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Obituaries

Pamela Rogers (03/03/15)
Aug. 4, 1948 -- Feb. 25, 2015 Pamela Rogers, 66, of Mesa, Arizona and formerly of Spirit Lake, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Promise Hospital of Phoenix in Mesa, Arizona. Pam was born Aug. 4, 1948, in Des Moines to Vernon and Betty (Canon) Goble...
Nancy Bockman (03/03/15)
Oct. 9, 1945 -- Feb. 21, 2015 A funeral service for Nancy Bockman was held Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Harbor of Joy Lutheran Church in Milford. Interment was at Memory Gardens in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Nancy Bockman was born Oct. 9, 1945 in Cedar Rapids. She was adopted by John and Bonnie Vance and was raised and educated in Milford, graduating from Milford High School in 1963. Nancy then attended Nettleton Business College in Sioux City, graduating from there in 1964...
Frank Files Jr. (03/03/15)
May 31, 1928 -- Feb. 19, 2015 Frank Fliss Jr., age 86, of Spirit Lake, passed away Feb. 19, 2015, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. He was born May 31, 1928, in Camby, Minnesota, to Frank and Pear Fliss. Frank was raised in Camby, Minnesota for six years, before moving to Anamosa, Terril and finally settling in Spirit Lake. He served his country in the United States Army from 1952, until 1954. Frank was united in marriage to Laura B. Olson on Jan. 10, 1960...
Kenneth Rudy (02/23/15)
June 5, 1923 -- Feb. 16, 2015 Services for Kenneth E. Rudy, 91, of Truman, Minnesota, formerly of Spirit Lake, were Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at the Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel in Fairmont, Minnesota. Inurnment will be in Fairview Memorial Park in Fairmont with military honors provided by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 and Martin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1222...
Larry Ray (02/23/15)
July 4, 1939 -- Feb. 15, 2015 A funeral service for Larry Ray, age 75, of Spencer, was held Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Burial was at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery in Spirit Lake. Larry D. Ray was born July 4, 1939, in Anita, to Dell and Adair (Walker) Ray. He graduated from Anita High School and attended Tarkio College...
Joy Walz (02/23/15)
March 21, 1966 -- Feb. 16, 2015 Joy Joanne Walz, 48 years of age, passed away peacefully at Lakes Regional Healthcare at 12:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Although she will not be walking beside us on this earth, she now has the pleasure of meeting her King at the gates of Heaven...
Jewel Schwartz (02/23/15)
July 7, 1935 -- Feb. 12, 2015 A funeral service for Jewel Schwartz, 79, of Spirit Lake was held Thursday, Feb. 19, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Burial will be at South Walnut Cemetery in Graettinger at a later date. Jewel Schwartz, the daughter of Mathilda (Simonsen) and Richard Schwartz, was born July 7, 1935. Jewel lived in Kansas City, Missouri and then in Terril before moving to Spirit Lake in 1950...
Gerald Walter Koenig (02/23/15)
Feb. 3, 1930 -- Feb. 18, 2015 Gerald Walter Koenig, the son of William Paul and Ingrey Marie (Jensen) Koenig, was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Blair, Nebraska. He moved to Gillette Grove at the age of 14. He met and married Janet Margaret O'Hearn. He helped on the farm until he joined the Army and served in the Korean War...
Charles Shuck (02/23/15)
July 17, 1949 -- Feb. 15, 2015 Celebration of Life Visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at the Milford Community Center in Milford for Charles P. Shuck, 65, of West Okoboji. Charles Paul Shuck, son of Paul and Cleo (Taylor) Shuck was born on July 17, 1949, in Sioux City. After moving to the Lakes Area, Charlie attended Milford Community Schools, graduating in 1967...
Alfred Steiner (02/23/15)
July 21, 1935 -- Feb. 15, 2015 Alfred V. Steiner, 79, of Spirit Lake passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 15, 2015, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, due to complications of lung cancer. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 20 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Richard Dungan officiated. Burial was at the Quimby Cemetery with military rites by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W...