Harold Albert Klatt
Klatt, 76, of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, June 29,
1994, at North Iowa Mercy Health Care Center, east
in Mason City.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 2, at Zion
Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, with the Rev. Dean
Hess officiating. Burial was in the Clear Lake
Cemetery with military graveside honors by the San
Juan Marne VFW Post #733 in Mason City. The
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in
charge of arrangements.
Harold Albert Klatt was born Sept. 14, 1917, the son
of Julius and Bertha (Streich) Klatt in New Hampton,
Iowa. He attended and received his education in the
New Hampton Schools. After completing his schooling
he helped his family in the family
Bakery Shop in Fredricksburg, Iowa.
He was united in marriage to Elaine Marie Kluss on
Sept. 21, 1940 in Castalia, Iowa. After their
marriage he was inducted in the U.S. Navy serving in
the "Seabeas" overseas during World War II in the
New Heberdies Islands in the Pacific.
After his honorable discharge he moved to Cresco,
Iowa, where he worked at the Farm Implement Company
until 1954, when he moved to Clear Lake, working as
a sales representative for Geihl Implement from 1952
to 1958 and for Heimbuch Implement from 1958 until
1969. He also worked as a branch manager for the
Lindsey Brothers in Mason City from 1969 until his
retirement in 1986. His wife preceded him in death
on Nov. 10, 1987.
Harold was a very artistic person and did several
murals of famous people which won blue ribbons at
state and county....
...as Joyce TenHaken, who accompanied soloist
Marion Warren, Carl Husling Jr., Gordon Klatt, Ray
Houdek, Richard Handke, Tim Petsche.
Brattrud, 76, of Clear Lake, formerly of Hanlontown,
died Friday, July 1, 1994, at the Americana Health
Care Center in Mason City.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 5, at the
Grace Lutheran Church in Hanlontown with the Rev.
Linda Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Brush
Post Cemetery, rural Hanlontown.
Orville Harold Brattrud, was born Aug. 26, 1917, in
Hanlontown, the son of George Albert and Agnes
Karoline (Overbye) Brattrud. He attended and
received his education in the rural Worth County
School System. After his schooling he helped on the
family farm for several years. Orville entered into
the Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake in 1987 and
had been a resident of the Americana Health Care
Center since April of 1990.
He enjoyed baseball, music and animals. He was a
member of Grace Lutheran Church, Hanlontown.
He is survived by one sister, Florence Kallheim and
her husband, Johnny, of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; two
brothers, Kermeth Brattrud of Hanlontown, and
Gaylord Brattrud and his wife, Shirley, Clear Lake;
several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and
He was preceded in death by his parents; one
brother, Lawrence Brattrud; and a sister-in-law,
Laryn Brattrud ... Pasadena...[?]
ref: George Albert Brattrud ref: Agnes Karoline
Marlyn E. Butz,
68, of Clear Lake, died Saturday, July 2, 1994, at
the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason
City. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 5 at
Faith Baptist Church, Mason City, with the Rev.
Miles M. Grismore officiating. Burial was in the
Clear Lake Cemetery.
Marlyn E. Butz was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Mason
City, the son of Edwin Earl and Alice Nettie (Paul)
Butz. He married Shirley Jean Hamann on Dec. 9,
1945. She preceded him in death on June 21, 1968.
He then married Eileen (Howland) Vierkant on Aug. 2,
Marlyn grew up in Clear Lake and graduated from
Clear Lake High School in 1944. He farmed north of
Clear Lake for 45 years. He earned many honors in
music during high school and continued to play the
cornet until one year prior to his death. He and
his wife loved traveling, and traveled extensively
throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a young man,
Marlyn came to a personal faith in Jesus Christ and
this became the guiding influence for his life.
He was an active mmber of Faith Baptist Church. He
is survived by his wife, Eileen Butz, Clear Lake;
three sons, David Butz and his wife, Rebecca, Clear
Lake, Ronald Butz and his wife, Mary Ann, Sioux
City, and Alan Vierkant and his wife, Kari,
Humble, Texas; eight grandche ....
Alys Bisgrove, 82, of Palm Harbor, Fla., died Oct.
8, 1993. She was cremated. Memorial services were
held Saturday, July 9, 1994, at the Ward-Van Slyke
Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake. Interment will take
place in [Santa] Monica, Calif.; two nieces, Melva
Dance, West Hills, Calif. and Marcia Packard,
Woodland Hills, Calif.
She was born Sept. 17, 1911, the daughter of Ray and
Reva (Young) Andrews. She attended school in Clear
Lake and graduated in 1927. In 1927 she married
Leslie Bisgrove in Clear Lake. They moved to
Chicago [ and ] later moved back to the Clear Lake
area in 1932. They moved back to Chicago in 1941,
and in 1962 moved to
Monroe, Mich. The couple lived there until 1976,
when they moved to Palm Harbor, Fla. [?]
