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March 15, 1924 - April 24, 2013
Maxine Jean Shropshire, 89, of Clear Lake, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at her residence. Memorial Services were held on Saturday, April 27, at the Galilean Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, with Pastor Scot McCluskey officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Elmwood Cemetery, Forest City, Iowa. Family suggest memorials to the Maxine Jean Shropshire Memorial Fund.
Maxine was born March 15, 1924 the daughter of Andrew and Laura (Johnson) Moen at Forest City.
Maxine graduated from Forest City High School in 1942. She was a teacher in country schools in rural Thompson, Iowa, and Forest City for four years. Maxine married Glenn Shropshire on March 4, 1944 at Thompson.
Maxine enjoyed crafts, flowers, homemaking, and operating her clothing store, Country Closet, in her basement. She was a member of Galilean Lutheran Church, Bible Study, Church Council and was the organizer of the church funeral lunches for many years.
Maxine is survived by her husband, Glenn Shropshire; four children, Larry (Gail) Shropshire, Fertile, Iowa, Judy (Ron) McGrath, Hiawatha, Iowa, Susan (Wayne) Foreman, Sheffield, Iowa, and Randy Shropshire, Clear Lake; sister, Virginia Schmidt, Forest City; 10 grandchildren, Chad (Misty) Shropshire, Garner, Iowa, Heather Burt, Kingman, Ariz., Vance Shropshire, Kingman, Ariz., Darcie McGrath, Marion, Iowa, Sean McGrath, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Troy (Rachel) Foreman, Waverly, Iowa, Scott (Jeri) Foreman, Hampton,
Iowa, Sarah (Charlie) Shirk, Hampton, Ryan (Taryn) Shropshire, Olathe, Kan., Amanda Shropshire, San Antonio, Texas; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Clyde Buckley; sister, Viola Buckley; and brother, Obert Moen.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.
December 28, 1926 - April 25, 2013
Marlys R. McCluskey, 86, of Rushford, Minn., died on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
The funeral service was on Monday, April 29, at the Trinity Fellowship ELCA Church in Rushford, with the Rev. Kristin Rice officiating. Burial was on Tuesday, April 30, in the Bergen Cemetery in Lester Prairie, Minn. The family prefers memorials directed to the Trinity Fellowship ELCA Church.
Born Marlys Rae Anderson on Dec. 28, 1926 in Hutchinson, Minn., to Alvin and Olive (Benjamin) Anderson. Marlys was raised on the family Century farm south of Lester Prairie, Minn. She was proud that the farm has been in the family since 1856, saying, "The only people to live on the land were the Indians and the Andersons." The land acquisition paperwork was signed by Abraham Lincoln. She started her formal education in "country school" down the road from the family farm, later graduating from Lester Prairie High School. She attended St. Cloud State College, graduating with a two year teaching degree in 1947, and later with a four year teaching degree from Winona State.
Marlys' first teaching job was in Rush City, Minn. On her first day in Rush City she met Robert McCluskey, a city boy from St. Paul, Minn. They were married on Aug. 15, 1948. To this union were born three children, Lynn, Dean and Scot. Marlys and Bob moved to Rushford, in June,1963 as publishers of the Tri County Record newspaper. Marlys was a teacher. She taught in Rush City and Rushford for a total of 43 years.
She loved helping young people learn. One of her great joys was seeing former students succeed.
Marlys liked to keep busy. Sewing, cooking, baking crafts and woodworking were her favorite activities. She liked to travel, including a trip to the original family farm in Norway. She was a Minnesota Twins fan, and her favorite player was Harmon Killebrew. Marlys was an active member in a number of organizations, including: Eastern Star, Federated Women's Club, Legion Auxiliary, Red Hats, the Knitting Club and the Birthday Club. She was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church in Rushford. Marlys spent the last seven and a half years at Bremmer Suites and the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.
Marlys is survived by her three children, Lynn (Russell) Drinkall of Winthrop, Minn., Dean (Julia) McCluskey of Winona, Minn., and Scot (Melinda) McCluskey of Clear Lake; sister, Donna Lemke; two granddaughters, Sharylyn (Scot) Pioske and Anna McCluskey; four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Parker, Will and Dana Pioske; sisters-in-law, Helen McCluskey, Lois Anderson and Louise Anderson; many nieces and nephews; and some of the best friends anyone could ask for.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, in 1987; her parents, Alvin and Olive Anderson; brothers, Glen and Warren Anderson; sisters-in-law, Katherine Ricci and Rose Marie Blossfield; and brothers-in-law, Harold Lemke, Paul Blossfield and William McCluskey; nieces, Mary Blossfield, Beth Nelson and Diane Anderson; and by a nephew, David Ricci.
