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Obituaries from February 2011

Alexandria Ann Hermstad (02/25/11)
Alexandria "Alex" Hermstad, 17, of Storm Lake, Ia. died on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, peacefully at her home in Storm Lake.
 Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Summit Evangelical Free Church in Alta, Ia. Burial was at the Storm Lake Cemetery...
Jerry A. Hart (02/25/11)
Jerry A. Hart, 70, of Hastings, Neb., passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, after a brave battle with cancer. Jerry was born Sept. 8, 1940, in Livermore, Ia., to Marshall and Mabel (Dillinger) Hart. He was raised on a farm east of Webb, Ia., and graduated from Webb Community High School in 1958. ...
Harold (Hal) DeGroff (02/24/11)
Harold (Hal) DeGroff of Mesa, Ariz. passed away peacefully on Feb. 19, 2011, at Southwest Copper Hospice. He was born May 3, 1924 in Stryker, Ohio. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Nancy; son, William; and brothers: Robert, Maurice, Brooks, Richard and Morton...
Debra Deanne Morris (02/22/11)
Services for Debra Deanne Morris will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Pastor Grimes will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Lake View Cemetery at Spirit Lake. She passed away on Feb. 17, 2011 at her home in Spencer at the age of 47...
Sue Ann Wodka (02/22/11)
Sue Ann Wodka was born on June 21, 1962 in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Basil and Kay (Streit) Monkelien. She graduated from Spencer High School, in Spencer, Iowa and Iowa State University. Sue was united in marriage to Jeffry Jon Wodka on September 26, 1987 at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Ames, Iowa...
Bonnie Harson (02/22/11)
Funeral services for Bonnie Harson, 75 of Spencer, will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will begin after 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Ed Dirksen (02/19/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Edward Dirksen, 91, of Estherville, formerly of Spencer, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville. Rev. Paul Wiegman will officiate the 11 a.m. service. Visitation will occur one hour prior to the service at the church...
Delores Sebastian (02/18/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Delores Ellenwood Sebastian, 77, of Spencer, will be held Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service. Interment will take place at Meadow Township Cemetery in rural Langdon...
Jane Thompson (02/18/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Thompson, 80, formerly of Spencer, will be held Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at First Lutheran Church in Milford. Rev. Bob Vaage will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer privately prior to the services at the church...
Bertha French (02/18/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha French, 100, of Spencer, will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. Trudy Petersen will officiate the 2 p.m. service. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the Feb. 19 service at the funeral home...
Ted Metier (02/17/11)
A celebration of life will be held for Mr. Ted Metier, 86, of Fort Collins, Colo., at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Christ United Methodist Church. Ardeth Theodore Metier passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Columbine West Care Center surrounded by loved ones and wonderful caretakers. ...
Richard Nissen (02/17/11)
Funeral services for Richard Nissen, 29, of Spencer, will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the 1:30 p.m. service. Rich passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home in Spencer. Richard Allen Nissen, the son of Allen and Pam (Wittrock) Nissen, was born Feb. ...
Doug Surat (02/17/11)
A funeral mass service for Mr. Doug Surat, 56, of Dickens, formerly of Fostoria, will be Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Spencer. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Surat died peacefully Feb. 9, 2011, at his home after a long bout with cancer...
Dorothy Loats (02/17/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Loats, 90, of Spencer, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenberg will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer following the service...
Jane Thompson (02/17/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Thompson, 80, of Milford, formerly of Spencer, will be held Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at First Lutheran Church in Milford. Rev. Bob Vaage will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service. Public visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, with family present during that time...
Delores Sebastian (02/17/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Delores Ellenwood Sebastian, 77, of Spencer, will be held Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Bertha French (02/17/11)
Services are pending for Bertha French, 100, of Spencer, who passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Vergene (McNamara) Farrington (02/15/11)
Vergene (McNamara) Farrington, 91, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Feb. 8, 2011, after battling pneumonia for several days. Vergene was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Emmetsburg, Ia. to William J. and Jessie C. McNamara. She was the eldest of five children and survived her siblings by several years. ...
William 'Bill' Boyd (02/15/11)
Funeral services for Mr. William "Bill" Boyd, 78, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Spirit Lake. Rev. Carl Mann will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday...
Robert Carpenter (02/15/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Carpenter, 77, of Dickens, formerly of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home...
