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Obituaries from January 2012

Jim McDonnell (01/31/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Jim McDonnell, 74, of Royal, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Royal. Rev. Dennis Sefcik will officiate the service. Burial will be at Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal. Mr. McDonnell passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City...
Raymond Ball (01/31/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Raymond Ball, 82, of Webb, were held Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Eric Patten officiated the service. Burial took place at Garfield Cemetery in Webb. Mr. Ball passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Spencer Hospital...
Ruth Larson (01/31/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Larson, 91, of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2012, at First Congregational Church in Peterson. Rev. Steve DeGangi and Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral service...
Larry Ryker (01/31/12)
Services are pending for Mr. Larry Ryker, 69, of Spencer, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Lora Lena Kisch (01/28/12)
Funeral servies for Mrs. Lora Kisch, 100, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the services at the funeral home...
Jim McDonnell (01/28/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Jim McDonnell, 74, of Royal, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Royal. Rev. Dennis Sefcik will officiate the service. The family will greet friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, at the church following a vigil service. A Catholic Vigil Service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Royal...
Raymond Ball (01/28/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Raymond Ball, 82, of Webb, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Eric Patten will officiate the service. Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 4-6 p.m., at the funeral home...
Helen Eggen (01/27/12)
Helen Eggen, 74, passed away Jan. 25, 2012, at Altoona Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided for the last 13 years. Helen was born Feb. 19, 1937, in Des Moines, to Charles and DeLaine (Holton) Zaver. She was a graduate from East High School. Helen retired from Edward Jones where she worked as a Branch Office Administrator for over 20 years. She loved traveling for her job, and took full advantage to enjoy all the places she visited...
Loyd Batcheler (01/26/12)
Funeral services for Loyd Batcheler, 97, of Spencer, formerly of Dickens, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Julie McCullough will officiate the service. Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home...
Elizabeth Ann Frank (01/26/12)
Elizabeth Ann Frank passed away on Jan. 23, 2012, in Cedar Falls, Ia. She was born Dec. 17, 1923, to John and Hilda (Wettergren) Frank. She was a devoted Catholic and member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Royal, Ia. and later at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls, Ia. Elizabeth graduated from Royal High School in 1940 and went on to get her teaching degree from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Ia. She was a longtime elementary teacher in Royal, Sibley and Spencer...
Thorvald L. Jacobsen (01/26/12)
Services for Thorvald J. Jacobsen will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the service. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven...
Hendrix Shaughnessy (01/24/12)
Services for Hendrix Shaughnessy, the infant son of Aaron and Katherine Shaughnessy, of Estherville, will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Services will begin at 4:30 p.m. with family present from 4:30-9 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date...
Nicole Jean Anderson (01/21/12)
Mass of Christian Burial for Nicole Jean Anderson, 24, of North St. Paul, Minn., will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Church of St. Peter, 2600 N. Margaret St., North St. Paul. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, at Church of St. Peter, and one hour prior to Mass...
Ronald Darnell (01/20/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Darnell, 54, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. Burial will be at a later date. Military services will be conducted by American Legion Glen Pedersen Post No. 1 and VFW Clay County Post No. 3159...
Maurice R. Conlon (01/19/12)
Mass of Christian Burial for Maurice R. Conlon was conducted Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. Rev. Clem Currans and Rev. Tom Geelan officiated the service. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery in Ruthven. Maurice Robert Conlon, son of Chris and Bertha (Peterson) Conlon, was born Feb. 5, 1916, in Great Oak Township, Ia. He attended country school in Great Oak Township...
Ronald Darnell (01/19/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Darnell, 54, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, with family and friends present from 6-8 p.m., at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Eugene Van Wyk (01/17/12)
Mr. Eugene Van Wyk, 91, of Orange City, passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility. There will be a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at First Reformed Church in Orange City. Rev. Jonathan Opgenorth and Rev. Bob Van Wyk will officiate. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City...
Ronald Darnell (01/17/12)
Services are pending for Mr. Ronald Darnell, 54, of Spencer, who passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Spencer Hospital. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Alvena Eldhardt (01/14/12)
Services are pending Alvena Eldhardt, 91, of Webster City, formerly of Sutherland, who passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge. Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland is in charge of arrangements.
