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Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
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Obituaries

Shirley Ludwig (12/15/14)
Memorial services for Shirley Ludwig, 80, of Spencer, formerly of Laurens, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Laurens Methodist Church in Laurens. Rev. Tom Van Tassell and Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the service at the church...
Marilyn Hemme (12/15/14)
Services for Marilyn Hemme, 73, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning at noon Tuesday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Geraldine Griffiths (12/15/14)
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Spencer. Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 5-7 p.m. at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery in Spirit Lake. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gerry Griffiths Memorial Fund at First Christian Church, 701 East 18th St. Spencer, IA 51301...
Leland Chamberlain (12/11/14)
Funeral services for Leland Chamberlain, 97, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Jan Whiteman will officiate the service. Visitation with the family present will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Clifford Hartmann (12/10/14)
Funeral services for Clifford Hartmann, 91, of Spencer, formerly of Everly, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Rev. Dan Taylor will officiate the service. Visitation with the family present will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. Friday at Warner Funeral Home in Everly...
Dorothy Rettey (12/10/14)
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Bethlehem Lutheran in St. Cloud for Dorothy M. Rettey, 86, of St. Cloud, who passed away on Friday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Janine Olson will officiate and burial will be in the North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church...
LaVon Lehmann (12/10/14)
LaVon Lehmann, age 83, of Storm Lake, Iowa died Dec. 7, 2014 at North Lake Manor in Storm Lake. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial took place at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Margaret Nelson (12/10/14)
Margaret Fern "Peg" Nelson, the daughter of Foster and Sarah Mae (DeGroff) Reed, was born May 5, 1918 in Ruthven, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Ruthven, where she received her education. She later attended three years at Drake University studying to be a clinical nutritionist...
Lowell Wirtz (12/08/14)
Funeral services for Lowell Wirtz, 94, of Boone, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Boone County. Interment will be in the St. Paul's Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Schroeder Funeral Home in Boone...
Mike Smith (12/08/14)
Mike Smith, 36, of George, Iowa, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at his home near George after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George with Rev. Dale Lint officiating...
Joseph Johnson (12/08/14)
Funeral services for Joseph Johnson, 59, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at Sacred Heart Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Monday at Warner Funeral Home with the family present from 4-7 p.m...
Ramona Hanson (12/08/14)
Ramona Hanson, 92, of Ruthven died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Ruthven Community Care Center. Visitation was held Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven...
Eleanor Phelps (12/04/14)
Funeral services for Eleanor Phelps, 83, of Royal, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Royal. Rev. Francis Makwinja will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. and a Catholic Vigil Service at 5 p.m. at the St. Louis Catholic Church...
Dean Seibel (12/03/14)
Funeral services for Dean Seibel, 93, of Spencer, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes officiated the service. Burial was conducted at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made out to First Christian Church of Spencer, to be directed to the Ava Seibel Camp Scholarship Fund...
Karen Hyde (12/03/14)
Karen Kae Hyde, 76, of Albert City, passed away Nov. 30, 2014, at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Albert City after losing her struggle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Burial will be in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City...
Paul Gregory Steffen (12/01/14)
Paul Gregory Steffen passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Nov. 21, 2014, in Keystone, Iowa. He was 93. Born in Halliday, North Dakota, on Aug. 20, 1921, Paul was raised on his father's farm and graduated from the local high school in 1939...
Fred Short (12/01/14)
Fred Short, 86, of Audubon, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Audubon County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Fred was born in Spencer on Feb. 23, 1928, to Leland and Winifred (Gay) Short. He had two brothers, Larry Miller and Robert Short, and a sister, Margaret (Short) Stacy. On Dec. 17, 1950, he was united in marriage to Jonquil "Joni" (Mitcheltree) Short at First Congregational Church in Spencer...
William Peterson (12/01/14)
Private services for William Peterson, 94, of Long Prairie, Minnesota, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted by Rev. Tonna Parsons. Visitation with the family will be conducted from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be conducted at Riverside Cemetery...
Marie Miller (12/01/14)
Graveside services for Marie Miller, 99, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Rev. Alan Dean will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the services at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Lawrence Evans (11/28/14)
Funeral services for Lawrence Evans, 98, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges will officiate the service. Burial will be conducted by Glen Pedersen Post No. 1 of Spencer at the church following the funeral services with interment at Riverside Cemetery...
Lucille Hansen (11/24/14)
Services for Mrs. Lucille Hansen, 85 of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. A public gathering will be conducted from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday with the family present at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Alvin DeWall (11/24/14)
Funeral services for Mr. Alvin DeWall, 86 of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at First Christian Church in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the services at First Christian Church in Spencer...
Kathie Skelton (11/21/14)
Kathlyn Skelton died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at the Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids, Iowa at the age of 91. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial will follow in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements...
William Harvey (11/20/14)
Funeral services for William Daniel Harvey, 90, of St. Peter, Minnesota, formerly of Ayrshire, Iowa, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. Roger Linnan will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted from 4-8 p.m. Monday with the family present at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Betty Jones (11/20/14)
Betty F. Jones, 92, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at ManorCare Utica Ridge Health Services in Davenport due to complications with Parkinson's disease. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City, with Rev. Anita Bane officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City. Memorials may be made to the discretion of the family...