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Funeral Arrangements

Monday, September 12, 2005

Zachary D. Purcell

April 14, 1982 - Sept. 5, 2005

Zachary D. Purcell, 23, of Iowa City, formerly of Algona, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at University Hospitals, Iowa City.

A Time of Sharing Memories was held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A Celebration of Life was held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 226 North Putnam Street, Algona, with the Reverend Robert B. Mills officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Algona.

Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Thursday with a sharing of memories beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, 218 South Moore St., Algona, and will continue one hour prior to the service 10:30 a.m. Friday Sept. 9, 2005, at First Lutheran Church in Algona.

Zachary Daniel Purcell was born April 14, 1982, in Algona, son of Daniel and Heidi (Crandall) Purcell. Zach grew up in the Armstrong and Ringsted area moving to Algona in the eighth grade and graduating from Algona High School in 2000. He attended Kirkwood College and Iowa Lakes Community College. Most recently Zach worked with Worley Warehouse in West Branch as the Shipment Planner and truly enjoyed his career in management.

Zachary met the love of his life, Lindsay, and they were planning a wonderful life together. He enjoyed golfing, cooking for friends, and long philosophical talks with family and friends. For the last six months, Zach was most enthused about the upcoming Hawkeye football season and the engagement ring for his very best friend Lindsay. All who knew him adored his spontaneous zest with humor and unique passion for life.

Zach is survived by his fiance, Lindsay Schwab of Iowa City; his mother and step-father, Heidi and Jerry Kelding of Sac City; his father and step-mother, Dan and Shawn Purcell of West Des Moines; his maternal grandparents, Bill and Betty Crandall of Algona and Beth McBride of Rodgers, Ark.; his paternal grandparents, Jack and Doris Purcell of Algona; and eight brothers and sisters, Jessica Fraser of Faribault, Minn., Gabe Fraser of Des Moines, Mike Fraser of Des Moines, Jeremiah Johnson of Algona,

Jenny Johnson of Des Moines, and Rylee Anderson, Dallas Kelding and Delany Kelding, all of Sac City.

His fiance's parents, Dennis and Connie Schwab of Corwith, and his fiance's brother, Brandon Schwab and his fiancé Sara Kruger of Jesup also survive Zach.

Shirley A. Otten

Jan. 30, 1929 - Sept. 2, 2005

Shirley A. Otten, age 76, of Linn Grove died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 at the Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove, with Reverend D. Duane Olson officiating. Burial was in Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids was in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, where the family was present.

Shirley Ann Otten, daughter of Henry and Anna (Haroldson) Genson, was born Jan. 30, 1929. Shirley was baptized and confirmed in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Linn Grove. She lived with her parents on a farm near Linn Grove and graduated in 1946.

Shirley married Harold Leroy Otten on Sept. 13, 1947, at the First Lutheran Church parsonage in Sioux Rapids. To this union five children, Dennis, David, Greg, Sharee and Laurie, were born.

Shirley and Harold farmed in the Linn Grove area all their lives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; a son, David; and one granddaughter, Lisa McFarlane.

Her survivors include her sons, Dennis Otten and wife Kathy of Linn Grove and Greg Otten and wife Janet of Ogden; daughters, Sharee Otten and husband Claude McFarlane of Madison, Wis., and Laurie Otten of Byron, Minn.; one brother, Harlan Genson and wife Judy of Linn Grove; eight grandchildren: Tim Otten and wife Shanda, Cory Bellinghausen and wife Jill, Kelli Bellinghausen, Kelly Otten and husband Michael Muhlena, Kami Otten and husband Sean Schafer, Aaron Otten, Kyle McFarlane and Laura McFarlane; great grandchildren: Kylie Ore, Matthew Quinn, Emma Schafer, Claire Schafer, Jack Schafer, Reece Muhlena, Collin Muhlena, Montana Kinter, Michaela Kinter and Miranda Bellinghausen; as well as extended family and friends.