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BURNELL TROE
LAKE MILLS - Burnell Troe, 86, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minn. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Emmons Lutheran Church, Emmons, Minn., with the Rev. Julie Fiske officiating. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery, rural Emmons. 
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, Lake Mills, and will continue one hour before the service at the church Friday. 
N. (Nels) Burnell Troe, son of Baar N. and Josephine C. (Horvei) Troe, was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Worth County. Burnell was baptized and confirmed at Silver Lake Lutheran Church, rural Northwood. 
On March 26, 1938, Burnell was united in marriage to Stella H. Erickson at Silver Lake. 
Burnell was an active member of Emmons Lutheran Church. He farmed all of his life in the Emmons area. He enjoyed horses. 
He is survived by his two daughers, Dorothy J. and her husband, Craig Benson, of Lake Mills, and Donna J. and her husband, Larry Bidne, of Emmons, Minn.; five grandchildren, Diane Schulze and her husband, Bruce, of Fertile, Chad Benson of Lake Mills, Jay Bidne and his wife, Wendy, of Emmons, Tammy Fredrickson and her husband, Jason, of Elkton, Minn, and Scott Bidne and his fiance, Joni Halvorson, of Northwood; six great-grandchildren, Steven and Ryan Schulze, Ashley, Logan and Dakota Bidne, and Hunter Fredrickson; three sisters-in-law, Lydia and her husband, Elmer Erickson, Gertrude and her husband, Melvin Erickson, and Hazel and her husband, Lyle Hengesteg; and one brother-in-law, Glenn and his wife, Arlene Erickson. 
Burnell was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Stella, on Oct. 7, 2000; five sisters, Laura Nesby, Alma Brua, Cora Groe, Hilda Hagen and Eva Sime; two brothers, Helmer Troe and Alvin Troe; and one grandson, Donovan Burnell Hermanson. 
Mittelstadt Funeral Home and Cremation, (641) 592-0221. 

LLOYD D. EGGERS 
CHARLES CITY - Lloyd D. Eggers, 63, of 600 S. Johnson St., died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2001) at Floyd County Memorial Hospital. 
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, U.S. Highway 18 and Clark Street, with Monsignor Stanley J. Hayek as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St. There will be a parish vigil scriptural wake service beginning at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral Mass at the church on Friday. 

DAISY LAUGHLIN 
WATERLOO - Daisy Laughlin, 72, formerly of Osage, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo. 
It was Daisy's wishes that her remains be cremated and that there be no services. The Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, is in charge of the arrangements. 
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, (641) 732-3706. 

WILLIAM H. ROSS 
NORA SPRINGS - William H. "Willy" Ross, 75, of the Nora Springs Care Center, formerly of Liberty Square, Nora Springs, and Charles City, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at the care center. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St., Charles City, with the Rev. Dennis D. Niezwaag, pastor of Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. 
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. 
Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, (641) 228-4211. 

FRANK O. OBERG 
WALTERS, Minn. - Frank O. Oberg, 84, died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2001) at Burr Oak Manor in Austin, Minn. 
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at United Lutheran Church in Walters, Minn., with the Rev. David Jarvis-Schroeder officiating. Interment will be in the United Lutheran Cemetery in rural Walters. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home, 255 Second Ave. S.W., Wells, Minn., and will resume one hour before the service at the church Saturday. 
Frank O. Oberg was born June 5, 1916, in Twin Lakes, Minn., to Edward and Addie Oberg 
He married Shirley Schuster on April 27, 1952, in Albert Lea, Minn.. He farmed all of his life and worked for Leo Donahue near Twin Lakes, Curt Schneider by Conger, Calmer Bidne in Kiester and the Harold Matz Fur Farm for many years. He also worked at Bricelyn Canning Factory. 
He was a member of United Lutheran Church in Walters, Minn. He enjoyed visiting with friends and doing the paper route (Albert Lea Tribune). 
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Oberg, of Walters, Minn.; four children, Patricia Oberg and special friend, Larry Lowman, of Albert Lea, Minn., Mark and his wife, Penny Oberg, of Mason City, DeAnna and her husband, Steve Kleinschmidt, of Albert Lea, and Roger Oberg of Albert Lea; two grandchildren, Christopher and his wife, Jessica Oberg, and Brandi Oberg, all of Mason City; two brothers, Emil and his wife, Anna Oberg, of Albert Lea, and James and his wife, Dorothy Oberg, of Albert Lea; one sister, Pearl Amundson, Albert Lea; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Betty Oberg; and a brother-in-law, James Amundson. 
Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home, (507) 553-3124. 

