July 26, 2015 - 10:45 am - Posted in Obituaries

Paul Ageson, age 64 of Lester, IA died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 29th with family receiving friends from 1:00 to 3:00PM and again 5:00 to 7:00PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

A Private family service will be held at a later date.

A complete obituary and online registry is available at: jurrensfuneralhome.com

 

 

July 17, 2015 - 2:05 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Catherine M. Gacke, age 91 of Rock Rapids, IA died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Rock Rapids Health Care Centre.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Monday, July 20th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Father Bruce Lawler officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 19th from 3:00 to 8:30 PM, with family present 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids. There will be a 7:00 PM Vigil service at the funeral home Sunday evening.

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

July 14, 2015 - 1:14 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Marilyn Johnson, age 59 of George, IA died Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, July 16th at the First Baptist Church of George, with Pastor Mike Hagan officiating.

Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 15th from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the First Baptist Church rural George, IA.

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

July 13, 2015 - 4:08 pm - Posted in Obituaries

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Marlyn Klaassen, age 84 of George, IA died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at his home near George, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 15th at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Georg, IA, with Rev. Paul Fischer officiating.

Burial will follow at Zoar Presbyterian Cemetery in George.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

Marlyn Klaassen was born on April 10, 1931 to Andrew and Bernice (Bonk) Klaassen.  He had one brother, Alvin, to welcome him home. His father passed away in a farm accident when he was 3 years old. Marlyn, his brother, mother, and grandmother worked the family farm from then on.

Marlyn attended country school until 8th grade. He graduated high school in George. He had painful memories of his pony dumping him in the crick every day on the way home; and once or twice on his way to school.

He married Doris Poss on October 29th, 1952, celebrating their 62nd anniversary last fall. They lived on the family farm in a tenant house. When his mother and grandmother moved to town, they moved into the farmhouse that stands today. He was very proud of the fact that it became a century farm in 2005.  Marlyn and Doris had four children; Alan, Marty, Vicki, and Shelli, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  He had a fondness for German Sheppard dogs and spent many hours sitting on the porch with each one.

He was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church where he served as Trustee. Marlyn also served on the George Elevator Coop      Board for 10 years with one term as president. He held board positions on the Osceola County Rural Water board.

When their kids were younger, he and Doris enjoyed square dancing, card club, playing softball and going to Little Rock on Saturday nights. Family was very important to him with many evenings spent playing cards with family and friends.

He was employed part time by Sheldon Livestock Sales, where he made many lasting friendships.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Bernice Klaassen, and his son, Alan Klaassen. Through the years he lost many close friends and relatives who he held close to his heart.

He is survived by his wife Doris Klaassen, son Marty (Cathy) Klaassen, daughter Vicki (Scott) Hilbrands, daughter Shelli (Marcel) Dirks, grandsons: Joshua (Melissa) Klaassen, Jeremy (Jamie) Klaassen, Andrew Hilbrands, Dhalten Dirks, granddaughters: Lindsey (John) Hinsch, Courtney (Bryan) Mayer, Brittanie Dirks, Jasmine Dirks, and great-grandchildren: Ethan Bruns and Elyse Klaassen, Desiree, Isaiah, and Griffin Hinsch, Brayden Mayer, and Eli Harskamp. He is also survived by his brother Alvin (Jean) Klaassen.

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

July 11, 2015 - 4:20 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Alfred Reutter, age 75 of Rock Rapids, IA, formerly from Rockville, CT, died Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 15th at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, IA.

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

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 14th with family present from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and again from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Lester.

For a future obituary and on line registry please visit: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

July 9, 2015 - 2:28 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Harriet Bradley, 81, of Rock Valley formerly of Doon went to her ultimate home with her Lord on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015. She fought a gracious and hope-filled battle with cancer since August 2014.

Visitation with the family present will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, from 12:00-1:30 P.M. at the Doon United Reformed Church. Burial will follow the visitation at 2:00 P.M. at the Hillside Cemetery in Doon. Memorial service will be held at 2:30 P.M., Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Doon United Reformed Church with Rev. Shane Lems officiating. In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorials be directed to the Doon Christian School.

Condolences for the family may be left online at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

July 6, 2015 - 3:18 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Arthur Kaster, age 97 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, July 6, 2015 at Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids with Rev. Mark Hanson officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Friday July 10th from 4:00 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 family wish donations to be made to Lyon County Hospice.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of the arrangements for 97-year old Arthur Kaster of Rock Rapids.

A complete obituary and online registry is available at:  jurrensfuneralhome.com

July 2, 2015 - 4:25 pm - Posted in Obituaries

KRUGER, Marian PictureMarian Kruger, age 87 of Little Rock, IA died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6th at the First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock with Rev. Scott Burdsall, officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery at Little Rock. Visitation will be Sunday July 5th at the First Presbyterian Church from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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

July 1, 2015 - 3:45 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Albert Smidstra, age 93, of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 3rd at Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dr. Cliff Hoekstra officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

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

 

June 28, 2015 - 7:43 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Howard “Craig” Vinson, age 96 of Rock Rapids, died Sunday, June 28, at the Lyon Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids.

Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, with Rev. Marcia Sangel, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 2nd from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids.

 

In lieu of flower, the family requests that memorials be made to Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, IA.

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

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