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PUBLISHED Monday, June 4, 2007

PUBLISHED Monday, June 4, 2007

Obituaries are presented as a community service of Fullerton Funeral Homes. Information is submitted by families or provided by funeral homes for publication in the Globe Gazette and Globe Online.

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Cheryl Ann Andersen

FORT DODGE — Cheryl Ann Andersen, 50, of Fort Dodge, died Friday, (June 1, 2007) in Fort Dodge.

A funeral Mass for Cheryl Ann Andersen will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Britt with the Rev. Henry Huber and the Rev. Marvin Bries officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Corwith.

Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Corwith Community Center (north of City Park) in Corwith.

A beautiful baby girl, Cheryl Ann was born on August 13, 1956, to Thomas and Leona Leerar Welter, at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital, at Britt.

She was baptized, received first communion and was confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Corwith, where she sang in the choir.

She attended Corwith-Wesley School, where she participated in speech, drama, band, chorus and cheerleading. After graduation in 1974, she attended Hamilton Business College in Mason City.

She was employed at Hamilton College from September 1975 to July 1981. Cheryl was then employed at Armour Food Company from July 1981 to March 1982. While living in Mason City, Cheryl bonded with the Tom Fitzgerald family and they became a part of her life.

 In March of 1982, she became employed at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge, for Tom Tibbits, as an administrative assistant until 2005.

On August 13, 1983, Cheryl, was united in marriage to Mark Andersen. They made their home in Fort Dodge, where Mark had a used car business. They attended many car shows, races and sporting events with their friends.

 She became a part-time employee at J. C. Penney in Fort Dodge in May 2006 until April 2007.

 She enjoyed people, her home, baking, yard work, flowers and decorating for different holidays, especially Christmas. People who were acquainted with Cheryl, knew her as a vivacious, caring and giving person. She was deeply loved and well-respected by her many friends and relatives.

Some of her interests were collecting Coca-Cola and Elvis memorabilia, reading, piano playing, auto racing, basketball, playing cards, picture puzzles and singing. She also enjoyed animals, especially her pet dog, Patches. Family was so important to her that she organized a Welter Family Reunion weekend at Mason City in 2002. She always remembered birthdays with cards and gifts.

Corwith was her hometown and she was always interested in her Dad’s business and helped out when she was home on weekends. Cheryl even ran the business so her parents could take a week’s vacation. Later she helped type grant applications for the new Library-City Hall and purchased the conference table and chairs for the City Council room in memory of Grandpa and Grandma Welter.

 Cheryl will be sadly missed by Mark, and her Mother. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Thomas Welter, in 2004; Grandpa and Grandma Welter, Grandpa and Grandma Leerar; uncles, Lester Leerar, Doug Skitch, Dan Day; aunts, Mary Jane DeGroote, Roberta Welter and Jean Welter; and cousins, Marty and Mark Leerar, Shannon Koenen, Meagan Foy, Baby Trunkhill and Baby Jon Welter.

Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, 207 Linn St., Corwith, 515-583-2469.

www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.


Paula Bartels

MASON CITY — Paula Bartels, 53, of Mason City, died Saturday (June 2, 2007) at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday (June 5, 2007) at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, with the Rev. Jim Magelssen officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Memorials may be given to the Paula Bartels Memorial Fund.

Paula was born on Jan. 26, 1954, in Mason City, the daughter of Earl W. and Elaine (Morris) Bohen.

She graduated from Mason City High School in 1972. Paula enjoyed gardening, coaching softball, and taking care of her children and grandchildren. Family was very important to her. Paula also had a love for animals. She had many lifelong friends she enjoyed spending time with.

Paula is survived by her children, Nathan Bartels of Mason City, and Meghan McLaughlin and husband, Chris of Dougherty; two grandchildren, Macey and Trey Pfeffer; two sisters, Linda Wellman of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Kathern Ramos of Eugene, Ore.; two nephews, Kyle and Aaron Wellman; and two nieces, Sasha Cheyenne Ramey and Haven Wellman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one nephew, Orian Wellman.

Major Erickson Funeral Home and Crematory, Mason City, 641-423-0924.


Mary Kelley

MASON CITY — Mary Kelley 84, died Sunday (June 3, 2007) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 North Adams, with the Rev. Kenneth Gehling officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 6, at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd Street Northeast, with a Catholic Daughters of the Americas rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by a scriptural wake service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa or Holy Family Catholic Church.

 Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, Mason City, 641-423-2372.

www.colonialchapels.com.


Rita Donelle Cusack

 

CLEAR LAKE — Rita Donelle Grogan Cusack, 83, of Clear Lake, formerly of Chariton and Fonda, Iowa, died on Monday (May 21, 2007) at the Good Shepherd Center, Mason City.

Funeral services will be at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake, with the Rev. John Tilp officiating. Rita Donelle donated her body to the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City. Inurnment will be at a later date at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Chariton, Iowa.

A rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at the church, with visitation to begin at 4:30 p.m. and continue until the funeral at 5:30 p.m.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of North Iowa, Iowa Public Television Foundation, St. Patrick’s Church or the Clear Lake Arts Center.

Arrangements are with Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, 641-357-2193.

www.colonialchapels.com


Shirley Ann Pruin Carroll

MASON CITY — Shirley Ann Pruin Carroll, 79, of Mason City, died Saturday, (June 2, 2007) at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 302 Fifth Street S.E., Mason City, with the Rev. Harry H. Koelker officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Rockwell.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third Street N.E., Mason City, with a scriptural wake service at 6 p.m.

Shirley Ann Pruin Carroll, was born on Oct. 8, 1927, near Mason City, on the farm she called home her entire life. She was one of twelve children of Thomas N. and Frances Berkenmier Paulsen. She received her education and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School. She was united in marriage to William Pruin, on Oct. 22, 1945, and to this union three children were born. William, preceded her in death on March 24, 1958. She was united in marriage to John L. Carroll, on July 30, 1977. John preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1980.

Shirley was a farmer, a homemaker, a cookie baker, and a Democrat. She was a very active and a life-long member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and a volunteer for various civic organizations.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Laura J., and Thomas Hahn, of Iowa City; her daughter, Linda L. Kunkel, of Massillon, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jason, and his wife, Julie Hahn, of Des Moines, Steven Satrum, of Oak Grove, Mo., Eric Satrum, of Delaware, Ohio, Krystal Pruin, of Radcliffe, Iowa, and Scarlett Pruin, of Iowa City; five great-grandchildren, Marissa Satrum, of Oak Grove, Missouri, Brandon Satrum, of Delaware, Ohio, and Elizabeth, Abigail and Olivia Hahn, of Des Moines; two sisters, Patricia Barnes, of Sheffield, and Pauline Garcia, of Clear Lake; a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Helen Paulsen, of Mason City; many nieces, nephews, as well as other relatives and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her son, William T. “Bill” Pruin, on April 4, 1995; husbands, William Pruin, and John L. Carroll; her parents; and brothers and sisters, Lauretta Cimijotti, Leonard Paulsen, Clara Mae Williamson, Thomas Paulsen, Doris Grube, Kenneth Paulsen, Howard Paulsen, Barbara Jean Fountas, and Tolla Blowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to Hospice of North Iowa in Shirley’s memory.

Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, Mason City, 641-423-2372.

www.colonialchapels.com.


Herbert L. Kennedy

MASON CITY — Herbert L. Kennedy, 85, of Mason City, died Saturday (June 2, 2007) at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania, with the Rev. Steve Palo officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m., Tuesday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, and continue at the church one hour before the service. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church.

 Herbert was born on June 20, 1921, in Mason City, the son of Harold and Elsina (Harlan) Kennedy. He graduated from Mason City High School in 1939, went to work with a four-year carpenter apprenticeship with Davey and Moen before eventually becoming head of the company.

On July 19, 1945, he was united in marriage to Doris Jensen. Herbert was in the Army Air Corps and served in World War II.

Herbert enjoyed fishing, reading, flying planes and volunteer work.

He was on the Mason City Foundation Board and had been a volunteer superintendent ever since the board was constituted. He oversaw much of the building of the Prairie Playground in East Park, served as superintendent of the refurbishing of the Meredith Willson Boyhood Home, served as superintendent of the refurbishing of the Marjorie Sale home, served as a volunteer at The Music Man Square project for 12 years, served as superintendent of rebuilding the Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House, served as the YMCA chair of remodeling of the “Y” in the 1970s, was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and had helped with many construction projects of the church. Herb served as volunteer superintendent for the remodeling of the Decker House. He was a great recruiter of volunteers for many projects including the “Popcorn Wagon.” He received many awards including the 1975 “Y Man of the Year” award, the 1992 “Friend of Preservation” award, the 1998 “Distinguished Alumni”award and the 2002 “Service above Self” award. He liked to be active and enjoyed helping people.

Herbert is survived by his children: Victoria TeKippe and husband, Michael, of Portland, Iowa, Kathleen Klink and husband, Bruce, of Menomonee Falls, Wis., Scott Kennedy and wife, Rebecca, of Safety Harbor, Fla., and Lori Roberts, and husband, Steve, of Boone; ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Doris, in 2006

Major Erickson Funeral Home and Crematory, Mason City, 641-423-0924.


 

William Joseph Soesbe Sr.

CLARION — William Joseph Soesbe Sr., 79, of Clarion died Saturday (June 2, 2007) at Wright Medical Center in Clarion.

Memorial services for William Soesbe will be held Thursday, June 7, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home in Clarion. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, 602 North Main Street, Clarion, 515-532-2233.


Leonard Harms

IOWA FALLS — Leonard Harms, 79, of Iowa Falls, died Friday (June 1, 2007) at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Iowa Falls, with burial in the Alden Cemetery. Full military rites will be provided by the Iowa Falls American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today, at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls.

A memorial fund has been established.

Surls Funeral Home, Iowa Falls, 641-648-9554.

 

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