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Charlotte Ann Wehrspann


April 20, 1928 - February 21, 2023


Charlotte Wehrspann, age 94 of Ottosen, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at the Algona Manor in Algona. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church in West Bend. Burial will take place at Union Cemetery in Ottosen. Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 27 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in West Bend. Lentz Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

Richard Donald Chase Sr.


April 20, 1921 - February 22, 2023


A funeral service for Richard Chase Sr., 101, of Algona, was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at First United Methodist Church in Algona.  Burial followed at East Lawn Cemetery in Algona. Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m.,Monday, Feb. 27, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona.

Dianna Pedersen


October 19, 1947 - February 23, 2023


Dianna passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, at State Center Care Initiatives in State Center where she had been on hospice care since July 2022.   

James B. Modrell


October 12, 1935 - February 18, 2023


James B. Modrell, 87, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, in Mesa, Ariz. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 13 at First United Methodist Church in Algona.

Funeral Services

JAMES “J.L. MILLER, 75, CYLINDER: Services, March 1, 10:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, West Bend. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Rodman. Visitation, Feb. 28, 4 until 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, West Bend.

Charles Peter Becker


November 20, 1946 - February 16, 2023


Charles Peter (Chuck) Becker, 76, of St. Joseph, formerly of Webster City and Stratford, died Feb. 16, 2023, at home with family. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1 at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joe, with Father Merle Kollasch officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. with Rosary at 4 p.m. and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 7:30 p.m.

Larry Pingel


September 12, 1936 - February 19, 2023


Barbara Joyce Meyer


July 20, 1937 - February 17, 2023


Barbara Joyce Meyer was born July 20, 1937, at home near Burt. She is the daughter of Arie Joyce and Maxine Etna (Mitchell) Dittmer. She grew up on a farm near Burt, attended country school and then graduated from Burt High School in 1955. Prior to her marriage she worked at J.C. Penney and the Algona Reminder newspaper in Algona.

Lyle Charles Kuyper


May 13, 1930 - February 19, 2023


Funeral Services

ROSELYN CHRISTENSEN, 92, GILMORE CITY: Services, 11 a.m., Feb. 25, First Lutheran Church, Gilmore City.  Fellowship following the service. Burial, Clinton Garfield Cemetery, Rolfe.

Tammy Jean Brown


March 22, 1973 - February 2, 2023


Tammy Brown, age 49 of Burt, passed away on Feb. 2, 2023, at her home. A Celebration of Life will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Lentz Funeral Home in Burt. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the start of the service on Sunday.

Kenneth Joseph Thilges


December 30, 1935 - February 11, 2023


A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church with Father John Thomas and Deacon David Penton officiating. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona. 

Kara Lee Long


November 25, 1978 - February 6, 2023


Kara Long, 44, of Mankato, died Feb. 6, 2023, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Kara preferred memorials be given to Mayo Clinic Hospice or BENCHS Humane Society. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family.

Madonna Rae Gross


December 6, 1935 - February 6, 2023

Stella Mae Eischen


December 25, 1924 - February 1, 2023


A Funeral Mass for Stella Eischen, 98, of Algona, was held Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Burial took place at the St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bishop Garrigan Chapel in Algona with a rosary beginning at 4 p.m.

Ronald George Thilges


October 18, 1937 - January 30, 2023


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