Gladys McCroskey

Gladys McCroskey, age 97, of Hartley passed away on Monday July 30th at the Community memorial Health Center in Hartley.

Funeral services will be Monday, August 6, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hartley. Rev. Steve Campbell will be officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the church with the family present at that time.  Inurnment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 6th.

The Hartley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 97 year-old Gladys McCroskey of Hartley.


Frances Boekout

Frances Boekhout, age 87 of Little Rock, IA died Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Country View Manor Nursing Home in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 31st at First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, IA, with Rev. Scott Burdsall officiating.  Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 31st from 9:00 AM until the hour of service at the First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock.

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


Esther Menke

91 year-old Esther Menke of Sheldon, IA passed away on Saturday, July 28th at the Sanford Senior Care Center in Sheldon, IA.

Graveside services  will be held Wednesday, August 1st, at 11:00 a.m. at Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for 91 year-old Esther Menke of Sheldon.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com


Gladys Vogel

Gladys Vogel, age 91 of Rock Rapids, IA died Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, with Reverend Mark Hanson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 31st from 3-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, IA.

In lieu of flowers, family wishes memorials be directed to Village Northwest in Sheldon, IA.



Donald Brody

Donald Brody, age 90 of Bigelow, MN died Friday, July 27, 2012 at his farm northeast of Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, August 3rd at the United Methodist Church in Sibley, IA, with Pastor Shannon Pascual officiating.

Private burial for family will take place prior to the service in the Ocheyedan Township Cemetery in Ocheyedan, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 2nd from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.


Edward I. Hill

Edward I. Hill, 81, of Humboldt, passed away July 26, 2012 at the Long Term Care Unit of the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2012 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery at Hardy.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.

Edward Irvin Hill, the son of Almer and Anna (Johnson) Hill, was born March 13, 1931 on the family farm in Humboldt County. Ed attended country schools and graduated from Humboldt High School with the class of 1948. Ed enlisted into the United States Air Force where he received radio and radar training. While stationed in Mississippi, Ed met Dorothy Graves and the couple was united in marriage on June 5, 1954 at Turnertown, Texas. While in the Air Force, Ed was stationed in England and traveled throughout Europe. Following his honorable discharge, he went to work for Brantiff Airlines. In February of 1958, Ed and Dorothy returned to Humboldt County where the couple farmed until moving into Humboldt in 1994. Mrs. Hill passed away in May of 1999 and Ed continued to maintain his home until moving to Springvale in 2004. He became a resident of Long Term Care in September of 2010.

Ed was a life long member of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Hardy and recently a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Ed was an avid John Deere man and enjoyed attending thresher reunions. He also enjoyed winters spent with Dorothy in Arizona and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. He liked gospel music and supported many religious charities. In later years, Ed stayed busy with jigsaw, crossword, and jumble puzzles and reading.

Mr. Hill is survived by his daughters, Dianna (Nick) Stallmann of Hospers and Kris (Rick) Pederson of Humboldt; grandchildren, Travis Pederson of Dakota City, Courtney Pederson and Miranda Pederson both of Humboldt, and Scott Stallmann and Kyla Stallmann both of Hospers; his brother, Amos (Janice) Hill of Humboldt; sisters, Mary (Ray) Husted of Humboldt and Jan (John) Peterson of Humboldt; and his sister-in-law, Pat Hill of Humboldt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Almer and Anna (Johnson) Hill; his wife, Dorothy; and his brother, Art Hill.