KRUGER, Marian PictureMarian Kruger, age 87 of Little Rock, IA died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6th at the First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock with Rev. Scott Burdsall officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery at Little Rock.
Visitation will be Sunday July 5th at the First Presbyterian Church from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Jurrens Funeral Home of Little Rock is in charge of arrangements.

Marian (Thiesse) Kruger was born September 6, 1927, the daughter of Esther (Symens) and Fred Thiesse. Marian grew up in Little Rock and graduated from Little Rock High School in 1944 at the age of sixteen. She worked for an attorney in Spencer before returning to Sibley in 1946, when she started working for Drs. Bosch and Carroll. On March 16, 1950 she was united in marriage to Harlan Kruger. Along with working she raised her family of four, Jo Linn, Dan, Pat and Robert. Marian’s husband died unexpectedly on July 11, 1980. In 1987 she married Henry Modder. He died in 2002. She was a longtime and active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock. She enjoyed spending time with her family and also with her church family and friends. This past Thursday afternoon July 2, 2015, Marian died at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA at the age of eighty-seven.

She is lovingly remembered by her four children; Jo Linn (Herman) Kramer of Adrian, MN; Dan (Lesa) Kruger of Sibley, IA; Pat DeBerg of Fairmont, MN and Robert (Debbie) Kruger of Matlock, IA; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Carol (Carl) Shelton; brothers-in-law, Elwood Karson Kruger and Richard Wilsey.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Edward and LaVerle Thiesse and one sister, Dorothy Hassebroek.

 

Albert SmidstraAlbert Smidstra, age 93, of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 3rd at Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Dr. Cliff Hoekstra officiating.

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

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

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

Marcella CarlMarcella Wilma Carl, age 94, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn, Iowa.

Her service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Craig Nissen Officiating. Burial will be at the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation with the family present will be from 12:00 noon until the time of service on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Online condolences may be sent to www.vanderploegfunerals.com

Craig VinsonHoward “Craig” Vinson, age 96 of Rock Rapids, died Sunday, June 28, at the Lyon Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids.

Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, with Rev. Marcia Sangel, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 2nd from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, IA.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

An online registry and full obituary will be available at:  jurrensfuneralhome.com

Shirley PrineShirley Prine , age 89 of Sanborn, IA, passed away at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn, IA on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 30th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Sanborn. Rev. Thomas A. Connors will be officiating. Visitation will also be held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Sanborn on Monday, June 29th from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening. Burial will be held at Greenfield Township Cemetery near Greenfield, IA.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 89 year-old Shirley Prine of Sanborn, IA.

Con PrinsConrad Prins , age 94 of Sanborn, IA, passed away at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, IA on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 1st at 10:30 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Sanborn. Visitation will be held at the Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn on Tuesday, June 30th from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. Burial will be held at Roseland Cemetery near Sanborn.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 94 year-old Conrad Prins of Sanborn, IA.

Bennet VaasMr. Bennet Vaas, age 77, of Orange City, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, July 1, at 10:30 am, at the Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers, with the Rev. Mark Haverdink officiating.  Burial will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.  There will be a family prayer service on Wednesday, at 9:15 am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 5:00 pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home of Orange City, which is in charge of the arrangements for Bennet Vaas of Orange City.

Mildred Hensch, age 90 of George, IA died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Praire View Home in Sanborn, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30th at St. John Lutheran Church at rural Boyden with Pastor Daniel Hart, officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery at Boyden. Visitation will be Monday, June 29th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

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

Griffin, AshleyAshley Michelle Griffin, age 25, of Cincinnati, Ohio and formerly of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio after a courageous battle with Acute Leukemia.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held from 1:00pm to 6:00pm with the family present from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on July 11, 2015 at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa

Online condolences may be sent to www.vanderploegfunerals.com