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Donna Johnson

Donna Jean (Chaplin) Johnson, 82, of Waukee, formerly of Spencer, died peacefully with family at her bedside Monday, June 13, 2022. A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines with family greeting friends from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.

Mary Carroll

Mary Hanlon Coats Carroll, 92, born Dec. 4, 1929, and passed April 22, 2022, born and raised in Cherokee, graduating University of Iowa in 1951. She moved to Omaha, Nebraska, and married Dr. Ronald Rex Coats in 1952 and raised four children. Ronald passed away 1994. She remarried Josiah Carroll 1998, and lived in Spencer, where Joe passed away in 2012. She moved back to Omaha in 2017 and lived Immanuel Village Independent Living until her death.

Funeral Notice: Wanda Nelson

Memorial services for Wanda Wood Nelson, 85, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted from 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the First Congregational Church in Spencer. Burial will be conducted privately, prior to the services, at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Nelson passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Nancy Lee Breffle

Nancy Lee Breffle, 83, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at her home. There will be no formal services.

Jan Chambers

Funeral services for Jan Chambers, 88, of Spencer, will be conducted from 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service. Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Carolyn Janette Chambers (Maguire) “Jan” passed gently away on June 8, 2022, at her home with her beloved brother, Robert (Bob) at her side.

Dwain Oviatt

Services for Dwain Marlin Oviatt, 88, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, with the family present at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Dennis Weisbrod

Funeral services for Dennis Wayne Weisbrod, 73, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service. Military services will be conducted by American Legion Glen Pederson Post 1 and VFW Clay County Post No. 1 3159 in Spencer. Interment will be at Dickens Cemetery in Dickens.

Kendal Thompson

Kendal J. Thompson, 67, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown, South Dakota. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in De Smet, South Dakota. Rev. Richard Baumberger will be the celebrant.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in De Smet, South Dakota.

Funeral Notice: Dennis Weisbrod

Funeral services for Dennis Weisbrod, 73, of Dickens, will be conducted from 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., Monday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be at Dickens Cemetery in Dickens. Weisbrod passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Notice: Julie Helgeson

Graveside services for Julie Helgeson, 80, of Spencer, will be conducted from 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Fairfield Cemetery in Albert City. Helgeson passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Peter Dethlefsen

Peter Willard Cary Dethlefsen, 74, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born Oct. 3, 1947, in Spencer, died Monday, May 23, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville.

Peter was a member of Greenmount Road Church of Christ, Belleville, Illinois, and enjoyed leading Bible studies at the church and at Auffenberg Ford. He loved cooking, going out to eat, and gardening. Peter’s tomatoes were the best. Peter was a United States Army veteran and served with the 18th Combat Engineer Brigade.

Robert Jones

Services for Robert Gaylon Jones will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Kris Hackbart will officiate the service. Interment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 33 of Ruthven.

Estelle Leinen

Estelle Joan (Busch) Leinen was born on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1922, the daughter of Lt. Frank and Mary Alice (Glavin) Busch in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Providence High School with the class of 1940. She enlisted into the United States Navy Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) on Sept.

Eleanor Wendlandt

Eleanor Jean Wendlandt, of Spencer and Sun City, Arizona, died Feb. 16, 2020, at Orchard Pointe at Arrowhead in Glendale, Arizona. A memorial celebration of life, shall be held at the First Congregational Church in Spencer Friday, June 10, 2022 at 11 a.m., The Rev. Deb Mechler, officiating. The service will be followed by a luncheon. Burial is in the Newell cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

Funeral Notice: Arlo ‘Ozzie’ Mugge

Arlo W. "Ozzie" Mugge, 96, of Spencer, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at Longhouse Care Center in Spencer. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Zion United Church of Christ in Calumet. Burial of cremated remains will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, at Liberty Township Cemetery, in rural Calumet. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, at the church.

Funeral Notice: Virginia ‘Ginny’ McGuire

Memorial services for Virginia “Ginny” McGuire, 75, of Greenville, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2022, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Visitation will be conducted from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family or the Spencer Public Library. McGuire passed away Monday, May 31, 2022, at Spencer Hospital. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

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