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DATELINE - BELMOND

     Larry R. Hansen, age 79, of Belmond passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at his home in Belmond.

     Funeral service for Larry R. Hansen will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday October 15, 2016 at the Belmond United Methodist Church in Belmond. Pastor Leila Blackburn will officiate. Burial will take place in the Belmond Cemetery.

     Visitation for Larry R. Hansen will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond. 

     Larry Raymond, son of Harold and Lillian (Larson) Hansen, was born on March 5, 1937 on his grandparent’s farm near Humboldt. He graduated from High School in Eagle Grove, IA and then joined the US Navy. He returned home after 4 years and then was united in marriage to Vicki Musselman of Belmond, IA on June 23, 1961. Together they had three children: Kimberly, Lon, and Debra. Larry was later married to Deb Maggart of Big Falls, MN at the Little Brown Church, in Nashua, IA.

     Larry worked at Central Soya in maintenance for 38 years before he retired. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. His family and friends were important to him and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

     Larry is survived by his three children Kimberly Ausborn (and special friend Jody) of Belmond, Lon (Sara) Hansen of Souderton, PA, Debra Sorensen of Urbandale; son-in-law Chris Sorensen of Dexter; six grandchildren Amanda, Eric (fiancé Sara), Rachel, Nicole, Anthony, and Ashley; one great-grandchild KyleeJo; sister Beverly Wise; nephew Bernard Wise; two aunts, one uncle, and numerous cousins.

     He is preceded in death by his parents Harold and Lillian; infant brother Daryl; and two wives, Vicki and Deborah.



Dugger Funeral Home
111 Luick’s Lane South
Belmond, Iowa 50421
(641)444-3248
www.duggerfunerals.com

DATELINE - ALEXANDER

     Wm. Harry Hill, age 86, of Alexander died Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his home.

     Funeral service for Wm. Harry Hill will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Alexander United Methodist Church in Alexander. Pastor Shawn Hill will officiate. Burial will take place in the Alexander Cemetery.

     Visitation for Wm. Harry Hill will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond. 

     Harry was born May 31, 1930 to John and Alta (Yaw) Hill. He graduated from Alexander High School. He was united in marriage to Doris Mourlam on June 24, 1951. Following military service, the couple returned to Alexander area and farmed until his retirement in 1995.

     Harry enjoyed woodworking, his family, especially on their annual fishing trip. He was active in the community and church until his health declined.

     Harry is survived by his children Debra (Duane) Perry of Belmond, Craig (Deb) Hill of Alexander, Carla Roberts of Garner, son-in-law John Messick of Ardmore, OK; grandchildren Shawn (Michelle) Hill of Alexander, Amanda (Dan) Teske of Iowa Falls, Emily (Rob) Lamfers-Hill of Belmond, Hannah O’Steen of Ardmore, OK, Nicholas Roberts of Mason City, Harrison Roberts of Garner; great-grandchildren Shayla, James, and Caleb Teske, Colin and Lauren Hill, Andrew, Avery, and Alec Lamfers-Hill, Charslee and Bearett O’Steen; and his two cats Spike and Homa.

     He is preceded in death by his parents John and Alta; wife Doris; daughter Suzanne; grandson Benjamin; and brother John.




Dugger Funeral Home
111 Luick’s Lane South
Belmond, Iowa 50421
(641)444-3248
www.duggerfunerals.com



DATELINE – BELMOND


     “Weary of reading obituaries noting someone’s courageous battle with death, Steve wanted it known that his work here is done. He received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which he will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in a long time. His new mission is strictly to laugh, love, and celebrate his eternal life.”

      Stephen Mark Dickman, 61, passed away on October 31, 2016, following a courageous battle of prostate cancer, at his home in Belmond, Iowa. He was born on August 20, 1955 in Waverly, Iowa to Fritz and Marcia (Merfeld) Dickman. Steve grew up in Clarksville, Iowa. After graduating high school in 1973, he began working at United Hydraulics in Waverly for three years. He later became a dairy farmer and married Cindee Martin in 1976, having three children, Joey, Charlie, and Abbee.

