Monday 27 April 2015


Patricia Gilles


Patricia Anne Gilles, 98, formerly of Clear Lake, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday morning, March 22, 2014 at Bethany Manor in Story City, Iowa.  A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Bethany Manor, 212 Lafayette Ave., Story City, with Chaplain Sandy Anenson and Deacon Alan Christy officiating.  At a later date Pat will be inurned at Bradenton, Fla., next to her husband.

Dr. Norman Held



 Dr. Norman Max Held, 87, of Ventura, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Ventura United Methodist Church, Ventura, with Dr. Rev. Rhoda Preston officiating with military honors provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel and then one hour before the service on Thursday at the church.  Following the service he will be cremated and inurnment will take place at a later time in Lakin Township Cemetery, Ellinwood, Kan.  The family suggests memorials to Ventura Gun Club youth program.


Michael S. Wyborny



Michael “Mick” Shane Wyborny, 65, of Mason City, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at his home.

Per Mick’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Rolling Acres Christian Reformed Church, 340 20th St. S.W., Mason City, with Pastor Nate DeVries officiating.  The family requests casual attire be worn for the service.  The family will greet friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the church on Monday.


Marlyn E. Hall



Marlyn Eugene “Gene” Hall, 74, Clear Lake, formerly of Fertile, Iowa, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake.  

A funeral service for Gene was held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Church of Christ, Fertile, with Pastor Rob Perry and Pastor Dennis Ganz officiating.  Burial was in the Grant Township Cemetery, Fertile.  


Frederick D. Fitch



Frederick “Rick” David Fitch, 4646 N. Shore Dr., Clear Lake, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, died March 6, 2014 at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa, Mason City.

     A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 8, at the First Congregational Church, Clear Lake, with Rev. Brad Thornton officiating.  Inurnment will be at Highland Memory Gardens, Des Moines, at a later date. Military Honors will be presented by the Clear Lake V.F.W.  According to his wishes, following 


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