LaVera (Kolbeck) Gustaf – Casjens, age 74 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Westminster, CA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Friday, May 29th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Father Bruce Lawler as Celebrant.

Inurnment will follow at Holy Name Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 28th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids. There will be a Rosary and Vigil Service at 6:45PM Thursday evening at the church.

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

Mr. Clifford Leslie, age 86, of Orange City, went home to the Lord on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a celebration in honor of his life on Friday, May 22, at 11:30am, at the Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. The Revs. Jonathan Opgenorth and Donald Lenderink will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be fellowship, lunch, and visitation with the family following the service.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

JenevaJeneva W. Hofmeyer, age 89, of Sheldon, passed away on Friday, May 15, at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. on Monday, May 18, at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Paul Van Maaren officiating, with burial at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation with family present will be from 3 – 6 P.M. on Sunday, May 17, at First Reformed Church in Sheldon.

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

 

Jeneva W. Hofmeyer, daughter of William and Matilda (Muyskens) Korver was born December 4, 1925 in Hospers, Iowa. The family moved to Alton when she was three years old.   When she was twelve years old the family moved to LeMars, where she received her education at Floyd Independent Country Schools. Jeneva was very proud to have attended Northwestern Academy in Orange City.     She cherished her time at the Academy and was a lifelong supporter of Northwestern College.

On May 29, 1947 she married Mike VanWyk and together they made their home in Orange City. To this union Gary and Mike were born. He preceded Jeneva in death on September 7, 1949. Jeneva worked as a secretary for the ASCS office in Orange City for ten years, and this is where Jeneva met Eugene. Jeneva married Eugene Hofmeyer on April 23rd, 1955, in LeMars. Phyllis and Paul became her son and daughter.   Thirteen years into their marriage Jeneva and Eugene were surprised and blessed with a daughter, Michelle.

Eugene and Jeneva farmed for many years in the Sheldon area until retiring in 1989. They built a new home north of the family farm in 1977 and lived there until moving to Fieldcrest in 2009. After 58 devoted years working and serving together, Eugene preceded Jeneva in death on October 19, 2014. Jeneva remained at Fieldcrest until entering the Sanford Sheldon Hospital where she went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 15, 2015, reaching the age of 89 years, 5 months and 11 days.

Jeneva loved the Lord. She was an active member of First Reformed Church in Sheldon, where she was always happy to be busy doing the Lord’s work. She enjoyed singing alto in the choir, served on the Guild, taught Sunday School, and Catechism. All of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren knew that she loved them.     She had a gift for hospitality, and all the grandchildren knew where her famous cookie tin was. Her home was always open and beautifully kept.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Hofmeyer; her parents William and Matilda Korver; and two brothers, Calvin Korver and Arian Korver.

Merle SordragerMerle Sorgdrager, age 83 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Lyon Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 16th at First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids, with Rev. Dan Haggar officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 16th from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of services.
A complete obituary and online registry is available at: jurrensfuneralhome.com

Wilbur HarmelinkMr. Wilbur Harmelink, age 88, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service on Thursday, May 14, at 10:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Haverdink will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 6:00pm on Wednesday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the CHURCH.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Iona HeitritterIona Heitritter, age 93 of Sanborn, formerly of Melvin, passed away at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn on Sunday, May 10, 2015.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 13th at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Melvin. with burial at Baker Township Cemetery near Melvin.

Visitation will be held at the Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn on Tuesday, May 12th  from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 93 year-old Iona Heitritter of Sanborn, IA, formerly of Melvin, IA.

Jerry TewesJerry Tewes, age 54 of Hartley, IA passed away at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on Friday, May 8th, 2015.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 13th at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Visitation will be held at the Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley on Tuesday, May 12th from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. Burial will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery near Hartley.

The Hartley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 54 year-old Jerry Tewes of Hartley.

Larry KamstraLarry “Butch” Kamstra, age 62, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. with the family present at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

There will be no Memorial Service. Larry’s body will be cremated.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Larry “Butch” Kamstra.

Mr. Lloyd Woelber, age 83, of Hull, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015, at Sioux Center Health.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, May 11, at 11:00am, at the First Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Kevin Yurk will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. There will be a prayer service on Monday, at 10:00am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

Visitation will be after 3:00pm on Sunday, with the family present from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, at the funeral home.