October 18, 2019 - 2:37 pm - Posted in Obituaries

James “Jim” Wells age 86, of Rock Rapids, IA died Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 23rd at the Ransom Church (formerly the Congregational United Church of Christ) in Rock Rapids, IA, with Pastor Jason Mueller officiating.

Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 22nd from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Wells family for later designation.

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

October 14, 2019 - 4:33 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Bradley Klostergaard age 60, of Beresford, SD went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 13, 2019. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, IA. Burial will follow at the family cemetery on the Klostergaard homestead near Beresford, SD.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 16, 2019 with family present from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Lester, IA.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in Brad’s honor. Donations can be made to the “Brad Klostergaard Cancer Memorial at 29289 472nd Avenue Beresford, SD 57004.

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

October 11, 2019 - 3:02 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John Gerber age 85, of Doon, IA died Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 16th at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, IA.

Burial will follow at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery rural Lester, IA.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 15th with family present from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Lester, IA.

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

September 30, 2019 - 9:50 am - Posted in Obituaries

Sherry Clausen age 64, of Doon, IA died Thursday, September 26, 2019, at her home in Doon.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 7th at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George, with Rev. John Pea officiating.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

September 25, 2019 - 1:05 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Peter Smit age 90 of George, IA passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA

Memorial services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Jurrens Funeral Home in George, IA.

Inurnment will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George.

Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at Jurrens Funeral Home in George.

September 8, 2019 - 3:26 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Darlene Kruger, age 94, of George, IA died Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society in George, IA.

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Hope Reformed Church in George, IA with Rev. Steve DeHaan officiating. Burial will follow at the Hope Reformed Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 10th from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM with family present at the Hope Reformed Church of George.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

September 4, 2019 - 4:01 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Harold E. Kix, age 89 of Rock Rapids, IA died on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Saturday September 7, 2019 at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Pastor Clyde Teel and Pastor Dan Haggar Officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA.

Visitation will be Saturday morning, September 7th from 9:30 AM until the time of service at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA.

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

August 21, 2019 - 3:54 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Dorothy Dirks, age 92, of George, IA died Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in George, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24th at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA, with Rev. Orin Meinerts officiating.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m until the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

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

August 20, 2019 - 3:19 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Larry Kruse age 69, of Boyden, died Monday, August 19th, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24th, at St. John Lutheran Church in Boyden, with Rev. Mark Lund, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery at Boyden.

Visitation will be Friday, August 23rd from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

August 17, 2019 - 4:02 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Stephanie Jean (Dorcey) Schreurs, age 60, of Larchwood, Iowa, passed away on August 13, 2019 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota after succumbing to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident she suffered while on duty in Lyon County, Iowa.

Stephanie was born April 3, 1959, in Wayne, Nebraska to Joseph and Patricia (Tighe) Dorcey.  Stephanie was the sixth addition to the family and joined her siblings Michael, Monica, Maureen, Joseph, and Patrick.  Shortly after, Julia, Sean, and Brendan came into the picture for a grand total of nine children.  The family lived on an acreage just outside of the Wayne city limits.  Stephanie attended Wayne High School where she participated in every sport they allowed her to: volleyball, basketball, and track.  She graduated high school in 1977, and in 2008, she was inducted into the Wayne High School Athletics Hall of Fame.

Following high school, Stephanie migrated north to Sioux City, Iowa to attend Briar Cliff College where she played volleyball, softball, and basketball.  In October 1979, she married Daniel Schreurs.  They lived several places and ultimately settled on the family farm outside of Alvord, Iowa.  During their marriage they had five children: Matthew, Theresa, William, Jacqueline, and Mary.  In 2001, Stephanie relocated to Larchwood, Iowa.  After an educational hiatus, Stephanie returned to college and received her Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College in 2003.

Stephanie joined the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher in January 1995 and became Lyon County’s first female deputy in August 1997.  Her impact on the community is summed up by this comment from a resident of Lyon County: “[Stephanie] did so much off and on duty.  She never discriminated against anyone in this town.  She always wanted to see the best in people.  She always talked to anyone.  She was ready at any time of day or night to help others on or off duty.  She truly will be missed.”  Not only did Stephanie serve her county as a deputy, she also contributed to her communities in numerous ways, such as developing a children’s recreational program in Alvord, being a member of the Larchwood Emergency Medical Services team, and serving as an active member of the St. Mary Parish.  She also stayed busy with several part-time jobs, including ceramic tile installation, substitute teaching, cleaning and maintenance for the City of Larchwood, and farming.

In spite of how busy she was with everything else, Stephanie’s favorite roles were being a mother and a grandmother.  She loved spending time with her family and could always be counted on for a listening ear and advice, a last-minute meal, a ride, a home improvement project, a babysitter, and being a loud fan “coaching” from the sidelines.  Some of her favorite things included sugar, the New England Patriots, crafting, horses, the sun, and beaches.

Stephanie left behind four children and eight grandchildren: Theresa (Mason) Mehrman (Jacoby, Sadie, Quincy, and Bo), William (Samantha) Schreurs (Bristol, Aspyn, Dakota, and Laurence), Jacqueline (Bailey) Grotewold, and Mary Schreurs; eight siblings: Michael (Denise) Dorcey, Monica Dorcey, Maureen Dorcey, Joseph Dorcey, Patrick (Cindy) Dorcey, Julia (John Nixon) Dorcey, Sean Dorcey, and Brendan Dorcey; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Stephanie is reunited with her son and golf partner, Matthew Schreurs, who preceded her in death in 2018, as well as her parents, Joseph and Patricia Dorcey.

A visitation with family present will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Larchwood, Iowa.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019, at the Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to be followed with burial in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Alvord, Iowa.  www.andersonandsonsfh.com