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ROY D. SAGE
MASON CITY - Roy D. Sage, 85, died Thursday (Nov. 25, 1999) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, with the Rev. Kenneth Hatland of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hogan-Bremer Chapel and will continue on Tuesday until service time at the funeral chapel.
Roy Donald Sage was born Sept. 5, 1914, in Mason City, son of Charley M. and Grace A. (Turgeson) Sage. He was married to Elaine Leer on Nov. 4, 1949, in Mason City.
Roy grew up in Mason City and attended Portland school. He lived in LeRoy, Minn., for one year; Bremerton, Wash., for three years; Monterey Park, Calif., for one and a half years; and then in Mason City. He worked as a truck driver at Ashton Wholesale for 17 years, retiring in 1974.
Roy loved his family. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards and horseshoes, and camping. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his six children, Donald Sage and his wife, Jessie, Thomas Sage and Linda, Ronald Sage and his wife, Toni, Jackie Carpenter, and Bryan Sage and his wife, Carol, all of Mason City, and Tammy Treslan and her fiance, Terry Claude, Mason City; the mother of his children, Elaine Sage, Mason City; 23 grandchildren, Larry, Katie, Randy, Terisa, Suzanne, Rickard, Renay, Matthew, Kerri, Nathan, Alison, Joseph, Krista, Kendra, Becky, Nathan, Trevor, Spencer, Lane, Gregor, Shane, Adam and Sarah; five great-grandchildren, Macy, Joshua, Neta, Tyler and Megan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter in infancy, Mary Elaine Sage; three sisters; and five brothers.
Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel - (515) 423-2372
DAISY DARLENE AWE SCHELLSMIDT
CLEAR LAKE - Daisy Darlene Awe Schellsmidt, 73, of 10912 250th St., died Thursday (Nov. 25, 1999) at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, with the Rev. Ronald Stein of First Baptist Church officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City.
Daisy Darlene Schellsmidt was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Rockwell, daughter of William and Crystal (Ball) Spillett. Darlene enjoyed watching movies, reading gothic romance novels and cooking meals for her family. She especially enjoyed Sundays when the family would get together on the "farm" for lunch.
She is survived by her six children, Allen Awe and his wife, Lois, Mason City, Terry Awe, Clear Lake, Debbie Piper and her husband, Chip, Decorah, Dawn Ferch, Minneapolis, Elaine Tyler, Mason City, and John Awe and his wife, Jean, Cartersville; 13 grandchildren, Bill, Carey, Tanya and her husband, Brad, Jennifer, Jeff, Brandi, Chevelle, Courtney, Ryan, Cody, Erin, Christin and Katie; seven great-grandchildren, Jake, Damon, Jarrod, Gabby, Lucas, Cierra and Jacey; her sister, Viola Awe, Clear Lake; and a brother, Chuck Spillett.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Melvin Awe; her second husband, Clarence "Bud" Schellsmidt; a sister, Lillian; and a great-grandson, Christian Dalluge.
She will always be loved, remembered and missed by her family.
Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel - (515) 423-2372
RICHARD LEROY BINDEL JR.
BURLINGTON -Richard LeRoy Bindel Jr., 29, died Wednesday (Nov. 24, 1999) in West Point.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lunning Chapel, Burlington, with the Rev. William Hornback officiating. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at Lunning Chapel, Burlington. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel.
ALOYSIUS LEO FANGMAN
CLEAR LAKE - Aloysius Leo Fangman, 83, died Friday (Nov. 26, 1999) at Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with Monsignor Robert Hogan, the Rev. Paul Fangman and the Rev. Robert English officiating. Burial will be in Clear Lake Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the Clear Lake VFW.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, with a rosary beginning at 6 p.m. followed by a scriptural prayer service beginning at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church or to Newman Catholic Schools in memory of Al Fangman.
Aloysius Leo Fangman was born June 18, 1916, in Raeville, Neb., son of John F. and Mary E. (Bode) Fangman. He married JoAnn Drees on Jan. 8, 1944, in Carroll. She preceded in him in death in January, 1981. He married Margaret Plonsky Schmolke in September, 1982.
Al grew up in Raeville, Neb., and graduated from St. John's Catholic High School in Raeville in 1934, and then from Creighton University, Omaha, Neb., in 1938. He joined the ROTC program in 1936 and served his summers at Fort Snelling, Minn. He served as a major in the Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines and then in Australia.
Al worked at several different companies in securities and investments. He loved his family and grandchildren and was a man of faith. He enjoyed fishing, boating and cross-country skiing. He was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the VFW and American Legion, and the Clear Lake Lions. He worked hard on the fundraising and building of Newman Catholic Schools, Mason City.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Fangman, Mason City; four children, Teri Williams and her husband, Lindsey, Scottsdale, Ariz., Jill Svoboda and her husband, Larry, Jan Weger and her husband, Jay "Skip," and Jay Fangman and his wife, Linda, all of Arvada, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, Annie Svoboda, St. Benedict College, St. Joseph, Minn., Kathy, Brian and David Svoboda, all of Aravada, Colo., John Weger, Arvada, Colo., Christina Weger, Arlington, Va., Elizabeth, Daniel and Joseph Williams, all of Scottsdale, Ariz., Michael Fangman, Arvada, Colo., and Emily Fangman, Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Florentine Mattner, Raeville, Neb., Josephine Quinn, Albion, Neb., and Sally Klitz and her husband, Joe, Dodge, Neb.; a sister-in-law, Audrey Fangman, Raeville, Neb.; four stepchildren, Sue Foy, Mason City, Kathie Gunnare and her husband, Ron, Davenport, Dorie Coughenour and her husband, Shane, Des Moines, and Jay Schmolke and his wife, April; seven step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, JoAnn; a daughter, Kathy Fangman; three brothers; and four sisters.
