Mitchell County Iowa
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Part Number: 025

 

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Cornwell, Cyril 1904-1960

OBITUARY: Cyril Earl Cornwell, 1904-1960, Mitchell Co., Iowa Cyril Cornwell, 56, Osage Scoutmaster 25 years, Dies Here Funeral arrangements were incomplete Wednesday for Cyril Cornwell, 56, Osage Boy Scout leader for 25 years, who died early yesterday following a stroke. Mr. Cornwell was stricken while at work Saturday morning at the home of Mrs. Bess Hewitt in Osage, and was taken to Mitchell County Memorial Hospital. He never completely regained consciousness. Tentative arrangements were for the funeral services to be held at the Champion Funeral Home in Osage. The Rev. E.E. Pencook, pastor of the Methodist church will probably be in charge, with the Rev. John D. Woodin, pastor of the Baptist Church assisting. Burial will be in Osage cemetery. Cyril Earl Cornwell was born April 11, 1904 in Osage, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cornwell. He grew to manhood here, graduating from Osage High School in 1922. He was married Sept. 6, 1939 to Marian Tubbs. She suffered from a serious heart condition, and died Oct. 26, 1957 as the result of an attack of Asiatic flu and complications. Cy Cornwell was active in Boy Scout work in Osage for more than 25 years. He was holder of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award for Scout Leaders. Mr. Cornwell was employed as an electrician with Davidson Gas and Electric in Osage for about 30 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church. His five children: Richard 20, Elizabeth 18, Mary Kay 15, Allen 13, and Carol 8, all at home survive. Also surviving are his mother Mrs. Nellie Cornwell of Osage and his sisters, Mrs. Louis DuBois of Ventura, California, and Mrs. Alverne Olson of Osage. Preceding him in death were his father, who died in 1924, his wife, twin sons, and one other son who died in infancy. Osage News - 1960 Submitted by Kathy Pike August 2003 Copyright 2003 - Kathy McAlister Pike Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Cornwell, Mabel -1917

OVBITUARY: Mabel (Mrs. Leslie) (Dugan) Cornwell, -1917, Mitchell Co., Iowa Mrs. Leslie Cornwell Died Monday Evening Mrs. Mabel Dugan-Cornwell passed away Monday evening at the home of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Cornwell, following a long illness. The funeral service is held this afternoon at the Baptist church. Mrs. Cornwell's mother, Mrs. Dugan, was taken to Eyota, Minn., for burial a week ago Monday morning. Osage News April 1917 --------------------------- Transcribed by Kathy Pike, August 2003 Copyright 2003, Kathy Pike Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Cornwell, Marian 1920-1957

OBITUARY: Marian Ruth (Tubbs) Cornwell, 1920-1957, Mitchell Co., Iowa [Oct 29, 1957] Funeral in Osage Held Tuesday for Mrs. Cyril Cornwell Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Champion Funeral Home in Osage for Mrs. Cyril Cornwell, 37, of Osage, who died at Mitchell County Memorial hospital Saturday night. Mrs. Cornwell had had a heart condition since suffering an attack of rheumatic fever at the age of 13. She contracted flu and pneumonia last week and was taken to the hospital shortly before she died. The Rev. Hugh M. Wright, pastor of the Baptist church in Osage, was in charge of the services. Burial was in the Osage cemetery. Marian Ruth Tubbs was born on a farm near Mitchell, August 28, 1920, the daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tubbs. She had lived in Osage since infancy. She attended the Osage schools, graduating from high school here. Her marriage to Cyril Cornwell took place September 3, 1938. She had been a member of the Baptist church since girlhood, had been a member of the choir of that church, and had been active in her Sunday school class and the Ann Judson Circle. Preceding her in death were her father and three children. Surviving her are her husband, Cyril, her mother, Mrs. Bessie Tubbs of Osage, and five children: Richard, Elizabeth, Mary Kay, Allen and Carol, all at home; one brother, Rolland Tubbs of Osage, and five sisters: Grace Tubbs of Osage; Mrs. James Appleton, Mrs. William Gardner and Mrs. John Tesar of Cedar Rapids; and Mrs. Melvin Warner of Davenport. Submitted by Kathy Pike August 2003 Copyright 2003, Kathy McAlister Pike Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Corson, Dwight Alan 1973-1981

