Friday 21 November 2014


Lucille Gaffney



    Lucille M. Gaffney, 77, of 200 3rd Street South, Swaledale, Iowa, died Friday morning, Aug. 26, 2011, at her home.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rockwell with Father Rodney Allers officiating.  Internment was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Swaledale. Condolences and stories may be shared with the family at visitation or at or


Phyllis Madson



    Phyllis Esther Madson, 81, of 2416 N. Shore Dr., Clear Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at the Boone County Hospital, Boone, Iowa.
    A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Dean Hess officiating.  Family will greet friends Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake and then one hour before the service on Friday at the church.  Family suggests memorials to the Phyllis Madson Memorial Fund.


Robert Oliphant



    Robert Eugene Oliphant, 77, of 115 S. 23rd St. Clear Lake, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at his home.
    A celebration of Robert’s life was held Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake with Pastor Scott Wilson of the Christian Church officiating. Military honors were provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W.  The family suggests memorials to Hospice of North Iowa.


Ella Mae Wilson



    Ella Mae Wilson, 92, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
    It was Ella Mae’s wishes to be cremated; and that no memorial services be held.


William Pinkham



    William Douglas (Doug) Pinkham, 83, Clear Lake, died after a short illness on Aug. 20, 2011 at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake. Doug was a resident at Apple Valley Assisted Living in Clear Lake.
     A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, with the Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating.  Visitation will be held from  4 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 and one hour preceding the service at Ward-Van Slyke. Military honors will be provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  Memorials may be given to the William Douglas Pinkham Memorial Fund.


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