About Us | Andringa Funeral Home

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The Andringa Funeral Homes in Sheldon, Sibley and Ocheyedan are locally owned and operated by Larry and Lavonne Andringa.

We work together to provide the best funeral care to the families we serve. Our home is connected to the funeral home so that we can provide service 24 hours a day.

It is our goal to work with you to create a tribute to your loved one that reflects your religious beliefs and personal preferences, while taking into account your financial concerns. A funeral service is an individual expression and tribute to a unique life, and we will ensure that you are fully aware of the costs of all services you choose. We'll make every effort to accommodate your needs and balance funeral expenses with your arrangement choices. Larry's personal experience with loss, losing his father at age 11 and mother at age 38, has given him compassion and an understanding of the importance of creating a unique tribute to a life well lived.

Larry Andringa is a licensed and professional funeral director. He has a license to practice in Iowa and Minnesota. Larry received his education from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois, graduating in 1981. Larry has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Theology from Westmar University in LeMars, Iowa. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1974-1978.

Larry and Lavonne moved to Sibley in 1983 and opened Andringa Funeral Home. In 1991, they purchased Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon. In 1994, they built Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan, Iowa.

Larry is a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

Our Valued Staff

Larry Andringa

Larry Andringa, Owner/Funeral Director

Lavonne Andringa

Lavonne Andringa, Owner/Assistant