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Evelyn Mae Mawdsley


January 1, 1930 - November 19, 2023


Evelyn Mawdsley, age 93, of Burt, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023. A funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, at 11 a.m., at the Burt Presbyterian Church with Pastor Walter Reemtsma and Pastor Kent Madison officiating. Burial will be in Portland Township Cemetery in rural Burt. Her family will greet friends from 9:30 until service time at the church.

Russell Lee Spear


July 15, 1947 - November 13, 2023


A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Burial was held in East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Russell Lee Spear was born on July 15, 1947, in Algona to James and Mildred (Stroebel) Spear. He grew up in Algona and graduated from Algona High School in 1966.

Norma Jean Buscherfeld


September 26, 1932 - November 16, 2023


A funeral Mass for Norma was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Whittemore. Burial took place at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery following Mass. Visitation was 4-6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20, at Oakcrest Funeral Services chapel in Whittemore. Visitation continued one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at St. Michael’s Church Hall.

Carol Ann Gist


August 17, 1953 - November 7, 2023


Mark Fandel

Mark Fandel, 64, of Clear Lake passed away at Mercy Hospital on Oct. 9, 2023. Services will be at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in  Whittemore at 10 a.m. on Dec. 2.

Dolores Elaine Fox


August 29, 1932 - November 10, 2023


Dolores Elaine (Christian) Fox, age 91 of Titonka, passed away on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at the Titonka Care Center surrounded by her five children.

Dolores was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Mason City, daughter of Melvin and Olga (Handeland) Christian. She was baptized on Nov. 6, 1932, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City. Dolores was confirmed on July 27, 1947, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of rural Gruver.

Ronald John Eischen


November 21, 1953 - November 9, 2023


Ronald John Eischen, 69 of New Sharon and formerly of Moulton passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at his home.

Ron was born to Maurice “Mo” and Elsie (Wood) Eischen on Nov. 21, 1953, in Algona.  Ron graduated from Algona Garrigan Catholic High School in 1972. 

Ron worked at and owned the Moulton Locker for over 40 years.

Wardden William Smidt

November 14, 1933 - November 10, 2023


Graveside services for Wardden Smidt, of Titonka will be held at a later date.

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.    

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