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Date: Thursday, 28 April 2016, at 9:04 a.m.

Harold Van Zandbergen

Mr. Harold Van Zandbergen, age 86, of Newkirk, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012, at the George Community Good Samaritan Center.

There will be a memorial service on Thursday, April 5, at 11:00am, at the Newkirk Reformed Church. The Rev. David Powers will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Newkirk Cemetery.

There will be a prayer service on Thursday, at 9:45am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.

Harold Forrest was born on June 22, 1925, in Orange City, the son of Arie and Trina (Hoffs) Van Zandbergen. He was raised in rural Newkirk, where he attended the Consolidated Schools. He served in the United States military during the Korean Conflict.

On January 15, 1960, he married Eldora Van De Berg in Sioux Center. They farmed at Newkirk, where he operated a corn shelling business and was also a gunsmith, owning Zandy’s Repair. Eldora passed away on July 5, 2000, at Newkirk.

On January 20, 2001, he married Carol (Van Wyk) Mulder at Newkirk. They continued to live at Newkirk, until February of 2011, when they moved to the Pioneer Memorial Home in Orange City. In November of 2011, he transferred to the Good Samaritan Center.

Mr. Van Zandbergen was a member of the Newkirk Reformed Church, the Reuter American Legion Post in Hospers, the National Rifle Association, Pheasants Forever, and the Sioux County Cattleman’s Association.

He enjoyed hunting, especially with “The Hounds”, fishing, going to gun shows, collecting guns, trap shooting, and playing cards and games. He looked forward to spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his second wife, Carol; Harold and Eldora’s five children and their spouses, Mikell and Ali Rabih, of Denver, Colorado; Mavis and Jim Schipper, of Hospers; Robert and Robin Van Zandbergen, of Orange City; Martha and Darren Hulst, of Hospers; and Maria and Chad Schwartz, of Primghar; eighteen grandchildren, Aussy Rabih, Mirian Rabih, Ahmad Rabih, Adam (fiance, Haley Williams) Rabih, Dora Rabih, and Layla Rabih; Crystal (husband, Ryan) Steffen; Melissa (husband, Bo) Ryan, Matthew Schipper, and Nathan Schipper; Chris Van Zandbergen, Kevin (wife, Katrin) Van Zandbergen, and Keith Van Zandbergen; Danielle Hulst, Zachary Hulst, and Josiah Hulst; and Braden Schwartz and Caleb Schwartz; four great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Marion and Ruth Van Zandbergen and Adrian and Carol Van Zandbergen, all of Orange City; a special grand-nephew, Mark De Kock; a few nephews and nieces, several step-children, and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by his first wife’s parents, Henry and Della Van De Berg; a nephew, Ward Van Zandbergen; and a niece, Sarah Van Zandbergen.

Memorials will be directed to the Orange City Area Health System Hospital and Home Health and Hospice.

Clara Hoefler

Clara HoeflerClara Hoefler, 85 years old, of Earling and formerly of Granville, Iowa died on Monday March 26, 2012 at Little Flower Haven in Earling, IA.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with Rev. Richard Ball officiating and Rev. Robert Hoefler concelebrating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville.

Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m., and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville.

Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home and Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to

Clara was born February 9,1927, in Fleming, CO. She was the daughter of Anton & Stefany (Tepley) Brekel. She graduated from St. Peter’s High School (the only member of her class).

On May 14, 1946, she married Arnold Hoefler, to whom she was married 62 years. Together, they had two sons, Jim & Fr. Bob. They lived in Granville from 1946 on, first in town (no running water), then on the farm east of town (with running water), and finally in town again after retirement. She moved to Little Flower Haven in Earling, IA, in April, 2008. She remained there until her death. Arnold died May 31, 2008.

During her time in Granville Clara was an active member in the community, St. Joseph Catholic Church & church guild. The love of her life was making music. For 40 years, she was the organist at St. Joseph Church. She loved to provide background music at the parish’s annual turkey suppers. She loved to lead musical sing-alongs at area bars. She helped out on the farm, but left most of that work to her husband, although she would help bring in the crop at harvest time. She took care of the house and garden. Although a native of Colorado, she came to love her new community through her active involvement. The pinochle card club lasted for many years.

Survivors include her son Fr. Bob of West Des Moines, her daughter-in-law Sharon of Jasper, AL, & nieces & nephews scattered throughout the U.S.

Preceded in death by her parents, her son Jim, her sisters Anna, Elizabeth, Martha & Sister Lucilla, her brother Joe & Louise.


Mr. Nick Hulst, age 86, of Hospers, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility.

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, June 11, at 1:30pm, at the Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers. The Rev. David Powers will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hospers Cemetery. There will be a prayer service on Wednesday, at 12:30pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers.

Visitation will be after 3:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the funeral home.

Nick was born on August 29, 1921, in rural Alton, the son of Herman and Effie (Roelfson) Hulst. He was raised at Alton, where he attended a country school. He farmed at Alton for 22 years.

On August 14, 1959, he married BettyJane Alice Heeren in the parsonage of the Newkirk Reformed Church. They made their home in Hospers, where he was employed at OK One Stop for 45 years. He also drove a school bus for 32 years, was a rural mail carrier, and served as the Hospers policeman for three years.

In the fall of 2006, Mr. and Mrs. Hulst moved to the Pioneer Memorial Home in Orange City, and in January of 2008, they transferred to the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility.

He was a member of the Newkirk Reformed Church, where he served as head usher for forty years. He also volunteered with the Hospers Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife of more than 48 years; a son and his wife, Jeffrey Lee and Sandi Hulst, of Gladbrook; a daughter and her husband, Nancy Ann and Michael Wilson, of Palm Harbor, Florida; six grandchildren, Nicole and her husband Dustin Johnson, Weston, Tessa, Tanner, and Callie Hulst, and Nathan Wilson; and two sisters, Gladys Ebel and Harriet Stevens, both of Primghar.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Seth Hulst; four sisters, Tracy Dolphin, Maggie Dolphin, Jennie Grondyke, and Margaret Vanden Bosch; and five brothers, Henry, Dick, John, Everett, and Marion Hulst.

Memorials will be directed to the Hospers Volunteer Fire Department.

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