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Melvin Engelbarts

Oct. 18, 1923 — Jan. 22, 2017
Funeral service for Melvin Engelbarts was held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at 10 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Swea City with the Rev. Todd Hartsock officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Township Cemetery with military honors provided by the V.F.W. Post No. 2541 and the Hagg-Turner American Legion Post No. 90 of Algona.

Gerald Bradley

Jan. 28, 1935 — Jan. 22, 2017
Funeral Mass for Gerald Bradley will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona with Rev. Monsignor R. Mark Duchaine presiding and the Rev. Edward Girres co-celebrating. Homilist will be Father James Bruch. Visitation will be Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Hawarden at a later date.

Vera Fish

Jan. 5, 1925 — Jan. 18, 2017
Vera Lucille (Fett) Fish was born on Jan. 5, 1925, in rural Corwith, daughter of Forest and Ruby (Santee) Fett. Vera was the fourth child of 15. She grew up in Corwith and attended country school in LuVerne through the eighth-grade.

Jean Sabin

Nov. 8, 1929 — Jan. 20, 2017
Jean Marie (Bliven) Sabin was born on Nov. 8, 1929, daughter of Erwin and Pearl (Fevold) Bliven.  Growing up she lived in South Sioux City, Neb., Pioneer and Humboldt. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1948. 

Viola Marlow

June 27, 1920 — Jan. 20, 2017
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, St. John’s Catholic Church, Bancroft.  Visitation will also be held on Friday prior to the mass, from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Bancroft.

Troy Peterson

Feb. 11, 1968 — Jan. 17, 2017
Troy Shawn Peterson, 48, of Mason City, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Hospice of North Iowa.
A visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 2nd St SE, Mason City.  Following visitation Troy was cremated. A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Dorothy Butterfield

June 26, 1945 — Jan. 20, 2017
Dorothy Butterfield, 71, of Algona died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.  
Funeral and grave side services are being planned for a later date in the Spring of 2017. Arrangements are being handled by Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona. Condolences may be left at

Bruce Shore

April 20, 1928—Jan. 20, 2017
Bruce Shore graduated from Algona High School in 1945. He passed away on Jan. 20 in Albany, N.Y. Arrangements are being handled by Fredenall Funeral Home in Altamont, N.Y. His burial is on Friday Jan. 27, at the Saratoga National Cemetery.
A dual memorial service with his brother, Jess, will be held in Algona on June 24. 

Jess Shore

March 1, 1934—Jan. 2, 2017
Jess Shore graduated from Algona High School in 1954. He passed away on Jan. 2, 2017, in Manchester, Tenn. The Neptune Society in Nashville is handling the arrangements.
A dual memorial service with his brother, Bruce, will be held in Algona on June 24. 


Hayes Allen

Feb. 4, 1925 — Jan. 10, 2017
Hayes “Elgin” Allen of Algona passed away peacefully on Jan. 10, 2017, at age 91, surrounded by his loving family.  
His quick smile, calming presence and warm guidance will be missed by all.  Visitation was held at Oakcrest Funeral Services on Friday, Jan. 13, from 4-7 p.m. and services were held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Larry Taylor

Sept. 3, 1950 — Jan. 13, 2017
Larry J. Taylor, 66, died peacefully, after a courageous battle against cancer, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Larry Jon Taylor, the son of Mitch J. and Lorraine I. (Willrett) Taylor was born Sept. 13, 1950, in Algona. He grew up attending Algona schools and graduated from Algona High School in 1969.  

Beulah Colwell

July 5, 1926 — Jan. 14, 2017
A funeral service for Beulah “Bea” Colwell will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church, Algona with the Rev. Loren Shellabarger officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery, Fort Dodge. Her family will greet friends for 10 a.m., until time of service at the church on Thursday.

John White

April 10, 1960 — Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017
John White, age 56, of Livermore passed away on Jan. 10, 2017, at his home.  Memorial services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at Faith United Methodist Church in Livermore with Dee Coleman officiating. 
Burial took place in Union Cemetery in Livermore. Visitation was 1 p.m., Saturday until service time at the church.  Condolences may be left at


Verna Kramer

March 7, 1935 — Jan. 4, 2017
Funeral Mass for Verna Kramer was celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Girres officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

Dale Helmers

July 27, 1929 — Jan. 4, 2017
Dale Marvin Helmers, age 87, died peacefully at Kossuth Regional Health Center on Jan. 4, 2017. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., at the Ramsey Reformed Church of rural Titonka, Iowa. 
Visitation will be Friday evening Jan. 6, 2017, from 4-7 p.m., at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Titonka and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will be at the Buffalo Township Cemetery near Titonka. 

Ruth Newel

May 28, 1922 — Jan. 2, 2017
Ruth A Newel, 94, peacefully slipped into the arms of her Lord surrounded by family on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in West Des Moines.

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