June 9, 2017 - 1:37 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Marie Postma, 87, of Rock Rapids, formerly of Doon, Iowa, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Rock Rapids Health Center.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 12 at 10:30 AM at Doon United Reformed Church with Rev. Don Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery of Doon. Visitation, with the family present, will be Sunday, June 11 from 2:30-4:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com

June 7, 2017 - 3:04 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Conner Blom, age 23 of Inwood, IA died Monday, June 5, 2017 at his home rural Inwood, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 10th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Kordahl and Pastor Tim Ryals officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, June 9th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rock Rapids.

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

June 7, 2017 - 12:38 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Charlene DeYong age 79 of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Rock Rapids Health Center.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday June 10th, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Mark Hansen, officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery at Rock Rapids, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, June 9th 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 5, 2017 - 9:47 am - Posted in Obituaries

Kenneth D. Eberline, age 90 of George, IA died Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 10th at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church rural George, IA. Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George. Visitation will be Friday, June 9th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of George. Memorials may be directed to the Lyon County First Presbyterian Church.

Kenneth Eberline was born to Russell and Augusta Eberline in the house on their farm on December 12, 1926. He grew up as an only child. On November 22, 1946, he was married to Veralynn Allard. They moved into the upstairs of the farmhouse with his parents living on the first floor. They had four children: Bruce, Janice, Paula and Lonn.

As the children married and moved away, the farm became a very special place for their families to visit, especially at Christmas. Over the years many happy memories were made. Even when members of the family would go to visit Ken and Vera after they moved into George, going to see them would be affectionately referred to as “going to the farm.”

Ken was a self-taught student of the Bible. Although he had only a high school education, he excelled in his knowledge of the Scriptures. He faithfully taught a Sunday School for many years. When asked to fill in and preach while pastors were on vacation or when churches were between pastors, he would go. It became obvious to all who heard him that he also had a speaking gift. Over the years he would go preach as requests came in. It was not unusual for him to hear from more than one church for any given weekend. At one point it became necessary for him to keep a record of messages he had preached at all of the various churches. He wanted to make sure that he would never preach the same message twice at the same church.

When Dr. E.W. Crockett, the founder and director of the Christian Servicemen’s Centers, approached Ken and asked him to be the speaker on his radio broadcast, he agreed to do so. Over the years, Ken gained a faithful following of listeners who were blessed by his radio ministry. He was always encouraged when listeners wrote to tell him how much they appreciated his messages.

Ken died peacefully in his sleep at the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his precious wife, Veralynn of almost 70 years, who died on June 29, of last year; a son, Lonn; a daughter-in-law, Linda Eberline; and a son-in-law, Terry Cole.

He is survived by three of his children; Bruce (Deb) Eberline in Chicago, IL; Jan (Eberline) Dunlap in Denver, CO; and Paula (David) Tebbe in Gulf Shores, Al. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Noel Eberline, Benjamin (Liz) Eberline, Alexandra Eberline, Dru (Kellie) Dunlap, Max Dunlap, Trevor (Rhonda) Cole, Tabitha (Andre) Stephenson, Ken (Keri) Eberline, Whitney Piper, Elliott Piper, Adam (Paige) Piper, Avery (Tember) Piper. He is also survived by 19 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great, Great Grandchild.

May 30, 2017 - 2:22 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John Anderson, age 85 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne, MN.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 3rd at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating.

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

Visitation will be Friday, June 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

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

May 28, 2017 - 7:41 am - Posted in Obituaries

Lt. Col. Charles T. “Ted” Fisch, age 82 of Redondo Beach, CA, formerly of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, May 15, 2017 in Torrance, CA, following complications from a fall and hip surgery.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 5th in the family plot at the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids are handling arrangements.

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

May 26, 2017 - 5:03 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Funeral services for 75-year old Duane Winkel will be Wednesday May 31st at 10:30 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church In George, with interment to follow at Evergreen Lawn in George with full military honors.

Visitation will be Tuesday May 30th from 3 until 7 pm, with the family present from 5 until 7 pm, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George.

Arrangements are being handled with Heartland Funeral Home of Brandon South Dakota.

May 11, 2017 - 2:47 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Marian Timmerman, age 92 of Rock Rapids, IA died Thursday, May 11, 2017, 2017 at the Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 at Bethel Reformed Church in rural Little Rock, IA,

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

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

 

May 5, 2017 - 3:07 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Tunis Jansma TL age 69 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 at St. James, MN.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Dr. Cliff Hoekstra officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM with family present from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

Tunis Lloyd “TL” Jansma was born October 5th, 1947 at LeMars, IA, the son of Floyd and Anna (Jacobsma) Jansma. He received his education at Rock Valley Christian, Hull Christian, and Western Christian High School. Tunis helped his father on the farm until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1966. He was stationed in Germany as a wrecker driver and served in the military until 1968.

On January 10th, 1969, TL was united in marriage to Linda Lode at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, IA. The young couple farmed for several years in the Doon area. After farming, the family lived in Doon, IA, for several years before moving to Rock Rapids, IA, in 1989. TL drove truck and hauled many things in his early trucking career. He loved trucking and talking about trucking. Tunis worked as an Owner Operator (TL Jansma Trucking), hauling hazardous chemicals for Hawkins, Inc. for the past 18 years.

He loved his job and was exceptional at his job. Tunis loved being with his family, and loved listening to and watching Minnesota Twins baseball games, although he was happy to attend Kansas City Royals baseball games with his sons and family. TL also loved being with his coffee group to solve the world’s problems when he was home from trucking. He enjoyed fishing, watching his grandkids’ events, checking on his truck shed, leaving rambling voicemails for family and friends, and polishing the rims on his Freightliner. But his main passion was trucking. He also had a habit of picking lilacs and wildflowers on the side of the road to bring to Linda and his daughters-in-law. TL belonged to OOIDA, (Owner and Operators Independent Driver Association and the Rock Rapids American Legion.

TL is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Jansma; sons, Doug (Crystal) of Sioux Falls, SD, Dale (Jill) Jansma of Rock Rapids, IA, Wade (Aily) Jansma of Grand Pairie, TX, and daughter-in-law, Kim Jansma of Valley Springs, SD; grandchildren, Emily and Chase of Valley Springs, SD and Dionne and Thane of Rock Rapids, IA; brothers, Jim (Barb) Jansma of Hudsonville, MI, Dennis (Sue) Jansma of Hull, IA, Carl (Judy) Jansma of Sioux Falls, SD, Floyd Jansma, Jr. of Hull, Mark Jansma of Omaha, NE, and Phillip Jansma of DesMoines; sisters, Ranae (Mike) Kooistra of Doon, IA and Darla (Kevin) Vaandrager of Sheldon, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Anna Jansma; infant daughters, Shari Lynn and Julie Ann; and brother, Wally Lorne.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

May 4, 2017 - 1:22 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Roger “Butch” Gerken, age 66 of Little Rock, IA, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at East Bank Hospital University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 6th at First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, IA, with Rev. Scott Burdsall officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasantview Cemetery in Little Rock.

Visitation will be Friday, May 5th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM with family present 6:00 to 8:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock.

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