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Friday 02/12/2016
Sally Morlan, 80, formerly of Sheldon
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 12:02 pm

INDIANAPOLIS—Sally Ann Tomlinson Morlan, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in her home in Indianapolis. She was born on Nov. 17, 1935, in Ames, Iowa, to Thomas and Pauline (Sandquist) Tomlinson. She grew up on farms near Bondurant and Adel, where she graduated from high school. Sally was a graduate of Iowa State Teachers College, now the University of Northern Iowa, and taught in Boxholm and Guthrie Center.

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Thursday 02/11/2016
Wilma Laursen, 69, Sheldon
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 12:01 pm

SHELDON—Wilma Lorraine Laursen, 69, Sheldon, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at her residence. Services will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Chris Schiebout, 88, Orange City
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 12:00 pm

ORANGE CITY—Chris T. Schiebout, 88, Orange City, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Visitation will be after 3:30 p.m. Monday, with family present 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home.

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Jake Moermond, 88, Sutherland
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 4:08 pm

SUTHERLAND—Jacob “Jake” Marvin Moermond passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, Iowa, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the age of 88.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Benjamin Groeneweg, 98, Rock Valley
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 1:07 pm

ROCK VALLEY—Ben Groeneweg, 98, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Fellowship Village in Inwood, Iowa.

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Edward Van Grootheest, 81, Doon
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 3:06 pm

DOON—Edward Martin Van Grootheest, 81, Doon, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Doon United Reformed Church. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley. Visitation with family present will be 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.

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Phoutthasinh Keoninh, 60, Hull
Updated: February 09, 2016 - 3:07 pm

HULL—Phoutthasinh Keoninh, 60, Hull, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Oolman Funeral Home in Hull. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, with family present 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

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Monday 02/08/2016
Cleo Klein, 75, Sheldon
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 3:40 pm

SHELDON—Cleo A. Klein, age 75, of Sheldon, formerly of Ashton, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon.

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Gene Koning, 69, Orange City
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 8:52 am

ORANGE CITY—Gene E. Koning, 69, Orange City, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. There will be a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at First Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. Burial will be prior to the service at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a family prayer service 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday, with family present 6-8 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

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Sunday 02/07/2016
Clifford Hrdlicka, 71, Rock Rapids
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 5:57 pm

ROCK RAPIDS—Clifford Edward Hrdlicka, 71, Rock Rapids, died Sunday, Feb. 7, at his home with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in rural Delmont, SD. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, with family present 6-8 p.m., at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids.

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Henrietta Koele, 92, Orange City
Posted: February 07, 2016 - 6:55 pm

ORANGE CITY—Henrietta Koele, 92, Orange City, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at First Reformed Church in Orange City. Burial will be prior to the service at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, with family present 6-7 p.m., at Prairie Ridge Care Center.

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The Rev. Paul Bakker, 86, Orange City
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 4:10 pm

ORANGE CITY—The Rev. Paul Edward Bakker, 86, Orange City, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at the Hospice of the Valley in Mesa, AZ. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 5:30 p.m. Friday, with family present 5:30-8 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

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Pearl Kruger, 90, formerly of Sibley
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 4:08 pm

SIBLEY—Pearl Kruger, 90, Glenwood, formerly of Sibley, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Glen Haven Home in Glenwood. A memorial service at First Reformed Church in Sibley and burial of the cremains at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley will take place in the spring. Arrangements are under the direction of Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley.

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Saturday 02/06/2016
Judina Vanden Berg, 77, formerly of Rock Valley
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 12:51 am

ROCK VALLEY—Judina Vanden Berg, 77, Corsica, SD, formerly of Rock Valley, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Rock Valley. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley. Visitation with family present will be 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley, with a time of Scripture and prayer at the close of visitation.

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Friday 02/05/2016
Daryl Turner, 85, formerly of Sheldon
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 4:06 pm

ANKENY—Daryl L. Turner, 85, Ankeny, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at the VA CLC in Des Moines, IA. He was born May 28, 1930, in Sheldon, IA.

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Lorraine Wiertsema, 90, Sibley
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 12:44 am

SIBLEY—Lorraine Ethel Wiertsema, 90, Sibley, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Country View Manor in Sibley. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at First Reformed Church in Sibley. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, with family present 6-8 p.m., at Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Mert Vander Broek, 75, Orange City
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:44 am

ORANGE CITY—Mr. Mert Vander Broek, age 75, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at the Orange City Area Health System.

