Thursday 5 March 2015


Doris Gansen




Doris Ione Gansen, 82, of 704 South 12th Street, Clear Lake, Iowa  passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at the I.O.O.F. Home, Mason City, Iowa.

A  Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1001 9th Ave. S, Clear Lake.   Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.  Visitation will be held at the Ward-Van


Merlin Harner




Merlin Lester (Sonny) Harner, 82, of 1200 N. 9th St., Opportunity Village, Clear Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at Opportunity Village.

A celebration of Merlin’s life was held on Monday, Aug.13, 2012 at Opportunity Village, Kenney-Lindstrom Center, Clear Lake with Pastor Rich Murray officiating.  Burial will be later in Harrison Twp., Swea City, Iowa.  Family suggests memorials to Opportunity Village Clear Lake.


Tad Venzke




Tad Clovis “Wheelz” Venzke, 22, of Manly, Iowa, died on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.  A funeral service for Tad will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 503 East South Street, Manly, with Pastor Don Preston officiating.  Burial will follow in the Manly Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., 


Robert Ollenburg




Robert “Bob” Ollenburg, 85, of Ventura, Iowa, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at the Concord Care Center in Garner, Iowa.

Funeral services are today (Wednesday, Aug. 15) at 10:30 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church east of Garner with Rev. Carl Hedberg officiating.  Burial is in the church cemetery with military rites by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.  Cataldo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church.


Jimmy Lee Leasure




Jimmy “Jim” Lee Leasure, 73, 210 W. 10th Ave., N., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at the North Iowa Mercy Medical Center, Mason City, Iowa.  

     A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Galilean Lutheran Church, Hwy 18 W., Clear Lake, with Rev. Randy Baldwin officiating.  Visitation will be one hour before the service on Wednesday at the 


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