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Larry D. Oolman

A native to Orange City, Larry was born and raised on a farm three miles west of town.  After graduating from Maurice - Orange City High School and attending Northwestern College in Orange City, he completed the mortuary science program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  He was then employed by the Welander-Quist Funeral Homes in Minneapolis.  In 1977, he returned to his home-town, where he purchased the Van Etten Funeral Home.

Larry is married to Glenda (Krommendyk). They live in Hull. Together, they have four children and ten grandchildren.

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Chad R. Oolman

Chad was raised in Orange City, and graduated from the MOC - Floyd Valley High School.  He attended Northwestern College and then enrolled in the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois.  After completing his education, he returned to Orange City to join the family business.

Chad enjoys spending time with friends and working on his classic cars.  He has a unique interst in old funeral coaches and limousines.  You can view some of his projects on this website by clicking here.

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Lori R. Uhl

Lori was born and raised in Orange City and graduated from MOC - Floyd Valley High School. She began working full time at the funeral home in January of 2010 while completeing her mortuary science education through the Des Moines Area Community College.  She and her husband, Darin, have four children, Cadence, Tanith, Burke, and Avery.

 

She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and riding her Harley.

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Rachael Brunsting

Rachael began helping part time at the funeral home in the fall of 2008. She also works at the Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community in Orange City and is an active volunteer with Hospice. She is married to Roger, and has four daughters, Carissa, Candace, Alicia, and Rebekah. Rachael is also a VERY proud grandma!

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Marvin Muilenburg

Marv first worked with Larry for several years in the 1980's.  After retiring from being this area's distributor for the Sioux City Journal, he began assisting at the funeral home again.  He and his wife, Fran, enjoy helping with their grandchilren and are members of the American Reformed Church in Orange City. 

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Norma Stander

Norma is the housekeeper at the funeral home in Orange City. She also frequently acts as hairdresser for those families that do not have a preference.  She and her husband, Jack, live just south of Orange City, and they are members of the First Reformed Church.

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Irwin Woudstra

"Irv" assists mostly at the funeral home in Hospers. He is a retired grocery store owner. He and his wife live in Hospers, where they are members of the First Christian Reformed Church.

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Paul and Loree Walton

Paul "Coach" and Loree Walton are caretakers of our funeral home in Hull. "Coach" is a retired teacher and coach, while Loree is employeed at The Travel Advantage in Sioux Center. They have four children and six grandchildren, who all reside in Sioux County.

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Taylor Van Wechel

Taylor has been helping at the funeral home since the fall of 2013. Initially he worked part-time keeping our cars cleaned and polished.  Later he began helping with visitations and services. More recently he made the decision to return to school and persue his funeral directors license.  Above all else, Taylor is a proud father to his son Hurley.

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Tom Hydeen

Tom began helping part time at the funeral home in 2016.  He also works at the First Reformed Church in Orange City, and he is willing and able to provide keyboard, paino, or organ accompaniment for funeral and memorial services. He and his wife, Carla, have three grown children and a growing number of grandchildren.

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Mike Kamerman

Mike helps out at the funeral home with visiations and services as his schedule permits.  He works full time at the First Reformed Church in Maurice.  Mike is a native of Sioux Center, and is married to Jamie (Zeutenhorst), together they have three daughters.

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LeeAnn Smit

LeeAnn (De Haan) Smit is a native of Orange City.  She began helping at the funeral home in 2016 as a hostess for visitations.  She and her husband Arlen are active members of the First Reformed Church in Orange City.  Together they four grown children and numerous grandchildren.

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Ruth Greving

Ruth is from Alton, and began helping at the funeral home as a hostess for visitations in 2016.  She is an active member of the Alton Reformed Chruch.  Ruth and her late husband, Mark Greving, have three grown children.

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Fred Krommendyk

Fred is a native of Hull, but has lived most of his adult life in Orange City.  Prior to helping at the funeral home part time, he was employed at Link Manufacturing in Sioux Center.  He and his wife Jane (Den Hartog) have four grown children and numerous grandchildren.

