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Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Obituaries

Maxine Thompson (07/01/15)
Services for Maxine Thompson, 92, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, at First English Lutheran in Spencer. Rev. David Simonson will officiate the service. Visitation was conducted on Wednesday evening, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Roy Newcomb Jr. (07/01/15)
Services for Roy Newcomb Jr., 85, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. John Syvertson will officiate the service. Visitation with the family was conducted on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be conducted at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer...
Leland Brown (06/29/15)
A celebration of life for Leland Brown, 80, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at DaySpring Assembly of God in Spencer. Rev. Kevin Grimes will officiate the service. There will be no visitation. A private family burial will be conducted at a later date...
Dale Hollander (06/29/15)
Dale P. Hollander, 61, of Ames, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at his home. Memorial services were held at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 1517 Northwestern Ave, in Ames, on Monday, June 29, at 2 p.m. Dale Peter Hollander was born on May 23, 1954, to Amos and Betty Nielson Hollander in Hartley. ...
Mary Gehrett (06/29/15)
Mary Lynn Mossengren Gehrett passed away on June 24, 2015, ending her courageous fight with cancer. She was born on April 16, 1940, to parents Gertrude Francis and Richard Lester Mossengren. She grew up on a farm near Webb and participated in 4-H club under her mother's teaching. She also played basketball and graduated as valedictorian of her class from Webb High School...
Robert Ekberg (06/26/15)
Services for Robert Ekberg, 62, of Royal, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal...
Bicyclist identified in Tuesday night fatality (06/25/15)
SPIRIT LAKE -- Iryna Shevchuk, of Arnolds Park, has been identified by the Iowa State Patrol as the bicyclist killed Tuesday, June 23, along Highway 71. Shevchuk was riding her bicycle with another cyclist just south of 165th Street in Spirit Lake shortly before midnight. ...
Ruth Kunzmann (06/25/15)
Services for Ruth Kunzmann, 86, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. John Syvertson will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. today, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Angela Lawson (06/25/15)
Services for Angela Lawson, 40, of Greenville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted at the church beginning 4 p.m. today, with the family present from 6-8 p.m...
Donald Stone (06/22/15)
Donald L. Stone, 73, of Arthur, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015, at his residence in Arthur, Iowa. Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Christensen -- Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove. The Rev. Mr. Mark Comer officiated. ...
Vivian Hart (06/22/15)
Vivian E. Hart, 96, of Spencer, formerly of Correctionville, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Northshire Care Center in Spencer. Vivian was born on Sept. 21, 1918, in Graceville, Minnesota, to Edward and Florence Robinson. She moved with her family to Correctionville in 1931. Vivian graduated from Correctionville High School and Virginia Jr. College in Virginia, Minnesota...
Katie Anderson (06/18/15)
Services for Katie Anderson, 31, of Fairfield, California, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenburg and Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer...
Katie Anderson (06/17/15)
Services in Spencer are pending for Katie Grave-Anderson, 31, of Fairfield, California, formerly of Spencer, who passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015, in an accident in Fairfield, California. A memorial service was held in Fairfield, California, on Thursday, June 11...
Anna Somers (06/16/15)
Services for Anna Somers, 95, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Kathleen Maureen Hedge (06/12/15)
Kathleen Hedge passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 in Greenville, Texas. Kathleen graduated from Spencer High School in 1958, The University of South Dakota in 1961, and Yale University with a Masters Degree in Nursing in 1963. She spent most of her adult life in New York City teaching at The Hunter College for Women and New York University. ...
Clinton Stough (06/11/15)
Memorial services for Clinton Stough, 83, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, June 15, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will be conducted beginning 6 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home...
James Shatto (06/10/15)
A celebration of life will be held June 27 at 1 p.m. at Fostoria City Hall for 74-year-old James LeRoy Shatto. Son of Roy Shatto and Leona Graen Shatto, Jim was born July 14, 1940, in Hartley. Jim passed away May 7, 2015, at Mayo Clinic St. Mary's due to complications from diabetes and heart disease. Friends and family are invited to gather and share memories...
Leonard G. Baxter (06/10/15)
Leonard G. Baxter died peacefully on June 3, 2015, in Salt Lake City at the age of 71. He was born Oct. 22, 1943, the son of Leonard F. and Florence Muckey Baxter. Leonard grew up primarily in Moneta graduating from Everly High School. He was in the Air Force from 1962-66 serving in Vietnam. ...
Fredric Sauter (06/10/15)
Fredric "Fred" J. Sauter, 76, passed away from the love of family and friends on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames after losing his five-year battle with cancer. In agreement with his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. The family will greet friends at a memorial gathering to celebrate Fred's life from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the Tiger Bowl in Madrid. Food and beverages will be served for family and friends. A private burial of the urn will be held...
Alyce Nielsen (06/10/15)
A memorial service for Alyce Nielson, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Storm Lake, will be held Friday, June 12, at 3:30 p.m. at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home...
William Brott (06/10/15)
Services for William Brott, 89, of Ruthven, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges and Rev. Brad Wallace will officiate the service. Visitation was conducted Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Fredric Sauter (06/08/15)
Fredric "Fred" J. Sauter, 76, passed away from the love of family and friends on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames after losing his five-year battle with cancer. In agreement with his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. The family will greet friends at a memorial gathering to celebrate Fred's life from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the Tiger Bowl in Madrid. Food and beverages will be served for family and friends. A private burial of the urn will be held...
Dennis Kasperbauer (06/08/15)
Mass of Christian burial for Dennis Kasperbauer, 62, of Wahpeton, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in rural Milford. Visitation will begin today, after 5 p.m. ...
Arnold White (06/04/15)
Services for Arnold White, 82, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. A public gathering with the family present will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Friday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer...

Funeral Notices
Rosalie and Ed Davis (07/01/15)
A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, July 4, for Rosalie Combs Davis and her husband Ed Davis. Rosalie passed away on Jan. 8, 2015, and Ed passed away on Dec. 11, 2014, in Escondido, California. Visitation will be at 2:30 p.m. at First United Church in Sioux Rapids. A service and interment will follow. A time of fellowship will be held at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Sioux Rapids...