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Gertrude Den Boer, 89, Rock Valley
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 8:21 am

ROCK VALLEY—Gertrude Den Boer, 89, Rock Valley, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley. Services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley. Visitation with family present will be 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Porter Funeral Home.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Dr. Buren Krahling, 93, formerly of Sheldon
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 8:52 am

SAN RAFAEL, CA—Dr. Buren Krahling, 93, San Rafael, CA, formerly of Sheldon, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at home. He is a 1940 graduate of Sheldon High School and 1942 graduate of Sheldon Junior College. He spent most of his career as a medical doctor in California. No funeral services are planned.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Doug Elgersma, 64, Sheldon
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 5:38 pm

SHELDON—Doug Elgersma, age 64, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at his home in Sheldon.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Joyce Bakker, 87, Hull, formerly of Rock Valley
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 5:11 pm

ROCK VALLEY—Joyce Marie Bakker, 87, Hull, formerly of Rock Valley, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at First Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley. Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.

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Stephena Vander Werff, 94, Sanborn
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 5:07 pm

SANBORN—Helen Stephena Vander Werff, 94, Sanborn, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Prairie View Inn in Sanborn. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Sanborn Christian Reformed Church. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery near Sanborn. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, with family present 5-7 p.m., at Sanborn Funeral Home.

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Sunday 01/31/2016
Ruby Vander Lee, 81, Rock Rapids
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 4:00 pm

ROCK RAPIDS—Ruby J. Vander Lee, age 81, of Rock Rapids, IA, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

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Larry Wielenga, 62, Sioux Center
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 9:24 am

SIOUX CENTER—Larry Wielenga, 62, Sioux Center, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Unity Point Health-St. Luke’s in Sioux City. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, with the family present 5-7 p.m., at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center. A prayer service for family and friends will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center after the prayer service. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

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Saturday 01/30/2016
Alvin Petersen, 94, Hartley
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 5:01 pm

HARTLEY—Alvin Petersen, 94, Hartley, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery near Hartley. Visitation with family present will be 5-7 p.m. at Hartley Funeral Home.

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Olva Hollinga, 94, Orange City
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 4:59 pm

ORANGE CITY—Olva Ruth Hollinga, 94, Orange City, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at American Reformed Church in Orange City. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday, 5, with family present 5-6:30 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Rudy Henning, 76, formerly of Sheldon
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 11:29 pm

STURGIS, SD—Rudolf Lee Henning, son of Effie (Burggraaff) Henning and Robert Henning was born in Boyden, IA, Jan. 18, 1940. He lived his youth in Boyden, IA, and received his education at the Boyden Community School. As a boy, Rudy worked on his Uncle Rich Burggraaff’s farm outside of Boyden and also at the Farmers’ Coop Grain Elevator while he attended school.

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Alvin Hoogendoorn, 84, Rock Valley
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 1:40 pm

ROCK VALLEY—Alvin Hoogendoorn, 84, Rock Valley, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at Whispering Heights of Rock Valley. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley. Visitation with family present will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan, 30, at the funeral home.

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Burnell Koehlmoos, 94, Paullina
Updated: January 29, 2016 - 1:33 pm

PAULLINA—Burnell H. Koehlmoos, 94, Paullina, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. Burial will be at Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina. Visitation will be on 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.

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Laurence Schuller, 90, Hawarden
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 7:32 am

IRETON—Laurence Lloyd Schuller, 90, Hawarden, formerly of rural Ireton, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Ireton Community Center. Burial with military rites will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, with family present 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
Bud Johnson, 88, Primghar
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 9:07 am

PRIMGHAR—Bud Johnson, age 88, of Primghar, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon, Iowa.

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Bill Brantsen, 89, Sioux Center
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 4:58 pm

SIOUX CENTER—William “Bill” Brantsen Jr., 89, Sioux Center, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at his residence. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, with family present 2-4 p.m., at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center.

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Robert VanderPloeg, 89, formerly of Hospers
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 4:34 pm

ADA, MI—Robert Allen VanderPloeg, M.D., 89, of Ada, Michigan, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Hermann, Missouri, surrounded by family.