HAROLD E. EPPEL 
CLARION - Harold E. Eppel, 79, died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2001) at Community Memorial Hospital, Clarion. 
According to Harold's wishes, his body will be cremated and no funeral services are planned. Tenold Funeral Home, Belmond, is in charge of arrangements. 
Tenold Funeral Home, (641) 444-4474. 

RAYMOND J. DERRY 
ST. CLOUD - Raymond J. Derry, 83, of 816 32nd Avenue N., died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell, Minn. 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minn., with the Rev. Gregory Lieser officiating. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud. 
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday. Parish prayers will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the St. Cloud Knights of Columbus Bishop Zardetti Council No. 5548 at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. 
Daniel Funeral Home & Cremation Service, (320) 251-0383. 

HELEN E. FARRAN 
ROWAN - Helen E. Farran, 94, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Belmond Health Care Center. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the United Church of Rowan with the Rev. JoAn Skyrme officiating. Burial will take place in Graceland Cemetery near Rowan. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Dugger Ewing Funeral Home, Belmond. 
Helen, the daughter of James and Emma Scott Walpole, was born Dec. 12, 1906, in Rock Valley, Iowa. She grew up in Rock Valley where she attended Rock Valley Community Schools and graduated from Rock Valley High School in 1924. After high school Helen attended Iowa State University in Ames, where she received her normal training. 
She taught one year of country school south of Rock Valley and then began teaching in Rowan at the Rowan Community School. 
Helen was united in marriage with Dale "Curly" Farran on Nov. 27, 1936, in Orange City. The couple made their home in Rowan where they lived their entire married life. Curly passed away in 1963. 
Beginning her career in Rowan in 1928, Helen dedicated her life to teaching. While teaching, she continued her education at Iowa State University. She received her bachelor of science degree in June of 1953. In Rowan, Helen taught all grades in many areas, including but not limited to, physical education, English, sciences, foreign languages and home economics. As the Rowan girls basketball coach, Helen took that team to the Iowa Girls State Basketball Tournament in 1929. She retired from teaching in 1971. 
After retirement Helen traveled the world extensively. Besides travel, her hobbies included gardening, quilting, sewing and cooking. Helen is fondly remembered for her homemade candy and rolls. She also enjoyed playing bridge which she played on her last birthday. 
Helen was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority at Iowa State University and remained an active member throughout her life. Helen was a long-time member of the United Church of Rowan. 
She is survived by two nieces, Jean Cowden of Santa Rosa, N.M., and Mary Ann Rebello and her husband, Harvey, of Mechanicsville, Va.; one nephew, Robert Walpole and his wife, Joyce, of Albuqerque, N.M.; 10 great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews. 
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters and one brother. 
Dugger Ewing Funeral Home, (641) 444-3248. 

