December 5, 2016 - 4:48 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Ramona Grave, age 82 of Rock Rapids, IA, formerly of Melvin, IA died Monday, December 5, 2016 at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 8th at Jurrens Funeral Home of George, IA, with burial following at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 7th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of George, IA.

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

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

December 4, 2016 - 12:10 am - Posted in Obituaries

Bernard “Bernie” Gisolf age 85 of Rock Rapids, IA died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Sanford Hospital of Rock Rapids, IA.
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His funeral service will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, December 6, 2016 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 Monday, December 5th from 4 PM to 8 PM with family present from 6 PM to 8PM at First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids.

Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

November 30, 2016 - 4:59 pm - Posted in Obituaries

peters-jennie-picJennie Peters, age 95 of Little Rock, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society in George, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, December 5th at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA, with Rev. Dustin Sperlich officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 4th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, with family present from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock.

Jurrens Funeral Home of Little Rock is in charge of services.

November 16, 2016 - 7:14 am - Posted in Obituaries

candleEldon Techen, age 82 of rural Matlock, IA died Monday, November 14, 2016 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sheldon, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 18th at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Hull, IA with Rev. Aaron Deutsch, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery at Hull.

Visitation will be Thursday November 17th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

November 4, 2016 - 12:05 pm - Posted in Obituaries

smit-john-picJohn Smit, age 83 of George, IA died Thursday November 3, 2016 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday, Nov. 7th, 2016 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA with Pastors Bryan Anderson and Oryn Meinerts officiating.

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

Visitation will be Sunday Nov. 6th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, with the family present from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home in George.

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

October 24, 2016 - 1:21 pm - Posted in Obituaries

stastny-david-picDavid Stastny, age 69 of Omaha, NE, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Burgess Health Center in Onawa, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, Oct. 27th at First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, IA with Rev. Scott Burdsall officiating.

Burial will follow at Zion Presbyterian Cemetery, rural George, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday morning from 9:30 AM until the hour of service at the church.

Jurrens Funeral Home of Little Rock is in charge of services.

David Lee Stastny was born April 18, 1947 in Wilbur, Nebraska, the son of Lumir and Blanche (Havlat) Stastny.  Dave was raised in a military family and lived in various places in the U.S. and overseas.  He graduated in 1966 from South High School in Omaha, NE and entered the U.S. Army.  After his honorable discharge he returned to Omaha area and began working at Western Electric.

Dave married Cindy Backer on August 14, 1971 in LeMars, IA.  Two daughters were born to this union, Clara and Andrea.  He continued his education at Metro Community College, while continuing to work, where he studied Industrial Maintenance.

Dave married Kathy Landrie on September 21, 2000 in Omaha, NE.  A step daughter joined their family, Jennifer.  Dave retired in 2001 from Avaya (formerly Western Electric) in 2001, after 34 years of service.

He was a member of Henry Bossard American Legion Post 32 in Papillion, NE and John J. Mercer Lodge #29 in Omaha, NE.  He enjoyed fishing, especially Walleye, and woodworking in his garage.  He also played competitive men’s softball and adult flag football in his younger years.  During his retirement years he had a Thursday morning breakfast group with his retired co-workers.  His family will remember Dave as a wise, caring man with a good work ethic.  He also will be remembered as a loving and supportive husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Stastny of Omaha, NE; two daughters, Clara (husband Rick) Otto of Sioux City, IA and Andrea (husband Greg) Kleider of Sioux City, IA; a step-daughter, Jennifer Pry of Omaha, NE; seven grandchildren, Michael and Mitchell Otto, Abby, Ashley and Alex Kleider, and Sierra and Baylee Wortman; one great-grandchild, Izaiah Wortman; two brothers, Dennis (wife Betty) Stastny of Omaha, NE and Kelvin (wife Michelle) Stastny of Denton, TX; a sister-in-law, Evon (husband Bob) Delgado of Council Bluffs, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lumir and Blanche Stastny.

October 21, 2016 - 5:04 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Grace Marie Honkomp, age 102 formerly of Ashton, IA died Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, IA.
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Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 24 th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton with Father Clinton Honkomp and Father Timothy Hogan as concelebrants. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 23 rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton. There will be a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at the church.

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

October 18, 2016 - 11:56 am - Posted in Obituaries

james-alexander-srJames Alexander Sr., age 61 of Rock Rapids, died unexpectedly Sunday, October 16, 2016 at his residence in Rock Rapids.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Friday, October 21st at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, with Father Bruce Lawler as celebrant.

Burial will be at 1:30 pm at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 20th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be a rosary at 6:45 p.m. and vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

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

 

September 30, 2016 - 3:19 pm - Posted in Obituaries

bernie-van-aartsenBernard “Bernie” Van Aartsen, age 90 of Rock Rapids, IA died on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Donald Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Monday, October 3rd from 2:00 to 7:30 PM, with family present from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

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

Bernie was the father of KIWA news director, Scott Van Aartsen.

September 30, 2016 - 6:03 am - Posted in Obituaries

Dolores E. Wiertzema, age 87 formerly of Little Rock, IA died Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley, IA.

Graveside service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, IA.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is handling arrangements.

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