 

Larry D. Oolman

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A native to Orange City, Larry was born and raised on a farm three miles west of town.  After graduating from Maurice - Orange City High School and attending Northwestern College in Orange City, he completed the mortuary science program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  He was then employed by the Welander-Quist Funeral Homes in Minneapolis.  In 1977, he returned to his home-town, where he purchased the Van Etten Funeral Home.

Larry is married to Glenda (Krommendyk). They live in Hull. Together, they have four children and ten grandchildren.

Chad R. Oolman

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Chad was raised in Orange City, and graduated from the MOC - Floyd Valley High School.  He attended Northwestern College and then enrolled in the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois.  After completing his education, he returned to Orange City to join the family business.

Chad enjoys spending time with friends and working on his classic cars.  He has a unique interst in old funeral coaches and limousines.  You can view some of his projects on this website by clicking here.

Lori R. Uhl

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Lori was born and raised in Orange City and graduated from MOC - Floyd Valley High School. She began working full time at the funeral home in January of 2010 while completeing her mortuary science education through the Des Moines Area Community College.  She and her husband, Darin, have four children, Cadence, Tanith, Burke, and Avery.

 

She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and riding her Harley.

Rachael Brunsting

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Rachael began helping part time at the funeral home in the fall of 2008. She also works at the Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community in Orange City and is an active volunteer with Hospice. She is married to Roger, and has four daughters, Carissa, Candace, Alicia, and Rebekah. Rachael is also a VERY proud grandma!

Marvin Muilenburg

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Marv first worked with Larry for several years in the 1980's.  After retiring from being this area's distributor for the Sioux City Journal, he began assisting at the funeral home again.  He and his wife, Fran, enjoy helping with their grandchilren and are members of the American Reformed Church in Orange City. 

Norma Stander

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Norma is the housekeeper at the funeral home in Orange City. She also frequently acts as hairdresser for those families that do not have a preference.  She and her husband, Jack, live just south of Orange City, and they are members of the First Reformed Church.

Irwin Woudstra

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"Irv" assists mostly at the funeral home in Hospers. He is a retired grocery store owner. He and his wife live in Hospers, where they are members of the First Christian Reformed Church.

Paul and Loree Walton

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Paul "Coach" and Loree Walton are caretakers of our funeral home in Hull. "Coach" is a retired teacher and coach, while Loree is employeed at The Travel Advantage in Sioux Center. They have four children and six grandchildren, who all reside in Sioux County.

Taylor Van Wechel

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Taylor has been helping at the funeral home since the fall of 2013. Initially he worked part-time keeping our cars cleaned and polished.  Later he began helping with visitations and services. More recently he made the decision to return to school and persue his funeral directors license.  Above all else, Taylor is a proud father to his son Hurley.

Tom Hydeen

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Tom began helping part time at the funeral home in 2016.  He also works at the First Reformed Church in Orange City, and he is willing and able to provide keyboard, paino, or organ accompaniment for funeral and memorial services. He and his wife, Carla, have three grown children and a growing number of grandchildren.

Mike Kamerman

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Mike helps out at the funeral home with visiations and services as his schedule permits.  He works full time at the First Reformed Church in Maurice.  Mike is a native of Sioux Center, and is married to Jamie (Zeutenhorst), together they have three daughters.

LeeAnn Smit

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LeeAnn (De Haan) Smit is a native of Orange City.  She began helping at the funeral home in 2016 as a hostess for visitations.  She and her husband Arlen are active members of the First Reformed Church in Orange City.  Together they four grown children and numerous grandchildren.

Ruth Greving

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Ruth is from Alton, and began helping at the funeral home as a hostess for visitations in 2016.  She is an active member of the Alton Reformed Chruch.  Ruth and her late husband, Mark Greving, have three grown children.

Fred Krommendyk

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Fred is a native of Hull, but has lived most of his adult life in Orange City.  Prior to helping at the funeral home part time, he was employed at Link Manufacturing in Sioux Center.  He and his wife Jane (Den Hartog) have four grown children and numerous grandchildren.