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Mason City, Iowa âœŚ Sunday, December 16, 2012

Congratulations Mohawk Danzers

Thank You The Cerro Gordo County Medical Alliance, Farm Credit Services of America and the Mason City Girls Basketball Team volunteered with Backpack Buddies.

Mohawk Danzers — 2nd-Place Hip Hop, 3rd- Place Class Novelty, 5th- Place Pom, Academic Excellence Award and Outstanding Community Service Award at State.


5 Years Cancer Free

Jane Papouchis

Rachel Torkelson and

Courage Strength Hope Love

Josh Gregg will be married at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Salem United Methodist Church in Zionsville, Ind.

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Theresa Amos, Section Designer ✦ GLOBE GAZETTE CELEBRATIONS



Krause, Ott

+RZ7R6XEPLW<RXU,WHPV If you have an item to submit to this section, please stop by the Globe Gazette for a form Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at 300 North Washington, Mason City. Online submission is encouraged at, click on EXTRAS then Celebrations. To be printed in the Sunday’s Celebrations section and Online, items must be in the Globe Gazette office no later than 5 pm Monday prior to publication. We can’t take the information over the phone, and we ask that announcements be printed or typed. It would also be helpful if you include a daytime phone number in case there are any questions.

Engagements & Weddings: Standard announcement will be published free of charge without a photo. Custom wording and photos are an additional charge. (See chart below.) of Arts degree in Accounting, Finance/Banking, and Business Management, and from Upper Iowa University in 2012 with an MBA in Quality Management. Heather is employed by Curries of Mason City. Ross graduated from North Iowa Area Community College in 2008 with a major of Agricultural Operations Management. Ross is self-employed as a farmer in the Rockford area. The couple will reside in Rockford.

THANK YOU Thank You The family of Judy Bird is overwhelmed by the outpouring of sympathy in the forms of cards, hugs, prayers, food, memorials and numerous acts of thoughtfulness by all who knew and loved Judy. A special thanks to Father Neil and the Sacred Heart Rosary Society for their wonderful lunch and to the staff and students at Central Springs School. May God bless all of you for your generosity. Judy is no longer with us physically

but she will be in our hearts forever. — Mike and Will Bird The family of Judy Bird

Anniversaries: At 25 years or more, we will publish the standard announcement free of charge. Anniversaries of less than 25 years can be published as a Day to Remember starting at $26.50. Custom wording & photos are an additional charge. (See chart below.)

Torkelson, Gregg

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RACHEL TORKELSON, of Carmel, Ind., is the daughter of Bonnie Torkelson and the late John Torkelson of Forest City. Rachel graduated from Iowa State University in 2004. Rachel is employed as a CPA with United States Infrastructure Corporation in Indianapolis, Ind. JOSH GREGG, of Indianapolis, is the son of Bruce and Joy Gregg of Ossian, Ind. Josh graduated from Indiana State University in 2004. Josh is employed as an actuary with WellPoint in Indianapolis. The couple will be married at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Salem United Methodist Church in Zionsville, Ind.

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CHARLES CITY — Heather Krause and Ross Ott were united in marriage on June 16, 2012, at Bethany Alliance Church in Charles City by the Rev. Kent Sovine. Heather is the daughter of John and Liz Krause of Manly. Heather’s grandparents are the late Clayton Benttine and the late Wilma Benttine, and the late Howard and the late June Krause. Ross’ parents are Mark and Judy Ott of Rockford. Ross’s grandparents are Larry and Sharon Ott of Rockford and Vena and the late Bill Andersen of Racine, Wis. Maid of honor was Holly Hirsch. Heather’s other attendants were Judy Griswold and Anna Ott. Best man was Cody Ott. Ross’ other attendants were Trevor Ott and Greg Schmitt. The flower girl was Leila Griswold. The ring bearer was Noah Griswold. Ushers were Spenser Gruis and Kris Jensen. Heather graduated in 2010 from Buena Vista University with a Bachelor

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Homecoming Queen Turns 85

In Memory Marvin Michelson 1939 — 2012 Merry Christmas From Heaven I still hear the songs, I still see the lights, I still feel your love on cold wintery nights I still share your hopes and all of your cares I’ll even remind you to please say your prayers. I just want to tell you, you still make me proud You stand head and shoulders above all the crowd Keep trying each moment, to stay in His grace I came here before you to help set your place You don’t have to be perfect all of the time He forgives you the slip, if you continue the climb To my family and friends, Please be thankful today I’m still close beside you,In a new special way I love you all dearly, Now don’t shed a tear Cause I’m spending my Christmas with Jesus this year

©1989 John W. Mooney Jr. Reprinted with permission of the author, Merry Christmas From Heaven® All rights reserved. www.Merry Christmas from She fought like a girl and won. Congratulations — We love you, Nikki, Sandy, Shauna and Linda

ANNIVERSARY Nash, 50 years LADY LAKE, Fla. — Don Nash and Maurine Ruiter Nash of Lady Lake, Fla., were married Dec. 29, 1962, at First Methodist Church in Forest City, Iowa. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in Rosemount, Minn. Cards can be sent to Don and Maurine Nash at 1722 Palo Alto Ave., Lady Lake, FL 32159. The couple’s children and their spouses are Jay Nash of San Antonio, Texas;

Janelle (Rob) Graham, sons Trevor and Garrett, of Rosemount, Minn. They have two grandchildren.

