Mitchell County Iowa
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Part Number: 021

 

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Chehock, Vera 1904-1995

OBITUARY: Vera L. Chehock, 1904-1995, Mitchell County, Iowa Adapted from: MASON CITY GLOBE GAZETTE - Nov. 5, 1995 Vera L. Chehock OSAGE-- Vera L. Chehock, 91, of Osage died Friday, November 3, 1995, at the Faith Home, Osage. Memorial services were held Monday at the Rock Creek Lutheran Church, rural Osage, with the Rev. Roger Hoppenworth officiating. Inurnment will be in Rock Creek Cemetery, Meroa, Iowa. Champion Funeral Home, Osage, is in charge of arrangements. Vera L. Chehock was born July 20, 1904 near Portland. Survivors include three daughters, Jean Barland of West Bend, Wis., Barbara Berner of Mason City, and Frances Nielsen of S. St. Paul, Minn.; one son, Clyde R. Chehock of Cocolalla, Idaho; six sisters, Reva McMahon of Darian, Ill., Marcele Wald of Yuba City, Calif., Frances Funk of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jessie Graham of Silverdale, Wash. and June Davenport of Mason City, and Joanne Clapper, Santa Anna, Calif.; three brothers, Roger Dunbar of Elkhart, Ind., Gale Dunbar, of Wichita, Kan., and Gordon Dunbar of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one grandson. Copyright 2004, K. Kittleson, Mitchell Coord., IaGenWeb Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Cheney, Lynn 1909-1995

OBITUARY: Lynn Melbourne Cheney, 1909-1995, Mitchell County, Iowa [MASON CITY (Iowa) GLOBE GAZETTE - Sep. 16, 1995] Lynn Melbourne Cheney OSAGE--Lynn M. Cheney, 86, of Waterloo, formerly of Osage, died Thursday (Sept. 14, 1995) at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo of a heart attack. Memorial services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Champion Funeral Home in Osage with the Rev. Arno H. Melz and the Rev. Clark Christian officiating. There is no visitation. Inurnment will be at Stillwater Cemetery, rural Orchard, with graveside military rites by Osage VFW Post 7920. Lynn Cheney was born on the Cheney Homestead four miles east of Orchard on Aug. 12, 1909. His parents were George V. and Lina May (Gage) Cheney. Lynn graduated from Orchard High School in 1927. He married Evelyn Smith on March 11, 1939, at Waterloo. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. Lynn was employed in the Osage area as a general maintenance man until his retirement in 1993. He was a life member of the VFW. Lynn is survived by his wife, Evelyn Cheney, of Waterloo; one daughter Lina Marie (Mrs. Gene) Taber of Waterloo; seven grandchildren. 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Copyright 2004, K. Kittleson, Mitchell Coord., IaGenWeb Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Chisholm, James 1928-1997

OBITUARY: James Joseph Chisholm, 1928-1997, Mitchell County, Iowa [Adapted from Mason City Globe Gazette, pub. Jan. 17, 1997] James Joseph Chisholm OSAGE, IOWA--James Joseph Chisholm, 69, of Osage, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Osage, with the Rev. Dennis Cahill officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be held today at the Champion Funeral Home. James Joseph Chisholm was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Osage. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Osage; five sons, Mark, Mike, Monte, Marty and Matthew, all of Osage; one daughter, Melany Hejlik of Woodland Park, Colo.; three brothers, Leo of Osage, Larry of Minneapolis, Minn., and Dan of Mason City; three sisters, Mercedes Bredahoft, Joan Cole and Kay Sloan, all of Minneapolis, Minn.; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Copyright 2004, K. L. Kittleson Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Chisholm Cole, Joan 1932-2005

