February 19, 2015 - 12:52 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. David Kuiken, age 95, of Maurice, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at the Orange City Area Health System.

There will be a funeral service on Monday, February 23, at 10:30 am, at the First Reformed Church in Maurice. The Revs. Gary Hegstad and Donald De Kok will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Sherman Township Cemetery near Maurice.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Sunday, with the family present from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

February 11, 2015 - 2:18 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Mildred Vander Maten, age 88, of Orange City, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, February 16, at 11:00 am, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Haverdink will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a family prayer service on Monday, at 10:00 am, at the church.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Sunday, with the family present from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

February 8, 2015 - 1:06 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Herman LangstraatMr. Herman Langstraat, age 100, of Orange City, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sheldon.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, February 10, at 10:30am, at the Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers. The Rev. David Powers will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Newkirk Cemetery. There will be a family prayer service on Tuesday, at 9:30am, at the church.

Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the CHURCH.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

February 4, 2015 - 9:49 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. William Vander Maten, age 90, of Hull, passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at the Orange City Area Health System.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, February 9, at 11:00am, at the Free Grace Reformed Church in Middleburg. The Rev. Stephen Breen will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Sheridan Township Cemetery near Boyden. There will be a family prayer service on Monday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

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

January 31, 2015 - 5:27 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Alma Langstraat, age 73, of rural Hospers, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Orange City Area Health System.

There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, February 3, at 1:30pm, at the Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers. The Revs. David Powers and Michael Pitsenberger will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Newkirk Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the CHURCH.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

January 31, 2015 - 3:52 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Katherine Muilenburg, age 93, of Hospers, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sheldon.

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, February 4, at 11:00 am, at the First Reformed Church in Hospers. The Rev. Milton Sikkema and the Rev. Russell Muilenburg will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hospers Cemetery. There will be a prayer service on Wednesday, at 10:00 am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers.

Visitation will be after 5:00 pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the funeral home.

January 30, 2015 - 1:21 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. James Filarski, age 88, of Hospers, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon.

There will be a funeral service on Monday, February 2, at 10:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Rev. Debra Rensink will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Sunday, with the family present from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the care of the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

January 29, 2015 - 11:04 am - Posted in Obituaries

Gerald “Jerry” Bird, 76 years old, of Alton, IA, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at his home in Alton, IA.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Rev. Terry Roder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. & a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.

Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Jerry was born October 20, 1928, at Sanborn, IA, the son of Marion & Ellaine (Franck) Bird. He was raised in the Marcus IA, area where he graduated from Holy Name Catholic School in 1956. He then enlisted in the navy from June 1956 to September 1959 graduating from the Hospital Corps School in 1957, then stationed in Jacksonville, FL.

After being in the service he worked various jobs including being a bartender at the Triangle Lounge in Remsen. He married Mary Kay Kinney on June 19, 1965 and they lived in Remsen before moving to Alton in 1971. He worked for ten years at Russell’s Ready Mix in Remsen/Orange City. He worked at Ray Mohrhauser in Le Mars, IA for a short time and then worked at Joe’s Ready Mix in Sioux Center, IA for 25 years until his retirement in 2005.

Jerry was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing cards, bowling, fishing, and going to watch his grand children at their various activities. During retirement, he could be seen going for his spins throughout the day, reading westerns, and watching sports or game shows on the television.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary of Alton; one daughter, Ann (Mark) Pottebaum of Alton, IA; one son, Jim of Des Moines, IA. 7 Grandchildren; April Pottebaum (Shawn Keizer) of Sioux Falls, SD, Autumn (Rick) Oolman of Alton, IA, Crystal Pottebaum of Cedar Falls, IA, Dalton Pottebaum, of Alton, IA, Molly Bird of Evanston, IL, Elizabeth and Jenny Bird both of Des Moines, IA; 2 great grand daughters, Avah Oolman and Sasha Bird; 2 sisters Margaret (Ken) Gengler-Kohler of Remsen, IA, Molly (Roger) Florke of Brookville, KS; one brother Larry (Donna) Bird of Marcus, IA. In-Laws, Jean Bird (Roger Vanfossen) of South Sioux City, Dennis (Lois) Kinney of Le Mars, IA, Pat (Burleigh) Jurgensen and Dave (Cindy) Kinney all of Sioux City, IA, Dick Kinney of Denver, CO, Jan (Kev) Budden of Granville, IA.

Preceded by: his parents, 2 brothers, Edward and Peter Bird, one sister in infancy, Nancy, Father & Mother-in-law, James (Maybelle) Kinney, one brother-in-law, Al M. Gengler, sister in-law, Lois Bird, niece Kathy Canup.

Casket Bearers will be, Bob and Randy Gengler, Corey Phillips, Jason Budden and Mickey Kinney.

January 28, 2015 - 7:58 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Raymond Van Pelt, age 97, of Orange City, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, January 31, at 11:00am, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Michael Hardeman and the Rev. Elizabeth Hardeman will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a family prayer service on Saturday, at 10:00am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

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

Arrangements are being completed by the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

January 26, 2015 - 8:12 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Marion Menning, age 97, of Sheldon, formerly of Newkirk, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at the Orange City Area Health System in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, January 28, at 10:30am, at the Newkirk Reformed Church near Hospers. The Rev. David Powers will officiate. Interment will follow at the Newkirk Cemetery in rural Hospers. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.