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MCGG 1/25/1996 

Keith Edwin Bryant

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio 



Keith Edwin Bryant, 82, formerly of Mason City, Iowa, died

Monday (Jan. 15, 1996) at the Masonic Home in Springfield.



Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17,

at the Masonic Home in Springfield.



A memorial service and Masonic rites were also held at the First

Christian Church on Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Weslaco, Texas.



Keith Edwin Bryant was born in 1913 in Lehigh, Iowa.



He was united in marriage to Catherine Catlen in 1941.



They resided in Ohio and Indiana until he retired, moving to

Mason City, Iowa. Later,  they resided permanently in Weslaco,

Texas.



He served in the United States Army during World War II.



He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Odd Fellows, American

Legion 40 et 8.



He is survived by five brothers, Bill Bryant of Branson, Mo.;

John D. Bryant of Wichita, Kan.; Newton Bryant and Bert Bryant,

both of Mason City, Iowa, and James Bryant of Weslaco, Texas;

three sisters, Mildred Livingston of Mason City, Iowa; Clarice

Christensen of Weslaco, Texas, and Enid Buss of Des Moines; and

many nieces and nephews.



He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Catherine,

in 1994; two brothers; and one sister.



MCGG 1/25/1996  

Merle Lloyd Bredlow

MASON CITY 



Merle Lloyd Bredlow, 76, of Mason City, passed away Tuesday

(Jan. 23, 1996) in Houston, Texas.



A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mason

City Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4060 Fourth St. S.W.,

with George Grover, elder, officiating.



Merle Lloyd Bredlow was born April 23, 1919, in Liberty Township,

Hancock County, Iowa, a son of Walter John Bredlow and Lavina

Ulrich Bredlow.



Mr. Bredlow married Alice Irene Kroeger on Jan. 7, 1957, in

Mason City.



Merle was retired after more than 22 years of employment as

a property maintenance engineer at The Harbourage Condominiums

in Clear Lake.



After retirement, he worked as a private residential painting

contractor.



For the past 55 years, he was active as one of Jehovah's witnesses

and truly lived his faith.



Merle had many dear friends that he dearly loved and would

like to express it at this time. His wife shares this sentiment

as well.



We are very grateful for our loving neighbors and all the encouragement

from our friends.



Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Alice Irene Bredlow

of Mason City; one son, Ethan Bredlow of Clear Lake; one brother,

Ellsworth Bredlow and his wife, Norma, of Mankato, Minn.; two

sisters, Jean Shockman and her husband, Gerald, of Mankato, Minn.,

and Lola Martin of Houston, Texas; and one nephew, Meredith 

Martin of Houston, Texas.



MCGG 1/25/1996  

Clifford N. Sage

MASON CITY 



Clifford N. Sage, 64, of 207 21 St. S.E., died Wednesday (Jan.

24, 1996) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hogan-Bremer Colonial

Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E.



MCGG 1/25/1996  

William R. `Bill' Mathis

CHARLES CITY 



William R. ``Bill'' Mathis, 79, rural route #1, Bowdinham,

Maine, and formerly of Charles City, died Wednesday (Jan. 24,

1996) at the Kennebeck Medical Center, Augusta, Maine, of natural

causes.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Fullerton Hage Funeral

Home, 401 Blunt St., Charles City.



MCGG 1/25/1996  

Rubert Young

ALGONA 



Rubert Young, 83, of Algona, died Wednesday (Jan. 24, 1996)

at the Good Samaritan Center.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the 

Geilenfeld-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Algona, with the 

Rev. Steve Brodersen of St. Cecelia's Catholic Church 

officiating. Burial with military rites will be in East 

Lawn Cemetery.



Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home, with

a 7:30 p.m. Scripture service.



He was born May 14, 1912, in Bacon, Ind.



He is survived by his wife, Josephine Young of Algona.



MCGG 1/25/1996  

Esther Lau

GARNER 



Esther Lau, 92, of Worthington, Ohio, formerly of Garner, died

Tuesday (Jan. 23, 1996) at the Worthington Nursing Home, 

in Worthington, Ohio.



Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul

Lutheran Church, Garner, with the Rev. Clyde Kieschnick officiating.

Inurnment will be in Concord Township Cemetery in Garner.



The family will receive family and friends from 4 to 7 p.m.

Sunday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, Garner.



Esther Alvina Lau, the daughter of Henry and Augusta (Keel)

Jante, was born July 14, 1903, on a farm north of Garner.



She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church

northeast of Garner.



She attended school at St. John's Lutheran Parochial School

and Garner Community School.



Esther was a telephone operator for Koerner's Telephone Company

in Klemme for several years.



On Oct. 16, 1926, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Harold

Lau at Garner, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. They

made their home in Klemme.



After her husband's death in 1987, she moved to Prairie View

Apartments in Garner, and later to Claremont Retirement Village

in Columbus, Ohio, where she lived the past four years.



Esther was a dedicated homemaker and mother, who loved to cook,

bake and play bridge and ``500'' with relatives and friends.



She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Klemme

during her years in Klemme and while in Garner, belonged to St.

Paul Lutheran Church.



She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cozette and

David Lamb of Worthington, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Michelle

Lamb and Jason Lamb; and a sister-in-law, Louise Jante of Owatonna,

Minn.



She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd H. Lau on March

21, 1987; her parents; three sisters, Emma Hollatz on  Aug. 31,

1981; Caroline Hoeft on July 9, 1987, and Minnie Hoeft on June

29, 1989; and four brothers, Albert Jante, Ed Jante, Henry Jante

and her twin brother, Ernest Jante.



MCGG 1/25/1996

Rerun- Funeral home had wrong name of one of the sisters.

THERE IS A PIX WITH THIS ONE

Loren D. Hohenfield

MASON CITY 



Loren D. Hohenfield, 66, of 1144 First St. S.E., died Monday

(Jan. 22, 1996) at home.



Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial

Park Cemetery, with the Rev. David French of First Assembly of

God Church officiating.



Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Major Erickson

Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave.



Loren D. Hohenfield was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Beatrice, Neb.,

the son of Rudolph and Helen (Runge) Hohenfield. Loren moved

to Mason City as a youngster and graduated from Mason City High

School.



He served in the United States Army during the Korean War for

two years. He married Barbara Trevett on Jan. 2, 1954, in Mason

City.  Loren worked for the AGRI Soybean Plant for 33 years and

retired in 1991.  He was a member of the VFW.



Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hohenfield of Mason City;

three sons, Mark Hohenfield and his wife, Phyllis, and Randy

Hohenfield and his friend, Angie, all of Mason City, and Terry

Hohenfield and his wife, Cindy, of Nora Springs; one daughter,

Shawn Luna and her husband, Randy, of Mason City; six grandchildren,

Christopher, Laura, Jerry, Jamey, Elsie and Lindsey; seven sisters,

Pat Schultz and her husband, Cecil, of Mason City; Lois Berry

and her husband, John, of Renville, Minn.; Vera Husak and her

husband, John, of Mankato, Minn.; Betty Albright and her husband,

Fred, of Clear Lake; Virg Thomas and her husband, David, of Rantoul,

Ill.; Sis Redmond and Gerri Bramsen, both of Mason City; two

brothers, Sam Hohenfield of Bode and Butch Hohenfield and his

wife, Pat, of Rockford, Ill.



He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one

son.



MCGG 1/25/1996  

James E. Bennett

MASON CITY 



James E. Bennett, 61, 5 Regency Lane, died Monday (Jan. 22,

1996) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East.



Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Major Erickson

Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Burial will be at 3 p.m.

at the Clinton-Garfield Cemetery in Rolfe.



Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today and Friday until

time of services at Major Erickson Funeral Home.



James was born June 25, 1934, in Greenville, the son of William

J. and Lillian (Riser) Bennett.



The Bennett family moved to West Bend in 1940 and James graduated

from Des Moines Township in 1952.



