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Obituaries

Richard Ritzer (10/29/14)
July 1, 1943-- Oct. 19, 2014 No formal services were held for Richard Ritzer, 71, of Arnolds Park. Richard Lee Ritzer was born July 1, 1943, to Arthur and Violet Marie (Baker) Ritzer in Sioux City. Richard attended East High School in Sioux City. He served in the United States Navy...
Ernie Gath (10/29/14)
March 29, 1932 -- Oct. 25, 2014 A funeral service for Ernie Gath, age 82, of Spirit Lake, was held Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Burial was at Memory Gardens in Spirit Lake. Ernest Daniel Gath, the son of Anna (Koster) and Ernest F. Gath, was born March 29, 1932, at his home in Round Lake, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed Lutheran. Ernie went to school in Round Lake, Montgomery and graduated from Lake Park High School...
Nina Keuck (10/21/14)
Oct. 18, 1921 -- Oct. 16, 2014 A funeral service for Nina Keuck, age 92, was held Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Burial was at Milford Cemetery. Nina Rose Keuck was born Oct. 18, 1921 at Walthill, Nebraska, the daughter of Leo and Bessie (Dean) Huff...
Jacquelin Sangwin (10/21/14)
Sept. 17, 1929 -- Oct. 14, 2014 Jacquelin "Jackie" Sangwin, age 85, of Milford, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at her home in Milford. She was born on Sept. 17, 1929, in Calmer, to John and Bertha (Letchenberg) Thuente. Jackie graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School in 1947, and St. ...
Dolores Zimmer (10/14/14)
Oct. 5, 1928 -- Oct. 6, 2014 A funeral service for Dolores Zimmer, age 86, of Milford was held Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Dolores (Lorie) Darlene (VanHouten) Zimmer was born Oct. ...
Mark Campney (10/14/14)
Sept. 30, 1924 -- Oct. 5, 2014 Mark Eugene Campney, the son of James Elmer and Ethel (Corle) Campney was born Sept. 30, 1924 near Curlew. His childhood years were in the Palo Alto County, Iowa area, where he attended school, graduating from Emmetsburg High School in 1945. ...
Virginia Swanson (10/14/14)
Jan. 7, 1932 -- Oct. 6, 2014 Virginia Ann Swanson was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Sioux City, the daughter of Emil and Elizabeth (Tobin) Swanson. She was raised and educated in Sioux City and was a member of the first graduating class of Bishop Heelan High School in 1950...
Dianne Lynelle Schiltz (10/08/14)
March 25, 1947 -- Sept. 28, 2014 A brilliant, creative spirit, Dianne Lynelle Schiltz, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at Hospice of Northern Colorado. She was born in Plainview, Nebraska, to Elvin and Norma Strope on March 25, 1947. The family moved to Iowa when she was four, where she grew up on a farm near Spirit Lake...
David Cobb (10/08/14)
Aug. 22, 1939 -- Oct. 2, 2014 Funeral services for David Cobb of Spirit Lake will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with the Rev. Christine Lang officiating. Interment will be at South Walnut Cemetery with Military Rites performed by VFW Post 3388 & American Legion Post 91...
Sharon Parriott (09/30/14)
Dec. 22, 1938 -- Sept. 18, 2014 Sharon Parriott, age 75, of Spirit Lake, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. She was born Dec. 22, 1938, in Rudd, Iowa, to Ed and Elsie Folkerts. Sharon graduated from Charles City High School in 1956, and Drake University in 1960. ...
Lois Eckard (09/30/14)
Sept. 20, 1938 -- Sept. 23, 2014 Lois Eckard, 76, of Milford, passed away Sept. 23, 2014 at Good Samaritan Luther Manor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Lois was born on Sept. 20, 1938 to Fred and Kathryn (Voss) Smitherman at the Hand Hospital in Hartley...
Lincoln Guthrie (09/30/14)
Aug. 4, 1925 -- Oct. 4, 2013 A celebration of life service was held for Lincoln Guthrie of Milford on Sept. 23 at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Lincoln Leland Guthrie was born Aug. 4, 1925 in Milford to Arthur T. and Valda (Christopherson) Guthrie...
William Davis (09/24/14)
Dec. 2, 1924 -- Sept. 15, 2014 Graveside services for William "Bill" Davis, 89 of Harris, were held Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Union Cemetery in Harris. Memorials may be made to the Harris United Methodist Church, PO Box 446, Lake Park, IA 51347 or Friends of the Library, Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 Fourth ST, Des Moines, Iowa 50309...
