Category Archives: Obituaries

Eli Van Zee, infant

Eli Douglas Van Zee, son of  Scott and Brittany (Coleman) Van Zee of Sully was born Nov. 15, 2020,  at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Private family graveside service was held Friday, Nov. 20. Memorials have been designated for University of Iowa Labor and Maternity Ward/NICU, Iowa City. Eli will always be loved and...
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Steve Becker, 72

  Steve Allen Becker, 72, of Meadville, MO, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at his home. A Celebration of Life was held Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield, MO, with Pastor Rex Leppin officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorials to the Steve Becker Memorial Scholarship Fund (to...
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Charles James, 87

Charles A. James, 87, of Sully, was called home by the Lord on Thursday morning, Nov. 19, 2020, at Grinnell Unity Point Regional Hospital. A public funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, at Heart of Worship Church in Lynnville with the Rev. Tom Pool officiating. A face mask was required for those...
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Tillie Veenstra, 89

Tjetje (Tillie) Veenstra, 89, of Pella and formerly of Sully, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 25,  at 11 a.m. at Sully Christian Reformed Church. Tillie was the wife of the late Doetze (Dewey) and the mother of the late Jacqueline Eekhoff. Her memory...
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Betty Jochems, 90

Betty J. (Roose) Jochems, 90, formerly of Peoria, passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at The Cottages in Pella just two days before her 91st birthday. Private family funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Peoria Christian Reformed Church. Interment followed in Peoria Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be designated for the mission fund of...
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George Sjaardema, 91

George Sjaardema, 91, died Nov. 10, 2020. Plans for visitation without family present are pending. A private family service will be held at a future date with burial at Sully Cemetery. Memorials may be designated to Sully Christian School or Newton Christian Reformed Church. George Frederick Sjaardema, 91, was born Oct. 29, 1929, to Joe and...
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Leroy Blom, 87

Leroy Blom, 87, of Grinnell, died Nov. 12, 2020, at Mayflower Com-munity Health Care Center in Grinnell with family by his side. A private family graveside service and burial was held Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Sully Cemetery with Pastor Brian Ochsner of Sully Christian Reformed Church officiating. Pallbearers were Jeremy Blom, Noah Kephart, Aaron Kephart,...
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