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Obituaries

William Palmer (08/23/16)
Oct. 2, 1945 -- Aug. 16, 2016 William E. Palmer, the son of Earl and Velma Palmer, was born on Oct. 2, 1945, at the Spirit Lake Hospital. He grew up in Milford and after high school he joined the United States Army, serving in Vietnam. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he returned to Milford and pursued his interest in metal working by taking classes and becoming a certified welder...
Wilford Dokken (08/23/16)
Oct. 6, 1936 - Aug. 20, 2016 Wilford Allen Dokken was born at home Oct. 6, 1936, to George and Wannie (Elam) Dokken in Kensett and passed away at his rural Alden home on Aug. 20, 2016. Wilford was raised, along with nine brothers and sisters, on the family farm in rural Kensett and was educated in the country school, Brookfield 7. ...
Robert D. Jensen (08/23/16)
Jan. 7, 1928 -- Aug. 15, 2016 Robert D. Jensen, of Milford passed away on Aug. 15, 2016 at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 88. Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Burial was at the Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Milford American Legion...
Ethel 'Norma' Jean Grave (08/23/16)
April 16, 1932 -- Aug. 14, 2016 A visitation service for Ethel 'Norma' Jean Grave Norma, age 84, of Lake Park, was held Thursday, Aug. 18, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Lake Park. Norma was born April 16, 1932 in Rock Rapids, the daughter of John and Bertha (Kruger) Van Briesen. The family made their home near George where Norma attended school...
Nancy Blanchard (08/23/16)
Aug. 4. 1925 - Aug. 16, 2016 Nancy Blanchard, age 91, of Milford, passed away on Aug. 16, 2016, at the Milford Care Center. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Nancy Evelyn Drown, the daughter of Hampton Kidd Barker and Mary Evelyn (Nicola) Drown, was born on Aug. 4, 1925, in Des Moines. She graduated from Des Moines Roosevelt High School...
Marvin Larry Huffman (08/23/16)
Feb. 24, 1936 -- Aug. 11, 2016 Marvin "Larry" Huffman, age 80, of Spirit Lake, passed away on Aug. 11, 2016 at his home. Memorial services were held Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Marvin Larry Huffman, the son of Marvin A. and Marie (Jerman) Huffman, was born on Feb. 24, 1936 in Anthon. He graduated from Anthon High School in 1954. In 1954, Larry was united in marriage with Karen Marie Etler in Pokotello, Idaho...
Elizabeth 'Liz' Sandahl (08/23/16)
Nov. 2, 1926 -- Aug. 12, 2016 Elizabeth 'Liz' Sandahl, 89, of West Des Moines passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 in her home, with her husband and family by her side. Funeral Services were be held Saturday, Aug. 27 at Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Des Moines. Bishop Alan Scarfe, Dean Troy Beecham and Deacon John Doherty officiated. A gathering for memories and conversation was held after the service at the Sandahl home...