Category Archives: Obituaries

Bill Hotger, 78

                David William “Bill” Hotger, 78, died in a grain bin accident Thursday, June 13, 2019, on his farm along Highway 6 west of Kellogg. At around 8:10 a.m., Kellogg and Newton Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded. Hotger was flown by MercyOne helicopter from the scene to Unity Point Health – Iowa Methodist Medical Center...

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Joel V. Sexton, 67

                Joel V. Sexton, 67, passed away Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019, at his home in Newton. 

                Funeral services for Joel were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, at Community Heights Alliance Church in Newton. Memorials may be designated to Pella Regional Hospice, Joel’s family, or to a charity of your choosing....

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Johnny De Vries, 60

                John De Vries, 60, of Pella, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019. Graveside services were held Saturday, June 8, at Hewitt Cemetery near Gales-burg in Jasper County.

                The journey of life for John De Vries began on Aug. 19, 1958, in Des Moines. His parents, Jacob and Berniece (Boersma) De Vries, had...

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Gorman Rozendaal, 88

                Gorman Rozendaal, 88, passed away June 2, 2019, at his home in Sully.  Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7, at Lynnville Friends Church. Memorials have been designated for Newton Cowboy Church, Lynnville Friends Church, or Hospice of Pella.

                Gorman “Pete” Duane Rozendaal was born Feb. 3, 1931, to...

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Ruth Rus, 84

                Ruth Rus was born Feb. 14, 1935, the daughter of Carl and Gertrude Kramer in Ackley. She passed away in Phoenix, AZ, on June 4, 2019, at the age of 84. A celebration of life was held Monday, June 10, at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, Phoenix, AZ.

                Ruth...

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Edith J. Terlouw, 90

                Edith J. Terlouw, 90, passed from this life on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at MercyOne Newton Medical Center.  

                Edith Jean Terlouw was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Newton. She was a graduate of the Sully High School and later a graduate of Drake University in Des Moines with a bachelor’s degree...

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Pat Shutts, 72

                Pat Shutts, 72, of Pleasant Hill, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the Taylor House in Des Moines.

                Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 17, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Grinnell with Fr. Ross Epping presiding. A reception will follow the service at...

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