Verna Mugge

Arrangements are pending for Verna Mugge, age 95, of Minneapolis, formerly of Okoboji. 

Mrs. Mugge passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at a Minneapolis hospital.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Jeffrey Shinkle

Celebration of Life Services for Jeffrey Shinkle, 52, of Spirit Lake, and formerly of Hartley and Spencer, will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji.  Visitation will begin at 4 pm, Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji, with the family present from 4-6 pm.

Memorials may be directed to Lakes Regional Healthcare Hospice or Abben Cancer Center.

Jeffrey passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Darwin Will

Funeral services for Darwin Will, 86, of Spirit Lake, Iowa will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake.  Internment will be at Lakeview Gardens in Spirit Lake.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake

Darwin passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019, at his home in rural Spirit Lake.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home of Spirit Lake in charge of arrangements.

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Georgina Hock

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Burial will be in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Manson. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Condolences may be left

Georgina Agnes Hock was born August 23, 1937, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of George and Pauline (Cain) Law. She grew up near Clare and attended country school before going to school in Manson and graduating from the Manson High School in 1955. After her schooling Georgina worked at Mid Continent Lumber Dealers in Fort Dodge.

On July 10, 1957, Georgina was united in marriage to Ronald Hock at St. Patrick on the Lizard, Clare, IA. After their marriage they lived in Manson and she continued to work in Fort Dodge. In 1974, the couple moved to Algona. Georgina owned and operated Merle Norman in Algona from 1984-1989, when she decided to sell to have more time for the grandkids. In 2000, they moved to Arnolds Park for the summers and enjoyed wintering in Texas for 10 years, before moving to Cedar Falls to be closer to family.

She enjoyed the time she was able spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Georgina loved to decorate and shop and she was an avid Iowa State University Cyclone fan. 

Georgina died Sunday, October 6, 2019, at Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She was 82. 

She is survived by her husband, Ron of Cedar Falls; children, Craig (Christy) Hock of Dallas, TX; their children, Sarah, Virginia, Megan and Matthew Hock; JoAnn (Steve) Adams of Cedar Falls; their children, Mitch (Sarah) Adams, Kassie (John) Capps, Mallory (Matt) Lukan; Doug (Tammy) Hock of Humboldt; their children, Mandy (Dan) Mudgett, Paige Hock and fiancé, Wayne; Maureen (Mick) Nyflot of Albertville, MN; their children, Adam (Carisa) Flaherty, Mackenzie (Brent) Huber, Craig (Erica) Flaherty and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Carol Howell of Phoenix, AZ; brother-in-law, Joe Hock of Manson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law, Harold and Edna Hock and a sister, Pat Pohl. 

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Arlene S. Samson

Arlene S. Samson, 79, of Spencer, formerly of Hartley passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Longhouse-Northshire Care Center in Spencer.

A funeral will be held on October 12th at 10:30am at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grenville, SD. Burial will take place in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery following the service. A celebration of life will follow in the Legion Hall in Grenville. The Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent online to or mailed to Roxy Morfitt, 2947 Tanager Ave., Hartley, IA 51346.

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Ruth Barnard

Ruth M. Barnard, 99, of Spirit Lake passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake.

Memorial services for Ruth will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Spirit Lake. Burial will take place in the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Columbarium. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be sent to

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