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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Obituaries
Frances Ellefson (07/22/16)
Frances Marie Ellefson was born in Spencer, Iowa, to Arthur and Isabell Jorgensen on March 29, 1936, also her mother's birthday. She grew up on a farm near Gillett Grove, Iowa, where she attended public school, later graduating from high school in Gillett Grove. ...
Robert 'Bob' Glidden (07/21/16)
Robert "Bob" Glidden, 78, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Wednesday July 20, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota. Celebration of Bob Glidden's Life will be 2 p.m. Sunday July 24, 2016, at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, Iowa, with Rev. Scott A. Kozisek of St. Paul Lutheran Church, of Garner, Iowa, officiating...
Shirley Gifford (07/18/16)
Funeral services for Shirley Maxine Gifford, 92, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenburg will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer...
Maurene Ogburn (07/15/16)
Memorial services for Maurene Rae Ogburn, 72, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 2-4 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
David Huntley (07/15/16)
David Alan Huntley went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 11, 2016, after a long illness at the Davis Hospice Center, of Cheyenne, Wyoming. David was the first blessing to arrive for his parents, Larry and Sharon Huntley, on May 24, 1958, in Storm Lake, Iowa. ...
Harry Tuttle (07/14/16)
Services for Harry Tuttle, 74, of Spencer, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016, on board the Queen II at Arnolds Park. Rev. Russell Muilenburg will officiate the service. The family would like to invite family and friends to join them on a complimentary memorial cruise on the Queen II on West Lake Okoboji...
Sheila Winther (07/11/16)
A celebration of life will be conducted for Sheila R. Winther, 72, of Spencer, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the celebration. Visitation will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church...
Michael Tielbur (07/07/16)
Michael F. Tielbur, 58, of Early, formerly of Spencer, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016. Mike was born June 18, 1958, to Frank and Shirley Tielbur in Spencer, Iowa. He attended Spencer schools graduating in 1976. Following his graduation, Mike enlisted into the United States Navy. After his honorable discharge he was united in marriage to Barbara Wefel in 1982. Mike and Barb had two sons, Nick and Matt...
Dale Fales (07/07/16)
Dale Frank Fales, 75, formerly of Webb, passed away Aug. 1, 2015, in Aurora, Colorado. Dale graduated in 1957 and served 20 years in the Navy and Air Force before a second career as a postal carrier for over 23 years. During his retirement, he enjoyed gambling at Blackhawk, doing sudoku, going to garage sales and gun shows, and collecting Craftsman tools...
Darrell McGranahan (07/04/16)
Darrell "Dean" McGranahan was born Feb. 14, 1927, to Leonard Merl and Evangeline (Holmgren) McGranahan in Ruthven, Iowa. His early years were spent on the farm east of Ruthven. He attended country schools and Ruthven Community High School, graduating in 1944. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army (at age 17) and served in Europe. On June 23, 1947, Dean married Leah Mae Roland in Jackson, Minnesota. Two children were born to this union -- LeAnn McGranahan and Allen McGranahan...
Dale Fales (07/04/16)
Dale Frank Fales, 75, formerly of Webb, passed away Aug. 1, 2015, in Aurora, Colorado. Dale graduated in 1957 and served 20 years in the Navy and Air Force before a second career as a postal carrier for over 23 years. During his retirement, he enjoyed gambling at Blackhawk, doing sudoku, going to garage sales and gun shows, and collecting Craftsman tools...
Craig Johnson (07/01/16)
Craig H. Johnson, 78, of Plymouth, Wisconsin, passed away on Nov. 25, 2015. Craig was born March 19, 1937, in Archer, Iowa, to Karl Wright Johnson and Gertie Rose (Eggers) Johnson. He grew up in Fostoria, Iowa; graduated from Spencer High School in 1955 and Buena Vista College in 1960...
Delores Chamberlain (07/01/16)
Funeral services for Delores Fare Chamberlain, 94, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Jan Whiteman will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer with family present from 5-7 p.m...
E. Virginia Simet (07/01/16)
E. Virginia Simet passed away on June 28, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Nodaway, Iowa, to Ray and Opal Garey. "Ginner" as she was affectionately known lived many years in Spencer, Iowa, where she enjoyed gardening, cooking and attending high school sports...
Roger Hill (07/01/16)
Funeral services for Roger Charles Hill, 85, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Sutherland, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Church of Christ in Sutherland. Rev. John Erickson will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the Church of Christ in Sutherland...
Kenneth Ebel (07/01/16)
Kenneth "Kenny" Lloyd Ebel, the son of Ernest and Betty (Dorman) Ebel, was born Feb. 20, 1961, in Spencer, Iowa. Kenny received his education and graduated from Spencer High School in 1979. He spent a majority of his adult life working in construction, specializing in concrete. Kenny lived in various places around the country, settling back in Spencer in 2009...
Matthew Carroll (07/01/16)
Funeral services for Matthew Clark Carroll, 54, of Wayzata, Minnesota, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday...
Sheryl Anderson (06/27/16)
Funeral services for Sheryl Lee Anderson, 75, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Marathon Community Center in Marathon. Rev. Alan Dean will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer with the family present from 4-8 p.m...
Gladys McMillin (06/27/16)
Funeral services for Gladys McMillin will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Kris Hackbart will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven...
Mary Larson (06/27/16)
Mary H. Larson, of Marion, died on June 26, 2016, at The Villages of Marion. There will be a celebration of Mary's life at 1 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel where friends may register after 12:30 p.m. on Friday. Inurnment will be at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery...
Jon Beck (06/27/16)
Private graveside services will be conducted at Rose Hill Cemetery in Greenville for Jon Stuart Beck. Rev. Curtis Batschelet will officiate the service. Jon, the son of Joseph and Lucille (Bolyard) Beck, was born on Jan. 7, 1950, in Spencer. He grew up in the Gillett Grove area, graduating from South Clay in 1968. He lived in the Greenville area where he farmed for many years...