We're closing the same way Marlys closed each day, with the words to an old song that Bob recited to her every night for 40 years, "Sweetheart, may God bless you, angel hands caress you. While sweet dreams rest you, dear old pal of mine."
Posted on 1 May 2013
Marian O. Bartleson, 87, of Clear Lake died Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Britt Medical Center in Britt, Iowa. A funeral service for Marian will be held 1:00pm, Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. 4th Street, Clear Lake with the Reverend Derek Yarian officiating. Burial will follow in the Clear Lake Cemetery. A visitation with a public viewing will be held from 11am to 1pm, Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the church. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake.
Marian Olive Bartleson, daughter of Harold and Laura (Bosworth) Balmer was born May 25, 1925 in Corwith, Iowa. She attended many schools before graduating from Corwith High School. Following her education she taught at a country school for a year. On March 31, 1946, she was united in marriage to Carl Bartleson and to this union, three children were born: Jerry, Carlene, and Linda.
Marian and Carl made their home in Clear Lake where she was a homemaker all of her life. She loved to do crossword and jigsaw puzzles, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Marian was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake and was active in the church circle for many years.
She is survived by her two daughters, Carlene (Richard) Voortmann, Garner, IA and Linda Straube, Longmont , Colorado; daughter-in-law, Betsy (Tim) Holden; grandchildren, Jeramy (Kathleen) Voortmann, Kim Martin, Beth Bartleson, Tom (Patty) Straube, Jon Straube, Dan Bartleson, Amanda (Mike) Crepeau and Kirsten (Dave) Doebel, 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred (Bob) Wilkins; brother, Russel (Marilyn) Balmer; half sister, Dorothy Lunsford; two half brothers, Harold and Carl Balmer; sister-in-law, Rainy Bartleson along with many nieces, nephews, and her family at the Meadows.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Carl (1994); son, Jerry; sisters, Vonnie Lynch and Neva Bendlage and brother-in-laws, Bob Lynch, Ben Bartleson, and John Bendlage.
Janis C. Joslyn, age
85, of Clear Lake, passed away on April
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Charles Howard King passed away on April 25, 2013, at the age of 87, following a brief illness.
Born July 3, 1925, near Pleasanton, Iowa, he was currently a resident of Gulf Shores, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Golda King, sister Florence Brown and niece Kay Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Jan Loynachan King; daughter-in-law Kim King of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughter Renee’ Jones (Stephen E.) of Gulf Shores, Ala.; grandsons David King and Ryan King of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and grandson Samuel Washington of Gulf Shores, Ala., and many longtime friends.
Charlie grew up in Leon, Iowa, graduated high school there in 1943 and traveled as a trombone player in the Jack Cole Band for a short time before being drafted into the U.S. Army at the outbreak of World War II. He served from 1943 until 1947 in France, Germany and Austria in the Cavalry and Armored Division.
Following his discharge from the Army, Charlie was elected as county auditor of Decatur County, Iowa, at the age of 20, too young to vote for himself in the election. He attended Drake University, was inducted as a member of the Order of the Coif, and received his law degree in 1953.
He enjoyed a long career as an attorney in Marshalltown, Iowa, serving seven years of it as county attorney. Following his retirement from practice, he served as a judicial magistrate in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa.
He was a former member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Marshalltown Optimist Club, where he also served as a past president, American Legion, Elmwood Country Club, All Vets Golf Course and a lifetime member of the VFW.
Charlie was an avid golfer, scoring five hole-in-one certificates. He also enjoyed strumming his guitar, learning new songs over many decades and putting together quite a repertoire with which he enjoyed entertaining friends and family. A love of playing pool began in his teen years and carried through his life. In his later years could be found playing regularly at After Ours in Gulf Shores.
A Celebration of Life service was held Monday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at Pine Rest Funeral Home in Foley, Ala.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials to be directed to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, located at 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores AL 36542, the United Services Organization, or Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Research.
