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Alice Mabel Stayner

Alice Mabel Stayner

December 31, 1928 - December 20, 2017

MASON CITY | Alice Mabel Stayner, 88, of Mason City and formerly of Rockford, IA died Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake, IA.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 2nd St SE, Mason City. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am with a one hour prior visitation on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Faith Baptist Church, 1807 S Kentucky Ave, Mason City. Pastor Tim Moore will be officiating. Burial will follow at Flood Creek Cemetery in Rockford.

Alice was born on December 31, 1928 in Rockford to Erwin and Mabel (Pfundheller) Duesenberg. On March 1, 1953 she was united in marriage to Raymond Stayner at Floyd Creek Methodist Church in Rockford. Alice was a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, embroidery and making rugs on the loom for family and friends, and which she sold at Engine Club Shows. Alice also enjoyed gardening and canning.

Alice was an active member of Faith Baptist Church in Mason City where she was a Sunday school teacher, assisted with bible school at other churches and sang in the Faith Baptist choir. She especially enjoyed participating in the Old Faithful and Teen's Coffee House groups at church Alice was also involved with many women's church groups and the Cedar Valley Engine Club. If Alice could watch sports 24 hours a day she would. Her favorites were the Minnesota Vikings and Twins baseball teams. She was a Hawkeye fan and then added the Iowa State University when part of her family attended there. When they played each other she rooted more for the Hawkeyes than ISU.

Above all else, her highest priority was always caring for and raising her family.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Bonnie (Kent) Mason, Dean Stayner, Diana Stayner, Nancy Weide and Richard Stayner; 11 grandchildren, Tricia Folkestad, Susanne Krause, Michelle Banker, Julie Stayner, Jason Stayner, Kristine Turner, Elizabeth Pala, Justin Stotts, Barbara Goetz, Christopher and Samantha Stayner; 12 great-grandchildren, Laurie Stayner and Rylan, Connor, and Baron Stotts, Mason, Zuriah, Ezekiel and Azaleah Krause, Isaac, Silas and River Banker, and Alicia Folkestad.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Stayner; parents, Erwin and Mabel Duesenberg.

Online condolences may be left at

Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 2nd St SE, Mason City, IA 50401, 641-423-8676,, Facebook/Fullertonfuneralhomes.

Mark John Gaffey

Mark John Gaffey

August 19, 1954 - December 25, 2017

Mark John Gaffey, age 63, of Riceville, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home, 407 Woodland Avenue, Riceville, IA. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mark was born in Riceville, IA, on August 19, 1954, son of Paul and Roberta (Cox) Gaffey. Mark graduated from Riceville High School in 1972 and completed one year at Iowa State University at Ames, IA, where he studied agriculture.

He farmed with his family and later worked at the White's farm-equipment factory in Charles City, IA. He then worked alongside his father selling Belarus tractors in Riceville. Later he worked as a parts man at Gordy's Repair in Stacyville, IA.

Mark loved working on his acreage outside of Riceville. He was a talented mechanic with an ability to fix just about anything. He took a great interest in planting many varieties of hostas, and enjoyed going to auctions. He loved being around his grandchildren, socializing at the Windy Tree Caff in Riceville, and getting a regular political fix at the Red Man Inn in McIntire, IA.

He will be sorely missed.

Mark is survived by his wife, Donna Gaffey of Riceville, his son Darren (Michelle) Ewy and grandsons Henry and William of Rochester, MN, his daughter Angela (Ryan) Ketch of Savannah, IL, and sisters and brothers Dr. Michael J. Gaffey of Grand Forks, ND, Paula (Ambassador Larry) Dinger of Reston, VA, Dennis “Pat” (Deb) Gaffey of Pasco, WA, Dr. Maureen Gaffey of St. Paul, MN, Karen (Ernie) Schofield of Riceville, IA, Theresa Gaffey of St. Paul, MN, Brain Gaffey of Riceville, IA, eight nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Mark was preceded in death by his sons Sean and Ryan, his parents Paul and Roberta, and his brother Thomas Gaffey.

Marsha Kay Griffin

Marsha Kay Griffin

MASON CITY | Marsha Kay Griffin, 63, Mason City, died Sunday, December 24, 2017, at her home in Mason City.

Funeral arrangement are pending at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd Street NE, Mason City.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel: 641-423-2372.

Bradley A. Blazek

Bradley A. Blazek

March 11, 1958 - December 23, 2017

CLEAR LAKE | Bradley A. Blazek, 59, of Clear Lake, IA, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, with Rev. Dan Gerrietts officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the church service. Interment will take place in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be directed Hospice of North Iowa, 232 2nd Street SE, Mason City, IA 50401. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Brad was born on March 11, 1958 to Darold and Ruth Blazek in Mason City, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City. He attended Mason City schools and graduated from Mason City High School in 1976.

