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

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.

November 18, 2014 - 10:46 am - Posted in Obituaries

Geraldine “Gerry” Brower, age 89, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon.

Funeral Services will be Friday, November 21, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon. Rev. Kevin Gingerich officiating. Private burial at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon. There will be no visitation.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Geraldine “Gerry” Brower.

November 17, 2014 - 3:18 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Esther Zonnefeld, age 82, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Sibley Nursing and Rehab in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Christian Reformed Church in Sibley. Rev. Roger Bouwman officiating. Graveside Services will be Friday, November 21, at 2:00 P.M. at Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn, Iowa. Visitation will be Thursday, November 20, from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent towww.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Esther Zonnefeld.

November 3, 2014 - 4:44 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Richard Benz age 89 of Sibley, IA died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Sibley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sibley, IA.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, with Rev. Barb Kopperud officiating.

Graveside service with military honors will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 8th in Baker Township Cemetery at Melvin, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, November 7th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to: Melvin American Legion Post 470, Sibley FFA Chapter or Osceola Community Hospital.

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

Richard Allen Benz was born December 12, 1924 to Fred and Hannah (Mielke) Benz on a farm east of Melvin where he would later raise his own family. He graduated from Melvin Community High School and in 1943 enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He took advanced pilot training and was appointed a flight officer and trained pilots until returning to Iowa to farm in 1946. Shortly thereafter he met Yvonne (Gundy) Gunderson, a high school teacher in Melvin, and they married on December 20, 1946.

Richard was an active member of many ag-related organizations and numerous boards during his life time including serving as chairman of the Melvin Community School Board for 16 years, president of the Osceola County Coop Oil Board, the Osceola County Hospital Board, and 12 years on the AEA 4 Board.

Richard’s first love was for his family followed by farming, raising cattle, and golf. After moving with Gundy to Sibley in 1991 he continued to farm until retiring in 2012. Richard’s farm and his twin brother Robert’s farm are each Century Farms.

Richard is survived by son, Steven (Sandy) Benz of Seattle, WA; daughter, Bonita (Sam) Adams, Spillville, IA; son, Kenneth (Sheila) Benz of Melvin, IA; and daughter, Becky (Mike) Anthony of West Des Moines, IA; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his two brothers, twin brother Robert (Phyllis) Benz, Melvin, IA; and Earl (Fran) Benz, Pahrump, NV.

He was preceded in death by his wife Yvonne (Gundy) in July 2011; his parents, step-sisters Vivian Brunk and Pearl Brunk; step-brothers Butch Benz and Harold Jass; and an infant grandson, Marc Anthony.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to: Melvin American Legion Post 470, Sibley FFA Chapter or Osceola Community Hospital.

 

November 3, 2014 - 8:48 am - Posted in Obituaries

Kathryn “Kay” Holst, age 76, of May City passed away on Friday, October 31st at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, Iowa.

Services will be held on Monday, November 3rd at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in May City with Pastor Neil Wehmas officiating. Burial to follow at the Harrison Township Cemetery in May City Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with the family present from 5 to 7:00 pm, Sunday Evening at St. John’s Lutheran Church in May City.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements for Kathryn Holst.

Kay married Russell Holst on October 20, 1957 in Hartley. After their marriage, they farmed north of Everly for a few years until Russell was called to serve in the military. While serving his county they were stationed in Salinas, CA and later Tacoma, WA. They returned to farm east of May City for 11 years and later moved to a farm west of May City, where they were partners in farming for 24 years. After their retirement, they moved to the town of May City, where they have continued to live. After her children were raised, she worked for a nursing home in Hartley as a cook, until she was forced into retirement due to her failing health. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, taking care of her cats and spending time with her family.

Kay passed away at the Osceola Community Hospital on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the age of 76. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Beverly in infancy and one son, Larry in 2002.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Russell of May City, IA; one daughter, Lisa (Lee) Lode of Sanborn; four grandchildren: Brianna (Patrick) Nash, Jonathon Holst, D.J. Lode & Dalton Lode; two great grandchildren: Brently & Bryson; three sisters: Shirley (Earl) Meester of Sheldon, IA, Betty (Arnold) Pahl of Wahpeton, IA & Bonnie Newman of Spencer; one brother-in-law, David Holst of Westminster, CA; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

November 1, 2014 - 10:39 am - Posted in Obituaries

Andy MouwAndy Mouw, age 91, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Royal Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Christian Reformed Church in Sibley. Rev. Marvin Leese officiating. Graveside Services will be Saturday at 1:30 P.M. at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon. Visitation will be Friday, November 7, from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 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 Andy Mouw.

