December 20, 2019 - 2:38 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Arlyn Swenson, age 88, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Prairie View Home in Sanborn, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be Monday, December 23, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the United Methodist Church in Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Steve Swenson and Rev. Paul Frederiksen officiating.

Burial to follow at the Ocheyedan Township Cemetery in Ocheyedan, Iowa.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and Ocheyedan in charge of arrangements for Arlyn Swenson.

December 12, 2019 - 12:42 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Merlin D. Stanton age 82 of Sibley, IA died December 12, 2019 at Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14th at the United Methodist Church in Sibley, IA, with Rev. Steve Swenson officiating. Burial will follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Friday, December 13th 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

December 9, 2019 - 9:02 am - Posted in Obituaries

Darlene Van Briesen, age 86 of Ashton, IA died Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, December 11th 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 Tuesday, December 10th 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.

December 8, 2019 - 8:38 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Dorothy Groote, age 93 of Sibley, died Sunday, December 8th at the Good Samaritan Society in George.

Memorial service will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, December 11th, at First Presbyterian Church in Sibley, with Reverend Terry Simm officiating. Burial will take place prior to the service in the Zoar Presbyterian Cemetery, rural George. The family will meet at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley at 1:00 pm Wednesday and process to the cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 10th 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.

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.