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Curtis Gardner

Sept. 13, 1928 — March 16, 2017
Curtis Gardner, 88, of Algona, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Hawkeye Care Center in Spirit Lake.
Curtis Moore Gardner was born to Delos Gardner and Marguerite (Moore) Gardner on Sept. 13, 1928, in Algona. On Aug. 9, 1974, Curtis married Shirley (Bagge) Ricklefs at the Good Hope Church in Lone Rock. 

Kay Voigt

Jan. 26, 1919 — March 14, 2017
ALGONA — A memorial service for Kay “Tots” Voigt, will be held Friday, March 24, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona with the Rev. Edward M. Girres of St. Cecelia Catholic Church officiating. Her family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Valeria Lynch

Jan. 10, 1925 — March 18, 2017
BANCROFT — A funeral Mass for Valeria C. Lynch was held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Catholic Church, Bancroft, with the Rev. Sunny Dominic officiating. Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Bancroft.

Louise McFarland

Nov. 16, 1923 — March 13, 2017
A funeral service was held for Louise McFarland at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, Algona, with the Rev. Mike Orthel and the Rev. Verlyn Schaap officiating.  Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona.  Interment was in the Burt Township Cemetery.  

Eugene Kessel

Oct. 26, 1932 — March 17, 2017
Eugene Kessel, 84, of Lakota died Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society - Algona. There will be graveside services held at a later date at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Lakota. Oakcrest Funeral Services handled arrangements. Condolences may be left at


Nathan Strayer

Feb. 28, 1946 — Jan. 25, 2017

Frank Schemmel

Sept. 1, 1950 — March 8, 2017
Frank Joseph Schemmel was born on Sept. 1, 1950, in Fort Dodge, the son of John and Lorraine (Hatten) Schemmel. In his younger years he attended St. John’s Catholic School but joined the Marines before graduating. While in the Marines he obtained his G.E.D. and took some college courses. 

Patricia Connor

July 7, 1955 — Jan. 26, 2017
Patricia Connor, age 61, of Livermore, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at the Paula J Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge. 
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m., at Faith United Methodist Church in Livermore.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Eagle Grove. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Friday at the Lentz Funeral Home in Livermore.

Robert Lane

Nov. 14, 1929 — March 8, 2017
Robert “Bob” Lane, 87, of Renwick died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at his home near Renwick. Funeral services were celebrated on Monday, March 13, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Renwick United Methodist Church with Reverend Lynn Gardner officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery with military honors provided by the Harvey-McPeak American Legion Post No. 289 of Renwick. 

Evelyn Hunt

July 11, 1924 — March 8, 2017


A funeral service for Evelyn Hunt, 92, of Algona, was held 10:30 Monday, March 13, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Algona with the Rev. Michael Orthel officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Algona.  

Patricia Maahs

July 24, 1935 — Feb. 22, 2017
Patricia Lea Maahs came into this world on July 24th, 1935. She was the daughter of Arthur and Verna Obrecht who raised and educated her in Algona. In 1954, she was joined in marriage to Herbert Hensley and to this marriage she became the mother to three children, Kevin, Kimberly and Bruce. In 1971, she married Robert Maahs and with this union, Maahs Auction Service became something the couple took pride in.

Maynard Koppen

July 22, 1922 —  Feb. 3, 2017
Maynard Koppen passed away on Feb. 3, 2017, at Fort Dodge.
Maynard Peter Koppen, the son of Peter L. and Gertrude (Becker) Koppen, was born July 2, 1922, at Lakota, Iowa.
He graduated as valedictorian of the Lakota High School class of 1941. Maynard served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in the trenches for which he received four bronze battle stars. 

Margaret Norland

May 28, 1941 — Feb. 25, 2017
Visitation for Margaret Mary Morland is from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, March 2, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m.  A funeral Mass will be held Friday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Donald Preuschl

Nov. 4, 1937 — Feb. 22, 2017
Funeral Mass for Donald Preuschl was celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley with the Rev. Peter Nguyen presiding. Burial was in the St. Benedict Cemetery.
Donald Lawrence Preuschl was born Nov. 4, 1937, in St. Benedict, the son of John “Hans” and Louise (Arend) Preuschl. He attended school in LuVerne and graduated from the LuVerne High School in 1955.

Joy Hanig

May 21, 1936 — Feb. 23, 2017
A funeral mass will be held for Joy Hanig at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, March, 4, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wesley. Rosary will be at 4:45 p.m., with visitation following from 5-7 p.m., on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Wesley.

Kenneth Lallier

March 2, 1932 — Feb. 26, 2017
Funeral Mass for Kenneth Lallier was celebrated at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Girres officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Flag presentation was by the V.F.W. Post No. 2541 of Algona. 

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