ARCHIVED OBITUARIES
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​DATELINE – DOWS

     Dwight S. Wesenberg, age 91, of Dows passed away Thursday January 1, 2015 at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton.

     Funeral services for Dwight S. Wesenberg will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday January 6, 2015 at Morgan United Methodist Church east of Dows. Pastor Judy Eilders will officate. Burial will take place in the Morgan Church Cemetery.

     Visitation for Dwight S. Wesenberg will be held from 11:30 A.M. until service-time on Tuesday at the church. Dugger Funeral Home, 100 North Lee Street in Dows is in charge of arrangements.

     Dwight was born February 20, 1923 in Dows, Iowa to Fred and Ruth (Roser) Wesenberg. He attended grade school at Morgan number 5 country school and graduated from Dows High School.

     Dwight met Betty Hackbarth and later married June 22, 1947, at the Morgan Methodist Church. They were blessed with two children Jane and Daniel. Dwight was a hard worker, not only farming himself but doing custom work for area farmers, he retired from farming in 1983. Dwight also had a passion for woodworking, doing a lot of different projects, such as building children's rocking chairs for family and friends, crosses, and other woodworking projects of all kinds. Then later detailed models of construction equipment, tractors etc.. Dwight would sell his woodworking at different shows and markets and some local shops.

     Dwight loved softball and baseball; he managed a softball team after he quit playing and coached Little League in the Dows area. He watch countless baseball games on TV, but not to interfere with work, would video tape them and watch them in the winter months.
  Dwight was a life long member of the Morgan Methodist Church and was chairman of the cemetery board for many years. Dwight and Betty spent most Christmas's in Aransas Pass Texas as a family vacation when the kids were in school then spent more time there during the winter till they found It difficult to travel.

     Left to survive him is the love of his life Betty, daughter, Jane (John) Moore, of Rockford, Illinois, son, Dan (April) Wesenberg, and Grandson Daniel of Zionsville, Indiana.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Rodney and two nephews, Terry and Ted.


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​DATELINE – BELMOND

     Ron Ausborn, age 59, of Belmond, passed away Friday January 2, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

     Funeral services for Ron Ausborn will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday January 7, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Belmond. Pastor Cindy Morrison will officiate. Burial will be at the Ell Township Cemetery in Klemme.

     Visitation for Ron Ausborn will be held Tuesday January 6, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at Dugger Funeral Home 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond and will continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. 

     Ronald Harvey, the son of Harvey and Mildred Bunk Ausborn was born March 14, 1955 in Belmond, Iowa. He attended school in Klemme, Iowa, graduating from Klemme High School in 1973. After high school Ron began dairy farming with his father near Klemme. Ron was united in marriage to Diana Risius in 1975, the couple would later divorce. He continued to farm until 1984, when he began working as a mechanic for Conoco in Belmond. He went on to work for Central Soya in Belmond for 19 years and later worked for MaxYield Cooperative and finally AgVantage FS in Alexander, Iowa where he was employed until he could no longer work due to the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

     Ron married Kimberly Hansen on September 15, 1984 at the United Methodist Church in Belmond, Iowa. The couple, together with Kim’s daughter, Amanda, first made their home on the hill in west Belmond. The family expanded to four in 1986, when the couple was blessed with a son, Eric. The family later moved to a farm northeast of Belmond. His children later joined 4-H and Ron became a 4-H Leader, and they raised and showed sheep along with other livestock. Ron was Superintendent of the Sheep Department of Hancock County Fair where he got to teach young people about livestock, which he loved. Ron also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

     Left to mourn Ron is the love of his life, wife, Kimberly, daughter, Amanda, son, Eric and his special friend Stephanie and her daughter Kylee Jo, a brother, Ken (Bonnie) Ausborn, two sisters Deb (Dale) Kapping and Jan (Lloyd) Bier all of Garner, Iowa, an uncle Robert (Mary) Ausborn of Ames and an aunt Nellie Ausborn of Belmond. father-in-law, Larry Hansen of Belmond brother-in-law Lon (Sara) Hansen of Souderton, Pennsylvania and sister-in-law Debra Sorenson of Urbandale, Iowa., brother-in-law Chris Sorenson of Dexter, Iowa, together with 12 nieces and nephews. 

     Preceding him in death is his parents, infant sister, Diane Kay, three uncles, Leonard, Ervin and Donald, an aunt Corrine Ausborn, and mother-in-law, Vicki Hansen Krug.


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DATELINE - BELMOND

      Gerald L. (Jerry) Thompson, age 73, of Belmond passed away Saturday January 3, 2015 at his home in Belmond.

     Memorial services for Jerry Thompson previously scheduled to be held at 1:30 P.M. Thursday January 8, 2015 at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Belmond: WILL NOW BE HELD AT 1:00 P.M. MONDAY JANUARY 12, 2015 AT THE SAME LOCATION.Pastor Donna Buckman will officiate. Burial for Jerry will take place at a later date in the Belmond Cemetery.

     Visitation for Jerry Thompson will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Wednesday January 7, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South in Belmond.

​ Jerry was born on February 15, 1941 to Frank Emery and Anna Marie Peterson Thompson. Jerry grew up in the Belmond area graduating from Belmond High in 1959.

  Jerry began seeing Millie Harms, they later married on August 28, 1970 in in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They made their home in Belmond and raised two sons on a fun-loving, active and popular street, 8th Avenue northeast, know to some as “Sesame Street”. 

  Jerry worked for Central Soya for 17 years and Winnebago Industries for 21 years. He belonged to a coffee club and birthday club and enjoyed getting together with friends for coffee, snacks and catching up with the latest happenings. Jerry loved traveling, taking his family on many trips. They have been from one coast to the other and has taken tours abroad.
Jerry went on many fishing trips with his buddies, catching many fish and landing a few nice big ones. Jerry liked to get away from the cold winters, so they would to Texas.

