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PUBLISHED SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2002.

Obituaries are presented as a community service of Fullerton Funeral Homes. Information is submitted by families or provided by funeral homes for publication in the Globe Gazette and Globe Online.

JAY A. GRADISHER

CLEAR LAKE-Jay A. Gradisher, 94, of Brunswick, Ohio, formerly of Clear Lake, died Thursday (Oct. 3, 2002) in Ohio.

Arrangements are incomplete with Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, (641) 357-2193.

ROGER BRUNS

BUFFALO CENTER-Roger Bruns, 68, of Buffalo Center died Saturday (Oct. 5, 2002) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Winter Funeral Home in Buffalo Center, (641) 562-2858.

ELSIE C. HICKOK

MASON CITY-Elsie C. Hickok, 86, of 624 3rd St. N.E., Mason City, died Saturday (Oct. 5, 2002) at Good Shepherd Health Center.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Poland officiating. Burial will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City.

Memorials may be directed to the Elsie C. Hickok memorial fund.

Major Erickson Funeral Home, (641) 423-0924.

AMEY CHERLAND

ALGONA-Amey Cherland, 95, of Algona, died Friday (Oct. 4, 2002) at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.

Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the First Lutheran Church in Algona with the Rev. Dr. Mark E. Holmer officiating. Burial will be in the Blakjer Cemetery, rural Fenton.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Algona.

Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, (515) 295-3731.

RUTH M. SILLMAN

BRITT- Ruth M. Sillman, 85, of Britt, died Saturday (Oct. 5, 2002) at the Westview Care Center.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Britt with the Rev. Robert Dodge officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Cataldo Funeral Home in Britt and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Cataldo Funeral Home (641) 843-3811.

WESLEY FRANK FIALA

MASON CITY-Wesley Frank Fiala, 84, of 1309 S. Virginia, Mason City, died Thursday (Oct. 3, 2002) at Heritage Care Center.

His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church at 1405 S. Pennsylvania Ave. in Mason City, with the Rev. Bill Poland officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Wesley Frank Fiala Memorial Fund.

Wesley was born Oct. 16, 1917, the son of Frank F. and Anastasia (Slavik) Fiala. He graduated from Mason City High School in 1935 and attended Mason City Junior College. He married Madalene K. Kartel on Dec. 24, 1939, in Faribault, Minn.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

The Fialas moved to Mason City in 1940 where Wesley began working for Armour Co. He retired in 1975. Following retirement, he worked for the Mason City Public Schools as superintendent of buildings and grounds. In 1984, he retired from that position. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, UCT, Western Fraternal Lodge Velehrad #243, American Legion, Hawkeye Camera Club, Armour Retirement Club, Senior Chamber of Commerce, North Iowa Golden Age Wedding Club and past chairman of the board at Armour NIAD Credit Union.

Wesley is survived by his wife, Madalene of Mason City; his son, Wesley Robert and his wife, Eleanor, of Mason City; his daughter, Sharon Jeanne Tatro and her husband, Clifford, of Georgetown, Texas; three grandsons, Wesley Michael, David George, and Keith Kevin Fiala, two great-grandchildren, Jonathon and Krista; sister, Helen Pauline Martin of Northwood.

Wesley was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Major Erickson Funeral Home, (641) 423-0924.

THELMA OPAL BEDNAR

MASON CITY- Thelma Opal Bednar, 81, of Mason City died Friday (Oct. 4, 2002) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.

Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third Street N.E., Mason City. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Thelma O. Bednar Memorial Fund.

Thelma was born Jan. 6, 1921, in Alexandria, Minn., a daughter of Lawrence George and Clara Violet (Tunison) Nichols. The family moved to the North Iowa area when Thelma was 6 years old, where she attended grade school in Bolan and graduated from Kensett High School in 1939.

She worked as a housekeeper in Mason City and assisted farm wives during the summers. Thelma was united in marriage to Leslie L. Bednar on Dec. 11, 1941, in Clear Lake. They lived on the family farm for three years and on a farm of their own for two years, before moving to Montrose, Iowa. They moved back to Mason City in 1949 and built a home there in 1954, where they lived for the next 48 years.

Thelma was a homemaker who babysat, assisted in the Girl Scouts and enjoyed handwork, sewing, crocheting and knitting. She sold Tupperware for many years and was an area manager for the company. She was the manager at Celebrity Jewelry in Mason City for five years.

In retirement, Thelma also enjoyed traveling in their motor home, as well as fishing and camping. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and the Wigwam Club, both of Mason City.

Thelma is survived by her husband, Leslie Bednar of Mason City, her son, Larry Bednar of West Des Moines, her daughter, Dorothy Zacharias and her husband, David, of St. Ansgar; four grandchildren, Karl, Tammy and Pamela Zacharias and Jonathan Bednar; a brother, Donald Nichols and his wife, Jean, of Manly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Francis Nichols.

Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, (641) 423-2372.

EMMA M. AMMERMAN

SHEFFIELD- Emma M. Ammerman, 93, of Sheffield, died, Wednesday (October 2, 2002) at the Sheffield Care Center.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf-Grarup Funeral Home, 203 Maple, Sheffield, with Rev. Kent A. Mechler of Zion St. John Lutheran Church presiding. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Sheffield.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home

Emma Mina Nagel was born April 25, 1909, at home west of Sheffield, the daughter of Albert and Dorothea (Ludamann) Nagel. She attended country school and was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Sheffield. Emma helped her family by caring for her younger brothers and sisters.

On Feb. 25, 1932, Emma was united in marriage with William Ammerman in Mason City. Their home was in the Alexander area for a short time prior to moving to the Sheffield area in 1933. William died in 1990.

Emma moved into the Sunrise Homes in Sheffield a few years ago. She died at the Sheffield Care Center Oct. 2, 2002, at the age of 93.

Emma enjoyed gardening, baking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Emma is survived by her son, Melvin Ammerman of Sheffield; three granddaughters, Teresa (Eric) Sept, Twin Falls, Idaho, Debbie (Greg) Horton, Twin Falls, Idaho, Jodi (Aaron) Johnson, Jerome, Idaho; five great-granddaughters, Katelin and Kristin Horton, and Jenny, Holly and Erica Stevens; brother, Alfred (Ruth) Nagel, Rockwell; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Emma in death are her parents; husband; son, Donald; sisters, Ella Moehle, Edith Kottman and Lillian Pendergast; brothers, Herman, Hilmer, Henry, Fred and Walter.

Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf-Grarup Funeral Home (641) 892-4241.

