Phyllis Nielsen

A Celebration of Life Service for Phyllis Nielsen, age 87, of Milford, will be held Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:00AM at the Downtown Church in Milford (2105 N Ave.). Visitation with the family will be from 9:30AM-11:00 at the church.

Interment will be a private family service at Waterford Cemetery in Everly.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Kimberly Jeppesen

Kimberly Sue Jeppesen, 58, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a short battle with cancer at Lakes Regional Hospital on Sunday May 31st, 2020. The Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

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Annette Fairchild

Annette Fairchild, 91, of Spirit Lake passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at her home in Spirit Lake.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be held on the Lakeview Gardens Cemetery on Spirit Lake. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be sent to

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Ida Katherine Estes

Ida Katherine Estes, age 76, passed away Thursday, January 22nd, 2020 at Trouvaille Memory Care Facility in Excelsior, Minnesota. A private bedside service was officiated on site by the facility chaplain. 

Online condolences may be sent to 

The Estes family has chosen to postpone the celebration of life for Ida given the COVID health crisis.  Our intention is to reschedule it.  However, we do not yet know when ... and that saddens us. 

Ida's life deserves to be celebrated now -- not later.  We invite you to do that in the same way that she lived.   

Please reach out to a friend, neighbor, colleague, or stranger and acknowledge them.  Open your heart and mind to the perspectives of others. Stand up for justice and equality.  Perform random acts of kindness. Take care of each other.

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