Category Archives: Obituaries

Harlan Schuring, 78

Harlan Lee Schuring, 78, passed away Sunday afternoon, Apr. 27, 2014, at Park Centre in Newton. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, at the First Baptist Church in Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Harlan’s name are being designated for the Court House Christmas Lighting Fund. Burial will be in...
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Esther Louise Flander, 88

Esther Flander, 88, of Grinnell and formerly of Montezuma, passed away Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014, at Mayflower Care Center in Grinnell. A funeral mass was held Monday, Apr. 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell. Burial was in the Jackson Township Cemetery in Montezuma. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to...
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Sophia Ann Swank, 94

Sophia Ann Swank, 94, of Knoxville and formerly of Sully, passed away Monday, Apr. 28, 2014, at the Comfort House of Pella. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Garden Chapel Funeral Home of Sully....
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Henry Vande Voort, 89

Henry Vande Voort, of Pella, passed away on Monday morning, Apr. 14, 2014, at Pella Regional Health Center, two days following his 89th birthday. Funeral services were held Apr. 18, at Peoria Christian Reformed Church with interment at Peoria Cemetery. Memorial gifts in his memory can be designated for Peoria Christian School or Pella Christian...
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Geraldine Dykhuis, 75

Geraldine Dykhuis, 75, passed away Monday, Apr. 14, 2014, at her farm where she was happiest, north of Pella. Memorial services were held Apr. 18 at Pella First Reformed Church. Interment preceded the services in the Oakwood Cemetery at Pella. In keeping with the family desires, memorial contributions in her memory may be designated for...
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Geraldine Dykhuis, 75

Mrs. Arnold (Geraldine Veldhuizen) Dykhuis, 75, was found unresponsive by her daughter, Deborah Anderson, on Monday afternoon, Apr. 14, at her farm home north of Pella. Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements. Among survivors are a brother, Henry Veldhuizen of Sully....
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Loren E. Roorda, 82

Loren E. Roorda, 82, of Montezuma passed away Monday, Apr. 7, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services were held Apr. 10 at the First Presbyterian Evangelical Church in Montezuma. Burial was in the Jackson Township Cemetery in Montezuma. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Evangelical Church or to...
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