February 26, 2015 - 4:24 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Andy Schiphoff, age 82, of Sibley, passed away at his home in Sibley on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Melvin, with burial at Baker Township Cemetery near Melvin.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, with the family present at that time, at the Hartley Funeral Home of Hartley, which is in charge of the arrangements for 82 year-old Andy Schiphoff of Sibley.

February 26, 2015 - 4:09 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Alfred Vogel, age 87, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Whispering Heights Nursing Home in Rock Valley, Iowa.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley, Iowa.

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

February 23, 2015 - 2:57 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Sibyl Seymour, age 97, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Neil Wehmas officiating.

Burial to follow at the Ocheyedan Township Cemetery in Ocheyedan.

Visitation will be Friday, February 27, from 4:00 to 7:30 P.M. with the family present 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 Sibyl Seymour.

February 21, 2015 - 6:23 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Boyd E. McQueen, age 87 of rural Archer passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Primghar Care Center in Primghar, Iowa.

His services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar, Iowa with Pastor Marcia Young and John Adams ~ officiating.

Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar with military rites by Russell West Post of the American Legion of Paullina.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday with the family present from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home of Primghar, Iowa.

On line condolences can be sent to eldridgefamilyfuneralhomes.com

February 20, 2015 - 7:31 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mildred Christians, age 95 of Sibley, IA, formerly of Little Rock, IA died Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Sibley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sibley, IA.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA with Colonel Robert Hargens officiating.

Burial will follow in the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, IA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 25th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Mildred Christians requests memorials be designated to Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA.

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

February 20, 2015 - 2:32 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Beverly Wilke, age 82 of Lester, IA died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Sibley Nursing & Rehab Center in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 24th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Lester, IA.

Visitation will be Monday, February 23rd from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funerals Home of Rock Rapids.

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

February 19, 2015 - 3:45 pm - Posted in Obituaries

MILLER, Ethel picEthel Miller, age 89 of Sibley, IA died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Sibley Nursing and Rehab in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Monday, February 23, 2015 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley with Father Allan Reicks celebrating.

Inurnment will take place on Tuesday, February 24th in the St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Sibley, IA.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 22nd from 2-8 PM with the family present from 6-8 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley. There will be a rosary at 5:00 PM and a vigil service at 6:00 PM Sunday evening.

For a complete obituary and register please visit www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

February 18, 2015 - 12:09 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Marvin Vink, age 79, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa. Rev. Luke Wynja officiating.

Graveside Services will be Saturday at 9:30 A.M. at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon. Military Honors by the American Legion, Sheldon, Iowa.

Visitation will be Friday, February 20, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Marvin Vink.

February 17, 2015 - 11:32 am - Posted in Obituaries

Harold Edward Scholten, age 62, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon.

Memorial Services will be Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. Rev. David Van Kley officiating.

Graveside Services will be Friday at 9:30 A.M. at Hope Cemetery in Hull, Iowa.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 19, from 2: 00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

Memorials will be given to Cobble Creek Assisted Living in Sheldon.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Harold Scholten.

February 14, 2015 - 6:27 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Donald Stachour age 98 of Sibley, IA died Friday, February 13, 2015 Country View Manor is Sibley.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Sibley, with Rev. Terry Simm officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 19th from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

Donald Stachour was born on May 14, 1916 at Stout, Iowa. He was the fifth child of C.D. (Claus) & Elizabeth (Harberts) Stachour. In 1918 he moved with his parents to Grundy Center, Iowa. He started school in Kindergarten & completed 5th grade in Grundy Center. His family moved to Rutland, S.D. for 1 year before moving to Sibley, Iowa in 1927. He graduated from Sibley High School in 1933. Don worked in the family business (Stachours’ United Farm Service) before WWII. Don’s WWII service lasted 3 years, serving in Italy, France, Germany, & Austria with the 173rd Field Artillery. After WWII he joined his brother (Richard) in owning the family business. Over the years, they sold Chrysler cars, JI Case farm equipment, and Champlin and Mobil gasoline/oil products; before selling the business & retiring in 1978.

Don’s initial retirement was brief. He worked part-time in the local supermarket, Steve’s Red Owl for a few years before being appointed to a vacancy on the Osceola County Board of Supervisors and served a total of 12 years, between years 1982-1998.

He was a life – long member of 1st Presbyterian Church, serving as a teacher, choir member, deacon and elder. He also was the church treasurer for 32 years.
Don was a Rotarian for 42 years and received the PAUL HARRIS FELLOW award which is given for furtherance of better understanding among the peoples of the world. Don was a soft spoken man but very proud of his military service and has maintained his membership in the American Legion since 1946.
On June 2 1940 Don married Elsie Dreessen at 1st Presbyterian Church of Sibley (the 1st wedding in the new church building). They were married for 74 wonderful years and were each other’s best friend.

Don firmly believed in civic responsibility and was very involved with his community. He was a member of the Osceola Community Hospital board; first President and later Treasurer of Country View Manor; a member of Sibley Industrial Development Corp; a member of the Advisory Committee at Cherokee Mental Health Institute; and a delegate for Osceola County Republicans to County, District, and State Conventions. He was also on the team that designed Heartwood Heights, which is where Don and Elsie lived for 2 1/2 years after selling their home.

Don & Elsie always reserved time for vacations. They visited all 99 Iowa counties, all 50 of the United States (which included visiting Barrow, Alaska), and most of the Canadian Provinces. They made 2 trips to Europe and one to the Caribbean, which included a cruise through the Panama Canal.
Don was preceded in death by his wife Elsie (August 24, 2014), his parents, 4 of his siblings: John Stachour, Richard Stachour, Ellyn Hansen, Ernie Stachour, and Son-in-Law Ken Kekich.

He is survived by his sister Gertrude Swalve of Winnebago, IL; son Paul (Frances) of Bloomington, MN; son Dennis (Margaret) of Apple Valley, MN; daughter Donna Kekich of St. Paul, MN; 7 grandchildren: Valerie Stachour, Ann Vensland (Dave), Elizabeth Santos (Filipe), Frank Stachour (LeeAnne), Steven Kekich, Charles (Irina) Stachour, and Brian Kekich; 7 great grandchildren: Avery, Ben, Noelle, Lindsey Czarnecki, and Gabriel, Michael, Abigail Stachour; and sister-in-law Mildred Dreessen; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.