Harold Potter

Harold Potter, age 77 of Sibley, IA died Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 3rd at United Church of Christ Congregational in Sibley, IA, with Rev. Larry Laskie and Pastor Doug White officiating.

Burial will follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, IA, with full military honors.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

Harold Arlyn Potter was born July 24, 1935 at Worthington, Minnesota, the son of Harold E. and Dorothy E. (Emerson) Potter. He was raised in the Worthington area attending school and playing football in high school. On October 23, 1952 Harold entered the United States Navy. While serving on the USS Grady he worked as a boiler operator, fireman and welder. He received his honorable discharge on July 19, 1956 and returned home and was united in marriage to Anna Jean Van Beest on May 25, 1956 at the Church of Christ in Worthington, MN. They moved to Oakland, CA where he continued his education at Oakland Senior College and worked at a paper mill. He then began working for a Ford Dealership in the body shop department. While working there he continued his education through the Ford Motor Company School. In 1990 Harold and Anna Jean moved to Sibley, IA and Harold worked at Ace Hardware. On June 10, 2007 Harold’s wife Anna Jean died after 51 years of marriage. After his wife’s death he remained active in the community. He was a member of Christian Church of Worthington and was a member of the Osceola County Color Guard. He enjoyed model airplanes, electronics, hunting, fishing with friends and playing guitar at family get togethers.

In early December he was diagnosed with cancer and was admitted to Osceola Community Hospital this past Friday, where he remained until December 30, 2012 when he died at the age of 77.

He is survived by his four children, Siena Potter of Sibley, IA, Harold A. Potter of Manteca, CA, John M. Potter of Fremont-Newark, CA and Patrick H. (wife Patty) Potter of San Jose, CA; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Burdell O’Darisen of Worthington, MN, Ethel Van Beest Linden, MI, Leah Hiereonimus of Worthington, MN and Janet Ward of Houston, TX; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Potter; and parents, Harold and Dorothy Ethel Potter.


Henry B. Vander Ploeg

Henry B. Vander Ploeg, age 88, of Sheldon, Iowa formerly of Paullina passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon.

Memorial Service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday January 5, 2013 at the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church in rural Meriden, Iowa with Rev. Clint Hogrefe ~ officiating. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina, Iowa

Visitation will be after 3 P.M. on Friday, January 4, 2013 with the family present from 5 – 7 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina, Iowa.


Stanley “Stan” Jansen

Stanley “Stan” Jansen age 69 of Sibley, IA died Thursday December 27, 2012 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2012 at the First Reformed Church in Sibley, with Al Honken officiating. Burial will follow in the Baker Township Cemetery in Melvin, IA.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 30th from 2-7 p.m. with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.


August “Auggie” LaCour

August “Auggie” LaCour, age 91,of Sibley, Iowa passed away on Friday December 28, 2012 at Sibley Nursing & Rehab Center in Sibley.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Wednesday January 2, 2013 at FIrst Presbyterian Church in Sibley with Pastor Terry Simm officiating. Interment will follow in Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be after 1:00pm Tuesday January 1, 2013 with the family present from 3-5pm at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.


Marian Bremer

MARIAN BREMERMarian Bremer, age 77, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Country View Manor in Sibley, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church Horton Township, Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Russell Anderson officiating. Burial in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery Horton Township, Ocheyedan, Iowa.

Visitation will be Friday, December 28, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and Ocheyedan in charge of arrangements for Marian Bremer.


Daryl Wassenaar

Daryl Wassenaar, age 58, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Sanford Sheldon Hospital in Sheldon, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon. Rev. Marvin Lindley officiating.   Burial to follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 2:30 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be given to Department of Development for Pancreatic Cancer Research, In Memory of Daryl Wassenaar, Mayo Clinic 200 First Street S.W. Rochester, Minnesota 55905

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Daryl Wassenaar.