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Leroy Joseph Kirschbaum


June 13, 1940 - June 15, 2022


Joe Kirschbaum, 82, of Hampton, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hampton. Visitation was held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Sietsema-Atkinson Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral arrangements were under the guidance of the Sietsema-Atkinson Funeral Home in Hampton.

Donald Wayne Kruse


November 13, 1921 - June 10, 2022


Marilyn Johnson


May 29, 1925 - June 14, 2022


LaVon Schattschneider


December 6, 1935 - June 15, 2022


Funeral Mass for LaVon Schattschneider was celebrated on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Church. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery. 

Dwight Gene Cook


October 24, 1931 - June 15, 2022


Loretta Mary Hildman

  December 12, 1925 - June 18, 2022


Funeral Mass for Loretta will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Wesley. Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Wesley or Britt EMT. 

Alice M. Cleland


December 14, 1929 - June 17, 2022


Alice M. Cleland, 92 of Algona, formerly of Glenwood, Minn. died on June 17, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society in Algona.

A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22 at First Lutheran Church in Algona. Burial will take place at the West Lake Amelia Cemetery, Glenwood, Minn., at a later date.

William J. Dudding 


March 23, 1931 - December 2, 2021


Billy Dudding, 90, of Bancroft, died Dec. 2, 2021, at West Bend Health & Rehab in West Bend. A memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bancroft. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Inurnment will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Bancroft.

Dennis Edward Knoner


October 17, 1938 - June 9, 2022


Dennis Edward Knoner, age 83 of Forest City, formerly of rural Swea City, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at his home.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Monday, June 13, 2022, at the First Baptist Church, 15 3rd Ave. N.E., Buffalo Center, IA, with Pastor Larry Gruis officiating.

Drucilla Ann Helle


July 3, 1944 - June 1, 2022


Visitation for Drucilla will be Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Hope, Ankeny.

Celebration of life will be Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 6 p.m. following the visitation at Lutheran Church of Hope, Ankeny.

Drucilla Ann Harmon Helle was born in Fort Dodge on July 3, 1944, to parents Sterling and Jean (Freie) Harmon.

Charles Ambrose Kennedy


October 23, 1952 - June 12, 2022


Lt. Col. Michael J. Kardoes


June 3, 2022


Lt. Col. (USAF, ret.) Michael J. Kardoes, 50, of Livingston, Mont., died on June 3, 2022.

Michael, son of Oliver and Lanita Kardoes, was born in Buffalo Center. He grew up on a farm north of Titonka and graduated from North Iowa High School. He attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduated with a BS in computer science, entered pilot training, and received his pilot wings.

James Robert Riedel


July 5, 1955 - May 25, 2022


James Robert Riedel, age 66, of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of Algona, passed away May 25 in Philadelphia at Vitas Hospice.

Doris H. Isebrand


May 4, 1924 - June 3, 2022


Mary Frances Berte


May 13, 1940 - May 31, 2022


Merle F. Voigt


May 20, 1926 - May 26, 2022


 Visitation for Merle Voigt was at the Fenton American Legion, Fenton, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on June 6, 2022. Funeral service was held at the Fenton American Legion at 11 a.m. on June 7, 2022, with Pastor Judy DePue officiating. He was laid to rest at United Methodist Cemetery, Fenton with military honors conducted by Ranney-Weisbrod American Legion Post 627, Fenton.

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