Wednesday 27 May 2015


Patricia A. Hoyt



     Patricia Ann Hoyt, 76, 531 12th Ave. N., Clear Lake, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at her home.
     Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 25, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ventura, with Rev. Daird Korth officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, and one hour preceding the service at the church. Interment will be at the Concord Cemetery, Garner, Iowa. Memorials may be given to the Patricia Hoyt Memorial Fund.
     Pat was born March 21, 1938, in Mason City, the daughter of Keith E. and Ruth M. (Hein) McGowan. She graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1956 and the College of Medical Technology 


Pastor Murley Severtson



 Pastor Murley Alden Severtson, 94, Clear Lake, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Oakwood Care Center.
A funeral service will be held on, Monday, April 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mason City, with Rev. Kathy Graves officiating. Interment was at the Clear Lake Cemetery where Military Honors were presented by the Clear Lake V.F.W. Memorials may be given to Opportunity Village, the Malaria Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church, or the charity of your choice. 


Duane A. Kuhlers



Duane A. Kuhlers, 83, of Clear Lake, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.  A funeral service for Duane will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 508 2nd Ave. N., Clear Lake, with the Rev. Bernie Colorado and Dr. Rev. Rhoda Preston officiating.  Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, where full military honors will be provided by the Clear Lake VFW Post 4868.  A visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel,


Alice K. Thompson



Alice Katherine (Juhl) Thompson passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at age 95.  Alice’s memorial service was held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community, 1310 N. Highlands Pkwy., Tacoma, Wash. 

She was born in Iowa on May 8, 1918, to Axel and Katherine Juhl. She graduated from high school at age 16, and from Waldorf Lutheran College at age 18.  Her first teaching job was in a small rural school in Iowa with all grades in one room.


Betty L. Thomas



Betty L. Thomas, 90, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Oakwood Care Center in  Clear Lake.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, April 12, at Galilean Lutheran Church, in Clear Lake, with Rev. Scott McCluskey officiating.   Her body was donated to the University of Iowa Department Of Anatomy.  Inurnment will be at a later date at the Clear Lake Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Galilean Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran Church or the Clear Lake Library.


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