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Obituaries from July 2009

Sally Warne (07/31/09)
Sally Warne, 92, of Storm Lake, passed away July 27, 2009, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 30, 2009, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial took place at the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids...
Ronald E. Barrett (07/30/09)
Ronald E. Barrett, 79, of Sioux Rapids, formerly of the Iowa Great Lakes area and Indianapolis, Ind., passed away Saturday, July 18, 2009, at St. Lukes Lutheran Home in Spencer. A private family celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids...
Audrey Anderson (07/28/09)
Funeral services for Ms. Audrey Anderson, 71, of Spencer were held Monday, July 27, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Scott Meier officiated the service. Interment took place in Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven. Ms. Anderson passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer...
Mary Elizabeth Graham (07/28/09)
Services for Miss Mary Elizabeth Graham, 79, of Spencer were held Monday, July 27, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer. Rev. Dale L. Hodges officiated the service. Miss Graham passed away Friday, July 24, 2009, at Spencer Hospital. Mary Elizabeth Graham, the daughter of Irwin and Lola Sprout Graham, was born June 14, 1930, in Terril. ...
David L. Gossman (07/28/09)
David L. Gossman, 68, of Spirit Lake, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, at the Schuchert Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, at the Schuchert Funeral Home...
Yvonne M. Rohlfsen (07/28/09)
Yvonne M. Rohlfsen, 71, of Milford, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Union Memorial Church in Milford. Yvonne M. Rohlfsen was born on Jan. 15, 1938, in Washington, D.C., to Wallace and Arline (Rolston) English...
Milton Christensen (07/25/09)
Funeral services for Mr. Milton Christensen, 87, of Royal, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Craig Christensen will officiate the service. Visitation will begin after 11 a.m., Friday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Spencer...
Clyde Thalen Johnson (07/25/09)
Memorial services for Clyde Thalen Johnson, 82, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Dr. Bruce Buller will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Evon Loontjer (07/24/09)
Services for Mrs. Evon "Cookie" Loontjer, 66, of Spencer, formerly of Milford, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, at New Life Worship Center in Spencer. Rev. Tracy Bough will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 5-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Robert 'Bob' Blighton (07/24/09)
Robert "Bob" Blighton, 62, passed away Monday, July 20, 2009, in Suffield, Conn. The Blighton family will receive relatives and friends at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels 43 Shaker Rd. Enfield from 4-7 p.m. Friday July 24, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday July 25, 2009 in The First Church of Christ Congregational, 81 High St. Suffield...
David Walsh (07/21/09)
Funeral services for Mr. David Walsh, 50, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Webb, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Webb. Rev. Don Andrews will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at noon until the time of the service on Wednesday...
Betty Ann Vaughn (07/21/09)
Betty Ann Vaughn, 86, passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, after a long illness. A memorial service will be held at Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 East Gorham Street, Madison, Wis., in late August. Details regarding the memorial service will be determined at a later date...
Virginia S. Phelps (07/18/09)
Virginia S. Phelps, 97, of Spirit Lake, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2009, at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer. Virginia was born on April 9, 1912, in Estherville, to George W. And Emma V. (Thoreson) Shadle. Virginia graduated from Estherville High School in 1929, and then went on to further her education, graduating from the University of Iowa in 1933. She was united in marriage to Paul B. Phelps on May 18, 1937, in Estherville. Paul passed away on May 8, 1971...
Charlotte Woolery (07/18/09)
Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Woolery, 82 of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2009 at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6- 8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Marcia Dawn Gallegos (07/17/09)
There will be no scheduled services for Maria Dawn Gallegos who passed away July 7, 2009 at her home in Camarillo, Calif. Marcia Dawn Gallegos was born in Spencer, to Richard and Margie Burgeson. She attended school in Sutherland, and graduated from high school in Cherokee, in 1975 and N.E. ...
Michael Walker (07/16/09)
Joanne B. Lehr (07/16/09)
Joanne B. Lehr, 81, of Sioux Rapids, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center at Sioux City. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at the First United Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial will be at a later date...