BIRTHDAY Orville Muth, 84 ROCKWELL — Orville Muth will celebrate his 84th birthday on Monday, Dec. 24. Birthday greetings may be sent to him at: Rockwell Care Facility, in care of Orville Muth, 707 Elm St. E., Room 9, Rockwell, IA 50469.

Colleen Dutcher, the 1947 homecoming queen at Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) turns 85, on Dec. 20. Birthday greetings may be sent to her at: 347 Meadow Lane, Mason City, IA 50401.


Abby participates in marching band, symphonic band, Mohawk Power, concert choir, show choir and MASON CITY — The chorale. She is also a stuExchange Club of Mason dent senate representative, City named Abby Crimmins “Youth of the Month” a science club co-presifor Decem- dent, and academic Happy 80th Birthday, ber. She is a decathlon participant, and Ross Ransom! four-year member of the senior at Mason City Mohawk girls swim team, Dec. 18, 1932, where she was a senior High was a very special day. School, and team captain. The family was together Abby works part-time at is the for Thanksgiving daughter of Borealis and Family Video, in Winfield, Mo. and is a lifeguard in the Mary Crimmins summer. She also worked Witherall, Birthday wishes and volunteered at Camp and Roger and Lisa Crimcan be sent to: Tanglefoot Girl Scout mins, of Mason City. 937 10th St. N.E. Abby carries a 3.9 grade Camp in Clear Lake. She Mason City, IA 50401 point average and has been enjoys spending free time No gifts please. on the honor roll through- with friends, watching out high school. She is very movies, baking, biking and listening to music. active in music for which The youngest of three she has twice been selected as an all-state musician for sisters, Abby is planning to attend Iowa State Universithe French horn. Thank You ty next year to pursue a The Mohawk Marching We are humbled by all the expressions of sympathy career that involves workBand drum major has also shown to us following the death of our son and brother, earned Division 1 solos and ing with children, possibly Ben Newell. Thank you to those who attended the visithrough music education ensembles for three years, tation or the funeral. We are very appreciative of the or elementary education. received two band letters, hugs, prayers, cards, memorial gifts and the loving sup- was named a Prescott She plans to continue to port given by so many. Thank you. participate in music Character Award winner, — The family of Ben Newell: and is the current band throughout her college Jeff, Roxann, Tyler and Kayla president. career.


Crimmins named ‘Youth of Month’

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Klingfuss, 60 years OSAGE — Ray and Gail Klingfuss of Osage were married Sept. 5, 1952, at First Baptist Church in Austin, Minn. The couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Old Mill in Austin. The couple’s children and their spouses are Jeff Klingfuss, Jackson, Miss.; Jody Klingfuss, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jill Adams, Osage; and grandson Scott Adams, Shakopee, Minn.; also Jan and Danny, Antwerp, Belgium.

Heinz, 30 years

Schwichtenberg, 65 years CLEAR LAKE — John and Frances (Graff) Schwichtenberg of Clear Lake were married Dec. 21, 1947, in Mobile, Ala. They will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Dec. 22, 2012, in Clear Lake. The couple’s children and their spouses are John Jr., Thornton; Raymond and Cathy, Nevada, Iowa; Mike and Tammy, Clear Lake; Janice and Jerry Burke, Castle Rock, Colo. They have ten grandchildren. Anniversary wishes may be sent to them at: 5882 170th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428.

CLEAR LAKE — Howard Heinz and Janel (Hofbauer) Heinz of Clear Lake were married Dec. 11, 1982, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, Iowa. The couple will celebrate their 30th wedding Ostendorf, 50 years CLEAR LAKE — Ron Ostendorf and Shirley (Johnson) anniversary. They have requested no gifts please. Ostendorf of Clear Lake were married Dec. 29, 1962, at The couple’s children the United Methodist Church in Britt, Iowa. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniver- and their spouses are Brandon and Kasey Heinz sary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the VFW, 219 Main Ave. in Clear Lake. (Clear Lake) and Michael The couple has requested no gifts please. Cards can be and Amanda Arnold (West sent to Ron and Shirley Ostendorf at 109 S. Shore Drive, Des Moines). They have one grandchild. Clear Lake, IA 50428. The couple’s children and their spouses are Lisa and Mike Phillips of West Des Moines; Jodi and Don Cahalan of West Des Moines, and Teri Ostendorf of Urbandale, Check us out online @ Iowa. They have four grandchildren.

