Malcolm T. Hunt

Malcolm T. Hunt, 94, of Clare, formerly of Ocheyedan, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel in Ft. Dodge, with the Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Barnum, IA.

The visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Ft. Dodge.  Memorials may be directed to Trinity Hospice, Elderbridge or to Calvary Missions.

Gunderson Funeral Home in Ft. Dodge is in charge of the services for 94 year old Malcolm T. Hunt of Clare, formerly of Ocheyedan.

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Lorri LePaige

Funeral - femaleLorri LePaige, age 48 of Archer, IA, passed away at her residence in Archer on Saturday, January 19th.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 26th at 1:00 p.m. at the Archer Reformed Church in Archer.  Rev. Jeremy Wiersema will be officiating.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 26th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Archer Reformed Church in Archer with the family present from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Arrangements for Lorri LePaige of Archer are being handled by her family.


Thelma “Peg” Wasson

Thelma “Peg” Wasson, age 103, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa

Funeral Service will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Craig Nissen ~ officiating. A Private Graveside Service will be held in East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa. There will Be No Visitation.

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

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

Thelma “Peg” Charlotte Wasson was born to parents Emilie and Fritz Liibbe on October 13, 1909. She passed away on January 19, 2013 at the age of 103 years, 3 months and 6 days. A memorial service will be held at the Vander Ploeg funeral home in Sheldon, IA on Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 10:30 AM followed by a luncheon at the First United Methodist Church. A private burial will be held prior to the service.

Peg grew up and attended school in Omaha, NE where she lived with her parents and 3 younger siblings. She took on the name “Peg” when she worked in business office where there were two other people with the name “Thelma” and that name is what she went by for the rest of her life. Peg was united in marriage to Lionel Wasson on June 6, 1935 at the St. Paul Episcopal Church in Des Moines, IA. They also lived in Seattle, WA, Hollywood, CA and Burlington, IA. Two children were born to them while they were living in Burlington, IA in the mid-40’s. Lionel moved to Sheldon in 1950 to run the Iowa Theatre and Peg and the children joined him in 1951. The family lived in the manager’s apartment above the theatre. Peg worked for the Sheldon Hospital and then for Harold Diekevers for several years. Lionel passed away in 1969 and soon after Peg’s mother came to live with her in Sheldon and did so until she had a stroke at the age of 92 and passed away at the age of 94.

Peg lived a long and healthy life, living independently until November of 2011 when she spent a short time at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, IA and it was decided that assisted living was necessary. She then lived several months at the Bee Hive Assisted Living, also in Sheldon. She was moved to the Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake in the summer of 2012 and that is where she passed away.

Peg was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran church in Sheldon. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren, to play bridge with friends and to knit and to read and did all of those until she just couldn’t any longer.

Peg is survived by her two children and their spouses, her three grandchildren and their families: Jeff and Kathy Wasson (Cohutta, GA); Pam and Virg Solsma (Hospers); Jason Solsma (Hospers) and his children Brandon and Jacob; Stacy and Rodd Mooney (Humboldt) and their children, Isaiah, Quinn, and Samson; Stephanie and Palmer Boyle (Ankeny) and their children Jackson, Faith, and Jillian. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her three younger siblings, Herbert Liibbe, Elmer Liibbe, and Evelyn Vogel.



Bert Kamies

BERT KAMIES 0001Bert Kamies, age 90, of LeMars, Iowa, formerly of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Plymouth Manor in LeMars, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa. Rev. Craig Nissen officiating. Burial in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 2:00 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.

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The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Bert Kamies.

John Russell Vander Zwaag

Mr. Russell Vander Zwaag, age 94, of Hull, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital.

There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, January 23, at 1:30pm, at the First Reformed Church in Hull.  The Rev. Harlan De Jong will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Hope Cemetery in Hull.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull

Margaret Krull

Margaret Krull, age 97 of Beaver Creek, MN died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth, MN.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, Jan. 21st at American Reformed Church in Luverne, MN, with Rev. Mike Altena officiating. Burial will be Hope Reformed Cemetery in rural George, IA.

Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 20th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, with the family present at Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills.