July 24, 2014 - 4:16 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Katherine Prins age 83 of Sibley, IA died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 at First Reformed Church in Sibley with Pastor Luke Schouten officiating. Burial will follow at the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Friday, July 25th from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the First Reformed Church in Sibley.

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

July 22, 2014 - 10:15 am - Posted in Obituaries
Vakulskas-Mary-photoMary Vakulskas, 91, of Sioux City, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Nativity, with her son, the Rev. John A. Vakulskas Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Visitation will be 3:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, with a Catholic Daughters of Americas rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7:00 p.m., at Larkin Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home.

July 16, 2014 - 4:05 pm - Posted in Obituaries

June Hartwig2June Hartwig, age 77, of Melvin, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her home in Melvin.

Funeral Services will be Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin. Rev. Judy Johnson officiating. Burial in Baker Township Cemetery in Melvin, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday, July 18, from 9:30 to 10:45 A.M. prior to the funeral service, at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and Ocheyedan in charge of arrangements for June Hartwig.

July 13, 2014 - 10:31 am - Posted in Obituaries

S KrugerShirlee Kruger, age 79, of Sibley, Iowa passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, Iowa.

Memorial Services will be Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Sibley. Rev. Doug Noonkeester officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 15 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. and at 7:30 P.M. and following, with fellowship and lunch at the First Baptist Church in Sibley.

In life Shirlee gave of herself and in death she is donating her body to science.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Shirlee Kruger.

July 5, 2014 - 5:08 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Elizabeth M. Grote age 98 of Sibley, IA died Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Sibley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sibley.

Memorial service will be at a later date.

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

July 4, 2014 - 4:50 am - Posted in Obituaries

Funeral-male candlePaul Heiller, age 68, of Spencer, Iowa and formerly of Round Lake, Minnesota died July 3, 2014 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Memorial services will take place Monday, July 7, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.

Visitation will take place Monday, July 7, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

The Sliefert-Smith Funeral Home in Webb, Iowa is in charge of the arrangements.

 

June 26, 2014 - 12:08 pm - Posted in Obituaries

candleT. Robert Nelson, age 93 of Spencer, Iowa, formerly of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at a nursing home in Spencer.

Memorial Services will be Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in Sibley. Rev. Shannon Pascual officiating.Private family burial at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for T. Robert Nelson.

Theodore Robert Nelson was born on November 22, 1920 in Boone, Iowa to Paul and Violet (Ericson) Nelson. He attended country school until the age of 10 when the family moved to Sibley, Iowa. He graduated from Sibley High School in 1938.

Upon graduation Bob worked for the Sibley utility crew for a summer and was a Civil Service Postal employee as a city carrier. He then entered Iowa State University in 1941 until enlisting in the Air Force in August of 1942.

Bob was married to Jean Yappen in December of 1942 and was called to military service in February 1943. Upon entering the service he trained to be a pilot and flew a B-24 Bomber for 50 missions with the 14th Air Force being stationed at Manduria, Italy; flying his missions over Europe and the Balkin countries. He was group leader in the last 25 missions while becoming a Captain. He was honorably discharged in August of 1945, having spent 11 months overseas.

Upon his discharge for the service Bob returned to Iowa State College. He taught in the Engineering Department in his senior year. He accepted a position at the Sibley State Bank for 4 years and then was partner in the Ford garage in 1951 where he spent the next 11 years. Bob went back in the Sibley State Bank in 1962 and stayed for 13 more years. He worked for Mauch Oil in 1976 as a salesman for farm tires until 1987.

Bob and Jean had three children, Stephen, Deborah and William.

Real Estate was something he really loved and will be remembered for the many buildings he remodeled or built during his life in Sibley. He also loved horses and raised and boarded them for a number of years.

Bob was a member of the Sibley Methodist Church since 1930 and served on the Administration Board and sang in the choir. Bob and Morris Snow purchased and planted all of the evergreen trees at the current Methodist Church. He was active in community affairs, belonged to the Rotary Club and served as President of the School Board for 6 years.

In 1987 he moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where he worked at the Tournament Players Club golf course for 10 years as a ranger and worked for Safeway Grocery Store for the next 7 years. He also did handy man work for lots of senior citizens. In 2004 he moved back to Spencer, Iowa and worked for Ace Hardware for 3 years assembling furniture, etc.

Bob is survived by daughter, Deborah Eckerman RN (Lindsay) of Forest City, IA, son, WilliamNelson DDS (Diane) of Larkspur, CO, daughter-in-law, Westy Nelson of Council Bluffs, IA, 7 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one sister, Anita Billings of Scottsdale, AZ, friend, Elaine Orthmann of Spencer, IA, and many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Violet Nelson, a son, Dr. Stephen Nelson, brothers, Norman Nelson and Dean Nelson, and sisters, Imogene Tillotson and Joan Lane.

June 25, 2014 - 4:26 pm - Posted in Obituaries

WILDEMAN, Janet picJanet Wildeman, age 58 of Sibley, IA died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Friday, June 27th, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, with Rev. Barb Kopperud officiating. Burial will follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley. Visitation will be Thursday June 26th 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.

