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Dorothy C. Hansen
Dorothy C. Hansen, 82, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997 at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East Campus, Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 29, at Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Kermit Roisen officiating. Interment was in Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake. The Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials to the Zion Lutheran Church Radio broadcasting.
Dorothy was born July 10, 1915 in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Rev. Benjamin W. and Vera Lucille (Hauswald) Riner. She graduated from Sheldon High School in 1933. Dorothy moved to Clear Lake in 1934 and married Arnot Robert Hansen Nov. 14, 1934.
She graduated from Iowa Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa, with a degree in education, and from Passevant Deaconess School of Nursing, Chicago, Ill. in 1936. She taught in Grant Township #6 then in the Rockford Elementary. She then worked for the Nursing Home in Clear Lake for eight and one-half years.
Dorothy has been a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, since 1934 and helped Rev. Murley Severtson with confirmation. She then took over teaching classes for two generations. Dorothy was one of the initial founders of the Zion Lutheran Church Library and was very active in the Sunday School Program. She was Past Grand Noble of Tina Rebekah Lodge #135; Chaplain eight years of Star Club; past president of AmVets Auxiliary, member of VFW Auxiliary; National Federations of Grandmothers; Life member of National and Iowa Educational Association.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Arnot Hansen, Minneapolis, Minn. and Harold Dean Hansen, Shakopee, Minn.; and one daughter, Patricia Louise Davis, Garden Grove, Calif.; grandmother of 10 and lots of great-grandchildren; one sister, Vera Jean Kalde, Vancouver, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepfather and one grandson.
Organist Karen Harthan accompanied special music provided by Paul and Anita Langholz and family.
Honorary pallbearers were the Tina Rebekah Lodge #135.
Pallbearers were Larry Secory, Wayne Coyier, Ken Lincicum, Joel Secory, Robert Gundel, Tom Hollatz and James Ransom..
Robert Cavanaugh, 47, of St. Cloud, Minn., formerly of Mason City, Iowa died at his home Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997 after a lengthy illness.
Military graveside services were held Friday, Oct. 3, at Ft. Snelling, Minneapolis, Minn.
Memorials may be given to the charity of your choice.
Robert was born Aug. 29, 1950 in Mason City, Iowa, the son of Thomas and Kaye (Lattimer) Cavanaugh.
He is survived by two daughters, Margo and Melisa; his father, Thomas Vacanaugh, Mason City; four sisters, Mary Beth Cavanaugh, Harve De Grace, Md., Kathy McMillan and her husband, John, Elgin, Iowa, Jane Cavanaugh, Mendota, Minn., and Margaret Cavanaugh, Burlington, Iowa; and one brother, Bill Cavanaugh and his wife, Martha, Charles City, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents.
Donna Jean Foster
Donna Jean Foster, 50, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997 at Opportunity Village, Clear Lake.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at First Presbyterian Church, Grand Junction, Iowa, with the Rev. Richard King officiating. Interment was in Junction Township Cemetery, Grand Junction.
Donna Jean Foster was born April 25, 1947 at the hospital in Jefferson, Iowa. She was the daughter of E. Fay and Lois Elenor Jewett Foster.
Donna spent her early childhood at home in Grand Junction, Iowa, until she was five-years-old. The next 34 years of her life were spent at specialized schools at various locations.
On May 1, 1985, Donna Jean became a resident of Handicapped Village, which later became Opportunity Village at Clear Lake.
She is survived by her mother, Lois Freerksen of Grand Junction; a brother, David Foster, Prior Lake, Minn.; a sister, Karen Luchsinger, Toccoa, Ga.; two nieces; one nephew; an uncle, Dale Jewett, Grand Junction; and an aunt, Dorothy Neel of Panora, Iowa and other relatives and friends.
Scott Freidow from Opportunity Village was a speaker at the service. A vocal trio was performed by Marilynn Hoskinson, Phyllis Wiebenga, Delite Monahan, with Carson Griffith as accompanist.
Pallbearers were Larry Jewett, Tom Neel, Rick Jewett, Michael Luchsinger, Roger Wessling, Norman Smith, Jim Jewett, Joshua Timmons.
Arthur E. Ashland
Mr. Arthur E. Ashland, 76, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997 at the North Iowa Mercy Health Center East Campus, Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 6, at Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Kermit Roisen officiating. Interment will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, with military honors by the Clear Lake VFW. Family suggests memorials to American Diabetes Foundation or American Heart Association.
