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CHARLES CITY - George J. Naumann Sr., 78, of 105 Third Ave., died Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2003) at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

A funeral Mass for George Naumann will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City, with Monsignor Stanley Hayek officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Charles City.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St. in Charles City, where the St. Catherine's Circle will recite the Rosary at 4:30 p.m., and with a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. This will be followed by the reciting of the Rosary by the Knights of Columbus. Visitation will continue Saturday at the church an hour prior to Mass.

George Joseph Naumann Sr., was born May 24, 1924, in Floyd County, the son of George and Rose (Scheu) Naumann. He received his education at the Roseville school.

On Aug. 1, 1946, he was united in marriage to Esther A. Lawless at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Roseville. The couple farmed south of Charles City until their retirement in the late 1980s, at which time they moved into Charles City.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters, Heritage Club, and the Democratic Party.

Among his favorite pastimes were birdwatching, spending time outdoors, having a cup of coffee with his friends, having conversations about politics and taking pleasure in his grandchildren.

Living family members include five daughters, Mary Jane (Ken) Akin of Rogers, Minn.; Veronica (Gary) Lack of Nora Springs; Rita (Rick) Bozwell of Rockford, Ill.; Patricia (Phil) Davis of Agency; and Angela Ethington and fiancé Brad Greimann of Shefffield; two sons, George Naumann Jr. of Charleston, S.C. and his special friend, Betty McDonald of Charles City; and Al (Cindy) Naumann of Charleston, S.C.; 26 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Joanne Naumann, of Marshalltown, and Kathy (Mark) Moore of Rudd; two brothers, Bernard (Edith) Naumann of Mason City, and Leo (Ursula) Naumann of Germany; and three sisters, Mary Louise Naumann of Clear Lake, Agnes Whitmore of California, and Ruth Cook of Des Moines.

His parents; wife Esther on Dec. 8, 2002;, two sons, Thomas and James Naumann; a grandson, Daniel Nixt; and a sister, Rose Marie (Kenneth) Marzen preceded him.

The family suggests memorials be directed to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Memorial Fund.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323.


DAVENPORT - Lloyd L. Anderson, 91, of Davenport and formerly of Garner, died Sunday (Jan. 19, 2003) at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Cemetery in Le Claire.

Lloyd was born in Hudson, Ill., the son of Ervin and Myra (Bilbrey) Anderson. He lived in the Kanawha and Garner areas for many of his early years.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was the first Quarter Master Charter member of the VFW in 1946 in Garner, and had been a lifetime member of the VFW, receiving his 50-year pin in 1996.

He joined the American Legion in 1946, was Garner's first World War II Commander in 1947, and Eighth District Vice Commander in 1949. He was also a member of the American Legion in Sheridan, Ill., for 20 years while living in Illinois.

He worked for the State of Illinois Correctional Center in Sheridan and retired in 1983 after 27 years.

He returned to Garner upon his retirement and lived there until 1993. After an extended illness, he moved to Palmer Hills Retirement Community in Bettendorf, where he lived for 8-1/2 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Cook and her husband, Jerry, of LeClaire; granddaughter, Kim Lindquist and her husband, Eric, of Rock Island; grandson, Brent Cook and his wife, Amy, of Allentown, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Logan and Kaylee Jawoisz, Rock Island, Ill., Brandon, Ashley, Abbey and Alexis Cook, Allentown; a brother, Dale Anderson, Mason City; nieces, Virginia Ames, Rockwell, and Dora Jean Mueller, Mason City.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mable Anderson, Bloomington, Ill.

Weerts Funeral Home, (563) 355-4433.


LAKE MILLS - Duane Ronald Langerud, 72, of Lake Mills, Iowa and Fountain Lakes, Estero, Fla. died of a heart ailment on Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2003) at Lee Memorial Health Park, Ft. Myers, Fla.

He was born April 21, 1931 in rural Leland, and farmed west of Lake Mills.

Mr. Langerud was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Lake Mills and Hope Lutheran Church, Bonita Springs, Fla.

He was a sergeant in the Korean War. Duane was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

His mother, Ruth Arnevik and his father, Maynard S. Langerud, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Myrna Langerud of Lake Mills, and Estero, Fla.; son and daughter-in law, Alan and Mary Langerud of Plymouth, Minn.; two daughters and their husbands, Ann and Jay Benzshawel of West Des Moines, and Amber and Jeff Hollar of West Des Moines; three brothers, Calmer (Muriel) Langerud of Clear Lake, and Mesa, Ariz., Ernest (Sue) Langerud of Lake Mills, and David Langerud of Minneapolis, Minn.; sister, Sally (Jim) Bevan of Ottumwa, and Ft. Myers, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Daniel Benzshawel, Addison Benzshawel, Kristian Langerud, Kevin Langerud and Ethan Hollar.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home 28300 Tamiami Tr. So. Bonita Springs, Fla. where funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. with the Rev. John Buuck, Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, officiating.

