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PUBLISHED Thursday, September 1, 2005
    Obituaries are presented as a community service of Fullerton Funeral Homes. Information is submitted by families or provided by funeral homes for publication in the Globe Gazette and Globe Online.

Lloyd H. Pringnitz

GARNER — Lloyd H. Pringnitz, 86, of Garner, died Tuesday (Aug. 30, 2005) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Presbyterian Church in Garner with the Rev. Linzy Collins officiating. Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery in Garner.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel in Garner and one hour prior to services at the church.

Lloyd Harvey Pringnitz, the son of Franz and Minnie M. (Heinz) Pringnitz, was born Sept. 22, 1918, on the family farm in Twin Lakes Township, Hancock County. He attended Twin Lakes #5 country school and briefly attended Kanawha High School.

On Jan. 1, 1940, he married Mildred Dortha Hammon at the United Presbyterian Church in Garner. The first year of marriage they lived in the Garner area before moving to the Goodell area, where they farmed and raised Shorthorn cattle. They returned to Garner in 1954, where they farmed, custom-sprayed and raised three sons on property located one mile west of Garner. They retired from farming in 1980 and moved into Garner in December of 1983.

Following his retirement, Lloyd enjoyed many hobbies, including fishing, photography, woodworking, traveling and welding, where he patented an attachment for New Holland balers. Adventures took them to Acapulco, Hawaii, Las Vegas and an extensive tour of Europe. Lloyd and Mildred also hosted “Grandkids weekends” in the summertime. Special woodworking projects would be created and bike repairs and modifications would be completed in time for bike races around the yard. There seemed to be an endless supply of Pepsi, frozen Snicker bars and Ding Dongs which Grandpa Lloyd liked to share with all of his grandkids.

He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Garner and served as a trustee, elder and was on the Building Finance Committee for a new church. He was active as a 4-H leader for the Liberty Go-Getters and served on the Hancock County Co-Op Oil board for many years.

He is survived by three sons, Roger Pringnitz and special friend, Erma Hill, of Garner, Gordon and wife, Marilyn, of Garner, and Dale Pringnitz of Garner; five grandchildren, Jim (Rachel) Pringnitz, and their son, Ean, of Rochester, Minn., Brent Pringnitz of Ames, Jesse (Angie) Pringnitz and their two children, Kelsi and Jake of Garner, Chris (Eric) Jackson and their two children, Lucas and Miranda of Garner and Jerry (Karrie) Pringnitz and their three sons, Jade, Jace and Joseph of Garner; a brother, Stanley (Eunice) Pringnitz, of Osage; a sister-in-law, Mary Pringnitz, of Belmond; and a large extended family which includes many family friends.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, Nov. 9, 1992; his parents; an infant sister; brothers, Arthur and Harley Pringnitz; a sister, Evelyn Mehus; and a sister-in-law, Marva Pringnitz.

Cataldo Funeral Home, (641) 923-2841; www.cataldofuneralhome.com.



J.P. Goods


IOWA FALLS — J. P. Goods, 40, of Iowa Falls, died Tuesday (Aug. 30, 2005) due to injuries received in an automobile accident in Steamboat Rock, Iowa.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the E. S. Eley and Sons Funeral Chapel, 2315 E. Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo. 64109.

The Linn’s Funeral Homes Iowa Falls Chapel handled the local arrangements.

Carl ‘Gus’ Nolte


MASON CITY — Carl “Gus” Nolte, 81, of 1516 S. Carolina Ave., died Tuesday (Aug. 30, 2005) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 329 E. State St., with Pastor Paul C. Nelson officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., and one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of North Iowa, St. James Lutheran Church or St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Carl was born June 23, 1924, in Westboro, Mo., the son of Dr. F.W. and Meta (Stuehmer) Nolte. He attended school in Tarkio, Mo., and graduated from Tarkio High School in 1942. He then attended Tarkio College, receiving his bachelor of arts degree in 1946.

On June 11, 1950, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Mae Harris in Mason City. Carl was employed as a plant engineer at State Brand Creamery/AMPI and retired in 1985 after 35 years of employment. After retirement, he then owned and operated Nolte Limosine Service for five years.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.

Carl is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Mason City; sons, David C. and wife, Linda Nolte, of Mason City, Frederick J. and wife, Linda Nolte, of Mason City, Bruce A. and wife, Shari Nolte, of Mason City; six grandchildren, Brian Nolte and wife Diann, Stacy Gibbs, Kevin and Curt Nolte, Joe and Jackie Nolte; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Matthew Gibbs; sisters, Trudy Reeves and husband, Lloyd, of Crete, Neb., Meta Hull and husband, Phillip, of Tarkio, Mo.; sister-in-law, Marge Nolte, of Lincoln, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; brother, the Rev. Frederick Nolte; and sister, Maggie Kemper.

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

Lena Marie Hausauer


DENVER, Colo. — Lena Marie (Rickoff) Hausauer, 91, died Sunday (Aug. 28, 2005) in Denver, Colo.

No services will be held. Inurnment will be in Fairmont Cemetery in Denver, Colo.

Lena Marie Rickoff was born April 20, 1914, in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of John and Rose Rickoff.

Lena graduated from Mason City High School in 1932.

She enjoyed traveling and had a love of sewing and teaching her nieces how to sew.