OBITUARY: Joan (Chisholm) Cole, 1932-2005, Mitchell County, Iowa Joan Chisholm Cole Funeral services for Joan Chisholm Cole, 72, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and formerly of the Osage, Iowa area, were held Monday, March 7, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage, with Rev. Mark Reasoner officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Osage. Joan died Friday March 4, 2005, at the Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minnesota, following complications from surgery for cancer. Joan was born December 23, 1932, in Osage, Iowa, the daughter of Daniel and Rose (Weinberger) Chisholm. She attended schools in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School. She lived in Mason City and Manly before moving to the Coon Rapids, Minnesota area. Joan was first united in marriage to George Froning and then to Bob Cole, both of which preceded her in death. She had worked at Kurt Manufacturing in Coon Rapids and later made her home with her sister Kay Sloan and husband Del. Joan and Kay both worked for Covenant Home Services, dealing with Foster care. Joan was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; two infant children, Douglas and Debra Froning; two sisters, Mercedes Bredehoft and Kay Sloan; and two brothers, Robert and James Chisholm. She is survived by three brothers, Leo Chisholm (Elsie) of Osage, Lawrence Chisholm (Shari) of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and Daniel Chisholm (Cathy) of Mason City; a brother-in-law, Delbert Sloan of Coon Rapids, Minn.; two sisters-in-law, Inge Chisholm of Severna Park, Maryland., and Barbara Halladay of Osage; an uncle and aunt, Lawrence and Dolores Weinberger of Osage; and several nieces and nephews. Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage was in charge of arrangements. Copyright 2005, Mitchell County Press-News. www.mcpress.com -- Posted March 8, 2005 Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Chisholm Bredehoft, Mercedes c1924-2002

OBITUARY: Mercedes M. (Chisholm) Bredehoft, c1924-2002, Mitchell County, Iowa [Mitchell County Press-News, online, www.mcpress.com, Posted Dec. 4, 2002] Mercedes M. (Chisholm) Bredehoft A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, West St. Paul, MN for Mercedes M. (Chisholm) Bredehoft, 78, of West St. Paul, MN and formerly of Osage. Burial was at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. She died Saturday, November 30, 2002 at her home. Mercedes was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gustav in 1981, two brothers Bob Chisholm in 1992 and Jim Chisholm in 1997 and one sister Kay (Chisholm) Sloan 2002. Her survivors include two daughters Pat (Roy) Abrego of St. Paul, MN, Pam Kiley of Minneapols, one son Paul Bredehoft of West St. Paul, MN, three grandsons, Alex and Nick Abrego and Dan Kiley, three brothers, Leo (Elsie) Chisholm of Osage, Larry (Sherrie) Chisholm of White Bear Lake, MN, Daniel (Cathy) Chisholm of Mason City, one sister Joan Cole of Coon Rapids, MN, one brother-in-law Del Sloan, Coon Rapids, MN, two sisters-in-law, Inga Chisholm of Glen Burnie, MD and Barbara Chisholm of Osage. Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Chomicz, Eunice (Sorlien) 1941-2005

OBITUARY: Eunice Sorlien Chomicz, 1941-2005, Mitchell County, Iowa Original version posted on www.mcpress.com - July 6, 2005 Eunice Sorlien Chomicz A funeral service for Eunice Sorlien Chomicz was held in Hesper, Iowa on June 22, 2005. Pastor Paul Sorlien officiated. Interment was in Hesper Lutheran Cemetery. A Memorial Service for Eunice was held at St. Barnabas Church in Chicago on June 28, 2005. Eunice, age 63, died June 19, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois after a short battle with cancer. Eunice Sorlien Chomicz was born July 27, 1941 to Rev. and Mrs. S.O. Sorlien. She lived in Rake, Decorah and Osage, Iowa; Hayward and Crystal Lake, Minn. She attended Luther College one year, University of Minnesota, one year and Minnesota Art Institute. She married Tom Chomicz in 1963 and they lived in St. Paul, Minnesota while Tom completed his law degree. In 1969 they moved to Chicago where he began his law career. As she was a stay at home mother for her six children, she did volunteer work at St. Ignatius College Prep School for 20 years. She was given the Golden Rose Award, the highest honor for volunteers. She volunteered in the City of Chicago's Alternative Policing Strategy where she coordinated the CAPS program with 22nd District Chicago police commander. She became the chairperson of the Court Watch program, arranging for volunteers to attend court proceedings in support of various victims of crimes. In 1997 the Chicago Province Jesuits asked her to serve as copy editor, writer, photographer and managing editor of the Jesuit Magazine. She managed freelance writers and photographers and worked with the design team. She was a patron of the arts and theater, supporting the Beverly Art Center as well as a member of the Beverly Area Planning Association. Just prior to cancer diagnosis, she had accepted a position on the Development Advisory Council of the Chicago Province Jesuits. Preceding Eunice in death were her parents and parents-in-law. She is survived by her husband Tom Chomicz; children Susan, Dallas, Texas; Tony, Chicago, Illinois; Carrie, St. Paul, Minnesota; Leslie, San Diego, California; John (Lynne) Chicago, Illinois; Elisabeth, Chicago, Illinois; brothers: John Sorlien, (Ann) Portland, Oregon; Pastor Paul Sorlien, (Sandra) Underwood, Iowa; sisters Naomi (Leroy) Jasmer; Grace (Norbert) Johnson, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Ruth (Red) Larson, Austin, Minn., and Lois Fossen, Minnetonka, Minn. Copyright 2005, K. L. Kittleson Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christensen, Buford 1930-2001

