January 26, 2022 - 3:17 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mark Dagel age 64 of Ocheyedan, IA passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 29th at the First Baptist Church in Sibley, IA, with Pastor Ken Eberline officiating.

The Dagel family are handling arrangements for the service.

January 19, 2022 - 12:31 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Carroll Dass, age 95 of Sibley, IA passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

A private family Funeral service will be at 3:00 PM, Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley, IA. Interment will be Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the Ocheyedan Township Cemetery, Ocheyedan, IA.

A public visitation will be held from 4-6 PM Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley, IA

Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is in charge of arrangements.

January 13, 2022 - 3:26 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Harold Eggink age 90 of Sibley, IA passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Osceola Regional Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 19th at First Reformed Church in Sibley, IA. Burial will follow at Baker Township Cemetery near Melvin, IA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 19th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at First Reformed Church in Sibley.

Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is in charge of arrangements.

January 13, 2022 - 11:27 am - Posted in Obituaries

Harlan Den Beste, age 89 of Perry, formerly of Sibley, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry, IA.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. with family present from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry.

Burial will be in the West Holman Township Cemetery at Sibley, IA on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while attending visitation and services.

Memorials will be given to family for later designation and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be left at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.

January 6, 2022 - 1:51 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Marilyn Damman, age 85 of Melvin, IA, passed away at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, IA on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 9th at the Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn, IA from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.; family will be present at that time. Burial will take place at Baker Township Cemetery near Melvin.

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

January 4, 2022 - 11:32 am - Posted in Obituaries

Thomas E. “Tom” Kreber, 84, died on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Cottonwood Place Assisted Living in Columbus, Nebraska after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Friday, January 7th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA. Burial will follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in in Ashton, with full military honors by William Ben Hoffman American Legion Post No. 290

Visitation will be Thursday, January 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at St. Mary’s Church in Ashton, also there will be a 6:45 PM Vigil service at the church Thursday evening.

Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is in charge of services

January 2, 2022 - 3:55 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Alice Offringa age 100 of Sibley, Iowa, died Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:30 AM, Thursday, January 6th at the Christian Reformed Church of Sibley, IA, with Rev. Ben Wiersma officiating

Burial will be at 2:00 PM at Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday morning, from 9:30 AM until the hour of service at Christian Reformed Church of Sibley.

Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is in charge of services

Alice Offringa, age 100 was born on January 25, 1921 on a farm, just west of Sheldon, IA, the daughter of Joe and Jessie (DeJager) Verdoorn. She attended country school and graduated from eighth grade.

She married her next-door neighbor Sybrand W. Offringa on March 21, 1939, in her parent’s home near Sanborn, IA. They farmed at Sanborn, Chandler, MN, Ocheyedan, Harris, IA and Lismore, MN. Livestock included milk cows, beef cattle, hogs, chickens and sheep. Besides helping on the farm, after her husband passed away, she moved to Sibley and was employed in the kitchen at Country View Manor and Sibley Specialty Care.

She was a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Sibley, IA. Alice made countless quilts, ceramics, embroidery, crocheted many afghans and doilies, never following a pattern, just by looking. Many family members have these to treasure. She also did many puzzles and loved playing Scrabble and various card games. Her Bible was so important to her.

On March 28, 2019, she moved from her home to the Viola Home in Sibley. After a fall in May, 2021 she entered Sibley Specialty Care. Alice passed away on January 1, 2022.

Left to cherish her memory are her four daughters, Jessa (Gary) Wolter of Ocheyedan, IA, Reka Post of Sibley, IA, Jolene (Roland) Thomsen of Round Lake, MN, Arlyce (John) Elias of George, IA. Eleven grandchildren, Delane (Kristin) Wolter, Renae Wolter, Brenda Post (fiancé Mark Steil), Duane (Molly) Post, Scott (Carissa) Post, Stacy (Daniel) Wrightsman, Kimberly (Christian) Case, Kayla (Daniel) Dykstra, Andrea (Garrett) Christensen, Leisa (Gary) Kwong. Twenty-two great grandchildren, Madison, Paige, Camryn Wolter, Clint Henrichs, Ethan (Sierra) Post, Mason, Mackensie, Mallory Post, Courtney Post, Gavin, Nolan Wrightsman, Hannah, Kaden, Rachel, Emma Case, Tressa, Zakary, Darin Dykstra, Caitlyn, Aubrey, Caleb Christensen, Miles, Pierce Kwong.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 35 ½ years, Sybrand on Oct 26, 1974, an infant son, son-in-law Charles Post, granddaughter Rhonda (Post) Henrichs and her husband George Henrichs, infant granddaughter (Post) her parents Joe & Jessie, Brothers, William and Mitchell, sister Gertrude Vogelaar.

December 29, 2021 - 1:19 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John Iedema, age 79, of Ocheyedan, IA, died Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Spirit Lake, IA.

A celebration of life will be 2:00 PM, Monday, January 3rd at Indian Lake Baptist Church in Worthington, MN. A livestream of the service will be available on: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

A visitation for family and friends will be Sunday evening, January 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Ocheyedan, Andringa Chapel

December 26, 2021 - 9:35 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Merle T. Reekers, age 91, of Sheldon passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021, at Sibley Specialty Care.

His funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Sheldon United Methodist Church with Pastor Kevin Gingerich officiating.

A private family graveside service will be held after the service at Gilman Township Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation with family present will be from 10 A.M. until service time on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at the church.

Masks are recommended for the visitation and service.

Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

December 13, 2021 - 4:59 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John R. Lamfers, age 84 of Ashton, Iowa, died Monday morning, December 13, 2021 at the Osceola Regional Health Center in Sibley, IA.

A funeral Service will be held at10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 16th at the Ashton Bible Church in Ashton with the Rev. Dan Kunnari officiating.

Burial will be at the Gilman Township Cemetery in Ashton, IA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Ashton.