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Caroline A. Shore DeBlauwe Tharp


April 19, 1941 - July 25, 2023


Caroline’s Spirit joined the Light of Peace on July 25, 2023,  in Waterloo.

Caroline Tharp of Waterloo was born in Algona April 19, 1941, to Glenn Shore and Mertie (Currier) Shore as the youngest of six children.

From Algona High School Class of 1959, she went on to Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls earning her BA, and she later achieved her Master’s degree from UNI in Early Childhood Education.

Conrad Joseph Kunkel July 21, 1931 - September 23, 2023

Conrad Joseph Kunkel was the son of Ben and Caroline (Lang) Kunkel and was born July 21, 1931, and was raised on a farm south of St. Benedict. He attended St. Benedict Catholic School through the 11th grade.  In his younger years he was an altar boy for daily Masses. He worked hard on the farm, milking cows, working the fields, failing hay and all the fun things that go along with farming.

Donna Meyer


January 30, 1934 - September 22, 2023

Officer Kevin Cram


April 18, 1990 - September 13, 2023


A funeral service for Officer Kevin Cram was held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Algona High School gymnasium, 600 South Hale Street, Algona. A private graveside service was held. A public visitation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 4  to 8 p.m. at the Ed and Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center.

Madelyn Mary Duitscher


July 30, 1927 - September 12, 2023


Madelyn “Torch” Mary Duitscher 96, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, at the Rockwell Community Nursing Home, in Rockwell.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Thursday Sept. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel 310 1st Ave. North Clear Lake.  Inurnment will be in Ventura Cemetery.

Shirley Mae Habeger


February 7, 1934 - September 11, 2023


Brian Dean Dotson


November 23, 1955 - August 25, 2023


Brian Dean Dotson was born Nov. 23, 1955, in Estherville; the son of Merlin and Veloris (Peterson) Dotson. Brian grew up in the Armstrong-Ringsted area until moving to Humboldt and graduating from Humboldt High School in 1974.

Vera Eileen Erpelding


December 23, 1923 - September 16, 2023


Vera Eileen (Forburger) Erpelding, 99, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.

Funeral Service Set for Kevin Cram

A funeral service for Officer Kevin Cram, 33, of Algona, IA, will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 10:30 AM, at the Algona High School Gymnasium in Algona. A private graveside service will be held.  A public visitation will be on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, from 4 PM to 8 PM, at the Ed and Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center.

A memorial fund has been established for the family of Officer Cram at Iowa State Bank, 5 East Call Street, Algona, IA 50511.

Jacquelyn Demery


November 3, 1947 - September 9, 2023

Jacquelyn Demery, age 75, of Algona, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. No formal services are planned at this time. Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is assisting the family.

Leola Darlene Knecht


July 5, 1934 - September 3, 2023

Leola Darlene Knecht was born July 5, 1934, in Whittemore, the daughter of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Schafer) Ostwald. She grew up in Whittemore graduating from Presentation Academy. Leola married Wilbur C. “Buzz” Knecht on May 31, 1956, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Whittemore.

Joseph Michael Wagner


June 20, 1938 - August 27, 2023


Joseph “Joe” Wagner, age 85 of Wesley, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, at his home. Joe’s family will be hosting a Celebration of Life on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wesley Community Center in Wesley. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona.

Irene Elizabeth Bormann


July 6, 1938 - August 30, 2023


Priscilla Victoria Winger


August 4, 1942 - August 31, 2023


Funeral services for Priscilla Winger will be held Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Burial will be in the Lu  Verne Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services on Friday.

Lois Lavonne Peck


April 11, 1930 - August 22, 2023


Terri Jo Hall


April 7, 1976 - August 23, 2023


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