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Donald ‘Briggs’ James Carroll

September 5, 1940 — September 12, 2021
Donald “Briggs” James Carroll, the son of Dennis and Wilhelmina “Billie” (Arndorfer) Carroll, was born in Lu Verne, on Sept.  5, 1940. He grew up in Lu Verne, graduating from Lu Verne High School in 1959. 

Dema Mae Janssen

May 4, 1927 — September 10, 2021
Dema Janssen, age 94 of Algona, passed away Sept. 10, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Algona. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Services were livestreamed on the Trinity Lutheran Church’s YouTube page. Burial took place in Evergreen Cemetery in Emmetsburg. Visitation was at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. 

Randy Ray Binning

April 16, 1953 — August 31, 2021
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. It will be livestreamed on Divine Mercy’s YouTube Page. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Linda Lou Nelson

August 13, 1948 — August 31, 2021
Linda Nelson, 73, of rural Wesley, died Aug. 31, 2021, at Mercy Hospital, Mason City. A funeral service was held on Sept. 4 at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Wesley.
Linda Lou Thompson was born to Vanda Cecelia (Gollner) and Elmer Thompson on Friday, Aug. 13, 1948, at the Kossuth Hospital, Algona. 

Anita Louise Ricke

May 30, 1946 — June 20, 2021
A private family funeral mass was held on Sept. 7, 2021, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wesley. A public visitation was held 3-5 p.m. on Sept. 6, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Wesley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services in Anita’s name.

William A. Kennedy

December 9, 1927 — June 20, 2021
William A. “Bill” Kennedy was the son of Ambrose and Rose (Brink) Kennedy. He was born and lived in Bancroft his entire life, except during his college years and his time spent serving in the Korean War. 

Janice Mae Bruhn

September 30, 1940 — August 31, 2021
Funeral services for Janice Bruhn were held on Sept. 8, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fenton with Reverend Mark Resner officiating. Burial was in the St. Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery in Fairville. 

Chad M. Ahlers

October 1, 1971 — September 2, 2021

Gordon ‘Pod’ Carpenter

October 13, 1961 — September 2, 2021

Michael Colwell

February 27, 1978— Sept. 5, 2021
 Michael Colwell, age 43, of Story City, formerly of Humboldt,passed away on Sept. 5, 2021, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Lentz Funeral Home in Humboldt. Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Story City Cemetery in Story City. Military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Marine Corp Honor Guard and the Story City American Legion. 

Janice and Gaylord Naig


Valoree Sorensen

September 2, 1959 — September 3, 2021
Valoree Sorensen, age 62, of Dakota City, passed away on Sept. 3, 2021, at her home. Private family burial will take place at Indian Mound Cemetery in Humboldt. A public Celebration of Life will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m., on Sept. 12 at the Dakota City Park. 
 The Lentz Funeral Home in Humboldt is serving the family. Condolences may be left at

James ‘Jim’ Brown

October 7, 1927 — August 29, 2021

Troy Micheal Canaday

December 2, 1967 — July 31, 2021
Troy Micheal Canaday, age 53, passed on July 31, at 11 a.m., at his home in West Columbia, S.C. with all his family by his side. 
Troy fought Esophageal Cancer for 17 months, convinced he could beat it, but it was the toughest fight of his life. 
Troy was born Dec. 2, 1967 in Algona, to Russ Canaday and Sharon Fagan. Two and a half years later they had his sister Tammy. 

Margaret Reinhard

March 15, 1949 — August 18, 2021
Margaret died peacefully on Aug. 18, with her daughter Megan by her side, after a long battle with Alzheimers disease.
Margaret was born on March 15, 1949 in Forest City, to James Utt and Helen Utt (Psotka). She grew up in Algona, Iowa and graduated from Algona High School in 1967. She had many dear friends from high school that she kept in touch with. Margaret then went on to Mankato State University. 

Minnie Jean Walker

February 4, 1931 — August 21, 2021
 Minnie Jean (Winter) Walker, age 90, of Algona died, surrounded by her family, on Aug.  21, 2021, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Funeral services were held  Aug. 24, at First Presbyterian Church with burial at Riverview Cemetery in Algona. Minnie’s service can be viewed on the Lentz Funeral Home Facebook page.

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