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Obituaries

MARY RISETTER

Mary Frances Risetter, 67, of Ankeny, formerly of Fort Dodge, passed away on Mon­day, April 29, 2019 in Ankeny. Funeral services will be held on Satur­day, May 4th at 9:30 AM in the Chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church with Msgr. Kevin ...

ROBERT SOTZEN

Robert “Swede” L. Sotzen age 84 passed away on April 24, 2019 at his home in Alborn, MN. He was born on January 26, 1935 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Dor­ance and Julia (Ulicki) Sotzen. Robert served in Korea as a frogman in the US Navy on the USS Ulvert M. Moore DE 442. His greatest ...

KARON GOOD

OTHO — Karon Good, 69, of Otho passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Fort Dodge Villa Care Center. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thurs­day, May 2, 2019 at Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. A visitation will be held at Gunderson’s on Wednesday, ...

SHEILA M. LA VELLE

Sheila M. (Halligan) La Velle 74, of Gilmore City, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. She is survived by her husband, James of Gilmore City, her children, Michael (Nancy) La Velle of Norwalk and John La Velle of Fort Dodge, ...

ROBERT HACKER

GILMORE CITY — Robert Hacker, 93, of Gilmore City died April 29, 2019 at Pocahontas Community Hospital. A funeral service will be held 10:30 am Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Gilmore City. Burial will take place at Washington Cemetery in Havelock. There will be a visitation at the ...

BILL LINDGREN

ALGONA — Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday at Oakcrest Funeral Services. www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com

PHYLLIS FANDEL

WHITTEMORE — Funeral mass 10:30 AM Friday, St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Visitation 4:30 to 7 PM Thursday at the church. Rosary 4:30 PM and Scripture Prayer Service 7 PM. www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com

CONNIE BRANDSGARD

HUMBOLDT — Constance Louise Brands­gard of Hum­boldt died April 26, 2019 at Iowa Meth­odist Hos­pital in Des Moines. She was 93 years old. Connie was born July 1, 1925 in Humboldt, Iowa, the youngest child of William J. and Veronica (Kiener) Vonderhaar. She was raised in Humboldt ...

DELBERT G. ABBAS

HUMBOLDT — Delbert G. Abbas, 77, of Humboldt, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. He is survived by his wife, Janice of Humboldt, his children, Kevin Abbas of Eagle Grove, Alan (Angela) Abbas of Dobson, NC, Dawn (George) Feltner of ...

BETTY RUNYAN

Betty J Runyan, 72, of Fort Dodge passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines. A Celebra­tion of Life service will be held at a later date. Laufer­sweiler-Sievers Funeral Home is serving the family. Betty is survived by her children, Ann Wiese and Michael ...

RICHARD W. DUITSMAN

MANSON — Richard W. Duitsman, age 83, of Manson, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the UnityPoint Health Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Pomeroy, Iowa with Pastor Tom Hagen ...

JANICE ALLARD

Janice E. Allard, 95, of Fort Dodge, died Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the Simpson Health Center. A service honoring Janice’s life will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Tompkins Celebration Center in Friendship Haven. Visitation is 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Tompkins ...

VIVIAN CARROLL STEVEN

ALGONA — Vivian Carroll Steven, 95, of Algona, died Monday. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona with a scripture service at 6 p.m. www.lentzfuneralhome.com

DEAN STEINBERG

MANSON — Dean Steinberg, 72, died on Sat. Apr. 27, 2019, at Trinity Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Fri. May 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home in Manson with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thurs. from 4 until 7 ...

BEN LEWMAN

It is with great sadness that the family of Benjamin Caldwell Lewman announces his passing following a gunshot wound on April 14, 2019. Ben was born June 15, 1997 to Neil and Amy (Strang) Lewman. Ben was known for living his life to the fullest. As a registered organ and tissue donor, in ...

JANICE NICKELL

EAGLE GROVE — Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Foust Funeral Home, new location at 1115 SW Second St., Eagle Grove. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foust Funeral Home. www.foustfh.com

SHEILA M. LA VELLE

Sheila M. La Velle 74, of Gilmore City, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. She is survived by her husband, James of Gilmore City, her children, Michael (Nancy) La Velle of Norwalk and John La Velle of Fort Dodge, Iowa, ...

SHIRLEY J. HAVERLY

Shirley J. Haverly. 81 of Humboldt, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning April 25, 2019 surrounded by her family at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge. She is survived by her children, Jerry (Helen) Haverly of Humboldt, Larry (LoAnn) Haverly of Renwick, Diana Haverly (Nate ...

CONSTANCE “CONNIE” BRANDSGARD

HUMBOLDT — Constance “Connie” Brandsgard, 93, passed away at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, on Friday, April 26, 2019. Arrangements are pending at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.

EVA L. REIS

Eva. L. Reis, 94, of Olathe, Kansas, formerly of Fort Dodge, passed away on Feb. 15, 2019. Graveside memorial will be held at 11 a.m. May 6 at North Lawn Cemetery in Fort Dodge.