Obituaries

RITA MCNAMAR

Rita McNamar, 95 of Mohave Valley, AZ formerly of Fort Dodge passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Northfield Church of Christ with Pastor Dale Harlow officiating. Interment will follow at North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation ...

RACHAEL ANN KIENTOFF SPRATT

Rachael Ann Kientoff Spratt passed away at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on May 4th, 2017. She was born and raised in the Fort Dodge area. Her memorial will take place at a later date for friends and family.

MARY LOU MANKLE

CURLEW — Services for Mary Lou Mankle will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mallard with burial to follow in Rush Lake Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. Harris Funeral Home of Mallard is assisting the family. www.harrisfuneralservices.com

DORIS SCHWENDEMANN

Doris Schwendemann, 80, of Fort Dodge passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Trinity Regional Medical Center. The memorial service will held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel with Pastor Joey Feldmann officiating. The visitation will be held from 11:00 ...

CLARA MAE TRUOG

April 18, 1924 — May 15, 2017 EMMETSBURG — Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Burial is in Rush Lake Cemetery, Curlew. The family will greet friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences: ...

CHARLES “CHUCK” JOHNSON

EAGLE GROVE — Funeral services will be Fri., at 11 a.m., at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Eagle Grove. Visitation is Thurs., 5-7 p.m., at Foust Funeral Home.

DALE E. REEDY

HUMBOLDT — Dale E. Reedy, 84, of Humboldt, passed away May 17, 2017 at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge. Graveside interment services with full military rites will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday at Union Cemetery, Humboldt followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church. ...

JOHN AYALA

John Ayala, 82, of Fort Dodge passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at Laufersweiler- Sievers Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating the Mass of ...

CHARLOTTE FERGUSON

Charlotte Ferguson, 90, of Fort Dodge passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Webster City. Services are pending with Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.

MARK MONTAG

WEST BEND — Mark Montag, 83, of West Bend, died May 17, 2017, in West Bend. Services will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church with burial to follow in the West Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the church where a ...

SHARON GAULKE

IOWA FALLS — Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, 619 Main St., Iowa Falls. Visitation will be1-2 p.m., also at the church. www.linnsfuneral home.com

Walter-Naylor

WALTER H. NAYLOR

Walter H. Naylor, 79, of Fort Dodge, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Laufersweiler- Sievers Funeral Home with Pastor Carolyn Stevenson of the Payne Memorial AME Church in Waterloo officiating. A visitation will be ...

DEANA BENCHECK

LOHRVILLE — Deana Bencheck, age 44, of Lohrville passed away Friday, May 12. Celebration of Life service will be held at the Lohrville EMS building on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 4:00-8:00pm.

STEVEN ESSING

Funeral Services for Steven Essing, 59, of Fort Dodge, are pending. He passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Trinity Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Historic Bruce Funeral Home in Fort Dodge.

CHRISTOPHER D. ACKERMAN

CHRISTOPHER D. ACKERMAN

Christopher D. Ackerman, age 69, passed away on Sunday , 2017 the 14th of May. Chris resided at Ravenwood Nursing Home & Rehab Center in Waterloo, IA. Memorial service will be 1:30 PM Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Austin Hill officiating. Born to ...

Bonnie Lutroe

BONNIE LUTROE

Memorial services for Bonnie Lutroe, 88, of Fort Dodge will be Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Historic Bruce Funeral Home in Fort Dodge with Rev. John Sersland officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery. She died December ...

PHYLLIS HIGGINS

RUTHVEN — Phyllis Higgins passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at her home in Ruthven, Iowa at the age of 73. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City with burial in the North Raccoon Cemetery, Lanesboro. Lampe Funeral Home in Lake ...

RONALD ROBERT DERSCHEID

EAGLE GROVE — Ronald Robert Derscheid, the son of Robert and Esther (Madson) Derscheid, was born on February 22, 1940, on the family farm west of Eagle Grove, Iowa. He attended country school and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1958. Ron served in the Army National Guard. On ...

BRUCE WEIR VANDAGRIFF

BRUCE WEIR VANDAGRIFF

Bruce Weir Vandagriff, age 64, of Twin Lakes and formerly Fort Dodge, passed away Sunday, May 14 at the Paula J. Baber Hosp­ice Home in Fort Dodge, Iowa with his loving family at his side. Bruce was born October 9, 1952 in Julesburg, Colorado. He was the son of Warren and Marguerite ...

RICHARD EUGENE SONQUIST

RICHARD EUGENE SONQUIST

Richard Eugene Sonquist was born on December 11, 1924 and peacefully passed away on May 14, 2017, at the Commun­ity Care Center in Stuart, Iowa. Dick was born, raised and lived his entire life in the Boxholm and Dayton area. He was the only child of the late Leslie and Hazel Sonquist and ...