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Becker, Marie A.  
 
MASON CITY - Marie A. Becker, 94, of Mason City, died Thursday (June 25, 2009) at the Good Shepard Health Center, Mason City.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E. Mason City. 641-423-2372. www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/26/2009
 
Berger, Theresa B.  
 
ALGONA - Theresa B. Berger, 83, of Algona, died Wednesday at Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona.

A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cecelia Catholic Church, Algona, with Father Edward M. Girres officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Algona, with a Catholic Daughters of the Americas rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a Scripture prayer service beginning at 7 p.m.

Theresa Bernadette Berger was born Aug. 21, 1925, in Buffalo Center, daughter of Louis Bernard and Josephine Elizabeth (Rosner) Lickteig. She grew up in Wesley graduating from Wesley High School in 1943 and then attended Teachers College and later graduated from the University of Northern Iowa.

Theresa was united in marriage to Paul John Berger on Jan. 28, 1947, in Wesley, Iowa. They lived in the Wesley, Livermore, Corwith, and Ventura area. Paul and their oldest son, John were killed in a car accident in October of 1963. Theresa moved her family to Algona where she taught second grade at St. Cecelia Catholic Grade School retiring in 1990.

Theresa enjoyed singing, quilting, traveling, gardening and raising flowers. She loved spending time with her family and following her grandchildren's activities. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church being active in prayer groups, Rosary Makers, and the Choir.

She also was a member of RSVP, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and being a leader of the Junior CD of A, a member of Opus Spiritus Sancti, and was a former member of the Teachers Association.

Theresa B. Berger died Wednesday (June 24, 2009) at Kossuth Regional Hospital, at the age of 83.

She is survived by nine children, Judith Mann and her husband John of Deerfield, Ill., James Berger of Vancouver, Wash., Gerald Berger and his wife Debbie of Glen Elyn, Ill., Peter Berger and his wife Linda of Ames, Mary Chase and her husband Dr. Chris of Brookings, S.D., Thom Berger and his wife Su of Clear Lake, Susan Sabin and her husband Robert of Lakota, Steven Berger and his wife Cathy of Belleview, Ill., and P. Eugene Berger of Fort Dodge; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers and one sisters, Albert Lickteig and his wife Marie of Algona, Marge Kenyon of Algona, Robert Lickteig and his wife Mary of Bozeman, Mont., and Tom Lickteig and his wife Marilyn of Waukee; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Lickteig of Algona, and Irene Elbert of Whittemore; two brothers-in-law, Leon Berger and his wife Joann of Plainsville and Marvin Berger and his wife (Mary Jo) of Toledo; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Paul; son John; and two brothers, Edward and George Lickteig.

Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, 515-295-3731. www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/25/2009 - 6/26/2009
 
Haupt, Wava K.  
 
CLARION - Wava K. Haupt, 84, of Clarion, died Thursday (June 25, 2009) at the Wright Medical Center in Clarion.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane S., in Belmond.

Dugger Funeral Home, 641-444-3248.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/26/2009
 
Holstad, Dale Raymond  
 
CLEAR LAKE - Dale Raymond Holstad, 82, of 2106 First Ave. S. Clear Lake, died Thursday (June 25, 2009) at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St. Clear Lake. 641-357-2193. www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/26/2009
 
Kirlin, Wilma B.  
 
MASON CITY - Wilma B. Kirlin, 95, formerly of 4 Third St. N.W., Mason City, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the IOOF Home, 1037 19th St. S.W. in Mason City.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church - WAYside Chapel, 119 S. Georgia Ave., with the Rev. Jim Stiles officiating. Inurnment will be at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be given to the North Iowa Transition Center, 408 First St. N.W., Mason City, IA 50401.

Major Erickson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 641-423-0924.

www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/26/2009
 
Peterson, Elton  
 
LAKE MILLS - Elton Peterson, 93, of Lake Mills, formerly of Northwood, died Wednesday (June 24, 2009) at the Lake Mills Care Center in Lake Mills.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2009, at Silver Lake Lutheran Church in rural Northwood, with Pastor Bill Peters officiating. Burial will take place at Silver Lake Lutheran Cemetery in rural Northwood.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main St., Lake Mills, and again one hour prior to the service at the church.

You can contact the family with online condolences at www.mittelstadtfuneralhome.com

Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 641-592-0221.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/26/2009
 
Ritter, Michael  
 
CHARLES CITY - Michael Ritter, 58, of Charles City, died Thursday (June 25, 2009) at his home.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St. in Charles City, with Pastor Kent Sovine of the Bethany Alliance Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Charles City.

Vistiation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

The Hauser Funeral Home, 641-228-2323, www.hauserfh.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/26/2009
 
Swanson, Dorothy  
 
BUFFALO CENTER -Dorothy Swanson, 89, died on Thursday (June 25, 2009) at Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center.

Funeral arrangements are pending for Monday.

Visitation times are pending for Sunday.

Online tributes or personal e-mails may be left at www.winterfuneralhome.com

Winter Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 414 First St. N.W. Buffalo Center. 641-562-2858.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/26/2009
 
Thompson, Gordon L.  
 
