November 26, 2014 - 3:15 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Ronnie Leroy Robinson, age 69 of Larchwood, IA, formerly of Sheldon, IA, died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, Nov. 29th at The Church of St. Mary in Larchwood, IA, with Deacon Jeff Gallagher officiating.

Burial will follow at the Larchwood Cemetery in Larchwood, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 28th from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at The Church of St. Mary in Larchwood. Also there will be a prayer service held at 7:00 PM Friday evening at the church.

A complete obituary and online registry will be available at: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

November 24, 2014 - 12:58 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Arnold Techen, of George, IA died Sunday, November 23, 2014 surrounded by family at his home in George.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26th at St. Paul Lutheran Church near Hull, IA, with Rev. Robert Gordon officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 25th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

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

November 4, 2014 - 4:52 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Jennie Bonnema, age 93 of Inwood, IA died Monday, November 03, 2014 at Fellowship Village Nursing Home in Inwood, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 8th at Christian Reformed Church in Inwood, IA, with Rev. Sam Krikke officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery, rural Inwood. Visitation will be Saturday, November 8th at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the Christian Reformed Church of Inwood.

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

A complete obituary and online registry is available at: jurrensfuneralhome.com

October 30, 2014 - 7:43 am - Posted in Obituaries

Gloria M. Wissink, age 83 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Rock Rapids Health Centre.

Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 4th at the Christian Church (Disciples) in Rock Rapids, with Rev. Carolyn Salberg officiating.

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

Visitation will be Monday, November 3rd from 2:00 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

Gloria Mae Wissink was born September 19, 1931 in Rock Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of John C. and Ida (Hamlin) Frohloff. She was raised in Rock Rapids and attended the community schools, graduating from Rock Rapids High School in 1949. As a young woman she worked at J.C. Penny’s Store.

On April 15, 1951 Gloria was united in marriage to Melvin H. Wissink in Rock Rapids, IA. Gloria worked as the elementary school secretary for 33 years before retiring in 1991. After retirement she worked part time at Doris Doty’s Clothing Store in Rock Rapids. On July 28, 2004 Gloria’s husband, Melvin, died suddenly, after 53 years of marriage.

Gloria was a member of Christian Church (Disciples) in Rock Rapids, where she taught Sunday school for many years, played piano and sang in the church choir. Also, she was a member of the Rock Rapids Mural Society. She loved to read magazines and newspapers, she taught Cub scouts for many years, visit with people and most of all spend time with her friends and family. She especially enjoyed traditional holidays and the family gatherings.

She is survived by her three children, Scott (wife, Sandy) Wissink of Rock Rapids, IA, Kent Wissink of Sioux Falls, SD and Melanie (husband, Steve) Cuperus of George, IA; nine grandchildren, Jamie (wife, Katie) Wissink, Jessica Wissink (special friend, Mike McGraw), Brandon Wissink (special friend, Megan Soucie), Steve Wissink, Stan (wife, Jaselyn) Wissink, Ashley (husband, Jeremy) Boone, Amy De Groot, Alyssa (husband, Matt) Brummel, and Evan Cuperus; five great-grandchildren, Abby and Hailee Boone, Brooklynn Dailey, Chloe and Maddox Wissink; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Morlock TeSlaa of Rock Rapids, IA; one brother-in-law, Gerrit Vander Kolk of Doon, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida Frohloff, her husband, Melvin Wissink; an infant son; one brother-in-law, Delmer Wissink; and one sister-in-law, Betty Vander Kolk.

 

 

October 30, 2014 - 7:43 am - Posted in Obituaries

Funeral-male candleCharlie Harms, age 74 of Tucson AZ, formerly of George, IA died Monday, October 27, 2014 at Medical Center of Plano in Plano, TX.

Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday November 4, 2014 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, IA with Rev. Paul Soderquist officiating. Visitation will be Monday November 3rd from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

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

October 22, 2014 - 11:00 am - Posted in Obituaries

Anna May Hector, age 96 of Ellsworth, MN died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Sunrise At Johns Creek Assisted Living in Johns Creek, GA.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 3rd at Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth, MN, with the Reverend Dr. Terry Morse officiating. Burial will follow at Grand Prairie Cemetery in Ellsworth, MN.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Little Rock. For a complete obituary and online registry please visit our website: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

 

October 19, 2014 - 5:23 pm - Posted in Obituaries

La Donn Geerdes, age 72, of George, IA died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Zoar Presbyterian Church in George, IA with Rev. Dale Lint officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

Visitation will be Monday, October 20, 2014 from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of George, IA.

La Donn “Don” Rae (Van Briesen) was born March 6, 1942 in Grant Township of Lyon County to Walter and Gladys (Duin) Van Briesen.  She grew up on the family farm by George where she attended country school and graduated from George High School in 1960.  On February 24, 1961 she was united in marriage to Norwood (Woody) Geerdes at Zoar Presbyterian Church in George, IA.  After graduation from high school she worked for Dr. Gessford in George, IA, Alf Manufacturing in Sheldon, IA for a short time, Geerdes Feed, George Good Samaritan Center, and John’s Steakhouse as a cook all in George, IA.  She worked many jobs throughout the years, all while working operating the family business, Geerdes Trucking in George, IA with her husband and sons until retiring in 2001.  La Donn would never allow a truck to leave the shop dirty.  She worked tirelessly to maintain a fleet of good looking trucks and still managed to always have time to cook and keep a miraculously clean house. She will always be remembered by all that had the opportunity to enjoy her truly delicious meals.  La Donn was one of God’s special people that even managed to find time to teach Sunday School, play piano at church and help anyone in need.  In her spare time she enjoyed sitting on the deck at home or at the lake and taking in the outdoors.  Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special to her.