OBITUARY: Dwight Alan Corson, 1973-1981, Mitchell County, Iowa [St. Ansgar Enterprise, 17 SEP 1981] Dwight Corson Funeral Held September 12 Funeral services for Dwight A. Corson, age 8, who died at the Mitchell County Memorial hospital, were held Saturday, September 12 at the Queen of Peace Catholic church in Lyle with the Rev. Msgr. Daniel Tierney officiating. Dwight Alan Corson was born in 1973, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Corson of Mona. He had remained in a coma since taken ill in early January of this year. Dwight is survived by his parents; a brother, Doug, and a sister, Debbie; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Martin of Bemidji, Minn. and Kenneth Corson of Austin, Minn. Interment was in the Enterprise cemetery near Lyle with Msgr. Tierney in charge of the committal services. 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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Counsell, Alta 1934-2004

OBITUARY: Alta (Julius) Counsell, 1934-2004, Mitchell County, Iowa [adapted from the Mitchell County Press-News online, Dec. 8, 2004] Alta Counsell Funeral services for Alta Counsell, age 70, of Little Cedar, Iowa, were held on Wednesday, December 8, 2004, at the Little Cedar United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jay Amundson officiating. Burial was in the Little Cedar Cemetery. Alta died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at her home. Alta was born on June 17, 1934, in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, the daughter of Wright and Dora (Gross) Julius. Alta was united in marriage to Robert Counsell on July 27, 1952, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Osage. She graduated from Little Cedar High School. Alta worked at Fox River Mills on Main Street. She ran the Little Cedar Post Office from her home for 25 years. She was brought up in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Osage. She later joined the United Methodist Church in Little Cedar, where she belonged to the United Methodist Women and the Disciple Bible Study Group. Her interests in life were her family, her church family, friends, gardening, and making latch rugs. She was also involved in the Birthday Party Club. Alta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert Counsell on December 30, 1999, her sister Verla, two nieces, Charlene and Lynette and one nephew Kim. Alta is survived by three daughters: Debra Conrad and her husband Dennis of Little Cedar, Darla Kelley and her husband Darrell of Belmond, Donna Hanson and her husband Raymond of Little Cedar; five grandchildren, Lonnie Conrad and special friend Leslie, Christina Noah, Crystal Jacobs, Michael Hanson and Robyn Campbell, Jason Hanson; two great-grandchildren, MaKayla and Jacob Noah; two step-great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Natasha Duryee. Arrangements made by Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, (641-732-3706). 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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Counsell, Carlin 1930-1997

OBITUARY: Carlin Counsell, 1930-1997, Mitchell County, Iowa [Based on Obituary in Mason City Globe Gazette; May 15, 1997] Carlin Counsell CRESCO, IOWA--Carlin Counsell, age 66, of Cresco, died suddenly on Tuesday, May 13, [1997], at the North Iowa Mercy Health Care Center, Mason City. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 16th, at the United Methodist Church, Cresco, with the Rev. Lewis Flanigan officiating. Burial was in the Osage Cemetery, Osage, Iowa. Carlin Counsell was born June 28, 1930, near New Haven in Mitchell County, the son of Ernest and Myrtle (Anderson) Counsell. He attended rural school and graduated from Osage High School in 1948. He served with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Carlin married Beverly Cameron on July 13, 1974, at the Methodist Church in Riceville. He farmed in the New Haven area until 1974, and then was employed by New Haven Livestock. From 1978 to 1993, he owned and operated Carlin's Pizza in Cresco. Carlin served on the Cresco City Council for seven years and was mayor of Cresco for the years, 1981 and 1982. He was a member of the American Legion Post #135 in Cresco. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Counsell of Cresco; his mother, Myrtle Counsell of Osage; six daughters, Ann Steenhard and her husband, Alan, of Mason City; Sharon Counsell of Cedar Rapids; Nancy Goebel and her husband, Jerry, of Oskaloosa; Robin Emerson and her husband, Joe, of Pinelles Park, Florida.; Susan Hyke and her husband, Kenny, of Creso; and Kandice Becker and her husband, Ryan, of Cresco; three sons, Michael Counsell and his wife, Penny, of Osage; Mark Rollins of Dubuque;; and Joel Rollins and his wife, Nancy, of Claremont, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grand- children; and one sister, Ruth Wiegers of Boise, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Counsell, and a sister, Marise Groves. Champion Funeral Home of Osage is in charge of arrangements. 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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Counsell, Mary 1925-2003

