All Obituaries


Gary Dean Van Kooten


Gary Dean Van Kooten was born October 19, 1943, to Gerrit and Durky (Lanser) Van Kooten, in Newton, Iowa. Gary’s youth was spent with his eight brothers and sisters in the Sully and...

Esther Boot


Esther Pauline Boot was born April 8, 1925, to Anthony G. and Pauline (Ver Ploeg) Klein, in Pella, Iowa. Esther attended school in Pella and after two years at Pella High School, she started...

Danelle Rus


Danelle Rus was born August 24, 1983, to Gary and Kim (Rose) Hysell, in Pella.  Danelle attended school in Knoxville and was a 2001 graduate of Knoxville High School. On April 20, 2002, she...

Kathleen "Kaye" Hoerter


Kathleen “Kaye” Ann Hoerter was born June 15, 1939, to David and Vernie (Sanders) Horgan, in Mankato, Minnesota.  Kaye was the fourth of six children born into the Horgan...

Linda Morrissey


Linda Sue Morrissey, beloved wife, mother and grandma, world traveler and champion dog trainer passed away peacefully on August 10th at the Comfort House in Pella, after a 15-year battle with...

Cindy Thomas


Cynthia Annette Thomas was born May 28, 1961, to Freddie and Alice (Pitcher) Camden, in Franklin, Indiana. She passed away peacefully at her home, August 8, 2019, surrounded by her family, after a...

Vincent Lensing


Vincent Lensing, age 90, of Decorah, Iowa, died peacefully at Comfort House in Pella, Iowa, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, after a short battle with cancer.  Mass of Christian Burial will be...

Lawrence Van Zante


Lawrence William Van Zante was born January 9, 1926, to Teunis W. and Sarah (Lautenbach) Van Zante, at home near Howell Station. He grew up on the farm and enjoyed farming and working in the...

James Dahm


James Peter Dahm was born September 29, 1935, to Jacob and Effie (Stursma) Dahm, in Peoria, Iowa. Jim attended Peoria Christian Grade School and graduated from Pella Christian High School. He...

Marilyn Slagle


Marilyn Marcia Slagle was born September 11, 1934, to Elmer and Bessie (Collins) Wampler, in North Lagro, Indiana.   On January 21, 1953, she was united in marriage to Everett Slagle in...