February 8, 2021 - 3:17 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Kim A. Ochsendorf, age 62, of Boyden, Iowa passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon.

His services will be 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the United Presbyterian Church in Boyden with Rev. Andrew Hilla officiating.

Burial will be at Sheridan Township Cemetery in rural Boyden, with Military Rites by the William Monster Post American Legion Post #272 of Boyden.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 with family present will be from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.

The service will be livestreamed on the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home Facebook Page. Social distancing guidelines will be followed as well.

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

Online condolences may be sent to www.vanderploegfunerals.com

January 31, 2021 - 7:50 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Donald Jongerius, age 87, of Orange City, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at the Orange City Area Health System.

There will be a private family funeral service on Friday, February 5, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Vande Zande will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Visitation without the family present will be on Thursday, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.

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.