All Obituaries


Charles Skarda, Sr.


Charles “Chuck” William Skarda Sr., a man many remember for his quick smile, helping hand, and love of nature and of his family; passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday February 28,...

Barry Van Haaften


Barry Davis Van Haaften was born September 4, 1990, to David and Amber (Macdonald) Van Haaften in Pella, Iowa.  Barry lived in the Pella area his entire life. He attended Pella Community...

Laurel Vander Pol


Laurel Wayne Vander Pol was born December 3, 1932, to Christopher and Tena (Roorda) Vander Pol, at his parents’ home in rural Monroe. Laurel attended country school and graduated from high...

Edith Van Zee


Edith Wilma Van Zee, daughter of Jacob and Emma (Boot) Spoelstra, was born October 23, 1930, near Leighton, Iowa. She was the fourth of five children. In the early years, her parents rented the...

Max Squires


Max was named for his uncle, William Max Squires, who died in WWII; he inherited the fighting spirit as well as the name. Max was born on June 19, 1951 to Charles and Carol Squires of Strawberry...

Margaret Mulder


Margaret June Mulder was born June 1, 1931 to Martin and Maggie (Stam) Tibboel, in Menlo, Iowa. She passed away at The Village in Indianola, on January 22, 2021. Margaret grew up in the Prairie...

Robert Steenhoek


Robert Gene Steenhoek was born November 4, 1944, to Hubert and Johanna (Kamerick) Steenhoek, south of Pella. He passed away on January 16, 2021, at the Pella Regional Heath Center.  Robert...

Erma Ver Ploeg


Erma Jean Ver Ploeg was born August 5, 1933 to Rennier and Sarah (Vander Leest) Dieleman in Killduff, Iowa. She passed away at her home in Sedona, Arizona on January 8, 2021. Erma was just two...

Lena Vandenberg


Lena was born in Prairie City, Iowa, on March 26, 1922, to James and Winnie (Louwsma) Nugteren. She was baptized at Prairie City Christian Reformed Church. She received her education in the...

Chris Branderhorst


Dorothy Christine “Chris” Branderhorst, the daughter of Gerrit “Bud” and Dorothy (Vande Kieft) Arkema, was born February 26, 1956 in Tracy, Iowa.  Chris attended Tracy...