Lena is survived by a sister, Ann Bodgan (Ed), of Denver, Colo.; brother, Bill Rickoff (Stella), of Winona Minn.; nieces, Paula Gahn of Mason City and Kristy McCready of Carmel, Ind.; three nephews, John, of Carmel, Ind., and Jim and Billy Rickoff, both of Winona Minn.; and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George and Peter; and sister-in-law, June Rickoff.

Harriett M. Eng


MASON CITY — Harriett M. Eng, 82, of 300 Second St. N.E., died Wednesday (Aug. 31, 2005) 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. in Mason City.

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

John A. Schaer


MASON CITY — John A. Schaer, 58, of 17698 Vine Ave., died Tuesday (Aug. 30, 2005) from injuries sustained when the semitrailer he was driving was struck by a train in Clyman, Wis.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. James Lutheran Church, 1148 Fourth St. S.E., with Pastor Paul C. Nelson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with a Moose Lodge service at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the John A. Schaer Memorial Fund.

John was born June 11, 1947, in Mason City, the son of Harold and Bertha (Cory) Schaer. John was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church. He graduated from Mason City High School in 1966.

John married Carren Gotfried on Aug. 5, 1973, at St. James Lutheran Church.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was discharged in 1970. John returned to Mason City and in September of 1973 went to work for the Chicago and North Western Railroad.  He was currently employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a long-haul driver.

John was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, the Moose Lodge and the VFW.

He enjoyed stock car racing, camping and spending time with his grandson, JJ.

John is survived by his wife, Carren, of Mason City; daughter, Robin Hughes and husband, David, of Clear Lake; grandson, Jason “JJ” Hughes, of Clear Lake; brothers, Don Schaer and wife, Sharon, of Branson, Mo., Harold “Butch” Schaer and special friend, Kay Marie Stanich, of Rochester; sisters, Leota Sears and husband, John, of Mason City, Betty Hoffman of Mason City, and Vivian Hogan of Osage; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

John was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents,and nephew, Scott Olson.

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

Charles D. Stein Sr.


WEBSTER CITY —Charles Dean Stein Sr., 71, of Webster City, died Wednesday (Aug. 31, 2005) at the U. S. A. Healthcare Center in Clarion.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Linn’s Funeral Home in Iowa Falls with the Rev. Ray Altrip officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Webster City.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the Linn’s Funeral Home in Iowa Falls.

Memorials may be directed to the Veterans Home, c/o John DeVold, 1515 W. Pleasant, Knoxville, IA 50138.

Blanche B. Bardwell


CLARION — Blanche B. Bardwell, 95, of Clarion, died Wednesday (Aug. 31, 2005) at the Wright Medical Center in Clarion.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, 602 N. Main in Clarion. Inurnment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, (515) 532-2233.

Esther M. Wickre


LIVERMORE — Esther M. Wickre, 89, of Livermore, died Wednesday (Aug. 31, 2005) at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Wilson Funeral Home in Livermore.

Wilson’s of Livermore, (515) 295-2622.

Stacey S. Bradbury


ANNANDALE, Minn. — Stacey S. Bradbury, 35, of 231 Harrison St. W., Annandale died Monday (Aug. 29, 2005) at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rejoice Lutheran Church, Clearwater, with the Rev. Scott Gjevre officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale and one hour prior to services at the church, with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m.

Stacey Sloane Bradbury was born Oct. 17, 1969, in Litchfield to Theodore L. Weber and the late Cheryl R. (Schulte) Ellefson.

She married Gregory S. Bradbury on July 12, 1991, in St. Cloud and since then they have lived in Annandale. Stacey was a homemaker and for the past 14 years was a chef employed by Nelson Brothers Restaurant, Clearwater.

She enjoyed shopping, flowers, gardening, antiquing with Greg and Terra, friends and family, and adoring her children.

She is survived by her husband, Gregory, of Annandale; sons, Justin, of Mason City, Teddy and Dylan, of Annandale; parents, Ted and Judy Weber of French Lake; grandmother, Laura Benoit, of Sauk Rapids; brothers, Blaine (Rosie) Weber, of Clear Lake, Cory Weber, of St. Cloud, Minn., Casey Weber and fiancée, Terra Larson, of Dassel; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kathy and William Jackson, of Mason City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tim and Bonnie Bradbury, Julie and Gary Fricke, Jamie and Rachel Jackson, Jodie and Jim Fink, Lynette and Jim Martindale; also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Her grandparents; mother, Cheryl; and niece, Cassie preceded her in death.

Obituary, Guestbook & Video Tribute online at dingmannfuneral.com.

Dingmann Funeral Home, (320) 274-8811.


Published Saturday, September 3, 2005.
    Obituaries are presented as a community service of Fullerton Funeral Homes. Information is submitted by families or provided by funeral homes for publication in the Globe Gazette and Globe Online.

Valois M. Koester

ROCKWELL — Valois   M. Koester died Thursday  (Sept. 1, 2005) at the Rockwell Community Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Grace Baptist Church, Park Street Campus in Sheffield, with the Rev. Bruce Rulapaugh and the Rev. Ken Livingston officiating. Interment will be at the Rockwell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Retz-Grarup Funeral Home in Sheffield.

Valois Mildred Ingraham was born Oct. 22, 1915, on the family farm near Rowan, Iowa, a daughter of Archie and Mildred (Mendell) Ingraham. At a young age, her family moved to Swaledale. She began school in Swaledale.

Later they moved to a farm near Sheffield, where she attended country school through eighth grade and then graduated with honors from Sheffield High School.