  Left to survive is the love of his life Millie, son John of Algona and son Marty of Belmond. Grandchildren Douglas (Casey) of Ohio, Anna Marie and Mary of Belmond. Two great grandchildren Norah Jean and Blake of Ohio, three sister-in-laws, Margie Thompson of Guthrie Center, Sandy Thompson of Belmond, and Paula Harms of Belmond.

  Preceding him were his parents, brothers, Marvin, Harold, Ronnie and sister Mary. Brother-in-law Dennis Harms



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DATELINE - BELMOND

     Richard Anthony Trausch 83, Died January 4, 2015 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond

     Richard A Trausch was born August 14, 1931 in Eagle Grove, IA to Alfred N. and Elizabeth M (Fisher) Trausch, Richard was the youngest of 11 children raised on the Family Farm and attended School in the Clarion area country schools.

     Richard served in the United States Army 1953 - 1955 and was stationed in Tacoma Washington. Richard married Bernice J. (Linn) January 24, 1953 to this union came three children.
After serving in the Army, Richard started his lifelong farming career, Farming in the Kanawha, Eagle Grove and Belmond Areas until his retirement in 1994 when he moved to Belmond.

     Richard loved to plant the seeds and watch the crops and livestock grow to maturity, he also enjoyed gardening. The biggest passion was his grandchildren and his John Deere Tractors, he also enjoyed going to True Value every morning for Coffee with the “The True Value Coffee Club”.

     Richard was predeceased by his parents, Brothers: Francis, Donald, Robert, and Everett; Sisters: Margaret Trausch, Ethel (Trausch) Lewis, Helen (Trausch) Steffenson, and Gladys Trausch; Brother & Sister-in-Laws: Alice (Studer) Trausch, June (Gorden) Trausch, Kirk Lewis, Lloyd Steffenson, and Howard Studer.

     Left to Cherish Richard’s memory are his wife Bernice; son Dennis (Pam) Trausch, Belmond; Daughters Pam (Paul) Lathrop of Mason City; Colleen (Charlie) Cleppe of Elmore, MN.; Sisters Elizabeth Trausch, Clarion and Viola (Trausch) Studer, Des Moines; Grandchildren Pattie Lathrop Mason City, Bryan Lathrop Mason City, Jacob Collette Mason City, Kyle Collette Elmore MN, and step-grandson Alex Cleppe Marshall MN. and several Nephews and Nieces.

     Services will be held at United Methodist Church Belmond, IA Saturday January 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM, Visitation at Dugger Funeral Home Friday 5:00 – 7:00 PM and continuing one hour before services, with lunch will follow services, burial will follow lunch at Rose Hill Cemetery Eagle Grove, IA. 



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DATELINE – BELMOND

     Gladys O. Ekeland, age 101, of Belmond, passed away, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond. 


     Funeral services for Gladys O. Ekeland will be held at1:30 P.M. Sunday January 11, 2015 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church rural Belmond and Clarion. Pastor James Harbaugh will officiate. Burial will take place in the St Olaf Lutheran Church Cemetery at the church.

     Visitation for Gladys O. Eckland will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. Saturday, January 10, 2015, at the church and will continue for one hour prior to services on Sunday. Gladys’ funeral and visitation is being held at identical times as her son, Alfred Johnson, who passed away on Tuesday January 6, 2015 at his home near Clarion. Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond is in charge of Gladys’ funeral arrangements.

     Gladys Ekeland, 101 of rural Belmond passed away on January 7, 2015 at the Belmond Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July 12, 1913 to Ole and Gertie (Wagner) Anderson and raised on a farm near Holmes, IA. She married Leonard Johnson on October 8, 1938 and two this union to sons were born; Edwin in 1941 and Alfred in 1942. Leonard passed away in 1957. In 1966 Gladys married Sherman Ekeland and together they enjoyed life on the farm in rural Belmond. In 2001 Sherman moved in to the Belmond Care Center where he resided until he passed away January 13, 2005.  
  The church was always very important to Gladys. She was a faithful member of the St Olaf Lutheran Church for most of her adult life and she looked forward to attending church each Sunday. She was an active member and served the church in many capacities including custodian. Gladys retired proudly from the position when she was a mere 90 years old after almost 50 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed participating in Ladies Aid, Alter Guild and Club. Gladys’ favorite pastimes were quilting, baking, gardening and of course spending time with her family. There was almost always a quilt in process and she made one for all of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren (over 25 total) in addition to the ones that were for church bazaars or other people. She loved making Norwegian food and treats. She especially enjoyed baking potato cakes with her special friends Kay Marshall and Carolyn Lund. There was always homemade bread, Kringla and cookies for visitors. She loved baking for the holidays and always gave each family member a sack full of goodies as part of their gift. Birthdays always warranted a fresh loaf of bread and family members looked forward to that. In the summers she would can and freeze enough vegetables to give to her entire family. Gladys was truly the happiest when she was with her family and she was so very proud of all of them. She loved when the grand children and great-grand children came to visit. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

     Those left to cherish her memory include her son Edwin Johnson of Belmond, two daughters-in-law Donna Johnson of Kanawha, Ann Johnson of Belmond; Grandchildren: Laurie Johnson (Terry Cook) of Garner, Lisa (Matt) Sweet of Cedar Rapids, Brent (Terra) Johnson of Clarion, René (Dan) Retterath of Elma and Darren (Jody) Johnson of Clarion, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Preceeding her in death are her parents, husbands Leonard and Sherman, son Alfred, brothers Olaf and Andy and numerous extended family.

     The family would like to thank the caregivers at the Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion and the Belmond Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care they provided for Gladys.





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DATELINE - ROWAN

  Chloe V. Smith, age 87, of Rowan passed away Friday January 9, 2015 at the Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond.

