harley Olsen.
Agnes Marie Stecker, age 96 of Forest City, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Kansas City Missouri. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 7 at 1:00PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Rev. Lee Laaveg officiating. Burial will be at Good Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Titonka, Iowa. Arrangements were handled by Petersen Lund Funeral Home.
Born October 4, 1909, to Boyd & Rentje Pannkuk at Titonka, Iowa, she married Telko C. Stecker on February 22, 1933. Together they raised seven children in Titonka. In 1963 they moved to Forest City. Agnes was employed at Forest City Community Hospital for twenty one years as a unit and medical records secretary. She was very active at Immanuel Lutheran Church serving as a Stephens Ministry volunteer, a church circle member, and on the altar guild. She was a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center and a member of its board of directors. She also volunteered for North Iowa Hospice. She enjoyed traveling, making several trips to Europe and to Israel. She loved flowers, gardening, and attending activities of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She started each day reading the newspaper and read several hooks a week. She rarely said no and was always open to new experiences except riding on escalators. In 1997, she became a resident of Garden Villa Retirement Center in Lenexa, KS. She became involved in the Center’s many activities such as plays, Red Hat Society, and local outings. She continued to enjoy family gatherings with her children and their children. Agnes had an expansive mind, a generosity of spirit, and was a wonderful role model for all those who knew her. She was known for her positive attitude, serene disposition, enthusiasm for life, and selfless focus on others. All those who knew Agnes will dearly miss her.
She is survived by her seven children, Loren of Urbandale, Marlene (Norm) Wagner of Overland Park, Kan, Judith (Kenneth) McFerren, Pueblo, Cob, Shari (Ron) Newman of Winter Haven, Fla., Mary Beth (Harold) Prince of Okemos, Mich., Ted (Michele), of St. Louis Park, Minn., Tom (Judy) of Creston, Ill., fifteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, four sisters-in-law, Elida Brandt and Anelda Stecker, Titonka, Esther Pannkuk, Mason City, Ruth Pannkuk, Cedar Rapids, one brother-in-law, Harold Anderson, Cannon Falls, Minn., and many nieces and nephews.
Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, husband Telko of 45 years, four brothers, two sisters, and daughter-in-law, Sally Stecker.
Joice—Z. Sadie Charlson, 82, of 598 410th Street, died Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, with Rev. Sam Hamilton-Poore, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third Street Northeast, Mason City, and also one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Z. Sadie Charlson memorial fund.
Z. Sadie Charlson was born August 31, 1923, in Lake Mills, the daughter of Arthur and Pearl Olson. She was adopted by Martin and Gurine Dahlseide. Sadie attended country school and graduated from Joice High School. She was united in marriage to Sherman Charlson in 1940 at the Concordia Lutheran Church, Joice. They farmed near Joice all their married life until retiring. Sherman passed away on July 3, 1996. Sadie lived on the family farm for over 80 years. She also was employed at Fleet Guard, Lake Mills, for 23 years as a fork lift operator. Sadie was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Mason City. Sadie loved to fish and travel with Sherman across the continental United States, Canada, Alaska, and the Scandinavian countries. She enjoyed baking, playing bingo, and taking bus trips.
Sadie will be greatly missed by her four daughters, Sharon (Ron) Lance, Cedar Falls; Gloria “LaRae” (Curtis) Hamilton, Escondido, Calif.; Kathy Hebel, Mason City; and Vickie Charlson, Joice; son, Steven (Darby) Charlson, Mission, Texas; seven grandchildren, Janice Glaspie, Cedar Falls; Deana Hughes, Escondido, Calif., Thad Hamilton, Escondido, Calif.; Brad Charlson, Oceanside, Calif.; Nicole Charlson, Salem, Ore.; Ryan Hebel, Fargo, N.D.; and Jessica Burchett, Salem, Ore.; three great-grandchildren, Danielle and Samantha Glaspie, Cedar Falls; and Wyatt Hamilton Escondido, Calif., and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Bonnie; son-in-law, John; and grandson, Jared.
