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Douglas Owen Blanz


July 10, 1937 - January 6, 2023


Memorial services for Douglas Blanz will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in Algona with Reverend Dave Grindberg presiding. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the services at the church. 

Brenda Sue Wiederin


January 6, 1962 - January 6, 2023


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family. 

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Oakcrest Funeral Services. A celebration of life will be held in the Whittemore gym following visitation on Friday. Burial will be held at 3:15 p.m. at St. Francis Cemetery in Maple River. To honor Brenda, the family requests everyone wear either pink or animal prints.

Yoshiko Wildin

February 1, 1926 - December 26, 2022

Edward John Berninghaus


February 10, 1938 - January 3, 2023


Funeral services for Edward Berninghaus were held Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Whittemore with Rev. Mark Resner presiding. Burial was in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the American Legion Seely-Walsh Post #425 of Whittemore.

Wren Elizabeth Riser


January 2, 2023 - January 2, 2023


Funeral Services

MARY PLAGMANN, 73, HUMBOLDT: Services, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Zion Lutheran Church, Humboldt. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Alta.  Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m.,Tuesday, Lentz Funeral Home in Humboldt.


Marianne Louise Chalstrom


August 18, 1936 - December 28, 2022


Alfred Baade


January 7, 1932 - December 26, 2022


A funeral service for Alfred Baade was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at Ramsey Reformed Church, Titonka. Visitation was one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 129 Williams, Iowa 50271.

Alvin LeRoy Hopkes


April 18, 1928 - January 1, 2023


On April 18, 1928, Alvin LeRoy Hopkes, son of Ben and Hilka (Miller) Hopkes was born on a farmstead near Ramsey Reformed Church, Titonka, where he lived his entire life until entering the Titonka Care Center in Feb. 2022. He attended grade school at German #5 schoolhouse on the corner north of his home.

Durwood Nelson


April 29, 1940 - December 29, 2022


A funeral service for Durwood Nelson, 82, of Algona will be held Friday, January 6, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Church in Algona. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Whittemore American Legion. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Grace Church in Algona and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Funeral Services

Ghervus “Ghervie” Goodchild, 91, Mallard: died on Monday, January 2 at West Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Mallard United Methodist Church. Burial will take place at Washington Cemetery in Havelock. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the church with a Masonic service starting at 5 p.m.

Earl H. Ludwig


June 17, 1939 - December 22, 2022


Daryle Dean Leeper


December 21, 1967 - December 21, 2022


Daryle “Duke” Leeper, age 55, Algona, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. Celebration of Life for Duke will be at a later date.

Florence Beth Jensen


August 3, 1948 - December 19, 2022


Memorial services for Florence “Flo”  Jensen will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Presbyterian Church in Lone Rock. Burial will be in Burt Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Dwight Wayne Frambach


May 20, 1931 - December 20, 2022


Dwight Frambach, age 91 of Algona, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Visitation will be held at Lentz Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, from 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Lotts Creek at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 2, 2023.

Charlotte Esther Carson


February 16, 1934 - December 22, 2022


Funeral services for Charlotte Carson were held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Grindberg presiding. Burial was in the Union Cemetery in Humboldt.

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