Harold B. Hatting age 89 of Ashton, IA died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Sibley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, with Father Alan Reicks and Father Timothy Hogan concelebrating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 16th from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. There will be a rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a vigil service at 6:30 p.m.

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

Harold B. Hatting was born on August 16, 1925 in Ashton, Iowa, the son of Henry B. and Margaret (Seitz) Hatting. He grew up in Ashton and attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School there. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1943 and served in World War II until he was honorably discharged on April 21, 1946 with rank of Private First Class. On March 27, 1967, Harold was united in marriage to Ethel Pryde at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA. The couple farmed near Ashton until retiring in 1982. Ethel passed away in March of 1985. Harold was a lifelong member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton. He enjoyed playing cards; coffee with his friends; going to flea markets, auctions and garage sales; and wintering in Texas. Harold moved to the Sibley Nursing and Rehab this past February.

Harold is survived by his special friend, Wilma Hatting of Sibley, IA; two siblings, Donald Hatting of Sibley, IA and Marcella “Sally” Klein of Ashton, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ethel; seven siblings: Bernadine Arning, Martin Hatting, Evelyn Schierholt, Charles Hatting, Lawrence Hatting, Margaret Eben and Henry Hatting in infancy; two step-sisters: Regina Muilengburg and Caroline Keninger.

Darrell DeBoom, age 86, of Primghar, Iowa passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Prairie View Home in Sanborn, Iowa.

The funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the United Church of Primghar in Primghar with Rev. Dennis Hietbrink officiating. Burial will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.

Visitation will be after 4 P.M. Monday, September 15, 2014 with family present from 5 – 7 P.M. at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

Darrell Gene DeBoom, the son of Peter and Jeanette (Roetman) DeBoom was born on January 2, 1928 in Sanborn, Iowa. He graduated from Archer High School in 1946 and went on to further his education receiving a teaching degree at Westmar College. He went on to teach for three years before going back to receive his Master of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Northern Iowa. He enlisted into the United States Army serving from 1946 to 1948, where thirteen months was spent across seas in Korea. Darrell was united in marriage to Phyllis Sohn on August 24, 1948 in Sanborn, Iowa. After their marriage Darrell was an educator across the state until he retired in June of 1994. In November of 1994, the couple moved to Primghar. He passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Prairie View Home in Sanborn, reaching the age of 86 years, 8 months and 10 days.

Darrell was a member of the United Church of Primghar, where he served on many boards; he was the church lay leader and the treasurer after the United Church’s fire. He also was a member of the Gideon’s for over 20 years. He was an active community member as he served on the Primghar Library Board for 18 years and the Primghar Planning and Zoning. He enjoyed traveling with Phyllis and woodworking.

Darrell is survived by his wife of 66 years, Phyllis of Primghar; two sons and their spouses, Jerry and Carol DeBoom of Independence, Iowa and Dennis and Terry DeBoom of Arlington, Texas; four grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Lee and Ross DeBoom; one great grandson, Benjamin DeBoom; siblings, RoseAnn and Gerald Wegter of Archer, Iowa; Marlene Zevenbergen of Sanborn, Iowa; Gary and Jean DeBoom of Algona, Iowa and Ronald and Jennifer DeBoom of Sanborn, Iowa; also other relatives and friends.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Maurene Miller; a brother-in-law, John Zevenbergen; a niece, Marilyn Miller and a nephew, Bob DeBoom.

Juleen HoflandJuleen Hofland, age 77 of Sanborn, IA, passed away at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 13th at 10:30 a.m. at the Cornerstone United Reformed Church in Sanborn. Visitation will also be held at the Cornerstone United Reformed Church in Sanborn from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery near Sanborn, IA.

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

Juleen Shirley (DeBoom) Hofland, the daughter of Tony and Fannie (Altena) DeBoom, was born on February 10, 1937 in Maurice, IA. She grew up in the Maurice, IA area and attended country school there. Juleen went on to attend Northwestern College where she earned a teaching degree. Following her school years, she served as a teacher in the Sanborn Christian School.

On June 18, 1958, Juleen was united in marriage to Henry Hofland at the Christian Reformed Church in Ireton, IA. To this union three children were born: Karen, Janelle and Jay. Following their marriage, the couple was engaged in farming in the Sanborn, IA area. Juleen left her teaching position to raise her family. In her later years, she served as tutor to some of the students at Sanborn Christian School. In 2000, Juleen and Henry moved to Sanborn, but both still had a connection to the family farm. Juleen passed away at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the age of 77.

