Willard Meyer

Willard Meyer, age 85, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon.

Memorial Services will be Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon. Rev. David Brower officiating. Graveside Services will be Wednesday, at 12:30 P.M. at East Lawn Cemetery, prior to the Memorial Service.

Visitation will be Tuesday, from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

Willard Meyer was born on May 18, 1926 in Sheldon, Iowa. He was the son of Gerrit and Catharina (Van Bochove) Meyer. He lived his youth in rural Sheldon where he attended Lynn Township #1 Country School in Sioux County.

Willard was united in marriage to Nellie Janet Engeltjes of Sheldon, Iowa on February 21, 1951 in Sheldon. They lived in rural Sheldon, Primghar, and rural Hartley before moving back to rural Sheldon where they farmed and milked cows. Willard loved to give the grandchildren rides on tractors. Willard sold seed corn for Sar and Fontanelle for many years. He also enjoyed showing ears of corn at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa and watching his grandchildren show calves at local calf shows. Willard retired from farming in 1999. He was employed by Northwest Iowa Landfill, retiring in 2008.

Willard and Nellie enjoyed traveling to the Black Hills, Michigan to visit family, and Avoca, Iowa for the Music Fest. In the last years they enjoyed watching their children and grandchildren participate in mini-rod tractor pulls in Northwest Iowa. He also enjoyed his friendship and daily visits with Gil DeGoei.

Willard will be remembered as a loving, quiet and reserved person.

He was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sheldon.

On December 21, 2010, Nellie and Willard entered Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon. Nellie passed away on March 4, 2011. Willard passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon.

Those left to cherish his memories are his children: Gary and Judy Meyer of Granville, IA, Loren Meyer of Sheldon, IA, Dwayne Meyer of Spencer, IA, Charlyn and Brian Woelber of Sheldon, IA; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters: Anna and Henry Boender of Sibley, IA, Alice and Peter Faber of Grand Rapids, MI, Nelvina and Keith Larson of Grand Rapids, MI, and Joan Koel of Primghar, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and sister-in-law: Edward and Marion Meyer; one sister and brother-in-law: Wilma and Alvin Van Kley; and one brother-in-law: Julius Koel.

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Marjorie Brockshus

Marjorie Brockshus, age 87, of Ocheyedan, Iowa passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church Horton Township, Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Russell Andersen officiating. Burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery Horton Township, Ocheyedan, Iowa.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 16, from Noon to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan.

Marjorie Muriel Brockshus was born on December 3, 1924 in Rushmore, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Herman Henry and Lena (Rosenberg) Hembd. She lived her youth in Rushmore and was baptized and confirmed in her faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rushmore. Marjorie attended school in Sibley, Iowa and graduated from Ocheyedan High School in Ocheyedan, Iowa in 1942. She attended Teacher College in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

She was united in marriage to John Brockshus of May City, Iowa on November 3, 1946 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan. They lived on a farm north of Ocheyedan. John passed away on December 1, 2003.

Marjorie was a member of Zion Lutheran Church Horton Township, Ocheyedan, Iowa where she was active in LWML. She was a faithful supporter of Camp Okoboji and other mission projects. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary.

Marjorie enjoyed quilting, fixing puzzles, solving crossword puzzles and Sudoku.

She passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.

Those left to cherish her memories are her children: Darlene and Marvin Sopko of Sioux Falls, SD, Roger and Rita Brockshus of Spirit Lake, IA, Glen and Mary Brockshus of Red Oak, IA, Carol and Ross Brownson of St. Louis, MO, Bruce and Susan Brockshus of Ocheyedan, IA; daughter-in-law: Peg and Curt Van Kley of Sibley, IA; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; one sister: Betty and Orville Taylor of Hartley, IA; 3 sisters-in-law: Marcella Hembd of Ocheyedan, IA, Alice Brockshus of Hartley, IA, Erna Kooistra of Sheldon, IA; 2 brothers-in-law: Herbert and Marlene Brockshus of Ocheyedan, IA, Albert Groff of Hartley, IA.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Brockshus, her parents, one son Keith Brockshus, 3 brothers, two sisters, 2 infant great-grandsons.

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


Rudy Petersen

Rudy Petersen, age 91 of Hartley, IA passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, IA on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 12th at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley.  Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley, IA.  Rev. David Ericksen will be officiating.

