Services for Vi Kingery, 85, begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13

CHARLES CITY — Viola “Vi” Kingery, 85, of Charles City, died from complications of ALS on Friday, June 9, 2017, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Funeral services for Viola Kingery will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Pastor Jim Beranek will officiate. Burial will take place at Westside Cemetery in Marble Rock. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at Hauser Funeral Home and will also be one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. Viola “Vi” Blanche (Blum) Kingery was born November … Continue reading Services for Vi Kingery, 85, begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13

Elma teen dies in hunting accident, funeral services are Thursday

ELMA — Daryl Zimmerman Martin, 17, of Elma, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, in a hunting accident in South Dakota. Funeral services for Daryl Martin will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Meadow Run Mennonite Church, 160th Street and Douglas Avenue, Elma, with the family meeting at the Martin home at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation will be at the Noah Martin home, 6474 175th Street, Elma Iowa 50628 on Wednesday, June 14 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Daryl Zimmerman Martin was born April 23, 2000, at Elma, the son of … Continue reading Elma teen dies in hunting accident, funeral services are Thursday

Charles City’s Mary ‘Dolly’ Harris passes at 86

CHARLES CITY — Mary “Dolly” Harris, 86, of Charles City, died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Cedar Health in Charles City. A funeral service for Mary “Dolly” Harris will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Hauser Funeral Home. Sister Diana Blong from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City will officiate. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Charles City. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Hauser Funeral Home, and for one hour before the service on Friday. Mary “Dolly” Marlene (McCauley) Harris was born to … Continue reading Charles City’s Mary ‘Dolly’ Harris passes at 86

Shirley Chambers, 50-year member of 1st Baptist, passes at 84

Shirley Chambers, 84, of Charles City, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City. A funeral service for Shirley will be held 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Hauser Funeral Home with Reverend Ruth Yeaton of First Baptist Church in Charles City officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City at a later date. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. Shirley Ann Thatcher Chambers was born June 23, 1932 to Henry and … Continue reading Shirley Chambers, 50-year member of 1st Baptist, passes at 84

Nilda Ver Meer, founder of CC’s Filipino American Association, passes at age 75

CHARLES CITY —Nilda Ver Meer, 75, of Charles City, died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Iowa. A funeral Mass for Nilda will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City with Reverend Gary Mayer celebrating the Mass. A private family inurnment at Calvary Cemetery in Charles City will take place at a later date. A visitation will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 with a Scripture Service beginning at 7 p.m. Visitation will … Continue reading Nilda Ver Meer, founder of CC’s Filipino American Association, passes at age 75

CC Foster Grandparent Marlene M. (Sido) Mohring passes at 76

CHARLES CITY — Marlene M. (Sido) Mohring, 76, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. There will be no services for Marlene per her wishes and inurnment will be at a later date at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in rural Greene, Iowa. Marlene Mabel (Sido) Mohring, the daughter of Lloyd and Mabel (Priebe) Sido, was born April 8, 1941 in Rockford, Iowa. She graduated from Rudd, Rockford, Marble Rock High School in 1959. Marlene was united in marriage to Alfred Mohring and this union was blessed with two children, Kevin … Continue reading CC Foster Grandparent Marlene M. (Sido) Mohring passes at 76

All-around handyman, former county trustee Hammond dies at 78

NASHUA — Dean E. Hammond, age 78, of Nashua, Iowa, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Waverly Health Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday,  May 26, 2017, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua with the Rev. John Tunnicliff presiding.  Inurnment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Nashua.  Friends may greet the family 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.  Dean Earl Hammond was born Dec. 2, 1938, … Continue reading All-around handyman, former county trustee Hammond dies at 78

Ron Holzer remembered as a happy guy

CHARLES CITY — Ronald “Ron” Holzer, 61, of Charles City, died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. According to Ron’s wishes, he was cremated and a celebration of his life will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Hauser Funeral Home. Ron’s family will continue the celebration of his life afterwards at DeRailed in Charles City. Ronald “Ron” Joseph Holzer was born Jan. 9, 1956, to Gilbert and Dorothy (Hemann) Holzer in Charles City, Iowa. Ron grew up in the Charles City area, attending Charles City High School. … Continue reading Ron Holzer remembered as a happy guy

