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.

August 28, 2017 - 10:13 am - Posted in Obituaries

Rosie Kahl, age 69 of Rock Rapids, IA died Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 2nd at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating.

Private family burial will take place prior to service at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Friday, September 1st from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present 5:00 to 8:00 PM at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: Lyon County Atlas, First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids and/or Touch of Hope.

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

August 18, 2017 - 4:06 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Donna “Dixie” (Janssen) Grotluschen, age 82, of George, IA, formerly of Worthington, died Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society in George, IA.

A private family burial of cremains will be at a later date at the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Rushmore.
Cards may be sent to: Box 121, Lake Wilson, MN 56151.

Dingmann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Worthington, is assisting the family with arrangements.

To view an online obituary, please visit www.dingmannandsons.com

August 16, 2017 - 11:40 am - Posted in Obituaries

Florence Kitchenmaster, age 94 of Rock Rapids, IA, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Reverend Mark Hansen officiating.

Burial will follow the lunch in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery rural Steen, MN.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Peace Lutheran Church of Rock Rapids and/or Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Steen, MN.

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

August 13, 2017 - 7:51 am - Posted in Obituaries

Carl Dieters age 84 of Rock Rapids, IA, died Friday, August 11, 2017, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Kathy Sides officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Military Honors will be provided by Van Anne-Fields Post No. 6960 VFW and Rex Strait Post No. 103 American Legion.

Visitation with family present will be Tuesday morning at the United Methodist Church from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at 11:00.

August 4, 2017 - 12:55 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Hilda Klaassen, age 89 of George, IA died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne, MN.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Monday, August 7th at Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA, with Rev. Bryan Anderson officiating.

Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

Family will receive friends on Monday morning from 9:30 to the hour of service at the church.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George is in charge of services.

August 2, 2017 - 5:43 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Amanda Becker, age 99 of Rock Rapids, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, IA

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Bethel Reformed Church, rural Little Rock, with Rev. Matt Miller officiating.

Burial will follow in the Bethel Reformed Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, August 4th 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.

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

 

July 30, 2017 - 4:57 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Edgar H. Schaeffer, age 85 of Sioux Falls and formerly of Menno, South Dakota, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 28, 2017, while in the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, August 2nd at Peace Christian Reformed Church, Menno with Rev. Steve Moerman officiating.  Burial will be in the Menno Cemetery.

Visitations will be from 5 PM-7:30 PM, Tuesday, August 1st at the Peace Christian Reformed Church, Menno with the family present.  Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Aisenbrey-Opsahl-Kostel Memorial Chapel, Menno is in care of the arrangements.  Online condolences may be sent at www.opsahl-kostelfunerlhome.com.

Edgar was received into the Kingdom of Grace through the rite of baptism on April 3, 1932 by Pastor Bodemann at the Salem Reformed Church near Menno. He reaffirmed that vow through the rite of confirmation in June of 1946 with Pastor Kempherr. Edgar attended country school until fourth grade, then the Olivet School until 8th grade, after his family moved from southeast Menno to southwest Olivet.

Edgar married his sweetheart, Elda Streyle, on February 22, 1953. Edgar and Elda worked side-by-side on the family farm and raised their two children, Mark Lynn and Cindy Lou. Edgar and Elda moved to Menno in 1980, but still continued to be involved on the farm. Elda passed away on October 17th, 1990.

Edgar married Donna Krahling on February 29, 1992, and they resided in Menno until 2006 when they moved to Yankton. In 2016, Edgar and Donna moved to Sioux Falls to Trail Ridge Senior Living Community. Edgar enjoyed the activities at Trail Ridge, especially Men’s Bible Study and hymn sing-a-longs.

Edgar and Donna were instrumental in starting the South Dakota Excel Campers Club. They traveled the state with fellow campers.

While residing in Menno, Edgar was very involved in the community. He served on the church council for many years in several capacities, the co-op board for 24 years and the BY Water Board. He was active in his children’s education by serving on the school board at Pleasant Hill Country School. He served on the city council in Menno and also enjoyed working at the Menno Pioneer Power Show site, to lend his carpentry skills wherever needed.

Edgar and Donna wintered in Texas for 23 years. He really enjoyed playing shuffle board and attending balloon and kite festivals.

Edgar enjoyed many things, especially farming and his love of the land. You wouldn’t have to ask him twice to go golfing with friends, family, and grandchildren. He also enjoyed woodworking – the whole family has some wooden keepsake that he made with love. A special project was making a crèche for his great-grandchildren so they could display their nativity set.

Edgar was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Elda; his brothers, Ervin, Ray, and Walter; his sisters, Augusta Bertsch, Olinda Auch, Freida Schmeichel, and Clara Friesen; 5 nephews; and 4 nieces.

Those who mourn his loss are his wife, Donna; children; Mark (Trudi) Schaeffer and Cindy (Mark) Ulmer; step children: Carla (Kent) Hilbrands and Curtis (Doreen) Krahling.

Grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brad (Tanya) Hannah and Hadley Schaeffer; Daniel (Nicole) Austin Pillsbury, Madison and Corwin Schaeffer; Luke (Desiree) Elliana Schaeffer; Jessica (Andrew) Bruzek, Jemma, Jayda, and Jersey, Tyler Ulmer (Fiance Heidi) and Aiden; Step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Breanne Johnson, Gavin, Maddox, and Jacoby; Austin and Mitch Hilbrands, Rocky (Tempest) Zoee, Razzy Kruse, Brooke Kruse and Elijah and Taylor Kruse.

His sisters, Arlene (Vern) Haase; Alitha Petersen, and brothers, Ted (Mildred) Schaeffer, and LeRoy (Nancy) Schaeffer. Brothers-in-law, Dennis (LaDonna) and Larry (Connie) Van Meeteren, sister-in-law, Betty Van Meeteren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Alpha Center, 3405 S Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 and The Gideons in care of Peace Christian Reformed Church, Menno, SD.

July 27, 2017 - 3:47 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Joawn ‘Joe’ Henry Van Oort, 84, of Rock Valley, Iowa, formerly of Doon, died on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at the Whispering Heights in Rock Valley.

Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 31st at the Doon United Reformed Church with Candidate Stephen Regnerus officiating. Committal service will begin with a prayer service at 10:00 a.m. at the church with the burial to follow at the Hillside Cemetery at Doon. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.

Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

The family wishes memorials be directed to the Northwest Iowa Protestant Reformed School in Doon, Whispering Heights in Rock Valley, or to Sioux Center Health Hospice.