August 19, 2020 - 6:57 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Douglas Holtz, age 85 of Melvin, IA, passed away at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn, IA on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn.

Visitation will also be held at the Sanborn Funeral Home on Friday, August 21st from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; with the family present 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please practice social distancing.

Burial will take place at Baker Township Cemetery near Melvin.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 85-year-old Doug Holtz of Melvin, IA.

August 18, 2020 - 11:43 am - Posted in Obituaries

John “Jack” V. Kellen age 82 of Sibley, Iowa died peacefully with his family by his side, on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at his home in Sibley.

A Private Family Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, August 21st at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley, IA, with Father Siby Punnoose as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Sibley.

The Kellen family will be planning a Celebration of Life for extended family and friends at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

August 17, 2020 - 4:23 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Louis Lemke age 92 of Sibley, Iowa died Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2020 at United Methodist Church in Sibley, Iowa, with Reverend Steve Swenson, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Holman Township Cemetery of Sibley, with military honors by the William F. Allard VFW Post No. 7373 and George E. Mudge American Legion Post No. 324.

Visitation will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, August 21st at the United Methodist Church in Sibley.

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

August 14, 2020 - 2:00 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Frey age 70 of Sibley, Iowa died Thursday, August 13, 2020 at his home in Sibley.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 17, 2020 at Solid Rock Church in Worthington, Minnesota with Pastor Scott Peterson, officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Holman Township Cemetery of Sibley.

Visitation will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday, August 16th at Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley. The family will be present. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

August 10, 2020 - 6:13 am - Posted in Obituaries

Zita Thiele age 106, of Sibley, Iowa died Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 13, 2020 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley, IA with Fr. Siby Punnoose, celebrating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Ashton, IA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 12th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.  Social distancing will be followed and masks are encouraged.

Zita Angeline Johannes was born in Ashton, Iowa, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Seivert Johannes and attended St. Joseph’s School; graduating in 1932.  She was united in marriage to Edwin Thiele on April 13, 1936.  They farmed for many years in the Ashton area and moved into town in 1951.  Zita’s working career began in Sibley when she was asked by Fr. Berger to be head cook at St. Andrew’s school.

In the summertime, she was the caterer at the Sibley Country Club; Zita was known for her delicious foods she served.  Later she became the kitchen manager at Country View Manor.  Zita and Ed were blessed with seven children; Marlys, Roger, Kathleen, Mary Clare, Gary, Daryl and Yvonne.  She was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.  Her family was first and foremost throughout her life, she was always there to lend a helping hand to friends, and especially her nieces and nephews.  While living in the Ashton area, in 1934 she became an active member of Catholic Daughters of America and continued her membership throughout her lifetime; becoming a member of St. Andrew’s CD of A in Sibley.  She enjoyed the activities; initiated a fundraiser for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and began the prayer ministry prayer line.  She is an 86 year dedicated member of CD of A – an inspiration to all who meet her.  One of her past times was playing cards, bridge especially, having fun and played to win.  Many family members and friends benefitted from her beautiful handiwork of knitting, crocheting and sewing.  She made over 350 Afghans; hundreds of doilies to share.  A yearly project Zita and Ed began where homemade Christmas decorations for the grandchildren- a lasting memory for them.  She kept a daily diary throughout her life; she was the source of very accurate info on dates and events for the family & community; often remembering with total recall of events.

Loving & enjoying her entire family, she kept in contact with them, wanting to know what was happening in their lives.  Her nieces and nephews were very dear to her- as they lost their parents, she became more concerned for them.  She enjoyed all their visits, great card games, laughter, good food- always making sure she had homemade baked goods ready for them to enjoy- she loved to cook & bake.  Her hands were in constant motion, dealing, playing cards, baking, knitting & crocheting.  She had been injured in an accident in 1997, while in the hospital for 118 days, recovering she crocheted several “ name” doilies in gratitude for her nursing care she received.

Those left to cherish her memories are Kathleen and Roger Pomrenke, Lakeside, IA; Gary and Mary Palmatier Thiele, Dade City, FL; Daryl and Marcia Thiele, Sibley, IA and Yvonne and Rodney Russell, Cataula, GA and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, a sister in law, Joan Johannes, Sibley, IA ; son-in-law Bill Nilles and wife Mary Jean Nilles; and several nieces and nephews.

Zita is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; daughters, Marlys Thiele and Mary Clare Nilles; a son, Roger Thiele, daughter in law, Cheryl Thiele, grandchildren Brenda Nilles, and Tom, Dan and Doug Pomrenke ; sisters Viola Trei, Laura Jungers, Helen Swanson, Rosemary Seivert, and Alice Heffele; brothers Martin, Johnny and Laurence Johannes.

She lived independently, loved to cook, bake, play cards, pray her rosary. She was a woman of faith, strength, diligence & perseverance – she will be truly missed by those who knew her.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

August 8, 2020 - 11:20 am - Posted in Obituaries

Rick Braby age 64 of Sibley, Iowa died Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral service will be 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church of Sibley, IA, with Reverend Terry Simm officiating.

Burial will be Saturday, August 15th with family and friends gathering at the Rosehill Cemetery in Lamoni, IA at 2:00 p.m., with committal service starting at 2:30 p.m.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 13th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley, IA.

August 5, 2020 - 3:35 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Martha Brody, age 88 of Sibley, IA died Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Avera Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Private family memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley, IA with Rev. Steven Swenson officiating. Inurnment will follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

A time of public visitation will take place Saturday morning from 10:00 AM to the time of service at 11:00 AM at Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley.

The funeral home will be adhering to social distancing and masks will be mandatory.

August 4, 2020 - 4:36 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Lynn Wm. Roder age 63 of Ashton, Iowa died unexpectedly from injuries sustained in a traffic accident, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2020 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA, with Father Siby Punnoose, Father Timothy Hogan and Deacon Kevin Poss as concelebrants. Burial will take place at a later date private with family at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton, IA.

Because of social distancing guidelines a certain amount of people will be permitted to attend the service. Service will be recorded, and a link will be placed on Lynn’s obituary on our website and will be there for 90 days to view.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 6th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton. There will be a private rosary and vigil service for the family at 4:00 p.m.

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

July 20, 2020 - 1:58 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Earl Buchman age 87 of Sibley, IA died July 15, 2020 at the Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, IA. Family and friends may gather at the cemetery at 2:15 p.m.

A Live Stream Link will be available in Earl’s obituary at www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

July 7, 2020 - 8:17 am - Posted in Obituaries

Douglas Alexander age 67, of Arnolds Park, IA died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

A drive-thru visitation will take place Thursday, July 9th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the family present at Calvary Methodist Church at Arnolds Park, IA.

Private funeral service and burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 10th at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, IA with Rev. Paul Frederiksen, officiating.

Jurrens Funeral Homes of Sibley is in charge of arrangements for Douglas Alexander.