Published Thursday, April 27, 2006.

2006-04-27T00:00:00Z Published Thursday, April 27, 2006. Mason City Globe Gazette
April 27, 2006 12:00 am

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Lawrence ‘Red’ Lodin

THOMPSON — Lawrence “Red” Lodin, 72, of Thompson, died Wednesday (April 26, 2006) at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 901 E. Main St. in Lake Mills.

Mittelstadt Funeral Home, (641) 592-0221.


Rachel L. Bishop

MASON CITY — Rachel L. Bishop, 81, of Mason City, died Tuesday (April 25, 2006) at Heritage Care Center in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the Green Mountain UCC Church in Green Mountain, with the Rev. Howard Lord officiating. Burial will be in Green Mountain Cemetery in Green Mountain.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Green Mountain UCC Church in Green Mountain.

Memorials in Rachel’s name may be left at Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton, Iowa, or at the church during time of service.

Wallace Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements.


Norris Nelson

SCARVILLE — Norris Nelson, 92, of Fergus Falls, Minn., formerly of Scarville, died Tuesday (April 25, 2006) at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home in Fergus Falls.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Winter Funeral Home in Thompson.

Winter Funeral Home and Cremation Service, (641) 584-2520.

www.winterfuneralhome.com


Donna M. Trytten

LAKE MILLS — Donna M. Trytten, 65, of Lake Mills, died Tuesday (April 25, 2006) at her home in Lake Mills.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills with the Rev. Kevin Mackey officiating. Burial will take place at Salem Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main St. in Lake Mills, and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.

Mittelstadt Funeral Home, (641) 592-0221.


Charles W. ‘Bud’ Farmer Jr.

CHARLES CITY — Charles W. “Bud” “Charlie” Farmer Jr., 86, of Spirit Lake, died Thursday (April 20, 2006) at Spirit Lake.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 601 Milwaukee St., in Charles City, with the Rev. Paul Wilcox officiating. Inurnment at Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, will follow the services. At Mr. Farmer’s request, there will be no visitation, and his body has been cremated.

The Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City is in charge of arrangements.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323.

www.hauserfh.com


Richard Huisman

SHEFFIELD — Richard Huisman, 66, of Sheffield, died Wednesday (April 26, 2006) in Dougherty.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Retz-Grarup Funeral Home in Sheffield.

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


Lois M. Hanson

CLEAR LAKE — Lois M. Hanson, 82, of 302 Second St. N.E., formerly of Clear Lake, died Wednesday (April 26, 2006) at Good Shepherd Health Care Center in Mason City.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2006, at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. Fourth St. in Clear Lake, with Lay Assistant Richard Scott of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be at the Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St. in Clear Lake.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641) 357-2193.

www.colonialchapels.com


Marvin R. Johnson

NORTH FORT MEYERS, Fla. — Marvin R. Johnson, 74, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Scarville, died Monday (April 24, 2006) at Coral Trace Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Vinje, Iowa, with the Rev. Chris Fiske officiating. Burial will take place at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Otto Chose Post No. 235 of the American Legion.

Visitation will held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main St. in Lake Mills, and will continue one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

Mittelstadt Funeral Home, (641) 592-0221.


Mary Alice Marreel

OSAGE — Mary Alice Marreel, 83, of Osage, passed away Saturday (April 22, 2006) at Faith Lutheran Home in Osage. Per her wishes, her body was donated to the University of Iowa.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday May 2, 2006, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage, with the Rev. John Moser officiating. Following the Mass, a gathering of friends and relatives will be held at the K.C. Hall in Osage. Inurnment will be later at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials maybe directed to the Diabetes Association and American Cancer Society.

Mary was born Jan. 8, 1923, at Carpenter, the daughter of Hector and Minnie (Parmenter) Marreel.

She was employed as a supervisor at Fox River Mills.

She is survived by three brothers, George (Alverna) Marreel, of Osage, Walter (Delores) Marreel, of Austin, Minn., and Enri (Mary Ann) Marreel, of Chandler, Ariz.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Roman Weber, of Osage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Madeline Zerck; and three brothers, Maurice, Albert and Ray Marreel.

Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, (641) 732-3706.


Eldon R. Emmick Sr.

CLEAR LAKE — Eldon R. Emmick Sr., 73, 12633 B Indigo Ave., Clear Lake, died Tuesday (April 25, 2006) at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ, 2010 14th Ave. N., Clear Lake, with the Rev. Jim Allard and the Rev. Alan Sheldon officiating.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorials may be given to the Eldon Emmick Sr. Memorial Fund.

Eldon was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Sioux City, the son of Robert Lee and Pearl Hazel (Pendelton) Emmick. He was raised on a family farm in Anthon, Iowa, with his grandmother Emily Katherine Grabarski. He worked for Nutrina Feed in Sioux City, then with the Sioux City Fire Department from 1958 to 1963.

He married Ruby Gray on Oct. 31, 1950, at Elk Point, S.D. Eldon did construction in LeMars. They moved to Clear Lake in 1977. Ruby died on Oct. 26, 1980.

Eldon married Virginia “Ginny” Bowman on Sept. 5, 1981, in Onawa, Iowa. He later has worked at Opportunity Village.

Eldon loved hunting, fishing and was a history buff. He also enjoyed woodworking. Eldon was a member of the Church of Christ in Clear Lake.

Eldon is survived by his wife Ginny Emmick, of Clear Lake; children, Raye Emmick and his wife, Denice, of Jefferson, Mary Butler and her husband, Larry, of Des Moines, Marlene Emmick of Onawa, Eldon Emmick and his wife, Tatya, of Milo, Bill Bird and his wife, Triscia, of Leigh and Steve Bird, of Onawa;  12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Ruby; and brother, Virgil Emmick.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641) 357-2193.

www.colonialchapels.com


Ivan Graper

OSAGE — Ivan Graper, 92, of Granbury, Texas, and formerly of Nora Springs, passed away Thursday (Nov. 24, 2005) in Granbury. Mr. Graper was born May 28, 1913, in Kansas. He married  Elinor Cutler Randolph on Aug. 19, 1978, in Tyler, Texas. He was a member of the Briarwood Country Club in Tyler, East Texas Lakes Airstream Club, Tyler Woodworker’s Club, Tyler Yacht Club, and the Emerald Bay Yacht Club.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage with the Rev. John Moser officiating. Inurnment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Osage.

Mr. Graper was preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta Hofler Graper, formerly of Nora Springs, who died in 1977; brothers, Percy Graper and Gene Graper; sister, Ruth Cooper; foster brother, Howard Baker; and a granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Elinor Graper, of Granbury, Texas, and formerly of   Nora Springs; children, Paul   Randolph and wife, Mary, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Anne Cox of Aurora, Colo., Sue Bates and husband, Jim, of Granbury, Texas; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Louise Hofler, of Nora Springs; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, (641) 732-3706.


Stanley Wachsman

MASON CITY — Stanley Wachsman, 91, a longtime resident of The Manor, died Sunday (April 23, 2006) at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Mason City.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, with Chaplin Nick Knoth officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Stanley was born May 8, 1914, in Charles City, the son of Fred J. and Ida (Lindemeier) Wachsmann. Stanley was united in marriage to Mae-Net Crane on June 8, 1935, in Marble Rock. Stanley moved to Mason City in 1959, to partner in construction and contracting company with his two brothers. Mae-Net and Stanley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1985, at the First Christian Church, Mason City, with family and friends. They had many happy years spending winters in El Valle Del Sol, Mission, Texas, and summers at The Manor, Mason City.

Survivors include his son, Jerry (Lois) Wachsman, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and daughter, Sheri (Gene) Block, of Wayzata, Minn.; three grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Helen Wachsmann, Mason City

Stanley is preceded in death by his parents, wife Mae-Net; brothers, Ralph and Edward “Hoolie” Wachsmann; and one sister, Amanda.

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

www.colonialchapels.com


Wayne Olson

THOMPSON — Wayne Olson, 61, of Thompson, died Tuesday (April 25, 2006)  at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

The funeral ceremony will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Thompson with Pastor Ted Gullixson officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thompson.

The visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Winter Funeral Home, 245 Harrison St. in Thompson, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 43 years, Becky, of Thompson; his daughter, Susan, and husband, John Bray, of Lake Mills; his son, Bob Olson, and his wife, Marcy, of Ellsworth; his four grandchildren, Jonathon Olson, Nicholas Olson, Abbey Bray and Emily Bray; his sister, Bonnie, and her husband, Francis Bruhns, of Buffalo Center; his brother, Dale Olson, and his wife, Kris, of Ames.

Winter Funeral Home and Cremation Service, (641) 584-2520.

www.winterfuneralhome.com


Marietta Brocka

AREDALE — Marietta Brocka, 64, of Aredale, died Wednesday (April 26, 2006) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church in Hampton with the      Rev. David M. Koenigsberg officiating. Burial will be in the Dumont Cemetery in Dumont.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton.

Mariette was born Nov. 21, 1941, in Sheffield to Clarence Frank and Nellie (Vaughn) Emhoff. She attended schools in Sheffield and Hansell.

She was united in marriage to Gordon Brocka on July 19, 1958, in Aredale.

She was a sales clerk at Damons Department Store and was a North Iowa Hospice Volunteer.

She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

She loved fishing, gardening and working in her flowers. She was the 2004 Hospice volunteer of the year. She was also an avid pet lover.

She is survived by her  husband, Gordon Brocka, of Aredale; daughter, Teresa, and husband, Dan Peterson, of Dumont; son, Stacy, and wife, Cami Brocka, of Urbandale; sister, LaVaughn Uhlenhopp, of Mason City; sister, Donna Mehlberg, of LaMirada, Calif.; brother, Clarence Jr. “Sonny,” and wife, Marge Emhoff, of Mason City; eight grandchildren, Todd and wife, Amber Peterson, of Center Point, Jesse and wife, Katie Peterson, of Pella, Lisa and husband, Bryan Heilskov, of Hampton, Anna Peterson and Ashley Peterson of Dumont, Nicholas Brocka, Oliva Brocka and Sadie Brocka of Urbandale; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brooklyn, James, Braydon, Annika, Issac and Carter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Todd Brian; daughter, Engela;  sister, Dolores Jane Norris; brothers-in-law, Allen Uhlenhopp, Jerry Norris and Ted Mehlberg; stepfather, Corado Giofreddi; stepmother Joyce Emhoff.

Gordon and Marietta have a special relationship with Hillcrest Family Services as adoptive parents. They have requested that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Hillcrest Family Services, 2005 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA 52001.

Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, (641) 456-3232.


Andrew N. Pergakis

MASON CITY — Andrew N. Pergakis, 80, of 1203 Diamond Court, died Sunday (April 23, 2006) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today (April 27, 2006) at the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 1311 Second St. S.W., with the Rev. Joseph Mirowski officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, (April 26, 2006) at the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. A Trisagion Service was held at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Andrew Pergakis Memorial Fund in care of the family, 1203 Diamond Court, Mason City, IA 50401.

Andrew N. Pergakis was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. His parents were Nicholas and Katherine Pergakis; he also had a sister, Marie, and a brother, Peter. When Andrew was three, his father died and his mother remarried Gus Pergakis and the family moved to Mason City, Iowa, where his father became a partner in the United Cigar Store.

Andrew joined the Air Force during the second World War before graduating from high school. After returning from the Air Force, he obtained his high school diploma for the class of 1944. Then he along with his brother, Peter, entered Iowa State University at Ames, after a period of time they both transferred to the University of Iowa at Iowa City where he graduated.

In 1954, Andrew and his brother Peter operated a gas station at 19th and South Federal Avenue in Mason City; it was one of three stations they owned, the other two were in cities nearby. In 1956, he became a partner in the Maisonette, a bar located at 217 North Federal Ave.; the other three partners were his brother, Peter, Al Diaz and Peter Children. They sold the bar in 1959 and in 1960 Andrew started Midwest Plastics, which he operated until his retirement in 1993.