Valois taught in country school for a year in Cerro Gordo County before her marriage.

On May 10, 1935, Valois and Walter Koester were united in marriage at the parsonage of Grace Baptist Church in Sheffield. To this marriage, one son, Larry, was born.

Valois and Walter farmed for a number of years northwest of Rockwell, moving to town in 1980.

Valois was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sheffield. She and Walter were members of the Grace Baptist Church in Sheffield for all their lives.

They enjoyed a very active life, including such activities as fishing, golf and games with their friends. Escaping North Iowa winters found them in warmer climates, such as Florida, Texas, California and Arizona.

She served many years on the Rockwell Cemetery Society and was a member of the Rockwell Senior Citizens.

Valois is survived by her daughter-in-law, Naomi Koester, of Cathedral City, Calif.; a sister, Velma (Lyle) Severe, of Rockwell; two nieces, Linda (Jim) Hage, of Escanaba, Mich., and Jane (Sam) Lou and their children, Michele and David, of Libertyville, Ill.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 60 years, Walter, who died in 1995; their son, Larry, who died in 1990; and a brother and his wife, Ronald and Maurine Ingraham.

Retz-Grarup Funeral Home, (641) 892-4241.



Theresa L. ‘Teri’ Maulsby Gabriel


OELWEIN — Theresa L. “Teri” Maulsby Gabriel, 45, of Oelwein, died suddenly on Thursday (Sept. 1, 2005) at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, with the Rev. Frederick Fangmann officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

A memorial fund has been established.

Survivors include her husband, Steve Gabriel, Oelwein; mother-in-law, Marcia Gabriel and friend, Dwight, Madrid; seven children, Jennifer Hall, and fiance, Trent Lamphier, Oelwein; Dustin Hall, Cedar Rapids, Dannielle Hoffman, Oelwein, Ben Gabriel, Madrid, Joe Gabriel, Manchester, Nick Gabriel and his fiance, Kelli Boyle, Cedar Rapids, and Elizabeth Gabriel, Oelwein; three grandchildren, Skylar Hall, Andrew Hall and Grace Gabriel; five brothers and sisters, Michael (Janice) Maulsby, Ventura; Patricia (James) Stephenson, Ames; Thomas (Linda) Maulsby, Clear Lake; Tammy (Mark) Mowrer, Robins and Thomas (Kristin) Maulsby, Romeoville, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Theresa Louise “Teri” Maulsby was born on Dec. 6, 1959, at Osage, the daughter of Clifford Francis and Sharon Kay (Mooberry) Maulsby. She graduated from Charles City High School in 1978 and received her A.A. degree in criminal justice from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.

Teri was united in marriage to Steven Karl Gabriel on June 12, 2003, at Independence.

Teri loved to play golf, bowl and hang out with her family and friends. She enjoyed landscaping and working in her yard.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, (319) 283-4922.

Darvin E. Bowers


TITONKA — Darvin E. Bowers, 70, of Titonka, died Friday (Sept. 2, 2005) at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ramsey Reformed Church in rural Titonka with the Rev. Dennis Redeker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with a flag folding presentation by the Titonka VFW Post 4071.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Titonka, and will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Titonka, (515) 928-2735;

www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com

Margaret Plagge


LATIMER — Margaret Plagge, 76, of Latimer, died Thursday (Sept. 1, 2005) at the Hampton Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Latimer with the Pastor Gene Bryant officiating. Burial will be in the Marion Center Cemetery in Latimer.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, 320 East St. in Latimer.

Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, (641) 579-6278.

Dorothy Mae Fessler


SWALEDALE — Dorothy Mae Fessler, 84, of 7668 160th St., Swaledale, died Friday (Sept. 2, 2005) at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Swaledale United Methodist Church in Swaledale with the Rev. Bruce Wittern officiating. Interment will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery in Clear Lake.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St. in Clear Lake.

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

Jameson DeWayne Kelly Bridges


FOREST CITY — Jameson DeWayne Kelly Bridges was born Tuesday (Aug. 30, 2005) in Rochester, Minn.

A private family service will be held with burial at Madison Township Cemetery in Forest City.

Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St. in Forest City, is in charge of arrangements.

Jameson DeWayne Kelly Bridges, the son of Ryan and Jamie (Smith) Bridges, was born at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn., on Aug. 30, 2005. He spent an hour in the loving arms of his mom and dad before slipping away.

He is survived by his parents, Ryan and Jamie Bridges, two brothers, Maisen and Avery Ochoa, and two sisters, Daly and Cheyenne Ochoa, all of Forest City; grandparents, James Smith, of Des Moines, and Mike and Ruth Bridges of Garner; great-grandparents, Ronald and Darlene Bridges, of Garner; great-grandmother, Florence Gilbert, of Loveland, Colo.; great-great-grandmother, Lavon Bridges, of Dows; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jameson was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joanna Daly-Smith; great-grandfather, Warren K. Gilbert; and two uncles, Joe Fisher and Sean Smith.

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

Mae Betty Cota


MASON CITY — Mae Betty Cota, 90, of 320 Willowbrook Drive, died Thursday (Sept. 1, 2005) at the USA Healthcare.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams Ave. in Mason City, with the Rev. Jon Seda officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with a Scriptural wake service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of North Iowa.

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

J. P. Goods


IOWA FALLS — J.P. Goods, 40, of Iowa Falls, died Tuesday (Aug. 30, 2005) due to injuries received in an automobile accident in Steamboat Rock.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the E.S. Eley and Sons Funeral Chapel, 2315 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64109. Burial will be in the Blue Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo.

