Stella Dahlman

Stella Dahlman

Stella Dahlman, age 93 of Rock Rapids, IA, died Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids.

Her memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the Faith Baptist Church in Rock Rapids, with Reverend Jeff Poppinga officiating. Burial will take place prior to the memorial service at 9:30 a.m. in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

Stella Anna Mae (Hass) Dahlman was involved and active her entire life. She lived in her own home over 60 years until falling and fracturing her hip October 17.

The older child of Weib C. and Henrietta (Stomberg) Hass, Stella was born February 27, 1919, in Lyon County at her parents’ farm home near George. She attended rural school through the eighth grade. As was common in those days, she spoke Low German at home, learned English for school, and knew High German from church. June 7, 1949, Stella married Irvin Dahlman at George, and the couple worked for local farmers before settling in Rock Rapids in 1952. Throughout the years Stella performed cleaning and childcare duties for others and was employed at the local Crown Jewelers Store from 1973-1996. Irvin lived until 1986.

Stella enjoyed traveling, crocheting, sewing, painting ceramics, playing organ and piano, and participating in Christian Women’s Club. A long-time member of Faith Baptist Church, she was active with piano playing and Awana. Visits with younger friends Lynette Van Schepen and Brad Hindt were welcome events.

Stella is survived by her Hass nephew Alan of Kingsley, IA, as well as nieces Karen (Rob) Sims of St. Peters, MO, and Mona (Gary) Marshik of Canton, SD. Stella was preceded in death by nephew Lyndon Hass of George; surviving is niece-in-law Jeri (Alan) Schettler of Worthington, MN. All their children and grandchildren also loved and appreciated having “Aunt Stella” in their lives. Many other relatives, friends, and neighbors mourn her loss.

In addition to her husband Irvin, preceding Stella in death were her brother John W. Hass and his wife Phyllis, along with all the Dahlman siblings and spouses.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.


Maurice (Dale) Block

DALE BLOCKMaurice (Dale) Block, age 83, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Russell Anderson officiating. Burial in the Ocheyedan Township Cemetery in Ocheyedan.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 16, from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. with the family present from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Chapel 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 Maurice (Dale) Block.


Arvilla M. Kamstra

Arvilla M. Kamstra, age 88, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Sanford Sheldon Hospital in Sheldon, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa. Rev. Kevin Muyskens officiating. Burial to follow at the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Friday, December 14, 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 Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Arvilla M. Kamstra.


Irene Freida Richter

Irene Freida Richter, age 90 of Ashton, IA died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday, December 15, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, with Father John Vakulskas as celebrant.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation will be Friday, December 14th from 2-8 PM with family present from 6-8 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton.  There will be a rosary at 4:00 PM and a vigil service at 7:00 PM Friday evening at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.


Bernice Roos

Mrs. Bernice Roos, age 90, of Hospers, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, December 12, at 10:30 am, at the First Reformed Church in Hospers.  The Rev. Milton Sikkema will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Hospers Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at the church.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers.


Angelo Torres

Angelo Torres, age 76, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012 at his home in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley. Pastor Sal Maldonado officiating.

Visitation will be Monday, December 10, from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Angelo Torres.