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.