Visitation will be at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, May 11th starting at 2:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel in Hartley, IA.

Rudolph (Rudy) Henry Petersen, the son of Julius and Hilda (Stephen) Petersen, was born July 23, 1920, in Royal, IA. He graduated from Hartley High School with the class of 1938. On October 13, 1942, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served 33 months in the South Pacific Islands with the B Company 3rd Corps Signal Battalion.

He was united in marriage to Maxine A. McClary on February 12, 1949. Following their marriage, they farmed in the Hartley area until their retirement in 1992.

Farming was deeply rooted in Rudy’s heart, and he loved caring for the land. He also enjoyed gardening, watching Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs baseball games and playing cards with his grandchildren.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley. He passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley on May 8, 2012, having reached the age of 91.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Linda Petersen and Jan Hall; two brothers, Ray Petersen and Rex Petersen.

Survivors include his wife Maxine; two daughters, Peg (Jim) Riddle and Carol Petersen (Clayton Ahsbahs); one son, Steve Petersen (Kelley Fiedler); a son-in-law, Dan Hall; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Bobolz, and brother, Emory (Elsin) Petersen; other relatives and many friends.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to: www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com

Lillian Schirmer

Lillian Schirmer, age 84 of Sanborn, IA passed away at her home in Sanborn, IA on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 12th  at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sanborn.  Rev. Jesse Burns will be officiating.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11th at the Sanborn Funeral Home with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening.   Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn, IA.

Lillian Mae (Dalman) Schirmer, the daughter of Alfred and Lydia (Nelson) Dalman was born on April 21, 1928, in Vergas, MN. She attended school in Pelican Rapids, MN.

On December 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to Norman Edward Schirmer. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Detroit Lakes, MN, until moving to Sanborn, IA, in 1956. They were blessed with seven children.

Throughout the years, Lillian worked at the Pike Café and at Prairie View Nursing Home. Most importantly, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as dancing, scrapbooking and fishing. She also enjoyed playing cards, gardening, and coffee time with friends. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Lillian passed away at her home in Sanborn on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at age 84. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Norman; one son, Lynn; four brothers, Eric, Carl, Walfred and Gust Dalman; one sister, Olga Lorraine Grobe.

Left to cherish her memory are her children and their families: Loretta Schirmer of Detroit Lakes, MN, Sandra (Jim) Luenberger of George, IA, Glenda (Kent) Miller, and Norma Schirmer, all of Sanborn, IA, Lisa Roth (special friend, Dan) of Sioux Center, IA, Scott (Rachel) Schirmer of Sanborn, and a daughter-in-law, Ellen Schirmer of Detroit Lakes, MN; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd (Marie) Dalman of Pelican Rapids, MN; a sister, Elvira Wander of Moorhead, MN; sister-in-law, Betty (Mrs. Donald) Schirmer of Washta, IA; brother-in-law, Vernon Storm of Sanborn, IA; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to: www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com

Bert Zoet

Bert Zoet, age 96, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at his home in Sheldon.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 1:30 P.M. at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon.  Rev. David Brower officiating.  Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Monday, May 14, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

Bert Zoet, the son of Marinus and Grace (Dykhuizen) Zoet, was born on September 12, 1915, in Elburg, Holland. When he was 6 months old, his family came to the United States and he lived in the Sioux Center, Iowa area until he was 5 years old. The family then moved to Brooten, Minnesota where Bert attended country school. In 1932, he went to work for his Uncle Al Dykhuizen at his farm in the rural Boyden area.

On October 20, 1937, he married Pearl Dekker at her parents’ home by Matlock, Iowa. They lived on farms in the Sibley, Sanborn, and Sutherland area, then moved to a farm by Sheldon and lived there for 40 years. In 1995, they moved to a house in Sheldon. The couple were blessed with six children: Loren, Robert, Dean, Susan, Bonnie, and Dale. Bert took great pride in his family and his farming.

Bert was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sheldon. He was a past member of the Prairie Queen Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed going swimming in the Sheldon indoor pool. For many years, he would go to the pool to swim daily and was a member of the 100 mile Swim Club. He also enjoyed going out for coffee with his friends and tea time with his family. Bert liked to attend Sheldon School events. Bert and Pearl enjoyed traveling. They often went to Texas and New Orleans to visit their daughter, Bonnie and her family, and travelled across the United States and visited the Netherlands.

He passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at his home in Sheldon.

He is survived by his wife of 74 ½ years, Pearl; his children and their families, Loren Zoet of Adel, IA, Robert (Jill) Zoet of Kenosha, WI, Dean (Audrey) Zoet of Sheldon, IA, Susan (Ronald) McCarty of Sheldon, IA, Bonnie (Jim) Bylund of League City, TX, Dale (Laurel) Zoet of Sheldon, IA; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jake Zoet of Mesa, AZ; 2 sisters, Marie Arends of Estherville, IA and Grace Luffel of Milton, GA; one sister-in-law, Esther Zoet of Brooklyn Park, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

He was welcomed into Heaven by his parents; son Marvin in infancy, two brothers, Gerrit and Jerry; two brothers-in-law, Louis Arends and George Luffel; sister-in-law, Edna Zoet; and daughter-in-law, Becky Zoet.

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Lanny De Young

Lanny De Young, age 61 of Spencer, IA passed away at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer, IA on Sunday, May 6, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 9th at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Spencer.  Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer, IA.  Rev. Dan Mayes will be officiating.

Visitation will be at the First Christian Church on Tuesday, May 8th starting at 2:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the First Christian Church in Spencer, IA.

Lanny Lon DeYoung was born in Melvin, Iowa, on August 12, 1950, to parents John E. and Irene J. (Jacobsma) DeYoung. In his early years in Melvin, Lanny enjoyed playing baseball, bow hunting, fishing, and could be found from time to time at the Melvin Locker watching the local butcher prepare meats and other products for his customers. Upon his graduation from Melvin High School in 1968, Lanny worked with his father in the family painting business until obtaining employment with the Melvin Locker in 1972. In 1975, Lanny married JoAnn Henderson at the First Christian Church in Spencer, Iowa. In that same year, Lanny purchased the Melvin Locker, which he owned for 23 years. In 1993, Lanny was recognized by the Melvin Area Development Corporation as its “Business of the Month” for his service to his customers and the Melvin Community. Upon selling the business in 1999, Lanny was employed by Spencer Municipal Utilities until his retirement in November of 2011.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene DeYoung, and his in-laws Wallace and Wilma (Anderson) Henderson.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, his three children, Jennifer, Aaron, and Martha, and his dog, Gracie. Jennifer and her husband, Jim Conard, now reside in North Liberty, Iowa; Aaron resides in Denver, Colorado, and Martha resides in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Lanny is also survived by his brother Terry L. DeYoung (wife Peggy) of Park Rapids, MN, his sister, Vicki J. Perry (husband Denny) of Spirit Lake, Iowa, niece Sara Kovach (family Garret, Emma, and Jack) of Post Falls, Idaho, nephew Tim DeYoung of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and sister-in-law Martha Henderson of Sun City, Arizona.

Lanny’s enjoyment of sports and hunting continued in his adult years as he participated in church league softball and coached each of his children’s youth league baseball or softball teams. Lanny also enjoyed painting homes, and operated a side business called DeYoung Designs. While owning the Melvin Locker, Lanny continued his education by taking classes on nights and weekends at Iowa Lakes Community College. He also continued to be active in his church, serving as a deacon and on several church committees.

In May of 2011, Lanny was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. His diagnosis came shortly after the death of one Lanny’s heroes, Minnesota Twins baseball legend Harmon Killebrew. Always known to have a great sense of humor and a light spirit, Lanny chose to inform some family and friends of his condition by saying, “I guess I might have the chance to play catch with Harmon soon”.

Lanny’s passion for baseball, hunting, and his business were all secondary to the passion he consistently exhibited for his family. He was extremely proud of his children’s successes in athletics, drama, and school, and could be frequently found attending such activities in their high school and college years. Lanny’s love for each of his children, his strength, and his determination were all epitomized as he joined his wife, children, and his entire family at the wedding of his daughter, Jennifer, on May 5, 2012, well beyond the expectations of his care givers.

In his final days, Lanny was together with numerous family and friends, before finally choosing to go play catch with Harmon Killebrew on May 6, 2012.

Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to:  www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com