Friday 27 February 2015


Jolene Johnson



Word has been received of the passing of Jolene Johnson, of Maui, Hawaii.


Thomas J. Kirschbaum



 Thomas Joseph Kirschbaum, 64, of Clear Lake, Iowa, formerly Fertile, Iowa, died Wednesday July 23, 2014 at his home in Clear Lake.


Mary Marshall



Mary Rogers Marshall, 71, passed away on July 17, 2014, in Canoga Park, Calif.


Roger M. Miller



 Roger Merle Miller, 86, of Independence, Iowa, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at the Buchanan County Long Term Care Center in Independence.
 Funeral services were held on Monday, July 21, 2014, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. Don Plamondon officiating.  Interment with Military Honors were held in St. John’s Cemetery.


Edna Knutson



 Edna “Jean” Knutson, 100, 2207 North Shore Dr., Clear Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake. According to her wishes her body has been cremated.
A Memorial service will be held noon on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the First Congregational Church, 205 W. 10th Ave. N., Clear Lake, with Rev. Brian Harris officiating. A private inurnment was held at the Clear Lake Cemetery.
Jean was born June 11, 1913, in Clear Lake, the daughter of Burtis H. and Annette (Jackson) Matthews, the youngest of five children. Her father was a mail clerk for the M. and St. L. Railroad and a fond childhood memory was walking to the train station with her mother to take her father his lunch. In high school, she was active in the drama club, where she won first place at a state competition, she was a Red Cross Lifesaving instructor, and she was a CLHS cheerleader all four years. She graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1930 and attended one year at Grinnell College. She graduated from Hamilton’s Business School in Mason City and worked for a coal company there until her wedding. 


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