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Obituaries from December 2009

Ronald James Ricketts (12/31/09)
Ronald James Ricketts, the son of Lyle and Helen Simonsen Ricketts, was born Sept. 14, 1949, in Fort Dodge, Ia. He grew up and received his early education in Sioux Rapids and graduated in 1970. Following his schooling, Ron attended the University of Northern Iowa...
Magnus Johnson (12/31/09)
Funeral services for Mr. Magnus Johnson, 87, of Spencer will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, with the family present at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Donalee Cecelia O'Brien (12/29/09)
Donalee Cecelia O'Brien, 79, of Waterloo, formerly of Le Mars and Hartley, Ia., died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Friendship Village Lakeview Landing. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, Ia. ...
Ralph Taylor (12/29/09)
Funeral services for Ralph Taylor, 74, of Spencer, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service. Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Military services will be conducted by American Legion -- Glen Pedersen Post No. 1...
Rusty Harris (12/29/09)
Service for Rusty Harris, 50, of Ruthven will be Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Visitation will be Tuesday after 4 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven. He died Dec. 24, 2009, at his home in Ruthven...
Barry D. Erb (12/24/09)
Barry D. Erb, age 61, formerly of Spencer passed on Dec. 19, 2009, in Crystal, Minn. Barry is preceded in death by his mom, Wilma; sister, Kathy; and good friend, Jimmy Hagedorn. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; father, DuWayne; sons, Westly and Jaden (Tracey); Grandchildren, Spencer, Darby, and Mallorie; sisters, Sharon (Dave) Daggett, Connie (John) Biersma, Peggy (Chuck) Andreasen, Vicky (Randy) Plagman, and Jennifer (John) Newgard. ...
Dale L. Droll (12/19/09)
Dale, a fun loving father, grandfather and brother, who was full of life and always looking for an adventure. His three passions in life were his wife, daughters and golf. As a young man, Dale was a Mason and later on joined Eastern Star. He owned and operated "Dale's Hamburger Shop" in Storm Lake, Iowa, which was a high school and college student hangout, serving delicious burgers, fries and chocolate malts. ...
Iola H. Schomburg (12/19/09)
Iola H. Schomburg, , 83 of Chaska. Preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Ramirez. Survivors include her children: John Schomburg of Roseville, Minn., Janice (David) Hopkins of Spencer, William Schomburg of Royal, Linda (David) Tacke of Minnetonka, Minn., Joyce (Daniel) Driessen of Rosemount, Minn., James (Deb) Schomburg of Spencer, Jean (Rudy) Ramirez of Albany, Ga.; brothers: Dr James Gannon of Rogers, Ark., Dr Harold Gannon of Mesa Ariz.; sister, Mary Markado of Tarzana, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. ...
Richard Sutherland (12/17/09)
Funeral services for Richard Sutherland, 59, of Spencer, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber officiated the serrvice. Visitation was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Bob Hansen (12/15/09)
Robert J. Hansen, 80, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minn., from heart failure. Bob was born June 27, 1927, to John and Ruby Hansen in Spencer, Ia. He served in the Korean War from 1952-53. Bob and his family resided in Spencer, Ia, until 1966, when he was transferred to Owatonna, Minn. ...
Alma Gustin (12/15/09)
Funeral services for Alma Maxine Gustin, 91, of Spencer and formerly of Dickens, were held Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. The Rev. Dr. Jo Fram Watkins officiated. Burial took place at the Dickens Cemetery in Dickens. Mrs. Gustin died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer...
Judith Ann Chapman (12/15/09)
Judith Ann Chapman was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Roy and Ruth (James) McMahon. Judy moved with her family from Omaha to Algona at the age of three and graduated from Algona High School in 1953. She then attended Iowa State University in Ames and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition. ...
Annette Struve (12/15/09)
Funeral services for Annette Struve, 57, of Rossie, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. The Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the 1:30 p.m. service. Burial will be at Lincoln Township Cemetery in Rossie. Mrs. Struve passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at her home in Rossie...