The Linn’s Funeral Homes Iowa Falls Chapel handled the local arrangements.

Orville L. Borg


FOREST CITY — Orville L. Borg, 84, of Forest City, died Thursday (Sept. 1, 2005) at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Forest City with Pastor Larry Kidwell officiating. Burial will be at Madison Township Cemetery in Forest City.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St. in Forest City, and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church.

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

C.E. ‘Jess’ Jespersen


NASHUA — C. E. “Jess” Jespersen, of Nashua, died Friday (Sept. 2, 2005) at the Ninth Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Nashua.

Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home, (641) 435-4134.


Published Sunday, September 4, 2005.
    Obituaries are presented as a community service of Fullerton Funeral Homes. Information is submitted by families or provided by funeral homes for publication in the Globe Gazette and Globe Online.

Orville L. Borg

FOREST CITY — Orville L. Borg, age 84, of Forest City died Thursday (Sept. 1, 2005) at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Forest City with Pastor Larry Kidwell officiating. Burial will be at Madison Township Cemetery in Forest City.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St. in Forest City, and an hour prior to service at the church on Wednesday.

Orville Lyle Borg was born on Aug. 14, 1921, the sixth child in a family of nine, to Martin and Emma (Isaacson) Borg on a farm southeast of Forest City, Iowa. He attended a country school near his home in Ellington Township, Hancock County, and graduated from Forest City High School in 1939.

He helped his father farm until moving to Palo Alto, Calif., where he worked for Western Pipe and Steel. In 1943, he was called into the U.S. Army. He trained at Fort Leonard Wood and soon ship-ped out with the 592 Co. E Amphibious Engineer Battalion, serving in the Pacific Theater.

He met his future wife during the war and upon his return home they became engaged, marrying on Sept. 22, 1946, at the Methodist Church in Hayfield, Iowa.

Orville farmed until 2002 when he retired and moved to 1856 340th St. in Forest City. The couple spent many winters in Florida. Orville enjoyed his extended family and treasured time spent with his grandchildren. He died at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City on Sept. 1, 2005, at the age of 84 years.

He is survived by his wife, Goldie Borg, of Forest City; a daughter and her husband, Sue and Scott Bjelland; and two grandchildren, Ethan and Erica Bjelland, all of Decorah, Iowa. Also surviving are his sisters, Mildred Ostrander of Forest City, Gloria Chodur and her husband, Don, of Kensett, and Arlys Hendrickson and her husband, Nelson, of Humboldt; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Lennea, Albert and Kenyon Borg; and two sisters, Ruth Borg and Verlene Chodur.

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



Mae Betty Cota


MASON CITY — Mae Betty Cota, 90, of 320 Willowbrook Drive, died Thursday (Sept. 1, 2005) at USA Healthcare.

A funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams, with the Rev. Jon Seda officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood- St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in Mason City. A scriptural wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of North Iowa.

Mae was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Alvin and Myrel (Wyatt) Kellum. Her family moved to Mason City was she was 12 years old. Mae graduated from Mason City High School in 1932.

She married Paul Francis Cota on Oct. 17, 1932, in Elks Point, S.D. Mae served as office manager at Kellum Interiors for 35 years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Mason City, Women’s Club, and past secretary of the American Legion. Mae enjoyed fishing in Canada, golfing, flowers, and gardening.

Mae is survived by her husband, Paul Cota, of Mason City; daughter, Joanne Austin of California; sons, Fred Cota and wife, Nancy, of Elizabethtown, Ill., and John Cota and wife, Marcia, of Sioux City; 13 grandchildren; many great grandchildren.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Esther Pringle; brothers, Cecil and Alfred Kellum.

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

Margaret Plagge


LATIMER — Margaret Plagge, 76, of Latimer passed away Thursday (Sept. 1, 2005) at the Hampton Health Care Center.

Funeral services for Margaret Plagge will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Latimer with the Pastor Gene Bryant officiating. Burial will be in the Marion Center Cemetery in Latimer.

Visitation for Margaret Plagge will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, 320 East St. in Latimer.

Margaret, the daughter of Phillip and Lillian (Weidler) Myli, was born on Dec. 19, 1928, in Northwood. She grew up and attended school in Northwood, graduating in 1946.

Margaret and Herbert were united in marriage on Aug. 20, 1948, at Northwood Lutheran Church. Following their marriage, they farmed in the Latimer area where Margaret worked on the farm and in the home. She was an active gardener and enjoyed canning and cooking for the family.

Margaret was active in her church, planning programs for church as well as being a member of the Women’s Fellowship. She also enjoyed playing cards with the Marathon Card Club.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert; as well as two sons, Curtis (Beverly) and Gary Plagge of Latimer. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Maegan (Boston, Mass.), Landon (Latimer), and Larissa (Los Angeles, Calif.) Plagge. Margaret is also survived by brothers, Harvey Myli (Shirley) of Waterloo, and Ron (Diane) Myli of Northwood.

Margaret was preceded in death by a son, Darrell, in 1950; her parents, Phillip and Lillian Myli; and a sister, Phyllis Spell.

The family suggests memorials be made payable to the American Diabetes Association.

Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, (641) 579-6278.

