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Mary Reed

April 2, 1940 - May 30, 2023

Duane Heerdt

Sept. 1, 1932 - May 27, 2023

Duane Marlen Heerdt passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the age of 90 in Apache Junction, Arizona. He was born Sept. 1, 1932, in Burt to Leonard George Heerdt and Katherine “Marie” Madsen Heerdt. Marlen was the oldest of three sons, followed by Donald and Russell.  He grew up on a farm in Ringsted and attended school there, graduating at the age of 16.

Gordon Benit

March 24, 1935 - May 27, 2023

Gordon “Gordy” Benit, age 88, of Okoboji passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the Accura Healthcare of Milford.

Harry Winkleblack

Harry "Russ" Winkleblack passed away of natural causes on May 26,2023, in Apache Junction Health Center.

Russ was a longtime resident of the Emmetsburg and the Lakes Area and, after retiring from the John Deere implement business, he relocated to Mesa, Arizona.

Randle Livingston

Aug. 4, 1964 - May 21, 2023

Randle "Randy" Livingston Jr., age 58, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Nashua, died unexpectedly at his home.

Raymond and Arlene Jaycox

Jan 13, 1927 - May 20, 2023

Nov. 22, 1938 - Feb. 19, 2023

Funeral Services for Raymond and Arlene Jaycox will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Lake Park. Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Lake Park. Interment will be in the Silver Lake Cemetery in Lake Park. Memorials may be sent to Lake Park United Methodist Church.

Trudy Hopton

June 16, 1936 - May 25, 2023

Trudy Hopton, age 86, of Milford, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2023, at her home in Milford.

Kathleen Kay Hardman

April 20, 1944 - Nov. 16, 2022

Kathleen Kay Hardman, age 78, of Milford was born April 20, 1944, and went to be with Jesus on Nov. 16, 2022. Kathleen loved life and always shared a smile, an encouraging word and a hug when someone needed it. She touched the hearts of many with her kindness.

Joyce Colvin Grim

June 2, 1925 - Jan. 18, 2023

Joyce Colvin Grim, age 97 of Spirit Lake died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at Northshire in Spencer.

A celebration of life for Joyce will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023 at the Dickinson County Nature Center. The celebration will be a come-and-go event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. at the Milford Cemetery up on the hill.

Earl Baish

Sept. 23, 1931 - May 20, 2023

A celebration of life service for Earl Baish, age 91, of Milford and formerly of Lake Park, was held Friday, May 26, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Interment was at Harrison Township Cemetery near May City.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Melvin American Legion Post 470 or the Milford American Legion Post 384 in Earl’s name.

Norma Tvedt

Norma Tvedt, age 92, formerly of Estherville, passed away on Dec. 25, 2022, at Aspire Nursing Home in Lake Park. A memorial service for Norma will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 5, 2023, at Estherville Lutheran Church. Norma's family will greet visitors from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
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Janice Sangl

Dec. 27, 1940 - May 17, 2023


Janice Sangl, age 82, of Whapeton, passed away on May 17, 2023, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.

Noreen Rust

Nov. 24, 1926 - Jan. 22, 2023

Noreen Rust died peacefully in her sleep during the night of Saturday, Jan. 21/Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. She died in her room at Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City, after a day during which she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren, songs, storytelling and fond remembrances.

Pat Baumgarn

Aug. 26, 1947 - May 8, 2023

Pat Baumgarn, wife of Lowell Baumgarn, of rural Round Lake, Minnesota, passed away May 8, 2023, at the age of 75. Private family services were held.

Patricia Ann Baumgarn, affectionately known as Pat, was born on Aug. 26, 1947, to Thelma and Alfred McNab in Worthington, Minnesota. She spent her formative years in Rushmore and Worthington, cultivating the values and qualities that would shape her remarkable life.

Bradley VanPelt

Oct. 22, 1958 - May 12, 2023

A funeral service for Bradley VanPelt, age 64, of Emmetsburg and formerly of Spirit Lake, will be held at 1 pm, Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Interment was at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery in Spirit Lake.

Hope Rimmer

July 1, 1927 - May 12, 2023

Hope Rimmer, age 95, of Milford passed away on Friday, May 12, 2023, at Lakes Regional Health Care surrounded by family.

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