Andrew Mouw was born on March 15, 1923 in Griswold, Iowa, to Clayton and Maude (Wilson) Green. He was named Jack Green by his birth parents. When he was an infant his mother died of tuberculosis and Andy was sent to live at Christian Children’s Home in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (Now called Children’s Square). At the age of 2 ½, Andy was adopted by Peter and Nellie (Van Dyke) Mouw of Hospers, Iowa. He lived his youth on a farm near Hospers from the age of 2 to 21. He attended grade school and 2 years of high school at Hospers. When he was 21, Andyenlisted in the United States Navy. He was united in marriage to Nelvina Edna Vellinga of Archer, Iowa on April 20, 1945 at the Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa, while he was home on survivor’s leave from the Navy. He served in World War II, attained the rank of Seaman First Class and was honorably discharged. The story of Andy’s World War II experiences were written in a book researched by his wife, Nelvina, called, The Sinking of the USS Bismarck Sea CVE95-VC-86. Andy returned to the service for a couple of months before they moved to a farm 5 miles west of Sibley, where they farmed for 2 years before they moved to a farm 6 ½ miles northeast of Sibley, where they farmed for 16 years. Andy did custom combining, including the harvest brigade, and started his trucking business as an independent driver. They moved into Sibley, where Andy and Nelvina started Mouw Transportation and worked with Osceola County Coop Creamery, which later merged with AMPI. They lived in 2 rented homes before building their first home on the north edge of Sibley. They also lived in a home they built on Emerson Bay, Milford, Iowa and their final home on the golf course in Sibley. Nelvina passed away on April 30, 2010.Andy moved to Heartwood Heights in Sibley.

Andy was an active member of the Christian Reformed Church in Sibley, where he served as a deacon and elder. He served on the board for the Sibley Christian Grade School, Hull Western Christian High School and Hope Haven in Rock Valley, Iowa. Andy was an original founding member of the Iowa Better Trucking Bureau. A member of the Sibley Kiwanis, Rotary Club, the VFW and the American Legion in Sibley and most recently the American Legion in Hartley, Iowa. The most significant association he belonged to was the Survivors of the USS Bismarck Sea CVE-95 VC-86. He attended the yearly reunions held for the survivors of this ship which sunk in World War II.

Andy passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Royal Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Those left to cherish his memories are his 6 children, 5 daughters and sons-in-law: Sharon and Gayle Zonnefeld of Berthoud, CO, Vicki and Arlan Dykstra of Sioux Center, IA, Debra and Steven Terrell of Harriman, TN, Connie and Lauren Runia of Manhattan, MT, Patty Draayer of Sioux Center, IA; one son: Andy Peter Mouw of Sheldon, IA; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister: Martha (Coates) Burns of Boliver, MO.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Nelvina; his adopted parents: Peter and Nellie Mouw; 2 infant grandchildren: Carol Lynn and Wayne Lee Dykstra; one son-in-law: Charles “Snooks” Bishop; his birth parents: Clayton and Maude Green; one sister: Anna Archer; 3 brothers: Fay Green, Ray Green and Morris Coates.

 

October 24, 2014 - 3:07 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Esther M. Moet, age 92 of Ocheyedan, IA died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Country View Manor Nursing Home in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28th at Trinity Lutheran Church of Sibley, IA, with Rev. Barb Kopperud officiating. Burial will follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley. Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 27th 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.

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

Esther Mary Helmers Moet was born on October 18, 1922 in Cloverdale, Iowa to Hio and Anna (Freeseman) Helmers. She grew up on the family farm near Sibley with one sister and five brothers. She married Wayne Moet on June 8, 1952, at Camp Gordon, Georgia. They lived and farmed near Allendorf, Iowa for 60 years, raising six children. She was a life-long, active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, IA. Esther will be remembered by all who knew her for her kind and compassionate heart.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Wayne Moet of Ocheyedan, IA; six children, Ruth of LaVista, NE, Paul (Vern Becker) of The Woodlands, TX, Dona (Wade Ellerbroek) of Sibley, IA, Lisa (Lionel Brown) of Castle Rock, CO, Mary of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Gary (Amy Kruger) of North Liberty, IA; four grandchildren, Jim Ellerbroek (Angie) of Littleton, CO; Jennifer (Jeff Goodman) of Omaha, NE, Tim Ellerbroek of Sibley, IA, and Michael Bachtel of Cedar Rapids, IA; three great-grandchildren, Reece Ellerbroek, Jackson and Sydney Goodman; one brother, Lornie Helmers (Jeanne) of Ashton, IA; five sisters-in-law, Helen Manning of Maquoketa, IA, Verna Zylstra (Glenn) of Sheldon, IA, Mary Jacobson (Dean) of Camarillo, CA, Irene Helmers of Sibley, IA and Audrey Moet of Luverne, MN; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hio and Anna Helmers; four brothers, Raymond, Albert, Irvin and Marlin; and one sister, Phoebe Pay.

