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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
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Obituaries
Vivian Smith (10/23/14)
Funeral services for Vivian Smith, 84, of Spencer, formerly of Spirit Lake, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Norman Erickson will officiate the service. Burial will be conducted at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer...
Barbara Pierson (10/23/14)
Funeral service for Barbara Pierson, 81, of Okoboji, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Rev. Bob Vaage will officiate the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Renee Quist Lyman (10/22/14)
Funeral services for Renee Quist Lyman, 44, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. Doug Enger will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home...
Rita Lucille Zulk (10/22/14)
Mass of Christian Burial for Rita Lucille Zulk, 75, of Leola, South Dakota, will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 409 Second Ave. NE, Aberdeen, with Rev. J. Joseph Holzhauser, celebrant. Burial will take place at approximately 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Cemetery in Leola...
Edgar Riecke (10/20/14)
Edgar Riecke, retired chemist and competitive bike racer was killed in a motorcycle incident in Garfield County, Utah, on Saturday Oct. 11, 2014. He is preceded by his mother and father, Helen and Ray Riecke. He is survived by his sisters: Linda (Jim) Conlon and Sandra (Arnie Webster); his children: Jeffery Riecke, Katherine Riecke and Sarah Riecke Early (Bryan); and his ex-wives: Lynn Nourse and Kathleen Riecke...
Rev. M.F. 'Van' Vanderhoff (10/20/14)
Rev. M.F. "Van" Vanderhoff of Flint, Michigan, 84, went to be with the Lord Oct. 18, 2014 after a long illness. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at More Life Tabernacle, 6430 Lennon Rd., Swartz Creek, Michigan. Rev. Jerry F.J. Stoner will officiate...
Beverly Zart Jeppeson (10/15/14)
Services for Beverly Zart Jeppeson, 83, of Spencer, will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. Burial will be conducted at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids at 1:30 p.m. following the service...
Janet Anderson (10/15/14)
Janet Anderson, 72 of Laurens, Iowa, formerly of Marathon, Iowa died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at the Pocahontas Community Hospital in Pocahontas. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon Community Center in Marathon. ...
William Henry Wolter Sr. (10/13/14)
Funeral services for William Henry Wolter Sr., 89, will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at the Liberty Township Cemetery in Calumet. with a reception following at Zion United Church of Christ in Calumet. Bill died of natural causes at the age of 89 on May 5 at his home in Sun City, California. ...
Gary Dean Blair (10/13/14)
Funeral services for Gary Dean Blair, 81, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Warner Funeral Chapel in Spencer. The Rev Len Halvorson will officiate. Burial will be at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. The Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements...
Dolores Zimmer (10/10/14)
A funeral service for Dolores Zimmer, 86, of Milford, was held Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Dolores (Lorie) Darlene (VanHouten) Zimmer was born Oct. 5, 1928 in Ponca, Nebraska to Arnold and Alma (Heckathorn) VanHouten. ...
Evelyn Roberts (10/09/14)
Funeral services for Evelyn Roberts, 90, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Tom Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at noon Friday, with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home...
Mark Campney (10/09/14)
Funeral services for Mark Campney, 90, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Mike Lamb (10/08/14)
Michael (Mike) A. Lamb, formerly of Royal and Spencer, passed away Sept. 19, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. He was 75. Mike, the son of Vernon A. and Leone S. Lamb, was born in Greenbelt, Maryland and spent his youth in Maryland. He moved to Royal in 1970. He was a commercial pilot and truck driver...
Barbara Anne (Ackerson) Besch (10/08/14)
Barbara Anne (Ackerson) Besch, 53, of Spencer, Iowa, passed away peacefully Oct. 5, 2014 from complications of cancer. Barb was born March 19, 1961 to Roy and Patricia Ackerson in Fort Dodge, Iowa. After graduating from St. Edmond High School in 1979, she married the love of her life, Dave Besch, on May 30, 1980 and was blessed with three children. ...
Raymond Erwin Wille (10/06/14)
Raymond Erwin Wille, 93, of Hampton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at the Franklin General Hospital in Hampton. He was born May 5, 1921, near Klemme, to Cornelius J. and Marie (Thiemann) Wille. Raymond graduated from Klemme High School in 1938 and served his country in the United States Navy during World War II where he sang in the Blue Jacket Choir and was stationed on a hospital ship near the end of the war...
Judith A. Cuthbert (10/06/14)
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 celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. until noon at Spencer Family Church, located at 902 Fifth St. SW in Spencer. Memorials may be directed to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Hope Ministries in Des Moines...
Dorothy Hoffman (10/03/14)
Mass of Christian burial for Dorothy Hoffman, 88, of Ruthven, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. Visitation will be conducted beginning 3 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven...
Loren Reed (10/02/14)
Funeral services for Loren Reed, 95, of Spencer, formerly of Peterson, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Michael Hyde will officiate the service. Visitation with the family present will be conducted beginning 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Dr. Arthur Ames (10/02/14)
Dr. Arthur Ames, age 77, of Storm Lake, died Tuesday, September 30, at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 4, at 10:30 a.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. Burial will follow in the East Friesland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Ackley, Iowa. Visitation took place Friday, October 3, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Kenneth Rubel (10/01/14)
Kenneth Louis Rubel, son of Louis and Zola (Parks) Rubel, was born April 24, 1926 near Webb. He began his education at Garfield School and completed it at Webb Community School. On Jan. 1, 1944 Ken was married to Neva Mileham in Jackson, Minnesota. Ken and Neva made their home southeast of Ruthven where they farmed for 62 years...
Arlan Clausen (09/29/14)
Funeral services for Arlan Clausen, 95, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. David Zimmer will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Greg Scharnberg (09/29/14)
Greg Russell Scharnberg, 69, passed away on Sept. 22, 2014 of a heart attack. He had also been battling with kidney cancer for several years. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Greg was born in Iowa Falls to Russell and Patricia Scharnberg. ...
John Huckelberry (09/26/14)
John Colby Huckelberry, 71, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Sept. 22. The son of Guy and Gerine Huckelberry, John was born April 10, 1943 in Sioux Rapids. He was a graduate of Sioux Valley High School and continued his education at Westmar College in Le Mars earning his bachelor's degree in education. ...

Funeral Notices
Steve J. Boever (10/23/14)
Steve J. "Bubbles" Boever, 64 of Hartley, Iowa, formerly of Marcus, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota following a brief illness. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery...
Vivian Smith (10/22/14)
Funeral services for Vivian Smith, 84, of Spencer, formerly of Spirit Lake, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Norman Erickson will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home...