Bernice Roos

Mrs. Bernice Roos, age 90, of Hospers, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, December 12, at 10:30 am, at the First Reformed Church in Hospers.  The Rev. Milton Sikkema will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Hospers Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at the church.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers.


Angelo Torres

Angelo Torres, age 76, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012 at his home in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley. Pastor Sal Maldonado officiating.

Visitation will be Monday, December 10, from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family 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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Angelo Torres.


Thomas Gaspar

Thomas Gaspar, age 72 of Rock Rapids, IA died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Father Jeff Schleisman as celebrant.  Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Monday, December 10, 2012 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.  There will be a Vigil service at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charges of the arrangements .


Lorene Petersen

Lorene Petersen, age 83 of Hartley passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 10th at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley, with Rev. Jeff Filkins officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 9th at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel in Hartley from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m., with family present at that time.

The Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley is in charge of the arrangements for 83 year-old Lorene Petersen of Hartley. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com


Carlis E. “Kelly” Roth

Carlis E. “Kelly” Roth, age 79, of Sioux Falls, SD and formerly of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

His services will be 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Fr. Allan Reicks ~ officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton, Iowa.

Visitation will be Monday, December 10, 2012 after 4:00 P.M. with the family present after 6:00 P.M. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon; A Christian Wake Service will be at 7:00pm with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30pm the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to: St. Patrick Catholic School or a Donation in Kelly’s name, to your favorite charity.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa

Carlis “Kelly” Roth was born April 29, 1933 on a family farm 1.5 miles west of Ashton, IA. He is the son of Louis and Margaret Matilda (Staudacher) Roth and one of 10 children. At age 5, he survived Polio. In 1952, Kelly graduated from St Joseph’s High school in Ashton. After serving in the army and attending several colleges, he went to work on a ranch in Crawford, NE and eventually moved back to work on the Beldt Ranch as a hired man. After working on the Beldt Ranch, he returned to the family farm where he worked in various construction jobs, building grain elevators and roads. He helped in building parts of the Big 4 Soybean Plant and went to work for the plant in 1960. In the late 60’s, he was hired to sell feed and later changed to sell agronomy products; he retired after 37 years of working for Cenex/Land O Lakes in 1997.

On August 19, 1961, Kelly married Doris Baune at St Joseph’s Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD. They made their home in Sheldon, IA, where they raised their 3 children until they moved to Sioux Falls, SD on Labor Day 2009. Kelly passed away on December 5, 2012 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida due to complications from a heart attack, reaching the age of 79 years, 7 months and 6 days.

Kelly was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, SD and a past member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa; he was also an Honorary Life member of the Sheldon Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed long camping trips with his family and brother-in-law, Virgil and especially enjoyed the western mountains, with his favorite being, Glacier National Park. His hobbies and interests included refinishing furniture, beekeeping, fishing, golfing, dancing, reading western novels and hiking in the mountains. When Kelly and Doris retired they enjoyed spending winters at Avon Palms in Bowling Green, FL where they have many close friends.

Kelly is survived by his wife of 51 years, Doris; his sons, Jim of St. Anthony Village, MN; Paul of Sioux Falls, SD and his daughter, Julie Roth and her husband, Lewis Casson of Sioux Falls, SD. He is also survived by his 5 brothers and 4 sisters as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.


Everett Ver Meer

Everett Ver Meer, age 91, of Boyden, Iowa,  passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at St. Anthony Hospital North in Westminster, Colorado

Service will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the First Reformed Church in Boyden, Iowa with Rev. Matthew Draffen ~ officiating. Burial with Military Graveside Services by the: William Monster Post # 272 of the American Legion in Boyden, Iowa will be held at 9:15 A.M. at the Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden.

Visitation will be Friday, December 7, 2012 after 4:00 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Boyden, Iowa.