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Funeral Notice: Joel Peterson

Funeral services for Joel Peterson, 67, of Scottsdale, Arizona, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2024, at First Baptist Church, in Spencer. Pastors Rick Porter and Curt Batschelet. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the church. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Peterson passed away April 30, 2024, at his home. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Lorraine Lamport

Private graveside services for Lorraine Lamport, 95, of Spencer, will be conducted by the family at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Lamport passed away May 3, 2024, at St. Luke Lutheran Home. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

William ‘Bill’ Boese

A memorial Mass for William “Bill” John Boese, 79, of Milford, will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.

Bill, the son of Burdette “Buzz” William and Helen Mary (Trainer) Boese, was born in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, 1944, where his father was stationed with the Army.

Colleen Chambers

Colleen Ann Gross Chambers was the fourth child of John and Catherine Berberich Gross. She was born at home on the Gross family farm east of Greenville on May 29, 1931.

Funeral Notice: Karen Nelson

Private family funeral services for Karen Nelson, 68, of Spencer, will be conducted following her wishes to be cremated. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Karen passed away Monday, April 29, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Kevin Zalaznik

Celebration of life services for Kevin John Zalaznik will be conducted at 3 p.m, Friday, May 3, 2024, at Sneakers in Spencer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to People for Pets at 2312 Highway Blvd, Spencer, IA 51301.

Kevin, 69, passed away at home on April 23, 2024. He was born on Nov. 18, 1954, in Maquoketa. Spending his early years in eastern Iowa, Kevin moved to Spencer in 1961, and grew up here with his siblings.

Brady Tewes

Funeral services for Brady John Tewes, 35, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2024, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer. Revs. Gary Nims and Eric Patten will officiate the service. Visitation will take place from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, May 5, with family present at the church. Interment at a later date.

James 'Jim' Rowley

James “Jim” L. Rowley, 85, of Syracuse, Nebraska, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. He was born on Feb. 5, 1939, in Farnam, Nebraska, to Warren and Doris (Gugelman) Rowley. He began his education at a one room country school in Orafino, Nebraska. The family moved to Curtis, Nebraska, where he attended another country school through the eighth grade.

Patricia Gilderhus

Funeral services for Patricia Arlene Boone Gilderhus, 80, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Eric Patten will officiate the service. Interment will be at Garfield Cemetery in Webb.

Donald Pierson

Graveside services for Donald Paul Pierson will be conducted at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service.

Rodney Gritten

Rodney Arlo Gritten passed away at the age of 75 on Jan. 12, 2024, in Gold Canyon, Arizona. The place he called HOME was Spencer, Iowa, at 5:13 Bar.

Funeral Notice: Debra Maurer

Funeral services for Debra Maurer, 58, of Sutherland, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2024, at Church of Christ in Sutherland. Revs. John Erickson and Michael Hyde will conduct the service. Burial will be at Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland. Maurer passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at home in Sutherland. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Debra’s name. Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland is in charge of arrangements.

Mardi Matthews

A celebration of life for Mardi Jo Currier Matthews, 83, of Spencer, will be held privately at a later date.

Mardi, a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, departed this world on April 12, 2024. She was born on Jan. 27, 1941, in Emmetsburg to Gilbert and Lois Currier.

Throughout her life, Mardi lived in Spirit Lake, Spencer, and Bemidji, Minnesota, settling in Spencer for the last 17 years of her life.

Alexander Jentilucci

Alexander John Jentilucci was born on Jan. 31, 1938, and passed away peacefully on April 12, 2024, at Stonebay Senior Living in Orono, Minnesota. Alex is survived by his wife, Dianne, and her brothers and sisters and their spouses and his nieces and nephews, all from the Twin Cities. Alex never lived in Spencer, but his wife, Dianne, grew up there and so did her brothers Dennis and Arlo, and her sisters Carol and Rhonda.

Funeral Notice: Bernie Campbell

Funeral services for Bernie Campbell, 80, of Hartley, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2024, at First Baptist Church, in Spencer. Rev. Tylor Sarchet will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Campbell passed away Saturday, April 13, 2024, at home. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Lorna Burgeson

Funeral services for Lorna Gay Endersby Burgeson, 84, of West Des Moines, formerly of Peterson and Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Rev. Michael Hyde will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Peterson. Lorna passed away Friday, April 12, 2024, at Grand Living at Tower Plaza, in West Des Moines.

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