Wayne Peters (02/15/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Peters, 82, of Spencer, formerly of Everly, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Hope Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Lorene Glant will officiate the service. Military services will be presented by Everett Boyles Jr. Post No. 414 -- American Legion...
Marie B. Pettit (02/15/11)
Funeral services for Marie B. Pettit, 92, were held Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Rev. Clem Currans officiated the service. Interment took place at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Emmetsburg. Marie Bernice Pettit, daughter of Clarence and Alice (Conway) Frederick, was born Jan. 5, 1919, in Cylinder, Ia. She attended country school and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1936...
Darrold D. Tatman (02/15/11)
Mass of Christian burial for Darrold D. Tatman, 80, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Rev. Tom Flannagan will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Betty Lou Miller (02/15/11)
Funeral services for Betty Lou Miller, 82, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Warner Funeral Home of Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one-hour prior to the service on Wednesday, at Warner Funeral Home...
Richard 'Rich' Nissen (02/15/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Richard "Rich" Nissen, 29, of Spencer, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Dorothy Loats (02/15/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Loats, 90, of Spencer, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenberg will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Leola 'Lee' Steffen (02/12/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Leola "Lee" Steffen, 90, of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mrs. Steffen passed away at the Riverview Terrace on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the age of 90...
Debby Hansen (02/12/11)
Funeral services for Debby Hansen will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven with Reverend Roger Maize officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven with military honors provided by the American Legion Ruthven Post No. 33...
Wayne Peters (02/12/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Peters, 82, of Spencer, formerly of Everly, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Hope Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Lorene Glant will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly...
Donald Pearson (02/11/11)
Services for Mr. Donald Pearson, 83, of Everly, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Everly. Rev. Dr. Jo Frahm Watkins and Rev. Emmanuel Das will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly...
Leora Winn (02/11/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Leora Winn, 101, of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at First Congregational Church in Spencer...
Lola Chapman (02/11/11)
Lola Chapman, 88, of Dilworth, Minn., formerly of Spencer and Council Bluffs, Ia., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Moorhead, Minn. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Washington Heights Bible Chapel in Sioux City, with Elder Dan Speichinger officiating. ...
Dorothy Mileham (02/11/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Mileham, 93, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Webb. Rev. Don Andrews will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Joyce M. Hollesen (02/11/11)
Joyce M. Hollesen, 82, of Sioux Rapids, Ia., died on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the Sioux Care Center at Sioux Rapids. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at the Sioux Rapids Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids...
Alma Osborne (02/11/11)
Funeral services for Alma Osborne, 99, of Spirit Lake will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake. Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Turner Jenness Funeral Home of Spirit Lake in charge of arrangements...
Leola 'Lee' Steffen (02/11/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Leola "Lee" Steffen, 90, of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. Visitation will begin 3 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Earl Kooker (02/10/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Earl Kooker, 77, of Spencer, were held Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg officiated the service. Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mr. Kooker passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Spencer Hospital...
Laura Jean McGuire (02/10/11)
Laura Jean McGuire, 57, of Spencer, and formerly of St. Joseph, died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the Spencer Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph with Father Victor Ramaeker officiating. Laura Jean McGuire, the daughter of Leonard J. ...
Florence Gard (02/10/11)
Florence Gard, 104, of Spencer, formerly of Ruthven, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at St. Luke Lutheran Home. A memorial service for Florence will be held in June. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left at martinmatticefuneralhome.com...
Dorothy Mileham (02/10/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Mileham, 93, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Webb. Rev. Don Andrews will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Leora Winn (02/10/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Leora Winn, 101, of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at First Congregational Church in Spencer...
Irene Anliker (02/08/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Anliker, 88, of Spencer, were held Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber officiated the service. Burial took place at West Bend Cemetery in West Bend. Mrs. Anliker passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Spencer Hospital in Spencer...
Monica Rose (Fuller) Jensen (02/08/11)
Monica Rose (Fuller) Jensen, age 81, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the Spencer Hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, with a Rosary and a Vigil for the deceased at 7 p.m. at the Schuchert Funeral Home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Milford...
Earl Kooker (02/08/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Earl Kooker, 77, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Olivia Shaughnessy (02/08/11)
Olivia Shaughnessy, the infant daughter of Aaron and Katherine Shaughnessy of Dickens, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Spencer Hospital. Private services are being handled by Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.
