Sunday 19 April 2015


Richard Van Slyke



Richard “Jeff” Van Slyke, 64, of Forest City, Iowa died Aug. 4, 2014, at his home due to natural causes. A gathering of family and friends was held Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at the Petersen Lund Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St., Forest City, with a time for sharing memories. Cremation has taken place and Inurnment will be at a later date.


Ralph D. Ott Jr.



Ralph Daniel Ott Jr., 83, of Excelsior, Minn., formerly of Clear Lake, followed his son, Daniel, in death on Aug. 2, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Excelsior Covenant Church, 19955 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior. Burial will be in Clear Lake at a date yet to be determined.
 In lieu of flowers send memorials to the SIDS Foundation or a favorite charity of the giver’s choice.


Daniel K. Ott



Daniel Kimball Ott, 50, of Batavia, Ill., formerly of Excelsior, Minn., passed away suddenly on July 23, 2014. A celebration of Dan’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Bayview Event Center, 687 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior. Burial will be in Clear Lake at a date yet to be determined.


Rose M. Peckham



 Rose Marie Peckham, 77, Clear Lake, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City.
 A funeral service for Rose will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the First Congregational Church, 205 West 10th Ave. N., Clear Lake, with Pastor Bernie Colorado officiating. Burial will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the church.


James A. Copley



 James Allen Copley passed away, surrounded by his family, at the Jackson Good Samaritan Center on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the age of 70 years, four months, and two days.
 James Allen Copley, the son of Lawrence and Margaret (Van Horst) Copley, was born on March 28, 1944, in Los Angeles, Calif.  Shortly after his birth, Jim and his family moved to Clear Lake, where Jim graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1962.  Upon graduation Jim attended N.I.A.C.C. for one year.  After attending college, Jim worked part time for the Clear Lake Police Department, patrolling the beaches.  


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