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DOROTHY AMY
OSAGE - Dorothy Amy, 75, of Osage died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Champion Funeral Home, 702 State St., Osage, with the Rev. Ron Stein officiating. Interment will be in the Osage Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Champion Funeral Home.
She was born April 29, 1925, north of Osage in Mitchell County, the daughter of Booker and Katherine (Hennessey) Jenkins. She graduated from Orchard High School.
Dorothy married Eldon D. Amy on June 1, 1971, in Osage. They made their home in Osage. Eldon died Jan. 28, 1997.
Dorothy worked at the White House Nursing Home and Mitchell County Home Health Care. Dorothy was also a foster parent.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Osage.
She is survived by four daughters, Janice Session and her husband, Gary, of Tucson, Ariz., Neva Jane Schmidt and her husband, Rick, of Augusta, Wis., Jenell Wad and her husband, Jerry, of Nashua, and Josephine Roe and her husband, Richard, of Lerado, Mo.; one son, David Tillotson and his wife, Kim, of Osage; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eldon; a grandson, Roger David Matthews; and a great-grandson, Cohl Lampman.
Champion Funeral Home, (515) 732-3706.

MELVIN UNRUH
McINTIRE - Melvin Unruh, 69, of McIntire passed away Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday (June 17, 2000) at the Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church in McIntire, with Minister Leon Koehn officiating. Burial will be in Wayne Cemetery in rural McIntire.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Riceville.
Melvin was born July 21, 1930, in McPherson, Kan., son of Alpha and Selma Carrie Unruh. He attended local schools.
He married Catherine Sommers on March 4, 1972, in Hartville, Ohio. He was engaged in farming.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine of McIntire; three sons, Frank of McIntire, John and his wife, Beverly, of Atwater, Calif. and Richard and his wife, Trudell, of St. Ansgar; two daughters, Karen and her husband, Gary Boeckner, of Hesston, Kan. and Marilyn and her husband, Willis Koehn, of McIntire; 16 grandchildren; one brother, Alpha Unruh Jr. of Kansas; and three sisters, Julia and her husband, Curt Ensz, of Scotia, Neb., Darlene and her husband, Robert Esau, of Atwater, Calif., and Clara and her husband, Richard Loewen, of Atwater, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Gladys Esau Unruh on Jan. 30, 1971; and one granddaughter.
Lindstrom Funeral Home, (515) 985-2242.

RUSSELL WARWICK
HAMPTON - Russell Warwick, 39, of Hampton, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton, with Dick Parker officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Sheffield.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home.
Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, (515) 456-3232.

ROBERT M. KUDEJ
BRITT - Robert M. Kudej, 81, of Britt, passed away Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at the Westview Care Center in Britt.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Britt, with the Rev. Marvin Bries officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Duncan.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Cataldo Funeral Home in Britt, with a Catholic Workman's rosary at 7 p.m. and a scriptural wake service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.
Robert Matt Kudej, the son of Matt and Emma (Hejlik) Kudej, was born June 8, 1919, on a farm southeast of Britt. He attended the rural schools of Liberty Township and farmed with his parents. He also drove a truck for Zrostlik Tire Service.
On Jan. 20, 1942, he married Gladys Rokos at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan. They farmed with his father-in-law, James Rokos, for several years. They then farmed for themselves and operated a large dairy.
Bob also worked at Winnebago Industries for six years and later at IMT in Garner from 1981 to 1993. After retiring in 1995, they moved to Britt. He resided at Westview Care Center for the past two months.
He enjoyed and was proud of his family, friends, gardening and playing cards.
He had been a lifelong member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church until transferring his membership to St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He was a member of the Catholic Workman's Lodge for over 70 years. He was also a former member of the Lion's Club in Garner.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys, of Britt; a son, Wayne Kudej and his wife, Becky, of Britt; three daughters, Sherry Buhr and her husband, Marvin, of Marion, Mary Lou Williams and her husband, Darrell, of Marion and Judy Hubler and her husband, Robert, of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Goepel and her husband, Marty, Jeff Kudej and his wife, Robin, Andy Kudej and his fiancee, Angie Dornbier, Nick Kudej, Ryan Buhr, Ben Williams, Kim Williams and Tyler Hubler; three great-grandchildren, Steven Goepel, Keven Goepel and Brice Kudej; a brother, Don Kudej and his wife, Florence, of Forest City; and a sister-in-law, Stella Kudej, of Britt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Brent Hubler; and a brother, Eugene Kudej.
Cataldo Funeral Home, (515) 843-3811.

WESLEY ANDERSON
JOICE - Wesley Anderson, 76, of Joice, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at the Muse Norris Hospice Unit in Mason City.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills.
Mittelstadt Funeral Home, (515) 592-0221.

HANS C. OLSEN
LAKE MILLS - Hans C. Olsen, 86, of Lake Mills, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at the Edina Care Center in Edina, Minn.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home, Lake Mills.
Mittelstadt Funeral Home, (515) 592-0221.

DANIEL 'DALLAS' BUOL
CLEAR LAKE - Daniel "Dallas" Buol, 23, 15386 Bayside Ave., Clear Lake, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) in Clear Lake. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Galilean Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, with the Rev. Peter Narum officiating. Interment will be at the Clear Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St. in Clear Lake. 
Memorials may be given to the Daniel "Dallas" Buol Memorial Fund.
Dallas was born June 6, 1977 in Hawarden, the son of Robert L. and Donna J. (Payne) Buol. He started school in Hawarden until they moved to Clear Lake, in December of 1982 and attended Clear Lake Schools graduating in May 1995. 
He was active in Boy Scouts with a life rank. Dallas attended NIACC for one year in the pre-engineering programs. He worked at various area businesses including Menards, Graham Mfg. and Winnebago Industries. 
Dallas married Kelly A. Bird on May 8, 1999 at the Galilean Lutheran Church in Clear Lake. They took their honeymoon trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. They celebrated the birth of their daughter, Kirstin Ann Buol June 11, 2000.
Dallas was a member of Galilean Lutheran Church, and was confirmed May 1991.
Dallas played the trombone. He loved camping and hiking with scouts and with his friend, Chuck, and Chuck's father in the Rocky Mountains. 
He was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan all his life and enjoyed NASCAR races, working with electronics and listening to music. Dallas especially enjoyed spending time and grilling steaks with his friends and family.
Dallas is survived by his wife, Kelly Ann Buol, of Clear Lake; one daughter, Kirstin Ann Buol; his parents, Robert and Donna Buol, of Clear Lake; one sister, Maggie J. Buol, of Clear Lake; parents-in-law, Bob and Connie Bird, of Clear Lake; sister-in-law, Jackie Carrington and her son, Dylan Firsching, of Mason City; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Buol, of Hawarden; maternal grandmother, Lillian Payne, of Oswego, Kan.; grandfather-in-law, Clyde Carrington, of Storm Lake; aunts and uncles, Karen and Gary Worrell, of Smithland, Catherine and Rod Mulder, of Ames, Herb and Barbara Payne, of Oswego, Kan., Cathy Haugen, of Clear Lake, and Linda and Robert Anderson, of Clear Lake; and many cousins.
Dallas was preceded by his grandfathers, Raymond Albert Buol and Donald Herbert Payne; grandmothers-in-law, Bernice Carrington and Helen Baker; and two uncles, Danny Ray Buol and Edwin Dallas Payne; and one aunt, Kathleen (Buol) Gideon.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641) 357-2193.

WILMA P. FRITZ
TITONKA - Wilma Pauline Fritz, 88, of Titonka, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at the Titonka Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka, with the Rev. Merlin Norris officiating. Burial will be in the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Titonka.
Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, (515) 295-3731.

ALVA S. DAVIS
BELMOND - Alva S. Davis, 86, of Belmond, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Belmond, with the Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dugger Ewing Funeral Home in Belmond and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
Dugger Ewing Funeral Home, (641) 444-3248.

KENNETH D. JOHNSON
OSAGE - Kenneth Dean Johnson, 61, of Osage, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, (641) 732-3706.

ROBERT TWACHTMAN
CLEAR LAKE - Robert Twachtman, 76, of Clear Lake, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at his home at Opportunity Village. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St. in Clear Lake.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641) 357-2193.