      Steve started working at Eaton Corporation in Belmond in 1982, while raising his children in Thornton. He enjoyed spending time with his kids, playing catch, taking vacations, and coaching them in every sport imaginable. He was an inspiration to many athletes with the passion that he had for competition. A proud father, a hard worker, and a loving/thoughtful man is what he shall be remembered by.

      Steve was united in marriage to Kelly (Halfpop) Dickman on October 14, 2013. They were happily married for three years while starting their life together in Belmond. Steve and Kelly were often found exploring the outdoors by riding their bikes, rollerblading, and taking long walks. They spent countless hours with their children and grandchildren which brought so much joy and happiness to their life.

     Steve’s final occupation was with Jet Company as a supervisor in Humbolt, Iowa. He cared deeply about his co-workers and found himself extremely happy.

      Steve was blessed with a large and loving family. He is survived by his wife, Kelly Dickman of Belmond, IA; two sons, Joey (Krista) Dickman of Meservey, IA and Charlie (Janna) Dickman of Thornton, IA; one daughter Abbe Dickman of Thornton, IA; two step-daughters, Whitney (Ryan) Graves of Bondurant, IA and Kaitlynn (Eric) Freese of Grundy Center, IA; step-son Tyson (Lindsay) Allen of Altoona, IA; two brothers Doug Dickman and Greg (Teri) Dickman of Clarksville, IA; one sister Roxann (Reggie) Boyce of Topock, AZ; mother Marcia Dickman of Clarksville, IA; ten grandchildren: Brecklyn, Preslee, Brylee, Maximus, Fynlee, Landon, Wesley, Bentley, Kaylor, and Wyatt.

      Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father Fritz Dickman, and Ralphee (Bulldog).

      The visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, Novemeber 3, 2016 at Dugger Funeral Home in Belmond. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Rhythm Church in Mason City, with a reception to follow.

      The family of Steve wishes to extend our sincere thank to Dr. Brindle and the nurses at Iowa Specialty Hospital, as well as the Hospice nurses, Maylene Anderson (mother-in-law) and Kathy Braner (sister-in-law) for making his journey as comfortable as possible.





DUGGER FUNERAL HOMES
111 LUICKS LANE SOUTH 
PO BOX 233
BELMOND, IOWA 50421
(641) 444-3248
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​DATELINE - DOWS

     Lucille A. Andersen, age 86, of Dows passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Clarion.

  Funeral service for Lucille A. Andersen will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday November 12, 2016 at the First Lutheran Church in Dows. Pastor Grant Woodley will officiate. Burial will take place in the Fairview Cemetery in Dows.

     Visitation for Lucille A. Andersen will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 11, 2016 at the First Lutheran Church in Dows.

     Lucille Ardelle, daughter of Joseph and Rena (Evans) Echelberger, was born on December 21, 1929. Lucille was raised in Dows. She attended and graduated from Dows High School in 1948. After graduating high school, Lucille worked as a secretary for the superintendent at school.

     On June 18, 1952, Lucille was united in marriage to Borge Andersen at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple made their home in the Dows area where they also farmed. Borge and Lucille had two daughters, Jean and Beverly. Lucille worked at the Coulter elevator for a short time when they were first married.

     Lucille went on to work as the bookkeeper at the Dows co-op and then the Dows Creamery. Later on she worked for the Dows school board for 17 years. For a period of time, Lucille worked at the First Lutheran Church. All while working, Lucille also helped Borge on the farm. She served on the golf course board and election board.

     Lucille taught herself how to paint with oil, watercolor and acrylic paints. Many of her paintings are around the area. She enjoyed crocheting name doilies for friends and family. Lucille was a great historian about Dows and wrote numerous articles about Dows history for the newspapers. Most of her life, she volunteered around Dows.

