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Marlly Gerritsen

Funeral services for Marlly Gerritsen, 93, of Cedar Rapids, formerly from Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Perry DeGroot will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. She passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at Hiawatha Care Center in Cedar Rapids.

Marguerite Jones

Services for Marguerite Jane (Merrill) Jones, 95, was conducted Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Kris Hackbart will officiate the service. Interment will be Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven.

Michael ‘Mike’ Yeager

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Michael "Mike" Yeager, a loved father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Mike peacefully departed from this world on Jan. 24, 2024, at the age of 72, due to complications from a stroke.

Marilyn Jones

Funeral services for Marilyn Jane Jone, 92, of Linn Grove, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at Warner Funeral Home. Burial will be at Garfield Cemetery. She passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, at Glen Oaks Care Center in Urbandale.

Dennis Johnson

Dennis H. Johnson, 82, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away Feb. 8, 2024, at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln. He was born May 27, 1941, to Esther Margaret Pearson Johnson and Harold O. Johnson in Schaller, Iowa. He grew up on a farm and had many good memories of farm life and fishing on nearby lakes with his parents. His family lived on a farm with a creek where he and his friends camped and caught fish. His dad was “an Oliver man” meaning he used Oliver tractors for farm work.

Ruth Ann Whittenburg

Funeral services for Ruth Ann Whittenburg, 94, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Sharon “Shazzy” Britz will officiate the service.Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. She passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at her home in Spencer.

Roberta Brehmer

Funeral services for Roberta Brehmer, 101, of Peterson, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, in Peterson. Rev. Michael Hyde will officiate the service at the church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Peterson. Brehmer passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, at home.

Funeral Notice: Ruth Ann Whittenburg

Funeral services for Ruth Ann Whittenburg, 94, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Sharon “Shazzy” Britz will officiate the service.Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Whittenburg passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at her home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Jonathan Waldner

Funeral services for Jonathan Waldner, 86, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Newell Cemetery in Newell. Waldner passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Glenda Peterson

Funeral services for Glenda Rae Peterson, 79, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Grace United Methodist Church, in Spencer. Rev. Barrie Tritle will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, with family present. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Peterson passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Funeral Notice: Don Ibel

Funeral services for Don Ibel, 91, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Nicholas Hanges will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Ibel passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, at Northshire Residence Memorial Park in Spencer. Warner Funeral is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia ‘Ginger’ Kline

Virginia Lee “Ginger” Kline was born in Spencer on Sept. 3, 1943. One of three daughters of Millard “Wilson” and Margaret (Follon) Drury, she grew up on the family farm north of Everly along with her sisters, Rita and Frankie. She attended school in Everly, graduating from Everly High School with the class of 1961. During her school years, Ginger enjoyed sports, playing organ for their church and had a fondness for all sorts of animals. She had a big heart, a great smile and loved life.

Marvin Schmidt

Marvin Henry Schmidt, 94, passed away Jan. 24, 2024.

James Bleich

Funeral services for James “Jim” Michael Bleich, 83, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Revs. Michael Kellogg and Kevin Richter will officiate the service. Visitation will be open after 2 p.m., Wednesday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

He passed away Jan. 24, 2024

David Spenst

Happy memories comfort us, as David Spenst, joined his Heavenly Father and family this week. David Spenst passed away on Jan, 15, 2024.

He was born on April 27, 1929, to Peter and Aganetha (Nettie Friesen) Spenst in Morden, Manitoba, Canada.

He was the oldest of five sisters, Berniece, Amy, Mary, Vivian and Annette and a brother, James.

Delores Peterson

Delores Thorlene Peterson, 97, of Des Moines, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

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