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Celeste Frances Chalfonte

Nov. 3, 1946 - Jan. 26, 2023

Local artist, jeweler and landscaper, Celeste Frances Chalfonte (Frances Elaine Thompson), age 76, of Lake Park passed away Jan. 26, 2023, in Spirit Lake surrounded by family. Fran was born on Nov. 3, 1946, in Round Lake, Minnesota, to her late parents, Frank Joseph and Lorraine Emma Louise (Reiners) Thompson.

Orville Belken

Jan. 27, 1935 - June 24, 2023

A funeral service for Orville Belken, age 88, of Milford was held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Harbor of Joy Lutheran Church in Milford. Burial was in the Milford Cemetery. Visitation took place prior to the service.

Orville passed away on June 24, 2023, at Lakes Regional Hospital in Spirit Lake.

Denis Conway Kelleher

May 25, 1943 - June 10, 2023

Denis Conway Kelleher, age 80, died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday June 10 at Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake.

Denis was born on May 25, 1943, in Fort Dodge to parents Elizabeth and John Kelleher. He was one of five children: Travis, Molly, Patricia (deceased) and Kathleen (deceased). 

Donna Jean Henrich

Aug. 28, 1939 - June 16, 2023

Donna Jean Henrich, age 83, passed away June 16, 2023, at Accura HealthCare in Spirit Lake.

Cole Dodds

June 2, 1975 - June 10, 2023

A memorial service for Cole Dodds and his father Dean Dodds was held Thursday, June 15, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji.

Cole passed away Saturday, June 10, 2023. In lieu of flowers, a gofundme account has been established for his family.

Paul (Joe) Dallman, Jr.

March 31, 1943 - June 10, 2023

Paul Joseph “Joe” Dallman, Jr., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Wheeler Hinshaw

Nov. 14, 1949 - June 7, 2023

Wheeler “Jake” Hinshaw, age 73, of Arnolds Park passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Lakes Regional Hospital in Spirit Lake.

Cory Edmunds

March 18, 1975 - May 29, 2023

Cory James Edmunds, age 48, of Adair, formerly of Spirit Lake passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home on Monday, May 29, 2023, near Adair.

Dean Dodds

March 25, 1949 - June 6, 2023

A memorial visitation for Dean Dodds, age 74, of Spirit Lake, was held Sunday, June 11, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji, with a prayer service at the church.

Dean Archie Dodds, a devoted husband, loving father and proud grandfather, passed away on June 6, 2023.

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.

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