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     David Lee Thompson, age 41, of rural Belmond and Kanawha, passed away Sunday July 12, 2015 at his home.

     Funeral services for David Lee Thompson will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday July 16, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond. Pastor Nicole Woodley of First Lutheran Church in Clarion will officiate. Military Honors will be conducted at the funeral home by the Belmond Honor Guard. 

     Visitation for David Lee Thompson will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday July 15, 2015 at the funeral home in Belmond, and will continue for one hour prior to services on Thursday. Memorials may be made in David Lee Thompson’s name to the family. 

     David was born July 25, 1973 in Paso Robles, CA to Kenneth Lee and Donna Johnson  
 Thompson. They moved to Eagle Grove, IA in 1975 where David attended school and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1991.

     David enlisted in the United States Marine Corp where he would serve for six years. David met Roxanne Raftus while serving their country. They moved back to Iowa after they were honorably discharged from the Marine Corp. David worked for Frigidaire in Webster City, then later at Eaton in Belmond. After Roxanne’s death, David was a stay at home father, for Nicholas and Haley for a time. He began working again at Silgan containers, where he was employed at the time of his passing. David was a very good and proud father. He closely followed them in all their sporting and school activities. David was united in marriage to Candetia Holcomb on July 6, 2015. David had recently been baptized by Pastor Nicole Woodley, along with his two children.

     David is survived by wife Candetia, son Nicholas Raftus of Goodell, daughter Haley Thompson at home, step-son Austin Holcomb at home, mother Donna Thompson of Belmond, two sisters Samantha Campbell and Jason of Waterloo, Lori Tulles and Gabriel of Salina, KS, brother William (Bill) Thompson and Georgia Grover of Spencer, step-brother Scott Thompson, step-sister Kellie Grant and numerous other relatives and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Lee and his wife Roxanne.

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     Guy Edwin McClenahan (“Mac”) was born on September 13, 1920, in Sigourney, Iowa, to Guy and Elsie McClenahan. Tragically, Mac’s father died three months before he was born. Growing up during the depression without a father greatly influenced his life and early on inspired his devotion towards his family’s well-being. His family was his first priority. 

     Mac was an industrious entrepreneur all his life. At age 13, he began supporting his family by working at a dairy and at age 16, while still in high school, he purchased the dairy and the dairy herd. His investment in pasteurizing equipment proved foresighted when a raw milk contagion drove customers to his pasteurized milk. As war was gathering, Mac sold the herd and moved to Des Moines, where he completed a correspondence course to earn his refrigeration certification, and met his life’s love and partner, Betty Jane Frye. Their romance endured through wartime love letters while Mac was stationed with a naval air corps detail in England as a bombardier where his PB4Y-2 (B-24) flight crew flew patrol over the Bay of Biscay, a peculiar choice of service given Mac’s fear of heights and inability to swim. Mac earned military decorations for performance of his duties.
Upon returning to Iowa, marriage, successful employment in commercial refrigeration in Des Moines and Omaha and the birth of their daughter, Candy, Mac prevailed upon Betty to seek new opportunities in Belmond, where they had two sons, Greg and Ed. Through hard work, intelligence and a sense for opportunity, Mac’s business ventures flourished, including the Belmond Sales Barn, feed and grain sales (Mac’s Feeder Supply), interstate livestock brokerage sales, cow/calf and hog farrowing and cattle and hog production operations, and farm land acquisitions and operations. Mac promoted livestock production on numerous family farms surrounding Belmond. 
Mac gave generously of himself to others as a devoted husband and father of three and an active community member. He served as President of the Wright County Cattlemen’s Association, regional leader of the Boy Scouts and 4H, member of the Belmond City Council, Board member of the Belmond United Methodist Church and the Belmond Retirement Apartments, a care car driver, and a friend to many and a businessman of integrity and trust.

     Mac possessed a confident humility and steadfast optimism. He seemed not to dwell on slights of fortune. His strength and stability of character in the face of the personally devastating impact of the 1966 Belmond tornado that destroyed his home, business and farms, engendered great respect. But the most difficult of life’s misfortunes was the death of his youngest son, Ed, from cancer in 2001. In memory of Ed, Mac and Betty donated land to create a memorial park along the Iowa River in honor of Ed’s love of the land and its conservation. 

