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ETHEL VOLKMAN
MASON CITY - Ethel Volkman, 88, of Mason City, formerly of Nora Springs, died Friday (April 7, 2000) at the Good Shepherd Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Nora Springs Christian Church, with the Rev. William Lemke and the Rev. Sharon Sauerers officiating. Burial will be at Park Cemetery in Nora Springs.
Visitation will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hogan Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., in Mason City. Visitation will also be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at the Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 N. Hawkeye Ave. in Nora Springs.
Memorials may be directed to the Ethel Volkman Memorial Fund.
Ethel was born April 6, 1912, the daughter of William and Ethel (Whitney) Lemke, rural Garner. She graduated from Klemme High School in 1931. She and her sister moved to Mason City soon after graduation. 
She was employed at Weeds Pharmacy for a number of years. On Sept. 12, 1937, she was united in marriage to Arnold A. Volkman at the First Methodist Church in Mason City. The couple lived in Nora Springs throughout their marriage - celebrating their 50th and 53rd anniversaries with relatives and friends at the Nora Springs Christian Church.
Ethel was a member of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. She previously was a member of the Lucky Dozen Club, Crescent Club and a Bible study group. She organized a group of Girl Scouts in Nora Springs in 1940 - the first one there.
After Arnold's death in April of 1991, she lived with her sister, Lorraine Mitchell, in Mason City. They spent winters in Mesa, Ariz., until moving to The Willows in June of 1997.
Surviving her are her sister, Lorraine Mitchell, of Mason City; and three brothers, William W. Lemke, of Weyerhauser, Wis., Byrnes Lemke and his wife, Stella, of Klemme and Laurice and his wife, Marjorie, of Klemme; 10 nieces and nephews, William D. Lemke and his wife, Sien, of Valhalla, N.Y., Bryant Lemke, of Minneapolis, Bernard Lemke, of Charlotte, N.C., Brenda Megale, of Houston, Texas, Linda Lindsay and her husband, Jay, of Rock Falls, Steven Lemke and his wife, Jeannie, of Tucson, Ariz., Gwendelyn Suntken and her husband, Byron, Meservey, Paige Rohlf and her husband, David, of Altoona, Lynn Lemke and his wife, Valerie, of Olathe, Kan., and Michelle Greiman and her husband, Stan, of Garner; 19 great-nieces and nephews; and three great-great-nieces.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Helen Sellner, of Milwaukee.
Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, (515) 423-2372.

ARLENE M. GRANT
MASON CITY - Arlene M. Grant, 83, of Olympia, Wash., formerly of Mason City, died Wednesday (April 5, 2000) in Olympia, Wash.
Memorial graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City.
Arlene M. Grant graduated from Mason City High School. On April 16, 1938, Arlene married George A. Grant in Mason City.
She was a retired employee of the United Home Bank in Mason City, where she had worked for more than 20 years. She had lived in Mason City for 80 years.
She was a former member of the Moose Lodge in Mason City.
She is survived by one daughter, Sandra K. Lepper, of Olympia, Wash; one son, Robert James Grant, of Mexico; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; and one brother, Ralph Hart.

HARRIET A. HALFPOP
FAIRMONT - Harriet A. Halfpop, 62, of Fairmont, Minn., died Thursday (April 6, 2000) at the Fairmont Community Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial will be at a later date.
There will be no visitation. Lakeview Funeral Home, 205 Albion Ave. in Fairmont, Minn., is in charge of arrangements.
Lakeview Funeral Home, (507) 238-2215.

CALE JOHNSON
GREENE - Cale Johnson, 18, of rural Greene, died Thursday (April 6, 2000) at the Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton.
Sietsema - Vogel Funeral Home, (515) 456-3232.

VICTOR SNYDER
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - Victor Snyder, 84, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., formerly of the Mason City and Clear Lake areas, died Thursday (April 6, 2000) in Forest Lake, Minn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6900 West Fish Lake Road in Maple Grove, Minn.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Chapel, 7800 Bass Lake Road in New Hope, Minn., and one hour prior to services at the church.
Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Chapel, (612) 535-4112.

CHARLES T. KOENIGSFELD
CHARLES CITY - Charles T. Koenigsfeld, 76, of 1112 Clinton St., died Thursday (April 6, 2000) at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, with the Rev. Francis Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Saint Boniface Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St. in Charles City, with a 7 p.m. vigil scriptural wake service. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at Hauser Funeral Home.
Hauser Funeral Home, (515) 228-2323.

