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Obituaries from December 2011

Yvonne L. Roberts (12/30/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Yvonne L. Roberts, 64, of Royal, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Royal. Rev. Jo Frahm Watkins will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, with the family present from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Albert 'Bert' Adams (12/30/11)
Services for Mr. Albert "Bert" Adams, 68, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. The family will greet friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. A vigil service will be held 5 p.m. at the Warner Chapel in Spencer...
James Larry Jordan (12/30/11)
Services are pending for Mr. James Larry Jordan, 69, of Dickens, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Richard Hall (12/30/11)
Services are pending for Mr. Richard Hall, of Sutherland, who passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland is in charge of arrangements.
Vernon Van Kleek (12/27/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Vernon Van Kleek, 83, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at First Baptist Church, in Spencer. Rev. Michael Hyde and Rev. Matthew Winslow will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Rush Lake Cemetery in Curlew...
Randy Harig (12/27/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Randy Harig, 57, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Spencer. Mr. Harig passed way Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at his home in Spencer after a courageous battle with cancer...
Jean Puffer (12/27/11)
Funeral services for Jean (Mrs. Willis) Puffer, 88, of Faribault, Minn., and formerly Spencer, will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 9, 2012, at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault. Rev. Dennis Tamke will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 8, 2012, at Boldt Funeral Home, and also at church for one hour prior to the service...
David Schomaker (12/27/11)
Funeral services for Mr. David Schomaker, 68, will be held at noon Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Harbor of Love Baptist Church in Kendallville, Ind. Rev. Charles Mosley will officiate the service. Mr. Schomaker peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at his home in Avilla, Ind...
Roger Lundberg (12/27/11)
Services for Mr. Roger Lundberg, 89, of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home of Spencer...
Ingwer 'Orv' Hansen Jr. (12/27/11)
Funeral services for Ingwer "Orv" Hansen Jr., 71 of Dysart, Ia. and formerly of Sheldon, Ia., will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Sheldon. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30-11 a.m. prior to the funeral service with the family present at that time...
Denise Phillips (12/27/11)
Services are pending for Miss Denise Phillips, 52, of Spencer, who passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Elma Leona Luckow (12/23/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Elma Leona Luckow, 89, of Rock Rapids, formerly of Royal and Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Thomas Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. prior to the service at Warner Chapel...
Randy Harig (12/23/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Randy Harig, 57, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 4-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Genevieve Baschke (12/22/11)
A funeral service for Genevieve Baschke, 93, of Milford, Ia., was held Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Milford. Genevieve Emma Baschke was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Milford, Ia., the daughter of Peter J. ...
Vernon Van Kleek (12/22/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Vernon Van Kleek, 83, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at First Baptist Church, in Spencer. Rev. Michael Hyde and Rev. Matthew Winslow will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at noon Monday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Nancy Stanislav (12/20/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Stanislav, 75, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. A private family burial will take place prior to the funeral services at the church...
Shirley Tielbur (12/20/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Tielbur, 79, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Tielbur passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer...
Robert L. Cole (12/20/11)
Services for Robert L. Cole will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven...
Carolyn M. Walsh (12/20/11)
Carolyn M. Walsh, longtime resident of Dickens and Spencer, Ia., and Longmont, Colo., passed away peacefully in Longmont on Dec. 12, 2011. Carolyn was born in Estherville, Ia., on Jan. 5, 1916, and moved to the Walsh home in Dickens, after marrying James on June 1, 1941...
Nancy Stanislav (12/17/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Stanislav, 75, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, with the family present from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. A Catholic Vigil Service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday...
Shirley Tielbur (12/17/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Tielbur, 79, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Tielbur passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer...
Melvin Williams (12/16/11)
A funeral service for Melvin Williams, 71, of Spirit Lake, will be held Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Grace Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Melvin D. Williams was born Feb. 15, 1940, in Findlay, Ill. to Noble and Genevieve (Harvey) Williams. He graduated from high school in 1957 and served a tour of duty in the United States Army. He married Ardyce Rowe on June 1, 1995...
Roland Ostwald (12/15/11)
Roland Ostwald, 89, of Algona, and formerly of Whittemore, died on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 17, 2011, at the Water's Edge Nature Center on Smith Lake north of Algona. Military rites will be conducted by the Seely-Walsh American Legion Post No. 425 of Whittemore. Visitation will be after the service until 5 p.m. Saturday, at the Water's Edge Nature Center...
Orven Sandy Salton (12/15/11)
Services for Orven Sandy Salton will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. Interment will be at North Lawn Cemetery in Spencer...