     Mac was a patient and understanding parent. He promoted his children’s independence and respected their decisions. He had a tolerance for deviations from the norm and a capacity for forgiveness. He earned his children’s affections and respect countless times. Mac had a second life as a grandparent. He enjoyed sharing a more relaxed agenda with his seven grandchildren through many memorable outings and vacation trips with the extended family. 

     Mac was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Wilmer and his son Ed. He is survived by his daughter Candy, his son Greg (Dianne) and daughter-in-law Colleen and seven grandchildren: Laura (Carl), Caitlin, Rachael, Matthew (Falon), Blake, Drew, and Erin (Brent) and six great-grandchildren. 

     Interment will be at the Belmond Cemetery following services at the Belmond United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015. A luncheon will follow. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Dugger Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 21, and one hour preceding the services at the Church. 

     In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to these organizations that Mac strongly supported: Belmond Care Car, Inc., Belmond United Methodist Church, and Heifer International, Inc.

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     Jon Alan Hinman, 58, of Des Moines, Iowa, died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

     Memorial services for Jon A. Hinman will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday July 24, 2015 at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Belmond. Pastor Donna Buckman will officiate. Burial will take place in the Belmond Cemetery.

     Visitation for Jon A. Hinman will be 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday July 23, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond and will continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

     Jon Alan Hinman, the son of George and Imogene (Halfpap) Hinman was born April 19, 1957 in Belmond, Iowa. Jon grew up in Belmond and graduated from Belmond Community High School with the class of 1975. Jon attended UNI in Cedar Falls and graduated with a degree in organ performance.

     After graduation, Jon moved to Chicago and worked at the Midwest Stock Exchange. He served as the regular church organist for one of the largest churches in downtown Chicago. He enjoyed the fact that he had played on some of the largest pipe organs throughout the country. Jon was the organist for many weddings, for both high school and college classmates, and at one time secretly inserted the Belmond Bronco fight song into the prelude. On another occasion, Jon accompanied Lawrence Welk’s Dick Dale when Dick sang a solo at a wedding.

     Jon moved to Minneapolis where he was a stockbroker. He was proud to be an Iowan and loved the city of Des Moines. This love for Des Moines brought him back where he worked at various jobs. Jon enjoyed family gatherings and decorating for the various holidays. He always added a touch of spice to the kitchen and would share several of his favorite recipes in the menu, which always included his ever-popular strawberry cheese cake.  

     Jon is survived by his parents, George and Imogene Hinman, a sister Jane (Eugene) Johnson of Temple, TX, two brothers Scott (Jenny) Hinman of Elkart, IN, Andrew (Dixie) Hinman of North Liberty, IA, nieces and nephews Jessica (James) Lindsey, Jonathan (Angie) Johnson, Becky Johnson, Katie (Jon) Birdwell, Matt (Sally) Hinman, Megan Hinman, Gabe Hinman, Ari Hinman and six great nieces and nephews (Jesse, Maximus, and Anna Miette Lindsey; Calina and Lucas Birdwell; and Finnian Hinman, plus numerous relatives and friends.

     Jon is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Arthur C. and Marjorie Hinman and maternal grandparents Alvin and Fannie Halfpap; and great-nephew Jake Hinman.

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     Hildegard Madison, age 77, of Belmond passed away Monday July 20, 2015 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond. 

     Funeral services for Hildegard Madison will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday July 23, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond. Robert L. Dugger will preside. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery.

     Visitation for Hildegard Madison will be 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday July 22, 2015 at the funeral home and will continue for one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.

     Hildegard, the daughter of Heinrich and Lena Mandery Wehner, was born November 10, 1937 in Frankfurt, Germany. Hildegard grew up in Germany. She attended and graduated from her Secondary Education in Germany and also attended some Advance College Education. After her college, Hildegard began working for the Horcht Pharmaceuticals as a Lab Tech. It was in post-war Germany, Hildegard met Herbert Pals. The couple was married in Germany. There they began their family and made a home. In the early 1960’s Hildegard came to Belmond, Iowa, USA. Herbert and Hildegard were blessed with four children, Petra and Nanci were born in Germany, Micheal and Neal. were born in Belmond. The couple later divorced.

     Hildegard worked as a housewife and mother. She also worked outside of the home. Over the years, Hildegard would work for the Belmond Hospital, Belmond Care Center, and EDS in Clarion. Hildegard was united in marriage to Donald Madison on August 11, 1984. The couple made their home in Belmond. She enjoyed gardening, being outside and uptown where she could visit with friends. Hildegard most loved her time spent surrounded by family.

