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Lois Darlene Hansmeier

March 7, 1937 - February 5, 2022


Lois Darlene Hansmeier, 84, of Corwith passed away Feb. 5, 2022, at the Clarion Wellness and Rehab Center.

 Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Feb. 11 at the United Methodist Church in Corwith with Pastor Denise Lindemann officiating. Burial will be 3 p.m., Friday at Sunnyhill Cemetery in Adair.

Michael John ‘Mick’ Cruise


July 14, 1944 - January 26, 2022

A funeral Mass for Mick Cruise, 77, of Wesley, was held Feb. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley. Inurnment was held in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with military honors conducted. 

Janice Louise Allen


September 27, 1929 - January 25, 2022

A public visitation for Janice Allen of Whittemore was held at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona. Private family services with inurnment at East Lawn Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials will be directed to Hospice of the Heartland or the Kossuth County Animal Rescue in Jan’s memory. 

Raymond Baade


April 4, 1926 - January 26, 2022

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 12, 2022, at Ramsey Reformed Church in rural Titonka. Burial will be in the Ramsey Reformed Church Cemetery. Memorials can be made in his name to Beyond The Still, a non-profit out of Bancroft helping Veteran groups. 

Doris Mae Thilges


July 23, 1928 - January 26, 2022

A funeral Mass for Doris will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish St. John’s Catholic Church in Bancroft. The funeral will be livestreamed on the Divine Mercy YouTube page. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Bancroft.

Merlyn David Hoover


September 17, 1947 - January 29, 2022

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 5, 2022, at River Road Golf Course, Algona. Burial will be held in East Lawn Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Hagg-Turner Post #90 and the V.F.W. Post #2451. Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. on Feb. 4, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona.

Russell Larry Richter

April 13, 1941 - January 20, 2022

Stanley Ellis Berkland

June 11, 1940 - January 17, 2022

Visitation for Stanley E. Berkland was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2022, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fenton. Funeral service was held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fenton at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 22, with Pastor Mark Resner officiating.

Stanley E. Berkland will be laid to rest at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Fenton.

Brenda Ann Schamber

September 6, 1940 - January 21, 2022

Brenda Ann Schamber, 81, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Jan. 21, 2022. 

Born on a farm in Whittemore, Brenda was a daughter of the late Lorenz and June Gade. Brenda earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia Seward. She served the Lord as a teacher, a librarian and an administrative assistant across Lutheran schools, seminary and TV ministry Worship Anew. 

Carol Lee Hudson

November 6, 1945 - January 22, 2022

A funeral service for Carol will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 28, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 27, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. The funeral will be livestreamed on Trinity Lutheran’s YouTube Page. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kossuth Animal Rescue or the Des Moines Christian Schools in Urbandale.

Elwyn  Arthur ‘Bud’ Stenzel

December 31, 1923 - January 11, 2022

Elwyn “Bud” Stenzel, age 98, of Burt, passed away on January 11, 2022, at the Algona Manor Care Center. Graveside services were 10 a.m., Jan. 13, at Burt Township Cemetery in Burt. 

Patricia Watson

May 18, 1933 - January 11, 2022

Iola Faye Schneiderman

September 25, 1948 - January 17, 2022

Iola Faye Schneiderman was born on Sept. 25, 1948, in Waterloo to Roger and Julia (Achilles) Ginther. She passed away at her winter home in San Benito, Texas on Jan. 17, 2022, at the age of 73.

Gerald Edward Beisch

July 30, 1943 - January 11, 2022

Gerald Beisch, age 78 of Algona, passed away Jan. 11, 2022, at his home. Funeral services were held on Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Burial took place at East Lawn Cemetery in Algona. Visitation was held on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. 

Gary Gene Folkerts

December 30, 1947 - January 14, 2022

Gary Folkerts, age 74, of Sexton, passed away on Jan. 14, 2022, at his home. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Friday at the United Methodist Church in Algona. Burial was  in Olena Mound Cemetery in Buffalo Center, with military rites conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps. Visitation was at 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. 

George Clarence Berte

September 18, 1938 - January 14, 2022

George Clarence Berte, 83, of Phoenix, passed away on Jan. 14, 2022. George was born on Sept. 18, 1938, in Algona. He was the son of John and Margaret (Mergen) Berte. George graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in 1956. He completed training with the National Guard before moving to Kansas City to begin his professional career with Western Electric, while continuing his education at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. 

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