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Mary Lou Klongerbo
Mary Lou Klongerbo, 81, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at Season's Hospice, Rochester, Minn., surrounded by family.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Season's Hospice, Mayo Hospice, and the American Cancer Society.
Mary Lou Krans was born March 23, 1929 to John and Frida (Backman) Krans in Bagley, Minn. She graduated from Bagley High School and later worked in Bagley, Chicago, and Minneapolis until she married Merlyn Klongerbo on June 26, 1948 in Bagley. The couple lived in Estherville, Iowa for 19 years where she raised her family of four. They moved to Clear Lake where she worked as the secretary for Sunset Elementary School for 10 years. They moved to New Ulm, Minn. and she worked as the secretary for Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Following her husbands' death in 1988 she moved to Rochester, Minn.
Mary Lou was an avid reader of news and books. She enjoyed studying the atlas and working crossword puzzles. She was an enthusiastic Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. Mary Lou volunteered at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Madonna Towers, and Widowed Person's Service. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Mary Lou is survived by her two daughters, Janet (Bruce) Ludwig, Rochester, and Karen (Michael) Margitan, Rochester; her son, Ross (Terri) Klongerbo, Winter Park, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Michael (Liz) Faris, Jennifer (Jeff) Feece, Kristin Klongerbo, Benjamin Klongerbo, Anne (Steve) Schaffer, Sara Klongerbo, Luke Klongerbo; six great-grandchildren, Emily, Zachary, Rachael, Grahm, Benjamin, Luke; and her sister, Janet Stenborg, Vernon Hills, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merlyn; a son, Robert; three sisters and one brother. She will be missed by her many friends from (WPS) Widowed Persons Services.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, Rochester, Minn., was in charge of arrangements.
Beverly Baker Koch, a summer resident of the historic Clear Lake Outing Club for 43 years, died Nov. 15, 2010 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., of complications from cancer of the larynx. She was 76.
Bev was known to many as a marvelous creator and hostess of theme parties for the many friends she and her husband, Fred, have both in Iowa and Florida. The Kochs, formerly of Waterloo, Iowa, have lived in Florida since Fred’s retirement as president of Metro Bancorporation, holding company for the former Waterloo Savings Bank (now U.S. Bank).
Bev was born on Dec. 24, 1933 in Kansas City, Mo., along with a twin sister, Barbara B. Wilson. Their parents were Margaret Daisy and Harold E. Baker.
Bev is survived by her husband, Fred; her twin sister, Barb; brother, Barry Baker (Meg) of LaGrange, Ill.; daughter, Katy K. Campbell (Ralph) of Edina, Minn.; son, Fritz Koch (Debbie) of Ward, Colo.; and two grandsons, Jack Frederick Campbell and Baxter Quigley Koch.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and Francis Campbell, a grandson.
Cremation services were held, and the family is planning a June 2011 memorial gathering in Clear Lake. Memorials may be directed to the Clear Lake Yacht Club Sailing School, Inc. at P.O. Box 29, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428.
Beverly Koch was well loved and will be greatly missed by her many friends and relatives.
Mary Lou Gille, 67, left to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2010 in McAllen, Texas. Cremation took place at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna, Texas. Visitation, memorial service, and Funeral Mass were held at Saint Theresa of Child Jesus Church, Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Mary Lou was born to Raymond R. Sonnee and Helen (Hughes) Sonnee in St. Paul, Minn. on July 14, 1943. She is now reunited with her mother and two brothers, John C. Sonnee and Raymond R. Sonnee, Jr. Her memory will forever live in the hearts of her father, Raymond Sonnee of Mission, Texas; beloved husband of 47 years, Lawrence E. Gille of Mission, Texas; her son, David Lawrence (Tracy) Gille of San Antonio, Texas; and daughter, Theresa Mary (Randy) Schepler of Suffolk, Va. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Austin A. Gille of Austin, Texas, Christopher and Patrick Finnegan of Des Moines, Iowa; and her brother, Kirt D. Sonnee of Minneapolis, Minn. Survivors also include aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Twin Cities.
Her interests included family, sewing, and detailed quilting. During her last years she devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members.
In lieu of flowers, the family recommends that contributions be made in Mary Lou's name to the Leukemia Society, American Cancer Fund, or a worthy charity of the donor's choice.
