Our Obituaries

Dale Groesbeck

April 13, 2010

Dale Groesbeck, 83, of Charles City, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. The Reverend Carl Ries will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Charles City. Military Honors will be conducted by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Francis Dale Groesbeck was born July 7, 1926, at Charles City, the son of Spencer and Dorothy (Wolf)...
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Shirley M. Hesse

January 17, 1941 - April 7, 2010

Shirley M. Hesse, 69, of Osage, died Wednesday morning, April 7, 2010, at her home in Osage. Pastor Tim Robbins will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City. Shirley May Harper was born January 17, 1941, at Davenport, the daughter of Frank T. and Marguerite (Hoskins) Harper. In 1960, she was united in marriage to Marvin Hesse at the Baptist Church in Marble...
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Ardith V. Ochs

April 16, 1917 - March 28, 2010

Ardith V. Ochs, 92, of Charles City, died Sunday evening, March 28, 2010, at Cedar Health in Charles City. The Reverend Carl Ries will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Charles City. Ardith Veronica Hagarty was born April 16, 1917, in Butler County, the daughter of Anthony and Edna (Addison) Hagarty. She graduated from the Floyd High School and later moved to Charles...
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Dian M. Koenigsfeld

April 18, 1949 - March 26, 2010

Dian M. Koenigsfeld, 60, of Marble Rock died Friday, March 26, 2010, at the Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, surrounded by her family. Monsignor Walter Brunkan and Reverend Jim Koenigsfeld will concelebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Roseville. Dian Marlene (Boelsen) Koenigsfeld was born on April 18, 1949 at the Charles City Hospital. She graduated from Charles...
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Harlan D. Perrin

July 17, 1938 - March 23, 2010

Harlan D. Perrin, 71, of Charles City, died Tuesday morning, March 23, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. There will be no memorial services. Inurnment will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Charles City. Harlan David Perrin was born July 17, 1938, in Osage, the son of Gilbert and Almira (Sewright) Perrin. He graduated from the Charles City High School in 1956. ...
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Dale V. Holm

March 22, 2010

Dale V. Holm, 60, of Osage, formerly of Charles City, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at his home of natural causes. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag will officiate. Inurnment will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens at a later date. There will be a flag presentation by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Dale Victor Holm was born March 5, 1950, at Osage, the son of Victor and Lorraine (Zimmerman) Holm. He...
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Dolores Gray

August 2, 1922 - March 19, 2010

Dolores Gray, 87, of Charles City, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Reverend Carl Ries will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Charles City. Dolores Swehla Gray was born August 2, 1922, in Chickasaw County, the daughter of Charles and Nora (Hugeback) Swehla. She graduated from North Washington. On April 5, 1945, she...
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Doris Harriet Sharp

May 6, 1918 - March 19, 2010

Doris Sharp, 91, of Charles City, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Pastor Dennis Bachman of the First Wesleyan Church will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery at Marble Rock. Doris Harriet Anderson Sharp was born May 6, 1918, in Rush City, Minn., the daughter of Harry and Aleda (Lund) Anderson. She graduated from South High...
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Pamela J. Swan-Gitsch

April 6, 1947 - March 13, 2010

Pamela J. Swan-Gitsch, 62, of Charles City, died Saturday afternoon, March 13, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. There will be no services. Pamela Joyce Swan was born April 6, 1947, the daughter of Harlan and Barbara (Markwick) Swan. She graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 1992. After college Pamela was a LPN Nurse for many years. Her interests included...
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Vonda Obermier

March 30, 1945 - March 12, 2010

Vonda Obermier, 64, of Charles City, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at her home. Per Vonda's request there will be no funeral services.
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Ann M. Hume

November 18, 1927 - March 12, 2010

Ann M. Hume, 82, of Charles City, died Friday morning, March 12, 2010, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Pastor David Werges will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until service time at the church on Wednesday. Ann Mae Mackamul was born November 18, 1927, in Colwell, the...
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William F. Cahal

June 29, 1928 - March 11, 2010

William F. Cahal, 81, of Plainfield, died March 11, 2010, at the Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Pastor Gary Van Wert of the Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City. William Frederick Cahal was born June 29, 1928, in Floyd County, the son of William and Clara (Farley) Cahal. He attended Floyd County Country Schools. He...
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Maxine Pattschull

March 4, 2010

Maxine Pattschull, 83, of Charles City, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag of the Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Maxine Ivadelle Freiberg Pattschull was born February 10, 1927, at Charles City, the daughter of Carl and Sylvia (Erion) Freiberg. She was raised by her...
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Dale A. Nehls

March 3, 2010

Dale Nehls, 40, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Charles City, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at his home. Pastor Debra Lincoln of Jordan River and Colwell United Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and an hour prior to the service on Saturday. Dale Arthur Nehls was born August 7,...
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Raymond M. Koehler

