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Beverly Jean Cink


February 26, 1943 - February 13, 2024


A funeral Mass for Beverly J. Cink, 80, of Algona, was held Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona, with Father Zach Jones and Deacon William Black officiating. Burial was held at Calvary Cemetery in Algona.

Dorothy Mae Studer


March 13, 1935 - February 15, 2024


A funeral service for Dorothy Studer, of Corwith was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb.  21, 2024, at the Renwick Baptist Church in Renwick. Burial was at the Corwith Cemetery in Corwith. A visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Corwith Community Center.

Dale Cummings Mains


March 22, 1927 - February 14, 2024


Dale Mains, age 96, of Algona passed away on Feb. 14, 2024, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Services were livestreamed via Trinity Lutheran Church’s YouTube page:

Norman Earl Chambers


August 4, 1932 - February 11, 2024


In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Norman’s name to Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt or Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona.

Thelma J. Stoakes


June 21, 1926 - February 4, 2024


Thelma J. Stoakes of Michigan City, Ind. passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 4, 2024, at Franciscan Alliance hospital.  She was 97 years old.

Marilyn Vereen Arndorfer

June 27, 1931 - February 11, 2024


Funeral Mass for Marilyn Arndorfer will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Burial will be in the St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery. 

Marilyn Vereen Arndorfer went “home,” as she so aptly expressed it, in the last days of her earthly life, on Feb. 11, 2024.

Pamella Lou Carrott

April 8, 1950 - February 6, 2024

Pamella L. (Tippie) Carrott, 73 of Mason City passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at the Good Shepherd Health Center, Mason City.

Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St. NE, Mason City, IA. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service and a fellowship gathering will be held immediately following the service. 

Jeremy J. Knowles


September 19, 1980 - February 6, 2024


Jeremy J. Knowles, 43, of Harrisburg, S.D., formerly of Titonka, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday morning, Feb. 6, 2024.

Katie Cowles Nichols


May 19, 1940 - February 2, 2024


Katie Cowles Nichols, 83, of Sarasota, Fla. and Ménerbes, France, passed away on Feb. 2, 2024. While on an airplane flying to see her youngest daughter, she suffered a stroke and quickly passed into a coma. Her last moments were of laughter with a favorite traveling companion, Noah Strauss-Jenkins. 

Joyce Lavonne Van Horn


June 14, 1932 - February 6, 2024


Joyce Van Horn, age 91 of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at the St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Funeral Service was 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Peace Lutheran Church in West Bend with burial at St. Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery in Fairville. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of West Bend.

Martin Eugene McGuire


July 4, 1942 - January 14, 2024


A funeral Mass for Marty McGuire, 81, of Algona, was held Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, at 10 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bancroft. The funeral was livestreamed on the Divine Mercy YouTube page. Burial followed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Bancroft with military honors conducted by the Bancroft American Legion. 

Marion Claire Strayer


July 5, 1949 - January 30, 2024


A Celebration of Life will be held for Marian Strayer on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 1-4 p.m. at the Colts Corner Community Room, 503 4th St. NE, Belmond, Iowa.

Donna Rae Reed


December 18, 1936 - January 25, 2024


Donna Rae Powers Reed, age 87, passed away from a long-term illness on Jan. 25, 2024, at the Ovation Sienna Hills assisted living facility near St. George, Utah. Donna was born in New Castle, Ind. on Dec. 18, 1936, but spent most of her childhood in Algona. She moved to Texas to attend Texas Tech University and lived most of her adult life in Lubbock and Granbury, Texas.

Kay Marie Gale


October 30, 1962 - February 3, 2024


James Dean Thornton


December 14, 1955 - February 4, 2024


Funeral services for James Thornton will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Whittemore.

Debra Ann Kollasch


October 8, 1952 - November 3, 2023


A memorial Mass and Celebration of Life for Debra A. Kollasch, will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at 10 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Whittemore. Her family will greet people following the Mass at a reception in St. Michael’s Parish Center.

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