Clifford Wayne Stephenson, 82, 15 Timberlane Drive, Clear Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
Clifford, son of William and Lora (Ridout) Stephenson was born July 15, 1930 in Winterset, Iowa. He graduated from Winterset High School in 1948 and continued his education at Drake University in Des Moines majoring in music. Cliff enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1955. Cliff was united in marriage to Norma Jean Myhr, and to this union three children were born,
Elaine F. Beard, 83, 1102 8th Ave. Court S., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake.
A funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating. Memorials may be given to the V.F.W. Auxiliary in memory of Elaine Beard.
Gary L. Bright, 60, of Fort Myers, Fla. passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. He was born in Moline, Ill., to Myron Bright and Shirley Horstman. He graduated from Maryvale High School in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1970. He married Jackie Johnson in 1973, and was blessed with three children – Cori Lynn, Christopher Lee, and Sean Richard.
Gilbert K. Luker, 93, of Mason City, Iowa, and formerly of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, surrounded by his family.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 419 N. Delaware Ave., Mason City, with the Rev. Mark Lavrenz officiating. Committal services will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.
Arno M. Olson, 97, of rural Garner, Iowa, entered his heavenly home on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Iowa City Mercy Hospital Hospice Care surrounded by his loving wife and family.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Faith Lutheran Church in Miller, Iowa, with Rose Visser, lay pastor officiating. Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery in Garner. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.
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