James and his brothers farmed in the West Bend area until 1967

when James moved to Mason City and started working for the Chicago

& North Western Railroad.



He was currently employed by the railroad.



He was a member of the United Transportation Union, loved playing

pinochle, deer hunting, gardening and sharing his computer skills

with his grandchildren and others.



He will be sadly missed by his wife, Suzette ``Sue'' Bennett

of Mason City; three  daughters, Anita J. Bennett of Mason City;

Cynthia Rankin and her husband, Albert, of Rapid City, S.D.,

and Jane Euell and her husband, Daniel, of Littleton, Colo.;

three sons, Allen Dean Bennett and his wife, Robin, of Aspers,

Pa.; Jerald Bennett and his wife, Pam, of Jacksonville, Fla.,

and John Bennett and his wife, Laura, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; three

stepdaughters, Connie Bowan and her husband, Bob, of Albuquerque,

N.M.; Cathy Bancroft of Mason City, and Cindy Smithe and her

husband, Dennis, of West Union; one brother, William B. Bennett

and his wife, Marian, of West Bend; 15 grandchildren; and many

nieces, nephews, and loving family.



He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers.



MCGG 1/25/1996  

Ronald Folkers

HAMPTON 



Ronald Folkers, 75, of Des Moines, formerly of Hampton, died

Wednesday (Jan. 24, 1996) at the Calvin Manor, Des Moines.



A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the

Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton, with the Rev. Larry McCann

officiating. Burial will be at a later date.



There is no visitation. The body was cremated.



Ronald Folkers was born Nov. 20, 1920, in Hampton, the son of

Lawrence Otto Folkers and Nettie (Geerdes) Folkers.



He was a graduate of Hampton High School in Hampton.



He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Gill on Aug. 2, 1942,

in Lancaster, Mo.



He was a retired train dispatcher for the Chicago North Western.



Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Folkers of Des Moines;

one son, Phillip Folkers of Des Moines; one daughter, Ann Korczyk

of Dubuque; and two grandchildren.



He was preceded in death by his parents.



MCGG 1/26/1996 

Lyle I. Brakel

CHARLES CITY  



Lyle I. Brakel, 72, of Charles City, died Thursday (Jan. 25,

1996) at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Fullerton-Hage Funeral

Home.



MCGG 1/26/1996  

Larry Craig Taylor

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.  



Larry Craig Taylor, 48, of Minneapolis, died Sunday (Jan. 21,

1996).



A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed

by a reception until 5 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Women's Club in

Cedar Falls, Iowa.  The Cremation Society of Minnesota is in

charge of arrangements.



He was a lighting consultant for the University of Minnesota

Energy Efficiency Program.  A gifted artist and craftsman of

widely ranging skills and interests, Larry possessed a thirst

for learning and never lacked for projects.  He was always up

for a challenge, tenacious to the end, and relished his independent

solutions.  He accepted his last challenge of lung cancer with

amazing dignity and serenity.  A 1973 graduate of MCAD, his fine

art endeavors included oil painting, sculpture, printmaking,

serigraphy, photography and holography.  He enjoyed many outdoor

activities, especially bicycling, archery, camping and fishing.

He was a stereophile and connoisseur of all music and a sensitive,

innocent spirit whose wit, creativity, kindness and generosity

were apppreciated and loved by those who knew him.  Children

especially enjoyed his gentle, playful attention.  He embellished

a mundane world with his sparkling, intense presence.



He is survived by his loving companion and wife of 26 years,

Kay Von der Linde Taylor; mother and stepfather, Vivian and Charles

Shane of Waterloo, Iowa; sisters, Emily Taylor of Garland, Texas,

and Pamela Taylor and her husband J.D. Rebstock of Gainesville,

Fla., and Cynthia Gomez and her husband, Alex of Campbell, Calif.;

niece, Brittany; nephews, Taylor and Raleigh; maternal aunt,

Ann Fabric of Phoenix, Ariz.; and paternal aunt, Lorraine Fitzpatrick

of Cedar Falls.



He was preceded in death by his father, Loren Taylor.



MCGG 1/26/1996  

Everett Harness

MASON CITY  



Everett Harness, 83, of 225 15th St. N.W., died Thursday (Jan.

25, 1996) at home.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Major Erickson Funeral

Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave.



MCGG 1/26/1996  

Rana A. Matzen

RICEVILLE  



Rana A. Matzen, 83, of Riceville, died Thursday (Jan. 25, 1996)

at the Stacyville Community Rest Home.



Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter's

Lutheran Church with the Rev. Chris Gugel officiating.  Burial

will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.



Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Conway Funeral

Home, Riceville, and will continue one hour prior to services

at the church on Sunday.



Rana A. Matzen was born Oct. 19, 1912, in Denmark.



Survivors include two daughters, Eileen Hogman of Garland, Texas,

and Carole Rebholz of San Ramon, Calif.; four grandchildren;

four great-grandchildren; one brother, Herbert Paulsen of Moline,

Ill.; one sister, Ella Shriver of Flagler Beach, Fla.; and one

half sister, Maria of Denmark.



She was preceded in death by her husband and four sisters.



MCGG 1/26/1996  

James `Bud' Miller

WEBSTER CITY  



James ``Bud'' Miller, 85, of Webster City, died Wednesday (Jan.

24, 1996) at his home.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the

Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Artrip officiating.  Burial

will be in  Graceland Cemetery.



Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home and

will continue until service time on Saturday.



James Cavert Miller, the son of James D. and Bertha Haswell

Miller, was born Feb. 27, 1910, in Webster City.  He attended

rural schools.  On June 2, 1939, he married Evelyn Roberta Tash

in Webster City.  The couple farmed north of Blairsburg from

1939 until 1955, when they moved to their present farm two miles

east of Webster City.  He also had a custom corn shelling and

trucking business.



He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son and daughter-in-law,

Jim and Judee Miller of Clear Lake; daughter and son-in-law,

Kathie and Bill Ruth of Altoona; grandchildren, Dawn Hejna, Blake

Miller, Jodee Esser, J.D. Miller, Scott Wailes and Tami Wailes;

six great-grandchildren; a sister, Winonah Henry of Webster City;

a brother, Art Miller of Carroll; and several nieces and nephews.



He was preceded in death by a brother, Wendell, in infancy;

and a sister, Myra Sylvester.



He was a member of the Church of Christ and a Democratic party

supporter.



MCGG 1/26/1996  

Clifford N. Sage

MASON CITY  



Clifford N. Sage, 64, of 207 First St. S.E., died Wednesday

(Jan. 24, 1996) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East.



A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First

Christian Church, 318 N. Adams Ave., with the Rev. Paul Boostrom

officiating.  Following cremation, inurnment will take place

in Waldport, Ore.



There will be no public visitation.  Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel,

126 Third St. N.E., is handling arrangements.



Clifford N. Sage was born in Mason City on July 11, 1931, the

son of Clifford and Lucille (Mayo) Sage.  He attended school

in Mason City and Richmond, Calif.  Following graduation he enlisted

in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1951-1955.  He later worked

for Pacific Bell Telephone Co., retiring in 1984.  He returned

to Mason City in December 1990.



He enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren, repairing

bicycles, taking pictures, boats and antique automobiles.



He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.



He is survived by his loving companion, Elaine Sage of Mason

City; one son, Robert Sage of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Sandra

Duggar and her husband, Joe, of Sacramento, Calif.; two stepdaughters,

Jackie Carpenter and her husband, Richard, and Tammy Treslan,

all of Mason City; four stepsons, Don Sage and his wife, Jessie;

Tom Sage and his wife, Linda; Ron Sage and his wife, Toni; Bryan

Sage and his wife, Carol, all of Mason City; 14 stepgrandchildren;

one step-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Charles Sage and

his wife, Marge, of Placerville, Calif., and Donald Sage of Pacheco,

Calif.; one aunt, Hazelle Tagesen of Mason City; and several

cousins.