  Memorial services for Chloe V. Smith will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday January 14, 2015 at the United Church of Rowan. Pastor Nancy Hofmeister will officiate. Visitation for Chloe V. Smith will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday January 13, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond.  

     Chloe Valois, the daughter of Earl and Carrie Hiams Hammond, was born October 16, 1927 in Sheridan, WY. After the death of her mother, Chloe, sisters and father, moved to Rowan. It was in Rowan, she grew up and attended school. Chloe graduated from Rowan High School in 1945. She then attended Iowa State University in Ames, where Chloe would graduate with a Degree in Education. After college, Chloe taught Home Economics in area high schools.

     Chloe was united in marriage to Marvin Smith on June 20, 1952 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple made their home in the Rowan area for several years, and were blessed with five children. After the children had graduated from high school, Chloe and Marvin went on a late life adventure. They sold everything in Iowa and moved to a ranch in the beautiful mountain country of Wyoming. They lived and worked their for eighteen years, before returning to Rowan in 2001.

     Chloe was an avid gardener, who was definitely a product of the outdoor life. In her garden she would grow sweet corn, beets and numerous other products to shave member of the with family and friends. Chloe was a member of the “Come Join Us” Club, Weaver’s Guild of North Iowa, and an active member of the United Church of Rowan.

     Chloe is survived by her husband of over sixty years, Marvin, children, Kerri Jo Eivens of Rowan, Linda (Scott) Lunning of Mason City, Carl (Sharon) of Dows, Dan “Boone” of Rowan, Tim (Deanne) of Clarion, grandchildren, Roslind (Doug) Gustafson, Debbie Bock, Riea (Earl) Searcy, Diane (Chris) Bock, Ben Morford, Joe Morford, sisters and brothers-in-law, Hope McLaughlin of Eugene, OR, Audrey (Elmer) Wirtz of Dows, Janice (Harry) Bryant of Lincoln, AR, Alice (John) Brook of Warsaw, MO, and numerous other relarives and friends.

     She is preceded in death by her parents, step-mother, Susan,  


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DATELINE – BELMOND

     Robert “Bob” Busick, age 74, of Belmond passed away Wednesday January 7, 2015 in Belmond. 

     Funeral services for Bob Busick will held at 7:30 P.M. Saturday January 10, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond. Robert L. Dugger will officiate. The family will greet friends at a visitation before the service at the funeral home from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Satirday.

     Bob was born November 13, 1940 in Belmond, IA. He was a life long resident of Belmond and retired from Eaton Corporation in June of 2007. Bob’s greatest passion in life was his family, especially his grandchildren who were the “loves of his life”.

     Bob is survived by his wife, Karen of Belmond; children, Dawn Busick of Mason City, IA, Donna Busick-Bock (fiancé, Shane Laycock) of Des Moines; IA, Brian (Melinda) Busick of Humboldt, IA and Julie (Eden) Cunningham of Waterloo, IA; brother, Ray (Della) Busick of California; nephews, Steve, John, Warren, Wayne and Mike Busick; and his beloved grandchildren, Anthony Bock (fiancé, Abbi Adkins), Ciara Bock (fiancé, Luis Aguirre), Raeanna and Isaiah Busick and Tyson Cunningham; great-grandson, Mateo Antonio Aguirre; and a host of other relatives and beloved friends.  

     He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Melvin and Lillian Longseth.



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DATELINE – ROWAN

  Edna L. Groom, age 87, of Rowan passed away Thursday January 8, 2015 at the Rehabilitaion Center of Belmond.

  Memorial services for Edna L. Groom will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday January 13, 2015 at the United Church of Rowan. Pastor Nancy Hofmeister will officiate. The Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond is in charge of arrangements.

  Edna was born on January 30, 1927 in rural Clarion. She was the oldest daughter of Nils and Violet (Lukens) Lindvall. She passed away on January 8, 2015 at the Belmond Rehabilitation Center. She grew up on a farm outside of Clarion and attended country school until high school. She graduated from Clarion High School. After graduation she attended Normal Training at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and then taught country school in several country schools in Grant and Lincoln townships. On June 15, 1946 she married Thomas Roy Groom and they had four children, Lennea Groom of Rowan, Nancy Anderberg (Mike Thompson) of Rowan, Joel Groom (Jackie) of Garner and Robert Groom of Mason City. 
Tom and Edna farmed for many years in the Rowan area. She was an active member of her community and thrived on raising her family. She was a fabulous cook and loved to raise a garden. Her children and grandchildren especially desired her homemade bread and cinnamon rolls. After moving into Rowan, Edna babysat in her home for several area kids for many years. She also owned and operated the Rowan Café on Main Street before turning to 10 years of managing and cooking for Congregate Meals. Another passion of both Tom and Edna was their many mission trips to Mexico and Alaska with the VIN and Heifer projects. Tom and Edna moved back onto her family farm for a few years where Tom again farmed. Edna served on the Opportunities Unlimited Board of Directors in Clarion for 12 years. When they retired they moved back to Rowan and resided there for many years until moving to Clarion. 

  Edna was preceded in death by her parents, three brother-in-laws and one sister-in-law. 

  She is survived by her husband, Tom, and her children, seven grandchildren, Jessica Roma (Travis) of Fort Meyers, FL, Andy Kalkwarf of Andover, KS, Christopher Helland (Krystal) of Phoenix, AZ, Michael Helland of Urbandale, IA, Karlene Groom of Mt. Horeb, WI, Shaun Groom (Mitzi) of Klemme, IA, Joshua Groom, Clive, IA, Christopher Turner of San Francisco, CA, Nathan Groom (Alyssa) of Urbana, IA and Matthew Groom of West Des Moines, IA, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, Richard Lindvall, a sister, Joanne White, two sister-in-laws and one brother-in-law and countless extended family members.