Dorothy M. Fessler


SWALEDALE — Dorothy Mae Fessler, 84, of 7668 160th St., Swaledale, Iowa, died Friday (Sept. 2, 2005) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Iowa.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Swaledale United Methodist Church in Swaledale with the Rev. Bruce Wittern officiating. Interment will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St. in Clear Lake, and then one hour before the service on Tuesday at the church.

Family suggests memorials to Dorothy Mae Fessler memorial fund.

Dorothy was born Sept. 29, 1920, in rural Clear Lake, Iowa, the daughter of Samuel and Irene (Bower) Farrow. She grew up and attended school in rural Clear Lake and then helped at home until her marriage.

She married Lloyd Fessler in Clear Lake, Iowa. They moved to the Fessler farm northwest of Swaledale, where they farmed together until Lloyd passed away in 1970. She continued to live on the farm until her death.

Dorothy enjoyed playing cards, loving her kitties, playing Yahtzee, fishing, watching sports, both football and basketball and especially the Iowa Hawkeyes, and most of all, she loved to spend time and play with her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Dorothy was a member of the Swaledale Methodist Church, UMW, Sarah Circle, and the Swaledale Senior Citizens.

Dorothy is survived by two sons, David Fessler and his wife, Fran, Des Moines, and Richard Fessler and his wife, Judy, Swaledale; five grandchildren: Troy Fessler, Garner, Jodi McClung and her husband, Scott, Council Bluffs, Cory Fessler and his wife, Nikki, Swaledale, Chad Fessler and his wife, Tonya, Clear Lake, and Brian Fessler and his wife, Amy, Nora Springs; nine great-grandchildren: Collin and Alexis McClung, Noah Sparks and Makenzie Fessler, Sierra Craighton, Alex Fessler, Keagan Fessler, and Makia Fessler and Kaylea Fessler; two sisters, Louise Jones, Clear Lake, and Helen Peterson and her husband, Wilbur, Garner; three brothers: Robert Farrow and his wife Beverly, Norwalk, Jay Farrow and his wife Darlene, Adel, and Donald Farrow, Akron, Ohio; sister-in-law, Ruth Farrow, Perham, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Fred Banks, Clear Lake.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd, on Nov. 27, 1970; brother, Lynn Farrow; sister, Leona Rutludge; and infant sister, Maxine.

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

www.colonialchapels.com

C.E. ‘Jess’ Jespersen


NASHUA — C.E. “Jess” Jespersen of Nashua passed away Friday (Sept. 2, 2005) at the Ninth Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Nashua. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens near Charles City with military rites by Nashua VFW Post No. 6792.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at Hugeback and Chenoweth Funeral Home, 319 Main St. in Nashua, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Clarence Edward “Jess” Jespersen was born in Litchfield, Mich., on June 12, 1917, the son of

Dr. Edward and Martha (Jorgensen) Jespersen. He moved to Wisconsin with his family and graduated from high school in Waukesha, Wis. Jess enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in December 1941, right after Pearl Habor, and served his country for seven years, being honorably discharged as a staff sergeant with numerous medals and commendations.

He was united in marriage to Ruth Elaine Pyle on March 2, 1947, in Carson City, Nev. To this union one son, David, was born. Following his discharge, they moved to Nashua. Jess started a portable milling business and ground feed for area farmers for the next 20 years. In 1968, he became the products and distribution manager for Farm Service Co-op in Charles City, retiring in 1988.

Jess was a member of Nashua United Methodist Church and the Nashua VFW He enjoyed taking trips in his RV, woodworking and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Elaine Jespersen, of Nashua; one son, David Jespersen, of Rockford and special friend, Pam Litzle, of Clear Lake; three grandchildren: Sean (Jen) Jespersen of Ontario, Ore., Scott (Jill) Jespersen, of Coralville and Megan Jespersen of Charles City; four great-grandchildren: Sloane and Jakob Jespersen, and Christian and Norah Jespersen; one sister, Ruth Ella Reck of Muskegon, Mich.

Jess was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Edward and Martha Jespersen.

Hugeback and Chenoweth Funeral Home, (641) 435-4134.

C. Dean Schrodt


CHARITON — Chester Dean Schrodt, 62, of Chariton passed away on Friday (Sept. 2, 2005) at his home.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chariton. Burial will be in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Monroe City, Mo.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sally; daughter, Stacey; grandchildren, Kevin, Kenny and Kaleb; brothers, Tom and Charles, both of Dubuque, and Floyd (Scooter) of Wilton; sisters, Liz, of Manning, La., Mary of Osceola, Dee of Belmond, Phyllis of Creston, JoAnn of Washington, and Charlotte of Lindsey, Ontario; an aunt, Alma Hennigar; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pierschbacher Funeral Home, (641) 774-2918.

Steven D. Eivins


CLARION — Steven Douglas Eivins, 40, of Clarion, died Wednesday (Aug. 31, 2005).

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Clarion with Pastor Curt Miner officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. with a scripture service at 7 p.m. on Monday at Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St. in Clarion, and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, (515) 532-2233.

Mollie Jo Vega


FOREST CITY — Mollie Jo Vega, 15, of Forest City, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Pastor Barb Spaulding and Pastor Lee Laaveg officiating. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Clear Lake Cemetery in Clear Lake.

Visitation for Mollie will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St. in Forest City.

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

Charles W. Cunningham Jr.


LECANTO, FLA. — Charles W. Cunningham Jr, 95, of Lecanto, Fla., formerly of Mason City, died March 9, 2005.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Mason City with the Rev. Joel Dahlen presiding. Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors by the Mason City Memorial Association.

