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Clifford Sheehy, 82
NEW HAMPTON - A Mass of Christian Burial for Clifford "Joe" Sheehy of New Hampton was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at Holy Family Parish - St. Mary's Center in New Hampton with Rev. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Pallbearers were Cody Sheehy, Peter Sheehy, Kevin Sheehy, Bob Stavnes, Al Weber and Andy Boss. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Orr, Bill O'Neill, Heinz Engel, Jim Ferkins, Leon Hugeback, Wayne Moetsch, Bob Rigler, Jim O'Connor and Harry Zipse. Interment was in New Hampton City Cemetery with full military honors conducted by all Chickasaw County veteran associations.
Visitation was held 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 7 p.m. scripture service. Visitation continued from 9-10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Clifford, 82, died Monday morning, Feb. 21, 2011 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.
Clifford "Joe" Sheehy was born Sept. 25, 1928, in New Hampton, the son of Gregory and Hazel (Strike) Sheehy. He received his education in New Hampton and graduated from the New Hampton High School in 1946. He was inducted into the United States Army where he served as a military policeman. He was honorably discharged as a corporal on Jan. 29, 1948.
On Sept. 25, 1951, he married Joanne Haugen at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Hampton. Joe initially worked at Schueth Hardware and later began working at Mikkelson Motors. Joe eventually purchased the business changing the name to Sheehy Motors. He later partnered with Dick Holten forming H & S Motors in Cresco. Joe retired in 1990 and his son Bryan took over the business. Joe began a second career and became the Chickasaw County Veteran Affairs Director where he worked until his death.
In his younger years, he enjoyed pheasant hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne; four sons: Bruce (Paula) Sheehy of Mesa, Ariz., Brad (Tess) Sheehy of East Bethel, Minn., Bryan (Denise) Sheehy of Cresco and John (Lori) Sheehy of Mosinee, Wis.; eight grandchildren: Joe Sheehy, Erin Ison, Abby Sheehy, Peter Sheehy, Cody Sheehy, Kate Sheehy, Hannah Sheehy and Meredith Sheehy; one brother: Gregory (Regina) Sheehy of Duluth; and one sister: Clara Mae Kruse of Monona.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Delphine Reilly, Rosemarie Baltes and Shirley Todd; six brothers: Bob Sheehy, Maurice Sheehy, Ed Sheehy, Gerald Sheehy, Keith Sheehy and Ralph Sheehy.
Alta Farlinger, 96
LYLE - Funeral services for Alta M. Farlinger of Lyle will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle with Pastor Barbara Finley-Shea officiating. Interment will be in Woodbury Cemetery, rural Lyle.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, Minn. and at the church one hour prior to the service.
Alta, 96, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2011 at Good Samaritan Center in St. Ansgar where she had made her home since October of 2007.
She was born Nov. 24, 1914 the daughter of Clyde C. and Orcelia (Culp) Dilling in Grand Meadow, Minn. She grew up in Albert Lea.
On Jan. 10, 1935 she married John Henry Farlinger in Northwood, Iowa. They made their home in the London area until 1943 when they moved to a farm near Lyle and St. Ansgar. John passed away on Feb. 11, 1979.
A homemaker and farmwife, Alta was very involved in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lyle, teaching Sunday School, Bible School and singing in the choir. She also held many offices in WELCA and mission circles. She spent much of her time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved to cook, travel and work in her flower garden.
Survivors include one son: Earl (Marlene) Farlinger of St. Ansgar, Iowa; four grandchildren: Craig (Pat) Farlinger of West Liberty, Carlton (Lisa) Farlinger of St. Ansgar, Curtis (Lori) Farlinger of Sheridan, Wyo., and Clinton (Amy) Farlinger of Cresco; eight great-grandchildren: Clare (Beth) LeMay, John (May) Farlinger, Caleb Farlinger, Marisa Farlinger, Melissa (Russell) Miller, Katie Farlinger, Amy Farlinger and Mark Farlinger; ten great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Pat Dilling of North Carolina and Alta (Norman) Joynes of Austin; brother-in-law: Clifford Medina of Florida; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; great-grandson: Lucas; and nine brothers and two sisters.
