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Jozef Bednarz

ALGONA - Jozef Bednarz, 88, formerly of Algona, died Monday at Westview Care Center in Britt.

A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona with Father Edward M. Girres officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Algona.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona with a rosary beginning at 4:30 p.m. and a scripture prayer service beginning at 7 p.m..

Other arrangements are incomplete at this time.
www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com; 515-885-2521.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 25 to January 26, 2012


Viola E. Brown

FOREST CITY - Viola E. Brown, age 83, of Forest City, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Britt.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at Petersen Lund Funeral Home in Forest City with Pastor Jon Rollefson of First Congregational Church officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark Street in Forest City, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Forest City.

Viola E. Brown was born on April 28, 1928, on a farm near Buffalo Center, the daughter of William and Tena (Janssen) Miller. She attended rural school near her home. On Dec. 12, 1946, she was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Brown. To this union, four daughters were born. Viola was a dedicated volunteer in many areas of her life.

She was always willing to help out, whenever necessary. For 12 years, she volunteered at the Community Kitchen in Mason City. She loved to cook and bake – always sharing with friends and family. She enjoyed gardening and loved to dance, especially the polka. She was a member of First Congregational Church in Forest City.
Survivors include Vicki J. and husband LaMont Koppen of Crystal Lake, and Shirlee K. and husband Alan Peterson of Britt; grandchildren include Cary (Jennifer) Crosby, Scott (Tabitha) Peterson, Daniel (Andrea) Peterson and Steve Peterson; step-grandchildren include Cheri (Tom) Larson, Randy Koppen and Larry (Sylvia) Koppen; and several great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Also, close friends Cletis Schneider and Craig and Val Monson.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth in 1984 and two daughters, Bonnie J. Crosby and Pammy D. Brown and son-in-law Bill Crosby.

Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 641-585-2685,
www.petersenlundfh.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 26, 2012


Keith Rolland Carlson
U.S. Army (1955-1960)

MANLY - Keith Rolland Carlson, 74, formerly of Manly, passed away Monday, Jan. 23rd, 2012, in Centerville.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Jan. 27th, at 1:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Manly. The family asks that any memorial contributions for Keith be made to Corinne Schoolcraft at 110 East Main, Exline, Iowa 52555.

Keith was born in Mason City on June 12th, 1932. In 1955 he enlisted in the
Army and was honorably discharged in 1960. He worked various job, including carpentry, until gaining employment with Opportunity Village in Clear Lake. Upon retiring after almost 25 years of service, Keith became a bus driver for the Mason City Transit. His children and grandchildren occupied most of his free time. Whenever time allowed, he enjoyed needlepoint and word search puzzles.

Keith was united in marriage with Shirley (Brown) Carlson on Sept. 29th, 1962. Their marriage was blessed with five children: Marty, Ricky, Corinne, Colleen and Jolene.
Keith was a 43-year member of the Moose Lodge in Mason City.

Left to cherish Keith's memory are his children, Marty (Barb) Carlson of Jefferson, Ricky (Jenny) Carlson of Mason City, Corinne (Rob) Schoolcraft of Exline and Jolene (Chris) Holmes of Mason City; his grandchildren, Keela Clausen, Nathan Carlson, Alicia Schoolcraft, Tiffany (Levi) Burgess, Justin Schoolcraft, Dustin (Megan) Willis, Stephanie Hardiman, Michael Carlson and Nicholas Carlson; his great-grandchildren, Mya Burgess and Makynna Carlson; his brother, Roger (Shirley) Carlson; as well as many other extended family members and friends.

Keith was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Carlson; daughter, Colleen Carlson, who died in infancy; his brothers, Thomas Carlson and Kenneth Carlson; and his sister, Grace Funk.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 26, 2012


Steven Craig Elliott

CLEAR LAKE - Steven Craig Elliott, 61, of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at his home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, Iowa 50428.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 26, 2012


Karen Rose Harris


WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio - Karen Rose Harris, 56, of 1297 Dayton Ave. N.W., Washington Court House, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. at her home after battling breast cancer.

She was born Jan. 11, 1956, in Osage, Iowa, to Dale and Frieda Adams Naber. She had worked in office administration and teaching, most recently at Dr. Penne Halliday's office, and also at Fayette Christian School. She was a member of the Fayette Bible Church, a 1974 graduate of Rockwell-Swaledale High School and a 1978 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa.

Karen was preceded in death by her father, Dale Naber.

Survivors include her mother, Frieda Naber, of Mason City, Iowa; her husband, Jack D. Harris, whom she married on Aug. 12, 1978; her children Adam (Bonnie) Harris of Wadsworth, Ill., Megan (Frank) Coleman of Dayton and Alyson Harris and Angela Harris, both of Washington Court House; grandchild, Carter Harris; siblings, Colleen (Ernest) Waite of Mason City, Iowa, and Debra (David) Newman of Rockwell, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Sally Harris, and brother-in-law, Paul (Charleen) Harris, both of Mason City, Iowa.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at the Fayette Bible Church with Pastor Tony Garren officiating.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Rockwell, Iowa, with Pastor Calvin Reyburn officiating. Interment will follow at the Rockwell Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fayette Bible Church, 1315 Dayton Ave., or Hospice of Fayette County, P.O. Box 849, both of Washington Court House, OH 43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Summers Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to
www.summersfuneralhome.com.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 20 to January 26, 2012


Richard D. Hays

MASON CITY - Richard D. Hays 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center- North Iowa, Mason City, from complications of lung disease.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 100 1st Street N.E. Mason City, with Reverend Patti Aurand officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.

The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. today, Jan. 26, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, and visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Memorials may be given to the NIACC Foundation scholarship fund or First Congregational United Church of Christ in Richard's memory.

He was born May 26, 1930, to Dale and Adele Hays in Des Moines.

In 1936 the family moved to Mason City. Richard grew up working on cars at Hart Motors and in his father's shop, Dale's Service. They worked so closely people often called Richard "Dale." He graduated from Mason City in 1948.

In 1950 Rich joined the Air Force and was stationed in Japan for two years. After the service, he attended Mason City Junior College. He obtained his BA from Iowa State University in industrial technology.

He married Sharon McDonough on April 28, 1958. He started the Automotive Technology program at Mason City Junior College, then NIACC, and taught there for 30 years, retiring in 1993.

Rich loved to go to northern Minnesota fishing and did so every year. He started building an all-wood P-51 Mustang, but plans were interrupted when he accompanied his wife to Australia. While there he was proud to be chosen as a volunteer at the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Townsville.

Rich had an innate and unusual mechanical ability and fixed everything from cars to boats, giving most things a second and third life. Richard was an avid reader and kept up on world news by reading papers from places he had lived. A motorcycle accident in 2001 resulted in his being on oxygen the rest of his years.