Retz-Grarup Funeral Home of Thornton, (641) 998-2311.

Janice Hennick


MASON CITY — Janice Hennick, 65, of Mason City, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., in Mason City.

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

Pearl Callow May


MASON CITY — Pearl Callow May, 88, of Mason City died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., in Mason City.

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

Gene Callaway


CLEAR LAKE — Gene Callaway, 64, of Clear Lake died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., in Clear Lake.

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

Reba Turner


GARNER — Reba Turner, 99, of Garner died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at the Concord Care Center in Garner.

Services are pending at Cataldo Funeral Home in Garner.

Cataldo Funeral Home, (641) 923-2841.

www.cataldofuneralhome.com

Frances V. Smith


ALGONA — Frances V. Smith, 99, formerly of Burt, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at Good Samaritan Care Center of Algona.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Wilson Funeral Home, 403 E. McGregor in Algona.

Wilson Funeral Home, (515) 295-2622.

Lowell H. Smestad


NORTHFIELD, MINN. — Lowell H. Smestad, 84, of Northfield, Minn., died Thursday (Sept. 1, 2005) at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis of complications following surgery.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 W. Third St. in Northfield.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Benson Langehough Funeral Home, 201 Fourth St. in Northfield, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

A Lutheran pastor who lived in Northfield for his 18-year retirement, the Rev. Smestad served parishes in Pelican Rapids, New Richland, Mapleton, and Kenyon, Minn.; and Orofino, Idaho. He served on the board of St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea for several years and was a member of the Northfield Retired Pastors’ Association, the Sons of Norway, the Northfield VFW post and the 459th Bomber Group Association. Beginning in the 1980s, he attended several reunions of the latter organization, often delivering the meditation at memorial services. He began his ministry on Sept. 1, 1952, when he began serving Medo Lutheran Church in rural Mapleton, and ended his ministry exactly 53 years later. He set a good example for a lifetime of service to family, congregation, and community.

The Rev. Smestad graduated from Westbrook (Minnesota) High School, St. Olaf College in Northfield, and Luther Seminary in St Paul. Prior to his career in the parish ministry, he worked as a farm laborer and later moved to California to work in the aircraft industry. He was employed with Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica in the early 1940s. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving as a radioman on a B-24 heavy bomber stationed in Italy. Lowell earned an honorable discharge in October 1945, with a good conduct medal, Purple Heart, five battle stars, and an Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

Lowell Harding Smestad was born Dec. 11, 1920, in Dovray, Minn., to Helge and Mathilda (Hojem) Smestad. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray. He married Helen Eulalie Fagerholt on Aug. 10, 1952, in Hoople, N.D.

Lowell was a loving husband, brother, father, father-in-law, grandfather and uncle. Hearing his chuckle and seeing the accompanying twinkle in his eyes when sharing a joke was a delight. While not admitting to being a feminist, he was quietly but thoroughly proud of the accomplishments of his wife and daughters. His family and congregation members will long remember his powerful singing and speaking voice, his eloquent sermons, and his ability to comfort those who sought his guidance during difficult times. His favorite pastoral duty was baptizing infants, and he was pleased to baptize his four daughters, four grandchildren and a son-in-law.

He followed the Minnesota Twins almost religiously, and enjoyed spending winters in Arizona, where he could play golf while Minnesotans back home experienced snow and cold.

Memorials preferred to Lutheran Social Service, Luther Seminary, Lutheran World Relief, Red Cross Disaster Fund, St. John’s Stewards of Grace fund, or donor’s choice.

In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by a sister, Grace (Ev) Tande of Missoula, Mont.; four daughters and sons-in-law: Ruth and Ronnie Anglin of West Bay, Grand Cayman, Gloria Smestad and John Maher of Chula Vista, Calif., Joanne and Kurt Claussen of Apple Valley, Minn., and Carol and Gary Anderson of Mason City, Iowa; four grandchildren: Lucas Anglin, Helene Anglin, Justine Maher, and Philip Claussen; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Halge; sister, Ruth; and infant sister, Julia. Halge’s death on the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, was a loss from which Lowell never really recovered.

Benson Langehough Funeral Home, (507) 645-5123.


PUBLISHED Monday, September 5, 2005
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Reba L. Turner

GARNER — Reba L. Turner, 99, of Garner, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at the Concord Care Center, Garner.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Garner with the Rev. David Wagner officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

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

Reba Louise Turner, the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Lucy Ann (Cherry) Nelson was born Aug. 16, 1906, on a farm near Drake, N.D. When she was six months old, she moved with her family to Dubuque and later to Walker, Iowa, where she graduated from Walker High School in 1924. Reba received her normal teaching certificate at Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls and taught in the rural schools near Walker for two years. She then continued her education at Iowa State University at Ames for two years.

On May 17, 1929, she was married to J. Eric Turner at Cedar Rapids. They farmed near Adair and later at Lineville. In 1938, they moved to Cedar Rapids and in 1964 to Ely, where they operated a hatchery and convenience store. In 1968, they moved to the Cottage Reserve Area near Solon. In 1978, they moved to Galt, and in 1981 to Garner.

Reba and Eric enjoyed spending their winters in Mission, Texas, which Reba continued doing for 11 years after John passed away.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Garner, UMW and the Charity Rebekah Lodge in Britt.

