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Obituaries from November 2012

Oscar L. Sundblad (11/29/12)
Oscar L. Sundblad, 103, of Spencer, Iowa, and formerly of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at St. Luke's Lutheran Home in Spencer. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids...
Daniel Mitchell Kelly (11/29/12)
Daniel Mitchell Kelly, M.D., 76, died peacefully in Houston on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Dr. Dan was born May 23, 1936, in Algona, Iowa. He was the eldest of three children born to Edward Daniel and Margaret (Mitchell) Kelly. Dan spent much of his childhood on Lake Okoboji, where he developed his passion for water sports and his sailboat "Herself." He graduated from Emmetsburg High School, attended Notre Dame and later graduated from Creighton Medical School. ...
Sally Baschke (11/24/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Baschke, 76, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. A Catholic vigil service will begin at 5 p.m...
Rony Craig Sears (11/24/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Rony Craig Sears, 65, of Milford, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, 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 3-6 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home of Spencer...
Darrel Scharnberg (11/24/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Darrel Scharnberg, 87, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Monday with the family present from 4-6 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Joe Carroll (11/24/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Joe Carroll, 88, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, with the family present at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. A vigil service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer...
Jefferson Lee Wilbur (11/23/12)
Services for Jefferson Lee Wilbur will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Warner Funeral Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service. Private burial will be conducted at a later date. Jefferson Lee Wilbur, son of John Wilbur and Barb (Marble) Campbell was born on April 25, 1968, in Spencer. ...
Carrie J. Smith (11/23/12)
Carrie J. Smith (Cross), 31, of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, passed away at her home on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City, Neb. with Sister Valerie James officiating...
Millard Don DeGooyer (11/23/12)
Millard Don DeGooyer, age 77, of Schoolcraft, Mich., passed away Nov. 19, 2012, at Crystal Woods in Kalamazoo, Mich. Millard was born Oct. 1, 1935 in Sioux Center, the son of Donald and Geraldine (Addink) DeGooyer. He was raised in Sioux Center, where he graduated from high school...
Shirley Ann Kraft (11/20/12)
Shirley Ann (Aldred) Kraft, the daughter of George and Mary (Triplett) Aldred, was born April 8, 1932, in Primghar, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Primghar, where she received her education, graduating from Primghar High School. Shirley married Lester Kraft on Oct. ...
Norma Jean Johnson (11/20/12)
Norma Jean Johnson, the daughter of Raymond and Bertha Mildred (Hamrick) Daugherty, was born on May 13, 1929, in Greenville, Iowa. The family later moved to Gillette Grove, where Norma attended school until the age of 10. She later returned to Greenville where she graduated high school...
Harry William Christian (11/17/12)
Harry William Christian, 83, of Altamont, Mo., passed away on Nov. 11, 2012. He was born May 9, 1929 in Everly to Rudolph and Elizabeth (Pleon) Christian. He farmed near Spencer for many years before relocating to Missouri in 1977. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Arlene McDaniels; infant daughter; and nephew, Heath Christian...
Thelma Jean Harris Smith (11/15/12)
Thelma Jean Harris Smith of 9114 Kingswood Rd. Southport, Fla., was born to Walter A. Harris and Agnes V. Farris in Clay County, Iowa, on Jan. 2, 1928. She passed away on Nov. 1, 2012, in Bay County Hospice in Panama City, Fla. She was educated in Clay County, married Alvin L. Strohman on Jan. 6, 1946, and they had one child, Sharon A...
Thelma Johannsen (11/13/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Johannsen, 96, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be open at 3 p.m. today at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, with family present from 6-8 p.m...
Carol Kaufman (11/10/12)
Services for Carol Kaufman, 80, of Milford, were held Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Ms. Kaufman passed away Nov. 6, 2012, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital. Carol Frances Kaufman was born March 31, 1932, the daughter of George and Bernadine (Schemmel) Wintz. She was raised and educated in Milford...
Mark Pullen (11/09/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Mark Pullen, 64, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Visitation will take place Friday, one hour prior to the service, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Roger Paulsen (11/08/12)
Roger Paulsen, 76, of Ida Grove, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. Rev. Chad Lierman will officiate, with burial in Morgan Township Cemetery, Schleswig, Iowa. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenhuffman.com...
Dylan L. Logan (11/08/12)
Funeral services were held for Dylan L. Logan, 18 of Primghar, Iowa, who passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, from injuries suffered in a car accident southeast of Primghar. His services were held Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the United Church of Primghar with the Rev. Cory Flanigan officiating...
Diane 'Didi' Kunzmann (11/08/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Diane "Didi" Kunzmann, 67, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Irma Runkle (11/06/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Irma Runkle, 103, of Spencer, were conducted Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges officiated the service. Burial was conducted at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mrs. Runkle passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer...
Charlie Nelson (11/06/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Charlie Nelson, 80, of Spencer, formerly of Webb, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Michael Sharp will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday, Nov. 6, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Bernice Back Cooper Tripp (11/02/12)
Bernice, the daughter of Otto Back and Anna (Popp) Back, grew up on a farm near Moneta, Iowa, with her two older brothers: Rudy and Ernest. Bernice enjoyed her childhood days on the farm, and especially loved her little country school. She graduated from Everly High School in 1948...
Mary M. Rubis (11/01/12)
Long-time Terril resident, Mary Rubis, passed away Sept. 28, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz. She was 83 years old. Mary M. Guess was born Aug. 4, 1929, in rural Plover, Iowa, the daughter of Earl C. Guess and Mary Q. (Smith) Guess. After graduating from Plover High School in 1947, she attended Iowa State Teachers' College in Cedar Falls to become a primary education teacher. ...
Robert R Orris (11/01/12)
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 Ketcham (Spencer), Brad Orris (S.D.), Susan Marshall (Calif.) and Debra Feges (Minn.); 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...