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Remember When 5-23-2018

(Above) Oakwood Hotel - Built in 1882 at Oakwood park overlooking the lake, stood the Oakwood Hotel.  C.F. Crane platted Oakwood Park.  Kenyon, Freeman and Sandra owned the hotel at one time.  It was called “The Stevens House” and “The Stratton House” at different times.  The Hormel family were frequent summertime visitors. driving down from Minnesota…
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Viola Finnegan

Viola B. Finnegan, 87, of Independence, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Lexington Estates Care Center, in Independence. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, May 18, at St. John’s Catholic Church, in Independence, with Fr. David Beckman presiding. Burial was held at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Ionia, Iowa.   Viola…
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Dorothy Dudgeon

Dorothy Alice Dudgeon, 87, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit – Hospice of North Iowa, in Mason City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the I.O.O.F. Home or Muse-Norris-Hospice of North Iowa in her name. A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 3, at…
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Roger McQuitty

Roger Dorman McQuitty, 75, of Nora Springs, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his home. A memorial service was held on Monday, May 21, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Mark Doebel officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to Roger’s family. Roger was born on Feb. 22, 1943, the son of Dorman T.…
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Helen Meyers

Helen Margaret Meyers, 88, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the IOOF Home, in Mason City. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, May 22, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. John Gossman officiating.  Burial was at Clear Lake Cemetery.   Family suggests memorial contributions to…
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Isabelle Sweeney

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Isabelle Marie Molan on Saturday, May 26, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, in Clear Lake, at 10:30 a.m. The family asks that any memorial contributions be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Building Fund in Clear Lake. Born Isabelle Marie Molan in 1926, to Roy and…
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