An additional memorial service for Mr. Langerud will be held in April at the Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills.

Memorials can be made to Salem Alpha Ministerial Education Fund, Salem Lutheran Church, Lake Mills, IA.

Arrangements entrusted to Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, Bonita Springs, Fla.

Local arrangements are incomplete at Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills.


WODEN - Zimry Jean Loeschen, 8 days old, died Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2003) at The University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Zimry, the daughter of Duane and Deanna (Palmer) Loeschen, was born Jan. 14, 2003, in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Evangelical Free Church in Britt with Pastor Peter Schmidlkofer officiating. The family will gather at 10 a.m. on Monday at Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City for burial.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. on Saturday prior to services at the Church.

Zimry is survived by her parents, Duane and Deanna Loeschen; sister, Brittany, of Algona; maternal grandmother, Twila Luker and her husband, Norm, of Mason City; maternal grandfather, Nelson Palmer and his wife, Toni, of Vancouver, Wash.; paternal grandmother, Ardith Loeschen, of Forest City; maternal great-grandmother, Jean Fry, of Mason City; maternal great-grandfather, Arnold Luker, of Mason City; paternal great-grandmother, Elida Brandt, of Titonka; and numerous aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by grandfather, Neal Loeschen; great-grandparents, David and Mildred Palmer; great-grandfather, Fred Mills; great-grandmother, Ethel Luker; great-grandfather, Darwin Fry; and great-grandfather, Harley Brandt.

You are now in a world of peace and happiness forever.

Pray for us as we have prayed for you and someday we will meet together again in Heaven.

Ewing Funeral Home, 178 Center St. in Britt is in charge of arrangements.

Ewing Funeral Home, (641) 843-3839.


SHEFFIELD - Florence Patro Petersen, 90, of Sheffield, died Thursday (Jan. 23, 2003) at the Sheffield Care Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Retz-Grarup Funeral Home, 203 Maple in Sheffield, with the Rev. Kent Mechler officiating. Burial will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Florence Mae Cowgill was born Sept. 17, 1912 near Lake Mills, a daughter of Jeff and Sadie (Boynton) Cowgill. She attended rural schools.

On May 23, 1928 Florence was married to Carl Patro in Winford, S. D. To this union 13 children were born.

In June 1963 Florence married Harold Petersen in Rockwell. They lived in Rockwell, then Marshalltown for a number of years prior to moving to Sheffield.

Florence enjoyed fishing. She sewed clothing for her family and also enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles and playing cards.

Florence in survived by her children, Marcel (Gale) Patro, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Roger Patro, of Sheffield, Darlene (Willard) Gilmore, of Carl Junction, Mo., Louis (Betty) Patro, of Edgewood, Gerald Patro, of Sheffield, Wayne (Linda) Patro, of Iberia, Mo., Virgil (Marletta) Patro, of LaVista, Neb., David (Barbara) Patro, of Casper, Wyo., LaNeal (Carol) Patro, of Marshalltown, Gail (Roger) Lacey, of Sheffield, and Chris (Kristi) Petersen, of Clear Lake; 40 grandchildren; over 80 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Wavel Meyers, of Mason City, and Edna Welshans, of Garner, Manetta Slowinski, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; daughter-in-law, Shirley Patro, of Shell Rock.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; a son, Kenneth Patro, a son, Donald Patro; and a daughter, Diane Patro.

Retz-Grarup Funeral Home, (641) 892-4241.


LELAND - Helen Marie Van Hove, 69, of Leland, died Tuesday morning (Jan. 21, 2003) at Albert Lea Medical Center in Albert Lea, Minn. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. today at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Leland, with the Rev. Clarence Baalson officiating. Burial will take place at Good Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Titonka.

Visitation was held on Thursday at Mittelstadt Funeral Home and will be held again one hour prior to services today at the church.

Helen Marie Van Hove was born March 29, 1933 near Buffalo Center, the daughter of Hugo and Ottilie (Kuckenbecher) Stenzel. She was baptized April 23, 1933 and confirmed March 30, 1947, both at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lakota.

She graduated from Lakota High School, "Class of 1950," and later attended Waldorf College and Luther College.

Helen taught elementary school for seven years in Titonka and Algona.

On June 23, 1957, she was united in marriage to Ted A. Van Hove at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lakota.