OBITUARY: Buford L. Christensen, Mitchell County, Iowa [Mitchell County Press-News, online, www.mcpress.com, Posted Oct. 31, 2001] Buford L. Christensen Buford "Chris" L. Christensen, 70, died Oct. 28, 2001 at the Osage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, where he had resided for just a few days. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at 2 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mason City, with Rev. Christian Gugel of Trinity Lutheran Church of Osage, officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City. Chris was born Nov. 25, 1930, the son of Marius and Karen "Carrie" (Jensen) Christensen at his home in Thornton, IA. He enjoyed high school basketball and graduated from Sheffield High School. He joined the U.S. Army in January 1951, and was stationed at Camp McCoy, Sparta, WI. On March 24, 1951, he was united in marriage to Violet Mae Shepherd at the home of the groom's parents in Sheffield, Iowa. The couple moved to Wisconsin until Chris was sent to Germany to serve in the Korean War. Once discharged, the couple made their home in Mason City, Iowa, where he and his wife had four children, Connie, Bruce, David and Pam. Chris spent 13 years as a supervisor for State Brand Creamery and 25 years at Libbey Owens Ford Glass Co. as plant coordinator, safety director, and personnel director. He retired from LOF in November 1991. Once retired, Chris and his wife moved to Lake Havasu City, AZ, where they lived until September 1999, when they returned to Mason City because of his failing health. While in Arizona, he was cheerfully involved with his church on the board of trustees, stewardship board, usher, delegate to the ELS Convention, and helping anywhere he was needed. Chris spent many of his best times with his children and grandchildren going to their activities. He looked forward to weekends with his family at the Mississippi River where they went boating and fishing. He also enjoyed seasonal hunting with his sons and friends. He loved the day he became a great-grandfather to Kiley Jo. He also was proud to volunteer at the American Red Cross as a CPR instructor and was an instructor for gun safety at the North Iowa Rod and Gun Club. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Violet, his children, Connie Pederson of Mason City, Bruce Christensen of Rockwell, David Christensen and his wife, Kris, of Mason City, and Pam Christensen of Osage; six grandchildren, Cassie, B.J., Chrissy, and Sam Pederson, Jamie and Matt Christensen; one great-granddaughter, Kiley Jo Pederson; a brother, Dick Christensen of Rockwell, a sister, Beatrice Kramer of Omaha, NE., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marius and Carrie Christensen and brother, Marvin. The family requests memorials be directed to the Alzheimers Association. Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christensen Madaris, Jeanette 1906-1981

OBITUARY: Jeanette Louise (Christensen) Madaris, 1906-1981, Mitchell Co., IA [St. Ansgar Enterprise, 28 MAY 1981] Mrs. Jeanette Madaris Funeral Held In Pine River, Minn. Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanette Madaris, 75, who died May 18 at a hospital in Brainerd, Minn., were held May 21 at the Northland Funeral Home in Pine River, Minn. with interment in Hackensack, Minn. Jeanette Louise (Christensen) Madaris was born April 11, 1906 in St. Ansgar, the daughter of Martin and Margarete (Ringhand) Christensen. September 21, 1953 she married A. Roy Madaris in Waterloo and several years later they moved to their home in rural Backus, Minn. where she resided until her death. Mrs. Madaris was preceded in death by her parents and her husband who died in 1974. She is survived by a step son, Robert Madaris of Waterloo; a sister, Etta Christensen of St. Ansgar; a brother, Gordon Christensen of Janesville, Wis.; three nephews, several cousins and an aunt, Mrs. Loretta Toothill of Waterloo. Copyright (c) 2003 by Kermit Kittleson & Barb Nagy (Note: Not necessarily related to the subject(s) of this document) Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christensen, Margaret 1896-1981

