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Mrs. Sadie Hansen, age 88, of Alton, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010, at the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility.

There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, January 5, at 2:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Rev. Michael Hardeman and the Rev. Elizabeth Hardeman 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 Tuesday at the funeral home.

Sadie was born on December 15, 1921, in Rock Valley, the daughter of John and Agnes (Mulder) Van Zanten, who had immigrated to the United States from Holland. She graduated from the Alton Public High School and Northwestern Junior College in Orange City.

On June 5, 1956, she married Harold Hansen in Le Mars. A son, Joel John, was born on March 20, 1957. They lived in the Sioux County area most of their lives, where she was a successful and well-liked teacher in several schools.

In June of 2005, Mrs. Hansen became a resident of the Long Term Care Facility. She will be laid to rest in the same cemetery where her son, parents, and brothers await the resurrection.

She was a member of the Alton Reformed Church, where she enjoyed fellowship with the congregation. She was a very dedicated Christian, who loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her husband of 53 ˝ years; a sister, Irene (Adrian) Ekdom, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two brothers, Casey Van Zanten, of Orange City and Tony Van Zanten, of Florida; two sisters-in-law, Jean Van Zanten and Wilma “Billy” Van Zanten; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

In addition to her son, who died on May 5, 2004, at the age of 47, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Dick, John, and Henry Van Zanten, and a sister, Bertha Rexwinkel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alton Reformed Church.


Henry Dale Hubers, known to most as Dale, passed on to greater glory surrounded by the family he loved on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 at the Orange City Area Health System. He was 81 years old.

A service of remembrance and resurrection hope will be held at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City on Saturday, January 2nd at 10:30 am. Trinity senior pastor, the Rev. John Opgenorth, will preside; former pastor and good friend, the Rev. Donald Lenderink, will deliver the message. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Family visitation will be at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City from 4-6 on New Year's Day.

Dale was born into a loving Christian family who resided on a farm near Middleburg on October 19, 1928. His parents were Henry J. and Mary (DeGroot) Hubers. He and his brother, John, and sisters Geneva, Marcia and Lois, attended a country school near Middleburg. From there he went on to Northwestern Academy (where he would later serve as one of the last principals), NW Junior College and Central College in Pella where he earned his BA in education/math. This would be supplemented later on with a master's degree in education from the University of South Dakota.

Dale met his soul mate, Margaret Bastemeyer, during his time at NW Junior College. They were married on August 25th, 1950, at the church that would become the center of their spiritual life for the rest of their 59 years together – Trinity Reformed in Orange City – where he served as elder, deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Dale was a teacher and high school principal. But education was not only Dale's occupation; it was his passion, as the numerous students who came under his gifted tutelage would testify. This is a passion he lived out as principal of Northwestern Academy, Little Rock High School and Maurice-Orange City High School where he also taught math for thirty years. In the later part of his career he was also an adjunct professor at Northwestern College. Dale followed the careers of his former students with great interest, taking enormous pride in the success many of them achieved.

Dale's leadership gifts in the area of education were recognized not only on a local level, but on a state and national level, as well, through his service on the Iowa State Education Association executive board and various National Education Association committees. He also served on the Northwestern College Executive Board, an institution he supported on many different levels throughout his life.

In his “spare” time Dale held down a number of other jobs, serving at various times as an insurance salesman/hail adjustor and Northrop King seed corn salesman. He was also on the board of directors of the Le Mars Mutual Insurance Agency and served for a short time on the Orange City City Council.

In retirement Dale enjoyed playing golf and cards with friends, attending athletic events and rooting for his beloved Northwestern College. He and Margaret also traveled extensively thanks in part to their globe trotting children, making trips to the Persian Gulf, Japan, and several European countries. Spending time with children and grandchildren, no matter where they lived, was always high on his list of “things I love to do.”

