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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.

Darla J. Brunsen


March 1, 1949 - August 15, 2023


Children laughing. Dogs romping. Cats meowing. Horses galloping. Freshly decorated holiday cookies. Baby blankets. Ballerina’s dancing. A garden of fresh tomatoes. Saltwater taffy. Sweet corn. Darla loved all of these things. We like to think these were some of the first sights and sounds she saw as crossed through the pearly gates to the afterlife.

Cecil Lee Wattermann


June 20, 1935 - August 13, 2023


Barbara Ann Menke


June 18, 1941 - August 7, 2023


A funeral Mass for Barbara A. Menke, 82, of Bancroft, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Divine Mercy Parish – St. John’s Catholic Church in Bancroft. Burial will take place at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Bancroft. Visitation will be held 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Bancroft. A rosary will be recited at 1 p.m. and there will be a scripture prayer service at 3:30 p.m.

Fernando Ruben Cantu


February 26, 1948 - August 12, 2023


A funeral service for Ruben was held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona. Visitation was held from 3 p.m. until the time of service.

Fernando Ruben Cantu was born on Feb. 26, 1948, in Crystal City, Texas; son of Francisco and Teodora (Guerrero) Cantu. He grew up in Crystal City, Texas, graduating from Crystal City High School in 1967.

Maureen Ann Baker


April 7, 1946 - August 3, 2023


Donald Gene Miller


December 19, 1943 - August 3, 2023


Virgil Theodore Roethler


January 18, 1924 - July 27, 2023


Virgil Theodore Roethler, 99, of North Liberty, formerly of Algona, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2023, at Keystone Place at Forevergreen. A memorial will be held at a later date.

Virgil was born on Jan. 18, 1924, in Bode, the son of Phillip Roethler and Veronica (Faber) Roethler. He was united in marriage to Donna Jean Vrooman on Jan.13, 1949.

Neva Mae Johnson


May 13, 1937 - August 2, 2023


Funeral services for Neva Johnson are 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023, at the First Lutheran Church in Algona. Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery.

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