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Joy Hanig

May 21, 1936 — Feb. 23, 2017
A funeral mass will be held for Joy Hanig at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, March, 4, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wesley. Rosary will be at 4:45 p.m., with visitation following from 5-7 p.m., on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Wesley.

Kenneth Lallier

March 2, 1932 — Feb. 26, 2017
Funeral Mass for Kenneth Lallier was celebrated at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Girres officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Flag presentation was by the V.F.W. Post No. 2541 of Algona. 

Bernard Reilly

Dec. 28, 1919 — Feb. 24, 2017
A funeral Mass will be held for Bernard Reilly at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ledyard.  Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Bancroft, with A Knights of Columbus Rosary starting at 4 p.m.  Interment with military honors will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Ledyard.

Darlene Brandt

Nov. 28, 1934 — Feb. 25, 2017
TITONKA — A funeral for Darlene Brandt, 82, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of Titonka, will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Lakota. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, March 3, at Winter Funeral Home in Buffalo Center and will continue on hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. 

Sandra Meyers

Feb. 11, 1955 — Feb. 23, 2017
Sandra Myers, age 62, of Renwick, passed away on Feb. 23, 2017, at her home.  Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Ubben-Lentz Funeral Home in Humboldt, with Don Connors officiating.  Burial was held in the Union Cemetery in Humboldt.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.  Condolences may be left at

Shirley Hellman

May 28, 1931 — Feb. 25, 2017
Shirley Hellman, age 85, of Bancroft, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, March 3, 2017, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bancroft, with the Rev. Sunny Dominic   officiating. Burial will be in Elmore, Minn. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., before the service.

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.

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