Category Archives: Obituaries

Ed Rozendaal, 84

                Edward N. Rozendaal, 84, of Newton and formerly of Sully, State Center, and Colo, died peacefully in his sleep on Mar. 25, 2020, at Park Centre in Newton from complications of ALS.

                Services will be delayed to a later time due to the COVID-19 restrictions.  In lieu of flowers, cards...

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Mildred Stanley, 95

                Mildred Jean (Kruseman) Stanley, 95, of Newton and former-ly of Lynnville, died Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020, at her home in Park Centre in Newton.

                Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time....

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Arlene R. Craver, 95

                Arlene R. Craver, 95, of Newton died Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020, at Accura Healthcare of New-ton. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

                Arlene, the daughter of Arlie and Amy (McDowell) Binegar, was born June 14, 1924, in Grinnell. She grew up in Searsboro and graduated from Searsboro...

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Larry G. Sparks, 75

                Larry G. Sparks, 75, of Lynnville died Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020, at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. A private family graveside service and military honors was held Monday, Mar. 23, at Woodland Cemetery in Lynnville. The graveside service was livestreamed on the funeral home’s Facebook page. A public visitation was held Mar....

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John Claussen, 59

                John Claussen, 59, formerly of the Killduff and Kellogg area, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday morning, Mar. 18, 2020, at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. 

                John Emery Claussen was born  May 20, 1960, in the metropolis of Killduff, to local celebrity Stub Claussen and his wife, master...

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Wilbur Vos, 88

Wilbur Vos, 88, of Sully, passed away at Comfort House Hospice Care in Pella on Monday, Mar. 9, 2020. Funeral services were held Friday, Mar. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Sully Christian Reformed Church. Burial was in Sully Cemetery. Memorials have been designated for Hospice of Pella or Sully Christian School, Wilbur Dick Vos was born...
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John Jr. Van Gorp, 89

John Jr. Van Gorp was called to his eternal home on Feb. 28, 2020, at the age of 89 years. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 4, at Covenant Reformed Church, Pella. Memorials are preferred for 29 Acres (a home for young adults living with autism) or Pella Christian High School. John was...
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