Dr. Larry S. Bartell
BERKLEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Dr. Larry Spencer Bartell of Berkley Springs, W.Va., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at the age of 76.
He was born Nov. 14, 1935, to Lucille Scoville Bartell and Delos Arnold Bartell in Mason City, Iowa. He graduated from Mason City High School and Mason City Junior College. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Leon, France. After his military service, he graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College. He married Jeanette “Jan” McCoy. For many years, Larry had a successful private practice in Falls Church, Va., where he was a president of the Northern Virginia Chiropractic Association. He lovingly cared for Jan before she lost her battle with MS. Larry later remarried and celebrated the birth of his daughter, Roseanne. Larry held strong convictions, and offered a helping hand to those in need. Larry pursued history with a passion and had a keen interest in facts and figures. As master “treasure hunter,” Larry delighted in and knew the antique business well. After a short retirement, he returned to the chiropractic field with a private practice in Winchester, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delos and Lucille Bartell; first wife Jeanette McCoy Bartell; paternal grandparents Oscar and Alice Bartell; maternal grandparents Joseph and Adeline Scoville, and brother Glenn Bartell.
He is survived by his daughter Roseanne Bartell of Latrobe, Pa, brother Rex Bartell (Syl) of Mason City; sister Alice Bailey (John) of Hastings, Mich.; sister-in-law Evelyn Bartell of Macon, Ga; five grand- children and numerous nieces and nephews including a very special nephew, Dale Bartell (Stephanie) of Winchester, Va., who has continued his uncles legacy through his dedicated and compassionate care of his uncle during his final years.
Interment will follow in Mason City, Iowa, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Larry may be made to the family in care of Dale Bartell, 314 W. Monmouth St., Winchester VA 22601. These contributions will be dedicated to the preservation of history to include Blair’s Valley Historical Society & Cemetery Association.
You may view Dr. Bartell’s obituary online and send a tribute or condolence to the family at http://www.ompsfuneralhome/">www.ompsfuneralhome. com.
HAMPTON — Lorraine Stolen, 85, of Hampton, died on Jan. 22, 2012, at the Franklin General Hospital Nursing Facility in Hampton.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Franklin General Hospital Nursing Facility in Hampton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hampton or the Franklin General Hospital Nursing Facility.
She was born on Jan. 26, 1926, in Lake Mills, the daughter of Arthur and Sarah (Dolen) Mostrom. Lorraine graduated from Lake Mills High School with the class of 1944. On Jan. 27, 1945, she was united in marriage to Roy Stolen. Lorraine worked as a bookkeeper for Easter’s Super Valu, Mason City, for many years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hampton. Lorraine enjoyed cooking, puzzles, working in her yard and garden, an occasional trip to the casino, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Lorraine is survived by her husband, Roy of Hampton, four children, Richard (Donna) Stolen of Victoria, Minn., Cynthia (Doug) Miller of Hampton, Steven (Rob) Stolen of Indianapolis, Ind., and Robert (Jane) Stolen on Atkins, a brother, Marvill Mostrom of Vinton, twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, Arthur, Jr., Virgil, Arnell, Truman, Spencer, and Dale, and a sister, Gladys.
Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton is in charge of the arrangements.
Myron ‘Red’ Newton
STAFFORD, Va. — My-ron “Red” Newton of Stafford passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va.
Red was born on Jan. 10, 1936, in Rudd, Iowa, to Irving and Lolabelle Pennell Newton, and is a veteran of the United States Navy.
For several years, he also was a co-owner of an accounting and tax business in the Frederickburg area.
Red is survived by his wife of 52 years, Grace, sons, Mark Andrew Newton and wife Lisa, Wade Patrick Newton, and Ira Daniel Newton and one daughter, Theresa Newton Jarrells and husband Jeffery; three brothers, Doyle and wife Dorothy, Charles and wife Jan and Leroy and wife Carol. He is also survived be five grandchildren, Travis and Katelynn Jarrells, Lexi Rogers and Jacob and Hannah Newton.
Red is also survived by a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends on Friday Jan. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service Fredericksburg Chapel, 1621 Jefferson Davis Highway.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday Jan. 28 at 11 a.m.