MASON CITY - Gordon L. Thompson, 80, of Mason City, died of heart failure on Wednesday (June 24, 2009) at the Iowa Odd Fellows and Orphans Home, Mason City.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at the Nazarene Church, 507 S. Carolina Ave., Mason City.

Any memorials should be directed to the Salvation Army or Caring Pregnancy Center, both in Mason City.

Gordon Lester Thompson was born July 14, 1928, in Madison, Wis., the son of John and Ina (White) Thompson. He spent most of his childhood years in Des Moines and, later, Charles City. He graduated from Charles City High School in 1946.

He served in the United States Army from 1946 through 1947, being stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. After discharge from the Army, Gordon graduated from Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

He married Lois (Hantsbarger) on June 3, 1951, in Cherokee. Lois died July 23, 2000. Gordon married Janice Krieger on Nov. 13, 2004.

Gordon taught math and industrial arts in Dumont, Iowa, in the early 1950's. Then, after several years of working in sales for the pharmaceutical industry, Gordon returned to teaching in 1967 as instructor of the Trades and Industry program at Mason City High School. Finally, beginning in 1980, he served as pastor of Mason City Covenant Church, from which he retired in 1995. Gordon had lived in Mason City since 1960.

Survivors include his wife Janice; his son, Kent (Kathy) Thompson, of White Bear Lake, Minn.; his daughter, Jolene (Bill) Backlin, of Mason City; three brothers, John of St. Paul, Minn.; Robert (Darlene), of Jesup; and Douglas of Berea, Ohio; one sister, Virginia Thompson, of Charles City; and six grandchildren: Aaron and Jeffrey Backlin and Amy, Matthew, Alissa and Nathan Thompson. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lois; his sisters, Winifred (Donald) Zierath and Dorothy (Robert) Ward; and his brothers, Donald and Russell.

Gordon wanted everyone to remember that any good he accomplished in life was because of the grace and goodness of Christ his Savior.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 641-423-2372. www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/26/2009

                                    Posted on 06/26/2009



Becker, Marie A.  
 
MASON CITY - Marie A. Becker, 94, of 780 S. Pierce Ave., Mason City, died Thursday (June 25, 2009) at the Good Shepherd Health Center, Mason City.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., with the Rev. Jon M. Seda officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manly.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, with a rosary service starting at 6:15 p.m. followed by a scriptural wake.
Memorials may be directed to the family in memory of Marie.
Marie was born Dec. 6, 1914, the daughter of Ignatius and Theresa (Reindl) Wise in Plymouth. Marie's father Ignatius passed away when she was 3 years old, so she was raised by her stepfather, James Novak. Marie graduated from Plymouth High School and attended the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital nursing program for three years. Marie married Alfred Becker in 1940 in Mason City and to this union four daughters were born. Marie became a Registered Nurse in 1938 and worked at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for 27 years, retiring in 1966.
In her spare time Marie liked to play bingo and various card games. She also enjoyed crafting, gardening and singing. Marie was also known as a collector of various objects. Marie often talked about vacationing with her family when her daughters were younger, and especially enjoyed their vacation to Florida, where she enjoyed dangling her feet in the water.
Most of all Marie was very proud of her career as a registered nurse, which she talked about all the time. Marie was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a past volunteer of Retired Citizens.
She is survived by her daughters, Anne (Kenneth) Doran, Montague, Mich., Margaret Tague, Colorado Springs, Colo., Carol Hayes, Albuquerque, N.M., and Veronica (Steven) Groesbeck, Charles City; 10 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, many great-grandchildren; her sister Lenora Johnson, Manly; and her sister-in-law Kathryn Wise, Manly; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Irene and Gertrude; her brother Leon Wise; her brothers-in-law, Elmer Johnson and Arnold Newbower; and many cousins.
Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 641-423-2372. www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/26/2009 - 6/27/2009
 
Haupt, Wava K.  
 
CLARION - Wava K. Haupt, 84, of Clarion died Thursday (June 25, 2009) at Wright Medical Center in Clarion.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond with Pastor Gary Boen officiating. Burial will take place 1 p.m. Monday in the Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond.
Arrangements are with Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane S., Belmond, 641-444-3248.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/26/2009 - 6/27/2009
 
Holstad, Dale Raymond  
 
CLEAR LAKE - Dale Raymond Holstad, 82, 2106 First Ave. S., Clear Lake, died Thursday (June 25, 2009) at his home.
A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. Fourth St., with the Rev. Dean Hess officiating. Inurnment will be at the Bristol Church Cemetery, rural Joice, at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St. Clear Lake.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 641-357-2193. www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/26/2009 - 6/27/2009
 
Jacobs, LaVerne  
 
CHARLES CITY - LaVerne Jacobs, 76, of Charles City died Friday (June 26, 2009) at Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastors David Werges and Dennis Niezwaag officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Charles City.
Visitation will held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 29, at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main in Charles City. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church.
The Hauser Funeral Home, 641-228-2323, www.hauserfh.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/27/2009
 
Kelly, Parnell J.  
 