Valores E. "Val" Young, 77, of Clear Lake, Iowa died Sunday May 5, 2013 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa surrounded by her family.
Do to her wishes she has been cremated and a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in the near future. Family has established memorial fund at Clear Lake Bank and Trust, so she can continue to give to the community she loved.
Valores was born Oct. 27, 1935 in Mason City, Iowa the daughter of Leland and Delavin (Andrews) Guldberg. She graduated from Thornton High School, Thornton, Iowa in 1953. She married Russell Young Jan. 30, 1954 at the Methodist Church Parsonage, Clear Lake, Iowa. For over 59 years they have celebrated their lives together in Clear Lake where they raised their three sons Randy, Rick and Ron.
She began her retail career at Fareway Foods, before joining her mother-in-law Jenny Young in running Oluf T. Hansen's for over thirty plus years, where she got to know many of Clear Lake and area residents. Her grandchildren were always amazed that when she walked down the street everyone knew their grandmother. To her, a stranger was someone she just had not yet had a chance to talk to.
Valores was an active member of the Clear Lake Chamber and was Grand Marshall of the Fourth July parade in 2005. She helped Mad Hatter with getting Buddy Holly Tribute started, renaming the street, maintaining the park on 8th and Main, Iowa State Fair Singers; Ridiculous Days, Fourth of July, Santa House and she was very passionate about Clear Lake, Main Street and small business in the area, working hard to develop programs and events that enhanced Clear Lake as a place to live and visit.
Valores was on the founding committee of the Christmas By the Lake. She worked year round on the first years to insure it was a first class contribution to our town. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, knitting, doing great adventures with family, dancing, reading, listening to 50?s music and especially playing with the grandkids. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She will be dearly missed by her friends and family. The family would like to thank Carson Home Care, IOOF Home and Hospice of North Iowa for their care and support in helping Valores over the last year with her Alzheimer's battle.
Valores is survived by her husband Russell Young, Clear Lake, Iowa; three children Randy (Kim) Young, Clear Lake, Iowa, Rick (Jeri) Young, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Ron Young, Clear Lake, Iowa; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Gwynn Coyle.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, Iowa 641-357-2193 ColonialChapels.com
Jerry L. Toppin, 56, of Ventura, Iowa died at his home.
Funeral services will be 10:30a.m. Friday May 10, 2013 at the St. John Lutheran Church, rural Garner, Iowa with Rev. Carl Hedberg officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, rural Garner, Iowa. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-7:00p.m. at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake and then one hour before the service on Friday at the church. Family suggests memorials to St John Lutheran Church in memory of Jerry Toppin.
Jerry was born January 10, 1957 in Mason City, Iowa the son of Wayne and Ardith (Hollatz) Toppin. He grew up in rural Ventura area and graduated from Ventura High School in 1975 and continued his education at N.I.A.C.C...
He moved to Waterloo and worked as a surveyor and later moved back to Mason City and worked for Cell-U-Byte and then for Oehlert Construction. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends; playing on the church softball team and following sports.
One of his favorite saying was "Take One Day at a Time". He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, rural Garner where he was baptized and confirmed. He served as a trustee and usher at the church.