Sharon Parriott (09/24/14)
Dec. 22, 1938 -- Sept. 18, 2014 Sharon Parriott, age 75, of Spirit Lake, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. She was born Dec. 22, 1938, in Rudd, Iowa, to Ed and Elsie Folkerts. Sharon graduated from Charles City High School in 1956, and Drake University in 1960. ...
Don Christensen (09/24/14)
Oct. 20, 1932 -- Sept. 14, 2014 Don H. Christensen, age 81, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, passed away on Sunday Sept. 14, 2014 at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 18, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Private family burial was in Old Buck Cemetery near Albert City. Visitation was held Wednesday at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake with a Masonic service...
Helen Loos (09/16/14)
Jan. 23, 1920 -- Sept. 8, 2014 Helen E. Loos, age 94, of Spirit Lake, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City. She was born on Jan. 23, 1920, in Spirit Lake, to Frank and Mary Happe. Helen graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1938. She was united in marriage to William Loos in January of 1946, in Great Falls, Montana. William passed away in September of 2003...
Craig D. Clark (09/16/14)
March 12, 1955 ~ Sept. 7, 2014 Craig Dale Clark, son of Alton and Bernice (Bellows) Clark, was born March 12, 1955, in Lake Park. He received his education in Lake Park, graduating from Lake Park High School. On Oct. 26, 1974, Craig was united in marriage to Georgia Krohn at the Methodist Church in Spirit Lake. To this union three children were born...
Betty Newman (09/16/14)
June 21, 1930 -- Sept. 13, 2014 A funeral service for Betty Newman, age 84, of Milford, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Betty Ruth Newman was born June 21, 1930, to Perry and Thresa (Walsh) Hansen in Estherville. She grew up on a farm near Terril and received her education at the Terril Community School, graduating in 1948...
Ruth Gullotta (09/09/14)
Feb. 9, 1929 -- Aug. 31, 2014 Ruth Gullotta, age 85, of Milford and formerly of Mesa, Arizona, died on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. Private family services will be at a later date. Ruth Ilene Morris, the daughter of John and Kate (Eibey) Morris, was born on Feb. ...
James Wolfram (09/09/14)
Jan. 4, 1924 -- Sept. 4, 2014 A funeral service for Rev. James Wolfram, age 90, was held Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Burial was at Memory Gardens in Spirit Lake. Reverend James (Jim) Theodore Wolfram, of Spirit Lake, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 4, 2014. He was born on Jan. 4, 1924 in May City. Schools he attended include Concordia Academy and College in St. Paul, Minnesota and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri...
Geraldine Gano (09/09/14)
Nov. 25, 1929 -- Aug. 30, 2014 Geraldine Gano, age 84, of Spirit Lake died on Saturday Aug. 30, 2014, at the Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. A Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spirit Lake. Geraldine Mary McCarthy, the daughter of Maurice and Lydia (Seyer) McCarthy, was born on Nov. ...
Ruth Gullotta (09/02/14)
Feb. 9, 1929 - Aug. 31, 2014 Ruth Gullotta, age 85, of Milford and formerly of Mesa, Arizona, died on Sunday Aug. 31, 2014 at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. Private family services will be at a later date. Ruth is the mother of Molly Rohlfsen of Arnolds Park...
Robert Ross (09/02/14)
Dec. 11, 1921 -- Aug. 25, 2014 Robert Vanderveer Ross was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Indianola to Hobart and Alta Ross. Bob passed away on Aug. 25, 2014, in Spirit Lake. Robert (Bob) and his parents moved to Winterset early in his youth and lived there until third grade...
Robert Fritz (09/02/14)
May 15, 1939 -- Aug. 24, 2014 A funeral service for Robert Fritz, 75, of Milford was held Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Burial was at Milford Cemetery. Robert Jacob Fritz was born on May 15, 1939 at Spencer to Alvin and Corrine (Eidsvold) Fritz. Robert attended school at Arnolds Park...
Dr. Olaf "Swede" Selander (09/02/14)
Oct. 13, 1929 -- Aug. 25, 2014 A funeral service for Dr. Olaf "Swede" Earl Selander, 84, of Lakeville, Minnesota and formerly of Sioux City and Okoboji was held Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford with Father Thomas Flanagan officiating. Interment was at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery in Okoboji. Memorials in honor of Swede may be given to The Wounded Warriors Project, the Humane Society of Northwest Iowa or St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford...
Geraldine Gano (09/02/14)
Nov. 25, 1929 - Aug. 30, 2014 Geraldine Gano, age 84, of Spirit Lake died on Saturday Aug. 30, 2014, at the Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday Sept. 13 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spirit Lake.
