Frieda J. (Wiemann) Jurgens
Frieda Jeanette (Wiemann) Jurgens, a resident of Belmond Rehabilitation and Care Center in Belmond, IA, was welcomed home on Monday, October 30, 2017 by her Lord and Savior.
Funeral services for Frieda Jurgens will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Bethany Reformed Church, 919 1st Street Northeast in Belmond, with Reverend Phil Arnold officiating. Burial will take place at Zion Reformed Church Cemetery in rural Sheffield.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Ewing Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
The youngest child of John and Epka (Kaduce) Wiemann, she joined five siblings 96 years ago in their Meservey family farm home. Frieda was married to Lloyd Jurgens at the Zion Reformed Church, Sheffield, and in 1995 they celebrated 55 years together. To the union, they were blessed with two sons, Lynn and Dennis, and a daughter, Linda. In the early 1950s they adopted Beverly from the Winnebago Children’s Home in Winnebago, NE. They lived and farmed in the Thornton, IA area until the early 1960s when they moved to Belmond where Frieda worked as a cook in the high school; and at that time they became members of the Bethany Reformed Church.
In 1966, Lloyd and Frieda went into missionary work which took them to Winnebago, NE; Rehobath, NM; Tempe, AZ and to Orange City, IA, where they were houseparents at Harmony Youth Home. In 1973, they moved back to Belmond and started the Belmond Upholstery business and continued that until Lloyd’s death in 1995. In 2000, Frieda moved to the Leinbach Senior Housing apartments and remained there until 2016 when she entered Belmond Rehabilitation and Care Center.
Frieda was a devout Christian, serving her Lord in many capacities along her faith journey. At her passing she was a member of the Bethany Reformed Church and the R.C.W. She had been a Sunday School Teacher; Catechism Teacher; D.V.B.S. Teacher; Youth Director and Officer of Women’s Guild; and sang in the choir. She always was willing to volunteer and give of herself where ever she saw the need. She was a hostess at Belmond Rehab Center for many years. Frieda enjoyed her flower gardens and flower arranging as well as many talents for crafts of all kinds. Before losing her sight, she had enjoyed reading and studying about nutrition. She was a superb cook and baker and loved sharing with family, friends, and neighbors.
Frieda was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother; gentle and kind; but she never left any doubt in your mind about her opinion on any subject.
Left to cherish her memory are her son Lynn and wife Becky of Forest City, IA; son Dennis and wife Jane of Winterset, IA; grandchildren: Randy (Nita) Jurgens of Greenwood, IN; Lori (Luis) Zapata of El Paso, TX; Carol Daniels of Kanawha, IA; Tim (Lisa) Jurgens of Forest City, IA; Michael Jurgens of Des Moines, IA; Douglas Jurgens of St. Charles, IA; Christopher Sheehan of Belmond; Matthew (Jennifer) Sheehan of Belmond; Melissa (John) Sifert of Belmond; 23 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Rev. David and Dixie Jurgens of Marion, IA; Dorothy Jurgens of Sheffield, IA; Marie Jurgens of Latimer, IA; many nieces and nephews and extended family, special friends Lily Dippel and Carl Kuhlers, and many, many more friends.
Frieda was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lloyd, daughter Linda Sheehan and husband Nick, and daughter Beverly Chambers; brothers Henry Wiemann and wife Louisa; Leonard Wiemann and wife Lydia; sisters Dena Pals and husband Henry, Jennie Steenhard and husband Clarence, Thelma Langlitz and husband Ivan; grandchildren Lonnie Jurgens, Todd Jurgens, Tammy Jurgens; great-grandchild Cody Elbert; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jerry and Adeline Jurgens, Thelma and Otto Dannen, Calvin Jurgens, Paul Jurgens, and best friend Jean Jenison.