November 21, 2014 - 4:34 pm - Posted in Obituaries

candleMr. Harvey Vander Pol, age 88, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, November 24, at 11:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Revs. Mark Haverdink and Timothy Breen will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Newkirk Cemetery in rural Hospers. There will be a family prayer service on Monday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 2:00pm on Sunday, with the family present from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the funeral home.

November 20, 2014 - 10:19 am - Posted in Obituaries

Delores Adele Winter, age 76 of Boyden, Iowa who passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon. Her services will be Monday, November 24, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. from St. John Lutheran Church in Boyden, Iowa with Pastor Daniel R. Hart ~ Officiating.

Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Boyden, Iowa.

Visitation will be after 3:00 P.M. Sunday, November 23, 2014 with the family present will be 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden, Iowa

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Boyden, Iowa.

 

November 18, 2014 - 8:40 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Elroy Altena, age 78, of Hull, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014, at Sioux Center Health in Sioux Center.

There will be a funeral service on Thursday, November 20, at 2:00pm, at the Hull Protestant Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. James Laning will officiate. Interment will follow at the Hope Cemetery in Hull.

Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the CHURCH. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

November 15, 2014 - 12:17 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Sondra Francis, age 47, of Hull, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at her residence.

There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, November 19, at 1:00pm, at the First Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Kevin Yurk will officiate. Interment will follow at the Hope Cemetery in Hull.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at the CHURCH. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

November 13, 2014 - 3:42 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Regina Portz, 82 of Hospers, IA passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, IA.

Funeral Service will be Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hospers, IA with Rev. Mark Stoll officiating and Rev. Terry Roder and Msgr. Kenneth Seifried concelebrating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville, IA. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hospers.

Services have been entrusted to the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.

Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Regina was born July 31, 1932, at rural Hospers, IA the daughter of Louis & Petronella (Beckmann) Stoll. She was raised in the Hospers area and attended St. Anthony’s Grade School.

She married Arnold Portz on Aug. 23, 1967. The couple farmed in the Granville area. Arnold passed away Oct. 27, 1974. Regina was a homemaker. Arnold and Regina had one daughter, Ruth.

Regina was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and church guild. She enjoyed gardening, baking and babysitting her nieces, nephews and grandkids.

Survivors include; her daughter, Ruth (Tom) Konz of Granville, IA and four grandchildren, Tyler, Sarah, Ashley and Jason Konz; three brothers, Leo (Donna) Stoll of Hospers, Peter (Betty) Stoll of Alton, IA and Vincent Stoll of Granville, IA; sister-in-law, Helen Stoll of Hospers; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by: her parents, one brother, Norbert Stoll; father and mother-in-law, William and Barbara Portz, two sisters-in-law, Mary Stoll and Martha Portz.

Casket Bearers will be Robert, Carl, Gary and Paul Stoll, Mark Konz and Jeremy Sauer

October 27, 2014 - 11:32 am - Posted in Obituaries

John C. Klootwyk, age 83, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa.

His Memorial Service will be 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Netherlands Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa with the Rev. G.J. Baan ~ officiating. Burial will be at the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon Visitation will be after 4 P.M. on Monday, October 27, 2014 with family present from 5 – 7 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

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

Online condolences may be sent towww.vanderploegfunerals.com

John Cornelius Klootwyk, the son of Jan and Grace (Van Ballegooyen) Klootwyk was born on November 13, 1930, in Ridderkerk, Netherlands where he grew-up and attended school. In 1949, he immigrated to the United States and to Hawarden, Iowa. John worked as a hired hand for area farmers. On September 30, 1953, he was united in marriage to Eileen Maassen in Rock Valley, Iowa. After their marriage the couple lived in Rock Valley and John worked in the Rock Valley Locker Plant, he then farmed for 2 years near Inwood, Iowa. In 1957, they moved to Sheldon, Iowa where he owned and operated the Sheldon Locker Plant. In 1969, John was the Sheldon area feed salesman for Bio-Zyme out of St. Joseph, Missouri until his retirement. John passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa, reaching the age of 83 years, 11 months and 10 days.

John was a member of the Netherlands Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa. He enjoyed being with his family, gardening and traveling, especially to Washington, Arizona, California and to Holland.

