Thursday 28 May 2015


Susan M. Beenken



Susan Margaret Beenken, 67, of Mason City, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at her home.

Memorial services were held on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, Mason City, with Rev. Art Zewert officiating.  Family suggests memorials to Susan Margaret Beenken Memorial Fund.  

Susan was born Dec. 7, 1946 in Albia, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Marjorie (Bennett) Wilson.  She attended school in Lovilia, Iowa.

Susan married Fred Schade on Sept. 10, 1963 in Lovilia.  They moved to Mason City where they raised their six sons.  In 1978 she married Roger Beenken and they lived on a farm near Portland.

Susan worked most of her life in Mason City in retail, retiring from Wal-mart in 2012.

She enjoyed watching her kids play softball.  She also enjoyed playing cards, baking and was known for her peanut butter cookies, pumpkin bars and wedding cakes.  She was also an avid Cubs fan.  One of her greatest accomplishments was being a cancer survivor for over 14 years.

She is survived by her six sons, Jack (Geri) Schade, Mason City, Jeff Schade, Mason City, Jim (Stephanie) Schade, Eaton, Colo., Jerry (Lori) Schade, Mason City, John (Cheryl) Schade, Mason City, and Joe (Dawn) Schade, Rockford, Iowa; 15 grandchildren, Joshua (Jill), Jerris, Dillon, Cacharel, Joslynn, Matthew, Brandyn, Lindsey, Shelbey, Vina, Harley, Kayla, Jayden, Jordyn and Terran; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Wilson, Freemont, Calif., and Ed (Jolinda) Wilson, Lovilia; former daughter-in-law, Trenda Roppe, Mason City; and good friend, Judy Schade, Mason City.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Wilson.


Roger M. Zirbel



Roger M. Zirbel, 68, of Raymond, Miss., formerly of Clear Lake, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in Jackson, Miss.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, with Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W.  Visitation will be one hour before the service.  The burial will take place at a later time in the Clear Lake Cemetery.

Those who desire may leave memorials to the family.


Sena Christensen



Sena Margereta Christensen, 97, of Boone, Iowa, formerly of Clear Lake, passed away Feb. 11, 2014, at the Westhaven Community, Boone.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Rev. Carl Hedberg of St. John Lutheran Church, rural Garner, Iowa officiating.  Burial was in St. John Cemetery, rural Garner.


James G. Marshall



James G. Marshall, age 78, of Austin, Minn., died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at his winter home in Fulton, Texas. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin with Fr. James Steffes officiating.  Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and will continue on Friday morning for one hour prior to 


Robert E. Kennedy



Robert E. Kennedy, 81, of Clear Lake, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Grace Evangelical Free Church, Mason City, with Pastor John Tank of Harvest Bible Chapel officiating.  Interment took place in Memorial Park Cemetery.  


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