     She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and attending any activities they were involved in. Lucille enjoyed making wedding and birthday cakes. She also repaired antique dolls.

     Lucille is survived by her two daughters Jean (Duane) Swanson of Hampton and Beverly (Allen) Lange of Dows; three granddaughters Terri (Jeff) Nelson of Ames, Amy (Jim) Schultes of Templeton, Erica (Bryce) Reynolds of Ames; and four great-grandchildren Emma and Ally Nelson and Collin and Tyson Schultes.

     She is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Dugger Funeral Home
300 North Lee Street
Dows, Iowa 50071
515-852-4134
www.duggerfunerals.com

DATELINE - CLARION

   Alfonzo S. Rodriguez Sr., age 94, of Clarion passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Clarion.

  Funeral service for Alfonzo S. Rodriguez Sr. will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday November 19, 2016 at the Belmond United Methodist Church in Belmond. Pastor Leila Blackburn will officiate. Burial will take place in the Glenwood Cemetery in Goldfield.

  Visitation for Alfonzo S. Rodriguez Sr. will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Belmond United Methodist Church in Belmond.

  Alfonzo S. Rodriguez Sr. was born on December 26, 1921 to Ysidro and Lousia Rodriguez at the family home in Clarion. Al grew up in and attended school in Clarion. He enlisted in the service on June 9, 1942 and served as a gunners mate on the Howell E. Jackson. On September 23, 1945, he was honorably discharged. Because of serving in the Navy, Al did not graduate from high school. In 2005, Al received an honorary diploma from Clarion High School.

  On June 27, 1942, Al was united in marriage with Betty Beisell. The couple made their home in Goldfield and was blessed with two children. After serving in the Navy, Al worked as a brakesman and fireman on Chicago Great Western Railroad for two years. In 1949, he drove truck for W & H Coop in Goldfield for five years. In 1961, Al drove truck for Morton Frozen Foods for nine years. After that, Al drove a milk truck for the Goldfield Creamery until retiring in 1981. 

  For many years, Al and Betty spent the winters in Arizona and summers in Iowa. He was an avid golfer and sports fan. Al was a long time St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and Iowa Hawkeye fan. Al was a barbershop music enthusiast. He was a member of the Goldfield United Methodist Church, American Legion – Goldfield, Iowa Post #370 for 60 years, and Oakridge Golf and Country Club in Goldfield.

  Al is survived by his daughter Dew Ann (Ronald) Elkin of Great Falls, MT; son Al S. Jr. (Jan) Rodriguez of Belmond; four grandchildren Dr. Chad (Dr. Carrie Ann) Elkin of Great Falls, MT, Scott Elkin of Great Falls, MT, Rochelle (Don) Triggs of North Liberty, IA, Kristin (Steve) Randall of North Liberty, IA; seven great-grandchildren Adam Elkin, Julia Elkin, Kendra Triggs, Kaelyn Triggs, Karsten Triggs, Dane Randall, Trey Randall; three brothers Jesse (Dee) Rodriguez of Sylmar, CA, Frank Rodriguez of Clarion, IA, Manuel Rodriguez of Clarion, IA; two sisters Esther Pohlman of Clarion, IA, Cecilia (Alan) Pond of Swisher, IA; one sister-in-law Alice Espe of Clarion, IA; special friend Phyllis Stupka of Clarion, IA; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

  He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 54 years, Betty; two brothers; and three sisters.

Dugger Funeral Home
111 Luick’s Lane South
Belmond, Iowa 50421
(641)-444-3248
www.duggerfunerals.com

DATELINE - BELMOND

​    Albert Joseph Kollasch, MD December 17, 1940 to November 11, 2016.

     A memorial service for Dr. Albert J. Kollasch will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, December 3, 2016 in the basement of the Belmond United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your preferred charity.

