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Shirley Mae Habeger


February 7, 1934 - September 11, 2023


Brian Dean Dotson


November 23, 1955 - August 25, 2023


Brian Dean Dotson was born Nov. 23, 1955, in Estherville; the son of Merlin and Veloris (Peterson) Dotson. Brian grew up in the Armstrong-Ringsted area until moving to Humboldt and graduating from Humboldt High School in 1974.

Vera Eileen Erpelding


December 23, 1923 - September 16, 2023


Vera Eileen (Forburger) Erpelding, 99, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.

Funeral Service Set for Kevin Cram

A funeral service for Officer Kevin Cram, 33, of Algona, IA, will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 10:30 AM, at the Algona High School Gymnasium in Algona. A private graveside service will be held.  A public visitation will be on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, from 4 PM to 8 PM, at the Ed and Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center.

A memorial fund has been established for the family of Officer Cram at Iowa State Bank, 5 East Call Street, Algona, IA 50511.

Jacquelyn Demery


November 3, 1947 - September 9, 2023

Jacquelyn Demery, age 75, of Algona, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. No formal services are planned at this time. Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is assisting the family.

Leola Darlene Knecht


July 5, 1934 - September 3, 2023

Leola Darlene Knecht was born July 5, 1934, in Whittemore, the daughter of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Schafer) Ostwald. She grew up in Whittemore graduating from Presentation Academy. Leola married Wilbur C. “Buzz” Knecht on May 31, 1956, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Whittemore.

Joseph Michael Wagner


June 20, 1938 - August 27, 2023


Joseph “Joe” Wagner, age 85 of Wesley, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, at his home. Joe’s family will be hosting a Celebration of Life on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wesley Community Center in Wesley. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona.

Irene Elizabeth Bormann


July 6, 1938 - August 30, 2023


Priscilla Victoria Winger


August 4, 1942 - August 31, 2023


Funeral services for Priscilla Winger will be held Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Burial will be in the Lu  Verne Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services on Friday.

Lois Lavonne Peck


April 11, 1930 - August 22, 2023


Terri Jo Hall


April 7, 1976 - August 23, 2023


Julie Ann Dickinson


April 1, 1943 - August 16, 2023


Our beloved Julie passed away peacefully on Aug. 16, 2023, in Des Moines, Wash., surrounded by her family.

Julie Ann Vipond was born April 1, 1943, in Algona to Thomas and Hazel Vipond. She graduated from high school in Algona and went to Mankato State University where she received her bachelor’s in education.

Phyllis Elaine Nelson


May 4, 1948 - July 19, 2023


Phyllis Elaine Nelson, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister and esteemed educator passed away peacefully on July 19, 2023. She was born on May 4, 1948, in Mason City to her loving parents, George and Eleanor Sachau.

Nancy Lloyd


November 9, 1935 - August 15, 2023


Nancy Lloyd, age 87, formerly of Elmore passed away Tuesday Aug. 15, 2023, at the Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center. A private family service will be held. Online condolences can be left at

Donald Vincent Lickteig


June 3, 1933 - August 16, 2023


Donald Vincent Lickteig, age 90, of Algona passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023,  at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Aug. 21, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish - St. Cecelia. Visitation was 12:30  p.m. until service time at the Presentation Center. Burial will take place at a later date. Services have been entrusted to Lentz Funeral Home of Algona.

Kendra Ann Thilges


March 9, 1962 - August 16, 2023


A funeral Mass for Kendra Thilges, 61, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Algona, will be held Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona with Father Zach Jones and Deacon David Penton officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Algona.  Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona.

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