Shirley Beltman Obituary, Death – SIOUX CITY, LOWA On January 5, 2023, the untimely death of Shirley Beltman’s son, who was 22 years old, occurred in the Orange City Area Health System. On January 12, the family will pay a visit to the New Hope Evangelical Free Church in Orange City between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. On Friday, January 13, there will be a prayer service held at the church beginning at 12:30 p.m. He will be laid to rest in the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. A memorial ceremony will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the church, and the Reverend Jeffrey Whitt will preside over the event. Funeral arrangements will be handled by the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
On October 25, 2000, in Orange City, Shirley Renae (Den Hartog) and Daryl Jay Beltman welcomed their son Joshua Mark Beltman into the world. Laura, his younger sister, Veggie Tales, and the movie “Cars” have always been some of Josh’s favorite things. He advocated for her and went above and beyond in doing so. When she walked in, he immediately perked up. Friends for all time. Josh completed his high schooling at Unity Christian and received his diploma. He had a pleasant smile, and he enjoyed gaining new knowledge and being among other people. He was a member of the Sioux Center Tornadoes and Storm hockey teams and was a huge fan of the Minnesota Wild. His love of music started young and has expanded to include playing a variety of instruments, including string bass, drums, electric bass, acoustic guitar, and electric bass.
Josh was the director of the orchestras, bands, and choruses at his high school, as well as the chapel praise teams, Instruments of Praise, and Knightsounds. Both the leader of the Living Group and an officer in the class. The Lord was kind to him throughout his four years of participation in the Iowa All-State Music Festival as a string bass player. Peers will remember him for his friendliness, his love of bright colors, his vast collection of Sharpie pens, and the supply of Starburst sweets that he kept in his locker. Josh became a member of the New Hope Evangelical Free Church in Orange City.
His devotion to worship expanded as he took part in more activities at the church, such as serving on the praise team, attending Sunday school, youth group, and Bible study group meetings, as well as participating in Challenge conferences and going on mission trips to Haiti. Josh looked forward to his time away from school and church spent working at Ace Hardware in Orange City. In March of 2019, Josh was honored with a music scholarship from Bethel University in St. Paul, which will allow him to pursue his goals of becoming a worship leader and music instructor. Lord made unanticipated use of his abilities. On April 2, 2019, Josh was given the diagnosis of an extremely uncommon and aggressive brain tumor. He courageously underwent a number of procedures, therapies, and treatments.
He spent 438 days in hospitals in Sioux Falls, Rochester, and Orange City, in addition to the days he spent at home, sharing with others the joy and peace that come from a relationship with Jesus. During his travels, he instructed a great number of people in various forms of worship. His parents, Daryl and Shirley, as well as his younger sister, Laura, all of Orange City, as well as his aunts and uncles, Ron and Mary Beltman, Dennis and Sharon Den Hartog, Marcia and Terry Arends, Becky and Curt Vogel, Donna and Fred Krommendyk, and a large number of cousins and friends, are thankful to have been a part of his life. He was preceded in death by his aunt Jane Krommendyk, stepgrandmother Marjorie Beltman, grandparents Orville and Edna Beltman, as well as Clarence and Jeanette Den Hartog. Instead of sending flowers or plants in memory of Mr. Beltman, his family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Orange City Christian School or Unity Christian High School.