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Brian LeRoy Janssen

August 30, 1978 - April 7, 2024

A Celebration of Life for Brian LeRoy Janssen, 45, of Titonka was held Sunday, April 14, 2024, at the Buffalo Creek Activity Center in Titonka. There was a “Last Call” at 5 p.m. conducted by the Titonka Fire Department.

Brian LeRoy Janssen was born Aug. 30, 1978, in Algona, son of LeRoy and Barbara (Torrence) Janssen. He grew up near Sexton attending Algona schools. He was married to Allie Ebaugh on April 28, 2012, in Ponce Inlet, Fla.

Leroy "Jr." Henry Thilges

May 19, 1942 - April 11, 2024

Funeral Mass for Leroy “Jr.” H. Thilges, 81, of Algona, will be held 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in St. Joseph. A Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona with a rosary to be recited by the Knights of Columbus starting at 6:45 p.m.

Emmaline May Sewick

May 9, 1933 - April 9, 2024

A funeral service for Emmaline May “Emmy” Sewick, 90, of Algona, was held Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Algona.

Emmaline May “Emmy” Sewick was born May 9, 1933, in Whittemore, daughter of Werner H. and Emma A. (Ostwald) Gade. She grew up in West Bend graduating from West Bend High School. Emmy was united in marriage to Ray Sewick on Nov. 14, 1954, in West Bend.

Eileen Elizabeth O'Brien

November 19, 1944 - January 1, 2024

Eileen Elizabeth O’Brien, daughter of Frances (Hurley) and Edmund O’Brien, was born on Nov. 19, 1944, in Whittemore and died on Jan. 1, 2024, in Milwaukee, Wis. Beloved by all who were blessed to know her, Eileen was a pillar of her family, her community, and her church. Eileen led by example, demonstrating an enormous heart, humility, and service in every aspect of her life as a faithful steward of God’s grace.

Kim Wegener

Kim M. Wegener

June 22, 1966 - April 10, 2024

 Kim Marie Wegener was born June 22, 1966, in Emmetsburg, the daughter of Dale and Lois (Naugle) Wegener. She was baptized at the Congregational Church and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. She graduated in 1984 from Emmetsburg High School. She continued her education at Iowa Lakes Community College, graduating with a journalism degree.

Sister Jeanette McCarthy

August 9, 1938 - April 8, 2024

Sister Jeanette McCarthy, 85, died on Monday, April 8, 2024, at the Sisters Presentation in Dubuque. A funeral Mass will be held at the Sisters of the Presentation Community on Monday, April 15 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. There will be a luncheon followed by burial. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sisters of the Presentation, 2360 Carter Road, Dubuque, IA 52001.

Shirley Ann Campe

September 27, 1936 - April 5, 2024

James Klemm

November 3, 1937 - March 28, 2024

Wardden William Smidt

November 14, 1933 - November 10, 2023

Graveside services for Wardden Smidt, of Titonka will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Ramsey Reformed Cemetery outside of Titonka, with a lunch to follow in the church basement.

John William Berninghaus

August 13, 1941 - April 1, 2024

A funeral service for John Berninghaus, 82, of Algona, was held 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Visitation took place one hour prior to the service at the church. The committal service took place at East Lawn Cemetery in Algona following the funeral service. Family and friends were welcome to gather for lunch and fellowship at St. Cecelia Presentation Center after the burial.

Karen M. Talbot

May 22, 1935 - March 4, 2024

Karen M. “Kay” Talbot died Monday, March 4, 2024, at the age of 88. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Church in Algona. The service will be live-streamed at Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Algona. Her family will greet friends on Friday, April 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  at Grace Church in Algona.

Lisa Uyder

April 20, 1964 - March 7, 2024

Lisa Uyder, 59, of Novato, Calif., passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024, from complications of a hiatal hernia. Lisa was born on April 20, 1964, to Dwight and Karen Kirchner, in Wayne, Neb.

After Lisa graduated high school, she went on to enter the Army, where she served our country from 1983 to 1986. After completing her service, she started her career in insurance and Hospice care.

Sheridan A. Cook

April 4, 1931 - March 19, 2024

Brian Lee Munyer

December 6, 1952 - March 18, 2024

A graveside service for Brian Munyer, 71, of Ledyard, will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Bancroft. Brian died Monday, March 18, 2024 at the Titonka Care Center.

Brian Lee Munyer was born Dec. 6, 1952, in Blue Earth, Minn.; son of Fred and Eleanor (Sanders) Munyer. He grew up in Ledyard and graduated from Ledyard High School in 1971.   Brian retired from working in 2020.

Shirley Eileen Schmitt

July 19, 1958 - March 17, 2024

Shirley Schmitt, age 65 of Algona, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral service was 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Visitation was 1:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona.

Rodney Arthur Schmidt

December 17, 1949 - March 10, 2024

Rodney A. Schmidt, 74, of Burt, died Sunday, March 10, 2024, at Good Samaritan Society, Algona.

His family will greet friends on Saturday, March 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Water’s Edge Nature Center, Algona. Private family graveside services with military honors conducted will be held at a later date at Fenton Township Cemetery, rural Lone Rock.

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