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Dorothy McGuire

Dec. 6, 1933 — April 22, 2017

Dorothy Butterfield

June 26, 1945 — Jan. 20, 2017
Dorothy Louise Butterfield was born June 26, 1945, in Algona, the daughter of Benjamin “Ben” and Margaret (Sankey) Butterfield. She grew up near Seneca where she also attended school. 

Phyllis Jensen

Feb. 16, 1925 — April 21, 2017
Phyllis G. Jensen, 92, died peacefully Friday, April 21, at the Solon Care Center surrounded by her family.
Funeral Services was held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 24, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City with Rev. Rebecca Carver officiating. Graveside Committal was at 4 p.m., Monday at River View Cemetery in Algona. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice.

James E. Hewett

Feb. 16, 1939 — April 23, 2017
James E. Hewett, 78 of St. Peter and formerly of Algona, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Sand Prairie Assisted Living in St. Peter, Minn.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Dr., North Mankato with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Annabelle Courtney

Dec. 22, 1919 — April 12, 2017
A funeral Mass was held at 1:30 p.m., at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church, Algona, on Monday, April 17, 2017.  A visitation started at noon. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Annabelle’s name to the Cedar Rapids Sisters of Mercy Retirement at Sacred Heart Convent, 1125 Prairie Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52402.

Judith English

Nov. 25, 1942 — April 13, 2017
MASON CITY — Judith “Judy” K. English, 74, of Mason City, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at her home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Avenue – Mason City, with the Rev. Kathy Graves officiating.  A private family inurnment will take place at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date.  

Mary Wiltgen

Sept. 20, 1921 — April 18, 2017
Mary Wiltgen, 95, of Algona, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society Care Center in Algona.  
Funeral services are pending at the Lentz Funeral Home in Algona.  Condolences may be left at


Luke McGuire

Oct. 2, 1936 — April 16, 2017

Edna Hanselman

June 12, 1916 — April 5, 2017
Edna Hanselman, age 100 of Algona formerly of LuVerne, passed away Wednesday April 5, 2017, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Funeral services were held on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 10 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona, with the Rev. Eric Hauan officiating. Burial took place at LuVerne Cemetery in LuVerne. Visitation was held until the time of the services at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona.

Roderick Lewis

Nov. 25, 1998 — April 10, 2017
MASON CITY —  Roderick Lemeual Demetrius Lewis, 18, of Mason City, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa.  Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, with the Rev. Victoria Clark of New Foundation Christian Fellowship Church in Phoenix officiating.  There will be a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service.  

Earl Loss

Oct. 27, 1932 — April 4, 2017
Funeral services for Earl Loss were celebrated on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Johnson officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery.
Earl Lee Loss was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Kossuth County Iowa, the son of Stephan and Isabell (Decker) Loss. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school. After his schooling he began farming with his brother.

Edwin Hammer

May 1, 1937 — March 30, 2017
A funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday April 4, 2017, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church.  Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m., on Monday April 3, 2017, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona. Interment was held in Calvary Catholic Cemetery following the funeral Mass.

James Meurer

July 30, 1931 — April 10, 2017
A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wesley. Visitation will be held one hour prior to funeral mass.
James Robert Meurer was born on July 30, 1931, in Wesley, the son of J.T. and Josephine (Brass) Meurer. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School until the eighth grade and then graduated from Wesley High School. 

Charles Tindall

July 12, 1960 — April 8, 2017
A funeral service for Charles Tindall will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Corwith, with the Rev. Barbara Chapman officiating.  Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m., on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Corwith.  Interment will be held in the Corwith Cemetery.

Dennis Rike

Jan. 15, 1944 — April 3, 2017
A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday April 8, 2017, at Good Hope Lutheran Church, Titonka, with the Rev. S. Kim Peterson officiating.  Visitation was held 1 hour prior the service, also at the church.  Interment was held in Good Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Titonka.  

Ronald Radig

Oct. 27, 1961 — April 3, 2017
Funeral services for Ronald Eugene Radig were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Thomas Marth, officiating. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday at Henry-Olson Funeral chapel in Estherville. Interment was at East Side Memorial cemetery in Estherville.

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