Dorothy Mileham (02/08/11)
Services are pending for Mrs. Dorothy Mileham, 93, of Spencer, formerly of Webb, who passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Pearson (02/08/11)
Services are pending for Mr. Donald Pearson, 83, of Everly, who passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Spencer Hospital. Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.
Irene Anliker (02/05/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Anliker, 88, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, with the family present from 3 to 5 p.m. A Catholic vigil service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Warner Chapel in Spencer...
Nadine "Beaner" Brosh (02/05/11)
We celebrate the life of Beaner (Nadine Studer) Brosh, who passed away unexpectedly at her home on Jan. 27, 2011. On May 4, 1950, she was the third daughter born to the late Leo Studer and Thressia (Monson) Studer and lived the first few years of her life in Estherville. ...
Helen (Miner) Schmidt (02/04/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen (Miner) Schmidt, 94, of Ruthven, formerly of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Ruthen. Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven...
Olivia Shaughnessy (02/04/11)
Private funeral services for Olivia Rose Shaughnessy are being planned. The infant daughter of Aaron and Katherine Shaughnessy, of Dickens, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Spencer Hospital. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements...
Cynthia Lynn Schwarz (02/03/11)
Cynthia Lynn Schwarz, 52 who died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Miami County Meidcal Center in Paola, Kansas. Cindy was born July 10, 1958, in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She was the daughter of Fred and Donna (Winter)Schwarz. She graduated from Spencer High School with the class of 1976. After high school, she attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. and graduated from there in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in education...
Dr. George Frederick Fieselmann (02/03/11)
Dr. George Frederick Fieselmann, 91, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. with family present on Friday, Feb. 4, at the Warner Funeral Home, Spencer. Revs. Thomas and Wendy Van Tassell will lead a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. A private burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held in May at the Spencer First Congregational Church to celebrate Dr. Fieselmann's life...
Robert C. Reed (02/03/11)
Robert C. Reed, age 76, of Spirit Lake, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at his home in Spirit Lake. He was born on March 3, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Richard and Jane Reed (who died in childbirth). He was raised by his father and mother, Catherine Reed, in Mentor, Ohio, where he graduated from Mentor High School in 1951...
Steve Everist Sr. (02/03/11)
Steve (Thomas Stephen) Everist Sr., 90, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at home in Sioux Falls, S.D., after a brief bout with cancer. His wife of 67 years, Katherine (Baxter) was by his side. Steve's family remembers how he loved his workshop and fixing anything that was broken. ...
Mabel M. Carter (02/03/11)
Mabel M. Carter passed away peacefully in her sleep early Jan. 26, 2011, at Apple Leaf Assisted Living in Berthoud, Colo. She was 94 years old. Mabel Marie Hansen was born on June 18, 1916, in Spencer Ia. to Peter M. and Mary Hansen. She was baptized at home beside her mother's casket three days later. ...
Mardell Laverne Bates (02/03/11)
Mardell Laverne (Joens) Bates, the daughter of Hans and Verna (Puhrmann) Joens, was born at Paullina, Ia. on Oct. 7, 1931. Her childhood years were spent in Paullina attending the Paullina Elementary and Junior High school until the sixth grade. Her family then moved to Lake Park, Ia., where she attended Lake Park High School...
Betty Jane Jackson Heggestad (02/03/11)
Betty Heggestad passed away Jan. 24, 2011. Her husband, Rueben Heggestad passed away three years earlier on Jan. 1, 2008. Betty was one of four children to Carl and Florence Jackson. She is survived by her younger sister, Nancy Jackson Price. Her father was a successful business owner in Superior, Wis., where Betty was born. He was an avid fly-fisherman who drowned pursuing his art when she was 12...
Tom Wendell Cornwall (02/01/11)
Tom Wendell Cornwall, passed away on Jan. 29,2011, at Deerfield Lifespace Community Care Center after a short battle with cancer. He was born Feb, 13,1927, in Spencer Ia., to Wilson and Ruth Cornwall. Tom attended public schools in Spencer and graduated from Kemper Military High School. ...
Raymond Wilson (02/01/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Raymond Wilson, 98 of Spencer will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Mike Huebner will officiate the service. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the services at the church...
Illene K. Basler (02/01/11)
Illene K. Basler, 73, of Spencer, died on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service is pending. Iowa Cremation is assisting the family. Illene Kay Basler was born on Feb. 26, 1937, to Leland and Margaret Heien Johnson in Spencer, Ia. She married Dick D. Basler on May 26, 1957...