Donald Christians

Donald D. Christians, age 69, of Milford, passed away Monday, September 24, 2012, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30A.M. Friday, September 28, 2012, at the Schuchert Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials, may be given in Don’s name.

The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 69 year old Donald Christians of Milford.


Jay Raymond

Jay Raymond, age 87 of Sanborn, IA, passed away at his Home in Sanborn, IA on Sunday, September 23, 2012.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Sanborn.  Rev. Thomas A. Connors will be officiating.

Visitation will be at the Sanborn Funeral Home Chapel in Sanborn beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28th with the family present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn, IA.

The Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn is in charge of the arrangements for 87 year-old Jay Raymond of Sanborn. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

George Eben

George Eben, age 79 of George, IA died Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society in George, IA.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 27th at First Baptist Church of George with Rev. Steven May, officiating. Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George.

Visitation will be Wednesday September 26th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

George Eben was born May 16, 1933, at Ellsworth, MN, the son of Alice (Winter) and Andrew Eben. George grew up on the family farm and attended country school. He served his country for two years in the United States Army. On March 25, 1955, he was united in marriage to Genola Klaahsen at the Zoar Presbyterian Church parsonage at rural George, IA. He and Genola made their home in Waynesville, MO, while George was stationed at Ft. Leonardwood until 1956, when they moved to a farm northeast of George. On this farm is where they raised their family, worked the land and raised livestock until he retired in 1998. After moving into George he continued to actively help on the farm. George was a devoted husband and loving father to his children and grandchildren. His care and concern was felt by many over the years with his kind heart and his generosity. In August of 2012, George became a resident of the Good Samaritan Center in George where he died this past Sunday, September 23, 2012, at the age of seventy-nine.

He is survived by his wife, Genola, of George; children, Sharilyn and husband, Paul Reemtsma of Rock Rapids, IA; Marlene and husband, Stan Fluth of George, IA; Brenda and husband, Blair Wetzel of Waverly, NE; Jan and husband, Paul Ritter of Sioux Falls, SD; and Glenn and wife, Darcy Eben of George, IA; along with thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Andrew (Irene) Eben of Avon, SD; Henry Eben of George, IA; John (Florence) Eben of George, IA; and Harold (Helen) Eben of George, IA; sisters, Ann (Gordon) Larson of Mission, TX; and Mary (Ray) Burnette of Rapid City, SD.

George is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Alice Eben; brother, Martin Eben and sister, Tillie Weber.

Marcia Oldenkamp

Mrs. Marcia Oldenkamp, age 80, of Hospers, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital.

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, September 26, at 11:00am, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hospers.  The Rev. Dr. Brian Janssen will officiate.  Interment will be prior to the service at the Hospers Cemetery.  There will be a prayer service on Wednesday, at 10:00am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers.

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

Lucy Post

Lucy Post, age 95, of Northfield, Minnesota, formerly of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Three Links Care Center in Northfield, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley. The family is conducting the services.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. prior to the Funeral Service at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

Burial will be at the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

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The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Lucy Post.

Karen Wegter

Karen Wegter age 67 of Hartley, IA died Saturday September 22, 2012 suddenly at her home.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley, IA.  Burial will follow in the Holman Township Cemetery of Sibley, IA.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 25th from 2-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.