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5/8/13 I Sioux County Index-Reporter t 5 i i i!i 'i 111i ! ! Faith & Family Obituaries Delmar Sandbulte, 80 (March 22, 1933-April 28, 2013) SIOUX CENTER - Del- mar Sandbulte, 80, of Sioux Center, died Sun- day, April 28, 2013, at the Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center. A funeral service was Wednesday, May 1, at Carmel Reformed Church of rural Rock Valley with Rev. Mark Heijerman of- ficiating. Interment followed the funeral service in Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or gift items, the Sandbulte family prefer memorials be directed to Sioux Center Home Health & Hospice or Carmel Re- formed Church. Delmar Glen Sandbulte was born on March 22, 1933 to Henry and Minerva Sandbulte. He was raised on a farm by Carmel and received his education through the 10th grade. He was married to Betty Jean Van't Hof on March 26, 1953 at Carmel Reformed Church.The couple lived and worked on the Sandbulte fam- ily farm, where they raised their nine children. As a young man, Delmar played fast-pitch softball on a successful Carmel team. During his life, Delmar's strong faith led him to participate in M2Man at the Sioux Falls Penitentiary, Lay Witness Missions and to teach Sunday school and Friendship Bible Series for the handicapped as a member of Carmel Reformed Church. He had a special place in his heart for people who were hurting or less fortunate. Delmar served on the Memorial Funeral Home board of directors, and in his spare time he en- joyed watching fast-pitch softball, going to auc- tions, fishing, gardening and playing checkers. Having been blessed with a large family, Delmar loved spending time with his children, watching his grandchildren's sporting events and attend- ing family reunions. Delmar is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bet- ty Sandbulte of Sioux Center; his nine children and their spouses: Alan and Cheryl Sandbulte of Maurice, Sidney and Deb Sandbulte of Hull, Nora and David Bohl of Ireton, Vincent and Sue Sandbulte of Sioux Center, Owen and Teresa Sandbulte of Carmel, Joanne and Rodney Mo- get of Sioux Center, Harvard and Trish Sandbulte of Sioux Center, Henry and Rhonda Sandbulte of Sioux Center and Jerry and Candy Sandbulte of Little Rock; 24 grandchildren; 18 great-grand- children; six sisters and brothers-in-law: Johan- na and Rev. Arnold Punt of Sioux Center, Lois Van Maanen of Rock Valley, Norma and John Boogerd of Hull, Henrietta and Arnold Van Kley of Rock Valley, Carol and Clarence Van Voorst of Hull, Muriel and Bob Oostra of Hull;three sisters- in-law: Leona Sandbulte of Luverne, Minn., Jan- ice Sandbulte of Luverne, Minn., Florence Sand- bulte of RockValley along with numerous nieces and nephews. Delmar was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Bernard, Jim, Kenneth and Milton Sandbulte; four infant brothers; a granddaugh- ter, Danielle Dawn Sandbulte, and son-in-law, Willard Haverhals. John Mulder, 85 SIOUX CEN- TER - John Mul- der, 85, of Sioux Center, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the Sioux Cen- ter Community Hospital. A funeral ser- vice was Monday at First Reformed Church with Rev. Roger Voskuil officiat- ing. Interment followed the service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center. John Mulder was born Dec. 6, 1927, to Jacob and Antonia (Van Donkelaar) Mul- der in Hull. He was raised in Sioux Center and attended Sioux Center Community School through the eighth grade. John served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1947. He was a member of the Army Air Corps as a part of the 301st and 330th Military Air Transport Service groups On Nov. 21, 1952, John was joined in marriage to Leona Van Muyden in Sioux Center. The couple made their home in Sioux Center where John worked for South Side Grocery. He later took posi- tions with Wanscheer Manufacturing and Schouten Plumbing and Heating. Leona passed away on July 14, 2003 John was a member of First Reformed Church of Sioux Center, and enjoyed spending his Sundays with his daugh- ters and their families for a meal and possibly a game of cards. Weekly he would visit his siblings, often joining (Dec. 6, 1927-May 1,2013) them on Friday afternoons for a cup of coffee. He is survived by his daughters: Bar- bara and Dean Reckner of Orange City, Laura Oldenkamp and special friend, Greg Van Beek of Rock Valley; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaugh- ter; sister and brother-in-law, Dora and Ervin Van Zee and sister, Gerdena "Gordy" Deinken, all of Sioux Center; brother, James "Guy" Mulder of Sioux Center and numerous nieces and neph- ews. