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The Leon Journal-Reporter, Leon, Iowa
February 20, 2008

DEATH NOTICE

Vet Flag.jpgSICKELS, Gary Lee, 69, of Kellerton, Iowa, died at his home February 11, 2008. Funeral services were held at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, February 16 with Rev. Susan THOMAS officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Memorials may be made to Mount Ayr Community School.

The Leon Journal-Reporter, Leon, Iowa
February 20, 2008

OBITUARY - GARY LEE SICKELS

Gary Sickels.jpg Gary Lee SICKELS, 69, of Kellerton, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly in his home on February 11, 2008.

In keeping with Gary's wishes, his tissue, eyes, and organs were donated to the Iowa Donor Program and he was cremated.

Gary was born on July 23, 1938 in Mount Ayr, Iowa to Harlan "Earl" and Jennie (ARMSTRONG) SICKELS. Gary attended Mount Ayr Community Schools for all of his schooling, graduating in 1956. Upon graduation he entered the Marines, and was in the service for just under three years.

Gary lived an active life and was employed up until his death. With his primarily in sales, he had lived in Davenport, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; Green Bay, Wisconsin; and had made his home in Kellerton, Iowa for the past 34 years. He loved to keep busy out in his garage tinkering on cars, and had recently been building a cabin at his farm. He also enjoyed having his grandchildren come and visit, teaching them to fish and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 37 years Dianna of the home; a brother Larry and wife Linda of Mount Ayr, Iowa; three children - Jeff and wife Cathy of Shawnee, Kansas; Carma SHOOPMAN and husband Steve of Metamora, Illinois; and E. G. "Ethan" of Clarksdale, Missouri; nine grandchildren Stephanie REYNOLDS and husband Michael of Moline, Illinois; Nathan SICKELS of Widbey Island, Washington; Christopher and Richard SHOOPMAN of Metamora, Illinois; Erika MORLAN of Reunion, Florida and Monica MORLAN of Belton, Missouri; and Emma and Molly IRVIN and Kaylee SICKELS of Shawnee, Kansas; and one great-grandchild, Abigail REYNOLDS of Moline, Illinois.

He is preceded in death by his parents Earl and Jennie.

Submitted by Curtis, March 9, 2008

Creston News-Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
February of 2008

OBITUARY ~ Gary SICKELS, KELLERTON

Gary L. SICKELS, 69, of Kellerton died Feb. 11, 2008, at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr.

A private memeorial service will be held at a later date with the Rev. Susan THOMAS officiating. Memorials may be directed to Mount Ayr Community School District.

Gary SICKELS, son of Jennie (ARMSTRONG) and Earl SICKELS, was born on July 23, 1938. On December 23, 1970, he married Dianna Lynn ROBERTSON. Gary was a salesman.

Surivors include his wife Dianna SICKELS of Kellerton; sons, Jeff (wife Kathy) SICKELS of Kansas City, Kan., and Ethan (wife Jamie) SICKELS of Clarksdale, Mo.; daughter Carman (husband Steve) SHOOPMAN of Metamore, Ill.; brother Larry (wife Linda) SICKELS of Mount Ayr and four grandchildren.

Submission by Ann Wyer, July of 2012

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
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Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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