Places

  • Algona is also known as: Kossuth County / Algona city.

Facts

  • Some of the notable people born here have been: Linda Higgins (writer and legislator), Steve Doocy (tv journalist and journalist), Bruce Reimers (american football player), and Brad Nelson (baseball player).

History

Algona was founded in 1854 by two brothers, Ambrose and Asa Call, who named the city after the native word for "Algonquin waters". Between 1869 and 1875 the community was the location of Algona College, an institution sponsored by the Methodist Church. In 1894, Algona, along with other Iowa communities such as Dysart and Wesley, became part of the project known as the "Orphan Trains". As New York City saw booming immigration, it also inevitably saw a rise in the number of orphans in its asylums. Unable to provide adequate care for them, it saw fit to ship nearly 100,000 westward to start a new life with families across America. Algona itself welcomed nearly 100 orphans into the town, many of whom remained lifelong residents. From 1902 to 1903, Algona played host to the Algona Brownies, a Negro League barnstorming team. Despite winning the league title in 1903, the team disbanded that same year. The Henry Adams Building, designed by Louis Sullivan in 1913 is located at the northwest corner...

The official website for the city of Algona is http://www.ci.algona.ia.us/.

There are currently 3 funeral home listings for the city of Algona, Iowa.

Algona Obituaries

It was reported by Des Moines Register on March 9th, 2016 that Sandra J Christiansen (Tripp) passed on in Algona, Iowa.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Sandra J's life.

It was revealed by Des Moines Register on February 24th, 2016 that Eugene Meister passed on in Algona, Iowa.  Meister was 68 years old.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Eugene's life.

It was noted by Orange County Register on January 26th, 2016 that Burns Quarton Nugent passed on in Lake Forest, California.  Nugent was 90 years old and was born in Algona, IA.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Burns Quarton's life.

It was revealed by Arizona Republic on January 17th, 2016 that Gerald Gene Skilling passed on in Arizona.  Skilling was 86 years old and was born in Algona, IA.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Gerald Gene's life.

It was written on December 9th, 2015 that Ronald Vincent Johnson died in Port Angeles, Washington.  Johnson was 86 years old and was born in Algona, IA.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Ronald Vincent's life.

It was noted by Estherville Daily News on May 11th, 2015 that Louis Gaedke died in Algona, Iowa.  Gaedke was 74 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Louis's life.

It was reported by Des Moines Register on January 1st, 2015 that Richard Lee "Dick" Dale died in Algona, Iowa.  Dale was 88 years old.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Richard Lee "Dick"'s life.

It was reported on December 5th, 2014 that Muriel Martha Boyken (Hanselmann) passed away in Algona, Iowa.  Ms. Boyken was 85 years old and was born in Wyckoff, MN.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Muriel Martha's life.

It was disclosed by Estherville Daily News on November 29th, 2014 that Robert Eggerth passed on in Algona, Iowa.  Eggerth was 82 years old.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Robert's life.

It was noted by Estherville Daily News on November 29th, 2014 that Robert Eggerth passed away in Algona, Iowa.  Eggerth was 82 years old.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Robert's life.

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Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf
218 S Moore St
Algona, IA 50511
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Oakcrest Funeral Svc Incorporated
218 S Moore St
Algona, IA 50511
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Wilson Funeral Homes
403 E Mcgregor St
Algona, IA 50511

Algona Funeral Home News

Kathleen R. "Katie" O'Brien (1924-2010)
She graduated from Marion High School in 1942 and Iowa State Teachers College in 1946. She taught in Algona and Oelwein and was a playground ... Public visitation from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein, with a 3 p.m. rosary and 7 p.m ...
http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/article_a1b844c6-e817-11df-85d2-001cc4c03286.html

Kathleen OBrien, 85, Oelwein
She graduated from Marion High School in 1942 and from Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) in 1946. She married Robert Thomas OBrien on Dec. 28, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. She taught in Algona ... and her parents. Funeral services will ...
http://ottumwacourier.com/obituaries/x1364884306/Kathleen-O-Brien-85-Oelwein

High school football: West Hancock remembers No. 78
Britt, Ia. Etched into the black granite tombstone of Cody Schmit ... Cody roared his Chevy Chevelle Malibu around the tracks there, along with tracks at Algona and Mason City. West Hancock football coach Bob Sanger, who lives nearby, said he'd often ...
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20101024/SPORTS0804/10240355/0/CYCLONES3/High-school-football-West-Hancock-remembers-No.-78

Emlyn Benson
She is survived by her two sons; Ronald Benson of Humboldt, IA and Alan Benson of Vermillion, two daughters; Janice (Giles) Struck of Algona, IA ... Darrel and Amos and a sister Glennys Robbins. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 4 at ...
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