November 3, 2022 - 5:21 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Grace Willemssen age 97, of Sioux Center, Iowa passed away peacefully to her Heavenly home on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Crown Pointe Care Center in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Celebration of Life services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 5th, at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, IA.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday, November 5th at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or The Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.

November 2, 2022 - 3:05 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John Van Aartsen, age 94, of died Monday, October 31, 2022, at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

A memorial service will take place 10:30 AM, Friday, November 4, 2022, at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa with Pastor Amy Ryals, officiating. A livestream link to view the service will be posted at jurrensfuneralhome.com, prior to the service.

A family prayer service will be one hour prior to the service, with burial to follow the prayer service at Riverview Cemetery.

Visitation will take place Thursday, November 3rd from 3:00 to 7:00 PM with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

Memorials may be directed to First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of arrangements for John Van Aartsen.

John Van Aartsen was the uncle of KIWA News Director Scott Van Aartsen.

October 26, 2022 - 1:12 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Florence M. Knoblock age 96, of Rock Rapids, formerly of Lester, died Tuesday October 25, 2022 at Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 28, 2022, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester.  Burial will follow in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery at Lester.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the family present at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Lester.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Apostolic Christian HarvestCall, Lester. Florence enjoyed many hours sewing for those in need.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 96-year-old Florence Knoblock.

September 26, 2022 - 1:57 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Melvin “Meff” Knobloch age 87, of Lester, Iowa died Sunday, September 25, 2022, at at his home in Lester, IA.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, IA.  Burial will follow in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery at Lester, IA.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the family present at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Lester.

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September 26, 2022 - 4:29 am - Posted in Obituaries

Evelyn Busch, age 98, of Rock Rapids, died Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at the Rock Rapids United Methodist Church, 302 S. Carroll Street, with Pastor Travis Remme officiating and assisted by grandson Brett Busch. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

September 21, 2022 - 3:54 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Leota Gerken age 96, of George, IA, died Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Society in George, IA.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24th at Zoar Presbyterian Church, rural George, IA, with Rev. Dale Lint officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, September 23rd from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Zoar Presbyterian Church, rural George, IA.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George is in charge of services.

September 20, 2022 - 9:45 am - Posted in Obituaries

John Burggraaff, age 79 of Viborg, South Dakota and formerly of the Inwood and Sheldon, area passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

His Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, with Rev. Kevin Gingerich officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

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September 16, 2022 - 3:17 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Gerald “Jerry” Goswick age 86, of George, IA, died Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Lyon Specialty Care Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, September 23rd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the family present at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

Memorial services will be held at10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA with Pastor Bryan Anderson, officiating.  Burial with full military honors will follow in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George, IA.

September 14, 2022 - 2:27 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Robert E. Wulf, age 79 of Larchwood, IA died Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, with Reverend Alex Sloter officiating.

A private burial with immediate family will take place following the service and other extended family and friends are invited to the Wulf residence, where a meal will be served.  Military honors will be presented by the Flessner American Legion Post No. 561 of Larchwood.

Visitation will be Friday, September 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present at the Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers family prefers memorials be directed to LEMS (Larchwood EMS), Sheldon Hospice Home Health of Sheldon, IA or Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD.

Arrangements for Robert Wulf are in the care of the Jurrens Funeral Home of Larchwood, IA.

Robert Emil Wulf was born on November 20, 1942, in Stevens County, MN, the son of Emil Henry and Elizabeth (Moser) Wulf. He grew up in Larchwood and later graduated from West Lyon North High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1964 to 1966.

On May 6, 1967, he was united in marriage to Linda Lou Hinckley in Armour, South Dakota. To this union six children were born, Kelly, Kathy, Jason, Denise, Renee, and Heather.

Following their marriage, they lived several places throughout their life such as, Sioux Falls, SD from 1967 to 1968, Mitchell, SD from 1968 to 1972, and Larchwood from 1972 until the present.

Robert was a member of the English Lutheran Church in Larchwood. Robert enjoyed raising cattle, planting crops, fishing, running a Dozer, and especially loved being with his family.

Those left to cherish Robert’s memory are his wife of fifty-five years, Linda Wulf of Larchwood, IA; six children, Kelly (Bart) Wittnebel of Nassau, MN Kathy (Michael) Wulf-Tays of Sartell, MN Jason (Christine) Wulf of Crown Point, IN Denise (Alessandro) Molteni of Houston, TX Renee (Andy) Miller of Iowa City, IA and Heather Wulf (Patrick Morris) of Washington DC ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; nine siblings, Helen Sharp, Leo (Wanda) Wulf, Kenneth Wulf, Donald (Cathy) Wulf, Ronald Wulf, Betty (Mike) McDonnell, Clifford (Carol) Wulf, Ray (Tina) Wulf, and Lloyd (Juanita) Wulf; sister-in-law, Jo Wulf; nieces, nephews and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Liz Wulf; brother, Floyd Wulf; brother-in-law, William Sharp; sisters-in-law, Yvonne Wulf and Jan Wulf; nephew, Wade Wulf; and step-grandchild, Jamie Walenta.

September 13, 2022 - 2:21 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Gordon Siebring age 89, of George, IA died Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at his home in George, IA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 14th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the family present at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in George with Pastor Jeremy Winter, officiating.  Burial will follow with military honors at the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George.

Memorials may be directed to: Talking Bibles International or The Gideons International.