June 17, 2019 - 4:06 pm - Posted in Obituaries

ALTON, Iowa — Lorraine Kreber, 96, of Alton, IA died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, with the Father Daniel Greving officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alton. Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, with a parish rosary and a vigil prayer service at 5 p.m., all at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home and Monument in Remsen, Iowa. Condolences maybe sent online to www.fischfh.com

May 27, 2019 - 2:41 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Leonard H. Fiddelke, age 94, of Cherokee, formerly of Granville, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Cherokee Specialty Care.

His memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown with Rev. Donald Erickson officiating.

Private family graveside service will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be held after the memorial service in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.

May 26, 2019 - 12:46 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Marylin Van Der Zwaag, age 79, of Hull, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

There will be a funeral service on Saturday, June 1, at 10:00 am, at the First Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Dr. Verlyn Boone and the Rev. Todd Zuidema will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation with the family will be on Friday, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the church.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

May 24, 2019 - 2:51 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Pauline Van Der Zwaag, age 100, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, May 28, at 11:00am, at the Free Grace Reformed Church in Middleburg. The Rev. Mark Schwarz and the Rev. Steven Breen will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Capel Township Cemetery, near Middleburg.

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

May 22, 2019 - 11:19 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Gary Wissink, age 75, of Hull, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Sioux Center Health.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, May 24, at 3:00 pm, at the American Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Steve Bierly will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. There will be a family prayer service on Friday, at 2:00 pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the funeral home.

May 14, 2019 - 3:49 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Esther Cleveringa, 89, of Rock Valley, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Whispering Heights in Rock Valley.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the First Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley with Rev. Matthew Haan officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Reformed Church. The Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley is assisting the family.

Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

The family prefers memorials be directed to the Rock Valley Christian School or Hope Haven in Rock Valley

May 13, 2019 - 8:45 am - Posted in Obituaries

The Celebration of Life Service for Gary P. D’Agrosa, age 71, of Boyden, who passed away on Thursday, April 4th at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care, will be Friday, May 17th at 12:00 noon at the Crossroads Pavilion Event Center in Sheldon, Iowa.

Donations may be made in Gary’s memory to Lutheran World Relief, Alzheimer’s Association, or The Nature Conservancy.

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

May 13, 2019 - 6:09 am - Posted in Obituaries

Miss Frances Te Grootenhuis, age 87, of Orange City, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, May 17, at 2:00 pm, at the Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers, with the Rev. Josh De Kok officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Newkirk Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be on Friday, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, at the church.  The Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City is in charge of arrangements.

April 30, 2019 - 1:15 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Gerald “Jerry” T. Klein, age 89 of Hospers, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Orange City Health Systems in Orange City.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 am Thursday, May 2, 2019 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Fr. Siby Punnoose officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation with the family present will be from 9:00 am until the time of service at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa.

The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon is in charge of arrangements.

April 26, 2019 - 3:52 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Dr. John G. Den Hartog, age 89, went to be with his Savior on Palm Sunday April 14, 2019 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI.  He was born October 26, 1929 to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Den Hartog in Hospers, IA.

He went to Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, the university of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, and spent two years with the Navy and two years with the Marines as a corpsman.  He finished premed at the University of Iowa, went to the University of South Dakota for two years of medical school and finished medical school with honors back at the University of Iowa.  During his time in the Marines he married nurse Marilyn Haeffle.

After medical school he interned and took a residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.

In October 1963, Dr. Den Hartog, Marilyn and their two-year-old son Daniel went to Eritrea/Ethiopia for medical mission work with the Othodox Presbyterian Church.  A hospital was built in Ghinda, Eritrea where Dr. Den Hartog treated many patients.  Another son, Steven, was born in 1964.  They spent eight years there when a civil war began with Ethiopia making it impossible to return.

They returned to Hastings, MI and Dr. Den Hartog worked as a surgeon at Pennock Hospital for 20 years.  They retired and moved to Holland, MI then to Oakwood Village in Madison, WI five years ago.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Marilyn; sons Daniel and Steven; sister Corrine; six grandchildren Peter, Dietrich, John Paul, Joshua, Anna and Sophie and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 11:00 am at the chapel at Oakwood Village followed by a light lunch (6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, WI 53705).

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dr. John G. Den Hartog’s name may be made to BRIDGE Ministries, 6019 McPherson Rd. Ste. 8, Laredo, TX  78041 (www.bridgeminlaredo.org).  Please share a memory at www.CressFuneralService.com