William R. Baughfman

William R. Baughfman, age 65, of Boyden, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa.

Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, August 30, 2012 at First Reformed Church in Boyden, Iowa with Rev. Matthew Draffen ~ Officiating, with Military Services by the William Monster Post # 272 of the American Legion in Boyden, Iowa

Burial will be at a later date. There will not be a time of visitation.

Online memorial condolences may be sent through vanderploegfunerals.com.

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

William Riesse Baughfman, the son of Gaylord and Carol (Dill) Baughfman, was born May 3, 1947 in Wessington Springs, South Dakota. He received his education and graduated from Yankton High School in Yankton, South Dakota after high school he served in the United States Army as a Green Beret from 1965 – 1969. After the service he attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion graduating with a bachelor in History and Education. Bill drove truck as a living, owning and operating Baughfman Trucking before he retired in 2005. He passed away on August 23, 2012 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center, reaching the age of 65 years, 3 months and 20 days.

He was a member of the First Reformed Church in Boyden; he was active in the Bible Studies and the Children After School Program. He was also a member of the William Monster Post # 272 of the American Legion in Boyden, Iowa and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2297 in Sheldon. He loved hunting and fishing.

Bill leaves to cherish his memory two children, Travis “Bud” Baughfman of Boyden, Iowa and Robin Blumeyer of Ashton, Iowa; six grandchildren, Matthew, Brittany, Kendra, Payge, Cieara and Christopher; two great-grandchildren, Mikiah and McKenna; two sisters, Nyla and her husband, Jim Holman of Rice Lake, Wisconsin and Sue Kutil of Chamberlain, South Dakota; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Billie Jo and a sister, Gaye Schnieder.


Wilma Jasper

Mrs. Wilma Jasper, age 91, of Sioux Center, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, August 27, at 1:00pm at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center. The Rev. Don Draayer and the Rev. Gil Kamps will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service on Monday, at 11:45am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 2:30pm on Sunday, with the family present from 2:30pm to 5:00pm at the funeral home.







Lindsey Nicole (Jacobsma) Arens

Lindsey Nicole (Jacobsma) Arens, age 30 of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Rock Rapids, IA went to be with the Lord unexpectedly Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at her home in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 25th at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Marcia Sangel officiating.

Burial will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 25th at Union Cemetery in Harris, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, August 24th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, IA.

Lindsey Nicole (Jacobsma) Arens was born April 8, 1982 to Roger Jacobsma and Mary Immens in Rock Valley, IA. She was raised in Rock Rapids and graduated from Rock Rapids High School in 2000. She later graduated with top honors from Northwest Iowa Community College receiving her LPN nursing degree. She was united in marriage to Jon Arens on July 15, 2006. Lindsey made her home with her husband and three children in Sioux Falls, SD. She worked with Ultimate Nursing, a home healthcare firm based in Sheldon, IA specializing in pediatrics. Lindsey was a very caring person. She enjoyed her chosen profession and helping the people she worked with. She took great enjoyment from caring for and riding her horses. Another interest for Lindsey was TaeKwonDo. Even with her small size, she rose to the degree of black belt. Her mother liked to remind her that dynamite comes in small packages. Mostly, Lindsey loved her family. She was a devoted mother to her children, and a woman who would go through thick and thin with them. She was also a loving and devoted wife. Lindsey loved her husband Jon very much. She will be greatly missed.
Lindsey is survived by her husband Jon, and their children, Jenika, Aiden and Aislynn, all of Sioux Falls, SD; father, Roger (Lana) Jacobsma of Hull, IA; mother, Mary (Kurt) Huisman of Rock Rapids, IA; mother and father-in-law, Dave (Geri) Arens of Sioux Falls, SD; brother, Eric Jacobsma of Rock Rapids; sister, Amy Prins of Sioux Falls, SD; sister-in-law, Charity (Mike) Schrank of Baltic, SD; Step-brothers, Matt (Lorayne) Middendorp of Clinton, IA and Mike (Heidi) Middendorp of Fulton, IL; step-sister, Michelle Van Sloten of Clinton, IA; paternal Grandmothers, Effie Jacobsma of Sibley, IA and Betty Bonestroo of Hull, IA; many nieces, nephews Aunts Uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal Grandfathers, Tom Bonestroo and Lynn Jacobsma; maternal Grandparents, Fred and Harriet Immens.

In Lieu of flowers memorials should be directed to family for later designation.


Frank Vogel

Frank Vogel, age 93, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at the Lakes Regional Health Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Christian Reformed Church in Ocheyedan. Rev. Bill Van Der Heide officiating. Graveside Services will be Saturday, August 25, at 9:30 A.M. at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Friday, August 24, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. all at the Christian Reformed Church in Ocheyedan.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and Ocheyedan in charge of arrangements for Frank Vogel.


Anthony “Spike” Van Zee

Anthony “Spike” Van Zee, age 93 of Sheldon, IA, formerly of Hospers, IA, passed away at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Hospers. Rev. Milt Sikkema will be officiating.

Visitation will be at the First Reformed Church in Hospers beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24th with the family present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. Burial will be at Hospers Cemetery in Hospers, IA at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday.

The Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn is in charge of the arrangements for 93 year-old Anthony “Spike” Van Zee of Sheldon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com

Lowell Sjogren

Lowell Sjogren, age 79 of Sibley, IA died Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral service will be 9:30 AM, Saturday, August 25th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, IA, with Reverend James Berka officiating.

Burial will follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, with military honors by the George E. Mudge American Legion Post No. 324 and the William F. Allard VFW Post No. 7373 of Sibley.

Visitation will be Friday, August 24th from 2-8 PM with the family present from 6-8 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.