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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. 

Monte Harken

Feb. 12, 1970 — Dec. 18, 2016
Monte Harken, age 46, of Mason City, Iowa and formerly of Algona, passed away on Dec.18, 2016, at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa in Mason City.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23, at the Belmond Cemetery in Belmond. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona.  

Vesta Mae Anderson

Feb. 3, 1925 — Dec. 8, 2016
RENWICK — A funeral service for Vesta Mae Anderson was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at the Renwick United Methodist Church.  Visitation was held from 5- 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Renwick. Graveside services will be held in Amsterdam Cemetery, Kanawha, Iowa.
Vesta passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Hancock County Memorial Hospital, Britt. She was 91. 

Freda Cran

Sept. 3, 1924 — Dec. 9, 2016
LIVERMORE — Freda Cran, age 92, of Livermore passed away on Dec. 9, 2016, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Livermore with the Rev. Steve Struecker officiating. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery in Livermore. Visitation was Tuesday from 4-7 p.m., at Lentz Funeral Home in Livermore.  

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Thilges

Sept. 13, 1941 — Dec. 5, 2016
Funeral Mass for Gerald “Jerry” Thilges was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Girres officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Gerald Benjamin Thilges was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Algona, the son of Arthur and Agnes (Besch) Thilges. He grew up in Algona where he also attended school and was in the first graduating class from Bishop Garrigan High School in 1960.

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