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Marcella Brodersen

Oct. 3, 1923 - Nov. 29, 2023

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marcella Brodersen, age 100, was held Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery.

Marcella Marie Yender was born Oct. 3, 1923, on a farm just west of Early. She was the youngest daughter of Alwin Francis Yender and Pauline Katherine (Hartman) Yender. She had a sister Helen Elizabeth and two brothers Gilbert Joseph and Joseph Francis.

Mae Weaver

Dec. 29, 1925 - Nov. 25, 2023

Paul Vos

June 30, 1938 - Nov. 17, 2023

Private family services will be held for Paul Vos, age 85, of Lake Park. The family requests memorials be given in Paul's memory to be distributed amongst different organizations.

Paul Kenneth Vos, born on June 30, 1938, in Lyon County and passed away on Nov. 17, 2023. He was the son of Peter and Christina (Hector) Vos. Throughout his life, Paul resided in Sheldon, Spirit Lake and Lake Park.

Christopher Kim Petrick

Feb. 26, 1987 - Nov. 13, 2023

LeRoy R. Heideman

June 30, 1939 - Nov. 20, 2023

A Mass of Christian Burial for LeRoy R. Heideman, age 84, of Spirit Lake, was held Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spirit Lake.

LeRoy Robert Heideman, born on June 30, 1939, in Nemaha to Alvin and Rita (Henrich) Heideman, passed away on Nov. 20, 2023, at the age of 84 at his home in Spirit Lake.

Earl Martin Ballou

Jan. 10, 1939 - Nov. 23, 2023

Earl’s life began on Jan. 10, 1939, in Lincoln, Nebraska — on Nov. 23, 2023, Earl shed his earthly pain at St Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

Earl was born to parents Otis and Marie and was the apple of their eye. Earl was blessed to have his Grandpa Emor living with them as well. Their relationship was absolutely magical. Much to his parents' chagrin, it was chock-full of spoiling and rule breaking.

Milton Sturies

Jan. 12, 1934 - Nov. 11, 2023

Milton Kurt Sturies, age 89, of Ogden passed away Nov. 11, 2023, at Accura of Ogden, following a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Spirit Lake to Kurt Otto Sturies and Cleo Arvilla Pollard.

He attended the Orleans/Spirit Lake Schools, graduating with the class of 1952. Milton entered the Army in 1953, serving during the Korean Conflict.

Robert Gunderson

April 3, 1937 - Nov. 13, 2023

A funeral service for Robert Allen Gunderson, age 86, of Lake Park, was held Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Lake Park Methodist Church.

Bob Gunderson died on Nov. 13, at Aspire of Lake Park Care Center, surrounded by his family.

Paul Anthony Braunger

May 25, 1936 - Nov. 9, 2023

It’s with great sadness that the family of Paul Anthony Braunger, a much beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, announces his passing as of Nov. 9, 2023. For the past year, he courageously fought the effects of COVID, pneumonia and a cascading sequence of health problems. He was 87 years young.

Keith Whittington

July 20, 1956 - Nov. 8, 2023

Keith Whittington, age 67, of Spirit Lake passed away on Nov. 8, 2023, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.

Charles Ross Sr.

Dec. 25, 1936 - Nov. 6, 2023

A memorial service for Charles Ross Sr., age 86, of Webb was held Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, at The Church of Latter Day Saints in Spencer.

Charles Herbert Ross Sr., born on Dec. 25, 1936, in Webb, to Herbert and Anna (Parr) Ross, passed away on Nov. 6, 2023, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was 86 years of age.

Gaye Marie Rasmussen

This obituary has been updated with an earlier visitation time.

Jan. 25, 1958 - Nov. 9, 2023

Mardel Theresa Heywood

Dec. 19, 1932 - Nov. 7, 2023

Mardel Theresa (Hassel) Heywood was born on a farm 7 miles east of Graettinger on Dec. 19, 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression. She was the only child of Benedict and Mayme (Boecker) Hassel. She passed away on Nov. 7, 2023, at her home in Spirit Lake at the age of 90 surrounded by her family.     

Dan Chapman

June 21, 1953 - Nov. 3, 2023

A celebration gathering for Dan Chapman, age 70, of Milford was held Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 at The Ritz in Arnolds Park.

Daniel Earl Chapman, born on June 21, 1953, in Spencer, peacefully passed away at Spencer Hospital on Nov. 3, 2023, at the age of 70. He leaves behind a legacy of joy and cherished memories for those who knew him.

Casey Vietor

May, 30, 1971 - Oct. 27, 2023

Casey Vietor, age 52, of Spirit Lake passed away on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. A celebration of life for Casey will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at Bucs Bar in Spirit Lake. Arrangements are under the direction of the Robinson Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be left at

Susan MacMillan

June 9, 1951 - Oct. 31, 2023

Susan MacMillan, age 72, of Spirit Lake passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023, at Aspire Nursing Home in Estherville.

A memorial service for Susan will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Robinson Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be left at

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