Wednesday 1 April 2015


Mildred A. Jensen



Mildred “Millie” Ann (DeVries) Jensen, 83, of Thornton, Iowa, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at her home, under hospice care, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Retz Funeral Home, in Thornton, with Mr. Gerald Haugland presiding.  Interment was at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Thornton.

Mildred was born Nov. 8, 1930, in Sheffield, Iowa, to Jerry and Lena (Schroeder) DeVries.  Mildred graduated from the Thornton Consolidated School in 1949 with high honors.


Orin J. Solbrack



Orin Juel Solbrack, 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at the Oakwood Care Center, in Clear Lake.

A Memorial Service and celebration of his life, was held in the Severtson Forum of the Kinney-Lindstrom Center at Opportunity Village, Clear Lake, on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, with Pastor Rich Murray officiating. Inurnment was held in the Salem Memorial Cemetery.    


Norman J. Ballantyne



Norman J. “Bill” Ballantyne, 91, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, with his family by his side at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating.  Burial will be in Clear Lake Cemetery.  Family will greet friends one hour before the service.  The family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Gary Garlinghouse



 Gary Lee Garlinghouse, 58, Mason City, Iowa, went to be with our heavenly father on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa, Mason City.
A Memorial Service was held on, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the Open Bible Church, 609 S. 8th St., Clear Lake, with Rev. Will Hunsaker officiating. Military Honors 


Kenneth F. Nelson



Kenneth F. Nelson, 64, of Clear Lake, died Aug. 5, 2014, at Muse Norris Inpatient Unit, Hospice of North Iowa.
 Kenny was born on Aug. 22, 1949, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to proud parents, Lawrence and Anna Nelson. He was a fun loving father who enjoyed fishing, cruising around the lake, riding motorcycles and spending time with his dog, Buster.


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