Juleen was a member of the Cornerstone United Reformed Church in Sanborn. She was a faithful Wednesday morning Bible Study Group member. In her early years, Juleen played the organ for her church in Ireton. She always had a love of music whether playing the organ or piano. Her hobbies included: cake decorating, quilting, gardening, flowers and working puzzles. Her family and friends were often times the beneficiaries of her love of cooking. Sunday dinners with her children and grandchildren were very important to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters-in-law: Adelyn DeBoom, Verna Zevenbergen; and brother-in-law, Dwaine Muilenburg.

Juleen is survived by her husband, Henry, of 56 years; her children and their families: Karen (Kelvin) Oostra of Euless, TX, and their children: Kyle (Stephanie) of Rock Rapids, IA and Kaitlyn; Janelle (Howard) Rus and their children: Lincoln and Taylor all of Sioux Center, IA; and Jay (Carla) Hofland and their children: Allan of Salix, IA, Eric, and Alyssa of Sanborn, IA; three brothers: Conard DeBoom, Stan (Wilma) DeBoom and Norman (Sherry) DeBoom all of Sioux Center, IA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Shirley Petitt De Boer, age 85, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon. Rev. Craig Nissen officiating. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday, September 12, from 3:30 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Shirley Petitt De Boer.

Shirley Frances De Boer was born on June 25, 1929 in Trent, South Dakota. She was the daughter of Anthony Rudolf and Rose Margaret (Schnee) Vonderharr. She lived her youth on a family farm in Trent, attended a country school and St. Mary’s Academy in Del Rapids, South Dakota, graduating in 1947.

She married Grover “Bud” Petitt of Sheldon, Iowa on March 26, 1949. To this union four sons were born. Shirley and Bud later divorced.

Shirley worked at home taking care of her four sons, later working at Ray’s Bowl Café, Alfs Manufacturing, East Elementary School in the lunch room, and Bogaard and Lyons Cleaners, retiring in 1993. She attended the Church of Christ in Sheldon.

She married Louis S. De Boer of Boyden, Iowa on February 14, 1975, they lived in rural Boyden until Louis became ill and then moved to Sheldon. Louis passed away on August 14, 1990. She attended the Presbyterian Church in Boyden.

Shirley enjoyed sewing, doing mending and alterations, quilting, and solving word find puzzles. She was very independent and enjoyed the simple things in life. Her family was very important to her.

She passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Those left to cherish her memories are her four sons: Gary and Donna Petitt of Sheldon, IA, Edward and Rhonda Petitt of Boyden, IA, Scott and Natasha Petitt of Sutherland, IA, Keith and Tiffany Petitt of Sheldon, IA; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Louis S. De Boer; her parents; brother: Anthony Vonderharr and sister: Darlene (Joe) Friedmann.

Rebecca L. Hannon, age 69, of Sibley, Iowa and formerly of Spencer, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Country View Manor in Sibley, Iowa.

Her service will be Friday, September 12, 2014 at 2:00pm at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Spencer, Iowa.

Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with the family present at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Spencer, Iowa. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer, Iowa.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

Rebecca was Tom Traughber’s sister

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

Rebecca Lynn Hannon, the daughter of S. Harold Traughber and Fern E. (Banning) Traughber was born March 20, 1945 in Spencer, Iowa. She was raised in the First Christian Church in Spencer, being baptized there in 1957. Becky received her early education in the Spencer Community School system, graduating from Spencer High School in 1963. She then went on to attend Larson’s School of Hairstyling in Spencer. After cosmetology school, Becky worked for a brief period in a hair salon in Emmetsburg, Iowa. In her spare time, Becky enjoyed watching movies on television, working on craft projects and helping her family and friends in any way necessary. In recent years Becky lived at Longhouse Residence in Spencer, and recently moved to Country View Manor in Sibley, where she passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 reaching the age of 69 years, 5 months and 20 days.

Left to cherish her memory are her partner of more than 30 years, Gary Gilchrist of Sheldon, Iowa; two sons, Jim (Amy) Lewis, and Allen Lewis, both of Emmetsburg, Iowa; three grandchildren; Tanner, Marshall and Somer Lewis of Emmetsburg, Iowa; one brother, Tom (Kathy) Traughber of Sheldon, Iowa; seven nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Becky was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Fern Traughber; her sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Jim McMichael; and both sets of grandparents.

