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Virginia Hunter

Virginia “Ginny” Rae Hunter, 78, of Great Falls, Montana, passed away on Nov. 2, 2022, at Highgate Senior Living under the care of Benefis Hospice. She died of leukemia.

Funeral Notice: Dale Paulsen

Funeral services for Dale Paulsen, 81, of Spencer, formerly of Graettinger, will be conducted from 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger. Rev. John Wolf will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at South Walnut Cemetery in rural Graettinger. Military services will be conducted by the Graettinger American Legion. Paulsen passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Spencer Hospital.

Funeral Notice: James ‘Jim’ Christensen

Funeral services for James “Jim” Christensen, 66, of Spencer, will be conducted from 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Rev. Perry DeGroot will officiate the service. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 p.m., Monday, at Warner Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery in rural Royal. Christensen passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Shirley Pruss

Memorial services for Shirley Anne (Thompson) Pruss, 94, of Spencer, will be conducted from 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.

Eleanor Nielsen

Memorial services for Eleanor Mary (Reed) Nielsen, 105, of Spencer, formally of Royal, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Rev. Mark Wilms will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be at Willow Creek Cemetery in rural Royal.

Jack Sylvester

Jack Donald Sylvester, 84, of Webb, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. at the Accura Health Care Center in Spirit Lake. He was dearly loved and will be missed by many.

Memorial services will take place Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Webb. Following the service, a private family burial will be in the Garfield Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, from 3-5 p.m., at the church.

Funeral Notice: Shirley Pruss

Memorial services for Shirley Pruss, 94, of Spencer, will be conducted from 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar. Pruss passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Donald “Pete” Peters

Donald “Pete” Peters was born in 1929 to Ray and Ruth Peters, growing up steeped in Midwestern values in Marcus. An avid athlete, he excelled in four high school varsity sports. Upon leaving high school, a serious motorcycle accident denied Don from serving in the U.S. Air Force and delayed his college graduation in 1952. Undeterred, Don worked his way through the University of Northern Iowa with graduate studies at the University of Iowa.

Ethel Wilson

Ethel Wilson, 92, of Milford, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at her home in Milford.

Beulah Jane Umscheid

Funeral services for Beulah Jane Umscheid will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, at Warner Funeral Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Interment will be at Liberty Cemetery in Greenville at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022.

Jeanne Reimers

Jeanne Rae Reimers, 83, of Cromwell Connecticut, passed on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Jeanne was born on Oct. 26, 1938, in Spencer the daughter of Lloyd and Loretta Iverson.

Jeanne loved spending time with her family and her fur babies, reading, playing cards, being by the ocean and enjoying lobster rolls.

She is survived by Rich Reimers; her four children: Cheri, Laura, Mark and John; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sibling, Tom Iverson.

Joe Froiland

Memorial services for Joe Froiland, 69, of Spencer, will be conducted from 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Ben Useth will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the service at the church. Froiland passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Spencer Hospital.

Marlene Frey

Funeral services for Marlene Jane Frey, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022

Marlene Jane Frey, the daughter of Raymond and Marie (Trei) Monkemeier, was born on May 25, 1933, in George.

She spent her early years on different family farms until graduating from Melvin High School in 1951. On Aug. 22, 1952, Marlene married Franklyn Frey in Ashton. They began their married life in Sibley and eventually moved to Spencer in 1957, where they made their family home.

Funeral Notice: Phyllis Stap

Funeral services for Phyllis Stap, 97, of Fort Collins, Colorado, formerly of May City, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in May City. Rev. Richard Milbrandt will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Harrison Cemetery in May City. Stap passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at Good Samaritan Society in Fort Collins.

Vickie Dykstra

Memorial services for Vickie Pauline Dykstra, 67, were conducted Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Michael McGinley officiated the service. Interment was conducted at First Reformed Church Cemetery, in rural Everly.

Vickie, daughter of Lester William and Barbara Lou (Kimball) Dykstra, was born Jan. 22, 1955, in Spencer. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church of May City.

Gary Enderson

Memorial services for Gary Lee Enderson, 49, of Spencer, were conducted on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Perry DeGroot officiated the service. Inurnment will be at a later date.

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