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Funeral Notice: Jean Paulsen

Funeral services for Jean Paulsen, 87, of Emmetsburg, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. Rev. Peter Morlock will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted beginning at 4 p.m., Thursday, at the church, with family present from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly. Paulsen passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, at Emmetsburg Care Center.

Funeral Notice: Mary Lundt

Per her wishes, there will be no funeral services for Mary Lundt, 94, of Spencer, who passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer. Memorials may be directed to her niece, Kristin Haviland, at 612 E. 18th St., Spencer, IA 51301 or The Department of the Blind in Des Moines. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew Kondrath

Andrew Stanislaus Kondrath, 97, of Spirit Lake, passed away on Jan. 15, 2023, at Accura Healthcare of Milford. Services will be 10 a.m., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel in Fort Dodge. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m., Monday, at the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.

Wesley Vogel

Wesley Paul Vogel, 67, of Greeley, Colorado, passed away at his home on Dec. 9, 2022. He was born June 8, 1955, in Storm Lake to Roy E. and Janice E. (Chindlund) Vogel.

Larry Letz

Larry Rex Letz, 86, of Waukee, formerly from Spencer, passed away Jan. 9, 2023.

Larry was born Nov. 30, 1936, in rural Dallas County to Donald and Mildred (White) Letz. He graduated from Earlham High School in 1954. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and served two years in Germany.

John Muetzel

Services for John Burton Muetzel, 73, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at First English Lutheran Church, in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Funeral Notice: Marion Bertsch

A celebration of life for Marion Bertsch, 89, of Spencer, will be conducted at a later date in Ashley, North Dakota. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the service at the church. Bertsch passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to: Hospice-Avera@Home, 116 E. 11th St., Spencer, IA 51301 or The Christian Worship Hour, PO Box 2002, Aberdeen, SD 57402. Arrangements by Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.

Melvin Cornwell

Funeral services for Melvin “Mel” Duane Cornwell, 83, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Donna Gray will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Military services will be conducted by American Legion Glen Pedersen Post 1 and VFW Clay County Post 3159 of Spencer. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.

Stanley Thomsen

Funeral services for Stanley “Rod” Rodney Thomsen, 92, of Everly, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Hope Lutheran Church, of Everly. Rev. Dan Taylor will officiate. Visitation will take place beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, with family present from 2-4 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Everly. Military services will be conducted at American Legion Everett Boyles Jr. Post 414, of Everly. Interment will be conducted at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly.

Bernice Back

Funeral services for Bernice Anna (Meyer) Back, 91, of Galesville, Wisconsin, formally of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, 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. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.

Bryan Steven

Funeral services for Bryan David Steven, 72, of Spencer, will be conducted from 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Burial will be at a later date. Steven passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2022, at his residence.

Mary Newton

On Jan. 2, 2023, Mary L. McBreen Newton, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and special friend to many, passed away at the age of 99.

Keith Klatt

Keith Calvin Klatt, 95, was born on Aug. 4, 1927, to Emil and Etta (Steffen) Klatt along with his twin brother, Kenneth. He attended country school near Royal, graduated from Rossie High School in 1945, and soon after joined the Navy where he and Kenneth served together during World War II. He was united in marriage to Crystal Dickeson in July 1949, and they became parents to three children: James, Timothy, Benita.

Miriam Bergen

Miriam Ruth Bergen, 103, of Primghar and Spencer, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Sioux City.

Miriam was born in Chicago on Jan. 9, 1919, to Max and May (Leese) Liebermann. She graduated from Sullivan High School and attended Northwestern University.

Karolyn ‘Kari’ Vander Woude

Karolyn Sue “Kari” Vander Woude, daughter of James “Jim” and Mary (McPherson) Jeppesen, was born in Sibley on May 3, 1965. She spent her youth in Sanborn, where she attended Sanborn Community School, graduating with the class of 1983.

Following graduation, Kari continued her education at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, with an emphasis on criminal justice.

George Sperry

Funeral services were conducted for George Joseph Sperry, 94, on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. David Kendall-Sperry will officiate the service. Masonic services were conducted by Evening Shade Lodge No. 312 A.F. & A.M. and military services were led by American Legion — Glen Pedersen Post 1 and VFW Clay County Post 3159. Interment was conducted at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

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