     Hildegard is survived by her children, Petra Lamfers and Wayne of Belmond, Nanci Borg and David of Missouri Valley, Neal Pals and Julie of Clear Lake, five grandchildren, Ash (Nicole), Austin (Angie), Rob (Emily), Derek, Alyssa (Aaron), six great grandchildren, Keaton, Remington, Kaden, Andrew, Avery, Alec, numerous other relatives, friends and pet doggy, Missy.

     She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Don, a sister, a brother, son, Micheal and dear doggy, Tammy.

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     Donna J. Ainger, age 87, of Belmond, passed away Tuesday July 21, 2015 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.

     Funeral services for Donna J. Ainger will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday July 27, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Belmond. Pastor Leila Blackburn will officiate. Burial will take place in the Belmond Cemetery.

     Friends may call on the family of Donna J. Ainger starting at 4:00 P.M. Sunday July 26, 2015 at Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond. Visitaton will continue for one hour prior to services on Monday at the church. Memorials may be made in Donna J. Ainger’s name to United Methodist Women in Belmond and/or the donor’s choice.

     Donna Jean Mason was born January 1, 1928 to Thomas & Clara (Wenos) Mason in Clarion, IA. She was raised & educated in Clarion, graduating in 1946. She was the eighth of ten children and enjoyed being part of a large family. The family attended the United Church of Christ. As a youth, Donna was painfully shy, but she loved roller skating at the rink at Lake Cornelia, where many area youth used to hang out at that time. It was there that she met and fell in love with Francis Ainger. They were united in marriage in Belmond on Oct. 13, 1946, where they made their home & raised their four children. Donna was a member of the United Methodist Church in Belmond for more than 65 years, serving as a Sunday School & Bible School teacher in her younger years, and volunteering on many committees, projects & programs later on. She was a devoted member of Rebecca Circle and UMW, and was honored with a Special Service Award for her years of work. Faith, family & friends were the most important things in her life. Donna worked many various jobs beginning in her high school days into her mid 60’s. One of her favorites was the many years she worked at Montgomery Ward’s store. Over the years, she often helped her husband who was a carpenter, with the construction and finishing of many new homes he built in Belmond. Reading, gardening, canning, sewing, needlework, cards & games were some of Donna’s many hobbies. She was an avid puzzle solver and her favorite past time was playing Scrabble with a dear friend for over 50 years. She also enjoyed bowling and was on a weekly league for 25 years. She was a wonderful cook & baker, always making the job look easy. Her specialty was her perfect, delicious pies, as well as the anise candy she made for her family each year for Christmas. She always made the holidays special and inviting for everyone. Donna also loved traveling & was a very detailed planner, especially for family vacations when her children were younger. Some of her favorite places to visit were Hawaii, Alaska, the Grand Teton Mountains & New York City. She and Francis had traveled most regions of the country and some in Canada before Francis passed away in 2007. They also went on many fishing trips to Minnesota. They enjoyed over 60 years together. 

     Donna cherished the time she was able to spend with her 9 grandchildren & 17 great-grandchildren. She recently became a great-great-grandmother. She spent many hours babysitting and was always willing to help out in any way needed. She loved them dearly and they loved her back. They have many wonderful memories to cherish of time spent with both their Grandma and Grandpa. As Donna’s health and memory began to decline, she eventually struggled to be able to stay at home. In November of 2011, she became a resident of the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond. She continued to enjoy life and being surrounded by people. She was known by the caregivers as always being so gentle, pleasant and happy.  

     Donna is survived by sons John (Marcia), Pepperell, MA, Les (Barb) Eagle Grove, and Jeff Ainger, Belmond, daughter Kathi (David) Goeman, Belmond; 9 grandchildren ~ Johnny, Shawn, Aubrey (Nathan) Behrends, Anthony, Chad (Dani), Courtney (Tom) Dey, Ashley (Josh) Petersen, Steven (Tiffany) and Jared, 17 great-grandchildren ~ Sarah, Addyson, Jackson, Noah, Amelia, Levi, Natalie, Quinton, Kanon, Easton, Camden, Hudson, Dylan, Taylor, Kate, Cora & Contessa & one great-great-grandson Kalel; brothers-in-law Bill Beenen and Harold Ainger, Belmond, and sister-in-law Ruth Benton, Phoenix, AZ. 

