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Obituaries

LEO EDWARD VINSON

Leo Edward Vinson, the happiest baby in the world and six-month-old son of Eric and Jackie (Maguire) Vinson went to heaven way too soon on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Blank Children’s Hospital. A funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Laufersweiler Funeral ...

FRANK BIRZER

Frank A. Birzer, 81, of Fort Dodge passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at Trinity Regional Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Holy Trinity Church. Burial will take place at 3:00 PM at Highland Memory Gardens, Des Moines. A visitation ...

LEO F. GREBNER

HUMBOLDT –Leo F. Grebner, 78 of Humboldt, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. He is survived by his wife Linda, his children Rick (Shelley) Grebner of Mission Viejo, California, Jason (Crystal) Grebner of Rolfe, son-in-law Tom ...

NORMA JEAN BONNSTETTER

WEST BEND –Services for Norma Jean Bonnstetter, 89 of West Bend will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, West Bend with burial to follow in the West Bend Cemetery. This funeral mass is open to the public. Masks are required. A ...

VERONA FULLER

Verona Kay (Jaeschke) Fuller, 89, of Fort Dodge, died Friday, January 15, 2021, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. According to Verona’s wishes, private family services will be held at the Historic Bruce Funeral Home with interment at the Otho Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the ...

PATRICIA STONE SORENSEN

ALGONA– Private services are 2 pm Friday at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Public visitation is 1 pm until service time on Friday at the Lentz Funeral Home. www.lentzfuneralhome.com

RAMONA MAILE

Ramona A. Maile, 91, of Stratford, Iowa, and formerly of Lehigh passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021, at her home in Stratford. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2021, at Carson ~ Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. Pastor Kay. Christie will officiate. Burial ...

JAMES PHILLIPS

No services will be held for James Phillips, 68, of Fort Dodge. James died Friday, January 15, 2021. Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.

PATRICIA A. MILEFCHIK

Patricia A. Milefchik of Fort Dodge passed away unex­pectedly Wednes­day, Jan­uary 13, 2021 at Iowa Luth­eran Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2021 at Holy Trinity Church. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery. A ...

PETER R. HEESCH

Peter R. Heesch, 86, of Fort Dodge passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Trinity Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday January 19th at 10:30 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will be at North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 ...

VERLYN GREGERSON

Verlyn Gregerson, 75, of Fort Dodge, died Jan­uary 7, 2021 at Mercy One in Mason City. Funeral services will be held January 23, 2021. Visitation at 10:30 with funeral at 11:30 at Gunderson Funeral Chapel. Verlyn Eugene Gregerson, son of Irvin and Goldie (Anderson) Gregerson, was born ...

HAZEL LINSTED

NEMAHA — Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Nemaha. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City. www.farberotteman.com

ROBERT L. “BOB” LOCKE

Age 70 of Omaha, NE; raised in Clarion, IA. Preceded in death by parents, Ethel and Robert Locke; father-in-law, Donald Watts; brothers-in-law, Nick Nail and Tom Deimerly. Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Debra; his children, Jessica (Dinand Tinholt) Locke, Jeanette (Robert ...

FRAN LEWIS

POCAHONTAS — Fran K. Lewis, age 88, of Pocahontas, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the Pocahontas Manor Care Center in Pocahontas, Iowa. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 18, 2021, at the Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church in Pocahontas with ...

LEO GREBNER

HUMBOLDT — Leo Grebner, 78 of Humboldt, passed away on Thursday evening, January 14, 2021 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Arrange­ments are pending at the Mason Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt. www.masonlindhart.com

LAURA FINERAN

ARTHUR — Laura Lynn “Martha” Fineran, age 42, of Arthur, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the Loring Hospital of Sac City, Iowa. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the St. Martin’s Catholic Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Father ...

CLAUDE ARTHUR BLACK JR.

Claude Arthur Black, Jr – “Butch” to most who knew him – passed on January 1, 2021 at the age of 75. Born in Modesto, CA, on May 22, 1945, he was a Californian for all of about a minute spending most of his early life on the family farm in the area of Somers, IA. Butch was resolutely ...

ROBERT J. STARK

“Bob” Robert J. Stark, 86, passed away on Monday January 11th in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He left this world on the same day his mother passed - 67 years ago when Bob was just 19 years old. Bob was born on April 8th, 1934 in Boone, IA to Oscar Stark and Esther (Johnson) Stark. He grew up ...

ALLEN A. THEISS

Allen A. Theiss, 76, of Fort Dodge, died Monday, January 11, 2021, at Southfield Wellness Community in Webster City. Due to covid, a graveside service for Allen will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 22, at Newark Township Cemetery near Vincent. There will be no visitation. Arrangements ...

TOM BENSON

DAYTON — Tom Benson, 64, of Grandview Health Care Center in Dayton, and formerly Burnside, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Unity Point ~ Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. A come & go celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021, ...