Left to cherish John’s memory is his wife of 61 years, Eileen of Sheldon; their children, Twyla and her husband, Ron Smit of Sheldon; Glenda, and her husband, Marlon Klein of Sheldon; Jeri and her husband, Ken Hoogendoorn of Boyden, Iowa; Mike and his wife, Leann Klootwyk of Orange City, Iowa; Jodi and her husband, Ron Koerner of Brookings, South Dakota; thirteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren; three brothers, Henry and his wife, Willy Klootwyk; Tuen and Arie Klootwyk all in the Netherlands; and many other relatives and friends to remember him lovingly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ali DeWaard and two sisters-in-law, Co and Willy Klootwyk.

October 22, 2014 - 11:23 am - Posted in Obituaries

Derwood L. Getting, age 87 of Sibley, IA, formerly of Matlock, IA died from complications of Parkinson’s disease on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday October 25, 2014 at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church of George, IA with Rev. Paul Fischer officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church.

For a complete obituary and online registry please visit:www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

Derwood Getting was born December 13, 1926 on the family farm near Matlock, IA to Floyd and Dena (Meester) Getting. He attended Dale Township Country School near Matlock and graduated from George High School in 1944. After graduation Derwood helped his father farm until he entered the military in 1952. He was stationed in Korea until his discharge in 1954. Coming home after the war, Derwood again returned to work on the farm with his father. On November 22, 1956 he was united in marriage to Carol Bothof at the First Reformed Church parsonage in Matlock. To this union 4 children were born. Derwood enjoyed wood working, fishing, tinkering around the farm and playing his player piano. Derwood was on the Matlock and Sheldon Elevator Boards for 24 years and was also a township trustee and a boy Scout leader. He enjoyed spending time with his family very much, especially his grandchildren. This past Tuesday, Derwood passed away at Country View Manor in Sibley from complications of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 87. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Getting of Sibley, IA; children Greg and his wife Laura Getting of Sheldon, IA , David Getting of Sheldon, IA; Lora and her husband Kurt Prange of Sioux Falls, SD; Steve and his wife Kelli Getting of Mesa, AZ; 6 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren.

Derwood was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Dena Getting; step-grandson, Brock Kleinwolterink; 2 sisters-in-law, Martha Kruse and Harriet Bothof; 2 brothers-in-law, George Muller and
Henry Kruse.

 

October 20, 2014 - 12:01 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Tracy Lane, age 39 of Sheldon, IA, passed away at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Hospers, IA, with burial at the Hospers Cemetery near Hospers.

Visitation will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Hospers on Wednesday, October 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 39 year-old Tracy Lane of Sheldon.

Tracy Allen Lane was born December 12, 1974 at Ida Grove, Iowa to Robert and Carol (Neville) Lane. He spent his youth in the Storm Lake, Iowa area, graduating from Storm Lake High School. He spent the next four years living in Storm Lake where he met Jana Rose Steffen of Varina, Iowa. They were married on June 23, 2001.

Following their marriage, the couple lived in Hospers, Iowa, and then moved to Sheldon, Iowa where they were living at the time of his death.

Tracy was an avid NASCAR fan, as well as other racing events. He loved being outdoors, whether it was fishing or just hanging around home tinkering with cars. Watching sports was also a favorite pastime. He loved animals and had a soft spot in his heart for little children. The thing Tracy enjoyed most was spending time with his family and friends. He had been a member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, Iowa. Tracy passed from this life on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa at the age of 39.

He is survived by his wife, Jana Lane of Sheldon, Iowa; his parents, Robert and Carol Lane of Hospers, Iowa; two sisters: Nancy Lane and her special friend, Matt Summers of Hospers, Iowa, Nena and John Dailey of Quimby, Iowa; brother-in-law, Jon Steffen of Schaller, Iowa; and family friend, Travis Dailey of Cherokee, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: George and Dorothy Neville, and Manard and Elenor Lane; his aunt, Vicki Neville; his uncle, Danny Lane; and his mother-in-law, Judy Steffen.

 

October 14, 2014 - 5:13 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Henry Addink, age 90, of Orange City, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the Orange City Area Health System.