Rich was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Mason City. He and his wife lived in Kingman, Ariz., for five years and continued spending winters there after her retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon, and their two children, Denise (Donnie) Hingeveld of Spring Valley, Minn., and Shana ( Jerry) Jeffrey, Rockwell. He had seven grandchildren, Cheyenne (Grant) Petersen, Kendra Newton, Siera Jeffrey, Kelli Jeffrey, Ben Jeffrey, April Jeffrey and Tom Kramer; two great-grandchildren, Gage and Grady Petersen; two sisters, Janet Hays and Amy (James) Mammen; one brother, Steve (Pam) Hays; 16 nieces and nephews; an aunt, Alice Pfander; and many great-nieces/nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dale Kendall; his brother, Dave; his sister,Sandra (John) Lindsay; and his parents.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City.
www.colonialchapels.com, 641-423-2372.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 25 to January 26, 2012


Clara Louetta "Lou" Pattschull

MASON CITY - Clara "Lou" Louetta Pattschull, 88, of 302 Second St. N.E., Mason City, died Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012, at Good Shepherd Health Center, Mason City.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Good Shepherd Health Center Chapel, Mason City, with Pastor Kent Mechler officiating. Inurnment will be at a later time in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. The family suggests memorials to the Clara L. Pattschull memorial fund.

Clara was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Graham, Texas, the daughter of Clarence Eddy and Flora LaGray (Helm) Moore. She lived in Graham, Texas, until 1930 when the family moved to Fort Worth. She graduated from high school in Fort Worth in 1941. While in high school she was member of National Honor Society. She married Esten "Pete" L. Pattschull Oct. 26, 1945, at the First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, Texas. They moved to Mason City in 1945. She attended NIACC. She moved to Des Moines from 1972-1982 then back to Mason City. While in Des Moines she was secretary for the United States Air Force Recruiting Office.

Following the death of her husband at an early age, she took care of her five children, including two sets of twins. She was very active as a Girl Scout leader and attended countless band performances as all five of her children played instruments. She was a chauffer for cheerleaders and also did a lot of sewing over the years for her kids. She was always interested in current events and politics and made sure they voted Democrat.

Before the nursing home, she cared for six cockatiels, some of which she bred. She also enjoyed living at the nursing home and enjoyed the many caregivers and residents.

She was a member of First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Women of the Moose, Renew Group and AA.

She is survived by her four children, Mary S. Church, Mason City; Bonnie Pattschull, Mason City; Connie Pattschull, Mason City; and Ted Pattschull and his wife Lisa, Mason City; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; two sisters, Mary Tom Williams and her husband Ray, Fort Worth, Texas, and Bobbie Sue Whitlock, Akron, Ohio; sister-in-law, Kathleen Moore, Granbury, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Casey "Lou" Wright, daughter Terry Wright, three sisters Polly, Janie and Pony, and one brother, C.E.Moore.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, Iowa. 641-423-2372.
www.colonialchapels.com

Published in Globe Gazette from January 26 to January 27, 2012


Mitzi R. Putney

CHARLES CITY - Mitzi R. Putney, 50, of Lombard, Ill., and formerly of Charles City, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at home with her family at her side.

Funeral services for will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Hauser Funeral Home. Sr. Diana Blong will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Charles City.

Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday where there will be a Scriptural Prayer Service at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday an hour prior to the service.

The Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, 641-228-2323, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at
www.hauserfh.com.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 26 to January 27, 2012


Julie Ann Roberts

MASON CITY - Julie Ann Roberts, 51, Mason City, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

A funeral Mass for Julie will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams Avenue, Mason City, with the Reverend Michael Schueller officiating with the Reverend Kenneth Gehling as co-celebrant. Inurnment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126th 3rd Street NE, Mason City.

Memorial contributions may be designated to the Julie Ann Roberts Memorial Fund in care of the family.

Julie Ann Roberts was born on Sept. 23, 1960, to John and Janice Paulus Herman in Mason City. Julie attended Mason City schools. Julie spent much of her time with family at Rockford and in Mason City. She met the love of her life, Douglas, in 1983 in Mason City and they were united in marriage at Holy Family Catholic Church in November of 1987. To this union, four children were born: Mackenzie, Taylor, Brandon and Connor.

She was a homemaker most of her life, taking care of her children. In April of 2011, Julie was diagnosed with cancer, which Doug and her family fought with her until the very end.

Julie enjoyed art, making jewelry and gardening. Much of her time was spent with her children and granddaughter. She also enjoyed flowers, cooking and baking.
She will be greatly missed by her husband of 25 years, Doug; children, Mackenzie Roberts and her fiancé, Dan Bromley, Mason City; Taylor Roberts, Cedar Falls; Brandon Roberts, Mason City; and Conner Roberts, Mason City; grand-daughter, Hailey Roberts; mother, Janice Herman, Mason City; father- and mother-in-law, Marion "Mike" and Jane Sahr Roberts, Mason City; brother, Mark (Rachel) Herman, Rochester, Minn.; sisters, Jacque (Aaron) Schlenker, Marion, and Nicole (Dan) Kline, Grimes; her canine and feline friends, Mojo, Lucy and Oliver; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Herman, grandparents, and many uncles and aunts.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St. NE, Mason City, Iowa. 641-423-2372.
www.colonialchapels.com

Published in Globe Gazette from January 25 to January 27, 2012


John Robert "Bob" Umbarger

MASON CITY - John Robert "Bob" Umbarger, 80, of Mason City died peacefully, surrounded by his family, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 302 5th St. S.E., with Rev. Craig Steimel and Rev. Kenneth Gehling officiating. Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, with a Scriptural Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. Inurnment of cremains will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Newman Catholic High School in Bob's name.

Online condolences may be left for the family at
www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
Bob was born on Nov. 7, 1931, near Alpena, S.D., the second of two sons of Frank Alonzo and Esther Lena (Levine) Umbarger. Bob grew up on three separate farms around Iowa; his earliest memories were of the Farm outside of Lake Park. The family later moved to Mason City in 1942.

Bob attended Mason City schools. While still a sophomore, Bob was already singing for weddings and many other events. He participated in chorus work, small group work and soloing. This involved many high school contests (local-district-state), wherein he received many First Place judgings, and one time a judge wrote that he compared Bob's voice being much like Paul Warfield. Bob later graduated in 1949. He later graduated from Mason City Junior College in 1952.

Bob's first position after graduating was a job with Standard Oil Company in their district office here in Mason City. He worked in their Sales Promotion Department for four years, and when the District Office was moved to Des Moines he transferred to their Warehouse Office in Mason City and worked there for an addition two years until that office was also closed.

In May of 1958, Bob secured a position with the First National Bank of Mason City and advanced from Bookkeeper to Teller to Head Teller to Drive-In Office Manager to Auditor, and finally to the bank's Controller. Bob retired from the bank in 1987.
Bob was an active member of the
Elks Club for 50+ years and was the Exalted Ruler in 1965.

