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.

May 2, 2017 - 3:21 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Iona Van Dyke, age 91 of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday, May 2nd at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Saturday, May 6th at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids, IA.

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

April 18, 2017 - 7:56 am - Posted in Obituaries

Harley Behrens age 88 of George, IA, died peacefully at at his home southwest of George on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Prayer service for family and friends will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Hull, IA. Interment will be held prior to the service in the church cemetery.

Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Hull, IA, with Rev. Aaron Deutsch officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, April 21 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

The family requests memorials be given to the Hope Haven Wheel Chair Refurbishing Shop at George, IA.

April 14, 2017 - 6:17 pm - Posted in Obituaries

GROEN, Connie PictureConnie Groen, age 89 of Rock Rapids, IA died Friday April 14, 2017 at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18th at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Dan Haggar, officiating.
Burial will be in the Bethel Reformed Cemetery of rural Little Rock, IA.

Visitation will be Monday, April 17th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

April 10, 2017 - 11:52 am - Posted in Obituaries

Pearl KorthalsPearl Korthals, age 91 of George, died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in George.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 12, 2017 at Bethel Reformed Church of rural Little Rock, with Rev. Matt Miller, officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Reformed Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday April 11th from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

April 8, 2017 - 7:55 am - Posted in Obituaries

Betty KumbaBetty R. Kumba, age 98 of Rock Rapids, died Friday April 7, 2017 at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Monday, April 10th at United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, with Rev. Kathy Sides officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 9th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with family present at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids.
An online registry and full obituary will be available at: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

April 7, 2017 - 2:34 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Henry Van Oort Henry Van Oort, age 97 of Rock Rapids, IA died Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating.

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

Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA.

In lieu of flowers family prefers memorial be directed to: Lyon Specialty Care or Sanford Hospice of Rock Rapids.

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

April 6, 2017 - 12:35 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Ezra KnoblochEzra Knobloch, age 89 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Monday, April 10th at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, IA.

Burial will follow at the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery in Lester, IA.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 9th with family present from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Lester.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Knobloch family for later designation.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Ezra Knobloch