Roy Dale “Buddy” Mitts

Roy Dale “Buddy” Mitts, age 50, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at his residence near Sheldon, Iowa.

Celebration of life potluck will be from 1 – 4 P.M. Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the Sheldon City Park.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to:

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa.

Roy Dale “Buddy” Mitts, the son of Roy Dale Mitts Sr. and Martha Pridemore, was born May 22, 1962 in Macon, Missouri. He received his education and graduated from Centralia High School in Centralia, Illinois. On March 4, 1997 he was united in marriage to Kimberly Perry in Tempe, Arizona. Buddy was a truck driver by trade, but most of all just loved to travel and explore. Buddy was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He passed away at his home on June 9, 2012, reaching the age of 50 years and 18 days.

Buddy was a loyal hobbyist and spent his spare time collecting and building model cars, aircraft and most recently military vehicles. He also loved to build scary creatures for his brother. Buddy loved any form of trivia – music, lyrics, military knowledge, history or actors in movies. Buddy also loved writing song lyrics.

Buddy leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 23 years, Kim (Mitts) Perry; three sons, Dustin and his wife, Dan’elle Perry; Joshua Mitts and Michael Cole; three grandchildren, Zoee Perry, Tristan Mitts and Kiera Rechelhoff; a brother, Jimmie Mitts; sisters, Linnie (Harry) Signor; Mary Ellen (Seabern) Barry; Thelma Pridemore and Karen (Mark) Schreiber; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Dale Mitts Sr. and his mother, Martha Pridemore; a sister, Faye Davidson; two great nephews, Kenneth Helm and Nathan Farrell and all his grandparents.

Henrietta “Hank” Tille

Henrietta “Hank” Tille, age 87 of Rock Rapids, IA died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Rock Rapids Health Care Centre.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, June 18th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Daniel Kordahl officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 17th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids.

A second Funeral service at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, June 19th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stickney, SD, with Rev. H. Flemming and Daniel Kordahl officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery near Stickney, SD.

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

Ruth Hopmann

Ruth Hopmann, age 78, of Rock Rapids, IA, died Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehab in Rock Rapids.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, June 18th, 2012 at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Mark Hansen officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 17th from4:00 to 8:00 PM with the family present 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

A full obituary and register book can be found at

Katherine “Kay” Beltman

Katherine “Kay” Beltman, age 79, of Sheldon, Iowa, formerly of Hospers, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Sanford Orange City Area Health System.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hospers Christian Reformed Church in Hospers, Iowa. Rev. Marvin Leese officiating. Graveside Service at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Hospers West Cemetery in Hospers.

Visitation will be Friday, June 15 from 2:30 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 The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Kay Beltman.


Eugene F. “Gene” Watters

Eugene F. “Gene” Watters, age 89, of Indianola, Iowa and formerly of Sanborn, Iowa died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the Westview of Indianola Care Center in Indianola, Iowa.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sanborn. Burial will be in the Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn, Iowa.

The Sliefert Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Sylvester “Bud” Harmelink

Sylvester “Bud” Harmelink, age 86 of Melvin, IA passed away at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn, IA on Sunday, June 10, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn. Rev. Al Honken will be officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be at Baker Township Cemetery in Melvin.

The Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn is in charge of the arrangements for 86 year old Bud Harmelink of Melvin.