MABEL E. MELLEM-MAIN 
GRAND MEADOW, Minn.
- Mabel E. Mellem-Main, 87, died Tuesday evening (Jan. 30, 2001) at Stewartville Care Center, Stewartville, Minn. 
A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Church in Grand Meadow, Minn., with the Rev. Tom Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Grand Meadow Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Hindt Hutchins Funeral Home, Grand Meadow, and at the church one hour before the service Saturday. Mabel Eldora Furness was born July 29, 1913, in Banks, 
N. D., where her parents homesteaded. The family moved to a farm near Hanlontown in 1922. She married Harold E. Mellem in 1930. They farmed near Northwood and Rock Falls for 13 years and then moved near Grand Meadow in 1955. They farmed there until 1972. They were divorced in 1972. She married Ralph Main in July 1973. Mabel is survived by three children, Carole (JW) Pagett, Ventura, Calif., Betty Knoepke-Adams, Overland Park, Kan., and Harold Jr. (Katharina) Mellem, Rochester, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Jennie (Burton) Aasland, Mason City, Evelyn (Harold) Klein, Albuquerque, N.M., Dorothy Schulte, Albert Lea, Minn., and Helen Kingland-Hanks-Balfe, Nevis, Minn. Mabel was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold E. Mellem, in November 1977; her second husband, 
Ralph Main, in April 1991; her daughter, Joan Russell-Wyatt, in December 1986; a grandson, Dan Russell, in 1999; five 
brothers; and six sisters. Hindt Hutchins Funeral Home, (507) 754-5215 

LILLIAN C. ROGERS 
NORTHWOOD - Lillian C. Rogers, 86, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at her residence in Northwood. A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Northwood United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Jensen officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. 
Saturday at Norway Township Cemetery, rural Kanawha. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood, (641) 324-1121 

MILDRED J. (MRS. FRANK) HANNA 
MASON CITY - Mildred J. (Mrs. Frank) Hanna, 92, formerly of 501 S. Tennessee Place, died Thursday (Jan. 25, 2001) at Good Shepherd Health Center, Mason City. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 125 E. State, Mason City. There will be no visitation. Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, is in charge of the arrangements, (641) 423-0924

HELEN HAUGEN 
OSAGE - Helen Haugen, 90, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Osage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Osage. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Osage, with the Rev. Dennis Hanson officiating. Interment will be at Osage Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, and will continue one hour before services at the church Saturday. Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, (641) 732-3706 

MILDRED MARIE RYAN 
BURLINGTON -Mildred Marie Ryan, 82, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Lunning Chapel, 2620 Mount Pleasant St., Burlington, with her sons, the Rev. E. Wayne Ryan and the Rev. Larry Ryan, officiating. Interment will be in Burlington Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call after 8 a.m. today at Lunning Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A memorial has been establish for Rolling Acres Free 
Methodist Church, 604 23rd St. S.W., Mason City. Mildred Marie Ryan was born Dec. 17, 1918, in Burlington, daughter of William H. and Mary Penrod Timmerman. On Feb. 9, 1935, she married Everrett R. Ryan in Burlington. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1983. They were blessed with seven children: E. Wayne Ryan and wife, Elda, of Mason City, 
Charlene Crilley and husband, David, of Stoutsville, Mo., Ronald Ryan and wife, Renae, of Wichita, Kan., Marilyn Wischmeier and her husband, Glen, of Burlington, Barbara Cummings, deceased, Larry Ryan and his wife, Gayla, of Wichita, Kan., and Robert Ryan and his wife, Paula, of Burlington. Mildred is survived by four brothers, Fredrick and Robert Timmerman of Burlington, Jack Timmerman of Stuart, Fla., and Harry Timmerman of Palm City, Fla. She has two living sisters, Ruby Stevens of 
Fredricksburg, Texas, and Dorothy Rodin of Xenia, Ohio. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 41 great-grand-children and four great-great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death, Harold, Willis and George Timmerman. Mildred has been a member of the Free Methodist Church. She worked as unit leader for Stanley Home Products, Montgomery Wards, I.A.A.P. and 
retired from J.C. Penney's in 1991. Mildred went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 82 years of age at the Great River Medical Center, West Burlington. Mildred Ryan was like a woman described in Proverbs 31-"Who can find a virtuous woman, for her price is far above rubies. Her children arise up and call her blessed." Lunning Chapel, (319) 752-2771

