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.

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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).

Dorothy Bomgaars

Dorothy Bomgaars, 90, of Orange City, Iowa, formerly of Sioux Center, Iowa, died Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Orange City Area Health System of Orange City.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday at the Central Reformed Church of Sioux Center from 4-9PM, with the family present from 7-9PM.

A prayer service for family and friends will be held Thursday at 10AM at the Central Reformed Church. Interment will follow the prayer service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday at 11AM at the Central Reformed Church with Rev. Van Rathbun officiating.

The Bomgaars family prefers memorials be directed to the Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Learning and Technology Center of Orange City.

The daughter of John A. and Dora (Vander Schaaf) Poppen, Dorothy was born on the family farm NE of Sioux Center. The oldest of four children, her early years were spent enjoying the freedoms and responsibilities of farm life. Education and music held a high priority in their home, with much family time spent making beautiful music together.
The daughters assumed most of the household duties when their mother became ill with cancer.

Dorothy attended Northwestern College for one year and then transferred and graduated from Central College in 1943 with a degree in education. Her first teaching position was in a country school, followed by schools in Alton and Sioux Center.

On a summer Sunday evening after a church service in Hull, Clarence Bomgaars asked Dorothy for their first date. Four years later on June 28, 1946, they were married in the Poppen family home.

The newly married couple took over the operation of the family farm where they raised livestock and field crops. As a family, they were blessed with five children and received great joy in being active and supportive parents. While raising their children, Dorothy returned to college, with determination and tenacity, to meet increased teaching requirements. She obtained a B.A. Degree from Westmar College in 1967. She then returned to teach in Maurice. Soon after, their eldest son, Robert, was killed tragically in a tractor accident July 11, 1967.

Dorothy enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens and tending to her raspberry bushes and apple trees. She took great pleasure in harvesting the fruits of her labor and spent many hours baking, canning and freezing produce. One of her unending joys was to send a friend or family member home with a frozen pie.

Dorothy leaves behind a legacy which will continue to live through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her legacy is one of unconditional love, humility, the pursuit of academic and intellectual challenge, and the acceptance of the love and grace of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Roger and Minerva Bomgaars of Sioux Center; Marilyn Mayberry of Orange City; David & Anita Bomgaars of Orange City; Gene and Amy Bomgaars of Sheldon. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Angela Bomgaars, Emily Swinger (Roy), Ryan Bomgaars; Madison MayberryHofmeyer (Joe); Megan Roos (Ben), Chris Bomgaars, Curtis Bomgaars (Claudia Soto, fiancee); Jill, Anne, Katherine and Nicholas Bomgaars. Great-grandchildren are Beckett Roos and Hudson Swinger. In addition, Dorothy is survived by a sister Charlotte Peterman,a brother Alvin Poppen and sister-in-law Gerdena Bomgaars.

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Eileen Grave

Eileen Grave, age 60, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Friday, March 9, 2012, at 10:30 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, Iowa. Rev. Jim Berka and Rev. Durwood Clausen officiating. Burial in Gilman Township Cemetery in Ashton, Iowa.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 8, from 2:30 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. all at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley.

Eileen Joy Grave was born on January 19, 1952 in Sheldon, Iowa. She was the daughter of Emory and Henrietta (Kamies) Mohlenkamp. She lived her youth in Melvin, Iowa until she graduated from high school in 1970. Following graduation she attended Sheldon Vocational School in the secretarial program.

Eileen was united in marriage to James A. Grave of Sibley, Iowa on July 21, 1972 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley. They lived in Sibley where Eileen worked for Don Skiver, Title Company and as Deputy Clerk. Later, Eileen was appointed Clerk of Court for Osceola County, and eventually Lyon County as well. She loved her work.

She was very active at Trinity Lutheran and in her community. She served as coordinator of the Old 18th, was a member of Friends of the Library, and P.E.O. She golfed on women’s league and bowled for many years. She served on the church council several times and was currently on the call committee and the secretary of W.ELCA.

Jim and Eileen spent a great deal of time fishing in bass tournaments. They traveled many miles fishing and spending time with their tournament friends. Together they did very well and Eileen received many accolades for her bass fishing. Most summer weekends Jim and Eileen were fishing or enjoying their place at Okoboji.

The only two things that outranked bass fishing were her granddaughters, Isabelle (10) and Ilsa (4). Eileen cherished the time with them most of all. Whether it be shopping or playing Husker Du, dance programs or watching cartoons, Eileen was quick to drop everything to spend time with them. Eileen loved to travel but loved it most when it was with her family.

Eileen lived an exceptional life of high quality. For herself and for all those around her she expected much and set a high bar. Through much hard work and discipline she excelled and motivated those around her in excellence. At the same time she was a woman of great kindness and compassion. She touched many lives in deep and meaningful ways.

Eileen passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Eileen was 60 years old.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 39 years: Jim Grave of Sibley, IA; her son and daughter-in-law: Jay and Elizabeth Grave of Windom, MN; two granddaughters: Isabelle and Ilsa; brothers-law; sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, and many, many friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, two brothers-in-law and her two sisters, Norma Scheiber and Phyllis Sterler.

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NOTICE:   The Osceola County Courthouse will be closed from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm to attend the funeral service for Eileen Grave, Osceola County Clerk of Court who passed away on Sunday, March 4th.  Eileen has been in the Osceola County Clerk of Court office for over 30 years.


Charles Stadtfeld

Charles Stadtfeld, age 78 of Sioux Falls died Saturday morning, March 3rd, 2012 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.

At Mr. Stadtfelds request, a private graveside service for immediate family will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Sioux Falls YMCAs Lief Erickson Day Camp Scholarship Fund at 203 S. Minnesota Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

Chuck was born on Sept 14th, 1933 to Aurther and Gladys Stadtfeld in Sioux Falls. He graduated from Washington High School in 1951 and The University of South Dakota in 1956. Chuck was united in marriage to Jeanette (Zornig) Olson (formerly of the Rock Rapids area) on July 10th 1965. Charles and Jeanette made their home and raised their family in Sioux Falls.

In his professional life, Charles was an electroencephalographic technician for Neurology Associates for 34 years, retiring in 1991.

In his younger years, Chuck was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing handball with a close group of friends at the YMCA.

Throughout his life, Chuck was an avid waterfowler and fisherman, passing his love for the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. His memory will be carried on by his family in the fields, wetlands, and lakes of South Dakota.

Charles was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in Sioux Falls. A member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and a long time member and supporter of the Sioux Falls Family YMCA.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeanette Olson, originally from Rock Rapids; Sons Robin Stadtfeld of Sioux Falls; Craig (Tammy) Stadtfeld of Tea; Tom (Dianne) Stadtfeld of Sioux Falls, and grandchildren Mason Burke, Megan and Piper Stadtfeld of Tea, and Aidan and Maren Stadtfeld of Sioux Falls.

The Miller Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, SD is in charge of arrangements.

Alan Siemers

Alan Siemers, age 53, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in Ocheyedan. Rev. Shannon Pascual officiating.

Graveside Services and burial of the cremated remains will be Friday, March 9, at 10:00 A.M. at Ocheyedan Township Cemetery in Ocheyedan.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 7, 2012, from 2:30 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. all at the United Methodist Church in Ocheyedan.

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