January 26, 2021 - 11:23 am - Posted in Obituaries

Albert John Rens age 92 of Hull, IA died Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Sioux Center Health Hospital in Sioux Center, IA.

A private family funeral will take place at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center with Rev. Loren Kotman officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Hull, IA.

In lieu of flowers family wish memorials which will be directed to the Mission Fund at First Christian Reformed Church of Hull.

January 25, 2021 - 4:40 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Adrian “Butch” Warntjes, 78, of Rock Valley, Iowa, formerly Boyden, Iowa, died Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 28, at 10:30 AM at Boyden First Reformed Church with Pastor Keith Sietstra and Rev. Mike Molenaar officiating. Burial will follow at Sheridan Township Cemetery of Boyden. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Wednesday, January 27, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Boyden First Reformed Church. Memorials may be given to Boyden First Reformed Church or Faith Reformed Church of Rock Valley.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

January 19, 2021 - 4:41 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Anita Hofland, age 65, of Hospers, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, January 22, at 10:30 a.m., at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. John Klompien will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

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

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

January 14, 2021 - 1:29 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Carol M. Byl age 81 of Sioux Center, Iowa died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center.

The memorial service for Carol Byl is now re-scheduled for 11:00 AM, Monday, January 18th.

John Byl would like to invite guests to come and visit with him from 9:00 to 10:00 Monday morning at Faith Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center. A prayer service will then take place at 10:00 AM followed by a procession to Memory Garden Cemetery in Sioux Center for burial, then return to the church for the memorial service scheduled for 11:00 AM with Rev. Bob Pollema and Rev. Dave Smit and Rev. Cliff Hoekstra officiating.

Social distancing and mask guidelines will be followed.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the Byl family prefers memorials, which will be directed to the purchase of a bench to be donated to the Royale Meadows Memory Unit.

The Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center is in charge of the arrangements for 81-year-old Carol Byl, of Sioux Center.

January 4, 2021 - 4:43 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Ronnie LeRoy Bents, 69, of Salem lost his courageous three-year battle with cancer on January 1, 2021.

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, January 8th, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church (511 S. Main St.) in Humboldt, SD. Facemasks will be required at the service.

The Kinzley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Ronnie Bents

He is survived by: his wife, Carol of Salem; his three children, Leah (Duane) Smith of Watertown, Cody (Delores) Bents and Jodi (Lance) Ducheneaux both of Mitchell; his seven grandchildren, David, Ora, Skyler, Daniel, Addison, Star and William; one great-grandchild, Scarlett; his two brothers, Doug and Hank and one sister, Roben.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Viann and his brother, Andy.

January 2, 2021 - 2:48 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Wilma Ida Koedam, 93, formerly of Hull, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley.

The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 5th at the American Reformed Church in Hull, Iowa with Rev. Bartel Elshout of the Heritage Reformed Congregation officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery at Rock Valley.

Public viewing, without family present, will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. Visitation with the family will be the hour prior to the service at the church. The funeral service will be recorded and available to view at porterfuneralhomes.com.

Condolences may also be sent to porterfuneralhomes.com.

December 23, 2020 - 10:07 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Bernard Driesen, age 83, of Hull, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids.

There will be a funeral service on Monday, December 28, at 10:30am, at the Calvary Protestant Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Allen Brummel will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation without the family will be on Sunday, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

Memorials may be directed to the Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School.

 

December 16, 2020 - 7:08 pm - Posted in Obituaries

The Rev. Donald Den Hartog, age 87, of Orange City, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at his residence.

There will be a private graveside service on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. The Rev. Dr. Brian Keepers will officiate.

There will be a memorial service to follow at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

December 15, 2020 - 2:32 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Martha Ann (VanEs) Pennings, age 88, of rural Blomkest, Minnesota, formerly of Orange City, died Saturday, December 12.

Her memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 19, at Roseland Reformed Church with a short time for visitation beginning at 1:30. A private interment will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

Martha Ann Pennings was born May 9, 1932, in Colony, Oklahoma, the daughter of Rev. Peter and Henrietta (Beyers) VanEs. Martha lived in Colony, OK, Mescalero, NM, and Macy, NE, while growing up. She later moved to Orange City, IA, to attend school and graduated from Northwestern Classical Academy in 1949 and from Northwestern Junior College in 1951. In school, Martha developed excellent writing skills which she used throughout her life. She was also active in cheerleading and drama in both high school and college.

While in Orange City, Martha met Lawrence Pennings and they were married on September 12, 1951 in Macy, NE. They lived in Orange City until 1953, when they moved to Fort Slocum, NY, where Lawrence was stationed while serving in the US Army. Following his discharge, they moved to rural Blomkest, MN, where they lived and farmed for the next 65 years. Martha most recently resided at Serenity Village in Avon, MN and Edgewood Senior Living in Sartell, MN.

While on the farm, Martha’s home resembled Grand Central Station. The coffee pot was always on. She was a gracious hostess that enjoyed taking time to visit, pour a cup of coffee, and share a laugh or two with the steady stream of family, friends, neighbors, hired workers, salespeople, horse lovers, delivery people, veterinarians, and milk testers that appeared. She spoke fondly of the group of girls she led at church. She taught Sunday School, wrote several children’s Christmas programs, and also researched and wrote a play script for the Roseland Reformed Church Centennial Celebration. She enjoyed doing needlework, both embroidery and crochet. Martha also enjoyed reading, gardening, her pets, and spending time with her family.

Martha is survived by her husband: Lawrence Pennings of Blomkest; her children: Teresa Enriquez of Minneapolis, Joslyn (and Willis) Kleinjan of Avon, Michael (and Susan) Pennings of Renville, Tamara (and Bryan) Goehring of Albany, Wendi (and Greg) Piller of Kenyon, and Lauretta (and Dan) Holtz of Willmar; 22 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings: Mary Lou (and Gordon) Hondorp of Elk Grove, CA and Rowland (and Judy) VanEs of Green Valley, AZ; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter: Pamela in infancy.

December 13, 2020 - 6:32 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Arletta Dorhout, age 82, of Orange City, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a private family funeral service on Wednesday, December 16, at 11:00 a.m., at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. The Rev. Aldon Kuiper and the Rev. John Klompien will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Visitation without the family will be on Tuesday, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

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