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.
Gary L. Bright, 60, of Fort Myers, Fla. passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. He was born in Moline, Ill., to Myron Bright and Shirley Horstman. He graduated from Maryvale High School in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1970. He married Jackie Johnson in 1973, and was blessed with three children – Cori Lynn, Christopher Lee, and Sean Richard.
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