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GORDON M. ALLISON 
MESA, Ariz. - Gordon M. Allison, 80, of 108 N. Greenfield Rd. #2061, Mesa, Ariz. 85205-7822, died Wednesday (April 4, 2001) at the Hospice Center in Mesa. 
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Mesa. The body will be cremated. 
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in Osage. 
Bunker Family Funeral Home in Mesa, Ariz., is in charge of arrangements. 
Bunker Family Funeral Home, (480) 830-4105. 

BLANCHE E. TOLLIVER 
CHARLES CITY - Blanche E. (Mrs. Earl) Tolliver, 89, Eleventh Street Chautauqua Guest Home, and formerly of 1808 Clark St., Charles City, died Tuesday (April 3, 2001) at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City. 
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St., Charles City, with the Rev. Arthur C. Wegner Jr., pastor of Faith Bible Chapel, officiating. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Memory Gardens, south of Charles City. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue 1 hour prior to services on Friday at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home. 
Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, (641) 228-4211. 

IRMGARD BERKHOLTZ 
MASON CITY - Irmgard (Hirv) Berkholtz, 97, of Minneapolis, formerly a resident for 37 years of Mason City, passed away on Sunday (April 1, 2001). 
She is survived by sons, Nicholas and Gordon, and their families. 
The funeral will be held at noon Saturday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Rockford, with interment to follow in Rockford Cemetery. 
Visitation will be held 1/2 hour prior to services at the church. 
Enga-White-Gleason Funeral Chapel in Minneapolis is in charge of arrangements. 
Enga-White-Gleason Funeral Chapel, (612) 827-5838. 

ORVAL ISEBRAND 
MASON CITY - Orval Isebrand, 83, of Mason City, died Wednesday (April 4, 2001) at the Good Shepherd Health Care Center. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City. 
Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924. 

VIRGINIA M. GOODLING 
MASON CITY - Virginia M. Goodling, 86, of Mason City, died Tuesday (April 3, 2001) at the USA Healthcare in Mason City. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City. 
Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924. 

DOROTHA TEGTMEYER 
BRITT - Dorotha "Dottie" Tegtmeyer, 78, of Wesley, died Tuesday (April 3, 2001) at her home near Wesley. 
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Lutheran Church in Britt, with the Rev. Dr. William Breen, interim pastor, officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Britt. 
There will be no visitation. Ewing Funeral Chapel in Britt is in charge of arrangements. 
Ewing Funeral Chapel, (641) 843-3839. 

LYLE DALLMAN 
BRITT - Lyle Dallman, 83, of Britt died Wednesday (April 4, 2001) at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Ewing Funeral Chapel in Britt. 
Ewing Funeral Chapel, (641) 843-3839. 

CLYDE W. SMITH 
CHARLES CITY - Clyde W. Smith, 81, of 3010 230th St., Charles City, died Wednesday (April 4, 2001) at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St., Charles City. 
Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323. 

GOLDIE ZIELSTORF 
CHARLES CITY - Goldie O. (Mrs. Elvin) Zielstorf, 94, Riverside Chautauqua Guest Home and formerly of 205 South Iowa Street, died Wednesday (April 4, 2001) at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St., Charles City. 
Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, (641) 228-4211. 

DONALD PAUL HENSEL
ALEXANDER - Donald Paul Hensel, 78, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001). 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel United Church of Christ with the Rev. Jeff Long officiating. Interment will be in Alexander Cemetery with military rites at graveside. 
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Tenold Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church. 
Donald Paul Hensel, the son of Oscar W. and Marie E. (Arends) Hensel, was born Sept. 15, 1921, at Alexander. 
He attended and graduated from the Alexander High School. He entered the U. S. Army during World War II and served from 1942 until 1946, including a campaign in northern France at Normandy Beach. 
He was united in marriage to Mabryn "Connie" Schaefer at Lake Park on Apri1 21, 1946. They made their home in Oelwein, where Don owned and operated a service station. 
In 1948 they moved to Alexander, where they purchased a grocery store. He and his two brothers started an egg, produce and trucking company. Later he became active in farming, but continued to operate the trucking company. 
Don loved to spend time at the family cabin on Ten Mile Lake, Minn., and enjoyed fishing, boating and spending time there with his family and friends. 
He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Latimer, where he served as deacon and elder. 
Don died suddenly at his home in Alexander on Tuesday, June 5, 2001. 
Those thankful for sharing his life are his sons, Paul Hensel and his wife, Diane, of Alexander, and Mark Hensel and his wife, Marci, of Monticello, Wis,; grandchildren, Andy, Christie, Lindsey and Allison Hensel; and a brother, Carroll Hensel of Stockton, Ill. 
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Connie; and a brother, Ed. 
Tenold Funeral Home, (641) 444-4474 