OBITUARY: Margaret B. Christensen, 1896-1981, Mitchell County, Iowa [St. Ansgar Enterprise, 5 MAR 1981] Margaret B. Christensen Funeral Rites Held Here Tuesday, February 24 Memorial funeral services for Mrs. Margaret B. Christensen, 84, who died at a Mason City hospital February 19, were held February 24 at the Schroeder Funeral Home here with the Rev. Bruce Wittern officiating. Margaret B. Christensen was born December 14, 1896 in Forest City, the daughter of Peter and Christina Lytzen. She was the eldest of three children. She married Herman Christensen in 1914. They lived on a farm near Forest City for a number of years. She moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in 1942 where she was an interior decorator until retiring back to Iowa 10 years ago. Mrs. Christensen is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Vergie) Brones of St. Ansgar; Mrs. Robert (Thelma) Isenhower of Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. Pat (Aldyce) McEnany of Cedar Falls; two sons, Creson Christensen, Greenwich, Conn. and Lee Christensen of Northridge, Calif.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and two daughters and one son. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif. Copyright (c) 2003 by Kermit Kittleson & Barb Nagy (Note: Not necessarily related to the subject(s) of this document) Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christensen, Marilea 1930-2005

OBITUARY: Marilea (Eggleston) Christensen, 1930-2005, St. Ansgar, Mitchell, IA Original version posted on www.mcpress.com July 13, 2005 Marilea Christensen Funeral services for Marilea Christensen of Royal, Iowa, were held Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. The Reverend Gary Panko officiated. Interment was in Willow Creek Cemetery, Royal. Marilea died June 17, 2005 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Marilea Christensen, the daughter of Wesley and LaVonne Eggleston, was born on Oct. 16, 1930, in St. Ansgar, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in that community. She was involved in many school activities, but her claim to fame was being part of a national award winning trumpet trio. Her musical talents followed her to Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she toured with the college band and earned her teaching degree. Marilea accepted her first teaching position as a third grade teacher in the Royal Community School District. Soon after arriving, she was introduced to Russ Christensen and they were married on July 8, 1951. This began a strong and lifelong farming partnership. To this union three children were born: Jane, Sue and Jim. Mary was very active in her church and her community. Her greatest gifts were her gentle leadership, her organizational skills and her genuine interest in the lives of those around her. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and a stepmother, Ruth Bauer. Her survivors are her husband, Russ Christensen of Royal; two daughters Jane Kruse and her husband David of Spencer, and Sue Brugman and her husband David of Royal; one son Jim and his wife Julie of Royal, ten grandchildren: Megan Kruse-Ingledue, Matt Kruse and Molly Kruse; Betsy, B.J. and Laura Brugman; Jennifer, Anne, Lee and Wesley Christensen; one great-granddaughter Alynn Ingledue and one sister Beverly Koster of Blair, Nebraska. Arrangements were by Warner Funeral Home, Spencer, Iowa. Copyright 2005, K. L. Kittleson Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christensen, Velva Hoffman 1916-1980