Bob was an avid bowler and won the "All Events Championship Association Tournament" in 1965 with an overall score of 1899. Bob also served several terms on the St. Joseph Church Council. Bob had a fabulous voice and sang for many events, weddings and funerals over the years. When Bob and Donna were dating, he sang in the Dark Town Varity show here in Mason City. Bob enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Crossword and SU DO KU puzzles were also his daily enjoyment, always completed before breakfast.

Left to carry on Bob's memories are his loving wife Donna of 46 years; 4 children - Carey of Garner, Raymond (Kellie) of Gilbert, Ariz., Bobbi of West Des Moines and Eric of Grimes; 10 grandchildren, Gabe, Grady, Sam, Lindsay, Taylor, Isaiah, Lindzie, Sydney, Grace and Jake; and one great-grandson, Brody; sister-in-law Ruth Umbarger and her daughters, Anne, Janet and Jean; and many cousins.

Bob was preceded into death by his parents, Frank and Esther, and brother, Duane.

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924.



Posted on 26 January 2012


Marion Ferris

ALGONA - Marion Ferris, 95, of Algona died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.

Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 29, from 3-5 p.m. with a vigil service at 5 p.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona with Father Edward Girres officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Oakcrest Funeral Services - Algona; 515-295-3731.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 27, 2012


Gary Michael Leaman

MASON CITY - Gary Michael Leaman, 63, of Mason City died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Upon Gary's wishes, his body was donated to the University of Iowa Anatomical Program for educational purposes. There are no services scheduled at this time.

Major Erickson Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. 641-423-0924
www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com

Published in Globe Gazette on January 27, 2012



Posted on 27 January 2012


Carl Eugene Brant

MASON CITY - Carl Eugene Brant, 69, of 702 17th St. S.E., Mason City, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at the Heritage Care Center, Mason City.

A funeral service for Carl will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. NE, Mason City, with Pastor Steve Hansen from Grace and Wesley United Methodist Church in Mason City officiating. Burial will be held at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, and one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 442, Needham, Maine, 02494.

Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. NE, Mason City, Iowa, 641-423-2372,
www.colonialchapels.com.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 27 to January 28, 2012


Claire C. Brasch

ST. ANSGAR - Claire C. Brasch, 95, of St. Ansgar, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, Mason City.

Memorial service will be held on Monday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, St. Ansgar, with the Rev. Peter Chang and the Rev. Lance Kittleson officiating.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar.

Schroeder & Sites Fuenral Home, St. Ansgar, 641-713-4920.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 27 to January 28, 2012


Opal Christensen

IOWA FALLS - Opal Christensen, 87, of Iowa Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Scenic Manor, Iowa Falls.

A funeral service for Opal Christensen will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the First Church of God, 115 Indiana Ave., Iowa Falls.

A time of visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Linn's Funeral Home, 1521 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls.

Burial will be at the Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 28, 2012


Steven Craig Elliott

CLEAR LAKE - Steven Craig Elliott, 61, of 8509 230th Street, died Jan. 25, 2012, at his home.

Steve's wishes were to be cremated and no services will take place.

Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to the Steve Elliott Memorial in care of Jean Peterson.

Steven Craig Elliott was born June 18, 1950, in Pendleton, Ore., the son of Kenneth and Jean (Hartsook) Elliott. Steven graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1968, and continued his education at North Iowa Area Community College and received his accounting degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Steve enjoyed collecting tokens, coins and loved spending time with his nine cats.

Steve is survived by his mother Jean Peterson, Clear Lake; siblings Karen (Tom) Meyer, Clear Lake, Pat (Bob) Anders, Oregon City, Ore., Beth Brouillard, Pendleton, Ore., Margaret (Pat) Desenso, Mich., Judy (Ron) Smith, Fla., Patty (Mike)Buland, Colo., MaryLou (Mick) Wyborny, Mason City; along with several nieces and nephews.
Steve is preceded in death by his father Dr. Kenneth Elliott, step-father Marvin K. Peterson and brother William Peterson.

Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 North Fourth Street, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428, 641-357-2193,
www.colonialchapels.com.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 26 to January 28, 2012


Victor A. (Vic) Fleener

BELMOND - Victor (Vic) A. Fleener, 73, of Belmond, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at his home.

Services are pending at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane S. in Belmond, 641-444-3248.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 28, 2012


John George Fountas
U.S. Army (1971-1972) Vietnam War

BATTLEMENT MESA, Colo. - John George Fountas passed away Jan. 10, 2012. He was 59 years old.

John was born to George and Barbara Fountas in Mason City, Iowa, on May 2, 1952. He spent his childhood in Clear Lake, and graduated from Newman High School.

John married Julia in 1983. He proudly served in the U.S.
Army from 1971 through 1972 in Vietnam. He enjoyed cars, and fishing with his two Shih Tzus, Lady and Susie. He was employed through the years at Clear Lake Bakery, Lehigh Portland Cement, Garfield District 16, and Rocky Mountain C Stores.

John is survived by his wife, Julia; step-son, Brad Clark of Atlanta, Ga.; step-daughter, Shelley (Dave) Schutz of Mason City; brothers, Jim of Calif., Paul of Iowa, and Phillip of Iowa; sisters, Mary Fountas of Nevada; Julie (Paul) Pendergast of Minn., Ann (Keith) Polson of Ill., and Theresa Fountas of Louisiana; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother Tony.
A graveside service was held on Jan. 20, at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Memorial donations may be made in John's honor to Hospice.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Mason City.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 28, 2012


Rachael McMillan

ROCKWELL - Rachael McMillan passed away Jan. 7. 2012, at Sterling House Assisted Living.

She was born Sept. 17, 1939, in Rockwell. Rachael was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister and was always willing to help others. She was a gifted seamstress and loved painting porcelain dolls and ceramics.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and Herman John Hoots.

Rachael leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 27 years, Donald G. McMillan; children: Paul Meaney Jr., Daniel Meaney, Patricia Meade and her husband, Donald, and Martin Meaney and his wife, Paulette; three sisters: Marlys Becker, Donna Gobeli and her husband, Jerry, and Judy Dutcher and her husband, Jim; grandchildren: Holly, Daniel, Dustin, Deja, Jonathan, Megan, Trevor and Cameron; and many nieces and nephews.
A service will be held at a later date.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 28, 2012


Donnabelle Moats

BRITT - Donnabelle Moats, 86, of Britt, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

A memorial service for Donna Moats will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Britt with Pastor Robert Dodge officiating. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Britt.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial service at the church on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Ewing Funeral Chapel,
178 Center St. W., Britt, IA 50423, 641-843-3839,
www.ewingfh.com

Published in Globe Gazette on January 28, 2012



Posted on 28 January 2012


John Bizios
Greek Army WWII

MASON CITY - John Bizios, 100, of Mason City, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the home of his son, Spiro, in Marshalltown.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 1133 Second St. S.W., Mason City, with the Rev. Joseph Mirowski, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church, where a Trisagion prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.

