A Collection of Obituaries From the

Mitchell County (Iowa)


File #2




Surnames: Gunderson, Kadolph, Hollatz

(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; 18 APR 1991)

Funeral services for Cyrus B. Gunderson, 66, of Ventura, who died Thursday April 11 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Mason City, will be held Saturday, April 13 at 11 AM at Wesley Methodist Church, Mason City, with the Rev. Myron Brockmeyer officiating.

Cyrus Gunderson was born February 25, 1925 in St. Ansgar, the son of Knut E. and Lula Viola (Nelson) Gunderson. He attended school in Ventura and graduated from Ventura High School.

September 8, 1946 he married Shirley A. Kadolph at the United Methodist Church in Clear Lake. He and his wife opened the Corner Tap and gas station in Ventura and operated the business from 1946 to 1963.

He worked for Karbick Distributing out of Britt for 20 years, and for J&W Distributing out of Mason City parttime. He was a member of the Ventura Action Club.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Barbara Jo) Hollatz, Clear Lake; a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Gloria) Hunst, Rochester, Minn.; his fiancee, Charlotte Helps of Mason City; two grandchildren, Brad and Troy Hollatz, Clear Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and infant sister, Melva Gunderson.

Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City. Military honors were given by the Clear Lake VFW Post N. 4868. The family requests memorials be given to Hospice of North Iowa.






Laura V. Rustad

Surnames: Rustad, McGillivray, Severson

(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; 2 SEP 1991)

Funeral servies for Laura V. Rustad, 93, of St. Ansgar, who died Saturday, September 7, [1991] were held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at First Lutheran Church here with the Rev. Robert Porisch officiating.

Laura V. Severson McGillivray Rustad was born July 8, 1898 in Barton Township in Worth County to Andrew and Julia Ellingson Severson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Deer Creek Lutheran Church, Carpenter, by the Rev. M.E. Waldeland.

She attended Willow Grove School in Barton Township and Cedar Valley Seminary, Osage, graduating in 1917. She taught country school in Worth County and attended Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, for one year.

November 25, 1920, she was united in marriage to Leslie McGillivray and they lived on a farm near Rose Creek, Minn., for ten years, moving to a farm near Carpenter in 1930.

After her husband Leslie was killed in a farm accident in 1950, she continued farming with son Curtis until 1955 when she moved to St. Ansgar.

In 1964 she married Rueben Rustad of Northwood and lived in that city until his death. In 1978 she moved back to St. Ansgar and has been a resident of the Good Samaritan Center since 1984.

She was an active member of her church and community wherever she lived.

She is survived by her daughter, Audrey McKinley and husband, Hal of St. Ansgar; son, Curtis McGillivray and wife Delores of Rochester, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Bryan and Mark McKinley of St. Ansgar; Nancy McKinley of Dayton, Minn.; Steve McGillivray of Eugene, Oregon; Leslie Kay McGillivray of Rochester, Minn.; five great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters and 13 step-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Boston of Waterloo; one sister-in-law, Agnes Severson of Carpenter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Orvie, one sister, Bella an two stepsons, Harold and Curtis Rustad.

Burial was in First Lutheran Cemetery, in St. Ansgar.






Flora I. Elliott

Surnames: Elliott, Beyer, Meyerhofer, Hanna

(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; 2 SEP 1991)

Funeral services for Flora I. Elliott, 29, of Rochester, Minnesota, who died Friday, August 30 (1991) at St. Mary's Hospital, were held Sunday, September 1 at Christ Lutheran Church, Rochester, Minnesota, with the Rev. James Markworth officiating.

Flora was born November 30, 1961 at Osage to Richard and Olga Beyer of St. Ansgar. She grew up here in St. Ansgar and December 1, 1984 she married Ronald Elliot.

She worked at Hiawatha Childrens Home in Rochester along with assisting her husband in his lawn care business.

Flora is survived by her husband, Ronald Elliott of Rochester; her parents, Richard and Olga Beyer of St. Ansgar; paternal grandmother, Mary Beyer of Nora Springs; four sisters, Mrs. Doug (Rose) Hanna of St. Ansgar, Mrs. Andy (Elizabeth) Meyerhofer, Myra Beyer, Mason City; one brother, Jose Beyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rochester, Minnesota.






Harvey L. Bartz

Surnames: Bartz, Rachut, Bork

(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; 2 SEP 1991)

Funeral servies for Harvey L. Bartz, 76, of Northwood, who died Thursday, September 5 [1991] at the Lutheran retirement Home in Northwood, were held Monday, Sept. 9 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton, with Rev. Gregory Bjornstad and Rev. Harry Peterson officiating.

Harvey L. Bartz was born November 10, 1914 in Worth County, the son of Otto Bartz and Amolie Rachut Bartz. He married Malinda A. Bork, June 28, 1932 and six children were born of this marriage.

Harvey farmed in Worth County. He was county supervisor from 1962 to 1974 and maintenance worker in Worth County until 1984. He was involved in several church and civic organizations.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Malinda of Grafton; one son, Richard A. Bartz of Colfax, Wisconsin; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Bonnie) Schultz of Grafton, Mrs Edwin (Betty) Jordan of Osage, Mrs. Russell (Judy) Hickman of Osage; one brother, Erwin of the Good Samaritan Center, St. Ansgar; one sister, Matie Borchardt of Osage; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant daughter, Karen, four brothers and two sisters.