Condolences may be sent to mullinthompsonfredericksburg.com.
John Robert ‘Bob’ Umbarger
MASON CITY — John Robert “Bob” Umbarger, 80, of Mason City, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 302 Fifth St. S.E., with the Rev. Craig Steimel officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave. with a Scriptural Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com/">www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, IA 50401, 641-423-0924.
Linda M. Hamilton
GARNER — Linda M. Hamilton, 56, of Garner died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garner with the Rev. Dale Glawatz officiating. Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. Fourth St., in Garner and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.
Linda Marie Hamilton, the daughter of Omar and Shirley (Seims) Lenning, was born Oct. 25, 1955, at Estherville. She attended Fenton High School. On Nov. 2, 1973, was married to Michael Hamilton at the First Congregational Church in Spencer. They lived in Arnolds Park for four months before moving to the family acreage near Cylinder. In October of 1978 they moved to Clear Lake and in 1992 to Garner. In May of 2000 they moved to Lost Island where they lived until August of 2008 when they returned to Garner. Linda was a homemaker and day-care provider for many years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading and being with her grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she taught Christian Education, LWML and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Club.
Linda is survived by her husband, Michael, of Garner; three children, Noelle Hamilton of Britt, Cory (Danita) Hamilton of Britt and Barbra (Kurt) Petersen of Plainfield; three grandchildren, Makayla Hamilton and Jarrett and Dawson Petersen; many other relatives; and a special friend, Nancy Tammen of Garner.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant grandson, Reilly Petersen; and her maternal grandparents, George and Freda Seims.
Cataldo Funeral Home, 641-923-2841 http://www.cataldofuneralhome.com/">www.cataldofuneralhome.com.
Malcolm G. Bell
NORA SPRINGS — Malcolm G. Bell, 87, of Nora Springs, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at the IOOF Home in Mason City.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the First United Methodist Church-WAYside Chapel, 119 S. Georgia, Mason City, with the Rev. Sean McRoberts officiating.
There will be a gathering of family and friends from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue.
Inurnment will be at the Park Cemetery in Nora Springs, at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Malcolm Bell memorial fund in care of the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com/">www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
Malcolm was born Feb. 5, 1924, at home in Portland Township, on a farm. Parents were Malcolm G. and Gertrude (O’Harrow) Bell. He attended country school and Mason City High School — graduating in 1941. He married Delores Borack in May of 1944. They had three children: Sharon, Diana, and Douglas. Mac farmed with his father, and then son Douglas, all his life. Raising livestock (dairy cattle springers and hogs) was Mac’s true love. Mac bowled on the Mason City Industrial League and the Nora Springs Buffalo League — receiving many trophy’s over the years. Malcolm owned an Aronica Chief airplane and flew 10 years. He had a grass strip runway on the farm. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Malcolm is survived by his wife of 65 years: Delores Bell; three children: Sharon Bell of Vail, Colo., Diana Blood and husband Jim of Sheffield, and Douglas Bell and wife Patsy of Nora Springs; grandchildren: Tracy Shreckengost and husband Tim, Shelly Sheppard and husband Steve, Erin Suntkin and husband Darin, and Jamie Stanbough and husband Dan — all of Sheffield, Kevin Bell of Iowa City, and Emily Bell of Waverly; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Verda Jacobs of Mason City, and Mary Cross of Denver, Colo.
Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924, http://www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com/">www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.
Edward H. Barlow
ESCONDIDO, Calf. — Edward H. Barlow, 87, of Escondido, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at home following a long battle with cancer.
Cremation has taken place with burial at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego, Calif.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa or a memorial of your choice.
Edward was born to Arthur and Bertha (Wilson) Barlow on June 1, 1924 in Mason City, Iowa. After attending high school, he joined the Navy in June of 1941. He served 22 years, retiring with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Following retirement, he sold real estate and worked at Leisure World as a plumber.
