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Ardith Mae Knecht


January 31, 1933 - March 19, 2023


Marvin John Johnson

August 20, 1950 - March 23, 2023


Marvin “Marv” John Johnson, long-time Whittemore resident received the call home to his Lord and Savior from the Kossuth Regional Health Center on March 23, 2023, he was 72.  Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 27 at the First United Methodist Church in Algona with Pastor Cindy Finn officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Algona. 

Patricia D. Lavrenz

July 12, 1951 - March 24, 2023


Robert Edward Hildman

February 18, 1951 - March 25, 2023


Russel Lyle Sleper


December 27, 1948 - March 19, 2023


Judy Ann Decker


June 5, 1942 - March 20, 2023


A funeral service for Judy Decker, 80, of Algona, will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 24, 2023, at First United Methodist Church in Algona. Burial will follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Algona. Visitation will take place 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 23 at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona.

Dianna Marie Roeder


November 14, 1942 - February 11, 2023


Dianna Roeder, age 80, of Algona, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in Edmonds, Wash. Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25 at the Divine Mercy Catholic Parish - St. Cecelia in Algona. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 24 at the Lentz Funeral Home in Algona.

Maryanna Frances Sarazine


July 9, 1936 - March 9, 2023


Funeral Mass for Maryanna Sarazine will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 18, 2023, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Margaret Cemetery in Spirit Lake at 3 p.m. Saturday. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Mar. 17 at Oakcrest Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Women’s Alzheimers Movement (

Charles Edward West


January 26, 1926 - March 10, 2023


Charles (Chuck) West, the son of William and Ellen West, was the second of five children. He grew up in Red Oak, Iowa.

Charles graduated from Red Oak High School in 1943. That same year, he enlisted in the Army Specialized Training Program. In 1944, Charles was sent to Fort Jackson, S.C., as part of the 506 MP Battalion. Later that year he was shipped to Europe, to guard cities in Europe during World War II.

Wallace Henry Logemann


November 2, 1932 - March 11, 2023


Wallace Henry Logemann was born Nov. 2, 1932, in Ledyard, the son of Engelbart F. and Helen Marie (Ploeger) Logemann. He grew up on a farm near Ledyard graduating from Ledyard High School in 1950. He served in the United States Army receiving the Defense Service Medal.

Violet Marie Pergande


April 20, 1934 - March 9, 2023


Violet (Smith) Pergande, 88, of Clarion, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023, at the Kanawha Community Home.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

Patricia Ann Shaw

September 28, 1931 - March 6, 2023


Funeral Mass for Patricia Shaw was celebrated on Friday, March 10, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery.

Rosanne Amanda Schmit


April 7, 1934 - March 7, 2023


Rosanne Schmit , age 88, of Algona passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Divine Mercy Catholic Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Burial took place at Calvary Cemetery in Algona. Visitation was held on Sunday, March 12 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Lentz Funeral home in Algona.

E. Thurman Gaskill


April 4, 1935 - March 7, 2023


Funeral services for E. Thurman Gaskill will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Corwith. Burial will be in the Corwith Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2023, at the Corwith Community Center. Memorials will be directed to the Iowa State University Foundation and the School of Agriculture.

Daniel Charles Kollasch


May 14, 1993 - March 6, 2023



Daniel Charles Kollasch was born in Algona, Iowa on May 14, 1993, to Jennifer (Degen) Eichenberger and Steve Kollasch. Danny graduated from North Sentral Kossuth High School in 2012. After graduation Danny attended North Iowa Area Community College where he studied sports management. 

Marguerite Clara Laubenthal


October 29, 1930 - March 7, 2023


Marguerite Laubenthal, 92, of Wesley, died Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Good Samaritan Society in Algona. A funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 13 at Divine Mercy Parish – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wesley. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Wesley. Visitation was Sunday, March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Wesley with a rosary beginning at 2 p.m.

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