Florence A. “Molly” Preskitt

Created by Readiris, Copyright IRIS 2008Florence A. “Molly” Preskitt, age 78, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Prairie View Home in Sanborn, Iowa

Funeral will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 5, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Craig Nissen officiating.

Visitation with the family present will be Friday, April 5, 2013 after the service in the Fellowship Hall St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon.

The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

Florence Amalia “Molly” Preskitt, the daughter of Almer Lee and Florence Eva (Schauer) Preskitt was born March 18, 1935 in Brownsville, Texas.  Molly moved with her parents to Welch, Oklahoma as a child.  She graduated in 1952 from Miami High School in Miami, Oklahoma. After high school she worked as a telephone operator. Molly was married to Wallace Geurink from 1979 to 1982. She moved to Sheldon, Iowa in 1991 to be near her grandchildren. Molly worked as Scanning Coordinator for Hy-Vee and at the Eagle’s Club in Sheldon for many years. Molly retired in December 2012 due to ill health and moved into the Prairie View Home in Sanborn in March of 2013. She passed away there on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 reaching the age of 78 years and 1 day.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Eagle’s Auxiliary all of Sheldon. She enjoyed reading and riding her bicycle.

Molly is survived by her four children, Sheryll Sauer and her fiancée, Dick Adkins of Baltic, South Dakota; Donald Jr. and his wife, Diana Thomas of Switzerland; Eugene and his wife, Stephanie Geurink of Grand Junction, Colorado; Molly and her husband, Richard Sledge of Ft. Collins, Colorado; grandchildren, Kristi and Justin, Bobbi and Chris, April, Amanda and her friend, Alex Jespersen, Emilie and Zoe, Greg and Raquel, Gene Jr., Kyra and Jonathan; Matthew; Bobbi Jean, Jacob, Jordan, Shannon, Ben and Andy; great grandchildren, Braelyn, CJ, Brady, Brooke, Micah, Brock, Mikayla, Kharia, Jonathan Jr., Zachariah, Joshua, Brice, Elijah and Caleb; two sisters-in-law, Carolea Preskitt of High Ridge, Missouri and Jo Geurink of Alton, Iowa and a nephew, Steven and his wife, Rose Preskitt; and other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law, Glen Sauer; and a brother, Leon Preskitt.


Burdell Schneidermann

burdellBurdell Schneidermann age 72 of Little Rock, IA died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at his residence near Little Rock.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at First Baptist Church of George, IA, with Rev. Steve May officiating. Burial will follow at the First Baptist Church Cemetery of George.

Visitation will be Tuesday March 19, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM with family present from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at First Baptist Church of George.

In lieu of flowers, family wishes memorials be directed to Sanford Hospice of Lyon County.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George, IA is in charge of services.


John Vogel

John VogelMr. John Vogel, age 89, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility.

There will be a funeral service on Monday, March 18, at 10:00am, at the Dover Avenue Alliance Church in Orange City. The Rev. Jeffrey Keady will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Sunday, with the family present from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.


Elsie Lohman

LOHMAN, Elsie picElsie Lohman, age 94 of Rock Rapids, IA died on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Rock Rapids Health Care Centre.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Friday March 22nd at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Friday, March 22nd one hour prior to the service at the church.  Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of services.

Elsie Lohman was born March 11, 1919 near Rock Valley, Iowa, the fifth of six children born to Emil and Marie (Behrman) Lange.  During her childhood she lived on the family farm near Rock Valley and attended country school.

Elsie graduate Valedictorian of her Rock Valley class in 1938 and continued her education at Westmar College in Le Mars, IA, completing normal training.  She taught country school four years before she and Woodrow “Woody” Lohman were married on June 28, 1942.

Woody and Elsie farmed near Rock Rapids, IA. They moved into Rock Rapids while Loren, their only child, was in high school. After retiring from farming in 1963, they enjoyed traveling and spending 26 winters in Sun City West, Arizona.

Her real passion for years was playing cards with friends and duplicate bridge, which she reached the rank of “Silver Life Master”.  She and Woody also enjoyed constructing lighted Christmas tree pictures and framing prints for a hobby.

On March 7, 2003 Elsie’s husband Woodrow Lohman died unexpectedly.  Elsie remained living in her home until June of 2006, when she entered Rock Rapids Health Care Centre and remained there until her death, this past Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the age of 94.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Linda Lohman of St. Louis, MO; two grandchildren, Stacy (David) Rose of Mascoutah, IL and Jason Lupher of Santa Monica, CA; two great-granddaughters, Sarah Rose and Lily Rose of Mascoutah, IL; sisters-in-law, Pearl Grotewold of Rochester, MN, Jo Lange of Rock Valley, IA and Toni Lohman of Colorado Springs, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Marie Lange; her husband, Woodrow Lohman; son, Loren Lohman; two brothers, Emil and Carl Lange; and three sisters, Freida Rehder, Ann Benson and Emma Brinkhous.

 

    

 


Donald Eugene Nielsen

Funeral-male candleDonald Eugene Nielsen, age 87, of Milford, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Country View Manor in Sibley, Iowa.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer, Iowa. Pastor Tim Nappe and Pastor Robert Entin officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Donald Eugene Nielsen.


Kenneth L. Bolkema

Kenneth L. Bolkema, age 60, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa.

His service will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. David Brower ~ officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa, with Military Graveside Services by the American Legion McGlothlen-Cowie Post #145 of Sheldon.

Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2013 after 2:00 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa.

Kenneth Lee Bolkema, the son of Koos and Bertha (Beuzekom) Bolkema was born August 11, 1952 in Hull, Iowa. Ken was baptized at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon. He grew-up and received his education at the Sheldon Christian School, graduating from Western Christian High School in Hull, Iowa in 1970; he then graduated from Northwest Iowa Community College in 1972 from the Auto Mechanic program. Ken was drafted into the United States Army during Vietnam Conflict and was Honorably Discharge in 1974; he also served in the Army National Guard in Sheldon for a total of 28 years. On July 6, 1973, he was united in marriage to Janice Lode in the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa and the couple made their home in Sheldon, Iowa. Ken had worked at several jobs in his lifetime, he had worked for K & O, the Big-4, O’Brien County Implement and for the last 20 years he has worked at Rosenboom Machine and Tool in Sheldon as a truck driver retiring due to ill health. Ken passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon reaching the age of 60 years, 7 months and 1 day.

He was a member of First Reformed Church of Sheldon. He enjoyed fishing, hunting camping, riding his motorcycle and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Ken leaves to cherish his memory is his wife of 39 years, Jan; their two children and their spouses, Christina and Jason Engel of Cedar Falls, IA and Kevin and Nikki Bolkema of Paullina, IA; six grandchildren, Chelsey, Nicholas and Jayden Engel, Brady, Dyllyn and Kody Bolkema; a great granddaughter, Paisley Rae; two sisters, Beverly and Calvin Heemstra of Orange City, IA and Helen and James Bilsland of Sioux City, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.