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Donna Meyer


January 30, 1934 - September 22, 2023

Officer Kevin Cram


April 18, 1990 - September 13, 2023


A funeral service for Officer Kevin Cram was held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Algona High School gymnasium, 600 South Hale Street, Algona. A private graveside service was held. A public visitation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 4  to 8 p.m. at the Ed and Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center.

Madelyn Mary Duitscher


July 30, 1927 - September 12, 2023


Madelyn “Torch” Mary Duitscher 96, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, at the Rockwell Community Nursing Home, in Rockwell.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Thursday Sept. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel 310 1st Ave. North Clear Lake.  Inurnment will be in Ventura Cemetery.

Shirley Mae Habeger


February 7, 1934 - September 11, 2023


Brian Dean Dotson


November 23, 1955 - August 25, 2023


Brian Dean Dotson was born Nov. 23, 1955, in Estherville; the son of Merlin and Veloris (Peterson) Dotson. Brian grew up in the Armstrong-Ringsted area until moving to Humboldt and graduating from Humboldt High School in 1974.

Vera Eileen Erpelding


December 23, 1923 - September 16, 2023


Vera Eileen (Forburger) Erpelding, 99, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.

Funeral Service Set for Kevin Cram

A funeral service for Officer Kevin Cram, 33, of Algona, IA, will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 10:30 AM, at the Algona High School Gymnasium in Algona. A private graveside service will be held.  A public visitation will be on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, from 4 PM to 8 PM, at the Ed and Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center.

A memorial fund has been established for the family of Officer Cram at Iowa State Bank, 5 East Call Street, Algona, IA 50511.

Jacquelyn Demery


November 3, 1947 - September 9, 2023

Jacquelyn Demery, age 75, of Algona, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. No formal services are planned at this time. Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is assisting the family.

Leola Darlene Knecht


July 5, 1934 - September 3, 2023

Leola Darlene Knecht was born July 5, 1934, in Whittemore, the daughter of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Schafer) Ostwald. She grew up in Whittemore graduating from Presentation Academy. Leola married Wilbur C. “Buzz” Knecht on May 31, 1956, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Whittemore.

Joseph Michael Wagner


June 20, 1938 - August 27, 2023


Joseph “Joe” Wagner, age 85 of Wesley, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, at his home. Joe’s family will be hosting a Celebration of Life on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wesley Community Center in Wesley. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona.

Irene Elizabeth Bormann


July 6, 1938 - August 30, 2023


Priscilla Victoria Winger


August 4, 1942 - August 31, 2023


Funeral services for Priscilla Winger will be held Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Burial will be in the Lu  Verne Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services on Friday.

Lois Lavonne Peck


April 11, 1930 - August 22, 2023


Terri Jo Hall


April 7, 1976 - August 23, 2023


Julie Ann Dickinson


April 1, 1943 - August 16, 2023


Our beloved Julie passed away peacefully on Aug. 16, 2023, in Des Moines, Wash., surrounded by her family.

Julie Ann Vipond was born April 1, 1943, in Algona to Thomas and Hazel Vipond. She graduated from high school in Algona and went to Mankato State University where she received her bachelor’s in education.

Phyllis Elaine Nelson


May 4, 1948 - July 19, 2023


Phyllis Elaine Nelson, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister and esteemed educator passed away peacefully on July 19, 2023. She was born on May 4, 1948, in Mason City to her loving parents, George and Eleanor Sachau.

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