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Myron Otto Reutzel


August 7, 1942 - December 31, 2023


Myron O. Reutzel, 81, of Burt, passed away Sunday, Dec.  31, 2023, at MercyOne Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City. Per Myron’s wishes, he was cremated. There will be no services. Memorials may be directed to the family of Myron Reutzel. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Jeanne Ranae Nehman


April 6, 1957 - December 26, 2023


A Memorial service for Jeanne Nehman will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Burial will take place at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Whittemore. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, prior to the service at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona.

Marvin Dean Tripp


January 4, 1944 - December 21, 2023


Eugene Gerald Lickteig


June 15, 1949 - December 21, 2023


Eugene Gerald Lickteig was born June 15, 1949, in Algona and answered the gentle call of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec. 21, 2023.

Jerry Dean Garrett


September 22, 1951 - December 27, 2023


Visitation for Jerry Garrett, age 72 of Algona, was Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Historic Bruce Funeral Home in Fort Dodge. Following the visitation, there was a service for anyone who would like to speak.

Jerry Dean Garrett was born Sept. 22, 1951, and passed away Dec. 27, 2023. He was a father, a husband, a grandfather, a friend and a brother. A man among men, and a very lucky person.

Roger B. Rongved


December 31, 1937 - December 23, 2023


Roger B. Rongved, 85 of Bode, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Roger was born Dec. 31, 1937, in Bode, the son of Magnus and Hanna (Mathiason) Rongved. He was raised and educated in Bode, graduating from Bode High School, then served in the Iowa National Guard for a short time.

Judy Ann Bleich


November 21, 1944 - December 10, 2023


Judy Ann Becker (Dorweiler) Bleich, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.

Surrounded by loved ones, Judy passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, at her home in Sun Lakes, Ariz. She was 79 years old.

Judy was born on Nov. 21, 1944, in Buffalo Center to Bill and Gladys Becker. She was the youngest of five children.

Shirley Young


January 8, 1930 - December 18, 2023


Shirley Young, age 93 of Emmetsburg, passed away on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, at the Palo Alto County Health System. Private services will be held at a later date. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona.

Veronica Mary Parsons


August 5, 1928 - December 18, 2023


Veronica “Connie” Parsons, age 95 of Algona, passed away on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, at the Algona Manor. A Celebration of Life was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22 at the First Congregational Church in Algona. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona.

Douglas Wayne Marlow


June 16, 1951 - December 20, 2023


Doug Marlow, age 72 of Burt, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023, at his home. Memorial Service was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 at Lentz Funeral Home in Burt. Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 at Lentz Funeral Home in Burt. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Burt.

Verona A. Canaday


December 23, 1928 - December 11, 2023


On Dec. 11, 2023, at the age of 94, Verona A. Canaday earned her angel wings while residing at Algona Manor Care Center. A Memorial Service for Verona Canaday was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church in Algona.

Burial will be held at a later date in West Union Cemetery in West Union. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Catherine Mary Heinen


June 25, 1941 - December 15, 2023


Catherine Mary Heinen, 82, of Des Moines, died from dementia at Valley View Village. She was born on June 25, 1941. She was the 4th of 16 children.

Cathy is survived by her children, Sonya, Shawn, Tina, and LeiLani; grandchildren, Tanner, Tucker, Brooke, Matthew and Jacob; and great-grandchildren, Hazel, Titus, Kai, Layla, Grayson, Willow and Emerson.

Janet Sue Harper


June 22, 1964 - December 5, 2023


Janet Sue Harper (Rich), age 59, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, after a battle with cancer. She passed peacefully with family at her side.

Janet was the eighth of eleven children born to Tom and Arliss Rich of Algona. The Rich home was always full of love and excitement.

June Delores Bierstedt


July 4, 1940 - December 2, 2023


Funeral service for June D. Bierstedt will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Thomas Marth officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church only.

June will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville.

Jerome Thomas Laubenthal


April 3, 1943 - December 4, 2023


Renee Ann Rochleau


July 15, 1950 - December 9, 2023


Renee Ann Young was born in Algona on July 15, 1950. She graduated from Algona High School in 1968. Renee married Bill Roeber on Aug. 9, 1975. They lived in Whittemore. Bill died in 1982, and Renee raised their three daughters by herself. Renee married Ron Rochleau on Nov. 22, 1999. They moved to Algona in 2015. Renee died in Mason City on Dec. 9, 2023.

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