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Tammy Jean Brown


March 22, 1973 - February 2, 2023


Tammy Brown, age 49 of Burt, passed away on Feb. 2, 2023, at her home. A Celebration of Life will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Lentz Funeral Home in Burt. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the start of the service on Sunday.

Kenneth Joseph Thilges


December 30, 1935 - February 11, 2023


A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church with Father John Thomas and Deacon David Penton officiating. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona. 

Kara Lee Long


November 25, 1978 - February 6, 2023


Kara Long, 44, of Mankato, died Feb. 6, 2023, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Kara preferred memorials be given to Mayo Clinic Hospice or BENCHS Humane Society. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family.

Madonna Rae Gross


December 6, 1935 - February 6, 2023

Stella Mae Eischen


December 25, 1924 - February 1, 2023


A Funeral Mass for Stella Eischen, 98, of Algona, was held Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Burial took place at the St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bishop Garrigan Chapel in Algona with a rosary beginning at 4 p.m.

Ronald George Thilges


October 18, 1937 - January 30, 2023


Bernice Catherine Thilges


April 9, 1924 - February 3, 2023


Janet Marie Ritchie


July 20, 1947 - January 28, 2023


Janet Marie Ritchie, 75, of Burt, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, in Iowa. She was born July 20, 1947, in Waterloo to Edward and Margaret (Longberger) Rutledge.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kellawain “Kelly” Ritchie and one grandson, Jason.

Robert Allen Mortensen


July 24, 1931 - February 4, 2023


Visitation for Robert A. Mortensen will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church in Swea City.

Funeral Service will be at the First United Methodist Church, Swea City at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. Robert will be laid to rest at Harrison Township Cemetery in Swea City. Military Honors will be performed by American Legion Post #14, Swea City.

Rose Ann Mondragon


September 15, 1936 - January 29, 2023


Rose Ann Mondragon was born Sept. 15, 1936, on a farm west of Algona, daughter of Edward and Lucille (Wilson) Rich.  Rose graduated from Algona High School in 1954.

Donna Jean Hurlburt


November 14, 1937 - January 28, 2023


Donna Hurlburt, age 85 of Lone Rock, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Accura Healthcare in Bancroft. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Burial took place at Fenton Township Cemetery. Visitation was  5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church. Services are livestreamed on Lentz Funeral Home’s website.

Virginia Rose Orthel


March 20, 1936 - January 27, 2023


Funeral Mass for Virginia Orthel will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Burial will be at Bingham Township Cemetery in Woden. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at Oakcrest Funeral Services.

Michael Timothy Moe


March 10, 1960 - January 28, 2023


Michael Moe, 62, of Algona, passed away on Saturday Jan.  28, 2023, at his home. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona with military rites conducted by the Seely-Walsh American Legion Post #425 of Whittemore.

JoAnn Ella Hunt


March 31, 1933 - January 23, 2023


Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Renwick. Burial will be at Lu Verne Township Cemetery in Lu Verne. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the United Methodist Church in Renwick.

Myron Max Hinz


July 7, 1931 - January 13, 2023


Myron Max Hinz, 91, of Emporia, Kan. entered into heaven on Jan. 13, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. Myron was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and a faithful member of the Lutheran Church from birth.

Donald Henry Reffer


March 2, 1959 - January 17, 2023


Donald Reffer, age 63 of Algona, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. A Celebration of Life was  Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Water’s Edge Nature Center in Algona. Military rites were conducted by the Whittemore American Legion Seely-Walsh Post #425, Algona American Legion Hagg-Turner Post #90, and the Algona VFW Post #2541.

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