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Mary Lou Korwes

Oct. 3, 1936 - Oct. 30, 2023

Mary Lou Korwes, of Spirit Lake, passed away peacefully at the Accura Nursing Home in Spirit Lake on Oct. 30, 2023 at the age of 87.

Don Jacob

1934 - Oct. 16, 2023

A Memorial Service for Don Jacob, age 89, of Milford was held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. The family requests memorials be given to Upper Des Moines Opportunity at PO Box 519 Graettinger, IA 51342 or visit their website at

Donald F. Jacob passed away on Oct. 16, 2023, at the age of 89. He was born and raised in northwest Iowa to parents George Jacob and Pearl (Sheley) Jacob.

Roger Gilbert

Oct. 11, 1947 - Nov. 3, 2023

Roger Floyd Gilbert, age 76, of Hartford, South Dakota and formerly of Spirit Lake passed away Friday, Nov. 3 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Reuben Fisher

Sept. 15, 1976 - Oct. 23, 2023

A funeral service for Reuben Fisher, age 47, of Milford was held Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at Downtown Church in Milford. Interment was at St. Margaret's Cemetery in Spirit Lake.

Reuben Daniel Fisher passed away on Oct. 23, 2023, at the age of 47. He was born on Sept. 15, 1976, in Cherokee, to Jane Fisher and the late Mike Fisher.

Keith Abens

Feb. 3, 1951 - Nov. 1, 2023

A Memorial Service for Keith Abens, age 72, of Arnolds Park formerly of Webster City will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. A visitation will immediately follow the service from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park. An additional visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, from at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City.

JoAnne Zieringer

April 23, 1932 - Oct. 24, 2023

Elayne Stoller

April 22, 1925 - Oct. 29, 2023

Elayne Stoller, age 98, of Spirit Lake passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, at her residence at Keelson Harbour in Spirit Lake.

Gwendolyn Sweet Rasmussen

Feb. 16, 1933 - Oct. 12, 2023

Gwendolyn Sweet Rasmussen was born on February 16, 1933 in Dallas, Texas, to Arthur and Lillie McWilliams and passed away at age 90 on Oct. 12, 2023 in Spirit Lake. She died peacefully at home from natural causes with family by her side. Gwen’s husband of 60 years, Darwin Rasmussen, predeceased her on Oct. 15, 2011.

Jeffrey Barrett

Oct. 3, 1955 - Oct. 22, 2023

Jeffrey Barrett, 68, of Newton and formerly of Arnolds Park, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, at the VA Central Iowa Healthcare System in Des Moines.

Judy Thoreson

A Memorial Service for Judith Murtagh Thoreson, age 88, of Okoboji, formerly of Algona, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the United Church of Christ in Algona.

A reception with the family present will be held following the service at the UCC Fellowship Hall.

A Celebration of Life for Judy will be held in the Iowa Great Lakes in June of 2024.

Judy passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2023, surrounded by her children.

Richard B.Tatman

March 7, 1925 - Oct. 16, 2023

Leona Simpson

Aug. 6, 1925 - Oct. 16, 2023

A graveside service for Leona Simpson, age 98, of Spirit Lake, was held Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, at Fairview Cemetery in Terril. Following the burial, there was a luncheon and time of fellowship at Wesley Place at the United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake.

Leona Mae Simpson of Spirit Lake passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023.

Donald "Red" Newbrough

April 24, 1931 - Oct. 19, 2023

A memorial service for Donald "Red" Newbrough, age 92, of Lake Park was held  Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Park. Interment will be at Silver Lake Cemetery in Lake Park.

Donald Ray Newbrough, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and respected community member, passed away on Oct. 19, 2023, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake at the age of 92.

Wayne Elmer Feller

May 14, 1949 - Oct. 17, 2023

Wayne Elmer Feller, age 74 of Milford, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 17, after his long and strong battle with various medical issues.

Terri Christensen

Oct. 24, 1956 - Oct. 13, 2023

A Memorial Service for Terri Christensen, age 66, of Milford was held on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 at Faith Community Church in Milford. Inurnment was at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

James H. Burgeson

April 2, 1938 - Oct. 18, 2023

A funeral service for James H. Burgeson was held on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Arnolds Park. A private family burial will take place at Lake View Gardens Cemetery in Okoboji.

James “Jim” Hale Burgeson “Burgy” passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the age of 85, in Milford. His battle and determination with medical issues in the recent years showed his courage and love for his family.

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