EVELYN CAROL SORENSON
HANLONTOWN - EVELYN CAROL SORENSON, 79, of rural Hanlontown, died Monday (March 19, 2001) at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Hanlontown with the Rev. David Werges officiating. Burial will be in Brush Point Cemetery, rural Hanlontown. 
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in her name to Grace Lutheran Church, Special Projects Fund. 
Evelyn C. Sorenson was born March 26, 1921, to Samuel and Mildred (Stuckey) Gooden, at Britt. She received her education in country schools through sixth grade. She attended junior high in Hanlontown and graduated as an adult from North Central Community High School in Manly. 
She was united in marriage to Kelmer Sorenson on Aug. 14, 1937. She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Hanlontown. 
She was active throughout the years as a Sunday school teacher, a member of W.E.L.C.A., a church council member and a member of the church circles. 
She was director for six years at the Worth County Children's Development Center in Kensett and was director for two years at the Children's Garden in Northwood, which she helped to organize. 
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 63 years, Kelmer, of rural Hanlontown; one daughter, Deloris Downs, and husband, Dan, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; one son, Lynn, and wife, Cynthia, of rural Hanlontown; five grandchildren, Stacey Lunsford and husband, Victor, Joel Lemmerman and wife, Leah, Jamie Sorenson and wife, Angela, Michelle Gobrecht and husband, Duane, and Christina Sorenson; six great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kyra Sorenson, Drew Lunsford, Jake Gobrecht and Shelby and Courtney Lemmerman; one sister, Lavon; one brother, Sam Gooden and wife, Rita; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister. 
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641) 357-2193. 

BEVERLY EWENS 
DUMONT - Beverly Ewens, 62, of Dumont, died Tuesday (March 20, 2001) at the Dumont Care Center. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in the Hampton Cemetery. Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton, is in charge of arrangements. 
Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, (641) 456-3232. 

ERVEY W. SMITH 
CLEAR LAKE - Ervey W. Smith, 88, of Clear Lake, died Saturday (March 17, 2001) at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. 
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, with the Rev. Gary Johnson, hospice chaplain, officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Clear Lake Cemetery. 
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or Hospice of North Iowa in memory of Ervey W. Smith. 
Ervey was born Feb. 12, 1913, in Kendallville, the son of Charles D. and Adelle (Reuter) Smith. He graduated from Cresco High School in 1932. 
Ervey married Nellie Mae Olson in 1936. His long sales career began in 1934 with Singer Sewing Machine in Mason City. He continued to manage Singer stores in various cities until he acquired his own retail store, Smith-Herzog Sewing Center in Marshalltown, in 1947. Erv was the organizer and first president of the Independent Sewing Machine Dealers of America. He formed Anker Corp. of Iowa and the Tall Corn Distributing Co. in 1952. 
After selling his businesses in 1956, Erv and Nell moved to Clear Lake in 1957, where they lived at 2611 S. Lakeview Drive for 41 years. Erv's career continued with regional sales manager work for Viking Sewing Machine, Minneapolis, Minn. His retirement in 1978 allowed motor home travel to Texas and Arizona, in addition to his lakeside enjoyment and expert hunting in Canada and the West. His family was his priority. 
After moving from their home, Erv and Nell resided at Willow Pointe Assisted Living and the I.O.O.F. Home. Erv's final residence was Good Shepherd Health Center. 
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake. 
Ervey is survived by three children, Larry A. Smith of Las Vegas, Nev., Carolyn A. Freeman and her husband, Fredric, of Boulder, Colo., and Douglas C. Smith and his wife, Patricia, of Lisle, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Lyndon B. Smith and his wife, Rose, of Las Vegas, Nev., Robin E. Holmlund and her husband, Brian, of Canton, Mich., Kurt A. Smith of West Yellowstone, Mont., Christopher B. Smith and his wife, Andrea, of Frederick, Md., Marc K. Freeman of Boulder, Colo., Karin M. Freeman of Sacramento, Calif., and Stacy S. Schick and her husband Rodd, of Lisle, Ill.; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Vera Roberts, of Stockton, Calif. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nellie Mae Smith, April 5, 2000; and one brother, Harland D. Smith. 
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, (641) 357-2193 

