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Mason City, Iowa âœŚ Sunday, December 30, 2012

Marlis (Oehlert) Ames, 85th


Help us celebrate with a card shower honoring

Pvt. Lucas Byers, son of Jeff and Kris Byers, of Cedar Falls, graduated from Marine Recruit Training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., on Nov. 21.

Marlis Ames 85th birthday on Jan. 3, 2013.

With All Our LOVE — Your children and families!


Engaged Shealyn Brunsvold and Brendan Thompson will be married on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City.

Lindsay Momberg and Adam Carper were united in marriage on June 2, 2012, at Capitol Hill Lutheran Church in Des Moines.

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Theresa Amos, Section Designer ✦ GLOBE GAZETTE CELEBRATIONS



Brunsvold, Thompson

Momberg, Carper

Staudt, McCarden

DES MOINES — Lindsay Momberg and Adam Carper were united in marriage on June 2, 2012, at Capitol Hill Lutheran Church in Des Moines, with Pastor Hutton officiating the wedding services. Lindsay is the daughter of Mari and Mike Momberg of Manly. Her grandparents are Gene and Betty Rosenberg of St. Ansgar, and Joanna Momberg and the late Floyd Momberg of Upland, Calif. Adam Carper is the son of Joelene and David Carper of Clarinda. His grandparents are Doriene and the late Deane Gustafson and the late Elton and Donna Carper. Maid of honor and attendants were Ciara Lovik Bal, Carly Schwartz Engels, Mandie Bird, Jessica Carper, Katie Carper, Heather Balsimo and Jessica McCoid. Best man and groomsmen were Chris Williams, Eddie Lisle, Ben Hansen, Ragan Pullen, Derek Sunderman, Landon Momberg and Jeremy Havener. Ushers were Caleb Berg and Anthony Schaner. The music was performed by the White Dove String Quartet from the Des Moines Symphony. The reception was held at Zart in Des Moines. Hosts and hostesses were Sherri and Mike Hughes, Del and Cindy Gustafson. Lindsay is a graduate of Iowa State University and is currently enrolled in Drake University to obtain her MBA. She is employed by Wells Fargo as a financial consultant. Adam is a graduate of Iowa State University and is a CPA for McGladrey. The couple honeymooned in the Dominican Republic and make their home in West Des Moines.

DUBUQUE — Jill Staudt and Carl McCarden Jr. were united in marriage on Sept. 9, 2012, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Dubuque by Deacon Bill Biver. Jill is the daughter of Patty and Dennis Staudt of Marble Rock. Carl’s parents are Dr. Ardie Dial, Anniston, Ala., and Carl McCarden Sr., San Francisco, Calif. Maid of honor was Ann Staudt, sister of the bride. Best men were Ariel Rivera Jr., brother of the groom, and Arthur Dial Jr., uncle of the groom. Jill is employed by Marymount University of Arlington, Va. Carl is employed by GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services of Bethesda, Md. The couple will reside in Washington, D.C.


SHEALYN BRUNSVOLD, of Mason City, Iowa, is the daughter of Kevin and Julie Brunsvold of Mason City. Shealyn graduated from Mason City High School in 2009, and is a current student in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at North Iowa Area Community College. BRENDAN THOMPSON, of Mason City, is the son of Lori Thompson, Mason City, and Mark Thompson, Canberra, Australia. Brendan graduated from Newman in 2008, and from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012 with a BA in Marketing/Advertising. The couple will be married on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City.

THANK YOU Thank You On behalf of the family of Earl Jorgensen we’d like to thank all of our family and friends that have included us in their thoughts and prayers and remembered him with flowers, memorials, etc. He was an amazing man and will be dearly missed by all. Special thanks to the Major Erickson Funeral Home staff, Pastor Steve Hanson and the people at Grace United Methodist Church for all you’ve done for us in this difficult time. God Bless you all!

The Garey Kropf family

— thanks the first responders from Mason City Police Department, Mason City Fire Department EMTs, clergy from Trinity Lutheran Church, and Hogan-BremerThank You Moore Funeral Home for their compassion. We would The family of Carol J. Koenen is overwhelmed by also like to thank our many friends, family and colthe outpouring of sympathy and support in the form leagues for their kindness, support, and prayers during of cards, flowers, hugs, prayers, food, memorials and this difficult time. numerous acts of thoughtfulness by all who knew and loved Carol. A special thank you to Pastor Thank You Arthur Zewert and the Women of Zion Reformed Thanks to everyone who came to my 80th birthday Church for the wonderful lunch served at the funer- party celebration. Your presence made it a very nice al. May God bless all of you for your generosity. afternoon! Thanks also for all the birthday cards you Although we will all miss Carol, she will live in our sent. I’m enjoying each and every one! Your thoughtfulhearts forever. ness is appreciated very much! — The Family of Carol J. Koenen — Norma Miller

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Byers graduates from Marine Recruit Training