OBITUARY: Mary D. Counsell, 1925-2003, Mitchell Co., Iowa [Mitchell County Press-News online - www.mcpress.com - Posted Feb. 19, 2003] Mary D. Counsell Funeral services for Mary D. Counsell, age 77, formerly of Osage, were held Saturday, February 15, 2003 at the Champion - Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage, with the Rev. Philip Recker officiating. Interment was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Osage. She died Wednesday, February 12, 2003, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Mary was born in Washington D.C. on June 25, 1925, the daughter of Percy and Julia (Burke) Murray. She met and later married Carlin Counsell on December 17, 1950. They farmed for 23 years near New Haven and were the parents of 5 children; Ann, Sharon, Michael, Nancy and Susan. She sold Watkins and Avon products. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mary is survived by four daughters: Ann Steenhard and husband Alan of Mason City; Sharon Counsell and friend Scott Watson of Mason City; Nancy Goebel and husband Jerry of Oskaloosa; Susan Hyke and husband Kenny of Cresco; a son Michael Counsell and wife Penny of Osage; two sisters, Jean Moore of Washington D.C. and Margaret Hemann and husband DeVere of Keokuk; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, 702 State St. Osage (641)732-3706 was in charge of arrangements. Copyright (c) 2003 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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Counsell, Myrtle Anderson 1909-1998

OBITUARY: Myrtle Anderson Counsell 1909-1998, Mitchell County, Iowa [Mason City Globe Gazette, www.globegazette.com May 3, 1998] Myrtle Anderson Counsell NEW HAVEN -- Myrtle Counsell, 88, formerly of New Haven, died Saturday (May 2, 1998) at the Faith Home, Osage. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Osage, with the Rev. Dennis Hanson and the Rev. Roy Ott officiating. Burial will be in the Osage Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Champion Funeral Home, Osage. Myrtle Counsell was born May 11, 1909, in Hannaford, N.D., the daughter of Karl "Charlie" and Thonetta "Nettie" (Brenden) Anderson. Myrtle moved with her family to Mitchell County in 1925, following the death of her father. On July 17, 1926, she married Ernest James Counsell in Charles City. They lived on a farm near New Haven for many years. They retired and moved to New Haven in 1970. When E.J. Counsell died Nov. 8, 1980, Myrtle continued to live in New Haven until moving to the Faith Home in 1989. Myrtle was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. She was an Avon representative in the area for many years. She also wrote the New Haven News column in the Mitchell County Press News for a number of years. As a surprise to her family, at the age of 76 she completed the requirements to receive her high school diploma. At that time she was the oldest individual to have graduated through North Iowa Area Community College. Myrtle is survived by one daughter, Ruth M. Wiegers and her husband, Bud, of Boise, Idaho; one daughter-in-law, Beverly R. Counsell of Cresco; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest J. Counsell; daughter, Marise Groves; son, Carlin Counsell; and a brother, Rudolph Anderson. 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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Coup Gable, Susanna 1813-1900

OBITUARY: Susanna Coup Gable, Mitchell County, Iowa Susanna Coup Gable [1813-1900] Sunday, April 14, Mrs. Susanna Gable died at the home of her son in this city, at the ripe old age of 87 years, 7 months and 7 days. Susanna Coup was born November 21, 1813, in Schuykill, Pa. In 1835 she was married to John Gable, and resided in Mifflinburg, Pa., until the death of Mr. Gable, which occured in 1873. To the above union were born 10 children, eight of them growing to maturity and two passing away in infancy. A daughter preceded the mother to the better world after reaching maturity. Of those living, there were present at the funeral: Dr. W.H.H. Gable, Osage; L.L. Gable, Osage; E. E. Gable, Osage; Sarah Gable, Osage; Mrs. Catherman of Burr Oak, and Christian Gable of Mankato, Minn. During her last sickness Mrs. Gable was a great sufferer, but she was sustained by the Christian's faith and fortitude. She has only gone on before and will wait on the other shore for the loved ones to follow her home. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Woolverton, assisted by Rev. Coon. (1900) Copyright (c) 2001 by Marilyn Oconnor (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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Covey, Flora 1862-1911

