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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.

Katherin Prentice

Services for Katherin Gail Prentice, 81, of Spirit Lake, will be conducted at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Greg Jorgensen will officiate the service. Interment will be conducted privately at a later date.

Funeral Notice: 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. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Taylor

Services for Gary Eugene Taylor, at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Military services will be conducted by American Legion Glen Pedersen Post 1 and VFW Clay County Post 3159 at the cemetery

Gary was born June 25, 1943, in Springfield, Missouri, and was raised in Spencer, the firstborn son of Chester (Chet) and Dorothy Taylor.

Dorothy Steven

Graveside services for Dorothy Christina Steven, 96, of Spencer, are at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Rev. Tom Petersen will officiate the service. She passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Beverly Goodchild

Beverly Goodchild, 85, of Mallard, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at the West Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at the Mallard United Methodist Church. Burial will take place at Washington Cemetery in Havelock. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m., Sunday at the Mallard United Methodist Church.

Funeral Notice: Vickie Dykstra

Memorial services for Vickie Dykstra, 67, of Littleton, Colorado, formerly of Everly, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Michael McGinley will officiate the service. Burial will be at the First Reformed Cemetery in rural Everly, at 5 p.m., Saturday. A celebration of life gathering will be held at the Swan family farm near Dickens following the graveside service. Dykstra passed away Monday, Oct.

Joan Phelps

Services for Joan Marie Phelps, 64, of Spencer, formerly of Royal, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Interment will be conducted at North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Spencer.

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