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Ruth Ann Whittenburg

Funeral services for Ruth Ann Whittenburg, 94, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Sharon “Shazzy” Britz will officiate the service.Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. She passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at her home in Spencer.

Roberta Brehmer

Funeral services for Roberta Brehmer, 101, of Peterson, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, in Peterson. Rev. Michael Hyde will officiate the service at the church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Peterson. Brehmer passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, at home.

Funeral Notice: Ruth Ann Whittenburg

Funeral services for Ruth Ann Whittenburg, 94, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Sharon “Shazzy” Britz will officiate the service.Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Whittenburg passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at her home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Jonathan Waldner

Funeral services for Jonathan Waldner, 86, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Newell Cemetery in Newell. Waldner passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Glenda Peterson

Funeral services for Glenda Rae Peterson, 79, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Grace United Methodist Church, in Spencer. Rev. Barrie Tritle will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, with family present. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Peterson passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Funeral Notice: Don Ibel

Funeral services for Don Ibel, 91, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Nicholas Hanges will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Ibel passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, at Northshire Residence Memorial Park in Spencer. Warner Funeral is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia ‘Ginger’ Kline

Virginia Lee “Ginger” Kline was born in Spencer on Sept. 3, 1943. One of three daughters of Millard “Wilson” and Margaret (Follon) Drury, she grew up on the family farm north of Everly along with her sisters, Rita and Frankie. She attended school in Everly, graduating from Everly High School with the class of 1961. During her school years, Ginger enjoyed sports, playing organ for their church and had a fondness for all sorts of animals. She had a big heart, a great smile and loved life.

Marvin Schmidt

Marvin Henry Schmidt, 94, passed away Jan. 24, 2024.

James Bleich

Funeral services for James “Jim” Michael Bleich, 83, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Revs. Michael Kellogg and Kevin Richter will officiate the service. Visitation will be open after 2 p.m., Wednesday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

He passed away Jan. 24, 2024

David Spenst

Happy memories comfort us, as David Spenst, joined his Heavenly Father and family this week. David Spenst passed away on Jan, 15, 2024.

He was born on April 27, 1929, to Peter and Aganetha (Nettie Friesen) Spenst in Morden, Manitoba, Canada.

He was the oldest of five sisters, Berniece, Amy, Mary, Vivian and Annette and a brother, James.

Delores Peterson

Delores Thorlene Peterson, 97, of Des Moines, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

Betty Hansen

Betty Lou (Meyer) Hansen, 86, of Sheldon, and formerly of Spencer, passed from this life on Saturday morning, Jan. 13, 2024, from Sheldon Senior Care.

Betty was born on Jan. 2, 1938, in Marathon, to Leo and Verlette Meyer. Betty attended school in Marathon where she graduated high school in 1955. On Jan. 8, 1956, she was married to her lifelong partner, Cliff Hansen, at the Marathon Methodist Church by the Rev. Bob Smith.

Funeral Notice: Caroline Miller

Caroline Miller, 88, of Fostoria, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, at her home. A private graveside service and interment will be in Garfield Cemetery, Webb. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Anton ‘Tony’ Nielsen

Anton C. “Tony” Nielsen, 70, of Linn Grove, passed away at home on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Visitation with the family present will be held at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be at the Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal.

Julie Pike

Julie Ann Pike, beloved wife, mother and daughter passed away at the age 81, on Jan. 7, 2024.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, from 4-6 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, at Bethesda Lutheran Church.

Julie was a longtime member of Bethesda Lutheran Church. It is located at 1517 Northwestern Ave., in Ames.

George Alpach

George Wayne Alspach, 82, of Grundy Center, formerly of Fort Dodge, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, at the Grundy Care Center. A celebration of life will be held at Abels Funeral & Cremation Service — Engelkes Chapel in Grundy Center on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, where friends and family may visit from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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