JACK LEE HARTHAN 
VENTURA - Jack Lee Harthan, 68, 103 W. Ventura St.,Ventura, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. 
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Kermit Roisen officiating. 
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake. Inurnment will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Pleasantview Cemetery, Thornton. 
Memorials may be given to the Jack Harthan Memorial Fund. 
Jack was born Dec. 7, 1932 in Ventura. He was the son of Leland and Evelyn (Miller) Harthan. He attended Ventura schools and graduated from Thornton High School in 1951. After graduation, Jack helped his parents farm until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1953. He served in E Company12th Infantry Regiment, and was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) and National Defense Service Medal. 
Jack married Lorene Nicolet on June 27, 1953, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Thornton. After leaving the service, Jack and Lorene farmed several years north of Swaledale. In February 1964 they moved to Clear Lake and he worked for the Farmers Co-op in Mason City. Jack worked for Land O' Lakes as a truck driver from 1969 to 1992, when he retired. 
Jack was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, where he was very active in his early years. He loved to travel and go to Texas, loved to read and use the computer, enjoyed all the time he could spend with his family, and he enjoyed spending time with his D.O.M. buddies at McDonalds. 
Jack is survived by four sons, Tim Harthan and his wife, Cindy, Emmetsburg, Mark Harthan and his wife, Karen, Clear Lake, Matt Harthan and his wife, Deb, Ventura, and Paul Harthan and his wife, Jeanette, Garner; seven grandsons Aaron and Jesse Harthan, Emmetsburg, Ben and Jacob Harthan, Clear Lake, Brandon Harthan, Ventura, and John and Luke Harthan, Garner; two sisters Joan Collins and her husband, Duane, Clear Lake and Janice Harthan-Kerdus and her husband, Bob, Clear Lake; one brother Jerry Harthan and his wife, Carmella, Clear Lake; a special friend, Joan Strong, Goodrich, Texas, and many nieces, nephews and friends. 
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lorene, and one infant son, David. 
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel of Clear Lake (641) 357-2193 

IVEN RICHARD (RICH) NORSTRUD, JR. 
BRITT - Richard Norstrud, 58, of 165 Center St. E., Britt, passed away from cancer, at home surrounded by his family, Tuesday (June 5, 2001.) 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 18508 Highway 9, Forest City, with the Rev. Bill Robertson and the Rev. Pastor Greg Wirtjes officiating. 
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (June 8, 2001) at the Ewing Funeral Home, 178 Center St. W., Britt. 
Richard was born July 18, 1942, in Little Rock, Ark., the son of Iven and Florence (Krambeer) Norstrud. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith Sept. 13, 1942. 
Richard was a member of the Boy Scouts and earned his Eagle Scout badge. He graduated from Britt High School in 1960. After graduation he was employed by Britt Tech Corporation for eight years. He graduated from Iowa State University in Ames with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1971. He was then employed by the Engineering Department of Northwestern Telephone Labs in Chicago, Ill. In 1972 Richard returned to Britt where he has managed his father's business, NORCO Manufacturing Inc. 
Richard was united in marriage to Karen (Beane) on Dec. 12, 1975, and adopted her three children. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Forest City. 
Richard was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed his church, training and showing Velvet, his Labrador retriever, camping, and fishing. 
Richard is survived by his wife, Karen, of Britt; daughters Tamara and husband, Randy Oettchen, and their children, Emily and Brandon of Gladbrook, Debra and husband, David Eickholt, and their children, Adam and Richard of Maxwell, Laura and husband, Thomas Minehart, of Albert Lea, Minn. and their four children, Jesse and his wife, Serena, and their son, Carter, of Nevada, Joshua of Glenville, Minn., Danielle and Nicole of Albert Lea, Minn.; Cheryl Olson and her sons, Casey and Justin of Corwith, and Davin Norstrud, and his children, Hailey and Shawn, of Britt. Richard is also survived by his parents, Iven and Florence Norstrud of Britt; a sister, Pernola Jean Hochhaus, of Grapevine, Texas; and a brother, Terry Norstrud, of Fernandina Beach, Fla. 
Richard was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Alice (Farmer) Krambeer and Olai and Stella (Larsen) Norstrud, and his son-in-law, Ron Olson. 
Ewing Funeral Chapel of Britt, (641) 843-3938. 

