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Obituaries from November 2011

James P. Jonker (11/29/11)
James P. Jonker, 85, of Oskaloosa, and formerly of Spencer, Ia., died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Mahaska Health Partnership Mahaska Hospital in Oskaloosa. James Peter Jonker, son of Peter James and Rachel DeJong Jonker, was born Jan. 19, 1926 at the rural home of his parents near Peoria, Ia. ...
Donna Pullen (11/29/11)
Donna Pullen, 82, of Grimes, and a former Le Mars resident, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, surrounded by her family. Donna married C. Douglas Pullen on Nov. 2, 1949. They lived most of their lives in Le Mars until moving to Grimes Donna is survived by her husband, C Douglas Pullen; daughters: Becky Dykstra, Beth Lewis and Nancy Pullen; two brothers-in-law: Ted and Keith Pullen; two sisters-in-law: Gloria Edwards and Swanna Blaue; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.. ...
James Scharnberg (11/29/11)
Funeral services for Mr. James Ray Scharnberg, 39, of Cherokee, formerly of Everly, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Warner Funeral Home in Everly. Rev. Dan Taylor will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Everly...
Marion Fuchsen (11/29/11)
A funeral mass for Marion E. Fuchsen, 90, of Algona, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona, with a rosary prayed at 5:30 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7 p.m...
Robert B. 'Slats' Snyder (11/26/11)
Funeral services for Robert B. "Slats" Snyder, 90, will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Thomas Van Tassell will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mr. Snyder passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, on Wednesday, Nov. 23...
Marla Rindsig (11/26/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Marla Jean Rindsig, 82, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 2-4 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home...
Duane Becker (11/25/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Duane Becker, 68, of Dickens, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. Julie McCullough will officiate the service. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. Friday, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, and continue until the time of service...
Earnest Freeburg (11/25/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Earnest Gus Freeburg, 68, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Spencer. Rev. Matthew Winslow will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Vennetta Fiedler (11/25/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Vennetta Fiedler, 97, of Spencer, were held Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Marcia Cheevers officiated the service. Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mrs. Fiedler passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer...
Marla Rindsig (11/25/11)
Services are pending for Mrs. Marla Rindsig, 82, of Spencer, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Robert 'Slats' Snyder (11/25/11)
Services are pending for Mr. Robert "Slats" Snyder, 90, of Spencer, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Earnest Freeburg (11/23/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Earnest Gus Freeburg, 68, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Spencer. Rev. Matthew Winslow will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Duane Becker (11/23/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Duane Becker, 68, of Dickens, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. Julie McCullough will officiate the service. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. Friday, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, and continue until the time of service...
Marla Rindsig (11/23/11)
Services are pending for Mrs. Marla Rindsig, 82, of Spencer, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Vennetta Fiedler (11/23/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Vennetta Fiedler, 97, of Spencer, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Marcia Cheevers will officiate the service. The family will greet friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home...
Thomas Thomas (11/22/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas "Tom" Thomas, of Spencer, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Revs. Tom and Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
James and Ethel Mastin (11/22/11)
A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, for Mr. and Mrs. James and Ethel Mastin, of Caraway, Ark., at the Caraway Cemetery located at County Road 849 (off of Highway135), under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Caraway...
Anthony Dotson (11/22/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Anthony Dotson, 36, of Spencer, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Lee Laaveg will officiate the service. Anthony "Tony" David Dotson, the son of Larry Dotson and Joan (Uhe) Unrau, was born March 25, 1975, in Spencer. ...
Vennetta Fiedler (11/22/11)
Services are pending for Mrs. Vennetta Fiedler, 97, of Spencer, who passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Earnest Freeburg (11/22/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Earnest Gus Freeburg, 68, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Spencer. Rev. Matthew Winslow will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Marian Carey (11/19/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Marian Carey, 87, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Sacred Heart Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. There will be a Catholic Daughters' rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a vigil service at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Warner Chapel. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, with the family greeting friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
George Kirchner (11/19/11)
George Donald Kirchner, the son of Kenneth and Juanite Williams Kirchner was born April 29, 1935, in Iowa City. His childhood years were spent in the Everly area, from where he graduated high school. He joined the Air Force in 1956 and served until his honorable discharge in 1960...
Anthony Dotson (11/19/11)
Funeral services for Anthony "Tony" Dotson, 36, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Lee Leavey will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, with the family present from 5-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Anthony Dotson (11/18/11)
Services are pending for Mr. Anthony Dotson, 36, of Spencer, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at his home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Marian Carey (11/18/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Marian Carey, 87, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Sacred Heart Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. There will be a Catholic Daughters' rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a vigil service at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Warner Chapel. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, with the family greeting friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Tom Griffin (11/17/11)
Funeral services for Tom Griffin, 85, of Everly, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Military services will be conducted by the American Legion - Glen Pedersen Post 1 of Spencer...
Marcella St. Peters (11/17/11)
Mrs. Marcella St. Peters, 95, of Spencer, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Ruthven Care Center. Marcella St. Peters, the daughter of Edward and Cecil Mangle Stevensen was born Sept. 9, 1916, in Greenville, Mich. She spent her childhood years in the Greenville area, where she graduated high school...
George Kirchner (11/17/11)
Services for Mr. George Kirchner, 76, of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Oakland Cemetery in Peterson. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Peterson. Mr. Kirchner passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at home. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements...