Al Fangman was a man of great faith, loving father and a loyal friend.
Ward-VanSlyke Colonial Chapel - (515) 357-2193
BUFFALO CENTER - Al Dudding, 78, died Saturday (Nov. 27, 1999) at Iowa Veteran's Home, Marshalltown
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ledyard, with the Rev. Paul Bormann officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Ledyard, with a military graveside service.
Visitation will be from 2:30 to 8 p.m. today at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Bancroft.
BUFFALO CENTER - Jennie Dontje, 94, died Friday (Nov. 26, 1999) at Timely Mission Nursing Home, Buffalo Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center, with the Rev. Bill Peake officiating. Burial will be in Olena Mound Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Winter Funeral Home in Buffalo Center and one hour before the service at the church Tuesday.
GARNER - Carol Josten, 87, died Friday (Nov. 26, 1999) at the Maranatha Care Center, Brooklyn Center, Minn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Garner, with the Rev. Darrell Weber officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. Fourth St., Garner - (515) 923-2841.
PEARL L. WREN
MASON CITY - Pearl L. Wren, 89, of 302 Second St. N.E., died Saturday (Nov. 27, 1999) at Good Shepherd Health Center, Mason City.
A private family service will be held at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, with the Rev. Randy Nielsen, chaplain of Good Shepherd Health Center, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be directed to the Pearl L. Wren Memorial Fund.
Pearl L. Wren was born April 16, 1910, in Belmond, to David L. and Flora (Tulp) Veeder. She attended and graduated from Belmond High School and Hamilton School of Business.
Pearl married Thomas Wren in Omaha, Neb. She worked as office manager for Younkers and Montgomery Wards in various locations before eventually settling in Seattle, Wash.
She returned to Mason City in 1978.
Pearl is survived by one nephew, Duane Collins and his wife, Joan, Clear Lake; and two nieces, Maxine McKiness and her husband, Robert, Mason City, and Darlene Butler, Kensett.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1972, one child in infancy, four brothers and two sisters.
MADELYN E. WALLS
MASON CITY - Madelyn E. Walls, 75, of 626 S. Adams Ave., died Wednesday (Nov. 24, 1999) at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 119 S. Georgia, Mason City, with the Rev. Sharon Betsworth officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, and one hour before service time at the church Tuesday.
Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church or Mason City Public Library in Madelyn's name.
Madelyn E. Walls was born May 5, 1924, in Mason City, the daughter of Eldist S. and Jewette E. (Lewis) Walls. She attended Mason City schools, graduating from Mason City High School in 1942. She then attended and graduated from Mason City Junior College (now NIACC). Madelyn then attended the University of Iowa, where she received her degree in education with a major in English in 1946.
She taught for one year at Boggs Academy in Keyesville, Ga., then returned to Mason City and started to work for the Mason City Public Library in 1948. At the time of her retirement in 1989, she was the assistant director of the library.
Madelyn was formerly affiliated with the Mason City Human Rights Commission, League of Women Voters and currently a member of Maria Mitchell Club. She was a former member of the Union Memorial Methodist Church, and she and her family were among the first to join the First United Methodist Church when the two churches merged. Madelyn has been active in the Women's Work of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her sister, Esther J. Walls, New York City; a special friend, William (Bill) E. McCullers, Iowa Falls; and many cousins and a host of friends.
STACYVILLE - Clarence Mayer, 69, died suddenly Friday (Nov. 26, 1999) in the emergency room at Mitchell County Regional Health Center, Osage.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville, with the Rev. Joseph Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Visitation Cemetery, with military rites at the grave conducted by the Stacyville American Legion.
Visitation will be held from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the church hall. At 3 p.m. there will be a Catholic Order of Foresters rosary and at 7 p.m. a scripture service. Champion Funeral Home, Osage, is in charge of arrangements.
Clarence Mayer was born on Jan. 4, 1930, near Stacyville, the son of Raymond and Clara (Hemann) Mayer. He graduated from Visitation Catholic School in Stacyville.
He married Dorothy Mae Hall on July 3, 1951, in Austin, Minn. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for more than 30 years at the Stacyville Co-op and its affiliates and was manager there for more than 15 years. He retired in September of 1990.
After retirement he spent time with his grandchildren, enjoyed gardening and became an active volunteer at Opportunity Village in Clear Lake and several other organizations. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the American Legion.
Clarence will be sadly missed by his six children, their spouses, his seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
He is survived by four daughters, Marie Mayer of Ames and her husband, Larry Brandt of Cedar Falls and her two stepchildren, Patrick Brandt of Orlando Fla., and Matthew Brandt of Kansas City, Joan Hohl and her husband, Lonnie, and their children, Keri and Kasey, of Sioux City, Angeline Mayer of Clear Lake, Denise Mullenbach and her husband, Darwin, and their children, Renae and Craig, of Rose Creek, Minn.; two sons, Michael Mayer and his wife, Jeanette, and their children, Ashley and Brooke, of Stacyville, and David Mayer and his wife, Dawn, and their son, Max, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; four brothers, Romanus Mayer and his wife, Alice, of Charles City, Elmer Mayer and his wife, Pat, of Pekin, Ill., Darrell Mayer and his wife, Lorene, of Lockport, N. Y., and Allen Mayer and his wife, Darlene, of Adams, Minn.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dorothy, in 1992.
Champion Funeral Home, Osage - (515) 732-3706.