EDNA C. BUTCHER
ROCKWELL - Edna C. Butcher, 88, of Rockwell, died Tuesday (May 9, 2000) at the Rockwell Community Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Rockwell, with the Rev. Joel Dahlen officiating. Interment will be at the Rockwell Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at Fullerton Funeral Home, 120 S. Third St., Rockwell.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Edna C. Butcher Memorial Fund.
Edna was born on Aug. 31, 1911, one of four children, to Martin G. and Anna (Bentjen) Lorenzen. She graduated from Rockwell High School and then Hamilton Business College. She was a bookkeeper for Peoples Gas and Electric until her marriage. 
On Feb. 25, 1940, in Rockwell she was united in marriage to Thomas C. Butcher. To this union were born three children. They were married for 30 years until he preceded her in death. Edna was a lifelong resident of Cerro Gordo County. 
During her early years Edna made the family clothing, tended her vegetable garden and canned the fruits of her labors. She also did needlework and counted cross-stitch, made toys for her grandchildren and sewed quilts and bibs with her church friends. 
She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. 
Those who shared in her life include her daughter, Joanne, and her husband, Clarence Sherfield, of Ackley; one son, Donald, and his wife, Carol Butcher, of McKinney, Texas; her four granddaughters, Annette and Laura Hiebenthal, Andrea McLean and Rebecca Sherfield; and one son-in-law, Rodney Hiebenthal.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, on May 20, 1970; her daughter, Mary Hiebenthal; one sister, Ruth Johnson; and two brothers, Lawrence and Walter Lorenzen.
Fullerton Funeral Home, (515) 423-8676 or (515) 756-3311. 

LEO ALBERT DORR
BELMOND - Leo Albert Dorr, 95, of Belmond, passed away Tuesday (May 9, 2000) at the Belmond Health Care Center in Belmond.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Dugger Ewing Funeral Home, Belmond, with Deacon Nick Schmit officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Francis Cemetery, near Belmond.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today at the funeral home and will continue until service time.
Leo, the son of Albert and Elsie (Harlan) Dorr, was born Aug. 16, 1904, in Belmond. He grew up in the Belmond area and attended Belmond schools.
Leo was united in marriage to Helen Kelly on Sept. 24, 1924, in Belmond. The couple first made their home in Belmond, where Leo worked as a carpenter. They later moved to Oxford Junction and then moved back to Belmond in 1943. He worked for A.R. Dorr Construction, Kings Construction and later started his own company, Leo Dorr Construction. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Belmond Fire Department. He loved to fish and travel, and wintered in Florida for several years.
The family of Leo A. Dorr would like to offer a special acknowledgement to the Belmond Health Care Center and its staff. Thank you for all the personal quality care and friendship shown to Leo during his stay.
Leo is survived by two daughters, Colleen Walrod and her husband, Doug, of Belmond, and Donna Robertson and her husband, Dave, of Belmond; two sons, Leo Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Iowa Falls and David and his wife, Wanda, of Belmond; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Marilyn Anderson of Belmond; two brothers, Larry and his wife, Doris, of Belmond and Donnie and his wife, Mildred, of Belmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen; son, Eugene; granddaughter, Kathy; and two sisters and seven brothers.
Dugger Ewing Funeral Home, (515) 444-3248.

VESTA M. LINDSAY
CLEAR LAKE - Vesta M. Lindsay, 97, of Clear Lake, died Tuesday (May 9, 2000) at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, with the Rev. Fred Lewis, of the United Methodist Church of Clear Lake, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City.
Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday and continue until time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Vesta M. Lindsay Memorial Fund.
Vesta May Lindsay was born March 10, 1903, in Ventura, the daughter of Henry and Laura (Goodling) Billman. When she was a child, her family moved to Mason City where she graduated from Mason City High School and Hamilton Business College.
Vesta was a bookkeeper for Thomas Machine Company in Mason City for many years and later for Murphy Manufacturing Co. She was married to Lester Lindsay. To this union two sons were born, Larry and Jerry.
Vesta enjoyed taking her sons fishing and hunting when they were growing up. She bowled in a women's league in Mason City and was an avid Hawkeye fan. She followed their football and basketball games very closely and remained very knowledgeable about the teams.
Her sense of humor, her fortitude and her amazing memory were an inspiration to her family and to her caregivers at the Oakwood nursing home.
She is survived by one son, Jerry Lindsay and his wife, Katie, of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Tom Lindsay of Lansing, Gary Lindsay of Marion, Susan Locke of Mesa, Ariz., Sally Whitehill of Clear Lake, Jay Lindsay of Mason City, John Lindsay of Clear Lake, Michael Lindsay of Victorville, Calif., Joan Thornton of Hesperia, Calif., and Dan Lindsay of Canby, Ore.; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Carol Lindsay of Apple Valley, Calif.; and one sister-in-law, Irene Billman of San Diego, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Henry and Bufort; one sister, Frances; her son, Larry; and one great-grandchild.
Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (515) 423-0924.