MASON CITY - Parnell J. Kelly, 94, of 501 S. Kentucky Ave., Mason City, died Friday (June 26, 2009) at Heritage Care Center, Mason City.
Arrangements are incomplete at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel , 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City.
Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 641-423-2372. www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/27/2009
 
Kernan, Eugene E.  
 
MASON CITY - Eugene E. Kernan, 87, of Mason City died June 2, 2009, at Good Shepherd Health Center.
According to his wishes, Eugene's body has been donated to the University of Iowa for medical study and research.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams Ave., Mason City, with the Rev. Jon M. Seda officiating. Full military honors will be conducted at the church by members of the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Arrangements are with the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, 641-423-2372. www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/27/2009
 
Muth, Donald Edward  
 
FORT MADISON -Donald Edward Muth, 79, of Fort Madison passed away on Tuesday (June 23, 2009) at his home.
He was born on Sept. 16, 1929, in Mason City to Edward Leo and Carma Mae Rucker Muth. He retired from G.E. in Burlington. Don was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed doing home improvements and carpenter work.
Survivors include one son, John (Lue) Muth of Fort Madison; two daughters, Karen (Terry) Hope of Fort Madison and Nancy Muth-Lorenz of Lee's Summit, Mo.; six grandchildren, Todd Noll, Cody Nabors, Dena Seay, Nico Muth, Cory Muth and Colton Morse; six great-grandchildren, Taylor Noll, Karlee Nabors, Cameron Nabors, Joshua Noll, DeLanee Seay and Carter Nabors; two stepdaughters, Tonya (Bill) Gaylord of Fort Madison and Susan (Loren "Andy") Andrews of Fort Madison; six stepgrandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Phyllis Kantaris and Mary VanDyke-Muth.
A private family inurnment will be held at Oakland Cemetery at a later date. Per his wishes, his body has been cremated.
A memorial has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be left at www.kinglynk.com. King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/27/2009
 
Peterson, Elton  
 
LAKE MILLS - Elton Peterson, 93, of Lake Mills, formerly of Northwood, died Wednesday (June 24, 2009) at the Lake Mills Care Center.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, at Silver Lake Lutheran Church in rural Northwood with Pastor Bill Peters officiating. Burial will take place at Silver Lake Lutheran Cemetery in rural Northwood.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main St. Lake Mills, and again one hour prior to service at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa or the Bristol Cemetery Association.
Elton Peterson was born on July 6, 1915, in rural Worth County, to parents George and Tillie (Butler) Peterson. He attended Bristol No. 4 country school near Joice, and was one of eight siblings. Elton was baptized and confirmed at Bristol Lutheran Church, rural Joice.
On Sept. 10, 1939, Elton was united in marriage with Nora Holstad at the Center Lutheran Church parsonage by the Rev. Justin A. Peterson. To this union two sons were born, Larry and Harlan. The couple farmed in rural Northwood for 54 years before moving into Northwood and later to Lake Mills. Elton and Nora traveled to South Texas for the winters for 24 years, where they enjoyed attending dances. Elton also liked to golf and fish. He was a lifelong member of Bristol Lutheran Church, and later became a member of Silver Lake Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nora Peterson, of Lake Mills; two sons, Larry (Patty) Peterson and Harlan (Sharon) Peterson, all of Des Moines; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many extended relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Harry, Roy, Gilmer, James and Emil Peterson; two sisters, Alvina Geving/Hanson and Stella Hagen; and a great-grandson, Blake Peterson.
You can contact the family with online condolences at www.mittelstadtfuneralhome.com.
Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 641-592-0221.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/26/2009 - 6/27/2009
 
Stoffer, CJ  
 
HUDSON, Wis. - CJ Stoffer, 69, of Hudson, Wis., formerly of Manly, died Friday (June 26, 2009) at his home in Hudson.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 E. Spring St., Manly.
Bride Colonial Chapel, 641-454-2242.
www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/27/2009
 
Swanson, Dorothy  
 
BUFFALO CENTER -Dorothy Swanson, 89, died Thursday (June 25, 2009) at Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Buffalo Center with the Rev. William Peake officiating. Burial will be at Olena Mound Cemetery in Buffalo Center.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Winter Funeral Home, 414 First St. N.W., Buffalo Center, and also one hour before the service at the church.
Online tributes or personal emails may be left at www.winterfuneralhome.com.
Winter Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 641-562-2858. www.winterfuneralhome.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/26/2009 - 6/27/2009
 
White, Joan Wagner  
 
MASON CITY - Joan Wagner White, 79, died Monday (June 22, 2009) following an extended illness at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.
A private family memorial service is planned.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Humane Society of North Iowa in her name would be appreciated.
Joan was born Oct. 24, 1929, the day of the stock market crash, but always insisted she had nothing to do with it. She continued to live a long and independent life in her home in Mason City. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Joan is survived by her children, Elizabeth DiMarco (John DiMarco) of Mason City, Thomas Douglass-White (Denise Douglass-White) of St. Croix Falls, Wis., and William Michael White (Anne Woodward White) of Woodbury, Minn. Her grandchildren are Angie DiMarco (son Giovanni) and Greg DiMarco of Mason City, Michael Douglass-White and Kelsey Douglass-White of St Croix Falls, Wis., and Jessica Woodward White of Sofia, Bulgaria, and Benjamin Woodward White of Fort Collins, Colo.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Thomas White; mother, Lucille Repass Wagner; father, Ernest Howard (Dick) Wagner; brother, William Repass Wagner; and brother, James Repass Wagner.
Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home and Crematory, 641-423-0924. www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/27/2009