September 14, 1916 - February 27, 2010

Raymond Milton Koehler, 93, of Rockford, died Saturday, February 27, 2010, at his home. Private family funeral services for Ray Koehler were held Monday, March 1, 2010. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Ray Koehler was born September 14, 1916, in Ulster Township, the son of Wesley and Ida (Ziebell) Koehler. He graduated from the Rockford High School. On June 12, 1942, he was...
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Jamie L. Fox

February 27, 2010

Jamie L. Fox, 33, of Greene, died February 27, 2010, in an accident. Pastor David Werges and Pastor Dennis Niezwaag will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Jamie Lee Barr was born January 20, 1977, at Charles City, the daughter of Steven and Diane (Sabin) Barr. She graduated from Charles City High School. On March 30, 1996, she was united in marriage to Chet Fox at Saint John...
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Amanda C. Gray

April 25, 1908 - February 24, 2010

Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Amanda Gray, 101, of Charles City, who died Wednesday, February 24, 2009, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.
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Frances M. Hundt

July 23, 1922 - February 24, 2010

Frances M. Hundt, 87, of Charles City, died Wednesday evening, February 24, 2010, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Pastor Debra Lincoln of the Jordan River and Colwell U.C.C. will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City. Frances Marie Hoblit was born July 23, 1922, at Nora Springs, the daughter of Harvey and Leola (Tatum) Hoblit. She...
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Ronald E. Wulff

May 26, 1932 - February 19, 2010

Ronald E. Wulff, 77, of Charles City, died Friday, February 19, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Ronald Eugene Wulff was born May 26, 1932, at Charles City, the son of Lawrence and Elsie (Melcher) Wulff. He graduated from the Charles City High School in 1950. Ronald proudly served in the United States Marines during the Korean Conflict at which time he was stationed in...
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Elsie Mary Conway

February 23, 1919 - February 19, 2010

Elsie Conway, 90, of Charles City, died Friday, February 19, 2010, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and an hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Elsie Mary Bill Conway was born February 23, 1919, at Roanoke, Ill., the daughter of Fred and Rosa (Davis) Bill. She was one year old when her parents moved to...
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Gloria Ann Stevenson

September 8, 1937 - February 18, 2010

Gloria A. Stevenson, 72, of Charles City, died Thursday, February 18, 2010, at Cedar Health in Charles City. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery rural Grafton. Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday and an hour prior to the services on Monday. Gloria Ann Bublitz Stevenson was born September 8, 1937, at Osage, the...
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Evelyn Marie Houdek

June 10, 1937 - February 17, 2010

Evelyn Houdek, 72, of Charles City, died Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Evelyn Marie Logan Houdek was born June 10, 1937, at Oakwood, the daughter of James and Frances (Roetheler) Logan. She received her education at the Immaculate Conception School in Charles City. On January 5, 1963, she was united in marriage to Virgil Houdek. They lived...
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Fred H. Cummins

September 15, 1911 - February 14, 2010

Fred H. Cummins, 98, of Charles City, died Sunday morning, February 14, 2010 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City of natural causes. Inurnment and memorial services will be held at a later date in the Union (Iowa) Cemetery and the Honey Creek/ New Providence Church. He was born George Kenneth Gibson September 15th, 1911, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the third child of Esther...
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Charles Applegate

July 21, 1934 - February 13, 2010

Charles (Chuck) Applegate, 75, of Charles City, died Saturday morning, February 13, 2010, at the Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Private family memorial services were held Sunday. Charles Donald Applegate was born July 21, 1934 at Ft. Crook, Nebr, the son of Charles and Mary (Fisher) Applegate. He attended Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebr. Charles served in the United States Air Force...
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Viola A. Zimmer

August 7, 1919 - February 13, 2010

Viola A. Zimmer, 90, of Charles City, died Saturday evening, February 13, 2010, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag and Pastor David Werges will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Viola Amanda Ida Krumm was born August 7, 1919, at Elma, the daughter of John J. and Emma (Thies) Krumm. She graduated from the Elma High...
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Catherine P. Carr

February 25, 1929 - February 12, 2010

Catherine "Phyllis" Carr, 81, of Charles City, died Friday afternoon, February 12, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Memorial services for Catherine Carr will be held at a later date. Catherine Phyllis Vestal was born February 25, 1929, at Marble Rock, the daughter of Evander and Lucille (Freeman) Vestal. She graduated from the Marble Rock High School. Catherine was...
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Mary E. Idler

February 8, 2010

Mary E. Idler, 87, of Mt. Vernon, Ind. and formerly of Ionia, died February 8, 2010, at the Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon, Ind. Pastor David Werges will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Mary Eleanor Cagley was born March 27, 1922, in Deerfield Township, the daughter of Earl S. and Bertha (Miller) Cagley. She attended Chickasaw County...
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Beverly E. Hibner