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DATELINE - LATIMER

     Lucille Kenning, age 92, of Latimer passed away Saturday January 10, 2015 in Fairfield, Iowa.

     Memorial services for Lucllle Kenning will be held at a later date in May of this year in Latimer and a full obituary will run prior to he service.


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DATELINE – BELMOND

     Imogene C. Wicks, age 81, of Belmond, passed away Tuesday January 20, 2015 at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond.

     Funeral services for Imogene C. Wicks will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday January 24, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond. Pastor Alan Schulz will officiate. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery.

     Visitation for Imogene C. Wicks will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Friday January 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 Saturday. Memorials may be made in Imogene Wicks' name to the family.

​Imogene Carol, the daughter of Clarence and Ethel Beier Cook, was born July 21, 1933 in Hancock County Iowa near Kanawha. She grew up in the Kanawha area where she attended school. Imogene graduated from Kanawha High School in 1951.
Imogene was united in marriage to Ray Wicks on October 3, 1949, in Minneapolis, MN. The couple made their home on a farm between Kanawha and Belmond. Ray farmed and Imogene worked as a housewife and mother. The couple was blessed with four children, Cindy, Randy, Connie, and Chris. Imogene was a genuine farm-wife and mother. She helped Ray on the farm as well as made sure she always helped and followed the kids in their pursuits. Outside of the home, Imogene worked for Charlotte Gabrielson at her clothing store Chargo’s and Printing Services in Belmond.

     In 1974, Imogene and Ray moved to Belmond, where they lived on 8th Avenue Northeast. The Wicks' enjoyed traveling and especially loved spending winters in Arizona. Imogene also was fond of traveling to California to visit son, Randy and other relatives. Imogene was a gifted artistic person and enjoyed creating all sorts of crafts and oil paintings. She and Ray ofien participated in crafts and wood-working together. Imogene was an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Belmond. Imogene was a long-time member of the Trinity Lu!heran Church in Belmond. She dearly loved singing in the Trinity Lutheran Church Choir. Imogene did not even let her move to the nursing home prevent her from practicing and singing weekly. Imogene's enormous personality, passion for friendship and loving spirit will be greatly missed.

     Imogene is survived three daughters, Cindy Bailey and her husband, Bill, of Davenport, Connie Wicks of Iowa City, and Chris Huffman and husband, Joel, of Sergeant Bluff; four grandchildren, Jeff, Amy, Justin and Jordan; two great-grandchildren, Braydan and Liam and numerous other relatives and friends.

     She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray, son Randy, two babies, Mary Jane and Tommy Ryan, and sister, Marian Harrington.


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DATELINE – DOWS

     Conrad C. Mandal, age 94, of Dows, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton.

     Funeral services for Conrad C. Mandal will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday January 28, 2015 at Morgan United Methodist Chrurch in rural Dows. Burial will take place in the Morgan Township Cemetery. Graveside miliatary rites willbe provided by the American Legion Watson Beach Post #523 of Dows. Visitation for Conrad Mandal will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Dugger Funeral Home, 100 Lee St. in Dows is in charge of arrangements. 

     Conrad (Connie) was born September 1, 1920, in Arnegard, North Dakota, and was the son of Odin and Anna Sather Mandal. After high school he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Badlands under President Roosevelt’s plan to clean up the parks. On November 28,1942, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he served on the USS Saratoga. In addition to serving in the infirmary of the Saratoga, Connie was based at Fleet Hospital #12 on Rogers Island, but the most difficult assignment was being attached to the 3rd Marine Division. The Marine Corps didn’t train and employ their own combat medics but used Navy Medics. The Navy Medics trained and fought with their Marines. While with the 3rd Marine Division, Connie was involved in the assault on Iwo Jima. They went ashore within the first week of the assault and remained until the island was secured. That fight was one of the most fierce and costly of the South Pacific Theater. Few among us can imagine the horrible carnage those Marines and their Navy Medics endured. The Navy “docs” risked their lives daily to give aid and comfort to the wounded and dying. It is said this generation of warriors did nothing less than save the Western civilization. It was while based at Fleet Hospital #12 that Connie bunked next to a sailor from Dows, Iowa. That sailor, Wally Bolden, was looking at the pictures in his wallet one evening when Connie saw an image of a young lady who would become the love of his life. He got the address, started corresponding with her and that led to 64 years of marriage. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Pharmacist’s First Mate on January 12, 1946 earning the honors of the American Area Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. After his discharge from the Navy he was offered by one of the surgeons he served with to go to New York to work as his anesthelogist. Instead, a special picture he saw in his roommate’s wallet put him on a train to Dows, Iowa.


      On June 30, 1946, Connie was united in marriage to Faith Hackbarth, wife and soul mate for 64 years. After their marriage they lived for a short time in Iowa Falls. To this union, two children were born, Kathie and John. After the death of Faith's father, they moved back to the family farm in Morgan Township and took over the family farming business. Connie also enjoyed driving the school bus for several years. He loved to visit, and everyone knew he loved his hot cup of coffee and a cookie. He was a devoted father, grandfather and uncle to his entire family. He was active in the Morgan Methodist Church where he served on many boards.


     Connie is survived by his daughter, Kathie (Neil) Muhlenbruch, of Dows; son, John (Cindy) Mandal of Dows; granddaughters, Stacey (Wes) Stover of Huxley and Krystal Muhlenbruch of Dows; grandson, Tyson (Kendra) Muhlenbruch of Des Moines; step-granddaughter, Heather (Eric) Darland of Eagle Grove; step-grandson, Jeremy (Christa) Nichols of Alden; great-grandchildren Brady, Trinity and Blake Stover; Karson Muhlenbruch; Jacob and Haley Jo Darland, and Lexi and Clay Nichols; Sisters Ella (Frank) Eicher of Louisville, Kentucky and, Mitzie Parr of Georgetown, Indiana and numerous nieces and nephews.  

