Obituaries

Carol Reynolds

A Celebration of Life for Carol Reynolds, 87 of Milford, will be held at a later date.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Diane Feldkamp

Diane Feldkamp age 76 of Sibley, Iowa passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at her home in Sibley. After an 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer, she finished well while surrounded by her family.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Monday, November 30, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Sibley with Pastor Doug Noonkester officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Township Cemetery rural Sibley, IA.

Visitation will take place Sunday, November 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley, IA. Due to Covid-19 circumstances the Family will Not be present for the visitation.

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Synthia Peterson

A memorial gathering for Synthia Peterson, 63 of Arnolds Park will be Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford.  The family requests you wear a face mask.

Cynthia passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Lakes Regional Healthcare.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Marie Wunder

A visitation for Marie Wunder, age 88, of Milford, will be held Friday, November 27, 2020 from 3:00-7:00pm at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Due to the current health concerns, the family will not be present at the visitation. A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 28th at 11:00am at Milford Cemetery.

Marie passed away November 24, 2020 at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Nancy Jo Trojahn

A memorial service for Nancy Jo Trojahn, age 57, of Terril, will be held Friday, November 27, 2020 1:30pm in the parking lot area of First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji.

Nancy Jo passed away November 21, 2020 at her home in Terril.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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James D. Arends

James D. Arends, 68, of Spirit Lake passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 at his residence in Spirit Lake.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 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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Wayne Moeller

Services for Wayne Moeller, 83 of Spirit Lake will be held at a later date.

Wayne passed away at his home Saturday, November 14, 2020.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Ronald Edmunds

Ronald (Ron) Steve Edmunds, age 78, of Arnold’s Park, Ia. passed away after a short battle with cancer on November 16, 2020.  
Ron was born on August 14,1942 to Steve and Gladys Edmunds and raised on their farm in rural Clarkfield, Mn.  
 
After graduating from Clarkfield High School in 1960, Ron worked for his brother Keith at the Standard Oil gas station in Clarkfield until he was drafted into the Army in March of 1964. He and his twin brother Robert were drafted together and went through basic training in Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. and then were assigned to an artillery unit in Ft. Lewis, Washington. After about a year Robert acquired a “cushy” job in data processing and Ron was still shooting howitzers.  Ron was sent to Vietnam  where he spent his last 4 months in Qui Nhon as a truck driver for their artillery unit.  Robert was also sent to Saigon one month later so both of them were in Vietnam at the same time which made their parents very nervous. Just prior to their discharge from the army they both met in Saigon for their flight back to America. Ron was in one plane and Robert was in another. They met in Oakland, California and discharged two years to the day of their induction into the Army in 1964. This made their parents very relieved!
After Ron's service to his country, he moved to Minneapolis, Mn. where he spent a couple years in the construction business. He then started a new career as a carpet installer that lasted for 26 years. Ron worked for Palmer Olson Ackerman and Twin Town Carpet for most of those years. 
 
He married the love of his life, Judy (Heitkamp) Edmunds on November 24th 1971.  
 
After his retirement he worked at the Wilds Golf course in Prior Lake, Minnesota for 4 years. When Judy was transferred to Kansas City, Ron started a part time job working at Shadow Glen and Wolff Creek golf courses as a starter, which was a perfect job for Ron. After Judy’s retirement they moved to Avon, Park Fl. for the winter and spent 9 years in Trempealeau, Wisconsin and the last 10 years in  Arnolds Park, Iowa during the summer.
He was an avid golfer and played 18 holes a day 6 days week.  He was blessed with almost 20 years of retirement.  Ron was a social man and found it easy to make friends and truly enjoyed and loved people.  He loved his wife, family, his many friends and his flag.  It was important to him to fly the flag wherever he lived.  
He was preceded in death by his parents Steve and Gladys Edmunds, his mother and father in law, Albert and Cecilia Heitkamp, brother in law Roger Nelson, nephews David Edmunds and Tom Klein. 
Ron is survived by his wife Judy from Arnold’s Park,Ia., his sister Marilyn Nelson Albert Lea, Mn., brothers Keith Edmunds (Georgia) Glenwood, Mn., and identical twin brother Robert Edmunds (Sharon) Sun Lakes, Az., brother and sister in laws Jerry (Linda) Heitkamp Luverne, Mn., Carl (Cheryl) Heitkamp Adrian,Mn., Bill (Carolyn) Elias Adrian,Mn., Ralph(Kathy) Roetzel Sioux Falls,SD., Denny(Anne) Kruger Sioux Falls SD., Mike Heitkamp Adrian,Mn., and by many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Memorials can be sent to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at a later date with a private burial for immediate family at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Mn. 
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Jean Waters Hardie

Jean Waters Hardie, 91, born July 16, 1929 passed away November 17, 2020 at her home in Spirit Lake. 

A graveside service will be at held at the Kingsley Cemetery in Kingsley, IA on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather that day, a small service will be held at the First Lutheran Church in Milford, IA. The Schuchert-Lentz Funeral in Spirit Lake is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to www.spiritlakefuneralhome.com

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Dennis Flanagan

There will be no formal services for Dennis Flanagan of West Okoboji.  Memorial contributions can be directed to Humane Society of  Northwest Iowa, 607 28th St., Milford, IA 51351 ; (712) 338-2738; hsnwia.info@gmail.com

Dennis passed away November 4, 2020 from an accidental fire at the cottage on West Okoboji.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Kay Ahrens

A private family service for Kay Ahrens of Asheville, North Carolina, formerly of Okoboji, will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, November 28th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. The service will be live streamed. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Kay's name to Historic Arnolds Park, Incorporated.

Kay passed away November 3rd, 2020. 

Asheville Mortuary Service of Asheville, North Carolina is in charge of arrangements.

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