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Edward Henry Blocker

November 1, 1923 - October 6, 2021
A funeral Mass for Edward Blocker, of Bancroft was held Oct. 11, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. John’s Catholic Church in Bancroft. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Edward Henry Blocker was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Bancroft, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Hellman) Blocker. He grew up on a farm near Bancroft and attended St. John’s Catholic School. Ed was united in marriage to Sylvia Klein on May 3, 1949, in Ashton.

Janet Ann Muller

August 23, 1930 - October 5, 2021
Funeral Mass for Janet Winkel Muller was celebrated on Oct. 9, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Matthew Solyntjes presiding. Burial was in the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.

Tracey Bruellman

March 30, 1971 - October 4, 2021
Tracey (Lawhorn) Bruellman, age 50 of Algona, formerly of Aurora, Colo., passed away Oct. 4, 2021, at the Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. A Celebration of Life will be held on Oct. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Water’s Edge Nature Center in Algona. Memorials may be directed toward Tracey’s family. Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is in charge of arrangements:

Anna Marie Foster

May 1, 1930 - October 9, 2021
Anna Marie Foster, 91 of Humboldt, passed away on Oct. 9, 2021, at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. 

Notice: Donald Carroll

Sept. 5, 1940 - Sept. 12, 2021: Donald “Briggs” James Carroll, the son of Dennis and Wilhelmina “Billie” (Arndorfer) Carroll of Lu Verne, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Good Samaritan Society in Algona. He was 81. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Lu Verne Township Cemetery. A celebration of life will be 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Lu Verne Community Center.

Marlene Merriam

October 10, 1939 - October 8, 2021
 A Memorial Mass for Marlene Merriam, 81, of Belmond, was held at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, 2021 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Belmond. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Belmond. A Rosary Prayer service began at 4:15 p.m. and a Vigil Prayer service began at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday prior to visitation. Burial was held in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Corwith.

Larry Bierstedt

January 1, 1945 - September 28, 2021
Larry Bierstedt, 76, of Fenton, died Sept. 28, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 30 at Ranney-Weisbrod American Legion Post #627 in Fenton. Burial was at Fenton Methodist Cemetery in Fenton. Henry-Olson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Erna Adams

March 25, 1949 - October 9, 2021

Mary Marjorie ‘Marge’ Logan

September 1, 1925 - September 7, 2021
 Mary Marjorie “Marge” Logan, 96, formerly of Whittemore, died Sept. 7, 2021, at Season’s Hospice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was a woman of adventure and strong opinions, leaving the family farm as a teenager to pursue her love of photography and art.

Allen Raymond Dumstorff

August 8, 1943 - September 28, 2021
 Allen Raymond Dumstorff was born Aug. 8, 1943, in Estherville, son of Henry and Regina (Schiltz) Dumstorff. He grew up in Bancroft and attended St. John’s Catholic Schools. He enlisted in the Iowa National Guard. 

Elijah Joshua Gelhaus

December 20, 1991 - October 3, 2021
 A funeral Mass for Elijah J. Gelhaus will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Elijah Gelhaus Memorial Fund which will be directed to the Kossuth Animal Rescue and to area mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs in his memory.

Francis Eugene Schafer

May 29, 1940 - October 3, 2021
 Francis Schafer, age 81 of West Bend, passed away Oct. 3 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church in West Bend. Burial will take place in the West Bend Cemetery. Visitation was 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. 

Richard Roy Sarchet

April 17, 1933 - September 28, 2021
 Richard Sarchet, age 88 of Algona, passed away on Sept.  30, 2021, at his home in Algona. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the First Lutheran Church in Algona. Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Algona, with military rites conducted by the Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard and the VFW Post #2541 and the Hagg-Turner American Legion Post #90 of Algona. Visitation was from 4 until 7 p.m. on Monday at Lentz Funeral Home. 

Catherine ‘Katie’ Thilges

March 20, 1932 - September 30, 2021
Catherine “Katie” Thilges, age 89, formerly of Algona, passed away Sept. 30, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Urbandale. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Divine Mercy Catholic Parish – St. Cecelia in Algona. Burial will take place in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in St. Joseph. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. 

David ‘Bub’ Youngwirth

August 20, 1938 - September 28, 2021
David passed away at home Sept. 28, 2021, surrounded by family at the age of 83.
He was born Aug. 20, 1938, in Algona, Iowa, the son of Adolph “Otto” Youngwirth and Mildred (Border) Youngwirth. He attended schools in St. Benedict and Algona. He loved traveling, fishing, camping and playing games with family and friends.

Joe O’Leary Guy

November 28, 1936 — September 26, 2021
Joe O’Leary Guy, the son of Roy and Loretta (Curran) Guy, was born in Lu Verne, on Nov. 28, 1936. He graduated from Vernon Consolidated School and went on to Sioux Falls Baptist College. 
Joe married Eleanor Schwidder and to this union, they had five children, Dennis, Robin, Judy, Scott “Doc” and Brian. 

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