DARLEEN L. DORSCHNER
Mrs. Darleen Dorschner, age 92, of Orange City, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City.
There will be a funeral service on Saturday, January 9, at 2:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Rev. Keith Krebs will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation with the family will be the hour before the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Darleen LaVonne was born on February 19, 1917, in rural Bushnell, South Dakota, the daughter of Forest and Matilda (Youngers) Potter. When an infant, her family moved to a farm near Primghar, where she graduated from high school in 1935.
On September 27, 1941, she married Orville Leland Dorschner in Clarion. During World War II, she was a school teacher in Moneta. After the war, they lived in Primghar for a short time and then settled in Orange City, where she was a homemaker. Mr. Dorschner passed away on January 24, 1982, in Mountain View, California.
In 2002, Mrs. Dorschner became a resident of the Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community in Orange City. In 2003, she transferred to the Heritage House.
She was a member of the American Reformed Church in Orange City, where she participated in the women's organizations. She was also active in the Orange City Community, especially with the Tulip Festival and Cub Scouts. She enjoyed fishing and gardening, particularly flowers, and she was an accomplished artist in both painting and drawing.
Survivors include her two sons and their wives, Kim and Linda Dorschner, of Randolph, Nebraska; and Jay and Janie Dorschner, of Orange City; six grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Dortha Dorschner, of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Forest, Jr., as a young child.
Memorials will be directed to Northwestern College in Orange City, for a scholarship in their theatre or art departments.
R. MAX KIERNAN
Mr. Max Kiernan, age 82, of Alton, passed away on Thursday, September 1, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital.
There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, September 6, at 10:30am, at the Alton Reformed Church. Mr. Ronald Brink, C. L. P. will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Nassau Township Cemetery, near Alton. There will be a family prayer service on Tuesday, at 9:15am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and at Masonic Service at 8:00pm, at the funeral home.
Robert Max was born on May 27, 1923, in Aurelia, the son of Earl St.Clair and Gertrude Elizabeth (Leedom) Kiernan. In 1929, his family moved to Wakefield, Nebraska, and in 1936, they moved to Alton. He graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City and served in the United States Army during World War II.
On March 29, 1946, he married Sylva Dykstra in Alton. For seven years, they made their home in Moville, where he was employed at the First Trust and Savings Bank. In 1954, they moved to Alton, where he began working at the Alton Savings Bank. In 1973, he became president of the bank. In December of 1989, he retired and became chairman of the board of directors of the Alton Bank Corporation, which operates the Community Banks in Alton, Orange City, and Hospers.
Mr. Kiernan was a faithful member of the Alton Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon, elder, and Sunday school superintendent, and sang in the choir for many years. He also belonged to the Floyd American Legion Post in Alton, the Floyd Masonic Lodge in Orange City, and the Abu Bekr Shrine in Sioux City, where he sang with the Chanters.
In addition, he was a member of the Siouxland and the Iowa Bankers Associations, where he held county and state offices. He was also a member of the Alton Chamber of Commerce, the Alton Area Development Corporation, the Sioux Golf and Country Club, and he was a founding member of the Alton Historical Society.
Max and Sylva enjoyed wintering at the Fountain of the Sun in Mesa, Arizona, for many years.
Survivors include his wife of more than 59 years; three sons, Dr. R. Martin Kiernan, and his wife, Susan, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Thomas Earl Kiernan, and his wife, LaZanne, of Alton; and Dr. John Kiernan, and his special friend, Patty Stein, both of Sioux City; seven grandchildren, Mollie Kiernan; Jill, and her husband, Chris McCurdy; Tiffany, and her husband, Brian Leibold; Ryan Kiernan; R. Micah Kiernan; Abigail Kiernan; and Jerrod Kiernan; a brother and his wife, Dr. Tom and Darlene Kiernan, of Savannah, Georgia; and nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and her husband, Patricia and Dr. Carl Oelrich.
Memorials will be directed to the Alton Presbyterian Church building fund.
Mrs. Winnie Grevengoed, age 98, of Hull, passed away Friday, February 26, 2010, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.
There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, March 2, at 11:00am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. There will be a prayer service on Tuesday, at 10:00am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.
Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the funeral home.
Winnie was born on June 26, 1911, in rural Orange City, the daughter of Johannes and Anna (Baartman) Van Oort. She was raised mostly at Middleburg.
On January 4, 1933, she married Gerrit Grevengoed at Middleburg. They farmed in the Middlelburg area, where she was a homemaker. In 1974, they retired into Hull and spent many winters in the southern part of the United States, often in Arizona. Gerrit passed away on October 2, 1998, in Sioux Center.
In 2001, Mrs. Grevengoed became a resident of Pleasant Acres.
She was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, where she participated in the women's organizations. She enjoyed playing hymns on the organ, liked to crochet, and looked forward to having time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter and her husband, Darlene and Chuck P. Kroese, of Hull; three sons and their wives, John and Wilma Grevengoed and Howard and Marilyn Grevengoed, all of Hull; and Alvin and Eileen Grevengoed, of Clever, Missouri; nineteen grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, twelve great-great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Lawrence Wielenga, of Sioux Center.
All her other family members preceded her in death.
Memorials may be directed to the Hull Christian School and Western Christian High School in Hull.
LLOYD D. GROTENHUIS
Mr. Lloyd Grotenhuis, age 69, of rural Sheldon, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, December 29, at 10:00am, at the Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers. The Rev. Dennis Hietbrink will officiate. Interment will follow at the Newkirk Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Lloyd Dale was born on March 16, 1940, in Orange City, the son of Reuben and Marie Aletta (Ver Steeg) Grotenhuis. He was raised at Newkirk, where he graduated from high school.
On November 10, 1959, he married Rosa Jean Van Kley in Newkirk. They farmed the land where he was raised, north of Newkirk, in rural Sheldon.
Mr. Grotenhuis was a member of the Newkirk Reformed Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir and for many funerals.
He enjoyed singing, especially in men's quartets, and particularly barbershop quartets in earlier years. He looked forward to family gatherings.
Survivors include his wife of just over fifty years; four children, Pamela, and her husband, Doug De Haan, of Alton; Evan Grotenhuis, and his wife, Sheryl, of Hospers; Kimberly Goeden, and her special friend, Dave Lovelady, of Steward, Nebraska; and James Grotenhuis, and his wife Dianna, of Houston, Texas; fourteen grandchildren, Rosalyn De Haan, Rachelle, and her husband, Michael Gewecke, Jonathan De Haan, Rebecca De Haan, David De Haan; Karissa Grotenhuis, Alicia Grotenhuis, Joshua Grotenhuis; Kendra Goeden, Joselyn Goeden, Shelby Goeden; Kimberly Zapata, Miranda Grotenhuis, and Lillian Grotenhuis; a great-granddaughter, Kylee Alexandria Zapata; and a brother and his wife, Marley and Ruth Grotenhuis, of Sibley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stillborn son, Lloyd, Jr.