Verlynne loved to play the piano and organ, and was
a member of the Clear Lake Round Robin Club.
She is survived by her husband, Leslie Bisgrove,
Lake Wales, Fla.; two sons, Leslie T. Bisgrove, Lake
Wales, Fla., and Larry H. Bisgrove, Clearwater,
Fla.; six grandchildren; and seven
She was preceded in death by two sons, Bobbie and
Hansen, 78, of 100 N. 14th St., Clear Lake, died
Friday, July 8, 1994, at North Iowa Mercy Health
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 12, at the
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Murley
Burial was in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Military
honors were provided by Clear Lake V.F.W. Post No.
The family suggests memorials in his name.
He was born July 1, 1916, to Hans Peter (H.P.)
Hansen and Inger Olsen Hansen, of Ute, Iowa. He
received his education in Ute and graduated from Ute
High School in 1934.
In April of 1941 he entered the United States Army,
serving his country as a Master Sergeant in the
Engineer Corps during World War II. He ed home
in August of 1945. He and his brother formed a
construction company and built many homes in the
Clear Lake area.
On Oct. 16, 1948, he married Lois Ann (Lindy) Olsen
in Clear Lake.
Clifford joined Henkel Construction Company in 1956
as a carpenter foreman. He retired in 1978 and
formed LinCliff Inc., a family business formed
around his patented invention.
He enjoyed fishing, sports, gardening and spending
time with his family. He was a 50-year member of
Carpenters Local 1313 and a Charter member of Clear
Lake V.F.W. Post No. 4868.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one
brother, Ray Hansen; and a daughter, Cathy Marnette
Mr. John C.
DenHartog, 96, died July 4, 1994, at the I.O.O.F.
Home in Mason City.
He was survived by his wife, Lindy, Clear Lake; a
daughter, Susan DeVary, Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.;
three sons, Vance and his wife, Kimm, Clear Lake,
Kevin, Clear Lake, and David, Owatonna, Minn.; five
grandchildren: Misty, Lynzy, Nathaniel, Jared and
Ref: Vance & Kimm DenHartog
Ref: Kevin DenHartog
Ref: David DenHartog
Funeral was held Wednesday July 6, at the Chapel of
Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home, Pella, Iowa, with the
Rev. Andy Kamphuis officiating. Interment was in
Oakwood Cemetery, Pella, Iowa.
The family suggests memorials for the Hilltop Manor
John DenHartog was born April 11, 1898, near Pella,
the son of Cornelius and Anna Veen DenHartog. He
attended the Lower Grove Country grade school near
Pella and the Central Academy in Pella.
On Feb. 9, 1922, he was united in marriage to Josena
(Josie) DeJong at her parental farm home. To this
union, two children were born, Raymond Glen and
He is survived by one son, Raymond DenHartog, and
his wife, Jean, Clear Lake; one daughter, Betty
Glewen and her husband, Kenneth, Cedar Grove, Wis.;
six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren;
three step-children, Jan Horman and
her husband, Edwin, Dallas, Texas, Sylvia Hoksbergen
and her husband, Edward, Sully, Iowa, Bernie J.
VanRoekel, Arlington, Texas; nine stst of Leighton,
Iowa, for six years, and then moved into Leighton,
where John operated a drug-sundry store for 30
years. In 1959 they moved to Pella at which time
John was associated with a distributing business for
Pella bologna and cookies and later fishing tackle.
On June 28 1971, Josie passed away. On May 16,
1972, he was united in marriage to Adrianna VanWyk
DeJong. They made their home at the Pella Manor and
were spending the winter in Bradenton, Fla., when
she passed away Dec. 17, 1972. On March 18, 1977,
John married Sophia Vos VanRoekel. They moved to
the Pella Manor, and then became residents of
Hilltop Manor. Sophia died Feb. 1st.
He was a non-resident member of the First Reformed
Church in Pella.
John was the last surviving member of his original
He was preceded in death by his parents; three
wives; four brothers, William DenHartog, Egbert
DenHartog, Simon DenHartog and Henry DenHartog; and
a sister, Mrs. Hilda (Arie) Klyn.
Pallbearers were Michael Den Hartog, Jerry Den
Hartog, Eric Glewen, Cornie DenHartog, Harold
DenHartog, Francis DeJong.
[Consult original newspaper obituary]
Jeffry Richard Beach,
23, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, July 10, 1994, in a
car accident in Polk County, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 14, at
11 a.m. at the St. Patricks Catholic Church in Clear
Lake with the Msgr. Joseph J. Slepicka officiating.
Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Truman,
Minn. Graveside services are set for Thursday at
Visitation will begin today (Wednesday), July 13, at
the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St.,
Clear Lake. A Knights of Columbus rosary will be
said at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with a scriptural wake
service at 7 p.m.