He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gregory

Sage.



MCGG 1/26/1996  

Alvina J. Meyer

GARNER  



Alvina J. Meyer, 88, died Wednesday (Jan. 24, 1996) at North

Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City.



Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran

Church with the Rev. James I. Lamb and the Rev. Clyde Kieschnick

officiating.  Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery.



Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Cataldo

Funeral Chapel.



Alvina Johanna Meyer, the daughter of Fred and Maria (Drewes)

Struecker, was born June 9, 1907, on a farm near West Bend. 

She attended the Lutheran Parochial School in Whittemore.  On

Sept. 26, 1928, she was married to Martin ``Max'' William Meyer

at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Whittemore.  In 1931 they moved

from Whittemore to Garner where they lived the rest of their

lives.  In the spring of 1987, Alvina moved to Prairie View Apartments

in Garner.  She enjoyed her family, friends, quilting and crocheting.



She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and LWML, in which

she played an active role.



She is survived by her four children, James Meyer and his wife,

Julie, of Garner; the Rev. Edward Meyer and his wife, Melba,

of Conover, N.C.; the Rev. David Meyer and his wife, Vivian,

of Havelock, N.C., and Marie Waddingham and her husband, David,

of Garner; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, James

W. Meyer, II and his wife, Priscilla, and their three children,

Katie, Christopher and Jordan; Julie Trost and her husband, Jeff,

and their three children, Jason, Jill and Jon; Timothy Meyer

and his wife, Heather; Thomas Meyer and his wife, Deb, and their

three children, Melissa, Bryan and Jason; Tamara Riegel and her

husband, Matthew; Susan Kucenski and her husband, Bill, and their

son, Andrew; Sarah Meyer; Kathy Meyer; Shelley Witting and her

husband, Rick; Sheila Sperr and her husband, Keith; Sherry Loftus

and her husband, Mike, and their son, Ryan, and Mark Waddingham

and his wife, Liz, and their daughter, Megan; three sisters-in-law,

Frieda Struecker of Emmetsburg, Ida Struecker and Aleen Struecker,

both of Whittemore.



She was preceded in death by her husband, M.W. ``Maxie'' Meyer

on Dec. 20, 1985; her daughter-in-law, Ruth Meyer, Dec. 10, 1985;

a grandson, John Meyer, July 23, 1990; her parents; and three

brothers, Erwin Struecker, Walter Struecker and Werner Struecker.



MCGG 1/27/1996 

Ida Constance `Daisy' Myhr

CLEAR LAKE 



Mrs. Ida Constance `Daisy'' Myhr, 103 years, seven months,

and 12 days, of 15 Timberlane Drive, Clear Lake, died Friday

(Jan. 26, 1996) at home.



Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31,

1996, at the Congregational Church, with the Rev. Larry Squier

officiating.



Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial

Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake.



MCGG 1/27/1996  

Harold L. `Bud' Sims

MASON CITY  



Harold L. ``Bud'' Sims, 85, of 24 Circle Terrace, died Friday

(Jan. 26, 1996) at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.



Funeral services are tentatively planned for 11 a.m. Monday

at the Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 Second St. S.E., with the

Rev. Carl Ries of St. Joseph Catholic Church officiating.



Other arrangements are incomplete.



MCGG 1/27/1996  

Lyle I. Brakel

CHARLES CITY 



Lyle I. Brakel, 72, of  810 Freeman St., died Thursday

(Jan. 25, 1996) at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn.



Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Fullerton Hage

Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St., with the  Rev. John G. Bissett,

senior pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.



Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home

where the family  will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation

will also be held from 9 a.m. until time of services Monday at

the funeral home.



Lyle Irvin Brakel was born Feb. 2, 1923, in rural Cerro Gordo

County, near the Portland area.



Survivors include his wife, Juanita, of Charles City; three

sons, Dennis Brakel, Charles City; Dean Brakel of Caribou, Maine,

and Michael Brakel of Forest City; two daughters, Linda Lantz

of Rudd and Patricia Scholbrock of Lawler; two stepsons, Craig

Dietrich of  Northome, Minn., and Daniel Dietrich of Ten Strike,

Minn.;  two  stepdaughters, Ayleen Wallin of Black Duck, Minn.,

and Pat Troxler of Germany; one brother, Dale Brakel of Mason

City; 15 grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren;

and one stepgreat-grandchild.



He was preceded in death by his parents and one son.



MCGG 1/27/1996  

Clifford N. Sage

MASON CITY  



Clifford N. Sage, 64, of 207 21st St. S.E., died Wednesday (Jan.

24, 1996) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East.



A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Christian

Church, 318 N. Adams Ave., with the Rev. Paul Boostrom officiating.

Following cremation, inurnment will take place in Waldport,

Ore.



There will be no public visitation.  Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel,

126 Third St. N.E., is handling arrangements.



Clifford N. Sage was born in Mason City on July 11, 1931, the

son of Clifford and Lucille (Mayo) Sage.  He attended school

in Mason City and Richmond, Calif.  Following graduation he enlisted

in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1951-1955.  He later worked

for Pacific Bell Telephone Co., retiring in 1984.  He returned

to Mason City in December 1990.



He enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren, repairing

bicycles, taking pictures, boats and antique automobiles.



He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.



He is survived by his loving companion, Elaine Sage of Mason

City; one son, Robert Sage of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Sandra

Duggar and her husband, Joe, of Sacramento, Calif.; two stepdaughters,

Jackie Carpenter and her husband, Richard, and Tammy Treslan,

all of Mason City; four stepsons, Don Sage and his wife, Jessie;

Tom Sage and his wife, Linda; Ron Sage and his wife, Toni; Bryan

Sage and his wife, Carol, all of Mason City; 14 stepgrandchildren;

one step-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Charles Sage and

his wife, Marge, of Placerville, Calif., and Donald Sage of Pacheco,

Calif.; one aunt, Hazelle Tagesen of Mason City; and several

cousins.



He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gregory

Sage.



MCGG 1/27/1996  

Justin Lee Condon 

Jamie Louis Condon

NEW HAVEN 



Justin Lee and Jamie Louis Condon, twin sons of Larry and Suzanne

Condon were stillborn on Thursday (Jan. 25, 1996) at North Iowa

Mercy Health Center East, Mason City.



Graveside commital services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday

at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, New Haven, with the Rev. John

Mosher officiating.



There is no visitation. Champion Funeral Home, Osage, is in

charge of arrangements.



They are survived by their parents, Larry and Suzanne Condon

of New Haven; one sister, Jewel Condon of Osage; one brother,

Trent Condon of Osage; maternal grandmother, Judith Vickers and

her husband, Charles, of Forest Grove, Ore.; maternal grandfather,

Gordon Cooney of Charles City; paternal grandparents, Jack and

Ruth Condon of New Haven; and maternal great-grandparents, Don

and Lorna Potratz of Mason City.



MCGG 1/27/1996  

Dr. Walter H Long

CLARION 



Dr. Walter H. Long, 94, of Clarion died Friday (Jan. 26, 1996)

at the Clarion Community Hospital.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the United

Methodist Church of Renwick, with the Rev. Shirley Rozendaal

officiating. Burial will be in the Goldfield Cemetery, Goldfield.



Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the 

Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Renwick.



Walter Long  was born May 28, 1901 in Renwick.



Survivors include his wife, Norma of Clarion; two daughters,

Marilyn Neely of Iowa City, and Marjorie Hey of Green Bay, Wis.;

and three grandchildren.



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



MCGG 1/27/1996  

Vera A. Hoodjer

ALLISON 



Vera A. Hoodjer, 86, of Allison, died Friday (Jan. 26, 1996)

at the Convenant Hospital, Waterloo.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St.