Vernon Leroy Ault (11/17/11)
Vernon, 71, passed away at his home in Gillette on Oct. 17, 2011. Burial will take place at Gillette, Wyo. Vernon Leroy Ault was born on Jan. 10, 1940, the son of Lloyd and Nellie (Robinett) Ault in Des Moines, Ia. Vernon was educated in Ankeny, Ia. After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and served for 21 1/2 years, earning the rank of first sergeant...
Thelma S. Schenck (11/17/11)
A celebration of life service for Thelma S. Schenck, 89, of Sherburn, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sherburn, Minn., with Rev. Steven D. Wilson officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, at the church...
Arlene Fay Nichols (11/15/11)
Arlene Fay Nichols, 73, of Seaford, Del., on Oct. 17, 2011 at John Hopkins Hospital, went home to be with her Lord and Savior after a courageous and faith filled fight battling several illnesses. She was born in Lakefield, Minn., a daughter of Matthew Schnider and Daisey Nelson. She grew up in Everly, Ia., and moved to Delaware in 1967...
Tom Griffin (11/15/11)
Funeral services for Tom Griffin, 85, of Everly, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Visitation will take place, starting at noon, Wednesday, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, with the family present from 6-8 p.m...
Marcella St. Peters (11/15/11)
Mrs. Marcella St. Peters, 95, of Spencer, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Ruthven Care Center. No services are planned. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
George Kirchner (11/15/11)
Services are pending for Mr. George Kirchner, 76, of Spencer, who passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at home. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Ebel (11/12/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Donald Ebel, 73, of Sutherland, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Bethel Lutheran Church, in Sutherland. Rev. Leroy Riemer will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Sutherland...
Dollie Cretsinger (11/11/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Dollie Cretsinger, 78, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. The family will be present to greet friends at Grace United Methodist Church from 5-7 p.m. Friday...
Evelyn Bress (11/10/11)
Funeral services for Evelyn Bress, 79, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. Burial will take place prior to the service at 10 a.m. at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer...
Edna Rassler (11/10/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Rassler, 90, of Spencer, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. Greg Baskerville will officiate the service. Visitation will take place Friday, Nov. 11, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 3 p.m., with the family present from 5-7 p.m...
Dollie Cretsinger (11/10/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Dollie Cretsinger, 78, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. The family will be present to greet friends at Grace United Methodist Church from 5-7 p.m. Friday...
George A. Tewald (11/08/11)
George A. Tewald, 43, of Somers, formerly of Spencer, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at his home from a sudden illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at the Northfield Church of Christ with Rev. Dale Harlow officiating...
Elwin Clark (11/05/11)
Services for Elwin Clark, 67 of Terril, who died Thursday morning at a Sioux Falls, S.D. hospital, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terril with burial to follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Terril. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford...
Evelyn Bliek (11/04/11)
Evelyn Bliek, 87, of Truesdale, Ia. died Nov. 1, 2011, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Ia. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Visitation will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday, at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial will be held in the Holland Cemetery in Holland, Neb. at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Glen W. Binder (11/04/11)
Glen W. Binder, 81, passed away Oct. 31, 2011, at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services with military honors will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Brooks South Town Chapel, 7601 Fleur Dr., Des Moines. Visitation will be at the chapel on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m...
Marilyn Stone (11/04/11)
Funeral services for Ms. Marilyn Stone, 66, of Spencer, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Legends in Spencer. Ms. Stone passed away at home Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Darlene Klett (11/04/11)
Funeral services for Darlene Klett, 89, of Everly, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Rev. Dan Taylor will officiate the service. Visitation will take place starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Everly...
Bill D. Basler (11/03/11)
Services for Bill D. Basler will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Auburn. Billy Dale Basler, son of James and Ruby (Stilts) Basler, was born Aug. 27, 1919, in Lohrville, Ia. He graduated from Lohrville High School in 1936...
Lois A. Senders (11/03/11)
Lois A. Senders, 75, of Galesburg, Ill., passed away Tuesday Oct. 25, 2011, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. She was born Dec. 19, 1935, in Spencer, Ia. to Fred and Minnie Hovinga Taylor. She married Keith Senders Jan. 25, 1957. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters...
Helen C. Vaubel (11/03/11)
Helen Elizabeth Christensen Vaubel was born on a cold December day in a wood frame farmhouse south of Royal in 1914. She loved growing up on the farm and as the oldest of four girls helped her father and uncle with farm work. While the other sisters were learning how to bake bread and sew clothes, Helen worked side by side with her father pitching hay, feeding the animals and helping with harvest. ...
Maxine Steele (11/03/11)
Memorial services for Maxine Steele, 89, of Hartley, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Trinity United Church of Christ, in Hartley. Rev. Jeff Filkins will officiate the service. Maxine passed away at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011...
Darlene Klett (11/03/11)
Services are pending for Darlene Klett, 89, of Everly, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Spencer Hospital. The Warner Funeral Home in Everly is in charge of arrangements.
Ronnie Fitzloff (11/01/11)
Ronnie Fitzloff, 68, died peacefully at his home Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, surrounded by his family. Ronnie was born June 11, 1943, in Spencer Hospital, the son of John & Alma (Hallcock) Fitzloff. He was raised and educated in Spencer, graduating in the class of 1961. After graduation he entered the US Navy, serving on the USS Los Angeles, and was honorably discharged in 1964. Shortly thereafter, upon his father's death, he took over the family farm...
Eleanor Thill (11/01/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor Thill, 75, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will begin from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Marilyn Stone (11/01/11)
Services are pending for Miss Marilyn Stone, 66, of Spencer, who passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at home. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.