Gainesboro, Tenn.—James D. Larsen, 65, died Saturday, February 25, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville, Tenn. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
He was born to Axel and Josephine Larsen on September 22, 1940, in Minneapolis, Minn. Jim was raised in Hinckley, Minn. and graduated from Hinckley High School in 1958. He then served three years in the Navy on the USS Plymouth Rock (1958 to 1961). He was married to Marie Sikkink and later divorced. On December 22, 1979, he was united in marriage to Mary Johnson of Forest City. He worked in production management for Honeywell in Minneapolis, Minn., Winnebago Ind. in Forest City, and retired in 1997 from Nielsen & Bainbridge in Gainesboro, Tenn. Jim had many hobbies before his health declined. He enjoyed baseball and was an avid fisherman, hunter and camper. He loved to play poker and won many tournaments in pool. He had a quick wit and loved to laugh and joke around with friends and family. He also enjoyed cooking and became well known for his homemade fudge, chili, breads, and smoke meats.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Jamie of Gainesboro, Tenn., Stephanie (Doyle) Smidt of Galesville, Wis., and a son, Christopher (Christine) Larsen of Winona, Minn.; two step-sons, Shaw (Lisa) Biermann of Sparta, Tenn.; Daniel (Samantha) Johnson of Baxter, Tenn.; and six grandchildren (Tyler, Nicol Derek, Madeline, Ethan and Nathan). He is also survived by four sisters, Edna (Johnny) DeStunder of La Crescenta, Calif., Betty Clark of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Mary Ann Larsen of Elk River, Minn., and Kay (Jim) McGillivary of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and sisters-in-law Pat Larsen of Tulsa, Okla. and Janice Larsen of Cambridge, Minn.
He was preceded in death b his parents and three brothers, Christian (Crit), Lawrence (Buzz) and Axel (Buddy).
Neville H. (Bud) Dakken, 88, of Lake Mills, Iowa, died Sunday, March 05, 2006, at the Lake Mills Care Center in Lake Mills, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at Synod Lutheran Church in Lake Mills with Rev. Karl Hermanson officiating. Burial will take place at Lime Creek (Iowa) Cemetery, rural Lake Mills. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.
Harlan Neville (Bud) Dakken was born May 7, 1917, in Lake Mills, Iowa, to Henry and Mattie (Olson) Dakken. He was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church. He attended the Lake Mills public schools. On February 10, 1935, Bud was united in marriage with Naomi Honsey. To this marriage were born three children. Bud was a man of many talents: and artist, a writer, a builder, and a true fisherman. He was a foreman at Winnebago Industries for a number of years, and was a member of the Army National Guard—Red Bull Division. Bud and Naomi also enjoyed their many travels together.
Bud is survived by his wife, Naomi of Lake Mills; their three children, Doris Peterson of Mankato, Minn., David Dakken and his wife, Mary of Forest City, and Dana Dakken of Lake Mills; eight grandchildren, Lori (Archie) Benike, Rhonda (Tim) Clark, Scott (Dolly) Peterson, Todd (Kim) Dakken, Tim (Kim) Dakken, Susan (Greg) Spellacy, Thomas (Kelly) Peterson, and Nathan Dakken; thirteen great grandchildren, Joseph Benike, Sarah Johnson, Katie Dakken, Megan Dakken, Mackenzie Clark, Ethan Benike, Joseph Dakken, Aaron Spellacy, Joshua Dakken, Alexander Peterson, Joshua Spellacy, Riley Peterson, and Julian Peterson; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Gordon Haes of Garner; and several nieces and nephews.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Cyril Dakken; and two sisters, Viola (Jester) Hill and Eunice (Guy) Peterson.
Herbert B. Holland, 95, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at home under the care of his family and with the assistance of Hospice. Memorial services will be held at a later date on the family farm near Leland. Memorials may be directed to Martha Olson, 101 Anderson Street, Jewell. Herbert was born March 24, 1910, near Leland, Iowa, the son of H. C. and Anna (Haugen) Holland. He graduated from Leland High School then attended Waldorf College for two years. Herbert graduated from Iowa State University in 1933 with a degree in Chemistry. While in college, he met his future wife, Mary Jane Sankot. They were married October 27, 1935, in Lisbon. Herbert and Mary Jane returned to the family farm near Leland where Herbert farmed until his retirement in 1983. Herbert was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Leland and had served on the Forest City School Board.
Herbert is survived by seven children, David (Beverly) Holland of Plainwell, Michigan, Jan (Lois) Holland of Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, Marianne (Greg) Michel of Des Moines, Iowa, Rebecca Doren of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Martha (Robert) Olson of Jewell, Iowa, Diane (Steve) Rickerl of Aurora, South Dakota, and Daniel (Marcia) Holland of Gulf Breeze, Florida; 17 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren.
Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary Jane in 2003; infant daughter, Susan Jean; three brothers, Arthur, Clifford and Elvin; and one grandson.
Major Erickson Funeral Home in Mason City is in charge of arrangements.
Fertile—Tanner E. Brunsvold, age 15, of Fertile, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at his home in Fertile. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Rev. Lee Laaveg officiating Burial will he at Oakland Cemetery in Forest City. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. and a hour prior to service at the church. Petersen Lund Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Updated by Chuck Prickett 3/11/2006
Tanner Brunsvold, 15