James Lutheran Church, Allison, with the Rev. Jerry Laehn officiating.

Burial will be in the Allison Cemetery.



Visitation will be from 2 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the Sietsema-Vogel

Funeral Home, Allison.



Vera A. Hoodjer was born March 2, 1909 in Butler County.



Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Fasse of Waterloo, Mary

Hoogestraat of Parkersburg, and Dorothy Runyan of Britt; 10 

grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and one brother, 

Harold Poppen of Allison.



She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters;

and one brother.



MCGG 1/27/1996  

Alice Hedges

CHARLES CITY 



Alice Hedges, 80, a resident of the Salsbury Baptist home,

died Friday (Jan. 26, 1996) at the Salsbury Baptist Home.



Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hauser

Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St., with the Rev. John Bissett 

officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery.



Visitation will be from 3 until 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m.

until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.



Alice Conn Hedges was born Oct. 10, 1915 at Gravett, Ark.



Survivors include one daughter, Helen Erion of Charles City;

one son, Claude Hedges Jr. of Fairfield; one brother, Frank Conn

of Adrian, Mo.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;

and one great-great-grandchild.



She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters;

two brothers; and one grandson.



MCGG 1/28/1996 

Richard L. Navratil

GRAFTON 



Richard Lloyd Navratil, 67, of Grafton, died Friday (Jan. 26,l

1996) at home.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Conner Colonial Chapel,

99 11th St. St., Northwood.



MCGG 1/28/1996  

Everett Harness

MASON CITY  



Everett Harness, 83, of 225 15th St. N.W., died Thursday (Jan.

25, 1996) at home.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan.

31, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave.



Further arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.



MCGG 1/28/1996  

Harold L. `Bud' Sims

MASON CITY  



Harold L. ``Bud'' Sims, 85 of 24 Circle Terrace, died Friday

(Jan. 26, 1996) at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.



Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Fullerton

Patterson James Funeral Chapel, 123 Second St. S.E.  The Rev.

Jack Paisley of St. Joseph Catholic Church will officiate.  Burial

will be at Resthaven Cemetery, W. Des Moines.



Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday until time of service

at the funeral chapel.



Harold L. Sims  was born Sept. 8, 1910, at Grand Junction.



Survivors include his wife, Mercedes Sims of Mason City; and

one daughter, Marilyn Newbrough, Iowa City.



MCGG 1/28/1996  

Darlene (Stickney) Shaw

AUGUSTA, Ga. 



Mrs. John W. (Darlene) Shaw, 58 of Augusta, Ga., formerly of

Nora Springs, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 1996) at home.



Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph

Catholic Church, Augusta, Ga., with the Rev. Michael Ring officiating.



There will be no visitation as her body was cremated.



Elliott and Sons Funeral Home, Augusta, Ga., is in charge of

the arrangements.



Memorials may be directed to the Shaw Family, 2738 Fawn Drive,

Augusta, Ga. 30906.



Darlene was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Rockford, the daughter of

Jess Sr. and Louise Stickney.  She moved with her parents to

Nora Springs where she attended school.  She was a 1955 graduate

of Nora Springs High School.



In 1957, she was united in marriage to John W. ``Wesley'' Shaw

and due to his career in the U.S. Army traveled many places and

eventually retired in Augusta, Ga.



She had a deep love for her church and grandchildren.  She enjoyed

cooking and baking.



She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Augusta,

Ga., and served in many church capacities.



Survivors include her husband, John W. ``Wesley'' Shaw of Augusta,

Ga.; two daughters, Vicki Harris, Bad Kreuznach, Germany, and

Kristi Jones, Augusta, Ga.; two sons, John Dee Shaw, Augusta,

Ga., and Eric Shaw, MaCombe, Okla.; two brothers, Jess Stickney

Jr. and wife, Jinny, Rockford, and Jerry Stickney and wife, Bonnie,

Nora Springs; four sisters, Clara Ingalls and husband, Walt,

Holden Beach, N.C., Dixie Cain and husband, Charles, Tampa, Fla.,

Sharon Bonjour and husband, Walt, Mason City, and Dianna Orluske

and husband, Paul, Nora Springs; seven grandchildren; and many

nieces and nephews.



She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess Sr. and Louise

Stickney.



MCGG 1/28/1996  

Earl F. Cole

MASON CITY  



Earl F. Cole, 74, of 713 N. Carolina Place, died Saturday (Jan.

27, 1996) at Muse Norris Hospice In-patient Unit.



Funeral arrangments are incomplete at Hogan-Bremer Colonial

Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E.



MCGG 1/28/1996  

Marvella Overbeck

CLARION  



Marvella Overbeck, 66, of Clarion, formerly of Swaledale, died

Friday (Jan. 26, 1996) at Community Memorial Hospital.



Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30,

at Bethany Reformed Church, Belmond.



Further arrangements are incomplete at Ewing Funeral Home, Belmond.



MCGG 1/28/1996  

William R. `Bill' Mathis

BOWDINHAM, Maine  



William R. ``Bill'' Mathis, 79, of Bowdinham, Maine, formerly

of Charles City, died Wednesday (Jan. 24, 1996) at Kennebeck

Medical Center, Augusta, Maine, of cardio-respiratory arrest.



Memorial funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,

Jan. 30, 1996, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),

807 S. Main St., Charles City, with the Rev. Eldon Jandebeur

officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.



Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St., Charles City, is

in charge of the arrangements.



Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials

to the American Legion Shannon Wilson Post 174.



William Raymond ``Bill'' Mathis was born July 15, 1916, in Faribault,

Minn., the son of Friederich and Caroline (Hoffeld) Mathis. 

On Feb. 26, `1939, in Morristown, Minn., he married Kathrine

Irene Quigley.  Mr. Mathis joined the U.S. Navy during World

War II.  He served as a corpsman at the Naval Hospital in Farragut,

Idaho.  Following his return to Iowa after the war, the couple

made their home in Charles City in 1944.  Mr. Mathis became the

manager of Gambles Department Store in Charles City.  He then

took a position with First Security Bank of Charles City.  He

remained at the bank for 33 years, retiring as a vice president

of the bank.



Mrs. Mathis died on Jan. 2, 1995, in Mason City.  Mr. Mathis

moved to Maine to make his home with his son.



Mr. Mathis was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples

of Christ) in Charles City.  He was a member of North Iowa Bankers

Association.  He had served as a member of the Charles City School

Board.  He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post

202 of Topsham, Maine.  This year marked Mr. Mathis' 50th year

as a member of the American Legion.  In his spare time, he was

an avid hunter and fisherman.  He often enjoyed going to watch

the games of the Charles City Comettes Softball Team.



Living family members include a son and his wife, James and

Royann Mathis of Bowdinham, Maine; two grandsons, Aaron Mathis

of Newport, R.I., and Jared Mathis of Brunswick, Maine; a brother,

John Mathis of Denver, Colo., and a sister, Anne Mull of Prescott,

Ariz.



MCGG 1/29/1996 

Lewine Cassidy

ROCKWELL  



Lewine Cassidy, 97, of 304 Washington St., died Sunday (Jan.

28, 1996) at the Rockwell Care Center.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Fullerton Funeral Home,

Rockwell.



MCGG 1/29/1996  

Clara Grover

MASON CITY  



Clara Grover, 65, formerly of 1412 N. Ohio Ave., died Saturday

(Jan. 27, 1996) at the Nora Springs Care Center.



Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fullerton

Patterson James Funeral Chapel, 123 Second St. S.E.  The Rev.

Eldon Jandebeur of First Christian Church, Nora Springs, will

officiate.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.



Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel.

Other arrangements are incomplete.