GLENN ERICKSON

CLEAR LAKE - Glenn Erickson, 87, of 103 Fairway Drive, Clear Lake, died Friday (Oct. 4, 2002) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake with the Rev. Dean Hess and the Rev. David Wiersbe of the Evangelical Free Church officiating. A private interment will be held in the Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with a time of sharing of memories at 7p.m. The family will be at the church one hour before the service to greet friends.

The family suggests memorials be directed to Opportunity Village or Hospice of North Iowa.

Glenn was born Nov. 29, 1914, in Clear Lake, the son of Erick H. and Bertha Christine (Engleson) Erickson. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1931, attended Lutheran Bible Institute, Minneapolis, Minn. for two years and then attended Augsburg College.

Glenn married Esther Thompsen Oct. 8, 1938, in Racine, Wis., and lived on a farm south of Clear Lake where they raised a family of six children. He worked at General Mills for five years before entering the U.S. Navy during World War II as a seaman first class.

After the service he moved back to Clear Lake to be on the family farm and continued to farm until 1969. In 1964, he attended McPhail School of Music to learn to be a piano technician. In1969, they moved in to Clear Lake. Esther preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 1990.

Glenn married Dorothea Weiland April 10, 1993, at the Evangelical Free Church, Clear Lake.

Glenn enjoyed reading, Bible study, playing scrabble and traveling and was an avid Clear Lake sports and music fan. He enjoyed singing in the Zion and community choirs.

Glenn, as a young man, committed his life to Christ and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, where he was a deacon, trustee and Sunday school superintendent for 25 years. He served on the original board of Handicap Village from 1966-1991 past chairman, and was a member of the Sons of Norway, Farm Bureau, American Legion and Clear Lake Noon Lions.

Glenn will be sadly missed by his wife, Dorothea Erickson, Clear Lake; five children, Ellen Friday, Coon Rapids, Minn., Glen Richard Erickson, Washburn, Wisc., Eric Erickson (Susan), Maplewood, Minn., Ruth Salge (Larry), Ovilla, Texas, and Bernice Klongerbo, Hayward, Wisc.; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by Dorothea's family, Luaine Oleson (Donald), Rockford, Ill., Lois Howland (Roger), Fort Dodge, Linda Perkins, San Rafel, Calif., Marilyn Dennis (James), Iowa City, Donald Weiland (Judi), Garner, and Monna Quinn, Dallas, Texas, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He also is survived by three sisters-in-law, Marjorie, Berdie and Bessie, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Esther; daughter, Ann Marie; infant sister, Gladys; and four brothers, Henrik, Elmer, Raymond and Erwin.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641) 357-2193.

DAVID L. HARRINGA

DES MOINES - David L. Harringa, 41, of 3719 S.E. 19th St., Des Moines, formerly of Britt, died Friday (Oct. 4, 2002) at his home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Woden Christian Reform Church Cemetery, Woden.

Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamilton Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 S.W. 9th St., Des Moines. His family will be present at that time.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa or Indianola Heights Evangelical Free Church.

David was the regional building manager for Farm Bureau Financial Services in West Des Moines. He was also a member of the Building Owners Managers Association and attended the Indianola Heights Evangelical Free Church of Des Moines. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking and was a gifted landscape artist and gardener.

He is survived by his wife, Candi, and his son, Tristan, of Des Moines; his parents, Clarence and Marjorie Harringa, of Britt; two sisters, Jana Lynn Veltkamp of Sioux Center and Julie Harringa of Britt; a brother, Steven Harringa of LeMars; and eight nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Lena Harringa and John and Trena Cooper.

Hamilton Southtown Funeral Home. (515) 285-3911.

HARLAND E. JOHNSON

THOMPSON-Harland E. Johnson, 84, of Thompson, died Friday (Oct. 4, 2002) at his home.

His funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Buffalo Center with the Rev. Dr. Mary Sacco officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery, Vinje. Military rites will be performed by the Buffalo Center American Legion and VFW Posts Color Guard.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Winter Funeral Home, 414 First Street N.W., in Buffalo Center, and one hour before the services at the church.

Harland Everett Johnson was born May 12, 1918, in Logan Township, Winnebago County, to Ned Martin and Sophie Marie (Peterson) Johnson. He was baptized at Bethel Lutheran Church in Vinje. The family lived and farmed in Winnebago County, eight years near Emmons, Minn., and then a year in Bristol Township in Worth County. When he was 12 years old, he rode horseback from near Lake Mills to the west of Garner where the family moved. His father drove a team of horses. Harland trained over 100 horses in a 10-year period.

He was confirmed at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Garner. He graduated from Garner High School in 1936 and attended Waldorf College through 1938. Harland played football in high school and at Waldorf and was a state-ranked Golden Gloves Boxing Champion. He taught country school, Liberty No. 2, in Liberty Township, riding horseback from home to school.

In 1942, he reported to duty with the U.S. Merchant Marine Corps, which was based at Old Spanish Fort, New Orleans. After two months training he was placed aboard the S.S. Shawnee, which sailed to New York. Because it was the height of World War II, cadets were used as officers on shipboard duty, where they were also expected to maintain their studies. This duty was the Cuba Mail ship. In New York, the Shawnee was converted to Army Transport Service. Raymond Bunskofsky from Garner came on board as a gunner's mate. They went on to the invasion of Africa, carrying soldiers to Oran.

After returning to the Merchant Marine Academy at Kingsport, N.Y., Harland was commissioned in the Navy and Merchant Marines and went aboard the Oliver Walcott, which sailed to Cardif and Berry, Wales. After returning to the United States, he went aboard the Jim Bridger, which shipped out with supplies to Wales, then went to Scotland for conversion to carry troops and heavy equipment. They made nine trips to Normandy, Omaha, and Utah beachheads from Plymouth and South Hampton, England, before returning to the United States. The next trip was to India on a Liberty ship, the Chung Tung. Harland was the only American officer on the Chinese ship. The Captain was Norse, all officers were foreign, although English speaking. The Chinese crew was not English speaking. With three days' training, Harland was designated contraband officer, in addition to being 2nd engineer. This trip included docking at Pakistan, Bombay, Celon and Calcutta.

On Sept. 20, 1945, he married the beautiful Margaret Nuzum, Miss Clear Lake of 1941, of Swaledale and Burchinal. She had attended Hamilton Business College in Mason City and worked for the Decker Packing Company. They met at the Surf Ballroom. This handsome couple was always impressive when dancing together throughout their lives.

Harland's next trip was to Naples, Italy, aboard the William F. Cody. The last trip was from San Francisco on the S.S. Constance, going to Aukland and Wellington, New Zealand, and Melbourne, Sidney and Brisbane, Australia. In Brisbane they loaded prisoners and deserters, in the charge of "Doc Voetberg," a major from Garner, who became a family friend. The last stop was Levuka, Fiji Island, then back to San Francisco and Seattle.