Edward is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marion Barlow of Escondido, Calif.; daughter, Dixie (Lance) Latham and grandson, Curtis of Ellwood City, Pa.; two sons, Doug and Derek Barlow and grandson, Wesley of Calif.; two sisters, Betty Bernhardt of Mason City and Sharon (Garry) Taylor of Mason City; brother, Richard (Louise) Barlow of Belpre, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Joan Barlow and Carol Barlow of Mason City; and many nieces and nephews.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mary Jane Nelson and Ruth Bailey; four brothers, Jerry and Jack Barlow, Vernon and Kenneth Moon.
Arrangements: Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924, http://www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com/">www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.
Alan P. Oines
CLEAR LAKE — Alan P. Oines, Opportunity Village, Clear Lake, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa, Mason City.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, at Galilean Lutheran Church, Highway 18 W., Clear Lake, with Pastor Scot McCluskey officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, preceding the service at the church. A family inurnment will take place at a later date at High Cliff Park Cemetery, Galesville, Wis. Memorials may be given to Opportunity Village or Galilean Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, in his name.
Alan was born in 1948 and lived his first year at Michigan State University thanks to the GI Bill and parents eager to learn horticulture. Then they moved to a fruit farm near Keeler, Mich., where Al was joined by his first dog “General” and soon by his little brother Joel. Alan pushed Joel up and down the farm lanes in his stroller, fed him strawberries and peaches, and invented words for him to learn on family car trips.
His parents moved to Hammond, Ind., where Al started school and was soon joined by his sister Peggy. At age 10, Alan moved with his family to Niles, Mich., where along with his whole family joined the choirs of First Presbyterian Church and acquired his love of music and eagerness to be a full participant in the life of the church. He struggled gamely through the fifth grade and then enrolled in the new special education programs in the Niles Public Schools, excelling as a hurdler and a sprinter in the junior high track program, and learning along with his teachers the essentials of getting through life.
Then the family bought a farm south of Berrien Springs and Al, now eighteen, tried out the life of a farmer’s son and hired man. He and his siblings hauled rocks, planted, picked and irrigated strawberries, shoveled tons of horse manure, filled water tanks, built fence, and played roughneck hockey on the pond in winter. When a good career opportunity came up for his father Alf, the family moved to Clear Lake, where unknown to them, a local pastor and many interested volunteers were planning a unique intentional community for differently abled adults that would be integrated into the daily life of Clear Lake. Alan and his whole family volunteered whenever they could to help make Opportunity Village a reality. Alan was delighted to move in as a pioneer resident, and call it home for the rest of his life. With the encouragement and assistance of the people at Opportunity Village, Alan lived in a group home, in his own apartment, has worked out in the town, joined the Lutheran church, has been a Special Olympics athlete, and an irrepressible traveler.
Alan is survived by his mother Joanne L. Oines, Clear Lake; one brother Joel Oines and his wife Gretchen, Wauzeka, Wis., and their sons Micah and Sam; brother-in-law Robert Hammerslag, Panay Island, the Phillippines, and his two children Jacob and Emerson; aunt Katsy Hart Murphy, San Antonio, Texas and her two sons Hart and Scott; and his extended family of friends at Opportunity Village.
Alan was preceded in death by his father Alf Oines and sister Peggy Hammerslag.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, IA 50428, 641-357-2193 http://www.colonialchapels/">www.colonialchapels. com.
Harold A. Eckhoff
LATIMER — Harold A. Eckhoff, 90, of Latimer, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Belmond Medical Center in Belmond.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Alexander. Visitation will be held Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Burial will take place at the Alexander Cemetery in Alexander. The Rev. Phillip Arnold will officiate.
CHARLES CITY — Neoma Thompson, 79, of Charles City, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Hospice of North Iowa Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
Memorial services for Neoma Thompson will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Hauser Funeral Home. Pastor Debra Lincoln of Jordan River will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home an hour prior to the service.
The Hauser Funeral Home, in Charles City, 641-228-2323, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.hauserfh.com/">www.hauserfh.com.
Richard D. Hays
MASON CITY — Richard D. Hays, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center- North Iowa, Mason City.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third Street N.E., Mason City, IA 50401, 641-423-2372, http://www.colonialchapels/">www.colonialchapels. com.
BRITT — Jozef Bednarz, 88, of Britt, died Tuesday at Westview Care Center in Britt.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona, 515-295-3731 http://www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com/">www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.
