Obituaries articles

Ethel Bond

Ethel Bond, age 95, of Clear Lake and long-time resident of Belmond, passed away Thursday September 10, 2015 at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa in Mason City. Arrangements are pending for Ethel Bond at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond.   DUGGER FUNERAL HOME 111 LUICK’S LANE SOUTH P.O.

Jerry D. Tom

Jerry D. Tom, age 81, of Dows, passed away Monday September 7, 2015 at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center. Arrangements are pending for Jerry Tom at the Dugger Funeral Home, 100 North Lee South in Dows.   DUGGER FUNERAL HOME 100 NORTH LEE STREET DOWS, IOWA 50071 (515) 852-4134

Dean Oliver Skovlin

Dean Oliver Skovlin 88, most recently of Pleasanton, CA died November 4, 2014 in Pleasonton, CA. Public graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Belmond Cemetery. Full military honors will be provided by the Belmond Military Unit. Dean will be laid to rest next to his wife Helen.

Patrick “Pat” R. McGurk

Patrick “Pat” R. McGurk, 69 of Lake Mills, IA, died Tuesday, September 08, 2015, at Mikkelson Park near New Hampton, IA, while attending the Davis Motorcycle Rally. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, September 11, 2015, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lake Mills with Father Paul Lippstock officiating.  Inurnment will

Harvey S. Hallett

Harvey S. Hallett, 68, of Crystal Lake, IA died Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Mercy Medical Center North Iowa. Funeral services will be held 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St. Forest City, IA 50436 with Lay Minister Rose Visser officiating. Visitation will be held

Ruby L. Hanson

Ruby L. Hanson, 80, of Forest City died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City. Memorial services will be held 10:30 A.M. Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St., with Rev. Wayne Halvorson of the Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church of Forest City officiating.

Howard D. Johnson

Howard D. Johnson, 85, formerly of Forest City, died at the Hallmark Care Center in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Friday, September 11, 2015 at Cataldo-Schott Funeral Home, 505 North Clark St., Forest City, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran

Paul E. Christensen

  Paul E. Christensen, age 80, of Belmond, passed away Wednesday September 2, 2015 at the Iowa Specialty Hospital of Belmond. Funeral services for Paul E. Christensen will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday September 8, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Belmond. Pastor Leila Blackburn will officiate. Burial will take place in the


Ryan P. Hrubes

Ryan P. Hrubes, 28, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Garner died Thursday, August 20, 2015 in a two vehicle car accident on Interstate 90 three miles east of Alexandria, SD. A memorial service will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, September 18th at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in Garner with Pastor Todd Doxson officiating.  Following

Beverly J. Smithe

Beverly J. Smithe, 87 of Lake Mills, IA died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City, IA. Memorial service will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, IA with Pastor Melinda McCluskey officiating. Her family will greet friends and relatives at the