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; four sons: Ricky, Randy, Terry and Darwin Mulder; sister and brother- in-law, Hermina "Snooks" and Howard Den Hartog; brother, Anthony Mulder and brother-in-law, Gary Deinken. Johanna Kleinwolterink, 91 (Feb ORANGE CITY Mrs. Johanna Kleinwolterink, 91, of Orange City passed away on Mon- day, April 22, 2013, at Orange City Area Health System Hospital. A memorial ser- vice was Saturday, April 27, at First Reformed Church in Or- ange City. The Rev. Mark Haverdink offi- ciated. Interment was at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Johanna was born on Feb. 3, 1922, at Hull, the daughter of John and Dora (Westra) Van Dyke. She was raised on farms near Hull and Inwood, where she enjoyed all of the farm's activities. She attended a country school through the eighth grade and, in her youth, sang in the teen choirs at First Reformed Church in Hull and Inwood Reformed Church. On March 10, 1950, she married Warren Kleinwolterink. They lived on a farm two miles north of Orange City 48 years, where she was a homemaker and helped care for her ailing mother. In 1998, they moved into Orange City. Jo enjoyed taking walks, marveling at God's creation. She liked sewing, read- ing, and gardening. She looked forward to getting together with her son and his wife and taking care of her grandchil- dren. She was employed at Bradley Knitting Mills in Delavan, Wis, doing piece work, making and sewing sweaters. She also worked at the bakery, Pioneer Memorial Home, Harkers, Advance Brands, and for 18 years at Tyson Foods, all in Orange City, retiring in 2003. She was a member of First Reformed Church, where she participated in the 3, 1922-Apr. 22, 2013) women's ministries and coffee break Bible studies. Survivors include her husband of more than 63 years; a son, Galen Klein- wolterink of Orange City; three grand- children; ive great-grandchildren; four sisters, Margaret Franken, Pearl Kooima, Dorothy, and her husband, George Fed- ders, and June, and her husband, Ber- nard Ver Berg; and many nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in- law, Rebecca Kleinwolterink; two broth- ers, Garrett Van Dyke and infant John Dwane Van Dyke; a sister-in-law, Per- celia Van Dyke, and two brothers-in-law, James Franken and Clarence Kooima. Memorials will be directed to the Cor- nerstone Fund and the First Reformed Church. Ilene Donkersloot, 90 HULL - Ilene Donkersloot, 90, of Hull passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Pleasant Acres Care Cen- ter in Hull. A funeral service was Friday, May 3, at Oolman Funeral Home in Hull. The Rev. Kevin Yurk ofciated. Interment fol- lowed at Hope Cemetery in Hull. Ilene was the daughter of Nicholas nd Marie (Koster-Siemens) Donker- sloot. She attended country school and the Boyden school. She had the gift of music. She could play the piano by ear, and she taught herself to play the ac- cordion, harpsichord and mouth organ. Ilene loved to play her accordion while her sister, Mae, played the piano. In 1951, Ilene moved to Denver, Colo., where she served as a housekeeper. To get around town, she learned the bus schedules. After her father passed away in 1966, Ilene and her mother travelled by bus to many places, including the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs, the stock show, several shopping malls and many parks. in 1988, Ilene and her mother re- turned to Sioux County and settled in Hull where her mother lived to be 106 years old. In March 2010, Ilene became a resident of Rock Rapids Health Cen- tre, and in June 2011, she transferred to Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull. Miss Donkersloot was currently a member of First Reformed Church in Hull and a former member of First Chris- tian Reformed Church in Denver and First Reformed Church in Boyden. She enjoyed reading the area news- papers and listening to the local radio stations, especially Christian programs. She was always informed about the ar- ea's activities and national politics. Survivors include her sister and her husband, Mae and Clayton Vis of Hull; a sister-in-law, Alma Donkersloot of San- born and 12 nephews and nieces. ' She was preceded in death'by"a brother and his wife, Ray and Betty Donkersloot, who lived in Zeeland, Mich.; a brother, Ed Donkersloot of San- born, and a nephew, Lyle Donkersloot. Memorials will be directed to Re- hoboth Christian School in Rehoboth, N.M. Pastor's Corner All the way to the end Pastor Cory Griess Calvary Protestant Reformed Hull Thursday, May 9 is Ascension Day, the day the church cel- ebrates Christ's taking leave of this earth, going up into heav- en where he is now and from whence he will return one day. After Jesus rose from the dead, he did not go to heaven right away. He stayed on the earth in his resurrection body, appearing to his disciples for 40 days to teach them and prepare them for their work before he left them to go to heaven. It is an interesting thing that the world takes no notice of Ascension Day. In fact, even much of the church world ne- glects this important aspect of the life of Jesus. Why is that? Why is it that the celebration of Christ's birth is made into a national holiday that everyone recognizes even if they don't believe in it, and Christ's resur- rection from the dead is also celebrated, but so little notice of Ascension Day? Is it possible that for those who really do not fully under- stand it, God coming down and being born in a manger as a cute little cooing baby sounds non-threatening enough to "celebrate" even if you don't particularly buy it. And the concept of someone being raised from the dead after being wrongfully put to death in the first place is toler- able, even if people don't really believe it happened because, hey, everyone roots for the un- derdog. On the other hand, the idea of Jesus ascending into heav- en to sit at the right hand of God, where he rules with a rod of iron over all nations of the earth (Psalm 2), demanding obedience, is a hard idea for the world to get behind in any fashion. And it only gets worse. From His heavenly position as King, Christ works sovereignly for his eventual return when everyone will bow