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Obituaries from October 2011

Richard Gray (10/29/11)
Funeral services for Richard Gray, 87, of Fostoria, formerly of Spencer, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 3-5 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. A vigil service will take place at 5 p.m...
Steven Pullen (10/28/11)
Funeral services for Steven Pullen, 61, of Sheldon, formerly of Spencer, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Ken Firstage will officiate the service. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the graveside service at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Ethel Clarken (10/28/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Clarken, 79, of Spencer, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Dr. Delbert Wieben (10/28/11)
Funeral services for Dr. Delbert Wieben, 74, of Everly, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Everly. Rev. Dr. Jo Frahm Watkins will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Everly...
Noreen Broadie (10/28/11)
Services for Noreen Broadie will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven. Burial will take place in Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven...
Richard Gray (10/28/11)
Funeral services for Richard Gray, 87, of Fostoria, formerly of Spencer, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 3-5 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. A vigil service will take place at 5 p.m...
Katherine May Hadenfeldt (10/27/11)
Services for Katherine May Hadenfeldt will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Rev. Jim Olsen will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Katherine May Hadenfeldt, the daughter of Maurice and Verna Rogers Pannell, was born May 1, 1933, in Estherville, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in the Spencer area where she attended school and graduated from Spencer High School...
Steven Pullen (10/27/11)
Funeral services for Steven Pullen, 61, of Sheldon, formerly of Spencer, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Ken Firstage will officiate the service. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the graveside service at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Dr. Delbert Wieben (10/27/11)
Funeral services for Dr. Delbert Wieben, 74, of Everly, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Everly. Rev. Dr. Jo Frahm Watkins will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Everly...
Norma Dykstra (10/27/11)
Funeral services for Norma Dykstra, 80, of Okoboji, will be Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service time at the church. Turner Jenness Funeral Home of Spirit Lake is in charge of arrangements...
Ethel Clarken (10/27/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Clarken, 79, of Spencer, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Raymond 'Grizz' Rinken (10/22/11)
Funeral services for Raymond "Grizz" Rinken, 59, of Spencer, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges will officiate the service. Burial will be at a later date. Raymond passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Spencer Hospital...
Robert Roti (10/21/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Roti, 89, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at First Christian Church in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. There will be a flag presentation at the church, presented by the American Legion-Glen Pedersen Post 1 of Spencer...
Kenneth Bress (10/20/11)
Memorial services for Mr. Kenneth Bress, 83, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service. Burial will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer at 1 a.m. Thursday, prior to the memorial service...
Dorothy Adams (10/20/11)
Memorial services for Dorothy Adams, 96, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Rosella Pixler (10/20/11)
Funeral services for Rosella Pixler, 96, of Spencer, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer, with interment at Northlawn Cemetery. Rosella Pixler was born Nov. 20, 1914, in Crofton, Neb., the daughter of Edward and Rose Feldhacker. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Pixler on May 2, 1934, in Menaminee, Neb.. Ken and Rosella moved to Spencer in 1935...
Shirley Jean Mills (10/20/11)
Shirley Jean Mills, the daughter of William and Dorothea Lane Etherington, was born June 27, 1939, in Algona, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in the Algona area where she graduated from Algona High School. Shirley married Robert Mills Jan. 31, 1979, in Greenville, Ia. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and bowling, but her biggest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She also loved puppies and was happy to take stray dogs into her home. Shirley was also a member of the Eagle's...
Gregory Alan Somers (10/20/11)
Gregory Alan Somers, 57, of Plano, Texas, passed away Sept. 19, 2011. He was born Aug. 27, 1954, in Spencer, Ia., to Marvin Somers and Shirley (Ward) Somers. Greg enjoyed spending time outdoors especially hunting and golf. Above all he loved spending time with the ones he loved, most importantly being "Papa" to his three grandchildren he loved with all his heart. ...
Robert Roti (10/20/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Roti, 89, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at First Christian Church in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. There will be a flag presentation at the church, presented by the American Legion-Glen Pedersen Post 1 of Spencer...
Jason Nellis and Melanie Nellis (10/20/11)
Joint memorial services for Jason Nellis and Melanie Nellis - both of Sanborn - will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland. Rev. LeRoy Riemer will officiate the service. There will be no viewing or visitation...
Albert Gerritsen (10/18/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Albert Gerritsen, 82, of Spencer, were held Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenburg officiated the service. Burial took place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mr. Gerritsen passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer...
Charles Gaylord Lewis (10/18/11)
Funeral services for Charles Gaylord Lewis will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Rev. John Davenport will officiate the service. Interment will take place in Silver Lake Cemetery in Ayrshire...