Art was born July 10, 1921 in Grant Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa on the family farm the son of John and Eva (Hanschu) Ashland. He graduated from the Clear Lake High School in 1937. Art farmed in the Clear Lake area and then attended Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Art served in the Army Air Corp during World War II as a First Lt. and flew a B25 on over 32 missions in the European Theater. He moved back to Clear Lake following the war and worked for Duesenberg Construction. He later drove a car transport out of Pontiac, Mich., until 1958 then moved back to Clear Lake. He operated a trucking business and later farmed for over 20 years. Art married Eunice Bienert on Nov. 24, 1961 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa. They moved to their present home in Clear Lake.
He worked for Farm Bureau for over 20 years as Hail Crop adjuster. He was well known in the area for snow removal. He loved to fish, bowl, watch all sports, farm, ride his motorcycle, and feed his cats. He served on the Clear Lake VFW honor guard for many years. Art was a loving husband and father and will be sadly missed by all.
Art was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, a life member of Clear Lake VFW and a charter member Clear Lake AmVets.
He is survived by his wife, Eunice Ashland, Clear Lake; four children, Kathy Ashland, Las Vegas, Nev., Dixie Crump and her husband, Richard, St. Joseph, Mo., Donna Hansen and her husband, Darrell, Pekin, Ill., and Diane Heibel and her husband, Conrad, Thornton, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ron Ashland and his wife, Betty, Blair, Neb., Wayne Ashland and his wife, Joan, Clear Lake, and John Ashland and his wife, Barbara, Richfield, Minn.; two aunts, Edna Ashland, Clear Lake, and Louise Ashland, Mason City, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Robert Evenson; and one brother, Albert Ashland.
Organist Karen Harthan accompanied soloist Marilyn Sadler.
Honorary pallbearers were Conrad Heibel Jr., Rex Westcott, Keith Steege, Jim Buck, Tim Heibel, Bill Borchard, Robert Buck, DuWayne Haugen, George Eliason.
Pallbearers were Ron Ashland, John Ashland, Conrad Heibel, Wayne Ashland, Darrell Hansen, Richard.
Florine Fredriksen, 70, of Clear Lake, died Friday, Oct. 3, 1997, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
A funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Oct. 7 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with the Mosignor Joseph J. Slepicka officiating. Burial was in Clear Lake Cemetery.
Florine Fredriksen was born Dec. 3, 1926 in Mason City, the daughter of Roy and Nellie (Woodyard) Luther. She married Laurence Fredriksen on Nov. 15, 1949, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Florine grew up in Clear Lake and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1944. She attended Mason City Junior College and graduated from Mercy Nursing Program in Mason City. She then worked as a nurse at Mercy Hospital and also at Opportunity Village for many years.
Florine enjoyed traveling on cruises, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and reading. She was an active volunteer in the community. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the VFW Auxiliary, the Iowa Blacksmiths and Welders Association Auxiliary, and the North Iowa Wine Club.
She is survived by her husband, Laurence Fredriksen, Clear Lake; four children, Jon Fredriksen and his wife, Kathleen Golding, Washington, D.C., Mary Lauck and her husband, Allan, Algona, Iowa, Paul Fredriksen and his wife, Ranae, Clear Lake, and Ann Kaduce and her husband, Tim, St. Paul, Minn.; five grandchildren, Christopher and Allana Lauck, both of Algona, Nick and Rebecca Fredriksen, both of Clear Lake, and Seth Kaduce, St. Paul, Minn.; two nephews, Mike Blair, Greenville, S.C., and Allan Frederickson, Boyce, Va.; and one niece, Judy McNames, Fort Jones, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Joseph and Mark; and one sister, Naomi Blair.
Wayne C. Bishop
Wayne C. Bishop, 87, of Benson, Ariz., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997.
Memorial services were held Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Benson. Burial was in Golden Cemetery, Golden, Colo.
Mr. Bishop, his wife and daughter moved to Clear Lake from Des Moines, Iowa, in 1943. He was employed by Great Lakes Pipe Line Company/Williams Brothers as chief clerk. He was active in Masons and DeMolay during his years in Clear Lake. The Bishops moved to Benson, Ariz. in 1970 at the time of Wayne's retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, Benson, Ariz.; daughter, Phyllis Burnham, Lakewood, Colo.; one brother; and three sisters.
worked at medical facilities at Rock Island, Service
Rubber Co. in Rock Island, Monroe County Hospital in
Albia, the V.A. Hospital in Knoxville, Iowa,
University Hospitals in Iowa City, Concord Care
Center in Garner, Westview Care Center in Britt,
Iowa, and Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake. She
enjoyed her family, friends, music, reading, art and
wrote letters for Amnesty International and articles
for Green Peace.
She was preceded in death by her infant son, Bruce Douglas; parents; two brothers, Victor Geerts and Clemens Geerts and a sister, Viola Dodds.
Calvin K. Johnson