FLORENCE MARIE (MASON) VELDHOUSE 
GOODELL - Florence Marie (Mason) Veldhouse, 86, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at Belmond Health Care Center. 
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Goodell, with the Rev. Curtis DeVance officiating. Interment will be in Amsterdam Cemetery, Goodell. 
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Tenold Funeral Home, Belmond, and will continue one hour prior to the services at the church Friday. 
Florence Marie (Mason) Veldhouse, the daughter of Walt and Madge (Robbins) Mason was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Hancock County, Goodell. 
She attended and graduated from the Goodell High School and taught school in rural Twin Lakes Township. 
Florence was united in marriage to Paul Veldhouse in May of 1936, and they celebrated 65 years of marriage on the day her husband died, May 28, 2001. Paul and Florence built a new home in Goodell in 1947 and continued to live there until they entered the Belmond Health Care Center. They also built a cabin in Clear Lake, where they lived for a time. 
They loved to travel and pull their camper trailer and what was very important was spending time with her daughter and granddaughters. 
She was a member of the Goodell United Methodist Church where she played the piano for many years and was a member of the Ladies Aid. 
Florence had a diary she kept every day and baking a banana cream pie was her specialty. 
Those thankful for sharing her life are her son-in-law, Bob Stille of Britt; granddaughters, Laurie S. Anderson and her husband, Doug, of Nevada, Linda S. Skogerboe of Goodell and her fiancé, Craig Meints, Lisa S. Barillas and her husband, Chris, of Clear Lake; and great-grandchildren, Brittany and Aaron Anderson, Anna and Amy Skogerboe, Nicholas and Rachel Barillas. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul, on May 28, 2001; daughter, Virginia Stille; brother, Francis; and a sister, Louise. 

BETTE HELEN TEALL 
OSAGE - Bette Helen Teall, 78, passed away Sunday (June 3, 2001) from heart failure, in Vencor Hospital, Ontario, Calif. 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Champion-Burcheit Funeral Home, 702 State St., Osage, with the Rev. Roy Ott officiating. Interment will be in St. Ansgar Cemetery. 
Visitation will be held from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
A scholarship has been established in Bette Teall's name at the University of Iowa. Memorials may be sent to the University of Iowa Foundation at P. O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244. 
Bette was born in Northwood, the daughter of Thomas and Ida (Beyer) Teall. She attended high school in Northwood and graduated from the University of Iowa. 
She taught in Iowa and Florida before moving to California. She was employed by the San Bernadino City Unified School District as a teacher and counselor for 32 years. 
Bette was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in San Bernadino, the University of Iowa Alumni Association, the California Retired Teachers' Association and the San Bernadino-Riverside County Counselors' Association. She was very active in environmental and animal issues and was a member of several related organizations. 
Bette is survived by a sister, Mary Goad of Cloquet, Minn.; nieces, Martha Briggs Curcio of Sugar Grove, Ill, Mary McWilliams of Cedar Rapids, Vicki Olson of Indianola, Spring Rosen of Sanibel Island, Fla., and Leslie Hill of Ocala, Fla.; a nephew, Paul McWilliams of Loveland, Colo.; a brother-in-law, Harold McWilliams of Osage; and many loving friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Teall; and a sister, Helen McWilliams. 
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, (641) 732-3706 

ALPHA GRACE RITTER 
MASON CITY - Alpha Grace Ritter, 91, Clear Lake, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Jana Swenson officiating. 
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 North Fourth St., Clear Lake. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Brush Pointe Cemetery, Fertile, with the Rev. Kermit Roisen of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. 
Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church, Fertile Lutheran Church, or Hospice of North Iowa. 
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 641-423-2372. 

FLORENCE (MRS. EMIL) SHILENY 
CHARLES CITY - Florence (Mrs. Emil) Shileny, 86, a former resident of 612 Seventh Ave., died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at the Eleventh Street Chautauqua Guest Home, Charles City. 
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Charles City, with Monsignor Stanley J. Hayek as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Charles City. 
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City. St. Francis Circle will recite the rosary at 3:30 p.m. and the vigil Scriptural wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service time Saturday. 
Florence Elizabeth Sabelka Shileny was born Dec. 17, 1914, at her parent's home northwest of Lawler, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Adank) Sabelka. She received her formal education in the rural school near her home. On June 23, 1936, she and Emil W. Shileny were married at Riley Ridge Catholic Church northwest of Lawler. 
Florence was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Francis Circle and the Charles City Senior Citizens. She enjoyed having breakfast at McDonald's or Hardees with family and friends. 
Living family members include two daughters and their husbands, Rose and her husband, Mark Frein, of Charles City, and Madonna and her husband, Rollin Whitehurst, of Mason City; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Her parents, husband in 1986, a brother and two sisters preceded her in death. 
Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323 

