Clear Lake – Timothy Alan Entner, 57 of Clear Lake, died Friday, October 27, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary's Campus in Rochester, MN.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017, at Harvest Bible Church, 2200 N. 24th St., Clear Lake, with Pastor John Tank officiating. Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake.
Family suggests memorial contributions to the Tim Entner Memorial Fund.
Tim was born on July 27,1960 in Milwaukee, WI, the eldest son to Dale and Phyllis (Gourley) Entner. He grew up and attended school in Fort Madison, IA, graduating in 1978.
Tim moved to Clear Lake after graduating high school and began running Sunset Bay Marina with his father Dale. He worked in the marina business for many years, owning Lake Dock & Hoist, before selling it in later years to continue to assist in the operations of Sunset Bay Marina.
He married Sue Bell on September 7, 2002, in Clear Lake. He was very influential in his children's lives. He and Mike spent many hours working on and enjoying different cars, motorcycles and snowmobiles together. He was very dedicated and supportive in the dance and sports activities Alexis was involved in throughout her middle school and high school years. He continued to influence both Alexis and Mike and supported them in their chosen career paths, sharing his wisdom into the business world.
Having experienced various medical issues throughout his life, he was an advocate for both adults and children, volunteering at the Victory Junction Camp in Randleman, NC, after his second kidney transplant in 2006. He also went on to volunteer at Camp Hertko Hollow in Boone, IA, a camp for children with diabetes. He was also very involved at Harvest Bible Chapel Clear Lake where he was a member.
Tim was an adventurous man who always enjoyed the outdoors; riding motorcycles, snowmobiles and racing stock cars in Mason City, as well going off-road and attending Jeep Jamborees in his Jeep. He enjoyed all these activities with his wife, children and grandchildren over the years.
Tim is survived by his wife, Sue of Clear Lake; two children, Mike (Jessica) Entner of Nevada, IA and Alexis Entner of Miami, FL; two grandchildren, Aidan and Sadie Entner of Nevada; and two brothers, Mark Entner of Mason City and Jeff (Jennifer) Entner of San Diego, CA.
Clear Lake – Stephen Meyers, 66, of Mason City passed away at his home on November 6, 2017.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N 4th St, Clear Lake, IA 50428 with Father Gehling officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the funeral chapel.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St, Clear Lake, IA 50428. (641) 357-2193. ColonialChapels.com
MASON CITY: LaVerne M. Zilge, 91, of Mason City, IA, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, with Pastor Kathy Graves officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. Interment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
LaVerne was born October 15, 1926, in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Roy and Ella (Gust) Lindgren. She graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1944. On May 29, 1946, LaVerne married LuVerne “Vern” O. Zilge in St. Louis Park, MN. LaVerne and Vern moved to Mason City in 1968, opened and operated Zilge's Appliance Center and continued to operate their store until they retired in 1990. LaVerne was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed bridge, volunteering at church, Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa, West Campus, Music Man Square and KCMR. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she belonged to church circle.
LaVerne is survived by her children: Susan (Steven) Wittwer of Minneapolis and Larry (Kathy) Zilge of Mason City; 5 grandchildren: Paul (Ashley) Schutz, Kris (Sara) Zilge, Ryan (Jannah) Wittwer, Tina (John) Rudolph and Dillon Burnett; 9 great grandchildren; brother: Roy (Terry) Lindgren; and sister-in-law: Marlys Hunter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2008; daughter: Janet (Tom) Burnett; brother: Gerald Lindgren; and sister-in-law: Rosie (John) Kucheska and brother-in-law: Donald Hunter.
Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924, www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
Clear Lake – Leland Howard Mikkelsen, 96 of Clear Lake, died Monday, November 6, 2017, at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Oakwood Care Center, 400 US-18, Clear Lake, with Pastor Rhea Evanson officiating. Inurnment will be at Clear Lake Cemetery at a later date.
Leland was born May 1, 1921, the son of Lauritz and Annie E. (Jorgensen) Mikkelsen in Clear Lake. He married Corinne Brunner on July 18, 1970, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason City.
Leland grew up and attended school in Thornton. He was a United States Army veteran, serving three and a half years during World War II. Following school and the Army, he began farming and also worked in the Mason City area for many years prior to moving to California. After almost 20 years in California, he and Corinne returned to Thornton in April, 1994.
Leland was a member of the American Legion and Lions Club of Thornton. He enjoyed woodworking, stained glass projects, traveling in his RV, and was an avid golfer.
Leland is survived by his wife, Corinne of Clear Lake; two daughters, Judi A. Kennedy of Idaho and June Mikkelsen of California; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Kolb of Mason City and Gerda Hartwell of Charles City; a step-daughter, Renee Buenting of Germany; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Carrie Peters, Lillian Ell (twin), Elsie McMenimen, and Florence; and a brother, George.