Jeffry Richard Beach was born June 11, 1971 in
Monticello, Minn., the son of Richard and Sharon (Zehnder)
Beach. He graduated from Newman High School in 1989
with the distinction of begin named salutatorian.
While at Newman, he especially enjoyed playing
football for the Knights.
Ref: Sharon Zehnder
He earned a degree with honors in computer science
from Iowa State University. He had recently accepted
a position with Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Co. in
Jeff loved to ride his Harley motorcycle, canoe and
go to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. He also
enjoyed downhill skiing and fishing.
He was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in
He is survived by his parents, Richard and Sharon
Beach, Clear Lake; a sister, Joan Bettag and her
husband, Eric, of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers,
Jerome, of Denver, Colo.; Jason and James, both of
Clear Lake; and his maternal grandmother, Christine
Zehnder, Truman, Minn.
Ruth M. Smith,
84, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, July 10, 1994, at
North Iowa Mercy Health Centers east campus.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday),
July 13, at 2 p.m. at the Clear Lake United
Methodist Church, with the Rev. Fred Lewis
officiating. She will be cremated and interment will
be in the Clear Lake Cemetery at a later time.
The family suggests memorials to the United
Methodist Church or the Parkinsons Foundation.
She was born April 9, 1910 in Clear Lake, the
daughter of Nathaniel Brown Miller and Hattie Amelia
Leach Miller. She grew up in Emory, Iowa, and
attended Mason City High School. She graduated from
Hamilton Business College and worked for the W.L.
Patton Insurance Company in Mason City for 11 years.
On Oct. 6, 1935 she married R. Max Smith in Mason
City, Iowa. The couple lived in Mason City until
March 1, 1945 when they moved to Clear Lake.
Ruth was a dearly loved and treasured wife, mother,
grandmother, aunt and friend. She took up sculpting
at the age of 60 and became known as "The Grandma
Moses of the Clay Pits." Ruth touched the lives of
many people with her kindness, gentleness, humor and
with her sculptures, the majority of which were
biblical characters. Her busts of Mary, Joseph and
the Christ Child, along with John Wesley, reside in
the Clear Lake United Methodist Church where Ruth
was a member.
She is survived by her husband, Max, of Clear Lake;
three children, Jane Arevalo and her husband, Bob of
Leavenworth, Kan., Pete Smith and his wife, Retta,
of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Judy Smith, of Seattle,
Wash.; six grandchildren, Alan Arevalo, Robin
Arevalo Cradic, Zachary Smith, Josh Smith, Corey
Smith and Seth Smith; and two great-grandchildren,
Stephen Cradic and Emily Cradic.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two
brothers, Merle Miller and Harold Miller.
Irma Marie Gross,
91, of Mason City, died Wednesday, July 13, 1994, at
A funeral Mass was held Saturday, July 16, at St.
Joseph's Catholic Church, Mason City, with the Rev.
James E. Hayes and the Rev. Msgr. Joseph J. Slepicka
officiating. Burial was in Elmwood St. Joseph
Cemetery. A scriptural service was held Friday,
July 15, at Hogan Bremer Colonial Chapel. The
service was conducted by Mr. Rodney Blaul.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of North Iowa in
memory of Irma Marie Gross.
Mr. Benny O.
Smith, 68, of Clear Lake, died Monday, July 18,
1994, at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East Campus,
Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 21, at
Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev.
Murley Severtson officiating. Interment was in the
Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake.
The family suggests memorials to the Benny O. Smith
Benny was born Jan. 31, 1926, in rural Clear Lake,
the son of Charles Smith and Dolly (nee) Shaffer
He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1943.
He served in the Army during World War II. He was a
rural mail carrier in the Clear Lake area for over
34 years and also farmed south of Clear Lake.
On April 14, 1962 he married Darlene Nelson at Zion
Lutheran Church, Clear Lake. He was a member of
Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, life member of the
Clear Lake V.F.W. and a member of National
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Smith, Clear
Lake; a daughter, Shari Smith, Clear Lake; a son
Bennett Smith, Iowa City, Iowa; one aunt Mrs. Alta
Bunting and her husband, Arvid, Clear Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Organist Mary Jane Reynolds accompanied soloists
Larry Shaffer and Terri Corsello. Honorary
pallbearers Francis Flusek, Dave Kennedy, Ronald
Hendricks, Walt Leslie, Carroll Anderson, Nels
Larsen, Wayne Oltrogge, Louis Kofoed and Art
Pallbearers were Shane Noll, Dennis Davis, Marvin
Miller, Randy Williams, Gary Nelson, Duane Nelson.
Ref: Dolly Shaffer
Edythe B. Hagen,
82, Clear Lake, died Monday, July 18, 1994, at the
Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake.