MCGG 1/29/1996  

Earl F. Cole

MASON CITY  



Earl F. Cole, 74, of 713 N. Carolina Place, died Saturday (Jan.

27, 1996) at the Muse Norris Hospice In-Patient Unit.



A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family

Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams Ave., with the Rev. Raymond A.

Burkle officiating.  Burial will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery,

where full military honors will be conducted by members of the

Mason City Veteran's Memorial Association.



Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at Hogan-Bremer Colonial

Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., where a scriptural wake service will

be held at 7 p.m.



Memorials may be given to Hospice of North Iowa in memory of

Mr. Cole.



Earl Francis Cole was born Aug. 16, 1921, at Waterville, a son

of Carl and Rosalia (Gerkey) Kohl.  He married Mildred C. Scholl

on May 3, 1950, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Mason City.



Mr. Cole was a graduate of Decorah High School.  He served in

the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in the Philippines.

He fought in battles on Leyete Island, Bataan Island, Luzon

Island, Zambales Island and Corregidor Island.  Following his

discharge, he moved to Seattle, Wash., where he lived for a short

time.  He then lived in Decorah before moving to Mason City in

1948.



Mr. Cole worked at Armco Steel Co., Mason City, for several

years.  He retired from Associated Milk Producers, Inc., in 1984,

after working there 27 years.



He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and gardening.  He was

a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.



Survivors include his wife, Mildred Cole, Mason City; three

sons, Pat Cole and his wife, Marie, Mason City, Frank Cole and

his wife, Marcie, Albert Lea, Minn., and Gary Cole and his wife,

Dianne, Rockford; nine grandchildren, Michael Cole, Jason Cole,

Jim Cole, Sarah Cole, Scott Cole, Heather Cole, Douglas Cole,

Chelsea Cole and Samantha Cole; and one sister, Coletta Vick,

Decorah.



He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Corrine

Queel; and one brother, Jim Cole.



MCGG 1/29/1996  

Everett Harness

MASON CITY  



Everett Harness, 83, of 225 15th St. N.W., died Thursday (Jan.

25, 1996) at home.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Major

Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev.

Harlan Stenberg officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park

Cemetery.



Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until time of

services  Wednesday at the funeral home.



Memorials may be given to the Everett Harness Memorial Fund.



Everett Harness was born July 5, 1912, in Clark County, Mo.,

a son of Benjamin and Lillie (Weller) Harness.  He  married Mary

Jones on Dec. 21, 1934, in Carthage, Ill.  He served with the

U.S. Army during World War II.



The couple moved to Mason City in 1945. Mr. Harness  worked

35 years as a heavy equipment operator for E.M. Duesenberg 

Construction Co., Clear Lake.  He retired in 1980.



Mr. Harness was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.



Survivors include his wife, Mary Harness of Mason City; one

daughter, Sherry Lynch, and her husband, John, of Dallas, Texas;

a foster son, Wayne Ebbers of Rapid City, S.D.; four grandchildren,

Michelle Lynch of Lewisville, Texas, Tony Harness of Danville,

Ill., and Mika Morrison and Shannon Simmons, both of Mahomet,

Ill.; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Alta Tweedy of Eugene,

Ore.; and several nieces and nephews.



He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Willis; one

grandson, Michael; and two sisters.



MCGG 1/29/1996  

Ida C. `Daisy' Myhr

CLEAR LAKE  



Mrs. Ida Constance ``Daisy'' Myhr, age 103 years, 7 months and

12 days, of 15 Timberlane Drive, died Friday (Jan. 26, 1996)

at home.



Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday  at First

Congregational Church, 205 W. 10th Ave. N., with the Rev. Larry

Squier officiating.  Interment will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery.



Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Wednesday

at the church.



Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., is in charge

of the arrangements.



Mrs. Myhr was born June 14, 1892, in Fairmont, Minn.  She was

the seventh of eight children born to John and Emma (Farrar)

Sweeney.



The Sweeneys were farmers near Fairmont, where Mrs. Myhr received

her education in  rural schools of the area.  Upon reaching adulthood,

she taught in the rural schools until she met and on June 11,

1915, married B.C. Myhr of Thompson.



The newlyweds lived a few years in Braddock, N.D., and Merriman,

Neb., before moving to Mason City in 1922. In 1923, they moved

to Clear Lake, where they finally settled.  Over the course of

14 years, four children were born to the couple.



Mrs. Myhr has been a resident of Clear Lake for more than 73

years and a member of First Congregational Church for more than

50 years.  She also was a member of Clear Lake Tina Rebecca Lodge,

Royal Neighbors, Afternoon Bridge Club and Clear Lake Senior

Citizens Center.



She is survived by her children, Derwin C. Myhr and his wife,

Elizabeth, Deer Harbor, Wash., Ellsworth B. Myhr and his wife,

Margaret, Sun City, Ariz., Carol F. Myhr and his wife, Lucille,

Ocala, Fla., and Norma J. Stephenson and her husband, Clifford,

Clear Lake.  She was grandmother of 19, great-grandmother of

44 and great-great-grandmother of one.



She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one 

daughter-in-law, Patricia; one grandchild; and all her siblings.



MCGG 1/29/1996  

Marvella M. Overbeck

CLARION 



Marvella Mae Overbeck, 66, of Clarion, formerly of Swaledale,

died Friday (Jan. 26, 1996) at Community Memorial Hospital.



Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany

Reformed Church, Belmond, with the Rev. Melvin Voss officiating.

Burial will be in Amsterdam Township Cemetery, Goodell.



Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Ewing Funeral

Home, Belmond, and one hour prior to service time Tuesday at

the church.



Marvella Mae Overbeck was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Belmond, a

daughter of Donald and Clara (Holm) Beenken.  She grew up and

attended school in Belmond.  In 1950, she was united in marriage

to Leroy Mattix.  On March 7, 1960, she was united in marriage

with Melvin Pannhoff.  In 1984, she was united in marriage to

Albert Overbeck.  Marvella worked as a cleaning lady for various

businesses and homes.  She was  working at the Pizza Hut in Clarion,

where she had recently been named employee of the month, at the

time of her death.



Marvella loved country western music.  She also loved spending

time with her family and friends.



Marvella is survived by two daughters, Virginia Swann of Burke,

S.D., and Barbara Ledvina and her husband, Ken, of Williamsburg;

one son, Steven Mattix and his wife, Julie, of Brandon, S.D.;

six grandchildren; three sisters, Delphine Watermiller and her

husband, Hermand, of Hampton, Velma Sobottka and her husband,

David, of Roberts, Wis., and Barbara Ohrt and her husband, Carl,

of Cedar Rapids; three brothers, Donald Beenken and his wife,

Marie, Roger Beenken and his wife, Laura, and Alan Beenken and

his wife, Dixie, all of Clarion; numerous nieces and nephews;

four half sisters, Betty Beenken of Des Moines, Cathy Hand and

her husband, Greg, of Germany, Denise Beenken of Des Moines and

Donna Beenken of Grinnell; and one half brother, Ricky Beenken

of Des Moines.



She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin; one

son, Carl, in infancy; and one brother, Russell.



MCGG 1/29/1996  

Mildred C. Riggan

ROCKFORD 



Mildred C. Riggan, 85, formerly of Rockford, died Sunday (Jan.

27, 1996) at the Nora Springs Care Center.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Schumburg Funeral Home,

Rockford.



MCGG 1/29/1996  

Jennifer L. Hamilton

CHARLES CITY  



Jennifer L. Hamilton, 19, of Charles City, died Friday (Jan.

26, 1996) of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate

Conception Catholic Church, Charles City, with Monsignor Stanley

J. Hayek officiating.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens.



Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Sunnyside

Chapel and Funeral Home, U.S. Highway 18 S., with a rosary at

3 p.m. and a scripture service at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation will

continue one hour prior to service time Tuesday at the church.



