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Obituaries from October 2012

James Fenton (10/30/12)
Services for James Richard Fenton, 64, of Ankeny, formerly of Hamliton, Ill., will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Lamporte - St. Clair Funeral Home of Hamilton, with Rev. Mike McMillen officiating. Visitation will be Thursday after 3 p.m. with the family meeting friends between 6-8 p.m. at Lamporte - St. Clair Funeral Home of Hamilton...
Louie ReMillard (10/30/12)
Services for Mr. Louie ReMillard, 85, of Gilbert, Ariz., formerly of Hartley, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service. Interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, in Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley...
Garnet J. Babbitt (10/30/12)
Garnet J. Babbitt, 86, of Nickerson, died Friday Oct. 26, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. She was born to Lewis S. and Mabel A. (Templeman) Petersen on June 17, 1926, on a farm northeast of Royal. She was baptized in the Swedish Lutheran Church in the country near Royal, and confirmed in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. She attended Lincoln and Riverton Township country schools and graduated early from Spencer High School in 1944...
Maxine Burdette (10/27/12)
Services for Mrs. Maxine Burdette, 90, of Spencer, formerly of Dickens, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Robert R. Orris (10/26/12)
Robert R. Orris, of Cedar Park, Texas, passed away at the age of 80 on Oct. 16, 2012. He was born on Sept. 5, 1932, in Sioux Falls, S.D. to John and Eleanor Orris. Robert is survived by one brother, Gary (Lake Park); and five children: Sandra Strohmeier (Minnesota), Nancy Letcham (Spencer), Brand Orris (South Dakota), Susan Marshall (California) and Debra Feges (Minnesota); 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Carolyn Lois Mett (10/26/12)
Carolyn Lois Mett (Tootsie) was born to Fern and Lyla (Heikens) Mett on Jan. 21, 1930, on a farm in Clay County. She attended a little one-room school house in Summit township, and graduated from Spencer High School in 1947. After graduation, she worked at Bell Telephone Company. She attended Macalester College in Minneapolis, earning a teaching degree in education. She enjoyed teaching school in Iowa and California...
William 'Doug' Magnussen (10/26/12)
Funeral services for Mr. William "Doug" Magnussen, 79, of Pharr, Texas, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Bonnie Jensen and Mike Jorgensen will officiate the service...
Merlin 'Bubby' Bertness (10/25/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Merlin "Bubby" Bertness, 80, of Arnolds Park, formerly of Linn Grove, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Rev. Bob Vaage will officiate the service. Burial will be at Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove at 2 p.m. following the lunch at the church...
Gladys Blass (10/25/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Blass, 95, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terril. Rev. David Doellinger will officiate the service. Visitation will take place Thursday starting at 3 p.m., with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Don Payne (10/23/12)
A funeral service for Don Payne, 85, of Milford, was held Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Mr. Payne passed away Oct. 17, 2012, at the Milford Nursing Center. Edgar Donald Payne Jr. was born on March 27, 1927, in Mason City, Iowa. He was the son of Edgar and Dorothy Payne. Don spent his childhood years in Mason City, attending school there and graduating from Mason City High School...
Lowell William Lewis (10/20/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Lowell Lewis, 85, of Greenville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Billie K. Schomaker (10/18/12)
Memorial services for Billie K. Schomaker, 74, of Bloomfield, Neb., will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lindy, Neb., with Pastor Kelley Pedersen officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the services at the church...
LaVon Black (10/18/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. LaVon Black, 90, of Spencer, formerly of Rossie, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Robert E. Kraft (10/16/12)
Robert E. Kraft, 76, of Terril, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at his home in Terril. He was born on Feb. 6, 1936, in Spencer, to Earl and Norma (Newby) Kraft. Robert worked for Winnebago Inc., delivering motor homes for many years. He enjoyed spending his spare time watching sports and talking with his friends...
Sheridan Blaue (10/16/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Sheridan Blaue, 82, of Royal, will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Burdettte Norman Heikens (10/16/12)
Burdette (Burt) Norman Heikens, 79, passed away peacefully on Aug. 22, 2012. He was the son of Harry and Agnes Heikens, born on Feb. 6, 1933, in Spencer. He grew up as a farm kid, helping with chores and attending Spencer High School. After graduating, he attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, at the age of 16...
Joey Kephart (10/16/12)
Joey Kephart went "Home" Friday evening, Oct. 12, 2012, surrounded by his loving family and his dog Maddie. He was 48 years old. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Ochiltree Funeral Service in Winterset. ...
Wanda J. Horst (10/16/12)
Funeral services for Wanda J. Horst, 81, were conducted Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. Rev. Tom Summerfield officiated the service. Interment took place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven. Wanda Jean Horst, daughter of Clarence "Kim" and Earniesteenia (Smith) Simington, was born July 29, 1931, in Ruthven. She graduated from Ruthven Community School in 1950. On Dec. 12, 1950, Wanda was united in marriage to Leighton "Lug" Horst in Jackson, Minn...
Robert E. Peterson (10/02/12)
Graveside services for Mr. Robert E. Peterson, 86, of Spencer, formerly of Albert City, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Laurens Cemetery in Laurens. Rev. Jerry Witmus will officiate the service. Military services will be conducted by the Laurens VFW Post No. 3533...