July 27, 2017 - 3:47 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Joawn ‘Joe’ Henry Van Oort, 84, of Rock Valley, Iowa, formerly of Doon, died on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at the Whispering Heights in Rock Valley.

Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 31st at the Doon United Reformed Church with Candidate Stephen Regnerus officiating. Committal service will begin with a prayer service at 10:00 a.m. at the church with the burial to follow at the Hillside Cemetery at Doon. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.

Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

The family wishes memorials be directed to the Northwest Iowa Protestant Reformed School in Doon, Whispering Heights in Rock Valley, or to Sioux Center Health Hospice.

July 19, 2017 - 12:21 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Ronald Olson, age 94 of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, with the military honors by Van Anne-Fields VFW Post 6960 and Rex-Strait American Legion Post 103.

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

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

July 3, 2017 - 5:25 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Roxie Bauer, age 67 of Rock Rapids, IA died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 2, 2017 at her home in Rock Rapids.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 7th at the Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Mark Hansen officiating.

Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be on Thursday, July 6th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids.

For a complete obituary and an online register, you can visit www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.

June 9, 2017 - 1:37 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Marie Postma, 87, of Rock Rapids, formerly of Doon, Iowa, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Rock Rapids Health Center.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 12 at 10:30 AM at Doon United Reformed Church with Rev. Don Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery of Doon. Visitation, with the family present, will be Sunday, June 11 from 2:30-4:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com

June 7, 2017 - 3:04 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Conner Blom, age 23 of Inwood, IA died Monday, June 5, 2017 at his home rural Inwood, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 10th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Kordahl and Pastor Tim Ryals officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, June 9th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rock Rapids.

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

June 7, 2017 - 12:38 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Charlene DeYong age 79 of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Rock Rapids Health Center.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday June 10th, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Mark Hansen, officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery at Rock Rapids, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, June 9th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

June 5, 2017 - 9:47 am - Posted in Obituaries

Kenneth D. Eberline, age 90 of George, IA died Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 10th at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church rural George, IA. Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George. Visitation will be Friday, June 9th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of George. Memorials may be directed to the Lyon County First Presbyterian Church.

Kenneth Eberline was born to Russell and Augusta Eberline in the house on their farm on December 12, 1926. He grew up as an only child. On November 22, 1946, he was married to Veralynn Allard. They moved into the upstairs of the farmhouse with his parents living on the first floor. They had four children: Bruce, Janice, Paula and Lonn.

As the children married and moved away, the farm became a very special place for their families to visit, especially at Christmas. Over the years many happy memories were made. Even when members of the family would go to visit Ken and Vera after they moved into George, going to see them would be affectionately referred to as “going to the farm.”

Ken was a self-taught student of the Bible. Although he had only a high school education, he excelled in his knowledge of the Scriptures. He faithfully taught a Sunday School for many years. When asked to fill in and preach while pastors were on vacation or when churches were between pastors, he would go. It became obvious to all who heard him that he also had a speaking gift. Over the years he would go preach as requests came in. It was not unusual for him to hear from more than one church for any given weekend. At one point it became necessary for him to keep a record of messages he had preached at all of the various churches. He wanted to make sure that he would never preach the same message twice at the same church.

When Dr. E.W. Crockett, the founder and director of the Christian Servicemen’s Centers, approached Ken and asked him to be the speaker on his radio broadcast, he agreed to do so. Over the years, Ken gained a faithful following of listeners who were blessed by his radio ministry. He was always encouraged when listeners wrote to tell him how much they appreciated his messages.

Ken died peacefully in his sleep at the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his precious wife, Veralynn of almost 70 years, who died on June 29, of last year; a son, Lonn; a daughter-in-law, Linda Eberline; and a son-in-law, Terry Cole.

He is survived by three of his children; Bruce (Deb) Eberline in Chicago, IL; Jan (Eberline) Dunlap in Denver, CO; and Paula (David) Tebbe in Gulf Shores, Al. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Noel Eberline, Benjamin (Liz) Eberline, Alexandra Eberline, Dru (Kellie) Dunlap, Max Dunlap, Trevor (Rhonda) Cole, Tabitha (Andre) Stephenson, Ken (Keri) Eberline, Whitney Piper, Elliott Piper, Adam (Paige) Piper, Avery (Tember) Piper. He is also survived by 19 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great, Great Grandchild.

May 30, 2017 - 2:22 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John Anderson, age 85 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne, MN.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 3rd at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating.

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

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

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

May 28, 2017 - 7:41 am - Posted in Obituaries

Lt. Col. Charles T. “Ted” Fisch, age 82 of Redondo Beach, CA, formerly of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, May 15, 2017 in Torrance, CA, following complications from a fall and hip surgery.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 5th in the family plot at the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids are handling arrangements.

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

May 26, 2017 - 5:03 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Funeral services for 75-year old Duane Winkel will be Wednesday May 31st at 10:30 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church In George, with interment to follow at Evergreen Lawn in George with full military honors.

Visitation will be Tuesday May 30th from 3 until 7 pm, with the family present from 5 until 7 pm, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George.

Arrangements are being handled with Heartland Funeral Home of Brandon South Dakota.