EMMA M. PETERSON
FOREST CITY - Emma M. Peterson, 96, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at Good Samaritan Center in Forest City.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church, Forest City, with the Rev. Craig Steimel officiating. Burial will be at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Forest City.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and continue until the time of the service at the church. Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St., Forest City, is in charge of arrangements.
Emma M. Peterson was born on the family farm in Ellington Township, Hancock County, on Nov. 16, 1903, the daughter of Karl and Margaret (Berger) Yineman. She attended rural school at Ellington School No. 1 near her home. Her first job was as a telephone operator in Forest City.
She married Jack L. Peterson on Nov. 21, 1927, in Forest City. The couple lived in many different communities all over the Midwest during the time Jack was doing highway construction. For a short time Jack was the Standard Oil tank operator in Crystal Lake. 
In 1932 the couple moved to Forest City and built the Standard Oil Station and five travelers overnight cabins. Emma did all the laundry and cleaning for the business, as well as washing cars and caring for her own family.
Emma was a marvelous cook and a dedicated mother and wife. She was a long-time member of St. James Catholic Church in Forest City. 
Jack Sr. died on June 12, 1990. Emma continued living at home until entering the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City on March 22, 2000. She died on Aug. 14 at the age of 96.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Jack and Ruth Ann Peterson of Forest City and Mary and Carroll Johnson of Buffalo Center; three grandchildren, David Peterson, Mike Johnson and Lisa Patterson; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Macy.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Randall Johnson; two brothers, Albert and Sylvester Berger; and a sister, Anna Carse. 
Petersen Lund Funeral Home, (641) 585-2685.

HAZEL L. THRONE
EMMONS, Minn. - Hazel L. Throne, 88, formerly of Emmons, Minn., died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at the Oneota River View Care Center in Decorah.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills.
Mittelstadt Funeral Home, (641) 592-0221.

HAZEL LEORA MEYER
FLOYD - Hazel Leora Meyer, 89, of Floyd, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) in Charles City.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd, with the Rev. Paul Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Charles City.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St. in Charles City. There will be additional visitaiton from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and for an hour prior to services at the church.
Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323.

R. B. WILKIN JR.
TITONKA - R. B. "Burt" Wilkin Jr., 80, of Titonka, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Titonka. Burial will be in South Oak Grove Cemetery in Stuart.
There will be no visitation.
Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, (515) 928-2735.

ROBERT J. WARD
WATERLOO - Robert J. Ward, 85, of 1420 Byron Ave., formerly of Lake Mills, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, from complications following a stroke.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo, with the Rev. Thomas Isaacson officiating. Committal services will be held at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Salem Cemetery in Lake Mills.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 W. Fourth St. in Waterloo.
Robert J. Ward was born March 19, 1915 in Sheffield, the son of Ralph and Mary (Jensen) Ward. He attended school in Sheffield and Mason City. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He married Alice N. Gullickson on Jan. 21, 1935 in Lake Mills. She died on March 20, 2000.
Robert worked as manager of Trade Home Shoe Sales and at Park Paint & Glass in Waterloo, then as comptroller and general manager at Martin Brothers Distributing in Waterloo. After retirement he also worked at DeLorbe's Clothiers and Rasmussen Furniture.
He was a founder and former board member of the Cedar Valley Food Bank.
Robert is survived by one son, James K. Ward, of Geneseo; one daughter, Jane P. Ward, of Cloquet, Minn.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Irene Wildebor, of Phoenix, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Lorraine Kahl; and sister, Betty, in infancy. 
Memorials may be given to the Cedar Valley Food Bank.
Locke Funeral Home, (319) 233-6138.

ELSIE PATTERSON
WEBSTER CITY - Elsie Patterson, 88, of Webster City, died Monday (Dec. 4, 2000) at the Hamilton Hospital in Webster City.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Kem officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. in the Graceland Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Foster Funeral Home in Webster City and until 12:45 p.m. Friday.

MAYNARD P. KAHL
JOICE - Maynard P. Kahl, 77, of Joice, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2000) at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Mason City of Cancer.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Joice, with the Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery in Joice.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St. in Clear Lake and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the Maynard P. Kahl Memorial Fund.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641) 357-2193.

