Wallace Van Roekel

Wallace Van Roekel age 75 of Alvord, IA died Sunday, September 02, 2012 at the Lyon Manor Nursing & Rehab Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

Memorial service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, September 6th at Christ Lutheran Church in Alvord, IA, with Pastor Corilee Boer officiating.  Burial will follow at Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Alvord.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 5th from 2-8 PM with the family present from 6-8 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

Doug Winkel

Doug Winkel age 64 of Lake Park and formerly of Ashton passed away on Sat. September 1.

There will be a informal gathering of the Celebration of Doug’s Life at Arrowood in Okoboji IA in the Peddle Beach Room on Saturday Sept. 8th from 2-4 come join the family in remembering Doug’s life.

Douglas James Winkel, son of John Russell(Perry) and Bertha (Boyd) Winkel was born August 3, 1948, in Ashton, Ia. He attended school in Sibley, where he graduated from high school in 1966. He attended the body fender program at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis after graduating.

In his youth, he enjoyed building go carts with his friends. He loved cars, working on their engines, doing body work and just plain driving them. In his lifetime, he worked building steel bins, helping lay brick and block, working for several car dealerships, as a Schwan’s salesman and driving truck.

One of his favorite pastimes was barbequing. He also enjoyed tinkering with machines and engines. He was a big Elvis fan. Doug had a very charismatic personality and could visit with anyone. He had a sharp and witty sense of humor.

In 2005, Doug suffered a stroke and lived the last seven years at Lake Park Care Center, where he enjoyed teasing the staff and watching game shows. He passed away September 1, at the age of 64 years, after being diagnosed with cancer a month earlier.

He was preceded in death by his parents, JR and Bertha Winkel. He is remembered by his wife Rosie; his sons, Brian(Jacqui) and their children, Maya and Elijah, Waterloo, Ia, Jed(Karey) and their children, Dani and Cooper, Spirit Lake, Ia, and Nathan, Iowa City, Ia; a brother, Steve(Kay) Winkel , Ashton Ia; along with nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held Saturday, from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at Arrowwood Resort in the Pebble Beach Room. The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alice Van Heuvelen

Alice Van Heuvelen, age 95, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon. Rev. David Brower officiating. Burial in East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 4, from 1:00 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.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Alice Van Heuvelen.



Johanna Sohl

Mrs. Johanna Sohl, age 94, of Hull, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, September 1, at 11:00am, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Hull.  The Rev. Robert Gordon will officiate.  Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.





Albert De Haan

Mr. Albert De Haan, age 89, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012, at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, September 1, at 2:00pm, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Vande Zande will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service on Saturday, at 1:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at the funeral home.






Hannah Morfitt

Hannah Morfitt, age 92 of Hartley, IA, passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, IA on Saturday, August 25, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Ericksen officiating.

Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.

The Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley is in charge of the arrangements for 92 year old Hannah Morfitt of Hartley. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com