Attorney from Charles City dies at age 45

CHARLES CITY — Rodney “Rod” Mulcahy J.D., 45, of Charles City, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, in Charles City, Iowa. A funeral service for Rod will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City with Pastor Jim Beranek officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5- 7 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Hauser Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Rodney “Rod” Eric Mulcahy was born April 3, … Continue reading Attorney from Charles City dies at age 45

Funeral for Robert Paul of Floyd is Sunday, May 21

FLOYD — Robert “Bob” Paul, 77, of Floyd, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, May 17. A funeral service for Bob will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City. A private family burial will take place at a later date. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Hauser Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour before the service at the funeral home on Sunday. Robert “Bob” Lee Paul was born November 11, 1939 to Chet and Betty (Mathews) … Continue reading Funeral for Robert Paul of Floyd is Sunday, May 21

Ben Lee Cordes passes at 77

ALTA VISTA — Ben Lee Cordes, age 77 of Alta Vista, IA passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 unexpectedly at his home. Funeral Services for Ben will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Alta Vista, IA with Pastor Vincent Fricke officiating. Military rites will be provided by the Charles City VFW Post and the Alta Vista VFW Post. Burial will be held at a later date in Wayside Cemetery at Chapin, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, Iowa … Continue reading Ben Lee Cordes passes at 77

Sarah Putney passes at age 74

CHARLES CITY — Sarah Putney, 74, of Charles City, formerly Des Moines, passed away, Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A funeral service for Sarah Putney will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at Hauser Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Phillips from Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City. Visitation will be at Hauser Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 and will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. Sarah Jane (Carter) … Continue reading Sarah Putney passes at age 74

Robert Hammel passes at age 84

CHARLES CITY — Robert “Bob” Hammel, 84, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A private family graveside service for Bob Hammel will be held at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in rural Charles City with Pastor Rod Rindahl (Bob’s neighbor and friend) from New Life Community Church officiating. Visitation will be at Hauser Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Family and friends are invited to the VFW in Charles City at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 for a continued celebration of Bob’s life. Robert … Continue reading Robert Hammel passes at age 84

‘Strong quiet man’ and former Floyd Fire Chief Wayne Lovik passes at 79

FLOYD — Wayne Lovik, 79, of Floyd, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service for Wayne Lovik will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church in Floyd with Pastor Jim Beranek officiating.  Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Floyd. Visitation will be at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, and will continue one hour prior to the funeral service Friday at the church. Wayne William Lovik, the son of Hendre “Henry” Alford and Anne Mayme (Winterton) … Continue reading ‘Strong quiet man’ and former Floyd Fire Chief Wayne Lovik passes at 79

Former Charles City High School Principal Lyle A. Sprout passes at 86

Lyle A. Sprout, 86, of Charles City, passed away, Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City with his family by his side. A funeral service for Lyle Sprout will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017, at Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charles City with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating.  Burial will be at South Walnut Cemetery of Graettinger, Iowa at 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. Visitation will be at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and will continue one hour prior to the funeral service … Continue reading Former Charles City High School Principal Lyle A. Sprout passes at 86

Raymond ‘Ray’ Boyer, passes at 71

CHARLES CITY — Raymond “Ray” Boyer, 71, of Charles City, passed away April 30, 2017, at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage. A gathering of family and friends will be at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Raymond Lyle Boyer, the son of Lyle and Arlene (Hoisington) Boyer, was born April 2, 1946 in Charles City.  He attended school in Colwell until its closing and then continued at Charles City schools until graduating in 1964.  Ray was drafted into the Army after graduating and served his country until … Continue reading Raymond ‘Ray’ Boyer, passes at 71

Vada Sargeant of Ionia passes at age 100

Vada Sargeant age 100 of Ionia, IA died Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 at First Congregational United Church Of Christ in Ionia with Rev. Paul Pickar and Rev. Jon Hennings presiding. Interment will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery, rural Charles City with Alex Erickson, Dave Swenumson, Don Voigt, Everett Shinstine, Gerald Smith, Kris Dorn, and Matt Arbeiter serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Ed Chestnut, Garth Huffman, Melvin Lambert, and Thayne Steyer. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on … Continue reading Vada Sargeant of Ionia passes at age 100