Paul Sir, 79
CRESCO - Funeral services for Paul A. Sir of Cresco were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco with Rev. Dennis Cahill and Rev. Tim Sir officiating. The family placed the pall, with the Sir family singing. Pam Daley was the cantor and Mary Tremmel was the pianist. The gifts were carried by the daughters, assisted by the granddaughters. The pallbearers were the oldest grandsons, with the honorary pallbearers, the younger grandsons. Interment was in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, rural Elma.
Conway Funeral Home in Cresco handled the arrangements.
Paul, 79, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at home.
Paul Alphonsus Sir was born Oct. 30, 1931 in Elma, the son of Joseph and Mary Sir. Paul attended country school, Lourdes School through 10th grade, and then graduated from Cresco High School. He attended Upper Iowa College for two years.
On July 8, 1952 he married Mickie O'Connor at Assumption Catholic Church, Cresco.
Paul was always self-employed. He had a bulk milk route for 18 years, sold real estate, and then became a successful insurance agent, a career from which he never retired.
Paul was a tremendous athlete who played baseball and basketball in high school and college, earning all-state honors. He remained a sports enthusiast and took great joy in following the athletic careers of his children and grandchildren.
Paul was a Boy Scout and continued to be an avid outdoorsman who loved life on the farm. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, gardening, and was a conservationist who planted hundreds of trees. In addition, he was a pilot and one of the original members of the Cresco Flying Club.
Paul was proud of his Czechoslovakian heritage and loved polka music and dancing. Paul loved and adored his eight children, their spouses, his 34 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Mickie; eight children and their families: Paul (Sandra) of Edmonton, Alberta, Steven (Caitlyn), Ben, Sam and Ethan; Lee Ann (Jeff) Fosse of Stillwater, Minn., Brady, Liz (Phil), Matt (Gina), Rachel and Alexandra; Tim (Kim) of Cresco, Joseph (Lindsey, Drake, Liam), Kelly (Dave, Iris), Mollie and Emily; Mary (Tim) Ray of Odenton, Md., Nicole (Roy), Nathan, Noah, Noelle, Natalie and Naomi; Pat (Shelly) of Shorewood, Minn., Connor, Charlie, Cara, and Coco; Mike (Julie) of Eden Prairie, Minn., Michaela, Katie, Anna, Michael, Scott and Matthew; Joe (Shannon) of New Richmond, Wis., Samantha and Zachary; Kathy (D.C.) Murphy of Marion, Ryan, Daniel and Sara; a sister: Myldred Yount of San Jose, Calif.; and many friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Joseph and Adolph; two sisters: Marie Baker and Blanche Leigh; and daughter-in-law: Amy.
Kevin Boyle, 47
NEWALLA, OK - Mass of Christian Burial for Kevin J. Boyle of Newalla, Okla. was held on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Harrah, with Father Lucas Raj Pinapati officiating. Interment was in St. Teresa Catholic Cemetery.
Kevin, 47, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 following complications of a heart attack.
Kevin John Boyle was born Dec. 22, 1963 in New Hampton, the son of John and Ardel (Schwickerath) Boyle.
On April 25, 1987 he married Gail Schmitz in Raymond.
Kevin received his teaching degree from Iowa State University. He worked as a senior livestock reproductive specialist for Genex.
Kevin was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Harrah, Okla., and the Knights of Columbus #4598. He was very active in his church and enjoyed fishing, golfing, cooking and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Gail; three sons: Zachary stationed in the Navy at Groton, Conn., Dylan and Austin at home; his parents: John and Ardel Boyle of Elma; a brother: Kraig (Andrea) of Sleepyeye, Minn.; two sisters: Kim (Tim) Voth of Rochester, Minn. and Kelly (Ron) Blaser of Ostrander, Minn.; three nephews; and many relatives and friends.
Wanda White, 56
Wanda Lou White was born Oct. 3, 1956 in Freeport, IL, the daughter of Leland and Ruby (Lane) Scofield. She graduated from high school in 1974 and worked in the insurance industry for 30 years.
Wanda was married to Lewis White. In the late 90s they moved to Iowa.
Wanda loved her family, enjoyed birds and her beloved cat Norton. Her passion was crocheting. She received several awards for her crocheting and her famous chocolate chip cookies. She was known for her charity work in the community.