     He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Faith Mandal; brothers, Henry, Otto and Einar; sisters Marie, Agnes, Helga, Baby Ella, Edith and Kris; and granddaughter Buffy Krupknick.


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 DATELINE – DOWS

     Nadine Jackson, age 85, of Dows, passed away Friday January 23, 2015 at the Franklin Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton.

     Memorial services for Nadine Jackson will be held at 6:00 P.M. Thursday January 29, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 100 Lee St. in Dows. Pastor Shawn Hill will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date in the Fairview Cemetery in Dows. Visitation for Nadine Jackson will be held from 4:00 P.M. until service-time on Thursday at the funeral home in Dows.

     Nadine was born on April 29, 1929 to Earnest and Olivia Foster Harris Sr. in Pleasanton, IA. Nadine moved with her family to Popejoy where she grew up and graduated from Popejoy High School. She met Richard Jock and they married on April 28, 1957. They made their home in Dows. She was a housewife and she loved to garden. Nadine was the Jail Matron at the Wright County Jail from 1961 to 1969.

     Nadine is survived by her husband Richard, nieces and nephews Keri Harris, Russ Nichols, Kathi Franklin, Sandi Thomas, Patti Nichols, Burl Nichols, Mardean, Urbandale and Marla.

     She is preceded in death by her parents, Ruth, Helen, Leata Nichols and Earnest Jr.


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DATELINE - ROWAN

     Gary L. Gordon, age 58, of Rowan passed away Tuesday January 27, 2015 at his residence south of Rowan.

     Funeral services for Gary L. Gordon will be held at 1:30 P.M. Saturday January 31, 2015 at the United Church of Rowan. Pastor Nancy Hofmeister will officiate. Burial will take place in the Graceland cemetery near Rowan. 

     Visitation for Gary L. Gordon will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Friday January 30, Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South in Belmond and wil continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be made in Gary Gordon's name to the family.

      Gary Lee Gordon was born on May 30, 1956 to Lloyd and Julia Bell Gordon. He was baptized and confirmed in the United Church of Christ in Rowan, Iowa. Gary attended school in Rowan, then Belmond, graduating in 1974. Gary was employed by Cargill, Inc. in Rowan before earning a degree at North Iowa Community College. He became a tractor mechanic for Snyder Implement of Dows and Helland and Long of Belmond. He felt his job as a mechanic was affecting his hearing so he became employed by the United States Postal Service first in Pella, then in Ames retiring in August 2013. Gary was never married but loved his dogs Bear, Kelly and Rex. They were his” kids”.

     Gary will be remembered for many things, most of all his big heart and his daredevil attitude. If you needed something he was there for you. He started out at a young age with a go-cart racing around the yard and out into the road when Mom supposedly wasn’t looking, to a dirt bike jumping ditches to at last a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was even known to get the skid loader to pop wheelie’s going down the hog floor pad. In his early 30’s he was an avid bicycle rider. He rode many RAGBIs getting in shape by riding his bike to Clear Lake on his way to work in Belmond. Gary was active in Boy Scouts and 4-H while growing up. He was a free spirit.

     Gary is survived by his mother, Julia Gordon, Brother Vern Gordon (Sally) of Belmond, Sister Kathryn Nielsen (Gary) of Rowan. Nieces Angie Pacha, Sarah Nielsen, Aimee Mellein, nephews Corey Nielsen, Adam Gordon, numerous great nieces and nephews, aunts, cousins, and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his father Lloyd Gordon, maternal and paternal grandparents 


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DATELINE - BELMOND

     Connie J. Wicks, age 58, of Iowa City formerly of Bemond passed away Tuesday January 27, 2015 at her residence in Iowa City.

     Memorial services for Connie J. Wicks will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday February 1, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South in Belmond. Pastor Alan Shulz will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date in the Belmond Cemetery. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Sunday.

     In Iowa City, a memorial visitation for Connie J. Wicks will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Saturday January 31, 2015 at Southeast Junior High School Large Meeting Room. Eastern Iowa Friends and relatives are invited to attend to share memories and stories of Connie. Memorial contributions may be made in Connie Jo Wicks name to the family.

​     Connie Jo Wicks was born on April 20, 1956 to Ray and Imogene Cook Wicks in Belmond. She grew up in and attended school in Belmond. During her high school years she was involved in basketball and track. Connie graduated from Belmond High School in 1974. After graduation she went to Westmar College and graduated from there in 1978.

     Then the road trips started, the schools where she taught included Malcolm, Nebraska, Cherokee, Mediapolis, LeMars, West Liberty, West Lyon and Iowa City. Connie took great pride in what she did and the kids she worked with.

     Connie was a very caring and giving individual for her family, co-workers, to her kids and athletes she worked with. If anyone needed anything, she would drop everything and go help wherever she could. She loved people around her and dog. Most of all, Connie  She is going to be greatly missed.

     Connie is survived by her sisters Cindy Bailey and her husband, Bill of Davenport, and Chris Huffman and husband Joel of Sergeant Bluff; four nieces and nephews; Jeff, Amy, Justin and Jordan. Numerous other relatives and friends.

     She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Randy and two infant siblings Mary Jane and Tommy Ryan, and an aunt Marian Harrington.


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DATELINE - MESERVEY

     Myra  Myra M. Frohling, age 74, of Meservey, passed away Tuesday February 24, 2015 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

     Funeral services for Myra M. Frohling will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday February 28, 2015 at the Salem United Methodist Church in Meservey. Pastor Crystal Oberheu will officiate. Burial will be in the Meservey cemetery.