Lucy Kosta (12/11/09)
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Kosta, 95 of Spencer, formerly of Everly, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at United Methodist Church of Everly. Rev. Dr. Jo Frahm Watkins and Rev. Michael Hyde will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church...
Dennis Parsons (12/11/09)
Funeral services for Mr. Dennis Parsons, 53, of Gillett Grove, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Charles Hall will officiate the service. Interment will take place in Parsons Cemetery in Gillett Grove. Mr. Parsons passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at home in Gillett Grove...
Donnus M. Hansen (12/10/09)
Donnus M. Hansen, 77, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Cedarview Nursing Home, after battling cancer, with family by her side. Donnus was born May 7, 1932, in Spencer, Ia., where her and her husband Bob and family made their home until they moved to Owatonna from 1966 through 1979. ...
Janice Lentz (12/10/09)
Funeral services for Mrs. Janice Lentz, 68, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at the Warner Funeral Chapel in Spencer with the family present from 6-8 p.m...
Charles Albert Phillips (12/10/09)
Charles Albert Phillips, son of John and Blanche Elizabeth Gabel Phillips was born Feb. 5, 1923, in Spirit Lake, Ia. He was raised in Terrell, Ia. with his mother, step father Harry Fiscus, two brothers and one sister. He graduated in 1941 from Lake Center High School, Dickens...
Elenor Speck (12/08/09)
Funeral services for Mrs. Elenor Speck, 96, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service. Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mrs. Speck passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Northshire Residence in Spencer...
Elwyn 'Bud' Letcher (12/08/09)
Memorial services for Mr. Elwyn "Bud" Letcher, 88, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. The family will be present to greet friends from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Winona C. Reche (12/08/09)
Funeral services for Winona C. Recher, 89 of Okoboji were held Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the Turner Funeral Home in Milford. The Sarah Rohret officiated and burial was at the Lakeview Gardens Cemetery near Okoboji. Winona C. Recher was born to Arthur and Stella Olson at Greenville, Ia. on Dec. 8, 1919...
Iva Hansen (12/03/09)
Funeral services for Mrs. Iva Hansen, 94, of Spencer, formerly of the Dickens and Ayrshire area, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 4-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Leva Franker (12/03/09)
Funeral services for Mrs. Leva Franker, 91, of Spencer, formerly of Royal, will be held a 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will take place after 1 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Arnold E. Kruse (12/03/09)
Funeral services for Arnold E. Kruse, 79, of Royal, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the 11 a.m. service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mr. Kruise passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer...
Helen Gertrude Huber (12/03/09)
Helen Gertrude Huber was born March 17, 1907, in Merna, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Kerber) Froehlich. In 1913, she moved with her family to Wesley, Ia., where she attended school and in 1924, graduated from the Wesley High School. After her schooling she attended Normal Training at Cedar Falls and returned to teach in rural schools around Wesley...
Marian E. Flemming (12/01/09)
Marian E. Flemming was born in Laurens, Iowa, on Aug. 2, 1914, the second child of five to John and Ella Sieh and passed away in Kingwood on Nov. 26, 2009, at the age of 95. Mrs. Flemming earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from the University of Iowa in 1937 and entered the teaching profession in Lake Park, Iowa. ...
Wilma West (12/01/09)
Wilma West, 96, of Merrill, Iowa, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, Iowa. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Merrill First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ted Stowers officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery...
Arnold E. Kruse (12/01/09)
Funeral services for Arnold E. Kruse, 79, of Royal, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the 11 a.m. service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mr. Kruise passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer...
Furman William Johnson (12/01/09)
Furman William Johnson, 89, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Nov. 26, 2009, at Christian Health Care of Nevada, Mo. He was the first born of fourteen children to Leslie Furman and Helen Pricillia Popanz Johnson in Spencer, July 27, 1920. He attended school in Spencer. ...