JOHN COLBY THOMPSON 
FOREST CITY - Memorial services for a former Forest City business leader, John Colby Thompson, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forest City United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Marzolf officiating. 
Mr. Thompson, 80, died unexpectedly March 2 (2001) at his residence in Kirkland, Wash. Death was attributed to heart failure. 
He was a member of a Forest City banking and real estate development family that could trace its roots back to Robert Clark, the founder of Forest City. He started working for his father's real estate and insurance agency in 1932 while attending Forest City High School. 
Thompson graduated from Forest City High School in 1938 and began working with his father full time. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in January of 1942, and served throughout the North Africa campaign. He was discharged in 1945 with a staff sergeant rating. 
In Forest City and the state of Iowa, Thompson was active in many ways. He was leader in the organization and operation of the present Forest City Golf Club, serving on the club's board of directors for many years. He held offices for the Republican party at city, county and district levels. 
Because of his lifelong interest in hunting and fishing, Thompson served on the Winnebago County Conservation Board and was appointed by Gov. Robert D. Ray to serve on the Iowa State Conservation Commission from 1973-79. Through his work on the commission, he was given the opportunity to join the Defense Orientation Conference Association, a group of civic leaders from across the nation which meets annually at a military post to better understand the work of the military. Thompson was a member of the Forest City Masonic Lodge and of Za-Ga-Zig Shrine chapter in Des Moines. He was a member of the Forest City American Legion post and the Leland VFW post and of the Forest City United United Methodist Church. 
He retired in 1984, selling his insurance and real estate business to Joe A. and Jean DeBoest. Later he became office manager for his nephew, Ralph Thompson, in Cincinnati, Ohio. When the nephew sold his business, Thompson retired again. 
Thompson was one of five children of Merle M. and M'Dora Thompson, and was born in Forest City on April 9, 1920. He married Clara Elizabeth Peterson, of Buffalo Center, on Sept. 2, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Thompson died unexpectedly on July 31, 1964. 
Survivors include a son, Robert P. Thompson and his wife, Cynthia, and a granddaughter, Clarissa, all of Forest City. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Clara; two brothers, Clark Thompson and Philip Thompson; and two sisters, Lucille Zebarth and Margaret McGuire. 
Mr. Thompson, whose body was cremated, will be interred in the family plot in Oakland Cemetery in the spring. 

MARIE E. LUBBERT 
RICEVILLE - Marie E. Lubbert, 88, of Riceville, died Tuesday (March 20, 2001) at the Riceville Community Rest Home. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Riceville, with the Rev. Michael Parris officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Riceville. 
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lindstrom Funeral Home, Riceville. 
Lindstrom Funeral Home, (641) 985-2242. 

MARTHA SCHWARZ 
LAKOTA - Martha Schwarz, 86, of Lakota, died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) at United Hospital in Blue Earth, Minn. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Lakota, with the Rev. Willis Nicholson officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Lakota. 
Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Winter Funeral Home, 414 First St. N.W., Buffalo Center. 
Winter Funeral Home, (641) 562-2858. 

EVERETT I. FLEMING 
HAMPTON - Everett I. Fleming, 88, of Hampton, died Tuesday (March 20, 2001) at the Sioux Rapids Care Center in Sioux Rapids. 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton, with the Rev. Wilbert Trusheim officiating. Burial will be in the Morgan Center Cemetery, rural Dows. 
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. 
Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, (641) 456-3232. 

