Category Archives: Obituaries

Judy Smith, 76

Judy Smith, 76, of New Sharon, passed away Wed-nesday evening, Apr. 10, 2024, at Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Apr. 13, at Union Mills Christian Church. A luncheon/visitation followed the service in the fellowship building of the church. Burial will be held at a later...
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Pat Van Wyngarden, 89

  Patricia Ann Van Wyngarden, cherished wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, and friend, died peacefully on Apr. 13, 2024, at the age of 89 after suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born July 8, 1934, at her childhood home south of Reasnor to Kenneth and Irene (Zwank) Carnahan. Pat graduated from Newton High School with the Class of...
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Clark Ver Steeg, 80

Clark Renaud Ver Steeg, born June 1, 1943, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Mar. 29, 2024, at the age of 80. His parents were Orville Ray and Myrtle Alice (Renaud) Ver Steeg of Lynnville, where he was born and raised. After graduating, he married his high school sweetheart Kathy Maschmann and moved to...
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Eleanor Veurink, 86

  Funeral services for Eleanor Veurink, 86, of Milaca, MN, were at 11 a.m., Friday, Apr 5, at Christian Reformed Church in Pease, MN. Interment followed at Pease Cemetery. Eleanor passed away Apr. 1, 2024, at M Health Fairview in Minneapolis, MN. Eleanor Veurink was born in Prinsburg, MN, Dec. 3, 1937, to Garriet and Anna (Hoffman)...
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Darlene Annee, 87

Darlene Annee, 87, of Newton,  passed on to her eternal home on Friday, Mar. 29, 2024. Funeral services were  held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Apr. 3, at Pence-Reese Funeral Home, Newton. The family suggests memorials to Wesley Life Hospice.  Burial was in Newton Union Cemetery. Darlene Annee, daughter of Glayde and Bernice (McIntosh) Dyer, was born...
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Ernest J. Eysink, 93

  Ernest J. Eysink, 93, of Sully, died Saturday, Mar. 30, 2024. Funeral service was at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Apr. 3, at Sully Com-munity Church. Memorials have been designated for Gideons International, PO Box 161, Pella, IA 50219. Ernest J. Eysink was born at home Jan. 9, 1931, to John and Johanna (De Jong) Eysink in Sully. Ernest...
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Barbi Vander Beek, 65

Barbi Vander Beek, 65, of New Sharon, passed away Saturday morning, Mar. 30, 2024, at Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa surrounded by her family. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Apr. 3, at New Life Fellowship Church (formerly the New Sharon United Methodist Church) in New Sharon. Burial was in  Friends...
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