Joanne Lopez

Joanne Lopez, age 75 of Marshalltown, IA and formerly of Hartley, IA, passed away at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, IA, on Monday, January  21, 2013.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 11:30 a.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley, with Rev. Jeff Filkins officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial service at the church.  Inurnment will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.

The Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley is in charge of the arrangements for 75 year-old Joanne Lopez of Marshalltown, IA and formerly of Hartley, IA.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com


Lila Brower

Lila Brower, age 83 of Rock Rapids, IA died Friday, February 8, 2013 at Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehab in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m.Monday, February 11, 2013 at Congregational United Church of Christ in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Steve Hanson, officiating.  Burial will take place prior to the service at 12:30 p.m. at RiverviewCemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 10th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.


Janet E. Dixon

Janet E. Dixon, age 92 of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa.

Her service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 11, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Marvin Lindley ~ officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation with the family present will be Monday, February 11, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon, Iowa from 9:30 until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be directed to:Sanford Home, Health and Hospice and the Sheldon United Methodist Church Music Ministry.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com
Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa.


Harold W. Aeilts

Harold W. Aeilts, age 80 of Rock Rapids, IA died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Marcia Sangel, officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery with full military honors.

Visitation will be Monday, February 11th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.


George Boyer

George Boyer, age 86 of Sibley, IA died Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Country View Manor Nursing Home in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Sibley with Pastor Doug Noonkester officiating. Burial will follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Friday, February 8th from 10 a.m. to time of service at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church is Sibley.

 The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Lois A. Ascherl

Lois A. Ascherl, age 79, of Emmetsburg, Iowa and formerly of Clare, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Her service will be 11:00am on Monday, February 11, 2013 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Clare, Iowa with Msgr. Kevin McCoy ~ officiating. Burial will be in the St. James Catholic Cemetery in Clare, Iowa.

Visitation with the family present will be Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 2:00 – 6:00pm at the St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Clare, A Christian Wake Service will be at 5:30pm and a Parish Rosary will be at 6:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be directed to: The Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 2360 Carter Road, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001-2997

 The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon is in charge of arrangements.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com