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Gilbert Nickell

March 10, 1925 — Feb. 25, 2017
 
Gilbert “Gib” Nickell, 91, of Renwick died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at his home in Renwick. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the Renwick Baptist Church in Renwick with Reverend David Smith officiating. Burial was in the Vernon Township Cemetery military rites provided by the American Legion Harvey-McPeak Post No. 289 of Renwick and the VFW Post No. 5240 of Dakota City. 

Donald Meyer

June 30, 1931 — Feb. 15, 2017
 
Donald “Marty” Meyer, age 85 of Perry, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at the Perry Lutheran Home in hospice at Perry. 

Wilma Roeber

Jan. 10, 1927 — Feb. 8, 2017
 
Wilma Katherine Alvina Roeber was born on Jan. 10, 1927, the daughter of William F. Dau and Anna D. (Drewes) Dau. She was born again through Holy Baptism on Feb. 6, 1927, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Whittemore. 
After being instructed in the teachings of the Christian faith Wilma confirmed her faith in Jesus Christ on April 6, 1941, at St Paul Lutheran Church, Whittemore, Iowa.

Wayne Carlson

Nov. 19, 1946 — Feb. 4, 2017
 
A Funeral Service for Wayne Carlson, age 70 of Windom, was held on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the American Lutheran Church in Windom with the Rev. Sarah Larsen Tade officiating. Burial with full military honors was provided by the American Legion Post No. 206 will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.

Mark Byrd

April 23, 1965 — Feb. 12, 2017
 
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Siems Park, located one mile southeast of Whittemore, on 200th Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the family.
Mark Steven Byrd was born April 23, 1965, to Rueben Ray and Helen (Thompson) Byrd in Fort Belvoir, Va.  Mark was one of three children and was a graduate of Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge, Va.

Ray Cornelius

Oct. 23, 1931 — Jan. 19, 2017

 

Ray F. Cornelius of Las Vegas, formerly of Fenton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at the Wentworth of Las Vegas care facility, at the age of 85. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Fenton. 

Marie Bisque

Aug. 13, 1922 — Feb. 4, 2017
 
Marie Livingston Bisque (nee Young), 83, passed away in Golden, Colorado on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, of natural causes.
Marie grew up on her family’s farm in Algona, Iowa and graduated from Burt High School. She earned her bachelor of science in Applied Art from Iowa State University where she met her husband, Dr. Ramon E. Bisque. After marrying in Algona, Iowa, Ramon and Marie re-located to Colorado in 1959. 

Garryl Householder

 
Garryl “Louie” Householder, age 79 of Algona, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. A celebration of life visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church Lotts Creek from 1-4 p.m.

Paul Rasmussen

CORWITH — Paul Alan Rasmussen, 60, of Corwith, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Paul was born Nov. 16, 1956, in Britt, to Forrest (“Pat”) and Blanche (Nedved) Rasmussen of Wesley, and grew up on the family dairy farm.

Dorothy Pedersen

Aug. 5, 1937 — Feb. 4, 2017
 
LEDYARD — A funeral service for Dorothy Pedersen was held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Elmore, Minn., with the Rev. Joel Lintener officiating.  Burial was in Highland Home Cemetery, Ledyard.

Dorothy Pedersen

Aug. 5, 1937 — Feb. 4, 2017
 
LEDYARD — A funeral service for Dorothy Pedersen was held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Elmore, Minn., with the Rev. Joel Lintener officiating.  Burial was in Highland Home Cemetery, Ledyard.

Linda Becker

June 2, 1942 — Jan. 31, 2017
 
ALGONA — A funeral service for Linda Becker was held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Thomas Schlund officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Algona.

James Preston

June 28, 1931 — Feb. 1, 2017
 
MISSION, TEXAS — James Harvey Preston, 85, of Mission, Texas, passed away Feb. 1, 2017, at Pax Villa Hospice, McAllen, Texas, following hospitalization since Dec. 24, 2016.
 Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Mission, with the Rev. Bill Duke officiating.  Summertime memorial and burial services in Swea City are pending.

Willie Kruse

April 2, 1923 — Feb. 5, 2017
 
LONE ROCK — Willie Kruse, age 93 of Lone Rock, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at the Hawkeye Care Center in Bancroft. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lotts Creek with the Rev. David Bergquist officiating. 
Burial will take place at Lotts Creek Lutheran Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Lone Rock American Legion Kerr-Hammerstrom Post No. 557.     

Ronald Jones, Sr.

Oct. 28, 1963 — Feb. 3, 2017
 
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Oakcrest Funeral Services.  Inurnment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to his family. 

Henry Ewoldt

Jan. 11, 1945 — Feb. 5, 2017
 
Funeral services for Henry “Hank” William Ewoldt, 72, will be held on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at 2 p.m., at Oakcrest Funeral Home in Whittemore, with the Rev. Gene Miller officiating.
Visitation is slated for Friday, Feb. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. Internment will be at Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

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