William Doppenberg

William Doppenberg, age 101, of Orange City, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, January 12, at 10:30am, at the First Reformed Church Chapel in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Haverdink will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service on Saturday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.


John Gesink

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Mr. John Gesink, age 70, of Orange City, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, January 16, at 10:30am, at the Redeemer United Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Todd De Rooy will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service on Wednesday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.


Jim Habben

James “Jim” Habben, age 71, of Ashton, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon. Rev. Luke Wynja officiating. Burial in East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 10 from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

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

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


John “Bill” Van Dyke

John “Bill” Van Dyke, age 86 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Marsha Sangel officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.


Thelma Hatting

Thelma Hatting age 82 of Ashton, IA died Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, with Father John Vakulskas as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 8th from 4-8 PM with family present from 6-8 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton. There will be a rosary at 4:00 PM and a vigil service at 7:00 PM Tuesday evening at the church.

Thelma Jane (Kruger) Hatting was born April 8, 1930 in Ashton, Iowa, the daughter of Helmer H. and Lydia (Christians) Kruger. She grew up in the Ashton area and attended country school. On June 5, 1951 she was united in marriage to Charles B. Hatting at Ashton. Thelma worked as a cook at the Ashton Public School and St. Joseph’s School along with raising her four children. She also babysat for many years. After her husband’s death in 1980 she was employed as a cook at the Cedar Cabin, until her retirement in 2008.

In 2009 Thelma entered the Sibley Nursing & Rehab Center where she remained until her death on January 4, 2013 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley at the age of eighty-two.

She is survived by her daughter, Janice (Tony) Majerus of Des Moines, IA; three sons, Mike (Deb) Hatting and Dennis (Doreen) Hatting, both of Ashton, IA; and Vince (Cindy) Hatting of Sheldon, IA; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Helmer (Joyce) Kruger of Westminster, CO and Lyle (Gale) Kruger of Cherokee, IA; four sisters, Marlys Osburn of Las Vegas, NV, Virginia (Burt) Meinerts of George, IA, Beatrice (Don) Moore of Las Vegas, NV and Delores (Lloyd) Krull of George, IA; and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-nine years, Charles Hatting; her parents, Helmer and Lydia Kruger; step-mother, Lena Kruger; brother, Eugene (Bob) Kruger; and a great-grandson, Matthew Anderson.

In lieu of flowers memorial are preferred.


Kathleen Gontjes

CASSIE GONTJES 0001Kathleen Gontjes, age 87, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at her home in Sibley.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley, Iowa. Father John Vakulskas officiating.  Burial at St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Sibley.

 Visitation will be Monday, January 7, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. Catholic Daughters of America Rosary will be at 5:00 P.M. with Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 P.M. Family will be present  from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

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