May 4, 2021 - 2:28 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Philip Prins age 83, of George, IA died Monday, May 3, 2021, at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley, IA.

A Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021, at Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA with Pastor Bryan Anderson, officiating. Burial will be held prior to the service at Holman Township Cemetery at Sibley, IA.

Visitation with the family present will be Thursday, May 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George will be in charge of arrangements for Philip Prins.

April 30, 2021 - 12:56 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Jeff Kramer age 68, of George, IA died Thursday, April 29, 2021, at his home in George, IA.

Public visitation with the family present will take place Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George, Iowa.

A private memorial service will take place Monday, May 3rd with Reverend John Pea officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery of George.

April 4, 2021 - 10:16 am - Posted in Obituaries

Jane Albers age 80 of Rock Rapids, IA died Friday, April 2, 2021 at Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6th at First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids, with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Monday, April 5th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

March 20, 2021 - 4:34 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Chad Harms, age 42, of Little Rock, died Friday, March 19th at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday March 23rd at First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, with Pastor Chris Lemmon officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant view Cemetery in Little Rock.

Visitation will be Monday, March 22nd from 3:00 to 8:00 PM with the family present from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Little Rock.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the family for the children’s educational fund, or to the River Valley Players.

Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

March 12, 2021 - 11:25 am - Posted in Obituaries

Keith Schroeder, age 76 of rural George, IA died Friday, March 12, 2021 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls, WI.

Private funeral service will be Tuesday, March 16th at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Jon Pea officiating. A Live Stream link will be available on the Jurrens Funeral Home website.

Burial will follow at the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery of George, IA.

Public visitation will be Monday, March 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids. Family will not be present.

March 9, 2021 - 12:50 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Helen Behrens, age 89 of George, IA died Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society of George, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 16th at St. Paul Lutheran Church of rural Hull, IA, with Rev. Aaron Deutsch officiating. Burial will follow at church cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 16th from 9:30 AM until the hour of service at the church. The family requests masks and social distancing be followed.

Please direct your memorials to the Hull Food Pantry and Atlas of Lyon County.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George is in charge of services.

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.