Gerrit Oldenkamp

Mr. Gerrit Oldenkamp, age 86, of Hull, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at the Prairie View Home in Sanborn.

There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, August 22, at 10:00am, at the Hope Christian Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Todd Zuidema will officiate. Interment will follow at the Hope Cemetery in Hull.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at the church. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

 


Arthur Knobloch

Arthur Knobloch, age 83 of Lester, IA died Wednesday August 15, 2012, at the Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 20th at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, IA.  Burial will follow in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery at Lester.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 19th from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. and from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. with the family present at the Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall in Lester.  Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of arrangements.


Arthur Vander Pol

Mr. Arthur Vander Pol, age 83, of Orange City, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen.

There will be a funeral service on Saturday, August 18, at 10:30am, at the Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers.  The Rev. David Powers will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Newkirk Cemetery.

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


Emery Remmers

Emery Remmers, age 96 of Sanborn, IA and formerly of Melvin, IA passed away at the Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Melvin. Rev. David Ter Beest will be officiating.

Visitation will be at the Church one hour prior to the memorial service with the family present at that time. Inurnment will be at Baker Township Cemetery in Melvin.

The Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn is in charge of the arrangements for 96 year old Emery Remmers of Sanborn and formerly of Melvin. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com


Tillie A. Van Aartsen

Tillie Van Aartsen, age 84 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Sanford Hospital of Rock Rapids.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 16th at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, with Rev. Dan Haggar and Rev. Katie Van Veldhuizen officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 15th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of services.

Any memorials or donations should be directed to Wycliffe Bible Translators in c/o of Amy and Sueng Kim.

Tillie Van Aartsen was the mother of KIWA news director, Scott Van Aartsen.


James B. Buckley

James B. Buckley, age 90 of Rock Rapids, IA died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Lyon Manor Nursing & Rehab Center in Rock Rapids.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 16th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Father Jeff Schleisman as celebrant. Burial will follow at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 15th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.  There will be a Vigil service at 7:30 PM at the funeral home.

James Bernard Buckley was born July 14, 1922 on a family farm east of Rock Rapids, Iowa, the son of Thomas and Josephine (Campbell) Buckley. He graduated from Rock Rapids High School in 1940. In March of 1944 he entered the United States Navy where he served on the U. S. S. West Virginia battleship in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. After he received his honorable discharge on January 6, 1946 he returned to Rock Rapids.

Jim was united in marriage to Lois Wittrock on May 9, 1944 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids. They moved to a farm northeast of Rock Rapids. Jim farmed until 1976 when he moved to their home in Rock Rapids. He also sold seed corn and drove truck for many years. He enjoyed playing cards and taking rides in the country.

On November 13, 2004 Jim’s wife Lois died after 60 years of marriage. Jim entered Lyon Manor Nursing Home in April of 2008 and remained there until his death this past Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the age of 90.

He is survived by sisters-in-law, Velda Loger of Rock Rapids, IA and Arlo Buckley of Rantoul, IL; brother-in-law, Harold Wittrock of Rock Rapids, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Lois Buckley; a sister, Mary Jo Christiansen; a brother, Thomas “Pat” Buckley; and a nephew, Jim Buckley.