Agnes Irene Gilbert
Agnes Irene Gilbert, 98, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the Oakwood Care Center,
Shirley J. Neel, 83, of 124 N. 20th St., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Thursday Nov. 15, 2012 at the Good Shepherd Health Center, Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, Clear Lake, with Rev. Rhoda Preston officiating. Burial was in the Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake. Family suggests memorials to Shirley J. Neel Memorial Fund.
Thomas J. Kofoed, 91, of Ashland, Ill. died Monday morning, Nov. 19, 2012 at Heritage Health in Springfield, Ill.
He was born April 17, 1921 in rural Thornton, Iowa, the son of Thomas and Jennie Clausen Kofoed. He married Rita Jean Nall on Feb. 17, 1968 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Springfield and she survives.
He is also survived by a daughter, Janice Arlene Hangman (husband, Norman) of Waianae, Hawaii;
April Ann Peterson, 52, of 1106 N. 5th St., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 after a courageous eight year battle with cancer.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, Mason City, Iowa, with Rev. Kenneth Gehling officiating.
April was born April 5, 1960 in Mason City, Iowa the daughter of Daniel Dean and Joanne (Burgess) Anderson Sr. She attended school in Mason City and Clear Lake.
Clifford H. Ellgen, 95, 405 27th Ave. S., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa. A funeral service for Clifford was held Friday, Nov. 16, at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Kirk Wilke officiating. Interment was at the Clear Lake Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of North Iowa or the Apple Valley Assisted Living in Clear Lake.
Clifford Howard Ellgen, son of Clifford and Bertha (Frank) Ellgen was born Aug. 25, 1917 in Carpenter, Iowa. He attended and graduated from Carpenter High School in 1935. Clifford was united in marriage to Lois Perkins on Oct. 20, 1940 in Northwood at her parents’ home. To this union two children were born: Paul and Patricia.
Clifford worked for Durkee and Priem Lumber Yard in Carpenter until he was drafted into the United States Navy in April of 1943. He served as a Motor Machinist Mate on an LCI (Landing Craft Infantry) that landed troops on Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944. He was honorably discharged in November of 1945 in Minneapolis.
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