September 4, 2015 - 4:02 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Bernice (Huisman) Walters, age 85 of Rock Rapids died Friday, September 4, 2015 at Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 8th at Bethel Reformed Church of Little Rock with Pastor Matt Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Reformed Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, September 7th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

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

September 1, 2015 - 9:08 am - Posted in Obituaries

Merlyn L. “Moe” Schubert, age 89 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday August 31, 2015, the Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 5th, 2015 at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Mark Hansen officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Friday, September 4th from 2:00 to 8:00 with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

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

August 20, 2015 - 3:47 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Pete De BoerPeter J. “Pete” DeBoer age 89 of Steen, MN died Thursday, August 20, 2015, at the Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 at Steen Reformed Church in Steen, MN, with Reuben Sinnema officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastside Cemetery rural Steen, MN.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 22nd from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids, IA.

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

 

August 19, 2015 - 8:26 am - Posted in Obituaries

Diane RathDiane Kay Rath, age 61 of Rock Rapids, died Wednesday morning August 19, 2015 with family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Private family service will take place Saturday morning at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids, IA with Pastor Kelly Volk officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Public visitation will be Friday, August 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers, family wishes memorials be directed to Sanford Hospice BEECIN Foundation, 803 S Greene St. Rock Rapids, IA 51246.

August 11, 2015 - 1:51 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Jennie Gisolf, 90, formely of Rock Valley and Rock Rapids, passed away Sunday, August, 9, 2015 at Dougherty Hospice House.

Celebration of life Service will be 3:00pm on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation will begin 2:00pm Friday with family present 5:00-7:00pm at Heritage Funeral Home and resume one hour prior to the service.

For a full obituary and online registry visit www.heritagesfsd.com

Grateful for having shared her life are her two children, Linda (Jim) Groth and Kevin (Brenda) Gisolf; five grandchildren, Alexia (Jason) Fritz, Alex (Carrie) Groth and Ashley Groth; Richard (Brittney) Gisolf and Austin (Alicia) Gisolf; four great-grandchildren, Xavian and Liam Gisolf, Noah and Sam Fritz; sister, Alice Gorter, Sioux Falls, SD; brother, William (Mina) DeVries, Rock Rapids, IA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bernie and Norma Gisolf, Rock Rapids, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

August 3, 2015 - 10:40 am - Posted in Obituaries

harley bowersHarley L. Bowers, age 90 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, August 3, 2015 at Lyon Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids.

A memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, August 7th at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating.

Private family Inurnment will be prior to the service at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 6th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Rock Rapids City Parks.

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

July 26, 2015 - 10:45 am - Posted in Obituaries

Paul Ageson, age 64 of Lester, IA died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 29th with family receiving friends from 1:00 to 3:00PM and again 5:00 to 7:00PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

A Private family service will be held at a later date.

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

 

 

July 17, 2015 - 2:05 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Catherine M. Gacke, age 91 of Rock Rapids, IA died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Rock Rapids Health Care Centre.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Monday, July 20th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Father Bruce Lawler officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 19th from 3:00 to 8:30 PM, with family present 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids. There will be a 7:00 PM Vigil service at the funeral home Sunday evening.

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

July 14, 2015 - 1:14 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Marilyn Johnson, age 59 of George, IA died Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, July 16th at the First Baptist Church of George, with Pastor Mike Hagan officiating.

Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 15th from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the First Baptist Church rural George, IA.

An online registry and full obituary will be available at: jurrensfuneralhome.com

July 13, 2015 - 4:08 pm - Posted in Obituaries

KLAASSEN, Marlyn pic

Marlyn Klaassen, age 84 of George, IA died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at his home near George, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 15th at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Georg, IA, with Rev. Paul Fischer officiating.

Burial will follow at Zoar Presbyterian Cemetery in George.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

Marlyn Klaassen was born on April 10, 1931 to Andrew and Bernice (Bonk) Klaassen.  He had one brother, Alvin, to welcome him home. His father passed away in a farm accident when he was 3 years old. Marlyn, his brother, mother, and grandmother worked the family farm from then on.

Marlyn attended country school until 8th grade. He graduated high school in George. He had painful memories of his pony dumping him in the crick every day on the way home; and once or twice on his way to school.

He married Doris Poss on October 29th, 1952, celebrating their 62nd anniversary last fall. They lived on the family farm in a tenant house. When his mother and grandmother moved to town, they moved into the farmhouse that stands today. He was very proud of the fact that it became a century farm in 2005.  Marlyn and Doris had four children; Alan, Marty, Vicki, and Shelli, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  He had a fondness for German Sheppard dogs and spent many hours sitting on the porch with each one.

He was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church where he served as Trustee. Marlyn also served on the George Elevator Coop      Board for 10 years with one term as president. He held board positions on the Osceola County Rural Water board.

When their kids were younger, he and Doris enjoyed square dancing, card club, playing softball and going to Little Rock on Saturday nights. Family was very important to him with many evenings spent playing cards with family and friends.

He was employed part time by Sheldon Livestock Sales, where he made many lasting friendships.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Bernice Klaassen, and his son, Alan Klaassen. Through the years he lost many close friends and relatives who he held close to his heart.

He is survived by his wife Doris Klaassen, son Marty (Cathy) Klaassen, daughter Vicki (Scott) Hilbrands, daughter Shelli (Marcel) Dirks, grandsons: Joshua (Melissa) Klaassen, Jeremy (Jamie) Klaassen, Andrew Hilbrands, Dhalten Dirks, granddaughters: Lindsey (John) Hinsch, Courtney (Bryan) Mayer, Brittanie Dirks, Jasmine Dirks, and great-grandchildren: Ethan Bruns and Elyse Klaassen, Desiree, Isaiah, and Griffin Hinsch, Brayden Mayer, and Eli Harskamp. He is also survived by his brother Alvin (Jean) Klaassen.

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