                                  Posted on 06/27/2009



Hardcastle, Jack William  
 
FORT DODGE - Jack William Hardcastle, 69, of Fort Dodge, died Saturday morning (June 27, 2009) in Rochester, Minn., from complications of surgery.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge with the Rev. John Sersland officiating. Burial will be in the St. Olaf Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1939, the son of John and Clara Hardcastle in Alta Vista. He attended school in Eagle Grove, and graduated from high school in 1957. He attended junior college in Eagle Grove and majored in recreation and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1962.
Jack was united in marriage with Shirley Ann Christensen on Feb. 11, 1962, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove. Jack and Shirley started their married life in Green Bay, Wis., where he was a recreation supervisor. They moved to Detroit where Jack was also a recreation supervisor. He pursued his master's degree at Wayne State University in Detroit. In 1967, they moved to Fort Dodge, where he was City Recreation Director from 1967 to 1974 and was instrumental in the creation of the Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sport Complex. Jack also worked for Hogan's Sporting Goods, Sport-a-Foot, Webster Health Care and Brown Supply.
Jack was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge where he was very active in the church. He was involved in St. Olaf Oles, poetry club, council and was a Sunday school teacher, council and usher.
He volunteered at Care Age in Fort Dodge reading poetry and doing activities with the residents. He also volunteered at the Prince of Peace Preschool in Fort Dodge where he sang, read and did activities with the children.
Jack had many hobbies, including watching the Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball teams and the Minnesota Twins. His very favorite activity was attending all of the grandchildren's sporting activities; Nathan's baseball and basketball games, Molly's softball and basketball games, Kirsten's swim meets, Aaron's baseball and basketball games and Emily's soccer games.
Other hobbies were fishing, woodworking, writing and reciting poetry, and being a good friend to all. When younger, Jack loved to make fishing trips up to the Boundary Waters with his cousins and friends. He had a great zest for life and loved to tell jokes.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Fort Dodge; sister, Barbara Abbott-Petersen of Forest City; two daughters, Debbie (Mark) Siebenga of Cedar Rapids, Jill (Marc) Matthes of Fort Dodge; one son, Kirk Hardcastle of Mason City; five grandchildren, Kirsten Siebenga, Nathan and Molly Matthes and Aaron and Emily Hardcastle; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Clara Hardcastle
Memorials will be left to the discretion of the family.
Gunderson Funeral Home, 1615 N. 15th St., Fort Dodge, 800-576-7128, 515-576-7128.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/28/2009
 
Haupt, Wava K.  
 
CLARION - Wava K. Haupt, age 84, of Clarion, passed away Thursday (June 25, 2009) at the Wright Medical Center in Clarion.
Memorial services for Wava Haupt will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond. Pastor Gary Boen will officiate. Burial will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion at 1 p.m. on Monday.
Friends may call on the family an hour before service time on Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond. Dugger Funeral Home of Belmond is in charge of arrangements.
Wava, the daughter of Harold and Dora Peterson Holmgaard, was born on Jan. 8, 1925, in Coulter. Wava grew up in the Hampton area where she attended school. Wava graduated from Hampton High School in 1943.
Wava was united in marriage to Donald Haupt of Belmond, on Jan. 18, 1948, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Coulter. The couple spent their lives farming. They first made their home in Goodell and then moved to Clarion in 1956. Don and Wava retired from farming in 1990. Don passed away in 2004, having been married for 56 years.
Wava was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond. She enjoyed gardening and playing cards. Time spent with family was very important to both Wava and Don. There are many fond memories of family gatherings.
Wava is survived by a son, Roger, and his wife Carol of Clarion; grandchildren, Roger Jr. and his wife Tricia of Clarion, Teron Meinders and his wife Jill of Waterloo, Tyler Haupt of Clarion; and a great granddaughter, MacKenzie Haupt.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald; and two brothers, Horace and Junior.
Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South, Belmond, 641-444-3248.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/26/2009 - 6/28/2009
 