OBITUARY: Velva Margaret (Hoffman) Christensen, Mitchell County, Iowa Velva Margaret Hoffman Christensen [ St. Ansgar Enterprise, 11 SEP 1980 ] Funeral services for Mrs. Leonard Christensen, 63, who died August 31, were held September 4 at First Lutheran Church here with the Rev. Stephen Engelstad, church pastor, and the Rev. Don Comnick of Milroy, Minn. officiating. Velva Margaret Hoffman, the daughter of William and Margaretha (Levian) Hoffman, was born October 25, 1916 on a farm near Renwick, Boone township, Wright county. She was baptized January 28, 1917 at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Renwick. Her childhood days were spent with her family on their farm near Renwick. She was confirmed in May of 1930 at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Renwick, and was graduated from Renwick high school in 1934. She married Leonard Christensen of Eagle Grove May 16, 1938, at St. Paul's Lutheran church parsonage, Renwick. They made their home in St. Ansgar for their entire married life of 42 years. Mrs. Christensen was a member of First Lutheran church, St. Ansgar. She enjoyed writing poetry, and doing all that she could for her family and friends. At the time of her death, Mrs. Christensen was a member of the Academy of American Poets. She had written more than 200 poems, one of which won awards, and were published in Lyrical Iowa and the Iowa Poetry Day Association brochure. Mrs. Christensen is survived by her husband, Leonard; a daughter, Mrs. Philip (Mary Ellen) Walk of Spencer; two grandsons, Stephen Michael and Christian Paul Walk of Spencer; two sisters, Mrs. L.M. (Elvira) Bonstetter of Corwith and Mrs. Archie (Elsie) Young of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one brother, Orval Hoffman of Renwick; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and daughter, Karen Margaret. Burial was in the First Lutheran cemetery here. Copyright (c) 2002 by Kermit Kittleson (Note: I am not necessarily related to the subject of the obituary.) Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christiansen Ruther, Augusta 1881-1944

OBITUARY: Augusta Wohlert Christiansen Ruther, 1881-1944, Mitchell Co., Iowa Funeral services for Mrs. August Ruther, 63, were held Sunday afternoon at Clarence, IA and Monday at the Rock Creek Lutheran Church southwest of Osage. The Rev. C.B. Gunderson conducted last rites. Burial was made in the Rock Creek Lutheran cemetery. The six sons of the deceased were casket bearers. Mrs. Ruther, nee Augusta Wohlert, was born on March 21, 1881 in Holstein, Germany. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Germany before coming to America with her family in 1895. She was married to Hans Christiansen on February 25, 1903. Six sons were born to this union: Alvin, Carl, John, and Glen all of Mitchell County; Private First Class Herbert, serving with the U.S. Army at Clarinda; and Lawrence, Seaman First Class of the United States Navy, at Norfolk, Virginia. All six sons survive her. Her husband preceded her in death in 1935. On December 2, 1937, she was united in marriage to August Ruther of Clarence, IA and since that time has made her home in Clarence. Mrs. Ruther underwent an operation on November 15th. Her condition was not considered serious until last week when her strength gradually failed. She died on Friday, December 8, 1944. Mrs. Ruther was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran church and was active in various organizations of the congregation. Copyright 2004, Steve Norby Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christiansen, Glen 1917-2005

OBITUARY: Glen Arthur Christiansen, 1917-2005, Mitchell County, Iowa Glen A. Christiansen Funeral services for Glen A. Christiansen, 87, of Nora Springs, Iowa, will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, 101 North Hawkeye, Nora Springs, with Reverend Ruth Hansen officiating. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa. Glen died Saturday, February 26, 2005, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. Glen Arthur Christiansen was born July 23, 1917, on a farm in the West Cedar Township, in Mitchell County. Glen is the son of Hans and Augusta (Wohlert) Christiansen. Glen attended a country grade school, graduated from the Nora Springs High School, and attended Iowa State University. He was united in marriage to AnnaBelle Deets on June 18, 1944 in Nora Springs. Glen farmed his entire life north of Nora Springs until Glen and AnnaBelle moved to Nora Springs in 1994. They moved to Summit Heights, Nora Springs, two weeks ago. Glen was baptized and confirmed at the Rock Creek Lutheran Church. He became a member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Nora Springs, where he served on many boards and committees over the years. His faith was very evident by the way he treated his family and friends. He was an avid baseball fan, playing baseball as a child and throughout his life. He also enjoyed bowling, which he participated in for many years on leagues and in tournaments. Glen was preceded in death by his parents, and four brothers, Al, Carl, Herb, and Larry Christiansen. Glen is survived by his wife AnnaBelle Christiansen, Nora Springs; three children, Cathy (Bob) Charleston, Pomeroy; Terry (Pat) Christiansen, Nora Springs; and Jay (Dianne) Christiansen, Nora Springs. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Cari (David) Charleston, Urbandale; Rachel (Craig) Lindsay, Waterloo; Stacy (Curt) Johnson, Pomeroy; Brian Charleston, Pomeroy; Tara (Shannon) Zierke, Cedar Falls; Travis (Donna) Christiansen; Trent (Renee) Christiansen; and Kylee and Bailey Christiansen, all of Nora Springs; six great-grandchildren, Dane Johnson, Reagan Lindsay, Jordan Christiansen, Allison Zierke, Stephan Hildman, and Cole Christiansen; and one brother, John (Marian) Christiansen, Osage, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Sheckler Colonial Chapel (641) 749-2210. Copyright 2005, K. L. Kittleson [Based on an Obituary in the Mitchell County Press-News Online, www.mcpress.com -- Posted March 1, 2005 ] Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christiansen, Ina 1909-1997