     Donna was preceded in death by her husband Francis, her parents, and her siblings, Edna Legge, Bonnie Stadtlander, Isabelle Gunderson, Leona Severe, Kenny Mason, Erma Claude, Walter Mason, Lila Amonson & Shirley Beenen; several sisters and brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

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     Alice Osborne, age 95, of Dows passed away Thursday July 23, 2015 at her home. 

     Memorial graveside services for Alice Osborne will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday August 8, 2015 in the Fairview Cemetery in Dows. Pastor Nicole Woodley will officiate. A time of fellowship for family and friends will follow immediately at First Lutheran Church basement in Dows. Dugger Funeral Home, 100 North Lee Street in Dows is in charge of local arrangements.

     Alice Corrine Osborne was born to Bennett and Gena Hanson on March 10, 1920, the third oldest of eight children, on a farm east of Dows, Iowa. She graduated from Dows High School. Alice was united in marriage to Gerald Finn, a Navy seaman who was killed in World War II shortly after they were married. In 1946 she married Elmer (Topsy) Osborne, to which two children were born: Allen and Katheryn.

     Alice was most of all a businesswoman, owning and operating the Green Door Café for approximately twenty years, and then co-managing the Dows Newspaper until retirement. Her favorite hobby was cooking – any and all times. No one ever left her house hungry. She was most generous with her time, taxiing friends, neighbors, relatives and even strangers to various activities and obligations. She also committed much of her time to many organizations in the community.

     Alice was preceded in death by her husband Elmer, her parents and six siblings. 

     She is survived by her son, Allen (Colleen) Osborne of Dows, IA, and Katheryn (Ed) Young of Cherry Valley, CA, four grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

     She will be sorely missed.

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     Helen J. Foss, age 97, of Riceville and formerly of Latimer, passed away Saturday July 25, 2015 at Riceville Family Care and Therapy Center.

     Funeral services for Helen J. Foss will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday July 31, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 320 East Street in Latimer. Pastor Donna Ihns of the Riceville United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will take place in the Alexander Cemetery east of Alexander.

     Visitation for Helen J. Foss will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday July 30, 2015 at the funeral home and then will continue for one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Friday. A full obituary will run in next weeks paper.

     Helen Jeanette (Martin) Foss, the daughter of Dr. John F. and Elsie June (Sawtelle) Martin, M.D., was born November 25, 1917 at the Franklin General Hospital, Hampton, Iowa. Helen attended Latimer Public School and graduated in 1935. She entered Drake University1935 and earned a B.E. Degree in1939. During her years at Drake, she became a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, Delta Psi Omega (honorary dramatic fraternity), Drake University Chorus, and she participated in many theater productions. She also completed graduate studies at the University of Iowa, the University of Colorado, and Drake University. She taught Secondary Language Arts and Speech at Calmar Public School, Calmlar, Iowa; Roosevelt Junior High School, Richmond, California; Breckenridge High School, San Antonio, Texas; and the last sixteen years of her teaching at CAL Community School, Latimer, Iowa. Following her teaching years she served on the board of Northern Trails Area Education Agency for three years. She was also a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, the Drake University Theater Alumni Association, and the Cedar Valley Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Latimer Park Society, Hansen-Have Auxiliary, Candlestick Chapter of DAR, Chapter AC of PEO and a member of the United Church of Christ. Her hobbies were reading, music, and golf. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren, spending time with them and attending their activities. She was united in marriage to Norman W. Foss on January 11, 1945. The couple made their home in Latimer, Iowa (where they raised their four sons,)

     Left to cherish her memory are four sons: John and his wife Carol of Esko, Minnesota, Edwin (Ned) and his wife Nancy of Bend, Oregon, Robert (Bob) and his wife LuAnn of Colfax, Iowa, and William (Bill) of Riceville, Iowa. Five grandchildren share happy memories of her: Dr. Daniel Foss, D.C. and wife Margarita, of San Antonio, Texas, Christine (Foss) Smith and husband Lauren of Portland, Oregon, Brian and Jason Foss of Colfax, Iowa, and Jared Foss and his wife Lindsey of Polk City, Iowa. Four step great-granchildren: Naihla, Noel, Penelope and Arthur complete the family. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman, her parents (Dr. John and Elsie Martin, M.D.) and her bother Richard (Rick) Martin.

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