Edith V. Rozeboom

Edith V. Rozeboom, age 94, of Sheldon, Iowa who passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa.

Her service will be 10:30am Monday, February 20, 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 Sunday, February 19, 2012 with the family present from 5:00- 7:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

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


Marilyn Glade

Marilyn Glade, age 77, of Ocheyedan, Iowa passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at her home in Ocheyedan.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Russell Anderson officiating. Burial in Ocheyedan Township Cemetery in Ocheyedan.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 14, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. all at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan.
Marilyn Alice Glade was born on November 30, 1934, in Ocheyedan, Iowa. She was the daughter of Ottomar and Edna (Ostermann) Leckband. She lived her youth in the Ocheyedan area and attended Zion Lutheran Parochial School and Ocheyedan High School where she graduated. She attended one year of college.

She was united in marriage to Richard Glade of Ocheyedan on July 9, 1954 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan. They lived in rural Ocheyedan. Richard passed away on July 9, 1997.
Marilyn was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan.

She enjoyed having her family around, gardening, rocking on her porch, playing piano, solving cryptograms, watching game shows, sewing, her coffee club friends and spending time with her classmates. She enjoyed trips to Alaska, Cancun, a riverboat ride down the Mississippi and bus trips.

Marilyn passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at her home in Ocheyedan.

Those left to cherish her memories are her children: Kerry and Karen Glade of Ocheyedan, IA, Kim and George Hiveley of Lake Park, IA, Kris Glade of Ocheyedan, IA, Kelly and Dan Hartwig of Ocheyedan, IA, Lisa and Dale Carrigan of Lake Park, IA, Dwight and Mitzi Glade of Ocheyedan, IA, Tony and Laurie Glade of Ocheyedan, IA, Michael and Elise Glade of Sioux Center, IA, Dana and Terry Butler of Spirit Lake, IA; 25 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother: Larry and Vonna Leckband of Ocheyedan, IA.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Richard; her parents; two sons: Kevin Glade and Darren Glade; one great-grandson: Christian Brockshus.

Larry A. Dykstra

Larry A. Dykstra, age 65, of Bigelow, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at Sanford Worthington Hospital in Worthington, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at First Reformed Church in Sibley. Rev. Gary Van Heukelom and Rev. Ron Lammers officiating. Burial will be at 1:45 P.M. Saturday at Worthington Memorial Gardens in Worthington, Minnesota.

Visitation will be Friday, February 17, from 2:00 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 www.andringafuneralhome.com. The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Larry A. Dykstra.

Wilma Zevenbergen

Mrs. Wilma Zevenbergen, age 87, of Alton, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.

There will be a funeral service on Thursday, February 16, at 2:30pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Pastor Dennis Sohl will officiate. Interment will follow at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, from 12:00noon to 2:15pm, at the funeral home.

Wilma Joyce, who was nicknamed “Wimp”, was born on December 6, 1924, at Alton, the daughter of Sebastian and Jennie (Mulder) Kuyper. She was raised at Alton.

On January 23, 1945, she married Peter “Bob” Zevenbergen in Hospers. They made their home in Alton, where she was a homemaker, opening her home and her heart to every child and stray dog who needed love.

Wilma was a long time member of the Alton Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school classes.

She was known for her baking, especially her pies. She also enjoyed reading, solving crossword puzzles, and playing cards with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Peter and Cindy Zevenbergen, of Kansas City, Kansas, and Keith and Diane Zevenbergen, of Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Holly and David Drees, of Spencer; eight grandchildren, Matt (Sheri) Zevenbergen, Sara Zevenbergen, Robert Zevenbergen, Jennie (Jeff) Davis, Jill (Jason) Paulsen, John (Brandi) Zevenbergen, Zachary Drees, and Nate Drees; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Minten, of Orange City; a brother and his wife, Harold and Marni Kuyper, of Boise, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and an infant son, Steven.

Memorials may be directed to the Floyd Valley Hospital and the Orange City Area Health System.

Lillian Kuhlman

Lillian Kuhlman, age 91 of Rock Rapids, IA died Friday, February 10, 2012, at Rock Rapids Health Centre.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, Feb. 14th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating.

Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 13th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

Lillian M. Kuhlman was born on December 17, 1920 at Lemar, Nebraska, the daughter of George P. and Sadie K. (Hall) Smith. She was raised on a homesteaded farm northwest of Lemar, not far from the Colorado boarder. She attended country school and continued high education in Curtis, NE, graduating with honors from Curtis High School in 1939. She received her Normal Teaching Certificate and began teaching.

She was united in marriage to Lester Lock, her high school sweet heart. The couple moved to Oklahoma City in the fall of 1943, while Lester attended pilot training with the Army Air Corps. While Lester served his country overseas Lillian taught school for four years. In early 1945, Lillians husband, Lester was killed while serving in the European Theater while piloting the B-24 Liberator.

Lillian decided to pursue more education so she entered the University of Nebraska in the fall of 1945 where she studied Home Economics. On June 6, 1949 Lillian graduated with her Bachelors Degree in the morning and was united in marriage to Norman Kuhlman in the afternoon. The next day she and Norman moved to Rock Rapids, Iowa. She then began working as a substitute teaching for Central Lyon Community Schools. She also volunteered numerous hours to community organization and functions.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids; active with Womens Circle and taught Sunday school for several years. She enjoyed sewing, golfing, baking, and canning. She also was active with many civil groups such as Red Hat Society, Eastern Star and the P.E.O. She especially enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, belonging to a bridge club that met for many years.

In 1999 her husband, Norman died after 50 years of marriage. Lillian remained active on her farm until 2006, when she moved to Premier Estates in Rock Rapids, Iowa. In December of 2011 she suffered from a heart attack and moved to the Rock Rapids Health Centre, where she died this past Friday, February 10, 2012, at the age of 91.

She is survived by two children, Karen (Patrick) Yost of Eldridge, IA and Kevin (Gail) Kuhlman of Garner, IA; fourteen grandchildren, Kristi (Jon) Pauss, Traci (Stephen) Thompson, Jaimi Yost, Mindi Yost, Daniel Yost, Kerri Yost, Michael Yost, Brittani Yost, Corey Yost, Kaci Yost, Jeremy Yost, Lisa (Ibrahim) Gangol, Allan (Mysti) Kuhlman and Paul Kuhlman; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Stevens of Englewood, CO and Dorothy Weiss of Imperial, NE; one sister-in-law, Marilyn (Jack) Wilson of Grand Island, NE; and many other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Sadie Smith; her first husband, Lester Lock; and her second husband, Norman Kuhlman.

Elsie Kruse

Elsie Kruse, age 100 of George, IA died Friday, February 10, 2012 at Sanford Hospital in Sheldon, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 15th at St. Johns Lutheran Church rural Boyden, IA. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at St. Johns Lutheran Church.

Elsie Anna Maria (Hensch) Kruse was born January 24, 1912 in rural George, IA to Claus Herman and Meta (Pape) Hensch. She was baptized on February 18, 1912 and confirmed March 28, 1925 at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Boyden, IA. She went to country school near her home and graduated at the St. John Parochial School. She married Walter Kruse on February 6, 1934. To this union six daughters and two sons were born. Walter and Elsie were later divorced. She worked at Campbells Soup in Worthington, MN for many years. She also worked for Swalve Produce in George, Preibes in Sibley and Farmers Coop Produce in Boyden. She made crocheted tablecloths for all her children and baby blankets for all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her later years she enjoyed making quilts for missions. She loved her garden and flowers. She also spent a lot of time playing cards. A highlight of her life was celebrating her 100th birthday on January, 22, 2012.

Elsie is survived by seven children, Eunice and her husband Maynard DeBoer of Archer, IA, Yvonne Leonard of Fort Dodge, IA, Phyllis and her husband Odean DeJong of Hull, IA, Carolyn and her husband Leon Korthals of Boyden, IA, Jolene and her husband Paul Peterson of Stevenson Ranch, CA, Donna and her husband Ken Rohde of Boyden, IA, and Leland and his wife Norine of George, IA; a daughter-in-law, Diane Kruse of Simpsonville, SC; her sister, Mildred Hensch of Sheldon, IA; and 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 10 great great-grandchildren.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Hannes; her son, Marlin; a son-in-law, Arnold Snuttjer; a grandson, Terry Sprock; two granddaughters, Cheryl Harvey and Belinda Clemente; and great-granddaughter, Isabelle Fiihr.