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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
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Obituaries

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...
Jane Pearson (11/20/14)
On Sept. 20, 2014, Jane joined the love of her life, her husband, Bob, who passed from this world six weeks earlier to prepare a place for her in heaven. Jane Ann (Hoel) Pearson, of Loveland, Colorado, was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Clayton, Wisconsin, to parents Josephine (Fellrath) Hoel and WWI veteran Odin Hoel. ...
Nelda 'Nels' Paulson (11/19/14)
Private family services for Nelda "Nels" Paulson, 65 of Spencer, will be conducted at a later date. Nelda passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Nelda "Nels" Lee Paulson, the daughter of LeRoy and Verlet (Speckater) Herzberg was born April 16, 1949 in Storm Lake, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in the Storm Lake area where she attended school...
Lorraine Yager (11/19/14)
Funeral services for Lorraine Yager, 88, of Spencer, were conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper officiated the service. Visitation was one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial was conducted at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Dollene 'Dolly' Kinnetz (11/19/14)
Funeral services for Dollene "Dolly" Kay Kinnetz, 64, of Hartley, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church...
Keith Haroldson (11/17/14)
Keith D. Haroldson, formerly of Linn Grove, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2014, at his home in Des Moines. Keith Douglas Haroldson, the son of Curtis and Phyllis (Scott) Haroldson, was born July 7, 1955, in Storm Lake. He was baptized at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove. ...
Garold Becker (11/17/14)
Graveside Services for Garold Becker, 82, of Spencer, formerly of Boone, will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Bluff Creek Cemetery, in Boone County. Visitation with the family will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday prior to the graveside service at Schroeder Funeral Home in Boone. Memorials are suggested to the family...
Inez Peters (11/14/14)
Funeral services for Inez Peters, 92, of Hartley, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Rev. Jeff Filkins will officiate the service. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church...
Richard Siewert (11/13/14)
Funeral services for Richard Siewert, 88, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Revs. Tom and Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at the church...
Richard 'Curly' Morris (11/12/14)
Richard "Curly" Morris, age 81, of Alta, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at his residence of Alta. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Alta with the Rev. Jane B. Johnston officiating. Burial will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery of Alta. A visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, from 5-8 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta...
Ivan Thiessen (11/12/14)
Funeral services for Ivan Thiessen, 60, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Larry Niederhiser will officiate the service. Burial will be conducted at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Rosemary Kay Payne (11/10/14)
Rosemary Kay Payne, 60, of Des Moines, formerly of Ottumwa, passed away Nov. 4, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born Feb. 5, 1954, in Ottumwa to Phillip P. and Beulah J. Myers Payne. She was a 1972 graduate of Ottumwa High School, and earned a degree in culinary arts from Indian Hills Community College. ...
Ruth Wishmeyer (11/05/14)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Jeanette Wischmeyer, 94, of Spencer, formerly of Sioux Rapids, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. Pastor Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will take place Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 starting at noon at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Family will be present from 6-8 p.m...
Jim LeStrange (11/03/14)
Funeral services for Jim LeStrange, 73, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Kay Hooper will officiate the service. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the services at the funeral home...
Adam Eugene Umscheid (10/31/14)
Services were held on Oct. 28, 2014 for Adam Eugene Umscheid, 29, of Ramsey, Minnesota, at Washburn-McReavy funeral home in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Adam, the son of Anthony Umscheid formerly of Greenville, Iowa, and Joan and Scott Barron of Ramsey, Minnesota, was born June 8, 1985 in Spencer...
John Shaw (10/31/14)
Funeral services for John B. Shaw, 87, of Milford, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Union Memorial Church in Milford. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. John Benton Shaw, the son of Grace Margret Mammen and John G. Shaw, was born April 6, 1927 in Clarkfield, Minnesota. He graduated from Spencer High School and also received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University in 1951...
Ruth Boyd (10/30/14)
Graveside services for Ruth Boyd, 90, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Visitation will begin after noon Friday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...

Funeral Notices
Lawrence Evans (11/27/14)
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. Visitation will be conducted from 5-8 p.m. Friday with the family present at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...