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Obituaries

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...
Kenneth Erickson (06/24/16)
Kenneth A. Erickson, 75, of Rosemount, Minnesota, formerly of Spencer, passed away suddenly on Jan. 19, 2016. He is proceeded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia; his parents, Thor and Elsie Erickson; and his grandson, Jade Kenneth Holm...
Marilyn Schimmer (06/24/16)
Services for Marilyn Schimmer, 81, of Sutherland, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. June 28, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning at 3 p.m June 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the family present from 5:30-7:30 p.m...
Kenneth Erickson (06/23/16)
Kenneth A. Erickson, 75, of Rosemount, Minnesota, formerly of Spencer, passed away suddenly on Jan. 19, 2016. He is proceeded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia; his parents, Thor and Elsie Erickson; and his grandson, Jade Kenneth Holm...
Harvey Tielbur (06/20/16)
Funeral services for Harvey Tielbur, 81, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer...
Kent Reskie (06/17/16)
Kent Lynn Reskie, the son of Charles Burdette and Darleen (Olson) Reskie was born Nov. 29, 1956, in Storm Lake. His childhood years were spent in Marathon where he received his education, graduating in 1975. Kent worked at Great Lakes Concrete in Spencer. He loved to take off riding his Harley, the outdoors, and working outside...
Karen Nellis (06/17/16)
Funeral services for Karen Fay "Grandma" Nellis, 73, of Hartley, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016, at United Methodist Church of Hartley. Rev. Steven Campbell will officiate the service. Visitation was conducted beginning at 5 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Hartley with the family present from 5-7 p.m...
Paul Zadow (06/16/16)
Paul Dean Zadow, 85, of Lone Tree, formerly of Jefferson, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Alta on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Immediately following the memorial services, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the church. ...
Kent Reskie (06/16/16)
Kent Lynn Reskie, the son of Charles Burdette and Darleen (Olson) Reskie was born Nov. 29, 1956, in Storm Lake. His childhood years were spent in Marathon, Iowa where he received his education, graduating in 1975. Kent worked at Great Lakes Concrete in Spencer. He loved to take off riding his Harley, the outdoors, and working outside...
Kris Van Berkum (06/15/16)
Funeral services for Kris Van Berkum, 57, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenburg will officiate the service. Visitation was conducted from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday with the family present at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer...
Judith Lewis (06/15/16)
Funeral services for Judith Lewis, 73, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Warner Funeral Home of Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation took place Wednesday at 6 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Julie Kroska (06/15/16)
Julie DeMuth DeWitt Kroska was born on April 2, 1959, and went to be with our Lord on May 30, 2016. Julie fought a hard battle with cancer and passed away at William Childs Hospice Care Center in Palm Bay, Florida, with her son holding her hand. Prior to moving to Florida, she lived in Spencer and Omaha, Nebraska. ...
Nell Dykshoorn (06/13/16)
Funeral services for Pieternelle "Nell" Bessie Dykshoorn, 87, of Spencer, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2016, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Jay Van Gelder officiated the service. Visitation was conducted from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Aaron Joseph DeYoung (06/13/16)
The name, "Aaron Joseph DeYoung," will forever bring smiles to the faces of those who knew him. And probably a few laughs as well. Known for his bushy red hair and big ears, Aaron will be remembered for his unequaled sense of humor, his love for his family and fiance, his passion for theatre, and the lasting impressions he left on those who knew him...
Maurice Broadie (06/08/16)
Funeral services for Maurice Roy Broadie, 87, of Superior, were conducted Monday, June 6, 2016, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Rev. Barry Nehls officiated the service. Interment was conducted at East Side Cemetery in Estherville. Military rites were conducted by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion 91 of Estherville...
Larry Anderson (06/08/16)
Funeral services for Larry Lynn Anderson, 78, of Spencer, formerly of Marathon, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Marathon Community Center. Rev. Alan Dean will officiate the service. Burial will be conducted at Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon...

Funeral Notices
Estelle Handy (07/01/16)
Funeral services for Estelle Handy, 82, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Grace United Methodist Church of Spencer. Rev. Paul Frederiksen will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...