Holstad, Dale Raymond  
 
CLEAR LAKE - Dale Raymond Holstad, 82, of 2106 First Ave. S., Clear Lake, died Thursday (June 25, 2009) at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 29, at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. Fourth St., with the Rev. Dean Hess officiating.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St.
Inurnment will be at the Bristol Church Cemetery, rural Joice at a later date.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of North Iowa or Salvation Army Adult Day Care.
Dale was born on Sept. 26, 1926, in rural Lake Mills, the son of B.M. and Clara Matilda (Rensmon) Holstad. He graduated from Joice High School in 1944. Dale married Shirley Groe on March 21, 1948, at the Salem Lutheran Church, Lake Mills. He farmed and also worked at Fleet Guard in Lake Mills. Following retirement, they moved to Clear Lake. He was a member of Bristol and Sion Lutheran Churches before moving to Clear Lake and becoming a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Dales was known for his "hugs," was a Yankee fan and loved singing in the choir.
Dale enjoyed fishing, working with his livestock, playing cards, golfing and visiting with friends and relatives.
Dale is survived by his wife Shirley, Clear Lake; two sons Gary (Marcia) Holstad, Duluth, Ga., and Dave Holstad, Nemaha; two grandchildren Stephanie (Jacob) Stein, Iowa City, and Steven (Heather) Holstad, Chicago, Ill.; great grandchild Selia Stein; and two sisters Beverly Dregne, Clear Lake, and Violet Nelson, Modesto, Calif.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, brother Arnold and two sisters Marlene and Carmen.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, 641-357-2193.
www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/26/2009 - 6/28/2009
 
Holvik, Carleen  
 
MASON CITY - Carleen Holvik was born on "Mother's Day," May 9, 1937, in Mason City, a daughter of Carl Holvik, a Norwegian immigrant, and Anna May Shire. Carleen entered into Heaven suddenly on Friday (June 26, 2009) of natural causes at 72-years-young.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate and honor her life will be held aat 11 a.m., Thursday, July 2, at the Church of St. Patrick's Lane (Valley View at Gleason Road), Edina, Minn.
Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church.
Memorials preferred to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in memory of Carleen's love of the outdoors.
Ms. Holvik graduated from Mason City High School where she was a majorette, and in 1957 from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., where she was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. Carleen came to Minneapolis, Minn., as an executive trainee for Dayton's, left work to raise her six children in Edina, Minn., and then returned to work again for Dayton's/ Marshall Field's until her retirement in 2001.
Carleen enjoyed life to the fullest each day. She traveled the world, recently visiting the Holy Land, Norway, Bermuda, China, Australia, Mexico and the Canadian Rockies. She took advantage of every opportunity to play golf and tennis and each day loved the peaceful view of Lake Minnetonka from her balcony. Carleen took great pleasure in playing bridge with her friends and Yahtzee with her family. She also volunteered at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, local hospitals, and community centers.
She was very proud of her six children, Teri Frisk (Ruel Brown), Cathy Cole (Gary), Tommy Frisk, Mary Beth Frisk, David Frisk (Jennifer) and Melissa Frisk; and five grandchildren, Christy Johnson (Joshua), Kelly Cole, Ben Brown, Nicolas Brown and Sofia Brown. Her family also includes twin sisters, Bettie Hunchis and Bonnie Nelson; brother, Carl Holvik Jr.; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Washburn-McReavy, Edina Chapel, 952-920-3996.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/28/2009
 
Kernan, Eugene E.  
 
Mason City - Eugene E. Kernan, 87, of Mason City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (June 2, 2009) at the Good Shepard Health Center. According to his wishes, Eugene's body has been donated to the University of Iowa for medical study and research.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams, Mason City, with the Rev. Jon M. Seda officiating. Full military honors will be conducted at the church by members of the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Memorials may be directed to the Senior Citizens Center, Hospice of North Iowa, or Telephone Reassurance, all of Mason City.
Eugene was born to Eugene Sr. and Anna (Mc-Enany) Kernan of Superior, Wis., on Aug. 22, 1921. He graduated in 1939 from Central High School in Superior. Gene honorably served his country as a Sergeant in the US Army during the North Africa and Italian Campaigns of World War II from 1941 to 1945.
Eugene was united in marriage to Lois J. Mac Lennan on Jan. 12, 1946. They moved from Superior to Mason City, in 1952, where Gene was a photographer with Russell Studio until its closing in 1975.
From this union four children were born; Margaret, Gene, Jim and Jeff Kernan.
In 1955 the family moved to a farm in Nora Springs, where Gene enjoyed raising livestock.
From 1975 until his retirement in 1986, Eugene worked in the Environmental Services Department at Mercy Hospital and in 1979 he and Lois moved back to Mason City. Gene was easygoing and enjoyed his family and the giving of comical remarks, a strong trait from his Irish heritage. He was a jack of all trades and spent many retirement hours watching tennis and supporting the Chicago Cubs.
Those left to cherish his memory are Margaret (Ron) Hoel, Nora Springs, Gene Kernan, Galveston, Texas, Jim (Sharie) Kernan, Wausau, Wis., Jeff Kernan, Dubuque; and grandchildren Ryan (Katie) Hoel, Kelly Hoel, Mike and Anna Kernan and great grandson, Chase Hoel.
Preceding him in death were his wife Lois in 1993, his parents, brothers Harlan, Frank, Roscoe, and sisters Agnes and Ellen.
Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, 641-423-2372.
www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/27/2009 - 6/28/2009
 
