Saturday 25 October 2014


Karen Jo Bird



 Karen Jo (Baker) Bird, 72, of Mason City, passed away Friday, May, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at the Good Shepherd Health Center. There was a Celebration of Life Open House for Karen on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at St. James Lutheran Church, Mason City. Per Karen’s wishes, her body was cremated. Memorials may be directed to the family of Karen Bird, 305 27th St. 


Patricia A. Bahling



Patricia Ann Bahling, 1305 2nd Ave. NE, Clear Lake, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. 

     A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 508 2nd Ave. N., Clear Lake, with Rev. Bernie Colorado officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial


Eleanor Hepperly



Eleanor L. Hepperly, 98, Clear Lake, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake.  

Funeral services for Eleanor were held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Ventura United Methodist Church with Pastor Dr. Reverend Rhoda Preston officiating.  Burial was in the Clear Lake Cemetery.  


Vincent Otis



Vincent A. Otis, 88, of Mission, Texas, and Cumberland, Wis., formerly of Northwood, Iowa, died peacefully on May 2, 2014 at Mission Regional Medical Center, Mission.  Graveside services for Vincent are planned for Saturday, May 10, at 1 p.m. at St. James Cemetery, Forest City.  


Lawrence Halsne



Lawrence E. Halsne, 88, of Clear Lake, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, with Pastor Kirk Wilkie officiating.  Military honors were provided by the Clear Lake VFW and private committal services took place in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be left in Larry’s name to Central Gardens or Hospice of North Iowa. 


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