There will be a funeral service on Saturday, October 18, at 10:00am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Vande Zande will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the church.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Henry William was born on November 30, 1923, the son of John and Jennie (Lammers) Addink, on a farm near Sioux Center, IA. The youngest of seven children, he attended a country school and then helped on the family farm. At age 18, he volunteered to join the U.S. Navy and served as a torpedo man aboard the USS Carbonero during World War II.

On February 13, 1947, he married Mary Kiel and began farming near Sioux Center and then Orange City. He subsequently managed the Standard Oil Service Station in Orange City, before becoming a dealer for Snap-On Tools. At age 62, he retired, but continued to work part-time helping relatives with harvest and then driving truck until he was 80. He enjoyed traveling, flying remote control airplanes, collecting brass, playing cards and computer games, and fishing—and in retirement, a daily pool game with the late Kenny De Jong.

“Hank” was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent, elder, and delegate to Synod.

Survivors include: his wife of 67 years, Mary; six children and their spouses, Carol and Marlo Van Klompenburg, of Pella, IA; Marvin and Sherri Addink, of Sioux Falls, SD; Roger and Alice Addink, of Isleton, CA; Jan and Mike Verdoorn, of Orange City; Kathleen and John Woudstra, of Grand Rapids, MI; and Dale and Alyona Addink, of Keller, TX; a daughter-in-law, Mary Walcott Addink, of Phoenix, AZ; 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, William and Joan Kiel, of Hartley, IA; Myrtle Kiel and Geri Kiel, both of Orange City; Hermina Hulstein, of Hull, IA; Evelyn Kroeze and Edna Kiel, both of Orange City; and Grada Kiel, of Sioux Center.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Donald; two grandchildren, Craig Van Klompenburg and Jodi Addink; his six siblings and their spouses, John and Gertrude DeGroot; John and Minnie Byl; Pete and Alice DeGroot; Albert and Dena Van Riesen; William and Hattie Verdoorn; and Dick and Hilda Addink; eleven siblings-in-law and their spouses, Stephen Hulstein, Steve and Henrietta Kiel; Kathryn and Arend Wassink; Howard and Marie Kiel; Orville Kroeze; Clarence Kiel; Ray Kiel; and Vern Kiel.

October 10, 2014 - 9:06 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Donald D. TiedemanDonald Tiedeman, age 81, of Hull, passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014, at the Avera Doughtery Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, October 14, at 10:30am, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George. The Rev. Dale Phelps will officiate. Following a lunch and fellowship, there will be a graveside service at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in rural Hull about 1:30pm.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

Donald Dewain was born on August 13, 1933, in Boyden, the son of William and Nellie (Dickman) Tiedeman. He was raised at Boyden, where he graduated from high school. He also attended the Northwest Iowa Technical College in Sheldon. In addition, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

On December 12, 1952, he married Anna Bakker in Alvord. They made their home by Hull, where he farmed. He also hauled milk, worked in a creamery, and drove truck. In 2002, they moved into Hull. They enjoyed wintering in Mesa, Arizona, for several years. More recently, they became residents of Aspen Heights Assisted Living in Hull.

“Don” was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he served on the board of directors of the cemetery. He also belonged to the Wegman-Koele American Legion Post in Hull.

He thoroughly enjoyed farming, but also liked camping and spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of more than 61 years; four children, Glen Tiedeman, of Swicher; Diane, and her husband, Doug Van Voorst, of Marionville, Missouri; Darwin Tiedeman, and his wife, Lorna, of Hull; and Darryl Tiedeman, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; fourteen grandchildren, Michelle (Paul) Wehr, Troy (Christine) Tiedeman, Jessica Van Voorst, Jeremy (Jamie) Van Voorst, Nicholas (Tosha) Van Voorst, Amanda (Brian) Archer, Eric Tiedeman, Michael Tiedeman, Kristen Konz, Kelly (Whitney) Konz, Justin Tiedeman, Amber (Jeremy) Hoiland, Tyler (Bobbie) Tiedeman, and Nicole Tiedeman; thirteen great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Evelyn Bakker, of Sioux Center; Eldonis, and her husband, Artie Dykstra, of Hull; and Shirley, and her husband, Lanny Winters, of Boyden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Connie, in infancy, and Arwin, as a child; a brother, Delmar Tiedeman; and two brothers-in-law, Wayne Kruse and Bernie Bakker.