James L. Bird, age 71, of Mason City, Iowa passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Jim requested there be no funeral and was cremated. There will be a family and friends gathering Friday, Dec. 23, from 4-7 p.m. at the home of Mick Baker, 1433 Birch Drive, Mason City.
Dolores Margaret Till, 79, of 1033 19th St SW., Mason City, Iowa died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. A graveside service was held Friday, Dec. 16, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City with the Rev. Kenneth B. Gehling officiating.
Cleo Elizabeth Cookman, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
A Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, Dec. 21, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with Monsignor Joseph Slepicka officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to the Cleo E. Cookman Memorial.
Donald F. “Don” Gansen, 82, 704 S. 12th St., Clear Lake, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather entered his heavenly home on Dec. 17, 2011 at the Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, Mason City, Iowa. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1001 9th Ave S., Clear Lake
Nell Irene Wilcox, 97, Clear Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake. A private inurnment was held at the Clear Lake Cemetery with Pastors Jill and Bob Brandstad of the Community of Christ Church officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Community of Christ Church or Hospice of North Iowa.
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