OBITUARY: Ina Christiansen, 1909-1997, Mitchell County, Iowa [Based on Obituary in Mason City Globe Gazette; April 17, 1997] Ina Christiansen NORA SPRINGS, IOWA--Ina Christiansen, 87, of Nora Springs, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at the Nora Springs Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Rock Creek Lutheran Church, rural Osage, with the Rev. Roger Hoppenworth officiating. Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery. The Champion Funeral Home, Osage, is in charge of arrangements. Ina was born July 21, 1909, in Cedar Township, rural Nora Springs, the d aughter of Oscar and Caroline (Olson) Field. She was baptized in August of 1909 at Rock Creek Lutheran Church, by the Rev. J.A. Urnes. Ina was confirmed May 13, 1923, at Rock Creek Lutheran Church by the Rev. O.C. Myre. She graduated from Osage High School in 1928. Ina married Alvin J. Christiansen on June 14, 1929, at Rock Creek Lutheran Church. Alvin and Ina adopted two children, Gene Richard in 1943 and Ruth Ann in 1948. Both children preceded her in death as well as a granddaughter, Shelly Amundson. Ina farmed with her husband until their retirement. Ina displayed her work at the Mitchell County Fair and the North Iowa Fair and brought home many awards. Ina was an avid bowler. She was a faithful church member and sang in the choir for many years. Ina often sang solos for church service programs. She was a member of Sunshine Circle. She is survived by one brother, John Field and his wife, Marie, of Osage, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin; one son, Gene; one daughter, Ruth Ann; and one granddaughter, Shelly Amundson. Copyright 2004, K.L. Kittleson Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christiansen, Myrtle 1909-1996

OBITUARY: Myrtle Christiansen, 1909-1996, Mitchell County, Iowa [From Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, August 6, 1996 (edited)] Myrtle Christiansen Myrtle Christiansen, 87, rural Nora Springs, Iowa, died Sunday, August 4, 1996, at Mitchell County Regional Health Center, Osage, Iowa. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Rock Creek Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Roger Hoppenworth officiating. Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery. Myrtle was born June 14, 1909, in rural Nora Springs, the daughter of Andrew and Kristina (Franstad) Hanson. She attended rural schools in Mitchell County and Osage High School. She was confirmed May 13, 1923, by the Rev. O.C. Myhre. Myrtle was united in marriage to Carl Christiansen on June 25, 1931, at Rock Creek Lutheran Church. They farmed in Mitchell County. She was a lifelong member of Rock Creek Lutheran Church where she served in leadership positions in RCCW, Rebekah Circle and Lydia Mission Circle. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and knitting. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were blessed with many of her sweaters. She donated many of her hand-knit items to the Rock Creek bazaars. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Carl Christiansen of Nora Springs; three daughters, Nancy Folkerts and her husband, Dale, of Rudd, Dorothy Schmidt and her husband, Francis, of Nora Springs, and Helen Randolph and her husband, Randy, of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Dr. Paul Christiansen and his wife, Barbara, of Mount Vernon, and George Christiansen of Nora Springs; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Glen Hanson and his wife, Alvera, of Nora Springs, Arnold Hanson and his wife, Betty, of Nora Springs, and Olaf Hanson and his wife, Dorothy, of San Jose, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents. The Champion Funeral Home in Osage is in charge of arrangements. Copyright 2004, Kermit Kittleson (for IaGenWeb) Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christianson, Inez Jeannette 1923-2002