Marshall, Luella Faye  
 
Clear Lake - Luella Faye Marshall, 92, of 405 27th Avenue S., Clear Lake, died Friday (June 26, 2009) at the Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 30, at the Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 North Fourth St., Clear Lake, with the Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating. Burial will be at the Clear Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, June 29, at the Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Luella was born on July 27, 1916, in Meservey, the daughter of Lewis W. and Lydia (Hoppe) Kennedy. She graduated from Merservey High School in 1933. Luella married Robert Lee Marshall in 1936, in Klemme, and to this union five children were born. Luella and Robert farmed with their family after they were married, and everyone in the family rode and had their own horse. In 1954, Luella and Robert bought the Lighthouse Drive In, which they owned until 1976. In 1962, Luella managed the Clear Lake Sale Barn Cafe until 1976, and then she managed the Garner Sale Barn Cafe until 1986. Luella then worked at the Pronto Gas Station and Kum & Go when she was in her eighties.
Luella was famous for her pies and potato salad. She enjoyed traveling, embroidering, horses and dancing, but most of all she loved her family. Luella was also a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Luella is survived by her children Marlys (Chuck) Pemble, Everly, Merle (Bev) Marshall, Garner, Marilyn (Jim) Arnold, Mason City, and Mike Marshall, Loveland, Colo., 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; her brother Lloyd (Sally) Kennedy, Clear Lake; and her sisters Lucille Anderson, Clear Lake and Lorene Haddy, Clear Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1959; her son Robert in infancy; two grandchildren; two sisters; one brother and her special friend Pete Bach.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, 641-357-2193.
www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/28/2009
 
Murra, Raymond  
 
BUFFALO CENTER - Raymond Murra, 74, of Buffalo Center, died Saturday (June 27, 2009) in his home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at First Congregational Church in Buffalo Center, with the Rev. Victor Vriesen officiating. Burial will be in Olena Mound Cemetery, Buffalo Center.
Visitation time will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, and continue one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Patton Funeral Home, Blue Earth, Minn., 56013, 507-526-2102.
www.pattonfh.com.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/28/2009
 
Nelson, Joan C.  
 
BELMOND -Joan C. Nelson, 79, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Belmond, died Saturday (June, 27, 2009),
A funeral service for Joan will be held at a later date in July.
Dugger Funeral Home in Belmond is in charge of arrangements.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/28/2009
 
Payton, Opal N. (Frette)  
 
CRESCO - Opal N. (Frette) Payton, age 84, of Cresco, died on Friday (June 26, 2009) at the Evans Nursing Home, Cresco.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at the Cresco United Methodist Church, Cresco. Internment will be at 2 p.m. at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2009, at the Lindstrom Funeral Home, Cresco, and one hour prior to the funeral service.
Opal is survived by her husband, Richard D. "Dick" Payton; daughters, Norma Jean (Eugene) Pecinovsky, Cambridge, and Janice (Dean) Hauge, Mason City; her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; one sister, two sisters-in-law; and a brother-in-law.
Lindstrom Funeral Homes, Cresco, 563-547-2323.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/28/2009
 
Stoffer, CJ  
 
MANLY - CJ Stoffer, 69 of Hudson, Wis., formerly of Manly, died Friday (June 26, 2009) at his home in Hudson.
A funeral service for CJ will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 403 E. South St., Manly, with Pastors Larry and Joan Gobel of the United Methodist Church in Hudson, Wis., Pastor Dave Jore, Lutheran Pastor in River Falls, Wis., and Pastor Robert Cumings former pastor of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Manly officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Northwood.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at the Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 E. Spring St., Manly.
Bride Colonial Chapel, 641-454-2242.
www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/27/2009 - 6/28/2009
 
Swanson, Dorothy  
 
Buffalo Center - Dorothy Swanson, age 89, died on Thursday (June 25, 2009) at Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the United Methodist Church in Buffalo Center with the Rev. William Peake.
Burial will be at Olena Mound Cemetery in Buffalo Center.
Friends and family are welcome at her visitation today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Winter Funeral Home, 414 First St., Buffalo Center and also one hour before the service at the church.
Those thankful for sharing her life are her five children, Duane and wife Deanna of Pine Island, Minn., Butch and wife Roz of Buffalo Center, Brian and wife Kristie of Slater, Ron and wife Eloise of Grundy Center, and Cindy Kirkwold and husband John of Champlin, Minn.; her seventeen grandchildren, Dan, Dawn, Dione, David, Doug, Wendy, Brad, Rebecca, Noelle, Rachel, Abigail, Faith, Philip, Jared, Greg, Ben, Nate; and 14 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Les Ostrander, Grant Ostrander and wife Barb, Ray Ostrander and wife Nancy, and by many nieces and nephews, all who will remember her for her many talents and cheerful smile.
Online tributes or personal emails may be left at www.winterfuneralhome. com.
Winter Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 414 First St. N.W., Buffalo Center, 641-562-2858.
www.winterfuneralhome.com.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/26/2009 - 6/28/2009

                                      Posted on 06/28/2009



Stoffer, CJ  
 
HUDSON, Wis. - CJ Stoffer, 69, of Hudson, Wis., formerly of Manly, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday (June 26th, 2009) after a long battle with cancer.

A celebration of CJ's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 403 E. South St., Manly. Officiating at the service will be his close friends and pastors Larry and Joan Goebel of Superior, Wis., David Jore of River Falls, Wis., and Robert Cummings of West Branch. According to his wishes, CJ's body will be cremated. Interment will be at Sunset Rest Cemetery located in Northwood, at a later date.