Gladys L. Lockwood Hitzhusen
GREENE — Funeral services for Gladys L. Hitzhusen, 102, of Greene, will be 11 a.m., Jan. 26, at the United Methodist Church in Greene, with Pastor John Hanna officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, at the United Methodist Church in Greene.
Gladys was born on May 8, 1909, in rural Marble Rock, Scott Township, Floyd County, a daughter of Harry and Maude (Farington) Marsh and died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at the Liebe Care Center in Greene.
She received her education in public school graduating from Greene High School in 1925 at the age of 16. Gladys continued her education for two additional years at Iowa State Teachers College. She taught fourth grade in Greeley, for one year while also coaching basketball. Gladys stood only 4 feet 11½ inches tall her family boasts that she was the “Shortest basketball coach in history!”
She was united in marriage to Fred Lockwood on June 16, 1929, to that union were blessed five children. The couple lived on a farm near Marble Rock where Gladys worked very hard to raise her five children while taking care of the dairy cows, hogs and chickens. Later she raised turkeys on the farm. Her oldest son married and took over the farm in 1953. Gladys then moved to Greene where she taught fourth grade from 1953-1958.
On Feb. 4, 1958, she married Leon Hitzhusen. They enjoyed their life on a farm near Rockwell. She and Leon especially enjoyed their garden and fishing. After Leon passed away, Gladys moved to Mason City where she lived for several years before moving back to Greene.
Gladys was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star. She loved to play violin and had over 30 violins in her personal collection. Gladys liked to write poetry and won an international award for one of her poems.
Gladys is survived by her four sons: Robert (Patricia) Lockwood, Charles City, James (Janet) Lockwood, Hiawatha, Dean (Ann) Lockwood, Sioux City , Lee (Tamara) Lockwood, Dows; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 13 great great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her two husbands: Fred Lockwood and Leon Hitzhusen; her daughter, Joan Hannah; three brothers: Walter Marsh, Willard Marsh, Dale Marsh; one step-son, Jan Hitzhusen.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Gladys Hitzhusen Memorial Fund, 1400 S. Main, Charles City, IA 50616.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Chapel, 519 N. First St. Greene, 641-823-4457, http://www.reidsfuneralchapel/">www.reidsfuneralchapel. com.
OSAGE — Anna Marie Meyerhofer, age 87, of Osage, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage with Father Jack McClure, CPPS, officiating. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Visitation Catholic Cemetery in Stacyville. Following the memorial service, there will be lunch and fellowship at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Osage.
Anna was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Dubuque, the daughter of Anton Clemens and Ervina Mary Rose (Schwind) Bassler. On Aug. 12, 1942, Anna married Wilfred “Fritz” Meyerhofer at St. Columbkille’s Church in Dubuque. They lived in Dubuque until 1954, when they moved to Stacyville to operate the family farm, where she and Fritz raised their thirteen children. In 1980, they retired and moved with their youngest daughters, Judy and Elayne, to Osage. Anna treasured her independence, her home, and her family. She enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing, and greatly enjoyed the many years that she and Fritz spent wintering in Apache Junction, Ariz. Anna was the last of the Bassler siblings.
Anna is survived by her sons, Thomas (Ali) of Farmington, Minn., Russell (Yvonne) of Pueblo, Colo., Anthony (Jane) of Leesburg, Va., David (Brenda) of Riceville, Allen of Austin, Minn., Don (Bernie) of Osage, and Kevin (Cyndy) of Stacyville; her daughters, Sandra (John) Almgren of Kremmling, Colo., Sheila (Monte) North of Mitchell, Judy (Bob) Picknell of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Elayne (Kevin) Eckel of Huxley; 29 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred “Fritz” Meyerhofer in 2007; two sons, Wilfred, Jr. and Philip; her parents; two sisters; and three brothers.
Information available and condolences accepted at http://www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome/">www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com.
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home 641-732-3706.
Julie A. Roberts
MASON CITY — Julie A. Roberts, 51, of Mason City, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.
Funeral services are pending at the Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, 641-423-2372, http://www.colonialchapels.com/">www.colonialchapels.com.