James Rud

James K. Rud, age 61, of Ashton, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon.

He will be cremated and private Memorial Services will be at a later date.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for James K. Rud


Gail Steffen

Gail Steffen, 87, of Marcus, Iowa, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Bronson South Haven Medical Center in South Haven, Michigan.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, Iowa. Rev. Chris Childs will officiate.

Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m.

Condolences may be directed to the family through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com


Ronald Olson

Ronald Olson, age 94 of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, with the military honors by Van Anne-Fields VFW Post 6960 and Rex-Strait American Legion Post 103.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

For a complete obituary and an online register please visit www.jurrensfuneralhome.com


Janice Oertel

Janice F. Oertel, age 66 of Loveland, Colorado and formerly of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

Her services will be 10:00 am on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Luke Wynja officiating.

Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa

Visitation will be after 6:00 pm Thursday with the family present from 6:00 – 7:30 pm Thursday at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon.

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa are in charge of the arrangements.


James Hollowell

James Hollowell, 88 of Primghar, IA, passed away at the Pearl Valley Rehab and Care Center in Primghar on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley, IA. Visitation will be held at the Hartley Funeral Home on Friday, July 21st from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The family will be present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Burial will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery near Hartley. The Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley is in charge of the arrangements for 88 year-old James Hollowell of Primghar, IA.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com


Christena Menning

Mrs. Christena Menning, age 96, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017; at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, July 21, at 10:30 am, at the Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers. The Rev. David Powers will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Newkirk Cemetery. There will be a family prayer service on Friday, at 9:45 am at the church.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.