Vernon L. Rozeboom

Funeral services for Vernon L. Rozeboom, age 73, of Sheldon, Iowa who passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa.

His service will be 10:30am Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Fr. Allan A. Reicks ~ officiating.

Burial with Military Graveside Services by the: Sheldon V.F.W. Bunker-Peterson Post #7354 and the American Legion Mc Glothlen-Cowie Post #145 of Sheldon, IA will be in the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 13, 2012 after 4:00pm with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon. A Scripture Wake Service will be at 7:00pm and a Rosary lead by the Sheldon Knights of Columbus will be at 7:30pm on Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

Vernon Lee Rozeboom, the son of Lammert J. and Edith (Sorgdrager) Rozeboom, was born December 9, 1938 in Alton, Iowa. He attended school in Sheldon and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1957. Vern served for 8 years in the Iowa National Guard, being honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant, he was known to be an expert marksman. On February 28, 1959, he was united in marriage to Beverly Schwarz in Sheldon, Iowa. The couple made their home on a farm south of Sheldon, near Vern’s folks, where he enjoyed helping his dad farm. In 1963, they moved into Sheldon. Vern and Bev bought a farm east of Sheldon in 1972, where he farmed until his retirement. Vern also worked for the Big “4”, later known as Land-O-Lakes and AGP for 23 years as a truck mechanic and retired as the shop foreman. He was known for his ability to fix anything. Vern also operated the Prairie Queen Distributing for several years and for 5 years he operated the dredge for the Floyd Valley Sand Gravel. He passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon reaching the age of 73 years, 3 months and 2 days.

Vern was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, where he was a Saturday night usher and was the Sexton of St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery for many years. He was an active member of the Sheldon Knights of Columbus, and was on the NCC Board of Directors for the Truck and Diesel Program. Vern enjoyed his yearly fishing trips to Canada, family gatherings, morning coffee with his many friends. He also enjoyed helping his son out at Art’s Repair. Anytime someone had a project that they needed help with or needed something fixed, Vern was there and he could fix it.

Vern is survived by his wife, Bev of 53 years; and their five children, Bill Rozeboom and his fiancé, Angel Maae of Sheldon; Theresa and her husband, Ed Vondrak of Hinton, Iowa; Dan and his wife, Janna Rozeboom; Dee Houtsma and Tim Rozeboom all of Sheldon; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Daryl and Barb Rozeboom of Sheldon; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lammert on July 29, 2009 and his mother, Edith on February 16, 2012.


Geraldine Walvoord

Geraldine Walvoord, age 91, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Prairie View Home in Sanborn.  The funeral service will be 10:30am Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Troy Van Beek ~ officiating.

Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.

Visitation will be after 2:00pm Monday, March 12, 2012 with the family present from 6:00- 7:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Geraldine Walvoord, the daughter of Andrew Sr. and Jenny (Heitmeier) Bosch, was born August 11, 1920 near Sheldon, Iowa in Sioux County. She received her education in a country school in Sioux County. She was united in marriage to Marvin C. Walvoord on February 19, 1941 in Archer, Iowa. After their marriage they farmed near Sanborn and Primghar, Iowa in Center Township before retiring and moving into Sheldon in 1986. During the mid 1980’s, Gerry worked at the Paradox Florist in Sanborn for several years. Her husband, Marvin preceded her in death on May 1, 1991 in Sheldon. Gerry remained in her home in Sheldon before moving into the Prairie View Home in Sanborn in 2008. Gerry passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Prairie View in Sanborn, reaching the age of 91 years, 6 months and 22 days.