On Jan. 26, 1985, he married Helen Malaktaris Lamont, a widow with four children and nine grandchildren, and for the next 21 years he immersed himself into their lives.

Andrew loved to play golf and he played at every opportunity with his brother Peter, until Peter died in 2004. He was active in the stock market and enjoyed watching it on a daily basis. He loved the Iowa Hawkeyes and he loved playing dominos with his family and friends. He was an avid bird watcher and owned an extensive collection of noted wildlife art.

He was a lifelong member of the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Mason City, Iowa, and also belonged to the Order of Ahepa, a church lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, of Mason City; and her children, Jeanne (Gerald) Jacobson of Mound Minn., Maria (Gary) Marshall of Nisswa, Minn., James (Sandra) Lamont of Clear Lake, and Kathy (Gary) Strenge of Ham Lake, Minn.; sister, Marie Paulos, of Roseville, Minn.; nephew, George Paulos, of   St. Paul, Minn.; nieces, Tena (Dino) Xykis of Milwaukee, Wis., Nancy Herzog of Roseville, Minn., and Marilyn (Chris) Marnell of Roseville, Minn.; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many great-nieces and nephews.

His parents, Nicholas Pergakis, Gus Pergakis, Katherine Pergakis; his brother, Peter Pergakis, and his brother-in-law, James Paulos, preceded him in death.

Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City.

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

www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com


Patrick ‘Pat’ Scherber

CLEAR LAKE — Patrick (Pat) Scherber, 57, of 3512 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake, passed away Tuesday (April 25, 2006) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City following a valiant effort to manage the cancer that had been recently diagnosed.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. Fourth St. Clear Lake, with Lay Assistant Richard L. Scott officiating. Interment will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., in Clear Lake.

Memorials may be made to the Patrick J. Scherber Memorial Fund.

Patrick was born July 7, 1948, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Marvin and Sarah (Gutzwiller) Scherber. He was baptized on July 18, 1948, at St. Martin’s in Rogers, Minn., and received his First Holy Communion on Oct. 25, 1954, at St. Henry’s in Monticello. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1966 and Bemidji State College with a degree in education in 1970.

He worked in a number of school districts in Minnesota including St. Cloud, St. Peter, Cold Spring, Garden City, Thief River Falls, Windom and Pipestone as a general or special education teacher and later as a special education consultant while continuing to pursue his master’s degree in special education, and later a second degree from Winona State University.

In 1978, he moved to Iowa and began working as a special education consultant for Northern Trails AEA 2 and later AEA 267. He worked in many districts across north Iowa, touching the lives of numerous students and their families. He retired in June of 2005 due to health reasons.

In November 1983, Pat received a kidney from his brother, Mike, and it was a great blessing as the kidney worked well up to his final days.

On June 21, 1986, Pat married Connie Jeane Schmidt in Klemme. They made their home in Clear Lake, where Pat also owned and managed several apartments. Connie and Pat were the parents of twin daughters, Annette and Kimberly, born Dec. 3, 1991. They were the joy of his life and he enjoyed talking to them about life lessons, memories and cars.

Pat also purchased, refurbished and sold late model cars with the help of his brother. He enjoyed discus-sing car “ailments” with friends and family and keeping up with the latest models and designs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Sarah Scherber.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Scherber; his twin daughters, Ann and Kim; a brother, Mike Scherber, of Monticello, Minn.; sister-in-law, Nancy Scherber, of Monticello; aunts, Meralda Branden and Toots Hickler of Monticello, Minn., Sally Ronning of Buffalo, Minn., and Florence Gutzwiller of St. Michael, Minn.; parents-in-law, Luverne and Mary Ann Schmidt, of Klemme; brothers-in-law, Lonnie (Chris) Schmidt of Goodell, Jamie (Beth) Schmidt of Garner, and Steve (Chris) Schmidt of Dallas Center; and nieces and nephews, Karri, Kasey, and Kelsie Scherber, Leah (Mark) Reinert, Adam, Stephanie, Brittney, Brianna, Kari and Jackie Schmidt.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (641) 357-2193.

www.colonialchapels.com

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