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Royalee Wermers


April 14, 1948 - September 5, 2023


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our amazing and loving mother, Royalee “Lee” Wermers. She left this earth on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. She was 75 years old. Both Josh and I were blessed to be by her side, while holding her hands as she took her last breath. 

Steven Riskedahl


October 25, 1949 - October 22, 2023


At Rice Lake, Wis. I entered this world on Oct. 25,1949. My mom, Ione Christenson, and my dad, Stanley Riskedahl, were delighted that I was a boy, because my sister, Judy, had been born three years earlier. Six years later my brother Wayne joined the family.

Sonia Sue Dahl


September 10, 1948 - October 28, 2023


Sonia Dahl, age 75 of Algona, passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday at Lentz Funeral Home.

Selma Cruise


May 2, 1937 - October 23, 2023


A funeral Mass for Selma Cruise of Wesley was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley. Visitation took place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct.  27 at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Wesley. A rosary was recited at 3:30 p.m. prior to the visitation on Friday. Burial took place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Wesley.

Elizabeth Berte


January 14, 1936 - October 27, 2023


Elizabeth (Betty) Becker Berte was born Jan. 14, 1936, to Mathew and Justine (Bormann) Becker, the eighth of 14 children. She was united in marriage to Vernon (Bitz) Berte, her Bitzie Boy, on Jan. 2, 1957.

Edward Charles Hrdlicka


October 1, 1959 - October 16, 2023


A Sharing of Memories was held Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at 6 p.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. His family began greeting friends at 4 p.m. on Friday at Oakcrest.

Edward Charles Hrdlicka was born Oct. 1, 1959, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Jack and Iona (Campbell) Hrdlicka. He grew up in Cedar Rapids where he attended Jefferson High School.

Marilynne Marcelle Kroeze


May 28, 1932 - October 22, 2023


A funeral service for Marilynne will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at First United Methodist Church in Algona with Pastor Russ Jacobsen officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 at Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City.

Judith Thoreson


June 18, 1935 - October 11, 2023


Memorial Services for Judith Murtagh Thoreson, 88, of Okoboji, formerly of Algona, will be held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Algona at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. A reception with the family present will be held following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held in June of 2024 at Okoboji.    

Robert Arthur Fuerstenau


September 17, 1926 - October 15, 2023


Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Fuerstenau will be held on Sat. Oct. 21, 2023, at 10 a.m.  at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Whittemore. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Seely-Walsh American Legion Post #425 of Whittemore.

Mary Louise Dawson


November 19, 1934 - October 9, 2023


Eugene Dennis Hanna


December 4, 1946 - October 13, 2023


Memorial Service for Eugene “Gene” D. Hanna, 76, of Lone Rock, will be Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burt. Visitation will be held at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Dale Robert Bartelt


December 12, 1947 - October 12, 2023


Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Dale Robert Bartelt, 75, of Mediapolis, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.

Carol Janice Hutzell

June 5, 1935 - September 25, 2023

Carol J. Hutzell, 88, of Algona, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, at the Titonka Care Center.

Harold Paul Bonnstetter


March 11, 1940 - October 7, 2023

A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in West Bend. Burial will be held in the West Bend Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Divine Mercy Parish - Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in West Bend and a Knights of Columbus Rosary began at 4 p.m.

Alfred W. Schadendorf Jr.


January 19, 1939 - September 26, 2023

Alfred “Al” Wilhelm Schadendorf, Jr. of Lone Rock, age 84, passed away on Sept. 26, 2023, from cardiac arrest after an unexpected short illness.

Genelle Louise Kuecker


October 1, 1930 - September 19, 2023


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