December 17, 2014 - 12:07 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Dorothy Wilson, age 98 of Sibley, IA died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Sibley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 29th at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley, IA, with Father Alan Reicks celebrating.

Burial will follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be one hour prior the service on Monday morning at the church.

Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is in charge of services.

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

December 12, 2014 - 12:39 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Dortena Keninger, age 69 of Ashton, IA died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 15th, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, with Father Alan Reicks celebrating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 14th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. There will be a rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a vigil service at 6:30 p.m.

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

Dortena Mae Keninger was born October 4, 1945 in Sheldon, Iowa, the daughter of Gerrit and Jessamine (Schuller) Vander Pol. As a child she lived near Sanborn and attended Sanborn Christian School, until her family moved to a farm southeast of Sibley, IA where she graduated from Sibley High School in 1964. After graduating she worked for various families in the area providing child care.

She was united in marriage to Donald “Butch” Martin Keninger on August 5, 1969 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA. Together the couple lived and farmed northwest of Ashton. To this union four children were born, Donna, Karen, Leon and Joyce. She was a homemaker, maintaining vegetable gardens and provided meals for her husband and children. Later she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and her health began to decline.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed puzzles and playing cards. Most of all she enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She entered the Sibley Nursing & Rehab Center in Sibley, IA in 2000, where she remained until this past Thursday, December 11, 2014.

She was survived by her husband of 45 years, Donald “Butch” Keninger of Ashton, IA; four children, Donna (husband, Ken) Roder of Ashton, IA, Karen Keninger of Primghar, IA, Leon Keninger and Joyce Keninger, both of Ashton, IA; four grandchildren, Samantha Roder, Jennifer Roder, Kimberlin Roder and Michael Keninger; three great-grandchildren, Ava Richards, Ashton Richards and Claire Roder; two sisters, Janice (husband, Bill) Wolterstorff of Worthington, MN and Esther Vander Pol of Centerville, MN; three brothers, Charles (wife, Pearl) Vander Pol of Ashton, IA, Robert (wife, Carolyn) Vander Pol of Sibley, IA and Gary Vander Pol of Sibley, IA; brother-in-law, Vincent (wife, Lois) Keninger of Sibley, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerrit and Jessamine Vander Pol; sister-in-law, Cindy Vander Pol; brother-in-law, John Keninger; nephew, Robert “Bobby” Keninger.

December 6, 2014 - 2:13 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Irene Hesse, age 90, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014, at Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Niel Wehmas officiating.

Burial to follow at Ocheyedan Township Cemetery in Ocheyedan.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 9, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and Ocheyedan in charge of arrangements for Irene Hesse.

Irene Luella Hesse was born on May 17, 1924 on a farm southwest of Worthington, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Cameron and Lydia (Noerenberg) Zierke. Her mother died in 1935. She attended a country school until 1937, when she moved with her father to her grandfather’s farm in Harris, Iowa. Irene was confirmed in May of 1938 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan. She attended high school in Harris, graduating in 1942.

She was united in marriage to Robert Hesse of Ocheyedan, Iowa on February 1, 1948. They moved to Ocheyedan in 1965, where Robert was employed by the elevator. Robert passed away in 1981.

Irene worked for the Osceola County Assessor as Township Assessor and part time in the office from 1961 to 1985. In November of 1984, she transported meals from Sibley to Ocheyedan for Dinner Date. In 1989, she became the Site Supervisor at Ocheyedan, retiring in 2008.
She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan.

In April of 2012, Irene was told she had cancer and because of her age surgery was not advised.

She passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Those left to cherish her memories are her two daughters: Vonda and husband Terry Weber of Colorado, Springs, CO, and their sons Aaron and wife Jennifer Weber of Colorado Springs, CO and Andrew Weber of Colorado Springs CO; Darla Hardersen of Sergeant Bluff, IA and her son Troy Frick of Sergeant Bluff, IA and her daughter Susan Crabtree of Sioux City, IA; eleven great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Hesse; grandchild: Stacy Frick; son-in-law: Gary Hardersen; her parents; three half-brothers and their spouses: Walter Noerenberg, Robert Noerenberg, and Myron Zierke.

December 5, 2014 - 4:12 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Delores Hatting, age 63, of Ashton, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at her home in Ashton.

Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley. Mr. Elmer Hatting officiating. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton, Iowa. Visitation will be Monday, December 8, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Delores Hatting.

Delores Darlene Hatting was born on January 2, 1951 in Watertown, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Charles Edward and June (Berry) King. She lived her youth and attended school in Watertown until she was in junior high. She moved with her family to Terrill, Iowa. In 1969, she graduated from Terrill High School.

She was united in marriage to Erwin Frank Hatting of Ashton, Iowa on September 26, 1972 in Spirit Lake, Iowa. They lived in Spirit Lake, Lake Park and Melvin, Iowa until 1986, when they moved to the Hatting Family Farm in Ashton, Iowa.

Delores worked at Still’s Lawn Ornaments and Taxidermy in Sheldon and later at Aalf’s Manufacturing, until 1996, when she quit working due to her health.

She was a baptized member of the United Methodist Church.

Delores enjoyed gardening, cooking, crafts and playing Bingo with the ladies in Ashton and playing cards with her family. She especially loved Christmas, being with the family and spoiling the grandchildren.

She passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at her home in Ashton.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 42 years: Erwin Hatting of Ashton, IA; two sons: Tony and wife Cindy Hatting of Scranton, IA, Terry and wife Dawn Hatting of Hull, IA; one daughter: Tanya Barron and special friend Philip Fuoss of Spencer, IA; one step-son: Walter Trimble of Othello, WA; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers: Donald and wife Kim King of Milford, IA, Danny and wife Shirley King of Round Lake, MN, Doug King of Sioux Falls, SD; three sisters: Diane Thornburg of Spencer, IA, Debbie and husband Jim Veen of Worthington, MN, Denise Snyder of Worthington, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother: David King; two sisters: Darla King and Dorothy King.

December 2, 2014 - 3:00 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Funeral3Myron LeRoy Van Ommeren, age 68, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Covington Heights Nursing Home in Sioux Falls.

Memorial Services will be at a later date.

For more information and Online Expressions of Sympathy visit www.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Myron LeRoy Van Ommeren.

November 28, 2014 - 4:41 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Ike Adreon, age 76, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at his home in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley. Rev. Shannon Pascual officiating, with burial to follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 30, from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. with the family present from 2:00 to 3:30 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Ike Adreon.

Ivell Arne “Ike” Adreon was born on June 5, 1938 in Sibley, Iowa. He was the son of Illan Maylon and Louise (Lursen) Adreon. He lived his youth in Sibley where he attended school, was one of the first Boy Scouts in Sibley, and graduated from high school in 1956. He proudly served in the United States Air Force as a Tail Gunner on a B36 with the 6th Bombardment Wing Heavy Strategic Air Command. Ike worked at the Sibley Cement Plant, joined the Sibley Sheriff’s Department, started Ike’s Tree Service and “End Of The Trail Saloon”. He was a distributor for car products and was a gun enthusiast.

He was united in marriage to Leesa Renken of George, Iowa on January 23, 1982 in Sibley. They lived on an acreage east of town and developed it into a rustic wildlife sanctuary. They enjoyed fishing, planting trees, traveling to gun shows, going for rides, and being together.

Ike’s life revolved around his family, the outdoors, nature, hunting, and fishing which was instilled in him by his father, grandfather and uncle. He was extra fond of his hunting dogs, special cats, and mule of which many memories and stories were created.

Ike became an expert on gun knowledge, mostly antique guns, and their manufacturing, workings, who owned them, and total history.

Ike will be remembered for all he accomplished. He was very talented with his hands and worked hard. He liked to pass along knowledge, was a great story teller and loved to reminisce. He was an interesting individual, who would have been truly happy living in the 1800′s.

Ike had a lot more he wanted to do but his declining health started taking him down, so he ended up relying on his memories and stories to account for all he had done in his life.

He passed away on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at his home east of Sibley.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife: Leesa Adreon of Sibley, IA; his sister and brother-in-law: Ilea and Dave Herbert of Sibley, IA; his aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

November 28, 2014 - 2:09 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Norman D. Klaassen age 80 of Sibley, IA died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30th at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA. Private family burial will be prior to the service at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock.

Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 29th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., with family present at Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley, IA.

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

Norman Dale Klaassen was born August 8, 1934 near Sibley, IA to Fred E. and Elma F. (Kruse) Klaassen. He received his education in country school. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He was united in marriage to Sheila Spieker on August 12, 1955. Upon his discharge from the service, Norman and Sheila moved back to the Sibley area where he was employed by the ASCS office. In 1960, he started farming near Little Rock and remained a farmer at heart to the end. That same year, he started auctioning and was active in the area for over 50 years conducting over 2700 auctions. He relaxed his schedule only when Parkinson’s started affecting his voice. He was a lifetime member of Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, served on the Consistory many times over the years and was a lifetime member of the Little Rock Buss-Johnson American Legion Post No. 316. He loved to help people and especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events. This past Thursday, Norman passed away at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls at the age of 80.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sheila Klaassen of Sibley; daughter, Kim (Orris) Gevik of Sioux Falls, SD and their children, Kristen (Chris) Thorkelson also from Sioux Falls, and Erin Gevik and special friend Hector Ortiz both of Minneapolis, MN; son, Kevin (Laurel) Klaassen of Sibley, IA and their children Hannah Klaassen of Brookings, SD and Ellie and Natalie Klaassen of Sibley, IA; 2 great grandchildren, Harper and Oliver Thorkelson; brothers, Robert Klaassen and Larry Klaassen both of Sibley, IA; sister, Crystal (Dennis) Clark of Little Rock, IA; sister-in-law, Bernita Klaassen of Little Rock, IA; nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson, Christian Gevik Thorkelson; brother, Burdell Klaassen; sister, Donna Alberts; brother, Garry Klaassen; and sister-in-law, Melvina Klaassen.

November 28, 2014 - 12:18 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Ellen “Mae” Voss age 97 of Sibley, IA died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Sibley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sibley, IA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 3rd from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

Private family graveside will be Thursday, December 4th at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, IA. A celebration of Mae’s life will be held at a later date in April of 2015.

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

Ellen Mae Voss was born September 19, 1917, the daughter of Harry and Sylvia (Bowen) Counsell and was raised on a farm near Little Rock, Iowa. She was one of four siblings. Her sisters, Maxine Rachuy of Baraboo, Wisconsin, Maesel Albertus of Rock Rapids, Iowa and her brother, James Counsell of Sibley, IA., all preceded her in death. After graduation from Little Rock High School, Mae moved to Sibley to work at J.C. Pennys. On April 12, 1936, she was married to Christie B. Voss, who preceded her in death in June, 2002. Together they raised four daughters. They are Peggy Day and husband, Barry of Sibley, Iowa, Linda Sheldon and husband Steve of Orlando, Florida, Miriam Plucker and husband Wade of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Madelyn Duarte of Arlington, Texas. During her lifetime, Mae was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly.

Mae and Christie were lifetime members of the First Baptist Church in Sibley, Iowa. They were also actively involved with many missionaries, both foreign and domestic, offering any support they could to further the efforts of those who had dedicated their lives to this ministry. They often opened their home and their cabin in northern Minnesota to visiting missionaries, and on several occasions traveled to mission fields to observe and assist in ongoing projects. The highlight of their travels was two weeks spent deep in the Amazon jungle in Brazil with their daughter, Linda and family, who are missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Mae and Christie loved to travel and were able to visit all the US states including Alaska and Hawaii. They also spent many winters in their motor home in southern Texas, enjoying the company of many friends in that area

Mae radiated love, peace and joy throughout her lifetime. One of her greatest pleasures in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom loved and adored her. Entertaining family and friends brought much joy to both Mae and Christie throughout their married lives.

November 26, 2014 - 4:57 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Dorothy Johannes, age 86 of Ashton, IA died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 3rd, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA, with Father Alan Reicks officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ashton.

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

Dorothy was born at home in Ashton on July 2, 1928 the daughter of the Late Rosemary (Opegenorth) and William J. Johannes.

Dorothy graduated St. Joseph High School in Ashton. She went on to graduate from Mt. Ida College in Newton, MA. She worked for Phillips Petroleum Company in Minneapolis, MN for several years before returning to Ashton to care for her widowed father up until the time of his death.
She spent her remaining years in Ashton. She was a parishioner at St. Mary’s Church. Dorothy served on the board of the Ashton Public Library and a member of the Ashton American Legion Auxiliary. She was devoted to her pets. Earlier in life she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family at their cottage on Hayward’s Bay at West Lake Okoboji. Like her father Bill, Dorothy kept an active interest in politics and current affairs throughout her life.

She is survived by her sister Eileen (Johannes) Martel of Lynn, MA and her niece Mary Taylor, and nephews Daniel, James and Michael Martel.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister Mary Clare (Johannes) Shupe, her brother in law Carl Shupe and their children William Shupe, John Shupe.

November 19, 2014 - 3:14 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Emilene “Clem” Kleinwolterink, age 84 of Sibley, IA, passed away at the Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at the Sibley Christian Reformed Church in Sibley, IA.  Burial will be prior to the service at 9:45 a.m. at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, IA.

Visitation will be at the Sibley Christian Reformed Church on Friday, November 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 84 year-old Emilene “Clem” Kleinwolterink of Sibley.

Emilene “Clem” Kleinwolterink, daughter of Peter and Lydia (Huizenga) Faber, was born September 8, 1930 in Doon, IA and grew up in Orange City, IA. She passed away on November 19, 2014.

As a young woman, through her married and mothering years, and into retirement, Clem found satisfaction in whatever she put her hand to. As a single, young lady, she waited tables at the Corner Café in Orange City, where she was given the nickname Clem. After earning a teaching certificate from Northwestern Academy, Clem taught at Sanborn Christian School. It was during that time she met, and eventually married Edwin Kleinwolterink on August 18, 1954; they were married for over 50 years.

Clem and Edwin started out married life on a dairy farm near Sheldon, IA. While Barry, Bradley and David were little she stayed at home to raise the boys. In 1960, the family moved to Sibley where she began to try her hand at several successful business endeavors and developed her creative, profitable entrepreneurial skills. Many have fond memories of bus trips she organized, the popcorn wagon she and Edwin ran, rummage sales, decorating cakes and vending routes. She and Ed enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and thoroughly enjoyed their grandkids, each in a special way. In 2005 Clem was widowed and moved from her home of over 45 years in Sibley to the Christian Retirement Home in Sheldon. After a year there she moved to Sibley Nursing and Rehab which was her home for 7 years.

Throughout her life, Clem faithfully served the Lord at Sibley Christian Reformed Church. Clem loved to make music. For years she exercised her talent of playing the piano and organ to lead the congregation in worship and the children in praising the Lord. Teaching Sunday School, coordinating Coffee Break Bible Study, and volunteering in her community were part of Clem’s life for over 50 years. Clem feared the Lord and her faith in God’s goodness sustained her in times of trouble especially losing their son Barry when he was only 21.

Clem was a people person through and through and she was a master of hospitality. She enjoyed and was skilled at coordinating and planning large or small gatherings for family and friends. She deeply loved, cared for, and knew well all her family, friends, birthday club members, and neighbors.

Survivors include her sons and grandchildren: Bradley of Sheldon, IA, his children: Cody (Shannon) Kleinwolterink of New Bern, NC, and Carter Kleinwolterink of Brandon, SD; David (Donna) of Sibley, IA, and their children: Amos (Heather) Kleinwolterink of Okinawa, Japan, April Kleinwolterink (fiance, Brian Blair) of Minneapolis, MN, Ethan Kleinwolterink of Orange City, IA, Kendra and Kelsey Kleinwolterink both of Schenectady, NY; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Karen Bergsma of Milford, IA; sisters-in-law: Judy (Gerald) Jongerius, Marge (Orville) Beltman, Lorna Reinders, and Norma Kleinwolterink; brother-in-law, Myron (Marilyn) Kleinwolterink; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Edwin; step-mother, Lucy Faber; son, Barry Kleinwolterink; and grandson, Brock Kleinwolterink.