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Dr. John Phillip Lee and Dr. Britta Ann Hystad were united in marriage on October 7, 2017 at The Manor House in Littleton, Colorado.
Britta is the daughter of Karen Hystad and Dave Hystad of Milbank, South Dakota. John’s parents are Jane and Dr. Phillip C. Lee of Mason City. The Pastor Matt Wooley officiated at the outdoor ceremony.
Best men were Dr. Daniel Lee of Iowa City, Iowa and Dr. Mark Lee of Minneapolis, Minnesota, brothers of the groom. Groomsman was Kevin Clarke, of Kansas City, Missouri, college friend of the groom. Ushers were Michael Robinson, of Phoenix, Arizona, college friend of the groom, and Dr. Chris Goetzinger, of Waverly, Iowa, childhood friend of the groom.
Matron of Honor was Alyssa McGuire, of Colman, South Dakota, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Angela Ericsson of Minneapolis Minnesota, and Grace Thomsen, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, college friends of the bride. Flower girl was Olivia McGuire of Colman, South Dakota, niece of the bride.
Britta currently works in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as a Pharmacy Manager for CVS/Pharmacy. John is currently a third-year resident in Pathology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The couple resides in Iowa City, Iowa.
Student of the month
Kayla Davis is the daughter of Paul Davis and the twin sister of Alexia Davis.
Davis participated in cross country her junior and senior year, is a 4-year member of choir, and
is a part of the National Honor Society. She has received numerous academic awards, lettered
in both choir and cross country, and was given the Coach’s Award her junior year in cross
country. Davis plans to attend Johnson and Wales University next year in Denver, Colorado to
pursue a bachelor's degree in Culinary Nutrition.
Marvin Zobel and Carolyn (Simon) Zobel of Manly, IA were married April 27, 1968 at First Covenant Church in Mason City, IA. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on April 28th hosted by their children. The couple’s children and their spouses are Sherry (Jim) Strong of Waukee, Karen Weber of Waterloo, Peggy (Brandon) Scroggins of Fountain, CO and John Zobel of Hiawatha. They have 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Jordan Meyer and Kaprice Carlson are engaged to be married on August 25, 2018, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in West Des Moines, IA.
Kaprice is the daughter of Brenda Andrews from LaBelle, FL. She is a 2009 graduate from Winfield High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. She is employed with Sedgwick in West Des Moines, IA.
Jordan is the son of Jim and Priscilla Meyer, of Belmond, IA. He is a 2008 graduate from Belmond-Klemme High School and a 2010 graduate of NIACC. He is employed with Quality Manufacturing in Urbandale, IA.
Mary Lou Nicholas, 90
Mary Lou Nicholas, of Clear Lake, IA, will be honored with an open house on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM at Clear Lake United Methodist Church in Clear Lake, IA to celebrate her birthday. She has requested no gifts please. Mary Lou Nicholas was born on May 29, 1928 in Otranto, IA. Cards can be sent to Mary Lou Nicholas at 1105 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake, IA 50428.
Michaela Hopes of Sheffield, Iowa is the daughter of Kristy Hopes of Sheffield, Iowa. She is a graduate of West Fork High School, NIACC, UNI-social work and is enrolled in Graduate studies through Buena Vista. Michaela is employed by Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa.
Zachary Egesdal of Forest City, Iowa is the son of Tammy & Mark Egesdal of Forest City, Iowa. He is a graduate of Forest City High School, Iowa Central and ISU-Agronomy. Zachary is self employed as a farmer in Forest City, Iowa.
The couple will be married June 2, 2018 at Winnebago Lutheran Church, Lake Mills, Iowa.
Lowell Walk, 95
A card shower is planned for Lowell Walk, of Grafton, who will observe his 95th birthday on May 14th. Birthday wishes may be sent to him at P.O. Box 343, Grafton, IA 50440.
In Memory of Bill LeDuc
Those who think there’s a time limit when grieving…have never lost a piece of their heart.
We miss your smile, your voice, your sense of humor, your charm, your wit, your way of making things better.
Mostly, we just miss you…
Linda and your family
Happy Mother’s Day, Mama
You are missed by all.
Especially me, your favorite #8.
Michael Anthony Harris | March 25, 1965 – May 12, 2012
We love you very much
& miss you so much.
Family & Friends
The family of Pauline (Polly) Schoneman would like to thank everyone who sent prayers, flowers, memorials and words of kindness after the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister. A special thank you to Pastor Robert Harting and the members of Richland Lutheran Church. With sincere gratitude and love.
The family of Leon Blake would like to thank everyone for expressing their kindness, prayers, sympathies, concerns & memorials to us at this very difficult time. Thank you also to Mercy Medical Center for the care given to Leon. May God Bless you all!!
We’d like to express our thanks to all who offered help, words of encouragement and sympathy, cards, notes, and donations for Anna “Ann” Johnson, who on April 11, 2018 went to join her beloved Alvin. A huge thank you to the staff at The Manor, at Cornerstone, and at Good Shepherd over these past eight years—you were all such a godsend! We can’t begin to tell you all how grateful we are for your help, your service, your friendship. For those who attended the service (and for those who couldn’t, thanks to Mother Nature forcing a change in plans), we know your hearts were with us. If we tried to list each of you that means so much, we’d surely miss someone, so please know that our gratitude goes out to each of you. Thank you.
Kathy & Lew Carter and Family of Ann Johnson
Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Organization would like to thank the following who assisted in our spring Forum, April 26th at Grace Church, Mason City.
Donations were received from Thrivent Financial, Clear Lake Fareway, Mason City Fareway, Michael’s Bakery Products, Pepsi Beverage Company, Smithfield (Armour-Echrich) Foods, and Nora Springs Care Center.
Special thanks to Grace Church for allowing us to host the Forum there, Gary Herrig and his NIACC students and students from Alternative High School for serving the lunch.
Speakers were Larry Paul for Older Iowans Legislature (OIL), Kay Ingersol from Kinney Pioneer Museum, Mike Keefe from the Clear Lake Fire Department, and Kim Doughty from Elderbridge about Medicare programs.
Law Enforcement updates were given by Kevin Pals, Sheriff and Paul Chizek, Clear Lake Police Department.
We appreciate organizations who provided booths, donations of door prizes and anyone else that helped in any way.
Myrna Jensen, secretary