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John Hurst

John Daniel Hurst, 47, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on May 6, 2024, after a brief illness. He was born in Spencer on June 8, 1976, to Philip and Cheryl (Beck) Hurst.

Funeral Notice: Deane Anderson

Funeral services for Deane Anderson, 92, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at First Baptist Church, in Spencer. Pastor Curt Batschelet will officiate the service. Visitation will be Monday, from 4-6 p.m., with family present at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Interment will be at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Anderson passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Spencer Hospital.

Myrna Louise Heeren

Myrna Louise Heeren passed away on April 15th, 2024, at The Sycamore of River Falls at the age of 88. She was born June 13, 1935, in Sibley, Iowa to Jonas J. Onken and Lena (Park) Onken.

Floyd W. Patten

Floyd W. Patten, 68, of Middletown, IA, and formerly of Mt. Pleasant and the Storm Lake, Sioux Rapids and Spencer areas of Iowa, died Monday, May 13 in the Emergency Room of the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in West Burlington, IA.

Services: Ellen Sandvig

Funeral services for Ellen Sandvig, 85, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2024, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Spencer. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday morning before the service at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, in Spencer, after the services. After the graveside service, there will be a lunch served at the church. Sandvig passed away May 6, 2024, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

Services: Joel Peterson

Funeral services for Joel Peterson, 67, of Scottsdale, Arizona, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2024, at First Baptist Church, in Spencer. Pastors Rick Porter and Curt Batschelet. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the church. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Peterson passed away April 30, 2024, at his home. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Norman John Van Enter

February 16, 1936  — february 6, 2024 

Norman John Van Enter, son of Albert and Louise (Dykstra) Van Enter, was born on February 16, 1936 near Parker, South Dakota. 

He graduated from Spencer High School in 1953 and served two years in the army. He married DeAnne Rae Welle on December 8, 1956. They then moved to Paramount, California. In 1958, they welcomed their daughter, Tamara.

Lorraine Lamport

November 21, 1928 — May 3, 2024

Private graveside services for Lorraine Lamport, 95, of Spencer, will be conducted by the family at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Lamport passed away May 3, 2024, at St. Luke Lutheran Home.

Lorraine Marie (Winkler) Lamport was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She passed away in Spencer, Iowa on May 3, 2024, at the age of 95.

Patrick Douglas McFarlane

August 26, 1959  — May 4, 2024 

Patrick Douglas McFarlane, 64 of Longmont, Colorado, formerly of Spencer, Iowa, passed away May 4, 2024 at the University Hospital of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. 

Sharon ‘Sherry’ Hansen

Sharon Ann “Sherry” Hansen, 81, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, passed away on May 5, 2024, surrounded by her loving family in Marysville, Ohio.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1942, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, the daughter of the late Francis and Alice (Flaherty) Hynes.

Funeral Notice: Ellen Sandvig

Funeral services for Ellen Sandvig, 85, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2024, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Spencer. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday morning before the service at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, in Spencer, after the services. After the graveside service, there will be a lunch served at the church.

Funeral Notice: Joel Peterson

Funeral services for Joel Peterson, 67, of Scottsdale, Arizona, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2024, at First Baptist Church, in Spencer. Pastors Rick Porter and Curt Batschelet. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the church. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Peterson passed away April 30, 2024, at his home. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Lorraine Lamport

Private graveside services for Lorraine Lamport, 95, of Spencer, will be conducted by the family at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Lamport passed away May 3, 2024, at St. Luke Lutheran Home. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

William ‘Bill’ Boese

A memorial Mass for William “Bill” John Boese, 79, of Milford, will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.

Bill, the son of Burdette “Buzz” William and Helen Mary (Trainer) Boese, was born in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, 1944, where his father was stationed with the Army.

Colleen Chambers

Colleen Ann Gross Chambers was the fourth child of John and Catherine Berberich Gross. She was born at home on the Gross family farm east of Greenville on May 29, 1931.

Funeral Notice: Karen Nelson

Private family funeral services for Karen Nelson, 68, of Spencer, will be conducted following her wishes to be cremated. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Karen passed away Monday, April 29, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

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