Skip to main content

Duane C. Meling

July 8, 1931 - June 27, 2024

Duane C. Meling, age 92, of Cylinder passed away Thursday, June 27, 2024, at his home, the same house where he was born. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Depew, with burial of ashes in the South St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the church. Duane’s service will be live streamed via the Lentz Funeral Home website.

Norman Alvin Hinz

May 15, 1938 - July 13, 2024

Norman Hinz, 86 of Algona, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2024, at his home. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 17 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Burial took place at Lu Verne Township Cemetery in Lu Verne. Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 16 from 4-6 p.m. at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona,

Caroline Elbert

August 26, 1925 - July 15, 2024

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday July 20, 2024, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Whittemore. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 19 at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Whittemore with a Rosary beginning at 3:45 p.m.

Kenneth Robert Spear

November 30, 1953 - July 9, 2024

In loving memory of Kenneth Robert Spear, 70, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and farmer, who passed away peacefully on July 9, 2024, surrounded by loved ones.

Patrick R. Montag

Aug. 21, 1928 - July 10, 2024

Patrick R. Montag, 95, of Apple Valley, Minn., passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in his residence at Ecumen Seasons in Apple Valley, Minn.

He was born Aug. 21, 1928, in West Bend to Adolf “Sam” Montag and Lauretta (Brodigan) Montag. He grew up in rural Whittemore where he graduated from Presentation Academy. After graduation, he attended Iowa State University before returning home to farm.

Stephen Michael Kollasch

December 26, 1963 - July 6, 2024

Funeral Mass for Stephen Kollasch was celebrated on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Inurnment was at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Whittemore.

Paul Gilliland

August 3, 1956 - July 4, 2024

Paul Gilliland, 67, of Eagleville, Mo., passed away July 4, 2024 at his home in Eagleville, Mo.

Paul was born Aug. 3, 1956, in Mercer County, Mo., the son of Norman and Patsy (Lyons) Gilliland.

Reynaldo Tomas Cantu

August 11, 1980 - June 20, 2024

A funeral service for Rey was held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Visitation was held from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

Reynaldo Tomas Cantu was born Aug. 11, 1980, in Algona; the son of Fernando “Ruben” and Maria del Rosario Teresa (Fuentes) Cantu. He grew up in Algona and graduated from Algona High School in 1999.

Clarence Junior Bierstedt

February 10, 1936 - June 13, 2024

Funeral service for Clarence J. Bierstedt will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Henry Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Lynn Dreyer officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.

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

Myrabel Lillie

February 6, 1947 - June 5, 2024

Myrabel Morey Lillie passed away unexpectedly on June 5, 2024, in Mesa, Ariz. She was born on Feb. 6, 1947, in Clearfield to Evelyn (McMath) and Dwight Morey.

William Frank Dau

April 22, 1929 - May 28, 2024

William Frank Dau, age 95, of Algona passed away on May 28, 2024, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Visitation will be held at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona at 9:30 a.m. on July 5. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Briton Nelson officiating. Burial will take place after the memorial service, at Riverview Cemetery in Algona. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona.

Donna Thilges

July 29, 1931 - June 15, 2023

Eric William Shaw

February 8, 1962 - June 5, 2024

A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2024, at Divine Mercy Parish - St Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Monday, June 24 at the St. Cecelia Presentation Center. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at Calvary Cemetery in Algona.

Bettie Lee Bennett

May 31, 1926 - June 8, 2024

Bettie Bennett, 98, died peacefully on June 8, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 24 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines with a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will be at Resthaven Mausoleum.

Jill Marie Smith

October 10, 1978 - June 3, 2024

Jill Smith, age 45, of Ankeny and formerly of Algona, passed away Monday, June 3, 2024, at her home. A Celebration of Life Visitation for Jill will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 1 until 4 p.m. at Ambrose A. Call Shelter House at Ambrose A. Call State Park in Algona. Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is assisting the family.

Karen Kay Speich

November 12, 1938 - June 6, 2024

Karen Speich, age 85 of Algona, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services were at 1 p.m.  Monday, June 10 at First Lutheran Church in Algona. Visitation was 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Karen’s service will be livestreamed on the First Lutheran Church’s website.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona.

Subscribe to Obituaries