John was born Feb. 12, 1911, in Asprokabos, Greece. The son of Spiro and Evgenia Bizios, he was the oldest of five children. John was educated in Greece.

On Sept. 19, 1937, in Asprokabos, he was united in marriage to Katina Douros.

John liked to play cards, garden, spend time with his grandchildren and occasionally fish.

He was also a proud veteran of the Greek Army in
World War II. After the war ended, he and the rest of his fellow soldiers walked from Albania through the mountainous terrain back home to Corinth, Greece (approximately 400 miles).

John left his home country of Greece in 1951 by boat on a two week voyage with 11-year-old son in tow to find a better life for his family. In 1958, they were then joined by his wife and other son.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Katina, of 68 years, his parents (Spiro and Evgenia), his siblings (Vaso, Tasoula, Yanoula and George).

Those left to cherish John's memory are his two sons Spiro, Marshalltown, and Harry, Frisco, Texas.

John was also a very loving Papou to his six grandchildren, Tina, Tiffany, Traci, Katina, John, Jonathan and great granddaughter, Arianthi.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, 641-423-2372,
www.colonialchapels.com.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 29 to January 31, 2012


Carl Eugene Brant
U.S. Army (1960-1963)

MASON CITY - Carl Eugene Brant, 69, of 702 17th Street S.E., Mason City, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at the Heritage Care Center, Mason City.

A funeral service for Carl will be held at 11 a.m, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, with Pastor Steve Hansen from Grace and Wesley United Methodist Church, Mason City, officiating.
Burial will be held at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Mason City
Veterans Memorial Association.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., today, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at the funeral chapel, and one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 442, Needham, Maine, 02494.

Carl Eugene Brant was born Sept. 14, 1942, to Thomas and Lillian (Allison) Brant in Muncie, Ind. He was raised in Muncie, went to high school in DeSoto, Ind., and enlisted in the
Army in 1960, following his graduation. Following his honorable discharge three years later, he worked for Marhoefer meatpacking plant in 1978 until they went out of business.

He was united in marriage to Jorinda (Swift) and to this union, three children were born: Sherry, Steve, and Scott. The family relocated to Mason City where he was a supervisor at Armour meatpacking plant up to his retirement. He resided in Mason City until he passed away.

Carl enjoyed the Chicago Cubs and Bears and loved Indiana basketball.

He will be missed by his wife, Jorinda Brant, Mason City; sons, Steve (Michelle) Brant, Mason City, and Scott (Becky) Brant, San Antonio, Texas, eight grandchildren, Michael Wetherholt, Matthew and Michelle Gonzalez, and Emily, Mikayla, Carter, Alexus, and Madison Brant, one great-grandchild on the way, three brothers, Lee Brant, Muncie, Ind., David Brant, Rockville, Ind., Bill Brant, Seymour, Ind., along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Sherry and many brothers and sisters.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, IA 50401, 641-423-2372,
www.colonialchapels.com.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 27 to January 29, 2012


Claire Brasch
U.S. Marine Corps WWII

ST. ANSGAR - Claire Brasch, a long-time resident of St. Ansgar, owner of St. Ansgar Grain and Feed, later NorOats, and a decorated World War II veteran, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at age 95.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at the United Methodist Church, St.Ansgar, with the Rev. Peter Chang and the Rev. Lance Kittleson officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 29, at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar.

Born in 1916 near Hudson, Iowa, he came of age during the Great Depression, working a family farm with his two brothers, Roland and LeRoy, and his parents, Ceola and Art Brasch. When World War II broke out, he volunteered as a Marine and spent the next four years fighting in the Pacific Theater, seeing action on the islands of Saipan, Tarawa, and Guadalcanal, among others. He received a
Purple Heart for his actions on Saipan, where he suffered shrapnel wounds after a brutal battle to take the island.

He met his wife Dorothy, a Navy Wave and native of New York, when she was training in Cedar Falls. They were married the next year, 1945, in San Diego, before he was shipped off to a planned invasion of Japan. Enroute, the war was declared over, and he returned with his new wife to New Hampton, Iowa. With help of the GI Bill, he built their first home and began work as an electrician.

Within a few years, he had heard of a business opportunity to operate a grain elevator in St. Ansgar and with Curtis Taylor, the two bought St. Ansgar Grain and Feed in 1950. After dissolving the partnership, he continued to operate the feed mill until 1977, when he expanded operations to process race horse feed. Upon his retirement, a group of investors bought the business and transformed it into NorOats. Today, after continued expansion and another name change, Grain Millers now runs 24-hours shifts, employing more than 100 people in a town of 1,000.

Besides his business acumen, Claire was known for his woodworking, carving, and model railroad. His woodwork graces the homes of many St. Ansgar residents, from grandfather clocks to shaker boxes. His model train winds through the story of his life, from farmstead to St. Ansgar-in miniature. During winters, he could be found with wood chips at his feet as he perfected the wings on the carvings of his cardinals and ducks.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Brasch; his daughter Sally Emerson-Brasch, his son Bob Brasch and wife Susan Brasch; his daughter Barbara Ray and husband Rex Ray; his grandchildren Tara Thorson and husband Corey Thorson, and their children, Elle Sue, Cadence, Mayzie, and Kemper; Eric Kline and his wife Sunny Kline and their children Tyson and Charlie; Kim Opstvedt and husband Shawn Opstvedt and their children Emily and Colin; Christopher Poulos and wife Jessica Poulos and their children Logan and Brayden; Kelsey Brasch; Michael Brasch; and Jacob Brasch.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Susan Kline, and his brothers LeRoy Brasch and Roland Brasch.

He was deeply loved, and his gentle, caring spirit-and dry wit-will be missed. He left us with his favorite parting words: "keep working."

Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar,641-713-4920.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 27 to January 29, 2012


Jeremiah P. Cobb

FOREST CITY - Jeremiah P. Cobb, 31, of Forest City, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

Memorial service will be conducted today, Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Forest City with Pastor Doug Snyder officiating.

Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 1 p.m. today until the service begins. Petersen Lund Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
www.petersenlundfh. com 641-585-2685

Published in Globe Gazette from January 28 to January 31, 2012


 

Lucille M. Corell

NORA SPRINGS - Lucille M. Corell, 90, of Nora Springs, died Saturday Jan. 28, 2012, at the Nora Springs Care Center, Nora Springs, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rudd Wesleyan Church, 210 Hampton, Rudd, Iowa, with the Rev. Martin Miller and the Rev. Gordon Berryman, officiating. Burial will be in Newburg Cemetery, Carpenter, Iowa.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Sheckler Colonial Chapel, Nora Springs, Iowa, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Lucille M. Corell Memorial Fund.
Lucille was born July 22, 1921, in Rock Grove Township, rural Nora Springs, Iowa, the daughter of Fred S. and Elizabeth (Kossack) Robinson. She attended Rock Grove Township school through eighth grade and then attended and graduated from Nora Springs High School in 1938.

