February 21, 2018 - 2:17 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Gloria M. Row, age 86. of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 24th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids with Fr. Francis Makwinja officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids.

Memorial may be directed to Camp Foster, Sanford Hospice, and/or Island Park Project.

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

 

 

February 17, 2018 - 6:42 am - Posted in Obituaries

Susan (Sue) Elaine Lorenzen, of Grinnell, formerly of George and Rock Rapids, who was lovingly known as Momma Sue, was a beloved mom, grandma, great grandma, daughter, sister, and friend. Sue passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell, surrounded by friends and family after a lengthy battle with multiple cancers.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Grinnell Friends Church. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell and her family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon.

Memorials may be designated to the Friends Church in Grinnell and mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Memories and condolences may be shared with Sue’s family online at www.smithfh.com.


Sue was born to Dorothy Van Hoorn on June 28, 1947 in Murrieta, California. After a tragic accident, which took Dorothy’s life, her grandmother Lena DeGroot and aunt Evelyn Grotewold of George, Iowa, raised her and then later in life her stepfather, Willard Van Hoorn, also adopted her.

After high school, Sue continued her education, eventually receiving her master’s degree from the University of Redlands in California. Sue married Dwight Ray Lorenzen on April 2, 1971 in Rock Rapids, Iowa. After they married, Sue started working for DGR. In 1979 they moved to California, so Sue could pursue a job for GTE, which ultimately brought them back to Iowa in 1997. She took an early retirement from Iowa Telecom in 2001 but went on to pursue her Series 7 license and became an investment broker for Edwards Jones in Urbandale, Iowa, where she retired in 2005.

Sue had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. During her life Sue and Dwight gave their time to foster several children before having a few of their own. Sue truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures: playing cards, playing Scrabble, chatting with friends and family, camping, and helping her grandchildren with math problems and video chatting.

Sue will be forever remembered by Evelyn Grotewold, George, IA, who Sue thought of as a mother and her children call Grandma Evie; her brothers, Rod (Starla) Cairns of Crossville, Tennessee and Billy (Sheila) Ver Hoef of Calvin, Louisiana; her children, Heather (Chris) Laughter of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Nicole Lorenzen of Grinnell, Danielle (Ryan) Thomson of Grinnell, and Michael (Lauren) Lorenzen of Brooklyn, Iowa; grandchildren, Lia (Isaac) Gerke of Longmont, Colorado, Nic (Jessica) Laughter of Orem, Utah, Joshua Lorenzen of Grinnell, Jase Lorenzen of Brooklyn, and Liam Thomson of Grinnell; and 3 great grandchildren. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Willard Van Hoorn; husband, Dwight Lorenzen; and brother, Robert Van Hoorn.

February 7, 2018 - 4:05 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Riley Rose Meyer age 9 of George, IA passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at her home in George, IA, as a result of a house fire.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, February 12th at Faith Baptist Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Pastor Jeff Poppinga officiating.

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

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

February 7, 2018 - 12:21 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Delton Patten age 71 of George, IA died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in George, IA.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, IA with Rev. Dale Lint & Rev. John Pea, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 8th 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.

February 4, 2018 - 7:31 am - Posted in Obituaries

Jay E. Ackerman age 89 of George, IA died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in George, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 6th at Zoar Presbyterian Church in George, IA with Rev. John Pea officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George.

Visitation will be Monday, February 5th from 4:00 to 8:00PM, with family present from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at Zoar Presbyterian Church of George.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George is in charge of services.

February 2, 2018 - 12:34 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Wilma Bouwman age 90 of Lester, IA died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 6th at Bethel Reformed Church of Lester, IA, with Rev. Don Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery of Lester, IA

Visitation will be Monday, February 5th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

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

January 29, 2018 - 1:45 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Dwaine O. Kruse age 94 of Adrian, MN died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Park View Manor in Ellsworth, MN.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 3rd at the Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA, with Pastor Dustin Sperlich officiating.

Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, February 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with family present during that time at the Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Little Rock is in charge of arrangements.

January 22, 2018 - 12:31 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Luann Heeren age 61 of George, IA died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at at her home in George, IA.

Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Central Baptist Church in George, IA with Pastor Sean Mustian, officiating.

Prayer service for family and friends will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 25th at the Jurrens Funeral Home in George with burial to follow in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George, IA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 24th from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

January 12, 2018 - 12:09 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Bruce Kannegieter age 65 of George, IA died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at at his home in George, IA.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Zoar Presbyterian Church rural George, IA with Reverend John Pea, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Zoar Presbyerian Cemetery at George, IA.

Visitation will be Monday, January 15th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

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

January 8, 2018 - 8:37 am - Posted in Obituaries

David Hill age 57, of Rock Rapids, died Saturday, January 6th at Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley, after a couragous battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 10th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids. Burial will follow at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery near Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 9th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.  There will also be a 7:00 PM Vigil service at the funeral home Tuesday night.

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