OBITUARY: Flora Covey, 1862-1911, Mitchell Co., Iowa MRS. FLORA COVEY Born April 28, 1862 - Died April 18, 1911 Mrs. Flora Covey, beloved wife of William Covey, was born in Alden, Erie Co., New York, April 28, 1962, and died at her home in Osage, April 18, 1911, at the age of 48 years, 11 months and 18 days. She had not been well for a long time, but had born up patiently and bravely until the serious illness of her husband and the sudden death of her son, Roy, prostrated her and her frail body could not rally. She realised, however, that the great change was coming some days ago and made all necessary preparations even to the selection of the text, Jno. 14:16, which was used for the funeral service. Mrs. Covey died as she had lived, strong in her Christian faith and faithful to the Lincoln Baptist church of which she was a member. Her husband to whom she was married at Lincoln, September 28, 1892, her daughter and many other relatives and friends mourn their loss. The sympathy of the community goes out to this family in their bereavement and sickness. Rev. L. T. Foreman, of the Osage Baptist church, conducted the funeral services April 20th, and the tired body was laid to rest at Orchard by the side of her son Roy. This transcription was submitted to IAGENWEB for personal family history purposes only, and shall not be used for personal gain. Transcribed by: Marilyn O'Connor, August 2005 Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Cowell, Derald 1916-1981

OBITUARY: Derald Raymond Cowell, 1916-1981, Mitchell County, Iowa [St. Ansgar Enterprise, 15 OCT 1981] Derald Cowell Funeral Held At First Lutheran Church Funeral services for Derald R. Cowell, 65, who died at his home in Otranto October 6, were held October 9 at First Lutheran church here with the Rev. Stephen Engelstad officiating. Derald Raymond Cowell was born June 1, 1916 in Eldora, the son of Ray and Esther (Cummings) Cowell. He was a veteran of World War II and served two and a half years overseas. He married Corine Lucille Dahl November 11, 1945, and they spent most of their married life farming in the St. Ansgar area. Five children were born to them. Mr. Cowell is survived by his wife, Corine of Otranto; two sons, Dean of Kensett and James of Otranto; three daughters, Mrs. LeRoy (Karen) Bolding of Plymouth; Avis Koster of Lake Mills and Mrs. Michael (Janet) Koster of Grafton; his stepmother, Hilda Cowell of New Richland; a sister, Marion Rieks of Eldora; three half brothers, Robert, Charles and Danny Cowell; one brother, Vern Cowell; one half sister, Margaret Conway; also nine grandchildren. Burial was in First Lutheran cemetery with Rev. Engelstad in charge of committal services. Military honors were presented by Walter T. Enneberg Post No. 358 of the American Legion. 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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Cowell, Gladys M. 1917-1996

OBITUARY: Gladys M. Cowell, 1917-1996, Mitchell County, Iowa [From Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Oct. 1, 1996 (edited)] Gladys M. Cowell OSAGE, IOWA-- Gladys M. Cowell, 79, of Osage, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 1996, at the Good Shepherd Health Center, Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Champion Funeral Home, with the Rev. Clark Christian officiating. Burial will be in Osage City Cemetery. Gladys M. Cowell was born April 6, 1917, in Jamestown Township, Howard County, near Riceville. Survivors include two sisters, Jeanne Bloss of LeRoy, Minn., and Dorothy Trainer of Mason City. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister. 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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Cowell Bruesewitz, Iva 1923-2005