TILLIE G. KRIZ
GARNER - Tillie Kriz, 93, of Garner, died Monday (Dec. 4, 2000) at Concord Care Center in Garner.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church with Father Michael Schueller officiating. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Cedar Falls.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Cataldo Funeral Home in Garner with a Rosary Society rosary at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church.
Tillie Georgia Kriz, the daughter of Mathew and Mary (Shevlik) Pavel, was born Sept. 14, 1907, at Abie, Neb. On Jan. 22, 1934, she was married to Francis George Kriz at Abie. They farmed near Brainard, Neb., until 1948 when they moved to Tapoi, Minn., where they continued farming
In 1965 they moved to Cedar Falls where they both worked at the American Martyrs Retreat House until 1977 when Francis passed away. Tillie moved to Prairie View Apartments in Garner and lived there until she entered Concord Care Center in 1992. 
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, playing cards and especially baking her "kolaches" for Christmas.
She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and Rosary Society.
Tillie is survived by her two children, Lucille Klesel and her husband, Robert, of Garner, and Gene Kriz and his wife, Becky, of Kimberly, Wis.; four grandchildren, Michael Klesel and his wife, Traci and their two children, Colter and Nathan, David Klesel and his wife, Liz, and their two children, Melissa and Shannon, Julianne Klesel of Omaha, Neb. and Barrett Kriz and his daughter, Zoe; a brother, Joe Pavel and his wife, Marie, of Dodge, Neb.; a sister, Harriet Ruzicka of North Bend, Neb.; a sister-in-law, Beulah Pavel of Andnover, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Kriz; her parents; four brothers, Otto, Clarence, Ernest and George Pavel; and two sisters, Eleanora and Annie Pavel. 
Cataldo Funeral Home, (641) 923-2841.

ANNA LOUISE OSTEN
NORTHWOOD - Anna Louise Osten, 87, of Northwood, died Saturday (Dec. 2, 2000) at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Northwood United Methodist Church in Northwood, with the Rev. Richard Jensen officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Northwood.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home in Northwood, with a Northern Light Chapter of the Eastern Star service at 7 p.m.
Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, (641) 324-1121.

ESTHER DAWSON
CHARLES CITY - Esther (Mrs. James S. Sr.) Dawson., 93, of 120 Chautauqua Ave., and formerly of 117 N. Cedar Terrace and 310 Second Ave., all in Charles City, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2000) at the Riverside Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City, following an extended illness.
Funeral services for Esther Dawson will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Jackson and Ferguson Streets in Charles City, with Pastor Gale Richards, of the Colwell United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Charles City.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt Street in Charles City, with the family present to greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home and one hour before services on Wednesday at the Church.
Mrs. Dawson, the former Esther Looff was born July 5, 1907, in Wellsburg, the daughter of Henry and Carrie (Rindels) Looff. On July 29, 1925, in Mason City, Esther was united in marriage to James S. Dawson Sr. The couple made their home in Rockford before moving to Charles City in the late '20s. Mr. Dawson died Oct. 3, 1954, in Charles City.
Following her husband's death, Mrs. Dawson went to work as the manager of the lunch counter in the former May Drug Store in Charles City. She then held a similar position at the former Boulevard Restaurant in Charles City.
Mrs. Dawson was a staunch and loyal member of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. She served on the church's Prudential Board and was a member of the Congregational Women's Fellowship. Esther was a tireless worker in the church's kitchen, helping serve many meals for various church functions and service groups. 
She also devoted many hours in the kitchen for the Pythian Sisters Temple #84, of which she had been an active member, participating in many of the rituals. Mrs. Dawson had also been active in the American Legion Auxiliary in Charles City.
At home, Esther continued in her kitchen work, by canning nearly all of the produce from her immense garden. Esther was noted in her family for her fastidious attention to cleaning. Mrs. Dawson also did all types of sewing for many people. She worked with her daughter, Dody, as a seamstress at the former Janan's Children's Clothing Shop in Charles City.
Those thankful for sharing Esther's life include three children and their spouses, Dody and Russell Guthart, of Charles City, Cheryl and Virgil Sullivan, of Manly and Richard and Liz Dawson of Charles City; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband; she was preceded in death by a son, James S. Dawson Jr. and seven brothers and sisters.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the family.
Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, (641) 228-4211.

