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Virginia Rose Orthel


March 20, 1936 - January 27, 2023


Funeral Mass for Virginia Orthel will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Burial will be at Bingham Township Cemetery in Woden. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at Oakcrest Funeral Services.

Michael Timothy Moe


March 10, 1960 - January 28, 2023


Michael Moe, 62, of Algona, passed away on Saturday Jan.  28, 2023, at his home. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona with military rites conducted by the Seely-Walsh American Legion Post #425 of Whittemore.

JoAnn Ella Hunt


March 31, 1933 - January 23, 2023


Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Renwick. Burial will be at Lu Verne Township Cemetery in Lu Verne. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the United Methodist Church in Renwick.

Myron Max Hinz


July 7, 1931 - January 13, 2023


Myron Max Hinz, 91, of Emporia, Kan. entered into heaven on Jan. 13, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. Myron was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and a faithful member of the Lutheran Church from birth.

Donald Henry Reffer


March 2, 1959 - January 17, 2023


Donald Reffer, age 63 of Algona, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. A Celebration of Life was  Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Water’s Edge Nature Center in Algona. Military rites were conducted by the Whittemore American Legion Seely-Walsh Post #425, Algona American Legion Hagg-Turner Post #90, and the Algona VFW Post #2541.

Ruth Darlene Nerem


April 1, 1922 - January 18, 2023


Visitation for Ruth Nerem was held from 4-7p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Burt.

Services were at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Burt at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21 with Pastor Rev. Thomas Cowell officiating.

Ruth was laid to rest at Fenton Township Cemetery, Fenton Township, Kossuth County

Patricia Cecelia Ernst


August 19, 1963 - January 15, 2023


A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona.

Clarence Louis Golwitzer

  February 6, 1934 - January 16, 2023


A funeral Mass for Clarence Golwitzer, of Wesley, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Divine Mercy Parish – St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Wesley. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Dolores A. Beardsley


March 24, 1933 - January 13, 2023


Dolores A. Beardsley, age 89, of Whitehall, died peacefully at home, surrounded by all of her children and all of her grandchildren on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023.

Dolores was born on March 24, 1933, in Macon Township, Ill. to Forbus and Myrtle (Fitch) Stiltz. She married Orin W. Beardsley on Aug. 14, 1955, in Livermore. Orin preceded Dolores in death on Oct. 27, 2001.

Riley Alexander Scharper 

February 5, 1994 - January 13, 2023


Riley Alexander Scharper met Jesus on Jan. 13, 2023, at the age of 28. He was born to Kevin and Jill (Prestholt) Scharper on Feb. 5, 1994 in Mason City.

Gladys Ann Doege


April 3, 1933 - January 4, 2023


Gladys Doege, age 89 of Ankeny and formerly of Burt, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, surrounded by family at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation was at 1 p.m. and the funeral service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Burial took place in the Burt Township Cemetery in Burt following the service.

Douglas Owen Blanz


July 10, 1937 - January 6, 2023


Memorial services for Douglas Blanz will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in Algona with Reverend Dave Grindberg presiding. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the services at the church. 

Brenda Sue Wiederin


January 6, 1962 - January 6, 2023


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family. 

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Oakcrest Funeral Services. A celebration of life will be held in the Whittemore gym following visitation on Friday. Burial will be held at 3:15 p.m. at St. Francis Cemetery in Maple River. To honor Brenda, the family requests everyone wear either pink or animal prints.

Yoshiko Wildin

February 1, 1926 - December 26, 2022

Edward John Berninghaus


February 10, 1938 - January 3, 2023


Funeral services for Edward Berninghaus were held Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Whittemore with Rev. Mark Resner presiding. Burial was in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the American Legion Seely-Walsh Post #425 of Whittemore.

Wren Elizabeth Riser


January 2, 2023 - January 2, 2023


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