Mr. Matthew Lynn Dorr, Sr., 52, of Saint Cloud, Fla., passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Saint Cloud Regional Medical Center.
He was the husband of Sally J. (Smith) Dorr. Matthew was born in Clear Lake on Sept. 11, 1958, the son of the late Deane L. and Shirley E. (Wiebrand) Dorr. He served in the U.S. Army as a SP4. He was a telephone repair/installation technician.
Rodney Duane Benner, 93, Clear Lake, died Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 30, at the Open Bible Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Will Hunsaker officiating. Military honors were provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W. Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 1, at the Clear Lake Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to the Rodney Duane Benner Memorial Fund.
Robert Bentley “Bob” Brown, 88, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011, at Scottish Rite Park Health Center in Des Moines, Iowa. In agreement with Bob’s wishes, cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service celebrating Bob’s life was held on Monday, Aug. 1, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Des Moines. Private entombment took place at the Masonic Cemetery Mausoleum in Des Moines.
Raymond “Chan” Ward, 81, of 3714 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 26, at the Evangelical Free Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Randy Vaage officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to Opportunity Village or Hospice of North Iowa.
Ilse J. Bruntjen, a resident of Apple Valley in Clear Lake, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa, surrounded by her family.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 27, 10:30 a.m., at Galilean Lutheran Church, 4454 255th St. Highway 18 West, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Scot McCluskey officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A private family inurnment will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery at a later time.
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