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Cherilyn Rae Ruger

September 9, 1949 - April 28, 2022

Timothy Leonard Claude

March 26, 1947 - February 23, 2022

Timothy Leonard Claude was born to John Leonard and Darlene Lethcoe Claude in Sioux City on March 26, 1947. He passed away peacefully at his home in Vernon, Ariz. on Feb. 23, 2022. 

Theodore ‘Ted’ Southgate Herbst

October 24, 1927 - December 15, 2021

Theodore (Ted) Southgate Herbst passed peacefully on December 15, 2021, at the age of 94.  Ted was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Cresco Township (Algona), to Theodore Tennant and Olive Southgate Herbst.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Margaret Lacy Herbst, and daughters Lori (Bob) Dominiczak and Teri (John) Bill, grandchildren Jacob (Elaine) and Sara Bill, and great-grandchildren Fynn and Henry Bill and many nieces and nephews. 

Jimmy Scott Janssen

February 19, 1973 - April 21, 2022

Jimmy Janssen, age 49, of Wayland, passed away on April 21, 2022, at his home in Wayland. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Thursday at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the church. Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is assisting the family. 

Debbi Jean Vaske

August 2, 1956 - March 30, 2022

Debbi Jean (Ritchey) Vaske, 65, died peacefully on March 30, 2022, under the care of hospice after a lengthy battle with cancer. Debbi was born in Mason City to Actton Ritchey and Marcella (Braun) Ritchey of Northwood. 

Debbi graduated from Northwood Kensett High School. Per Debbi’s wishes her body has been cremated and the family will hold a memorial service at a later date. 

Harvey L. Larsen

February 19, 1925 - April 22, 2022

Visitation will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Swea City on April 28, 2022, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral service will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Swea City, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Pastor Todd Hartsock will be officiating. Harvey will be  laid to rest at Harrison Township Cemetery, rural Swea City.

 Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW Posts, Swea City,.

Howard Duane Omdahl

October 16, 1943 - April 19, 2022

Dedicated to his country, community, family and Lord — Howard Duane Omdahl passed away on April 19, 2022. 

Marian Anna Flora Meyer

March 9, 1928 - April 23, 2022

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on May 4, 2022, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Whittemore with Reverend Mark Resner officiating. Burial will be held in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Whittemore. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Whittemore. 

George “Sonny” Charles  Wolf

August 25, 1937 - April 20, 2022

A funeral Mass for George “Sonny” Wolf, 84, of Bancroft was held April 23, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. John’s Catholic Church in Bancroft. The funeral Mass was livestreamed on Divine Mercy’s YouTube page. Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

Funeral Services

BETTY STEIN, 92, GILMORE CITY: Service, 11 a.m.,Tuesday, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Humboldt. Burial, St. John’s Catholic Cemetery,  Gilmore City. Visitation, 4 – 7 p.m. Monday, Lentz Funeral Home, Gilmore City, with a 7 p.m. scripture service. Condolences may be left at 


Randall W. “Randy” Presthus

February 23, 2022

Randall W. “Randy” Presthus, age 69, formally of Burt,  passed away at his home in Englewood, Fla., Feb. 23, 2022.

Marjorie Rohlf

January 2, 1934 - April 11, 2022

Marjorie Rohlf, 88, passed away with her family by her side on April 11, 2022, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m., April 18, at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 510 E. 1st St., Ankeny, IA 50021. The Catholic Daughters recited the Rosary at 9 a.m. and the family greeted friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. Online condolences may be shared at

Mary Ann Dotson

February 12, 1946 - April 17, 2022

On the 17th day of April, 2022, Mary Ann, having finished her battle of more than seven years with Alzheimer’s disease, passed away and began her eternal life with our Savior. During those final years, Mary Ann attacked this insidious disease with the intensity and resolve she was known for all of her life. She lived well.

Aaron Andrew Reding

April 2, 1974 - April 12, 2022


Aaron Andrew Reding, 48, of Hodgenville, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at his home.

He is survived by his wife, Ashley Carr Reding, formerly of Paducah, and three children, Kathryn, Andrew and Adam Reding; his parents, Mark and Barb Reding; four brothers and five sisters; and his in-laws, Michael and Debbie (Shemwell) Stone of Paducah and Rick and Janell (Foshee) Carr of Kevil. 

Dennis Erwin Graf

July 9, 1937 - April 1, 2022

Dennis Erwin Graf, of St. Paul, Minn., died April 1, 2022, after a brief illness while in Tucson, Ariz. 

Iola Louise Chickering

January 22, 1941 - April 12, 2022

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