October 10, 1929 - February 6, 2010

Beverly E. Hibner, 80, of Charles City, died Saturday, February 6, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City after a courageous struggle with cancer. Beverly Elaine Loomis Hibner was born October 10, 1929, at Osage, the daughter of Lee and Helen (Pint) Loomis. She graduated from the Floyd High School. On March 7, 1948, she was united in marriage to Charles Hibner at the Little...
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Marian Elaine Wood

February 8, 1915 - February 3, 2010

Marian Wood, 94, of Marble Rock, died Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at Port Charles Assisted Living in Charles City. Marian Elaine Marsh Belknap Wood was born February 8, 1915, in Greene, the daughter of Ira and Linda (Fischer) Marsh. She attended country school, graduating in 1933 from Greene High School. On August 12, 1937, Marian was united in marriage to Marion Belknap at Austin, Minn. ...
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Oliver W. Hughes

January 6, 1917 - January 27, 2010

Oliver W. Hughes, 93, of Charles City, died Wednesday evening, January 27, 2010, at Cedar Health in Charles City. Pastor Phil Corr of the First Congregational Church will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Oliver Winfield Hughes was born January 6, 1917, in Hudson Township, Wis., the son of Almon J. and Ruby (Benoy) Hughes. He graduated from the Roberts High School in Roberts, Wis...
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William Cole

September 8, 1918 - January 26, 2010

William "Bill" Cole, 91, of Charles City, died Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City after a long illness. The Reverend Carl Ries will celebrate the Mass. There will be a flag presentation and taps by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Frances De Sales Catholic Cemetery in Ossian. Monsignor Cletus J. Hawes...
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Robert L. Hume

February 2, 1926 - January 26, 2010

Robert L. "Roy" Hume, 83, of Charles City, died Tuesday morning, January 26, 2010, at the 9th St. Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Robert Leroy Hume was born February 2, 1926, at Charles City, the son of Robert A. and Gladys Irene (Waters) Hume, the fourth of eleven children. He received his education at McIntire and later received his GED. Roy proudly served in the United States Navy...
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Evelyn B. Schrage

December 29, 1943 - January 25, 2010

Evelyn B. Schrage, 66, of Charles City, died Monday, January 25, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Pastor Patricia Shaw will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford. Evelyn Beryl Gerber was born December 29, 1943, at Austin, Minn., the daughter of Evert and Christine Beryl (Thompson) Gerber. She graduated from the Rockford High School and the La'...
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Geraldine Popham

January 23, 2010

Geraldine Popham, 86, of Lodi, Calif., formerly of Rockford, died Saturday, January 23, 2010, in Lodi. Graveside services for Geraldine Popham will be held 11a.m. Monday at the Riverside Cemetery in Rockford. Chaplain Sam Mack will officiate.
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Hayden Dale Stowe

January 10, 2010 - January 17, 2010

Hayden Dale Stowe, 7 day old son of Sean and Kristen (Eaves) Stowe of Charles City, died on Sunday morning, January 17, 2010, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Private graveside services for Hayden Dale Stowe will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag of the Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Hayden Dale Stowe was born January 10, 2010, at...
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Wendell L. Hobert

May 15, 1920 - January 14, 2010

Wendell L. Hobert, 89, of Charles City, died Thursday, January 14, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Pastor Ruth Yeaton of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City. There will be a flag presentation and taps by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Wendell Lester Hobert was born May 15, 1920, at Charles City,...
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Kenneth P. Steimel

September 10, 1931 - January 11, 2010

Dr. Kenneth P. Steimel, 78, of Charles City, died Monday evening, January 11, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Monsignor Walter Brunkan, Monsignor Stanley Hayek and Father Carl Ries will concelebrate the Mass. There will be a flag presentation and taps by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Eagle...
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Mattie Kelly

April 11, 1925 - January 10, 2010

Mattie Kelly, 84, of Charles City, died Sunday, January 10, 2010, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Memorial services for Mattie Kelly will be held at a later date. Mattie Mae Burgess Kelly was born April 11, 1925, at Kingstree, S.C., the daughter of William and Sarah (Oliver) Burgess. She received her education at Kingstree. Mattie married Carl Kelly in 1952. She...
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Lucille E. Clapp

April 17, 1919 - January 10, 2010

Lucille Clapp, 90, of Charles City, died Sunday, January 10, 2010, at Cedar Health in Charles City. Lucille Edna Beckwith Clapp was born April 17, 1919, at Charles City, the daughter of Glen and Mary (Tynan) Beckwith. She received her education at the Immaculate Conception School. On November 27, 1934 she was united in marriage to Stanley Clapp. Over the years she was a housekeeper in various...
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Lawrence O. Lomison

