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Bruce Shore

April 20, 1928—Jan. 20, 2017
Bruce Shore graduated from Algona High School in 1945. He passed away on Jan. 20 in Albany, N.Y. Arrangements are being handled by Fredenall Funeral Home in Altamont, N.Y. His burial is on Friday Jan. 27, at the Saratoga National Cemetery.
A dual memorial service with his brother, Jess, will be held in Algona on June 24. 

Jess Shore

March 1, 1934—Jan. 2, 2017
Jess Shore graduated from Algona High School in 1954. He passed away on Jan. 2, 2017, in Manchester, Tenn. The Neptune Society in Nashville is handling the arrangements.
A dual memorial service with his brother, Bruce, will be held in Algona on June 24. 


Hayes Allen

Feb. 4, 1925 — Jan. 10, 2017
Hayes “Elgin” Allen of Algona passed away peacefully on Jan. 10, 2017, at age 91, surrounded by his loving family.  
His quick smile, calming presence and warm guidance will be missed by all.  Visitation was held at Oakcrest Funeral Services on Friday, Jan. 13, from 4-7 p.m. and services were held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Larry Taylor

Sept. 3, 1950 — Jan. 13, 2017
Larry J. Taylor, 66, died peacefully, after a courageous battle against cancer, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Larry Jon Taylor, the son of Mitch J. and Lorraine I. (Willrett) Taylor was born Sept. 13, 1950, in Algona. He grew up attending Algona schools and graduated from Algona High School in 1969.  

Beulah Colwell

July 5, 1926 — Jan. 14, 2017
A funeral service for Beulah “Bea” Colwell will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church, Algona with the Rev. Loren Shellabarger officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery, Fort Dodge. Her family will greet friends for 10 a.m., until time of service at the church on Thursday.

John White

April 10, 1960 — Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017
John White, age 56, of Livermore passed away on Jan. 10, 2017, at his home.  Memorial services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at Faith United Methodist Church in Livermore with Dee Coleman officiating. 
Burial took place in Union Cemetery in Livermore. Visitation was 1 p.m., Saturday until service time at the church.  Condolences may be left at


Verna Kramer

March 7, 1935 — Jan. 4, 2017
Funeral Mass for Verna Kramer was celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Girres officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

Dale Helmers

July 27, 1929 — Jan. 4, 2017
Dale Marvin Helmers, age 87, died peacefully at Kossuth Regional Health Center on Jan. 4, 2017. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., at the Ramsey Reformed Church of rural Titonka, Iowa. 
Visitation will be Friday evening Jan. 6, 2017, from 4-7 p.m., at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Titonka and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will be at the Buffalo Township Cemetery near Titonka. 

Ruth Newel

May 28, 1922 — Jan. 2, 2017
Ruth A Newel, 94, peacefully slipped into the arms of her Lord surrounded by family on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in West Des Moines.

Curtis Haahr

Jan. 18, 1921 — Dec. 25, 2016
Curtis P. Haahr the son of Peter and Eleonora (Johansen) Haahr was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Ringsted, Iowa. He died on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at the Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, at the age of 95.

Richard C. Buscher

April 22, 1933 — Dec. 31, 2016
ALGONA — A funeral Mass for Richard C. Buscher, 83, of Algona, was held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at 11 a.m., at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery with a Flag Presentation Ceremony conducted by the Hagg-Turner American Legion Post No. 90 and the V.F.W. Post No. 2541 of Algona.

William Koppen

July 10, 1928 — Dec. 25, 2016

Arnold Kollasch

March 9, 1924 —Dec. 25, 2016
Funeral Mass for Arnold Kollasch will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Whittemore with the Rev. Edward Girres officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Seely-Walsh American Legion Post No. 425.

Trudy L. Schmitt

Nov. 18, 1948 — Dec. 15, 2016
Seven years ago we lost a great man, and in the early morning hours of Dec. 15, 2016, his love left to meet him.
This beloved pair married on May 7, 1966, and the seven years apart just seemed too much for Trudy’s heart. While we will miss them greatly, it soothes us to know they are together in Heaven along with the ever faithful, Lillie. Watching, guiding and loving us until we meet again.

Clifford Rhode

July 12, 1934 — Dec. 25, 2016
Clifford Rohde, 82, of Pocahontas, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at the Humboldt North Care Center.  Memorial services will be held on Friday, Dec. 30, at 5:30 p.m., at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m., Friday at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Condolences may be left at

Edward Gentry

Nov. 5, 1936 — Dec. 17, 2016
Edward Kenneth Gentry, son of Homer and Anna (Schabacker) Gentry was born Nov. 5, 1936, in Havelock. He attended school in Havelock. Edward entered the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. While there, he met his future wife, Shirley.  
On Sept. 28, 1957, Edward married Shirley Evelyn O’Haver in Rolla, Mo. He and Shirley were blessed with four children. 

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