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Daryl Arend

November 2, 1940 - December 24, 2021

 Daryl Arend, age 81, of Algona passed from his earthly life on Dec. 24, 2021 surrounded by his daughter. Private burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Algona. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. 

Larry Lee Mueller

July 21, 1937 - December 23, 2021

Funeral services for Larry Mueller will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fenton at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 29, 2021, with Pastor Mark Resner officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. He will be laid to rest at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Fenton.

Eunice E. Blake

April 13, 1925 - December 26, 2021

A funeral service for Eunice E. Blake, formerly of Lu Verne, will be held Jan. 30, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona with Pastor Olympia J. Marcos officiating. Burial will be in the Green Mountain Cemetery in Green Mountain.

Nanyrl A. Felker

May 18, 1934 - December 24 2021

Nanyrl A. (Nelson) Felker, 87, passed away on Dec. 24, 2021.

Jerry Leroy Payne

January 19, 1931 - December 14, 2021

There will be no services at this time for Jerry Payne. There will be a Celebration of Jerry’s life at a later date in a private ceremony with family.

Frances Arlene Deal

April 25, 1933 - December 18, 2021

 Frances “Fran” Deal, age 88 of Algona, passed away Dec. 18, 2021, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Algona Evangelical Free Church. Burial will take place in the East Lawn Cemetery in Algona. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. 

Theodore ‘Ted’ Southgate Herbst


October 24, 1927 - December 15, 2021

Theodore (Ted) Southgate Herbst passed peacefully from this world Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, at the age of 94. He is now in Heaven directing God’s choir of angels.  

Janice M. Uhlenhopp

May 11, 1944 - December 13, 2021

Janice M. Uhlenhopp, 77, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at KRHC from complications of COVID-19. Services will be held at a later date.

Funeral Notices

RONALD ‘PETE’ HOLLAND, 63, HUMBOLDT: Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m., Dec. 21, Lentz Funeral Home, Humboldt. 

CAROL JEAN JERGENS, WEST BEND: Visitation, Peace Lutheran Church, West Bend, Dec. 19, 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral, Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m.. Burial, West Bend Cemetery. 

FRANCES ARLENE DEAL, 88, ALGONA: Funeral, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 23, Algona Evangelical Free Church. Burial, East Lawn Cemetery, Algona. Visitation, 9:30 a.m. until service.

Francisco Carlos ‘Frank’ Cantu


May 10, 1943 - December 10, 2021

Funeral Mass for Francisco “Frank” Cantu will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 16, 2021, at Divine Mercy Parish ~ St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 

Francisco Carlos “Frank” Cantu was born on May 10, 1943, in Kearns City, Texas; son of Francisco and Teodora (Guerrero) Cantu. He grew up in Crystal City, Texas attending Crystal City High School through the 11th grade.

Philip Eugene Eischen


July 23, 1929 - December 11, 2021

A funeral Mass for Phil Eischen, of Whittemore, will be held Dec. 17, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish ~ St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Whittemore. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Divine Mercy Parish ~ St. Michael’s Catholic Church. There will be a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m..

Jennifer Ann Hewitt


February 12, 1957 - December 9, 2021

On Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, Jennifer Hewitt passed away at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Jen was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. The family was the center of her life. She spent her last days surrounded by Jeff and her children and left us peacefully.

Maxine Platt


April 28, 1925 - December 7, 2021

A funeral Mass for Maxine Platt, 96, of Algona, was held at Divine Mercy Parish ~ St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Algona. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery.

Myrtle Maxine Platt was born April 28, 1925, in Algona, daughter of Rufus M. and Myrtle D. (Bell) Lindhorst. Maxine attended grade school in Titonka graduating from Algona High School.

Joan Marilyn Diekmann


April 9, 1935 - December 12, 2021

A funeral service for Joan will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 16, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Algona. Interment will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 15, at the First United Methodist Church.

Richard Louis Kahler


February 27, 1944 - November 26, 2021

Richard Louis Kahler, 77 of Britt, passed away with family by his side and in his heart on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at Westview Care Center.  

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Dec. 1, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Britt with Father Andrew Marr officiating. Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Bancroft. Military rites were by the Bancroft VFW.

Eunice Rahe


March 9, 1931 - November 10, 2021


Eunice Rahe, formerly of Sturgis and Hot Springs, S.D., died Nov. 10, 2021, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City and at the time was a resident of Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Algona. Eunice Rahe (Rang) was born March 9, 1931, at Rosebud S.D., one of six children of Charley and Olive (James) Rang.  At an early age her family moved to a farm in Gregory County S.D.

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