June 17, 2018 - 6:48 am - Posted in Obituaries

James Intveld, age 90, of Rock Rapids died Friday, June 15th at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20th at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Dan Haggar, officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery at Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 19th 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 14, 2018 - 10:34 am - Posted in Obituaries

LeRoy Griesse age 74 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne, MN.

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM, Friday, June 15th at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Kathy Sides officiating.

Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Friday, June 15th from 1:00 PM until the hour of service at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids.

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

June 12, 2018 - 3:21 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Ronald D. Boekhout age 78 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, June 11, 2018 at Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne, MN.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 14th at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Kathy Sides officiating.

Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 14th from 12:00 PM until the hour of service at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids.

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

June 6, 2018 - 1:04 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Gertrude Scholten age 93 of Sheldon, IA formerly of George, IA died Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, IA.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 8, from 4-8PM with the family present from 6-8PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Saturday, June 9 at the Lyon County First Presbyterian Church of George, Iowa, with Pastor Brian Schafer officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery of George, IA.

The Scholten family prefer memorials be directed to the Lyon County First Presbyterian Church.

Funeral arrangements are with the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

May 25, 2018 - 11:37 am - Posted in Obituaries

Arlene Sohl age 84 of Rock Rapids, IA died peacefully, Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Rock Rapids Care Center.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 29,2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church near Hull, IA, with Pastor Aaron Deutsch officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, April 28, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to: Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital of Rock Rapids. www.merrillpioneer.com

May 3, 2018 - 12:41 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Roger Lee “Rog” Christians age 77 of George, IA died, May 2, 2018 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5th at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, IA with Rev. John Pea, officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 5th from 12:00 until the hour of service with the family present at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George.

Inurnment will be held later at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

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

April 23, 2018 - 4:14 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Pamela Coy age 65 of Rock Rapids, IA, died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Friday, April 27th at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Mark Hanson officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery of Rock Rapids.

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

April 23, 2018 - 8:33 am - Posted in Obituaries

Wyona Drenth, age 87, of Ellsworth, MN Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Park View Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth.

Funeral services will be 2:00 Friday, April 27, 2018 at Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth, MN, with Rev. Paul Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Reformed Cemetery in rural Little Rock, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday April 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, with the family present at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

April 18, 2018 - 11:50 am - Posted in Obituaries

Dorman E. Koel age 89 of Rock Rapids, died Wednesday, April 18th at his residence in Rock Rapids.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, April 23rd at the Christian Reformed Church of Rock Rapids, with Reverend Cliff Hoekstra officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 22nd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, with family present from at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, which is in charge of the arrangements for 89-year old Dorman E. Koel of Rock Rapids..

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

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Dorman Eugene Koel was born February 8, 1929 on the family farm in Southcentral Lyon County, Iowa.  He attended elementary school at the Doon Christian School and Central Lyon Community School.  His family moved near Melvin, IA where he attended Junior High.  After his education he continued helping his father with the family farm.

On February 9, 1951 Dorman entered the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged on February 4, 1953.  Dorman returned to Iowa and was united in marriage to Jeanne Vande Kamp on March 5, 1958 in Doon, IA.  They couple lived in various places, while Dorman farmed for a couple of years in South Dakota and later near Doon, IA.  In 1958 Dorman and Jeanne moved to Rock Rapids, IA, and he served on the Rock Rapids Police Department, then as Lyon County Deputy Sheriff.  He then worked at Lyon County Coop & Oil Company.  Later he was a salesman for Walnut Grove Feed Company for 7 years.  After that he began his own business installing carpet.  His sons worked with him until Dorman suffered a heart attack, forcing him to retire in 1983.  After retirement Dorman’s hobby was rebuilding wrecked cars, as ahis health allowed.

Dorman was a member of the Christian Reformed Church of Rock Rapids and served on the church council.  He also served on boards with the Rock Rapids Christian School and Western Christian High School.  He was a member of the Rex Strait Post No. 103, American Legion of Rock Rapids.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeanne Koel of Rock Rapids, IA;  four children, Gloria (Dennis) Hoekstra of Orange City, IA, Norwin (Bonnie) Koel , Alan (Brenda) Koel, both of Rock Rapids, IA and Lorri (Jim) Huitink of Sheldon, IA; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Nella (Doyle) Duin of Yankton, SD; sister-in-law, Joan Koel of Primghar, IA;  and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Grace Koel; brother, Julius Koel; and sister Joan Runia.

April 16, 2018 - 1:57 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Dennis Meyer age 67 of Westbrook, MN formerly of Rock Rapids, IA died Friday, April 13, 2018 at Sanford Hospital in Sheldon, IA.

Memorial service will be 10:30 AM, Friday, April 20th at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, with Rev. Mark Hansen officiating. Inurnment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

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

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