Brian and Michelle ”Shelly” Engelkes

Graveside Services for Brian and Michelle ”Shelly” Engelkes will be Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. at the Gilman Township Cemetery in Ashton, Iowa. Rev. Craig Nissen officiating.

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Brian and Michelle Engelkes.

Delbert Wayne Fliear

Delbert Fliear passed away December 11, 2011 in Mesa Arizona at the age of 86.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 23rd at 3pm at the Matlock Cemetery, located 1 mile south  and 1/2 mile west of Matlock. The family invites everone for fellowsip and lunch at the Matlock Fire Hall following the service.

Delbert Fliear was born December 20, 1924, the son of Arthur and Laura Fliear.

Delbert is survived by his wife of 65 years, Berylois; 2 daughters, Anita (Dennis) of Cedar Falls and Rhonda of Carroll; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also surviced by his brother Galen (Sharon) of Cherokee, and sisters Aletha (Wendell) of Los Angeles, and Gwenda (Elmer) of Matlock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Larry (Carol) of Matlock and Bill of Des Moines, and sisters Beverly (Gene) of Sheldon, and Marlys of the Detroit area.

Randy Goedken

Randy Goedken, age 54, of Sheldon, Iowa died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, Iowa. Father John Vakulaskus officiating. Burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 21, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Scripture Wake Service at 7:30 P.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Randy Goedken.

Scott Honken

Scott Honken, age 42 of Hartley, IA passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, IA on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hartley. Fr. Tim Hogan will be officiating.

Visitation will be the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, with the family present from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday evening. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.

The Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley is in charge of the arrangements for 42 year old Scott Honken of Hartley. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Dr. Robert E. Griffin, Jr

Dr. Robert E. Griffin, Jr., age 68, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1979, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 at a local hospital.  He was an endodontist, loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.

Robert Edmund Griffin, Jr., was born on August 17, 1943 in Butte, Montana to the late Dr. Robert E. and Betty (Shaffer) Griffin.  He graduated from Sheldon High School in Sheldon Iowa in 1961 and graduated from dental school in Iowa City.  He then entered the United States Army, served in Vietnam, and later received his Masters from George Washington University in Washington D.C.  In late 1979, he resigned from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel to enter private practice as an endodontist.

He is survived by his loving wife: Patricia; and his children: Michael Griffin of Castle Rock, Colorado; Brian Griffin of Windsor, Colorado; and Patricia’s children: Brian Griffin of Colorado Springs; Samantha Drummond of Colorado Springs; and Michael (wife, Kelly) Drummond of Colorado Springs.  Bob has four sisters: Mary Lipsett of Rochester, Indiana; Patricia (husband, Larry) Murphy of Ankeny, Iowa; Sheila (husband, Greg) Benedict of Alexandria, Minnesota; and Connie (husband, Dick) Mataloni of Sibley, Iowa.

Bob has four wonderful grandchildren: Blair, Cole, Courtney, and Devon.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel.  Cremation is planned and private interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.

Bob will be best remembered for his sense of humor, his kindness, and generosity.

Memorials in his name may be made to the American Lung Association, 5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 100, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111-2316.

He will be dearly missed.

Margaret Harper

Margaret Harper, age 81 of Sibley,IA died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday June 21st, 2012 at United Methodist Church in Sibley with Rev. Shannon Pascual officiating.  Burial will follow at Lennox Cemetery in Lennox, SD.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of  Sibley.