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Gladys Prins, 90, Sanborn
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 8:51 am

SANBORN—Gladys Joyce Prins, 90, Sanborn, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at First Reformed Church in Sanborn. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery near Sanborn. Visitation with family present will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Sanborn Funeral Home.

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
Wesley Schmith, 62, formerly of George
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 12:21 pm

GEORGE—Wesley Allen Schmith, 62, Bethany, OK, formerly of George, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Sanford Rock Rapids Medical Center. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Hull. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be will be 2-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, with family present 5-7 p.m., at Jurrens Funeral Home in George.

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Terry Haack, 39, rural Melvin
Updated: January 29, 2016 - 11:20 pm

MELVIN—Terry Haack, age 39, of rural Melvin, Iowa, died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at his home.

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
Lucy Frank, 75, Sibley
Updated: January 26, 2016 - 3:34 pm

SIBLEY—Lucy Ann Frank, 75, Sibley, died on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.

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Robert “Doc” Hodgson, 81, Alvord
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 12:22 pm

ALVORD—Robert “Doc” Milton Hodgson, 81, Alvord, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Sanford Rock Rapids Medical Center. A celebration of life visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Alvord Community Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids.

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Monday 01/25/2016
Bruce Kammarmeyer, 83, Rock Rapids
Updated: January 26, 2016 - 1:25 pm

ROCK RAPIDS—Bruce Kammarmeyer, 83, Rock Rapids, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids. Visitation with family present will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids.

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Harold Boer, 86, Sioux Center
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 1:19 pm

SIOUX CENTER—Harold Boer, 86, Sioux Center, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, with family present 5-7 p.m., at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center. A prayer service for family and friends will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the church. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center following the prayer service. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center.

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Sunday 01/24/2016
Mary Jane Rozeboom, 81, Hull
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 5:17 pm

HULL—Mrs. Mary Jane Rozeboom, age 81, of Hull, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016, at Sioux Center Health.

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Saturday 01/23/2016
Larry Waterman, 67, Hawarden
Posted: January 23, 2016 - 1:26 pm

HAWARDEN—Larry Dean Waterman, 67, Hawarden, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at his residence. There will be a memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Hawarden Community Church. Burial of the cremated remains with military rites will be at Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday, Jan. 28, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., followed by visitation with the family until 8 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden.

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Thursday 01/21/2016
Agnes Van Gelder, 88, Orange City
Updated: January 24, 2016 - 1:21 pm

ORANGE CITY—Agnes Van Gelder, 88, Orange City, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be the hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Dwight Pierce, 60, Sheldon
Updated: January 22, 2016 - 8:48 am

SHELDON—Dwight W. Pierce, age 60, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Wednesday 01/20/2016
Pete Cuperus, 76,George
Updated: January 20, 2016 - 4:46 pm

GEORGE—Peter “Pete” Cuperus, 76 ,George, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George. Private burial with family will take place in spring at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Jurrens Funeral Home in George.

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Donna Horkey, 63, Granville
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 5:14 pm

GRANVILLE—Donna R. Horkey, 63, of Granville, IA, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Orange City Area Health System in Orange City, IA.

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Derk Ball, 84, Jackson, MN
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 5:18 pm

JACKSON, MN—Derk Everett Ball, 84, Jackson, MN, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Ingledside Assisted Living in Fairmont, MN. Private family services were Saturday, Jan. 23. Arrangements were under the direction of Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

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Tuesday 01/19/2016
Phyllis Van Wyk, 85, Sibley
Posted: January 19, 2016 - 2:33 pm

SIBLEY—Phyllis Van Wyk, 85, Sibley, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at United Church of Christ Congregational in Sibley. Burial will be at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, with family present 6-8 p.m., at Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley.

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Monday 01/18/2016
Francis Rieck, 86, Hartley
Updated: January 20, 2016 - 3:45 pm

HARTLEY—Francis Edward Rieck, 86, Hartley, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2106, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, with family present 4:30-7 p.m., at Hartley Funeral Home. A private family graveside service will be at Harrison Township Cemetery near May City.

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Henry Haak, 82, Sioux Center
Updated: January 18, 2016 - 6:00 pm

SIOUX CENTER—Henry Haak, 82, Sioux Center, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at home. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday Jan. 21, with family present 6-8 p.m., at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday Jan. 22, at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center.

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