Community articles

Darl “Pat” Bielefeld

 Darl “Pat” Bielefeld, 83, of Klemme, formerly of Rockwell, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora. Memorial services will be held 10 A.M., Saturday, November 1st at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner with Fr. Dennis Miller officiating.  Inurnment will be at Sacred Heart

Chester Dean Gunderson

Chester Dean Gunderson, age 79, of Conyers, Georgia, formerly of Belmond passed away Tuesday October 28, 2014 at his home in Conyers. Funeral arrangements for Chester Dean Gunderson are pending at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond.

Loren A. Bamford

Loren A. Bamford, age 101, of Belmond, passed away Friday October 24, 2014 at Rehabilitation Center of Belmond. Funeral services for Loren A. Bamford will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday October 28, 2014 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond. Pastor Alan Schulz will officiate. Burial will take place in the Belmond Cemetery. Visitation

Verlin Lemaster,

Verlin Lemaster, 80 of Buffalo Center died Friday, October 24, 2014 in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Funeral service will be 1:30pm Tuesday at First Reformed Church, Buffalo Center with Pastor Bill Peake officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:00 pm Monday at the church and one before the service. Online condolences can be left

Joyce K. Olson

Joyce K. Olson was born on January 23, 1936, to William M. and Lorena C. (Babcock) Hosselton in the family home near Duncombe IA. She was the sixth of seven children born into the family. Joyce passed away in Mesa AZ on Tuesday, October 6, 2014. Memorial services for Joyce K. Olson, will be held

Delores C. Laughery

Delores C. Laughery, 98, of Forest City, formerly of Eagle Grove, died August 15, 2014 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt. A Celebration of Life service will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday October 25, 2014 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Pastor Rod Hopp and Pastor Stanley Olson officiating. A

Henry V. Hanson

Henry V. Hanson, 84, of Forest City died Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City.  Memorial services will be held 10:30 A.M. October 24, 2014 at the Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church, 546 West M. St. Forest City with Rev. Wayne Halvorson officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be 5:00

William “Bill” Dirks

William “Bill” Dirks, age 80, of Belmond, IA, former longtime Public Works Director for the City of Belmond, IA, died, unexpectedly, Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond. Services will be held Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:00pm, at the Andrews Funeral Home , 516 1st Street S. E. in Belmond.

Gloria Mae Langfald

Gloria Mae Langfald, 81, of Scarville, IA, died Monday October 20, 2014 at her home in Scarville, IA. Funeral services are pending at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street, Lake Mills, IA 50450

Lois M. Bauer

Lois M. Bauer, 84, of Garner died Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 21st at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garner with Rev. Scott Kozisek officiating.  Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5