J. Amelia James
J. Amelia “Amy” MacNeil James, 90, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at Wesley Acres, Des Moines, Iowa, where she resided. Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Grace United Methodist Church, Des Moines. Burial was at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, Iowa.
Rex P. McChesney
Rex Patrick McChesney, 52, of 714 9th Ave. North, Clear Lake, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa surrounded by his loving family.
Services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. John Gossman officiating. Burial was in the Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake.
Paul L. Hartwell
Paul LaVerne Hartwell, 83, Clear Lake, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the Hancock Regional Health Center in Britt, Iowa.
A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 508 2nd Ave. North, Clear Lake, with the Reverend Bernie Colorado officiating. Military honors will be conducted by members of Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Clear Lake, at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time on Saturday at the church.
Rick K. Ott
Rick Keith Ott, 63, 22753 Finch Ave., Clear Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minn., surrounded by his loving family, due to injuries sustained from a work accident on Dec. 15, 2014.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating. Following the service, there was a “Rick” style celebration at the Hub, Clear Lake. Memorials may be given to the Rick Ott Memorial Fund.
Marlys L. Christensen
Marlys Leona Christensen, 93, of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at the Oakwood Care Center, in Clear Lake.
A funeral service was held on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at the Ward- Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, in Clear Lake. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.
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