February 1, 2016 - 2:27 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Ruby J. Vander Lee, age 81 of Rock Rapids, IA died Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, February 5th at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 4th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

A complete obituary and online registry is available at: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

January 27, 2016 - 1:41 pm - Posted in Obituaries

candle2Wesley A. Schmith, age 62 of Bethany, OK formerly of George, IA died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 30th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church rural Hull, IA, with Pastor Tim Nappe officiating.

Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be will be Friday, January 29th from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

For a complete obituary and online registry please visit: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

January 26, 2016 - 2:03 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Bruce Kammarmeyer, age 83 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, January 25, 2016, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, January 28th at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Marcia Sangel officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with family present at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

January 20, 2016 - 4:45 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Pete CuperusPeter “Pete” Cuperus, age 76 of George, IA died on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 23rd at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, in George, IA, with Reverend Dale Lint officiating.

Private family burial will take place this spring at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George is in charge of services.

January 20, 2016 - 10:13 am - Posted in Obituaries

George Glen Abels, age 96, died on Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Home in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., at the Lakeside Church in Worthington, MN. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

George is survived by his two sons, Gaylen (Cheryl) Abels of Sioux Falls, SD and Byron Abels of San Francisco, CA; five grandsons; one granddaughter; eight great grandchildren, four sisters-in-law, Gladys Schneiderman of George, IA, Verna Schneiderman, of Little Rock, IA, Ferne Schneiderman of Worthington, MN, and Maria Schneiderman of Marion, IA; two brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Judy) Schneiderman of Marion, IA and Aaron Rust of Worthington, MN, as well as many nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his parents, George and Carrie; two brothers, John and Harm, and one sister, Hattie.

January 17, 2016 - 6:08 pm - Posted in Obituaries

William “Bill” De Vries, age 96 of Rock Rapids, IA died Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids.
Bill De Vries
The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at the Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Dr. Cliff Hoekstra officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Tuesday January 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with family present from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

A complete obituary and registry can be found at www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.

January 12, 2016 - 5:09 pm - Posted in Obituaries

KrugerCurtis Leroy Kruger was born on June 28, 1955 in Luverne, MN to Leroy and Patricia (Abraham) Kruger. Following a car accident on December 19, 1959 which took his parents’ lives, Curt and his brother Steven went to live with their uncle and aunt Martin and Marie Kruger in George, Iowa.

Curt grew up in George and graduated from the George High School in 1973. Following his graduation Curt worked for a short time at the Cenex Station and then for Sudenga’s. In 1980 he began his career in trucking, which he continued until the time of his death.

Curt’s great love was toys. He collected tractors, “If it’s not a Farmall, it’s just another tractor.” and Peterbuilt trucks. Curt died doing what he loved, trucking, on November 20, 2015.

Curt is survived by his brother, Henry (Deanna) Kruger, of Ashton, Iowa; three nephews – Dean (Carol) Kruger of Little Rock, Iowa,  Dan (Cheryl) Kruger of Slater, Iowa, and Larry Kruger of Marion, Iowa. Curt was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Steven and Frank, his sister-in-law Marilyn, and his niece Monica.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Zoar Presbyterian Church in George with Rev. Dale Lint officiating with inurnment at Zoar cemetery.

January 9, 2016 - 5:11 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Janet KrugerJanet Kruger, age 50 of Rock Rapids, IA died Friday, January 8, 2016 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, following a brief illness.

The Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, Jan. 14th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, IA. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 13th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids. There will also be a 7:00 PM Vigil service at the funeral home Wednesday evening.

For a complete obituary and an online register please visit www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.

January 6, 2016 - 10:50 am - Posted in Obituaries

Willis Jongerius, age 83 of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at The Inn on Westport in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 9th at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA.

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Friday, January 8th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

For a complete obituary and an online register please visit www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

December 25, 2015 - 12:12 pm - Posted in Obituaries

George Drewes, age 59 of Rock Rapids, IA, died unexpectedly Thursday, December 24, 2015 at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids.

Private family Funeral service will take place Wednesday afternoon, December 30, 2015 at

Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, IA. Burial will take place at a later date.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

A complete obituary and registry can be found at at jurrensfuneralhome.com. They are in charge of arrangements for George Drewes.