Funeral-male candleMarvin E. Miller, age 59 of Alvord, IA passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society in George, IA.

Memorial service will be 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids with Reverend Dean Shelly officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 29th from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M., with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, IA.

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

Lorene UnrauLorene Unrau, age 66 of Spirit Lake, formerly of Hartley, passed away at her home in Spirit Lake on Monday, July 21st.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake, with burial at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 24th from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening and Friday, July 25th from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Hartley Funeral Home.

The Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley is in charge of the arrangements for 66 year-old Lorene Unrau of Spirit Lake, IA, formerly of Hartley, IA.

Vakulskas, Mary photoMary Vakulskas, 91, of Sioux City, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Nativity, with her son, the Rev. John A. Vakulskas Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Visitation will be 3:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, with a Catholic Daughters of Americas rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7:00 p.m., at Larkin Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home.

John CoulsonJohn D. Coulson, age 94 of Doon, IA died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 24th at United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Marsha Sangel officiating. Inurnment will follow at Riverview Cemetery at Rock Rapids. Family will be receiving friends and family Thursday morning one hour prior to the service at the church.

For a complete obituary and registration please visit www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

Rudy RiessenRudolf “Rudy” Riessen, age 73 of Georgetown, TX; formerly of Hartley, IA, passed away at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital in Georgetown, TX on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley, IA. A private family burial will be held at Baker Township Cemetery near Melvin, IA prior to the service.

The Hartley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 73 year-old Rudolf “Rudy” Riessen of Georgetown, TX; formerly of Hartley, IA.

DIETERS, Eva picEva Dieters age 77 of Rock Rapids, IA, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, IA with Rev. Marcia Sangel officiating. Inurnment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids, IA.

In lieu of flowers family wishes memorials be directed to Hospice of Lyon County.

A complete obituary and registry can be found at www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

June Hartwig2June Hartwig, age 77, of Melvin, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her home in Melvin.

Funeral Services will be Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin. Rev. Judy Johnson officiating. Burial in Baker Township Cemetery in Melvin, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday, July 18, from 9:30 to 10:45 A.M. prior to the funeral service, at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and Ocheyedan in charge of arrangements for June Hartwig.

Don DykstraDon “Daffy” Dykstra, age 76 of Sheldon, IA passed away at his residence on Monday, July 14th, 2014.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 18th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sheldon, IA.

Visitation will also be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Thursday, July 17th from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening.  Burial will be held at Roseland Cemetery near Sanborn, IA.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 76 year-old Don “Daffy” Dykstra of Sheldon.

Funeral-female1Phyllis (Larsen) Fear, age 61 of Sanborn, IA, passed away at her home in Sanborn, IA on Saturday, July 12, 2014.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 15th at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Melvin, IA.

There will be no formal visitation hours.  Inurnment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Primghar.

The family of Phyllis (Larsen) Fear is in charge of the arrangements.