August 1, 1918 - January 8, 2010

Lawrence "Bud" Lomison, 91, of Charles City, died Friday, January 8, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Lawrence Oliver Lomison was born August 1, 1918, at Waterloo, the son of Homer and Edith (Gumble) Lomison. He graduated in 1936 from East High in Waterloo. Bud worked at Rath Packing before serving in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater. ...
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Laura Jean Boggess

May 22, 1939 - January 7, 2010

Laura Boggess, 70, of Charles City, died Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Laura Jean Timmons Boggess was born May 22, 1939, in Floyd County, the daughter of Jesse and Bernice (Jones) Timmons. She attended Charles City High School and later received her GED. On June 16, 1956, she was united in marriage to Earl Boggess. Laura accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior...
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Gene Parks

January 6, 2010

Eugene "Gene" Parks, 74, of Charles City, died Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at his residence. Eugene Parks was born March 16, 1935, at Alexander, the son of Wesley and Marjorie (Cross) Parks. He attended school at Hampton and graduated from Hamilton Business College. Gene served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. On March 1, 1957, he was united in marriage to Marlys Howell...
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Kenneth Dean Dugan

November 27, 1948 - January 4, 2010

Kenneth Dugan, 61, of Charles City, died Monday, January 4, 2010, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Kenneth Dean Dugan was born November 27, 1948, in Floyd County, the son of Ray and Dorothy (Schmidtke) Dugan. In infancy Kenneth contracted an illness that left him permanently and profoundly disabled. Over the years he was cared for by his loving family and then at care...
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Kerrie L. Wyborny

April 20, 1965 - December 28, 2009

Kerrie L. Wyborny, 44, of Rudd, passed away Monday, December 28, 2009, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, surrounded by her loving family. Monsignor Walter Brunkan will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, rural Rudd. Kerrie Lynne Lawrenz was born April 20, 1965, at Britt, the daughter of James and Sandra (Korinke) Lawrenz. She graduated from the Rudd...
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Sara Koehler

December 27, 2009

Sara Jane (Ott) Koehler, 43, of Eden Prairie, Minn., formerly of Charles City, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2009, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn. after battling cancer for the last year and a half. Sara Jane (Ott) Koehler was born June 11, 1966, in Charles City, the daughter of Roger and Ann (Kepple) Ott. She graduated from Charles City High School in 1984 and had a BA in...
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Norma Jean Hutchison

March 25, 1957 - December 22, 2009

Norma Hutchison, 52, of Charles City, formerly of St. Smith, Ark., died Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at her home. Norma Jean Martin Hutchison was born March 25, 1957, at Charles City, the daughter of Dean and Elsie (Allen) Martin. She graduated from Charles City High School. In 1975 she was united in marriage to John Hutchison. They later divorced. Over the years she worked at HyVee and...
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Bernadine Baldwin

June 24, 1924 - December 19, 2009

Bernadine "Bernie" Baldwin, 85, of Charles City, died Saturday, December 19, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. The Reverend Carl Ries will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Charles City. Bernadine June Bonsall was born June 24, 1924, in Mitchell County, the daughter of Roy and Pearl (Clingman) Bonsall. She graduated from the Charles City High...
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Jean Mayfield

December 13, 2009

Carol "Jean" Mayfield, 74, of Charles City, died Sunday, December 13, 2009, at her residence. Carol Dollman Mayfield was born December 10, 1935, at Platte, S.D., the daughter of Roy and Blanche (Ferris) Dollman. She graduated in 1953 from Platte High School and then from LaJames Beauty School. On September 27, 1954, she married Willis Sterk. They later divorced. Jean then married John...
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Roger L. Vote

January 3, 1945 - December 12, 2009

Roger Vote, 64, of Charles City, died Saturday, December 12, 2009, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo following complications from surgery. Roger Lee Vote was born January 3, 1945, at Fort Dodge, the son of Clarence and Evelyn (Erickson) Vote. He graduated from the Riceville High School in 1963. On November 25, 1967 he was united in marriage to Mary Mans at Goodhue, Minn. He worked many...
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Herbert W. Schinnow

September 22, 1917 - December 12, 2009

Herbert W. Schinnow, 92, of Charles City, died on Saturday, December 12, 2009, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Herb donated his body to the Mayo Foundation. Herbert William Schinnow was born on September 22, 1917, in Mason City, the son of Amil and Bertha (Rehwinkel) Schinnow. He graduated from Mason City High School in 1935. On September 11, 1937, Herb married...
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Ruby Evelyn Jaeger

October 15, 1924 - December 11, 2009

Ruby Jaeger, 85, of Charles City, died Friday, December 11, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Ruby Evelyn Jaeger was born October 15, 1924, in Floyd County, the daughter of Harry and Clara Bell (Armstrong) Sonne. She graduated from the Colwell School and worked for several years at Woolworth's in Charles City. On December 9, 1945, she was united in marriage to Claire...
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James Nixt

