November 24, 2017 - 2:16 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John Schuurman age 96 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 28th at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery at Rock Rapids, IA.

Visitation will be Tuesday morning at the church one hour prior to the service, November 28th with the family present at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

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

November 21, 2017 - 4:42 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Barry M. Iwen age 72 of Rock Rapids died Monday, November 20, 2017 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 25th 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, November 24th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids.

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

November 2, 2017 - 1:41 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Dean Kruger age 51 of Little Rock, IA died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 4th at George-Little Rock Community School Gymnasium in Little Rock, IA with Rev. Dale Lint, officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery at Little Rock, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, November 3rd from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the George-Little Rock Community School Gymnasium in Little Rock.

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

October 20, 2017 - 4:12 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Dennis Van Briesen age 74 of George, IA died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 23rd at the Zoar Presbyterian Church rural George, IA, with Rev. John Pea and Rev. Dale Lint officiating.

Burial will follow at the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 22nd from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

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

October 16, 2017 - 8:01 am - Posted in Obituaries

Gerrit J. Vander Streek, 86, of Rock Rapids, Iowa died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids.

Memorial services will be held Friday, October 20 at 12:00 PM at the Christian Reformed Church of Rock Rapids with Rev. Cliff Hoekstra officiating. Private family burial will be held prior to the service at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley, Iowa. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00-8:00 PM with the family present from 6:00-8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley.

Memorials may be given to the Christian Reformed Church Bell Tower Maintenance Fund.

October 11, 2017 - 8:19 am - Posted in Obituaries

Virginia T. Deutsch age 79 of George, IA died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Hawkeye Care Center in Milford, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 13, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellsworth, MN with Fr. Tom Jennings celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ellsworth, MN.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 12th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with the family present at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George. There will be a vigil service and rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.

October 9, 2017 - 5:50 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Lori Holstad, age 90, passed away on October 8, 2017. Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 13th at 10:30 a.m. at the Highview Hills Event Center, 20150 Highview Ave, Lakeville, with burial at the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Northwood, Iowa.

Visitation will be held at the new location of Parker Kohl Funeral Home, 1725 Lyndale Ave. N., Faribault MN, on Thursday, October 12th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

For online tributes and further information, please visit www.ParkerKohlFuneralHome.com

Lori married Edward Holstad on June 7, 1952. Eddy preceded her in death at the early age of 39. She lovingly raised three daughters, Nancy, Cindy, and Cathy, who have remained by her side as she walked the pathway of memory loss. Her daughters, their families, and extended families were the sunshine of her life. At Highview Hills, she was known for reading the daily newspaper to the other memory care residents every morning. Her smiles and kindness warmed the lives of all who knew her. She thoroughly enjoyed Side By Side choir, Memory Café, outings with her friends, and all the activities at Highview Hills.

Lori was born in George, IA and attended country school there. She earned her business degree from the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!) and later attained her degree in library science. She raised her family in Windom, MN, and worked as a librarian at Mountain Lake High School until her retirement. After retirement she lived in Mankato and Faribault where she loved to garden, played in the Senior Citizen Kitchen Band, and was an avid Gophers and Twins fan. She loved caring for babies, and all of her grandchildren can attest she was the greatest grandma! She cared for many family members during their illnesses where her compassionate spirit became so apparent.

Also preceding her in death are her parents, William & Henrika Vagts, Brothers, Vernon Vagts and Edward Vagts, Grandson Brent Glidden, Parents-in-law, Edward and Augusta Holstad, devoted sister and brother in laws who were also her best friends, Dulcie Vagts, Robert and Clarine Lee, Arleigh and Carol Holstad.

Left to cherish memories of Lori are her children, Nancy Glidden (Burnsville), Cindy (Franz) Boelter (Faribault), Cathy (Randy) Caviness (Burnsville), 7 grandchildren, Keith Glidden, Kevin (Kurra) Glidden, Grant (Julie) Boelter, Brett (Melody) Boelter, Bethany Boelter, Brady Caviness, Cally Caviness and 4 great grandchildren, Tyler, Jordan, Caiden, and Kendall, and many loving nieces and nephews.

September 26, 2017 - 2:35 pm - Posted in Obituaries

William “Bill” Tobin, age 85 of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, Sept 28th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 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 Wednesday night.

Private family inurnment will be at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Memorials may be directed to Holy Name Church, 1108 S Carroll St, Rock Rapids, IA 51246 or City of Rock Rapids, 310 S 3rd Ave or the charity of your choice.

An online registry is available at jurrensfuneralhome.com.

September 5, 2017 - 3:49 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Robert Baatz age 71 of Lester, IA died September 4, 2017 at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Friday, September 8th at Peace Lutheran Church of Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Mark Hansen officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Lester, IA.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 7th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church of Rock Rapids.

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

August 28, 2017 - 5:00 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Leslie “Les” Timmer age 67 of George, IA died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 31st at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church in George, with Pastor Brian Schafer, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 30th 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, which is in charge of the arrangements for 67-year old Les Timmer of George.