Category Archives: Obituaries

Bertha Brouwer, 92

Gysbertha Ver Meer was born Mar. 27, 1926, in Pella, daughter of A.T. and Jennie (Van Heukelom) VerMeer. She would later be known as Bertha, Berts, Mrs. Brouwer, and ended her days on earth as Bertie to many and as Gramma Great by my grandchildren and as Great Nanny by Jerry’s. I called her Mom. My...
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Denny Williams, 72

Dennis “Denny” Ray Williams, 72, of Newton died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the First Baptist Church in Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the First Baptist Church or the Newton Booster...
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Butch McVay, 69

Larry “Butch” McVay, 69, of Searsboro, passed away Sunday after-noon, Nov. 25, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Memorial services were held Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Holland-Coble Funeral Home in New Sharon. Larry “Butch” Joe McVay, the son of Joseph and Dorothy (Moore) McVay, was born Sept. 16, 1949, in Oskaloosa. He graduated...
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Ted Fisk, 98

Ted Fisk, 98, of New Sharon, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 26, 2018, at the North Mahaska Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oskaloosa. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 30, at Holland-Coble Funeral Home in New Sharon. Burial was in the Friends Cemetery in New Sharon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made...
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Dean Jeffrey

Brooke and Benjamin Baarda of Corvallis, OR, are the parents of a son, Dean Jeffrey, born Nov. 25, 2018, weighing seven pounds. Grandparents are Jeff and Yvette Jordan of Kalispell, MT, and Vance and Sarah Baarda of Lyndon, UT. Great-grandparent is Judith Baarda of Provo, UT, and the late Dean P. Baarda....
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Marvin Zylstra, 87

Marvin Zylstra, 87, of Pella, passed away Thurs-day morning, Nov. 15, 2018, at The Cottages. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Covenant Reformed Church, Pella. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery, Pella. Memorial contributions are suggested for the Covenant Reformed Church. Paul Marvin Zylstra was the fourth of nine children born to Paul...
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Kathleen Fopma, 94

Kathleen Marie (Nikkel) Fopma, 94, of Pella, passed away late Monday evening, Nov. 5, 2018, at The Cottages in Pella. Funeral services were held Nov. 9 at Faith Christian Reformed Church, Pella. Interment was in Sully Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be designated for The Table-Denver, CO (church planting ministry of Craig and Jeanine Broek) or...
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