Fayrean M. Davisson, 91, of 1037 18th St. S.W., Mason City, Iowa and formerly Clear Lake, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 at the I.O.O.F. Home, Mason City, Iowa.
Due to her wishes she will be cremated and inurnment will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.
Pocahontas, Ark. resident E. LaVonne "Bonnie" Kimball, age 84, formerly of Clear Lake, passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.
Bonnie was born to W.A. and Rebecca Hanson in Britt, Iowa on Nov. 28, 1926. She resided in Iowa until June 2000 when she moved to Pocahontas. She was a caring mother and grandmother and was loved and respected by many. Caring for others had always been a main focus of her life. She loved playing Yatzee with her family and friends and was noted for being a great cook that could make a meal out of whatever she could find in the refrigerator. Many were those that sat at her kitchen table to discuss issues, get advice, tell jokes and drink coffee. She will be missed by so many.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Davenport of Pocahontas; son, Randy Ennen and his wife, Verlinda, of Garner, Iowa; three grandchildren; Nikki Siems of Clear Lake, Summer Grider and Robby Davenport, both of Pocahontas; six great-grandchildren, Emily and Brody Siems, Elizabeth, Rebekah, Jacob and Matthew Grider; a brother, John Hanson and his wife, Ardella, of Klemme, Iowa; her loving cat, Smokey, and too many nieces and nephews to mention.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Glen Ennen and Ralph Kimball; an infant son, Danny Ennen; four brothers, Art, Bill, Lyle and Marvin Hanson; two nephews, Richard and Russell "Pete" Hanson; and her precious cat, Baby.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date in Clear Lake. Notification of time and place will be announced at that time. Memorials my be directed to a Human Society in her name.
McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas was in charge of making arrangements.
Neil William Garlock Sr., 78, of Burnsville, Minn. passed away at home on Dec. 2, 2010 surrounded by his family.
A memorial Mass was held Monday, Dec. 6 all at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, Minn. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
Neil was born in Clear Lake and graduated from Clear Lake High School. He served in the US Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. He was retired from Wonder Bead and Rollins Container. Neil will be deeply missed by his family.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; son, Neil Jr. (Mona); daughters, Lora (Mike) Madole, Leslie (Jeff) Ferguson, Lisa Stushek, and Terri (Steve) Gonsior; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Geneva and Nancy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Larry; sisters, Barbara and Elaine; and his first wife, Leona.
Arrangements were made by Twin Cities Cremation.
Heather N. Sorenson, 32, of Opportunity Village of Clear Lake, died Tuesday. Dec. 7, 2010 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 10 at Opportunity Village with Pastor Rich Murray, Spiritual Resources Coordinator officiating. Burial was in Crystal Township Cemetery in Crystal Lake, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to Opportunity Village in Heather's name.
Heather Noel Sorenson, the daughter of James and Dianne (Escherich) Sorenson, was born April 18, 1978 at Britt. She lived with her parents on a farm north of Britt and attended school at Forest City, Iowa. She participated in the Special Olympics and excelled at the softball throw. Heather worked at the Filling Station restaurant in Forest City, which was started by her class in Forest City.
Heather later moved to a group home in Mason City and graduated from Mason City High School in 1998. She worked at NIVC. In 1999 she moved to Opportunity Village in Clear Lake. She loved her "paper work" at the Village, her friends, the staff and all of the activities. Heather enjoyed riding her three-wheel bike around the village trails on nice days. Heather was very fond of Pepsi products. She also loved magazines, music (especially country), pizza and ice cream. She looked forward to weekend visits with her family so she could go out to eat and get a new CD or magazine.
Heather loved the holidays, especially Christmas, and she always remembered to send cards to her family. She was a very caring person and always worried about others. She loved all animals. Heather was a very observant person and would often notify people at their cottage of maintenance issues since she was able to notice the slightest imperfections.
Heather is survived by her parents, Jim and Dianne Sorenson of Britt; brother, Gentry (Renee) Sorenson of Mason City; sister, Nikki Sorensen of Waterloo, Iowa; and nephews, Dillon, Chase and Caleb.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Calvin and Genevieve Sorenson; maternal grandparents, Reuben and Anna Escherich; uncles, Wayne and Robert Escherich; and cousins, Ryan Escherich and Jeffery Sorenson.
Cataldo Funeral Home of Garner, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.