MRS. KENNETH (ELIZA) HORN 
CHARLES CITY - Mrs. Kenneth (Eliza) Horn, 90, formerly of Charles City, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at the Apple Valley Health Care Center in Apple Valley. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Charles City with the Rev. Todd Yeaton officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Charles City. 
Friends may call at Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St., Charles City, from 3 to 9 p.m. today. Visitation continues from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services at the church. 
Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Charles City. 
Hauser Funeral Home Inc. (641) 228-2323. 

KATHRYN P. MULLAN 
MASON CITY - Kathryn P. Mullan, 91, of Mason City, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at the I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. NE, Mason City, (641) 423-2372 

LILA FERNE CARPENTER 
WEBSTER CITY - Lila Ferne Carpenter, 97, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Hamilton County Hospital, Webster City. 
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Willim Funeral Home in Clarion with Pastor Tim Platt of the Church of Christ officiating and Gary Brandt singing "How Great Thou Art" and "Morning Has Broken." Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. 
Lila Ferne Carpenter was born Oct. 13, 1903, the daughter of Brutus Tudor and Anna Mae (Montgomery) Tudor, at New Canton, Ill. Lila lived most of her life in Wright County, Iowa. 
On Dec. 20, 1958, she married Joseph Howard Carpenter in Webster City. Two children were born to this union. Howard and Lila farmed in Wright County until Howard's death in 1958. 
Lila was an active member of the Church of Christ in Webster City and Clarion, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Plantaganet Society, the Hugenot Society, the Webster City Women's Club and the League of Women Voters. She moved to Webster City in 1970. 
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Hill and her husband, Lowell, of Urbana, Ill., a daughter, Bonnie Cook of Rowan; a sister, Anna Mae Hansen of Manchester; a brother, Woodrow Tudor of Arlington, Texas; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
Lila was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and one sister. 
Willim Funeral Home, (641) 579-6278 

BETTY PENNING 
ST. BENEDICT - Betty Penning, 69, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at her home in St. Benedict. 
Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Wesley. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Wesley. 
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Wesley. 
Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, (515) 679-4453. 

MILTON P. MARTIN 
PLYMOUTH -Milton P. Martin, 75, of rural Plymouth, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, Mason City. 
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 670 12th St. N.E., Mason City, with Pastor James Grabitske officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. 
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, and also one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. 
Memorials may be directed to the Milton P. Martin Memorial Fund. 
Milton was born Jan. 9, 1926, in Winside, Neb., the son of Alfred F. and Clara (Reeg) Martin. The Martin family moved to Mason City in 1936 and to rural Plymouth in 1937. Milton farmed the land near Plymouth for many years. 
He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Church Council, Plymouth Elevator Board and the Central Livestock Association. 
Milton is survived by one sister, Lorraine Dirksen and her husband, Walter, of Mason City; one brother, Pastor LeRoy A. Martin and his wife, Sharon, of Port Charlotte, Fla., 10 nieces and nephews, Merle Martin, Craig Martin, Linda Culek, Philip Dirksen, Paul Dirksen, Joel Dirksen, John Dirksen, Peter Martin, Andrew Martin and Racheal Bates; 22 Great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-nieces and nephews. 
Milton was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother and a brother, Gilbert. 
Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924 

FREDERICK W. EASLEY JR. 
MASON CITY - Frederick W. Easley Jr., 83, of Mason City died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. 
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, with the Rev. Mike Ronan of Temple Baptist Church officiating. There will be no visitation. 
Memorials may be directed to the Fred W. Easley Memorial fund. 
Major Erickson Funeral Home, (641) 423-0924. 

