Dean Meyer

Dean Meyer, age 82 of Hartley, IA passed awayat the Baum-Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar, IA on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley.  Internment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley, IA at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday.  Rev. David Ericksen will be officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, March 9th at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.

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Richard “Ricky” Mason

Richard “Ricky” Mason, age 57, of Sheldon, IA formerly of Estherville, IA passed away on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at the Rosewood Manor in Estherville.

His services will be held Saturday, March 10th at11:00am at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel inEstherville,IA.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 10th from10:00am until11:00am at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel inEstherville,IA.

Richard Ray Mason, the son of Raymond and Deloras (Field) Mason was born February 9, 1955, in Estherville, Iowa. He passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Rosewood Manor in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 57.

Richard made his home at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon, Iowa.

Left to cherish Ricky’s memory is his mother, Deloras Mason; bother, Steve Mason and his special friend, Kim all of Estherville; LuAnn Swanson and her husband, Kim of Dolliver; nieces, Jana Vazquez and her husband, Jose and their children, Liana and Elaisa; Lindsay Steffen and her husband, Aaron; nephew, Steven Mason; aunts, Helen Shull; Margaret Fouts; Lucille Phillips; Ardeth Field and many cousins.

He has been preceded in death by his grandparents and father.

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Peder Buck

Peder Buck, age 84 of Hartley, IA passed away at the St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley.  Inurnment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley, IA at a later date.  Rev. Jeff Filkins will be officiating. 

Visitation will be Friday, March 9th at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.

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Wilhelmina Vollink

Mrs. Wilhelmina Vollink, age 97, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, March 9, at 11:30am, at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Timothy Ouwinga will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton. There will be a prayer service on Friday at 9:45am at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home.

Wilhelmina was born on January 18, 1915, in Sioux Center, the daughter of John and Rena (Kas) Draayer. She was raised at Ireton, where she attended the Christian school.

On April 2, 1937, she married Herman Vollink in Ireton. They farmed in the Ireton area until February of 1994, when they moved to Orange City. Herm passed away on January 1, 1999, in Orange City, after more than 61 years of marriage.

In September of 2009, “Wilmina” became a resident of the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

She enjoyed playing organ and piano and knitting and crocheting. Mr. and Mrs. Vollink spent many winters in Mission, Texas.

Survivors include her three children, Ruth Kamp, of Tinley Park, Illinois; Tunis Vollink, and his wife, Kathy, of Orange City; and Wanda, and her husband, Curt Miersma, of Woodstock, Minnesota;
eight grandchildren, Harvey Oosterveen, Jewel (Daniel) Hutt, Laura (Gary) Harmelink, Marlin (Diane) Vollink, Kristy (David) Moss, Scott (Rebecca) Vollink, Chad (Steffanie) Miersma, and Jason (Nicole) Miersma; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Gilbert (Bonnie) Vollink, of Archer; and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Roetman, of Hospers.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Gerard Oosterveen, Bruce Vollink, and Faith Miersma; two brothers, Henry (Vivian) Nyhof and Gerrit (Gertie) Nyhof; a sister, Rena Nyhof; two brothers-in-law, Fred (Hattie) Vollink and Lambert Roetman; and four sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Art) Vander Bilt, Cynthia (Henry Balt and Cort) Roskamp, Margaret Vollink, and Alma (Ivan Visser and Marion) Andringa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to Bethshan (grandson Harvey’s Christian group home in Palos Heights, Illinois).

Dorothy Bomgaars

Dorothy Bomgaars, 90, of Orange City, Iowa, formerly of Sioux Center, Iowa, died Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Orange City Area Health System of Orange City.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday at the Central Reformed Church of Sioux Center from 4-9PM, with the family present from 7-9PM.

A prayer service for family and friends will be held Thursday at 10AM at the Central Reformed Church. Interment will follow the prayer service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday at 11AM at the Central Reformed Church with Rev. Van Rathbun officiating.

The Bomgaars family prefers memorials be directed to the Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Learning and Technology Center of Orange City.

The daughter of John A. and Dora (Vander Schaaf) Poppen, Dorothy was born on the family farm NE of Sioux Center. The oldest of four children, her early years were spent enjoying the freedoms and responsibilities of farm life. Education and music held a high priority in their home, with much family time spent making beautiful music together.
The daughters assumed most of the household duties when their mother became ill with cancer.

Dorothy attended Northwestern College for one year and then transferred and graduated from Central College in 1943 with a degree in education. Her first teaching position was in a country school, followed by schools in Alton and Sioux Center.

On a summer Sunday evening after a church service in Hull, Clarence Bomgaars asked Dorothy for their first date. Four years later on June 28, 1946, they were married in the Poppen family home.

The newly married couple took over the operation of the family farm where they raised livestock and field crops. As a family, they were blessed with five children and received great joy in being active and supportive parents. While raising their children, Dorothy returned to college, with determination and tenacity, to meet increased teaching requirements. She obtained a B.A. Degree from Westmar College in 1967. She then returned to teach in Maurice. Soon after, their eldest son, Robert, was killed tragically in a tractor accident July 11, 1967.

Dorothy enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens and tending to her raspberry bushes and apple trees. She took great pleasure in harvesting the fruits of her labor and spent many hours baking, canning and freezing produce. One of her unending joys was to send a friend or family member home with a frozen pie.

Dorothy leaves behind a legacy which will continue to live through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her legacy is one of unconditional love, humility, the pursuit of academic and intellectual challenge, and the acceptance of the love and grace of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Roger and Minerva Bomgaars of Sioux Center; Marilyn Mayberry of Orange City; David & Anita Bomgaars of Orange City; Gene and Amy Bomgaars of Sheldon. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Angela Bomgaars, Emily Swinger (Roy), Ryan Bomgaars; Madison MayberryHofmeyer (Joe); Megan Roos (Ben), Chris Bomgaars, Curtis Bomgaars (Claudia Soto, fiancee); Jill, Anne, Katherine and Nicholas Bomgaars. Great-grandchildren are Beckett Roos and Hudson Swinger. In addition, Dorothy is survived by a sister Charlotte Peterman,a brother Alvin Poppen and sister-in-law Gerdena Bomgaars.

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