Norman Leo Lacey, 77, of Webster City, Iow died Dec. 7, 2010. A celebration of life service was held Saturday, Dec. 11 at Fosters Chapel with the Rev. Pete Peterson officiating. American Legion Post 191 performed military rites.
Norman was born Jan. 23, 1933 at Corydon, Iowa, the son of Jay and Florice Messerschmidt Lacey. He graduated from Clarion High School in 1951. Norman proudly served in the United States Army from 1953 through 1955. On Nov. 5, 1955 her married Shirley An Richmond at the First Baptist Church in Eagle Grove, Iowa. Norman worked as a spot welder for Hart Carter Company for 13 years and for over 28 years at Arrow Acme as a mill and lathe operator until his retirement in 1996, due to his failing health.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corydon. He was a pat member of the American Legion Post 191 and the U.A.W. Local 442, both of Webster City. His hobbies included fishing, playing the lottery, watching football and other sports, and collecting diecast cars. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of Webster City; children, Rebecca Mosley of Warrensburg, Mo., Diane (Ed) Lacy Tuel of Lehigh, Mark Lacey of Lincoln, Neb., Connie (Skip) Baldwin of Webster City, Michael (Lisa) Lacey of Clear Lake, Michelle (John) Ubben of Webster City; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nancy (Earl) Hibbing of Paullina, Iowa.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Amy Lacey; brother, Max Lacey; son-in-law, Zebedee Mosley; niece, Debbie Lacey; and brothers-in-law, Arnie Werkmeister and Robert Hepperly.
Karen L. Barrett, 62, of 29 S. Vermont Ave., Mason City, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at her home. Memorial services were held Monday, Dec. 20, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, Mason City with the Rev. Randy Nielsen of Galilean Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, officiating. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa.
was born Dec. 21, 1947, in Mount Carmel, Ill., the daughter of Harold
and Edna (Elsie) Wicklin. She graduated in 1966 from Lindblom High
School in Chicago, Ill., and also attended junior college in Chicago.
After her schooling, Karen taught beauty/cosmetology classes.
enjoyed baking cookies and fudge. She was an avid sports fan, and loved
to cheer on the Chicago teams. Spending time with her family and close
friends was a passion of hers, especially her grandchildren and
grandpuppy – they gave her great joy.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Dorance S. Day, 94, of 15 Marflow St., Ventura, Iowa died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at his home in Mesa, Az.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at the First Congregational Church, Clear Lake, with Rev. Michael Nash officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 -7 p.m. at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake and then one hour before the service on Thursday at the church. Interment will be Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa. Memorials may be given to the First Congregational Church, Clear Lake.
Dorance was born June 17, 1916 in Klemme, Iowa, the son of John N. and Anna Mildred (Smith) Day. He graduated from Klemme High School in 1933 and attended the University of Iowa for two years. He married Ruth E. Petersen on Dec. 31, 1935 in Clear Lake.
During the war Dorance worked on the B-25 Bomber in Englewood, Calif. as the leadman. He was the last person to see and check the plane after the B-25’s were built. While working for North American Aviation he gave final inspection to the B-25 Mitchell Bombers that bombed Tokyo, Japan in the Doolittle Raid. Dorance noted “It was the heaviest armed plane in the war.” He is listed on the National World War II Memorial because of his work with the B-25 Bomber. He was awarded the the Army-Navy E award for excellence while working for North American Aviation.
Dorance worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. as a sales representative, assistant manager and senior sales representative. He retired from them in November 1976. Over the years they lived in Mason City (1936-39), Klemme(1939-41), Elsequndo, Calif. (1942-1946), Mason City (46-48), Des Moines (1948-52), Klemme (1952-58), Clear Lake, (1958-69) and Ventura (1969-present).
Dorance enjoyed working with people. His hobbies included hunting, fishing in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Montana. He is a past president of the Ventura Lions Club, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, a life member of the National Rifle Association and a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church. He established the D.S. Day Wildlife Refuge in 2008 and planted trees and coverage for 15 years. He also donated five acres of land to Hancock County to be held in perpetuity for the wildlife that he so loved.
Dorance has enjoyed retirement in Mesa for many years. Dorance married Elaine (Bissonette) Ferguson on Nov. 28, 1998. They enjoyed splitting their time between her home in Mesa and his home in Ventura.