She is survived by her husband, Lewis; son: Robert of Cresco; daughter: Tammy (Rob) Druien of Byron, Ill.; five grandchildren: Mitch and Amanda Kuczynski, and Becca, Katie and Nick Druien; her mother: Ruby Scofield; brothers: Steven (Diane) Scofield of Nekoosa, Wis., Brian (Sharon) Scofield of New Mexico and John (Oneida) Scofield of Virginia; an uncle: Donald (Donna) Scofield of Freeport, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
Wanda was preceded in death by her father; brothers: Ronald and David Scofield; and one sister: Barbara Scofield.
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Jeanie Wolfe, 52
Lavine Greenslade, 85
Carmen Tibbals, 55
UNION GROVE, WI - A private family service for Carmen L. Tibbals of Union Grove, Wis. was held at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony, Minn. on Monday, March 14, 2011. Interment was in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston, Minn.
Carmen, 55, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011 after a short battle with cancer.
Carmen Lee Tibbals was born June 27, 1955 in Waterloo.
Stanley Franzen, 78
MASON CITY - Funeral services for Stanley B. Franzen of Mason City, formerly of Cresco and Protivin will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Protivin.
Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 16 at the Conway Funeral Home in Protivin with a 5 p.m. Scripture Service. Visitation will continue 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home until time of services.
Stanley, 78, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City.
Stanley Baptist Franzen was born Nov. 11, 1932 at Auburn, Fayette County, Iowa, the son of Leo and Clara (Panos) Franzen. He was baptized and confirmed in his faith at St. Luke's Catholic Church in St. Lucas, Iowa. Stan graduated from St. Luke's High School with the class of 1951.
On Feb. 15, 1954, he married Wilma Bruess at St. Luke's Church in St. Lucas. They became the parents of eight children. Wilma died on Nov. 10, 1978. Stanley then married Alma Hemesath on July 12, 1980 and they later divorced.
Stanley farmed in the Protivin and Lime Springs area. In 1970 he purchased the farm by Schley where he actively engaged in farming until 1991. Stanley later sold his farm and moved into Cresco in the fall of 1992. In the fall of 2004, he sold his house in Cresco and moved to Protivin and in 2005 he moved to Howard Residential Care. Due to declining health and partial leg amputation, he became a resident of the Good Shepherd Health Center in the spring of 2008. Stanley had a short stay at Mercy Hospital in Mason City. He was moved to Hospice of North Iowa where he died.
Stanley's hobbies included racing, fishing, camping, the card club and social activities with family and friends. In later years, Stanley greatly enjoyed getting together with his "coffee group" at Hardee's.
Stanley served on the ASCS and REC Board of Directors for many years. He served on the Holy Cross Parish Council in Schley and beside farming he also was a DeKalb Seed Dealer.
Stan is survived by his children and their families: Carole Bolchen and daughter Kristen Franzen of Arvada, Colo.; Ruth and Kevin Hart and daughter Rachel of Mason City; Ron and Rynonda Franzen and sons: Michael and Sam of Protivin; Janet and Steven Ryberg and sons: Michael, Adam and Dustin of Mauston, Wis.; Wayne and Kenda Franzen and daughters: Lindsi, Sara, and Rebecca of Calmar; and Cheryl Franzen; one sister: Leona (Francis) O'Regan of Waukon; two brothers: Kenneth (Mary Jane) Franzen of Apple Valley, Minn. and Donald (Elsa) Franzen of Haines City, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma; two infant daughters: Carol Ann and Mary Ann; his parents; two infant brothers: Norbert and Dennis; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Pauline Wilson, 97
HARMONY, MN - Funeral services for Pauline A. Wilson will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Greenleafton Reformed Church in rural Preston. Interment will be in Greenleafton Reformed Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 16 at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony, Minn. and one hour before services at the church on Thursday.
Pauline, 97, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Harmony Community Healthcare Inc.
Pauline Amanda Wilson was born Sept. 27, 1913 in Bristol Township, the daughter of John and Wilhelmina (Dornink) Sikkink.
Julia Snyder, 72
CRESCO - Funeral services for Julia "Judy" A. Snyder of Cresco were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco. Interment was in Union Prairie Cemetery in rural Decorah.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco is handled the arrangements.