OBITUARY: Inez Jeannette Christianson, Mitchell County, Iowa #1 [ Mitchell County Press online -- Posted July 3, 2002 www.mcpress.com ] Inez Christianson Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 5 at the Rock Creek Lutheran Church, rural Osage for Inez Christianson, age 78, of Mankato, MN and formerly of the Osage area. Inez died Monday, July 1, 2002, at the Immanuel St. Joseph Mayo Health System in Mankato, MN. Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home (641) 732-3706, is in charge of the arrangements. ================================================== #2 [ Mitchell County Press online -- Posted July 10, 2002 www.mcpress.com ] Inez Jeannette Christianson Funeral services for Inez Jeannette Christianson, age 78, of Mankato, MN and formerly of the Osage area were held at Rock Creek Lutheran Church, rural Osage, IA on Friday, July 5, 2002. The Reverend R. Dawson Tornes officiated. Interment was in the Rock Creek Cemetery. Christianson died Monday, July 1, 2002 at the Immanuel St. Joseph Mayo Health System in Mankato, MN. Inez was the eldest daughter of Theodore and Mary (Nelson) Christianson, She was born September 27, 1923 in rural Osage, IA. She attended Cedar No. 7 and Rock No. 7 rural schools and graduated from Osage High School with the class of 1940. She attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, IA for one year and then taught in area schools for four years. Inez was an intelligent lady who loved to read and study so she entered St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in 1949. She felt the need to help her parents so she stayed with them until they passed away in 1964. Inez was very involved with her church, Rock Creek Lutheran in rural Osage, IA. She taught Sunday School for 28 years. Inez moved to Mankato, MN to be near her sister and family and attended Mankato State University obtaining a bachelor of science degree and later a master of science degree in 1977. This was done while she taught school in Mankato, MN schools for 17 years. Christianson was preceded in death by her parents. Inez's survivors include a sister Arlene Rudolph of Janesville, MN, a nephew Darold Rudolph of Dallas, TX, a niece, Colleen (Rudolph) and her husband Ed Tucker and their children, Nicholas and Natalie of Brooklyn Center, MN and several cousins in California and Iowa. Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage was in charge of arrangements. Copyright (c) 2002 by Kermit Kittleson (Note: I am not necessarily related to the subject of the obituary.) Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christianson, Mary 1881-1964

OBITUARY: Mary Justina (Nelson) Christianson, 1881-1964, Mitchell Co., Iowa Mary Justina Nelson Christianson Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Christianson, 82, were held Monday at Rock Creek Lutheran church. Mrs. Christianson died at Mitchell county Memorial hospital last Thursday after being a patient there two weeks. Her illness was caused by pneumonia and later a stroke. Her death was due to a heart attack. The Rev. Donald Berg, pastor at Rock Creek Lutheran, was in charge of the services. C.R. Champion and Sons made the arrangements and burial was in the church cemetery. Mary Justina Nelson was born in Rock Township, Mitchell County on November 30, 1881, the daughter of Erik and Inger Syverud Nelson. She was baptized and confirmed at Rock Creek Lutheran, where she remained a lifelong member. She attended the rural school in Rock Township and remained all her life in that area with the exception of two years spent in North Dakota as a hotel cook. She was united in marriage to Theodore Christianson on April 27, 1921. The couple farmed in Cedar and Rock townships, continuing to live on the farm following retirement. Surviving are two daughters, Inez of Osage; Arlene (Mrs. Delmer) Rudolph of Janesville, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Darold and Colleen Rudolph; and one brother, Theodore Nelson of Rockford. Her husband, Ted, who died January 18, 1964; her parents; two sisters and one brother preceded her in death: Clara (Mrs. O.) Leverson, Emma (Mrs. George) Krogstad, Carl Nelson of the Rock Creek community. Copyright 2004, Steve Norby Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christianson Anderson, Ruth 1896-1976