December 8, 2009

James Nixt, 57, of Greene, died Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. James Louis Nixt was born November 18, 1952, at Charles City, the son of Paul and Mary Lou (Scofield) Nixt. He graduated from Greene Community High School in 1971 and attended North Iowa Community College in Mason City. In 1977 he married Angela Nauman. They later divorced. James farmed for...
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Betty A. Larson

July 26, 1929 - December 5, 2009

Betty A. Larson, 80, of Charles City, died Saturday afternoon, December 5, 2009, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Due to the inclement weather the memorial Mass for Betty Larson will be rescheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City. Reverend Phillip Schmitt and Monsignor Stanley Hayek will concelebrate the Mass. Private...
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Elaine G. Federhart

May 9, 1916 - December 5, 2009

Elaine Federhart, 93, of Charles City, died Saturday, December 5, 2009, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Elaine G. Bennett Federhart was born May 9, 1916, at Sioux City, the daughter of Miles and Edna (Sterling) Bennett. She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City in 1934. On May 15, 1938 Elaine was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart Hugo...
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Merlin H. Bonwell

May 27, 1922 - November 26, 2009

Merlin "Mick" Bonwell, 87, of Charles City, died Thursday, November 26, 2009, at his home. Pastor David Werges of Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens. Military honors will be conducted by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Merlin Howard Bonwell was born May 27, 1922, at Nashua, the son of Charles and Pearl (Jones) Bonwell. He...
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Charles L. Vandeventer

November 7, 1961 - November 23, 2009

Charles L. Vandeventer, 48, of Charles City, died Monday, November 23, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City of a heart attack. Pastor Michael Downey of the Evangelical Free Church will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Charles City. There will be a flag presentation by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Charles Lamont Vandeventer was born in Charles City,...
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Edna K. Garner

February 18, 1920 - November 19, 2009

Edna K. Garner, 89, of Charles City, died Thursday, November 19, 2009, at the Elizabeth Martin Health Care Center, Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls. Pastor Margaret Hutchens of the First Christian Church and Pastor Phil Corr of the First Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will be in Harlington Municipal Cemetery, Waverly. Edna Kathleen See was born February 18, 1920, in...
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Gabriel Koenigsfeld

November 17, 2009

Gabriel Koenigsfeld, 27, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, as the result of a construction accident. Monsignor Walter Brunkan of the St. Mary's Catholic Church and Father James Koenigsfeld will concelebrate the Mass. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Roseville. Gabriel Jon Koenigsfeld was born March 22, 1982, at Mason...
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Joseph L. Springer

July 7, 1943 - November 16, 2009

Joseph L. Springer, 66, of Charles City, died Monday, November 16, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Monsignor Stanley J. Hayek will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Charles City. Joseph Leonard Springer was born July 7, 1943, in Floyd County, the son of Lawrence and Mildred (Lahey) Springer. He attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic School....
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Betty Jeanne Nehls

May 13, 1932 - November 14, 2009

Betty Nehls, 77, of Charles City, died Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Betty Jeanne Bissonnette Nehls was born May 13, 1932, at Waterloo, the daughter of Claire and LaVerna (Woodworth) Bissonnette. She graduated from Charles City High School. On September 6, 1953, she was united in marriage to Ronald Nehls. Over the years Betty worked as a secretary for...
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Margaret Ann Brockney

May 29, 1946 - November 13, 2009

Margaret A. Brockney, 63, of Charles City, died Friday, November 13, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Pastor David Werges of the Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Riceville. Margaret Ann Arndt Brockney was born May 29, 1946, in Howard County, the daughter of Edward and Leona (Flugge) Arndt. She received her...
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Patricia Ann Otto Walters

March 1, 1933 - November 11, 2009

Patricia Walters, 76, of Charles City, died Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at the Colonial Manor in Elma. Pastor Gary Van Wert of the Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens rural Charles City. Patricia Ann Otto Walters was born March 1, 1933, at Rockford, the daughter of Bernice Otto Thompson. She graduated from Rockford High School. On...
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Kimberley A. Stoddard

July 5, 1962 - November 9, 2009

Kimberley A. Stoddard, 47, of Charles City, died Monday, November 9, 2009, at the Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Sr. Diana Blong of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Kimberley Ann Tibbitts Stoddard was born July 5, 1962, at Charles City, the daughter of Kale and Ann (Gardner) Tibbitts. Kim graduated from the Deerfield High...
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Mary A. Rowley

May 30, 1946 - November 7, 2009

Mary A. Rowley, 63, of Charles City, died Saturday evening, November 7, 2009, at her home in Charles City. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag and Pastor David Werges will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Mary Ann Chapin was born May 30, 1946, at Hampton, the daughter of Lynn and Rosemary (Glasgow) Chapin. She graduated from the New Hampton High School. On June 14, 1964,...
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Wreatha L. Swab

