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July 18. 2013 2:28PM
Jule Bruinsma, 78
Funeral services for Jule Bruinsma, 78, of George, Iowa, were held Monday, July 15, 2013, at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George. Burial was in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, also in George.
Mrs. Bruinsma died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Jule June (Fick) Bruinsma was born March 5, 1935, to Henry C. and Winona (Williams) Fick in Hartley, Iowa. She grew up in Hartley and attended school there. On May 21, 1952, she was united in marriage to Robert L. Bruinsma in Luverne, Minn. The couple lived in Hartley for a year and then moved to George. On Nov. 1, 1979, Jule’s husband Robert passed away.
Jule worked various place around George throughout the years. She was a member of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George. She enjoyed doing crafts, crocheting, playing cards, gardening, flowers and feeding and watching the birds.
She is survived by her four children, Linda Groen of George, Ande (Pat) Bruinsma and Paula (Kent) Harms, all of George, and Rod (Dona) Bruinsma of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren, Pam (Brian) Arends of Little Rock, Iowa, Chantell (Edward) Abshire of Lafayette, La., Terry (Kari) Bruinsma of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Andrea (Bill) Reinders of Castle Rock, Colo., Kellee (Ryan) Sheik of Fredonia, Wis., Becky (Adam) Peterson of Brandon, Brian Harms of Sioux Center, Iowa, Bobby (Beth) Bruinsma of Rapid City, and Megan Bruinsma of Sioux Falls; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Colleen (Jake) Ingraham of Minneapolis, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; four brothers and one sister.
Jurrens Funeral Home, George, was in charge of arrangements.
Delmar ‘Smokey’ Stoltenberg, 75
Funeral services for Delmar “Smokey” Ray Stoltenberg, 75, of Garretson, were held Monday, July 15, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church, Garretson. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Stoltenberg died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his home.
Delmar Ray Stoltenberg was born Aug. 24, 1937, in Alvord, Iowa, to Fred and Alma (Mundt) Stoltenberg. He graduated from Hills (Minn.) High School and was employed at the hatchery in Hills until moving to Garretson in 1962. He worked at the Garretson Elevator and then drove the Skelly Oil truck. After Skelly Oil closed, Delmar returned to Garretson Elevator until becoming a rural letter carrier.
He was a member of the Garretson Volunteer Fire Department for 16 years. Delmar also developed the River Avenue Mobile Home Court in Garretson in the 1970’s and managed it until his retirement.
Delmar was an avid restorer and collector of John Deere tractors and implement, and John Deere toy tractors. He spent countless hours working at his shop in Garretson and enjoyed various auctions around the area. He always had an extra chair available at his shop for friends to stop and visit. Delmar especially enjoyed spoiling and spending time with his two granddaughters.
He is survived by his daughter, Diana (Mike) Dooley, Sioux Falls; granddaughters, Alexis and Emily; a daughter-in-law, Kerri Stoltenberg Johnston, Elk Point; brothers, Dale Stoltenberg, Garretson, and Dean (Marce) Stoltenberg, Brandon; a sister, LaVane (Harlowe) Sundem, Brandon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Delmar was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Donald on Sept. 14, 1993; brothers, Delbert and Daryel; and a nephew, Wayne Sundem.
Minnehaha Funeral Home, Garretson, was in charge of the arrangements.
Tim R. Shriver, 53
Tim R. Shriver, 53, Brandon, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at home surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Memorial services are pending with Heartland Funeral Home.
Tim will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary; five children, Adam, Valley Springs, Matthew (Abbey), Mandy, Alexander and Brook, all of Brandon; one grandchild, Lynn; his mother, Ruth (Stangeland) Shriver, Sioux Falls; four brothers, Brian (Deb), Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Mark (Sharon), Sioux Falls, Scott (Kelly), Holmen, Wis., and Greg (Melody), Sioux Falls; one sister, Terri Bartholomew, Erie, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews.
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