 

October 22, 2014 - 11:31 am - Posted in Obituaries

Cornelia Jassey, 76, of Sioux Center, IA, formerly of Sibley, IA died Monday, October 20, 2014, at Crown Pointe Assisted Living in Sioux Center.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-8PM, with the family present from 5-7PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center. A graveside committal service will be held on Thursday at 11:30AM at the Holman Township Cemetery of Sibley, Iowa. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 2PM at the Netherlands Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. Everett Adams officiating.

The Jassey family prefers memorials to the Netherlands Reformed Christian School or Sioux Center Hospice.

Complete obituary at www.MFHonline.com.

Cornelia (Kleyweg) Jassey, 76, of Sioux Center, IA died at 2:30 PM on 20 Oct 2014 at her home after a brief battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Elizabeth Kleyweg, her spouse of 50 years, Robert Leroy Jassey Sr; a son, Richard Neal Jassey; a daughter,Lisa Lea (Jassey) Stultz; and two brothers: Henry Kleyweg and Cornelius “Neal” Kleyweg.

Cornelia was born on January 31, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa where she grew up and graduated from Central High School. She was united in marriage to Bob Jassey on April 13, 1957 in Sioux City. After a brief period in Mapleton, Iowa, they moved to Sibley, Iowa where they made their home for 45 years and raised four children. She worked for Merrick Printing and in home health for Osceola County. Following the death of her husband, she moved to Sioux Center, Iowa where she has resided for the last 6 years.

Cornelia is a member of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening. Cornelia had a giving heart and was a wonderful example of selflessness to those whose lives she touched. She remained strong in her faith and dedicated to the Lord until the end of her days.

She is survived by her son, Rob (Tami) Jassey of Huntsville, AL; daughter, Deborah (Noel) Roberts of Elk Grove, CA; a sister, Barbara Kleyweg of Evanston, IL; two brothers, Nick (Della) Kleyweg of Sioux City and Marty (Peggy) Kleyweg of Downers Grove, IL; sister-in-law, Mary Kleyweg of Plainfield, IL; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

October 22, 2014 - 11:21 am - Posted in Obituaries

Derwood L. Getting, age 87 of Sibley, IA, formerly of Matlock, IA died from complications of Parkinson’s disease on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday October 25, 2014 at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church of George, IA with Rev. Paul Fischer officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church.

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

Derwood Getting was born December 13, 1926 on the family farm near Matlock, IA to Floyd and Dena (Meester) Getting. He attended Dale Township Country School near Matlock and graduated from George High School in 1944. After graduation Derwood helped his father farm until he entered the military in 1952. He was stationed in Korea until his discharge in 1954. Coming home after the war, Derwood again returned to work on the farm with his father. On November 22, 1956 he was united in marriage to Carol Bothof at the First Reformed Church parsonage in Matlock. To this union 4 children were born. Derwood enjoyed wood working, fishing, tinkering around the farm and playing his player piano. Derwood was on the Matlock and Sheldon Elevator Boards for 24 years and was also a township trustee and a boy Scout leader. He enjoyed spending time with his family very much, especially his grandchildren. This past Tuesday, Derwood passed away at Country View Manor in Sibley from complications of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 87. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Getting of Sibley, IA; children Greg and his wife Laura Getting of Sheldon, IA , David Getting of Sheldon, IA; Lora and her husband Kurt Prange of Sioux Falls, SD; Steve and his wife Kelli Getting of Mesa, AZ; 6 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren.

Derwood was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Dena Getting; step-grandson, Brock Kleinwolterink; 2 sisters-in-law, Martha Kruse and Harriet Bothof; 2 brothers-in-law, George Muller and
Henry Kruse.