Audrey Wiersma

Audrey Wiersma, age 76, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Newkirk passed away on Saturday, April 7th at the Accura Care Center in Spirit Lake.

Her funeral service will be on Thursday, April 12th at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake.

Burial will be at the Newkirk Reformed Church Cemetery in Newkirk.

Visitation will be after 5 pm on Wednesday, April 11th with the family present from 5 – 7 pm at the Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.

The Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jennie Lode

Jennie Lode, age 94 of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Accura Nursing Home in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Her Funeral Service will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 13, 2018 at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon with Rev. Paul Van Maaren officiating.

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

Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Charles “Chuck” O. Telford

Charles O. Telford age 87 of Rock Rapids, IA died Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 19th at Christian Church (Disciples) of Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Carolyn Salberg officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery of Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers family wish memorials be directed to Sanford Hospice or Rapids Theatre Preservation Society.

An online registry and full obituary will be available at:  www.jurrensfuneralhome.com


Donna Kleinhesselink

Mrs. Donna Kleinhesselink, age 83, of Orange City, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon.

There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, April 11, at 10:30 am, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City.  The Rev. Michael Hardeman will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

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

Arrangements are being completed by the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.


Bertha Vander Plaats

Bertha Vander Plaats , age 96 of Sanborn, IA, passed away at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn on Thursday, April 5, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the Cornerstone United Reformed Church in Sanborn.

Visitation will also be held at the Cornerstone United Reformed Church on Friday, one hour before the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Family will be present at that time. Burial will take place at 9:30 a.m., prior to the Memorial Service on Friday, at Roseland Cemetery near Sanborn.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 96 year-old Bertha Vander Plaats of Sanborn, IA.


Donald “Don” Meyer

Donald “Don” Meyer, age 90 of Garner, IA, formerly of Hartley, IA, passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, IA on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley. Visitation will be held at the Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley on Sunday, April 8th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., with the family present at that time. Burial will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery near Hartley.

The Hartley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 90 year-old Don Meyer of Garner, IA, formerly of Hartley, IA.