Medals and discharges were received from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. On June 6, 1997, he received the Jubilee of Liberty Medal from the French government for the role veterans had in the Normandy Invasion, D-Day, 1944.

After the war, he belonged to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Buffalo Center, for 50 years. He was on the planning committee for the new church, completed in 1959. He was a Sunday School teacher for 5th and 6th grades and superintendent of the Sunday School. He also served as a trustee and on the call committee.

He served on the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service as the county chairman. During his tenure, Winnebago County was selected as the "Best County in the Nation," and received an award under the Washington monument from the Secretary of Agriculture, Orville Freeman. Harland was selected as the chairman of the State of Iowa Agriculture and Stabilization Service Committee. Under Harland's supervision, the State of Iowa ASCS was awarded the "Economic Office in the United States." He was selected to go to Washington to plan the return of the Panama Canal. He also served as an advisor to FEMA.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Thompson; his four children, Ruth Cody, of Buffalo, N.Y., Pat Jensvold and her husband, Marcus, of Houston, Texas, Dann and his wife, Sandy, of Thompson, and Ned and his wife, Myra, of Montfort, Wisc. He has eleven grandchildren: Kevin, Lucas, Kimberly, Micah, Anya, Joshua, Caleb and Alicia Johnson, Christopher Cody and Michael and Taran Jensvold; and one great-grandson, Hunter Johnson.

Winter Funeral Home, (641) 584-2520


Globe Gazette Obituaries

PUBLISHED Monday, October 7, 2002.

Obituaries are presented as a community service of Fullerton Funeral Homes. Information is submitted by families or provided by funeral homes for publication in the Globe Gazette and Globe Online.

RICHARD J. JUNG

ST. ANSGAR-Richard J. Jung, 66, of St. Ansgar died Saturday (Oct. 5, 2002) in Owatonna, Minn.

Arrangements are incomplete with Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home in St. Ansgar, (641) 713-4920.

RUTH M. SILLMAN

BRITT- Ruth M. Sillman, 85, of Britt died Saturday (Oct. 5, 2002) at the Westview Care Center.

Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Britt with the Rev. Robert Dodge officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Cataldo Funeral Home in Britt and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

Ruth Mae Sillman, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Gayken) Holck, was born May 16, 1917, in Britt. She received her education in the Britt area and graduated from Britt High School in 1935.

On Aug. 25, 1936, Ruth was united in marriage to Edward Sillman at Bardwell, Ky. The couple established their home on a farm northwest of Britt. They were blessed with five daughters and three sons, Dale, Darlene, David, Karen, Keith, Marlys, Donna and Pamela.

In 1975 Ruth moved into Britt. She enjoyed gardening, embroidering and crossword puzzles.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Britt and the Rebekah's. She was also an active member of the neighborhood Get-Together Club.

Ruth is survived by her daughters; Karen Olthoff of Mason City, Marlys Perkins and her husband, Alan, of Britt, Donna Sillman of Britt and Pamela Eden and her husband, Ron, of Woden; a daughter-in-law, Mary Sillman of Tama; 21 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, in 1975; her parents; two infant sons; a daughter, Darlene, in 1981; a son, Keith, in 1988; a grandchild; two great grandchildren; three brothers; and a sister.

Cataldo Funeral Home (641) 843-3811.

RAYMOND ARMFIELD

HAMPTON-Raymond Armfield, 88, of Hampton died Sunday (Oct. 6, 2002) at the Franklin General Hospital in Hampton.

Arrangements are incomplete with Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton, (641) 456-3232.

DOUGLAS B. GRAU

DUMONT-Douglas B. Grau, 75, of Dumont, died Saturday (Oct. 5, 2002) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Dumont with the Rev. Don Liming officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, (641) 857-3303.

RODGER BRUNS

FERTILE - Rodger Bruns, age 64, of Fertile, died Saturday (Oct. 5 2002) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Winter Funeral Home in Buffalo Center with the Rev. David Langer of the First Congregational Church in Buffalo Center presiding. Burial will be at Olena Mound Cemetery, Buffalo Center.

Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Winter Funeral Home, 414 First St., N.W. in Buffalo Center, and one hour before the service.

Winter Funeral Home, (641) 562-2858.

DAVID L. HARRINGA

DES MOINES-David L. Harringa, 41, of 3719 S.E. 19th St., Des Moines, formerly of Britt, died Friday (Oct. 4, 2002) at his home.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at the Indianola Heights Evangelical Free Church in Des Moines. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Woden Christian Reform Church Cemetery in Woden.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa or the Indianola Heights Evangelical Free Church.

David was the regional building manager for Farm Bureau Financial Services in West Des Moines. He was also a member of the Building Owners Managers Association and attended the Indianola Evangelical Free Church of Des Moines. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking and was a gifted landscape artist and gardener.

He is survived by his wife, Candi, and his son, Tristan, of Des Moines; his parents, Clarence and Marjorie Harringa of Britt; two sisters, Jana Lynn Veltkamp of Sioux Center and Julie Harringa of Britt; a brother, Steven Harringa of LeMars; and eight nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Lena Harringa and John and Trena Cooper.

Hamilton Southtown Funeral Home, (515) 285-3911.

ELSIE CHRISTINA HICKOK

MASON CITY - Elsie Christina Hickok, 86, of 624 3rd St. N.E., died Saturday (Oct. 5, 2002) at Good Shepherd Health Center.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1405 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, with Rev. Bill Poland officiating. Interment will be in Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be given to the Elsie C. Hickok memorial fund.

Elsie was born April 17, 1916, in Goodrich, Minn., the daughter of Wilheim and Ella (Halvorson) Zobel. She graduated from high school in Fertile.

She married Robert O. Hickok on June 6, 1936, in Clear Lake. The Hickok's moved to Mason City in the early 1940s. Elsie was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, UMW, enjoyed bus trips to the theatre, playing cards, was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Basketball fan and enjoyed being with her family, friends and church.

In addition to her devotion to family and friends, Elsie developed a love for music at an early age. Piano lessons led to her participation in a small combo and to a stint as a piano teacher, then to years of playing at home. She and the piano often became the center of family sing-a-longs. Her appreciation for all kinds of music could be seen in a smile or in moments of reverent quietude.

She is survived by her three children; Gary W. Hickok and wife, Kay, of Clearwater, Fla., Dennis R. Hickok and wife, Susan, of Burnsville, Minn., Trudy D. Williams and husband, Richard, of Tracy, Minn.; grandchildren, Rebecca Hickok of Clearwater, Fla., Jamie Hickok of St. Louis Park, Minn., Rachel Pettis of Blytheville, Ark., Susan Lien of Moorhead, Minn.; great- grandchildren, Ben and Jack Lien, and Jessica Pettis; brothers, Ernest Zobel of Rochester, Minn., Leo Zobel of Albert Lea, Minn., Floyd Zobel of Lincoln, Neb.; sisters, Mildred Matson and Leone Frahm of Mason City; several nieces and nephews.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert O. Hickok; three brothers, William, Leslie and Stanley.

