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Funeral Notice: Linda Taylor

A celebration of life for Linda Taylor, 75, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2023, at First Congregational Church, in Spencer. Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m., Friday, with the family, at Warner Funeral Home. Taylor passed away Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Avera Heart Hospital, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Donald Freeburg

Funeral services for Donald Freeburg, 78, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Rev. Kevin Richter will officiate the service. Freeburg passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2023, in Mesa, Arizona. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Glen 'Skip' Vanderpool

Glen “Skip” Arthur Vanderpool, 78, was born July 6, 1945, in Orient, to Merle J. and Violet E. (Mensing) Vanderpool. He received his education in Greenfield Community Schools in Greenfield. After his education Skip served in the Iowa Army National Guard from 1964-70.

Funeral Notice: Patty Tesch

Memorial visitation for Patty Tesch, 74, of Everly, will be conducted from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at Warner Chapel in Everly. Tesch passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home, in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lathrop

A memorial service for Robert “Bob” Clarence Lathrop, 89, of Milford, was held on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at Calvary United Methodist Church in Arnolds Park.

Donald Freeburg

We are sad to announce the passing of Donald “Don” David Freeburg of Mesa, Arizona. He passed at age 78 on June 24, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Don was born in Spencer on Sept. 19, 1944, to Bernard and Bernice Freeburg. Donald was a caring and loving husband to Georgia “Geordy” Freeburg for 50 years. He went onto have two children: Dominic and Hilary.

Donald Smith

Graveside services for Donald Milan Smith, 87, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Riverside Cemetery, in Spencer.

Donald passed away May 3, 2023, in Cameron, Missouri.

He was born on a farm north of Ruthven to Marion and Ruth (Thoreson) Smith. Don worked in grocery stores, mostly in the Spencer area in his early years; working 17 years at Spencer Dairy then 30 years at Pixler’s in the shop until retiring.

Funeral Notice: Sally Cole

Funeral services for Sally Cole, 59, of Kerryville, Texas, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Spencer. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Burial will occur at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. She passed away Feb. 3, 2023, at Kerryville. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

David Severson

Funeral services for David Francis Severson, 79, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Rev. Ben Unseth will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Private burial will be at a later date. Severson passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Gary Roden

Gary Arthur Roden, 71, of Spencer, passed away Jan. 26, 2023. He was born June 26, 1951 in Minnesota. Gary is survived by daughters Tania Hummelgard (Troy) grandson Tristan, Cheryl Mong (Dennis) and eight siblings. Gary was an over the road truck driver. He drove for a number of companies over the years, but truly enjoyed driving for Heiter Truck Line Inc. of Spencer, which he retired from. An informal memorial service to be held July 18 at 11 a.m. in Anoka, Minnesota.

Jack Norman

Jackie Lee was born to L.R. (Babe) and Vera June Norman on the snowy afternoon of Nov. 21, 1938, joining Morris, Stan, Jim and Bill, known thereafter as “The Norman Brothers.” As the youngest, Jack tried to measure up to the high standards and ethics he admired in his brothers. When he fell short, Vera June was quick to come to his defense: “Oh, no, not my Jackie Lee!”

Gwendolyn Dressel

Funeral services for Gwendolyn Dressel, 80, of Spirit Lake, will be held on Monday, July 10, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Interment will be at the Round Lake Cemetery in Round Lake, Minnesota. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home in Spirit Lake.

Danny & Kurtis Kenobbie

The celebration of life service for Danny Lee Kenobbie and Kurtis Lee Kenobbie will be held at First Baptist Church in Spencer on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 10:30 am. A meal and graveside service will take place after the service.

Cynthia Behrends

Funeral services for Cynthia Ann Behrends, 76, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, July 7, 2023, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, of Royal. Rev. Mark Wilms will officiate the service. Burial will be at Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal. Behrends passed away Monday July 3, 2023, at Spencer Hospital.

Funeral Notice: David Severson

Funeral services for David Severson, 71, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Rev. Ben Unseth will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Private burial will be at a later date. Severson passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Rezac-Hemme

A memorial service for Mary Rose Rezac-Hemme will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at Henry Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville on Friday, July 7, from 4-7 p.m.

Mary was born July 1, 1945, in Estherville to Ella Rose (Julius) and Morris Nicholi Danielson.

She passed away on June 25, 2023, at St Luke's in Spencer.

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