Dora Brix (09/02/14)
Aug. 19, 1933 -- Aug. 24, 2014 Dora Rogene (Voigt/Potter) Brix passed from this life Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Lakes Regional Healthcare. She was 81 years old. Dora was born Aug. 19, 1933 on a farm near Lotts Creek, Iowa to William, Sr. and Mary Ann (Davis) Voigt. ...
Donald Lago (09/02/14)
May 19, 1930 -- Aug. 26, 2014 A funeral service was held Thursday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake for Donald Raymond Lago. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery. Donald Raymond Lago was born May 19, 1930 in May City, the son of Leon "Jeff" and Ethel (Wood) Lago. He was raised and educated in Lake Park, graduating from Lake Park High School...
Robert Vanderveer Ross (08/26/14)
Dec. 11, 1921 -- Aug. 25, 2014 No services will be held at the request of Robert Vanderveer Ross, who passed away in Spirit Lake on Aug. 25, 2014. Born Dec. 11, 1921, in Indianola to Hobart and Alta Ross, Bob and his parents moved to Winterset early in his youth and lived there until third grade. ...
Ramon Hankins (08/26/14)
Oct. 28, 1928 -- Aug. 19, 2014 A funeral service for Ramon Hankins, age 85, of Milford was held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at New Journey Community Church in Milford. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Ramon Fred Hankins was born to Vern and Alvina (Dagel) Hankins on Oct. 28, 1928, at a rural home near Sibley...
Nelson Ellsworth (08/26/14)
Oct. 13, 1923 -- Aug. 23, 2014 Nelson "Nels" Ellsworth Jr., age 90 of Mankato, Minnesota and formerly of Spencer died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Pathstone Living in Mankato. A memorial service honoring Nelson's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. ...
Maurice Dougal (08/26/14)
May 8, 1923 -- Aug. 21, 2014 A funeral service for Maurice Dougal, age 91, of Milford, was held Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Burial was at Lone Tree Cemetery. Maurice Rolland Dougal, the eldest son of Adelbert Isaac and Goldya Violet (White) Dougal was born May 8, 1923, in Dunlap. His early childhood years were spent in Dunlap and Missouri Valley. When Maurice was 14, his family moved to Everly. He graduated from Everly High School in 1940...
Joyce Fliehler (08/26/14)
June 19, 1944 -- Aug. 16, 2014 Joyce Elaine Amdahl Fliehler, 70, of Amarillo, Texas died Aug. 16, 2014. Services were Tuesday at St. Luke Presbyterian Church of Amarillo with Rev. Jim Wallace officiating. Mrs. Fliehler was born on June 19, 1944, in Estherville to Hattie and Gilbert Amdahl. She moved to Amarillo in 2004. She was involved with Girl Scouts in her youth and numerous Bible studies and committees at her church. Mrs. Fliehler was a member of St. Luke Presbyterian Church...
James Mortenson (08/26/14)
June 25, 1932 -- Aug. 21, 2014 James Duane Mortenson, the son of Engold and Sigrid (Simonsen) Mortenson, was born on June 25, 1932 in Webb. His childhood years were spent between the Webb and Ayrshire area were he graduated from Ayrshire High School in 1951. ...
Dr. Harry Hargett (08/26/14)
Feb. 20, 1950 -- Aug. 18, 2014 Dr. Harry Hargett, 64, of Waterloo, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center. Dr. Hargett was born Feb. 20, 1950, in St. Louis, Missouri, son of Harry Madison and Nora Lee Shook Hargett. He married Cathy Finley on Sept. 13, 1986...
Kenneth R. Beisch (08/19/14)
April 17, 1926 -- Aug. 5, 2014 A funeral service for Kenneth Beisch was held on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery in Algona with military honors conducted. Kenneth Robert Beisch was born April 17, 1926 in Algona, the oldest of 15 children of Edward and Suzanne (Pffefer) Beisch. He grew up in Sexton and attended St. Cecelia Academy. Kenny served in the United States Army during World War II...
Joyce Elaine Amdahl Fliehler (08/19/14)
June 19, 1944 -- Aug. 16, 2014 Joyce Elaine Amdahl Fliehler, 70, of Amarillo, Texas, died Aug. 16, 2014. Services were Tuesday at St. Luke Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jim Wallace officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel in Amarillo...
Brian Reynolds (08/19/14)
July 17, 1950 -- Aug. 10, 2014 A funeral service for Brian Reynolds, 64, of Arnolds Park, was held Thursday, Aug.14, 2014 at the Barefoot Bar at Parks Marina. Brian Lynn Reynolds was born July 17, 1950, the son of Kenneth and Darline (Dieters) Reynolds in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was raised and educated in Rock Rapids, graduating from Central Lyon High School. Brian first attended Ellsworth Community College and then graduated from Mankato State University...
