The Sioux County Veterans Affairs Commission meets at 1:00 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the Veterans Affairs office, unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public. Agenda item requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the close of the business day prior to the date of the scheduled meeting allow for posting of the proposed agenda in compliance with Iowa law.
Chairman - Roger A. Johnson, Hawarden, US Army 1966-1968
Commissioner - Peter DeBeer, Orange City, US Army 1972-1975
Secretary - Virginia L. Linneman, Hull, US Air Force, retired, 1980-2000
CVSO/Administrator – Kathi Wetter
Monday-Friday 8a.m.- 4:30p.m. (by appointment only from 8-9a.m. & after 4:00pm)
Appointments are strongly recommended to ensure the Veterans Service Officer’s availability on a particular day, and that the proper amount of time can be scheduled to review your particular veterans’ benefits needs.
Veteran-Specific COVID-19 Resources:
Iowa Workforce Development (to see if you qualify for unemployment benefits):
Office Locations: Sioux City: 712-233-9030 ext. 46054 / Spencer: 712-262-1971, ext. 130
MILITARY HEROES FUND - COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program:
Effective January 1, 2020 the DOD is expanding Access to Military Commissaries, Exchanges & Recreation Facilities to include Purple Heart Recipients, former POWs, Service-Connected Veterans & eligible family members - Click Here for more details.
Attention Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans! A new interactive map is available to help determine Vietnam veterans who served on U.S. ships during the war figure out their eligibility for Agent orange-related benefits. This link is provided for use as a tool only, and is not an endorsement of the website services offered, it’s owners or affiliated parties, nor a guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. For more information click here.
The office of Sioux County Veterans Affairs is located across the street from the courthouse in Orange City, above ‘Community Health Partners’ (Public Health), on the second floor of the Sioux County Annex Building. There is an elevator available for those who are unable, or do not wish, to use the stairs.
The office will close when necessary for trainings, veteran outreach events, holidays, illness, etc. (so please call to make sure the VSO is available for your needs!)
*Please note that because Public Health hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., anyone desiring to visit the VA office before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m. should call the VA office shortly before (or upon) arrival so that the VSO can meet them at the inside-entrance door to let them in.
Sioux Prairie Quilters Guild -Monument Quilt: Bill Van Zanten, Orange City
Sioux Prairie Quilters Guild Patriotic Star Quilt: Ken Vander Plas, Hawarden
Orange City Blocks & Knots Comfort Quilt: Jim Keizer, Hull
Sioux Prairie Quilters Guild Table Runner: Wayne Van Voorst, Sioux Center