Memorials may be directed to the family of Jennifer L. Hamilton.



Jennifer was born May 28, 1976, at Mason City.



Survivors include her mother, Mary Lou Meyer, Charles City;

her father, Jerry Hamilton, and stepmother, Linda Hamilton, of

Sheffield; maternal grandfather, Herbert W. Meyer, Charles City;

a half sister, Amy Benson, Charles City; two stepsisters, Lisa

Iowa, Mason City, and Katie Kluender, Sheffield; one brother,

Michael Hamilton, Charles City; a half brother, Dennis Benson,

Charles City; and one stepbrother, Vernon Kluender, Sheffield.



She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother and paternal

grandparents.



MCGG 1/29/1996  

Richard L. Navratil

GRAFTON  



Richard Lloyd Navratil, 67, of Grafton, died Friday (Jan. 26,

1996) at home.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel

Lutheran Church, Grafton, with the Rev. Gregory Bjornstad officiating.

Following the services, lunch will be served in the fellowship

hall at the church. Graveside committal services will be held

at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason

City.



Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Conner Colonial

Chapel, 99 11th St. S., Northwood, and one hour prior to service

time Wednesday at the church.



Richard Lloyd Navratil was born on Nov. 13, 1928, in Plymouth,

a son of Fred James and Helen Pauline (Fiala) Navratil.  He 

received his education in the Grafton school system, graduating

from Grafton High School in 1945.  He also attended and graduated

from Mason City Junior College and the Reisch World Wide College

of Auctioneering in Mason City.



After completing his education, he worked on the family farm

with his father and sons in the Grafton area and also was an

auctioneer with Bob Sherrard of St. Ansgar and Dennis Johnson

of Carpenter for several years until his retirement in 1985.

After his retirement, he worked parttime for the Cole Brothers

Farms in the Grafton area.



He was united in marriage to Ilene Rose Kirchgatter on Aug.

19, 1952, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.



He enjoyed auctioneering, traveling, fishing, gardening, cooking

and visiting with his family and many friends.  He was a member

of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton.



Survivors include his mother, Helen P. Martin of the Lutheran

Retirement Home, Northwood; three sons, Jerry Navratil of Charles

City, Randy Navratil and his wife, Mary, of Story City, and Rory

``R.T.'' Navratil and his girlfriend, Donna, of Grafton; one

daughter, Joleen Bakken and her husband, Erik, of Davenport;

12 grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Anne Marreel and her husband,

Enri, of Chandler, Ariz., and Rose Marie Kruger, of Northwood;

a special friend, Marilyn Korte of Mason City; four nieces and

nephews; and other relatives and many friends.



He was preceded in death by his father.



MCGG 1/29/1996

Harold L. `Bud' Sims

MASON CITY  



Harold L. ``Bud'' Sims, 85, of 24 Circle Terrace,  a recent

resident of West Des Moines, died Friday (Jan. 26, 1996) at the

Good Shepherd Nursing Home.



Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Fullerton

Patterson James Funeral Chapel, 123 Second St. S.E.  The Rev.

Jack Paisley of St. Joseph Catholic Church will officiate.  

Interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines.



Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today and continue until time

of service at the funeral chapel.



Those planning expressions of sympathy may wish to consider

memorials to the Harold L. Sims Memorial Fund.



Harold L. Sims  was born Sept. 8, 1910, at Grand Junction, a

son of Herman A. and Hattie (Osborne) Sims.  He attended school

in Grand Junction.  Following school he helped on the farm. 

He worked for many years as a parts manager for International

Harvester.



He was united in marriage to Mercedes Burke on July 3, 1935,

in Grand Junction, and to this union was born one daughter. 

During the polio epidemic, in their generosity, they took in

their 9-month-old niece, Joni Louk.



Bud never lost the gift of giving as he continued throughout

his years to be a benefactor to many people.



During World War II, he was employed as a welding instructor

at the shipyards in California.  He kept his ties to the military

by being a member of the National Guard.  Later in life, he owned

and operated Bud's Lunch in Jefferson until moving to Des Moines

in 1963.  There he was a welder at White's Construction Co. until

retiring in 1975.  Unable to remain idle, he then worked in the

shipping and receiving department of Wilson's by Gary Williams

Clothing Stores.



Bud was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Knights of

Columbus in Jefferson and then West Des Moines.  He enjoyed his

vegetable and flower gardens and was known as Mr. Fix-it when

it came to repair of electrical, plumbing and woodworking.



Harold is survived by his wife, Mercedes, of Mason City; and

one daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Marilyn) Newbrough of Iowa City; and

his niece who he raised as a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Joni) Bealer,

Mason City; five grandchildren, Stacy Newbrough, Shayne Tolsdorf,

Brad Tolsdorf, Daniel Denhardt and Jeremy Bealer; and one 

great-grandson, Brandon Tolsdorf.



Bud will be reunited with those who preceded him: his parents;

one brother, Elmer; and three sisters, Ida, Florence and Hazel.



MCGG 1/29/1996  

Phyllis M. Gunsallus

STACYVILLE  



Phyllis Maxine Gunsallus, 61, of Stacyville, died Saturday (Jan.

27, 1996) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City.



Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our

Savior's Lutheran Church, Osage, with the Rev. Dennis Hanson

officiating.  Burial will be in the Osage Cemetery.



Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Champion

Funeral Home, Osage, and one hour prior to service time Wednesday

at the church.



Phyllis M. Gunsallus was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Mason City.



Survivors include her husband, Dean A. Gunsallus, Stacyville;

three daughters, Diane Wagner and Carol Nicholson, both of Osage,

and Nancy Corcoran, Rushford, Minn.; one son, Terry Gunsallus,

Austin, Minn.; two sisters, Barbara Carter, Yankton, S.D., and

Shirley Darcy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; three brothers, Donald

Hutzell Jr., Mason City, Ronald Hutzell, Topeka, Kan., and Curtis

Hutzell, Austell, Ga.; and 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.



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Richard L. Navratil

GRAFTON  



Richard Lloyd Navratil, 67, of Grafton, died Friday (Jan. 26,

1996) at home.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel

Lutheran Church, Grafton, with the Rev. Gregory Bjornstad officiating.

Following the services, lunch will be served in the fellowship

hall at the church. Graveside committal services will be held

at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason

City.



Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Conner Colonial Chapel,

99 11th St. S., Northwood, and one hour prior to service time

Wednesday at the church.



Richard Lloyd Navratil was born on Nov. 13, 1928, in Plymouth,

a son of Fred James and Helen Pauline (Fiala) Navratil.  He 

received his education in the Grafton school system, graduating

from Grafton High School in 1945.  He also attended and graduated

from Mason City Junior College and the Reisch World Wide College

of Auctioneering in Mason City.



After completing his education, he worked on the family farm

with his father and sons in the Grafton area and also was an

auctioneer with Bob Sherrard of St. Ansgar and Dennis Johnson

of Carpenter for several years until his retirement in 1985.

After his retirement, he worked part time for the Cole Brothers

Farms in the Grafton area.



He was united in marriage to Ilene Rose Kirchgatter on Aug.

19, 1952, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.



He enjoyed auctioneering, traveling, fishing, gardening, cooking

and visiting with his family and many friends.  He was a member

of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton.



Survivors include his mother, Helen P. Martin of the Lutheran

Retirement Home, Northwood; three sons, Jerry Navratil of Charles

City; Randy Navratil and his wife, Mary, of Story City, and Rory

``R.T.'' Navratil and his girlfriend, Donna, of Grafton; one

daughter, Joleen Bakken and her husband, Erik, of Davenport;

12 grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Anne Marreel and her husband,

Enri, of Chandler, Ariz., and Rose Marie Kruger, of Northwood;

a special friend, Marilyn Korte of Mason City; four nieces and

nephews; and other relatives and many friends.



