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Obituaries from February 2013

Dennis Wallin (02/27/13)
Jan. 4, 1944 -- Feb. 17, 2013 Dennis A. Wallin, age 69, of Spirit Lake, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his home in Spirit Lake. He was born on Jan. 4, 1944, in Spirit Lake, to Awald and Dorothy (Farmer) Wallin. Dennis graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1962, and N.E. ...
Christopher Kellen (02/27/13)
March 16, 1979 -- Feb. 10, 2013 Christopher M. Kellen of Okoboji died Feb. 10, 2013, as a result of a head injury. He was born March 16, 1979 in Omaha, Neb. Chris was an avid fisherman and golfer. He is survived by his parents, Mike and Kathy Kellen; sisters, Angie Eatinger and husband Eddie, Lisa Gravelle and husband Matt; nephews: Anthony Kellen, Alec Gravelle, Everett Gravelle, Christian Gravelle, and Thomas Kiepe; nieces, Autumn Eatinger and Brooke Anne Eatinger; grandnephew, Calvin Kellen. ...
Frank Clark (02/27/13)
July 3, 1914 -- Feb. 19, 2013 A funeral service for Frank Clark of Lawton was held Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Lake Park. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery in Spirit Lake. Frank Clayton Clark was born July 3, 1914, to Albert and Barbara Clark at Montgomery, Iowa. He attended school at Diamond Lake No. 1, Woodrow Wilson and Jefferson Jr. High in Long Beach, Calif...
Jonah Holmes and Kevin Bakker (02/20/13)
Jonah Holmes April 18, 2006 -- Feb. 3, 2013 Kevin Bakker Sept. 26, 1968 -- Feb. 8, 2013 Jonah E. Holmes, age 6, of Spirit Lake, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls, S. D. He was born on April 18, 2006, in Council Bluffs, to Michael Ray and Michelle Holmes...
Thelma Eichman (02/20/13)
May 14, 1923 -- Feb. 14, 2013 Thelma Kathlyn Eichman, 89, died Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the St. Ansgar Good Samaritan Center. Funeral service were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at the St. Ansgar United Methodist Church, with Rev. Peter Chang officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ansgar Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday. Feb. 16 at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar and one hour prior to service at the church...
Ruth Wulf (02/20/13)
Aug. 23, 1914 -- Feb. 9, 2013 A funeral service for Ruth Wulf was held Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Sioux Valley, Minn. Burial was at Sioux Valley Cemetery. Ruth Marjorie Engelhorn, her given name, was born to parents Henry and Lydia (Manus) Engelhorn on Aug. ...
Melvin Godfrey (02/20/13)
March 19, 1921 -- Feb. 13, 2013 A funeral service was held for Melvin Godfrey of Lake Park on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Excelsior Methodist Church in Lake Park. Burial was at Silver Lake Cemetery in Lake Park. Melvin Frank Godfrey was born March 19, 1921, at Cherokee, Iowa to William and Edna (Small) Godfrey...
Mary Louise Beck (02/20/13)
May 1, 1944 -- Feb. 16, 2013 Mary Louise Beck, the daughter of Thomas Thomas and Edith (Carstensen) Thomas was born May 1, 1944 in Spencer. She graduated from the Spencer school system in 1962, and enrolled at Lindenwood College, in St Charles, Mo. where she graduated with a B.A. Degree in economics...
Leo Hanson (02/20/13)
Sept. 12, 1925 -- Feb. 13, 2013 Leo R. Hanson, age 87 and 5 months, of Spirit Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S. D. He was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Radcliffe, Iowa, to Hans and Elsie Baldwin Hanson...
Joan Swanson (02/20/13)
Nov. 20, 1936 -- Feb. 10, 2013 Joan May Swanson the daughter of Ted and Grace (Fothergill) Schacherer was born Nov. 20, 1936 in Estherville. She died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at the Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake at the age of 76. She received her education and graduated from Terril High School...
Delbert Clague (02/20/13)
July 27, 1925 -- Feb. 11, 2013 Delbert Lee Clague, the son of Thomas and Edith Faulkender Clague was born July 27, 1925, in Freeman Township in Clay County. After his mother passed away at the age of 7, he lived with his maternal grandparents. He attended grade school in Summit Township and graduated from Spencer High School in 1942...
Craig Evert (02/20/13)
Dec. 29, 1965 -- Feb. 12, 2013 A funeral service for Craig Evert of Spirit Lake was held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Craig Allen Evert was born Dec. 29, 1965 in Gordon, Neb. He is survived by his wife Kathy (Orison), parents Leslie and Annabelle Evert, Gordon, Neb., sister Cindy Evert-Christ and her husband Ken of Lincoln, Neb., his beloved two cats, nieces, nephews, several aunts, uncles and cousins. ...
