Chris Kannegieter, age 28 of Little Rock, IA died unexpectedly, Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, April 9th at the First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids, with Rev. Dan Haggar and Rev. Katie Van Veldhuizen officiating.
Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, IA.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 8th from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids. The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of services.
Christopher James Kannegieter was born on January 13, 1984 in Worthington, MN, the son of James E. and Linda K. (Thiesse) Kannegieter. Chris attended school in Little Rock and graduated from George Little Rock High School in 2002. During his school age years he enjoyed GO-CART racing and snowmobiling. Following his graduation he worked for the Little Rock Elevator and later Exopack in Sibley, IA for a time, and then in 2005 he began working for Demco in Boyden, IA. On November 8, 2008, he was united in marriage to Michelle L. DeBuhr at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA. The couple made their home in Little Rock and to this union two children were born, Ava Lynn and Cole James Kannegieter. He was a member of the Little Rock Fire Department. He valued the time spent with his Dad, as a partner in their business called “Gator Cleaners”. In his spare time he participated in the Figure 8 races at the Heritage Days Celebration and Lyon County Fair. He also enjoyed spending time with friends at Lake Shetek in Slayton, MN. Chris was a very hard worker and enjoyed helping the farmers in the area during the harvest season. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, grandson and friend. His family will miss his great sense of humor and easy smile.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Michelle Kannegieter and their two children, Ava and Cole of Little Rock, IA; his parents, James and Linda Kannegieter and brother, Austin Jon Kannegieter of Little Rock, IA; paternal grandmother, Marge Kannegieter of Little Rock, IA and maternal grandmother, Joanne Thiesse of Little Rock, IA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Lori DeBuhr of Rock Rapids, IA; sister-in-law, Tracy (husband, Eric) Breuer and their daughter, Teeghan of Rock Valley, IA; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jr. John Kannegieter and maternal grandfather, William Dale Thiesse.
Peyton Marie Block
Peyton Marie Block, age 3 of Sibley, IA passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.
Mass Of The Holy Angels will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, March 23rd at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA, with Father John Vakulskas and Father Tim Hogan concelebrating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton, IA.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, with a Vigil service starting at 7:30 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com
Peyton Marie Block was born September 13, 2008 at The Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Brad and Lisa (Thiesse) Block. Peyton lived in Sibley, IA. She was very well known by her pretty blue eyes and her long eye lashes. She could brighten anyone’s day by her presence in the room. She loved going for walks feeling the breeze across her face, listening to music, watching and listening to her puppy “Remi” play outside, playing dress-up with mom’s help, and going to pre-school this year by “skyping” on the computer with her friends. For such a little girl who endured many obstacles in her life she made a great impact on many of our lives in such a short time. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends on many occasions.
After many health complications Peyton passed away this past Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the age of 3.
She is survived by her parents, Brad and Lisa Block of Sibley, IA; grandparents, Mike and Andrea Block, Shari and Tony Batcheller, Lavonne Thiesse, Ron and Connie Thiesse, great-grandparents, Irven and Judy Block, Erma Winter, Colleen Holtrop, Eugene Holtrop; great-great-grandma, Mary Holtrop; aunts and uncles, Matt and Crystal Block, Kelly and Sally Forrester, Paige and Parker Edgington, Bridget, Brooke, Megan, Michaela, Michael Block, Laura Thiesse, Steve Swart, Lindsey, Cody, Marco and Lacey Thiesse, Special friends Karen Johnson, Kay Wynia and Kylee Zinn; and many other extended family.
William Hesebeck, age 51, of Orange City, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa.
Memorial services will be at 10:30am Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Daniel Hart officiating. Burial with a graveside service will be at 9:00am Saturday, April 14, 2012 in the Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, Iowa.
Visitation will be Friday, April 13, 2012 after 3:00pm with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.
William Lee Hesebeck, the son of Albert and Dorothy (Blackmore) Hesebeck was born July 31, 1960 in Sheldon, Iowa, where he received his education. Bill drove truck for Smoken Lux/Meerdink Inc. out of Middleburg, Iowa for several years. He passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa reaching the age of 51 years, 8 months and 10 days.
He was a past member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon. He was an active member of the Christian Motorcycle Association and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his three children, a son and his wife, Josh and Annie Hesebeck of Granville, Iowa; and two daughters, Heather Hesebeck and her fiancé, Erice Franke of Sheldon, Iowa and Traci and her husband, Jeremy Simich of Alton, Iowa; 13 grandchildren, Austin, Aidan, Issac, Izabelle, Lucian, Layla, Jaccob, Erika, Landon, Blake, Andrew, Cayden John and Keagan; a sister, Catherine Lode of Fort Worth, Texas; a brother and his wife, Michael and Brenda Hesebeck of Springfield, Missouri and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Dennis, Lennis and Robert Hesebeck; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
PETER W. LANGSTRAAT
Mr. Peter Langstraat, age 93, of Orange City, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at Hillcrest Health Care Services in Hawarden.
There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, February 3, at 10:30am, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Dr. Perry De Groot will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Peter was born on December 20, 1916, at Hospers, the son of William C. and Jennie (Van Meeteren) Langstraat. He was raised at Newkirk.
On December 21, 1939, he married Elizabeth Doppenberg in Orange City. They first made their home in Newkirk, where he was a clerk at the Newkirk Store. In 1941, they moved to Orange City, where he was a partner with Gerrit and John Mulder in their corn shelling and trucking business. In 1951, he became the Standard Oil agent and bulk plant manager, and in 1961, he began his own corn shelling and trucking business. In 1970, he purchased a truck, which he drove for Farmers Feed and Supply of Boyden. In 1980, he retired to care for his ill wife, who passed away on December 28, 1982, in Sioux Center.
In 1984, “Pete” began driving part-time for Adrian Van Zandbergen Trucking, and in 1988, he started working part-time for De Vries Transfer. He completely retired in 1996. On January 21 of this year, he moved to Hillcrest.
He was a member of the First Reformed Church.
Survivors include his two sons and their wives, LeRoy and Diane Langstraat, of Ireton; and Randall and Kathy Langstraat, of Bensenville, Illinois; a daughter, Kathy Langstraat, of Boyden; four grandchildren, Jim Langstraat, and his wife, Deb, of Elk Point, South Dakota; Jeff Langstraat, and his wife, Denise, of Jefferson, South Dakota; Randy Langstraat, and his girlfriend, Amanda, of Grand Junction, Colorado; and Kristy, and her husband, Darrell Bolte, of Montgomery, Illinois; two great-grandchildren, Manny Langstraat, and his wife, Alysha, of Grand Forks, North Dakota; and Abbey Langstraat, of Elk Point; a sister, Angelina Torrenga, of Clinton, Wisconsin; a brother-in-law, Eugene Vande Brake; two sisters-in-law, Ida and Joy Langstraat; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jennie Vande Brake; and six brothers, Cornie, Dick, Howard, John, Walter, and William Langstraat.
Memorials may be directed to the church organ repair fund.