OBITUARY: Iva M. Bruesewitz, 1923-2005, Mitchell County, Iowa [Original version posted on Mitchell County Press online - Sept. 21, 2005] Iva M. Bruesewitz ST. ANSGAR, IOWA -- Funeral services for Iva M. Bruesewitz, 82, of St. Ansgar, were held on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, Iowa, with Rev. Byron Northwick officiating. Burial was in the St. Ansgar Cemetery. Iva died on Friday, September 16, 2005 at Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota. Iva M. Cowell was born on February 21, 1923, to Vern and Pernnie (Jones) Cowell, in Rock Township, Mitchell County, Iowa, the oldest of nine children. She graduated from St. Ansgar High School. On August 31, 1941 she married Elmer Bruesewitz. They lived in St. Ansgar and owned various automotive businessess there. In their free time they spent many hours boating, fishing and bowling. After selling Bree's Motor Service she went to work at the St. Ansgar Good Samaritan Center for many years. After retirement she continued to bowl in several leagues and traveled the country while visiting members of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Elmer in 1980; four brothers, Lloyd, Allen, Larry and Russell Cowell. Those left to cherich her memory are three sons; Robert (Janet) Bruesewitz of Rochester, Minnesota, Bill (Ann) Bruesewitz of Wadsworth, Illinois; Lyle (Claudia) Bruesewitz of Bristol, Rhoade Island.; one daughter, Jean Bruesewitz of Mason City, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two brothers, Lee (Margaret) Cowell of St. Ansgar and Donald (Mickie) Cowell of Hawaii; two sisters, Betty (Dale) VanHorn of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Karan (Larry) Crilly of St. Ansgar; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Iowa 641-713-4920. 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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Cowell, Pernnie 1904-2003

OBITUARY: Pernnie Ethel (Jones) Cowell, 1904-2003, Mitchell Co., Iowa [ Mitchell County-Press-News online - Posted Dec. 24, 2003 ] Pernnie Ethel Cowell Funeral service for Pernnie Ethel Cowell, 99, were held Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003 at 2:00 pm at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Iowa, with Rev. Jay Amundson officiating. Burial was in the St. Ansgar Cemetery. Pernnie died on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Center, St. Ansgar. Pernnie was born on August 21, 1904 in the Oklahoma Territory, the daughter of Peter and Mattie Belle (Lowe) Jones. She married Vern Cowell on July 29, 1922. She wore many hats as she worked for the McKinley's in the cabbage and potato fields, the St. Ansgar Produce, Tillies Cafe, Bernstein (later Duenow) Hardware, Al Jordon's Skogmos and the Gamble Store. She retired at the age of 80. Pernnie loved to crochet and made many afgans for the family. She was also an avid reader. Pernnie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, two sons, one stepson, one stepdaughter and one granddaughter. Pernnie is survived by four sons; Lee (Margaret) of St. Ansgar, Donald (Mickie) of Hawaii, Allen (Joan) of Charles City, Iowa, Russell (Diane) New Hampton, Iowa; three daughters; Iva Bruesewitz of St. Ansgar, Betty (Dale) VanHorn of Fort Collins, Colorado, Karen (Larry) Crilly of Austin, Minnesota; 30 grandchildren; many great and great-great- grandchildren. Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Copyright 2003, 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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Crannell Hockens, Alice 1912-2004

OBITUARY: Alice Ferne (Crannell) Hockens, 1912-2004, Mitchell Co., Iowa [From Mitchell County-Press-News online (Edited); Posted May 5, 2004] Alice Ferne Hockens Funeral services for Alice Ferne Hockens, age 92, of Osage, Iowa, were held Thursday, April 29, 2004, at the Little Cedar United Methodist Church. The Reverend Jay Amundson officiated. Interment was in the Little Cedar Cemetery. Alice died Monday, April 26, 2004, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Osage. Ferne was born on April 22, 1912, near Perry, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Minne E. (Harrold) Crannell. She graduated from Perry High School. Ferne received her teacher's certificate from Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls and later her bachelor of arts degree from Upper Iowa University. She taught in the Little Cedar Consolidated Schools and later at Pella, Iowa. During World War II, she moved to California, where she worked at a Lockheed Aircraft Plant. Following World War II, Ferne was united in marriage to Charles F. Hockens on November 22, 1945, in Phoenix, Arizona. They returned to Little Cedar, where they engaged in farming and where Ferne resumed her teaching career in the Riceville school system. Music was very important to Ferne. She was involved with the Mitchell County Chorus, church choir, was an organist and gave piano lessons. She was a member of the Cedar Valley Retired School Personnel. Preceding Ferne in death were her parents, husband Charles Hockens in 1997 and one sister Ruth Edwards. Her suvivors include a son, Wendell Hockens and his wife Gala of Omaha, Nebraska, and their children Michael Hockens and Pamela (Nathan) Marticke, one daughter Judy Wilkes and her husband Milo of Riceville and their children Teresa and fiance Drew Larson and David (Julie) Wilkes and five great-grandchildren. Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, Iowa (641) 732-3706, was in charge of arrangements. 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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Crawford, Dolores 1910-1997