She married Arnold W. Corell, Dec. 5, 1939. They owned and operated an ice cream shop in Toledo, Iowa, until they moved to the Nora Springs area in 1942.

She worked as a nurse aide at the Nora Springs Nursing Home and did home health care. She enjoyed crocheting and making afghans for all her grandchildren. She took great care of her children, grandchildren and extended family. She was kind and compassionate to all her crossed her path.

She will be missed by all those who had the good fortune to be a family member, or friend.

She was a life-long Christian and loved to tell others about her love for God.
She had been involved and an active member of the Rudd Wesleyan Church for over 50 years and was a member of Christians Women's Association, Osage, Iowa.

She is survived by her five children; Marilyn (Ed) O'Connor, Osage, Iowa, John (Carolyn Gaiser) Corell, Nora Springs, Iowa, Ronald (Theresa) Corell, Manly, Iowa, Bruce Corell, Nora Springs, Iowa, and Christine Youngerman, Osage, Iowa; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Kathleen Corell, Mason City, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Bill (Elle) Riemersma, Albuquerque, N.M., Luetta (Jerry) Theissen, Mankato, Minn., John (Mary) Woodring, Fredericksburg, Iowa, Robert Woodring, Gainsville, Ill., Jim Woodring, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Andrea (Billy) Williams, Panama City, Fla., and also extended family, Donna (Fred) Oliver, Nora Springs, Iowa, and Donna Corell, Clear Lake, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Roger and Arnold James Corell; son-in-law, William Youngerman, daughter-in-law, Kathy Corell; three brothers, Matthew Tatum, Franklin Tatum and Lawrence Nissen, and two sisters, Lucile Riemersma and Maybelle Plowman.

Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 N. Hawkeye, Nora Springs, IA 641-749-2210.
www.colonialchapels.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 29, 2012


Victor A. "Vic" Fleener

BELMOND - Victor A. "Vic" Fleener, age 73, of Belmond, died Thursday, January 26, 2012, at his home.

A memorial gathering for Vic Fleener will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South in Belmond. There will be no service. Friends and relatives are invited to Jerry's Place on Highway 69 in Belmond following the gathering.

Dugger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made in Victor A. Fleener's name to the family.

Victor Arthur, the son of Clarence and Dolly Kelly Fleener was born July 29, 1938, in Belmond. Vic grew up in the Belmond area where he attended school. At an early age, he started driving truck for a living. Over the next years, he drove for Pre-Lite of Renwick, National Farmline (Whites) on the West Coast and Umthun in Eagle Grove. Vic began working in Alden for Weavers. After the company became Martin Marietta, Vic was moved to Wisconsin.

Victor was united in marriage to Phyllis Bauer on November 22, 1989, in Baraboo, Wis. The couple made their home there and they started their family. Vic continued working for Martin Marietta. In 1994, Vic and Phyllis moved to Belmond. Vic started working for Giese Construction, which eventually became Martin Marietta. Vic retired from Martin Marietta after 21 years of service in 2003.

Vic enjoyed fishing but loved restoring and working on cars and tractors. He called it wrenching.

Vic is remembered as a truly wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Victor is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Tabitha Isom and husband Nick of Clarksville, Tenn.; Victoria Fleener and Jake of Carlisle; Nikki Fleener of Belmond; his pride and joy, grandson, Noah; sister, Bonnie Dirks and husband Bill of Belmond; two brothers, Tom of Buffalo Center and Larry and wife, Denise, of Belmond; and numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South, Box 233, Belmond Iowa 50421, 641-444-3248.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 28 to January 30, 2012


Frederick William Greenfield

SHEFFIELD - Frederick William Greenfield, 94, of Sheffield, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, at First Grace Baptist Church in Sheffield with Pastor Ken Livingston presiding. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Alexander Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., today, Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Retz Funeral Home, Sheffield. Memorials may be directed to the First Grace Baptist Church in Sheffield.

Fred was born Sept. 4, 1917, at Alexander, the son of Fred and Lula (Bell) Greenfield. He graduated from Alexander High School with the class of 1935.

On Nov. 10, 1940 Fred married Luella Elizabeth Schroeder. They worked together on the family farm for over fifty years. Their home was beautifully furnished with antique furniture that they had restored.

Fred's interests and loves were widespread, including fishing, gardening, kids, animals, music, nature and his grandchildren. A real people person, Fred enjoyed visiting with and helping others. He was a gentle, honest, kind, fun, thoughtful Christian man with a great sense of humor.

Fred is survived by his children: Steve (Barb) Greenfield and Linda (Ron) Herdliska; grandsons: Mike (Kelly) and Ryan (Marcy); granddaughters: Stephanie (Clint) and Shelli; great grandchildren: Danielle, Hayden, Allison, Payton and Cooper.

He is preceded in death by his wife Luella in 2002.

Retz Funeral Home,
www.retzfh.com.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 29 to January 31, 2012


Donna Jordahl

BLUE EARTH, Minn. -Donna Jordahl, 68, of Blue Earth, Minn., died Saturday Jan. 28, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 31, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, Minn. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the Jacobsen and Winter Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Blue Earth, Minn.

Jacobsen and Winter Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at winterfuneral@bevcomm.net.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 29, 2012


Glenn R. Kronemann
U.S. Army WWII

CARPENTER - Glenn Robert Kronemann, 84, of Carpenter, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt, of a sudden illness.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Osage, with Father Jack McClure, CPPS officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, in Osage, with military honors at the grave by Walter T. Enneberg American Legion Post 358 of St. Ansgar.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage with a scripture wake service at 7 p.m.

Glenn was born March 20, 1927, in Rock Township, Mitchell County, the youngest of nine children to Emil and Mary (Neuman) Kronemann. He attended country school in Rock Township. Glenn served in the
Army Air Force during World War II, in the Pacific. He was united in marriage to Dolores Wagner at Sacred Heart Church in Osage on Aug. 21, 1950. They farmed near St. Ansgar until 1970 when they moved to Britt.
They moved to Carpenter in 1990. Glenn was the drummer for the Grafton Boys Band for 40 years.

He was a member of the St. Ansgar American Legion Post 358. Glenn enjoyed playing his drums, hunting, fishing, gardening and listening to music. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Dolores Kronemann of Carpenter; his eight children, Douglas (Linda) Kronemann of Osage, Diane (Lyle) Passmore of Minnesota Lake, Minn., Nancy (Marvin) Trenary of Kanawha, Lynn (Daniel) Doughan of Britt, David Kronemann of Crystal Lake, Susan Marshall of Gig Harbor, Wash., Wayne (Michelle) Kronemann of Britt, Brian Kronemann of Kanawha; a brother, Lloyd Kroneman of Grafton; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, three brothers and a great-grandson.

