Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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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 interest in old funeral coaches and limousines.

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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 completing 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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Taylor Van Wechel

Taylor was born and raised in Orange City and graduated from the MOC - Floyd Valley High School. In the fall of 2013, he began working part-time at the funeral home. In 2017, he made the decision to pursue his funeral director's license from the Des Moines Area Community College. More recently, he has started his apprenticeship with us, through the state of Iowa. This is a yearlong process and the final step in acquiring his license. Taylor and his wife, Dulce, live in Orange City with their son Hurley.

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Duane Feekes

Duane grew up in Sheldon, went to Northwestern College and then worked for the City of Orange City from 1978 to 2019, 22 years as the City Administrator.  He enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with family.  He and his wife, Marilyn have four children, two grandchildren and attend Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City.

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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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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, piano, 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 and Jamie 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). Jamie takes care of our housekeeping needs at the funeral home in Orange City and works part time at Van Engelenhoven Insurance. Mike and Jamie live in Orange City with their three daughters and a son.

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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 late wife Jane (Den Hartog) have four grown children and numerous grandchildren.

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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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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 have four grown children and numerous grandchildren.

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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 employed at The Travel Advantage in Sioux Center. They have four children and six grandchildren, who all reside in Sioux County.

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 interest in old funeral coaches and limousines.

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 completing 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.

Taylor Van Wechel

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Taylor was born and raised in Orange City and graduated from the MOC - Floyd Valley High School. In the fall of 2013, he began working part-time at the funeral home. In 2017, he made the decision to pursue his funeral director's license from the Des Moines Area Community College. More recently, he has started his apprenticeship with us, through the state of Iowa. This is a yearlong process and the final step in acquiring his license. Taylor and his wife, Dulce, live in Orange City with their son Hurley.

Duane Feekes

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Duane grew up in Sheldon, went to Northwestern College and then worked for the City of Orange City from 1978 to 2019, 22 years as the City Administrator.  He enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with family.  He and his wife, Marilyn have four children, two grandchildren and attend Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City.

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.

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, piano, or organ accompaniment for funeral and memorial services. He and his wife, Carla, have three grown children and a growing number of grandchildren.

Mike and Jamie 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). Jamie takes care of our housekeeping needs at the funeral home in Orange City and works part time at Van Engelenhoven Insurance. Mike and Jamie live in Orange City with their three daughters and a son.

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 late wife Jane (Den Hartog) have four grown children and numerous grandchildren.

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.

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 have four grown children and numerous grandchildren.

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 employed at The Travel Advantage in Sioux Center. They have four children and six grandchildren, who all reside in Sioux County.