She was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon and a past member of the American Reformed Church in Primghar for 45 years. Gerry was very involved in bible study at both churches. As a youth, Gerry was very active in 4-H and taking many a project to the State Fair. She was a member of the Birthday Club and she enjoyed gardening and growing flowers, crocheting, but she especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memories are her two daughters, Anne Koontz of Sanborn, Iowa and Jane and her husband, Greer Headrick of Des Moines, Iowa; and a son, Alan and his wife, Linda Walvoord of Celina, Texas; four grandchildren, Brett (Lynn) Koontz, Damon Koontz, Kimberly (Hunter) Dunn, Clay (Megan) Walvoord; eleven great grandchildren, Taylor, Nick, Hunter, Trevor, Tori, Tyler, Tommy, Ally, Amanda, McKenna and Colton; three sisters, Mary Holtrop of Worthington, Minnesota; Clara Vellinga of Sheldon, Iowa; Margaret Smith of Marietta, Georgia; and a brother John Bosch of Dakota City, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; her parents, a sister, Tena Langenhorst; 2 brothers, Simon and Andrew Bosch Jr.; an uncle, Simon Heitmeier and an aunt, Gertrude Beerta.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: www.vanderploegfunerals.com

 


Dean Meyer

Dean Meyer, age 82 of Hartley, IA passed awayat the Baum-Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar, IA on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley.  Internment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley, IA at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday.  Rev. David Ericksen will be officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, March 9th at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to:   www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com


Richard “Ricky” Mason

Richard “Ricky” Mason, age 57, of Sheldon, IA formerly of Estherville, IA passed away on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at the Rosewood Manor in Estherville.

His services will be held Saturday, March 10th at11:00am at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel inEstherville,IA.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 10th from10:00am until11:00am at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel inEstherville,IA.

Richard Ray Mason, the son of Raymond and Deloras (Field) Mason was born February 9, 1955, in Estherville, Iowa. He passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Rosewood Manor in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 57.

Richard made his home at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon, Iowa.

Left to cherish Ricky’s memory is his mother, Deloras Mason; bother, Steve Mason and his special friend, Kim all of Estherville; LuAnn Swanson and her husband, Kim of Dolliver; nieces, Jana Vazquez and her husband, Jose and their children, Liana and Elaisa; Lindsay Steffen and her husband, Aaron; nephew, Steven Mason; aunts, Helen Shull; Margaret Fouts; Lucille Phillips; Ardeth Field and many cousins.

He has been preceded in death by his grandparents and father.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to:  www.henryolsonfuneral.com


Peder Buck

Peder Buck, age 84 of Hartley, IA passed away at the St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley.  Inurnment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley, IA at a later date.  Rev. Jeff Filkins will be officiating. 

Visitation will be Friday, March 9th at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to:   www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com


Wilhelmina Vollink

Mrs. Wilhelmina Vollink, age 97, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, March 9, at 11:30am, at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Timothy Ouwinga will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton. There will be a prayer service on Friday at 9:45am at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home.

Wilhelmina was born on January 18, 1915, in Sioux Center, the daughter of John and Rena (Kas) Draayer. She was raised at Ireton, where she attended the Christian school.

On April 2, 1937, she married Herman Vollink in Ireton. They farmed in the Ireton area until February of 1994, when they moved to Orange City. Herm passed away on January 1, 1999, in Orange City, after more than 61 years of marriage.

In September of 2009, “Wilmina” became a resident of the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

She enjoyed playing organ and piano and knitting and crocheting. Mr. and Mrs. Vollink spent many winters in Mission, Texas.

Survivors include her three children, Ruth Kamp, of Tinley Park, Illinois; Tunis Vollink, and his wife, Kathy, of Orange City; and Wanda, and her husband, Curt Miersma, of Woodstock, Minnesota;
eight grandchildren, Harvey Oosterveen, Jewel (Daniel) Hutt, Laura (Gary) Harmelink, Marlin (Diane) Vollink, Kristy (David) Moss, Scott (Rebecca) Vollink, Chad (Steffanie) Miersma, and Jason (Nicole) Miersma; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Gilbert (Bonnie) Vollink, of Archer; and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Roetman, of Hospers.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Gerard Oosterveen, Bruce Vollink, and Faith Miersma; two brothers, Henry (Vivian) Nyhof and Gerrit (Gertie) Nyhof; a sister, Rena Nyhof; two brothers-in-law, Fred (Hattie) Vollink and Lambert Roetman; and four sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Art) Vander Bilt, Cynthia (Henry Balt and Cort) Roskamp, Margaret Vollink, and Alma (Ivan Visser and Marion) Andringa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to Bethshan (grandson Harvey’s Christian group home in Palos Heights, Illinois).