Mercy Medical Center North Iowa

Memorial Donations

Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa would like to thank the hundreds of people who have shared their condolences over the loss of our colleagues and friends, nurse Shell Lair-Langenbau, paramedic Russ Piehl, and pilot Gene Grell.  They were committed and dedicated to serving the people of Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota.  They were each selfless healthcare professionals devoted to the delivery of emergency medical care. While they fulfilled significant duties, they played a greater role as our neighbors and friends and will be greatly missed.

In their memory, Mercy Foundation - North Iowa has established memorial funds to support the families of Shell, Russ, and Gene.

Memorial donations may be designated to:

  • Shell Lair-Langenbau Memorial Fund

  • Russ Piehl Memorial Fund

  • Gene Grell Memorial Fund

Memorial donations may also be designated to:

  • Mercy Air Med Flight Crew Monument

To make an online donation, click on the donate button below.  On the verification screen, please include "special instructions to the seller" to let us know how to direct your funds.  Funds not designated will be split equally between the four funds.

or send your memorial donation to:

Mercy Foundation – North Iowa
1000 4th Street SW
Mason City, IA 50401

Please make checks payable to:  Mercy Foundation – North Iowa. 

Memorial donations can also be made by calling 641-428-7740.