Obituaries

Donald Gallagher

Donald James Gallagher, 97, of Storm Lake died on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake. Funeral Mass will take place Saturday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, May 20, from 5-8 p.m. with Rosary […]

Steve Kock

Steve Kock, 68, of Carroll died early Wednesday morning, May 11, 2022, at Journey Senior Services in Carroll. A visitation was held on Saturday, May 14, at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. Online condolences may be left for Steve’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com. Steve was larger than life but the littlest of the three Kock brothers. The little cookie was brought […]

Marvin Carlberg

Marvin Willard Carlberg, Early, was born in Silvercreek Township on May 9, 1935, to Willard and Tessie (Coalter) Carlberg. He was a farmer, an Army veteran, auctioneer, school bus driver, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, a devoted son and brother, and a very private person. In that respect and with his wishes, we will keep this obituary short. He is […]

Anna Heeren

Anna Sophia Heeren was born to Jason and Summer Heeren in Cherokee, on Jan. 2, 2007. She attended Aurelia Elementary School through second grade. The family moved to Grimes in 2015, and she attended Dallas Center-Grimes schools into her freshman year. Anna was active in Sunday school, youth group and church choir at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Grimes. Her faith was […]

Leona Boettcher

Leona A. Boettcher, 104, of Storm Lake died Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake. Funeral services will take place Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the service at […]

Joseph Sippel

Joseph Sippel, 94, of Johnston, formerly of Storm Lake, died on Monday, May 9, 2022, in Des Moines. Funeral Mass will take place Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Early. Visitation will be held Friday, May 13, from 4-7 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil […]

Doug Schmidt

Douglas Neil Schmidt, 60, of Schaller died Friday, May 6, 2022 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Memorial services will take place Tuesday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, May 16, from 5-7 p.m. at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral […]

Russell Haubrich

Russell Charles Waffle Haubrich, 95, of Aurelia, formerly of Fonda, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at his home with family by his side. Funeral Mass will take place Friday, May 13, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Fonda, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in […]

Sara Gailey

Sara Jane Gailey, 80, of Newell died Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Good Samaritan Center in Newell. A Celebration of Life Gathering will take place Thursday, May 12, from 5-7 p.m. at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to an organization of the donor’s choice in Sara’s […]

Craig Middendorff

Craig Alan Middendorff, 63, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Sioux Rapids, was born on Jan. 2, 1959 in Spencer, to Arthur (Art) and Oma (Small) Middendorff. Craig graduated from Sioux Rapids Community School in 1977 and attended Iowa Lakes Community College receiving a degree in carpentry. Craig lived life to the fullest. He always had a smile on his […]


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