December 4, 2019 - 3:30 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Lowell Van Briesen, age 83 of Ashton, IA died Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Country View Manor in Sibley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 7th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA, with Fr. Siby Punnoose as celebrant.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation will be Friday, December 6th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with family present from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton. A Rosary will be at 4:00 p.m. with Vigil service to follow.

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

November 18, 2019 - 5:58 am - Posted in Obituaries

Erwin Hatting, age 78, of Ashton, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon.

Funeral Services will be Friday, November 22, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley. Father Siby Punnoose officiating.

Burial to follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Ashton, Iowa.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 21, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

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

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

 

 

 

November 15, 2019 - 5:39 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Margaret Doyle, age 84 of Sibley, IA died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 19th at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley, IA, with Fr. Siby Punnoose as celebrant.

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

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 19th from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley.

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

November 3, 2019 - 5:20 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Michael Kraayenbrink, age 56 of Sibley, died Saturday, November 2nd at his home surrounded by family, in Sibley.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 6th, at First Reformed Church in Sibley, with Rev. Steven DeVries officiating.  Burial will follow at the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the First Reformed Church of Sibley.

In lieu of flowers family would prefer memorials which will be designated to the Kindred Hospice and Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 56-year-old Michael Kraayenbrink.

Michael (Mike) Kraayenbrink was born in Canton, SD to Dick and Virginia (Overlander) Kraayenbrink on his mom’s birthday, March 26, 1963. For most of his childhood, they lived in Sioux Center, IA, where he attended school through graduation in 1981. He attended Central College in Pella, IA for one year before transferring to Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. While in college, he played basketball all four years while earning a BA in Physical Education, though he did not student teach at that time.

After graduation, he worked various jobs in construction and factory work. During that time, he met Laurie Ackerman, and they were married on September 3, 1988. Their marriage was blessed with four children. When their first daughter, Katlyn, was one year old, they moved from Sioux Center to Pella, where he worked construction with his brother, Dan. Their second daughter, Michelle, was born there. During their year in Pella, he heard of a job opening in a group home with Hope Haven, and they once again moved to Sioux Center. Their sons, Andrew and Nathan, were both born during those years. He loved his time with Hope Haven working with the residents there, and that experience also made him decide to go back to school to finish his Elementary Education degree. He went back to Northwestern for a semester of classes and a semester of student teaching. He was hired at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Middle School as a 5th and 6th grade teacher in 2001. He had found his true calling! He loved teaching and had a patient way of dealing with his students and finding fun and interesting ways to get them to learn. He also enjoyed coaching baseball, basketball, football and volleyball. During a few summers, he worked at Village Northwest, Unlimited because he had loved his time at Hope Haven and had missed that kind of work, too. In his spare time, he loved to be outside, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family.

In October of 2014, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and started the long fight. He had two very long surgeries in 2014 and 2017. Eventually he was unable to teach anymore, and he retired in May of 2018. That was one of the hardest decisions he had to make, as he loved teaching, and missed the students and staff at S-0. In the early morning of November 2, 2019, at the age of 56, Mike went to be with Jesus. He will be greatly missed by family and friends and the students at Sibley-Ocheyedan that he was able to teach and coach.

He is survived by, his wife, Laurie, his children, Katlyn (Steven) DeVries, Michelle (Jordan) Roddel, Andrew (Alexis) Kraayenbrink, and Nathan Kraayenbrink, his grandchildren, Ada DeVries and Ben DeVries and expected baby girl Kraayenbrink, his mom Virginia (Overlander) Kraayenbrink, his siblings, Dan (Doreen) Kraayenbrink, Steve (Deb) Kraayenbrink, and Rachel (Steve) Ballenger, and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Dick Kraayenbrink, his grandparents, Ben and Jeanette Kraayenbrink and Fred and Ada Overlander, and a nephew, Joshua Kraayenbrink.

October 28, 2019 - 2:01 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Arnold “Arnie” Dwire age 80 of Ashton, Iowa died Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church, rural George, Iowa, with Pastor Brian Schafer, officiating. Burial will follow in the Baker Township Cemetery, rural Melvin, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 31st from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at the Lyon County First Presbyterian Church, rural George.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 27, 2019 - 7:24 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Roede, age 70 of Sibley, passed away at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Sioux Falls on Friday, October 25th. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 30th at 10:00 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin.  Burial will take place at Baker Township Cemetery near Melvin.

Visitation will be held at the Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley on Tuesday, October 29th from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Hartley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 70 year-old Dick Roede of Sibley.

October 25, 2019 - 11:01 am - Posted in Obituaries

Alan D. Mohr, age 71, of Melvin, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Graveside Services will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. at Baker Township Cemetery in rural Melvin. Nephew Lynn Dreyer officiating.

Military Honors by American Legion Guthrie Post # 470, Melvin.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Alan Mohr.

October 16, 2019 - 11:51 am - Posted in Obituaries

Lester Renken, age 77, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley. Rev. Terry Simm officiating.

Burial to follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Friday, October 18, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Lester Renken.

October 8, 2019 - 1:51 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John Marvin Baker, age 92, of Sheldon, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at his residence in Sheldon.

His memorial service will be at 2 P.M. on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Living Water Community Church in Sheldon with Pastor Jesse Walhof officiating.

With Military Honors presented by the McGlothen-Cowie Post of the American Legion #145 of Sheldon

The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home of Sheldon is in charge of arrangements

John Marvin Baker was born on August 29, 1927 in Sibley, Iowa to Joe and Gertrude (Van Engen) Baker. John passed away at the age of 92 years and 1 month.   He went to be in the arms of Jesus on September 29, 2019. John served in the Army during WWII over in Germany. When John got back state side he went back home to Iowa where he worked on the railroads and became a shoe cobbler. John married his first wife Myrna Ferguson, they had two children, John Thomas and Judy Marie. They later divorced. He then married Arlene Fischer in 1955, they had 4 children, Jolene Marie, Janet Rose, Mark Alan and Mary Ann.

John worked on a dairy farm where he was kicked in the head and trampled. John was a complete vegetable. God healed him many years later and he became a preacher and did missionary work.   Arlene passed away in 1991. John proceeded to marry Patty and Joy until their passing.

John is survived by his daughters, Janet Brandon of Bakersfield, CA, Mary Baker of Sheldon; one son, Mark (Diana) Baker of Ashton, IA; daughters-in-law, Mickey Malcomb, Paula Baker; one brother, Charles Baker of Bakersfield, CA; one sister, Martha Brody of Sibley, IA; two aunts, Mina and Tina; 14 grandchildren, Lisa (Ray) Wilkett, Colleen Baker, Sebastian Baker, James (Patti) Pauley, Joseph (Janet) Pauley, Jeffrey (Ruth) Pauley, Joanne (Brandon) Ellis, Chris Brandon Jr., Daniell Smith, Shawn (Amanda) Johannes, Mark Baker Jr, Christina Baker, Judy (Levi) Wagner, Michael (Misti) Baker; 43 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Proceeding John in death is his parents, Joe and Gertrude Baker; wives, Arlene, Patty and Joy; daughters, Judy Baker, Jolene Pauley; son, John Baker; two son-in-laws, Jerry Pauley and Chris Brandon and two unborn great grandchildren.

October 5, 2019 - 5:04 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Gary Pomrenke, age 79 of Sibley, IA died Friday, October 4, 2019 at Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

His memorial service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church in Sibley, IA with Rev. Terry Simm officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Gilman Township Cemetery in Ashton, IA.

Visitation will be Monday, October 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 with family present at the Jurrens Funeral Home Walton Chapel in Sibley, IA.

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