Thursday 23 October 2014


Barbara Spalding



      Barbara R. (Knutson) Spalding, 73, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, March 9, 2014.  Memorial services will be held in June 2014 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  Inurnment will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing, Iowa. 

     Barbara was born April 23, 1940 in Waukon, Iowa, the daughter of Alex and Margaret (Kehr) Knutson.  She married Nyle A. Spalding on June 13, 1964 in Lansing.  Barbara was a teacher.  She 


Daryl Akers



Daryl Akers, of Clear Lake, formerly of Mason City, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Pastor Will Hunsaker officiating.  Family suggests memorials to Daryl Akers Memorial Fund.


Lillian Cooper



Lillian Cooper, of Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away on March 25, 2014 at the age of 103.  She was born on Dec. 13, 1910 to Jurgen and Elizabeth Aden and grew up in Gothenburg, Neb.

She married Jim Cooper in 1932.  They lived in Omaha, Neb., and had two children, a son, Bob, and a daughter, Lu.  In 1947 the family moved to Marshalltown, Iowa.  Lillian was a member of PEO, a golfer and a bowler.  She also enjoyed a variety of crafts.  She loved life, laughter and country living.


Bernice Carmody



Bernice Irene Carmody, 95, 1000 N. Eisenhower, Mason City, died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.

     A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, with Rev. John Scherb and Rev. Robert Dodge officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel.  Interment will be at the Clear Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Bernice Carmody Memorial Fund in care of Mary Borrill, 1108 3rd Ave S., Clear Lake, Iowa, 50428


Dorothy Newburg



Dorothy E. Newburg, 97, of Mason City, died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.  Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 329 E. State St., with Rev. Sid Bohls officiating.  Per her wishes, her body was cremated and there will be no visitation. Inurnment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church, for the benefit of Foreign Missionaries or a charity of the donor’s choice to relieve World Hunger.  Online condolence may be 


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