his/her knee to him, many against their own will (Phil 2:10). Furthermore at his return, Christ will judge all men for their sins, destroy the unrepentant in hell, and place his people with him on a new heavens and new earth. These truths just don't lend themselves to presents and lights, or bunnies and baskets and eggs do they? Christ- mas and Easter wouldn't re- ally either if people really understood, but the stories in themselves sound non- confrontational enough. And is it possible that since the world does not get out their decorations and set up new merchandise displays in stores when Ascension Day comes, the church world doesn't pay much attention to this day ei- ther? Ascension Day is hope for God's true people -- real, solid, full hope in the midst of this ungodly world. Jesus reigns over all, and He is rul- ing all things for the good of His church, one day to take His people home. Should not the church take the story of our Lord all the way to end and celebrate the full salvation our savior accomplished? Calvary will be examining Revelation 12:7-12 Thursday evening, which is about what happened in heaven when Jesus ascend- ed. You are most welcome to join us. Pleasant Acres Schedule Wednesday, May 8 9:30 a.m. Coffee klatch 9:30 a.m. Christian School 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:15 p.m. Devotions 2 p.m. Resident council 7 p.m. Cards Thursday, May 9 9 a.m. Care conference 9:30 a.m. Coffee klatch 10 a.m. Exercise 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:15 p.m. Devotions 2 p.m. Christian Retirement Bells 7:15 p.m. Baptist: hostess Mel Friday, May 10 9:30 a.m. Coffee klatch 9:30 a.m. Games 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:15 p.m. Devotions 2 p.m. Bingo: Eileen, Marvin, John, Agnes, Janice, Lyla, Bess Saturday, May 11 9:30 a.m. Coffee klatch 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:15 p.m. Devotions 2 p.m. Movie 5 p.m. Gaithers 6 p.m. Orville- piano Sunday, May 12 9:30 a.m. Coffee Match 9:30 a.m. First CRC on cable 9:30 a.m. First Reformed on cable 11 a.m. First CRC on cable 11:10 a.m. Staff devotions 12:15 p.m. Staff devotions 2:15 p.m.Social Time 4 p.m. Protestant Ref. on cable 6:30 p.m. Sioux Center First Ref. on cable 7 p.m. First CRC on cable Monday, May 13 9:30 a.m. Coffee klatch 10 a.m. Good Old Days 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:15 p.m. Devotions 7:15 p.m. Mothers Day Tea Tuesday, May 14 9:30 a.m. Coffee klatch 9:30 a.m. Men and Ladies groups 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:15 p.m. Devotions 2 p.m. Sunday Ford 3 p.m. Bob the Magician 7p.m. Movie and popcorn Wednesday, May 15 9:30 a.m. Games; School Visits; 9:30 a.m. Coffee Klatch 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:15 p.m. Devotions 2 p.m. Jan's remininsce 5:15 p.m. Waffle Supper 7 p.m. Cards Timely rains still needed this upcoming growing season Moisture from Page 1 shrank dramatically. The eastern half of the state, which has dealt with ex- cessive rains at times, is no longer in drought conditions. Stream flows were rated at normal to above normal statewide. The update did not fac- tor in this week's rain and snow. DeJong recently took soil samples from sev- eral sites throughout northwest Iowa. At one location he sampled near Doon, there was ap- proximately 7.3 inches of moisture in the top five feet of soil and 6.8 inches at another spot in Sioux County. At locations in O'Brien and Cherokee counties, the soil samples were close to capacity. Approximately 11 inches of water can be held in that mass. "We've still got room to hold more" DeJong said. Warm weather prior to the rain and snow helped the soil absorb all of the precipitation that fell -- a good thing for the ground with spring planting season starting in the near future. "We captured quite a bit of the moisture" De- Jong said."We've still got room to hold more" Near the bottom of that S-foot depth, De- Jong noted, the soil still remains fairly dry. "It tells us it hasn't filtered down there to recharge those lower depths" DeJong said. Last summer's dry con- ditions forced corn and soybeans roots to push deeper than normal in search of moisture. De- Jong said some root depths extended down to between 7.5 and 8 foot deep last year. Typi- cally, root systems only go down five feet into the ground. Any more moisture that comes, he added, will continue to help re- plenish the soil at lower depths. The timing of the rain and snow could not be better, particularly after a dry summer in 2012. "If we would've had a dry spring, we'd be in a much more precarious state," DeJong said. The cold and wet con- ditions across the state, not just in northwest Iowa, has halted the start of planting season for the second time in three years. As of last week, DeJong had only heard of a few farmers who had started planting. Those that had started may have issues "We can plant 1.5 mil- lion acres a day,' DeJong said. "Once it gets going, we get a lot done pretty fast:' Now a stretch of warm and dry days is needed soon for farmers to plant this year's corn and soy- bean crops. "We've got enough moisture right now so we could get started," De- Jong said."Then we need some rainfall and warmer weather." Like anything, howev- er, he pointed out when planting season begins is out of the hands of farm- ers. "Farmers are pretty patient" DeJong said. "There's times to be pa- tient, but they're ready to get started:'