Raymond Webber

Raymond Webber, age 91 of Ruthven, IA; formerly of Spencer and Hartley, IA, passed away at the Ruthven Community Care Center in Ruthven, IA, on Monday, December 24, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 29th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley, with Rev. David Ericksen officiating.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28th with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn, IA.

The Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley is in charge of the arrangements for 91 year-old Raymond Webber of Ruthven, IA; formerly of Spencer and Hartley, IA.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com


Donna Philiph

Donna Philiph, age 79 of Alta, passed away on Sunday December 23 at the North Lake Manor of Storm Lake, Ia.

Graveside services will take place 1:00 P.M., Thursday, January 3, at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley. Pastor Dan Taylor will officiate. Burial will be at the Pleasant View Cemetery of Hartley, Iowa.

Visitation will take place 11:00 A.M., Thursday, January 3, at Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.

Herman K. Kramer

Herman K. Kramer, age 85 of Ellsworth, MN died Friday, December 21, 2012 at Park View Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth, MN.

Memorial service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, December 24th at First Baptist Church of George, IA, with Rev. Steve May officiating. Private family burial will be prior to the service at First Baptist Cemetery.

The Kramer family will be receiving friends and family Sunday evening from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at First Baptist Church of George.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Parkview Manor of Ellsworth, MN.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George is in charge of services.


Christopher Presthus

Christopher Presthus, age 39 of Ashton, IA died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Sanford Hospital Sheldon, IA.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, Dec. 22nd from 6 – 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA with a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. with Fr. John Vakulskas officiating.

In Lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the family for later designation.

Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher “Chris” Alex Presthus was born January 26, 1973 in Algona, Iowa, the son of Ronald and Sandra (Haag) Presthus. He was raised in the Rolfe and Pocahontas, IA area and graduated from Spencer High School in 1991. He attended Iowa State University for one year before entering the United States Army in 1993.

On February 7, 1994 Chris was united in marriage to Kimberly Kay Lamfers in Seoul, South Korea. In 1999 Chris received his honorable discharge from the United States Army and they moved to Ashton, IA. Four children were blessed to this union. Chris graduated from Northwestern College in 2002 with a degree in Elementary Education. He worked as an insurance agent until this past year, when he worked as a Para-Professional Aide at Boyden-Hull Community Schools.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Presthus of Ashton, IA; four children, Ashley, Alexander, Addison and Ainsley, all of Ashton, IA; his mother, Sandra Presthus of Elizabethtown, KY; three brothers, Ben Presthus of Windom, MN, Andy Presthus of Fort Dodge, IA and Josh Presthus of Elizabethtown, KY; and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Presthus.


Alice Wolter

Alice Wolter, age 93, of Mankato, Minnesota, formerly of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Laurels Peak Care Center in Mankato, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Sibley. Rev. Doug Noonkester and Bart De Boer officiating. Burial in the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Thursday, prior to the Funeral Service from noon to 1:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Sibley.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Alice Wolter.


Donald Echter

Donald Echter age 90 of Sibley, IA died Monday December 17, 2012 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, with Keith Zylstra officiating. Burial will follow in the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, with military honors by the George E. Mudge, American Legion Post No. 324 and the William F. Allard, VFW Post No. 7373.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 20th from 2-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.