Chris Van Oort (02/20/13)
Sept. 8, 1926 -- Feb. 12, 2013 A funeral service for Chris Van Oort, 86, of Milford was held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Christian Van Oort was born Sept. 8, 1926, near Matlock, the son of Simon and Artie (Mol) Van Oort. Chris was the youngest of seven children...
Sadie Adams (02/13/13)
July 13, 1908 -- Jan. 30, 2013 Sadie Adams, 104, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. Sadie Adams was born July 13, 1908, the daughter of George and Betty (Kuper) Mori, in Waterford Township, Everly. She attended a rural school near her home...
Russel Stahly (02/13/13)
June 3, 1927 -- Feb. 3, 2013 A funeral service for Russel Stahly, age 85, of Lake Park, was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Lake Park. Burial was at Union Township Cemetery in Harris. Russel James Stahly was born June 3, 1927, near Ocheyedan, to Rude and Etta (Winter) Stahly. ...
Robert A. Anderson (02/13/13)
Oct. 20, 1923 -- Feb. 6, 2013 Funeral services for Robert A. Anderson, 89, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Union Memorial Church in Milford. Interment was at Northlawn Cemetery in Spencer. Robert A. Anderson was born Oct. 20, 1923 in Des Moines to Olive (Pitcher) and Arthur O. Anderson...
Arnold Schroeter (02/13/13)
Sept. 22, 1932 -- Feb. 9, 2013 Arnold F. Schroeter, age 80, of Spirit Lake, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. He was born Sept. 22, 1932, in Lindsey, Neb., to Gustav and Martha (Leder) Schroeter. Fred attended the University of Nebraska before owning and operating Diesel Specialties. ...
Ann Michelson Thiel (02/13/13)
March 17, 1916 -- Feb. 2, 2013 Ann M. Thiel, age 96, of West Saint Paul, Minn. passed away on Saturday Feb. 2, 2013, at the Southview Nursing Home in West Saint Paul. She was born on March 17, 1916, in Fostoria to Mike and Marie Clemmensen Michelson. Ann attended a country school in Clay County through eighth grade. She was united in marriage to Bryce Thiel on April 10, 1938, in Spencer...
Wilma Snell (02/06/13)
Aug. 26, 1923 -- Jan. 27, 2013 A funeral service was held for Wilma Snell, 89, of Arnolds Park, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Burial was at Silver Lake Cemetery in Lake Park. Wilma Grace (Lenz) Snell, daughter of Nicholas and Verna (Horton) Lenz was born on Aug. 26, 1923 on a farm in Westport Township, Dickinson County...
Terry Gardner (02/06/13)
Sept. 22, 1954 -- Feb. 1, 2013 Terry A. Gardner, of Topeka, Kan., passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was born Sept. 22, 1954 in Estherville to Wade and Imogene (Zenor) Gardner. He graduated from high school in Terril, and for several years he traveled around the United States working for many different newspapers as a mailer/operator...
Roger Sixta (02/06/13)
Nov. 28, 1938 -- Jan. 31, 2013 Roger Leland Sixta was born on Nov. 28, 1938, in Worthington, Minn. He was the son of Leland Joseph and Cecil Lillian (Fawcett) Sixta. He lived his youth in Horton Township, on the home place and attended a country school, Zion Lutheran School in Horton Township and high school for two years...
Merle Simpson (02/06/13)
Oct. 25, 1922 -- Jan. 24, 2013 Services for Merle Simpson, 90, of Spirit Lake were held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake. Merle Lloyd Simpson, the son of Elmer and Hazel (Milton) Simpson, was born Oct. 25, 1922 on a farm near 12 Mile Lake in Emmet County. He graduated from high school in 1940...
Mary Dolores 'DoDo' Conway (02/06/13)
Oct. 27, 1925 -- Feb. 3, 2013 Mary Dolores "DoDo" Conway age 87, was born on Oct. 27, 1925, in Fort Dodge. Her parents were mother, Georgia Welch Conway and father, Eustace Conway. She was the youngest of five children. Her young niece, Patty Kelleher, could not pronounce the name "Dolores" and instead referred to her as "Aunt DoDo." Friends and relatives quickly used it and she became known by many simply as DoDo...
John Eckard (02/06/13)
Sept. 27, 1925 -- Jan. 28, 2013 John K. Eckard, age 87, of Spirit Lake, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at the Milford Nursing Center in Milford. He was born on Sept. 27, 1925, in Milford, to Dana and Bernice (Powell) Eckard. John attended Okoboji High School before serving his country in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Alice Rasmussen on Aug. 27, 1948, in Sioux Falls, S. D...