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MEMORIAL Mary Rose Cortez-Butz

BIRTHDAYS Happy 95th Birthday Ruth Dalton!

Oct. 12, 1944 — Sept. 15, 2012

A Rose to Heaven No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye. You were gone before I knew it, And only God knows why. He put His arms around you, And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. — Marlin

MEMORIAL Evelyn Probasco 12-11-32 to 12-28-06 Happy 80th Birthday Mom!! We are missing you every day of our lives. Hope you are celebrating with all our family and friends in heaven. We love you and miss you Mom. — Chris, Dale, Bill and Glenn

Alice Ellingson, 80 Happy Birthday to our Mom, Grandma, and GreatGrandma who will turn 95, on Dec. 31. OSAGE — Alice Ellingson will celebrate her 80th She was honored at a “Soaring to 95” family reunion birthday, Tuesday, Dec. 18. on Oct. 6, and will also celebrate the milestone with a Please help her family wish her a very happy day, with family dinner on Dec. 29. a card shower. Help Ruth celebrate by showering her with cards at: Cards may be sent to: Alice Ellingson, 715 Ash St., 820 14th St. S.E., Mason City, IA 50401. Osage, IA 50461-1412. With love, We love you, Mom. — From all your family — Marloe, Deb and Brenda, and all their families Happy Birthday Diana! Diana Wells, of Britt, will celebrate her birthday on Dec. 25, Christmas Day! Birthday greetings can be sent to her at: 367 Second St. S.W., Britt, IA 50423. We all can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for us. No one loves a family like you do! — We love you, Don, Jake and Annie Heather, Sidney and Alex Spencer, Tabitha and Bailey Tyler, Amanda and Zoe Taylor, Amanda, Tate and Harper

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AWARDS Tornquist, Schupick named Rotary Club ‘Students of Month’

THANK YOU Prayer to the Blessed Virgin

(Never Known to Fail) Oh, Most Beautiful Flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed MASON CITY — The Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, Mason City Sunrise Rotary assist me in my necessity. Club named Matt TornOh Star of the Son, help me and show me quist and Ryan Schupick herein you are my Mother. Students of the Month for Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of October. Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from Matt Tornquist is a stu- the bottom of my heart to succor me in my dent at necessity (make request). Mason City There are none that can withstand your High School power. and is Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us involved in who have recourse to thee (three times). wrestling, Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands cross coun- (three times). try, Student Say this prayer for three consecutive days. Section You must publish it and it will be granted to Tornquist President, you. and the National Honor — C.S.E. Society. He is active in his Thank You church, Habitat for Humanity, and earned the Thank you to my wonderful family and all honor of Eagle Scout. He my friends who sent cards for my birthday. is the son of Scott and Family and friends are priceless. I am very Patti Tornquist, and plans blessed. to attend Purdue Universi— Doris Determan ty, majoring in mechanical engineering. Ryan Schupick, is a stu- Volunteer Thank You dent at Newman Catholic High School. He is a member of the National Honor SociSchupick ety, served on the Clear Lake Bank and Trust Junior Board of Directors, the National Quiz Bowl Team, and is a National Merit Semifinalist. Schupick is active in golf, cross country, band, and Scouts, and is the son of Tim and Denise Schupick.

Thank You With “Heartfelt Thanks,” we would like to thank Chaplin Dave Byrd of Iowa Hospice for the meaningful service, along with Harold and Kathy and entire staff of Iowa Hospice. Thank you to the entire staff at Osage Rehabilitation, Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Mitchell County Memorial Hospital and to Dr. Nasstrom. The guidance, care and concerned support of our loved one and her family will always be treasured. Also, thank you to our family, friends and neighbors for their thoughtfulness, generosity, prayers, food and the many cards and memorials received. God Bless you all, — The family of Lavon Dorsey

Thank You I really appreciated all the birthday cards that I received. A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. — Larry Pahus

Thank You A big “thank you” to everyone who took the time to send me a card and note for my birthday. The joy and, yes, even a tear of nostalgia, meant more than any mere words can convey.

Thank you to the Cerro Gordo County Medical Alliance, Farm Credit Services of America, and the Mason City Girls Basketball team for volunteering with United Way of North Central Iowa and Backpack BudThank You dies. Since launching Backpack Buddies in October, 836 Thanks to all who sent sacks of food have been distributed to food insecure elecards or called to help mentary students in north central Iowa. make my special birthday United Way could not have a successful Backpack very, very special. Buddies program without volunteers like you. You LIVE — Donna Daleske UNITED.