Edythe B. Hagen was born on Feb. 21, 1912, in
Mitchell, S. D., the daughter of Cornelius Lura and
Anna Holland Lura.
She was baptized in the Lutheran faith and moved to
Thompson, Iowa, in 1918, where she received her
education. On Feb. 22, 1936, she was united in
marriage to Harvey Hagen in Forest City. The couple
made their home in Linden Township for their entire
marriage. She still held her membership at the
Lutheran Church in Thompson and affiliate membership
at the United Methodist Church in Crystal Lake. She
was a member of the Linden Ladies Club and enjoyed
flowers, gardening and knitting.
She is survived by her son, Dennis Hagen and his
wife, Pat, of Forest City; a daughter, Alyce Wilson
and her husband, Larry, of Clear Lake; four
grandchildren, Pamela Madsen and her husband, Bill,
of St. Paul, Minn., Deborah Geddes and her husband,
Greg, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Denise Hagen....
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband;
and three brothers, Leonard, Curt....
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 21, at the
United Methodist Church, Crystal Lake, Iowa.
Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Thompson, Iowa.
Edythe began working at Fryar Farms in Forest City
in 1961. Following that, she began working at
Winnebago Industries and remained there for 25
years. She also worked at R.S.V.P. in Clear Lake.
Harvey died in 1989. Edythe moved to Clear Lake ....
Pallbearers were Vernon Hansmeier, Terry Olsen,
Kevin Thompson, Dennis Larson, Eugene Thompson, Lynn
Mr. John R. Kunz,
45, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, July 25, 1994, at
Following cremation, interment will be held Friday,
July 29, at 2 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery, Mason City,
Iowa, with Pastor Will Hunsacker officiating.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, is in
charge of services. There will be no visitation. The
family suggests memorials be made to the John R.
Kunz Memorial Fund.
John was born Oct. 4, 1948 in Mason City, the son of
Dr. Raymond Kunz, Jr., and Jean (nee) Bagley Kunz.
He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1967. He
earned a bachelor of science degree in liberal arts
at the University of Iowa and went on to graduate
from the U of I College of Pharmacy in 1975.
Following his education, he moved back to Clear lake
and was employed as a pharmacist at Casey Drug from
1975-1982. He then joined St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
in Mason City as a staff pharmacist. He was later
promoted to senior pharmacist supervisor at North
Iowa Mercy Health Centers east campus. He also was a
relief pharmacist throughout North Iowa.
He was a certified instructor for the North Iowa
Area Community College/Regional Health Education
Center. He served as an instructor for paramedics,
CPR and other EMS related fields. He also was an
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Iowa Affiliate,
instructor. His other certifications included Iowa
Firefighter I and EMT-I.
He was a member of the American Society of Hospital
Pharmacists, National Registry of Emergency Medical
Technicians, National Federal Professional
Qualifications Board, Clear Lake Fire Department and
Clear Lake Verity Masonic Lodge.
He married Nancy Lee on Dec. 22, 1990, in Clear
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lee-Kunz, Clear
Lake; five children, Stacie Kunz, Rick Kunz and Ryan
Lee Kunz, all of Clear Lake, Tim Kunz, Denver,
Colo., and Rachel Kunz, San Antonio, Texas; an
uncle, John Kunz and his wife, Max, Overland Park,
Kan.; his in-laws, Herb and Vivian Ross, Dows, Iowa;
a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and Sylvia
Armour and family, Belmond, Iowa; two grandchildren,
Alexa and Dillon Anthony, Mason City, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents;
parents; and one infant son.
Larry Miller, 61,
died Thursday, July 14, 1994, of a heart attack.
Mr. Miller was a native of Clear Lake, and continued
to maintain a summer residence at Dodges Point.
Larry Miller was a 1950 graduate of Clear Lake Highs
Club. Mr. Miller went on to attend Military
Intelligence School in Washington, DC and finished
his education graduating from the University of Iowa
with a Political Science Degree in 1958.
Mr. Miller held a Commercial Drivers License, Pilots
and Auto Racing Licenses. He was a member of the
Board of Bankers Trust, Fareway Stores, Ruan Center
Corporation, Truck Renting and Leasing Association,
American Truck Association Executive Council--Policy
and Finance Committee, and was Treasurer of the ATA
Foundat School. He attended North Iowa Area
Community College leaving to enroll in the Navy
Cadet Program in 1952. He was promoted to the rank
of First Lieutenant as a United State Marine Corps
jet fighter pilot and achieved membership in the
coveted Mach Buster....
He is survived by his wife, Jean, Des Moines, Iowa;
daughters, Joy and Kim, both of Arlington, Va.; a
son Rex, of Des Moines; his mother, Oneita; and a
special aunt, Carmen Vawter, both of Dodges Point,
[He was preceded in death ...] by his father, Lloyd
W. Miller; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Dieterlen, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Miller.
[See original newspaper obituary]