DAVID J. KOLLMAN
ORCHARD - David J. Kollman, 37, of Orchard, died Monday (May 8, 2000) at his home. 
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Champion Funeral Home, 702 State St., Osage, with the Rev. Robert Melhorn officiating. Burial will be in the Osage Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
David J. Kollman was born Feb. 4, 1963, in Osage, the son of Ronald and Janyce (Allstot) Kollman. The family moved to Arizona in 1965, living there until 1975 when they returned to Osage. He graduated from Osage High School. During high school he worked at the Schultz Bros. Store. He moved to Black River Falls, Wisc., to manage a Schultz Store and later managed stores in Owatonna, Minn., and Reedsburg, Wisc.
He married Teresa Walter in 1982 at Black River Falls, Wisc. In 1986 they returned to Osage. He worked at Winnebago, Brees Tire and Cooper's Chrysler. He was a former member of the Orchard City Council.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Kollman of Orchard; one daughter, Nicole Kollman, Orchard; one son, Nathan Kollman of Orchard; his parents, Ronald and Janyce Kollman, of Osage; two sisters, Charlotte Carrison and her husband, Clint, of Northwood, and Teresa Kleckner and her husband, Tracy, of Osage; one brother, Anthony Kollman and his wife, Chris, of Abbottstown, Pa.; and 13 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Champion Funeral Home, (515) 732-3706.

CYNTHIA "CINDY" WERNER WIGANT
OSAGE - Cynthia "Cindy" Werner Wigant, 51, of Osage, died Tuesday (May 9, 2000) at Faith Lutheran Home, Osage.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Osage, with the Rev. Philip Recker officiating. Burial will be in the Osage Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Champion Funeral Home, 702 State St., Osage, with a 3 p.m. rosary and a scripture service at 7 p.m.
Cynthia Wigant was born May 5, 1949, in Osage, the daughter of Herbert and Angela (Hemann) Werner. She graduated from Osage High School in 1967 and received her associate of arts degree from NIACC in Mason City. She was employed at Comprehensive Systems in Osage for 15 years and for 11 years at the Iowa Department of Human Services, until her illness disabled her. 
Cindy married Maylon Wigant on June 29, 1990, in Alexandria, Minn. They lived in Osage. Maylon died Oct. 3, 1993. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Legion auxiliaries. She loved family gatherings and outdoor activities.
She is survived by her parents, Herb and Angie Werner, Osage; stepdaughter, Jennifer Lujan and her husband, Victor, of Tucson, Ariz.; siblings, Jim Werner and his wife, Dort, and their children, Christi, Lindsey and Brittany, and Randy Werner and wife, Myra and their children, Aaron, Danny, Emily, Tyson and Nikolas, of Northwood; Dori Werner, of Rochester, Minn.; Joe Werner, of Osage; Le Gene Smith and her husband, Alan, Osage, and their children, Amy Folkerts and husband, Rex, Jon Smith and wife, Michelle; John Werner and wife, Carolyn, of Osage, and their children, Derrick and Mandy; Andy Werner, Ft. Smith, Ark., and his children, Jessica and Andrew; a great-nephew and a great-niece.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maylon, and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Champion Funeral Home, (515) 732-3706. 

DARWIN HUEY
OMAHA, Neb. - Darwin Huey, 82, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Clear Lake, died Tuesday (May 9, 2000) in Omaha.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at Crosby-Kunold-Burket-Swanson Funeral home in Omaha. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ursula; one daughter, Darline Rasmussen, of Omaha, Neb.; one son, Dennis and his wife, Susan, of Omaha; one sister, Dorcas "Patsy" Gibb, of Pennsylvania; one brother, Duane "Pete" Huey and his wife, JoAnn, of Clear Lake; three grandchildren, Curt, Catherine and Patrick; one great-granddaughter, Ariel; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Donald, Doris, Delpha, Dorothy, David and Dennis.

JERRY H. KOENEN
LATIMER - Funeral services for Jerry H. Koenen, 73, of Latimer, were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Zion Reformed Church, rural Sheffield, with the Rev. Arthur Zewert officiating. Music was provided by Lila Van Horn. Casket bearers were Tony Cook, Steve Sydnes, Pat Nuehring, Frank Honold, Lee Muhlenbruck and Lee Schaffer.
Burial followed in the church cemetery. Willim Funeral Home, Latimer, was in charge of arrangements.
Jerry Herman Koenen was born Aug. 15, 1926, the son of David Herman and Amelia Gertrude (Janssen) Koenen, at Latimer. When he was a year old, his family moved to a farm. Jerry lost his mother at the age of 6 years and his father at the age of 9 years. He then moved to town with this aunt and uncle, Rinder and Lena Dirksen.
On June 7, 1954, he was united in marriage to Carol J. Wall at Latimer. To this union five children were born.
At the age of 14, he started working for Wilbert Muhlenbruck at the Latimer Produce. In 1954, he bought into the business as co-owner. From 1969 until 1982, he worked at Latimer Grain Co., when injuries forced him to quit working.
Jerry entered Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City for heart surgery on Thursday, April 27 (2000). Jerry died Thursday morning, May 4, at the age of 73, from complications following his surgery.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, Latimer; sons, Duane and wife, Pamela, Alden, Minn., Dennis and wife, Karla, Marion, and Dwight and wife, Deanna, Latimer; daughters, Jerri and husband, Tim Enderson, Manly, and Kathy and husband, Jerome Bormann, Mason City; 11 grandchildren, Lindsay, Danielle, Shaun, Kayla, Joshua, Cody, Jared, Rachel, Tyler, Morgan and Matthew; sisters, Louisa Wiemann of Hampton and Amelia Langford of Conway, Ark.; brother, David Koenen, Latimer; and sister-in-law, Carol A. Koenen, Hampton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Florence, brother, William, and brothers-in-law, Harvey and Henry (Hank).
Willim Funeral Home, (515) 532-2233.

