Funeral-female1Sandi Rabe, age 44, of Primghar, Iowa passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar, Iowa.

Memorial Services will be Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa. Rev. Craig Nissen officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 4, from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

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The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Sandi Rabe.

BOEVE, Gertie picGertie Boeve, age 88 of Rock Rapids, IA died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center in George, IA.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday September 2, 2014 at Christian Reformed Church of Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Cliff Hoekstra officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids. Family will be greeting guests from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church of Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers family wishes memorials be directed to Good Samaritan Center of George, IA.

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Mary Virginia NeumannMrs. Mary Virginia Neumann, age 86, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the Orange City Area Health System.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, September 5, at 10:00 am, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Gary Hegstad will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Thursday, with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Jason Van OtterlooJason Van Otterloo, 33, of Omaha, NE,  passed away at the Ambassador Nursing Home in Omaha, NE on Monday, August 25, 2014.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Crossroads Community Church in Sheldon, IA.

Visitation will also be held at the Crossroads Community Church in Sheldon on Thursday, August 28 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening. Burial will be prior to the service at Roseland Cemetery near Sanborn, IA.

Jason is the son of Ron Van Otterloo of Orange City, IA and Barb Van Otterloo of Blair, NE.

The Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn, IA is handling the arrangements.

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Jason Dean Van Otterloo was born on October 27, 1980 in Long Beach, CA. He and his parents moved to Sheldon, IA in May of 1983. He received his education at the Sheldon Community School. During his Junior year of high school, he was inducted into the National Honor Society and graduated in May of 1999. He attended the fall semester at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA, but returned home due to health complications. He then attended classes at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. In 2011, Jason graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Religion.

Watching White Sox baseball games or Vikings and Hawkeye football games was a favorite pastime for Jason. When there wasn’t a game on, catching a movie on T.V. with his family was entertaining. He would go golfing with his Dad, sister and grandparents or take in a Christian concert in the area. He always enjoyed eating out, visiting with friends or just messing around with his cat and dogs. Jason was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Sheldon, IA since 2010, and participated in the Men’s Bible Study Group.

In August, 2013, Jason moved to The Ambassador in Omaha, NE. He passed from this life on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the age of 33.

He is survived by his mother, Barb Van Otterloo of Blair, NE; his father, Ron (Deb) Van Otterloo of Orange City, IA; sister, Jenn Van Otterloo of Blair, NE; two half-sisters: Krystal (Carlos) and their family of Hayward, CA, and Candice (Jaime) and their family of Sheldon, IA; four nephews; one niece; maternal grandparents: Henry and Lois Gruis of Worthington, MN, and Shirley Postma of Sanborn, IA; paternal grandparents, Harold and Sharon Van Otterloo of Seal Beach, CA; one great-grandmother, Helen Vogel of Artesia, CA; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Jason was preceded in death by a maternal grandfather, Leonard Postma; uncle, Keith Postma, and aunt, Karen Postma.

Mrs. Henrietta Alons, age 82, of Hospers, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, August 29, at 10:30am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hospers. The Rev. Marvin Leese will officiate. Interment will follow at the Hospers Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers.

Elsie Stachour age 97 of Sibley, IA died Sunday, August 24, 2014, at the Country View Manor in Sibley.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church in Sibley with Reverend Terry Simm officiating. Burial will follow in the Holman Township Cemetery of Sibley, IA. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 26th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

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HINSCH, KennethKenneth Hinsch, age 77 of George, IA died Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 26th at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church at George, IA with Rev. Dr. Paul Soderquist officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George, IA. Visitation will be Monday, August 25th 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.

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Lorraine HaupertLorraine Margaret Haupert, 83, died at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, Iowa, on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at Holy Spirit Retirement Home, 1701 West 25th St., Sioux City, IA on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 10:30 AM. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton, IA following the service.

Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials be sent to Holy Spirit Retirement Home.

Lorraine was born on April 9, 1931, to Jacob and Hilda (Pottebaum) Haupert of Alton, Iowa. Lorraine spent her early years in Alton, and then moved to the Glenwood State School in Glenwood, Iowa, where she remained until 1955. In 1955, Lorraine moved to the Sioux County Home (Hope Haven Residential Care Facility) in Orange City, Iowa. She remained in Orange City until 2009, when she moved to the Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, IA.

Over the years Lorraine enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics with her twin sister, Elaine. Both won numerous ribbons and medals in multiple events. Elaine died on October 21, 2012.

Lorraine is survived by three sisters, Ardelle (Frank) Colabello of Omaha, NE; Judy (Ron) Green of Aurora, CO; Jeanne (David) Chevalier of Webster, MN; three brothers, Dennis (Dianne) Haupert of Soddy Daisy, TN; Dale (Shirley) Haupert of Atlantic, IA; and Jerry (Ruth) of Sioux City, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gracie LaCour, age 77 of Sanborn, passed away in Sioux City, on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Sanborn, with Inurnment to be held at a later date.

Visitation, with the family present, will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Sanborn from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 77 year-old Gracie LaCour of Sanborn.

Gracie Rosetta LaCour, the daughter of Garriet and Jennie (Tutje) Funk was born on March 17, 1937 in the Sibley Hospital in Sibley, IA. She lived her youth in the Ocheyedan and May City, IA area and received her education in the Harris-Ocheyedan School system, graduating in 1956.

On September 10, 1957, Gracie was united in marriage to Lee LaCour at the First Presbyterian Church in Sibley, IA. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Spirit Lake, IA where Lee worked for the Berkley Co. In 1958, he was drafted to serve his country. While Lee served in the military, Gracie moved in with her parents near May City, IA. When Lee returned from his military service, the couple moved to the Royal, IA area and worked for Merrill Arnold until 1978. From 1978 to 1992 the couple lived in the Ocheyedan, IA area until moving to Sanborn, IA in 1992. On August 20, 2014, while visiting her daughter in Sioux City, IA. Gracie passed away due to health reasons, at the age of 77.

Gracie loved to camp and work in her garden, but spending time with her family and friends is what brought her the most joy. She was a very happy person, demonstrated by her love of singing. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sanborn, IA.
Gracie is survived by her husband of 56 years, Lee; children: Janene (Charles) Bergendahl of Sioux City, IA, Gerald (Patti) LaCour of Worthington, MN, Bryan (Rhonda) LaCour of Lake Park, IA, Brent (Karen) LaCour of Lake Park, IA and Jodi LaCour of Sanborn, IA; grandchildren: Jennifer Bergendahl, Kimberley Bergendahl, Eli LaCour, Catelyn LaCour, Amanda LaCour, Brittany LaCour, Slone LaCour and Jonathon Sweet; great-grandchildren: Braydon Verzani, Isabella Verzani, Jonathan Cozart and Blake LaCour; brother, Harold Funk of Lake Park, IA; sisters: Donna Bryngelson of Worthington, MN and Verla (Conroy) Johnson of Spirit Lake, IA; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Garriet in 1987, and Jennie in 1989.