     Visitation for Myra M. Frohling will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday February 27, 2015 at Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond and will continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

     ​Myra Mabel, the daughter of to Harold and Mabel Paul Zieman was born January 18, 1941 in Meservey. Myra was raised on the family farm near Meservey. She attended school and graduated from Meservey High School in 1959. After high school, Myra worked at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. She met and received autographs from many famous musicians.

     Myra was united in marriage to Dale Frohling on February 5, 1960 at the Immanuel Reformed Church in Belmond. They were blessed with three children, Jody, Kent and Ryan. They made their home on the Zieman family farm near Meservey where they milked cows, raised pigs and chickens. They later moved to a farm northwest of Thornton and continued to raise these animals, but added ducks and geese. The children were also very active in the farm operation. Myra contributed much to the farm driving tractor and helping with livestock.

     Myra was a authentic farm-wife and mother. She enjoyed gardening, and always had a pantry full of canned and preserved goods. She also was very handy with craft and clothing. Myra made many gifts for family and friends. Myra had a great passion for sewing, making many clothes for her children, grandchildren and even her children’s dolls. Myra also  attended numerous activities of her grandchildren and tried to support them best in whatever they did. She loved attending the fair to see her kids various projects. She often made her own patterns. Myra hand-stitched design quilts for all her children, grandchildren and many others. The quilts were completely her design from the pattern up. She also liked to play cards, and was 4-H Leader. Myra enjoyed children and baby sat her great niece Kelly until she entered school. When Dale retired from farming, Myra decided to go to work for Par-Products in Klemme for a few years. Myra eventually attained her Certified Nurses Accredtidaton and worked for numerous care centers in the area.

     Myra is survived by her children, Jody (Troy) Grant, of Thornton and Ryan (Ami) Frohling of Garner. Six grandchildren Megan (Josh) Hitzhusen, Cody Grant, Emma, Max, Josie Frohling, and Benjamin Blumer. Two sisters Betty (Richard) Jolly of Gilbert, IA, Shirley (Bud) Katuin of Goodell. One brother Duane (Sandy) Zieman of Oregon. Two sister-in-laws Beverly Zieman and Dee Frohling of Meservey.

     Myra is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale, son Kent and two brothers Eldon and Royal.




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DATELINE - BELMOND  

     Wilma G. Dorr, age 99, of Ames and long-time resident of Belmond, passed away Sunday February 8, 2015 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
     A Mass of Christian Burial for Wilma G. Dorr will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday February 11, 2015 at the St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Belmond. Monsignor Joseph Slepicka will officiate. Burial will take place in the St Francis Cemetery near Belmond.
     Visitation for Wilma G. Dorr will be held from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. the day of the Mass at the church. A Parish Rosary will be said by the Catholic Daughters beginning at 10:00 A.M. also on Wednesday. Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond is in charge of arrangements.
     Wilma Glade Dorr was born September 3, 1915 to John and Minnie Holland Glade of Dows, Iowa, the second of five children. Wilma graduated from Dows High School in 1933. Wilma was married to Clair F. Dorr on May 14, 1935 at the Catholic Rectory in Belmond, Iowa. To this union three sons were born, Jerry, Harold and Rob Dorr.
     Wilma was a loving wife and mother. She was devoted to and active in her church and was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America and has been a member for 76 years. She live in the home she and Clair built in Belmond from 1935 to 2010. Wilma’s character, work ethic, and compassion were an inspiration to everyone. She loved working outdoors and was especially fond of her beautiful flower garden. In 2010, she moved to Ames to live with her son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Lilith, and more recently was a resident of the Brickford Assisted Living in Ames.
     Wilma is survived by sons, Harold (Lilith) Dorr, Ames, Iowa, Rob (Kathy) Dorr, Canyon Lake, Texas, and Daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Dorr, Belmond, Iowa, six grandchildren, Mark A. (Ruth) Dorr, Scott (Heidi) Dorr, Michelle (Randy) Carris, Shawn (Mike) Krenz, Samantha (Aaron) Goodman, Stephanie Ross. Wilma was blessed with eleven great-grandchildren, Nina and Amara Dorr, Jackson and Sophie Dorr, Emma and Zachary Krenz, Devonny, Brenna, Stella and Wesley Goodman, and Amanda Ross, brother, Bud (Wanda) Glade, two sisters, Dorothy Fraser and Glennoven Parriott and many nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clair, son, Jerry, and two sisters, Ione Erickson and Marjorie Stover.  
     The family desires memorial contributions be made in Wilma G. Dorr’s name to the St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Belmond and/or the Alzheimer’s Association.


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DATELINE – BELMOND

     Airell Clark, age 77, of Belmond, passed away Thursday February 12, 2015 at the Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge.  

     Funeral services for Airell Clark will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday February 20, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond. Pastor Alan Shulz will officiate and Pastor Patrick Kennedy will preach. Burial will take place in the Belmond cemetery.

     Visitation for Airell Clark will he held from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Thursday February 19, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond and will continue for one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.

      Airell Richard, the son of Frank and Arlotte Sampson Clark was born April 23, 1937 on the family farm west of Belmond. Airell grew up in the Morse Lake area where he attended country school and later graduated from Belmond High School in 1955. He attended St Olaf College for one semester.

     Airell was united in marriage to Joan Kriens on October 4, 1958. The couple made their home on the family farm west of Belmond. Airell and Joan were blessed with three children, Richard, Amy and Airell II. Airell farmed his entire life, but also was active in other business endeavors. In farming, Airell raised hogs, sheep, and kosher cattle for several years. He served as the President of the Wright County Pork Producers. Airell served as president and manager at the North Iowa Wood Products in Belmond for numerous years. Airell and Ray Stockseth owned and operated the car dealership “Woodland Motors” in Belmond for a time. Airell was a man of varied interests. His and Joan’s home was both designed and constructed by Airell, with the aid of their family. He enjoyed flying and belonged to the Pilot’s Club. Airell loved to bowl and had just recently belonged to the Senior Bowling League in Belmond. In music, Airell could play the piano by ear, but not so great by note. He also loved singing, belonging to men’s quartet at the Belmond Bible Church. Currently, Airell is a member at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond. Airell’s loving smile and Godly friendship and love to all will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.

