Category Archives: Obits

North Central Iowa Geneological Society – Archived obituaries

Brandi J. Pals

Brandi Jane Pals, 20, of Clear Lake, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus, in Rochester, Minn.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, in Hampton.  Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Sietsema…
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Jerry R. Kolpek

Jerry Ray Kolpek, 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice, Mason City, Iowa. A private graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.  A public celebration of life will be held at a later date. Jerry, the son of Charles and Dorothy (Klunder) Kolpek, was born April 25, 1937…
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Kathy J. Petersburg

Kathy Jean Petersburg, age 60, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 with family by her side at the MercyOne Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, in Mason City. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Burial of Kathy’s ashes will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery, rural Joice, Iowa, near her parents,…
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Russell C. Lorenzen

Russell Clayton Lorenzen, 90, of Clear Lake/Ventura, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.  A Celebration of Life will occur at a later date. Until then, Russell’s family asks everyone to celebrate that he passed on a beautiful 36 degree January day, with beans up .34 cents, corn up .08 cents…
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Reuben F. Gottfried, Jr.

Reuben Franklin “Frankie” Gottfried, Jr., 60, of Clear Lake, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Executive Cottage, at One Vision, in Clear Lake, surrounded by his friends and family.  A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at One Vision, Clear Lake, with Pastor Scott Sokol and Dennis Ganz officiating . lnurnment will…
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Jay A. Zirbel

Jay A. Zirbel passed away unexpectedly at Santa Rosa Kaiser Hospital, in Santa Rosa, Calf. on Nov. 21, at the age of 62 of cardiac arrest. Jay was born in Mason City.  He grew up in Clear Lake and graduated from Clear Lake High School, class of 1977.  Soon after graduation he moved to Northern…
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