June 30, 2016 - 3:13 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Vera EberlineVera Lynn Eberline, age 88 of George, IA died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society Care Center in George, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 5th at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church at George, IA. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George, IA.

Visitation will be Monday, July 4th 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 George.

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

 

June 30, 2016 - 2:18 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Leroy RathLeroy Rath , age 68 of Rock Rapids, IA died suddenly Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 1:30 PM Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids with Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, with military honors by the Rex Strait Post No. 103, American Legion and Van Anne-Fields Post No. 6960, VFW.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, IA.

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

June 28, 2016 - 3:54 pm - Posted in Obituaries

DICKMAN, Mildred picMildred Dickmann age 90 of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Lyon Specialty Care Nursing Home in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016 at St. Paul Lutheran Church rural Hull, IA with Pastor Aaron Deutsch officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:30 until 11:00 at the church.

For a complete obituary and register visit www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

June 23, 2016 - 12:50 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Gene HarmsEugene “Gene” Harms, age 74 of Lake Park, IA formerly of Little Rock, IA died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at his home in Lake Park.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 25th at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA, with Pastor Dustin Sperlich officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, June 24th 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 Sibley, IA.

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

 

June 13, 2016 - 3:04 pm - Posted in Obituaries

George Schipper, age 94 of George, IA died Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society Care Center in George, IA.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 18th at Hope Reformed Church near George, IA, with Rev. Al Honken officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, June 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

The Schipper family and those able to attend will gather at Jurrens Funeral Home Saturday morning and process to Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. for the graveside services.

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

June 2, 2016 - 12:53 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Funeral-female1Helena Sprock, age 97 of Rock Rapids, IA died Thursday June 2, 2016 at Foundation Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to time of service at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids.

June 1, 2016 - 4:31 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Miller,Dorothy87-year old Dorothy Jennings Miller, of Canon City, Colorado, formerly of George, Iowa, passed away recently in Canon City.  Memorial Services were held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at First Christian Church, in Canon City, with Holt Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Gideon’s P.O. Box 1115, Canon City, CO  81215.

Dorothy was born in Hull, IA on November 8, 1928 to Dewey and Leone Jennings.  She attended high school in her hometown, George, IA where she was a star basketball player.  She started her music career singing in a small group and playing the piano and organ for her church.  Dorothy graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in 1950 with a BA in Physical Education and teaching minors in History, English, Science and Music.  She taught physical education, history and English at the junior and senior high level in Spirit Lake, IA, Waterloo, IA and Bear Creek in Jefferson County, CO.

She met her husband Joseph (Joe) W. Miller on a blind date in 1957 and the couple married in Louisville, CO, on March 30, 1958.  Dorothy and Joe had two children, Alison Jennings Miller Presley born in 1959, and Joseph Jennings Miller, born in 1961.

Dorothy and Joe lived in Wheatridge, and Louisville, CO, where Dorothy helped to establish a recreational program for girls and later assisted in establishing a city recreational park.  Dorothy and Joe moved to Cheyenne, WY in 1966 where she was active in XJWC, a woman’s club, which was involved in many civic activities.  She taught exercise classes at the YMCA, and participated in the Cheyenne Symphony Chorus, Little Theater and Cheyenne Frontier Days.  She worked part time with the school district tutoring special education students.

In 1975, the couple moved to Dallas, TX, following Joe’s career as a banker and later a manager for EDS.  In Dallas, Dorothy worked for Dillard’s for nine years.  Her many activities included singing in the Brookhaven Community Chorus, a group which performed throughout the Dallas area, and toured Europe twice.  She said singing in those majestic cathedrals was a high point in her life.

Dorothy and Joe moved to Canon City in 2002 and are members of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Dorothy sang in the Pueblo Chorale and The Fremont Civic Chorus, as well as the churches she attended throughout her life.  Dorothy’s many interests included traveling, skiing, hiking, fishing, canoeing, dancing, and camping.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Joseph Miller; son, Joseph Jennings Miller, daughter, Allison Jennings (Miller) Presley; son-in-law, MJ Presley, Texas; grandchildren, Stuart, Rachel, Nathan, Benjamin, Patrick, Aaron and Katherine Presley; great-grandchildren Abigail, Keith, Kaiden and Nathaniel Presley; and niece Ann Kelly, of Penrose, CO.  She was preceded in death by her sister Marcy Kelly of Penrose, CO.

May 26, 2016 - 9:58 am - Posted in Obituaries

WILLEMSSEN, Doris picDoris Willemssen, age 92 of Casa Grande, AZ, formerly of George, IA died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Sonlight Home in Tucson, AZ.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA with Pastor Dustin Sperlich officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock.

Visitation will be one hour prior the service at the church on Saturday.

For a complete obituary and online registry visit jurrensfuneralhome.com

May 12, 2016 - 3:34 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Elmer Kanengieter, age 86 of Little Rock, IA died Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Sibley Specialty Care Center in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, May 14th at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, with Pastor Dustin Sperlich officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock.

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

May 9, 2016 - 4:37 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Lewis D. Vogel, age 95 of Rock Rapids, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital in Rock Rapids.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, with Reverend Mark Hanson officiating, with burial to follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 11th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to: Village Northwest Unlimited, 330 Village Circle, Sheldon, IA 51201.