Marlis (Oehlert) Ames, 85 ROCKWELL — Marlis (Oehlert) Ames was born on Jan. 3, 1928, in Sheffield. Her family invites you to send birthday wishes for her 85th birthday to: 610 Southview Drive, Rockwell, IA 50469. Her children are Sherri Ames, Columbus Ohio, Kay Ames, Ft. Dodge, Kathy (Mike) Knudtson, Lake Mills, Julie (Roy) Beenken, Farmington, Minn.; Brad Ames, Rockwell, and Jodi Ames, Ventura. Marlis has 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pvt. Lucas Byers, son of Jeff and Kris Byers, of Cedar Falls, graduated from Marine Recruit Training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., on Nov. 21. Byers is the grandson of Pat Byers and great- nephew of Jo Lang, both of Britt, who attended the graduation exercises in San Diego. Pvt. Byers is also the grandson of David Byers of Hackensack, Minn.

THANK YOU The Family of Carol Skarr


Our heartfelt thank you to each and every one who remembered our loved one with so many lovely cards and kind words. All of the flowers and the plants were so Velma Severson, 95 beautiful and the plants will be a wonderful memory for FOREST CITY — Velma Severson, of Forest City, will our family. We also thank you for the many memorial celebrate her 95th birthday on Jan. 8. gifts which we plan to donate to the church and some She was born Jan. 8, 1917. charity funds in memory of Carol. Cards can be sent to Velma at: 20304 Highway 9, For— Jay est City, IA 50436. Jason, Jeremy, Julie and Family

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Scott, Locher MASON CITY — Elizabeth Locher and Avery Scott were married on Sept. 22, the first day of autumn, at Holy Family Church in Mason City. Emily Locher, sister of the Bride, Weston, Conn., served as Matron of Honor, Ryan Peterson, friend of the Groom, White Plains, N.Y., as Best Man. Bridesmaids were Samantha Scott, sister of the Groom, Goldens Bridge, N.Y., Carrie Madormo, Milwaukee; Marie Cardenas, Milwaukee, and Sarah Crane, sister-in-law of the Bride, Des Moines. Groomsmen included William Doyle. Danbury, Conn., Michael White, New York City, and Stephen Locher, brother of the Bride, Des Moines. Also helping, as Ushers, were Marc Ferland, brother-in-law of the Bride, Weston, Justin Leigey, South Salem, N.Y., Daniel Petre, New York City, and Justin Alcantara, New York City. Readers, song leaders and musicians included Molly Kean, Chicago, Marge Welch, aunt of the Bride, Omaha, Carole Sendmeyer, aunt of the Bride, Indianapolis, Anne Wright, aunt of the Bride, Noblesville, Ind., Thomas Locher, uncle of the Bride, Omaha, Nick Strittmatter, cousin of the Bride, Monticello, and the Dennis

Joyce (Christensen) Losee, 90 Arlene Van Sabben will celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday, Jan. 5. Help Arlene celebrate her special day by sending birthday wishes to: Arlene Van Sabben 102 Shell Rock Drive Northwood, IA 50459

Root Quartet. Henry Locher, nephew of the Bride, Des Moines, appeared briefly as Ring Bearer before spending the rest of the ceremony kicking a soccer ball around the church basement. Other nephews Alden, Grant and Miles Locher witnessed the exchange of vows from the wings as Altar Boys in Waiting. A reception, dinner and dancing followed the ceremony at The Music Man Square. The Rev. Rodney Allers presided at the wedding and Monsignor Joseph Slepicka imparted a blessing at the dinner. Parents of the Bride are

Charlotte and James Locher of Mason City. Suzanne Scott and Stuart Scott Jr., Tampa and Jacksonville, are parents of the Groom. Elizabeth is a graduate of Marquette University and Pace Law School. She is employed by Strategic Value Partners, LLC, Greenwich, Conn., as Investment Counsel. Avery is a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia. He is employed by the Town of Lewisboro, N.Y., and is Second Assistant Chief of the South Salem, N.Y., Fire Department. The couple will be living in South Salem.

MARBLE ROCK — A card shower is planned for Joyce (Christensen) Losee, of Marble Rock, who will celebrate her 90th birthday, Tuesday, Jan. 8. Joyce (Christensen) Losee was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Swaledale. Cards can be sent to Joyce at: 417 Main Street S., Apt. 6, Marble Rock, IA 50653. We love you, — Your family

Seasons Greetings Roy Walters, 90 OSAGE — LeRoy Walters will celebrate his 90th birthday Friday, Jan. 4. Greetings may be sent to him at: 1950 Highway 9, Osage, IA 50461.

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THANK YOU en and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make your Never Known to Fail request.) There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, Most Beautiful Flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of recourse to thee (3x). Say this prayer for three consecuGod, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh tive days. You must publish it and it will be granted to Star of the Son, help me and show me herein you are my you. Mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heav— A.L.

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