Information available and condolences accepted at
www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home 641-732-3706.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 29, 2012


Gary Michael "Mike" Leaman

MASON CITY - Gary Michael "Mike" Leaman, 63, of Mason City, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at the Muse Norris Hospice Unit.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at First Christian Church, 318 North Adams, with Pastor Kline officiating. Upon Gary's wishes, his body was donated to the University of Iowa for educational purposes.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, please consider a donation to the Northern Lights Emergency Shelter, 309 N. Monroe, Mason City, Iowa, in Gary's name. Online condolences may be left at
www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.

Gary was born on March 9, 1948, in Mason City, the first of four children of Ralph Leroy and Patricia Jean (Flavin) Leaman. In June 1966, Gary graduated from Pocatello High School in Pocatello, Idaho. He then pursued training for a lifelong career as a Registered Respiratory Therapist - first as a teacher in Dubuque, and later as a Respiratory Unit Manager in Hospitals in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Pontiac and Rockton, Ill.

Gary married in 1982 in Illinois, where he and his wife Suzanne raised their family of three wonderful children.

Several years ago Gary returned to Mason City where he lived at the Northern Lights Emergency Shelter.

Surviving Gary are his three loving children - Casandra "Cassie" Jo Leaman of Crystal Lake, Ill., Michael Wayne Leaman of Rockton, Ill., and Heidi Kay Leaman of Rockton, Ill.; Gary's brother, Tim Leaman and his wife Lorraine (Vohsmann) Leaman; sister-in-law Shawn (Willis) Leaman; sister, Heidi (Leaman) Zinsli and husband Jeff; and a large extended family and friends.

Gary was preceded into death by his parents, Ralph Leroy and Patricia Jean (Flavin) Leaman, and brother, Steven Patrick Leaman.

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924.

Online condolences may be left for the family at
www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 27 to January 31, 2012


Lloyd Ernest O'Connor
U.S. Navy WWII

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. - Lloyd Ernest O'Connor was born on Jan. 8, 1928, in Portland, Iowa, to parents James and Emma (Wilhite) O'Connor. Lloyd's childhood years were spent in Mason City, Iowa.

Most of Lloyd's career was spent as a welder in the railroad. Lloyd married Barbara Keeling on November 5, 1945, in Oakland, Calif. They were blessed with three children, Suzie, Shayne and Kelley. Lloyd will always be remembered for his unconditional love in caring for his son Kelley, who ultimately died from cystic fibrosis.

Lloyd served in the
United States Navy. He enjoyed painting (water- color and oils), wood carving, ham radio operating, playing just about any instrument and loved riding his bicycle.

Lloyd was a happy Irishman with an infectious smile who was loved by all.
At the age of 84 and a resident of Prior Lake, Minn., Lloyd O'Connor entered God's arms on the afternoon hours of Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Forever loved, Lloyd will be deeply missed by his wife Barbara, children, Suzie (Peter) Gustafson of Prior Lake, Shayne O'Connor of Texas; grandchildren, Kirsten (Dave) Pressel, Korrey (Todd) Heinrich, Katie O'Connor; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis (Larold) Robinette and many other loving relatives and friends.

Lloyd is preceded in death by his son, Kelley O'Connor; parents, James and Mildred (Wilhite) O'Connor; a brother and a sister.

Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 6, from 9:30-11 a.m. with service following at 11 a.m. all at the Church of St. Michael, Prior Lake. Lloyd will be presented with full military honors by the Fort Snelling honor guard. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

The O'Connor family is being served with compassion and care by the Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake Chapel, Prior Lake, Minn.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 29, 2012


Loma J. Roske

OSAGE - Loma J. Roske, age 73, of Osage, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Osage, with Pastor Sam Mack officiating.

Inurnment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Riceville. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home.
The family asks that memorials may be given to the
American Cancer Society or the First United Methodist Church, 819 Main Street, Osage, IA 50461.

Loma was born Feb. 18, 1938, in Mitchell, the daughter of John L. and Alyce (Holmquist) Bakkum. She was confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Loma attended and graduated from Riceville High School in 1956. She lived in the Riceville and Osage area most of her life. Loma worked as a secretary in California for a short time and as a dispatcher for the Riceville police department.

She married Robert Wilcox on Jan. 25, 1958 and to this union three children were born. They later divorced. Loma worked at and retired from Pettit's Café in Riceville where she worked for over 20 years. Loma married Floyd Roske on June 25, 1988. She enjoyed gardening, canning, her cat "Blackie," bus trips to Branson, The Floyd Gospel Sing, and Masters Voice Quartet. Loma also enjoyed volunteering at the Osage Senior Center, playing 500 and Skipbo and occasional trips to the casino. She loved spending time with her family.

Loma is survived by her daughter, Julie (Gary) Lucas of Mason City and their children, Laurie Lucas and her friend Cody Davis of Mason City, Nathan (Stephanie) Lucas and son Carter of Mason City; daughter-in-law, Lisa Wilcox of LeRoy, Minn., and her children, Cole (Stephanie) Wilcox and son BB of Slidell, La., Jake (Lisa Weis) Wilcox of LeRoy, Minn., Sam (Nicole Klomp) Wilcox of LeRoy, Minn., and Robert Wilcox of LeRoy, Minn.; two sisters, Jacqueline (Robert) Lack of Osage and Sandra (Leland) Shultz of Panama City, Fla.; step-children, Russ (Rowie) Roske of Spring Grove, Wis., and their children Brian (Erin) Roske and children, Bennett and Madelyn, Justin (Kellie) Roske and children, Isabelle and Lola, Adam (Kim) Roske and children, Roman and Lincoln, Emily (Wes) Milligan and William Roske; Kevin (Julie) Roske of Hillsdale, Wis., and their children, Nathaniel (Liz) Roske and children McKenna and Korbin, and Joshua (Tanya) Roske; Wendy (Les) Gibbs of Shell Rock, and their children, Dan (Christina) Gibbs and children Anna and Gabe, and Melissa Gibbs; Jill (Steve) Johnson of Lime Springs, and their children, Lukas (Lindsay) Johnson and children Beau and Cora, and Chelsea Johnson; Sue (Tom) Miller of Claremont, Minn. and their children Amanda (Jared) Benson and children Hannah, Nikole, Brennan and Celsie, James (Diana) Miller and children Tristan and Evan, Michael (Natasha) Miller and children Valarie and Valek, Brandi Mayer and Derek Mayer and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Roske, Oct., 27, 2011; a daughter, Laurene Faye Wilcox; a son, William Joseph Wilcox; and a brother, John A. Bakkum.

Information available and condolences accepted at
www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage, 641-732-3706.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 29 to January 31, 2012


Verna L. Thenhaus

Mason City - Verna L. Thenhaus, age 73, of Mason City, died Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit following a short illness.

As per her request, Verna was cremated and there will be no funeral or memorial gathering. In lieu of flowers Verna requested memorial contributions go to your local 4-H chapter.

Verna was born July 22, 1938, to parents Ray and Velma Chettinger. She was raised on a farm in Buchanan County and graduated from Lamont High School. She moved to the North Iowa area in 1968 and raised six children.