OBITUARY: Dolores C. Crawford, 1910-1997, Mitchell County, Iowa [Based on Obituary in Mason City Globe Gazette; April 9, 1997] Dolores C. Crawford OSAGE, IOWA--Dolores C. Crawford, 86, of Osage, died Monday, April 7, 1997, at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center, Osage. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Clark Christian officiating. Burial will be in the Orchard Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. today at Champion Funeral Home. Dolores C. Crawford was born May 12, 1910, at Turton, S.D. Survivors include one daughter, Joanna Momberg of Upland, Calif.; one son, John P. Crawford of Fort Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 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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Crawford Schmidt, Opal 1913-2004

OBITUARY: Opal Ella Leona (Crawford) Schmidt, 1913-2004, Mitchell Co., Iowa [Modified, from: Mitchell County Press-News online, posted 10 NOV 2004] Opal E. Schmidt Funeral services for Opal E. Schmidt, age 91, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, were held Monday, Nov. 8 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Ansgar, with Rev. Byron Northwick officiating. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, St. Ansgar. Opal died Nov. 3, 2004 at Good Samaritan Center, St. Ansgar. Opal Ella Leona Crawford, daughter of Loyal and Jenetta (Adolphs) Crawford was born on October 8, 1913, in Franklin County, Hampton, Iowa. She grew up in this area and attended a rural school in Mott Township northwest of Hampton for eight years. After graduating from eighth grade, she attended Chapin High School, graduating in 1930. On February 22, 1933, she was united in marriage to Albert W. Schmidt of Garner, Iowa at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Hampton, Iowa. They farmed for three years in the Latimer area and then moved to Belmond where she assisted her husband in operating the Schmidt Insurance Agency or 12 years. In November 1949, along with her family, she moved to a farm in Newburg Township, west of St. Ansgar. After the death of her husband, Albert, in 1974, she then moved to St. Ansgar in 1975. To this union four children were born: William Albert, Sharon Kay, Ronald Jerome, and Allan Craig. Three of the children died shortly after birth. Opal had seven brothers and three sisters. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, also a member of the Esther Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert, three infant children, her parents, six brothers and three sisters. Opal is survived by her son Allan and wife Marilyn; two grandchildren: Scott Schmidt of Cathedral City, California, Michele Hemann and husband Kurt of Stacyville, Iowa; three great grandchildren: Konner, Kraig, and Kasey Hemann. Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, was in charge of arrangements. Copyright 2004, K. L. 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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Creelman, Elisabeth 1847-1888

OBITUARY: Elisabeth (Gummell) Creelman, 1847-1888, Mitchell County, Iowa #1 CREELMAN.- At her residence in Osage, Saturday, January 7, 1888. Mrs. Elizabeth Jean, wife of M. Creelman, age 41 years. The funeral took place at the residence last Sunday, and the services were conducted by Rev. C. B. Moody, the Congregational pastor. Obituary notice next week. Copyright 2005 - Marilyn Oconnor #2 Elisabeth Creelman Mrs. Elisabeth Jean, wife of Matt Creelman died at Osage, Iowa, Saturday, January 7, 1888 of consumption, after a long and afflictive illness. Mrs. Creelman was born in Nova Scotia January 4, 1847; the daughter of John and Mary Gummell. She received her education in the normal school where she was born, and in the Cedar Valley Seminary, Iowa, under the wise instruction of Prof. Alva Bush, its beloved founder. As an educator Mrs. C. was remarkably successful, teaching before she came west, and until her marriage after she came when not attending the Seminary. Hoping to escape the scourge of her father's family, consumption, in September 1865, she came to Iowa, and for many years it appeared as though the hope was to be realized. But alas the germ of the fell destroyer began to manifest its presence and power; and although all that a loving husband could do was done to avert the threatened danger, it slowly but surely accomplished its sad work, sapping the foundation of a beautiful life and bearing to the grave a deary beloved wife and mother. It was powerless however to mar the spirit, for as she stepped down into the stream which for a time must separate her from her dear ones on earth, she shed upon all, and especially upon her beloved husband and children a halo of joyous triumph. Mrs. Creelman was married by Pro. Bush, April 9, 1868 and leaves with her husband, four promising children, two sons and two daughters, to mourn the loss for she was indeed an amiable wife and indulgent mother. Mrs C. was an honored member of the Congregational church, Osage, who also mourn her death, as does the entire community by who she was held in highest esteem. Rev. Mr. Moody preached an excellent sermon at her funeral, and loving hands tenderly bore her remains away to rest in a peaceful hope of a blessed immortality, in a realm where sorrow shall flee away, and pain and parting be forever unknown. Copyright 2005 - Marilyn Oconnor Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Crooks, Henry Ernest 1914-2000

