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Monday, Sep. 22, 2014
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Obituaries
Irene Johnson (09/22/14)
Services for Irene Johnson, 91, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the service at the funeral home...
Lois Koenig (09/18/14)
Services for Lois Koenig, 93, of Royal, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning at 3:30 p.m., with the family present from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Jack Ingraham (09/18/14)
Services for Jack Ingraham, 86, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home in Spencer...
Don Christensen (09/17/14)
Don H. Christensen, 81, of Spirit Lake, passed away on Sunday Sept. 14, 2014 at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Private family burial will be in Old Buck Cemetery near Albert City. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake, with a 7 p.m. Masonic Service...
Louise Delia Devine (09/17/14)
Funeral services for Louise Delia Devine, 94, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home...
Betty Newman (09/15/14)
A funeral service for Betty Newman, 84, of Milford, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Betty Ruth Newman was born June 21, 1930 to Perry and Thresa (Walsh) Hansen in Estherville. She grew up on a farm near Terril and received her education at the Terril Community School, graduating in 1948...
Helena Andrews (09/12/14)
Funeral services for Helena "Sanny" Andrews, 95, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning at 5 p.m., with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Alice Callum (09/12/14)
Alice Wilson Callum died at the age of 87 on Sept. 10, 2014. Alice Emily Wilson was born on April 13, 1927 in Spencer to Howard Anthony Wilson and Alice McMillan Wilson. She was the youngest of four children and as the baby of the family her older siblings, Claire Wilson Scoltock, Jean Wilson Bailey, and John Wilson, always looked out for her. ...
Kay Steffen (09/11/14)
Services for Kay Steffen, 92, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Father William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation with the family present will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Friday at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Gwen Stokes (09/10/14)
Gwendolyn Anne Gannon was born Sept. 11, 1927, in Hutchinson, Minnesota, the daughter of Thomas and Gladys Gannon. She was a 1945 graduate of Pocahontas Catholic High School. On June 23, 1951, Gwen was united in marriage to Roy "Wire" Stokes at Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church in Pocahontas. The couple settled and raised their family west of Mallard where they farmed for many years. After Wire passed away in 1992, Gwen moved to Mallard...
Robert Stilwell (09/08/14)
Robert L. "Bob" Stilwell of Daytona Beach, Florida, passed away from complications from lung disease on Aug. 25, 2014. Bob devoted his life to his career in architecture. He was known as one of the top architects in hospital remodeling in the country. ...
Carl Abel (09/08/14)
Funeral services for Carl Abel, 99, of Spencer, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl officiated the service. Visitation was conducted at noon on Sunday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Judith Cuthbert (09/03/14)
Judith A. Cuthbert, 74, known as Judy to family and friends, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at the Mercy Hospice Home in Johnston. A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale on Friday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until service time. Also, a memorial service in Spencer will be held later this fall. Memorials may be directed to the Gloria Dei Church, or Hope Ministries in Des Moines...
Gordon Erick (09/03/14)
Memorial services for Gordon Erick, 62, of Gillette, Wyoming, formerly of Everly, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Dennis Sefcik will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home...
Rose Van Hoven (09/03/14)
Rose I. Van Hoven, 96, formerly of Iowa City, died Sept. 1, 2014, at a care center in Cedar Rapids. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family at www.gayandciha.com...
Archie Taylor (09/03/14)
Services for Mr. Archie Taylor, 87, of Ruthven, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. Rev. Kristine Dohrmann will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Thursday at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven...
Jane Sampson (08/28/14)
Services for Jane C. Sampson will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Carolyn Hollar will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Friday at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven...
Harry Eilers (08/28/14)
Services are pending for Harry Eilers, 85, of Spencer, who passed away Aug. 28, 2014 at Spencer Hospital. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Gordon Erick (08/28/14)
Memorial services for Gordon Erick, 62, of Gillette, Wyoming, formerly of Everly, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Dennis Sefcik will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home...
Robert Pearson (08/28/14)
On Aug. 8, 2014, there was much rejoicing in heaven at Bob's homecoming. Robert (Hall) Pearson, of Loveland, Colorado, was born July 17, 1920, in Ormsby, Minnesota, to Swedish immigrants Lillian and Perry Pearson. The family relocated to Minneapolis where sister Marjorie and brother Gerald (Bud) were born. ...
Ardis Long (08/28/14)
Funeral services for Ardis Long, 83, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 3 p.m. Friday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Friday evening at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Irene Hugunin (08/28/14)
Funeral services for Irene Hugunin, 84, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 3 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Maurice Dougal (08/25/14)
A funeral service for Maurice Dougal, 91, of Milford, was held Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Burial was at Lone Tree Cemetery. Maurice Rolland Dougal, the eldest son of Adelbert Isaac and Goldya Violet (White) Dougal was born May 8, l923, in Dunlap. His early childhood years were spent in Dunlap and Missouri Valley. When Maurice was 14, his family moved to Everly. He graduated from Everly High School in 1940...
Irene Schuknecht (08/25/14)
Funeral services for Irene Schuknecht, 89, of Sutherland, formerly of Hartley, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland. Rev. LeRoy Riemer will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Sutherland...
Nelson Ellsworth Jr. (08/25/14)
Nelson "Nels" Ellsworth Jr., 90, of Mankato, Minnesota, and formerly of Spencer, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Pathstone Living in Mankato. A memorial service honoring Nelson's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Northview -- North Mankato Mortuary. A visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until the time of the service. Private family burial will be in Spirit Lake. Memorials are preferred to the Mayo Clinic Health System -- Mankato Hospice Program...

Funeral Notices
William Scott (09/22/14)
Graveside services for William "Bill" Scott, 89, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Rev. Matthew Winslow will officiate the service. Burial will be conducted at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...