She was a dedicated office assistant at the Cerro Gordo County Extension Office for three decades, serving under five extension directors, retiring in 2007. 4-H was a big part of her job. She enrolled thousands of kids into the 4-H program. She organized and assisted with numerous 4-H events, including the North Iowa Fair.

Since retirement she has enjoyed being "grandma" and being out in the sun and to just "putter" around the yard.

She is survived by her children, Chris (Diane) of Clear Lake, Bryan (Michele) of Mason City, Kelley (Paul) Mattingly of Newton, Stacy (Jon) Lee of Mason City and Paula (John) Neve of Charles City; mother, Velma Chettinger of NewMexico; brothers, Curt (Joann) Chettinger of Arizona and Larry (Debbie) Chettinger of New Mexico; and sister, Phyllis Keefer of Oregon. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Verna will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends.

Verna was preceded in death by her father, Ray; a daughter, Roxanne; and a sister, Raynelle.

Online condolences may be left for the family at
www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924.

Online condolences may be left for the family at
www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 29 to January 30, 2012


Mary Jo Towne

HAMPTON - Funeral services for Mary Jo Towne will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Hampton.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. , Wednesday at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton.

Burial will take place at a later date at the Hampton Cemetery in Hampton. Pastor Alan Breneman will officiate.

www.sietsemavogelfuneralhomes.com, 641-456-3232

Published in Globe Gazette from January 29 to January 30, 2012


Dena Van Osten

BELMOND - Dena Van Osten, age 91, of Belmond died Friday, January 27, 2012, at her home.

Funeral services for Dena Van Osten will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday January 31, 2012, at the First Reformed Church in Meservey. Pastor Rodney Meester will officiate. Burial will take place in the Meservey Cemetery.

Visitation for Dena Van Osten will be held from 5- 7 p.m. today, Monday, January 30, at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South in Belmond, and continue one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Dena Johanna, the daughter of Hemmo and Johanna Wiegmann Beek was born March 1, 1920, in Hancock County near Goodell. She grew up in the Goodell and Meservey area where she attended school.

Dena was united in marriage to John Van Osten on March 9, 1938, at the First Reformed Church parsonage in Meservey. The couple made their home first north and later west of Meservey.

Together they farmed and raised a family. Dena helped John in all areas of the farming operation but most enjoyed doing field work.

John and Dena moved into Belmond in 1977. John passed away in 1985. After John's passing, Dena continued to live a full and busy life in Belmond. She was a devoted life-long member of the First Reformed Church in Meservey. Dena liked to play cards, work at the Lyric Theater in Belmond and have coffee with friends.

Dena most enjoyed always having something for her children to eat. She will be remembered as a feisty yet very true loving, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Dena is survived by her two children, Ardell and wife, Linda of Meservey, and Judy Miller and husband Mike of Worthington, Minn.; four grandchildren, Robin Van Osten, Sandra Van Osten, Brent Smith and wife, Sarah, and Brandon Smith; great-granddauther, Audrey; a sister, Frieda Wessells of Belmond; and numerous other special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Minnie, Mary and Katie; and six brothers, Benny; Carl, John, George, Herman and Henry.

Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South, Box 223, Belmond, Iowa 50421, 641-444-3248.

Published in Globe Gazette from January 28 to January 30, 2012



Posted on 29 January 2012


Lillian Brandau

CHARLES CITY - Lillian Brandau, 78, of Charles City died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the 11th Street Chautaqua Guest Home in Charles City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Charles City. The Rev. Carl Ries will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Charles City.

Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and at the church an hour prior to the Mass. There will be a 4:30 p.m. rosary and a 6:30 p.m. scriptural prayer service.

Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, 641-228-2323, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
www.hauserfh.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 30, 2012


Rose "Marie" Brown

CHARLES CITY - Rose "Marie" Brown, 56, of Charles City died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in her home.

Arrangements are pending with the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City, 641-228-2323,
www.hauserfh.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 30, 2012


Sandra L. Gerdahl

CLEAR LAKE - Sandra L. Gerdahl, 65, of Quartz Site, Calif., died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Paloverde Hospital, Blythe, Calif.

Services are pending at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, 641-357-2193.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 30, 2012


Fern Gorder

DOWS - Fern Gorder, 97, of Dows died Saturday Jan. 28, 2012, at the Scenic Manor in Iowa Falls.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Dugger Funeral Home, 100 N. Lee St. in Dows, 515- 852-3143.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 30, 2012


Helen Hoel

CHARLES CITY - Helen Hoel, 98, of Charles City died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City.

Funeral services for Helen Hoel will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Floyd.

Pastor Martha Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery at Floyd.

Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and at the church an hour prior to the service.

The Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, 641-228-2323, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
www.hauserfh.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 30, 2012


Kathrine Leona-Jo Kofoot

ALGONA - Kathrine Leona-Jo Kofoot of Algona died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, from injuries sustained in a head on collision when another car crossed the center line on Highway 169 not far from her home.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Mason City, with the Rev. Wendy Abrahamson officiating. Burial will be in Ingham Cemetery of Hansell.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Lentz Funeral home in Algona and 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Katie was born 14 minutes before her twin sister on Thursday, Nov. 15, 1990, to Joette (Jet) Kirschbaum and Allen Kofoot at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
Before moving to Algona in 2005, Katie was a resident of Hampton. She was a proud graduate of Algona High School in 2009 and North Iowa Area Community College in 2011.

At the time of her death, she was a Horticulture-Greenhouse major at Iowa State University.

Katie loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was a leader in her family, schools and church. She was a member of the Episcopal Church, FFA, Algona Scarlett Regiment Marching Band, Algona High School band woodwind ensemble, NIACC CEO Club and the ISU Horticulture Club. In high school she participated in Quiz Bowl, Mock Trial and Drama. She travelled to the Episcopal Happening Leadership Conference in North Carolina, two mission trips to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, National FFA Conference in Indianapolis, FFA Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., CEO Club Conference in Chicago, and other locations for high school trips.

Katie was excited about an upcoming spring break trip to St. John, Virgin Islands, where she would teach horticulture to children. In high school, she was awarded band and academic letters, and the woodwind ensemble won a division one rating at state. She especially enjoyed participating in FFA. As an FFA member she was on the parliamentary procedure team, attained Greenhand and Chapter Farmer degrees and ushered at the State Fair for two years. At NIACC, she was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

Katie achieved great things even though she lived with a serious learning disability. She worked hard and never gave up. Family activities and trips were priorities for her with a family ski trip planned for the Sunday after she was killed. Katie's close friends were also especially dear to her.

Setting up her first apartment with her roommates Krista Sanchez, Katie Dillon and Barb Veihmeyer was the highlight of her move to Iowa State. She was a friend to everyone and rarely failed to display her signature grin.

If you're coming to Katie's funeral please wear ISU, Algona High School, FFA or NIACC colors if you can.

Left to morn her loss and cherish her memory are her parents, her twin sister Kristina, UNI-Cedar Falls; four brothers Michael, Mason City; Matthew (Michele), Rockwell; Marcus (Robyn), Hampton; Jacob at Home; a sister-in-law Emilee, Nora Springs; maternal grandparents Jeanette (Miller) and Leroy (Joe) Kirschbaum, Hampton; Aunt Mel (Randy) Skinner, Ventura; Uncle Joseph (Christine) Kirschbaum, Louisville, Ky.; Aunt Michele Kirschbaum, Hampton; Uncle Larry (Cindy) Kofoot, St. Ansgar; Uncle Dean (Linda) Kofoot, Fort Atkinson; Aunt Vicki Kofoot, Las Cruzes, N.M.; Aunt Debbie (Wayne) Hytry, Sparta, Wis., and numerous cousins, extended family and friends.

Although they won't remember her physical presence, Katie cherished her nieces and nephews who often saw her as a second mommy. They include a step-niece Kaitlan Harnish, Michaela, Juliann and Hannah and nephews Peyton, Kaleb, Max and Landen. Katie was preceded in death by her sister Rebecca, paternal grandparents BernaDean and Marvin Kofoot and step grandma Mickey (Milda) Hook Kofoot.

Memorials may be made to the Katie Kofoot Memorial Fund at Northwest Bank, 204 East State St., Algona, Iowa 50511.

Katie's video tribute may be viewed at
www.lentzfuneralhome. com.
Lentz Funeral Home, 515-295-2622

Published in Globe Gazette from January 30 to January 31, 2012



Posted on 30 January 2012


Donna L. Baldwin

CHARLES CITY - Donna L. Baldwin, 86, of Charles City, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.

Memorial services for Donna Baldwin will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag of Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date.

The family will greet friends an hour prior to the service.

The Hauser Funeral Home, in Charles City, 641-228-2323, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
www.hauserfh.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 31, 2012


Dean H. Brackey

MASON CITY - Dean H. Brackey, 83, of Mason City, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, 641-423-2372,
www.colonialchapels.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 31, 2012


Taylor Foertsch

BURT - Taylor Foertsch, 22, of Burt, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Funeral services are pending with Lentz Funeral Home in Burt, 515-295-2622.
Condolences may be left at
www.lentzfuneralhome.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 31, 2012


David Lee Gobeli

MASON CITY - The Rev. David Lee Gobeli, 63, of 381 Willowbrook Drive, Mason City, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit of North Iowa, Mason City.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Grace United Methodist Church, Mason City.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, Mason City, and then one hour before the service on Thursday at the church.
Burial will be in Meservey Cemetery, Meservey.

Family suggests memorials to Grace United Methodist Church or Hospice of North Iowa.

David was born March 30, 1948, at North Iowa Mercy Hospital in Mason City, the son of Lester and Avis (Wilson) Gobeli.

David grew up on the family farm north of Meservey, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Meservey.

David had serious health problems from birth and at the age of 8 suffered from a very serious kidney illness that only by the grace of God did he survive. He attended Meservey Community School until the eighth grade; then Meservey-Thornton Consolidated Schools until graduating in 1966. After graduation, David held down different jobs one including working at Mercy Hospital where he met Sandra Miller. Dave and Sandi were married on July 12, 1969, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Mason City.

The greatest blessing in his life was the birth of their son, Christopher David Gobeli. He was born on Feb. 1977. Dave, Sandi and Chris had some wonderful vacations. Dave shared his love of gardening with Chris. He was always so proud of Chris. It meant so much to him that he was able to participate in the marriage of Chris to Samantha Bohn. The second and third greatest joy was the birth of his two grandsons, Ian and Isaac. They were precious to him and it was important to him that he baptized both of them.

For the first ten years of their marriage, David drove semi, during the summer months for Mitchell Transport, in Mason City. During the winter months he hauled livestock for different companies including Bonner Trucking. In 1978 health problems forced him out of trucking. During the next several years he did everything from working in a packing plant, steel and construction work. During that time, he also went back to college and graduated with a degree in Industrial Electrical Maintenance at North Iowa Area Community College.

David was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ all of his life. He had many health problems all of his life but he never questioned his faith and he trusted that God was always with him. For many years Dave and Sandi were youth leaders at Grace United Methodist Church, Mason City. He enjoyed helping the youth cut down and sell wood to earn money to buy a bus. He considered them all his kids and loved it when he would hear from one of them. In 1990, he found his real calling and entered the ministry. In 2001, David was ordained an Associate Member and Deacon of the United Methodist Church. During his twenty years in the ministry, he served the Zion (Sheffield), Ventura, Morgan, Lee Center, Bradford, Hancock, and Silver Creek United Methodist Churches.

In December 2008, health problems forced him to retire. While at Morgan, Lee Center and Bradford he led a Recovery Bible Study that was very important to him. He also had a truck stop ministry, where he enjoyed having coffee, talking politics and sharing his faith.

David loved gardening and raising roses. He enjoyed having coffee and sharing his faith with others. He didn't mind talking politics also.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sandi of Mason City; son Chris-topher (Samantha) Gobeli and grandsons Ian and Isaac of Britt; brothers Daryl (Norma Jean) Gobeli, Donald Gobeli; sisters-in-law, Jeanyce Gobeli, Marlene Gobeli, Barbara Lindquist, sister and brother-in-law Rhonda and Chip Hurd many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Avis Gobeli; mother-in-law Maxine Chaney, father-in-law Clarence Miller; brothers, Allan and Leonard Gobeli; sister-in-law Marge Gobeli, half-brother, Irwin Lindquist.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, Iowa, 641-423-2372.
www.colonialchapels.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 31, 2012


Richard L. Harris

OSAGE - Richard L. Harris, 80, of Osage, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at his winter residence in Apache Junction, Ariz.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage is in charge of arrangements.
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, 641-732-3706.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 31, 2012


Wavel E. Meyer

MASON CITY - Wavel E. Meyer, 103, of Mason City, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at the I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, 641-423-2372,
www.colonialchapels.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 31, 2012


Elnor G. (Olson) Nelson

DIXON, Ill. - Elnor G. (Olson) Nelson, 95, wife of the late Rev. Clifford H. Nelson, died, Sunday Jan. 29, 2012, in Dixon, Ill.

A funeral service will be tentatively set for Saturday, Feb. 4, at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church west of Belmond, Iowa.

Burial will be a the St. Olaf Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will proceed the services.

Local arrangements are with Andrews Funeral Home, Belmond, 641-444-4474.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 31, 2012


Wilbert Ruhnke

ALGONA - Wilbert Ruhnke, 86, of Algona, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2011, at the Algona Good Samaritan Care Center.

Funeral services are pending with Lentz Funeral Home in Algona, 515-295-2622.
A video tribute may be viewed at
www.lentzfuneralhome.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on January 31, 2012



Posted on 31 January 2012 by Marie Thompson