Julia, 72, died Monday, March, 2011 at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco.
Julia Amelia Snyder was born Sept. 27, 1938 in New Albion Township, Iowa the daughter of Nathan and Irene Thompson.
She married Gordon Barness in 1955. He passed away in 1956. She later remarried. She spent several years providing an emergency foster home for at risk children in Northeast Iowa. She was also a private daycare provider raising several children as her own.
She was an avid cook and baker, and also a private caterer. She spent years providing her own private meals on wheels to senior citizens in her neighborhood and throughout the Decorah and Cresco area.
She is survived by a daughter: Gordalana "Gordy" Neubauer of Cresco; four sons: Eric "Rick" (Kris) of Cedar Falls, Jeff of Decorah, Gary of Waukon, and Scott (Lori) Erdmann; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother: Ernie (Linda) Thompson; along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her eldest son: Hank; a son-in-law: Todd Neubauer; her parents; and a sister: Karen (Robert Tangeman).
Frances Ryan, 94
ROCHESTER, MN - Mass of Christian Burial for Frances "Fran" M. Ryan of Rochester, Minn. will be held at 10:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, Minn. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery at Plymouth Rock.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco is handling the arrangements.
Frances, 94, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at the Eastern Star Home in Decorah where she had resided the past one and one-half years.
Frances Marie Ryan was born Aug. 16, 1916 on the family farm near Plymouth Rock, the daughter of Frank and Jule (Daley) Ryan. She worked in La Crosse, Wis. for 10 years, and then at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester for 30 years until her retirement in 1981.
In her leisure time she enjoyed reading, sewing, and traveling with her sisters.
Fran is survived by a sister: Jane Headington of Austin, Minn.; brother-in-law: Donald DeCou of Decorah; sisters-in-law: Rose Ryan of Cedar Falls and Evelyn Ryan of Decorah; plus many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Harold, Ed, and Layle Ryan; and five sisters: Phyllis McCabe, Mae Gossman, Doris Carr, Donna Whalen, and Anna Grace DeCou.
Gertrude Hendricks, 86
- Gertrude Hendricks, 86, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Patty Elwood
Center in Cresco where she resided for the last 20 and one-half months.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Norine McKinstry, 87
CITY, SD - Funeral services for Norine M. McKinstry of Rapid City, S.D.
were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at First
Presbyterian Church. Interment was held in Black Hills National Cemetery
at 1:00 p.m.
SPRINGS - A memorial service for Betty L. DeRuiter of Lime Springs was
held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Lime Springs United
Methodist Church with Rev. Candraeah Carey officiating. A committal
service will be held at a later date in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lime
Lois Fencl, 80
MN - Funeral Mass for Lois Fencl of Minnetonka, Minn. will be held at
12:00 noon on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Holy Trinity Church in
Norbert Hovey, 86
- Funeral services for Norbert R. Hovey of Decorah were held at 11:00
a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Orleans Lutheran Church in rural
Ridgeway with Pastor Joelle Colville-Hanson officiating. Organist was
Judy Hovden and soloist was Brandi Hemesath. Songs were "How Great Thou
Art", "On Eagles Wings", and "Rock of Ages". Pallbearers were: Matt
Zweibohmer, Mitchell Zweibohmer, Mick Zweibohmer, Mitchell Donlon, Pete
Wennes, Will Hageman and Wesley Hageman. Interment was in Orleans
Lutheran Cemetery in rural Ridgeway.
Katherine Henry, 74
- A Funeral Mass for Katherine L. Henry of Cresco will be held at 11:00
a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco.
Interment will be held at a later date in New Oregon Cemetery in rural
Gynith Groteboer, 100
MN - Funeral services for Gynith C. Groteboer of Rochester, Minn. will
be held at 11:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Christ United
Methodist Church in Rochester with Rev. Nancy Wheeler Handlon
officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
George West, 87
PRIOR LAKE, MN - A graveside service for George R.
West of Prior Lake, Minn. will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March
26 at New Oregon Cemetery in rural Cresco.
Kenneth Henderson, 82
- A Mass of Christian Burial for Kenneth "Kenny" E. Henderson of Cresco
will be held at 11:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Notre
Dame Parish in Cresco. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, in Cresco.