     Albert J. (Doc) Kollasch was born in 1940 and died at the Belmond Health Care Center, November 11, 2016, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Born in Bancroft IA to Albert (Bert) Kollasch and Sylvia (Nurre) Kollasch, he was the second of eight children. After completing high school (St. John’s, Bancroft IA) and 2 years of college (St. Mary’s, Winona MN), he joined the Jesuit order for 10 years, including 7 years of training and 3 years teaching Philosophy at Creighton University (Omaha NE). After he left the Jesuits in 1970, he entered the University of Iowa Medical College (Iowa City IA), where he earned his MD and engaged in family practice residency for 3 years.

      Al began his medical career in Belmond IA in 1978, and remained a physician there until his retirement in 2006. During his nearly 40 years in Belmond, Dr. Kollasch saved lives, delivered many babies, and devoted himself to the good of the community both in his practice and outside of it. He participated regularly in Iowa River Players as an actor and stage hand. He was very involved in the Belmond Arts Council, the Belmond Historical Society, and associated activities including the Power Show. As a member of Trees Forever and the Parks Commission, Doc played a key role in developing the trail through Belmond and the Outdoor Classroom, and he created several prairie reconstructions in the area. Doc organized and took care of the community gardens for a number of years until his health interfered. Al loved gardening and growing African violets, and over the years he shared his produce and flowers with his many friends. He was also a prolific acrylic painter, and leaves a legacy of a wide variety of paintings with family and friends, and with the Belmond Art Museum.

      Doctor Kollasch is survived by his seven siblings and their children: David and Jean Kollasch (Madison, WI) with sons Robert, Thomas, Michael, Anthony, and Benjamin; Joseph and Marilyn Kollasch (Ames, IA) with sons Jonathan and Jeffrey; Mary Lou and Barry Burke (Lexington, MA) with son Paul and daughter Karen; William and Angela Kollasch (Santa Fe, NM) with sons Edward, George, and Dominic; Kathy Kollasch and Sharon Morgan (McMinnville, OR) with sons Tucker and Chris and daughter Erin; Peter Kollasch and Tricia Knox (Iowa City, IA), with son Saeed; and Sylvia and Jeffrey Reed (Fond du Lac, WI) with son Daniel.

      The University of Iowa College of Medicine acknowledges with grateful appreciation the generous contribution Dr. Albert J. Kollasch has made to the advancement of medical science and the welfare of mankind. 


Dugger Funeral Home
111 Luick's Lane South 
Belmond, Iowa 50421
641-444-3248
www.duggerfunerals.com
DATELINE - PHOENIX, AZ FORMERLY BELMOND

     Charlotte M. Erickson, age 85, of Phoenix, AZ and formerly of Belmond, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Palos Verde Senior Living in Phoenix, AZ.

  Funeral service for Charlotte M. Erickson will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Belmond United Methodist Church in Belmond. Pastor Leila Blackburn will officiate. Burial will take place in the Belmond Cemetery.

  Visitation for Charlotte M. Erickson will be one hour prior to funeral service at the church on Monday.


Dugger Funeral Home
111 Luick's Lane South
Belmond, Iowa 50421
(641)-444-3248
www.duggerfunerals.com
DATELINE - DOWS


      Wilbur F. Schroeder, age 91, of Dows passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.

      Funeral service for Wilbur F. Schroeder will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, December 2, 2016, at the First Lutheran Church in Dows. Pastor Grant Woodley will officiate. Burial will be in the Vernon Lutheran Cemetery.

      Visitation for Wilbur F. Schroeder will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Dugger Funeral Home in Dows.

DATELINE - BELMOND

     Donald Markham, age 94, of Belmond passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at his home in Belmond.

      Funeral service for Donald Markham will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Belmond United Methodist Church in Belmond. Pastor Leila Blackburn will officiate. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery.

      Visitation for Donald Markham will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Dugger Funeral Home in Belmond.