MASON CITY: Mary I. Reed, 88, of Mason City, IA, and formerly of Marble Rock, IA, died Monday, November 6, 2017, at the IOOF Home. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Faith Baptist Church, 1807 S. Kentucky, with Pastor Tim Moore and Pastor Greg Gosnell officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. Interment will take place at the Westside Cemetery in Marble Rock.
Mary was born August 29, 1929, in Long Beach, CA, the daughter of Walter and Ruth (Volker) Griswold. She graduated from Marble Rock High School in 1947, and continued her education at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA. She then taught country school for a few years before being united in marriage to Lloyd Reed in Marble Rock on June 30, 1949. Mary enjoyed serving the Lord. She also enjoyed being a homemaker, traveling, meeting new people and Bible reading. She served at RGBI for 40 years. Mary was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Mary is survived by her children: Wilma Traeger and husband Ernest of Havana, IL, Beth Ott and husband Dave of Marble Rock and Donna Hart and husband Wayne of West Clarksville, NY; 11 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; sister: Grace Ogburn of Reasner, IA; and 2 that called her “grandma”: A.J. Stice of Marble Rock and Matt Losee of Charles City, IA. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Lloyd.
The family would like to thank the staff at the IOOF Home for the wonderful care given over the past year.
Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924, www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
MASON CITY: Donald E. Siefken, 90, of Mason City, IA, died Monday, November 6, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa. Memorial services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Kathy Graves officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Mason City Veterans Association.
Arrangements are pending with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924, www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
Byron Michael “Mike” Ellingson, 68, of Clarence, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, due to complications from a recent fall. He was born January 28, 1949, in Charles City, IA to Rosemary Orth Ellingson and Merle Ellingson. Mike graduated from St. Ansgar High School and received his teaching degree from the University of Iowa. He married Diana, the love of his life, June 28, 1997. Visitation will be Saturday, November 4th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, 4200 1st Ave NE., Cedar Rapids. A celebration of Mike's life will be 2:00pm Sunday at Noelridge Christian Church, Cedar Rapids.
Mike loved people and touched the lives of so many with his quick wit and caring personality. He taught business classes and coached in the Clarence-Lowden and North Cedar Schools for 39 years. He was a scout leader, served on the Clarence city council for four years, and was mayor for 18 years. His hobbies included reading, golfing, traveling, collecting toy trucks and anything Beatles. He and Diana enjoyed attending cultural activities, Minnesota Vikings football games, Hawkeye sporting events and going on adventures. Mike was also the proud founder of the Tastefully Topless Clarence Convertible Club.
Mike's strong Christian faith was evidenced by years of service at Noelridge Christian Church where he has served as Elder, Deacon, Moderator, Sunday School Teacher, mowing crew, and MOPS Shepherd. He was sensitive to the needs of others and his church family was an integral part of his life. His love and care for others was shown by his final act of giving to the Iowa Donor Network.
Survivors include his wife Diana; sons Brandon (Tammy) Ellingson of Ottumwa, IA; Derick (Jasmine) Ellingson of Hubbard, OR; James (Jill) Hagist of Palm Harbor, FL; daughter Kim (Terry) Dickinson of Elkhart Lake, WI; sisters Colette Ellingson of St. Ansgar, IA; Ann (Dave)Tyler of Mason City, IA; Barbara Garcia of Osage, IA; mother-in-law Dorothy Phillips of Clarence, IA. Grandchildren include A.J. (Courtney)Hagist, Charles Johnson, Deidre, Lexi, Jake (Madelynn) Dickinson, Mira Hagist great-grandchildren Rowan, Reid, Maya and several nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ken Ellingson.
Memorials may be made to Noelridge Christian Church or the Clarence Ambulance Service. Online condolences may be left at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
Marjorie E. Swann, 92, of Mason City, passed away Sunday, (October 29, 2017) at Good Shepherd Health Center.
A memorial service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday (November 3, 2017) at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapels, 126 Third Street NE., Mason City, with Reverend Ron Stein officiating. Burial inurnment will be held in Osage Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Marjorie E. Swann was born August 18, 1925, daughter of Carl and Eva (Mahay) Wolff. She attended the Mason City High School. She was united in marriage to Donald Sr., in 1967, and raised nine children together. She enjoyed working as a seamstress for Mode O' Day twenty-five plus years.
She is survived by her seven children, Linda (Terry) Schulz, Osage, Wally Springer, Creston, Pam (Greg) Havig, Osage, Neil Springer, Muscatine, Kathy (Dick) Hatten, Osage, Cindy Springer, Kansas, Donald Jr. (Kim) Swann, Mason City; daughter in-law, Jolene Springer, Hampton; sixteen grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Eva Wolff; husband Donald Sr.; son, Harold Springer; daughter, Debra Lucero; grandson, Chad Lucero; eight siblings,
Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third Street NE., Mason City, 641-423-2372.
FOREST CITY – Adolph A. Reineke, 81, of Forest City died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Mercy Medical Center in Mason City.
A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, November 2, 2017 at St. James Catholic Church in Forest City with Fr. Jim Dubert and Fr. Paul Lippstock officiating. Burial will be held in St. James Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors performed by the Forest City Veterans Ceremonial Unit.
Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St., a Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 4:00 P.M at the funeral home.
Adolph Anthony Reineke, the son of Anton and Loretta (Olberding) Reineke was born January 6, 1936 in Randolph, Nebraska. He attended Randolph schools until the 11th grade, he moved to Forest City in 1952 and graduated in 1954. He entered into the U.S. Army on December 14, 1954 and was honorably discharged on December of 1956. He was married to Bonnye Newell from Garner, IA on April 7, 1958, to this union five children were born.
Ade worked for North Ag Fertilizer plant in Forest City, Forest City Hardware, Ray Peterson Welding, Smith Douglas Fertilizer Plant in Albert Lea, MN, Winnebago Industries, 3M Manufacturing and also the Methodist Church in Forest City. He also helped Norbert Machacek as an electrician. Ade enjoyed helping Larry Lovick and Andy Anderson farm for many years. Ade retired in 1998 from 3M Manufacturing and he and Bonnye have lived on an acreage east of Forest City for 50 years.
Ade enjoyed farming, collecting Allis Chalmers tractors and traveling with his wife Bonnye. Ade lived for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was a member of St. James Catholic Church where he served as usher and also on the church board for many years.
Ade is survived by his wife, Bonnye of Forest City; children, Dale (Julie) Reineke of Forest City, Tony (Cindy) Reineke of Britt, Ronda Peterson and friend Mark DeVore of Ankeny and LuAnn (Dave) Wiley of Emmetsburg; five grandchildren, Brian (Lindsay) Peterson of Grinnell, Daniel (Sarah) Peterson of Lathrop, MO, Andrea (Derek) Blessen of Urbandale, Jordan Wiley of Emmetsburg and Jenna Wiley of Emmetsburg; five great-grandchildren, Andrew and Alyssa Peterson, Emma and Daniel Gene Peterson and Meadow Blessen; one sister, Evelyn (Duane) Vrieze of Forest City and one brother, David (Donna) Reineke of Forest City and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother; sisters, Rosemary and Helen Reineke and a brother, Edward Reineke; infant daughter, Charlotte Marie and three grandchildren.
John Camp, 67, of Jefferson passed away Friday at OHSU after a brief but fierce battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Born in Forest City, Iowa to Dr. John R. and Jean (McIntyre) Camp, John attended Britt, Iowa High School. He graduated there in 1969 and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Upper Iowa University before transferring to Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa where he met his wife to be, Jeanne Meyer. They married on November 26, 1969 and together they moved to Montana where John graduated from Montana State University.
They lived in Bozeman and Great Falls Montana, and then Kenai, Alaska for 29 years before most recently moving to Jefferson in 2009. John worked for the Great Falls Police Department before changing careers, and geography, and worked for Conoco-Phillips Petroleum as an instrument technician in Alaska for several years.
John had a deep love for his wife, daughters, and grandchildren, and was a devoted son. He loved the outdoors, music, and had a deep faith in God. He was known for his epic gardening skills, gorgeous singing voice, hunting, fishing, and his incredible strength.
John is survived by his wife Jeanne; daughters Jennifer Snippen, Angela Miller, and Kathryn Bravo; father Dr. John R. Camp; sisters Susan Ferguson and Kathy Kopacek; and grandchildren Alexi Camp-Bravo, Cruz Bravo, Kali Bravo, Megan Miller, Samuel John Schindell, Kyle Miller, Koen John Schindell, and Shai Bravo. He was preceded in death by his mother Jean Camp.
A memorial service will be at 10am Thursday November 2nd at Hope Church (formerly 1st Assembly of God Church) in Albany. Contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 SW Washington St., Albany, OR 97321. Online condolences for the family may be posted at www.fisherfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Candy Trappe will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Rev. Erica Cunningham will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com
Candy died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her home.
Candace Lee Trappe was born January 7, 1950 in Bremington, WA, the daughter of Frederick Orlan and Evelyn Ilene (Stevens) Thomas. She grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School. After graduation she worked at Gold's Grill and Canton Café. Candy was united in marriage to Roger Trappe in Watertown, SD. The couple moved to Britt, IA before making their home in Albert Lea. Candy was a member at Salem Lutheran Church and enjoyed working as an aid at various nursing homes and care centers. She loved gardening, flowers, birds, especially hummingbirds, traveling with Roger and spending winters in Texas.
Survivors include her husband, Roger; mother and step-father Evelyn and Duane Degn; children, Jennifer (Jason) Gilderhus and Ken Trappe; grandchildren, Tye Trappe, Isabella Gilderhus, Alyssa Gilderhus, Markus Gilderhus, Sabra Mullenmaster and Tess Trappe; siblings, Ken (Gwen) Thomas, Rob Thomas, Julie Polton, Jerry (Carolyn) Degn and Scott Degn.
Candy was preceded in death by her father, Frederick and son, Tommy Trappe.
Candy's family is thankful for the care, love and support that Alissa Tweed provided to Candy and all of the Trappe family.
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