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Funeral services for Julia Bouma of Hancock will be held Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Hancock Christian Reformed Church in Hancock. Rev. Harrison Newhouse will be officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Julia Van Otterloo Bouma was born in Walden Township on Sept. 3, 1920 and died at West Wind Village on Sunday, April 1, 2012, having reached the age of 91 years.
The memorial service for Loren Melvin Becker, of Hancock, will be held on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church at Hancock. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Loren was born on Nov. 21, 1958 and died on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his home near Hancock.
Lexy Croom died on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at her home in rural Montevideo after a courageous 21 month battle with pancreatic cancer, at the age of 63. Funeral services wereheld on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Jevnaker Lutheran Church, rural Montevideo with Rev. Marie Eckberg officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Visitation was on Friday afternoon and evening with a prayer service at the Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo. Lexy Ann (McNichols) Croom was born on Dec. 23, 1948 in Huron, S.D. to Dale and Mavis (Nesson) McNichols.
The Funeral Service for Paul K. Roth, age 85 of Elgin, were held at 11 a.m. MT Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elgin with Pastor Hazel Behrens and Pastor John Amundson, officiating. Burial will be in the Johannestahl Cemetery north of New Leipzig with full military honors afforded by the George W. Snook American Legion Post #246 A family service was held at 7 p.m. MT on Monday evening at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Elgin. Special music was provided by Mary Richter and Bonnie Roth.
Merrill Melvin Strand, 59, of Toddville, died Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at New Covenant Bible Church, Cedar Rapids, by Pastor Tye Male. The family will greet friends 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion. Burial: Lafayette Cemetery, rural Alburnett with military honors provided by American Legion Post # 675 of Toddville.
Fred McCann, age 75 of Sioux Falls, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m .on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Visitation will begin at 12 noon on Monday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. with a Scripture Service and Rosary at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services were held for Sister Margaret Van Kempen on March 29, 2012 at the Church of St. Benedict Monastery. Sr. Margaret was born Feb. 13, 1931 in Morris, Minn. and died on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the age of 81.
Memorial services for Darlene Krupke Eggert of Hancock, born May 12, 1933,will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Hancock. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Darlene died unexpectedly on Friday, March 23, 2012 in Arizona.
Dr. Leo Anthony Zehrer, 87, of Brooten, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at St. Donatus Catholic Church in Brooten. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the St. Donatus Catholic Cemetery, rural Brooten. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten.
Stephen "Jim" Guter, age 85, died March 14, 2012 in Sharon, Vt. He was born on March 30, 1926 in Morris. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at noon, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church on Baboosic Lake Road in Merrimack, N.H. The internment will occur at the Last Rest Cemetery.