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Dwight Frambach

Dwight Frambach, age 91, of Algona passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023 at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 2023, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Lotts Creek.

Gary D. Zinn

Oct. 6, 1943 – Dec. 15, 2022

Gary D. Zinn, age 79, of Milford passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.

Mark Jay Raboin

Jan. 22, 1954 – Dec. 11, 2022

Mark Jay Raboin was born on Jan. 22, 1954, in Slayton, Minnesota, to the late John “Jay” Mark and Irene Helen (Baranowski) Raboin. He received his education in the Slayton Public Schools, graduating in the class of 1972. He then furthered his education at Jackson Vo-Tech, where he received his journeyman lineman certification.

Jean Watje

Jean Watje, age 100, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at Ecumen Meadows in Worthington, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, and will be followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Round Lake, Minnesota. Pastor Galen Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Round Lake Cemetery.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

Phyllis Rukes

Sept. 25, 1935 - Dec. 11, 2022

Phyllis Rukes, age 87, of Spencer passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, at Accura Healthcare Center in Spirit Lake.

Betsy Ann Ziegenbusch Mudd

June 24, 1982 – Nov. 20, 2022

Carol Koep

Aug. 29, 1937 – Dec. 5, 2022

A memorial service for Carol Koep, age 85, of Milford will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Inurnment will be in the Little Sioux Lutheran Cemetery in Milford. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Carol passed away Dec. 5, 2022, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley.

Mark S. Graham

March 20, 1945 – Dec. 6, 2022

A beloved husband, father, grandfather and respected Sioux Falls, South Dakota, entrepreneur, Mark S. Graham died peacefully at the age of 77 on Dec. 6, 2022, after battling dementia for several years.

Patrick J. Carey Jr.

Patrick J. Carey Jr., age 64, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Cherokee, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, at his residence in Spirit Lake.

Private family services will be held in Spirit Lake. The Boothby Funeral Home of Cherokee is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at


Martin Baedke

A funeral service for 85-year-old Martin Baedke of Savage, Minnesota, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Baedke passed away Nov. 30, 2022, at his residence in Savage. A visitiation with the family will be held from 306 p.m. Friday Dec. 16 at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Terril. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of the arrangements.

Connie Joann Zeitler

Jan. 2, 1957 – Nov. 20, 2022

Connie Joann Zeitler, age 65, of Minot, North Dakota, and formerly of Lake Park died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in a Minot hospital.

Connie was born Jan. 2, 1957, in Sioux City to Manford and Deloris (Newton) Hansen. She was raised and educated in Sioux City, where she graduated from West High School in 1975.

Tim Waltz

July 22, 1964 – Dec. 3, 2022

A celebration of life service for Tim Waltz, age 58, of Spirit Lake was held Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima in Portsmouth.

Marlene Frances Stokka

May 8, 1942 – Nov. 23, 2022

A private service will be held in December for Marlene Stokka, age 80, of Milford. A memorial fund has been established with funds being given to Marlene's favorite charities.

Marlene Frances Stokka, the daughter of Vernon and Elva (Anderson) Tripp, was born May 8, 1942, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduating high school, Marlene received her nursing degree at the Methodist Kahler School of Nursing.

Sandra Long

Aug. 13, 1941 – Nov. 29, 2022

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sandra Long, age 81, of Spencer was held Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Milford.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association in Sandra's name at or PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284.

Lorraine Hanson

May 10, 1930 - Nov. 30, 2022

Donald Baschke

Aug. 7, 1932 – Dec. 1, 2022

A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald Baschke, age 90, of Milford was held Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Milford.

Donald Clarence Baschke, the son of Martha (Underberg) Baschke was born on Aug. 7, 1932, in Milford.

Don grew up in Milford, living across the street from the St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he attended school and church services.

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