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Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
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Obituaries

Imelda Roth (02/27/15)
Services for Millie Roth, 95, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 3 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 3-6 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Karen Hine (02/27/15)
Karen L. Vogt Hine, of Naples, Florida, passed away Feb. 4, 2015, at the Naples Hospital from Cancer. Karen was born July 24, 1949, in Storm Lake, Iowa, the daughter of Oliver and Louise (Steffens) Vogt. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. ...
Lois Michelson (02/27/15)
Services for Lois Michelson, 97, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at First Christian Church in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2-3 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
LaVern Johanson (02/26/15)
Services for LaVern Johanson, 81, of Peterson, will be conducted privately at a later date. Johanson passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland. LaVern John Johanson, the son of John Gaylord and Gertrude Ellen (Johansen) Johanson, was born Dec. ...
Letitia Shafer (02/25/15)
A graveside service for Letitia Jean (Hargrave) Shafer will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Dickens Cemetery in Dickens. Visitation will be conducted beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer Memorials may be given to the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, Nebraska...
Betty Reed (02/24/15)
Services for Betty Reed, 92, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven. Rev. Alan Dean will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Reed passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Ruthven Community Care Center...
Merle Yager (02/24/15)
Services for Merle Yager, 86, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper and Rev. John Syvertsen will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home...
Gary Tunink (02/19/15)
Gary Herman Tunink, the son of Bernard and Irma (Stangel) Tunink, was born on Oct. 31, 1944, in Templeton, Iowa. He grew up in the Glidden area and graduated from Glidden High School in 1962. Gary married Betty Jane Florke on Feb. 27, 1965, in Carroll, Iowa. ...
Gerald Koenig (02/19/15)
Gerald Walter Koenig, the son of William Paul and Ingrey Marie (Jensen) Koenig, was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Blair, Nebraska. He moved to Gillette Grove, Iowa, at the age of 14. He met and married Janet Margaret O'Hearn. He helped on the farm until he joined the Army and served in the Korean War...
Alice Hoberg (02/18/15)
Services for Alice Hoburg, 93, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Tom Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Larry Ray (02/18/15)
A funeral service for Larry Ray, 75, of Spencer, will be held Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Burial will be at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery in Spirit Lake. Larry D. Ray was born July 4, 1939, in Anita, Iowa, to Dell and Adair (Walker) Ray. He graduated from Anita High School and attended Tarkio College...
David Killmer (02/16/15)
Services for David Killmer, 67, of Everly, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Warner Funeral Home in Everly. Rev. Greg Jorgensen will officiate the service. Visitation was conducted beginning 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Everly...
Larry Johnson (02/13/15)
Larry Allan Johnson, 76, of Spencer, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 11, 2015, in the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Larry was born on Aug. 24, 1938, at Bigelow, Nobles County, Minnesota to Vernon and Jessie (Engelkes) Johnson. He attended Bigelow grade school and graduated from Worthington High School in 1956. ...
Brigitte Ryker (02/11/15)
Brigitte Ryker, 75, of Faribault, Minnesota, and formerly of Spencer, died on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.
Private services will be held at a later date in Spencer.
Brigitte Mina Marie was born on July 25, 1939, in Guntenberg, East Germany to her parents, Otto and Ida (Pleshevski) Teske. She married James Ryker on May 13, 1977, in Davenport. Brigitte enjoyed knitting, crocheting and especially spending time with her grandchildren...
Arlene Gates (02/10/15)
Arlene L. Gates of Denison, Iowa died Jan. 24, 2015, at the Denison Care Center in Denison, Iowa. At the time of her death she was blessed with 86 years, eight months and five days. Arlene was born at Fedora, South Dakota, May 20, 1928, the daughter of Lloyd and Edith Thompson Gates...
Wyman Steffen (02/10/15)
Services for Wyman Steffen, 88, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer...
Grover Reiser (02/10/15)
Services for Grover Reiser, 67, of Everly, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Warner Funeral Home in Everly. Rev. Ken Glaser will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Everly...
Rick Jackson (02/10/15)
Service for Mr. Rick Jackson, 54, of Terril, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Jan Whiteman will officiate the service. Visitation was conducted Monday, with the family present between 5-8 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer...
Marjorie Cornwall (02/10/15)
Marjorie Warner Cornwall, 85, was born Oct. 5, 1929, in Minneapolis to Milton and Ethel Lund Warner. She passed away on Feb. 6, 2015, after a brief stay at Mercy Hospice House in Johnston, Iowa, surrounded by the love of many of her family members. Marjorie attended early school in Mankato, Minnesota, and graduated from Spencer High School in Spencer, Iowa, in 1947. ...
Francis Fairchild (02/06/15)
Services for Francis Jared Fairchild will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at First United Church in Sioux Rapids. Rev. Curt Batschelet will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 9:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Church in Sioux Rapids...
Arlene Galbraith (02/05/15)
Visitation with the family present for Arlene Galbraith, 86, of Dickens, will be conducted beginning 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. A service will be conducted following the visitation at Warner Chapel. Burial will be conducted at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer...
Tom Otis (02/04/15)
A public gathering for Tom Otis, 86, of Spencer, will be conducted beginning 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Spencer Golf and Country Club in Spencer. Otis passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Tommy Ray Otis was born in Forest City in 1928 to G. ...
William Cook (02/04/15)
Services for William "Bill" Cook, 87, of Northfield, Minnesota, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. John Syvertson will officiate the service. Visitation with the family present will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home...
Rosalie Combs Davis (02/02/15)
After a long and fulfilling life, Rosalie Combs Davis passed away peacefully on Jan. 8, 2015, in Escondido, California. She was born on July 4, 1930, to Colonel and Carrie Combs. She grew up and completed high school in Sioux Rapids. In 1948, she married Donald Carlson and raised five children on a farm near Webb. In addition to raising her children, she helped with the farm work and was the bookkeeper for the family business, Carlson Bros. Gravel...
Lefi Newell (01/30/15)
Lefi Newell, a resident of St. Cloud, Florida, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, to her forever home in heaven. She had a strong faith, loved Jesus, and attended Cornerstone Family Church prior to her illness. She was born to Olga and Angelo Joseph in Korce, Albania, on Sept. ...