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.

January 20, 2022 - 12:17 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Arthur Ter Horst, age 88, of Orange City, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the Orange City Area Health System.

There will be a private family funeral service on Saturday, January 22, at 2:00pm, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Haverdink will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation without the family present will be on Friday, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Memorials will be given to Samaritan’s Purse.

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

January 5, 2022 - 2:40 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Allen Joseph Willett age 69 of Alton, Iowa passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 at Orange City Area Health System Hospital in Orange City, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, 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. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Floyd Post 200 American Legion of Alton. Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. on Friday, there will be a Catholic Order of Foresters with Knights of Columbus rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at the church. Visitation will resume one hour before the service on Saturday at the church.

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

Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com

December 23, 2021 - 4:31 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Rev. David Ter Beest, age 94, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, December 27, at 11:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Haverdink will officiate. Private family interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Arrangements are with 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.

December 21, 2021 - 4:36 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Joan Van Gorp age 96 of Sioux Center, IA, formerly of Boyden, IA died Monday, December 20, 2021, at Sioux Center Health Center in Sioux Center, IA.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM, Monday, December 27th, at the United Presbyterian Church in Boyden, with Reverend Andrew Hilla officiating.

Burial will be in the Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden, IA.

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

In lieu of flowers the Van Gorp Family prefers memorials be directed to United Presbyterian Church, 817 Lincoln Street, Boyden, IA 51234.

The Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center is in charge of arrangements