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
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
He was also preceded in death by one
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
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
He was a retired volunteer fireman and
served as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader.
contributions may be made to the Atlanta Fire Department, Atlanta
Rescue Squad or American Diabetes Association.