Harold J. Foxhoven (01/13/12)
Harold J. Foxhoven, 74, of Rockford, died Wednesday Jan. 11, 2012, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born March 15, 1937, in Crafton, Neb., the son of John and Mary. Married his loving wife of 55 years, Carol Brayton on Aug. 18, 1956. Worked for Greenlee Textron for 37 years retiring in 2000 as a machinist...
Helen M. Stroud (01/13/12)
Helen M. Stroud, 82, of Spencer, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Longhouse Nursing Home in Spencer. She was born on July 10, 1929, in Farmington, Minn., to Lee and Mae (Kingston) Hammond. Helen graduated from Cresco High School in 1947. After working one year in Minneapolis, she attended and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with BA Degree in English, Speech and Spanish...
Joel O. Eaton (01/12/12)
Services for Joel O. Eaton will be held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven. Inurnment will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven...
JoAnn Mathern (01/12/12)
Services will be held at a later date for JoAnn Mathern, 58, of Cedar Rapids, Ia., formerly of Spencer, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Cedar Rapids at St. Luke's Hospital. Joann, the daughter of Frank and Beulah Dalton Webb, was born April 5, 1953, in Dexter, Ia. She received her early education in Stuart...
Norman Woelber (01/10/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Norman Woelber, 78, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Tom Dettmer will officiate the service. Visitation will take place Tuesday, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 2:30 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m...
Leah Sanderson (01/10/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Leah Sanderson, 90, of Spencer, formerly of Webb, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Webb. Rev. Lynn Potter will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Garfield Cemetery in Webb...
Robert Martin Hinkeldey (01/10/12)
Robert Martin Hinkeldey, son of Martin and Evelyn (Glienke) Hinkeldey, was born April 13, 1941, in Alta, Ia. He attended St. John's Lutheran School at Hanover, and graduated from Alta High School in 1959. He married Alice Noble on August 24, 1963. After service in the National Guard, he attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1964 with a degree in Agriculture Business. ...
John B. Molitor (01/06/12)
Mass of Christian Burial for John B. Molitor will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. Rev. Clem Currans, Rev. Tom Geelan and Rev. Peter Nguyen will celebrate the mass. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, with a parish vigil service at 7:30 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven...
Florence Manning (01/06/12)
Services for Florence Manning, 93, of Nevada, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Florence Margaret Manning was born to Wallace and Elizabeth "Bessie" (Blanchard) Bacon on Aug. 13, 1918, in Keokuk, and passed away on Jan. 4, 2012, at Rolling Green Village in Nevada...
Karen D. Malcom (01/05/12)
Karen D. Malcom, 71, retired psychotherapist and Bible teacher, died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Karen was born Oct. 31, 1940, in the town of Hartley, to the late Willard and Norma Dethlefsen. She attended Royal Elementary and graduated valedictorian from Royal High School in Royal...
Rev. Dr. John Albert Gran Sr. (01/05/12)
Rev. Dr. John Albert Gran, Sr., 65, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 10:12 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, while in the company of family members at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, Kansas. John was born in Spirit Lake, on Sept. 9, 1946, the son of Albert Edward and Doris Evelyn (Reining) Gran...
Elenora 'Norie' Wurr (01/05/12)
Elenora "Norie" Wurr, 88, of Lake View, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m., at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View with Rev. Donald E. Peterson III officiating. Burial will follow at Ferguson Cemetery in Lake View. The Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View is in charge of arrangements...
Albert 'Bert' Adams (01/05/12)
Services for Mr. Albert "Bert" Adams, 68, of Spencer, were held Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber officiated the service. Burial took place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mr. Adams passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at home...
James "Larry" Jordan (01/03/12)
Funeral services for Mr. James Jordan, 69, of Dickens, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Judy DePue will officiate the service. Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Mr. Jordan passed away very suddenly at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the age of 69...
Mary Clifton (01/03/12)
Mary Clifton, 85, of Knoxville, formerly of Spencer, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Moose Lodge in Spencer, with a luncheon to follow. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements...
Richard Hall (01/03/12)
There are no funeral services planned for Mr. Richard Hall, 82, of Sutherland, at this time. Interment will take place at a later date in Illinois. Mr. Hall passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland is in charge of arrangements...
Marli Storm (01/03/12)
Funeral services for Marli Jae Storm, infant daughter of Brock Storm and Jerrica Kang, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, with the family greeting friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...