James Dykstra ( )

Birth Date: 1952-06-11
Deceased Date: 2018-05-22
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Maureen Anderson

Birth Date: 1946-11-10
Deceased Date: 2021-11-24
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Rodney "Ron" Anderson

Birth Date: 1942-08-06
Deceased Date: 2014-02-06
Rodney Russell Anderson (Ronnie) was born Aug. 6, 1942, in Worthington, Minnesota, to Lloyd and Zula (Weston) Anderson. In 1955 his family moved to Sheldon, Iowa, where Andy (as he was called by his friends) attended Sheldon High School and graduated in 1960. Then he attended Worthington Junior College and graduated from there in May of 1963.

On Nov. 28, 1963, Rod married his high school sweetheart, Sheila Ver Hoef. They moved to Sioux City, Iowa, where Rod completed his business degree at Morningside College in 1967. Then the expecting couple moved to Waterloo, Iowa, where Rod worked briefly for Reynolds Tobacco Company, and in July they had their first child, Todd. In 1968, Rod and Sheila moved back to Sheldon, where they opened “Sheila’s Boutique” that Sheila managed while Rod attended Tyler’s Beauty School in Le Mars. It was Rod’s vision that the two of them would run and manage their own salon. But upon Rod’s graduation he had the opportunity to purchase the Beauty School and with business partner Leona Russell, he started his long career as owner and instructor of Le Mars Beauty College. After making the permanent move to Le Mars in 1971, the couple had their daughter, Kim. From that time forward the family made Le Mars their home.

Rodney was well known for his excellent skills in haircutting and his genuine warmhearted nature. He trained thousands of students in his 44 years of instruction. Rod and Sheila were dedicated to their profession and their students’ success. Rod gave every student his time and attention, and the clients that came to the college always felt appreciated for their business.

Rod loved traveling with Sheila, and they often included friends and family in their trips. His gentlemanly nature was always evident. He continued taking Sheila on dates throughout their marriage and courted her to many musicals. The two made a family tradition of having Sunday dinner with their children and grandchildren and most of those evenings ended with dancing in the kitchen. Their home was filled with joy, and they set an amazing example of a loving marriage.

He was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church and a member of the Cosmetology Association and School Association. He was generous in his community and loved by many.

Rod’s family was everything to him. His children and grandchildren were his joy.

This great man will be dearly missed. He will be lovingly remembered by the love of his life, Sheila, of Le Mars; his son Todd Anderson and wife Stacie of Le Mars, his daughter Kim Hanson and husband Bob of Mooresville, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Jaz Hanson, Seth Hanson, Carter Anderson and Auden Anderson; two brothers, Chuck (Betty) Anderson of Willmar, Minnesota, and Jerry (Glenda) Anderson of Prinsburg, Minnesota; a sister, Renae (Rod) Merley of Sheldon, Iowa; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Connie and Chuck Denton of Peoria, Arizona; several wonderful nieces and nephews; and many wonderful and supportive friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.



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Judy Hulstein (Andringa)

Birth Date: 1944-12-30
Deceased Date: 2008-01-31
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Fred Andringa

Birth Date: 1942-03-31
Deceased Date: 2007-06-05
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Arthur Andringa

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Ruth Bose (Arid)

Birth Date: 1937-12-04
Deceased Date: 2020-03-10
Ruth Bose

( December 04, 1937 - March 10, 2020 )

Ruth Bose, 82, of Jacksonville, IL died Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Passavant Memorial Area Hospital in Jacksonville.

She was born Dec. 4, 1937, in McGregor, IA, the daughter of Don and Kathryn Bothmer Aird. She married Gerald A. “Jerry” Bose on Sept. 9, 1962, at the Sheldon United Methodist Church in Sheldon, IA and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2019.

She is survived by her daughter, Llaina (Jeff) Groves, and her grandson, Nolan Groves, all of Jacksonville.

