Eunice De Jong

Eunice De Jong, age 89, of Boyden, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the United Presbyterian Church in Boyden, Iowa. Pastor Rollin Haynes officiating. Burial to follow at the Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Presbyterian Church in Boyden, Iowa.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Eunice De Jong.





George Loof

George Loof, age 86, of rural Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2012, at the Country View Manor in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in Sibley. Rev. Terry Simm officiating. Burial in the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

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

LaVon Black

LaVon Nettie Black, age 90, passed away on October 14th at the Spencer Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate.  Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery of  Spencer, Iowa.

Visitation will begin 5:30 P.M., Wednesday with the family present from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M., Wednesday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

LaVon Nettie Black, the daughter of George and Agnes (Fahleen) Brownell, was born September 17, 1922 on a farm near Greenville, IA. She attended school in Greenville, graduating from Rossie High School in 1940.

LaVon married Talmadge “Tam” Black on August 28, 1940 in Luverne, MN. To this union, eight children were born: Jack, Tamra, Kathleen, Patricia, Mary, Jon, Michelle and Jay. LaVon very much loved her children and their families. She worked for Super Valu in Spencer, at Myrtle’s Store in Rossie and lastly, ran the Rossie Store for her son, Jon. Following retirement, LaVon moved to the Sunset Apts. in Spencer and most recently lived at Northshire Residence in Spencer. She was a past member of the Rossie United Church of Christ, where she was active with the women’s fellowship and taught Sunday school. LaVon had a great love for her 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She will lovingly be remembered for her wonderful holiday meals and her special chocolate cream and lemon meringue pies.

LaVon passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tam, on December 26, 1996; a daughter, Patricia Lamberson in 2012 and a brother, Nathan in infancy.

Left to cherish her memory are three sons and their wives: Jack and Clara Black of Primghar, IA, Jon and Lori Black of Spencer, IA and Jay and Lori Black of Huxley, IA; four daughters and their husbands: Tamra & Dennis Gullickson of Moorhead, MN, Kathleen and Lawrence Bame of Hadley, MA, Mary and Steve Niesen of Parkville, MO and Michelle and Michael Davis of Sheldon, IA; 23 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one sister, Marian Schwartz of Green Valley, AZ; two brothers: Rolland Brownell and his wife, Jo of Des Moines, IA and Don and his wife, Marcia Brownell of Clive, IA; other relatives and many friends.


Donald Kuehl

Donald Kuehl 86 of rural Paullina passed away on Sunday October 14, 2012 at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland, Iowa

Services will be 10:30 A.M,. Thursday October 18, 2012 at the Zion United Church of Christ in Calumet, Iowa Rev. Barb Weier will officiate with burial in the Liberty Township Cemetery near Calumet, Iowa

Visitation will be after 3 P.M. Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.

Donald Kuehl, the son of Irene Kuehl Hoppe was born June 3, 1926 in O’Brien County, Iowa. The family lived near Calumet, Iowa. He attended country school and then Calumet school, graduating from the 8th grade. He then worked for farmers in the area. He served for his country from 1946 to 1947 during W.W. II. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Koch March 3, 1949 in Calumet. They worked for two farmers for six years and then moved to Helen Reimer’s farm south of Calumet and lived there from 1966 until the present. He retired from farming in 1992. Because of failing health he entered the Sutherland Care Center several weeks ago and passed away there on Sunday, October 14, 2012 reaching the age of 86 years, 4 months and 11 days.

He was baptized and confirmed at the Zion United Church of Christ in Calumet. He served on the church council and was a member of the Calumet Legion, Sutherland Legion and the Calumet Community Club.

Donald leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Mary Ann of 63 years of rural Paullina; two daughters, Lanna Kay Kuehl of Houston, Texas and Nancy Ann Kuehl of Norwalk, Iowa; two sons and their wives, Jeffrey and Becky Kuehl of Sanborn, Iowa and Gary and Sherry Kuehl of Hartley, Iowa; five grandchildren, Cody and Lexie Kuehl, Kelly Lange, Dustin and Hunter Kuehl; his adopted mother, Helen Reimers of Sutherland Care Center; brothers, Merle Kuehl of Granville and Terry Hoppe of Calumet; a former daughter-in-law, Helen Kuehl; also other relatives and many

He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Kuehl Hoppe, three sisters-in-law, Gerda Kuehl, Dorothy Koch, Dorothy Fischer; two brothers-in-law, Arnold Carlson and Marlin Fischer; also aunts and uncles on the Kuehl side of the family.

Helen M. Vlaming

Helen M. Vlaming 88 of Primghar passed away on Sunday October 14, 2012 at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland, Iowa

Services will be 2:00 P.M.Wednesday October 17, 2012 at the American Reformed Church in Primghar, Rev. Dennis Heitbrink will officiate with burial before the service in the Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland, with a graveside service at 1 P.M. on Wednesday.

Visitation with the family present will be from 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday October 16, 2012 at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

Stanley Yates

Stanley Yates, 76, of Sioux Center, IA died Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital.

A visitation will be held Monday from 4-8PM, with the family present from 5-7PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.

A funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30PM at Peace Lutheran Church of rural Sioux Center with Reverend Glen Peterson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery of rural Sioux Center.

The Yates family prefers memorial donations to The Compassionate Friends, Sioux Center Home Health & Hospice or Peace Lutheran Church.