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LeRoy Raymond Auxier

LeRoy Raymond Auxier, 71, of Mason City died Thursday (May 6, 2004) at 10 p.m. at his home.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. His funeral was at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial, with military rites, was in Mason City Cemetery.

Mr. Auxier worked at National By-Products in Mason City for 40 years before he retired.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was born Feb. 3, 1933, in Mason City to Stanton Houghey and Louise Matilda List Auxier. He married Harriet Eileen Simmons on July 17, 1954, in Mason City. She died Dec. 16, 1994.

He is survived by five daughters, Crystal Lee (and Levi) Ross, Peggy Jo (and Terry) Pottorf, Rebecca Ann Coyle, Pamela Jean Felton (and Jeff Baker) and Sarah Kay (and Mark) Rickard, all of Mason City; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, John Auxier of Mason City, Albert Auxier of Knoxville, Tenn., Douglas Auxier of Delavan and Thomas Auxier of Mason City; and one sister, Mary Joann Whitman of Champaign.

He was also preceded in death by one brother.

He was a member of Mason City American Legion Jackson Keen Post 496.

In the Army, Pvt. Auxier was a medical aidman with the 31st infantry regiment. He received the Combat Medal Badge, Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Foundation.

Gerald 'Sug' Colaw

Gerald R. "Sug" Colaw, 84, of Atlanta died Thursday (May 6, 2004) at 12:56 p.m. at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal.

Visitation and Masonic rites were on Sunday at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. His funeral was Monday morning at the funeral home, with Andy Glass officiating.

Burial is in Atlanta Cemetery.

Mr. Colaw owned and operated Colaw Trucking in Atlanta for 50-plus years.

He was born May 21, 1919, at Atlanta to Roy A. and Neva Zimmerman Colaw. He married Dorothy J. Johnson on July 5, 1944, at Morris.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Dale A. (and Chris) Colaw of Atlanta and Dennis R. (and Judy) Colaw of Atlanta; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Emma Lou Brandt of Atlanta.

He was a member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church, Logan County FS Association, Midwest Truckers, and a 50-year member of the Atlanta Masonic Lodge and the Bloomington Consistory.

He was a retired volunteer fireman and served as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta Fire Department, Atlanta Rescue Squad or American Diabetes Association.

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