Please join the family for visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 E. Spring St., Manly. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service time on Thursday at the church.

CJ Stoffer was born on Dec. 24, 1939, in Hampton, the son of Cornelius and Alma (Claypool) Stoffer. CJ was baptized in the Methodist faith and later confirmed in the Reformed faith. He was a 1957 graduate of Alexander High School in Alexander.

In 1960, CJ married Linda McQuatters, the love of his life at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Manly, and to this union three children were born: Deborah, John and Daniel.

CJ began his career on the Rock Island Railroad in 1958 and worked for the company through 1980. He worked various positions including Telegrapher, Station Agent, Train Dispatcher, and Chief Train Dispatcher at locations in Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois. In 1981 CJ was instrumental in the startup of the Iowa Northern Railway Company, working as General Manager. In 1986 CJ became President of the IANR. CJ retired from IANR in 1992 at 53 years of age as a proud railroad man. To keep active in his retirement years, CJ held two part-time jobs. He worked for Hogan-Bremer Funeral Home in Mason City, and Rose Floral in Stillwater, Minn.

CJ was very active in his career and community. CJ served on the Governor's Advisory Committee on Rail Transportation; was a member of the Advisory Council for the Midwest Transportation Center at Iowa State University; served as President of the Iowa Regional and Short Line Railroad Association; served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Railroad Superintendents; served on the Agri-Industry Transportation Practices and Needs Subcommittee of the study on transportation in Iowa by the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, The U.S. Department of Transportation, the Northwest Area Foundation and the Iowa Business Council; served on the Advisory Committee for the Midwest Transportation Center at Iowa State University which serves Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas; served on the Iowa Governor Advisory Committee on Rail Transportation; served six years as President of the Iowa Regional and Short Line Railroad Association; received the Iowa Governor's Leadership Award; was recognized is in the Who's Who in Iowa Railroading publication; served on the North Central Community School Board of Education for 18 years, 16 as Board President; was a member of the Manly Lions Club, served six years on the Manly City Council; served three terms on the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Council in Manly; served on the Bethel United Methodist Church Trustee Committee in Manly; served several terms on the Manly Planning and Zoning Board; former member of Masonic Lodge Rainbow No. 625AF & AM; and served on the County Budget Review Committee. After retirement, CJ also served on numerous committees and volunteer organizations in Hudson, Wis.

CJ enjoyed spending time with his family especially his best friend and wife, Linda, and they were inseparable. CJ and Linda enjoyed traveling, attending broadway musicals, and exploring the beautiful St. Croix Valley in Hudson, Wis. One might typically find CJ fishing with his grandchildren, volunteering at his church, riding around on his old red bike, attending his grandchildren's sporting activities, attending Minnesota Vikings football games, spending countless hours delivering Meals-on-Wheels and assisting elderly people with their daily needs in the community, or having coffee with fellow railroad retirees and friends. He loved his family and his little dog Maggie and the time he spent with all of them. CJ will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish CJ's memory are his wife of 49 years, Linda of Hudson Wis.; three children and their families, Deb (Stoffer) Magnuson and her husband Jeff Magnuson of Hudson, Wis., John and Sue Stoffer of Hudson, Wis., Dan and Amy Stoffer of Stillwater, Minn.; six grandchildren, Stephanie Magnuson of Canton, S.D., Amber Magnuson of Harrisburg, S.D., Brian Magnuson of Hudson, Wis., Jonny Stoffer of Hudson, Wis., Erica Stoffer Hudson, Wis., Benjamin Stoffer of Stillwater, Minn.; and one great-grandchild, Tate CJ Magnuson of Canton, S.D. CJ was looking forward to the addition of one more grandchild who is expected to arrive in September.

CJ was preceded in death by his parents; and mother and father-in-law.

Bride Colonial Chapel, Manly, 641-454-2242.

www.colonialchapels.com.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/27/2009 - 6/29/2009
 
VonWald, Leola
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Clear Lake - Leola VonWald, 88, of Clear Lake, died Sunday (June 28, 2009) at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake.

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

www.colonialchapels.com
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/29/2009

                                     Posted 0n 06/29/2009



Heffern, Betty L.  
 
MASON CITY -Betty L. Heffern, 84, of Mason City, died Sunday (June 28, 2009) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.

A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009, at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams Ave. with the Rev. Jon Seda, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with a Catholic Daughters of the Americas rosary at 6 p.m., followed by a Scriptural wake service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the Betty L. Heffern Memorial Fund.

Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 641-357-2193.

www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/30/2009
 
Jurgens, Ruth E.  
 
FOND DU LAC, Wis. -Ruth E. Jurgens, 97, of Fond du Lac, Wis., formerly of Hampton, died Sunday (June 28, 2009) at the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at the Zion Reformed Church in rural Sheffield, with the Rev. Arthur J. Zewert and Pastor Bill Kroon officating. Burial will be in the Zion Reformed Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday at the church.

