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Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
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Obituaries

Linda O'Hara (08/28/15)
Memorial services for Linda Lou O'Hara, 68, of Spencer, will be conducted at a later date. Visitation will be conducted beginning 3 p.m. Monday, with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be conducted at a later date...
Marilyn Ruth McDaniel (08/27/15)
Marilyn Ruth McDaniel, 60, passed away on Aug. 23, 2015 after a courageous 3.5-year battle with ovarian cancer. Marilyn was born on May 4, 1955 in Sisseton, South Dakota to Mary and Darrell Wrolstad. She spent the majority of her youth in North Dakota with her parents; her sister, Janice; and her brother, Wayne...
Evelyn Rae Momsen (08/26/15)
Evelyn Rae Momsen passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 at Avera Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 83. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery at Okoboji, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. A Scripture Service will begin at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese...
George Schmidt (08/20/15)
A funeral service for George Schmidt, 94, of Milford and Spencer, was held Thursday, Aug. 20, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. George Joseph Schmidt was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Melrose, Minnesota, the son of Frank and Christine (Kraker) Schmidt. He was raised and educated in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School. He continued his education at the University Of Minnesota...
Wally Martwick (08/20/15)
Services for Wally Martwick, 82, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today, at First Congregational Church in Peterson. Rev. Steve DeGangi will officiate the service. Visitation was conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home in Peterson...
Susan Caskey (08/20/15)
Susan Kay (Knudtson) Caskey, 58, passed away from an aggressive cancer Aug. 10, 2015. Sue was born on April 30th, 1957, to Carol (Mann) and Norman Knudtson; She grew up on the family farm in Sioux Rapids with her brother, Jim and three sisters, Linda, Nancy and Jane. Sue resided in San Antonio, Texas, most of her life, near her daughter Katie and two granddaughters, brother Jim and family as well as beloved friends. In her final days Sue was...
Richard Tygret (08/19/15)
Richard "Mike" Tygret, 73, of Sac City, formerly of Ottumwa and Spencer, passed away at his home in Sac City on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Mike was born on Feb. 17, 1942, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to Richard Howard and Mary Isabell (Gibb) Tygret. He received his elementary education in Iowa at Albia and Ottumwa and graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1960. He continued his education at Parsons College in Fairfield...
Lorraine Siewert (08/17/15)
Services for Lorraine Siewert, 87, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Tom VanTassell will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning one hour prior to the services at the church...
Vivian Lavone Jespersen (08/17/15)
Services for Vivian Lavone Jespersen, 90, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service. Visitation was conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Charles Quist (08/14/15)
Services for Charles Quist, 97, of Hartley, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Rev. Brent Osborne will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, with the family present from 4-6 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Meryl Smith (08/13/15)
Services for Meryl Smith, 91, of Dickens, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. John Syvertson will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 5 p.m. today, with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Herbert Kracht (08/12/15)
Herbert E. Kracht, 88, of Peterson, passed away Aug. 9, 2015, in the Sunset Knoll Care & Rehab Center in Aurelia. Funeral services will be held today, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John's Church, rural Peterson. Rev. Don Andrews and Mr. David Orthmann will officiate. ...
William Knight (08/10/15)
William Harvey Knight, 88, of Greenville, passed away on Aug. 8, 2015, in Fresno, California. Graveside services will be held on Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. officiated by Rev. Bob Vaage at Evergreen Cemetary, where he will be laid to rest beside his late wife Mary...
Carolyn Dotson (08/10/15)
Services for Carolyn Dotson, 81, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Lee Laaveg will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Jean Jackson (08/06/15)
Services for Jean Ann Jackson, 76, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 3 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Roseann Barger (08/05/15)
Memorial services for Roseann Barger, 85, of Spencer, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Living Word Church in Spencer. Rev. Alan Dean will officiate the service. Barger passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer...
James Ryker (08/05/15)
James L. Ryker, 69, of Spencer, died on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at Central Health Care Inc., Le Center. Private services will be held at a later date in Spencer. James Lavern, the son of LeRoy and Rose (Galbraith) Ryker, was born on Feb. 8, 1946, in Spencer. He served in the United States Navy from 1964 to 1984, and was a Vietnam veteran. James married Brigitte Teske on May 13, 1977, in Davenport. She preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2015. He enjoyed taking care of his lawn...
Sandra Jo Quist Conover (08/03/15)
Services for Sandra Jo Quist Conover, 55, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. John Syvertson will officiate the service. Visitation was conducted beginning 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Dave Edmonds (08/03/15)
Services for Dave Edmonds, 62, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning 4 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 4-6 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer...