Derrick Rensink

Derrick RensinkDerrick Rensink, 24, of Primghar, IA, formerly of Sioux Center, IA, died unexpectedly Friday, May 24, 2013 at Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday at New Life Reformed Church of Sioux Center from 4-8PM, with the family present from 5-7PM.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1:30PM at New Life Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. Randy Widbin officiating.   Interment will follow the funeral service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.

In lieu of flowers or gift items, the Rensink family prefers memorials in memory of Derrick to the South O’Brien Elementary School, c/o the Rensink family.

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Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center, IA.

Joel L. Hattendorf

JOEL HATTENDORF 2Joel L. Hattendorf, age 58, of Round Lake, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Worthington, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church, Horton Township in Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Thomas Braun officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Horton Township, Ocheyedan, Iowa.

Visitation will Tuesday, May 28, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials will be given to Sanford Hospice Cottage, Worthington; Bethel Lutheran Church, Round Lake; Zion Lutheran Church, Ocheyedan; St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Worthington. 

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and Ocheyedan in charge of arrangements for Joel L. Hattendorf.


Patricia Ann Boone

Funeral-female1Patricia Ann Boone, 73, of Rock Rapids, IA, passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2013, at the Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids. Her family would like to invite her friends and loved ones to gather together at her home on Saturday, June 1, from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Patricia Ann O’Larick was born on February 19, 1940, in Detroit, MI, and spent her younger years in Los Angeles, Grants Pass, and Sacramento. It was in Grants Pass, Oregon, that the deer, animal tracks, berries and grapevines, wildflowers, and creeks greatly influenced her love for the outdoors, and where she enjoyed attending a two-room country schoolhouse. At the age of 13, her family relocated to Sacramento, and Pat enrolled in St. Joseph Academy, earning her tuition by singing in the Sunday choir. Pat later attained vocational and registered nursing licenses in Sacramento, CA, and worked in the Surgical and Neuro Intensive Care Units at Sacramento County General Hospital, where she first met resident physician, Paul Dean Boone. Shortly after marriage with Dr. Boone on December 2, 1967, Pat and Paul moved to San Francisco, and enjoyed working in the city, camping in the redwoods, and visiting Fisherman’s Wharf. Upon the birth of their first child, the new family returned to Paul’s home state of Iowa, settling first in Paullina, later in Hartley, and finally in Rock Rapids. Sadly, Pat lost the love of her life on July 9, 1993, when Paul passed away unexpectedly at their home. Throughout her life, Pat was a faithful and devoted wife, mother, and friend, sharing her love, voice of reason, and enthusiasm.

Pat was an avid reader, enjoyed listening to music, being outdoors, bird watching, refinishing antiques, and challenging herself with do-it-yourself projects in her yard and home. She was a champion supporter of black bear research, assisting with fundraising and den watches and advocating the quintessence of wildlife in our world. Her dedication to animal welfare was also demonstrated by her commitment to rescue dog adoptions, rescue transport assistance, and her involvement with therapy dog activities in the local retirement homes.

She is survived by her children, Scott Boone and wife, Linda, of Peoria, AZ; Caley Boone of Kanab, UT; and Megan Boone of Palo Alto, CA; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and her three cherished dogs, Freckles, Dazzle, and Foxy.

Mrs. Sandra Koele

vMrs. Sandra Koele, age 69, of Hull, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, May 31, at 10:30am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Loren Kotman will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. There will be a prayer service on Friday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the funeral home

Mary M. Kruse


Mary M. Kruse age 91 of Little Rock, IA died Wednesday May 22, 2013 at the Sanford Hospital in Sheldon, IA.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 1, 2013 at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA with Rev. Michael Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock.

Visitation will be Friday, May 31st from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley, IA.

Sharon Ricke

Sharon Marie Ricke, age 55, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon. Father Allan Reicks officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, May 24, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 P.M. Parish Rosary at 7:30 P.M. at Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.