May 27, 1925 - November 7, 2009

Wreatha L. Swab, 84, of Charles City, died Saturday morning, November 7, 2009, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Pastor Gary Van Wert of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City will officiate. There will be no visitation. Wreatha LaVonne Williams was born May 27, 1925, at Shell Rock, the daughter, of Roy and Ella (Kublank) Williams. She graduated from the...
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Ina M. Tibbitts

July 23, 1921 - November 5, 2009

Ina M. Tibbitts, 88, of Charles City, died Thursday, November 5, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. There will be no services. Ina Minnie Ferch was born July 23, 1921, in Floyd County, the daughter of Ernest and Minnie (Schmidt) Ferch. She attended the Charles City Schools. On April 2, 1938, she was united in marriage to Burr Tibbitts in Osage. Ina was employed at...
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Gladyce M. Fanska

February 12, 1925 - November 5, 2009

Gladyce M. Fanska, 84, of Charles City, was promoted to glory, on Thursday, November 5, 2009, at Cedar Health in Charles City, surrounded by family. Pastor Marty Miller will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Gladyce May Spurbeck was born February 12, 1925, in Chickasaw County, the daughter of Earl and Katie (Peters) Spurbeck. She graduated from the Charles City High School. On...
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Kenneth K. Coacher

July 21, 1914 - November 4, 2009

Kenneth "Kenny" K. Coacher, 95, of Charles City, died Wednesday afternoon, November 5, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Private family services will be held in the chapel at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Pastor Gary Van Wert will officiate. Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Kenneth Kincel Coacher was born July 21, 1914, at Mitchell, S.D.,...
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Lori Regenold

May 17, 1955 - October 30, 2009

Lori Regenold, 54, of Charles City, died Friday, October 30, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, of a massive heart attack. Lori Jo Trihub Regenold was born May 17, 1955, at Minot, N.D., the daughter of Lloyd and Alvera (Locken) Trihub. She graduated from Berthold Public School in Berthold, N.D. Lori lived in Charles City with her husband Paul Regenold. They enjoyed working together...
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Lloyd James Christensen

June 4, 1923 - October 29, 2009

Lloyd Christensen, 86, of Charles City, died Thursday, October 29, 2009, at his home. Lloyd James Christensen was born June 4, 1923, at Waterloo, the son of James and Viola (Brooks) Christensen. He graduated from West Waterloo High School. Lloyd proudly served in the United States Marines during World War II. In 1949 he married Elsie Bombach. They later divorced. Lloyd then married Maria...
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Judith I. Lane

August 30, 1943 - October 25, 2009

Judith I. Lane, 66, of Charles City, died Sunday, October 25, 2009, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Judith Irene Lovejoy Lane was born August 30, 1943, at Osage, the daughter of Wilder and Fama (McFarland) Lovejoy. She received her education at Osage. On August 6, 1960, she was united in marriage to Warren "John" Lane at Osage. Over the years Judith worked at Salsbury...
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Carlyle E. Thomas

September 11, 1930 - October 25, 2009

Carlyle "Bill" Thomas, 79, of Charles City, died Sunday, October 25, 2009, at his home in Charles City. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag and Pastor David Werges will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Charles City. There will be a flag presentation and taps by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Carlyle Edmer Thomas was born September 11, 1930, at Austin, Minn., the son of Claire "Dewey" and...
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Robert H. Auringer

July 13, 1916 - October 24, 2009

Robert H. Auringer, 93, of Floyd, died Saturday, October 24, 2009, at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home in Stacyville. Pastor Robert Holdorf will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Floyd. There will be a flag presentation and taps by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Robert Harold Auringer was born July 13, 1916, at Bonair, the son of Paul and Stella (Setchell) Auringer. He...
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Edith M. Bill

December 2, 1916 - October 23, 2009

Edith M. Bill, 92, of Greene, formerly of Charles City, died Friday, October 23, 2009, at the Liebe Care Center in Greene. Pastor Gary Hatcher will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, Charles City. Edith Marie Chambers was born December 2, 1916, in Floyd County, the daughter of Glenn and Nellie (Hildebrand) Chambers. She graduated from the Colwell High School. On March 6,...
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Mildred Mead

April 9, 1919 - October 17, 2009

Mildred "Mid" Mead, 90, of Charles City, died Saturday, October 17, 2009, at her home. Mildred Lorraine Mead was born April 9, 1919, at Charles City, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Sauer) Miller. She graduated from the Charles City High School. On June 22, 1940, she was united in marriage to Harold Mead at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They lived all their lives in Charles City. Mid...
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Kenneth Lee Leslie