Major Erickson Funeral Home, (641) 423-0924


Globe Gazette Obituaries

PUBLISHED Tuesday, October 8, 2002.

Obituaries are presented as a community service of Fullerton Funeral Homes. Information is submitted by families or provided by funeral homes for publication in the Globe Gazette and Globe Online.

JAMES STEVENSON

BRITT - James Stevenson, 80, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002, at Westview Care Center, Britt.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ewing Funeral Chapel, Britt, (641) 843-3938.

LOUIS I. SCHUMACHER

ALGONA - Louis I. Schumacher, 85, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) at his residence in Algona.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, (515) 295-3731.

JESSE PURVIANCE

CLEAR LAKE - Jesse Purviance, 86, of 1902 N. Eighth Place, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) in Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, (641) 423-0924.

RODGER E. BRUNS

BUFFALO CENTER - Rodger E. Bruns, 68, died Saturday (Oct. 5, 2002) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Winter Funeral Center, 414 First St., Buffalo Center, with the Rev. David Langer officiating. Interment will be in Olena Cemetery, Buffalo Center.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Winter Funeral Home and will continue one hour before the services Wednesday.

Rodger Eugene Bruns, son of William and Anna (Roth) Bruns, was born October 16, 1933, in Woden, Hancock County, Iowa. He graduated from Buffalo Center High School.

Rodger served in the Army from March 28, 1956, to February 12, 1958.

He enjoyed farming, taking short nature sight-seeing trips, driving around the country watching the crops grow and being harvested, and visiting with family and friends.

Rodger is survived by a very special friend, Pat Tuttle of Fertile; a daughter, Lori of Pensacola, Fla.; one grandson; one brother, Merlyn and his wife, Leone, of Fort Dodge; one sister, Myrna Christoffer of Fort Dodge; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Clarence, Harold, Donald, Kenneth and Marvin; and a sister, Mildred.

Winter Funeral Home, (641) 584-2520.

BENJAMIN L. MENNENGA

BELMOND - Benjamin L. Mennenga, 93, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) at Belmond Health Care Center, Belmond.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Tenold-Andrews Funeral Home, 516 First St. S.E., Belmond, (641) 444-4474.

BETTY A. TICKAL

MASON CITY - Betty A. Tickal, 67, of 1019 Second St. N.E., died Sunday (Oct. 6, 2002) at 28 Second St. N.E., Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Major Erickson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to Community Kitchen of North Iowa.

Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924.

BRUCE AUCHAMPACH

VENTURA - Bruce Auchampach, 67, 15460 Basswood Ave, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, with the Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating. Interment will be at the Ventura Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ward-Van Slyke.

Memorials may be directed to the Bruce Auchampach Memorial Fund.

Bruce was born June 3, 1935, in Clear Lake, the son of Glenn W. and Annetta Maria (Bruce) Auchampach. He graduated from Ventura High School in 1953.

Bruce worked for Keith Ransom Auto Repair as a mechanic. He served in the Army from 1958-1960. After the service, he came back to Ventura and worked as an auto mechanic in the area for many years.

Bruce married Karen Green on Feb. 14, 1964, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He graduated from the Commercial Trades Institute on May 11, 1970. Bruce owned and operated Arctic Major Appliance Service, Ventura, from 1970 until the present.

Bruce enjoyed woodcarving, fishing, hunting, ice boating in his youth, and going to casinos.

Bruce is survived by his wife Karen Auchampach, Ventura; one daughter, Glenda Robbins and her husband, Brian, Clear Lake; and one son, Robert Bruce Auchampach, Mason City.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641) 357-2193.

ELSIE CHRISTINA HICKOK

MASON CITY - Elsie Christina Hickok, 86, of 624 3rd St. N.E., died Saturday (Oct. 5, 2002) at Good Shepherd Health Center.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1405 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, with Rev. Bill Poland officiating. Interment will be in Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., and will continue one hour prior to services today at the church. Memorials may be given to the Elsie C. Hickok memorial fund.

Elsie was born April 17, 1916, in Goodrich, Minn., the daughter of Will and Ella (Halvorson) Zobel. She graduated from high school in Fertile.

She married Robert O. Hickok on June 6, 1936, in Clear Lake. The Hickoks moved to Mason City in the early 1940s. Elsie was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, UMW, enjoyed bus trips to the theatre, playing cards, was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Basketball fan and enjoyed being with her family, friends and church.

In addition to her devotion to family and friends, Elsie developed a love for music at an early age. Piano lessons led to her participation in a small combo and to a stint as a piano teacher, then to years of playing at home. She and the piano often became the center of family sing-a-longs. Her appreciation for all kinds of music could be seen in a smile or in moments of reverent quietude.

She is survived by her three children, Gary W. Hickok and wife, Kay, of Clearwater, Fla., Dennis R. Hickok and wife, Susan, of Burnsville, Minn., Trudy D. Williams and husband, Richard, of Tracy, Minn.; grandchildren, Rebecca Hickok of Clearwater, Fla., Jamie Hickok of St. Louis Park, Minn., Rachel Pettis of Blytheville, Ark., Susan Lien of Moorhead, Minn., and Bradley Hickok of West Des Moines; great- grandchildren, Ben and Jack Lien, and Jessica Pettis; brothers, Ernest Zobel of Rochester, Minn., Leo Zobel of Albert Lea, Minn., and Floyd Zobel of Lincoln, Neb.; sisters, Mildred Matson and Leone Frahm of Mason City; several nieces and nephews.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert O. Hickok; three brothers, William, Leslie and Stanley.

Major Erickson Funeral Home, (641) 423-0924.

RAYMOND ARMFIELD

HAMPTON - Raymond Armfield, 88, died Sunday (Oct. 6, 2002) at Franklin General Hospital, Hampton.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hampton with the Rev. Marlys Ruth officiating. Burial will be in Hampton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton.

Raymond was born Aug. 28, 1914, in Aredale, Iowa, to George Armfield and Mary Sheppard. He attend Franklin County schools.

On Aug. 21, 1934, Raymond was married to Lena Kroll.

He farmed until his retirement in 1978.

Raymond attended First Congregational United Church of Christ. He enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards and spending time with his family and his many friends.