Elizabeth Riebeling age 95 of Lester, IA died Monday, September 8, 2014, at her home south of Lester, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 12th at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Mark Hansen officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Lester, IA. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 11th 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

Elizabeth Riebeling was born July 25, 1919 on a farm near Little Rock, Iowa, the daughter of Aljet B. and Grace (Unden) Henrichs. She attended country school and worked as a hired hand and house maid at the age of 14.

Elizabeth was united in marriage to Waldo Riebeling on April 26, 1946. Together they raised crops and milked cows near Alvord, IA their entire married life. They were blessed with three children, Wanda, Viola and LeRoy. On December 5, 1953, Elizabeth’s husband died and Elizabeth continued to run the farm until age 89. After she slowed down from the day to day chores, she enjoyed search-a-word and puzzles along with hot tea and Ritz crackers.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Rock Rapids. Elizabeth’s family will remember her as a strong willed woman with a tremendous work ethic.

She is survived by her two daughters, Wanda Riebeling of Alvord, IA and Viola McKenney of Rock Rapids, IA; four grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Waldo Riebeling; son, LeRoy James Riebeling; five sisters, Anke Jurrens, Minnie Lursen, Helen Jurrens, Annie Harms and Grace Nuebauer; and five brothers, Ben Henrichs, Willie Henrichs, Reiner Henrichs, George Henrichs and Aljet (Ollie) Henrichs.

Verna Wallinga, age 94, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon.

Funeral Services will be Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon. Rev. Paul Van Maaren officiating. Burial to follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon. Visitation will be Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. with the family present from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M.at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Verna Wallinga.

Alma Johnson age 92 of Rock Rapids, IA died Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at the Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids, with Pastor Dean Shelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA. Visitation will be Monday, September 8th from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alma Pauline Garnmeister was born on September 20, 1921, the daughter of August and Mary Dorothea (Jessen) Garnmeister. She was raised on a farm near George and attended country school there until her mother passed away. On June 14, 1939, Alma was united in marriage to Roy Fredrick Johnson. The couple lived in George until 1966 and then moved to Rock Rapids. Roy passed away on December 14, 1990. Alma held various positions throughout her life, she worked at Campbell Soup in Worthington, MN; cleaned houses in George and Rock Rapids; worked at the cleaners in Rock Rapids. She was a cook at many restaurants in the area such as: The Corner Café, Lane’s Café both in Rock Rapids and the Doon Steakhouse in Doon, IA. Alma was a member of the Lutheran Church in George. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting.

Alma is survived by three children: Shirley Ann Huisman of Rock Rapids, IA, Marilyn (Jack) Akridge of Maricopa, AZ and Pamela (Glenn) Kooiker of Omaha, NE; ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and nineteen great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and August Garnmeister; husband, Roy Johnson; one daughter, Dorothy Johnson and one son, Roy Robert Johnson; brother, Elmer Garnmeister; sister, Louise Blau; and two infant brothers, Arthur and Arnold Garnmeister; and a grandson-in-law, James Kuchenbecker.

Arnetta Vander WiltMiss Arnetta Vander Wilt, age 86, of Hull, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, September 8, at 10:30 am, 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 family prayer service on Monday, at 9:30 am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

Visitation will be after 3:00 pm on Sunday, with the family present from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the funeral home.

Arnetta Mae was born on June 21, 1928, at Hull, the daughter of William J. and Nellie (Gunnink) Vander Wilt. She was raised at Hull, where she graduated from the public high school. She also attended the Nettleton Business College in Sioux City.

She was first employed at First Federal Savings and Loan in Sioux City. Later, she returned to Hull, where she was a secretary and office manager at the De Koster Law Office for many years.

In May of 2005, Arnetta became a resident of the Pleasant Acres Care Center. She transferred to the Sanford Memory Unit in Sheldon in January of 2009. In October of 2013, she returned to Pleasant Acres.

She was an active member of the First Reformed Church, where she served on many committees.

Survivors include a sister, Adriana Peacock, of Pensacola, Florida; a special friend, Bernie Wissink; several nephews and nieces, including Janyce Brunsting, of Hull, and Richard and Delores Vander Berg, of Orange City; and many friends. Janyce, Rick, and Lori helped care for her these last years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and his wife, John and Irene Vander Wilt; three sisters and their husbands, Henrietta and Ed Jouwstra, Sophia and Henry Koele, and Frances and Richard Vander Berg; and a sister, Carol Kruizenga.

Memorials will be directed to the church.