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Charles Ambrose Kennedy


October 23, 1952 - June 12, 2022


Lt. Col. Michael J. Kardoes


June 3, 2022


Lt. Col. (USAF, ret.) Michael J. Kardoes, 50, of Livingston, Mont., died on June 3, 2022.

Michael, son of Oliver and Lanita Kardoes, was born in Buffalo Center. He grew up on a farm north of Titonka and graduated from North Iowa High School. He attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduated with a BS in computer science, entered pilot training, and received his pilot wings.

James Robert Riedel


July 5, 1955 - May 25, 2022


James Robert Riedel, age 66, of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of Algona, passed away May 25 in Philadelphia at Vitas Hospice.

Doris H. Isebrand


May 4, 1924 - June 3, 2022


Mary Frances Berte


May 13, 1940 - May 31, 2022


Merle F. Voigt


May 20, 1926 - May 26, 2022


 Visitation for Merle Voigt was at the Fenton American Legion, Fenton, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on June 6, 2022. Funeral service was held at the Fenton American Legion at 11 a.m. on June 7, 2022, with Pastor Judy DePue officiating. He was laid to rest at United Methodist Cemetery, Fenton with military honors conducted by Ranney-Weisbrod American Legion Post 627, Fenton.

Shirley Ann Berte


March 5, 1936 - June 2, 2022


A funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on June 7, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livermore with Father Merle Kollasch officiating. Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery, Livermore. Visitation was held from 5 – 7 p.m. on June 6, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livermore.

Ramona Frances Arndorfer


February 5, 1937 - May 31, 2022


Funeral Mass for Ramona Arndorfer was celebrated on June 3, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish - St. Cecelia Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

Ramona Frances Arndorfer was born Feb. 5, 1937, in Algona, the daughter of George and Evelyn (Sheets) Gray. She grew up in the Corwith area where she attended school and graduated from the Corwith High School in 1955.

Dennis Thaddeus McGuire


May 2, 1954 - May 29, 2022


Dennis Thaddeus McGuire was born May 2, 1954, in Key West, Fla., the son of Mark T. McGuire Jr. and Carol (Fandel) McGuire. Dennis grew up in Algona and graduated from Garrigan High School in 1972.

On Sept. 21, 1974, Dennis united in marriage to Kathy (Eimers), his “girlfriend for life”, in Burt. Together they were blessed with four children: Jennifer, Molly, Benjamin and Zachary. 

James Francis “Jim” Welp


June 21, 1932 - May 24, 2022


James Francis (Jim) Welp, of Flagstaff, Ariz. passed away from natural causes on May 24, 2022. 

William “Bill” Deal


March 11, 1949 - April 15, 2022


A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on June 18, 2022, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Algona. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Cards and condolences for the Deal family can be sent to Oakcrest.

Alan Russell Walker


September 18, 1941 - May 15, 2022


Alan Russell Walker, born Sept. 18, 1941, to Russell “Russ” and Norma (Raney) Walker, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2022, at the Algona Manor. 

Todd Michael Decker


July 22, 1963 - May 25, 2022


Harold “Mike” Michael Batt


December 17, 1937 - May 26, 2022


Harold “Mike” Michael Batt was born in Titonka to the late William and Beula (Taylor) Batt on Dec. 17, 1937. He attended school in Burt, graduating from high school in 1956. After graduation, Mike joined the Air Force and served his country for four years as an intelligence analyst. After being honorably discharged in 1960 he started working for Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent. 

Jim Schumacher


October 17, 1947 - May 28, 2022


A funeral Mass for Jim Schumacher, 74, of Algona, will be held June 2, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. The funeral will be livestreamed on the Divine Mercy Parish YouTube Page. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona. 

Dianne Carol Angle


October 9, 1943 - May 20, 2022

Private family services were held for Dianne Angle. She was laid to rest at Harrison Township Cemetery, Swea City.

Dianne Carol (Wessels) Angle, the daughter of Roy and Pearl (Davis) Wessels, was born Oct. 9, 1943, in Thompson. She died May 20, 2022, at Accura Healthcare in Bancroft,  at the age of 78.

She received her education in the Thompson schools where she graduated from Thompson High School.

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