OBITUARY: Ruth Sophia (Christianson) Anderson, 1896-1976, Mitchell Co., Iowa Ruth Anderson of Mona Died Funeral services for Mrs. Pete Anderson, 79, a lifelong Mona resident, were held last Wednesday at the Mona Lutheran church with the Rev. Gaylord Grand, pastor, officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Mona. Mrs. Anderson died at her home Nov. 29, [1976]. Ruth Sophia Christianson daughter of John and Sarah Samuelson Christianson, was born in Mona Dec. 4, 1896. She was baptized and confirmed in the Mona Lutheran church and attended school at Mona and Lyle. On December 4, 1939 she was united in marriage to Peter Anderson of Mona. They spent their entire married life on the same farm near Mona and she continued living there after the death of her husband in August, 1969. She was a lifelong member of the Mona Lutheran church and active in the Dorcas Circle, the ALCW and Bible study group. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Eva Carlson of Mona and Mrs. Irene Lee of Carpenter; nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband Peter; her parents, two brothers and three sisters. This obituary is not to be used for commerical purposes. Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Christianson, Theodore 1881-1964

OBITUARY: Theodore Martin Christianson, 1881-1964, Mitchell Co., Iowa Theodore Martin Christianson Funeral services for Ted Christianson, 82, of rural Osage were held Tuesday afternoon at Rock Creek Lutheran church. Mr. Christianson died Saturday at Mitchell County Memorial hospital following a critical illness of only a few hours. He had been in failing health, and his death was the result of a stroke. The Rev. John Quam, church pastor, was in charge of the services and arrangements were by C.R. Champion and Sons. Burial was in the Rock Creek cemetery. Theodore Martin Christianson was born in Cedar Township, Mitchell County on September 14, 1881, the son of Andrew and Johanna Christianson. He was baptized and confirmed at Rock Creek Lutheran Church, where he remained a lifelong member. He received his education in the rural schools of Cedar Township. As a young man he spent eight years in various occupations in the west, in Alaska and the Philippines. He enlisted in the army in World War I, and served 27 months overseas with the Second division, 9th Infantry. His marriage to Mary Nelson took place on April 27, 1921 at the Rock Creek Lutheran parsonage. He and his wife continued to farm in Cedar and Rock Townships, retiring in 1948. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Inez, at home and Mrs. Delmar (Arlene) Rudolph of Janesville, MN; two grandchildren, Darold and Colleen Rudolph of Janesville; and one sister, Mrs. Anna Julien of Osage. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers: Peter, John, Edward and Christian. Copyright 2004, Steve Norby Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Church, Charles 1920-2000

OBITUARY: Charles Raymond Church, 1920-2000, Mitchell County, Iowa Charles Church Charles Raymond Church, 80, died peacefully at his home in Stacyville, Iowa, with his loving family near, early on May 5, 2000. Charles was born Feb. 10, 1920, on a farm near Osage to Raymond Dunham and Cecile (Hunter) Church. He worked on farms in the Little Cedar area until his service in the U.S. Army from August 1942 until November 1945. He served with distinction, achieving the rank of sergeant and received two Bronze Stars for his bravery in battles in France and Germany. Charles was united in marriage to Helen A. Simon of Stacyville, on June 17, 1948. They began farming near Little Cedar that year. In 1951, they moved to a farm they eventually purchased near Stacyville. During his farming career, Charles served on the Board of Directores of the Stacyville Cooperative Creamery for 21 years and as president of that organization. Charles was a member of the Stacyville American Legion Post 569 and was the post commander for one year. He was also a member of the Eagles Club in Austin. Charles was an avid bowler for many years in Osage and in Stacyville. As a farmer, he had little time or interest in golf, but upon his retirement in 1983, it became his favorite recreation. He loved golfing with his wife Helen, his many friends and his family. He belonged first to the Riceville Country Club and then to the St. Ansgar Country Club. Survivors include his wife Helen of Stacyville; brother Rolland (Bub) Church of Osage; three sons: Dennis (Mary-Lou) Church of Madison, Wis.; David (Arlene) Church of Stacyville; Dean (Liana) Church of rural Osage; two daughters Karen Church of Burnsville and Mary (Steve) Wilder of St. Ansgar; six grandsons and six granddaughters. Preceding Charles in death were his parents, Ray and Cecile Church, sister Vera Hickey, grandson Phillip Church and neice, Sandra (Church) Newton. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, at the Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville, the Rev. John Moser officiating. Interment will be in the Visitation Catholic Cemetery, with military honors by the Stacyville American Legion Post 569. The Champion Funeral Home of Osage is in charge of the arrangements. Submitted to IAGENWEB by Kathy Pike Not to be copied for commerical use. Copyright 2005 K. Pike Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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