GERTRUDE HEIMER 
STACYVILLE - Gertrude Heimer, 66, of Stacyville, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines. 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Visitation Catholic Church, Stacyville, with the Rev. Joseph Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Visitation Cemetery, Stacyville. 
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the church with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. 
Gertrude was born on Aug. 26, 1934, in Taopi, Minn., to John and Rose (Wettstein) King. She married LaVerne Heimer on Sept. 20, 1955, in Adams, Minn. She lived most of her married life in Stacyville. Her greatest joy was visiting with family and friends. 
Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 
She is survived by one daughter, Deb Lange, and her husband, Dan, of St. Charles, Minn.; two sons, Doug, and his wife, Jeanie, of Rock Falls, and Dave and his wife, Michele, of St. Ansgar; eight grandchildren, Jake, Justin and Cole Heimer, Travis, Brittney and Shane Lange and Jordan and Derrick Heimer; five sisters, Mary Ann Heimer of Adams, Minn., Evy Bimberg of St. Louis Park, Minn., Bernice Horn of Coon Rapids, Minn., Bernette Willenbring of Anoka, Minn., and Diane Christie of Rochester, Minn.; three brothers, Ernie King of Austin, Minn., Bud King of Clear Lake and Bill King of Rochester, Minn.; and Robin Bowers, who was her special friend and caregiver. 
Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home of St. Ansgar is in charge of arrangements, (641) 713-4920. 

LOWELL D. 'PETE' PETERSEN 
DURANT, Okla.- Lowell D. "Pete" Petersen, 68, formerly of Mason City and the Fort Dodge area, passed away Sunday (June 3, 2001) at his home in Durant. 
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Amsterdam Cemetery in Goodell, with graveside military rites conducted by the Belmond Honor Guard. 
Lowell, the son of Clarence and Inez Oleson Petersen, was born on Feb. 21, 1933, in Hollandale, Minn. He went to grade school in Hollandale and LeRoy, Minn. After moving to Iowa, he attended and graduated from CAL-Latimer High School. 
Lowell served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Europe where he worked as a cook. 
After the war he returned to Mason City where he worked in construction as a union carpenter. 
Lowell was united in marriage to Thelma Alm in 1974 in Colorado. The couple later moved to Oklahoma in the 1980s. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and collecting coins. 
Lowell is survived by his four sisters, Darlene Huebner of Anthony, Fla., Lucille Lauden and her husband, Ole, of Thornton, Janet Roderick of Fort Dodge, and Carole Molencamp and her husband, Ron, of Des Moines; and 18 nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Thelma in 1997; and one brother. 
Dugger Ewing Funeral Home, (641) 444-3248 

BRUCE K. HANNA 
WODEN -Bruce K. Hanna, 67, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Woden with the Rev. Arlen Lloyd officiating. Interment will be at Grant Township Cemetery with a flag presentation by the Woden Veterans Ceremonial Unit. 
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Cataldo Funeral Home, Woden, and will resume one hour prior to services at the church Friday. 
Bruce Kay Hanna, the son of Gilman and Anna (Schauf) Hanna, was born Jan. 23, 1934, on a farm east of Woden. He was baptized and confirmed at Grant Lutheran Church. He attended country school and Woden High School, graduating in 1951. 
On April 14, 1955, he married Doryce E. Sorenson at the United Methodist Church in Crystal Lake. They lived in Laytonville, Md., where Bruce served his country in the Army at a Nike Missile Site outside of Washington, D.C. 
In 1957 they returned to the Woden area where they farmed and raised their family. Bruce and Doryce moved from the farm to their home in Woden in 1991. 
Bruce enjoyed his family, farming, traveling, woodworking, fishing and his winters in Mission, Texas, with friends. 
He was a lifetime member of Grant Lutheran Church where he served on the church board. He also served on the Crystal Lake Creamery Board, Woden Elevator Board and was a member of the Woden American Legion. 
He is survived by his wife, Doryce, of Woden; three daughters, Lori Hanna, of Seattle, Wash., Tammy Johnson and her husband, Scott, and their two sons, Ryan and Justin, of Britt, and Lisa Swingen and her husband, Doug, and their two children, Megan and Matthew, of Woden; one sister, Betty Buns and her husband, Kenneth, of Woden; a brother-in-law, Clarence Watson, of Britt; and many nieces and nephews. 
Bruce was preceded in death by his daughter, Tresa, May 1, 1964; his parents; and a sister, Marjorie Watson. 
Cataldo Funeral Home, (641) 923-2841 

LAVERN E. PALS 
STANHOPE - Lavern E. Pals, 74, formerly of Belmond, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Stratford Care Center, Stratford. 
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Reformed Church, Belmond, with the Rev. Herman Gruis officiating. 
Neptune Cremation Society, Ankeny, is in charge of arrangements (515) 2455-4500. 

LUELLA M. DOLTER 
MASON CITY - Luella M. Dolter, 88, of 511 N. Jackson, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. 
Funeral arrangements are pending at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, (641) 423-0924.


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