Everett Ver Meer

Everett Ver Meer, age 91, of Boyden, Iowa,  passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at St. Anthony Hospital North in Westminster, Colorado

Service will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the First Reformed Church in Boyden, Iowa with Rev. Matthew Draffen ~ officiating. Burial with Military Graveside Services by the: William Monster Post # 272 of the American Legion in Boyden, Iowa will be held at 9:15 A.M. at the Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden.

Visitation will be Friday, December 7, 2012 after 4:00 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

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

Martha Vis


Martha Vis, 88, of Urbandale, Iowa formerly of Boyden, Iowa died Tuesday December 4, 2012 at the Urbandale Health Care Center.

Visitation will be held Friday at First Reformed Church of Boyden from 4-8pm with the family present from 5-7pm.

A prayer service will be held Saturday at 1pm at the First Reformed Church of  Boyden with the Reverends Tony and Marlin Vis presiding.  Interment will follow at Sheridan Township Cemetery of Boyden.

The Vis Family prefers memorials be sent to First Reformed Church of Boyden, Iowa for their mission fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center, Iowa. Condolences can be sent at www.MFHonline.com.

Steve Rosenboom

Steve Rosenboom age 52 of Little Rock, IA died December 3, 2012, the result of a motor vehicle accident near Emmetsburg, IA.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA with Rev. David Vander Laan, officiating. Burial will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant View Cemetery at Little Rock, IA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 5th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock.

James “LeRoy” Toal

James “LeRoy” Toal, age 96 of Sibley, IA died Monday, December 03, 2012 at Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday, December 7, 2012 at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley, with Father John Vakulskas as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 6th from 5-8 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley. There will be a rosary at 5:00 PM and a vigil service at 7:30 PM Thursday evening.

Dorothy Boneschans

Mrs. Dorothy Boneschans, age 76 of Melvin, passed away at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center on Sunday, Dec. 2nd.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8th at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Melvin. Pastor Barb Dinelli will be officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. The family will be present at that time.

The Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn is handling the arrangements for Mrs. Dorothy Boneschans of Melvin.  www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com

John Gronewold

John Gronewold, age 87 of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of George, IA died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Dow-Rummel Village in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Friday, Dec. 7th at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, IA, with Rev. Paul Soderquist officiating.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 6th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of George.