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

Janet Wildeman was born November 29, 1955 in Sibley, IA to Charlie and Jean (Dammenn) Behrens. She was raised and received her education in Sibley, graduating from Sibley High School in 1973. She continued her education in secretarial studies at Sheldon. On May 31, 1975 she was united in marriage to Jerry Wildeman at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley. Janet worked as the secretary at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley for 20 years. She then returned to school in Sheldon and studied Medical Transcription. Janet traveled to the Spirit Lake hospital and worked as a transcriptionist for 18 years. For the last several years she was able to work that same job from home. She enjoyed making greeting cards for her family and friends. She also enjoyed playing cards and baking. Her family was most important to Janet. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her family will cherish many special memories of her. This past Wednesday Janet passed away unexpectedly at the Osceola Community Hospital at the age of 58. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Wildeman of Sibley, IA; her children, Chris (Wendy) Wildeman and their children Caitlin and Michael of Linn Grove, IA; Craig Wildeman of Brandon, SD; Brad Wildeman of Brandon, SD; and Tracy (John) Mburu of Eden Prairie, MN; sister-in-law, Marsha Behrens of Shakopee, MN; brother, Ryan (Libby) Behrens of Northfield, MN; Glenn (Carol) Behrens of Northfield, MN; and Kathy (Darren) Akrie of Centennial, CO; nieces and nephews and other extended family members.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Jean Behrens; and brother, Larry Behrens.

June 23, 2014 - 9:35 am - Posted in Obituaries

Bernadine Den Hartog, age 91, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. Mr. Cory Grimm and Rev. Tim Truesdell officiating.

Burial to follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 24, 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 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 Bernadine Den Hartog.

Bernadine ”Berdie” Den Hartog was born on February 14, 1923 in Sanborn, Iowa, the daughter of Peter and Gertrude (De Boer) Kooistra. She lived her youth in Sanborn where she attended Sanborn Christian Grade School. When Berdie was 15 years old, she moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and worked with the World War II effort and later as a nanny. She contracted rheumatic fever and returned home. She then attended Western Christian High School in Hull, Iowa, graduating in 1945. She taught geography at Rock Valley Christian School for a half year before moving back to Sanborn, Iowa. During World War II Berdie began a letter writing courtship with Robert Den Hartog of Sheldon, Iowa while he was serving in Europe. They were united in marriage on November 27, 1946, in the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church. They lived and farmed south, north, and northeast of Sheldon. They retired in 1986 and moved to town.

Berdie had a passion for sewing, making baby blankets and over a hundred quilts. In the last few years she sewed over 3000 items that were sent to Haiti. She enjoyed music and sang with the Senior Saints for 25 years. She volunteered at the Village Treasure Chest for 27 years.

A charter member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon, she was a Sunday School, Bible School and Catechism teacher, and active in choir, Bible Study and Women’s Guild. She was a member of Farm Bureau Women and the Christian Retirement Home Auxiliary.
Berdie will be remembered by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren for her love of family and her strong Christian faith.

She passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota surrounded by family members.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 67 years, Robert Den Hartog of Sheldon, IA; her 8 children: Lorna Neerhof (Lee) of Neenah, WI, Gayle Roelfs (Bruce) of Sheldon, IA, Jim Den Hartog (Eloise) of Boyden, IA, Marlys Grimm (Norm) of Newton, IA, Karen Alderink (Tim) of Holland, MI, Brenda Krahling (Jeff) of Sibley, IA, Mary Ginn of Jewell, IA, Tim Den Hartog (Gail) of Canton, SD; 29 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; one sister: Jackie Tuinstra of Jenison, MI; two brothers: Sid Kooistra (Joanne) of Jenison, MI, Jim Kooistra of Eldorado, CA; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Anne Homkes (Judd), Gert Bloomer (Harold), two brothers: Clarence Kooistra (Effie) (2nd wife, Anne) and Jake Kooistra; two brothers-in-law: Arnold Bruinsma and Mike Tuinstra.

June 17, 2014 - 9:34 am - Posted in Obituaries

Linda Petersen age 65 of Sibley, IA died Monday, June 16, 2014 at Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sibley, IA.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, IA with Rev. Doug Noonkester, officiating.

Linda’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of visitation and continued fellowship at the Sibley VFW following the graveside services on Friday.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is in charge of the arrangements for 65-year old Linda Petersen of Sibley.

For a complete obituary, visit www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.

Linda Mae (Stanton) Petersen was born November 23, 1948, at Sibley, IA the daughter of Anna Mae (Holle) and Lloyd Stanton. Linda grew up in Sibley where she attended Sibley High School. On May 3, 1966, Linda was united in marriage to Larry Petersen. They made their home in Fayettville, NC, Storm Lake, IA, and Sheldon. Linda moved to Sibley in 1985… Over the years, Linda worked at Aalfs Manufacturing in Sheldon, Exo Pack in Sibley, and also at CCSI. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her pets and in her spare time she enjoyed reading, knitting, cooking and spending time on her computer. After her stroke and several months in the hospital, she became a resident of the Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sibley, IA.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Derrick and Nadine Petersen of Sibley, IA; two grandchildren, Cody and Dalton Petersen of Sibley, IA; brother, Merlin (Mary Ann) Stanton of Sibley, IA and Marlys Marco of Bigelow, MN and special friend, Dennis Monier of Cloverdale, IA.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Anna Mae, and an infant twin sister, Konie Stanton.