EMMA LAVAUN BAKEN
NORTHWOOD - Emma LaVaun Baken, 95, of Northwood, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2000) at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at the Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home in Northwood, with the Rev. Allan Stoa officiating. Burial will be in the Kensett Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, (641) 324-1121.

VERNON DEAN DIPPEL
BELMOND - Funeral services for Vernon Dean Dippel, 68, of Belmond will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Belmond, with Pastor Steven Cox officiating. Military rites will be conducted at the church by the Belmond Honor Guard. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Belmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tenold Funeral Home and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
Vernon Dean Dippel was born Aug. 16, 1932, on a farm near Belmond, the son of Edward and Anna (Adams) Dippel. He attended the Belmond schools and graduated in 1950.
Vernon worked at Sphan & Rose and did carpentry work for Ted Zook and later for Ted Meyers.
He enlisted in the United States Army in 1953 during the Korean War and was stationed in Alaska. He was discharged in April of 1956 from Fort Riley, Kan.
In January of 1956, he married Lily Wenzel and to this union seven children were born.
He worked at Thompsen's Clothing, Kinseth's Plumbing & Heating, Nelson Sand & Gravel, Tomson Seed Company, which later became ACCO and then Cargill. He enjoyed fishing and bowling.
He died on Sunday (Dec. 3, 2000) at the Ellsworth Community Hospital in Iowa Falls.
Those thankful for sharing in his life are Dean Dippel, of Ames, Dennis Dippel, of Belmond, Dawn Harris and her husband, Randall, of Carpentersville, Ill., Daryl Dippel, and his wife, Connie, of Ankeny, Dixie Daniels and her husband, Tim, of Garner, and Daniel Dippel, of Belmond; 11 grandchildren, Nicholaus Schmit, Isaac Schmit, Peter Daniels, Kandyce Daniels, Emily Schmit, Nathan Dippel, Randi Harris, Bryant Dippel, Zachary Harris, Austin Dippel and Natalee Dippel; one brother, Gary Dippel and his wife, Nita, of Marion; an aunt, Viv Benedik and her husband, Frank, of Tama; two uncles, Tom Adams and his wife, Shirley, of Tama, and Dewey Adams; also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Dylan; and uncles and aunts.
Tenold Funeral Home, (641) 444-4474.

ESTHER HAUGEN
FERTILE - Esther Haugen, 86, of Fertile, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2000) at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Fertile, with Pastor Justin May officiating. Interment will be at the Grant Township Cemetery in rural Fertile.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St. in Clear Lake.
Memorials may be given to the Esther Haugen Memorial Fund.
Esther was born Sept. 12, 1914, at Banks, N. D., the daughter of John and Adlida (Jacobson) Furness. The family moved to Hanlontown, where Esther graduated from high school in May of 1933. She married James Haugen and they lived their entire married life in Fertile.
Esther babysat before she started working for Walker Deluxe (now Fleetguard) as a machine operator. After retiring from Walker Deluxe, she continued to babysit for grandkids and other little children. She enjoyed reading and playing games with them and they nicknamed her "Grandma Winkie." She always had cookies for the kids. Some of her hobbies were watching the Hawkeyes, Twins, and birds, and she also enjoyed flower gardening, reading the Bible and doing crossword puzzles. She accepted Christ while attending Gospel Mission in Fertile, as a young woman. One of her favorite sayings was ''Uff-Da.'' 
Esther is survived by her children, Judie Hall and her husband, Eugene, of Fertile, Larry Haugen and his wife, Dixie, of Clear Lake, and Janan Haugen, of West Point; seven grandchildren, Tim Hall and his wife, Patty, of Mason City, Tracy Hall and his wife, Tammy, of Fertile, Tami Jo Horner and her husband, Dan, of Clear Lake, Troy Hall and his wife, Tricha, of Forest City, Leslie Volz and her husband, Andy, of Savage, Minn., Lynne Haugen, of Des Moines, and Laura Barnes and her husband, Chad, of Des Moines; 11 great-grandchildren, Christopher Hall, Casey Hall, Stephen Hall, Andrew Hall, Samantha Horner, Brady Horner, Austin Horner, Hailey Horner, Bethany, Nicholas and Logan Hall, five sisters, Dorothy Schulte, Jenny Aausland, Helen Balfe, Mabel Main, Evelyn Kline and her husband, Harold; two sisters-in-law, Margaret and Jenny Furness.
Esther was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James S. Haugen on Aug. 28, 1975, and six brothers and six sisters.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641) 357-2193.

