Ray Lyle Tweed

LAKE MILLS — Ray Lyle Tweed, 75, of Lake Mills  passed away Thursday, Oct. 20 2011, at the Good Samarian Center in Forest City after fighting a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 24, 2011, at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills with Pastor David E. Jordan officiating. Interment will be at the Salem Memorial Cemetery immediately following the service. Military rites will be performed at graveside by Otto/Chose American Legion Post 235.

A gathering of family and friends will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 23,  at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street, Lake Mills, IA, 50450.

Ray Lyle Tweed was born January 25, 1936, in Forest City, Iowa, the son of Joseph Harry and Opal (Hovland) Tweed. Later that year, the family moved to a farm north of Lake Mills, Iowa, where Ray attended country school and graduated from Lake Mills High School. Following graduation, he served his county by enlisting in the Army.

On February 10, 1956, Ray was united in marriage to Barbara Johnson at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Scarville, Iowa. They lived in Downers Grove, Illinois, while Ray finished his Army stint. They then moved back to the Lake Mills area where Ray farmed and started his carpentry career. In 1974 they moved to the family farm north of Lake Mills where Ray lived until entering the Good Samaritan Center in February 2011. Together Ray and Barbara raised four children.

Ray was a member of Salem Lutheran Church,  where he served on several committees and as an usher. He took special joy in his grandchildren, watching football, reading Louis L’Amour novels, playing cards, fishing and creating with wood. He will be remembered as a great family man, carpenter and friend who was always willing to help out someone in need.

Ray is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Lake Mills, Iowa; four children, Beverly Retland of Forest City, Iowa, Debra (Brian) Banwart of Garner, Iowa,  Rebecca (Dave) Arneson of Joice, Iowa, and Lynn Tweed of Fayetteville, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Lance Corporal Ethan Retland of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Matthew Retland of Forest City, Iowa, Brent Banwart of Austin, Minn., Tyler Banwart of Sioux Falls, S.D., Danielle Appel of Burnsville, Minn., AJ Appel of Brookings, S.D., Drew Appel of Edina, Minn., and Trent Tweed of Ames, Iowa. He is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy Alden of Dougherty, Iowa, and Bonnie DeWall of Mason City, Iowa; and by two brothers, Roger (Lib) Tweed of St. Cloud, Minn., and Michael (Jeannine) Tweed of Thompson, Iowa. Ray is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Arlie (Al) Thies, JoAnn (Ron) Haroldson and Bev Twito, and by one brother-in-law, Robert (Ardis) Johnson, along with many nieces and nephews.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Leona Thompson, Yvonne Wiele and Gayle Bolton; three brothers, Deward Tweed, Don Earl Tweed and Dean Tweed; brothers-in-law Dale Thompson, Raymond Bolton, Fred Wiele, Hartley Alden, Don DeWall and Don Twito; and a sister-in-law, Iris Tweed.

You can contact the family with online condolences at http://www.mittelstadtfuneralhome.com/">www.mittelstadtfuneralhome.com. 641-592-0221

William C. Bertelson

William C. Bertelson, 77, joined his family in Heaven on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He died at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka, Kansas.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Transfiguration in Mason City with burial in the Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton.

William Clark Bertelson was born May 1, 1934, to Gladys and Raymond Bertelson in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Bill graduated from Fremont, Nebraska, High School in May 1952  and attended Drake University on a football scholarship from 1952-1954.

Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1954 and he served from 1954 to 1956 in southern France. Upon his return to Drake University in the fall of 1956, Bill fell in love with Catherine M. Photiades  and they were married in January 1957 in Mason City, Iowa. Bill graduated from Drake in May, 1958, with a B.S. degree in Physical Science Education.

In September 1958, Bill began his teaching career in Hampton High School, Iowa. In November 1958, a son, Charles A. Bertelson,  was born. In July 1961 a daughter, Maria L. Bertelson, was born. Bill completed a M.S. in Science Education at Drake in May 1968.

Bill became a Greek Orthodox Christian in 1982 and during the following years served the church by teaching Sunday school and as a parish council member.

In August 1987, daughter Maria married Marty Shepler. Their marriage was blessed with granddaughters Grace in July  1990 and Gwendolyn in October 1993.

In June 1992, after teaching the Physical Sciences in Hampton, Iowa, for 34 years, Bill retired. Bill’s retirement years were divided between Hampton, Mason City and Topeka.

