Virginia “Ginny” Lameyer

LameyerVirginia “Ginny” Lameyer died March 9, 2013, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving husband and children, following a three month battle with cancer. She was 77.

Virginia “Ginny” Lameyer was born April 11, 1935, at the family farm near Sanborn, Iowa, to Walter and Nellie (Brunsting) VanDerVliet. She graduated from high school in Sanborn in 1953. Ginny raised her family in Sheldon, Iowa, and in 1966, moved to Sioux Falls. She began working at Shriver’s where she met the love of her life, Les Lameyer.

On August 19, 1972, Les and Ginny were married in Sioux Falls. Ginny held various jobs in Sioux Falls as a waitress,  X-Ray transporter at Sioux Valley Hospital, and a communications receptionist at Avera Hospital.

In the center of her life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She adored and cherished each one of them. Blessed with a compassionate heart, she never forgot them on their birthdays.  Ginny, Les and the family enjoyed many summers at their lake home at Lake Okoboji, Iowa. In her free time, Ginny enjoyed gardening – maintaining many flower beds over the years. She also enjoyed hosting parties and picnics with family and friends. An avid card player, she looked forward to her regular Friday night Card Club.

Ginny was a member of First Reformed Church and Active Generations.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Lester E. Lameyer, Sioux Falls SD; sons, Jerry Freeman (Mary), Spirit Lake, IA, Jeffrey Freeman (Cindy), Sheldon IA, Jamie Lameyer, Sioux Falls, SD; daughters: Julie Boyd (Curt), Colleyville TX, Jane Freeman, Sioux Falls SD;  step-son, Dale Lameyer (Sherry),  Sioux Falls SD; step-daughters, Debra Wallenberg, Sioux Falls SD, Diane Lameyer (Bob Houck), Sioux Falls SD; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Miller, Paulina, IA, and Mary Greimann (Lyndon), Mesa, AZ, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Geneva and Nelva; and a step son-in-law, Steven Wallenberg.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday March 13, 2013, at First Reformed Church, 4800 S. Tomar Road. Visitation begins at 1:00 Tuesday afternoon, with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 Tuesday evening, at Miller Funeral home, 507 S. Main Avenue.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Jon Bleeker, Dr. Jeff Murray, and to the hospice staff and nurses for their kindness and compassionate care.

Duane Janssen

Duane JanssenDuane Nelson Janssen, age 86, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Country View Manor in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in Sibley. Rev. Terry Simm officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, Iowa.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, 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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Duane Janssen.

Henry Wielenga

Mr. Henry Wielenga, age 89, of Orange City, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital in Orange City.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, February 19, at 10:30am, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City.  The Rev. Mark Haverdink will officiate.  Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.  There will be a prayer service on Tuesday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.

Betty Marco

Betty Marco

Betty Marco, age 76, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Sanford Hospice in Worthington, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley. Father John Vakulskas officiating. Burial in St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Friday, February 15, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. Catholic Daughters of America Rosary will be at 5:00 P.M. with Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 P.M. Family will be present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and in charge of arrangements for Betty Marco.