Sunday 1 March 2015


Irvin Van Haaften



 Irvin Dale “Irv” Van Haaften went to dwell in the House of the Lord on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Muse-Norris Hospice House in Mason City, surrounded by his family. A gathering of friends was held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, on June 26, 2014. The celebration of his life followed on Saturday morning at the church. The Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown, Iowa, was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to


LaVerne Calhoun



 LaVerne Elizabeth Calhoun, 92, Clear Lake, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.
 A celebration of life service for LaVerne will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th Street, Clear Lake. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the chapel. LaVerne donated her body to the University of Iowa anatomy department to help in the cure of diseases. At a later date she will be buried next to her husband in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Highway 18 W., Mason City.


Mary Lou Holstad



 Mary Lou Holstad, 83, of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
A celebration of life service was held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, with Pastor Kirk Wilkie officiating. Inurnment followed in the Sion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Lake Mills, Iowa. Should friends desire, memorials may be left in Mary Lou’s name to Hospice of North Iowa.


Dixie A. Bast



 Dixie Ann Bast, 76, of Mason City, died Friday, June 20, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa.  Funeral services were held at on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kathy Graves officiating.  Interment took place in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Dixie Bast memorial fund in care of the family.  Online condolences may be left for the family at


Nancy J. Miller



 Nancy Jane Miller, 85, of Independence, Iowa, died peacefully on June 18, 2014 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. Don Plamondon officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery.
Nancy was born on June 20, 1928 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar and Gertrude (Schebler) Petersen. She was a graduate of Clear Lake High School and 


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