La Donn is survived by her husband Norwood of nearly 54 years; two children, son, Tyron (Kim) Geerdes of Rock Rapids, IA and their two children, Amber (Kenneth) and their daughter, Addisyn Van Den Top of Sioux Falls, SD and Grant Geerdes of Rock Rapids, IA; son, Todd (Roxie) Geerdes of Brandon, SD and their two children, T. J (Randi Stoeberl) and their daughter, Zoey Geerdes of Rice Lake, WI and Zach Geerdes of Sioux Falls, SD; sister, Thelma Van Briesen and brother Paul (Angie) Van Briesen all of George, IA; and several nephews, a niece and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Gladys Van Briesen, sister, Doris Stubbe and brother, Larry Van Briesen.

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

October 15, 2014 - 3:42 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mary Huisman age 64 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, with Pastor Marsha Sangel officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Harris, IA. Visitation will be Thursday, October 16th from 4-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

For a complete obituary and registration please visit www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

October 7, 2014 - 2:29 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Anna De Jong, age 98 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday October 6th, 2014 at Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, October 10th at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, IA, with Rev. Paul Soderquist officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA. Visitation will be Thursday, October 9th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church of George.

Anna Cena Lamfers was born December 4, 1915 at the family farm southwest of George, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph C. and Essie (Stubbe) Lamfers. She attended country school and as a young lady worked for area families doing various household duties.

Anna was united in marriage to Hessel De Jong on April 14, 1938 at her parents’ home. Together they lived and farmed near Sheldon, Spencer, and Doon, Iowa. In 1948 Anna and Hessel bought and established their own farm east of Rock Rapids, Iowa, where they raised nine children. They retired in 1980 and moved from the farm to a house north of Rock Rapids. In 2008 they moved to Premier Estates Assisted Living in Rock Rapids.

Anna was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, Iowa since age 12. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, gardening, canning, playing bingo and enjoyed vacationing with Hessel later in life. Anna and Hessel also enjoyed singing in the church choir and listening to gospel music in their home. On March 27, 2010 Anna’s husband, Hessel died, after 72 years of marriage. Anna remained living at Premier Estates until November of 2011 when she entered Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids. She remained living there until her death this past Monday.

She is survived by her children, Beverly (Delbert) Klaassen of Sibley, IA, Lois (Darwin) Willemssen of George, IA, Janice Schneidermann of Little Rock, IA, Nancy Lodes of Luverne, MN, Linda (Dell) Rasmussen of Sioux Falls, SD, Audrey (Bill) Lundy of Slayton, MN, Harold (Jo) De Jong of Little Rock, IA, Karen (Jon) Walker of Sioux Falls, SD, and Greg (Sherri) De Jong of Rock Rapids, IA; twenty-nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; forty-four great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Elvin Lamfers of Sun City, AZ; four sisters-in-law, Jennie Engelkes of Benson, MN, Louisa Jacobsma of Bigelow, MN, Tillie Rook of Rock Valley, IA and Minnie De Jong of Sibley, IA; two brothers-in-law, Gerrit Jr. (Erma) De Jong of Sibley, IA and Arnold De Jong; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hessel De Jong; a son-in-law, Burdell Schneidermann; an infant granddaughter, Kristi Sue Klaassen; a brother, Raymond Lamfers; and two sisters, Frieda Eide and Bernice Becker.

October 7, 2014 - 1:38 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Don Andringa, age 81, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 at George Samaritan Society in George, Iowa.

Private Family Funeral Service will be Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service. Rev. Paul Van Maaren officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, October 9 from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Don Andringa.

Donald LeRoy Andringa was born on August 20, 1933 in Hartley, Iowa. He was the son of Fredrick and Elizabeth (De Boer) Andringa. He lived his youth in the Hartley and Archer, Iowa areas and graduated from Archer High School.

He was united in marriage to Margene “Midge” Frances DeKok of Archer, Iowa on August 5, 1954 in Archer. They lived on the family farm in rural Archer until they moved to Sheldon, Iowa whereDon worked for his brother, Jack, at Andringa Construction. When his brother died, Don startedAndringa Roofing in Sheldon, retiring in 1998, after owning and operating his business for 32 years.
He was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sheldon.

Don enjoyed traveling to visit family in California and Florida. He was an avid reader and enjoyed studying History and Genealogy. He raised Chesapeake and German Shorthair dogs and enjoyed hunting pheasants and ducks. He liked to sing. He especially enjoyed doing things with the family, his grandchildren and great grandchild meant a lot to him.

He passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society in George, Iowa.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife: Midge Andringa of Sheldon, IA; two sons: Greg and wife Janet Andringa of Sheldon, IA, Mike Andringa of Sheldon, IA; two grandchildren: Samantha (Doug) Haupert of Boyden, IA, Judd Lee Andringa of Sheldon, IA; one great-grandchild: Addison Haupert; one sister: Gladys Bajema of Whitinsville, MA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.