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Barney Granstra

Services for Barney Jesse Granarra, 97, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation will be one-hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Union Township Cemetery in Harris.

He passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

William “Bill” Tomlinson

William “Bill” Allen Tomlinson, 75, left this world on Dec. 1, 2023. Bill passed peacefully after an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Mary Schmidt

Services for Mary Gladys Schmidt, 99, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Schmidt passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Funeral Notice: Marie Stanley

Memorial services for Marie Stanley, 71, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Rev. Kevin Richter will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date. Stanley passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. Following the services, there will be refreshments served at Grace United Methodist Church.

Funeral Notice: Anna Rosa

Funeral services for Anna Rosa, 99, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Denny Somers will officiate the service. Visitation will one hour prior to the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Rosa passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements

Julie Hanson

Services for Julie Ann Masters Hanson, 60, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at Grace United Methodist Church, in Spencer. Visitation will be open after 4-8 p.m., Thursday, with family present to receive friends from 5-7 p.m., at the church home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

She passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, Sioux Dakota, with her son, Kyle, by her side.

Ruth Thurston

Funeral services for Ruth Elizabeth Thurston, 96, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Rev. Sharon “Shazzy” Britz will officiate the service. Visitation will be open after 2-7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemeter in Spencer. Thurston passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Vertalie Otis

Vertalie Otis passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, in Spencer. She was 94 years old.

Funeral Notice: Ruth Thurston

Funeral services for Ruth Thurston, 96, of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Warner Chapel, in Spencer. Rev. Sharon “Shazzy” Britz will officiate the service. Visitation will be open after 2-7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemeter in Spencer. Thurston passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas 'Tom’ Lorenz

Thomas “Tom” Lorenz, 82, of Spencer, wished to be cremated and no services are planned at this time. He passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2023, at his residence.

Tom arrived at the Spencer Hospital on Jan. 29, 1941, to Lee and Gertrude (Sorenson) Lorenz. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1959. He worked at Spencer Pac and owned Wheeler Mfg. before moving to the home farm northeast of Spencer.

Bettie McKenzie

Bettie McKenzie, 97, of Spencer, formerly of Sioux Rapids, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at Spencer Hospital in Spencer.

No services will be held at this time.

Clifford ‘Cliff’ Hansen

Funeral services for Clifford “Cliff” Knowlton Hansen, 91, of Sheldon, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Barry Tritle will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. the church. Burial will be at Buena Vista Memorial Park in Storm Lake. Hansen passed away on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, at the Sanford Sheldon Health Care Center in Sheldon.

Harold ‘Hap’ Thorne

A celebration of life for Harold “Hap” Edward Thorne will be held Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Everly. The family will be present for a visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery, Everly, with military graveside rites presented by the Everett P. Boyles Jr., Post 414 of The American Legion.

Funeral Notice: Patricia ‘Pat’ Hermstad

Patricia "Pat" Hermstad, 71, of Sioux Rapids, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, at her residence in Sioux Rapids. Funeral services will take place Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial will be in Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Clifford ‘Cliff’ Hansen

Funeral services for Clifford “Cliff” Hansen, 91, of Sheldon, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Barry Tritle will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. the church. Burial will be at Buena Vista Memorial Park in Storm Lake. Hansen passed away on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, at the Sanford Sheldon Health Care Center in Sheldon.

Funeral Notice: Clifford ‘Cliff’ Hansen

Pending services for Clifford “Cliff” Hansen, 91, of Sheldon, formerly of Spencer, died on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, at the Sanford Sheldon Health Care Center in Sheldon. Arrangements are pending at this time at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

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