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

April 14, 2018 - 3:18 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Jerry Smith, age 80 of George, IA died Friday, April 13, 2018 at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, IA with Rev. Dale Lint, officiating.

Prayer service for family and friends will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 17th at the Jurrens Funeral Home at George, IA. Interment with military honors will follow the prayer service in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George, IA.

Visitation will be Monday, April 16th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

April 9, 2018 - 9:36 am - Posted in Obituaries

Charles O. Telford age 87 of Rock Rapids, IA died Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 19th at Christian Church (Disciples) of Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Carolyn Salberg officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery of Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers family wish memorials be directed to Sanford Hospice or Rapids Theatre Preservation Society.

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

April 5, 2018 - 12:49 pm - Posted in Obituaries

F. “Jack” Spitler age 91 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Rock Rapids Health Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 9th at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, with Reverend Kathy Sides officiating.

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

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

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

March 19, 2018 - 1:01 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John Krull age 88 of Rock Rapids, IA died Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Rock Rapids Health Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2018 at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with family present at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA.

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

March 16, 2018 - 12:11 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Lawrence Lupkes age 74 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne, MN.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 19 at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, with Deacon Jeff Gallagher and Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating.

Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 18 with family present from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

Memorials may be directed to: Rapids Theater.

March 15, 2018 - 4:58 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Arthur C. Grafing age 96 of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22nd at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, with Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating.

Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, with military honors by the Van Anne-Fields VFW Post 6960 and Rex Strait American Legion Post 103.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

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

March 5, 2018 - 9:19 am - Posted in Obituaries

Elmer Aeilts age 82 of Rock Rapids, IA died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Memorial service will be 10:30 AM, Friday, March 9th at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating.

Family and friends will gather at 8:30 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids on Friday, March 9th and travel in procession to the Bethel Reformed Cemetery, rural Little Rock, IA for the committal service.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 8th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids.

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

February 26, 2018 - 1:19 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Nellie Bruns age 105 of George, IA died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in George, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1st at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, with Reverend Oryn Meinerts officiating.

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

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 28th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with 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