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Mary Helen Kramer


June 30, 1936 - October 2, 2022


Mary Kramer, age 86 of Bancroft, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at Accura HealthCare in Bancroft. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bancroft. Inurnment will take place at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Bancroft. Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 21 from 9 until 10:45 a.m. at the Summit Center in Bancroft.

Kathryn Karen Fehr


March 18, 1947 - October 14, 2022


Kathryn Karen (Koehl) Fehr, 75, of West Bend went home to be with Jesus on Oct. 14, 2022, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.

Kathryn was born on March 18, 1947, to Ephraim and Eunice (Pfister) Koehl in Morris, Minn., the youngest of eight children. Funeral services for Kathryn were held Monday Oct. 17 at the Apostolic Christian Church in West Bend.

Wyatt David Schindler


October 13, 2022 - October 13, 2022


Wyatt David Schindler was born on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at 6:27 a.m. Upon birth Wyatt was already in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Wyatt was perfect and beautiful in every way, he will always be loved, always be missed, and always be remembered.

Keith Seely


October 2, 1946 - October 7, 2022


Funeral services for Keith Seely were celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Whittemore with Rev. Mark Resner presiding. Burial was in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

Robert Carroll


January 29, 1949 - September 19, 2022


Robert “Bob” Carroll, age 73 of Algona, passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct.  15 at 5 until 8 p.m. at the Whittemore American Legion Hall. Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is assisting the family.

Mary Jo Zumach


March 20, 1935 - October 7, 2022


Mary Jo Zumach, 87, of Algona, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Good Samaritan Society in Algona. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.  12 at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Algona. Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services.

Loretta Alfa Ricklefs


September 2, 1933 - October 6, 2022


A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church in Algona. Burial was held in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona.

Edward Joseph Miller


October 30, 1927 - October 5, 2022


Agnes Marie Frank


July 14, 1950 - September 30, 2022


Agnes M. (Becker) Frank, 72, of Algona passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, following a long battle with ovarian cancer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct.  22 at 10 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish-St. Cecelia Church, 715 East North Street in Algona. Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Wesley.

Johanna Lynn Peterson


July 6, 1956 - October 6, 2022


Funeral services for Johanna “Joni” Peterson, 66, of Algona, were held Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Algona. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery. 

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BEVERLY GOODCHILD, 85, MALLARD: Services are pending for Beverly with the Lentz Funeral Home of Mallard.  Condolences may be left at

James John Bruer


November 25, 1940 - September 23, 2022


A private graveside service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Lakota.

James John Bruer was born November 25, 1940, in Buffalo Center, son of Peter and Lenora (Meyer) Bruer. He grew up in Lakota and attended Lakota High School through the 10thgrade. He then joined the Air Force and obtained his GED. He joined the Air Force in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1964.

Charles Fredrick Baker


March 25, 1941 - September 30, 2022


10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Spencer. Monsignor Ken Seifried officiating. Military services conducted by American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Algona, on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Warner Funeral Home, Spencer,

Thelma Delores Knoer


September 17, 1935 - September 27, 2022


Thelma Delores Knoer, age 87, was called to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Thelma passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Her earthly life ended with courage, dignity and grace. Thelma is survived by her husband of 66 years, and their four daughters and their families, Debra (Terry) Meyer, Diane Avery, Cheryl Benson and Cindy Knoer.

Eleanor Thilges


November 16, 1923 - September 25, 2022


Holly Ann Filson-Heath


August 26, 1954 - September 15, 2022


Holly Filson-Heath, age 68 of Algona, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at her home. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 4 until 6:30 p.m. at the Water’s Edge Nature Center in Algona. Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is assisting the family.

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