candleJohn C. Klootwyk, age 83, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa.

His Memorial Service will be 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Netherlands Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa with the Rev. G.J. Baan ~ officiating. Burial will be at the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon Visitation will be after 4 P.M. on Monday, October 27, 2014 with family present from 5 – 7 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Online condolences may be sent to www.vanderploegfunerals.com

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Margaret Roghair, 88, of Sheldon, IA died Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon.

A visitation will be held on Monday from 5-8PM, with family present from 5-7PM at the First Christian Reformed Church of Sheldon.

A prayer service for family and friends will be held on Tuesday at 9:30AM at the Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center, Iowa.  Interment will follow the prayer service in Memory Gardens of Sioux Center.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00AM at the First Christian Reformed Church of Sheldon with Rev. Luke Wynja officiating.

Complete obituary is available at www.MFHonline.com.

Joel C. Bjork, age 59 of Primghar and formerly of the Paullina area, passed away on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at the Pride Group Home near Primghar.

Visitation services will be Friday October 24 from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar, with a family burial on Saturday October 25, 2014 at the Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina

The Eldridge Family Funeral Home of Primghar is in charge of services.

Derwood L. Getting, age 87 of Sibley, IA, formerly of Matlock, IA died from complications of Parkinson’s disease on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday October 25, 2014 at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church of George, IA with Rev. Paul Fischer officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church.

For a complete obituary and online registry please visit: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

Funeral-female1Anna May Hector, age 96 of Ellsworth, MN died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Sunrise At Johns Creek Assisted Living in Johns Creek, GA.

Services are pending with Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, IA.

For a complete obituary and online registry please visit our website: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

973_0000174775Merna Jacobs, age 91 of Hartley, IA, formerly of Sanborn, passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 25th at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Visitation will be held at the Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley on Friday, October 24th from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. Burial will be held at Roseland Cemetery near Sanborn, IA.

The Hartley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 91 year-old Merna Jacobs of Hartley.

Cornelia Jassey, 76, of Sioux Center, IA, formerly of Sibley, IA died Monday, October 20, 2014, at Crown Pointe Assisted Living in Sioux Center.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-8PM, with the family present from 5-7PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center. A graveside committal service will be held on Thursday at 11:30AM at the Holman Township Cemetery of Sibley, Iowa. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 2PM at the Netherlands Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. Everett Adams officiating.

The Jassey family prefers memorials to the Netherlands Reformed Christian School or Sioux Center Hospice.

Complete obituary at www.MFHonline.com.

Cornelia (Kleyweg) Jassey, 76, of Sioux Center, IA died at 2:30 PM on 20 Oct 2014 at her home after a brief battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Elizabeth Kleyweg, her spouse of 50 years, Robert Leroy Jassey Sr; a son, Richard Neal Jassey; a daughter,Lisa Lea (Jassey) Stultz; and two brothers: Henry Kleyweg and Cornelius “Neal” Kleyweg.

Cornelia was born on January 31, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa where she grew up and graduated from Central High School. She was united in marriage to Bob Jassey on April 13, 1957 in Sioux City. After a brief period in Mapleton, Iowa, they moved to Sibley, Iowa where they made their home for 45 years and raised four children. She worked for Merrick Printing and in home health for Osceola County. Following the death of her husband, she moved to Sioux Center, Iowa where she has resided for the last 6 years.

Cornelia is a member of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening. Cornelia had a giving heart and was a wonderful example of selflessness to those whose lives she touched. She remained strong in her faith and dedicated to the Lord until the end of her days.

She is survived by her son, Rob (Tami) Jassey of Huntsville, AL; daughter, Deborah (Noel) Roberts of Elk Grove, CA; a sister, Barbara Kleyweg of Evanston, IL; two brothers, Nick (Della) Kleyweg of Sioux City and Marty (Peggy) Kleyweg of Downers Grove, IL; sister-in-law, Mary Kleyweg of Plainfield, IL; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Eugene HofmeyerEugene B. Hofmeyer, age 93, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa.

His services will be 10:30am Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon with Rev. Paul Van Maaren ~ officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday, October 24th from 3:00 – 7:00pm with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

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

Online condolences may be sent to www.vanderploegfunerals.com

Eugene Boersma Hofmeyer, the son of Dick and Martha (Boersma) Hofmeyer was born on April 4, 1921 in Newkirk, Iowa. His family moved to Matlock when he was 2, and then moved to Hospers, where he received his education; graduating from Hospers High School in 1938. After high school, Eugene was awarded a scholarship to Westmar College in LeMars to further his education. On January 20, 1945, he married Eunice Haag. To this union Phyllis and Paul were born.  Eunice was a nurse and contracted polio. She preceded Eugene in death on November 19, 1952. On April 23, 1955, he married Jeneva (Korver) Van Wyk in LeMars, Iowa. Gary and Mike became Eugene’s sons as a result of their marriage. Thirteen years into their marriage they were surprised and blessed with a daughter, Michelle. The family farmed in the Sheldon area until Gene retired in 1989. Eugene was a devoted steward of the land that the Lord had provided him. He continued helping with the farming operation until he was 88.  Eugene and Jeneva built a new home next to the family farm in 1977 and lived there until moving to Fieldcrest in 2009. Eugene went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa, reaching the age of 93 years, 6 months and 15 days.

Eugene loved the Lord. He loved his family. He loved to sing. Eugene was an active member at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, serving many terms as Elder. He served on the Northwestern College Board and was active in Lay Witness Mission Ministry. He served on the Co-Op Elevator Board. He enjoyed watching sports, even managing to get in a baseball game on his honeymoon. He had many wise sayings (Gene-isms) and every one had a story behind it.

Left to cherish Eugene’s memory is his wife of 59 years, Jeneva of Sheldon; children, Phyllis, and her husband Roger Smit of Prescott, Arizona; Gary, and his wife Dona Hofmeyer of St. Petersburg, Florida; Paul Hofmeyer of Sioux City, Iowa; Mike, and his wife Bonnie Hofmeyer of Sheldon; and Michelle, and her husband Jeff DeKok of Archer, Iowa; ten grandchildren, Brent, Heith, Erik, Mark, Ross and Dustin Hofmeyer, Beau Smit, Amy Schade, Will and Kellen DeKok; twelve great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends to remember him lovingly.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eunice; parents; a sister, Lucille Van Veldhuizen, and a brother, Virgil Hofmeyer.

Tracy LaneTracy Lane, age 39 of Sheldon, IA, passed away at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Hospers, IA, with burial at the Hospers Cemetery near Hospers.

Visitation will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Hospers on Wednesday, October 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 39 year-old Tracy Lane of Sheldon.