He was preceded in death by his father.



MCGG 1/30/1996

Dale Arlen Tore

EMMONS, Minn. 



Dale Arlen Tore, 64, formerly of Emmons, died Tuesday (Jan.

23, 1996) in Temple, Texas, while visiting his son.



A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Emmons

Lutheran Church, with spring burial at the Oak Lawn Cemetery.



There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.



Arrangements are incomplete at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home,

209 N. Washington, Lake Mills, Iowa.



MCGG 1/30/1996  

Mildred C. Riggan

ROCKFORD 



Mildred C. Riggan, 85, of Rockford, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 1996)

at the Nora Springs Care Center.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion

Lutheran Church, Rockford, with the Rev. John Albrecht officiating.

Burial will be in the Rockwell City Cemetery.



Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today at the Schumburg Funeral

Home, Rockford.



Mildred C. Riggan was born Nov. 11, 1910, in Rockwell.



Survivors include four sons, William C. Riggan of Marble Rock;

Donald J. Riggan of Rockford; Gerald E. Riggan of Rockford, and

Kenneth L. Riggan of Apple Valley, Calif.; one daughter, Margie

L. Anderson of Mason City; 21 grandchildren; 14 

great-grandchildren; and one brother, Walter Heaford of Greene.



She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son,

one daughter, one granddaughter, three brothers and one sister.



MCGG 1/30/1996  

Elizabeth Krull

BUFFALO CENTER  



Elizabeth Krull, 78, of Buffalo Center, died Sunday (Jan. 28,

1996) at the Sheffield Care Center.



Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First

Reformed Church, with the Rev. William Peake officiating. Burial

will be in the Olena Mound Cemetery.



Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Winter Funeral

Home, and one hour before services at the church.



Elizabeth Krull was born Aug. 19, 1917, at Latimer.



Survivors include one daughter, Kathryn Clemens of Mason City;

two grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Boehm of Buffalo Center.



She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one

sister.



MCGG 1/30/1996  

Leonard Buckley

GARNER  



Leonard Buckley, 71, of Garner, died Monday (Jan. 29, 1996)

at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St.

Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. John W. Hemann officiating.

Burial will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.



Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cataldo

Funeral Chapel, with a 7 p.m. Scriptural wake service.



Leonard Raymond Buckley was born Dec. 8, 1924, on a farm southeast

of Britt.



Survivors include his brothers and sisters, Elmer Buckley of

Garner; Ella Marie Ridder of Garner; Maurice Buckley of Ventura;

and Margaret McLaughlin of Kensett.



He was preceded in death by his parents.



MCGG 1/30/1996  

Clifford Cook

CORWITH  



Clifford Cook, 72, of Corwith, died Monday (Jan. 29, 1996)

at home.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Ewing Funeral Home,

Britt.



MCGG 1/30/1996  

Lewine Cassidy

ROCKWELL  



Lewine Cassidy, 97, of 304 Washington St., Rockwell, died Sunday

(Jan. 28, 1996) at the Rockwell Care Center.



Funeral services are tentatively set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday

at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockwell.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Fullerton Funeral Home,

Rockwell.



MCGG 1/30/1996  

Clara Grover

MASON CITY 



Clara Grover, 65, formerly of 1412 N. Ohio Ave., died Saturday

night (Jan. 27, 1996) at the Nora Springs Care Center.



Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fullerton

Patterson James Funeral Chapel, 123 Second St. S.E., with the

Rev. Eldon Jandebeur, interim pastor of the Christan Church,

Nora Springs, officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Park

Cemetery.



Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.



Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider

memorials to the Clara Grover Memorial Fund.



Clara was born on Feb. 26, 1930, at Belmond, the daughter of

Lloyd and Hattie (Polmateer) Davis.



She received her education in Belmond and then lived near Albert

Lea and Austin, Minn.



She was united in marriage to Francis Dale Grover in 1959 at

the Little Brown Church in Nashua. She had made her home in Mason

City ever since.



She loved to spend time fishing, camping, and boating, but most

of all, she loved her family.



She was also an avid flea marketer and loved spending time at

craft shows, often looking for salt and pepper shakers from each

of the 50 states. She was an excellent seamstress.



She was a former member of the VFW Auxillary.



Clara will be sadly missed by her son, Floyd Harms and his wife,

Kathy, of Nora Springs; two sisters, Violet Ruth Davis, of Silvam

Springs, Ark., and Mary G. Smith of Rockwell; two brothers, Don

L. Davis of Dumont, and William ``Bud'' Davis of Oklahoma; one

sister-in-law, Harriet Westlund of Minneapolis, Minn.; four 

grandchildren, Tony Harms; Todd and his wife, Erica Harms; 

Janel Harms; Stacey Harms and two great-grandchildren, 

Elizabeth and Taylor Harms.



MCGG 1/31/1996 

Ruby Felix

CHARLES CITY  



Ruby Felix, 88, formerly of Charles City, died Tuesday (Jan.

30, 1996) at the Nora Springs Care Center.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Hauser Funeral Home.



MCGG 1/31/1996  

Anne Norton

MASON CITY  



Anne Norton, 82, of 129 S. Jackson Ave., died Tuesday (Jan.

30, 1996) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Major

Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave.



Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral

home, where other arrangements are incomplete.



MCGG 1/31/1996  

Floy R. O'Neill

GOSHEN, Ind. 



Word has been received of the death of Floy R. O'Neill, 92,

on Sunday (Jan. 28, 1996) in Springfield, Va., while she was

visiting her daughter, Wynifred Clark.



Floy Rachel White was born Oct. 8, 1903 in Fertile, Iowa, to

Elmer and Rena (Fankell) White.



She attended Fertile schools until moving to Clear Lake where

she graduated in 1922.



After graduation from high school, she was secretary to the

superintendent of schools and later worked as a bookkeeper for

Sondrol Department Store.



She was married to Max O'Neill in 1927. They moved to Goshen,

Ind., where she made her home up to the time of her death.



The body was cremated.



Memorial services and burial will be held in Goshen, Ind., at

a later date.



She is survived by two daughters, Sharon O'Neill of Goshen,

Ind., and Wynifred M. Clark of Springfield, Va.; a son, Verde

O'Neill and his wife, Joan, of Lakeville, Ind.; four grandchildren;

11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Stephens of Clear

Lake.



She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Max O'Neill

in 1967; a son, Gerald O'Neill; one granddaughter, Lisa O'Neil;

one great-grandson, David O'Neill; and two sisters, Gail Fessenden

and Frances Rossiter.



MCGG 1/31/1996

Bena Stenersen

BUFFALO CENTER 



Bena Stenersen, 93, of Buffalo Center, died Tuesday 

(Jan. 30, 1996) at the Timely Mission Nursing Home.



Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem

Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Stephany Sanborn officiating.

Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.



Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Winter Funeral

Home and one hour prior to services at the church.



Bena Stenersen was born July 28, 1902, at Aplington.



Survivors include several nieces and nephews.



She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers

and four sisters.



MCGG 1/31/1996

Lewine Cassidy

ROCKWELL 



Lewine Cassidy, 97, of 304 Washington, Rockwell, died Sunday

evening (Jan. 28, 1996) at the Rockwell Care Center.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred

Heart Catholic Church, Rockwell, with Father John Kremer of Holy

Family Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be at St.

Patrick's Catholic Church Cemetery, Dougherty.



Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today at the Parish Center,

with a 7 p.m. parish rosary.



Fullerton Funeral Home, Rockwell, is in charge of arrangements.



Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider

memorials to the Lewine Cassidy Memorial Fund.



M. Lewine Cassidy was born on Aug. 4, 1898, in Dougherty, the

daughter of Daniel J. and Rose (McMenimen) McLaughlin.



