Author Archives: Chris Berg

Robert “Bob” Ohrt, 80, Charles City

Robert “Bob” Ohrt, 80, of Charles City, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Funeral services for Bob Ohrt will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Cedar Falls.

Catherine M Ransom, 73, Osage

Catherine Marie (Meek) Ransom, age 73, of Osage, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Osage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Osage. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage with Father Raymond Burkle officiating. Inurnment will be

Mary K. Below, 71, Charles City

Mary K. Below, 71, of Charles City, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Living Center East in Cedar Rapids. A funeral Mass for Mary Below will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City. Reverend Gary Mayer will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery

Lake with Algae in the water making it turn green

IA DNR Recommends Avoiding Blue-Green Algae Blooms

DES MOINES – A reported chemical spill on the Des Moines River above Saylorville Lake Wednesday turned out to be a blue-green algae bloom, according to DNR investigators. “It’s the time of year we start to see algae blooms, both green and blue-green,” said Mary Skopec, of the DNR’s beach monitoring program. “The heavy rainfall

LeRoy A. Tank, 65, New Hampton

LeRoy A. Tank, age 65 of New Hampton, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his home in New Hampton. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 28, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Cindy Krause officiating. Burial will follow in Stapleton, IA. Friends may

Matthew J. Lundt, 25, Decorah

Matthew James Lundt, age 25 of Decorah, Iowa, died Wednesday evening, July 23, 2014, in a drowning accident in the Upper Iowa River. A visitation to celebrate his life will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, July 28 at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah. A private family graveside service will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Decorah.

Gary L. Ginther, 76, Rockford

Gary L. Ginther, 76, of Rockford died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Hospice of North Iowa after a cancer battle won, but eventually lost. A time to share stories and greet Gary’s family will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Fullerton Schumburg Funeral Home, 302 West Main, Rockford,

Marvin J. Ehlers, 82, Rockford

Marvin J. Ehlers, 82, of Rockford died at his home Sunday, July 20, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, July 25, 2014 at Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 2nd ST. SE Mason City. Officiating will be Rev. Martha Bennett. Visitation will be from 4 until 8:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home

Theresa B. Dietrich, 78, Charles City

Theresa B. Dietrich, 78, of Charles City, died following a stroke Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City surrounded by her loving family. A funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City. Reverend Gary Mayer will celebrate

Patricia J. Theilen, 73, Sellersburg, IN (formerly of Nashua)

Patricia Jean Theilen age 73 of Sellersburg, IN, formerly of Nashua, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Haven, IA.