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Carol Jane Meyer

April 13, 1936 — Nov. 15, 2016
 
FENTON — Carol Jane (Bierstedt) Meyer died on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Algona. She was 80.  
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fenton with the Rev. Mark Resner officiating. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18 at St. John Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. 

Loren E. Courtney

Aug. 9, 1919 — Nov. 16, 2016
 
Loren E. Courtney, 97, a longtime resident of Algona and Clarion, died at Hiawatha Care Center on Nov. 16, 2016. 
He was in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and had recently fallen and fractured a hip while living in an assisted care memory unit. Loren had lived there for the past four years with his wife, Annabelle.

Susan Jane Mergen

June 17, 1951 — Nov. 18, 2016
 
ALGONA — Susan Jane Mergen, 65, of Algona, died, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at her home with her family by her side. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church, Algona, with the Rev. Loren Shellabarger officiating. 
Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.  Oakcrest Funeral Services was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Agnes Christ

Nov. 5, 1925 — Nov. 18, 2016
 
Agnes Christ, 91, of Lakota, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the Westview Care Center in Britt. 
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lakota. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastors Judy Wozniak and Judy Junkermeier officiating. 

Loren E. Courtney

Aug. 9, 1919 – Nov. 16, 2016
 
Loren E. Courtney, 97, a longtime resident of Algona and Clarion, died at Hiawatha Care Center on Nov. 16, 2016. 
He was in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and had recently fallen and fractured a hip while living in an assisted care memory unit. Loren had lived there for the past four years with his wife, Annabelle.

Carol Jane Meyer

April 13, 1936 – Nov. 15, 2016
 
FENTON – Carol Jane (Bierstedt) Meyer died on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Algona. She was 80.  
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fenton with the Rev. Mark Resner officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18 at St. John Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. 

Marilyn Grace (Samuelson) Schiltz

Sept. 16, 1930 – Nov. 13, 2016
 
BANCROFT – A funeral mass for Marilyn Schiltz was held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., at St. John’s Catholich Church, Bancroft, with the Rev. Sunny Dominic officiating. Burial was at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.
Oakcrest Funeral Services of Bancroft is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com

Phyllis Mae (Gustafson) Reese

Feb. 9, 1929 – Nov. 10, 2016
 
SWEA CITY – A funeral service for Phyllis Reese was held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., at Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church, Ledyard, with the Rev. Samuel Belz officiating.  Burial was in Highland Home Cemetery, Ledyard.
Oakcrest Funeral Services of Bancroft in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made to www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.

 

Rex D. Spicer

Jan. 10, 1935 – Nov. 8, 2016
Dr. Rev. Rex D. Spicer, 81, of Solon, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Spicer served St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fenton from 1963 to 1986.

Richard ‘Dick’ Shellenberg

Sept. 23, 1932 – Nov. 7, 2016
 
Richard “Dick” Shellenberg, 84, of Corning, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at the Lenox Care Center, Lenox. 
Memorial Services were 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, with the Rev. Dan Siepker officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Larry Phillip Kiley

Larry Phillip Kiley
July 31, 1932 – Nov. 5, 2016
 
WESLEY – Larry Kiley, 84, of Wesley, passed away on Nov. 5, 2016, at the Hancock County Health System in Britt. 
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov 8, at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Andrews American Legion Post # 428 of Wesley.  Visitation was 4-7 p.m., Monday at the Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. 

Vernon LeRoy Cole

Vernon LeRoy Cole
June 11, 1948 – Oct. 31, 2016
 
Vernon LeRoy Cole, 68, of Anamosa, formerly of Algona, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren by his side on Oct. 31, 2016, in the Hospice Unit at St Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. 

Roger Lee Oppedahl

Roger Lee Oppedahl
Nov. 15, 1941 – Oct. 29, 2016
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at the Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church.  
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Renwick. Burial with Military Honors will take place at Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Goldfield.

Larry Wayne Brunsen

Larry Wayne Brunsen
Sept. 25, 1942 – Sept. 27, 2016
Larry Wayne Brunsen, 74, of Milford, passed away at Avera McKennan Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. on Sept. 27 after a lengthy battle with lung disease.
Brunsen graduated from Corwith High School and lived in Wesley before moving to Milford.
He was laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery in Spirit Lake.

Russell Patterson

Russell Patterson
Nov. 23, 1922 – Oct. 7, 2016
Russell Patterson, age 93, of Burt, passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at Meadow Lark Hills in Manhattan, Kansas with family by his side. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, with Rev. Dr. Glenn Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Burt Township Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Burt VFW. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, at the Lentz Funeral Home in Burt.

Johnny Lee White

Johnny Lee White
Nov. 16, 1960 – Oct. 27, 2016
 
ALGONA ­– A funeral service with military honors following will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona.
Johnny Lee White, 55, of Algona, died on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, as a result of a motorcycle accident.

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