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Linda McClure

May 6, 1940 – Aug. 30, 2022

Linda McClure, age 82, of Spirit Lake passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.  

A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at the green space area down from her home at 15207 Lakeview Dr., Spirit Lake. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be left at

Larry Ross

March 25, 1946 – Aug. 26, 2022

Larry Ross, age 76, of Arnolds Park passed away on Aug. 26, 2022, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date and a burial with military funeral honors will be held in the Iowa Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Adel. The Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake is in charge of Arrangements. Online Condolences may be left at

Michael Kidd

Feb. 12, 1952 – Aug. 27, 2022

Michael Kidd, age 70, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.

Jack Burrell

Dec. 12, 1940 – Aug. 26, 2022

A celebration of life will be held for Jack Burrell 11a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake. He will be laid to rest at Lake View Gardens in Spirit Lake. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 at Henry Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

Paul Steve Ridder
Sept. 16, 1961 - Aug. 12, 2022

Paul Steve Ridder passed away from cardiac arrest at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was an HVAC engineer at Mutual of Omaha.
Paul will be remembered by his friends and family as an avid Twins, Vikings and Iowa Hawkeyes football fan. He also loved music and was a drummer with several amateur rock bands during his life.

Loren G. Seely

Jan. 24, 1943 – Aug. 9, 2022

Loren G. Seely, age 79, left his earthly life on Aug. 9, 2022. He was born in Cherokee, Iowa, to Maxwell G. and Florence (Rupp) Seely on Jan. 24, 1943.

Loren was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Seely.    

Thomas Larson

Dec. 2, 1947 - Aug. 12, 2022

Thomas (Tom) Larson, age 74, of Milford passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Tom was born on Dec. 2, 1947, to Alvin and Donna Larson. After Tom graduated from Milford High School in 1965, he joined the US Army and served his country in the Vietnam War.

Brian Dean Schwarting

Nov. 11, 1951 – Aug. 1, 2022

A memorial service for Brian Schwarting, age 70, of Harris was held Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at United Methodist Church in Harris. Burial was at Union Cemetery in Harris.

Sara Mae Koepp

Dec. 20, 1935 – Aug. 5, 2022

Sara Mae Higgins Koepp passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in the skilled nursing facility Accura of Milford. Her family is thankful she is no longer suffering from the lymphoma she has battled since last year, and the complications of a recent compound fracture of her leg.

Sara was born on Dec. 20, 1935, to Chrystal Higgins and George O. Higgins of Webb.

Charlotte Irene Gould

Feb. 2, 1928 – July 26, 2022

A visitation for Charlotte Gould, age 94, of Milford, will be held from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. at the funeral home followed by a luncheon at Florence Park.

Madelon Mae DeVries

Aug. 10, 1935 – July 31, 2022

A private graveside service was held for Madelon DeVries, age 86, of Okoboji.

Madelon Mae DeVries was born Aug. 10, 1935, to Edward Sr. and Laura Goyotte Parks in Spencer.

On April 19, 1958, Madelon married J. Harvey DeVries in Spencer. Madelon resided in Okoboji, and she and Harvey spent their winters in Boca Raton, Florida.

Dwayne “Dewey” Anderson


Sept. 26, 1952 – Aug. 4, 2022

A memorial service for Dwayne "Dewey" Anderson, age 69, of Spirit Lake was held Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at Harbor of Joy Lutheran Church in Milford. Dwayne LeRoy Anderson, the son of Bertle and Mildred (Johnson) Anderson, was born Sept. 26, 1952, in Armstrong. After graduating high school, Dwayne received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and theatre.

Jeraldine “Jeri” Jean Wittrock

Oct. 22, 1936 – July 16, 2022

Scott Sidles

March 12, 1962 - July 23, 2022

A visitation and flag presentation for Scott Sidles, age 60, of Terril was held Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.

Scott passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Alta Nodland

Nov. 27, 1919 - June 5, 2022

Alta Nodland, 102 years old, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2022, in Estero, Florida.

Alta (Bertilson) Nodland was born on Nov. 27, 1919 (Thanksgiving Day) on the family farm in Dows. Her childhood was filled with a rollicking, hard-working family, cousins, friends and mischief. She loved to play and was a star guard on the Dows High girls’ basketball team in an era when such opportunities for girls rarely existed.

Duane Kiner Jr.

July 21, 1936 - July 20, 2022

A come and go gathering to celebrate the life of Duane Alvin Kiner, Jr., will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at the home of Steve and Penny Weaver (1673 310th Ave., Spirit Lake).

Duane Alvin Kiner, Jr., the son of Duane Alvin, Sr. and Opal Anita (Lewis) Kiner, was born July 21, 1936 in Green County. He was raised and educated in Graettinger.

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