April 8, 1972 - October 17, 2009

Kenneth Leslie, 37, of Charles City, died Saturday, October 17, 2009, at his residence. Kenneth Lee Leslie was born April 8, 1972, at Charles City, the son of Russel and Mary (Hermen) Leslie. He attended high school in Charles City. Kenneth worked various jobs including as a roofer with Midwest Roofing. His interests included watching movies, bowling, hunting, fishing and camping at Clear...
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Ralph Lester Johnson

March 30, 1923 - October 17, 2009

Ralph "Jack" Johnson died Saturday, October 17, 2009, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A celebration of Jack's life will be Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City. Inurnment will be at a later date. Ralph Lester Johnson was born March 30, 1923, in Floyd County, the son of Ralph W. and Nellie (Thompson) Johnson. He received his education...
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Glenn A. Pyle

October 23, 1920 - October 13, 2009

Glenn Pyle, 88, of Charles City, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag of Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery. There will be a flag presentation by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Glenn Richard Pyle was born October 23, 1920, in Floyd County, the son of Earl and...
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Brad D. Reetz

October 1, 1970 - October 10, 2009

Brad D. Reetz, 39, of Floyd died Saturday evening, October 10, 2009, at his home in Floyd. Pastor Jan Tjaden will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Floyd. Bradley Dean Reetz was born October 1, 1970, at Charles City, the son of Carlton and Muriel (Johnson) Reetz, Jr. He attended the Cresco High School. On May 18, 1991, he was united in marriage to Lauri Schriever at the Lutheran...
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Ronald E. Staudt

April 20, 1942 - October 10, 2009

Ronald Staudt 67, of Charles City, died Saturday, October 10, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City after a seven year battle with cancer. Ronald Earl Staudt was born April 20, 1942, in Floyd County, the son of Earl and Dorothy (Schmitt) Staudt. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School at Roseville and graduated from Rockford High School in 1960. On September 4, 1965, he was...
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Julie Rice

October 8, 2009

Julie Idler Rice, 58, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Thursday, October 8, 2009, at her home in Scottsdale, Ariz., following a battle with cancer. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua. Julie Rae Idler was born September 15, 1951, at Charles City, the daughter of Leighton and Verna (Klinehart) Idler. She graduated from the Charles City High School in...
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Richard A. Tynan, Sr.

July 1, 1948 - October 8, 2009

Richard A. Tynan, Sr., 61, of Rockford, died Thursday, October 8, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Pastor David Werges of the Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Richard Allan Tynan, Sr. was born July 1, 1948, at Charles City, the son of Leo and Barbara (Nelson) Tynan. He graduated from the Council...
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Dale W. Cummings

May 2, 1914 - October 8, 2009

Dale W. Cummings, 95, of Charles City, died Thursday afternoon, October 8, 2009, at Cedar Health in Charles City. Pastor Norman Bauer of the Calmar Lutheran Church in Calmar will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Dale William Cummings was born May 2, 1914, at Bassett, the son of Jesse and Pearl (Bonsall) Cummings. He graduated from the Colwell High School in 1933....
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Violette M. Thompson-Rickerl

October 5, 2009

Violette M. Thompson-Rickerl, 77, of Charles City, died Monday morning, October 5, 2009, at the Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Pastor David Werges and Pastor Dennis Niezwaag will officiate. Inurnment will be in Concord Cemetery, Garner. Violette Mae Eisberg was born January 29, 1932, at Salisbury, Mo., the daughter of Walter R. and Amanda (Jass) Eisberg. She graduated from the Garner...
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Milo Schwarck

April 12, 1922 - October 4, 2009

Milo "Mike" Schwarck, 87, of Charles City, died Sunday, October 4, 2009, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Milo Ray Schwarck was born April 12, 1922, in Grundy County, the son of Alonzo and Ada (Smith) Schwarck. After his father's death, when Mike was twelve, he and his brothers took over the farming operation. Mike graduated from Whitten High School in 1941. He proudly...
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Wilbur Robert Daake

October 12, 1913 - September 28, 2009

Wilbur Daake, 95, of Charles City, died Monday, September 28, 2009, at his residence. Pastor Robert Holdorf, of the West St. Charles United Methodist Church, will officiate. Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery at Charles City. Wilbur Robert Daake was born October 12, 1913, on the Daake family farm in Floyd County, the son of Adolph and Martha (Schmidt) Daake. He graduated from the Charles...
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Edmund C. Gleason, Sr.