GREGORY J. HINDERMAN 
MASON CITY - Gregory J. Hinderman, 43, of 84 Yorktown Pike, died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) in an automobile accident east of Garner. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City. 
Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924. 

FLORENCE ANN FARRELL 
ST. ANSGAR - Florence Ann Farrell, 87, of St. Ansgar, died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) at the Osage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Osage. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar. 
Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, (641) 736-4920. 

RUTH KEMP 
BRITT - Ruth Kemp, 97, of Britt, died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) at the Westview Care Center in Britt. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ewing Funeral Chapel, Britt. 
Ewing Funeral Chapel, (641) 843-3839. 

JOYCE VAN TASSEL HUNT 
MASON CITY - Joyce Van Tassel Hunt, 74, of Mason City, died Tuesday (March 20, 2001) at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. 
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church, Mason City. 
There will be no visitation. Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials may be directed to the St. John's Episcopal Church kitchen fund or Hospice of North Iowa. 
Major Erickson Funeral Home, (641) 423-0924. 

HERMA GLADYS ROSETH 
AMERICUS, Ga. - Mrs. Herma Gladys (Halverson) Roseth, 82, of Americus, Ga., died Saturday (March 17, 2001) at Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus. 
Graveside services for Mrs. Roseth will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Belmond, with Pastor Lowell Halvorson officiating. 
Visitation was held on Wednesday at the Dugger Ewing Funeral Home in Belmond. 
Mrs. Roseth was born July 24, 1918, a daughter of the late Garfield Theodore Halverson and Millie Wicks Halverson. She was a homemaker. 
Mrs.Roseth was secretary/treasurer at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Plains, Ga., for 20 years. She was a gift shop manager at Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus, and was a charter member of the Hospital Auxiliary. 
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Debbie Roseth of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Douglas and Jayme Roseth of Americus, Ga.; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, James and Bev Roseth, of Plainfield, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Brandon Roseth of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Douglas Roseth of Americus, Ga.; two brothers, Garfield "Gus" Halverson and his wife, Shirley, of Kanawha, and Merlin Halverson and his wife, Marcella, of Kanawha; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Halverson, of Belmond. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Brandon D. Roseth on May 30, 1999; two brothers, Melvin and Ervin Halverson, and a sister-in-law, Esther Halverson. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia Sheriff's Youth Home, P.O. Box 100, Hahria, GA 31632. 
Dugger Ewing Funeral Home, (641) 444-3248. 

JOHN G. 'BUSTER' BACHMAN 
BELMOND - John G. "Buster" Bachman, 86, of Belmond, died Sunday (March 18, 2001) at Belmond Health Care Center in Belmond. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Dugger Ewing Funeral Home in Belmond, with Pastor Curtis DeVance officiating. Burial will take place in Amsterdam Cemetery in Goodell, with military rites conducted by the Belmond Honor Guard. 
John Bachman, the son of John and Anna Hansen Bachman was born in Avery Township near Klemme. He grew up in the Goodell, Klemme, and Meservey areas where, as a young man, he worked for area farmers. He later moved to Des Moines where he worked in defense. 
In 1941, John was united in marriage with Evelyn Bosworth in Des Moines. John entered the U.S. Army in 1942, and served in the European Theater during World War II. Following his discharge in 1946, John made his home in Des Moines. 
He later moved to Kanawha where he was employed as a welder. John later operated Rhodes Cafe in Klemme and another restaurant in Ventura. Following his retirement, John moved to Meservey, eventually moving to Belmond after Evelyn's death. 
John loved fishing, hunting and playing cards, especially cribbage. 
He was a member of the Clear Lake American Legion. 
John is survived by one brother, Elmer, and his wife, Mary Lou, of Meservey; two sisters, Vera Osborn of Reno, Nev., and Madeline Hines of Las Vegas, and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers and one sister. 
Dugger Ewing Funeral Home, (641) 444-3248. 

