Harold Vande Berg

Harold Vande Berg, age 87 of Sibley, IA died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Sibley Nursing & Rehab Center in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday June 18th, 2012 at First Reformed Church in Sibley with Pastor Norm Erickson officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the First Reformed Church is Sibley.

Harold Roy Vande Berg was born March 7, 1925 in Archer, IA to Ralph and Carrie (Ganzevoort) Vande Berg. He received his education and graduated from Hospers High School in 1944. Harold was recruited by the University of Iowa as a Basketball player but decided to join the Navy instead and was honorably medically discharged after severely injuring his knee. On March 15, 1948 he was united in marriage to Lois T. Brink. Over the years the couple made their homes in Hospers, Sioux Falls, Rock Valley, Rock Rapids, Larchwood, Inwood, Spirit Lake and finally Sibley. Harold’s last employment was with Lyon County running heavy equipment on the road crew. Before that he was employed with Kooiker Chevrolet as service manager, Morton Moe Ford, Rock Rapids Motors, Sam Van Aabema Impliment in Rock Valley, Prather Pontiac in Sioux Falls, Berg and Ole Repair shop, and was in business with Clifford (Ole) Monson in Hospers. Harold was a Deacon and Catechism Teacher at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids and also enjoyed doing missionary work in Mexico with an orphanage and churches and giving to the needy. He belonged to the American Legion, Rock Rapids Kiwanis Club, and served as Scout Master in Rock Rapids. He was fond of fishing, gardening and tinkering (canoey). Harold was an avid sports fan as he enjoyed following the Iowa Hawkeyes, Detroit Tigers and Chicago Bears. He was also a very good athlete himself as a basketball player in his younger years and then a golfer, bowler and any other sport he competed in. Mostly Harold enjoyed his family. He loved spending time with them, especially going to sporting events his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were involved with. This past Thursday Harold passed away at the Sibley Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 87. He will be greatly missed.

Harold is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lois Vande Berg; his children, daughters, Connie (Raymond) Eberts of Sioux Falls, SD, Susette (Gordon) Faber of Rock Rapids, IA; son, Randy (Kelli) Vande Berg of Sibley, IA; daughter, Kimberly (Robert) McCoy of Sioux Falls, SD; and foster daughter, Anita (Russell) Hazel of Hudson, SD; 9 grandchildren and 3 foster-grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and 2 foster-great-grandchildren; sister, Lavonne (John) Van Surksum; brother-n-law, Clifford Monson; sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Tootie” Vande Berg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Van De Berg; mother, Carrie (Ganzevoort) Van De Berg; sisters, Magdalene (James) Van Berkum, Angeline (Peter) Zwagerman, Harriet (Theodore) Van Zandbergen, Helen Monson; brothers, Kenneth Vande Berg, Harold Cyril Vande Berg.


Roy Dale “Buddy” Mitts

Roy Dale “Buddy” Mitts, age 50, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at his residence near Sheldon, Iowa.

Celebration of life potluck will be from 1 – 4 P.M. Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the Sheldon City Park.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

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

Roy Dale “Buddy” Mitts, the son of Roy Dale Mitts Sr. and Martha Pridemore, was born May 22, 1962 in Macon, Missouri. He received his education and graduated from Centralia High School in Centralia, Illinois. On March 4, 1997 he was united in marriage to Kimberly Perry in Tempe, Arizona. Buddy was a truck driver by trade, but most of all just loved to travel and explore. Buddy was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He passed away at his home on June 9, 2012, reaching the age of 50 years and 18 days.

Buddy was a loyal hobbyist and spent his spare time collecting and building model cars, aircraft and most recently military vehicles. He also loved to build scary creatures for his brother. Buddy loved any form of trivia – music, lyrics, military knowledge, history or actors in movies. Buddy also loved writing song lyrics.

Buddy leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 23 years, Kim (Mitts) Perry; three sons, Dustin and his wife, Dan’elle Perry; Joshua Mitts and Michael Cole; three grandchildren, Zoee Perry, Tristan Mitts and Kiera Rechelhoff; a brother, Jimmie Mitts; sisters, Linnie (Harry) Signor; Mary Ellen (Seabern) Barry; Thelma Pridemore and Karen (Mark) Schreiber; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Dale Mitts Sr. and his mother, Martha Pridemore; a sister, Faye Davidson; two great nephews, Kenneth Helm and Nathan Farrell and all his grandparents.

Henrietta “Hank” Tille

Henrietta “Hank” Tille, age 87 of Rock Rapids, IA died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Rock Rapids Health Care Centre.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, June 18th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Daniel Kordahl officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 17th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids.

A second Funeral service at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, June 19th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stickney, SD, with Rev. H. Flemming and Daniel Kordahl officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery near Stickney, SD.

Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of services.

Ruth Hopmann

Ruth Hopmann, age 78, of Rock Rapids, IA, died Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehab in Rock Rapids.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, June 18th, 2012 at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Mark Hansen officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 17th from4:00 to 8:00 PM with the family present 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

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

Katherine “Kay” Beltman

Katherine “Kay” Beltman, age 79, of Sheldon, Iowa, formerly of Hospers, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Sanford Orange City Area Health System.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hospers Christian Reformed Church in Hospers, Iowa. Rev. Marvin Leese officiating. Graveside Service at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Hospers West Cemetery in Hospers.

Visitation will be Friday, June 15 from 2:30 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 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 Kay Beltman.


Eugene F. “Gene” Watters

Eugene F. “Gene” Watters, age 89, of Indianola, Iowa and formerly of Sanborn, Iowa died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the Westview of Indianola Care Center in Indianola, Iowa.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sanborn. Burial will be in the Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn, Iowa.

The Sliefert Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.