Jerry is survived by his parents Wayne and Ardith Toppin, Clear Lake, Iowa; his three siblings Gene (Dana) Toppin, Clear Lake, Iowa, Jack (Cheryl) Toppin, Garner, Iowa and Susan Toppin, West Des Moines, Iowa; nieces and nephew Andrea Toppin, Ames, Iowa, Joel Toppin, Clear Lake, Iowa and Nicole Toppin, Garner, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Harlan and Doris Toppin and Henry and Bertha Hollatz.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, Iowa. 641-357-2193 ColonialChapels.com
Posted on 15 May 2013
Dean Goerish, 73, Clear Lake, died
Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her home.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Jerry Goerish of Clear Lake; her four children, and six grandchildren, daughter, Annalisa (Butch) Marshall of Coulter, and their children, Jason and Neil Marshall, daughter, Gerene (Mike) Farrell of St. Charles, Iowa and their children, Michelle (Jon) Anderson, and Savanah Farrell, daughter, Patti Goerish and special friend Mike of Mason City, and son, Jim (Wendy) Goerish ; and Jim's sons, John Goerish and fiancé Jen or "Squirt" as Gloria called her and Robert Goerish; and Wendy's son, Zach Karlson; and great-grandson, Ryder Goerish. Also left to cherish her memory are brothers Dean Carl of Belle Plaine, Iowa, and Larry Carl and his fiancé Linda of Atkins, Iowa, and Nona Paulsen and special friend Roger, of Rockwell, Iowa; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Louis Goerish, Ed (LeiLani) Goerish, Elly (Frank) Trebesch, Bev and (Sal )Windschitl, Charlie (Sandy) Goerish, Bev Goerish, and Tom Goerish and special friend Diane; many nieces, nephews; and a lot of very special friends and the special people of the Trigeminal Neuralgia support groups that have been there for her over the years.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; Father and mother-in-law, Albert and Thelma Goerish; brother-in-law, Roger Goerish; and a sister-in-law, Caroline Carl; and many friends she cherished so much and other family members.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel: (641) 357-2193 www.colonialchapels.com
CHARLES "Chuck" MCMANIGAL
Charles W. McManigal (“C.W.”), age 73, long-time Mason City attorney, died peacefully and with dignity at his home following a lengthy illness on May, 4, 2013.
His devoted wife,
Nancy, was at his side, as well as
family. A Celebration of Life will be
held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday,
May, 10, 2013 at the Historic Park Inn
Hotel, 15 West State Street, Mason City,
Iowa. At approximately 5 p.m. there will
be a time designated for prayer,
eulogies and tributes. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made
to the Greater Iowa Alzheimer’s
Association, 1730 28th Street, West Des
Moines, IA 50266, Phone 515.440.2722
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to
the family at 2386 244th Street,
Ventura, Iowa 50482.
Richard R. Lashier, 90, 202 North Lakeview Dr., Clear Lake, IA died Monday, May 6, 2013 at his home.
A Celebration of Life will be held 1:30 PM, Friday, May 10, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, IA with Rev. Dean Hess officiating.
Greetings with friends and family will be Thursday, May 9, at Zion Lutheran Church Friendship Room from 5:30 - 8:00 PM and one hour preceding the service at the church.
Richard Roe Lashier was born November 21, 1922 in Early, Iowa to Roe and Meda (Shull) Lashier. He attended and graduated from Early High School. His love for athletics began in Junior High and continued through High School and college at Buena Vista in Storm Lake, Iowa. He was captain of both his college football and basketball teams in his final year.
He met Arlene, his wife of 69 years, at Buena Vista and they were married June 4th, 1944. The union was blessed with four children; daughter Jan and Jim Baller, son Jack and Kathy Lashier, daughter Sue and Cal Kolling and son Bob and Anne Lashier. He began his career as a high school teacher and coach at Rembrandt, Iowa, and also began work on his Master's Degree at the University of Wisconsin during the summers. He also earned an Administrative Specialist Degree at Drake University.
During 13 years at Lytton, Iowa, he served as teacher, coach, Principal, and Superintendent. In 1958 he became Superintendent of Schools at Jefferson, Iowa and served 9 years there. The last 18 years of his career he was Superintendent at Clear Lake. He retired in 1985. He served on many professional, civic and church committees through the years.
He especially enjoyed being a member of the Iowa High School Athletic Association's Board of Control for 10 years. He was a highly respected athletic official and officiated at numerous State Tournaments. He had a lifelong passion for playing golf and enjoyed traveling with friends & family. He especially loved Clear Lake and its many activities.
He is survived by his wife Arlene, his four children, 9 grandsons and 1 granddaughter, 19 great grandchildren, his sister Eloise, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Clear Lake Community School Foundation or the Iowa Hall of Pride, and sent to the family at 202 N. Lakeview Drive, Clear Lake, IA 50428. Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428 (641)357-2193 ColonialChapels.com
DOROTHY DENA ANDERSON
D. (Greimann) Anderson, 92, of Ventura
died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the
I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City.
CAROL JEAN KORTH
J. (Schulz) Korth, 60, of Ventura passed
away unexpectedly Saturday, May 11, 2013
at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Posted on 25 May 2013
Susan Jane (Draper) Graham, age 59, of Garner, Iowa, died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her home in Garner, surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Belmond United Methodist Church, Belmond, Iowa. The Reverend Cindy Morrison was officiating. Burial was in the Belmond Cemetery. Those wishing to express their sympathies through a memorial in Susan's memory may send to Ron Graham, 620 Goll's Drive, Garner, IA 50438.