NETTIE MAE CHAFFIN 
HAMPTON - Nettie Mae Chaffin, 88, of Hampton, died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) at the Hampton Care Center. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton, with the Rev. Wilbert Trusheim officiating. Burial will be in the Hampton Cemetery. 
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home. 
Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, (641) 456-3232. 

GERTRUDE FERN (SMIT) STADTLANDER 
MESERVEY - Gertrude Fern (Smit) Stadtlander (fondly known as Gert), 73, of 93 Minnesota St., went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday (March 19, 2001) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the First Reformed Church, Meservey, with the Rev. Rodney Meester officiating. Burial at the Meservey Cemetery will follow the services. 
Visitation was held on Wednesday at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf-Grarup Funeral Home in Meservey. 
In lieu of flowers, her family asks that memorials be given to Hospice of North Iowa or Opportunity Village in Clear Lake. 
Gert was born Nov. 4, 1927, near Latimer to Dick and Ettie (Janssen) Smit. She attended country schools and then stayed home to help her dad raise her younger brothers and sisters after the illness and death of her young mother. 
Gert was united in marriage with Louis G. Stadtlander of Feb. 20, 1948, at the Zion Reformed Church parsonage in rural Sheffield. They made their home in Meservey. Their lives were richly blessed by six children. 
Gert loved life and especially loved family gatherings. She was a faithful member of the First Reformed Church of Meservey, the RCW, Meservey Legion Auxiliary and other organizations in the community, including the Golden Years Club. She babysat in her home for many years and enjoyed meeting people while working with Shirley at the Chit Chat Cafe. 
Her generous and loving spirit will be missed by her family and a host of friends. They include her six children, Larry (Connie), Thornton, Shirley (Marty) Proctor, Thornton, Rich (Jennifer), Meservey, Beverly, Meservey, Dean (Renae), Clear Lake and Brenda (John) Bracklein, Oklahoma City, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Matthew (Janet) Proctor, Amy Proctor, Joshua Stadtlander, Rebecca Stadtlander, Brittany Bracklein, Chelsea Bracklein, Tyler Stadtlander and Alex Stadtlander; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Proctor and Spencer Proctor; two brothers, Willard (Arlene) Smit, Iowa Falls, and Dennis (Sue) Smit, Hampton; two sisters, Mildred (George) Wenzel, Belmond, and Esther (Al) DeVries, Sheffield; and many nieces and nephews. 
Gert was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Louis G., in 1982; her parents; and her stepmother, Bessie. 
Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf-Grarup Funeral Home, (641) 358-6105. 

GERTRUDE ALBAUGH 
NASHUA - Gertrude Albaugh, 91, of Nashua, died Tuesday morning (March 20, 2001) at Bartels Lutheran Home in Waverly of natural causes. 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery, both in Nashua. 
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Chenoweth & Son Funeral Home in Nashua, with a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. scripture service. There will be additional visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. 
Gertrude Albaugh was born on Oct. 25, 1909, at Garner to Joseph and Eva (Haaf) Schneider. She attended Garner High School. 
She was united in marriage to John Albaugh on Sept. 22, 1928, in Charles City. She was a housewife. 
Gertrude is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Delores and Robert Graham, of Nashua, Donna Randolph, of Gaithersburg, Md., and Jane and Richard Vohsman, of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Albaugh, on Jan. 29, 1996; her parents; a son-in-law, William Randolph; seven brothers; two sisters; and a great-granddaughter, Melanie Ann Graham. 
Chenoweth & Son Funeral Home, (641) 435-4134. 

CONSTANTINE KREGOTIS 
MASON CITY - Constantine "Gus" Kregotis, 73, of 302 Second St. N.E., died Tuesday (March 20, 2001) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. 
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Joseph Mirowski of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be given to Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. 
There are no immediate survivors. 
Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924. 

