Kathleen Gontjes

CASSIE GONTJES 0001Kathleen Gontjes, age 87, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at her home in Sibley.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley, Iowa. Father John Vakulskas officiating.  Burial at St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Sibley.

 Visitation will be Monday, January 7, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. Catholic Daughters of America Rosary will be at 5:00 P.M. with Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 P.M. Family will be present  from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

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


Kenneth Elmer Muyskens

Ken MuyskensKenneth Elmer Muyskens, 79, formerly of Kanawha, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.

Funeral services for Kenneth Muyskens will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Kanawha Christian Reformed Church, 129 East 3rd Street, in Kanawha with Pastor Steve Schulz officiating.  Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City at 4:00 PM on Monday.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 118 East 2nd Street, in Kanawha and continue one hour prior to services at the church in Kanawha on Monday.

There will also be a brief visitation and prayer service on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 3:00 PM at First Reformed Church in Orange City.

A full obituary is available at www.ewingfh.com.

Kenneth De Jong

Mr. Kenneth De Jong, age 88, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012, at the St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, January 7, at 11:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Haverdink, the Rev. Timothy Breen, and the Rev. Todd Schmidt will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service on Monday, at 10:00am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

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

Evelyn Agena

Evelyn Agena, age 96 of Sanborn, passed away at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center on Tuesday, January 1st.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Sanborn. Rev. Gregg Johnson will be officiating. Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon at 1:00 p.m. on Monday.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 6th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Sanborn Funeral Home Chapel with the family present at that time.

The Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn is handling the arrangements for Evelyn Agena of Sanborn.

Dorothy (Kolbeck) Seivert

Dorothy (Kolbeck) Seivert, age 81 of Sheldon, IA, died suddenly Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, AZ.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, January 7, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, with Father John Vakulskas as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 6th from 4-8 PM with family present from 6-8 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton. There will be a rosary at 4:00 PM and a vigil service at 7:00 PM Sunday evening at the church.

Dorothy Mae Chadwick was born on April 21, 1931, the daughter of John Thomas and Ella (Ebert) Chadwick in Sibley, IA. She was raised on a farm outside of Sibley, where she attended country school. She later graduated from Sibley High School. On June 21, 1950, Dorothy was united in marriage to Martin Kolbeck in Ashton, IA and the couple lived on a farm near Sibley. After twenty-three years of marriage Martin died suddenly in a farming accident. Following his death Dorothy married Marvin Seivert on November 9, 1974 at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley and they lived in Ashton until 2003 when they moved to Sheldon. Dorothy and Marvin enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona for thirty-eight years. Dorothy was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, Grand Legion, a life member of the VFW, Girl Scout Leader, member of a coffee group and the country club. She enjoyed hosting many Halloween parties for the Girl Scouts and Daycamp. She loved playing cards, gardening, canning, sewing, crafts, cross-stitch and knitting blankets for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Every family member received a handmade Christmas stocking. She liked to coffee and visit and loved to spend time with her family. Her grandchildren remember the candy drawer, playing games and that grandma loved to read to anyone that would sit on her lap. They also remember their grandmother as the “Scrabble Queen”.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of thirty-eight years, Marvin Seivert of Sheldon, IA; five children, Vincent Kolbeck of Sibley, IA, Irene (Chris) Plantamura of Stratford, CT, Barb (Dave) Lutter of Cedar Rapids, IA, Pauline (Rod) Storm of Sanborn, IA and Nancy (Jim) Niichel of Orange City, IA; ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, Syd Chadwick of Lakeview, IA; four sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dean (Ruth) Chadwick of San Antonio, TX, Eva (Cecil) Huss of Sheldon, IA, Mary Ann ( Tom) Nilles of Fort Dodge, IA and Marcia Kolbeck of Ashton, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Martin Kolbeck; parents, Tom and Ella Chadwick; sister and brother-in-law, Leone and Marvin Ludolph; brother and sister-in-law, Edgar and Marie Chadwick; brother, Dean Chadwick; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bernard and Mabel Seivert; sister in infancy; and brother-in-law, Earl Kolbeck.

Ruth Grave

Funeral - femaleRuth Grave, age 86, of Sheldon, Iowa, formerly of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa.

Memorial Service will be Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Sibley, Iowa. Rev. Larry Laskie officiating.

Burial of cremains 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 Ruth Grave.