Mary Foxhoven (08/12/14)
April 30, 1933 -- Aug. 2, 2014 A funeral service for Mary Foxhoven, age 81, of Arnolds Park, was held Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Burial was at Okoboji Cemetery. Mary Denise Boyles Foxhoven, daughter of Maude Twogood Boyles and Everett Palmer Boyles, was born April 30, 1933 in Everly...
Ramalee Pearson (08/12/14)
May 21, 1926 -- July 31, 2014 Ramalee Elaine Pearson, 88, died Thursday, July 31, in Tempe, Arizona. A Memorial Service was held Monday, Aug. 11, at the United Methodist Church in Estherville under the direction of Schuchert Funeral Home in Spirit Lake...
Helen Pedersen (08/05/14)
Sept. 29, 1918 -- Aug. 1, 2014 Helen Pedersen of Waterloo, passed away peacefully at Oakdell Cottage, her family summer home on Lake Okoboji Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Helen was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Marshalltown, the daughter of Lacey and Iva Smith Patterson. She married William R. "Bud" Pedersen on Oct. 12, 1940 in Marshalltown, who died Jan. 2, 1993. Helen graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1937 and attended Grinnell College...
Merwyn Shorey (08/05/14)
Oct. 7, 1927 -- July 26, 2014 A funeral service for Merwyn Shorey was held Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Interment was at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery. Merwyn LeRoy Shorey, the son of Laura Mae (Moore) and Edwin Shorey, Jr., was born Oct. 7, 1927 in Spirit Lake. He graduated from the Arnolds Park High School...
Merlin Flint (08/05/14)
May 19,1946 - July 23, 2014 Funeral services were held at the Lake Park United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 for Merlin Flint. Rev. Jennifer Hesebeck officiated. Inurnment was at Westport Township Cemetery of rural Dickinson County. Merlin Dean Flint was born May 19, 1946, to Marion Flint and Lola Belle (Yager) Flint. He spent his youth on the Flint Family Farm with his father, mother and sister Anita...
Jim Ziegenbusch (08/05/14)
June 14, 1923 -- July 31, 2014 A funeral service for Jim Ziegenbusch, age 91, of Spirit Lake and formerly of Marshalltown and Cherokee will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the First Presbyeterian Church in Spirit Lake. Burial will be at 4:15 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee on Wednesday...
James Walston (08/05/14)
Feb. 23, 1925 -- July 28, 2014 James R. Walston, age 89, of Spirit Lake, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. He was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Spirit Lake, to Clarence and Vera (White) Walston. Jim graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1944. He moved to Westwood, California, and worked for Safeway Grocery Stores for many years. After he retired, Jim moved back to Spirit Lake, to enjoy his family...
Virginia Thiesen (07/29/14)
July 18, 1943 -- July 22, A funeral service for Virginia "Ginny" Thiesen, of Milford, was held Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terril. Virginia Kaye Chapman (Andresen) Thiesen was born July 18, 1943, in Spencer. Her parents were Lenore (Kahler) Chapman and Lyle J. ...
Ruth Workman (07/29/14)
Feb. 11, 1930 -- July 24, 2014 A funeral service for Ruth Workman, age 84, of Spirit Lake, was held Monday, July 28, 2014, at New Testament Baptist Church in Spirit Lake. Nellie Ruth Workman was born Feb. 11, 1930 in West Virginia. On July 9, 1950, Ruth was united in marriage to William Jess Workman in Kentucky. The couple made their home in Ohio where she was a member of the Columbus Baptist Temple in Columbus, Ohio...
Phyllis McCall (07/29/14)
Feb. 10, 1926 -- June 11, 2014 Graveside services for Phyllis McCall, age 88, of Arnolds Park, will be at 1:30 pm, Monday, Aug. 4 at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Phyllis Alene McCall (nee DeMars) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at her home in Arnolds Park. ...
Kay Nielsen (07/29/14)
March 15, 1934 -- July 26, 2014 Kay Nielsen, age 80, of Spirit Lake, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Keelson Harbour Assisted Living in Spirit Lake. She was born on March 15, 1934, in Montevideo, Minnesota, to Victor and Helen (Howe) Nielsen...
Gwendol Murphy (07/29/14)
March 14, 1931 -- July 9, 2014 Gwendol Florence (Gwen) Murphy was born March 14, 1931, in Hartley to Emil and Lorraine Hoist. She passed away on July 9, 2014 at the age of 83 in Wray, Colorado following a lengthy illness. Gwen grew up in Harris and graduated from Harris High School. ...