Funeral-male candleDerwood L. Getting, age 87 of Sibley, IA, formerly of Matlock, IA died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Country View Manor in Sibley, IA.

Services are pending with the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

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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.

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973_0000174775Merna Jacobs, age 91 of Hartley, IA 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.

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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

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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.

LaDonn FeerdesLa Donn Geerdes, age 72, of George, IA died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Zoar Presbyterian Church in George, IA with Rev. Dale Lint officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

Visitation will be Monday, October 20, 2014 from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of George, IA.

La Donn “Don” Rae (Van Briesen) was born March 6, 1942 in Grant Township of Lyon County to Walter and Gladys (Duin) Van Briesen.  She grew up on the family farm by George where she attended country school and graduated from George High School in 1960.  On February 24, 1961 she was united in marriage to Norwood (Woody) Geerdes at Zoar Presbyterian Church in George, IA.  After graduation from high school she worked for Dr. Gessford in George, IA, Alf Manufacturing in Sheldon, IA for a short time, Geerdes Feed, George Good Samaritan Center, and John’s Steakhouse as a cook all in George, IA.  She worked many jobs throughout the years, all while working operating the family business, Geerdes Trucking in George, IA with her husband and sons until retiring in 2001.  La Donn would never allow a truck to leave the shop dirty.  She worked tirelessly to maintain a fleet of good looking trucks and still managed to always have time to cook and keep a miraculously clean house. She will always be remembered by all that had the opportunity to enjoy her truly delicious meals.  La Donn was one of God’s special people that even managed to find time to teach Sunday School, play piano at church and help anyone in need.  In her spare time she enjoyed sitting on the deck at home or at the lake and taking in the outdoors.  Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special to her.

La Donn is survived by her husband Norwood of nearly 54 years; two children, son, Tyron (Kim) Geerdes of Rock Rapids, IA and their two children, Amber (Kenneth) and their daughter, Addisyn Van Den Top of Sioux Falls, SD and Grant Geerdes of Rock Rapids, IA; son, Todd (Roxie) Geerdes of Brandon, SD and their two children, T. J (Randi Stoeberl) and their daughter, Zoey Geerdes of Rice Lake, WI and Zach Geerdes of Sioux Falls, SD; sister, Thelma Van Briesen and brother Paul (Angie) Van Briesen all of George, IA; and several nephews, a niece and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Gladys Van Briesen, sister, Doris Stubbe and brother, Larry Van Briesen.

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Carolyn PohlenCarolyn Pohlen, age 67, of Hutchinson, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights at a later date. Visitation will be Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:00-8:00 P.M. and Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00-9:00 A.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

There will be a Rosary at 5:00 P.M. and Parish Prayers at 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral chapel.

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Dorothy Kruger, age 82 of Sibley, IA died Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sibley, IA.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2014 at First Reformed Church in Sibley, with Pastor Luke Schouten officiating. Burial will follow at the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley. Visitation will be Sunday, October 19th with the family present from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the First Reformed Church in Sibley.

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