He is survived by his wife, Lena Armfield, Hampton; his daughter, Donna and her husband, Maurice Wolf, Hampton; a son, Ronald and his wife, Sally Armfield, Victoria, Texas; two brothers, Kenneth Armfield, Latimer, and Russell Armfield, Clear Lake; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Patricia Armfield; and one brother, Donald Armfield.

Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, (641) 456-3232.

DOROTHY P. MONAHAN

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Dorothy P. Monahan, 91, died Thursday (Oct. 3, 2002) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Madonna Towers Chapel in Rochester with the Rev. Douglas Gits officiating. Burial and a graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Manly, Iowa.

Friends may call on hour before the service at the chapel today.

The family prefers that memorials be directed to Madonna Towers in Rochester.

Macken Funeral Home, (507) 282-1075.

BERNICE DREYER

HAMPTON - Bernice Dreyer, 88, died Sunday (Oct. 6, 2002) at Cedar Falls Lutheran Home, Cedar Falls.

Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hampton with the Rev. Marlys Ruth officiating. Burial will be in Hampton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton.

Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, (641) 456-3232.

MARIAN FRAZIER

NORTHWOOD - Marian Frazier, 67, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) at her residence in rural Northwood.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Faith Baptist Church, 905 Fairlane Terrace, Albert Lea, Minn. Burial will be at Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday.

Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, (641) 713-4920.

RICHARD J. JUNG

ST. ANSGAR - Richard J. Jung, 66, died Saturday (Oct. 5, 2002) at Owatonna, Minn.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, with the Rev. Robert Porisch officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Garden of Memories in Waterloo. Military honors will be conducted by the Walter T. Enneberg Post 358 of the American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar.

Richard J. Jung was born on May 21, 1936, in Waterloo to Harold and Dorothy (Collins) Jung. He graduated from West High School, Waterloo, in 1954.

He entered the U. S. Army and served his country in the 404th Signal Corps.

Richard married May Lou Schulz on Oct. 8, 1961, at College Hill Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls. He was active in the banking industry, retiring from the Federal Reserve, 7th District, in December 1999. He lived in Waterloo for 53 years, Des Moines for 10 years and St. Ansgar for three years.

Richard was an active community member serving in various organizations and boards including church treasurer, City Council, Veteran's Affairs Administration, Economic Development Board, American Legion Post 358, and the Elks. One of Richard's favorite hobbies was bowling.

Richard is survived by his wife, Mary Lou of St. Ansgar; a daughter, Debbie Lynn Kirkpatrick and her husband, Kevin, of Waterloo; two sons, Scott Richard Jung and his wife, Suzanne, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Brett Alan Jung and his wife, Tasha, of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Justin and Josh Kirkpatrick and Chelsea and Chad Jung.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Jung.

Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, (641) 713-4920


Globe Gazette Obituaries

PUBLISHED Wednesday, October 9, 2002.

Obituaries are presented as a community service of Fullerton Funeral Homes. Information is submitted by families or provided by funeral homes for publication in the Globe Gazette and Globe Online.

HARVEY CHESTER PETERSON

CLEAR LAKE - Harvey Chester Peterson, 86, of 1708 South Shore Drive., Clear Lake, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at the Manly Care Center, Manly.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, with the Rev. Dean Hess officiating. Interment will be held at the Grant Township Cemetery, rural Fertile. Military honors will be provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W.

Memorials may be given to the Alzheimers Association or the Manly Care Center.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 Fourth St., Clear Lake.

Harvey was born March 14, 1916, in Grant Township, rural Clear Lake. He was the son of Fred Theodore and Sophie (Munk) Peterson. He graduated from Fertile High School in 1934. Following in his family's footsteps, Harvey worked as a farmer. He served in the Armed services during World War II. Following the service, he came back to farm north of Clear Lake.

Harvey married Eleanor Gambell in 1960 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Eleanor died March 19, 1977. On Sept. 8, 1984, he married Edith (Edie) Rhodes in Clear Lake.

Harvey enjoyed dancing and playing golf. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake Evening Lions and a life member of the Clear Lake V.F.W.

Harvey is survived by his wife Edith Peterson, of Clear Lake; one son, Lyle Peterson, of Mason City; one grandson, Kyle Peterson, of Clarksville, Ind.; one brother, Sophus Peterson and his wife, Dorothy, of Clear Lake; one sister, Dorothy Pederson and her husband, Eivid, of Omaha, Neb.; three sisters-in-law, Amie Brown, of Mason City, Junice Brown, of Leland, and Marlys Haugen, of Leland; one brother-in-law, Albert Langerud and his wife, Frances, of Paris, Mo.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Eleanor, and one brother, Stanley Peterson.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641)357-2193.

MURIEL SCHWARTZ

MARBLE ROCK - Muriel Schwartz, 91, of Marble Rock, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at the I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Marble Rock, with the Rev. Kenneth Kent officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Marble Rock.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour before the service Friday.

Reid's Funeral Chapel in Marble Rock, (641) 823-4457.

CATHERINE T. WOOD

MARBLE ROCK - Catherine T. Wood, 87, of 408 East Pine St., Riceville, formerly of Marble Rock, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at the Riceville Community Rest Home in Riceville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marble Rock, with the Rev. Patricia Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Clarksville.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Marble Rock and one hour before the service at the church.

Reid's Funeral Chapel in Marble Rock, (641) 823-4457.

MARY LYNN (HYERS) STEWART

GREENE - Mary Lynn (Hyers) Stewart, 56, of 30 West 308 Brown St., West Chicago, Ill., formerly of Greene, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at Loyola Hospital in Maywood, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Greene, with the Rev. Phil Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Reid's Funeral Chapel and one hour before the service on Friday.

Reid's Funeral Chapel, Greene, (641) 823-4457.

GENEVIEVE T. HOLTAN

FOREST CITY - Genevieve T. Holtan, 80, of Forest City, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Forest City.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Winnebago Lutheran Church in rural Lake Mills, with the Rev. Bill Peters officiating. Burial will be in Winnebago Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St., Forest City.

Genevieve T. Holtan was born on a farm in Mt. Valley Township, Winnebago County, Iowa, on June 28, 1922, the daughter of Melvin and Thelma (Harrison) Monson. She attended rural school near her home and graduated from Forest City High School in 1940.

She taught country school for a year and on July 23, 1941, was united in marriage to Joel Holtan at Winnebago Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in Mt. Valley on the Holtan homestead where Genevieve raised her children and cared for her family.

