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Dick Downing

Dick Roy Downing, 79, of Okoboji and Ankeny, passed away on Dec. 18, 2022, surrounded by family.

 

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Funeral Notice: Vicki Heckroth

Funeral services for Vicki Heckroth, 61, of Peterson, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at the Spirit Lake United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be conducted at a later date. Heckroth passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, at her home in Peterson. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Marcia Peters

Funeral services for Marcia Peters, 88, of Robins, formerly of Harris and Spencer, will be conducted from 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, at the Ocheyedan Township Cemetery. Peters passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Emery Place in Robins.

Funeral Notice: Ryan Long

Funeral services for Ryan Long, 40, of Spencer, will be conducted from 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Beth Odor will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday with family present from 5-7 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be at a later date. Long passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, at Spencer Hospital. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Roger Faulkender

Roger Dean Faulkender, the son of Merle and Frances Faulkender, was born April 19, 1953, in Spencer. His childhood was spent in Fostoria and later graduated from Milford High School.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Roger on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, at the age of 69.

Gary Zinn

Gary D. Zinn, 79, of Milford, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, at the Robinson Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.

Funeral Notice: Martin Baedke

Funeral services for Martin Baedke, 85, of Savage, Minnesota, will be conducted from 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Michael Knox will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will be conducted from 3-6 p.m., Friday, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery inn Terril. Baedke passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at his residence in Savage.

Funeral Notice: Juan Martinez

Private family funeral services for Juan Fernando Martinez, 60, of Spencer, will be held at a later date in Great Bend, Kansas. Martinez passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Craig Wampler

Craig Alan Wampler, 61, of Spencer, passed away on Nov. 26, 2022, after close to a yearlong battle with cancer.

Doris Treimer

A celebration of life for Doris Ellen Salton Treimer, 96, was conducted on Thursday, Dec.1, 2022, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley. Rev. Chris Nitzel officiated the service. She was laid to rest at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.

Doris was born to Christian parents, William and Ida Johnson Salton, on May 3, 1926, on a farm in Clay County. She passed away on Nov. 27, 2022, in Hartley. Doris was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven.

Norman Spooner

Funeral services for Norman Dean Spooner, 68, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service. Public Service Vigil is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Private interment will be at Holy Name Cemetery in Marcus at a later date

Javan Kruse

Funeral services for Javan Keith Kruse, 37, of Hartley, formerly of Everly, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Rev. Mark Wilms will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., Friday, at the church.The family encouraged everyone attending to wear Iowa State Cyclone gear in honor of Javan. Interment will be conducted at Willow Creek Cemetery in rural Royal.

Raymond Kassel

Raymond L. Kassel, 96, of Nevada, Iowa, passed away Monday, No. 28, 2022, at Story County Senior Care in Nevada.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a brother, Warren Kassel.

Raymond is survived by his three children; two grandchildren: Brian (Michelle) Dunblazier and their four children, and Megan (Ryan) Pickard; and a great-granddaughter, Kennedy (Jared) Warne and their daughter.

Danny Dobbins

Danny Joseph Dobbins, a Navy veteran and longtime resident of Littleton, North Carolina, passed away on Nov. 15, 2022, in Richmond, Virginia, with his loving family by his side.

Danny was born Sept. 6, 1957, to Donald and Lauralee (Cogdill) Dobbins in Spencer. He attended Spencer High School (Class of 1975) before enlisting in the U.S. Navy.

Funeral Notice: Juan Martinez

Services are pending for Juan Martinez, 60, of Spencer, who passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Peg Norris

Funeral services for Peg Norris, 90, of Spencer, will be conducted from 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Tim Frasher will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Norris passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at Northshire Residence in Spencer.

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