Friday 28 November 2014


Gerald Dingman



 Gerald “Jerry” Jesse Dingman, 77, 1403 S. Lakeview Dr., Clear Lake, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at his home.
     A gathering of family and friends was held on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel. A prayer service was first with Rev. Dean Hess officiating, followed by a Masonic service. An inurnment will be at Highland Memorial Garden, Des Moines, Iowa, at a later date. According to his wishes, his body has been cremated. Memorials may be given to the Shriners 


Irene Ingebretson



Irene T. Ingebretson, formerly of Thornton, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Samaritan Bethany Home, Rochester, Minn.

     A funeral mass was held on Monday, June 2, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with Rev.  John Gossman officiating.  Interment was at the Richland Lutheran Cemetery, Thornton.  In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Opportunity Village, 1200 N. 9th St. W., Clear Lake, Iowa, 50428.


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.


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