Genevieve was an active member of Winnebago Lutheran Church, the Republican Party and Farm Bureau. She was interested in genealogy and enjoyed writing and organizing the family history. She was an avid reader, liked to play Scrabble and treasured time spent with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Joel, of Forest City, and her children, JoAnn Tordoff and husband, Russel, of Glenville, Minn., Noel Holtan and wife, Joyce, of Leland, Carole Kettwick and husband,Mike, of Buffalo Center, Marlys Andersen and husband, Dean, of Rake, Valere Holtan and wife, Sandy, of Forest City; son-in-law, Randy Holland and his wife, Joan, of Albert Lea, Minn.; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Alice, and a grandson, Tyler.

Petersen Lund Funeral Home, (641) 585-2685.

BETTY A. TICKAL

MASON CITY - Betty A. Tickal, 67, of 1019 Second St. N.E., died Sunday (Oct. 6, 2002).

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Clifford Close, of the First Assembly of God Church, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and Thursday until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Community Kitchen of North Iowa.

Betty was born May 17, 1935, in Mason City, the daughter of Howard and Dorothy (Tiedeman) Trevett. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1953 and was a lifelong resident.

She recently managed and cooked at Betty's Café in Mason City. She enjoyed cooking and feeding the patrons at her café, bingo at the Elks, and playing the organ.

Betty is survived by her children, Michael Tickal and his wife, Carmen, of Mason City, Trace Tickal, of Des Moines, Patricia Tickal, of Clear Lake, Rory Tickal and his wife, Denise, of East Burlington, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Hohenfield, of Mason City.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924.

JESSE PURVIANCE

CLEAR LAKE - Jesse Purviance, 86, of 1902 N. Eighth Place., Clear Lake, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Private graveside services will be held at the Clear Lake Cemetery.

An open house will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. for all friends and relatives on Thursday at the Clear Lake Senior Citizens Center, 105 S. Fourth St.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa in lieu of flowers.

Jesse was born March 31, 1916, in Pleasanton, Kan., the son of John and Neva (Holmes) Purviance. Jesse attended school in Hanolontown. He was married to Thelma Stricker on Dec. 24, 1936, at the Trinity Lutheran parsonage in Mason City.

Jesse farmed near Clear Lake for 44 years and moved into Clear Lake in 1981. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake.

Jesse is survived by his wife, Thelma Purviance, of Clear Lake; daughter, Jo Ann Kaasa and husband, Merwyn "Bud", of Hanlontown and their children, Tim Kaasa and wife, Alice, Joel Kaasa and wife, Teresa, Doy Gilbert and husband, Chad; son, Dennis Purviance and wife, Joyce, of Fort Worth, Texas, and their children, Kati Bewley and husband, Ronald, Jesse Purviance and wife, Monica, John Purviance and wife, Kristie, James Purviance and wife, Stephanie; daughter, Linda Matson and husband, Jon, of Clear Lake, and their children, Shelly Benton and husband, Doug, Mindy Zaruba and husband, Tim, Marcy Bitner and husband, David; and 16 great-grandchildren. Jesse is also survived by four sisters, Clara Ball, of Prescott, Ariz., Opal Coffin, of Clear Lake, Lola Cook, of Hudson, Wis., and Allene Petersen, of Ventura.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Irene Millard; and brothers, John, Floyd, Clyde, and infant brother Earl.

Major Erickson Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Major Erickson Funeral Home and Crematory, (641) 423-0924.

BENJAMIN 'BEN' LEO MENNENGA

BELMOND - Benjamin "Ben" Leo Mennenga, age 93, a lifelong resident of the Belmond and Meservey areas, died Monday (October 7, 2002) at the Belmond Health Care Center in Belmond.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Immanuel Reformed Church east of Belmond . The Reverend Rob Ford will officiate. Burial will be in the Immanuel Reformed Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tenold-Andrews Funeral Home, 516 1st Street S.E., Belmond, and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.

Ben, was born January 26, 1909, on his parent's farm in rural Meservey, the son of Johannes and Kate (Gruis) Mennenga. He attended and graduated from Belmond High School.

Mr. Mennenga, was a lifelong farmer who loved working the land and working with his horses. He had worked as a hired hand for a time in earlier years. He was united in marriage to Grace Pals on March 5, 1936, at the Immanuel Reformed Church Parsonage. Following their marriage the couple farmed south of Meservey for many years. After retiring from active farming in the late 1970s, the couple moved into the town of Belmond. They made their home there until Ben's wife, Grace, died on November 3, 1990. He continued to reside in his own home until November 1997 at which time he became a resident of the Belmond Health Care Center.

In addition to his life long love of farming, Ben, had been active in the Immanuel Reformed Church, serving as a deacon and elder. He sang for a number of years in the church choir and as part of the Mennenga Quartet. Through his life, he had been known for his traits of being a hardworker and very meticulous.

Those left to cherish the memory of his life, include, his sister, Edna Mae Krebs and her husband, Ted, Crete, Illinois; a brother, Loren Mennenga and his wife, Cindy, Belmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Grace; and brothers, Harry and Elmer Mennenga.

Tenold-Andrews Funeral Home, (641) 444-4474.

CLARENCE 'CLICK' WOYACH

CHARLES CITY - Clarence "Click" Woyach, 85, of 3031 Clark Street, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City, (641) 228-2323.

JOANNA 'CORKY' PACKARD

RENWICK - Joanna "Corky" Packard, 54, of Renwick, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at her home.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Lutheran Church of rural Renwick with the Rev. James Little officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, rural Renwick.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Renwick.

Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, (515) 824-3465.

MARIAN E. FRAZIER

NORTHWOOD - Marian E. Frazier, 67, Northwood, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) at her home of primary pulmonary hypertension.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Faith Baptist Church, 905 Fairlane Terrace, Albert Lea, Minn., with the Rev. Dennis Seiler officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Scbroeder & Sites Funeral Home in Northwood and one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be at Sunset Rest in Northwood.

Marian was born in Hurley, Iowa, on Feb. 2, 1935, the daughter of Levi and Berniece (Bird) Brown. She accepted Jesus as her personal Savior at Bible camp at the age of 14. She graduated from Mason City High School and obtained her teaching certificate from Mason City Junior College. She was united in marriage to Leonard Frazier on June 18, 1955, in Mason City.

After a few years in Florida and Georgia, where Leonard was stationed in the Navy, they moved to rural Northwood in 1957. She loved her life on the farm, being outdoors, caring for her flowers, gardening, canning, and taking care of her family. She was very involved in the ministries of the church, including teaching Sunday School, Bible studies, Bible school, singing, artwork, and loved taking pictures of every occasion. She had the gift of encouragement to the many people that her life touched. Her life was lived for the glory of the Lord.