ROBERT JAMES HARRIS
LAKE CORNELIA - Robert James Harris, 76, 1896 Sandy Beach Road, Lake Cornelia, was with his family at home when he passed away and began a new life with the Lord on Dec. 2, 2000.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Clarion United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Chuck Kellogg officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Willim Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St. in Clarion.
Bob was born on Dec. 7, 1923 at Rowan, Iowa, to Rolland and Jessie (Allen) Harris. Growing up, Bob lived near Rowan and Alexander, attending school at Rowan. After graduation he started farming with his parents. 
On Jan. 6, 1945, he volunteered to serve his Country by enlisting into the United States Army. He served with the 11th Airborne Division and was stationed in the Philippines, Korea and Japan until being discharged on Nov. 26, 1946.
He was united in marriage to Emily Mattingly on June 19, 1948, in Clarion, Iowa. Bob and Emily moved to Ackworth, Iowa, in 1954 to farm before returning in 1960 to purchase a farm between Olaf and Kanawha. He remained on the farm until moving to Lake Cornelia in 1976.
Family members remaining to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Emily, of Lake Cornelia; four children and spouses, Gary and his wife, Marcia, of Belmond, Vicki and her husband, Dan, of Clear Lake, Christi and her husband, Bill, of Kanawha, and Lori and her husband, Don, of Pelham, N.H.
Ten grandchildren and spouses with special memories are Valerie and husband, Brent Bryant, of Ames, Jeff Harris, of Belmond, Angie Harris, of Ames, Amy Jackson, of Kalamazoo, Mich., Emily Jackson, of Clear Lake, Brandi Broshar, of St. Paul, Minn., Brad Broshar and his wife, Stephanie, of Kanawha, Ryan Broshar, of Kanawha, Nicole and Michelle Lemieux, of Pelham, N.H. Bob leaves two sisters, Ardyce Bailey and husband, Kenneth, of Rowan, Lois Johnson, of West Des Moines; one brother, Merle Harris and his wife, Jacque, of Walhalla, S.C.
Preceding him were his parents, Rolland and Jessie Harris; and brother-in-law, Robert Johnson.
Memorials may be given in his name to Hospice of Wright County.
Willim Funeral Home, (515) 532-2233.

LEROY W. UMSTEAD
EAGLE GROVE - LeRoy W. Umstead, of Eagle Grove, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2000) at Hospice Cottages of Fort Dodge at the age of 87.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Church of Christ in Eagle Grove, with the Rev. Lisa Hadler officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Willim Funeral Home in Eagle Grove.
LeRoy William Umstead was born on Sept. 27, 1913, at Goldfield, Iowa, the son of Samuel and Nellie (McCutcheon) Umstead. He grew up and lived out his life in the Eagle Grove-Goldfield area. LeRoy completed country school in Goldfield and began to work at an early age as a farm hand.
He then worked at the area sale barns and as a livestock dealer, before purchasing the Eagle Grove Sale Barn. The horse and cattle auctions were widely known throughout the Midwest. LeRoy was in business for 55 years, retiring at the age of 85.
He volunteered at the Wright County 4-H Calf Sale for 62 years. He was a member of the United Church of Christ, Eagle Grove and was a trustee for many years.
In 1936, LeRoy married Myrtle Paulson Hetland, who died in 1938. In 1940 he married Kathryn Helbach, who died in 1989.
LeRoy is survived by his sons, William, of Albert Lea, Minn., and Monte, of Eagle Grove; daughters, Jo Elberg, of Eagle Grove and Jeanne Spangler, of Rock Mount, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Maxine Ziegler, of Corwith; brothers, Paul and Dick Umstead, of Eagle Grove and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Myrtle and Kathryn; and two brothers, Lynden and Robert Umstead.
Willim Funeral Home, (515) 448-3674. 