Dorothy Adams (10/18/11)
Memorial services for Dorothy Adams, 96, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Marian Clark (10/14/11)
Funeral services for Marian Clark will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Estherville. Rev. Lynn Elrod will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville...
Walter Dow Climer Sr. (10/14/11)
Walter Dow Climer Sr., 83, Mason City, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. A funeral service for Walter was held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at the Temple Baptist Church, 1211 S. Kentucky Ave., Mason City, with Pastor Ed Bard officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Hwy 18 West, Mason City with military graveside honors conducted by members of the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association...
Albert Gerritsen (10/14/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Albert Gerritsen, 82, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenburg will officiate the service. Visitation will take place Sunday, Oct. 16, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 2 p.m., with the family present from 4-6 p.m...
John Loudermilk (10/13/11)
Funeral services for Mr. John Loudermilk, 66, of Ruthven, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. Tom Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation will take place Thursday, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, beginning at 6 p.m. with the family present until 8 p.m...
Norvin Olson (10/13/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Norvin Olson, 83, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Marcella Helen Stout (10/13/11)
Marcella Helen Stout, 77, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15, 2011, at Palm Cheyenne Mortuary, 7400 W Cheyenne Ave in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marcella was born Aug. 5, 1934, to Frank & Louise (Luetkeman) Mohror on a farm in Aurelia, Ia. ...
Harriet Ellen Gray (10/11/11)
Harriet Ellen Gray, of Charles City and formerly of Spencer, Ia., passed away at Cedar Health in Charles City on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, six days shy of her 83rd birthday. Harriet was born on Oct. 14, 1928, at home, the daughter of Christian and Ruth Jespersen. Her early years were spent on the farm outside Armstrong and she received her education at a small country school in Maple Hill, Ia., graduating in 1946...
Norvin Olson (10/11/11)
Services are pending for Mr. Norvin Olson, 83, of Spencer, who passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Spencer Hospital. Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Krile (10/07/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Krile, 83, of Spirit Lake, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at First United Church in Sioux Rapids. Rev. Greg Baskerville and Rev. Curtis Batschelet will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Violet Mary Rorah (10/07/11)
Violet Mary Rorah, 96, of Spencer, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Longhouse Nursing Center in Spencer. She was born on Feb. 28, 1915, in Spencer, to Nels and Julia (Bosshardt) Christensen. Violet grew up on a farm near Spencer. She was united in marriage to John "Jack" Rorah on Sept. 18, 1935, in Spencer. John passed away on Aug. 5, 2007. She was a great helper and partner to Jack, where she was in charge of the books for Jack Rorah Trucking...
Dorothy Adams (10/07/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Adams, 96, of Spencer, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
George Henry Williams (10/06/11)
George H. Williams, Jr., 74, Bemidji, Minn. died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. The Celebration of Life service was held Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church, Bemidji. He was born Sept. 18, 1937, to George and Mary (Stuart) Williams in Brainerd, Minn. ...
Paul Krile (10/06/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Krile, 83, of Spirit Lake, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at First United Church in Sioux Rapids. Rev. Greg Baskerville and Rev. Curtis Batschelet will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Dorothy Adams (10/06/11)
Services are pending for Dorothy Adams, 96, of Spencer, who passed away Friday. Sept. 30, 2011, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ted McCord (10/04/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Ted McCord, 77, of Spencer, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Spencer Moose Lodge service will be held following the funeral service...
Viola Roskens (10/04/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Roskens, 84, of Spencer, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenburg officiated the service. Burial took place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mrs. Roskens passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Northshire Residence in Spencer...
Ted McCord (10/01/11)
Services are pending for Mr. Ted McCord, 77, of Spencer, who passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Carol Carpenter (10/01/11)
Mrs. Carol Carpenter, 78, of Spencer, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Ruthven Care Center in Ruthven, following a lengthy illness. After cremation, a private ceremony is planned. She resided at Ruthven Community Care Center, where she received many years of dedicated and compassionate care from the staff. ...
Carma Darlene (Yaw) Anderson (10/01/11)
Carma Darlene (Yaw) Anderson born Dec. 6, 1929, in Alta, Ia., to Russel and Evelyn Yaw. Carma was baptized, and confirmed, into the Trinity Church, where she worshiped through age 19. She attended and graduated from the Alta Consolidated Schools. While attendance she was active in many activities, and received the Conner award for recognition for outstanding citizenship, scholarship, and leadership. While in school she worked in several local businesses...
Frances Hepworth (10/01/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Hepworth, 98, of Spencer, formerly of Royal, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Royal. Rev. Jim Stevens will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 4-6 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Viola Roskens (10/01/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Roskens, 84, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenburg will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 4-6 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home...