     Airell is survived by his wife, Joan, children, Richard and wife, Lynnette of Belmond, Amy of Muskogee, OK, Airell II and wife, Karin of Albany, OR, six grandchildren, Steven, Katarina, Airell III, Jacquelyn, Dalton, Brianne, and numerous other relatives and friends.

     He is preceded in death by his parents.  


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DATELINE - BELMOND

     Judy L. McLaughlin, age 70, of rural Belmond, passed away Saturday February 14, 2015 at her home west of Belmond.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Judy L. McLaughlin at 10:30 A.M. Thursday February 19, 2015 at the St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Belmond. Rev.Jerry Blake will officiate. Burial will take place in the St Francis Cemetery east of Belmond.
     Visitation for Judy L. McLaughlin will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Wednesday February 18, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South in Belmond. A Scriptural Wake service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be no visitation prior to services at the church on Thursday.
      Judy McLaughlin was born May 26, 1944, to Fred and Mary (Baird) Gordon in Santa Monica, CA. When Judy was a year old her family moved to Belmond. Judy grew up and attended school in Belmond and graduated from Belmond High School in 1962. After graduation Judy worked at First State Bank in Belmond.
  Judy married Vernon McLaughlin on September 25, 1965 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The couple was blessed with three children, Daniel, Mindy and Leslie. They made their home in Belmond. Later they moved to a farm south of Belmond and lived there until the home they designed and constructed on Morse Lake was complete.
     While working for Central Soya in Belmond, Judy attended Buena Vista College, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business. She then started her own business, Express Personnel Services, and managed that business until her retirement. 
     Judy loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She and Vernon were constantly on the road traveling to their grandchildren’s sporting events and music concerts. She made many trips to California to visit her daughter, Leslie and family. She also spent the winters in Florida for several years. Judy was an avid reader. She loved sports of any kind, but had an obsession for golf. She enjoyed golfing at Clarmond or Belmond and dreamed of attending the Master Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA.
     Judith L. McLaughlin was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Judy will be most remembered for her hand-crafted cards, her selfless dedication to her grandchildren, her amazing advice, and her laugh. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten and always in our hearts.  
     Judy is survived by the love of her life Vernon (Vernie), one son Daniel, Clear Lake, IA, two daughters, Mindy (Gregg) Gunderson, Lake Park, IA and Leslie (Scott)Weisbrook, Torrance, CA. Brother Lee(Becky) Gordon, MN, four grandchildren, Connor, Macy, Amber and Avery, two brother-in-laws, Richard (Mary) McLaughlin, Punta Gorda, FL, Paul (Shirley) McLaughlin, Belmond and a sister-in-law Barbara Ann McLaughlin, Ft. Collins, CO.
     Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mary Gordon.


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DATELINE - ROWAN, IOWA

     Hazel M. (Kruger) Tutt, age 95, of Mesa, Arizona, and formerly of Fort Dodge and Rowan in Iowa, passed away Monday Febrruary 16, 2015 at the Friendship Village Hospice Inpatient Unit in Tempe.

     Graveside services for Hazel M. Tutt will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday February 23, 2015 at the Graceland cemetery west of Rowan. Pastor Cynthia Moore will officiate. Burial will take place in the cemetery. Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South in Belmond is in charge of arrangements.

     Hazel May was born in Dows Iowa in 1919 to Fred and Minnie Kruger. She had one brother, Charles. Hazel married Phillip Tutt in 1942. They had one daughter, Patricia Joan (Patty Jo).

     Hazel is survived by her daughter, Patricia of Arizona, granddaughter, Wendy Whittard and grandson, Craig White, two great granddaughters, Kayla and Megan Whittard and a newphew, Robert Kruger of Alexander. 

     She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Charles. 


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DATELINE – BELMOND

     Vivian J. Pals, age 76, of Belmond, passed away Monday February 23, 2015 at the Iowa Specialty Hospital of Belmond.  

     ​Funeral services for Vivian J. Pals will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday February 26, 2015 at First Reformed Church in Alexander. Pastor Phillip Arnold will officiate. Burial will take place in the Alexander cemetery east of Alexander. 

     Visitation for Vivian J. Pals will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Wednrsday February 25, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond and will continue for one hour prior to services on Thursday. 

       Vivian Jane was born September 15, 1938 to Dan and Sadie (VanBuskirk) Fjetland in Belmond. Vivian grew up and attended school in various communities around Iowa. She graduated from Riceville High School in 1956.

     Vivian married Leland “Dale” Johnson on December 1, 1957. The couple were blessed with two sons Rick and Alan. They made their home in Alexander. Vivian drove school bus and was a part-time custodian at CAL Community School District. Dale passed away on September 1, 1978. Vivian married Delbert Pals April 11, 1987. Delbert and Vivian made their home on the family farm southwest of Meservey. Vivian very much enjoyed helping Delbert farm. She especially enjoyed working in the fields during harvest. The couple built their home and moved to Belmond in 2012.

     Vivian lead a very active and busy life,. She was a ferocious volunteer. Vivian was always seeking family and friends in need of a helping hand and the majority of the time was the first to offer help. She loved to read. Vivian often looked forward to the special “sisters’ week-ends”. Vivian was an active member of the First Reformed Church in Alexander. But she will be remembered most for her dedication to her grandchildren. She and Delbert attended numerous school programs and sporting events.

