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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
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Obituaries
Helma Hofsommer (01/26/15)
Services for Helma Hofsommer, 102, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Visitation with the family present will be conducted beginning 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Mavis Olin (01/21/15)
Services for Mavis Helen Olin, 96, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. John Syvertson will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted prior to the memorial service...
Norma Galbraith (01/19/15)
Private family services for Norma Galbraith, 101, of Spencer, will be conducted at a later date. Rev. John Syvertson will officiate the service. Burial will be conducted at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Galbraith passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Ruthven Care Center in Ruthven...
Darlene Herrin (01/19/15)
Services for Darlene Herrin, 88, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenburg will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 4-6 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Angela Loomis (01/15/15)
Services for Angela "Pat" Loomis, of Ayrshire, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ayrshire. Reverand Clem Currans and Rev. William Schrieber will officiate the service. Burial will be conducted at Calvary Cemetery in Ayrshire...
Mervin Rebhuhn (01/12/15)
Services for Mervin Rebhuhn, 83, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Peter Maisenbach will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home...
Ruth Siple (01/09/15)
Services for Ruth Siple, 94, of Sanborn, formerly of Le Mars and Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, 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 Warner Chapel in Spencer...
Jerry Tamisiea (01/08/15)
Dr. Jerry X Tamisiea (88) of Spirit Lake, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Spirit Lake. Born on June 18, 1926, in Craig, Nebraska, Jerry joined the United States Navy in 1944 and went on inactive status in 1945. ...
Ruth Siple (01/08/15)
Services are pending for Ruth Siple, 94, of Le Mars, formerly of Spencer, who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements. Ruth Arlene Siple, the daughter of Arthur and Eleanore (Hansen) Elder was born Oct. 9, 1920 in Parkersburg, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in the Terril, Iowa area, where she attended school...
Gene Merrill (01/08/15)
Services for Gene Merrill, 87, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation with the family present will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Friday at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer...
Vivian Herbster (01/07/15)
Funeral services for Vivian Heikens Herbster, 96, of Milford, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Rev. Tom Flanagan will officiate the service. Visitation with the family present will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Thursay at St. Joseph's Catholic Church...
Dorothy Strawn (01/07/15)
Funeral services for Dorothy Strawn, 89, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the funeral service at Bethany Lutheran Church...
Sandra Andre (01/05/15)
Sandi passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, after a year's long battle with many illnesses. She persevered and had a successful, happy life despite numerous surgeries and lengthy recoveries. Sandi was born Feb. 4, 1937, in Spencer. She and her family spent summers at nearby West Lake Okoboji, a part of the Great Lakes of northwest Iowa. ...
Father John Francis Cain (01/05/15)
Funeral services for Rev. John Francis Cain, 91, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church...
Patricia Verdoorn (01/05/15)
A celebration of life service will be held for Patricia Ann Mote Verdoorn, 90, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood. Burial will be on Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Ashton. Pat Verdoorn entered Heaven's Gates Saturday, Jan. 3, at her Comfort Care Residence home in Omaha, Nebraska. ...
Bernice Bowers (01/02/15)
Funeral services for Bernice Wolthuis Bowers, 98, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, with the family present from 4-6 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
James Girard (01/01/15)
Another proud and brave Marine is on his final journey home to our Lord. James F. Girard was born in a winter storm in Spencer, on Dec. 24, 1945, to Allen and Peggy Girard. He was raised in Camden, New Jersey, for 12 years before coming back to God's country in Iowa. ...
Joe Rydstrom (01/01/15)
Joe Rydstrom, 70, of Marathon, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in Marathon. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the United Methodist Church in Marathon. Burial will follow in the Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon. Visitation took place Tuesday, Dec. 30, from 4-7 p.m. and family was present from 5-7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Marathon...
Margaret Gould (01/01/15)
Funeral services for Margaret Gould, 88, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan 2, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Spencer. Rev. Matthew Winslow and Rev. Jeff McDowel will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the service at First Baptist Church...
John Smith (01/01/15)
Funeral services for John Smith, 92, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the service at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer...
Dawn Seeley (01/01/15)
Funeral services for Dawn Seeley, 55, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenburg will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5-8 p.m., at Hope Reformed Church...
Earl Curry Jr. (01/01/15)
Services for Earl Curry Jr., 89, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Oneota Park in Spencer. Curry passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at his home in Spencer. Earl Curry Jr. was born Oct. 24, 1925, to Earl Sr. and Doris (Williams) Curry. ...

Funeral Notices
Marge Hallett (01/26/15)
Services for Marge Hallett, 86, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. A public gathering with the family present will be conducted from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Delbert Petersen (01/26/15)
Services for Delbert Petesen, 98, of Hartley, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hartley. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the services at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hartley...
Janice McDaniel (01/26/15)
Services for Janice McDaniel, 81, of Sutherland, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Maple Grove Church of God in Sutherland. Rev. Michael Hyde will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning noon Thursday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Peterson...
Eugene Kehoe (01/26/15)
Services for Eugene Kehoe, 84, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 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...