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Douglas Nelson

Nov. 3, 1948 - July 6, 2023

A celebration of life for Douglas Nelson, age 74, of Lake Park will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the Community Center in Lake Park. Military rights by American Legion Post 371 will be held immediately following the celebration.

Dolores Ann Mergen

March 8, 1940 - July 20, 2023

Dolores Ann Mergen of Spirit Lake passed away peacefully with family by her side on July 20, 2023, at Lakes Regional Healthcare Hospice.

Bonnie Gross

April 27, 1951 - July 28, 2023

Bonnie Gross, age 72, of Spirit Lake passed away July 28, 2023, at Lakes Regional Health Care surrounded by her loving family.

Allan Duus

July 20, 1934 - July 26, 2023

Allan Duus, age 89, of Spirit Lake passed away July 26 at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley with family by his side.

Troy Schomaker

Sept. 5, 1961 - July 7, 2023

Richard Peterson

Nov. 27, 1950 - July 23, 2023

Richard Peterson, age 72, of Hartley, formerly of Spirit Lake, passed away July 23, 2023, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley with family by his side.

Beverly Pearson

Feb. 9, 1927 - March, 20, 2023

Beverly Schultz Pearson, age 96, of Okoboji, passed away peacefully on the first day of spring, March 20, 2023, with family by her side.
There will be a celebration of life from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji. A private family burial was held in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Jesse Kilgore

Oct. 29, 1982 - July 13, 2023

A memorial service for Jesse Kilgore, age 40, of Lake Park was held Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. 

Jesse Dalton Kilgore, the son of Richard and Karen (Heerde) Kilgore, was born on Oct. 29, 1982, in Topeka, Kansas. When he was 13, the family moved to the Iowa Great Lakes Area, where Jesse attended Okoboji High School.

Carole Jacob

Jan. 1, 1936 - June 5, 2023

A memorial service for Carole Jacob, age 87, of Milford was held on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji.

Carole Jean Jacob passed away on June 5, 2023, at the age of 87. She was born on Jan. 1, 1936, in Fairmont, Minnesota, to John Miller and Elsie (Lockner) Miller.

Eric Hinshaw

March 5, 1959 - July 13, 2023

A funeral service for Eric Hinshaw, age 64, of Arnolds Park,was held Monday, July 24, 2023, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Interment was at Okoboji Cemetery in Arnolds Park.

Eric Alan Hinshaw was born on March 5, 1959, in Estherville to parents Wheeler and Martha (Abrams) Hinshaw. He was raised along with three older brothers in Arnolds Park and was a 1978 graduate of Spirit Lake High School.

Bonnie Boers

March 9, 1942 - July 21, 2023

Bonnie Boers, age 81, of Milford, passed away Friday, July 21, 2023, at Accura Healthcare of Milford with family by her side.

Private family services will be held. Robinson Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Delores Wills

Dec. 14, 1939 - July 8, 2023

A celebration of life for Delores Wills, age 83, of Spirit Lake was held Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Interment was at Memory Gardens in Spirit Lake. 

Dahlia Williams

Oct. 15, 2022 - July 12, 2023

A funeral service for Dahlia Williams was held Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Burial was at Milford Cemetery.

Dahlia passed away on July 12, 2023.

Robert H. Walters

Oct. 15, 1934 - March 28, 2023

Robert Henry Walters was born on Oct. 15, 1934, to Henry and Helen Walters in Chicago, Illinois, and died on March 28, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He grew up in Tipton, where he graduated from high school in 1952. He went on to graduate with honors from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri.

Claudia (Bergeson) Rapp

Aug. 16, 1949 - July 10, 2023

Claudia Rapp, age 73, of Terril, passed away July 10, 2023, at her home in Terril.

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

Randy Loerch

May 25, 1961 - July 9, 2023

Randy Loerch, age 62, of Spirit Lake passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

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