February 23, 2021 - 3:32 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Robert Van’t Hul, age 82, of Hull, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021, at his residence.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, February 26, at 10:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Jeff Hastings will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the church.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

You are invited to leave a message of condolence, print a memorial folder, and participate in the service via livestream at www.oolman.com.

February 20, 2021 - 1:03 pm - Posted in Obituaries

 

Dean Allen Klein, age 49, of Hospers, passed on Thursday, February 18th at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa.  His services will be at 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 25th at the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon, with Rev. Kevin Muyskins officiating.

Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 24th with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon.

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

Online condolences may be made to the Family at  www.vanderploegfunerals.com

February 19, 2021 - 10:28 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Clayton John Post, age 77, of Rock Valley, died on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley.

His funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23rd at Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Rock Valley with Rev. J. J. Witvoet officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery. The immediate family will meet in the church basement at 1:30 p.m. for a prayer service prior to the funeral.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.

The family prefers memorials be directed to the Netherlands Reformed Christian School in Rock Valley.

Condolences may be left at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

February 16, 2021 - 5:41 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Marjorie Mary Kersten, age 73 of Hospers, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 at Banner Hospital in Casa Grande, AZ.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon, IA with Father Siby Punnoose officiating. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Burial will be at a later date in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Hospers, IA. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. on Friday, with the family present from 4-5 p.m. at the church. Visitation will resume 1 hour before the funeral on Saturday at the church. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

If you are unable to attend the Funeral will be uploaded later to www.fischfh.com following the service.

February 8, 2021 - 3:17 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Kim A. Ochsendorf, age 62, of Boyden, Iowa passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon.

His services will be 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the United Presbyterian Church in Boyden with Rev. Andrew Hilla officiating.

Burial will be at Sheridan Township Cemetery in rural Boyden, with Military Rites by the William Monster Post American Legion Post #272 of Boyden.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 with family present will be from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.

The service will be livestreamed on the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home Facebook Page. Social distancing guidelines will be followed as well.

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

Online condolences may be sent to www.vanderploegfunerals.com

February 1, 2021 - 10:50 am - Posted in Obituaries

Marlys Faye (Bonnema) Van Aartsen, age 84, of Orange City went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 23rd.

Her funeral service will be at a later date.

Marlys was born on a farm near Steen, MN on July 18, 1936, and grew up in Sioux Center, Iowa, and graduated from the Sioux Center High School. On August 14, 1956 she married Henry Van Aartsen and a couple of years later they moved to Orange City, Iowa. They had two children, Susan Lynn and Bruce Henry. Marlys was a stay-at-home mother until both her children were in school. She then attended Northwestern College in Orange City and earned a BA in education. Marlys worked 18 years in technical services at Ramaker Library at Northwestern College.

Marlys’ life showed her strong faith and obedience to God. She was an active member of Trinity Reformed Church, where over the years she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, helped sponsor youth groups, and was active in Reformed Church Women.

Marlys was also active in community affairs. At one time she was president of the hospital auxiliary and she also served as president of the Northwestern auxiliary, and was active with the Gideons. She also enjoyed participating in the Orange City Tulip Festival and spent many years as an Adult Dutch Dancer and walking in the “Mode” Show wearing an authentic Dutch costume from Overijssel, given to her from Dutch relatives in the Nijverdal area.

One of her gifts was hospitality. She loved meeting new people, having guests and serving meals. She loved to plan special occasions and trips – she and Henry loved to travel. Her hobbies included making cards, learning new things on the computer and staying in touch with family through many emails, She also loved to play games, especially Bridge, Rummikub, and Hand and Foot.

Her parents were John & Ethel (Vander Haar) Bonnema. She had one sister, Phyllis De Kriek, and three brothers, Norman, Merle, and Gene Bonnema.

She leaves her husband Henry and these family members behind: daughter Susan and her husband Darrell Shull of Estes Park, CO, grandson Jesse and his fiancée Sadie, and granddaughter Jasper and her husband Bill Guildner with great-granddaughter Evelyn; and son Bruce and his wife Lisa Van Aartsen of Columbia, MD and three grandsons: Matthew, Nicolas (Nick), and Alex.

January 31, 2021 - 7:50 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Donald Jongerius, age 87, of Orange City, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at the Orange City Area Health System.

There will be a private family funeral service on Friday, February 5, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Vande Zande will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Visitation without the family present will be on Thursday, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.

January 26, 2021 - 11:23 am - Posted in Obituaries

Albert John Rens age 92 of Hull, IA died Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Sioux Center Health Hospital in Sioux Center, IA.

A private family funeral will take place at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center with Rev. Loren Kotman officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Hull, IA.

In lieu of flowers family wish memorials which will be directed to the Mission Fund at First Christian Reformed Church of Hull.

January 25, 2021 - 4:40 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Adrian “Butch” Warntjes, 78, of Rock Valley, Iowa, formerly Boyden, Iowa, died Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 28, at 10:30 AM at Boyden First Reformed Church with Pastor Keith Sietstra and Rev. Mike Molenaar officiating. Burial will follow at Sheridan Township Cemetery of Boyden. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Wednesday, January 27, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Boyden First Reformed Church. Memorials may be given to Boyden First Reformed Church or Faith Reformed Church of Rock Valley.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

January 19, 2021 - 4:41 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Anita Hofland, age 65, of Hospers, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, January 22, at 10:30 a.m., at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. John Klompien will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

You are invited to leave a message of condolence, print a memorial folder, and participate in the service via livestream at www.oolman.com.