OBITUARY: Henry Ernest Crooks 1914-2000, Worth Co., Iowa Henry Ernest Crooks DOWS -- Henry Ernest Crooks, 85, of Dows, died on Monday (Jan. 17, 2000) at the USA Healthcare in Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Kensett, with the Rev. Selmer G. Hernes officiating. Burial will be at the Kensett Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Highway 65 South in Northwood. Henry was born to Perry and Alma (Ries) Crooks on Oct. 4, 1914, at Dougherty, Iowa, the second of four children. His father was a farmhand and the family moved nearly every spring, living various places in Mitchell and Cerro Gordo counties. Henry attended one-room schools through the eighth grade. He left the parental home at the age of 14 and began working as a farmhand. He continued to help support his parents until he married at the age of 23. Alfrieda Pagel became his bride on May 11, 1938. They were married in the Immanuel Lutheran pastor's parsonage at St. Ansgar. Henry loved horses and even after automobiles and tractors replaced horses, Henry still managed to have a horse or pony around. The family lived at Otranto, Mitchell and Carpenter, where they lived for seven years in the place they referred to as "The Woods." They moved to Kensett in 1955, where they lived for 10 years. The family moved to the Nevada area where he was employed as a custodian, first at the Nevada Community Schools and later at Iowa State University. Henry loved polka music, practical jokes and will be remembered for his sense of humor. He was a loving father who did all he could to provide for his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Wilbur Crooks, Mary Beyer and Otto Crooks; granddaughter, Lisa DiMarco; and son-in-law, James Loftaas. Henry is survived by his wife, Alfrieda, of Dows; sons, Adrian, of Story City and Randolph and his wife, Kathy, of Ames; daughters, Carolyn Loftaas of Kensett, Glenita Brown and her husband, Stanley, of Rock Falls, Marjorie Tuthill and her husband, Richard, of Kensett, Cynthia Mallette of Boone, Mary Casterton and her husband, Gene, of Mason City, Ramona Parkin and her husband, Gary, of Norwalk, Rosalie Enfield and her husband, Calvin, of Collins; 22 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, (515) 324-1121. Copyright (c) 2002 by Deanna Blaha Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Crooks, Jefferey 1961-2003

OBITUARY: Jefferey T. Crooks, 1961-2003, Mitchell Co., Iowa [Mitchell County Press-News online - Posted July 2, 2003] Jefferey T. Crooks Memorial services will be held for Jefferey T. Crooks, 42, at 2 pm Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Eden Presbyterian Church, Rudd, IA. Crooks of Jacksonville, FL was formerly from Rudd. He died Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at his home in Jacksonville. Jeff's body was cremated and his ashes were scattered over the water as a memorial for his love for the water, especially water skiing and scuba diving. Jeff was born on March 24, 1961 in Phoenix, AZ and graduated from Osage High School in 1979. He enjoyed mechanical endeavors, especially working on dirt bikes and restoring his 1974 Chevy. Crooks retired from the United States Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman First Class Petty Officer. He was currently employed with ABC Liquor Corporation in Jacksonville, FL. Crooks was preceded in death by his grandparents Joe and Effie Retterath and grandmother Eva Crooks. Crooks is survived by two daughters Keely and Katie of Stone Mountain, GA; his parents Dorothy and Alden Crooks of Rudd; brother Robert Crooks of Lakeville, MN; sisters Cheryl Hathcock of Marshfield, MO; Angela Nanke of Cedar Rapids and Jennifer Crooks of Washington, IA; his grandfather Robert Crooks of Charles City, many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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