Mildred Merlea Anderson, 99 years, was born in Algona, Iowa, Jan. 13, 1913 and passed away surrounded by family at her winter home in Bradenton, Fla., on Dec. 25, 2012. She was 19 days short of her 100th birthday.
She was a longtime resident of Clear Lake, Iowa, and recently had been living with her daughter and family in Urbandale, Iowa, spending summers in Clear Lake at her cottage on Grandview Point.
At her request the body was cremated and there will be no visitation or services. A private family burial at Clear Lake Cemetery will be held at a later time.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, Louis and Ethel Kutschara, and husbands, Oscar Amundson and L.J. Anderson.
Survivors include her daughter, Merlea Schultz, and her husband, Terry, of Urbandale, Iowa; granddaughter, Tami Perkins of Bradenton, Fla.; and grandson, Todd Anderson, of DeSoto, Iowa. Great-grandchildren are Dominick and KaCee Perkins of Bradenton, and Rhiannon and Alexzander Anderson of DeSoto.
John Junior Bledsoe, 84, of 523 10th Ave. N, Clear Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at home.
Due to his wishes he will be cremated and a memorial graveside service will be held at a later time in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Family suggest memorials to John Junior Bledsoe Memorial Fund in care of his daughter Donna Prescott, 46117 212th Ave., Lake Mills, IA 50450
John was born Oct. 10, 1928 in Hartville, Mo., the son of John Adison and Pearl Gean (Nichols) Bledsoe.
John married Patricia (Pat) Burl Neal on Dec. 28, 1946 in Mountain Home, Ark. He and Pat had five children.
Lonnie L. Bosch, 56, of Rockwell, Iowa, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rockwell, with the Rev. Rhea Evanson officiating. Interment was at the Rockwell Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Lonnie Bosch Memorial Fund in care of the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.
Clifford Wayne Stephenson, 82, 15 Timberlane Drive, Clear Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
Clifford, son of William and Lora (Ridout) Stephenson was born July 15, 1930 in Winterset, Iowa. He graduated from Winterset High School in 1948 and continued his education at Drake University in Des Moines majoring in music. Cliff enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1955. Cliff was united in marriage to Norma Jean Myhr, and to this union three children were born,
Elaine F. Beard, 83, 1102 8th Ave. Court S., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake.
A funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating. Memorials may be given to the V.F.W. Auxiliary in memory of Elaine Beard.
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