September 16, 2021 - 12:08 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Donald Minten, age 91, of Alton, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 18, at 10:30am, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. The Rev. Fr. Daniel Greving will officiate. Interment will follow the service at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday, from 9:00am to 10:00am, at the church.

The Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.

September 15, 2021 - 2:12 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Thomas I. Pottebaum, 61 years old, of Alton, IA, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 at Orange City Area Health System in Orange City, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, with Father Daniel Greving officiating and Deacon Dan Goebel assisting. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, there will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at the church. Visitation will resume one hour before the service on Monday at the church. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com

In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to the Alton Ambulance, 905 3rd Ave. Alton, IA 51003 or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 609 10th Street, Alton, IA 51003.

September 13, 2021 - 1:20 pm - Posted in Obituaries

James “Jim” Doorenbos, age 87, of Boyden, Iowa passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the George Good Samaritan Home in George, Iowa.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at United Presbyterian Church in Boyden with Rev. Andrew Hilla officiating.

Burial with a 10:15 AM graveside service will be Thursday, September 16, 2021 in the Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden, with Full Military Honors provides by the William Monster Post 272 of the Boyden American Legion.

Visitation with family present will be from 5:00 – 6:30PM on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.

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

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

September 11, 2021 - 3:51 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Nellie De Bruin, age 95, of Hospers, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Sanford Sheldon Senior Care.

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, September 15, at 11:00am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hospers.  The Rev. Cory Van Sloten will officiate.  Interment will be prior to the service at the Hospers Cemetery.  There will be a family prayer service on Wednesday, at 10:00am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers.  Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House.

September 8, 2021 - 1:51 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Merle Van Roekel, age 77, of Boyden, Iowa died Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at his residence in Boyden.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 10, 2021, at First Reformed Church in Boyden, IA with Rev. Verlyn Boone officiating. A prayer service will take place at First Reformed Church at 10:00 a.m. before processing to Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden, IA for burial with Military Honors.

Visitation with the family present will be Thursday, September 9th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at First Reformed Church in Boyden, IA.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George, IA is in charge of the arrangements.

August 28, 2021 - 3:16 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Madeline “Maddie” Sanson, age 17, of Orange City, daughter of Larry and Aftin Sanson and Polly and Rick Schau, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at the Orange City Area Health System.

There will be a celebration of her life on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 3:00pm, at the Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Dr. Brian Keepers and the Rev. Ben Vos 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 Thursday at 1:30pm, at the church. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at the church. The Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family would prefer memorial contributions that will be used to establish a nursing scholarship in honor of Maddie.

August 21, 2021 - 12:52 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Robert Wichers, age 78, of Orange City, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center and Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, August 25, at 11:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Maurice. The Rev. Wick Hubers will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Sherman Township Cemetery near Maurice. There will be a family prayer service on Wednesday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

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

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

August 20, 2021 - 4:40 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mary Rita Minten, 91 years old, of Alton, IA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at Vintage Park of Louisburg, KS.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, with Father Daniel Greving officiating and Deacon Dan Goebel assisting. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Visitation with family present will be 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, there will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at the church. Visitation will resume one hour before the service on Wednesday at the church.

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

August 4, 2021 - 3:08 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Leona Schreur, age 86, formerly of Alton, passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.

There will be a funeral service on Monday, August 9, at 10:30am, at the Alton Reformed Church. The Rev. Scott Bonestroo will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Memorials may be directed to Inspiration Hills or the Alton Reformed Church.

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

July 31, 2021 - 2:44 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Edna Katje, age 97, of Orange City, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Orange City Area Health System.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, August 10, at 11:00 am, at the Redeemer United Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Todd De Rooy will officiate.

Interment will be prior to the service at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a family prayer service on Tuesday, at 10:00 am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Rehoboth Christian School in Rehoboth, New Mexico.