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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.

Funeral Notice: Threasa Brusie

Private family services for Threasa Brusie, 91, of Spencer, will be conducted at a later date. Burial will be at North Lawn Memorial Park. Brusie passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Northshire Residence in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Clark

Services for Shirley Clark, 91, of Spencer, will be conducted from 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Renae Behrends will officiate the service. Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will begin at 4 p.m., Thursday, with the family present from 4-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be a Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Leslie Dale Drummond

Leslie Dale Drummond, 80, of Spencer, and The Villages, Florida, passed away on May 29, 2022.

Les was born to Eldon and Bernice Drummond on Oct. 29, 1941, in Lyons, Nebraska.

He married the love of his life, Susan, on Aug. 2, 1963, in Grand Island, Nebraska. Soon after, they moved to Spencer, Iowa where he was the owner of Spencer Dental Arts for 46 years.

Donnabell Kinsley

In loving memory of our mother, Donnabell Louise Kinsley of Standish Michigan who passed away on May 30, 2022, after a two year struggle with dementia and most recently COVID. Donna was the devoted wife of 62 years of Irwin Kinsley who predeceased her in 2013 and the mother of Melodie Ann Kinsley who predeceased her in 2000. She was also the loving mother of Jenny (Ronald) Schwab, Charles Kinsley, Edward (Julie) Kinsley, Jane Schor and Bryan Kinsley.

Michael Taylor

Michael L. Taylor was born May 18, 1952 to Clarence "Bud" and Lorraine (Pannell) Taylor in Spencer. He received his early education at Lake Center Schools before the family moved to Spirit Lake where he graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1970. He lived in Spencer and Milford for most of his life.

Tami Marie (Ransom) Rempe

Tami Marie (Ransom) Rempe, 51, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away Dec. 18, 2021. A celebration of life (no service) will be held for Tami at the Methodist Church in Webb on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 2-5 p.m. Interment will be at a later date at Garfield Cemetery near Webb. 

Timothy Clifford

Graveside services for Timothy James Clifford, 75, of Prescott, Arizona, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the Armstrong Grove Cemetery in Armstrong. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Timothy departed this life Sunday May 22, 2022, in Prescott.

Jack Harms

Jack Edwards Harms, 91, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Jack was born July 6, 1930, to Edward and Dorothy (Edwards) Harms. He graduated from Shell Rock High School in 1947, then attended Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa). He completed his college education at the University of South Dakota and IH Business Management School, in Chicago, Illinois. He married Barbara Ann Burger in Everly on April 12, 1950.

Funeral Notice: Anita Darlington

Private family services for Anita Darlington, 75, of Spencer, will be conducted at a later date. Darlington passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Spencer Hospital. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

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