     Vivian is survived by her husband Delbert, son, Rick (Kim) of Meservey, grandchildren Nate (Mazey) of Latimer and Katie. One great-grandchild Tegun, three sisters Donna Johnson, Meservey, Judy Peil (Robert Modderman) of Alexander and Betty (Scott) Dungey of Osage. Two brothers Eldon of Riceville and Larry(Ruby) of Edgewood, AR. Numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

     Vivian is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale, son Alan, sister Lila, and five brothers Dale, Darold, Donald, Danny and Lorin.


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DATELINE – DOWS

     Willard “Bud” Glade, age 94, of Dows passed Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Franklin Country View Care Center in Hampton.

     Funeral services for Bud Glade will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday March 4, 2015 at Abundant Life Chapel in Dows. Pastor Bruce Klapp will offiate. Burial will take place in the Fairview cemetery. Graveside military honors will be provided by the American Legion Watson Beach Post #523.

     Visitation for Bud Glade will be held for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Dugger Funeral Home, 100 North Lee Street in Dows is in charge of arrangements.

     Willard was born to John and Minnie Holland Glade on August 4, 1920 in rural Franklin County. He graduated from Dows High School in 1938. He attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis for 2 years. Willard served with the 24th Division of the Army during World War II in the Philippines and Japan. 

     Willard graduated from Augsburg College in 1948 with a degree in history. While attending Augsburg he met Wanda Watne. They were married on September 11, 1948 in Eagle Grove. 

     Willard owned and operated Glade’s Market for 25 years. He then served as an inspector for the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals until retiring in 1988. He was very active in his community serving on the Dows City Council, the Wright County Conservation Board and the Wright County Public Health Board.

     Bud loved to fish and took many fishing trips to Minnesota and Canada with family and friends. Another highlight was flying to Washington D.C. as part of the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight trip for World War II veterans in 2010.

     Willard was an active member of Abundant Life Chapel. He was a deeply religious man who lived his faith in all aspects of his life. He was a member of Gideons International since 1976. He and Wanda joined a Minnesota church group on three mission trips to Mexico.

     Bud is survived by Wanda, his wife of 66 years; four children, Kathie and husband Bruce Dormanen of Minneapolis, MN, Lori and husband Steve Olinger of North Oaks, MN, Paul and wife Julie of Cedar Falls and Dave of Morrison, CO; seven grandchildren, Ryan Glade and wife Elizabeth, Caitlin Glade, Drew Dormanen, Marcus Dormanen and wife Hannah, Matthew Olinger, Kelly Olinger and Michael Glade; one great-grandchild Lydia Glade. In addition, he is survived by two sisters Dorothy Fraser and Glennavon Parriott.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: Ione Erickson, Wilma Dorr and Marjorie Stover.


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DATELINE - BELMOND   

     Lucille Frances Luick, age 94, of Belmond passed away Saturday February 28, 2015, at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.

     Funeral services for Lucille Luick will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, March 6, 2015 at Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond. Robert L. Dugger will preside over the ceremony. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery. 

     Visitation for Lucille will be 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Thursday March 5, 2015 at the funeral home and will continue for one hour prior to services on Friday. The family will greet friends at the Leinbach Center for lunch following the graveside service.

     Lucille Frances the daughter of Martin A. and Emma E. (Knox) Glaman was born on September 24, 1920 in Jewell. Lucille was raised and went to school in Jewell.

     Lucille married R.Cortland Luick on September 3, 1937 in Clarion. They couple made their home in Jewell. The couple was blessed with three children Michael, Mary and Helen. The family moved to Belmond in 1943. Lucille did sewing and alterations in for numerous people in the community. They moved to Goodell in 1955 and Lucille continued to sew and she also started to do paintings. Lucille painted many pictures of various things. They retired in 1965 and moved to Lake Cornelia where she continued making quilts, afghans, and other crafts. Lucille made many baby quilts for a memorial to her great-grandson, Quinton Pals, for the University of Iowa Hospital.  

     Lucille was a member of the Rebecca Lodge for 65 years and a charter member of Belmond Grandmothers Club. Lucille was the bionic grandmother having had her knees and hips replaced and her eyes and heart repaired.

     Lucille is survived two daughters, Mary (Donald) Shaw of Belmond and Helen (William) Frey of LaGrange, IL, a daughter-in-law Mary Luick of Belmond, two nieces and one nephew, thirteen grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren

     She was preceded in death by her parents husband R. Cortland, son Michael, grandson Brian Fuller and great-grandson Quinton Pals.


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DATELINE - BELMOND 

     Frances Marie Tegland, age 90, of Belmond passed away Sunday March 1, 2015, at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.
     Funeral services for Frances M. Tegland will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 5, 2015 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church west of Belmond. Pastor James Harbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion at 3:30 P.M. the day of the service.
     Visitation for Frances M. Tegland will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South is in charge of arrangements.
     Frances Marie the daughter of Edd and Della (Bayliss) Rayle was born August 3, 1924 in Rowan. She grew up and attended school in Rowan and Clarion. She was united in marriage to Joe Tegland on August 12, 1944 at the Lutheran Parsonage in Belmond. They were blessed with a daughter Connie. Frances was a stay at home mom. She opened her home and watched a few children in the area. Frances started working at the school as a cook. She loved taking care of her beautiful roses and iris.
     Frances is survived by her husband Joe of 70 years, daughter Connie and (Bob) Loux of Clarion, three grandchildren Tom and (Stacy) Loux of Sugarland, Texas, Matt (Elaine) Loux of Katie, Texas and Ellen (Troy) Krumm of Ankeny, Iowa, seven great-grandchildren Amanda, Derek, Bryce, Paige, Josh, Caleb and Owen, a sister Marilyn Schutz of Des Moines and a sister-in-law Ilene Kalkwarf of Belmond.          She is preceded in death by her parents, and two brother-inlaws.




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