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Janice Elaine Folkerts

February 26, 1940 - March 5, 2024

A memorial service for Janice Folkerts of Titonka was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Ramsey Reformed Church outside of Titonka. Burial was held at the Buffalo Township Cemetery outside of Titonka. A visitation was held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Ruby Willidine Thomas

April 22, 1926 - February 27, 2024

A graveside service for Ruby will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Evergreen Cemetery in Britt.

Ruby Willidine (Hoff) Thomas was born April 22, 1926, in Britt; the daughter of Charles and Mary Ellen (Maxam) Hoff. She grew up and attended school in Britt.

John A. Vigdal

August 22, 1950 - February 25, 2024

John A. Vigdal, 73, passed away unexpectedly early morning on Sunday, Feb. 25 at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, with family by his side.

A celebration of life will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the Rolfe Golf Course in Rolfe. Sons of the Legion Honor Guard at 4 p.m. Cards and wishes may be sent to 813 Broad St. Rolfe, IA 50581.

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.

Ann Marie Wood

October 12, 1942 - February 24, 2024

Peter Emil Koenck

December 7, 1928 - February 20, 2024

Peter Emil Koenck, age 95, was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, surrounded by the love of his family.

Peter was born on Dec. 7, 1928, the son of Gustav and Olga (Lage) Koenck. He was united in marriage to Kathleen (Bollinger) Koenck on Dec. 1, 1957. They made their home in Fenton, where they raised their two children, Tim and Gina.

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.

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