August 21, 2019 - 3:54 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Dorothy Dirks, age 92, of George, IA died Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in George, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24th at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA, with Rev. Orin Meinerts officiating.

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

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m until the service at the church.

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

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

August 20, 2019 - 3:19 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Larry Kruse age 69, of Boyden, died Monday, August 19th, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24th, at St. John Lutheran Church in Boyden, with Rev. Mark Lund, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery at Boyden.

Visitation will be Friday, August 23rd from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

August 17, 2019 - 4:02 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Stephanie Jean (Dorcey) Schreurs, age 60, of Larchwood, Iowa, passed away on August 13, 2019 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota after succumbing to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident she suffered while on duty in Lyon County, Iowa.

Stephanie was born April 3, 1959, in Wayne, Nebraska to Joseph and Patricia (Tighe) Dorcey.  Stephanie was the sixth addition to the family and joined her siblings Michael, Monica, Maureen, Joseph, and Patrick.  Shortly after, Julia, Sean, and Brendan came into the picture for a grand total of nine children.  The family lived on an acreage just outside of the Wayne city limits.  Stephanie attended Wayne High School where she participated in every sport they allowed her to: volleyball, basketball, and track.  She graduated high school in 1977, and in 2008, she was inducted into the Wayne High School Athletics Hall of Fame.

Following high school, Stephanie migrated north to Sioux City, Iowa to attend Briar Cliff College where she played volleyball, softball, and basketball.  In October 1979, she married Daniel Schreurs.  They lived several places and ultimately settled on the family farm outside of Alvord, Iowa.  During their marriage they had five children: Matthew, Theresa, William, Jacqueline, and Mary.  In 2001, Stephanie relocated to Larchwood, Iowa.  After an educational hiatus, Stephanie returned to college and received her Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College in 2003.

Stephanie joined the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher in January 1995 and became Lyon County’s first female deputy in August 1997.  Her impact on the community is summed up by this comment from a resident of Lyon County: “[Stephanie] did so much off and on duty.  She never discriminated against anyone in this town.  She always wanted to see the best in people.  She always talked to anyone.  She was ready at any time of day or night to help others on or off duty.  She truly will be missed.”  Not only did Stephanie serve her county as a deputy, she also contributed to her communities in numerous ways, such as developing a children’s recreational program in Alvord, being a member of the Larchwood Emergency Medical Services team, and serving as an active member of the St. Mary Parish.  She also stayed busy with several part-time jobs, including ceramic tile installation, substitute teaching, cleaning and maintenance for the City of Larchwood, and farming.

In spite of how busy she was with everything else, Stephanie’s favorite roles were being a mother and a grandmother.  She loved spending time with her family and could always be counted on for a listening ear and advice, a last-minute meal, a ride, a home improvement project, a babysitter, and being a loud fan “coaching” from the sidelines.  Some of her favorite things included sugar, the New England Patriots, crafting, horses, the sun, and beaches.

Stephanie left behind four children and eight grandchildren: Theresa (Mason) Mehrman (Jacoby, Sadie, Quincy, and Bo), William (Samantha) Schreurs (Bristol, Aspyn, Dakota, and Laurence), Jacqueline (Bailey) Grotewold, and Mary Schreurs; eight siblings: Michael (Denise) Dorcey, Monica Dorcey, Maureen Dorcey, Joseph Dorcey, Patrick (Cindy) Dorcey, Julia (John Nixon) Dorcey, Sean Dorcey, and Brendan Dorcey; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Stephanie is reunited with her son and golf partner, Matthew Schreurs, who preceded her in death in 2018, as well as her parents, Joseph and Patricia Dorcey.

A visitation with family present will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Larchwood, Iowa.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019, at the Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to be followed with burial in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Alvord, Iowa.  www.andersonandsonsfh.com

August 15, 2019 - 3:22 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Darlene Ohling, age 84 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Bethel Reformed Church of rural Little Rock, IA with Rev. Scott Van Ravenswaay officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bethel Reformed Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be the morning of the service August 19th from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM at Bethel Reformed Church of rural Little Rock, IA.

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

August 15, 2019 - 1:05 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Donald Bunte age 93 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, August 19, 2019 at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Andrew Palmquist officiating. Private family burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 18th from 2:00 until 8:00 PM with family present from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

Memorials may be directed Kindred Hospice.

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

August 11, 2019 - 1:41 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John Eben age 91, of George, died Saturday, August 10th, at the Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids.

The Funeral service will be 10:30 Tuesday, August 13th at First Baptist Church of George, IA (4102 190th St, George) with Rev. Dr. Mike Hagan and Travis Remme officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George.

Visitation will take place on Monday the 12th from 4:00 till 8:00 PM with family present at the First Baptist Church of George.

In Lieu of flowers family wish memorials that will be directed to the residents and staff of the George Good Samaritan Care Center.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of George is in charge of the arrangements for 91-year-old John Eben, of George.

July 28, 2019 - 7:13 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Arlo Mae Weerheim, age 92 of Rock Rapids, IA died on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 31st at the First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Haggar and Curtis Weerheim officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 31st from 12:00 until the hour of service at the First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids.

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

July 24, 2019 - 1:11 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Wayne Steenhoven age 65, of George, IA died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27th at First Reformed Church in Boyden, IA with Rev. Bob VanderSchaaf, officiating. Burial will take place in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, July 26th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the First Reformed Church in Boyden.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George is in charge of arrangements.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: First Reformed Church in Boyden

July 22, 2019 - 1:33 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mary Dolphin age 91, of Rock Rapids, IA died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at the Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 26th at the Forster Community Building of Rock Rapids. Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with the family present at Jurrens funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

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

July 11, 2019 - 4:05 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Ronald Gruis, age 75 of Rock Rapids, IA died on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at his home in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Military Honors by Van Anne-Fields Post No. 6960, VFW, & Rex Strait Post No. 103, American Legion

Visitation will be Friday, July 12th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, with family present at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

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