WILBIRD DEAN WALKER 
GREENE - Wilbird Dean "Billy" Walker, 70, of 205 S. Fourth St., died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) at the Nora Springs Care Center. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday (March 26, 2001) at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Greene. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene. 
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Reid's Funeral Chapel and one hour before services on Monday. 
Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Billy Walker Memorial Fund in care of the family. 
Reid's Funeral Chapel, (641) 823-4457. 

JAMES P. MCHENRY 
FLOYD - James P. McHenry, 85, of 409 Monroe St., Floyd, died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) at home. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St., Charles City. 
Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, (641) 228-4211. 

LORI TWAIT 
FOREST CITY - Lori Twait, 41, of Forest City, died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St. 
Petersen Lund Funeral Home, (641) 585-2685. 

BETTY VANNURDEN 
KLEMME - Betty VanNurden, 77, formerly of Klemme, died Tuesday (March 20, 2001) at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the United Methodist Church in Chatfield, Minn., with the Rev. Dennis Cox-Townsend officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Ell Township Cemetery in Klemme, with the Rev. Curtis DeVance officiating. 
Memorials may be given to the Arthritis Foundation. 
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, Minn., is in charge of the arrangements. 
Riley Funeral Home, (507) 867-4310. 

THELMA YOUNG 
MASON CITY - Thelma Young, of 908 N. Federal Ave., died Tuesday (March 20, 2001) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Bill Poland of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery. 
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Major Erickson Funeral Home and will continue until time of services on Friday. 
Memorials to Hospice of North Iowa in her name. 
Thelma Young was born in Blue Earth, Minn., the daughter of James and Bertha (Morgan) Hood. Her family later moved to Mason City where she attended Mason City schools. 
Thelma enjoyed spending her spare time with her family. During these times they enjoyed many fishing trips and working around the race track. She also enjoyed collecting dolls, spending time in the outdoors and working with flowers. 
She will be dearly missed by two sons, Larry Ellis and his wife, Caren, of Mason City, and Jerry Young and his wife, Roxann, of Clear Lake; five grandchildren, Mark Ellis of Mason City, Michael Ellis and his wife, Jacquie, of Atlanta, Ga., Pam Snyder and special friend, John, of Des Moines, Brenton Young of Clear Lake and Kara Young of Cedar Falls; one great-grandchild, Rosie Snyder, of Des Moines; one sister, Jean Hood, of Mason City; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry; three sisters; and one brother. 
Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924. 

HAROLD OELTJENBRUN 
MASON CITY - Harold Oeltjenbrun, 79, of 1737 Hillcrest Drive, died Tuesday (March 20, 2001) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Kenneth Hatland officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. 
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or Hospice of North Iowa. 
Harold Charles Oeltjenbrun was born April 28, 1921, in Swaledale, the son of Henry and Clara (Olaff) Oeltjenbrun. 
He was united in marriage to Wilma Osland on Nov. 26, 1941, in Albert Lea, Minn. He farmed in Rockwell for many years. During that time he also worked part-time at the American Crystal Sugar Company. He retired from farming in the 1980s. 
After farming he and Wilma wintered in McAllen, Texas, until her death in 1998. 
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Senior Citizens of Mason City. 
In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing with his family, playing cards, and going to dances. He will be remembered as a loving and caring man with a special sense of humor. 
Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Bonnie Anderson and husband, Harold, of Goodell, Sharon Calender and husband, Randy, of Charles City, and Larry Oeltjenbrun and wife, Jean, of Branson West, Mo.; six grandchildren, Dennis Anderson, Michael Calender, Michelle Jackson, Rhonda and Bryan Oeltjenbrun and Andy Bratrud; three great-grandchildren, Austin Jackson, Alan Jackson and Dylan Oeltjenbrun; three sisters, Ethel, Irene and Betty; and one brother, Paul Oeltjenbrun. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wilma; and two brothers, Merl and James. 
Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924.


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