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Obituaries from the week of October 3, 2007

Maynard Carlson, 87
Funeral services were held for Dr. Maynard Carlson on Wed., Sept. 12, 2007 at the University United Methodist Church, Peoria, IL.  Rev. Robert Lawry and the Rev. Gene Mace officiated.
Maynard Carlson was born October 4, 1919, in Slayton, Minnesota, the son of Hjalmer and  Gina (Peterson) Carlson.  He married June Ann Walter on December 26, 1943, in Peoria, IL.   Dr. Carlson attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, and then attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
He served in the United States Navy and was a Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict.  He was an active member of the Peoria Dental Society during his years of practice in Peoria.  He also was a member of Masonic Lodge, Grand View 1112.  He had a passion for fishing, which brought many hours of pleasure over his lifetime.  He also enjoyed gardening and especially liked raising tomatoes and Bonsai pine trees.
Dr. Maynard O. Carlson passed away Friday, September 7, 2007 at the age of 87.
He is survived by his wife June; one son Bruce and his wife, Ann, Colorado Springs, DO; daughter Susan Murray, Minneapolis, MN; one brother Luverne Carlson, Garvin, MN.  He is also survived by his grandchildren:  Kristen Murray, Andrew Murray and Steven Carlson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ione Barstad and three brothers, Godwin, Austin and Ferdinand.
Burial was in the Springdale Cemetery.
Patricia “"Pat"” Hay, 63
Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 29, 2007 for Patricia “Pat” Hay of rural Walnut Grove, at the United Methodist Church in Tracy, MN.
Patricia “"Pat"” Eleanor Hay was born September 7, 1944 to Hugh and Jewell (Richmond) Patterson in San Diego, CA.  As a young girl she moved with her family to Slayton, MN in 1946, where she was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith.  Pat attended Slayton Public Schools and graduated in 1962 from Slayton High School.  In 1968 Pat married Edward Honnellio in Reno, NV where they made their home until December of 1973 when she, with her two children, moved to Richfield, MN.  
On August 7, 1982 Pat married George Hay of rural Walnut Grove, MN at the Tracy United Methodist Church.  They had two children and made their home on a farm near Tracy.  Pat worked in the past, as a waitress at the Dovray Manor in Dovray, MN and the Mediterranean Club in Tracy.  In 1988 she went to college at Southwest State University and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management.  After getting her degree she went to work as a cook in the Dakota Café located in Jackpot Junction Casino in Morton, MN, retiring after working over ten years.
Pat was a member of the Tracy United Methodist Church and was very active in the church choir and the church’s women’s groups, holding several offices, such as Vice-President and President.    She also was a member of the Holly Township Extension Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Pat enjoyed gardening, both flowers and produce, canning, cooking, times spent with family fishing at the cabin on Lake Hubert near Nisswa, MN, and her dog, “Peppy”.  Her real joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
On Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Pat died at the Sanford-Sioux Valley Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 63.
Pat is survived by her husband, George of Walnut Grove, MN; one daughter, Zena (Christopher Klaassen) Honnellio of Grand Forks AFB, ND; three sons, Anthony (Theresa) Honnellio of Boston, MA, John Hay of Brookings, SD and James Hay of Boston, MA; six grandchildren, Tyler, Tristan, Tameron and Taylor Honnellio and Asha and Jareth Klaassen; mother, Jewell Patterson of Luverne, MN; two sisters, Linda (Paul) Bierschmidt of Minnetonka, MN and Elizabeth Lockwood of Seattle, WA; one sister-in-law, Betty Patterson of Sacramento, CA; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her father, Hugh Patterson, first husband, Edward Honnellio and two brothers, Hugh “Sonny” Patterson and Donald Patterson preceded her in death.
Interment was in the  Tracy City Cemetery.  The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handled the arrangements.
Gerald V. McMahon, 87
 A Mass Of Christian Burial for Gerald Vincent “Jiggs” McMahon was held Monday, September 24, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Manilla, Iowa.  The Reverend Robert Gralapp was Celebrant.
Gerald Vincent “Jiggs”, son of Michael Emmett and Christine (Peters) McMahon. was born October 6, 1919 at Tracy, Minnesota.  He moved with his family to Manilla, Iowa in 1930 and graduated from Manilla High School in 1937.  Jiggs entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, serving in he Signal Corps as a teletype writer, and was honorably discharged in December, 1945.  Jiggs was united in marriage to Kathleen Ann “Kay” Finken on June 6, 1944 at St. Paul’s Church in Los Angeles, California.  They moved back to Manilla and became the parents of ten children.  Jiggs worked for Carl Mundt until 1947 when he started working for the Milwaukee Railroad as a bridge and building crew chief.  He continued working for the railroad until his retirement in 1979.  When Kay also retired, they spent their winters in Arizona.
Jiggs was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Manilla and the Holy Name Society.  After the death of his wife, Kay, on August 7, 1998, Jiggs remained in their home in Manilla until his death on Friday, September 21, 2007, at the age of 87 years, 11 months, and 15 days.
Preceding Jiggs in death were his parents; wife; son Gerard, in infancy; grandson Sean McMahon; son-in-law Don Haynie; stepgranddaughter Jessica Haynie and step-great granddaughter Drew Haynie; brother James Russell McMahon; sisters Berneice Sandbo Mose, Marvel Tripp and Madonna Schwieso; brothers-in-law Del Finken, Tom Finken William Finken, Bob Tripp, Albert Schwieso, William Rooney, Julius Sandbo, and Merwin Mose; and sister-in-law Patricia Knobbe.
He is survived by nine children: Gary McMahon and wife Nancy of Omaha, Pat McMahon and wife Shell of Minden; Jim McMahon of Omaha; Tim McMahon and wife Judy of Omaha; Mary and husband Jim Heller of Manilla; Madonna Hayne of Omaha; Ann and husband Gene Katzer of Denison; Beth and husband Mike Dickson of Manilla; Susan McMahon and close family friend Kim Clausen of Bennington; 18 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; a sister Dorothy Rooney of Sioux City; brother-in-law Urban Knobbe and wife Jean of Carroll; sister-in-law Patricia McMahon of Manilla and Rita Finken of Harlan.  Among the many nieces and nephews who survive Jiggs are Alma Jean Sandbo Satran and her husband, Dr. Leon Satran, Minneapolis, MN, and Gary Sandbo and his wife, Suzanne Cain Sandbo, Lindsborg, KS.       
Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Manilla, IA.