Monday 25 May 2015


Roberta Schlicting



Roberta “Bert” Jane (Buck) Schlichting, 64, died on Feb. 23, 2014 at 6 a.m. at the Hospice of North Iowa, in Mason City.  She lost her four-year battle with breast cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, with Rev. Dean Hess officiating.  Her wish was to be cremated following the service.  A private 


Sharon Davison



Sharon L. Davison, 78, Clear Lake, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at the Concord Care Center in Garner, Iowa.

A funeral service for Sharon was held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Reverend Brian Lund of Zion Evangelical & Reform Church in Garner officiating.  Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.  


Nadine R. Girard



Nadine R. Girard, 84, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

A funeral service was held on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, Mason City, with Pastor Jeni Bohls of St. James Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.

Should friends desire, memorials may be left in Nadine’s name in care of her family.


Susan M. Beenken



Susan Margaret Beenken, 67, of Mason City, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at her home.

Memorial services were held on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, Mason City, with Rev. Art Zewert officiating.  Family suggests memorials to Susan Margaret Beenken Memorial Fund.  

Susan was born Dec. 7, 1946 in Albia, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Marjorie (Bennett) Wilson.  She attended school in Lovilia, Iowa.

Susan married Fred Schade on Sept. 10, 1963 in Lovilia.  They moved to Mason City where they raised their six sons.  In 1978 she married Roger Beenken and they lived on a farm near Portland.

Susan worked most of her life in Mason City in retail, retiring from Wal-mart in 2012.

She enjoyed watching her kids play softball.  She also enjoyed playing cards, baking and was known for her peanut butter cookies, pumpkin bars and wedding cakes.  She was also an avid Cubs fan.  One of her greatest accomplishments was being a cancer survivor for over 14 years.

She is survived by her six sons, Jack (Geri) Schade, Mason City, Jeff Schade, Mason City, Jim (Stephanie) Schade, Eaton, Colo., Jerry (Lori) Schade, Mason City, John (Cheryl) Schade, Mason City, and Joe (Dawn) Schade, Rockford, Iowa; 15 grandchildren, Joshua (Jill), Jerris, Dillon, Cacharel, Joslynn, Matthew, Brandyn, Lindsey, Shelbey, Vina, Harley, Kayla, Jayden, Jordyn and Terran; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Wilson, Freemont, Calif., and Ed (Jolinda) Wilson, Lovilia; former daughter-in-law, Trenda Roppe, Mason City; and good friend, Judy Schade, Mason City.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Wilson.


Roger M. Zirbel



Roger M. Zirbel, 68, of Raymond, Miss., formerly of Clear Lake, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in Jackson, Miss.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, with Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W.  Visitation will be one hour before the service.  The burial will take place at a later time in the Clear Lake Cemetery.

Those who desire may leave memorials to the family.


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