Surnames: Dieterichs, Klemesrud, Dynna

[Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City Iowa, FEB 2, 1986]

OSAGE - Louise Dieterichs, 75, of Osage, died Tuesday (Feb. 11, 1986) at an Osage hospital.

Mrs. Dieterichs, director of nursing at Mitchell County Memorial Hospital in Osage from 1957 to 1975, was born April 1, 1910, in Cedar Township, Mitchell county. She was the daughter of Herman K. and Lise Maria (Dynna) Klemesrud.

She attended rural schoools, graduating from Osage High School. She attended Waldorf College in Forest City, and later Fairview School of Nursing in Minneapolis, graduating in 1933. Following graduation, she was operating supervisor at the Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis.

She married Stanley W. Dieterichs on October 31, 1937, at Rock Creek Lutheran Church, rural Osage. He died in January 1959.

Mrs. Dieterichs worked at Nissen Hospital in Osage, and later at Mitchell County Memorial Hospital, where she was director of nursing for 18 years.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Osage, with Rev. Joseph Nesheim officiating. Burial will be in the Osage Cemetery. Visitation is after 1 p.m. Friday at Champion Funeral Home in Osage.

Mrs. Dieterichs is survived by two daughters, Gail Dieterichs, San Diego, and Sylvia Dieterichs, Osage; a sister, Mrs. Ingwald (Alice) Sponheim, Osage; and a brother, Herman L. Klemesrud, Indianapolis.






[Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, June 23, 1994]

NORTHWOOD - Marlin Hanson, 69, of Northwood, died Monday (June 20, 1994) at home.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Mark Bents officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Rest Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Mr. Hanson was born Oct. 31, 1924, at Chicago, Ill.

Survivors include his wife Haruko of Northwood; four daughters, Rita Sylvester, Irvine, Calif., Sharon Cramer, Tucson, Ariz., Kathy Fowler, Smithville, N.J., and Diana DeCarlo, Mystic, Conn.; one son, James Wilson of Lusby, Md; one siser, Shirley Lind, Rochester, Minn.; one brother, Richard Hanson, Northwood; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.






[St. Ansgar Enterprise, circa DEC 26, 1984, ?? ]

ST. ANSGAR - Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, for Mrs. Wilmer P. (Agnes B.) Dieterich 71, of St. Ansgar, who died Sunday (Dec. 23, 1984) at an Austin, Minn., hospital.

Mrs. Dieterich was a retired secretary at Farm Mutual Insurance Agency, St. Ansgar.

The Rev. Norman E. Betke will officiate and burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, St. Ansgar.

Visitation will be from 3-8:30 p.m. today at Schoeder and Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, and at the church prior to services.

Survivors include her husband, Wilmer P., St. Ansgar; two daughters, Mrs. David (Judith) Everds, Albert Lea, Minn., and Mrs. George (Jean) Currier, Red Wing, Minn.; two sons, Gerald, Jackson, Tenn., and Keith, St. Ansgar; eight grand-children, and three sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Nadine) Seeger, Glenville, Minn., and Mrs. A.E. (Dorothy) Hegland and Mrs. Hans (Lucille) Hansen, both of Albert Lea, Minn.






[Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, 11 NOV 1991]

GRAFTON - George A. Pagel, 73, of rural Grafton, died Saturday (Nov. 8, 1991), at North Iowa Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Gregory Bjornstad officiating. Burial will be in the Grafton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Champion Funeral Home, Osage, and after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Luella Pagel, of rural Grafton; five daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Phyllis) Ahlf, St. Ansgar, Mrs. Jerry (Janice) Hackbart, Mason City, Mrs. Don (Sherry) Wieland, Osage, Mrs. Paul (Betty) Skram, Portage, Mich., and Mrs. Michael (Jane) Connor, Clear Lake; one son, Larry Pagel, St. Cloud, Minn.; and three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Alfreida) Crooks, Kensett, Mrs. Dorothy Pahl, and Mrs. Elsie Rachut, both of St. Ansgar.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.





[Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Nov 29, 1990 ]

St. Ansgar - Albin M. Perau, 71, of St. Ansgar, died Tuesday (Nov. 27, 1990) at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Mason City.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, with the Rev. Norman E. Betke officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Toeterville, where there will be military honors conducted by the Walter. T. Enneberg Post and American Legion.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 pm today at Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar.

He was born June 30, 1919, in Elgin, N.D.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, St. Ansgar; one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Pamela) Sampson, Lyle, Minn.; two sons, Ronald Perau, New Castle, Colo., and Bradley Perau, Lincoln, Neb.; and three sisters, Mrs. Orlo (Della) Jensen, St. Ansgar; Elda Drunasky, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Rosella Houg, El Cajon, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.








NORTHWOOD - Leonora K. Ballandby, 87, of Northwood, died Friday (Oct. 19, 1990) at the Manly Care Center.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. today at First Lutheran Church, Northwood, with the Rev. Leo Bjorlie officiating. Burial will be in Elk Creek Cemetery, Kensett.

She was born July 25, 1903, at Kensett.

Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home, Highway 65 south, Northwood, is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Arlene) Stensrud, Cambridge, Minn.; two sons, Richard of Iowa City, and Benny, Wagoner, Okla.; and one sister, Mabel Ballandby, Mason City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lars; three sisters; and five brothers.



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