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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


Patricia Kay Behnkendorf


July 26, 1950 - September 21, 2023


Funeral services for Patricia Behnkendorf will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona with Rev. Briton Nelson presiding. Burial will be in the Lu Verne Township Cemetery in Lu Verne. Visitation will be held from 9-11  a.m. on Thursday morning at the church.

Michael Rae Will


January 22, 1944 - September 19, 2023


Michael “Mick” Will passed away peacefully at the age of 79 on Tuesday Sept. 19, 2023, in Atlanta, Ga.

Ruth Ann Loebach


June 6, 1943 - September 23, 2023


Caroline A. Shore DeBlauwe Tharp


April 19, 1941 - July 25, 2023


Caroline’s Spirit joined the Light of Peace on July 25, 2023,  in Waterloo.

Caroline Tharp of Waterloo was born in Algona April 19, 1941, to Glenn Shore and Mertie (Currier) Shore as the youngest of six children.

From Algona High School Class of 1959, she went on to Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls earning her BA, and she later achieved her Master’s degree from UNI in Early Childhood Education.

Conrad Joseph Kunkel July 21, 1931 - September 23, 2023

Conrad Joseph Kunkel was the son of Ben and Caroline (Lang) Kunkel and was born July 21, 1931, and was raised on a farm south of St. Benedict. He attended St. Benedict Catholic School through the 11th grade.  In his younger years he was an altar boy for daily Masses. He worked hard on the farm, milking cows, working the fields, failing hay and all the fun things that go along with farming.

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