September 17, 2021 - 1:17 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mary Hindt, age 92 of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Rock Rapids, passed away on November 16, 2020.

A memorial mass will be held 10:30 AM, Friday, September 24, 2021, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, with Fr. Sunny Dominic officiating. Inurnment will follow at Holy Name Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

September 17, 2021 - 9:42 am - Posted in Obituaries

The family members of the former Edward and Henreitta Beek of George are having a graveside service on Saturday, September 18th at 2:00 pm at the Evergreen Cemetery in George.

Friends and relatives are welcome

September 9, 2021 - 1:09 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Clinton Van Roekel age 99 of Sheldon formerly of George, Iowa passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Sanford Sheldon Health Center in Sheldon.

There will be no public gathering at this time. There will be a celebration of life held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials directed to Hope Reformed Church in George or any charity of your choosing.

Clinton’s immediate survivors include his wife, Florence and four sons, David, Dennis, Paul and Phil.

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September 7, 2021 - 11:58 am - Posted in Obituaries

Carol Childress age 78 of Spearfish, South Dakota, formerly of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Monument Health in Spearfish, South Dakota.

A funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids with Reverend Sarah Deutsch officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery at Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service with the family present at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

August 21, 2021 - 1:30 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Margaret Mae Vust age 85, of Little Rock, Iowa died Friday, August 20, 2021, at the Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 am, Tuesday, August 24th at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA, with Rev. Bryan Anderson officiating.

Visitation will be Monday, August 23rd with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of George is in charge of services for Margaret Vust.

August 10, 2021 - 2:01 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Marilyn Loerts Markus, formerly of Little Rock, passed away on August 8, 2021 at the Davis Hospice Medical Center in Cheyenne after losing her battle with dementia.

A visitation will be held at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home Friday, August 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home with a reception to follow at the Schrader Reception Center.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in Marilyn’s name to the Davis Hospice Center.

Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, located at 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

July 27, 2021 - 12:42 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Jeffrey DeBoer, age 66 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday July 26, 2021, at his residence with his family by his side.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021, at the Bethel Reformed Church, rural Little Rock, IA, with Reverend Scott Van Ravenswaay officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 28th 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.


July 23, 2021 - 6:50 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Gwen Peters age 86 of Little Rock, Iowa died Friday, July 23, 2021, at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley, IA.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, with Pastor Chris Lemmon officiating. Family and friend will gather at the church at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday and burial will take place prior to the service in the Pleasant View Cemetery of Little Rock.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 27 th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock. All monetary donations will be directed toward the Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota. Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is in charge of services.


Gwendolyn “Gwen” Ann Peters was born July 3, 1935, in George, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Darlyne (Block) Mahler. She attended George Community School until 7 th grade. Her family moved to Little Rock, IA and she graduated from Little Rock High School in 1953. In 1954 they moved back to George, and she worked as an assistant for Dr. Gessford’s office. She also worked for Central Telephone as an operator. She was united in marriage to Gene Peters on March 15, 1955, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in George. They lived in George briefly before moving back to Little Rock, IA. Where she took care of her growing family while Gene owned and operated several businesses. In 1968 Gwen and Gene moved to a farm north of Little Rock where they farmed and raised their five children. When her children were older, she continued her education at Worthington Community College and earned her L.P.N. degree. She began working at Sibley Care Center in Sibley and later transferred to the Osceola Community Hospital to work as an aide in the physical therapy department. In 1996 Gwen and Gene retired and moved to their present home in Little Rock. She was a member of the 1 st Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, active with various church and community organizations and activities. She enjoyed traveling with Gene, reading, flower gardening, and shopping. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In November of 2020, Gwen entered the Sibley Specialty Care due to failing health. She remained there until this past Friday, July 23, 2021, when she died at the age of 86.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Gene Peters of Little Rock, IA; five children, Kevin (Kelly) Peters of Cincinnati, OH, Kirk (Barb) Peters, Kyle (Cheryl) Peters, Kent (Julie) Peters, all of Little Rock, IA and Gina (Lee) Glasoe of Sioux Falls, SD; seventeen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Janice Mahler of Aurora, CO; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Darlyne Mahler; a brother, Paul Mahler; sisters- in-law and brothers-in-law, Fern Fischer, Vernon Peters, Anna Mae LaCour, Arlene Ubbinga and Jack Peters.

July 16, 2021 - 12:02 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Carol (Geerdes) Schubert, age 65 of Rock Rapids, IA passed away on July 15, 2021, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Private Family Service will be held with burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

July 12, 2021 - 2:51 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Verlyn Dale Vermeer, age 89 of Rock Rapids, IA passed away on July 5, 2021, at Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids.

A private family service is pending.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Rock River Golf & Country Club, 1344 N. Union Street, Rock Rapids, IA 51246, and/or the donor’s choice.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements