Carrie Reuvers

Carrie S. Reuvers 86 of Primghar passed away on Saturday June 8, 2013 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City,

Services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday June 12, 2013 at the American Reformed Church in Primghar Rev. Dennis Hietbrink will officiate with burial in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon

Visitation will be after 3 P.M. Tuesday with the family Present from 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

Joyce Loretta (Hohensee) Brandt

Funeral-female1Joyce Loretta (Hohensee) Brandt, age 79, of Worthington, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at South Shore Care Center in Worthington, Minnesota.

Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Monday, with family present from 5-8 pm, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Worthington; and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Funeral will be 10:30 am Tuesday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, in Worthington, officiated by Rev. Joe Behnke. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.

David De Jong

Mr. David De Jong, age 50, of rural Hospers, was suddenly taken to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in a traffic accident south of Hospers.


There will be a funeral service on Saturday, June 8, at 10:30am, at the Redeemer United Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Todd De Rooy will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.


Elsie Ahders

AHDERS, Elsie picElsie Ahders, age 89 of Overland Park, KS, formerly of Rock Rapids, IA died on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Garden Terrace Nursing Home in Overland Park, KS.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating. Private family inurnment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Family will be receiving guests one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA.

Elsie was born on May 26, 1923 on a farm near Lewis, Iowa, one of three children born to Charles and Erna Anderson. She attended country school and after graduating from Griswold High School she completed her teaching degree at Westmar College in Le Mars, IA. She taught country school near Rock Rapids, IA before she and Arnold Ahders were married on October 22, 1944.

Arnold and Elsie farmed near Rock Rapids where they raised five children: Arnold, Jr., Robert, Richard, Douglas and Kathryn. They retired to Rock Rapids in 1976.

Elsie was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church teaching Sunday School and singing in the Church Choir. She was also active in the Historical Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed ceramics, bowling and quilting.

She is survived by her children, Arnold, Jr., Robert, Richard and Kathryn; 6 grandchildren, David and Danny Van Roekel, Tim Ahders, Jill Calhoun, and Matt and Cody Meinking; and 5 great-grandchildren, Austin and Aiden Van Roekel, Kira and Emily Van Roekel, and Jack Ahders.

Preceding her death were her parents; her husband, Arnold; son, Douglas; and brother Andrew Anderson.

John Van Leeuwen

Mr. John Van Leeuwen, age 90, of Hull, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013, at the Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley, Iowa.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, June 3, at 11:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Hull.  The Rev. Josh Van Leeuwen and the Rev. Irwin Van Leeuwen will officiate.  Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull.  There will be a prayer service on Monday, at 10:00am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull, with the Rev. Kevin Yurk officiating.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Sunday, with the family present from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, at the funeral home.

David Behrens

David Behrens, age 66, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on November 6, 2012 in Pittsburg.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sibley. Rev. Barbara Kopperud officiating.

Friends may visit with the family prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Graveside Service and burial to follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, Iowa.

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The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for David Behrens.