Bill is survived by his wife, Catherine; son, Charles; daughter, Maria; son-in-law, Martin; granddaughters, Grace and Gwendolyn; and step-brothers, Dale and Don Peters and their families. Bill is also survived by several aunts and numerous cousins.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, brother Fred, step-family members  Joan, Myrtle and Keith, and brothers-in-law Nick and Mike. May we all be rejoined through the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Cynthia L. Youngblut

OSAGE — Cynthia L. Youngblut, 62, of Osage  died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Hospice of North Iowa Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage. 641-732-3706.


Terrill ‘Terry’ Aydelotte

GARNER — Terrill “Terry” Aydelotte, 68, of Garner died Friday (Oct.  21, 2011) at his home in Garner.

Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. Fourth St., Garner.

Terrill “Terry” Aydelotte, the son of Chester and Alice (Jackson) Aydelotte, was born December 19, 1942, at Gary, Ind. He attended school at Gary and graduated from high school in Phoenix, Ariz. On May 8, 1963, he married JoAnne Bonneson at Henschen, Ill. They lived in the Ventura area, where Terry worked as a mechanic with Jerry Hejna and farmed for Keith Ransom. Terry also was employed as a truck driver for Niemans in Ventura until his retirement.

In 1990, Terry and JoAnne moved to Garner. He enjoyed fishing trips to Canada and hunting out West.

Terry is survived by his wife, JoAnne, of Garner; two sons, Scott (Michele) Aydelotte of Garner and Jim (Darlene) Aydelotte of Des Moines; a granddaughter, Salida Aydelotte of Mason City; his father and step-mother, Chester and Anne Aydelotte of Portage, Ind.; seven siblings, Candice (John) Klimut of Istanbul, Turkey, Denise (Ed) Wodesky of Las Vegas, Nev., Don (Nicky) Granniss of Golden, Ariz.,  Ron (Sue Ann) Granniss of Las Vegas, Nev., Tim (Lori) Larson of Portage, Ind., Mike (Chaya) Aydelotte of Demotte, Ind., and Kathy (Mike) Bloomquist of Gleason, Wis., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice. Cataldo Funeral Home, 641-923-2841; http://www.cataldofuneralhome.com/">www.cataldofuneralhome.com.

Douglas E. Garber

MASON CITY — Doug-las E. Garber, 47, of Mason City died Wednesday (Sept. 19, 2011) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

Family will greet friends for a time of remembrance at the Mason City VFW Post 733, 1603 S. Monroe Ave., Mason City on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Douglas was a veteran of the United States Army and was honorably discharged in August of 1990.

He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Garber; brothers, Dale (Virginia) Garber, Estherville, Dennis (Rachel) Garber, Cresco, and David (Alisa) Garber,  Modesto, Calif.; sister, Linda “Kaila” Garber, Buffalo, Wyo., and many nieces and nephews.

Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, Ulysses and Loretta Garber.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, IA;  641-423-2372.  http://www.colonialchapels.com/">www.colonialchapels.com

Gordon Wright

LONE ROCK — Gordon Wright, 58, of Lone Rock  died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Glenn Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in Fenton Township Cemetery of rural Lone Rock with military rites conducted by the Kerr-Hamerstrom American Legion Post 557 of Lone Rock. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church. 

The Lentz Funeral Home in Algona is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at http://www.lentzfuneralhome.com/">www.lentzfuneralhome.com.

Lentz Funeral Home, Algona, 515-295-2622.

Donald Smith

MESERVEY — Donald Smith, 80, of Meservey  died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.  Wednesday at First Reformed Church in Meservey with the Rev. Rodney Meester presiding. Interment will be at the Meservey Cemetery with veterans honors by William J. Schmale Post 171 of the American Legion. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Retz Funeral Home, Meservey.

Retz Funeral Home; http://www.retzfh.com/">www.retzfh.com.

Kenneth D. Stone

CRYSTAL LAKE — Kenneth D. Stone, 58, of Crystal Lake died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at his home in Crystal Lake.

As per his wishes his body has been cremated and there will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Crystal Lake United Methodist Church in Crystal Lake with Pastor Jerald Swanberg officiating.

Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St., Forest City, is in charge of arrangements.

George Robert Artley

HAMPTON — George Robert Artley (Bob Artley) 94, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in Akron, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements  are pending at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton; 641-456-3232; http://www.sietsemavogelfuneralhomes.com/">www.sietsemavogelfuneralhomes.com.

Cora L. Kottmann

MASON CITY — Cora L. Kottmann, 89, of Mason City died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the Good Shepherd Health Center.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Major Erickson Funeral Home and Crematory, 641-423-094, http://www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com/">www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.

Irene Moretz

HANLONTOWN — Irene Moretz, 77, Hanlontown, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at her home.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. S., Northwood.

Conner Colonial Chapel, 641-324-1543.


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