February 17, 2021 - 2:06 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Orvel ‘Orv’ Ralph Dreesen, age 84, of Ellsworth, died Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at his home.

Visitation will be Friday from 2-7 pm, with the family present from 3-7 pm, at the Bethel Reformed Church south of Ellsworth. Visitation also one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Funeral will be 10:30 am Saturday at the Bethel Reformed Church, south of Ellsworth, officiated by Pastor Scott Van Ravenswaay. Burial with full military honors provided by the Ellsworth American Legion will be at the Grand Prairie Cemetery in Ellsworth.

To live stream the funeral service please visit http://www.facebook.com/DingmannFH

Dingmann Funeral Home, in Adrian, is in charge of arrangements.

February 10, 2021 - 10:27 am - Posted in Obituaries

Darrell Christians age 80 of Miami, FL, formerly of Little Rock, IA died Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Jackson South Medical Center in Miami, FL.

A prayer service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA, with Reverend Barry Wyveen officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 13th from 11:00 a.m. until time of prayer service at 11:30 a.m. at the Salem Reformed Church.

Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

February 1, 2021 - 10:50 am - Posted in Obituaries

Marlys Faye (Bonnema) Van Aartsen, age 84, of Orange City went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 23rd.

Her memorial service will be at a later date.

Marlys was born on a farm near Steen, MN on July 18, 1936, and grew up in Sioux Center, Iowa, and graduated from the Sioux Center High School. On August 14,1956 she married Henry Van Aartsen and a couple years later they moved to Orange City, Iowa. They had two children, Susan Lynn and Bruce Henry. Marlys was a stay-at-home mother until both her children were in school. She then attended Northwestern College in Orange City and earned a BA in education. Marlys worked 18 years in technical services at Ramaker Library at Northwestern College.

Marlys’ life showed her strong faith and obedience to God. She was an active member of Trinity Reformed Church, where over the years she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, helped sponsor youth groups, and was active in Reformed Church Women.

Marlys was also active in community affairs. At one time she was president of the hospital auxiliary and she also served as president of the Northwestern auxiliary, and was active with the Gideons. She also enjoyed participating in the Orange City Tulip Festival and spent many years as an Adult Dutch Dancer and walking in the “Mode” Show wearing an authentic Dutch costume from Overijsel, given to her from Dutch relatives in the Nijverdal area.

One of her gifts was hospitality. She loved meeting new people, having guests and serving meals. She loved to plan special occasions and trips – she and Henry loved to travel. Her hobbies included making cards, learning new things on the computer and staying in touch with family through many emails, She also loved to play games, especially Bridge, Rummikub, and Hand and Foot.

Her parents were John & Ethel (Vander Haar) Bonnema. She had one sister, Phyllis De Kriek, and three brothers, Norman, Merle, and Gene Bonnema.

She leaves her husband Henry and these family members behind: daughter Susan and her husband Darrell Shull of Estes Park, CO, grandson Jesse and his fiancée Sadie, and granddaughter Jasper and her husband Bill Guildner with great-granddaughter Evelyn; and son Bruce and his wife Lisa Van Aartsen of Columbia, MD and three grandsons: Matthew, Nicolas (Nick), and Alex.

January 27, 2021 - 3:15 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Glen “Moon” Foltz age 92 of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at his home in Rock Rapids, IA.

A Private Family Service will be held, with burial following at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA.

Celebration of Life will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA.

Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of services.

December 31, 2020 - 12:47 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Marlys Henry age 80, of Rock Rapids, Iowa died Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, due to Covid-19 complications.

Funeral service will be 1:30 PM, Monday, January 4th at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, with Pastor Tim Poserl officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Public visitation will be Sunday, January 3rd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and family will not be present.

December 18, 2020 - 12:49 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Alyda Saeger age 98, of Rock Rapids, Iowa died Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Rock Rapids Health Center in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Private family funeral service will on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery at Rock Rapids, IA.

Visitation without the family present will be Wednesday, December 23rd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

 

December 12, 2020 - 4:57 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Margene Peasley age 66, of Rock Rapids, IA died Friday, December 11, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, IA. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, December 14 th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Lester without the family present.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks are strongly encouraged during the visitation and funeral service.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

December 11, 2020 - 10:04 am - Posted in Obituaries

Joyce Smit, age 91 of George, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Spirit Lake Iowa.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, George IA.

Arrangements are under the direct of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be left at www.spiritlakefuneralhome.com

Cards and condolences can be sent to :
Family of Joyce Smit, 1413 Indian Hills Drive, Spirit Lake IA 51360

Joyce Joan De Zeeuw, daughter of Jacob and Anna (De Koning) De Zeeuw was born August 12, 1929.

On March 24, 1948 she married Peter Smit in Boyden Iowa. Together they made their home west of George, where Peter farmed, was employed for Dreesman Implement and later they purchased the business as Smit Repair and Joyce did the bookkeeping for the business.

Joyce was a member of the Hope Reformed Church of George, IA.

Joyce is survived by 2 daughters and families,

Jolene and her husband, Rod Buck of Bellevue NE and her children,
Pamela and her husband Larry Stone of Sibley IA;
Dean De Weerdt and his wife Jodi of Madison, Alabama, and their children, Tanner and Zander;
Jay De Weerdt and friend Ami Steffen of Sibley IA;
Amber and her husband Jamie Lindsay of O’Neill NE, and their children, Mia, Reagan, Levi and Whitney.

Debra and her husband, Alan Fettes of Spirit Lake IA and their children:
Tyler and his wife Julie of Sioux Falls SD and their children, Aubrey and Cameron;
Joshua and his wife Elizabeth of Beresford SD.

Brother and Sister in law: Ken and Elaine De Zeeuw
Sister in laws: Hermina De Zeeuw, Arleen De Zeeuw and Loretta Smit
Along with many other relatives and friends

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers and sisters, Paul De Zeeuw, Klaas De Zeeuw, Jacob De Zeeuw Jr., Delia Van Zee, Lorraine De Zeeuw,
Ann Blumeyer, Howard De Zeeuw, Kathryn Oldenkamp, Margaret Boone, Clifford De Zeeuw,
Kathryn in infancy and two infant brothers.

 

December 9, 2020 - 5:41 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Alfred “Al” Te Slaa age 85, of Rock Rapids, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Avera Mc Kennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, from the COVID-19 virus.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 Saturday, December 12, 2020, 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 without the family present will be Friday, December 11 th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

December 8, 2020 - 8:13 am - Posted in Obituaries

Silas D. Knobloch, age 87 of Lester, IA died Sunday, December 6, 2020, at his home in Lester, IA, with his family by his side.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Friday, December 11th at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, IA. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Lester without the family present.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and mask will be recommended during the visitation and funeral service.

Memorials can be directed to Lester Visioning or Life Points.

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