Saturday 25 October 2014


Elmer Vierkant



 Elmer Harold Vierkant, 85, of El Cajon, Calif., died May 21, 2014. Elmer, son of Hazel and Harry B. Vierkant, loving husband of Mary Jo Vierkant, passed away at Lakeview Hospice Home in La Mesa, Calif., after a courageous fight with cancer.
He was born in Osage and raised in the Mason City and Rockwell, Iowa, area. He was the eighth of nine children. Elmer joined the 


Merle Peterson



 Merle Wayne Peterson, 72, of Hanlontown, Iowa, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City, surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Hanlontown on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 1 p.m., with Pastor Linda Johnson-Prestholt officiating. Visitation will be held at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, from 5 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Interment will be at the Clear Lake Cemetery.


John Overgaard



 John E. Overgaard, 71, of Exline, Iowa, formerly of Ventura, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. As per John’s wishes he was cremated, followed by a time of sharing of memories and celebrating his life with family and friends on Sunday June 1, 2014 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake. A private inurnment was held in Ventura Cemetery, Ventura. Family suggests memorials to Hospice of North Iowa.


Gerald F. Carney



 Gerald Francis Carney, age 95, of New Hampton, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014 surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, June 2, 2014 at Holy Family Church, New Hampton, with Rev. Mark Osterhaus 


Keith Markwardt



 Keith H. Markwardt, 75, Mason City, Iowa, died Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa. A funeral service was held on Friday, May 23, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Mason City, with Rev. Steve Hansen officiating. Interment was at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Swaledale, Iowa. Memorials may be given to Wesley United Methodist Church.
 Keith Markwardt, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. He was born


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