Mrs. Bose was a graduate of Sheldon (IA) High School. Early in life, she was a hospital lab technician. After marriage, she and Jerry moved to Jacksonville and she began a career with Mary Kay Cosmetics, becoming a Senior Director and winning numerous awards. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and the American Business Women’s Association. In 1995, when her daughter opened Llaina's Academy of Dance & Gym, Ruth played a huge part, devoting her time keeping the books and doing anything that needed to be done. She even took a few dance classes! She enjoyed playing bridge and bowling, and also her cats and dogs. She loved her family, especially her grandson, Nolan.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Diamond Grove Cemetery. The family will meet friends 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to Faith Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left at

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Loren Baerenwald

Birth Date: 1941-10-08
Deceased Date: 2017-05-01
Loren Lee Baerenwald was born on October 8, 1941, to George Harold and Elsie Anna Louise (Heitritter) Baerenwald in Hull, IA. He was raised on the Baerenwald Family Farm near Boyden, IA. He was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church on November 2, 1941, and confirmed there on April 3, 1955. He attended St. John Lutheran School in Boyden through the eighth grade. He was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church on November 2, 1941, and confirmed there on April 3, 1955. He then attended Sheldon Public High School and continued his education at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. After completing his education he worked for his uncle, Oscar Baerenwald and for his father hauling gravel during the summer. On October 21, 1961, he was united in marriage to Sheryl Winter at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon. After their marriage they lived with Loren’s parents for a time and then moved to their current residence near Jasper, MN in February of 1962. Throughout the years Loren was a farmer and a trucker; he never retired. He always said that life was a vacation. He trucked and shelled corn for Eddie Graves and drove semi for Don Powell. He drove semi for Ocean Pacific and also for Bayliner Marine for 9 years. He also raised several ewes, lambs and cattle. In December of 1991, he bought his own truck and hauled grain and fertilizer for local farmers and businesses with his son, Joel. He farmed through all those years as well, working his land around the Jasper and Pipestone areas. He and his family enjoyed farming and all participated in helping through the years. Loren was diagnosed with LyoMyo Sarcoma on December 23, 2016. Loren passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, May 1, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne, MN at the age of 75 years, six months, and 23 days.

Loren was a devoted member of Jasper ELC. He loved his faith and participated in church by being an usher, served on the call committee, and helped with other church duties. He enjoyed children and youth groups, helping both at church and also with the Lamb and Wool Program. He enjoyed time with his kids and grandkids with 4-H and coaching the 4-H softball team. Loren and Sheryl square danced with the Hollyhoppers Square Dancers. Loren enjoyed bowling with the Powell Truckline Team. His family knew him as a man who kept a sparkling clean truck and who loved his Massey Harris and Case Tractors. Most of all, Loren loved his grandkids, children, family, and friends. His favorite time of year was Christmas and the Baerenwald Vacation Week. The family has been gathering for family vacations for 16 years at various lakes in Minnesota; which Loren truly loved.

Loren is lovingly remembered by his wife, Sheryl of Jasper; three daughters, Lisa (Curt) Houg of Jasper, Kara (Grant) Duncan of Sherman, SD, and Beth (Francis) Ramm of Sioux Falls, SD; one daughter-in-law, Lana Baerenwald of Jasper; 12 grandchildren, Allison (fianc, Ben Steinwand), Ryan, Adam, Lauren and Kirsten Houg, Samantha and Mitchell Duncan, Brett, Rose and Joshua Baerenwald, and Logan and Elizabeth Ramm. Loren was preceded in death by his son, Joel Baerenwald; his parents, George and Elsie Baerenwald; his brother, Lyle (Linda) Baerenwald; his father- and mother-in-law, Wilson and Erna Winter; and one brother-in-law, Steven Winter.

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Loren Baerenwald

Birth Date: 1941-10-08
Deceased Date: 2017-05-01
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Ronald "Skip" Barkley

Birth Date: 1938-11-11
Deceased Date: 2021-11-02
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