Arrangements are with the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton, 641-456-3232.

www.sietsemavogelfuneralhomes.com.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/30/2009
 
Kelly, Parnell Joseph  
 
MASON CITY - Parnell Joseph Kelly, 94, of 501 S. Kentucky Ave., died Friday (June 26, 2009) at the Heritage Care Center Mason City.

A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m., Tuesday June 30, 2009, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, with the Rev. Jon M. Seda officiating.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. today at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel 126 Third St. N.E. Mason City.

Memorials may be directed to the Parnell J. Kelly Memorial Fund in care of Carole Turner, 11540 County Road 137, Flint, TX 75762.

Parnell Joseph Kelly was born on Sept. 7, 1914, in Ames, Iowa, the son of Hugh and Verlie (Pierce) Kelly.

Parnell enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles and loved golfing and collecting golf balls. Parnell was such an avid golfer amazingly having hit not one, but two, hole in ones!

Parnell is survived by his step-daughter, Carole (Wayne) Turner, of Flint, Texas; siblings, Vere (Rose) Kelly, of Mason City, Hugh Allen Kelly, Larry (Jan) Kelly, of Mason City, and Vivian Bell, of Mason City; three stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Parnell is preceded in death by his parents, wife Mabel; brothers, Leland and Bob; and sister Dorothy.

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

www.colonialchapels.com.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette from 6/27/2009 - 6/30/2009
 
Molander, Raynord John "Ray"  
 
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -Raynord "Ray" John Molander, 84, of Sioux Falls, S.D. died Saturday (June 27, 2009).

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Miller, S.D. with Father Chester Murtha officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Miller S.D., with a rosary and scripture service beginning at 7 p.m.

Friends and family may sign Raynord's online register at www.remboldfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be directed to the Centennial Hospice Cottage or the Catholic Foundation of Sioux Falls.

Rembold Funeral Home, 605-853-2250.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/30/2009
 
Ramos-Ribot, Nectar De La Rosa  
 
SHEFFIELD - Nectar De La Rosa Ramos-Ribot, 61, most recently of the Sheffield Care Center, Sheffield, formerly of Hampton, Mason City, and Des Moines, died Saturday (June 27, 2009) at the Sheffield Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. today, Tuesday, at the Neighborhood Bible Church, Hampton. There will be a funeral service for Nectar at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday evening, at the church. Pastor Jose Cruz will be officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at the Maynes Grove Cemetery, Hampton, with Pastor Isai Guerrero, officiating.

Nectar was born on May 17, 1947, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Eves Bio Ramos and Isabel Ribot. She attended and graduated from high school in Puerto Rico.

Nectar later moved to the United States. She was employed for a period of time with McDonald's Restaurants. She was later employed for many years at Master Services in the Des Moines area in both commercial, office, and residential cleaning. She had lived there a a number of years with her son and in the past several years had lived with her daughter, Maria, in Mason City and Hampton. Nectar had lived for a time in the Hampton Health Care Center from April 2008 through Jan. 9, 2009, when she moved to the Sheffield Care Center in January of 2009.

Nectar very much enjoyed her Christian life. Her home was always filled with the sound of songs of faith and her MP3 player was filled with these much loved songs as well. She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Hampton.

Nectar was a very giving person and was known for her gifts of candy to all the youth and other members of her church home. She would faithfully bring bags filled with candy for all the church members three times a week. Nectar enjoyed watching spanish television network programs and was always ready to go on shopping outings.

During her years in the care centers she looked forward to playing bingo, the Christmas activities and passing out candy at Halloween.

Nectar is survived by her daughter, Maria Soliveras and her husband Pastor Jose Cruz, of Webster City; her son, Joaquin Soliveras and his wife Anna Torres, of Des Moines; a brother, Mendenson Ramos and his wife, Claribel, of San Juan, Puerto Rico; her grandchildren, Tatiana Soliveras, of Des Moines, Jose Cruz Jr., of Webster City, Jonathon Soliveras, of Des Moines, Anthony Soliveras, of Des Moines, Kevin Cruz, of Hampton, and Necmarie Cruz, of Webster City; her great-grandchildren, Zamya Soliveras, of Des Moines, Jarely Soliveras, of Des Moines, Joseph Cruz, of Hampton, and Kayla Soliveras, of Des Moines.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Andrews Funeral Home, Belmond, IA; 641-444-4474.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/30/2009
 
Steinberg, John J. "Jack"  
 
MASON CITY - John J. "Jack" Steinberg, 79, of 306 Lakeview Drive, Mason City, died Monday (June 29, 2009) at the Heritage Care Center, Mason City.

Funeral Arrangements are incomplete with Hogan -Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E. Mason City.

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

www.colonialchapels.com.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/30/2009
 
Von Wald, Leola Marie  
 
CLEAR LAKE - Leola Marie Von Wald, 88, of 1710 N. Eighth St. Clear Lake, died Sunday (June 28, 2009) at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009, at the Open Bible Church, 609 S. Eighth St., Clear Lake, with the Rev. Will Hunsaker officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St. Clear Lake, and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the Open Bible Church.

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

www.colonialchapelscom.
 
Published in the Globe Gazette on 6/30/2009

                              Posted on 06/30/2009 by Thomas Manning