Jeanette Vande Griend

Mrs. Jeanette Vande Griend, age 88, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility.

There will be a funeral service on Thursday, November 1, at 10:00am, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Donald Lenderink and the Rev. Jonathan Opgenorth will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.





Thelma Madsen

Thelma B. Madsen, age 84, of Okoboji, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012, at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born on July 25, 1928, in Sioux Center, Iowa, to James and Jennie (Boone) Brommer.

Thelma graduated from Sheldon High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Garth Madsen on July 22, 1946, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Garth passed away on November 1, 2005.

Thelma worked for Northwestern Bell for many years as a facility maintenance manager, managing all of Southwest Iowa, before retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Okoboji Women=s Club and First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Thelma enjoyed spending her spare time gardening, quilting, traveling and her coffee groups. She truly loved her time with her family!

Thelma is survived by her daughter, Jewel Allers, and her husband, Ben, of Kansas City, Missouri; two sons, Lyle Madsen, and his wife, Nita, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Rex Madsen, and his wife, Bev, of Bedford, Texas; grandchildren, Justin, Ryan (Paula), Kelly (Chad), Aaron (Traci), Zach (May), Reid (Ally), Kevin (Peggy), Ryan, Morgan (Tracy) and Jennifer (Michael); fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don Brommer, and his wife, Anne, of Sioux Center, and Jim Brommer, and his wife, Penny, of Bend, Oregon; two step-sisters, Lois Ford of Mesa, Arizona, and Angie Elgersma of Sanborn; a step-brother, Al Heemstra of Hospers. She was preceded by her parents; daughter, Roxi Baerenwald; brother, Les Brommer; and step-father, Henry Heemstra.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00A.M. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Visitation will be held Friday, from 4:00P.M. until 6:00P.M. at the Schuchert Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery.

The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Raymond J. Chick

Raymond J. Chick, age 89, of Matlock, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at his home in Matlock.

Visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2012, with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

There will not be a Memorial Service. Private burial will be at a later date.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Raymond Chick.

Friends are welcome to visit at the home in Matlock. (580 Matlock Blvd.)

Raymond Jesse Chick was born on July 22, 1923 in Moberly, Missouri. He was the son of Edward Thomas and Neola Mae (Newton) Chick. He lived his youth in Columbia, Missouri, where he attended school and graduated from high school.
He married Elsie LaFern Perkins of Columbia, Missouri, on April 18, 1941 in Columbia. He later married Helen. After Helen died he remarried Elsie, whose spouse had also died.
Raymond served in the United States Coast Guard, for two years, attaining the rank of Apprentice Seaman, during World War II. He was honorably discharged. He then was employed by a civilian contractor who contracted with the government. Raymond traveled the United States working with the government and worked at the Nevada test sights, where they prepared the ground for explosions. He retired and enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling the United States and gardening vegetables and flowers. Raymond liked to keep busy tinkering with engines and mechanical things. He also liked to work with wood. Raymond loved animals and rescued dogs, cats, etc. He was also known as a card shark and did a good job playing and memorizing cards. He was a Denver Broncos Fan.
Raymond was a former member of the VFW and American Legion of Boyden, Iowa. He was a City Council Member of Matlock, Iowa.
Raymond was a colorful person and lived his life accordingly.
He passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at his home in Matlock, Iowa.
Those left to cherish his memories are his children: Alice Marie Pitcher of Sterling, CO, Mary Lee and husband Robert King of Branchville, NJ, Rayma Ann Jenkins of Macon, MO, Leona Mae Johnson of Matlock, IA, Raymond Ross Chick of Rock Rapids, IA, Michael Glenn and wife Lisa Mierchie of Sheldon, IA, Charles Raymond and wife Peggy Mierchie of Fairmont, CA; 30 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Elsie and wife, Helen, four brothers and two sisters.


Daloris Rensink

Mrs. Daloris Rensink, age 85, of Sheldon, formerly of Hospers, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, October 29, at 11:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Hospers. The Rev. Milton Sikkema will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hospers Cemetery. There will be a prayer service on Monday, at 10:15am, at the church.

Visitation with the family present will be on Sunday,  from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, at the church. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers.


Robert Beving

Robert Beving, age 72, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 27, 2012 with the family present from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

There will not be a Funeral Service or Burial at this time.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Robert Beving.







Corinne A. Philiph

Corinne A. Philiph age 80 of Sibley, IA died Tuesday October 23, 2012 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, with Reverend James Berka officiating. Burial will follow in the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 25th from 2-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley.

Corinne Ann Philiph was born in Sioux City, IA on January 19, 1932, the daughter of Darrel and Helen (Fields) Putnam of Ponca, NE. She grew up in Ponca, NE and attended and graduated from Ponca High School in 1949. After graduating she went to Wayne State Teachers College for two years. Following her teacher training she taught school in Correctionville, IA for a couple years and then moved to Sibley, IA, where she taught third grade. While teaching in Sibley Corinne then met Eugene Philiph and they were later married on August 15, 1954 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ponca, NE. To this union four children were born, Jeffrey, Douglas, SueAnn and Darcy. Corinne was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley and was very active as a Sunday school teacher and the church circle. She very much enjoyed bowling, golfing, going to Music and Theater Productions, and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Eugene Philiph of Sibley; four children, Jeffrey (Ann) Philiph of St. Louis, MO, Douglas (Marcia) Philiph of Des Moines, IA, SueAnn (Thomas) Jankowski of Clinton, IA, and Darcy (Robert) Ney of Sibley; eight grandchildren, Hannah and Rachel Philiph of St. Louis, MO, Amanda and Samantha Philiph of Des Moines, IA, Sean, Isaac and Jacob Jankowski of Clinton, IA, and Christina Loverde of Sibley; three great-grandchildren, Arianna, Brenna and Bentley of Sibley; brother, Thomas (Julie) Putnam of Seattle, WA; sister, Sallie (Lonny) Book of South Sioux City, IA; sister-in-law, Sonja Putnam of Norfolk, NE; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marcia and her husband John Peterson; and a brother, Dr. Jon Putnam.

In lieu of flowers memorial are preferred to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.