John May

John May, age 97 of Sibley, IA, formerly of Ashton, IA died Monday, June 25, 2012 at Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 30th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA, with Fr. John Vakulskas as celebrant.

Visitation will be Friday, June 29th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton.  There will be a Rosary at 4:00 PM and a Vigil service at 7:30 PM Friday evening.

Alma De Buhr

Alma De Buhr, age 85 of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Rock Rapids, IA died Monday, June 25, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society in Canton, SD. Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, June 27th at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids. Burial will follow at the Bethel Reformed Cemetery, rural Ellsworth, MN.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 26th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

William L. Andersen

William L. Andersen, age 41, of LeMars, Iowa and formerly of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. George Clausen ~ Officiating.  Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.

Visitation will be after 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 with family present from 5 – 7 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

William “Bill” Lawrence Andersen, the son of Don and Linda (Bannick) Andersen was born on October 30, 1970 in Sheldon, Iowa. Bill graduated from MOC Floyd Valley High School in Orange City. While attending MOC, Bill managed the boys’ basketball state championship team. Going to Des Moines and being a part of the team was a very exciting time for Bill. After graduation he attended college in Fort Dodge to become a radio announcer. He worked at KIWA in Sheldon for one summer.

Bill lived in several towns before moving to LeMars, Iowa where he became a resident of the Pride Group. He lived on his own for 6 years. He worked at Wells Blue Bunny for a while and then got a job at the Holiday Inn Express which he truly loved and they loved him. Bill became ill on May 17th and was in the LeMars Hospital before being transferred to St. Luke’s in Sioux City on the 18th of May. He fought a good fight but God choose to take him on Sunday, June 24, 2012 reaching the age of 41 years, 7 months and 24 days.

Bill was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sheldon. His interests were reading, basketball, eating at the Pizza Ranch with his parents and Coca-Cola. His favorite thing was his Sunday afternoon phone calls with his mom.

Left behind to cherish his memories is his mom, Linda Andersen of Sheldon, Iowa; one cousin, Clara Bannick of Rock Valley, Iowa; and several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Andersen; and his maternal grandparents, William and Hattie Bannick and paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Leona Andersen; and two uncles, David Andersen and Roger Bannick.

Leatrice M. Honkomp

Leatrice M. Honkomp, age 85, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, Minnesota

Services will be at 10:30am Monday, June 25, 2012 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Fr. Allan A. Reicks ~ officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton, Iowa.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 24th after 4:00pm with the family present from 4:00 – 6:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, A Christian Wake Service will be at 6:00pm and a Catholic Daughters of America Rosary will be at 6:30pm Sunday at the Funeral Home.

The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon is in charge of arrangements. Online memorial condolences may be sent to:

Ennola Ennor

Ennola Ennor, age 78 of Parkersburg, IA, formerly of George, IA died Fri., June 22nd, 2012 at Maple Manor Village in Aplington, IA.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Tues., June 26th, 2012 at Central Baptist Church in George, IA with Rev. Allan Gerber officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George.

Visitation with family present will be Mon. June 25th from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home in George, IA.


Ivan Van Veldhuizen

Ivan Van Veldhuizen, age 74 of Sanborn, IA passed away at the Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn, IA on Friday, June 22, 2012. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at 10:30 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Sanborn. Rev. Gary Hegstad will be officiating.

Visitation will be at the church beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, with the family present from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday evening. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn. The Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn is in charge of the arrangements for 74 year old Ivan Van Veldhuizen of Sanborn.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at