She was actively involved with church organizations.

She loved spending time with her family and friends, music, singing, playing piano, cooking, gardening and taking pictures.

She served as County Chairperson for various political candidates.

Helen is survived by her husband, Ted, of Leland; his son, Steven Van Hove of Waukee; his daughters, Ruth Ann Rosenwinkel and her husband, Drake, of Madison Lake, Minn., and Laura Jean Van Hove of Arlington, Va.; two grandchildren, Hannah and Mara Rosenwinkel; one brother, Alfred Stenzel and his wife, Caroline, of Iowa Falls; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Edwin.

Memorials are preferred to American Cancer Society, Mason City, and Cross Roads Community Hospice, Albert Lea, Minn.

Mittelstadt Funeral Home, (641) 592-0221.


MASON CITY - Vern E. Hoffman, 82, of 26 S. Kentucky Ave., died Thursday (Jan. 23, 2003) at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Mason City.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E. in Mason City.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, (641) 423-2372.


MASON CITY - Bertha A. "Betty" Hanks, 95, of Belview, Minn. formerly of Mason City, died Friday (Jan. 17, 2003) at the Parkview Home in Belview.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Parkview Home in Belview, with further service to be held 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. James M. Magelssen, Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be 9 a.m. on Monday in Elmwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the Parkview Home 102 Csah #9, Belview, Minn. 56214.

Bertha was born July 14, 1907 in Redwood County, Minn., the daughter of Mathias Gimmestad and Elene (Rachie) Monson. She was baptized and confirmed in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belview.

She grew up near Belview and graduated from Belview High School in 1924. She then attended Winona State Teachers College, graduating in 1926. She also attended Mankato State Teachers College, the University of Minnesota and Iowa Teachers College, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Drake University in Des Moines in 1952.

Bertha was engaged in the teaching profession for 46 years. She taught in Frost and Bricelyn, Minn., Eagle Grove, Iowa for 16 years, and in Mason City for 30 years in elementary schools.

On May 27, 1941 she was united in marriage to Stanley B. Hanks in Sioux Falls, S.D. Stanley died in 1957.

After living in Mason City for 50 years she moved to Parkwood Apartments in Belview to be near her only two sisters living at the time, Ida Hagen and Emma Anderson.

In December of 1999, she entered the Parkview Home in Belview.

Bertha was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for over 50 years, where she taught Sunday school, was a member of TLCW and church circle, often acting as secretary or president of the group.

Her interests in organizations included Life Member of Iowa State Education Association, MEA, PTA, AAUW, BPW, Sons of Norway and a charity organization of Women of the Moose as president and a member of the College of Regents.

She enjoyed card playing, gardening, crocheting, reading and loved being with her family and friends.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews; a step-daughter, Lois Herzog; and a step-son, Bill Hanks.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six sisters, Martha Gauthun, Anna Hirsch, Ellen Monson, Evelyn Turner, Ida Hagen and Emma Anderson, two brothers, Edwin and Albert Monson.

Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924.


CHARLES CITY - Elizabeth "Bette" Bennett, 80, of 1706 Owen St., Charles City, died Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2003) at Woodwinds Health Campus, Woodbury, Minn.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City, with Monsignor Stanley Hayek officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St. in Charles City, where St. Anthony's Circle will recite the Rosary at 4:30 p.m. and with a Vigil Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church an hour prior to the Mass.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323.


DOWS - Hazel Anderson, 92, of Dows, died Thursday (Jan. 23, 2003) at the Franklin General Hospital Nursing Facility in Hampton.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Dows Community Funeral Home, 300 Lee St. in Dows, (641) 852-4134.


NEW HAMPTON - Irene G. Vaala, 93, of New Hampton, died Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2003) at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Hampton, with the Rev. Harvey Abrahamson officiating. Burial will be in the Saude Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Lawler.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton and one hour prior to services at the church.

Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home, (641) 394-4334.


GREENE - Cleo Mead Davis, 84, of 523 N. Fourth St. died Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2003) at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Greene, with the Rev. Ashok Patet officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Reid's Funeral Chapel in Greene, with a public scripture service and a time of remembrance at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Monday at the church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Cleo Mead Davis Memorial Fund, care of P.O. Box A, Greene, IA 50636-0655.

Reid's Funeral Chapel, (641) 823-4457.


ALGONA - Ernest Nauman, 94, of Algona, formerly of Burt, died Thursday (Jan. 23, 2003) at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Algona, with the Rev. Paul Eisele officiating. Burial will be in Portland Township Cemetery in rural Burt.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral Home, with a 6 p.m. rosary.

Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, (515) 295-3731.

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