Dorance is survived by his wife, Elaine Day, Mesa; son, Gary B. Day and his wife, Elna, Mason City; two grandchildren, John J. Day, Iowa City, Iowa and Kristin L. Kleckner and her husband, Michael, Des Moines, Iowa; one great-grandson, Nicholas Foster, Des Moines; step-children, Keith Ferguson and his wife, Rebecca, Apache Junction, Az., Annette Conner and her husband, Charles, Atlanta, Ga. and Holly McDaniel and her husband, Gene, Mesa.
Dorance was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Ruth Day (June 30, 1993).
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.
Earl Martin Hefty, 66, of 11 S. 9th St., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at the Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 21 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, Iowa with Pastor Will Hunsaker officiating. Interment was in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to Earl M. Hefty Memorial Fund.
Earl was born July 7, 1944 in Kearney, Neb., the son of Paul and Louise (Bintz) Hefty. At an early age he moved with his mother to Clear Lake. While attending school he was active in sports. He played football and was honored as All-State. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1962. He attended the University of Nebraska where he played football his freshman year. He then attended N.I.A.C.C. and, subsequently, the University of Iowa where he obtained a Bachelor in Business (Marketing) degree. He married Barbara Erickson in 1964.
He worked for 3M in sales for over 20 years in Chicago, Minneapolis, and later Atlanta. In the late 1990’s he moved back to Clear Lake. He worked at Econo Foods in Clear Lake for the past seven years.
Earl loved to cook and grill out and try new recipes in the kitchen. He enjoyed watching the Hawkeyes, Vikings, and riding around the lake front “to see if it was still there”, and liked watching the sunsets. He enjoyed the fishing trips to Winnibigoshish in Bena, Minn. with Shirley and Clancy and Julie Wiebenga. He enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden and yard.
Earl is survived by his significant other, Shirley Wiebenga, Clear Lake; three children, Kristin (Michael ) Poss, Carrollton, Ga.; Brent Hefty and his fiancé, Erin Harman, Dunwoody, Ga. and Louisville, Ky. and Aaron (Sarah) Hefty, Ft. Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Kamryn and Kailee Poss; two nephews; cousins, Dale and Janelle Sargent and Loren and Jane Wilcox. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul Hefty.
Thomas Leroy Walk, 56, 616 3rd Ave. N., Clear Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his home. A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, Dec. 22, 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. John R. Tilp officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at a later date at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa. Memorials may be given to the Thomas L. Walk Memorial Fund.
Thomas was born July 23, 1954 in Mason City, the son of Everett and Teresa (Crapser) Walk. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and Mason City High School. He married Margaret Grouettte on Dec. 8, 1972. He worked various jobs in this area before moving to Colorado and then on to California. Tom moved back to Iowa in June of 2004. He started college at NIACC at the age of 50 to seek a career as a counselor. He received his AA degree in Human Services in 2008 and his BA in 2010. Tom was on the dean’s list in 2010. His favorite pastime was fishing, especially with his dad, Everett. He liked to watch old movies and usually knew bits of trivia about them. He enjoyed getting together with family and friends.
Tom was well-known at Opportunity Village for his help on the St. Patrick’s Church bus.
Those remaining to remember Tom are his father, Everett and his wife, Beverly Walk, Mason City; sisters, Teri (Ron) Gustin and family, Clear Lake, Marsha Heston and family, Mason City; brothers, Jeff Walk, Clear Lake, Brad (Dawn) Lunning and family, Mason City, and Scott (Linda) Lunning, Mason City, and family and many friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his grandparents; aunts; uncles; mother, Teresa; infant sister and infant brother.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.
David M. Neuberger II, 41, of Garner, Iowa died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 28 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner with the Very Rev. Kenneth B. Gehling officiating. Cataldo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
David Myron Neuberger II, the son of David and Janice (Millard) Neuberger, was born May 16, 1969 in Belmond, Iowa. Dave grew up on a farm south of Ventura and graduated from Ventura High School in 1987. He continued his education at the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Oklahoma where he received his degree in aviation maintenance technology.
On Aug. 12, 1995 he married Kerry Furst at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake. They lived in rural Klemme, Iowa until moving to Garner in 2000. Dave was employed with Hawkeye Sow Centers based in Emmetsburg, Iowa for the last 12 years. As their production supervisor, Dave oversaw the production and management of numerous sow farm facilities while working in conjunction with Pipestone Vet Clinics. Through his work, Dave attended various workshops to enhance his leadership skills, national symposiums, and was involved in consultations in Oklahoma, Canada, and Chile.