ROBERT M. NORBY
RUDD - Robert M. Norby, 79, died Saturday (Dec. 2, 2000) at Hospice of North Iowa, Mason City.
In accordance with Robert's request there will be no services. The body was cremated. There will be a private scattering of ashes at the farm in the springtime when the corn is growing and the fish are biting.
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, 702 State St., Osage, is in charge of arrangements.
Robert was born Feb. 27, 1921, near Rudd, the son of Tillman and Gea (Field) Norby. He attended country school near Rudd.
On April 4, 1941, he was united in marriage to Doris Kuhlemeier at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. This union was blessed with four children: Ronald and his wife, Mary, of Rudd, Barbara Novak and Toby Anama of Des Moines, Carolyn Smith and her husband, Tom, of Centerville, and Bill and his wife, Vikie, of Rudd.
He farmed near Rudd most of his life. Camping and fishing were a few of his favorite pastimes. He was a member of Rock Creek Lutheran Church.
Robert is survived by his wife, Doris; his four children; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, John, Michael, Kimberly, Norby, Mrs. John (Tammy) Berhends and her children, Nicole and Emily, Mrs. Travis (Roxanne) Stohr and their children, Chase and Chance, Mrs. Ronald (Heidi) Marzen and their children, Cody and Lee, Mrs. Gary (Lisa) Parks and their children, Dylan and Kaylee, Scott and his wife, Shadi Norby, and their daughter, Marissa, and Krystal Norby; and three brothers, Raymond and his wife, Nancy, of Rudd, John and his wife, Bonnie, of Osage, and Harold and his wife, Roberta, of Nora Springs.
His parents preceded him in death.
Cards and memorials may be sent to the family at 1544 110th St., Rudd, 50471.
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, (641) 732-3706.

MARIE M. LANE
MASON CITY - Marie M. Lane, 96, of 4 Third St. N.W. (The Manor), died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2000).
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 Willowbrook Dr. in Mason City, with the Rev. Terry Hamilton-Poore officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Visitation will held from 10 a.m. until noon today at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in Mason City.
Memorials may be given to the Parish Health Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church.
Marie was born Sept. 26, 1904, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Albert and Edna (Kleinert) Horn. She attended schools in Ottumwa, Iowa, Austin, Minn., and Sioux Falls, S.D.
On Oct. 9, 1928, she was married to Roy L. Lane in Sioux Falls, S.D. They moved to Sioux City in 1932. When Marie lived in Sioux City, she was active in church school, Presbytery and Synod in the Presbyterian Church. She was a 70-year member of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. 
The Lanes moved to Mason City in 1989 to retire and be near their children and grandchildren.
Marie was known as "The Knitting Lady," making hundreds of caps and mittens for Head Start and Charlie Brown Day Care Centers. She was a member of the Mason City Woman's Club, a 45- year member of Pythian Sisters; and a 20-year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mason City.
She is survived by her daughter, Margie Lane Schmidt, of Mason City; grandchildren, Pamela Joy Echelbarger, of Mason City, Jennifer Lea Echelbarger Bernard and her husband, Dennis, of Webster City, Teri Lyn Echelbarger Purcell, of Minneapolis, Minn., Robert Lane Echelbarger, of Mason City, Thomas Vern Echelbarger, of Iowa City, Russell David Echelbarger, of Mason City, Elizabeth Anne Schmidt Ringwald and her husband, Rand, of Seattle, Wash., Andrew Lane Schmidt, of Bordentown, N.J., Martha Marie Schmidt, of Des Moines, and Sarah Jane Schmidt McBride and her husband, Scott, of Las Vegas, Nev.; great-grandchildren, Nora Marie Bernard, of Webster City, Danielle Louise Bernard, of Webster City, Rhys Evan Ringwald, of Seattle, Wash., Kyree Troy Mure, of Des Moines, Sierra Lee Mure, of Des Moines, and Thomas Quinn McBride, of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Marjorie Harbin, of Seattle, Wash., nieces and nephews; and other survivors include Robert Echelbarger and his wife, Sadie, of Mason City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy, on Jan. 6, 1984; daughter, Shirley Ann Lane Echelbarger; and sisters, Cecyle Overocker, and Blanche Harrington.
Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924.


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