October 29, 2010 - 8:28 am - Posted in Obituaries

Alyce Stevenson, age 83 of Sibley, IA died Friday, October 29, 2010 at her home in Sibley.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, Nov. 2nd at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, with Rev. Scott Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 1st from 2:00 to 8:00PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

Alyce Ruth (Wentler) Stevenson was born February 16, 1927 in Appleton, Minnesota, the daughter of Emra and Verna (Horton) Wentler. Alyces family moved to Osceola County when she was young, often moved after that in various places in northwest Iowa. She attended country school for one year, near Harris. Then they lived in Ocheyedan and Sibley.

After leaving her parents home, Alyce lived with her sister and worked various waitressing jobs lived in many places throughout the United States. She moved to Oregon in 1947. Alyce was marriage to Jack Stevenson on January 16, 1947 in and later divorced. In 1954 she moved to back to Sibley, IA and Alyce worked at Brinkman Egg and Poultry, the Hick Egg Plant, the Palace Café, Sibley Bakery and Chase Bag, retiring in 1992.

She continued to live in Sibley and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing cards, needle work, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. She also collected Rooster and Owl figurines.

She is survived by three children, LeRoy (Karen) Stevenson of Sibley, IA, Belinda Stevenson of Primghar, IA and Ronald Stevenson of Jessup, MD; three grandchildren, Jaysen (Sara) Stevenson of Brookings, SD, Jodi (Mark) Lidtke of Sibley, IA and Jill Stevenson of Sioux Falls, SD; two great-grandchildren, Kiley and Zoe Stevenson of Brookings, SD; two sisters, Alvera Balster of Adrian, MN and Alvina Breuer of Sibley, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Darvin, Raymond and Lawrence Wentler; four sisters, Lorraine Grubaugh, Gladys Brumley, Doris Allard and Geraldine McCarty.

A 59-year-old Ocheyedan woman was charged with two counts of Theft in the First Degree (Class C Felony) and one count of Theft in the Second Degree (Class D Felony) Monday.

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October 25, 2010 - 8:55 am - Posted in Obituaries

Linda Runge, age 59 of Sibley, IA died Monday, October 25, 2010 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Memorial service will be 11:00AM, Friday, October 29th at the United Methodist Church in Sibley, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 28th from 4:00 to 8:00PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

Linda Kay Dagel was born in Sibley, Iowa on November 25, 1950 to Dale and Carol (Wehmeyer) Dagel. Linda attended Sibley Schools, graduating in 1969. Working numerous jobs, she preferred working with people as a care giver. Linda started out as a Candy Striper during high school.

On November 23, 1969, she was united in marriage to Herman Runge and they had four children, divorcing at a later date. When her children were still young, Linda put herself through nursing school and became a LPN, and spent her lifetime caring for others.

Lindas hobbies included embroidering, needle point, camping with family, fishing and helping her children and grandchildren with events which included 4-H hobbies, church and school activities.

Lindas life is celebrated by her family which include her children: Nicole Knudson (special friend, Will) of Hartley, Iowa, Christopher (Jennifer) Runge of Sibley, Iowa, Tina (Charles) Wickstrom of Scotland, South Dakota, and Kyle (Mathew) Clary of Council Bluffs, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Victoria, Emily, Karissa, Tiffany, Wyatt and William; four siblings, Rose (Joe) Venenga of Humboldt, South Dakota, Thomas (Ruth) Dagel of Sibley, Iowa, Vicky (Robert) Prins of Sibley, Iowa and Cindy Dagel of Sibley, Iowa. Though not mentioned by name but equally loved, are many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Carol Dagel; sister, Deborah; and two brothers, Timothy and Scott.

After suffering a long illness God called her home.

October 24, 2010 - 8:56 am - Posted in Obituaries

Janet Engeman, age 76 of Sibley, IA died Sunday, October 24, 2010 at the Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Memorial service will be 11:30AM, Monday, November 1st at the United Church of Christ in Sibley, IA, with Rev. Larry Laskie officiating. 

Visitation will be Sunday, October 31st from 4:00 to 6:00PM at the United Church of Christ in Sibley.

Janet Marie Billings was born on February 19, 1934 in Franklin, Minnesota, the daughter of Dr. R. E. and Hazel (Mortensen) Billings. She was raised in Franklin and attended Franklin Community Schools, graduating in 1952. She continued her education receiving her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1957 from the University of Minnesota.

