Category Archives: Obituaries

Gertrude M. Van Zee, 87

                Gertrude Mae Van Zee, 87, of Pella died Feb. 17, 2019. Funeral services were held Feb. 22 at Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella. Memorial donations may be given to Cary Christian Center.

                Gertrude was born Sept. 30, 1931, to Marinus and Allie (Uitermarkt) Stravers at their home in Galesburg, Iowa.

Bob Ver Woert, 76

                Robert “Bob” Ver Woert, 76, of Sully died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.  The family greeted friends Friday evening, Feb. 22, at Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton. Memorials to Mercy One Newton Medical Center – Emergency Department may be left at the funeral home.

Larry Johnson, 60

                Larry Gene Johnson, 60, of Fernandina Beach, FL, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at the Community Hospice.

                Larry was born in Grinnell to the late Lavern and Drusilla “Sally” (Hansen) Johnson on Aug. 29, 1958. He graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School with the Class of 1976. He attended technical School for Heating...

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Vernon Van Der Kamp, 91

                Vernon Van Der Kamp left this life on Jan. 18, 2019, in Sierra Vista, AZ at the age of 91 years and seven months.  He was born June 18, 1927, to Paul and Gertie Van Der Kamp into a family of three brothers and three sisters.  He worked with his father on the family farm and dairy....

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Norm Nieuwsma, 85

                Norman Wayne Nieuwsma, son of Henry and Irene (Andringa) Nieuws-ma, was born July 26, 1933, in Taintor. He passed away Feb. 3, 2019, at the Comfort House in Pella at the age of 85.

                Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Second    Christian Reformed Church in Pella with interment at Oakwood...

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Brian Verhey, 57

                Brian G. Verhey, 57, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at his residence in Santa Cruz, CA. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 26, at Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Pella. In honor of Brian, purple clothing was preferred. The family prefers memorial contributions to Hope Ministries.

                Brian Gerry Verhey was born...

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Jerry Waugh, 73

                Gerald Douglas “Jerry” Waugh, 73, of Sully, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Des Moines after a brief illness, with family by his side.

                Visitation will take place Friday, Feb. 1, from 5-8 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at Union Park...

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