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Edward Gentry

Nov. 5, 1936 — Dec. 17, 2016
Edward Kenneth Gentry, son of Homer and Anna (Schabacker) Gentry was born Nov. 5, 1936, in Havelock. He attended school in Havelock. Edward entered the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. While there, he met his future wife, Shirley.  
On Sept. 28, 1957, Edward married Shirley Evelyn O’Haver in Rolla, Mo. He and Shirley were blessed with four children. 

Monte Harken

Feb. 12, 1970 — Dec. 18, 2016
Monte Harken, age 46, of Mason City, Iowa and formerly of Algona, passed away on Dec.18, 2016, at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa in Mason City.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23, at the Belmond Cemetery in Belmond. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona.  

Vesta Mae Anderson

Feb. 3, 1925 — Dec. 8, 2016
RENWICK — A funeral service for Vesta Mae Anderson was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at the Renwick United Methodist Church.  Visitation was held from 5- 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Renwick. Graveside services will be held in Amsterdam Cemetery, Kanawha, Iowa.
Vesta passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Hancock County Memorial Hospital, Britt. She was 91. 

Freda Cran

Sept. 3, 1924 — Dec. 9, 2016
LIVERMORE — Freda Cran, age 92, of Livermore passed away on Dec. 9, 2016, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Livermore with the Rev. Steve Struecker officiating. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery in Livermore. Visitation was Tuesday from 4-7 p.m., at Lentz Funeral Home in Livermore.  

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Thilges

Sept. 13, 1941 — Dec. 5, 2016
Funeral Mass for Gerald “Jerry” Thilges was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Girres officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Gerald Benjamin Thilges was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Algona, the son of Arthur and Agnes (Besch) Thilges. He grew up in Algona where he also attended school and was in the first graduating class from Bishop Garrigan High School in 1960.

Helen Yager

Nov. 26, 1920 — Dec. 11, 2016
FENTON — Funeral services are slated for 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at United Methodist Church in Fenton, with the Rev. Judy DePue officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Methodist Cemetery in Fenton.

Allen D. Schultz

May 8, 1943 — Dec. 12, 2016
ALGONA — A funeral Mass for Allen D. Schultz will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m., at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona with the Rev. Edward M. Girres officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Algona with a flag folding ceremony conducted. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., on Thursday (today) at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona. There will be a Scripture Prayer Service beginning at 7 p.m.

Edward P. “Black” Illg

Aug. 8, 1935 — Dec. 3, 2016
Edward P. “Black” Illg, 81, of Cainsville, Mo. (formerly of Bode,) passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Harrison County Community Hospital, Bethany, Mo. 
He was born Aug. 8, 1935, on the home place in Riverdale Township the sixth child of Arthur and Rosalia (Bormann) Illg. 

Niel Leek

Sept. 12, 1953 — Nov. 20, 2016
Niel Leek, 63, of Edgewater, Fla., and formerly of Algona, passed away on Nov. 20, 2016, at the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. 

Carol Funnemark

Sept. 21, 1948 — Dec. 1, 2016
ALGONA — Carol Funnemark, age 68, of Algona, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Algona. 

Katie Kramer

April 7, 1926 — Dec. 4, 2016

Zeno Reising

Oct. 2, 1936 — Dec. 4, 2016
ALGONA — Zeno Reising, age 80, of Algona, passed away on Sunday Dec. 4, 2016, at his home. Mass of the Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona, with the Rev. Ed Girres celebrating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Algona. 

William J. Elbert, Sr.

July 25, 1934 — Nov. 25, 2016
William J. “Bill” Elbert, Sr., awesome husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle, friend, proud veteran, police officer and pioneering probation officer passed away on Nov. 25, 2016, at the age of 82. 
Bill will always be remembered for being an honest and compassionate person who cared deeply for his fellow human beings, especially those he considered “underdogs.”

Rosemary Hutchison

Rosemary Hutchison, 65, of Wallingford, passed away on Nov. 29, 2016, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville.
Funeral services were held at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong. Henry-Olson Funeral Home of Estherville was in charge of arrangements.

Marlene Stenzel

Feb. 24, 1932 — Nov. 24, 2016
Marlene Stenzel, age 84, of Burt, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. 
Funeral services were held on Monday Nov. 28, 2016, at the Burt Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Glenn Wilson officiating. Burial was held in the Burt Township Cemetery.  

Jerry K. Frank

June 10, 1941 — Nov. 26, 2016
Jerry K. Frank, 75, of Algona died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. 
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry Frank will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church, 715 East North Street in Algona with the Rev. Edward Girres officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Wesley.

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