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Betty Jane Banwart


December 29, 1939 - November 11, 2022


Betty Banwart, age 82 of West Bend passed away on Nov. 11 at the West Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 19 at the Apostolic Christian Church in West Bend. Burial will take place in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Apostolic Fellowship Center in West Bend. The Lentz Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

Dwayne Francis Sandt


May 1, 1931 - November 10, 2022


A funeral Mass for Dwayne F. Sandt, 91, of Bancroft, was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bancroft. Burial was in the church cemetery with military honors conducted by the Bancroft American Legion. 

Marlene Eastman


November 26, 1934 - November 9, 2022


A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church in Irvington. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona.

Mary Brandt


December 25, 1932 - November 13, 2022


Mary Brandt of Fridley, Minn., formally of Algona, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the age of 89.

Debra Marie Richter


April 20, 1944 - November 4, 2022


A funeral Mass for Deb Richter, 65, of Bancroft will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bancroft. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. (today), Thursday at the Summit Center in Bancroft. Memorials may be directed to the Kossuth County Fair Grandstand Project in memory of Deb.

Eugene Thomas Weir


September 23, 1944 - November 1, 2022


Graveside services for Eugene Weir were held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Whittemore. Military honors were provided by American Legion Seely-Walsh Post#425 of Whittemore.

Nancy Ann McQuaid


May 29, 1958 - October 31, 2022


A funeral service for Nancy McQuaid will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022,  at the First Presbyterian Church in Algona with Pastor Walter Reemtsma officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona. The funeral service will be livestreamed on Oakcrest Funeral Services’ Facebook Page.

Ervin Eimers


January 22, 1928 - November 3, 2022


George Duane Knoer


July 11, 1934 - November 7, 2022


George Duane Knoer, age 88, was called to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov.  7, 2022. George passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. His earthly life ended with courage, dignity, and grace. George is survived by his four daughters and their families, Debra (Terry) Meyer, Diane Avery, Cheryl Benson, and Cindy Knoer.

Nathan Richard Humphrey


April 25, 1931 - October 21, 2022


Nathan Richard Humphrey passed away on Oct. 21, 2022, in Centralia, Wash. Nathan was born in Algona on April 25, 1931, to Carl Nathan Humphrey and Iva Belle Howe. He was the eighth of nine children growing up all together on a farm in Algona. While Nathan was growing up, the Humphrey farm was one of many Iowa farms that utilized WWII POWs for work.


TERRY J. FROEHLICH, WHITTEMORE: Celebration of Life, American Legion, 601 Broad St., Whittemore, Nov. 12, 3-5 p.m.




Valerie Anderson


June 8, 1951 - October 16, 2022


Valerie (Schenck) Anderson, age 71, of Aledo, Texas, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. Visitation will be from 2 – 3 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 5 at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona.  There will be a Vigil Service at 3 p.m. with Deacon John Winkel celebrating. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Algona.

Nicholas Dwight Moe


January 22, 1985 - October 27, 2022


Vera Mae Bradley


July 29, 1928 - October 28, 2022


Vera Mae Bradley passed away peacefully in her home on Oct. 28, 2022, with her husband and children by her side.  A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bancroft with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church.

Ernie Mathias Gales


January 3, 1929 - October 25, 2022


Dolores Mary Mertz


May 30, 1928 - October 18, 2022


Funeral Mass for Dolores Mertz will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in West Bend. Burial will be in the West Bend Cemetery.

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