She is survived by her loving husband, Leonard; and her six children, Kathy Watney and her husband, Gary, and children, Amber and Sarah, of Albert Lea, Brenda Higgins and her husband, Jeff, of Eden Prairie, Minn., Jane Frazier and her daughter, Hannah, of Oakdale, Minn., Carolyn Park and her husband, Danny, and children, Lindsay and Jamie, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., Mark Frazier and his wife, Jane, and children, John, Justin, Jessica, and Jared, of Rogers, Minn., Laura Timmerman and her husband, Troy, and son, Spenser, of Blue Earth, Minn.; three sisters, Janet Sellick and her husband, Brent, of South San Fransico, Calif., Margaret Hulst and her husband, Allister, of Waltham, Minn., and Bonnie Peterson and her husband, Vernon, of Forest City; a brother, Robert Brown and his wife, Becky, of Elkhart, Ind.; many sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Rev. James Brown and his wife, Laveen.

She was a. devoted and loving wife, mothcr, and grandmother. She will be deeply missed.

Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood, (64l) 324-1121.

VIVIAN MARIE MONSON

ALGONA - Vivian Marie Monson, 72, of Algona, died Wednesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at the Good Samaritan Center in Algona.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Friedman Auditorium at Bishop Garrigan School. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Wesley.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Algona with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a scriptural prayer service at 7 p.m.

Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, (515) 295-3731.

JAMES STEVENSON

BRITT - James Stevenson, 80, of Britt, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) at the Westview Care Center in Britt.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Britt with Rev. Donald Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Britt.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ewing Funeral Chapel in Britt and one hour prior to services at the church.

Ewing Funeral Chapel, (641) 843-3938.

LOUIS I. SCHUMACHER

ALGONA - Louis Irvin Schumacher, 85, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2002) at his home surrounded by his family.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Whittemore with the Revs. Paul Eisele and Victor Ramaeker presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Algona.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a rosary at 4:30 and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Algona.

Louis Irvin Schumacher was born July 31, 1917, in Whittemore, the son of Michael and Rosa (Elbert) Schumacher. He was raised inWhittemore where he attended country school and Presentation Academy.

On Feb. 1, 1938, Louie was united in marriage to Geraldine Sheppard. After their marriage, the couple resided near Ringsted before moving to the Algona area in 1941. Louie farmed north of Algona and in 1959 he started Schumacher Well Drilling. He was a member of the National Water Well Association and was awarded lifetime membership in the Iowa Water Well Association. He retired from the well business in 1990, but continued to farm as a pastime until this past spring.

Louie was a lifetime member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. He was well respected in the business community and a friend to many as well as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who cherished the many special times with his family. Louie enjoyed bowling, collecting and restoring antique tractors, gardening, local stock car races, but most of all family gatherings and watching his grandchildren's sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine,of Algona; seven children, Merlin Schumacher and his wife, Sherry, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Judy and husband, Harold Haag, of West Bend, Jim Schumacher and his wife, Janice, of Algona, Pat and her husband, Jerry Walker, of Whittemore, Darlene Weber, and special friend, John Pletcher, of Britt, Sheri and husband, Arvid Boyken, of Buffalo Center, and Joni and husband, Al Peterson, of Algona; 24 grandchildren, four step grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Clara Schumacher of Algona, Arlene Schumacher of Joliet, Ill., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, four brothers, and a stillborn brother.

Garry-Roberts-Murhphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, (515) 295-3731.

DONALD THOMAS JACOBSON

ALBERT LEA, Minn. - A graveside service for Donald Thomas Jacobson of the Good Samaritan Center will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Graceland Cemetery, Albert Lea, Minn. Pastor John Holt will officiate. Military honors will be accorded.

Donald died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Center, Albert Lea. He was 82 years old.

Donald was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Albert Lea, the son of Henry A. and Ellen N. (Mork) Jacobson. He was baptized Sept. 14, 1921, in Freeborn, Minn., and was confirmed in May 1934 at First Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, with the Rev. Sigurd Sorenson officiating. After graduating from Albert Lea High School, Don was employed at Moulton Food Stores until he enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941. That same year he was also united in marriage with Helen Lunschen.

He served four years in the Air Force as flight officer, with two and a half years of that time spent in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines and Japanese islands. He received an honorable discharge and attained the rank of staff seargent

In 1946, Jacobson was employed at Interstate Power Co. until he owned Jacobson's Grocery. In 1955 he became purchases and sales manager of Automotive Accessory Products at Universal Cooperatives and after 27 years of service, he retired in 1982.

Don was a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Elks and Masonic Lodge. He was devoted to his country and spent many hours as chairman of the committee to erect the Veteran Memorial Monument in Graceland Cemetery, which is now available for everyone to view.

Donald was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas Donald and David Thomas; his parents, Henry A. and Ellen N., and two brothers, Kenneth and Robert.

He is survived by his daughter, Bette Jean and husband, Dan Knecht, Ionia; two granddaughters, Cher Nichole and her husband, Scott Anderson, and Brandi Faith Nehls, both of Mason City; five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Parker, Brooke, Maranda and Jordan; one niece and three nephews and their families.

Don will be sadly missed by his family and friends. (A quiet man with much spoken through his heart).

Memorials are preferred to the American Legion Fund Drive.

Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnerup Funeral Service, (800) 204-2461.

GILMEN 'GILLY' FLO

LAKE MILLS - Gillmen "Gilly" Flo, 92, of Lake Mills died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea, Minn.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, in Lake Mills, (641) 592-0221.

JAY GRADISHER

BRUNSWICK, Ohio - Jay Gradisher, 94, of Brunswick, Ohio, formerly of Clear Lake, died Thursday (Oct. 3, 2002) in Ohio.

Graveside services will be at noon today at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City with Monsignor Robert Hogan of St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Clear Lake officiating.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641) 357-2193.

RUTH A. MEYER

HAMPTON - Ruth A. Meyer, 81, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at Franklin General Hospital, Hampton.

Her funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Latimer with the Rev. Jeff Long officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Sheffield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton, (641) 456-3232.

EVELYN J. VELTHOFF

DAVENPORT - Evelyn J. Velthoff, 79, died Monday (October 7, 2002) at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

Private funeral services will be held at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. There will be no visitation. Burial will be held in Elmwood Cemetery, Mason City.

Memorials may be made to Marquette Academy, Davenport.

Evelyn was born Sept. 23, 1923, to James and Lucille (Rhodes) Anderson in Mason City. She married Henry Velthoff August 22, 1947, in Mason City. He died October 28, 1978.

She retired in 1980 after 14 years as a registered nurse at the former St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport. She also worked as a tutor.

Those left to honor her memory are daughters, Mary Jo Taylor, Albuquerque, N.M., Ruth Sueverkruebbe, Sally Velthoff, Katie Jones, Susan Velthoff, and Sherri Velthoff, all of Davenport; sons, George Velthoff, Mason City, and David Velthoff, Panama, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Weerts Funeral Home, (563) 355-4433.


