All Obituaries


Dick Kraayenbrink


Dick Kraayenbrink was born on May 8, 1937, in Sioux Center, Iowa, son of Ben  and Jeanette (Van Roekel) Kraayenbrink. He attended country schools for the first eight years. He attended Sioux...

Adam Blunck


Adam Charles Blunck of Loveland, Colorado, left this world to be with Jesus on Sunday, September 29. Adam was born on October 12, 1986, to Rodney and Janice (Arentsen) Blunck, in Pella, Iowa....

Merlin Kooistra


Merlin Dale Kooistra was born January 12, 1957, to David and Pauline (Vander Wilt) Kooistra, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He grew up near Sully, and was a 1976 graduate of Lynnville-Sully High School. On...

Avis Van Wyhe


Avis Leora Van Wyhe was born on October 12, 1934, to George and Pauline (Miller) Vander Schel, in Mitchellville, Iowa.   Avis attended school in Sully and was a 1953 graduate of Sully High...

Mildred Van Maanen


Mildred Irene Van Maanen was born February 24, 1925, the youngest of six children, of John D. and Nellie (Wanders) Van Donselaar in Leighton, Iowa. Mildred attended country school through eighth...

Emily Dieleman


Emily June Dieleman, age 88, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Arkansas.  She was born December 29, 1930, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the...

Edith Meppelink


Edith Mae Jonker was the fifth child born to Peter and Rachel Jonker on June 29, 1929.  She joined a family of three older sisters and one older brother: Cora, Matilda, Wilma, and...

Nettie Van Zante


Nettie Van Zante was born June 23, 1923, at home by Taintor, Iowa to Paul and Johanna, “Josie” (Ryken) Simons.  She graduated from the 8th grade at a country school in...

Kenneth Swank


Kenneth Allen Swank was born June 24, 1951, to Marion and Florence (Eckhoff) Swank, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Ken grew up in the Peoria area, attended Lincoln Elementary School in Pella, and was a 1969...

Delores "Dody" De Vries


Delores “Dody” De Vries was born September 17, 1935, to Duane Arnold and Vera Belle (Hedrick) Sampson, on a farm near What Cheer, Iowa. Dody was a 1953 graduate of Oskaloosa High...