Arnold Booth (07/14/09)
Arnold Booth, 89, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, and formerly of Spencer, passed away July 9, 2009, at his home in Texas. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. The Rev. Tom Van Tassell will officiate the 2 p.m. service...
Opal Lucille Henkel Frerichs (07/14/09)
Opal Lucille Henkel Frerichs, 77, of Spencer Opal passed away on July 9, 2009 at the Palo Alto Hospital in Emmetsburg. Graveside services were held Monday, July 13, 2009, at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Opal Lucille Henkel Frerichs, was born Nov. 30, 1931, to Ralph and Margaret Henkel in Spencer. ...
Harold Yungbluth Sr. (07/14/09)
Harold Yungbluth Sr., 89, of Royal, passed away Friday, July 10, 2009, at Ruthven Care Center in Ruthven. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 16, 2009, at United Methodist Church in Royal. Rev. Jo Frahm Watkins will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial service and lunch will be served following the service. Inurnment will be at North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Spencer...
Margene Twilla Schoning (07/11/09)
Margene Twilla Schoning, 86, of Ruthven, passed away July 8, 2009, at the Ruthven Senior Villa Apartments. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 13, 2009, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Pastor Diana M. Pollard will officiate the service. Burial will at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer...
Nancy Townsend (07/09/09)
Nancy Townsend, 73, of Mitchell, S.D. passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene with burial at the American Legion Cemetery. Nancy Townsend, daughter of Hans and Caroline (Taft) Petersen, was born Dec. ...
Phyllis Sheridan (07/09/09)
Memorial services for Phyllis Sheridan, 92, of Webb, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Liberty Cemetery in Greenville. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will take place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, prior to the graveside service...
Arlene V. Heine (07/09/09)
Arlene V. Heine, 87, passed away July 5, 2009, at Hilltop Care Center, in Spirit Lake. At her request she was cremated and graveside services will be conducted at a later date in Waterloo. She was born Oct. 17, 1921, on a farm in Clay County near Spencer, to Emma (Gross) Maurer and Albert F. ...
Kathleen Hanna Ruesch (07/07/09)
Graveside services for Kathleen Hanna Ruesch, 85, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven. Mrs. Ruesch passed away in West Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 25, 2008, at the age of 85. Kathleen was born on March 16, 1923 in Ruthven, the fourth daughter of Roy R. and Iola Scott Hanna. She was raised in Ruthven and graduated from Ruthven Public School in 1941. She had been a California resident for over 65 years...
Amanda Renée (Knight) Schany (07/07/09)
Amanda Renée (Knight) Schany, 24, of Coralville passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, at Hospice of Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, with her family by her side. A gathering time to remember Amanda's life will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City...
Aleda Stief (07/07/09)
Aleda Stief, 96, of Aurelia, Iowa, and formerly of Storm Lake, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at the Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center in Aurelia. Funeral services were held Monday, July 6, 2009, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Interment took place at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake...
Bruce Merrill (07/03/09)
Visitation for Mr. Bruce Merrill, 56, of Greenville, will be held from 3-5 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Luncheon will be served at Grace United Methodist Church Monday during the visitation. Mr. Merrill passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Spencer Hospital...
Joyce Posthumus (07/03/09)
Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Posthumus, 77, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2009, at Grace United Methodist Church of Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg and Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Donald Veitch (07/03/09)
Funeral services for Mr. Donald Veitch, 91, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009 at First Christian Church of Spencer. Rev. Ddan Mayes will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Chapel at Spencer...
Joanne Margaret (Dirksen) Schroeder (07/02/09)
Joanne Margaret (Dirksen) Schroeder, 70, passed away Monday, June 29, 2009, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville. Joanne, the daughter of Ole and Evelyn (Pekarek) Dirksen was born on Aug. 8, 1938 in Albert City. The family moved to Spencer in 1939. Joanne attended Lincoln grade school and graduated from Spencer High School in 1956...