Lyon County Genealogy


Lyon County Obituaries

Part 2

Ben Siebrands
1913 - 1995

Ben Siebrands was born on September 6, 1913 at rural George, Iowa. He was the son of Dick and Trienjte (Goldhorn) Siebrands. He was a lifelong resident of the George area.

He married Irene Schrick on June 1, 1941 at George, Iowa. They farmed near George. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church.

He died on Monday, November 13, 1995 at the George Good Samaritan Center, at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 8 days.

He is survived by four children: Martys Ackerman and husband David of Bloomington, Minnesota; Dick Siebrands and wife Donna of Phoenix, Arizona; Paul Siebrands of George, Iowa; and Alda Siebrands of Mobile, Alabama; also left are four grandchildren: Jill Carlson, Todd Ackerman, Kimberly and Trena Siebrands; four great-grandchildren, Ryan and Andrew Lynas and Jacob and Aimee Carlson; two brothers, Lawrence and Richard Siebrands, both of George, and three sisters, Margaret and husband Henry Krull of Luvernce, Minnesota; Leota and husband Jack Gerken of George; and Lavonne and husband Alfred Klaassen of Ellsworth, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and one sister.

Funeral services were held on November 16, 1995 at Central Baptist Church in George, Iowa. Pastor Hames Regehr officiated. Interment was in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George. Arrangements were by Bolin Funeral Service of George.

[View service folder.]

Submitted by Sherrilyn Klaassen
Webization by Kermit Kittleson



Carl D. Siebrands

Carl D. Siebrands was born on April 18, 1912, and died on May 12, 1966 at the age of 54 years and 24 days.

A funeral service was held and Rev. Ralph Cordes officiated. A duet was sung featuring Mrs. Clinton Van Roekel and Mrs. Art Wibben. Music included "My Lord and I" and "Beyond the Sunset." The organist was Mrs. Ralph Cordes.

Casket bearers consisted of Legionnaires Weldon Peters, Harey Hilbrands, Walter Denekas, Ted Harms, Edwin Duin and Fred Krull.

Interment was in Hope Reformed Cemetery.

Submitted by Sherrilyn Klaassen
Webization by Kermit Kittleson



Caroline June (Siebrings) Dreesen
1926 - 2005

Caroline June Dreesen was born September 24, 1926 at George, Iowa. She was the daughter of Harm and Julia (Blum) Siebrings. Caroline attended country school near George, Iowa.

She married Ben Dreesen Jr. on January 5, 1944. Caroline and Ben lived North of Little Rock their entire married life. She was a baptized member of the Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock. She enjoyed watching craft shows on television as well as listening to country music. She especially enjoyed her visits with her children and grandchildren. She worked at Campbell Soup Company in Worthington, Minnesota and AMPI in Sibley, Iowa, as well as farmed with her husband Ben.

Ben passed away on June 17, 1993. In January 1994, Caroline suffered a stroke and brain aneurysm that left her paralyzed and needing nursing home care.

Caroline passed away March 17, 2005 at the Social Service Cener in Yankton, South Dakota at the age of 78.

She leaves to cherish her memory: two daughters, Barbara and husband David Becwar, Ferryville, Wisconsin, Julia and husband Mike Mormann of Adrian, Minnesota; one son, Robert and wife Shawn Dreesen of Little Rock, Iowa; six grandchildren: Aaron, Ashley, and Abby Mormann, Morgan, Miranda, and Madisen Dreesen, and one sister-in-law, Elayne Siebrands of Doon, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ben, one son, John Dale Dreesen, one sister, Alvina Hansmann, and three brothers, John, Peter, and Herman.

A funeral was held on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, Iowa, with Pastor Brian Hellenga officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Cemetery, Little Rock, Iowa.

[View Service Folder]. Arrangements were by Bolin Funeral Chapel, Little Rock, Iowa.

Submitted by Sherrilyn Klaassen -- webization by Kermit Kittleson



Christine J. (Goldhorn) Bruns
1897 - 1991

Mrs. Christine J. Bruns was born March 11, 1897 at rural George, Iowa, the daughter of Ben and Margaret (Harms) Goldhorn. She attended country school.

She married Henry Bruns on September 11, 1919. They farmed near George. She was a member of Hope Reformed Church.

She died on Monday January 14, 1991 at the M.P.C. Hospital in Rock Rapids, Iowa at the age of 93 years, 10 months and four days.

She is survived by four daughters: Hilda, Mrs. Elmer Jack Klinkenborg; Lorraine, Mrs. Arthur Wibben; Beverly, Mrs. Daryl Janssen; and Augusta, Mrs. Keith Hansman, all of George, Iowa; by 13 grandchildren; by 21 great-grandchildren; by two brothers, Eilert Goldhorn of George, Iowa and Alvin Goldhorn of Cherokee, Iowa.

Arrangements were by the Bolin Funeral Service of George, Iowa.

View picture of Christine and Henry Bruns.

Submitted by Sherrilyn Klaassen
Webization by Kermit Kittleson



Dick Siebrands
1885 - 1970

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at George, Iowa, for Dick Siebrands, age 84, of George -- a long-time resident of that community. Siebrands died on Tuesday, May 26, 1970, at the Merrill Pioneer Community hospital.

The services were held on May 29th at the Hope Reformed church of rural George, with the Rev. Raymond Denekas officiating. Special music was provided by a duet: Mrs. John Groenwald and Mrs. George O. Groen, who sand two selections: "Beyond the Sunset" and "Lights of Home." The organist was Harlan Stubbe.

Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of the Vogelaar Funeral Home. Grandsons served as pallbearers; they were Murnice Popkes, Paul Siebrands, Robert Krull, David Ackerman, John Gerken and Eldon Klaassen.

Dick Siebrands was born in Illinois on August 10, 1885, and moved to Lyon county as a youth in 1902. He farmed in the George area, for miles west and two miles north of George, for many years, and lived at that location at the time of his death.

Survivors include his widow; his sons, Ben, Loren, and Richard of George; daughters, Mrs. Henry (Margaret) Krull of Beaver Creek, Minnesota, Mrs. John (Leota) Gerken of George, Mrs. Alfred (Lavonne) Klaassen of Little Rock; a brother, William of George, a sister, Mrs. Frank Heeren of Little Rock; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Sherrilyn Klaassen
Webization by Kermit Kittleson



Donna Faye (Klinkenborg) Ohling

Donna Ohling, age 37, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died on Thursday morning at her home in Sioux Falls from cancer. A Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the First Reformed Church of Sioux Falls, located at 4800 E. Tomar Rd., with Rev. Wayne Van Regenmorter officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at Little Rock, Iowa.   [Donna's Service Folder]

Donna Faye Klinkenborg was born October 18, 1964 at Rock Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Everon and Esther (Klaassen) Klinkenborg. Donna was raised on the Klinkenborg family farm at Rock Rapids, and graduated from Central Lyon High School in 1983. She attended Carver Institute in Omaha after high school, and graduatedin 1984. She worked at Lyon County State Bank in Rock Rapids until 1989.

On May 27, 1989 Donna was united in marriage to Ron Ohling at her home church, Salem Reformed Church of Little Rock. The newly wed couple made their home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While in Sioux Falls she worked at First National Bank of Sioux Falls as a personal banking representative. In 1992 she was promoted to a personal banking trainer. Along with her banking career she attended the University of South Dakota. From 1993 until 1999 she took night and weekend classes and earned a Business Management Degree with high honors. Donna worked diligently to achieve more education along with advancing herself in her banking career to training officer. She was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, American Society for Training and Development, Center for Public Higher Education Advisory Council, Management Research Associates, First Reformed Church in Sioux Falls and a cancer support group.

Donna had a great personality. Her love for her family and others did not go unnoticed. Ron and Donna enjoyed spending time together, either taking a vacation or or going to her family farm for a day. After a two year battle with cancer, three months ago Donna's health declined, and she died at her home in Sioux Falls at the age of 37.

Donna is survived by her husband, Ron Ohling; her father, Everon Klinkenborg of Rock Rapids; seven brothers, Tom and Audra Klinkenborg of Rock Rapids; Jerry Klinkenborg of Rock Rapids; Merle and Kae Klinkenborg of Sioux Falls; Randy and Davis Klinkenborg both of Rock Rapids; Jim an Jean Klinkenborg of Sibley; and Myron and Mary Klinkenborg of Rock Rapids; and a father and mother-in-law Egbert and Darlene Ohling of Rock Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Edith Klaassen; and John and Flora Klinkenborg; mother, Esther Klinkenborg; and one niece, Melanie Klinkenborg.

Arrangements were by the Roste Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

Submitted by Sherrilyn Klaassen
Webization by Kermit Kittleson