Janet was united in marriage to Thomas M. Engeman on October 28, 1961 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin, MN. Together they lived in Minneapolis, MN until moving in 1963 to Syracuse, New York. They lived in Connecticut, Lincoln, NE, Brookings, SD and Vermillion, SD. In 1976 the couple moved Sibley, IA. Throughout these years she worked as a nurse, most recently, at the Sibley Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was a member of The United Church of Christ in Sibley, active member of P.E.O. and volunteer with Family Crisis Center of N.W. Iowa. She will be remembered as a kind, loving woman.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Thomas M. Engeman of Sibley, IA; son Ross E. (wife, Sara) Engeman of Minneapolis, MN; three grandchildren, Grant, Amanda and Everett Engeman; sister, Dorie (husband, Ron) VanVactor of Raleigh, NC; and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Ralph and Hazel Billings; and sister, Marcia Noulles.

It was Janet’s wish to have her earthly body donated to the University of South Dakota Medical School in Vermillian, SD.

Memorials can be directed to the Osceola County Hospice and Family Crisis Center of N.W. Iowa, or donor’s choice.

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

10/21/2010 6:05 PM

The political candidates for the November election are making their final swings through the area.

After an appearance on our KIWA Chunk and Punk morning show on Thursday morning (10/21), Republican Iowa Attorney General Candidate Brenna Findley joined Congressman Steve King. She spoke at Read The Full Story…

October 21, 2010 - 10:41 am - Posted in News

On October 18, 2010 a Sibley woman, 59 year old Carolyn Vander Pol, was driving a 2002 Chrysler van and was northbound on Hwy. 60 near the intesection of 110th street when she struck a deer on the roadway. Vander Pol’s vehicle sustained approximately $3,000 damage and no injuries were reported.

October 17, 2010 - 8:38 am - Posted in Obituaries

Tena Steensma, age 97, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at the Country View Manor in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at 10:30 A.M. at the Christian Reformed Church in Sibley. Rev. Roger Bouwman officiating.

Burial in the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 19, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Tena Steensma.

October 14, 2010 - 1:32 pm - Posted in News

On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in Sibley.  Deputies located a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.  Ellis Hargis, age 36, of Sibley was arrested for Posession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense and Prohibited Acts, both aggrivated misdemeanors.  Hargis was also charged with Posession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple midseamor.  Hargis was released from the Osceola County Jail after posting bond.  The Osceola County Deputies were assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.

October 10, 2010 - 2:29 am - Posted in News

10/10/2010 2:24 AM

A Sibley man has died and an Ames, Iowa man was injured as the result of an accident near Calumet on Friday (10/8). Read The Full Story…

October 8, 2010 - 9:01 am - Posted in Obituaries

Samuel Sam Kruger, age 20 of Sibley, IA died unexpectedly on Friday, October 8, 2010, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 12th at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA, with Pastor Bryan Anderson officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date.

Visitation will be Monday, October 11th from 2:00 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

Samuel Harris Kruger was born on June 10, 1990, the son of Jerry and Loree (Johnson) Kruger in Sibley, IA. He grew up in Sibley and graduated from Sibley-Ocheyedan High School in 2009. He was currently attending Iowa State University in Ames, IA, and had the honor of being one of the dorm floor presidents. He was also a member of Navigators and The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Ames. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA. Sam was quite the entrepreneur, and was the proud owner of Lil Kruges Mowing. He enjoyed participating in intramural basketball and football. He was a gourmet cook, liked to play Rook, and was a devoted Minnesota Twins fan. It was rare to see Sam without a smile on his face and brought joy with his presence to those surrounded by him.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Jerry and Loree Kruger of Sibley, IA; brother Zack (wife Erin) Kruger of Owatonna, MN; sister BreAnna Kruger of Rochester, MN; grandmother Lavetta Kruger of Mitchell, SD; honorary grandparents Ginny Clarey, Ora Fisher, Irene Leinen, Lee and Leola Bleeker, Louis and Joann Vust, and Eldon and Bea Johnson; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jacob Kruger; maternal grandparents, Harry and Milly Johnson; and great-aunt Evelyn Kruger.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials, all of which will be designated to Gospel Link and The Navigators.

Sam’s Testimony for Christ from Lem Maurer on Vimeo.