She was a graduate of St. Patrick's school. She was employed

as a helper for area neighbors until she was united in marriage

to Maurice Cassidy on Sept. 29, 1925, in Dougherty.



She worked as a partner in her husband's custom farm work as

well as being a homemaker. She has lived in Rockwell since 1935.



She is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and served as

the treasurer for the guild.



Her special interests included cooking and being a seamstress.



Lewine will be missed by her loving family,  her daughter, Mrs.

Lloyd (Marian) Witte, of Green Bay, Wis.; her son, Robert Cassidy

of Rockwell; and her one granddaughter, Mrs. Michael (Cyndi)

Seamon of Plymouth, Minn.; and her one sister, Mrs. Walter (Marcella)

Jackson of Clear Lake.



Lewine was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice, in 1988;

her parents; two sisters, Eleanor Zweck and Leona Fox; three

brothers, John, Daniel and Joseph McLaughlin; and one infant

daughter.



MCGG 1/31/1996  

William K. `Bill' McElroy

MASON CITY 



William K. ``Bill'' McElroy, 64, of 425 22nd St. S.E., died

unexpectedly on Monday (Jan. 29, 1996) at his residence of heart

complications.



Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wayside

Chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 119 S. Georgia Ave.,

with the Rev. Sharon Betsworth, associate pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, with military

graveside honors conducted by the American Legion Walker-Graper

Post #338 of Rockford.



Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Fullerton Patterson

James Funeral Home, 123 Second St. S.E., where the family will

receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  Visitation will continue from

9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and one hour prior

to services at the church on Thursday afternoon.



William Keith ``Bill'' McElroy was born March 6, 1931, in rural

Rockford, the son of Louis ``Pete'' and Rose (Kiefer) McElroy.

He attended school in Rockford and graduated from Rockford High

School in 1948.  He worked briefly as a farmhand before entering

the United States Air Force in 1950.  He served as an Airman

First Class on the Air Force Base in San Marcos, Texas, where

he was an instructor on helicopter maintenance.  He was honorably

discharged in 1954, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and National

Defense Service Medal.  He returned to Mason City and took a

position with Oliver/White Farm Tractor in Charles City.  He

then went to work for Lehigh Portland Cement Company in Mason

City.  For 22 years Mr. McElroy was a clerk with the United States

Postal Service in Mason City.  He retired in 1989.



On Nov. 29, 1959, in Hampton, he was united in marriage to Ruth

Delores Merrill.  Mrs. McElroy died Feb. 22, 1982, in Iowa City.

He then married Lana Rae Hilsne on Sept. 27, 1985, in the Wayside

Chapel of First United Methodist Church, Mason City.  He was

a member of the United Postal Workers Union local #306.  In his 

spare time, he enjoyed gardening and raising flowers, 

particularly roses.  He was a meticulous caretaker of

his lawn.  He was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Minnesota

Vikings and Twins, and the Chicago Bulls.



Living family members include his wife, Lana, of Mason City;

their daughter, Leslie, at home in Mason City; his children,

Alan Davis and his wife, Vicki; daughter Debra and her husband,

James Powell, and daughter Lori and her husband, Scott DeVary,

all of Mason City; two brothers and their wives, Robert and Kathryn

McElroy of Charles City, and Charles and Mildred McElroy of Rockford;

two sisters, Berniece Parker of Rockford, and Mary Ott and her

husband, Richard, of Greene; eight grandchildren; and three 

great-grandchildren.



He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, one sister,

Bernadine Nash, and an infant son, William McElroy Jr.



MCGG 1/31/1996  

John Albaugh

NASHUA 



John Albaugh, 93, of Nashua, died Monday (Jan. 29, 1996) at

the Bartels Lutheran Home, Waverly.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Chenoweth

& Son Funeral Home, Nashua. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.



Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m.

until time of services Friday at the funeral home.



John Albaugh was born on Oct. 11, 1902, at Manango, N.D.



Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; three daughters, Delores

Graham of Nashua; Donna Randolph of Gaithersburg, Md., and Jane

Vohsman of Waterloo; two sisters, Ethel McGrath of New Hampton,

and Fae Flint of Charles City; 12 grandchildren; 23 

great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.



He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, two sisters

and one great-granddaughter.



MCGG 1/31/1996  

Harold Huisman

OSAGE  



Harold Huisman, 58, of rural Osage, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 1996)

at Mitchell County Regional Health Center.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Champion Funeral Home.



MCGG 1/31/1996  

Clifford W. Cook

CORWITH  



Clifford W. Cook, 72, died Monday (Jan. 29, 1996) at his home

near Corwith.



Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the

Ewing Funeral Chapel, Britt, with the Rev. Dennis Bailey officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Wesley.



Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Ewing Funeral

Chapel.



Clifford William Cook was born March 16, 1923, in Wesley.



Survivors include six brothers, Ralph, Marvin ``Pete,'' and

Harold, all of Britt; and Homer, Kenneth and Norman, all of Seattle,

Wash.



He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two

sisters.



MCGG 1/31/1996  

Nina B. Knutson

NORTHWOOD  



Nina B. Knutson, 78, of Northwood, died Tuesday (Jan. 29, 1996)

at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City.



Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Lutheran

Church with the Rev. Mark Bents officiating.  Burial will be

in the South Shell Rock Cemetery.



Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to

11:30 a.m. Friday at Conner Colonial Chapel, 99 11th St. South.

Visitation  will continue one hour prior to services at the church

on Friday.



Nina Beatrice Knutson was born on April 19, 1917, in Rockwell,

the daughter of William and Melinda (Muth) Lubben.  She was baptized

and affirmed the faith of her baptism through confirmation at

St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Rockwell.  She attended and received

her education in the Rockwell School system, graduating from

Rockwell High School.  She also attended and graduated from LaJames

College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology in Mason City.  After

completing her schooling she started to work as a beautician

at the Northwood Hotel.  She then owned and operated her own

beauty shop in her home in rural Northwood.



She was united in marriage to Leslie Harland Knutson on June

4, 1944, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Rockwell.  He preceded

her in death on July 12, 1990.



She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, quilting, and did numerous volunteer

projects at the church.



She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Northwood, the

Rachel Circle at the church, and the 3M Camera Club in Northwood.



Survivors include one uncle, Melvin Muth and his wife, Merilayne,

of Mason City, as well as several cousins and many friends.



Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents

and two brothers.



MCGG 1/31/1996  

Leon `Lee' W. Maring

REMER, Minn.  



Leon ``Lee'' W. Maring, 72, formerly of Clear Lake, Iowa, died

Tuesday (Jan. 30, 1996) at his son's home in Clear Lake.



Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday

at Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Kermit Roisen

officiating.



Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial

Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake.



MCGG 1/31/1996  

Mayme Klipping

RAKE  



Mayme Klipping, 82, of Rake, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 1996) at

North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City.



Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Zion

Lutheran Church.



Other arrangements are incomplete at Winter Funeral Home, Buffalo

Center.



MCGG 1/31/1996  

Marcia Frank

MASON CITY  



Marcia Frank, 44, of 2306 20th St. S.W., died Tuesday (Jan.

30, 1996) at her home.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Fullerton Patterson James

Funeral Home, 123 Second St. S.E.



MCGG 1/31/1996

Esther Drake

BUFFALO CENTER  



Esther Drake, 92, of Buffalo Center, died Tuesday (Jan. 30,

1996) at the Timely Mission Nursing Home.



Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First

Congregational Church.



Other arrangements are incomplete at Winter Funeral Home.



MCGG 1/31/1996  

Dale Allen Yost

ST. ANSGAR  



Dale Allen Yost, 77, of rural St. Ansgar, died Monday (Jan.

29, 1996) at Mitchell County Regional Health Center, Osage.

Gene Manning / Wednesday, February 13, 2013

 


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