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Funeral Announcement

Joseph M. Firsching, 89, Mason City

Joseph “Joe” Matthew Firsching, 89, of Mason City, passed away peacefully, Friday, October 17, 2014 with his family by his side. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am with a one hour prior visitation on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 302 5th ST SE, Mason City. Father Rodney Allers

Funeral Announcement

Pamela M. Schwarz, 67, Osage

Pamela Marie Schwarz, age 67, of Osage, died Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday October 21, 2014, at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage with Pastor Mark Lavrenz officiating. Burial will be in the Osage Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00

Funeral Announcement

Barbara L. Baker, 75, Decorah

Barbara L. Baker, age 75 of Decorah, Iowa, died on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 20 at First Lutheran Church in Decorah, with the Rev. Chad Huebner officiating. Private Family Inurnment will be in Union Prairie Cemetery in rural Decorah.

Funeral Announcement

Shirley A. Herman, 90, Greene

Funeral Service for Shirley Ann Herman, 90, of Greene, will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 20, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Greene with Rev. Msgr. Walter Brunkan officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Greene. Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Retz Funeral

Funeral Announcement

John Calvin Moore, 93, Mason City

John Calvin Moore, 93, died October 14, 2014 in Mason City, Iowa. Per his wishes he will be cremated and there will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Rockford, Iowa Monday October 20th at 1:30 P.M. Pastor Judy Wooten from First Methodist Church will officiate. Those planning on