Nellie Rens

Nellie Rens, age 88 of Rock Rapids, IA diedThursday, July 5, 2012 at the Rock Rapids Health Cenre in Rock Rapids, IA.

Memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Monday, July 9th at the Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Cliff Hoekstra officiating.  Committal service will be prior to the service at 9:30 AM, July 9th atHopeCommunityCemetery inHull,IA.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 8th from2:00 to8:00 PM, with the family present from5:00 to8:00 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.


Elizabeth Jansen

Mrs. Elizabeth Jansen, age 86, of Alton, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society Cottage Center in Le Mars.

There will be a celebration of her life on Friday, July 6, at 10:30am, at the Alton Reformed Church in Alton.  The Rev. Dr. C. Orville Kool will officiate.  Interment will be prior to the service at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton.  There will be a prayer service on Friday, at 9:30am, at the church.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at the church.  Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.


Connie Schmith

Connie Schmith, age 56 of Oklahoma City, OK died Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hull, IA with Rev. Robert Gordon, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be will be Monday, July 9, 2012 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George

Agnes Schmidt

Agnes Schmidt, age 87, of Ocheyedan, Iowa passed away on Sunday, July 1, at Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. at Zion Lutheran Church Horton Township, Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Burial in the Ocheyedan Township  Cemetery,  Ocheyedan, Iowa.

Visitation will be Friday, July 6, 2012 from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and Ocheyedan in charge of arrangements for Agnes Schmidt.

Burnette Hough

Burnette Hough,  age 89, of Lake Park, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Lake Park Care Center in Lake Park, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 29, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Milford, Iowa. Father Tom Flanagan officiating.

Burial will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday at Silver Lake Cemetery in Lake Park, Iowa.

Burnette Anna Mae Hough was born on May 9, 1923 in Lake Park, Iowa. She was the daughter of George and Emma (Voss) Atzen. She was baptized in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Roswell, New Mexico. Burnette lived her youth in Lake Park, Iowa where she attended school and graduated from Excelsior High School.  She was united in marriage to Thomas R. Hough of Lake Park on October 28, 1942 at the Catholic Church in Royal, Iowa. They farmed at Lake Park for many years. Burnette worked for Dr. R. J. Coble for five years. They moved to Fremont, California and Burnette was employed at Montgomery Wards in the office for six years. In November of 1974, they moved to Oroville, California where she worked at Gibson Pharmacy for six years. In May of 1988, they moved back to Lake Park, Iowa. Thomas passed away on February 11, 2005.

Burnette was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Milford, Iowa where she was very active when she was able. She was a member of the Lake Park Cemetery Society and Royal Neighbors. Burnette enjoyed cooking and baking. She treasured the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Lake Park Care Center.

Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Allen E. and wife Elsie Hough of Danville, KY, and their children, Tommy of Fort Smith, AK, Frank and Sarah of Rochester, MN, Adam of Rochester, MN; John E. and Mureen Hough of Lake Park, IA, and their daughter, Michelle Houghof Milford, IA; James R. and wife Brenda Hough of Dakota Dunes, SD, and their children, Staci and Roger Luebbert and daughters, Adyson and Jessa of West Point NE, Steve Hough and daughter, Alexis of Homer, NE; sister-in-law, Theresa Miller of Homer, NE; dearest friends, Val Vierra, Pat Childars and Jeri Hough.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hough, her parents, one brother, Raymond Atzen, two sisters, Edna Atzen and Hazel Atzen.

Joyce Lundt

Joyce Lundt, age 87 of Sanborn, formerly of Linn Grove, passed away on Tuesday, June 26 at the Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30A.M., Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer. Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery of Spencer, Iowa.

Visitation will begin after 12 noon on Thursday, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.