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William “Bill” Dahl

William “Bill’ Dahl, 98, of Kanawha passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Kanawha Community Home in Kanawha. Funeral Services for William Dahl will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:30am at the Kanawha Lutheran Church 124 West Fourth Street  in Kanawha with pastors Geoffrey and Char White officiating. Burial will be

Lauren Peterson

Lauren E. Peterson, 69, of Forest City, died Saturday, September 13, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.  Visitation will be held Friday, September 19, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. with a Celebration of Life service starting at 6:00 P.M. at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St. Forest City, Iowa.

Ray L. Peterson

Ray L. Peterson, 85, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Dows, died Thursday, September 4, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale. Funeral services will be held 2 P.M., Sunday, September 14th at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner with Rev. Scott Kozisek officiating.  Burial will be 10 A.M., Monday at Fairview Cemetery in

LeRoy Dean Gamble

LeRoy Dean Gamble, 79, of Garner, Iowa, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014, at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt, Iowa following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born April 8, 1935, in Hampton, Iowa to Harry and Lucile (Gaither) Gamble.  LeRoy attended Hampton School in Hampton, Iowa.  He was married on June

John Verhoef

John Verhoef Jr.

John Ver Hoef Jr., 87, of Forest City, formerly of Leland died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.   Memorial services will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Forest City with Rev. Charles Layton officiating. Inurnment will be held at

Marlys I. Troe

Marlys I. Troe of Lake Mills, IA died Monday, September 8, 2014 at her home in Lake Mills, IA Funeral services are pending at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street, Lake Mills, IA 50450

HCHS Holding Open House

Hancock County Health System is having an open house for the New Senior Life Solutions Program on the third floor of the hospital in Britt. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 3PM and the open house runs from 3:00PM to 6:00PM, September 16, 2014.  Help with Ribbon Cutting, take a tour, enjoy refreshments and register

Leo “Jack” Edwards

Leo “Jack” Edwards of Clarion passed away Wednesday September 3, 2014 at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. Visitation will be held Friday, September 5, 2104, from 5pm to 7pm at the Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa. Private services and burial will be held later at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Madrid.

Lois E.”Myrt” McColloch

Lois E.”Myrt” McColloch, 90, of Forest City, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City. Visitation will be held from 5-7 P.M., Friday (September 5, 2014) at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St. Forest City, IA. A rosary service will be held at 5:00 P.M. A funeral

Kalin Kuhlers

Kalin Kuhlers, age 48, of rural Merservey, Iowa died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, Mason City with his family at his side, of injuries sustained in an accident while doing construction work on his farm. Funeral services are tentatively being planned for Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the First Reformed Church,

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