Globe Gazette Obituaries

PUBLISHED THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2002.

Obituaries are presented as a community service of Fullerton Funeral Homes. Information is submitted by families or provided by funeral homes for publication in the Globe Gazette and Globe Online.

MARY LYNN STEWART

GREENE - Funeral services for Mary Lynn (Hyers) Stewart, granddaughter of the late Albert and Clara Barth of Greene, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Greene with the Rev. Phillip Carroll officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Greene and will continue an hour before services Friday.

Mary Lynn Hyers was born May 27, 1946, in South Chicago, Ill., a daughter of Earle and Mary (Barth) Hyers, and died Oct. 7 at Loyola Hospital in Maywood, Ill.

During her childhood, she spent many enjoyable summers at her Grandpa and Grandma Barth's farm with her brother, sister and cousins. She continued coming back to Greene as often as possible so that her children could have some of the same experiences. She received her education from Proviso West in Hillside, Ill., graduating in 1964.

She was united in marriage to Jack P. Stewart II in Berkeley, Ill., and they lived most of their married life in West Chicago.

Mary Lynn was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her favorite pastime was reading, but she also greatly enjoyed bowling, movies, camping, and going to the zoo and amusement parks with her family.

Those thankful for having shared her life include her loving husband, Jack, of West Chicago; two sons, Jack P. Stewart III (Jay), of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Douglas and his wife, Cris, of Northlake, Ill., and a daughter, Dawn, of Bradenton, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kaine and Michael Stewart; and two step-grandchildren, Nicholas and Katlyn Delaney; her mother, Mary Hyers, of Berkeley; her sister, Linda Creek, of Ottumwa, Iowa, and her brother, Don Hyers and wife, Peggy, of North Adams, Mass.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Reid's Funeral Chapel, (641) 823-4457

MURIEL SCHWARTZ

MARBLE ROCK - Funeral services for Muriel Schwartz, 91, formerly of Marble Rock, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Marble Rock with the Rev. Kenneth Kent of the United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Marble Rock.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Marble Rock and will continue one hour before services on Friday.

Muriel McFadden was born Aug. 4, 1911, at Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., a daughter of Charles William and Leola Sara (Peterson) McFadden, and died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at the lOOF Home in Mason City.

At the age of five, her family moved to Winthrop, lowa, where they lived at her grandparents' in a tent in the back yard until they found a place to live. They moved to Waterloo, where she attended public schools and graduated from East High School in 1930. As a young lady, she worked in Waterloo as a seamstress for New York Fashions.

She was united in marriage to Rudolph Schwartz on Feb. 1, 1941, in Marshalltown. They moved to Marble Rock, where they made their home until she entered the nursing home in 1994. Rudolph died in 1992.

For many years, Muriel was engaged in making ceramics, doing business as L & M Ceramics, along with her partner Leora Kepple. Muriel was a member of the Marble Rock United Methodist Church, 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Bridge Club.

Living family members include her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Marcia Schwartz of Mason City; two grandchildren, Lisa Schwartz of Mason City and Sara and her friend, David Myers Sr., of Des Moines; and five grandchildren, Cody and Leslie Perry, and Brittney, Douglas and David Jr. Myers.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one brother, George McFadden; and one sister, Leola Hedrick.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the family.

Reid's Funeral Chapel, (641) 823-4457

CATHERINE T. WOOD

MARBLE ROCK - Funeral services for Catherine T. Wood, 87, of 408 E. Pine St., Riceville, and formerly of Marble Rock, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 12) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marble Rock with the Rev. Patricia Shaw officiating.

Following the funeral dinner, burial will be in the Lynwood Cemetery in Clarksville.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Marble Rock with a scripture service beginning at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour before services Saturday.

Catherine Theda Reints was born July 24, 1915, north of Clarksville, Butler County, a daughter of William John and Dena (Reints) Reints, and died Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Riceville Community Rest Home.

She received her education in rural schools and attended the Clarksville High School.

She was united in marriage to Donald Asa Wood on Oct. 6, 1939, at St. John's parsonage in Clarksville. They made their home in Marble Rock, where Don operated the school bus.

When he entered the armed forces in 1944, Catherine took over the bus route, making her one of the first woman bus drivers in the state. She drove school bus for 37 years with a perfect driving record. Catherine was a strict disciplinarian who expected order and good behavior on her bus.

Her interests included gardening, camping and making quilts for her grandchildren and other family members. She was a charter member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marble Rock in 1945, was a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Ladies Aide.

Living family members include two daughters, Beverly Slinger of Mason City and Judy and her husband, Curtis Wallace, of Riceville; three grandchildren, Rhonda (Jon) Sult of Marble Rock, Angie (Andy) Smith of Rose Creek, Minn., and Dawn Wallace of Faribault, Minn.; three great-grandchildren, Dustin Sult, Dena Sult and Asa Smith; one sister, Geraldine Bruggeman of Marble Rock; one brother, Sievert Reints of Clarksville; three nephews, Doug (Cindy) Bruggeman of Rochester, Minn., Bill Reints, of Oelwein, and Tom (Jan) Reints of Webster City; one niece, Deb (Terry) Hammer of Swisher; two sisters-in-law, Marion Wood of Marble Rock, and Erma Wood of Grand Meadow, Minn., and two brothers-in-law, Max Wood of Waverly and Wes Chambers of Charles City.

She was preceded in death by her husband; grandson, David Slinger, in 1982; son-in-law, Dale Slinger; her parents; and one sister, Elsa Swan.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Catherine Wood Memorial Fund in care of the family.

Reid's Funeral Chapel, (641) 823-4457.

FRANK J. MUNCH JR.

FOREST CITY - Frank J. Munch Jr., 73, died Wednesday (Oct. 9, 2002) at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City.

His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Forest City with the Rev. Gary Marzolf officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Forest City.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St., Forest City. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

Petersen Lund Funeral Home, (641) 585-2685.

CLARENCE 'CLICK' WOYACH

CHARLES CITY - Clarence "Click" Woyach, 85, of 3031 Clark St., died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St., Charles City. The Rev. Dennis Niezwaag, pastor of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery with a flag presentation by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hauser Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Friday.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323

GILMEN 'GILLY' FLO

LAKE MILLS - Gilmen "Gilly" Flo, 92, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea, Minn.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Kiester, Minn., with the Rev. Dani Jo Ninke-Greaver officiating. Burial will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Kiester.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main St., Lake Mills, (641) 592-0221.

MILDRED 'SISSY' WACKER

HAMPTON - Mildred "Sissy" Wacker, 94, died Wednesday at Franklin General Hospital, Hampton.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton, (641) 456-3232