Berendena “Bea” Scholten, age 86, of Sheldon, Iowa who passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa. Her service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Luke Wynja ~ officiating.

Burial will be in the Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden, Iowa with a graveside service at 1:00 PM.

Visitation will be after 2 P.M. on Friday, October 31, 2014 with the family present from 4 – 6 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

The family has requested that Memorials be directed to the Christian Retirement Home in Sheldon.

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

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

Gloria M. Wissink, age 83 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Rock Rapids Health Centre.

Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 4th at the Christian Church (Disciples) in Rock Rapids, with Rev. Carolyn Salberg officiating.

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

Visitation will be Monday, November 3rd from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

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

Gloria Mae Wissink was born September 19, 1931 in Rock Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of John C. and Ida (Hamlin) Frohloff. She was raised in Rock Rapids and attended the community schools, graduating from Rock Rapids High School in 1949. As a young woman she worked at J.C. Penny’s Store.

On April 15, 1951 Gloria was united in marriage to Melvin H. Wissink in Rock Rapids, IA. Gloria worked as the elementary school secretary for 33 years before retiring in 1991. After retirement she worked part time at Doris Doty’s Clothing Store in Rock Rapids. On July 28, 2004 Gloria’s husband, Melvin, died suddenly, after 53 years of marriage.

Gloria was a member of Christian Church (Disciples) in Rock Rapids, where she taught Sunday school for many years, played piano and sang in the church choir. Also, she was a member of the Rock Rapids Mural Society. She loved to read magazines and newspapers, she taught Cub scouts for many years, visit with people and most of all spend time with her friends and family. She especially enjoyed traditional holidays and the family gatherings.

She is survived by her three children, Scott (wife, Sandy) Wissink of Rock Rapids, IA, Kent Wissink of Sioux Falls, SD and Melanie (husband, Steve) Cuperus of George, IA; nine grandchildren, Jamie (wife, Katie) Wissink, Jessica Wissink (special friend, Mike McGraw), Brandon Wissink (special friend, Megan Soucie), Steve Wissink, Stan (wife, Jaselyn) Wissink, Ashley (husband, Jeremy) Boone, Amy De Groot, Alyssa (husband, Matt) Brummel, and Evan Cuperus; five great-grandchildren, Abby and Hailee Boone, Brooklynn Dailey, Chloe and Maddox Wissink; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Morlock TeSlaa of Rock Rapids, IA; one brother-in-law, Gerrit Vander Kolk of Doon, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida Frohloff, her husband, Melvin Wissink; an infant son; one brother-in-law, Delmer Wissink; and one sister-in-law, Betty Vander Kolk.

 

Funeral-male candleCharlie Harms, age 74 of Tucson AZ, formerly of George, IA died Monday, October 27, 2014 at Medical Center of Plano in Plano, TX.

Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday November 4, 2014 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, IA with Rev. Paul Soderquist officiating. Visitation will be Monday November 3rd from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

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

Charlie Samuel Harms was born August 21, 1940 in George, Iowa to Winfred and Gladys (Christensen) Harms. He was raised on the farm, where he learned early the value of hard work, and to love and care for animals. As a young man, he became a skilled trap-shooter, and won the Junior National Championship in 1956.

His early education was in George, Iowa, and higher education was at the University of South Dakota. On January 19, 1962 Charlie was united in marriage to Faye Fisher in Little Rock, Iowa. The couple began their lives and started their family. A lot of fond memories grew out of time spent at Lake Okoboji in the summers.

In 1971 the family moved to Princeton, IL, living there until 1979 when they moved to Waverly, IA and then to Mt. Pleasant, IA. From 1990 until 2000 they lived in Moberly, MO. Charlie worked for Siebring Manufacturing from 1961 to 1971, then Hawkeye Steel from 1971 until 1985. Charlie owned and operated his own Sales/Manufacturing business, Charlie Harms Corporation, until his retirement in 2002. During this time, Charlie’s beloved wife Faye lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2000 after 38 years of marriage.

Though he maintained strong connection with the Midwest, Charlie retired in 2002 to Tucson, AZ, where he thoroughly enjoyed the sun, his friendships and community. He had an exceptional gift for conversation. He was an avid golfer and experienced the joy of a hole-in-one in 2014. He traveled around the country in his fifth-wheel trailer, and became ill near Plano, TX on his return from one of those trips.

He will be greatly missed. Charlie is survived by son, Bob (Toni) Harms of Palos Heights, Illinois; daughter, Kelly (Brian) Sutton of Waverly, Iowa; son, Mike (Missy) Harms of Glenview, Illinois; 2 grandchildren-Stefanie and Jenni; sister, Pat (Randy dec.) Clark of Sioux Falls, and niece Niki Clark of Sioux Falls.

He was preceded in death by his wife Faye, his aunt Lolly Perrault, his brother-in-law Randy, and his parents, Win and Gladys Harms.

Ardelle M. Richter, age 86, of Germantown, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Unity Point Health, St. Luke’s in Sioux City, Iowa.

Her services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 31, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown, Iowa with Rev. Donald Erickson ~ officiating. Burial will be at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Germantown, Iowa.

Visitation will be after 3 P.M. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 with the family present from 5 – 7 P.M. at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina, Iowa.

Esther M. Moet, age 92 of Ocheyedan, IA died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Country View Manor Nursing Home in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28th at Trinity Lutheran Church of Sibley, IA, with Rev. Barb Kopperud officiating. Burial will follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley. Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 27th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

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

John 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

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