Raymond Braun

Raymond Braun age 80 of Sibley, IA died Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, with Reverend James Berka officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant view Cemetery in Little Rock, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, September 14th from 2-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley. The Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is handling arrangements.



Mason Rian Dean Engelkes

Baby Mason Rian Dean Engelkes, age 17 days, son of Jason and Natosha Engelkes of Sheldon, Iowa, died on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Memorial Services will be Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon. Pastor Craig Nissen officiating.  Burial of the cremated remains will be at the Gilman Township Cemetery in Ashton, Iowa, following the Memorial Service.

Friends and Family may visit with the family prior to the Memorial Service from 9:00 to 10:15 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

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

Helen Eldridge

Mrs. Helen Eldridge, age 90, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at the Bickford Cottage in Sioux City.

There will be a funeral service on Monday, September 10, at 10:00am, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Keith Krebs will officiate. There will be a graveside service on Monday, at 1:30pm, at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven.

Visitation with the family will be the hour before the service on Monday at the church.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.





Adrian Van Der Linden

Mr. Adrian Van Der Linden, age 61, of Hull, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at the Sanford University of South Dakota Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

There will be a funeral service on Saturday, September 8, at 10:30 a.m., at the American Reformed Church in Hull.  The Rev. Steven Bierly will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Hope Cemetery in Hull.  Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.






Vera De Beer

Vera R. De Beer age 92 of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, September 3, 2012 at the Lyon Manor Nursing & Rehab Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, Sept. 6th at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Reformed Cemetery near Ellsworth, MN.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 5th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids, IA.

Vera Rose Wiertzema was born on March 9, 1920 in Midland Township, Lyon County, the daughter of Henry and Johanna (Aeilts) Wiertzema. As a youth she was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Reformed Church near Ellsworth, MN. In 1964 she joined the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA. She attended country school in Midland Township.

On May 1, 1943 Vera was united in marriage to William “Bill” De Beer in North Carolina. While Bill was stationed in the U.S. Army Vera was employed by Merrill Pioneer Hospital as a laundress. She remained there for thirty years. Vera was an active member of the First Reformed Church. She was a willing volunteer and member of the Ladies Circle and RCWM. In April of 2000 Vera’s husband, Bill died after 57 years of marriage. Vera remained active through the years with church events and other community activities. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family over a cup of coffee. On May 27, 2007, Vera became a resident of Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids, IA. This past Monday, September 03, 2012 Vera died there at the age of ninety-two.

Vera is survived by two brothers, Verdell (Glenda) Wiertzema of Bigelow, MN and Verdean “Sam” (Joan) Wiertzema of Boyden, IA; and sisters-in-law, Fidelas Wiertzema of Sheldon, IA, Ida De Beer of Ellsworth, MN and Audrey De Beer of Rock Rapids, IA; along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Vera in death were her parents, husband, Bill and two brothers, Verdus and Vernon Wiertzema.

Blessed be the memory of Vera De Beer.

Marvel Blum

Marvel Blum, age 80 of George, IA, died Monday, September 3, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Center in George, IA.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday September 7, 2012 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, IA with Rev. Dale Lint officiating.  Burial will follow at the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

A full obituary and register will be found at www.jurrensfuneralhome.com