Susan Jane Draper, the daughter of Virgil and Opal (Nolte) Draper, was born Dec. 19, 1953 in Clarion, Iowa. She was the youngest of five children which included her siblings, Gary, Diane, Janice, and Marilyn. Susan attended Belmond Community Schools and received her G.E.D. , graduating with the Class of 1971.
Susan was united in marriage to Craig Boyington. The couple's union was blessed with two children, Stephanie and Chad. They were later divorced.
Susan was united in marriage to Ron Graham, her life partner and best friend for the next 21 years on Oct. 19, 1991 at Garner. Their family grew to five total children, as Ron's three sons, Denny, Matt, and Cory became siblings to Stephanie and Chad.
Throughout her entire life, Susan enjoyed her role as a mother and later a grandma relishing any opportunity or occasion that meant spending time with family. She looked forward to holiday gatherings and times spent with her siblings and their families. Keeping in touch with her family and their activities was a priority.
Her family remembers the great times they had with Susan and Ron on getaways to Adventureland and float trips to Apple River. She also looked forward to quiet times with her husband, Ron, and their outings to an area casino or a "spur of the moment" adventure to an unknown destination. Favorite past times included working word searches, crossword, gardening, canning, cooking and the comforts of a good book. Susan had been active in bowling in earlier years in various leagues, including couple's events with Ron.
Susan's smile and laugh would be at their best when she was able to lay on the floor with her grand kids for a precious time of playing UNO, puzzles, and board games. Susan and Ron enjoyed Sunday morning breakfast at Mat's Place, and she also looked forward to her daily times spent with her sister, Marilyn, watching the Bold & Beautiful.
In addition to being a full time home maker, Susan worked outside the home. She had managed the Garner V.F.W. from 1989-1999. After some health issues she then returned to the work force again in 2001, as she was employed with White Transfer & Storage in Forest City, Iowa, where she worked until Nov. of 2012, when her cancer diagnoses forced her early retirement. Her years at White's were much more than a career, as she truly looked forward to the daily camaraderie and friendships that were a part of the office full of ladies titled in fun as the "Hen House!"
Susan's family and friends will remember her as a hardworking lady, who loved others and looked forward to the simple pleasures of life's journey. In recent months, they saw her true strength and ferocious spirit at its best as she battled valiantly against the enemy and effects of cancer with dignity and perseverance.
Her legacy will be cherished in the hearts and minds of her surviving family and friends including her husband and partner, Ron Graham, Garner; daughter, Stephanie (Nick) Reighard, Dows, Iowa, and children, Whitney and Jose Reighard, Ashlynn, and Jenna McCallum; son, Chad (Darci) Boyington, Klemme, Iowa; and Ron's sons, Denny (Beverly) Graham, Keller, Texas, and their children, Kayle and Riley; Matt (Mary) Graham, Garner, and their children, Maddie and Mason; and Cory (Danielle) Graham, Garner, and their children, Morgan, Jared, Trevor, and Kyle; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Aiden; Susan's siblings, Gary Draper, Randall, Iowa, Diane (David) Lieberknecht, Belmond, Iowa, Janice Draper, Clear Lake, and Marilyn Hanson, Klemme; also many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Irene Draper, and Edwin and Daisy Nolte; uncles, Keith and Ken Nolte, Ernest Story, Gerald Draper, and Keith Voight; aunt, Valva Draper; also cousins, Linda Whipple, Kathy Draper, Nancy Draper, Timothy Draper, Keith Nolte, Jr. and Johnny Voight.
A church service was held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Klemme, Iowa. Marna was born to William and Emma Neuburger on June 21, 1941 in Cerro Gordo County near Klemme.
As a child, she accepted Jesus as her Savior, graduated from Ventura High school in 1959 and united in marriage to Elwyn L. Herman on Aug. 28, 1960. In this union three children were born, Carol, Michael and Deborah. Marna started working for the Brownsville Herald for one year, later becoming an Avon Sales representative, a substitute teacher and eventually a bookkeeper for her husband's business.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Jaycees, Women's Christian Group and enjoyed playing Bunco once a month with her friends. She showed love and devotion to her husband and children by taking an active role throughout their lives. She attended various school activities, volunteered as a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader and was always available to listen.
As a daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, you could depend on her in times of need and support. She was a person of generosity, integrity and strong-will.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Elwyn; daughter, Carol (Larry) Stephens of Lockhart, Texas; grandsons, Tyler and Colby Hearn both of Texas, and Matthew Herman (Michael's son) of Texas; daughter, Deborah (Todd) Schippers and grandchildren, Rebecca, Trent, and Elaine of Monroe, Iowa; two brothers, William "Bill" (Madonna) Neuberger of Klemme, and David (Judy) Neuberger of Garner, Iowa; and four sisters, Marie Jurgens of Latimer, Iowa, Margaret Parrett of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Marilyn Cox of West Des Moines, Iowa; Marcia (Mike) Evans of Thompson, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Mary (Robert) Jackson of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Emma; in-laws, Glen and Maurine Herman; a son, Michael; a sister, Marlys Luscombe; three brother-in-laws, Arnold Miller, Paul Jurgens, and Guy Luscombe; and two nephews, David Neuberger and Therron Miller.
Andrews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ann Kopacek, 66, of Opportunity Village
in Clear Lake died Monday, May 13, 2013
at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient
Unit in Mason City.
ARDIS L. SHEIMO
May 26, 1925 - May 14, 2013
Sheimo, 87, of Fertile, Iowa died
Tuesday May 14, 2013 at the Good
Samaritan, Forest City, Iowa.
Celebration of her Life will be
10:30a.m. Saturday May 18, 2013 at the
Fertile Church of Christ, Fertile, Iowa
with Pastor Rob Perry officiating.
Inurnment will be in Brush Point
Cemetery, rural Fertile, Iowa. Family
will greet friends one hour before the
service. Family suggests memorials to
Ardis Sheimo Memorial fund in lieu of
John DeWilde, 71, 4144 South Shore Dr.,
Clear Lake, IA passed away peacefully at
home surrounded by his family, Friday,
May 17, 2013.
H. “Jim” Heine, 87, of Clear Lake, died
Saturday (May 18, 2013) at Mercy Medical
Center – North Iowa, in Mason City,
surrounded by his loving family.
John Junior Bledsoe, 84, of 523 10th Ave. N, Clear Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at home. Due to his wishes, he was cremated and a memorial graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Clear Lake Cemetery, with Pastor Will Hunsaker officiating.
Family suggest memorials to John Junior Bledsoe Memorial Fund, c/o his daughter, Donna Prescott, 46117 212th Ave., Lake Mills, IA 50450. Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.
Posted on 30 May 2013
JOHN ANDREW SWANBERG
John Andrew Swanberg passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge, Iowa, at the age of 76 years.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove, Iowa, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jason Cooper officiating. John, the son of John Howard and Florence Violet (Vlieland) Swanberg, was born on Aug. 27, 1936 in Minneapolis, Minn.
He was raised and educated in the area of his birth. John served three and a half years in the United States Army Security Agency as a Chinese Linguist and received a Commendation from President Eisenhower.
On Sept. 2, 1960 John was united in marriage to Penelope Couillard in Minneapolis. John began his career in the F. W. Woolworth Companies management program in 1961 and obtained his first store in Shorewood, Wisc. The family moved to numerous communities during his career, settling in Clear Lake to manage the Ben Franklin store in 1969. In 1986, they purchased the Ben Franklin store in Eagle Grove. They sold it and retired in 1998.
John was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Bower Lodge #464 and had been a member of the El Kahir Shrine. John enjoyed playing golf, horseback riding and gardening – he would grow 15,000 gladiolas every year to sell. He was also a Green Bay Packer fan, Bee Keeper and insatiable reader. He was always reading about W.W. II and the European Theater.
John is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 52 years, Penelope “Penny” Swanberg of Eagle Grove; daughters, Kristi Dziatkowski and husband, Mitch, of Omaha, Neb., and Karina Stewart and husband, Paul, of Omaha, Neb.; grandson, Christopher Dziatkowski; and sister-in-law, Pamela Fortin of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joan Johnson. Memorials may be left to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or Shriners Burn Institute.
Posted on 5 June 2013 by Jay Lehmann
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