May 5, 2022 - 7:09 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Harold Niichel, age 93 of Granville, IA, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022 at the Orange City Area Health Systems in Orange City, IA.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2022, at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA with Father Daniel Greving officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville, IA. Visitation with family present will be from 12 p.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Harold was born March 16, 1929 to John and Ann (Schnurr) Niichel of Granville.

On May 26, 1953, he married Phyllis Smith at Granville. The couple farmed near Granville their entire life. Harold’s love of IH tractors led to the start of his own machinery sales business starting in the 1970s, which grew with the help of his son Alan, up until his passing. Phyllis passed away Aug. 11, 2013.
He was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed going to auctions, tractor pulls, fishing, watching Nascar races, playing cards with family, and spending time with his many beloved pets.

He will be lovingly remembered by his three children: Alan Niichel of Granville, IA, Debra (Paul) Schmidt of Granville, IA, and Lori Niichel and partner Chad Heggen of Joice, IA; eight grandchildren: Marylynn Saldivar of Brownsville, TX, Wendy (Jon) Heie of Brooklyn Park, MN, Rick Gergen of DeSoto, WI, Mikayla Schmidt of Brooklyn Park, MN, Kenny Doughty of Sheldon, IA, Eric (Niki) Doughty of Hartley, IA, Holly Doughty of Marcus, IA, and Tara Doughty of North Liberty, IA; eight great-grandchildren: Madeline and Jake Heie, Chloe and Aspen Gergen, Kendal, Mason, and Bentley Doughty, and Adeline Tentinger; One sister: Geraldine Rabel of Spencer, IA and one sister-in-law: Pat Niichel of Granville, IA; one brother-in-law, Alvin “Ab” Smith of Marcus, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Phyllis, one brother, Danny Niichel, one grandson, Nicholas Gergen, and one infant great-grandson, Carter Koontz, one brother-in-law, Wilber Rabel.

Pallbearers will be: Rick Gergen, Eric Doughty, Jonathan Heie, Jake Heie, Jerry Niichel, and Russ Schwebach.

April 5, 2022 - 1:43 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Leland Jiskoot, age 66 of Boyden, Iowa died Monday, April 4, 2022, at the Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 8, 2022 at the Ebeneezer Presbyterian Church in George, IA with Pastor Brenda Stobbe officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM also at the Church in George.

Interment will be in the Sheridan Township Cemetery, rural Boyden.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

April 4, 2022 - 10:00 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Sandra “Sandy” Pearson, age 68, of rural Granville and formerly of Orange City passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at New Hope Evangelical Free Church in Orange City with Pastor Jeff Whitt officiating.

Burial will be at a later date at Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina.

Visitation with family present will be from 5 to 7 P.M. on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.

March 14, 2022 - 1:19 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Ruth Boender, age 89, of Boyden, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2022, at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, March 18, at 2:30pm, at the First Reformed Church in Boyden. The Rev. Heath De Jong will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hospers
Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

March 4, 2022 - 3:22 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Leland “Lee” Woudstra, age 87, of Hospers, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the Crown Pointe Estates Care Center in Sioux Center.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, March 8, at 11:00am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hospers. The Rev. Duane Tinklenberg and The Rev. Aaron Gonzalez will officiate. Interment will be prior to the memorial service at the Hospers Cemetery. There will be a prayer service on Tuesday, at 10:00am, at the Church. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the church. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers.

Memorials will be given to local Christian education.

You are invited to leave a message of condolence, print a memorial folder, and view a tribute video and recording of the service at www.oolman.com.

March 4, 2022 - 1:10 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Susan B. Willer of Cave Creek, AZ, formerly of Alton passed away peacefully in her home on February 16, 2022. She was 95.

A Mass will be held 11 am Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church, 36811 N. Pima Rd., Carefree, AZ. An interment will follow at 12:30 at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.

Friends and family will remember her boundless generosity, intellectual and artistic passions as well as her sincere commitment to helping others. She loved the outdoors and cherished watching the Arizona sunsets from her deck. Susan was very active in the Cave Creek community as a volunteer in the town’s museum, library and pre-school. As a member of the Guild at Our Lady of Joy in Carefree, she pursued her spiritual development and contributed to the needs of the Parish. Susan’s love for music was satisfied by singing in local choirs and afternoons with the New York Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts. Mrs. Susan Willer was raised in Alton, Iowa and attended Iowa State College where she was honored as a “Bomb Beauty” in the 1947 yearbook. On a trip home from college, she met Robert R. Van Nimwegen (1924-2014) who was also from Alton. They married and moved to Los Angeles where they both worked in the aviation industry and in 1949 began a family. In 1955, they moved to Phoenix. She and Robert divorced in 1967 and are survived by five children, Rodney, Mary (Schaefer), Robert Jr., William and Glen, as well as ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Susan graduated with honors from Arizona State University (BA Education) in 1970 and began a long career at Salt River Project in their accounting department. She met Carefree Pharmacy owner Wayne Willer (1924-2011) and remarried in 1975. Susan sold her home in Phoenix and moved to Cave Creek. She and Wayne are survived by his children, Jeff, Rick, Rob and Lori (Haye), eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Wayne’s son Randy passed in 2003.

February 16, 2022 - 3:36 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Tunis Vollink, age 82, of Hull, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, February 21, at 11:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Adam Van Der Stoep will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. There will be a family prayer service on Monday, at 10:00am, at the church. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, 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, watch a tribute video, and participate in the service via livestream at www.oolman.com

February 11, 2022 - 8:02 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Joyce Kroeze, age 88, of Orange City, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2022, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, February 15, at 10:00 am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Vande Zande will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the CHURCH.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
You are invited to leave a message of condolence, print a memorial folder, view a tribute video, and participate in the service via livestream at www.oolman.com.

February 9, 2022 - 12:09 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Marvin Timmer age 82 of Sioux Center, Iowa, formerly of George died Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at the Frankin Manor in Sioux Center.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 11, 2022, at the Hope Reformed Church, rural George, Iowa with Rev. Steven DeHaan officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the Timmer family prefers memorials be directed to Hope Haven in Rock Valley, IA.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

February 7, 2022 - 2:06 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Paula M. Tuttle, age 90, of Sioux Center formerly of Sheldon passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Royale Meadows Nursing Home in Sioux Center.

A private family graveside will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022, at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon with Pastor Kim Wermersen officiating.

There will be no formal service or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be used at their discretion.

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