Reba is survived by her children: Harold (Loraine) Turner of Spring Valley, Wis., John (Irma) Turner of Rogers, Ark., Ann (Kent) Rudesill of Baldwin, Wis., Nelson (Joan) Turner of Wesley, Jean (John) Tessman of Garner, Bill (Lois) Turner of Charleston, S.C., and Jim (Pat) Turner of Marion; 39 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric, Oct. 21, 1980; a daughter, Ruth Turner, in 1940; two brothers, Vernon and Howard Nelson; and four grandchildren, Terri Tessman Duncan, Rollie Roquette, Joshua Turner and Justin Turner.

Cataldo Funeral Home, (641) 923-2841; www.cataldofuneralhome.com

Andy J. Lester


CLARION — Andy Jack Lester, 74, of Clarion, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at Muse Norris Hospice in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Clarion with the Rev. Audrey Young and the Rev. Don Morrison officiating, with burial at the Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St. in Clarion, and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, (515) 532-2233.

Frances V. Smith


ALGONA — Frances V. Smith, 99, of Algona and formerly of Burt, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Algona.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home, 403 E. McGregor in Algona, with Ward Bishop James Dich of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Fort Dodge presiding. Burial will be in Burt Township Cemetery, Burt.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8:30 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home.

Wilson Funeral Home, (515) 295-2622.

Mollie Jo Vega


FOREST CITY — Mollie Jo Vega, age 15, of Forest City, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at Mercy Medical Center–North Iowa in Mason City.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Pastor Barb Spaulding and Pastor Lee Laaveg officiating. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Friday (Sept. 9) at the Clear Lake Cemetery in Clear Lake.

Visitation for Mollie will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St. in Forest City.

Mollie Jo Vega was born in Mason City on June 29, 1990, the daughter of Jerry Vega and Amy Everett. She attended elementary school in Forest City and this year was a freshman at Forest City High School. She was a very active teenager who loved photography, riding bikes, walking, golfing and swimming. She was involved in youth bowling, school choir, the Special Olympics, basketball, and track and field, and enjoyed playing horseshoes.

A real jokester, Mollie always had a smile. She loved her dogs, treasured her niece and was a friend to everyone. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Mollie is survived by her mother, Amy Everett, and John Treloar, of Clear Lake; her father, Jerry Vega, and Starla Parker, of Forest City; her sister, Megan Vega, and Gilbert Sambalyegula of Mason City; her brother, Chad Vega, and friend, Lorie Eveland, of Boise, Idaho. Also, step-sister, Alohna Ammons, of Forest City; step-brother, Brock Kielty, of Forest City; and niece, Danessa Sambalyegula. She is also survived by her grandparents, Carl and Pauline Krukow, of Clear Lake, and Byron Everett of Latimer; two aunts, Polly Krikorian of Boise, Idaho, and Sue Roben of Bellevue, Iowa; two uncles, Todd Everett, of Chicago, Ill., and Chuck Vega, of Gillette, Wyo.; and other relatives and a host of friends.

Mollie was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents; cousin, Curtis Vega; and her step-grandmother, Arlene Everett.

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

Mabel I. Spilde


BURLINGTON — Mabel Irene Spilde, 100, of Burlington, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) the Burlington Care Center.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington with the Rev. Erick Swanson officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 10) in Sunset Rest Cemetery in Northwood.

Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lunning Chapel, 2620 Mount Pleasant St. in Burlington, and from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church on Wednesday.

Mabel was born on May 27, 1905, in rural Paton, Iowa, the daughter of Fred R. and Anna Marie (Thielen) Hall. She graduated from Northwood High School in 1922, and on Sept. 24, 1925, she was united in marriage to Leonard Edwin Spilde in Mason City.

She spent her life with Leonard as a homemaker. She enjoyed embroidery and knitting for her grandchildren as well as wintering in Texas and Arizona with Leonard. Leonard preceded her in death in 1987.

She was a former member of the First Lutheran Church in Northwood and currently a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington.

Mabel is survived by her daughters: Doris Johnson of Gratiot, Wis., Evelyn Chevalier of Burlington, Patricia (David) Fritz of Burlington, and Vicki (Steve) Witherspoon of Oregon, Wis.; sons: Paul Johnson of Gratiot, Wis., and Dale (Dennis) King of Milan, Ill.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sons-in-law.

The family suggests memorials to the First Lutheran Church in Northwood or Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington.

Lunning Chapel, (319) 752-2771.

Eugene ‘Gene’ D. Callaway


CLEAR LAKE — Eugene “Gene” Dean Callaway, 64, of 716 N. 13th St., Clear Lake, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Iowa.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Free Church, 1310 Highway 18 West, Clear Lake, with Pastor Steven Cox of the Clear Lake Regular Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, with military honors.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, and then one hour before the service on Wednesday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to Clear Lake Regular Baptist Church or Hospice of North Iowa.

Gene was born Oct. 28, 1940, in Eldora, Iowa, the son of Glen and Lola Mae (Heltibridle) Callaway. He graduated from Steamboat Rock High School in 1958. He served in the United States Marine Corps from July 4, 1958, to July 4, 1961, as a corporal E-4.

Gene married Judith Carole Gast on Feb. 11, 1961, in Steamboat Rock, Iowa.

He was a law enforcement officer for a total of 40 years, serving first in Evansdale and Benton County. Gene served on the Clear Lake Police Department for the last 27 years, retiring in 2002 as a lieutenant.

He loved spending time with his family and his German shorthair pointers. He enjoyed hunting, sporting clays, skeet shooting, five stand and fishing.