Dave was always full of energy and ready to have fun. Very seldom would Dave pass up on a chance for fun, whether that was seeing how many times he could drive backwards around the Ventura Heights circle, or showing Dane and Derek that spring yard work was fun. When planning events, his friends always knew when it came to Dave’s vote, it would be, “I’m in!” Dave truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and lived life to the fullest. On summer weekends he was seldom far from the cabin and boat on Clear Lake, pulling the boys and their friends tubing, “toodling” around the lake, and tying up together with friends’ boats at Farmer’s Beach.
Fall often found Dave and family at Iowa State Football games, supporting his friends’ Hawkeye team, and cheering for the boys at their football games. Golfing and snowmobiling also seemed to find their way into his schedule. Regardless of all else, the Uno card game tournament with the boys was ongoing.
Dave was a member of numerous organizations including the Iowa Pork Producers and the National Pork Producers Association.
Dave’s family includes his wife, Kerry, of Garner; two sons, Dane (14) and Derek (10), of Garner; his father, David (Judy) Neuberger of Garner; his mother, Janice Millard of Clear Lake; two sisters, Julia (Lauren) Trembath-Neuberger of Clear Lake and Nicole (Greg) Willson of Waldorf, Minn.; a brother, Johan Neuberger (Nicole) of Waterloo; step-sisters, Michelle Luscombe of Ventura and Melody Thome of Garner; a step-brother, Mike Stout of Clear Lake; parents-in-law, Martin and Rita Furst of Crystal Lake, Iowa; brother-in-law, Marty (Nicole) Furst of Garner, and sister-in-law Kate (Greg) Winter of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and nephews and nieces, Andrew, Ben, and Avery Furst, Ethan, Josie, and Grace Winter, Cole Willson, and Kaelen and Aleena Neuberger.
Dave was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bill and Emma Neuberger; maternal grandparents, Cecil and Florence Millard; cousin, Michael Herman; and an uncle, Jerry Millard.
Dorothy Caroline Thomsen, 92, Apple Valley Assisted Living, Clear Lake, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at Good Shepherd Health Center, Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 31, 1 p.m. at the Galilean Lutheran Church, 4454 255th St. Highway 18 West, Clear Lake with the Rev. Randy Nielsen and the Rev. Kent Mechler officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Galilean Lutheran Church. Interment will be 4 p.m. at the Coulter Cemetery, Coulter, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Dorothy C. Thomsen Memorial Fund.
Dorothy was born on Nov. 29, 1918 in Latimer, Iowa, the daughter of Chris B. and Minnie (Riis) Johansen. She was baptized and confirmed at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Coulter. She graduated from Latimer High School in 1936. She helped her parents on the family farm until she married Harvey L. Thomsen of Spencer, Iowa on Aug. 22, 1945 in Coulter. The couple farmed until 1971. The couple then moved to Clear Lake where they were the first house parents at Handicap Village. Dorothy then worked in the Village ceramics department until 1982. She then worked part-time at the Villa dress shop in Clear Lake for several years. Shortly after Harvey’s death in 1988, Dorothy moved to a smaller house in Forest City, Iowa before ing to an apartment in Clear Lake. She lived the last 3 ½ years at Apple Valley Assisted Living in Clear Lake.
She was a charter member and very active and involved at Galilean Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her family and all their activities. She loved the outdoors, enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and was an avid reader.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Twylah and Mark Kragel of Clear Lake and Carla and Gary Nelson of Sheffield, Iowa; grandchildren, Emily (Eric) Thomas, Eric (Ambyr) Kragel, Dana (Wyatt) Zoske, Peter (Sue) Nelson, and Adam (Erin) Nelson; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Taylor and Payton Thomas, Isaac and Ryan Zoske, Logan Nelson and Ava Nelson; sister-in-law, Neva Johansen; and nieces and their families.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; one sister; and her parents.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.
Jerome “Joe” Nielsen, 72, 7 S. 18th St., Clear Lake, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m., at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1001 9th Ave S., Clear Lake, with the Rev. John R. Tilp officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. with a scriptural wake service at 7 p.m.
Other arrangements are incomplete at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake.
Georgia Molencamp, 77, of Clear Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa. Services are pending at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, Iowa.