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Julie Hanson

Services for Julie Ann Masters Hanson, 60, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at Grace United Methodist Church, in Spencer. Visitation will be open after 4-8 p.m., Thursday, with family present to receive friends from 5-7 p.m., at the church home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

She passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, Sioux Dakota, with her son, Kyle, by her side.

Ruth Thurston

Funeral services for Ruth Elizabeth Thurston, 96, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Rev. Sharon “Shazzy” Britz will officiate the service. Visitation will be open after 2-7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemeter in Spencer. Thurston passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Vertalie Otis

Vertalie Otis passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, in Spencer. She was 94 years old.

Funeral Notice: Ruth Thurston

Funeral services for Ruth Thurston, 96, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Rev. Sharon “Shazzy” Britz will officiate the service. Visitation will be open after 2-7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemeter in Spencer. Thurston passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas 'Tom’ Lorenz

Thomas “Tom” Lorenz, 82, of Spencer, wished to be cremated and no services are planned at this time. He passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2023, at his residence.

Tom arrived at the Spencer Hospital on Jan. 29, 1941, to Lee and Gertrude (Sorenson) Lorenz. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1959. He worked at Spencer Pac and owned Wheeler Mfg. before moving to the home farm northeast of Spencer.

Bettie McKenzie

Bettie McKenzie, 97, of Spencer, formerly of Sioux Rapids, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at Spencer Hospital in Spencer.

No services will be held at this time.

Clifford ‘Cliff’ Hansen

Funeral services for Clifford “Cliff” Knowlton Hansen, 91, of Sheldon, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Barry Tritle will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. the church. Burial will be at Buena Vista Memorial Park in Storm Lake. Hansen passed away on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, at the Sanford Sheldon Health Care Center in Sheldon.

Harold ‘Hap’ Thorne

A celebration of life for Harold “Hap” Edward Thorne will be held Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Everly. The family will be present for a visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery, Everly, with military graveside rites presented by the Everett P. Boyles Jr., Post 414 of The American Legion.

Funeral Notice: Patricia ‘Pat’ Hermstad

Patricia "Pat" Hermstad, 71, of Sioux Rapids, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, at her residence in Sioux Rapids. Funeral services will take place Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial will be in Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Clifford ‘Cliff’ Hansen

Funeral services for Clifford “Cliff” Hansen, 91, of Sheldon, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Barry Tritle will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. the church. Burial will be at Buena Vista Memorial Park in Storm Lake. Hansen passed away on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, at the Sanford Sheldon Health Care Center in Sheldon.

Funeral Notice: Clifford ‘Cliff’ Hansen

Pending services for Clifford “Cliff” Hansen, 91, of Sheldon, formerly of Spencer, died on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, at the Sanford Sheldon Health Care Center in Sheldon. Arrangements are pending at this time at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Funeral Notice: Douglas ‘Herm’ Berger

Douglas "Herm" Berger, 60, of Ruthven, passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 13, from 4-7 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven. A funeral service will be Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Peter Morlock officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven. Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven.

Funeral Notice: Charles Anderson

Funeral services for Charles Anderson, 68, of Webb, were conducted Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Webb. Rev. Kari Etherington officiated the service. Burial was at Garfield Cemetery in Webb. Anderson passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at home. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Shannon Manwarren

Funeral services for Shannon Lee Manwarren, 51, of Spencer, will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Visitation with the family will be from 4-6:30 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Manwarren passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at Mercy One in Waterloo from a cardiac event.

Lois Knight

Funeral services for Lois Knight, 84, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery in Greenville. She passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Funeral Notice: Bill Welle

Funeral services for Bill Welle, 80, of Leawood, Kansas, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at Faith Lutheran Church, in Spencer. Pastor Ben Unseth will officiate at the service. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be at North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Spencer. Welle passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri.

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