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Sirens 1/28/09

**Milford truck fire destroys vehicle
Milford firefighters battled a truck fire earlier this month. Firefighters were called to Prairie Lane at approximately 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 for the call. The Chevy truck was a total loss.
Photo courtesy of {http://www.pbase.com/luckybreak Brian Craig}.
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**Graettinger man arrested on drug charges

J. Morris Farrel

March 3, 1915 - Jan. 21, 2009
A memorial service was held Jan. 26 at the Schuchert Funeral Home in Spirit Lake for J. Morris Farrell, 93, of Spirit Lake, who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake.
He was born on March 3, 1915, in Madison, Mo., to John and Emma (Clark) Farrell.

Clymene Jacobsen

July 24, 1920 - Jan. 10, 2009
Funeral services were held Jan. 17 at the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake for Clymene Jacobsen, 88, who passed away Jan. 10 in Osceola.
Interment was at Silver Lake Cemetery in Lake Park.

Lyle Leroy Shinkle

June 7, 1913 - Jan. 17, 2009
Memorial services were held Jan. 22 at the United Methodist Church in Hartley for Lyle Leroy Shinkle, 95, who passed away Jan. 17 at the Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral, Fla.
Interment was at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley. Pastor Steve Campbell officiated.

Lyle Leroy Shinkle

June 7, 1913 - Jan. 17, 2009
Memorial services were held Jan. 22 at the United Methodist Church in Hartley for Lyle Leroy Shinkle, 95, who passed away Jan. 17 at the Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral, Fla.
Interment was at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley. Pastor Steve Campbell officiated.

Mary Elizabeth Grimm

Aug. 31, 1920- Dec. 31, 2008
A private family celebration of life service was held Jan. 9 for Mary Grimm who passed away on Dec. 31, 2008 at Southeast Arizona Medical Center.

Robert M. Seely

Oct. 10, 1948 - Jan. 13, 2009
A memorial service was held Jan. 17 in Berkeley, Calif. for Robert (Bob) M. Seely of Berkeley who passed away Jan. 13, 2009 in Oakland, Calif.
Interment will follow at a later date in Spirit Lake.
He was born in Cherokee on Oct. 10, 1948 to Florence (Rupp) and Max Seely. They preceded him in death.

Smedsrud, Hummel engagement

Ashley Smedsrud and James Hummel are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.
Ashley Smedsrud, of Iowa City, is the daughter of Rick and Gini Smedsrud, of Mason City. She is a 2004 graduate of Mason City High School and a December 2008 graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in finance. Ashley is employed with Wells Fargo Bank in Coralville.

Dr. Ray F. Reppert

Feb. 3, 1920 - Jan. 14, 2009
Memorial services will be held at a later date for Dr. Ray F. Reppert, 88, of Okoboji, who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at his home in Okoboji.
He was born on Feb. 3, 1920, in West Point, Neb., to Earl and Freida Reppert. Ray grew up in West Point, attending elementary school there and graduating from high school in 1938. He then attended Iowa State University Veterinary School, graduating in 1943.

William Clifford Willison

Nov. 29, 1914 - Jan. 4, 2009
Mass of Christian burial was held recently at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford for William Clifford Willison, 94, who passed away Jan. 4, 2009.
Msgr. Kenneth A. Seifried officiated. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Milford.

John H. Dvergsten

Jan. 4, 1916 - Jan. 4, 2009
Services were held Jan. 8 at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake for John H. Dvergsten, 93, who passed away Jan. 4, 2009 at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.
Interment was at Storm Lake Cemetery.

Rose M. Esser

Jan. 22, 1931 - Dec. 31, 2008
A funeral mass was held recently at the Assumption Parish in Spokane, Wash. for Rose M. Esser, 77, who passed away Dec. 31, 2008.
Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane.

Edward McClurg

Nov. 30, 1936 - Dec. 30, 2008
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 3 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spirit Lake for Edward McClurg, 72, who passed away Dec. 30 at his home in Spirit Lake. Father James Smith officiated. Interment was at St. Margaret's Cemetery in Spirit Lake.

Austin Meyer

Dec. 25, 1923 - Jan. 2, 2009
Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake for Austin W. Meyer, 85, of Spirit Lake, who passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.
Interment was at Fairview Cemetery.
Austin was born on Dec. 25, 1923, in Lakeview to William and Anna (Frank) Meyer.

Anna Pentico

Jan. 4, 2009
Services for Anna Pentico, 73, of Spirit Lake will be at a later date. Miss Pentico passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake.
Arrangements are under the care of {http://www.turnerfuneralhomes.com Turner Funeral Home} of Spirit Lake.

Lorene Rute

March 30, 1907 - Dec. 30, 2008
Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at the Union Memorial Church in Milford for Lorene Rute, 101, who passed away Dec. 30 at the Spencer Municipal Hospital.
Rev. Karl K. Whiteman officiated. Interment was at Milford Cemetery in Milford.

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