It was a wonderful day. Thank you.

— Marie Raney

Thank You A big thank you to everyone who sent a card, made a phone call or wished me happy birthday in person on my 90th birthday. A special thank you to my family, birthday club and bridge clubs. — Betty Slock

Thank You Thank you to all of our family, friends and church family for helping celebrate our 60th anniversary with cards, flowers and visits. A special thanks to our children and families for hosting the party at the Nora Springs Care Center. — Don and Doris VerHelst

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year To all of my friends and neighbors: I have not been feeling well and will not be sending Christmas Cards this year. I would like you all to know that I think of you often and wish you all good things in the coming year. May you and your families have a blessed Holiday Season. — Imogene Larson

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Party & Event Planning


Congratulations to the Mason City Mohawk Danz ers for their recent accomplishments at the Iowa State Dance & Drill Team Association (ISDTA) State Competition held in Des Moines, on Nov 30. The Mohawk Danzers received 2nd-Place for Class V Hip Hop, 3rd-Place Class IV Novelty, 5th-Place Class XII Pom, the Academic Excellence Award and the Outstanding Community Service Award. The Mohawk Danzer Club and the Mohawk Danzers would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during this school/dance year: Absolute Waste, Adele & Bill Phillips, Aesthetic Touch Day Spa, Baker Floral, Blazek Electric, Brick Furniture, Brown’s Shoes, Buffalo Wild Wings, Central Park Dentistry, Chad Weaver Family, Charlies Auto Repair & Charlies II, Clausen Plumbing, Clear Lake Bank & Trust, Community Motors, Culver Hahn, Culvers, Demro Orthodontics, Edwards Brandt, Elwood Construction, Esser & Isaacson Law Office, Family Video, Fareway, First Citizen’s National Bank, Floor to Ceiling, Godfathers, Grunwald & Kiger Fine Jewelers, Helps Drain Cleaning, HyVee East, Jean McAleer/FLYS, Jump & Jam, Kleen Sweep Construction, L&D #1 Nail, LD’s Filling Station, Legacy Interiors, Lehigh Cement, Major Erickson, Mason City Business Systems, Mason City Chiropractic, Mason City Ford, Mason City Overhead Doors, Mason City Psychiatry, Natural Nails, Nettleton Dental Group, Neurosurgery of North Iowa, North Iowa Eye Clinic, Polking & Polking DDS, Prime N Wine, Pritchards Auto, Rhythm Church, River City Fence, Robert Fedders, Schroeder & Anderson Law Firm, Schupick & Associates, Skott & Anderson Architects, State Farm Insurance/Clint Thomas, Styling Lane Salon, The Tom Welling Family, United Way of North Central Iowa, Wells Fargo, Whiskey Creek, and Yaggy Colby Associates. Danze Team members are: Chanel Barlas, Kiana Brown, Heather Danburg, Danielle Davis, Danielle DeRoy, Lauren Dunlay, Jayde Espinosa, Shannon Gibbons, Mackenzie Gregor, Delaine Hull, Maggi Kingston, Libby Lewis, Oriana Logan, Madison Meyer, Natalie Mujica, Olivia Pappas, Abby Phillips, Meagan Schultz, Abbi Schupanitz, Alexa Waiscek, Dani Zeigler. Coaches are Michelle Barlas, Brenda Zimmerman and Deb Lassise.

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BIRTHDAYS Mother and Daughters Celebrate Milestone Birthdays in 2012

Bernice Eness, 90 GARNER — Bernice Eness will celebrate her 90th birthday on Dec. 23. Please help her celebrate by sharing a memory and mailing it early to her, at: Cardinal Grove #9, 1355 Division St., Garner, IA 50438.

Hobbs, 60 years BRITT — Raymond and Marjorie Hobbs of Britt were married Dec. 17, 1952. The couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple has requested no gifts, please. Cards can be sent to Raymond and Marjorie Hobbs at 704 First Ave. N.W., Britt, IA 50423.

Elizabeth Leu, 11 Happy Golden Birthday, Lizzy!


June M. Collins, 95 MASON CITY — A card shower is planned for June M. Collins, of Mason City, who will celebrate her 95th birthday, Dec. 24. She was born Dec. 24, 1917, in Mason City. Greetings may be sent to June at: 36 Mission Drive, Mason City, IA 50401. Happy Birthday Mom! Love, — Ginny, Dan, Betsy and family

Margaret Rodgers 60-years-young Dec. 7

Herminia Flores 80-years-young April 25

Anita Bigger 50-years-young Sept. 21

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