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Kay Ver Steeg

July 19, 1965 — April 28, 2023

Sheldon, Iowa

Kay Ver Steeg

Sheldon, Iowa


Kay Ver Steeg age 57, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Friday, April 28, 2023 in Rochester, Minnesota. Her services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Kevin Gingerich ~ officiating.

Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.

Visitation with the family present will be from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon, Iowa.

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sheldon is in charge of the arrangements.


The service will be Live Streamed through the United Methodist Church Website


Arrangements are under the care of the Andringa Funeral Home – Sheldon.

Online condolences may be made to the Family at







July 19, 1965 ~ Barstow, California


April 28, 2023 ~ Rochester, Minnesota



11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 4, 2023

United Methodist Church; Sheldon, Iowa

Rev. Kevin Gingerich ~ Officiating



“Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone”

“It Is Well”

“Scars In Heaven”

Sung by: Kristin Noack, Tricia Meendering, Kim Powell

Pianist: Wil George

“Go Rest High On that Mountain” CD by Vince Gill



Michael Rus                                              Colton Rus


George Davis                                            David Groen

Anthony Davis                                           Brant Rosin

Cody Mayer                                               Isaac Mayer



East Lawn Cemetery

Sheldon, Iowa


After the graveside service relatives and friends

 are invited to join the family in the

fellowship hall of the church


Arrangements under the care of the

Andringa Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa

     Kay Lynn Ver Steeg, 57, was the daughter of Gerald “Gary/Joe” and Marilyn King, big sister of Melissa (George) Davis and Michelle (David) Groen, proud mother of Courtney (Mike) Rus, and even prouder grandmother of Brookelynn, Colton, Kinzie, and Lacey.

     Kay was born in California while her father was in the U.S. Marines.  The family soon moved back to Iowa where her parents were from.  When she was younger, Kay liked to say she was a California Girl.  Truly, though, she was an Iowa Girl through and through.  Raised in Sheldon (Class of 1983, Go Orabs!) Kay moved to Rock Valley after she married.  There she raised her daughter Courtney with her then husband, Alan Ver Steeg.  Kay made many friends in Rock Valley.  She worked at Valley Machining Company from 1990 until the time of her death.  Kay enjoyed her job and her co-workers. She returned to Sheldon in 2015, where she was near her mother, sisters and loving brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

     Kay was an avid sports fan.  She LOVED football (Go Vikings! Go Hawkeyes!) and any sport her daughter or grandchildren played.  Kay liked a good book, preferably while in a lounge chair next to a pool in some place warm and lovely.  And she loved to get together with family and friends for food, fun, and laughs.  And turn up those tunes!

     Kay’s first trip to Mayo Clinic was at the age of 16, when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.  Battling that, Kay developed a resilient spirit and was a medical fighter to the end. After struggling to recover from major surgery in March, she finally faced a medical foe she couldn’t beat. Kay passed away quietly at Methodist Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.  Her daughter and sisters were with her at the time of her passing. She will be remembered for her endurance and strength, her laughter and her LOVE.

     Kay is wearing a pearl pendant necklace that was a gift from her daughter, symbolizing the GRIT that made her the PEARL that she was.

     Survived by her daughter, Courtney (Michael) Rus of Rock Valley, Iowa; her grandchildren, Brookelynn, Colton, Kinzie, and Lacey; her mother, Marilyn King of Sheldon, Iowa; twin sisters, Melissa (George) Davis of Sheldon and Michelle (David) Groen of Sheldon; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

     She is preceded in death by her father, Gerald King and a niece, Caitlin Davis.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, May 4, 2023

9:30 - 10:30am (Central time)

Faith Community Church

506 8th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 4, 2023

11:00 - 11:45am (Central time)

Faith Community Church

506 8th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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