Kenneth Stewart (12/15/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Stewart, 44, of Marathon, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Liberty Cemetery in Greenville. Mr. Stewart passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Greenville...
Kenneth Syndergaard (12/15/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Syndergaard, 82, of Peterson, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at First Congregational Church in Peterson. Rev. Steve DeGangi will officiate the service. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Peterson...
Melvin D. Williams (12/15/11)
Funeral services for Melvin D. Williams will be held Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake, Ia. Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, after 4 p.m. with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Mr. Williams passed away Dec. 12, 2011, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Neb. at 71 years of age...
Kenneth Syndergaard (12/13/11)
Services are pending for Mr. Kenneth Syndergaard, 82, of Peterson, who passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at home. Warner Funeral Home in Peterson is in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Stewart (12/13/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Stewart, 44, of Marathon, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will take place Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 3 p.m., with the family present from 5-8 p.m...
Viola Larson (12/10/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Larson, 84, of Spencer, were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Bethany Lutheran Church, in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mrs. Larson passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Spencer Hospital...
Brian K. Peterson (12/09/11)
Our loving Brian has been called home after his courageous battle with cancer. Leaving behind the love of his life Sandi Peterson, his two beloved sons Cory Kurt and Chad Brian along with his grandson Cash Riley. He truly enjoyed life to its fullest. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and hunter. However, his greatest joy was being a father to his children. Friends and family alike knew him as a true man of his word. He could always bring a smile to those who needed it the most...
Mary M. Kathman (12/08/11)
Services for Mary M. Kathman will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg...
Shirley Crabtree (12/08/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Crabtree, 87, of Spencer, were held Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Revs. Tom and Wendy Van Tassell officiated the service. Burial occurred at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mrs. Crabtree passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Beehive Homes Assisted Living in Spencer...
Harley W. Ruehle (12/08/11)
Services for Harley W. Ruehle were held Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven. Rev. Roger Maize officiated the service. Inurnment occurred at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven. Harley Walter Ruehle was born May 27, 1931, in Silver Lake Township, Palo Alto County to Walter and Edna (Johnson) Ruehle. He attended Silver Lake Consolidated School in Ayrshire. He then attended Highland No. 7 country school and graduated from Ruthven High School in 1948...
Larry Kramer (12/08/11)
Funeral services for Mr. Larry Kramer, 71, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. There will be refreshments served at the First Congregational Church in Spencer after the graveside service...
Harold E. Rustad (12/06/11)
Funeral services for Harold E. Rustad, 84, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Wallingford Lutheran Church in Wallingford. Rev. Christine Lang will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville...
Shirley Crabtree (12/06/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Crabtree, 87, of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Revs. Tom and Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Steve Dean Smith (12/02/11)
Steve Dean Smith, 52, of Bull Shoals, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, of his courageous seven-month battle with cancer, at his home. He was born April 12, 1959, in Chillocothe, Mo., to Dean Layton and Marguerite Rhea (Sidden) Smith. He was Director of Marketing for Ranger Boats, coming to the area in 2004 from Spirit Lake, Ia. ...
Calla Bernice Mann (12/02/11)
Calla Bernice Mann, 87, of Spencer, passed away on Wednesday Nov. 30, 2011, at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Ia. Bernice was born on Dec. 31, 1923, at Lake Park, Ia., to Milo and Linnie Range Meyerdirk. Bernice married Louis Mann on Dec. 31, 1941 in Dakota City, Neb. He passed away on Aug. 9, 1994...
Willmer Clark (12/02/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Willmer Clark, 88, of Peterson, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Jo Frahm Watkins will officiate the service. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the services at the funeral home...
Mary Clifton (12/02/11)
Services are pending for Mrs. Mary Clifton, 85, of Knoxville, formerly of Spencer, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Westridge Nursing Home in Knoxville. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
James Scharnberg (12/01/11)
Funeral services for Mr. James Ray Scharnberg, 39, of Cherokee, formerly of Everly, were held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Warner Funeral Home in Everly. Rev. Dan Taylor officiated the service. Interment took place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly. Mr. Scharnberg passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, near Rockwell City...
Janice M. 'Jan' Jones (12/01/11)
Janice M. "Jan" Jones, 83, of Alta, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at the Crescent Point of Niantic, CT. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at 10 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Alta. Burial will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, from 5-8 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta. The Nicklas D Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements...
Maurine Logan (12/01/11)
Funeral services for Mrs. Maurine Logan, 93, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Willmer Clark (12/01/11)
Services are pending for Mrs. Willmer Clark, 88, of Royal, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Spencer Hospital. Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.