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Obituaries
Milton Guthrie (02/12/16)
Services for Milton Guthrie, 89, of Milford, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be conducted at Calvary Cemetery in Milford...
Leah McGranahan (02/10/16)
Services for Leah McGranahan, 90, of Ruthven, will be conducted at a later date at the McGranahan family farm. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven. McGranahan passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at the Ruthven Community Care Center in Ruthven...
Leanne Namur (02/04/16)
Leanne Namur Leanne Phelps Namur, 95, of Alexandria, Minnesota, passed away on Feb. 1, 2016. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Alexandria, Minnesota at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. She will be laid to rest with her husband, sister, parents, grandparents, great grandparents and great-great grandparents in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
John Doring (02/04/16)
John "Slick" Doring, 68, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at the Spencer Hospital. He was born on April 23, 1947, in Wayne, Nebraska, to Irving and Frances (Sydow) Doring. John graduated from Wayne High School in 1965. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1965-69. John was united in marriage to Patricia Clark on March 19, 1982, in Spencer...
Shirley Johnson (02/03/16)
Shirley Johnson, age 84, of Marathon, Iowa died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer, Iowa. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City. Burial followed in the Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon. Visitation took place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements...
FW "Bud" Fisher (02/03/16)
Bud passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at St. Luke's Nursing Home. He was mentally sharp up to his death. He and his brother joined their dad, Jas. W. Fisher in the insurance and real estate business after World War II. The Fisher Agency developed the Fisher addition and built numerous homes in the Spencer area. ...
Arne Hanson (02/01/16)
Services for Arne T. Hanson, 94, of Ruthven, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. Rev. Tom Summerfield will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven...
Francis Rieck (02/01/16)
Francis Edward Rieck, son of Hugo and Margaret (Govetzki) Rieck, was born on Aug. 7, 1929, near Gaza, Iowa, in O'Brien County, Highland Township. He spent his youth around Gaza and May City attending the country schools there and graduating from the eighth grade...
Lillian Schmidt (01/29/16)
Services for Lillian Schmidt, 82, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the service at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer...
Harriet Albright (01/29/16)
Harriet Joan Albright, 85, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, formerly of Milford, beloved mother, grandmother and wife, was called home on Jan. 21, 2016. Jo entered this world on May 30, 1930, in Sioux Rapids, born to Resor and Maude Cowan. Jo grew up in Spencer and attended Reynolds Grade School. ...
Thomas O'Brien (01/28/16)
Services for Thomas Howard O'Brien, 81, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m...
Dean Koeppe (01/28/16)
Dean Donald Koeppe, 86, of Storm Lake, and formerly of Sioux Rapids, died Jan. 25, 2016, at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at 1:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Daniel Tomlinson (01/25/16)
Dan Charles Tomlinson, 60, of Gatesville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Dan was born on Feb. 3, 1955, in Audubon, Iowa, to Charles Tomlinson and Joyce Jorgensen Tomlinson. He graduated from Spencer High School in Spencer in 1975. He received a Small Engine Repair and Automotive Parts Certificate of Completion from Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg. ...
Cora Thompson (01/22/16)
Cora Anne Thompson passed from this life Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at 91 years of age. Services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osceola, Iowa, Saturday Jan. 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at 2 p.m...
Rick Holiday (01/22/16)
Rick David Holiday, the son of Jack and Jeanette Holiday, was born Nov. 19, 1957, in Spencer, Iowa. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1976 and received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University in 1981. Rick married Julie E. Turner on Sept. 26, 1992, in Des Moines, Iowa, and they resided in the Des Moines and Grimes area throughout their married life...
Sherry Schomaker (01/21/16)
Memorial services for Sherry Schomaker, 75, of Fort Dodge, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Dan Taylor will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the service at the funeral home...
Benjamin Bugg (01/20/16)
Benjamin B. "Ben" Bugg, 87, of Sergeant Bluff, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at a Sioux City Hospital surrounded by family. Funeral services will be on Friday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel with the Chaplain Cheri Johansen officiating. ...
Richard Dyer (01/20/16)
Visitation for Richard Dyer will be Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, from 2-3 p.m. at the United Methodist church in Gillett Grove followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. Richard Samuel Dyer was born May 25, 1928, in rural Palo Alto County to Samuel and Anna (Olson) Dyer. He attended school in a country school in his early years. After two years of high school he began taking flying lessons in Emmetsburg and helped his father farm. He then joined the U.S. Army in 1945 and served two years...