August 12, 1923 - September 25, 2009

Edmund C. Gleason, Sr., 86, of Charles City, died Friday evening, September 25, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Monsignor Stanley J. Hayek will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Charles City. There will be a flag presentation by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Edmund Charles Gleason was born August 12, 1923 to Raymond Sr. and Mina (Olsen) Gleason in...
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Phyllis J. Bettesworth Berry

October 4, 1933 - September 24, 2009

Phyllis J. Bettesworth Berry, 75, of Charles City, died Thursday afternoon, September 24, 2009, at Cedar Health in Charles City. Pastor David Werges will officiate. Burial will be in Rock Creek Lutheran Cemetery, rural Osage. Phyllis Joann Scheidegger was born October 4, 1933, in Worth County, the daughter, of Chester and Viola (Olson) Scheidegger. She moved with her parents in 1933 to...
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Eva M. Young

June 12, 1914 - September 24, 2009

Eva M. Young, 95, of Ionia, died Thursday morning, September 24, 2009, at the Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Pastor David Werges of the Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua. Eva Mary Roethler was born June 12, 1914, in rural Ionia, the daughter of Frank and Emma (Slack) Roethler. She graduated from the Ionia High School. On...
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Geraldine Knudsvig

April 30, 1923 - September 20, 2009

Geraldine "Gerry" Knudsvig, 86, of Charles City, died Sunday, September 20, 2009, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Monsignor Stanley Hayek will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Charles City. Geraldine Eunice Bonfig Knudsvig was born April 30, 1923, at Ossian, the daughter of Albert and Catherine (Timp) Bonfig. She...
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Arthur Thoe

September 19, 2009

Arthur Thoe, 84, of Allen, Tex., formerly of Charles City, died Saturday, September 19, 2009, at the Presbyterian Hospital of Allen in Allen, Texas.
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Doris Aird

April 20, 1914 - September 18, 2009

Doris Aird, 95, of Charles City, died Friday, September 18, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Pastor Gary VanWert of Trinity United Methodist Church and Pastor Paul Phillips of the Gospel Lighthouse will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens rural Charles City. Doris Bucknell Aird was born April 20, 1914, in Floyd County, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Meek)...
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Duane Ford

February 25, 1934 - September 18, 2009

Duane Ford, 75, of Marshalltown, formerly of Nora Springs , died Friday, September 18, 2009, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Pastor Jim Turner of the Nora Springs United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens. There will be a flag presentation by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Duane Harold Ford was born February 25, 1934, at Charles City, the...
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Ronald R. Nehls

April 30, 1919 - September 17, 2009

Ronald Nehls, 79, of Charles City, died, Thursday, September 17, 2009, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. Pastors Dennis Niezwaag and David Werges will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Ronald Eugene Nehls was born June 11, 1930, at Charles City, the son of Frank and Irene (Hobert) Nehls. He graduated from the Charles City High School in 1949. Ronald served in the...
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Isabelle Mae Symonds Dorwin

April 21, 1913 - September 14, 2009

Isabelle Dorwin, 96, of Charles City, died Monday, September 14, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Pastor Phil Corr will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens rural Charles City. Isabelle Mae Symonds Dorwin was born April 21, 1913, at Charles City, the daughter of Frederick and Mabel (DeTienne) Symonds. She graduated from the Charles City High School in 1930. While...
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Donna M. Hitzhusen

July 1, 1912 - September 10, 2009

Donna M. Hitzhusen, 97, of Charles City, died Thursday morning, September 10, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Pastor Debra Lincoln of Jordan River and Colwell U.C.C. will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Donna Marie Chuick was born July 1, 1912, at Mason City, the daughter of Milan and Amelia (Knezovich) Chuick. She graduated from the...
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William Dennis Dunn

March 3, 1947 - September 6, 2009

William "Bill" Dunn, 62, of Charles City, died Sunday, September 6, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Monsignor Stanley Hayek will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Alta Vista. William Dennis Dunn was born March 3, 1947, at Charles City, the son of Franklin and Rose (Schmitt) Dunn. He attended Saint Williams School in Alta Vista and in 1970...
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Edward William Sonne

May 10, 1919 - September 5, 2009

Edward Sonne, 90, of Nashua, died Saturday, September 5, 2009, at the Nora Springs Care Center in Nora Springs. Pastors Dennis Niezwaag and David Werges will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Charles City. There will be a flag presentation by the Nashua V.F.W. Post 6792. Edward William Sonne was born May 10, 1919, at Charles City, the son of Harry and Clara (Armstrong) Sonne....
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Velva Lorraine Lincke Meyer

August 28, 1921 - September 5, 2009

Velva Meyer, 88, of Charles City, died Saturday, September 5, 2009, at her home. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag, of the Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens. Velva Lorraine Lincke Meyer was born August 28, 1921, in Osage, the daughter of Emil and Amanda (Horgen) Lincke. She graduated from the Osage High School in 1938. On January 25,...
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Pearl H. Bode

May 29, 1924 - September 1, 2009

Pearl H. Bode, 85, of Charles City, died Tuesday afternoon, September 1, 2009, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Pastor Jane Keel of the Messiah Lutheran Church will officiate. Pearl Hazel Morgan was born May 29, 1924, at Lawton, Okla., the daughter of Ira and Elizabeth (Burnette) Morgan. On January 1, 1948, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Bode in Texas. During WWII,...
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