September 18, 2016 - 8:41 am - Posted in Obituaries

helen-loeschenHelen Noble Loeschen, age 89, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Country View Manor in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Steve Swenson officiating.

Burial to follow at the Ocheyedan Township Cemetery in Ocheyedan.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 22, from 4:00 to 8:00 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 Helen Noble Loeschen.

September 14, 2016 - 4:56 pm - Posted in Obituaries

martens-edwardEdward Martens, age 92 of Sibley, IA died Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 19, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley with Rev. Barb Kooperud officiating.  Burial will be prior at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.  Visitation will be held Sunday, September 18th 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.

An online registry and full obituary will be available at:  www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

September 11, 2016 - 8:37 am - Posted in Obituaries

carol-boorCarol Jean Boor, age 80 of Sibley, IA died Friday, September 09, 2016 at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley, IA, with Father Siby Punnoose, Father Clair Boes, and Father Tim Hogan as celebrants.

Burial will follow at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Sibley, IA.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers family is asking memorials be directed to: St. Andrew’s Guild, 716 8th Street, Sibley, IA 51249 or Osceola County Historical Society, 1014 8th Street, Sibley, IA 51249.

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

September 8, 2016 - 11:52 am - Posted in Obituaries

Funeral-female1Mildred Hoffman, age 88 of Sioux City, IA, formerly of Melvin, IA, passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 10th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Sanborn, IA. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9th at the Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn, beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The family will be present from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Rosary service will be held at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery near Sibley, IA.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 88 year-old Mildred Hoffman of Sioux City, IA, formerly of Melvin, IA.

September 6, 2016 - 3:48 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Robert HuisengaRobert Huisenga, age 89 of Sibley, IA died Monday, September 5, 2016, at Country View Manor in Sibley.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 9th at United Church of Christ Congregational in Sibley with Reverend Larry Laske officiating. Private family burial will take place prior to the service at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 8th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the 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.

September 6, 2016 - 7:49 am - Posted in Obituaries

candle2Jack Lee Ellis, age 82, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at his home in Sheldon.

Memorial Services will be Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon. Rev. Kevin Gingerich officiating.

Burial of cremains at Allen Cemetery in Allen, Nebraska on Saturday.

There will be no visitation.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Jack Lee Ellis.

September 2, 2016 - 8:25 am - Posted in Obituaries

Gerrit HielkemaGerrit Hielkema, age 90 of Sibley, IA died Thursday, September 1, 2016, at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m., Monday, September 5th at First Reformed Church of Sibley, with Reverend Luke Schouten officiating.

Burial will follow at the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 4th 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 Sibley.

An online registry and full obituary will be available at: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

August 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Theodore “Ted” Kamstra, age 60, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Oak Viewcandle2 Terrace Nursing Home in Freeman, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon. Rev. Kevin Schneider officiating.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, August 25, from 11:30 to 12:30 P.M. at the church, prior to the funeral service.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Theodore “Ted” Kamstra.

August 19, 2016 - 3:05 pm - Posted in Obituaries

candle2Anthony “Tony” John Streit, age 91, passed away on August 3rd, 2016, from heart failure at home in Fort Collins Colorado.

There was a funeral service for Tony at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on August 9th in Fort Collins. In lieu of flowers, family suggest that memorial donations be made to the Hospice of Fort Collins.

Anthony was born on January 31, 1925, to Anthony and Mary Streit in Ashton Iowa, growing up on a farm, 1 of 9 children. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s High School. Shortly after graduation, Tony enlisted in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was assigned as a crew member on a B-17 bomber and then later to the B-29. After the war he attended Creighton University for two years, then he graduated from a baseball umpire school in Florida. Recognizing civil work opportunities in the territory of Alaska, Tony attended and graduated from land surveying school. He then went to work for the US Government as a surveyor and was assigned to help build Anchorage International Airport in Alaska. Tony continued to work in Alaska for Green Construction for several years completing the airport in Anchorage, building the Seward Highway through Moose Pass, and then upgrading the Richardson Trail into a workable highway between Valdez and Fairbanks. On January 3, 1952, he married Mary Ann Frederick in Ashton, Iowa, and returned to Alaska with his new bride for one more construction season in the Black Rapids area. This was an exciting time for both Tony and Mary, Alaska was always a special place for Tony. Work opportunities slowed down in Alaska and Tony and Mary returned to Iowa and ran a steak house for many years. In retirement, Tony and Mary retired to Fort Collins Colorado.

Tony is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Streit, son Jeff (Felicia) Streit, of Palmer, AK, daughter, Susan Wheeler of Solana Beach, CA, and daughter Laura Streit of Fort Collins. Grandchildren Travis Wheeler, Jessica (Joey) Greenberg, Landon (Denae) Streit, Ashley (Jay) Robinson, Greg Stocker and Garrett Streit. Tony is also survived by six great grandchildren and his two sisters, Kathleen Richter and Betty Dewall. Predeceased by his son Bradley, brothers Don, Leonard, Paul, Bob, and Jim and sister Marion. One amazing feat, was that all 5 brothers were married over 50 years to their spouses. Tony was well known for his kindness and gentleness to everyone he met. He was never one to complain or say something bad about anyone, he accepted people as who they were, and always seeing the good in others. Tony was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying the outdoors. Tony along with his wife Mary took many trips to Alaska to hunt and fish.

Tony was a “gentle soul” that his family and friends will greatly missed

August 11, 2016 - 12:21 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Donald E. Johannes, age 78 of Frederic, Wisconsin and Green Valley, Arizona died Monday August 8, 2016 at St. Paul, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 13th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA, with Father Siby Punnoose as Celebrant.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 13th one hour prior to the service at the church.

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