Globe Gazette Obituaries

2002-08-12T00:00:00Z Globe Gazette Obituaries Mason City Globe Gazette
August 12, 2002 12:00 am

PUBLISHED Monday, August 12, 2002.

Obituaries are presented as a community service of Fullerton Funeral Homes. Information is submitted by families or provided by funeral homes for publication in the Globe Gazette and Globe Online.


ROCKWELL - James C. Gauley, 80, died at the Rockwell Community Nursing Home Saturday (Aug. 10, 2002).

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, Sheffield, with the Rev. Dan Voss of Salem United Methodist Church of Meservey presiding. Military graveside services will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Sheffield, conducted by the American Legion Harlow Ray Massee Post No. 277.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf-Grarup Funeral Home, Sheffield.

James C. Gauley was born Jan. 26, 1922, at his home in rural Sheffield in Cerro Gordo County, a son of Frank and Emma (Hill) Gauley. He attended country school at Geneseo No. 7 and graduated from Sheffield High School in 1939.

He farmed with his father until joining the Army in January 1946. He served at Fort Riley, Kan., Seattle, Wash., and Colorado Springs, Colo. He was discharged in March 1947.

On April 13, 1946, James was united in marriage with Mary Ellen Warner in Rockwell. When he returned home from the Army, they farmed in the Rockwell area until 1959, when they moved to Buffalo Center. They moved back to Sheffield in 1967, where they farmed until his retirement in 1982. James also worked at the Sheffield Locker from 1974 until 1987. In 1993, James and Mary Ellen moved into Rockwell.

Mary Ellen died Feb. 22, 1995. James moved into the Rockwell Community Nursing Home in 1998.

James served on the Cerro Gordo County ASC board for four years. He was a member of the Buffalo Center Creamery board. He was also a member of the Sheffield and Rockwell Lions Clubs for more than 30 years.

Surviving James are two daughters, Linda Kallheim and husband, Ron, Fairmont, Minn., and Mary Katherine Gauley Oliveira Blunk and husband, Donald, Des Moines; three sons, James "Steven" Gauley, Rockwell, Thomas Gauley and wife, Betty, Rockwell, and Mark Gauley, Mason City; eight grandchildren, Tracy Kallheim and husband, Tryg Odney, Sioux Falls, S.D., Cory Kallheim and wife, Brigitta Sharpe, Minneapolis, Ryan Oliveira and wife, Amanda Beeman, Des Moines, Celestino Jaime Oliveira, Des Moines, Ken Gauley, Rockwell, Tim Gauley, Rockwell, Dustan Gauley, Mason City, and Katie Gauley, Mason City; one great-granddaughter, Emma Marie Odney; five sisters, Mildred Seydel, Moline, Ill., Mary Lage, Davenport, Katie Gauley, Coralville, Elsie Vega, Spearfish, S.D., Jo Fletchall and husband, Loren, Webster City; one brother, Lawrence Gauley, Sheffield; two sisters-in-law, Joan Warner, Vance, S.C., and Audrey Gauley, Roland; and many nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Richard; two sisters, Della Schneider and Hazel Rogers; and one brother and one sister both in infancy.

Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf-Grarup Funeral Home, (641) 892-4241


MASON CITY - Frances A. Scheef, 94, formerly of Mason City, died Friday (Aug. 9, 2002) at Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls.

Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, with the Rev. Sarah Rohret Odoom of Grace United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Tuesday.

Memorials may be directed to the Frances A. Scheef Memorial Fund.

Frances A. Scheef was born Dec. 24, 1907, in Neuman, Ill., the daughter of Dudley C. and Jenny C. (Smith) Lawrence. Her father's work as a tile layer took them to many different towns before calling Mason City their home.

She attended Mason City schools and went on to further her education at Hamilton Business College. Following school, she worked as a secretary at Reo Garage on South Federal in Mason City.

She was united in marriage to Arthur W. Scheef on April 7, 1929. The ceremony took place at the chapel of Grace Evangelical Church in Albert Lea, Minn. She was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed taking care of her family and their home.

Following her husband's death in 1980, she continued to live in Mason City until moving to the Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls six years ago.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, sewing, golfing and traveling. She looked forward to the time spent with her family.

She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her, including, her daughters, MaryFern Luetjens and her husband, Harold, of Albert Lea, Minn., and Dixie Krause of Alden, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Therese A. Scheef of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Larry; a son-in-law, Walter; and one brother, Wallace.

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


NORA SPRINGS - Johann "John" A. Paulsen, 87, died Saturday (Aug. 10, 2002) at the Nora Springs Care Center.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, 202 N. Hawkeye, Nora Springs, with the Rev. Lisa Locoh officiating. Interment will follow at Park Cemetery, Nora Springs.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 N. Hawkeye, Nora Springs, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday.

Memorials may be directed to the John A. Paulsen Memorial Fund, 236 Skyline Court, Mankato, Minn. 56001, or 230 Brickleberry Ridge, Athens, Ga. 30605.

John was born Feb. 27, 1915, in rural Nora Springs, the son of Hans and Katerine (Witt) Paulsen. He attended country school outside of Nora Springs before helping full-time on his parents' farm.

John was united in marriage to Rosella Jane Dancliff on March 4, 1942, in Nora Springs. They lived on several farms near Nora Springs before moving to a farm near Marble Rock.

When John retired after a lifetime of farming, the couple moved back to the town of Nora Springs. In his retirement, John enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening, playing cards and meeting friends for coffee at the Nora Inn Restaurant. He was a member of the Kiwanis and the United Methodist Church.

John is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Mary Jane and Daryl Rockow of Mankato, Minn., and Julie Ann and Jim Westphal of Athens, Ga.; four grandchildren, Jeff Rockow of Minneapolis, Minn., Brad Rockow and his wife, Lindsey, of Fort Worth, Texas, Emily Westphal of Athens, Ga., and Curt Westphal of Davenport; one sister, Dora Uker of Nora Springs; one sister-in-law, Geri Dancliff of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rosella in 1995; an infant sibling; a brother, Chris Paulsen; and a sister, Inga O'Rourke.

Sheckler Colonial Chapel, (641) 749-2210


DUMONT - Robert Wayne Williamson, 83, died Saturday (Aug. 10, 2002) at Dumont Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Dumont, with the Rev. Bob Scholten and the Rev. Steve Walvatne officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Dumont, (641) 456-3232.


NORA SPRINGS - Glen Idso, 93, died Sunday (Aug. 11, 2002) at the Nora Springs Care Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 N. Hawkeye, Nora Springs, (641) 749-2210.

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