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Lois Collier       Send a link to a friend

Posted Monday afternoon

MOUNT PULASKI -- Lois Collier, 82, of Mount Pulaski died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at 12:45 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Harley Petri officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Collier was dietary supervisor at Lincoln Developmental Center before she retired.

She was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Middletown to John and Lillie Kiper Bruce. She married Harold Collier in Elkhart in September of 1942. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by four sons, Dean (and Susan) Collier of Illiopolis, Ronald (and Pauline) Collier of Falmouth, Ky., Larry (and Linda) Collier of Mount Pulaski and Jerry (and LeeEllen "Bubbles") Collier of Mount Pulaski; one stepson, Harold (and Sandra) Collier of Battle Creek, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

She was of the Christian faith.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski Ambulance.

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Wayne Robertson       Send a link to a friend

Posted Monday afternoon

MASON CITY -- Wayne R. Robertson, 85, of Mason City died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at 9:34 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and the funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, both at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. The Rev. Robert Paddack will officiate at the service.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mr. Robertson drove a garbage pickup route in Mason City until he retired at age 65 and was currently assisting his son with the same duties. As a youth he did farm work for Dick Robertson near Mason City. After he got married he worked in the lime quarry.

He was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Kentucky to Elliott and Lizzie Scott Robertson. He married Alice Zeck on Oct. 5, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Ron (and wife Patricia) Robertson of Mason City; two brothers, Kenneth (and Mary) Robertson of Mason City and Gordon (and Betty) Robertson of Mason City; eight great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mason City Park District for the Wayne Robertson Project, which his family will oversee.


Mabel Gunterman       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 18, 2004

MASON CITY -- Mabel N. Gunterman, 80, of Mason City died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Mason City Area Nursing Home.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, with the Rev. Al Sample officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Easton Cemetery.

Mrs. Gunterman worked at TT's Red Fox in Easton and Mason City for several years before retiring in 1989.

She was born Dec. 20, 1923, in Kentucky to James and Mattie Pollard Garrison. She married Frank Gunterman on Oct. 9, 1940, in New London, Mo. He died April 12, 1984.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald (and Betty) Gunterman of Easton and Donald (and Carlene) Gunterman of Easton; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Reba Null and Betty Banister, both of Mason City.

She was also preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mason City Area Nursing Home.


Barbara Horath       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 18, 2004

ATLANTA -- Barbara J. Horath, 78, of Atlanta died at 3:25 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Maple Ridge Care Centre in Lincoln, where she resided the last seven years.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Collins officiating.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.

Mrs. Horath had worked at State Farm Insurance Company in Bloomington, Kaup's Superette in Atlanta and the Lincoln Garment Factory in Lincoln.

She was born Oct. 27, 1925, at McLean to Allen and Gertrude Van Ness Mitchell. She married Nolan Horath on Oct. 12, 1944, at Effingham. He died Nov. 22, 1977.

She is survived by one son, Michael (and Charlotte) Horath of Atlanta; one grandson, Charles Horath of Atlanta; two stepgranddaughters, Debbie Smith and Dawn Garner; four step-great-grandsons; two sisters, Vivian Murphy of Wapella and Charlotte Ijams of Atlanta; one brother, Art (and Doris) Mitchell of Lafayette, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Dorothy Mitchell.

Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Rescue Squad.

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