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Funeral Notice: Barbara Johnson

Funeral services for Barbara Johnson, 91, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at Warner Funeral Home in Everly. Rev. Perry Aalgaard will officiate the service. Interment will be at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly. Johnson passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Helen Baumeister

Funeral services for Helen Baumeister, 96, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Everly and Pharr, Texas, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, at United Methodist Church, in Everly Visitation will be open after 3 p.m., Tuesday, with family present to receive friends from 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lone Tree Cemetery, in Everly. She passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, at Lakes Regional Hospital, in Spirit Lake.

Evelyn Woolston

It is with sadness that we announce Evelyn Woolston passed away on Aug. 29, 2023, at the age of 86, but rejoice that she now resides in her heavenly home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Kenneth Woolston.

Sharon Toland

Sharon Kay Toland, 82, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at home surrounded by her children after a 21-month journey with glioblastoma brain cancer.

Chuck Barlow

Retired Senior Iowa District Court Judge Chuck Barlow passed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was predeceased by parents, Charles W. and Carmelita Barlow, a brother Richard, and sister Virginia Pigott.

He is survived by his second wife, Patrica, children, James (Joan) Barlow, Mollie Kirby, Elizabeth (Ed) Pei, and stepchildren, Pamela, Jay and Kurt Hirtzer, seven grandchildren and 10 greats.

Funeral Notice: Barbara Woods

Funeral services for Barbara Woods, 80, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Visitation will be open after 2 p.m., Wednesday, with family present to receive friends from 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be at Northlawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Woods passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2023, at her residence. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Merwin “Andy” Anders

Merwin “Andy” Dale Anders passed away on Dec. 2, 2022, in Waterloo. Graveside services were held by the family at Lone Tree Cemetery near Sioux Rapids on Aug. 4, 2023.

Terry Jespersen

Funeral services for Terry Gene Jespersen, 80, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Spencer. Rev. Renae Behrends will officiate the service. Family visitation and a reception is directly following the service at noon at the Spencer Golf and Country Club. Private burial will take place at a later date.

Jespersen passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, at Spencer Hospital.

Funeral Notice: Craig Rosenboom

Private family memorial services for Craig Rosenboom, 56, of Le Mars, formerly of Royal and Spencer, will be conducted at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Interment will be at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Rosenboom passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2023, at his home in Le Mars. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Terry Letscher

Celebration of life will be held at Hope Reformed Church, in Spencer, on Aug. 19, 2023, at 11 a.m., for Terry Joe Letscher from Grand Island, Nebraska, formerly of Spencer. He passed away Dec. 21, 2022; and sister, Dixie Lea Letscher McVay Sebastian, of Spencer, passed away April 2, 2023. Son and daughter of Louis Edward Letscher and Vivain (Schoeder) Letscher.

Funeral Notice: Terry Jespersen

Funeral services for Terry Jespersen, 80, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Spencer. Rev. Renae Behrends will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Private burial will take place at a later date. Jespersen passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, at Spencer Hospital. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Charles Snow

Funeral services for Charles Snow, 74, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Snow passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, at Spencer Hospital. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Lisa Palm

A memorial service for Lisa Joy Palm, of Minneapolis, formerly of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Peter Rosenkvist will officiate the service.

Maureen Baker

Funeral services for Maureen Ann (Thilges) Baker, 77, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Spencer. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service. Visitation will take place beginning at 5 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8. Burial will beat 2 p.m., at Calvary Cemetery in Algona.

On Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, Maureen Ann (Thilges) Baker, beloved mother and grandmother passed away at home.

Lois Perry

Graveside services at Riverside Cemetery will be conducted for Lois (Warren) Perry at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 2023.

Lois was born at home on June 5, 1920, in rural Spencer to Florence and Charles Warren. She attended a rural country school for eight years and graduated from Spencer High School in 1937. Lois was a secretary for Investors Syndicate for a short time, then she was a secretary for AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Administration).

Funeral Notice: Betsy Merrill

Funeral services for Betsy Merrill, 72, Webb, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, at Warner Chapel of Spencer. Rev. Don Andrews will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to then service. Burial will be at Garfield Cemetery in Webb at a later date. Merrill passed away at Thursday, July 27, 2023, at her home. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

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