Obituaries

Frank Helland

Frank Helland, 76, of Spirit Lake passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, MN.

Services for Frank are pending at this time with the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be sent to www.spiritlakefuneralhome.com

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Darlene Jungjohan

A funeral service for Darlene Jungjohan, age 92, of Lake Park, will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:00 am at Concordia Lutheran Church in Lake Park. Burial will be at Round Lake Cemetery in Round Lake, Minnesota. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday at the church.

Darlene passed away October 20, 2020 at Maple Lawn Senior Care in Fulda, Minnesota.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mark Wallace

Private services will be held for Mark Wallace, age 68, of Milford.

Mark passed away October 20, 2020 at Cherokee Specialty Care Nursing Home.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Carol Palmer

Arrangements are pending for Carol Palmer, age 79, formerly of Milford.

Carol passed away October 19, 2020 at a nursing center in Garretson, South Dakota.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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James Clarke

Arrangements are pending for James Clarke, age 79, of Spirit Lake.

James passed away October 16, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Louise Hansmann

Arrangements are pending for Louise Hansmann, age 83, of Lake Park.

Louise passed away October 19, 2020 at Pearl Valley Rehab Center in Lake Park.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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John Ney

            Services for John G. Ney, age 83, of Arnolds Park who passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.  His funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford with Father Tim Johnson ~ officiating.

            Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Primghar.

            Visitation with family present will be after 10 A.M. on Saturday, October 24, 2020 until service time at the church.

            Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

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Laurel Fae Horsman

Laurel Fae Horsman (1931-2020)

Laurel Fae Horsman, 89, formerly of Wahpeton and Laurens, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Community Healthcare in Hartley.
A private family burial for Fae and her husband, the late Robert Horsman who preceded her in death in 2011, will be held in the Powhatan Cemetery in rural Rolfe, IA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be sent to www.spiritlakefuneralhome.com In lieu of cards and memorial gifts the family recommends a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association (act.alz.org).

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Ronald "Ron" Kauzlarich

Ronald “Ron” Kauzlarich, 76, of Arnolds Park passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at his residence.

There will be no formal services for Ron. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be sent to www.spiritlakefuneralhome.com

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Gary Kuhlman

A funeral service for Gary Kuhlman, age 76, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, will be held Thursday, October 22nd at 2:00pm at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 21st after 3:00pm with the family present from 4:00-6:00pm at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. 

On Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30-6:30pm, the family invites you to Lakeside Lutheran Camp for a time of remembrance for Gary and his sister, Kathy Swalve. 

Gary passed away on October 16, 2020.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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Rina Kyyitan

Rina Kyyitan, 22, of Spirit Lake passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Winslow, AZ.

A memorial service for Rina will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2020 at the VFW in Spirit Lake. A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. till service time at the VFW.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be sent to www.spiritlakefuneralhome.com

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Denny Anspach

Denny Sykes Anspach

 

On September 20 my brother Denny took his last breath while at home in Sacramento, CA. He was 86 and was felled by what began as a tiny skin cancer.

My brother was two years ahead of me in school and was blessed with a nuclear intellect. While he skipped two years of hi school for college, I struggled to inflate my rubber duck.

In Sacramento after graduating from Stanford, medical school he and his friends acquired access to some decrepit buildings and had started to fill them with donated old but noteworthy railroad locomotives and cars.

One evening he and his then wife, Carol, had Governor and Mrs. Reagan to dinner aboard one of the collections private “palace”rail cars while being towed along by an 1863 steam locomotive that had witnessed the completion of America’s first transcontinental railroad. After dinner the governor allowed as to how the state might be remiss if it lost the opportunity to support their fledgling train collection. The result was Denny’s crowning achievement: The California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

During the last gasps of a functioning rail line at Okoboji one of my brother’s engineer friends invited us to share the cab of a Milwaukee Road locomotive he was to drive south from Spirit Lake through Spencer. We boarded in Spirit Lake at the old red depot and growled, swayed and jerked down those old crooked, rusty tracks to the south. At the lake it seemed the locomotive hesitated slightly before tiptoeing onto the ancient wood trestle. I held my breath….. locomotives aren’t noted for their buoyancy. This was a really exciting time and I know my brother had to be smiling.

I’ll bet he still is.

William

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