Obituaries from June 2010
Raymond D. Pullen
Memorial services for Raymond D. Pullen, 84, of Miami, Fla., and formerly of Spencer, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Margaret M. Gerdeman
Gravideside services for Margaret Marian (Rude) Gerdeman will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at the Jordan Township Cemetery, Monona County, Iowa. Mrs. Gerdeman, 90, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Winterset Care Center North in Winterset, Iowa, where she had resided since 2005...
Vernon Lee Ensley Jr.
Vernon Lee Ensley, Jr. was born Sept. 25, 1932, at Glidden, Iowa, the son of Vernon Ensley, Sr. and Hazel (Smith) Ensley. The Ensley's moved to Emmetsburg when Vern was an infant, and he attended Emmetsburg Community Schools. After his education, Vern enlisted in the United States Army serving from April 1953 to March 1955. He attained the rank of Corporal and earned the National Defense, Army Occupational and Good Conduct Medals while serving in Germany...
Funeral services for Lillian Fishburn, 88, of Spencer, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Scott Meier will officiate. Burial will be in Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly. Mrs. Fishburn passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer...
Pauline LaVonne 'Bonnie' Juhl
Funeral services for Bonnie Juhl, 83, of Spencer, and formerly of Emmetsburg, were held Wednesday at the Holy Family Parish Center in Emmetsburg. Burial was in North St. John's Cemetery near Cylinder. Pauline LaVonne "Bonnie" Juhl was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Graettinger, the daughter of Roy and Josephine (O'Neil) Sloniker. She attended Graettinger schools, graduating in 1944...
Memorial services for Mrs. June Goettsche, 87 of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 21, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation will be before the service at the church. Interment will take place in North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. A private family burial will take place before the services...
Thomas Paul Selzer
Thomas Paul Selzer, 55, of Honolulu, died April 18, 2010, in a scuba diving accident in Honolulu. Tom was born July 28, 1954, in Spencer to George and Donna Selzer. After high school, he joined the Marines and was stationed in Hawaii, serving in the drum and bugle corps. He loved the state and remained there working in the painting business. He was employed by Sound Building Systems Hawaii at the time of his death...
Gloria J. Nava
Services for Gloria J. Nava, 61, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 18, at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven. Gloria managed the Casey's store in Spencer for many years and was then transferred to the Mason City Casey's where she was manager for 20 years...
Adele Mohr, 86, of Brainerd, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2010, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Adele was born on July 8, 1923 in La Mars, Iowa. Adele was a person who was very dear to many to us. Many appreciated her wit and sense of humor. ...
Ellen Minnette, 95, of Little Falls, Minn., died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls. A memorial mass was held Thursday, June 3, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial took place in Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Bowlus, Minn...
Shawn P. White
Shawn Peter White passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2010, after a courageous battle against myelodysplastic syndrome -- pre-leukemia at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Surrounded by his family, he peacefully made his way to the arms of the Lord. Shawn is survived by his three children; Robert, Sarah and Andrew -- all of Polk City; Lois White, the mother of his children of Polk City; his parents, Robert and Marilyn White of Peterson; his siblings, Charles "Chuck" White of Spencer, Kevin (Diane) White of Peterson, Kathleen "Katie" (Bruce) Baumgarn of Madrid and Kara (Steve) Drew of Egan, S.D.; along with aunts, uncles, several nieces and nephews and many friends.. ...
Marguerite Eloise Myers
Funeral services for Marguerite E. Myers, wife of Jim Myers, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. Interment and luncheon to follow. Marguerite Eloise Myers, daughter of Colby Benjamin and Daisy Albertina Lowe, was born on April 20, 1921, on a farm near Mallard, Iowa. At age 17 her family moved to Emmetsburg...
Donovan Eugene Wilcox
Services for Mr. Donavan Eugene Wilcox, 85, were held Wednesday, June 2, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber officiated the service. Interment took place in Riverside Cemetery of Spencer. Mr. Wilcox passed away at Spencer Hospital on Saturday, May 29, 2010...