Gene said, “Life was good, but heaven will be better.”

He was a member of the Clear Lake Regular Baptist Church in Clear Lake, Iowa.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Judy, Clear Lake; son, Chris Callaway, and his wife, Alyssa, and their son, Lewis, Clear Lake; parents, Glen and Lola Callaway, Steamboat Rock; brother, Robert Callaway, and his wife, Nancy, Eldora; uncle, Dale Callaway, and his wife, Dorothy, Conrad; and his two aunts, Irene Naumann, and Thelma McCall, both of Eldora.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

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

Emma Lukes


MASON CITY — Emma Lukes, stillborn daughter of Angela and Eric Lukes of Mason City, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third Street N.E. in Mason City.

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

www.colonialchapels.com

Donald E. Schoenborn


OSAGE — Donald E. Schoenborn, 83, of Osage, died Sunday (Sept. 4, 2005) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

Funeral services are pending at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.

Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, (641) 732-3706.

Pearl Callow May


MASON CITY — Pearl Callow May, 88, of Mason City, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at the Good Shepherd Health Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Jim Stiles of First United Methodist Church officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Major Erickson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to the Pearl Callow May Memorial Fund. 

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

Helen Wright


CHARLES CITY — Helen Wright, 88, of Charles City, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St. in Charles City. Pastor Gayle Wilcox of the Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hauser Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Wednesday at the funeral home an hour prior to the service.

Hauser Funeral Home, Inc., (641) 228-2323.

www.hauserfh.com

Dorothy Smith


CHARLES CITY — Dorothy Smith, 83, of Rudd, died Saturday (Sept 3 2005) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Nora Springs Christian Church with Pastor Glen Bandel officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St. in Charles City. Visitation will continue Wednesday at the church an hour prior to the service.

Hauser Funeral Home, Inc., (641) 228-2323.

www.hauserfh.com

Else Oelmann


IOWA FALLS — Else Oelmann, 82, of Iowa Falls, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls, with military rites conducted by Hyman-Peavey American Legion Post 188 of Iowa Falls.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Surls Funeral Home, 505 Stevens St. in Iowa Falls.

Surls Funeral Home, (641) 648-9554.

Ray Poulin


LAKE MILLS — Ray Poulin, 57, of Lake Mills, died Sunday (Sept. 4, 2005) at his home in Lake Mills.

Services are pending at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main in Lake Mills.

Mittelstadt Funeral Home, (641) 592-0221.

Janice A. Hennick


MASON CITY — Janice A. Hennick, 65, of Mason City, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 815 N. Kentucky Ave. in Mason City, with Rev. Mark Luckiesh officiating. Interment will be in Nora Springs.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City.

Memorials may be directed to the Janice A. Hennick Memorial Fund.

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

Neil K. Griffin


CHARLES CITY — Neil K. Griffin, 65, of 2623 Wandering Acres Drive, Charles City, died Saturday afternoon (Sept. 3, 2005) at his home in Charles City.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 S. Main St. in Charles City, with the Rev. Dennis Niezwaag and the Rev. David Werges officiating. Interment will take place in the Riverside Cemetery in Charles City.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St. in Charles City. Visitation will continue Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Those wishing to extend memorials or expressions of sympathy may direct them to the family, in care of Neil’s wife, Marianne P. Griffin, 2623 Wandering Acres Drive, Charles City, IA 50616.

Neil Kelsey Griffin was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Holland, Ohio, to George and Leone (Albon) Griffin Sr. He attended school in Ohio and graduated from high school in 1957. He furthered his education as an instructor at the Police Academy in Des Moines, Iowa.

On Dec. 31, 1983, Neil was united in marriage to Marianne P. Geremia in Grace Episcopal Church at Charles City. Neil had made his home in Charles City for the last 35 years. Neil had been employed as a trooper with the Iowa State Patrol in law enforcement, retiring in 1986 with 26 years of service.

Neil took great pleasure and pride in providing for his family. He will be best remembered by his family as being a kind and gentle man, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and having a wonderful and unique sense of humor.

Some of Neil’s interests, passions and leisure activities included his love for flying ultra-light airplanes, racing motorcycles, fishing, camping and being afforded the opportunity of extensive travel to such places as Nova Scotia, Cape Cod and all across the United States. Neil will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Grateful for having had the privilege of sharing in Neil’s life are his loving and devoted wife, Marianne Griffin, of Charles City; his father, George Griffin Sr. of Maquoketa, Iowa; his children: Brad Riedemann of Charleston, Ill., Andrea Brown of Burnsville, Minn., Robbin Schmitt of Farmington, Minn., Amy Lines of Marble Rock, and Matt Griffin of Charles City; his 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four sisters, Mara, Lisa, Dawn and Jan.

Neil was preceded in death by his mother, Leone, and one brother, George Griffin Jr.

Thoughts, condolences and stories may be sent to the family at www.fullertonfh.com.

Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, (641) 228-4211. www.fullertonfh.com

C.E. Jespersen


NASHUA — C. E. “Jess” Jespersen, 88, of Nashua, died Friday (Sept. 2, 2005) at the Ninth Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Nashua. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens near Charles City with military rites by Nashua V.F.W. Post 6792.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Hugeback and Chenoweth Funeral Home, 319 Main St. in Nashua, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Hugeback and Chenoweth Funeral Home, (641) 435-4134.

                     Posted by Gene Manning


 

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