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Bruce Wayne Hanson

Sept. 10, 1955 – Jan. 25, 2023

A funeral service for Bruce Wayne Hanson, age 67, of rural Jackson, Minnesota, was held Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at Crosswinds Church in Spirit Lake.

Meridith Elizabeth Graham

April 14, 1992 – Jan. 11, 2023

Meridith Elizabeth Graham, cherished and beloved daughter of Sterling and Stephenie, and sister of Benjamin Graham suddenly passed at 30 years of age on Jan. 11, 2023.

Joseph Ludwig

Dec. 12, 1952 – Jan. 21, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father and brother, Joseph Ludwig, in Schertz, Texas, on Jan. 21, 2023. Joe was born on Dec. 12, 1952, in West Union to Catharyne and Virgil Ludwig.

John Junior Isder

June 18, 1933 – Jan. 20, 2022

John Junior Isder the son of John and Katie (Kielman) Isder was born June 18, 1933, at home in Swan Lake Township. He died on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at the Accura Care Center in Spirit Lake at the age of 89. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

John received his education at Maple Hill School. John served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Margaret “Peggy” Gunderson

April 5, 1941 – Jan. 11, 2023

A funeral service for Margaret "Peggy" Gunderson, age 81, of Lake Park, was held Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Lake Park. Interment was at Silver Lake Cemetery in Lake Park. 

Arlan Jean Bargloff

Aug. 12, 1928 – Jan. 18, 2023

Arlan Jean Bargloff, age 94, passed away on Jan. 18, 2023. Arlan was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Greenville to Clarence and Alberta (Firebaugh) Bargloff. He received his education in Sioux Rapids and Greenville, where he graduated in 1946. He enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Alaska for four of his six years. After the service he continued his education at Iowa State University.  

Byron Thelen

Jan. 30, 1937 – Jan. 6, 2023

A memorial service for Byron Thelen, age 85, of Milford was held Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Inurnment will be in the Milford Cemetery at a later date.

Byron Carl Thelen, the son of Carl and Ardyce (Waterman) Thelen, was born on Jan. 30, 1937, in Milford. Growing up, Byron attended school and earned his high school diploma at Milford Community School.

Francis “Frank” Kennedy

June 14, 1935 – Jan. 12, 2023

Francis “Frank” Edward Kennedy, age 87, of Spirit Lake passed away peacefully at his residence on Jan. 12, 2023.

Anne Bradham-Jackson

Feb. 22, 1951 – Jan. 12, 2023

A celebration of life service for Anne Bradham-Jackson, age 71, of Spirit Lake will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at Good News Community Church in Okoboji.

Visitation will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at Good News Community Church in Okoboji.

Evelyn Gray

Oct. 2, 1950 – Jan. 7, 2023

A celebration of life service for Evelyn Gray, age 72, of Spirit Lake was held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at Spirit Life Fellowship in Spirit Lake. 

A memorial fund has been established to benefit Evelyn's favorite charities.

Marian E. Brunsvold

May 18, 1937 – Jan. 15, 2023

The visitation for Marian Brunsvold will be held from 4-7 p.m., Friday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at the Estherville Lutheran Church. Marian will be put to rest in the Estherville Lutheran Cemetery.

Norma Tvedte

July 28, 1930 - Dec. 25, 2022

Clifford Phipps

March 12, 1932 - Jan. 4, 2023

Clifford Dale “Cliff” Phipps, age 90, of Spirit Lake passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.

Carole Lochmiller

Feb. 8, 1945 - Jan. 2, 2023

Carole A. Lochmiller, age 77, of Spirit Lake passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, at Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake. Services for Carole are pending at this time with the Robinson Funeral Home in Spirit Lake, formerly the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

Charles “Chuck” Ross, Jr.

Dec. 31, 1961 – Dec. 23, 2022

Charles "Chuck" Ross, Jr., age 60, of Arnolds Park passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.

Charles Herbert Ross, Jr. was born on Dec. 31, 1961, in Spencer the eldest son of Charles Herbert Sr. and Dorothy Mae (Leavitt) Ross. He had such a zest for life that even as an infant in the hospital they placed a net over his crib to keep him in it.

Mary McBreen Newton

June 1 1923 - Jan. 2, 2023

On Jan. 2, 2023, Mary L. McBreen Newton, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and special friend to many, passed away at the age of 99. Arrangements are under the direction of the Robinson Funeral Home, formerly the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be left at

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