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North Central Iowa Geneological Society – Archived obituaries

Donald L. Goranson

Donald Lloyd Goranson, who was born at home in Clear Lake 94 years ago, died at home on Sunday. Due to Covid 19 considerations, the family is holding a private service on Saturday, May 8, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 310 1st Ave. N., Clear Lake, with the Rev. David Peterson officiating. Inurnment will be…
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Adelaide A. Brager

Adelaide A. Brager, 94, of Ventura passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Concord Care Center, in Garner. A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 1, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, east of Garner, with the Rev. Scott Kozisek officiating.   Inurnment was in the church cemetery. Adelaide Anna Brager, the daughter of Carl and…
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David Farnan

David Farnan passed away on April 28, 2021, in Shelby Township, Mich., at the age of 76.  Instate was held Monday morning, May 3, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Shelby Township.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Dave was born in…
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Mervin J. Dirksen

Mervin “Merv” J. Dirksen, 93, of Clear Lake passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Oakwood Care Center, in Clear Lake. A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 310 1st Avenue North, Clear Lake.  Mervin will be laid to rest beside his wife, Joan,…
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Barbara J. Dwyer

Barbara Jean (Sams) Dwyer, 89, of Clear Lake, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, April 19, 2021, in Clear Lake. A Celebration of Life will be held later this year and inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City. Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.
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Ileen Newman

Ileen Newman, 96, formerly of Clear Lake, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Heritage Care Center, in Mason City. Visitation was held on Thursday, April 22, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake.  A family graveside service was held on Friday, April 23, at Memorial Park Cemetery, in Mason City. Ward-Van Slyke…
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