TODD JOSEPH DUREN
STACYVILLE - Todd Joseph Duren, 35, of Plattsburg, Mo., formerly of Stacyville, died Tuesday at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, Johnsburg, Minn., with the Rev Gregory Leif officiating. Burial will be in Visitation Catholic Cemetery, Stacyville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church in Johnsburg with a scripture service at 7 p.m.
Todd was born Oct. 13, 1964, in Osage, the son of Joseph and Violet (Wilde) Duren. He attended St. Ansgar schools. He worked at Brown Printing in Waseca, Minn., and as a truck driver in the Twin Cities, Omaha, Neb., and Plattsburg, Mo. He enjoyed his Harley Davidson and his cars. He had a good sense of humor and enjoyed life.
Survivors include his mother, Violet Duren, Stacyville; two brothers, Mark Duren and Brian Duren, both of Stacyville; two nephews, Shawn and Allen, of Stacyville; a special friend, Christie and her daughter, Lindsee; and his maternal grandmother, Leola Wilde, of Osage.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Duren; paternal grandparents, John and Mary (Weber) Duren; and his maternal grandfather, Arthur Wilde.
Champion Funeral Home, (515) 732-3706.

GERALD F. BONDE
EAGLE GROVE - Gerald F. Bonde, 84, of Eagle Grove, died Tuesday (May 9, 2000) at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove, with the Rev. David Beckman officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Eagle Grove.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Willim Funeral Home with a 7 p.m. rosary.
Willim Funeral Home, (515) 448-3674.

LILLIAN SCHMITT
CHARLES CITY - Lillian (Mrs. Bernard) Schmitt, 77, of 2295 March Ave., died Tuesday (May 9, 2000) at Floyd County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Roseville, with Monsignor Walter Brunkan officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Roseville.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St., in Charles City, with a 3:30 p.m. rosary recited by the Rosary Society and a 7:30 p.m. parish vigil scriptural wake service, followed by the rosary. Visitation will continue one hour prior to Mass at the school next to the church.
Hauser Funeral Home, (515) 228-2323.

JOAN M. MARLEY
RICEVILLE - Joan M. Marley, 57, of Riceville, died Wednesday (May 10, 2000) at home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Conway Funeral Home, 407 S. Woodland, in Riceville.
Conway Funeral Home, (319) 985-2797.

THELMA JENSEN
OSAGE - Thelma Walstad Birum Jensen, 87, of Osage, died Wednesday (May 10, 2000) at Faith Lutheran Home in Osage.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Champion Funeral Home, 702 State St. in Osage.
Champion Funeral Home, (515) 732-3706.

JEAN MCARTHUR BAKER
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jean McArthur Baker, 82, of Kansas City, Mo., former director of volunteer services for Research Hospital and Medical Center, died Saturday (May 6, 2000) at Villa Saint Joseph Nursing Home in Overland Park, Kan.
Jean was born in Mason City, Iowa, on Nov. 15, 1917, the daughter of the late Harry MacArthur and Sarah (Dunn) MacArthur. She was the wife of the late Don R. Kunz Sr., whom she married in 1940, and after his death, the wife of the late Homer C. Baker. She had been a resident of Kansas City since 1940.
Mrs. Baker was a graduate of Mason City High School in Mason City, the Certificate Program in Volunteer Management of the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado and supervisory management courses designed by American Management Associates of New York City.
She is survived by her daughter, Kris (Mrs. Dennis) Hartwig of Olathe, Kan.; and son, Don Kunz of Wickford, R.I.; two sisters, Lenore (Mrs. Richard) Roark of South Bend, Ind., and Joan (Mrs. Art) Zollatz of Largo, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marjorie (Mrs. Pierre) Galan; and both husbands, Don R. Kunz and Homer Baker.
Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home in Kansas City, Mo., was in charge of arrangements. 


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