With the advent of the gaming, manufacturing, and aviation maintenance industries, the city rebounded with a population of 71,993 as of 2010.
Ardella Oldag, 88, passed away May 22, 2017 at the Sheffield Care Center. Ardella Mae Brouwer was born January 8, 1929 on a farm near Klemme a daughter of Arthur and Sylvia (Moberly) Brouwer.
Memorial Services for Ardella and her husband Dean who passed away at his home April 23, 2017 will be a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Zion St. She was baptized in Klemme and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Sheffield. She did everything with her husband, hunting, fishing and took care so he could be involved in his many volunteer projects.
She graduated from Sheffield High School and attended Hamilton College in Mason City studying bookkeeping. She was a fabulous cook and took pride in her family and having an immaculately clean house.
Ardella worked for Harrison 5&10 Cent store doing payroll and bookwork. Survivors include her daughter: Kathy Nuddleman, Mason City; grandchildren: Wyatt Dean Nuddleman; Nicole Fay (Joel) Gould; sister-in-law: Joyce Brouwer; sister: Norma (Carl) Zimmerman; brother: Duane (Dorothy) Brouwer; sister: Darlene (Merlin) Peter; brother: Gordon Brouwer.