He began employment at Blazek Electric Inc. and completed the apprenticeship program. He was well suited for electrical work. He had practical and creative ideas that were used in any job on or off the workplace. He was a people person and the customers enjoyed his sense of humor.

Through childhood and into his adult years he enjoyed the water in many ways by waterskiing, boating and fishing. Growing up he enjoyed family vacations in Minnesota. He enjoyed cars and especially his Dodge 400 Convertible that he would drive around Clear Lake with his dog Maggie. He enjoyed being a pet owner and always owned a dog.

He was preceded in death by his father, Darold Blazek, paternal and maternal grandparents. Left to cherish his memory are his mother Ruth Blazek of Mason City, brother Brian Blazek of Mason City, sister Cheryl (David) Gildner of Belmond, niece Erin (Justin) Eggleston, nephew Ryan (Talia) Gildner and grandnephew Evan Gildner.

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, IA 50401, 641-423-0924,

Leslie H. Deardeuff

Leslie H. Deardeuff

January 31, 1936 - December 24, 2017

MASON CITY: Leslie H. Deardeuff, 81, of Mason City, IA, died Sunday, December 24, 2017, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit with his family at his side. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dan Gerrietts officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 4 until 7 PM at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 North Pennsylvania Ave. Online condolences can be left for the family at

Les was born January 31, 1936 in rural Rockwell, IA to John and Ada (Butcher) Deardeuff. He was the youngest of six children. He attended and graduated from the Rockwell School District. On June 15, 1956 Les was united in marriage to Jo Halverson. To this union five children were born, Connie, Mike, Janet, Julie and Amy.

Les and Jo have lived and farmed in rural Rockwell all their lives until they recently moved to Mason City. Les enjoyed being active with the Lion's Club, Pork and Beef Producers, ushering at Trinity Lutheran Church and fishing with friends. Les loved spending time with his wife, family and friends. He spent countless hours watching his kids and grandkids compete in numerous sporting events and was named “Fan of the Year” in 2013 at the State Basketball Tournament.Les was known for his contagious smile and willingness to help others.

Les will be greatly missed by his wife of 61 years, Jo Deardeuff; daughter Connie (Andy) Faaborg and their children Allison (Tyler) Muhlenbruch, Kyle (Jackie) Faaborg and Ryan Faaborg; son Mike (Sharlene) Deardeuff and their children Jocelyn Deardeuff, Jamie (Scott) Schoenleber, Alec Deardeuff and Emily (Braxton) Fisk; daughter Janet (Craig) Miller and their children Ben (Angela) Miller and Dylan (Caitlin) Miller; daughter Julie (Arlyn) Butler and their children Travis (Jenn) Butler, Traci (Eric) Rosenbaum and Kirsten (Pat) Zimmerman; daughter Amy (Mark) Symens and their children Spencer Halloran, Reese Halloran, Mitchell Halloran, Michael (Megan) Symens and Zach Symens; 15 great grandchildren, a sister, Arlene VanSabben, brother in law, Richard Halverson and many nieces and nephews.

Les was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ada, sisters, Irma Throne, Doris Janssen, Marge Evans and a brother Don Deardeuff.

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924,

Sandra Kammrad

Sandra Kammrad

November 6, 1948 - December 21, 2017

FOREST CITY | Sandra Kammrad, 69, of Forest City, died Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 28, at First Grace Baptist Church, Sheffield, with Rev. Ken Livingston presiding. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery, Sheffield. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Retz Funeral Home, Sheffield.

Sandra Lee Kammrad was born November 6, 1948, in Mason City, a daughter of Everett and Eleanor (Anderson) Berrier. She grew up attending Mason City Schools and graduated before attending NIACC.

On June 17, 1967 Sandra was united in marriage with Rick Kammrad at Calvary Alliance Church in Mason City. While he served in the Army the couple lived in Germany. When they returned to Iowa, Sandra worked for Sukup Manufacturing. They later relocated to Forest City and Sandra worked for Pamida for many years.

Sandra like to sew for others and made many bride's maid dresses and gowns. She also was an accomplished cook and enjoyed gardening, especially her flowers. She was a collector of dolls, both Barbie and porcelain dolls. She also had a collection of rare Salvation Army Dolls.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 50 years, Rick Kammrad; daughter: Kristie Lee (Rick) Morris, Forest City; 2 grandchildren: Cassandra (Phil) Biermann and Sarah Miles (Drew Heuberger); 7 great-grandchildren: Nevaeh, Bryce, Mallorie, Lily, Parker, Bentley & Linkin; brother: Richard (Sandy) Kunzman; sister: Janet (Roger) Carpenter; aunt: Shirley Wallace and mother-in-law: Eileen Lutcavish; aunt Shirley Wallace, many cousins and extended family.

Sandra is preceded in death by her parents and nephew Timmy Carpenter, aunts Hazel Hernandez and Thelma Mahaffey and uncle Irvin Terry.