Grateful to have shared Dale's life are his wife, Margaret; two sisters, Marcia (Donald) Zwiep of Orange City and Lois Vermeer of Littleton, Colorado; brother-in-law Peter Meerdink of Austin, Texas; sister-in-law Betty Hubers Stewart of Hanover, New Hampshire; three children and their spouses – Barbara Hubers-Drake (Mark), of Seattle, Washington, John Hubers (Lynne), of Plano, Texas, and Jim Hubers (Laura Comito), of Carroll, Iowa along with nine grandchildren – Andrew (Lisa) Drake, John (Lauren Guy) Drake, Margo (Win) Martin, Jennifer Hubers, Adam Hubers, Vanessa (Mark) Jewell, Shawna (Kevin) Nepple, Mathew and Alex Hubers; and three great grandchildren.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John, sister, Geneva Meerdink and brother-in-law Richard Vermeer.

Memorials may be directed to Northwestern College at 101 7th Street Southwest; Orange City, IA 51041-1996.


Mrs. Phyllis Hulstein, age 70, of Sioux Center, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

There will be a funeral service on Saturday, February 13, at 1:30pm, at the New Hope Evangelical Free Church in Orange City. The Rev. Jeffrey Whitt will officiate. Interment will follow at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Phyllis Ann was born on November 14, 1939, in Cedar Falls, the daughter of Swier and Christena (Stork) Cannegieter. She was raised in rural Grundy Center, where she attended a country school and later the Grundy Center School, graduating in 1958. She then went to Dordt Junior College in Sioux Center, where she received her Associate of Arts degree in 1960. From 1960 to 1964, she was a teacher at the Sanborn and Oskaloosa Christian Schools. She then returned to Dordt, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965 and taught at the Orange City Christian School for one year.

On July 14, 1966, she married Gerrit S. Hulstein in Wellsburg. They made their home on a farm in rural Orange City, where she was a homemaker. For fourteen years, she was also a teacher's aide at the Sioux Center Community Schools. Gerrit passed away on October 11, 1984, in Sioux City. In 2001, Phyllis moved to Sioux Center.

She was currently a member of the New Hope Evangelical Free Church and a former member of the Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center and the Dover Avenue Alliance Church in Orange City. She served as an organist at both Central and Dover. At Central, she also taught Sunday school classes and she and Gerrit were leaders of Reformed Church Youth Fellowship. At Dover she was active in Awana. In later years, she went on mission trips to Haiti and Paraguay.

In addition, she was an active member of the Siouxland Women's Chorus and of Coffee Break. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, and traveling.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Brent and Mary Hulstein, of Orange City; four grandchildren, Hannah, Amanda, Heather, and Gerrit Hulstein; two sisters, Pearl, and her husband, Al Eiten, of Wellsburg; and Alice Behrends, of Waterloo; and two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Cannegieter, of Dike; and Marlene, and her husband, Ernie Bruns, of Spencer.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Hulstein; a brother, Andrew Cannegieter; a sister, Lillian Barron; and a brother-in-law, Russ Behrends.


Mrs. Esther Hulst, age 79, formerly of Orange City and Sheldon, went home to be with her Lord on February 11, 2010, at the Madrid Home in Madrid.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, February 19, at 1:00pm, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hospers. The Rev. Dr. Brian Janssen will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hospers Cemetery. There will be a prayer service on Friday, at 12:15pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at the funeral home.

Esther Jeane was born on September 6, 1930, in Orange City, the daughter of Gerrit and Bertha (Vander Broek) Mulder.

She married Marion Hulst of Hospers on September 16, 1955, in Orange City. During their married years, they lived in Sheldon, Kingsley, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Vinton, Ames, and Ankeny. He passed away on November 27, 1991, in Ankeny.

Mrs. Hulst became a resident of the Madrid Home in May of 2008.

She was a homemaker and in later years, worked with custom drapes for an interior decorator. She was also employed in the fabric department of the Wal-Mart store in Ankeny.

Esther was a member of the Bethany Reformed Church in Des Moines.

Survivors include her daughter and her husband, Laura and Tim Brown, of Ames; a son, Robert Hulst, of Ankeny; a sister and her husband, Lois and Peter Jeltema, of Orange City; three sisters-in-law, Harriet Stevens and Gladys Ebel, both of Primghar; and Betty Hulst, of Orange City; and many nephews and nieces.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to the Madrid Home, in loving memory of Esther.

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