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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
December, 1987

OBITUARY ~ ROY SICKELS

Roy Elvis SICKELS was born to Belle and E. G. SICKELS on June 28, 1912, in Blockton, Iowa. He departed this life on December 7, 1987, at the Ringgold County Hospital.

On December 9, 1933, he was married to Edna MOSIER at Clarinda, Iowa. To this union were born five children: Carroll, Bob, Bill, Jack and Janice. Roy led a very active life until his illness.

He started farming in Ringgold County after marrying, and in 1942 he moved his family to Denver, Colorado. There he worked as foreman at the motor pool at Buckley Field until the war ended in 1945. He continued working as a mechanic in Denver at his own business until 1952, when the family returned to Ringgold County. Roy farmed and worked part of the time for JOHNSTON Ford until 1961 when a heart attack prevented him from doing heavy work. In 1963 Roy, Edna and Janice moved to Los Angeles, California, to take advantage of the milder climate. He managed the service department of Dick PROFT'S Mobil Center until retirement in 1971, when he and Edna returned to Mount Ayr in order to be near their family.

Roy enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandchildren, and he especially enjoyed the holidays and times of family gatherings.

Those surviving are his beloved wife, Edna; his children, Carroll and wife Shirlee of Denver; Bob and wife Kay and Bill and wife Donna of Mount Ayr; Jack and wife Reta, and Janice of Creston; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also, brothers, Cecil, Lester, Deane, Earl and Don, and his sister, Viona, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Roy will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

GRAMPS

My grandfather is many things --
He is the leader of my family,
He is the head of his home.
He is the rock that I lean on
When I feel alone.
He is my guidance
When I lose my way;
He is the sunshine that brightens
all of my days.
He is my faithful companion
Whenever I need a friend.
He is the one man I know
Whose love will never end.
And to me my grandfather
Will always be with me.
No matter where I am, or where I go
This very special man I love
who I'll keep forever in my heart
Will always be
The savior of my saddest days,
and my very own special hero.
~ Kim Ritter (Granddaughter)

Funeral services were held December 10, 1987, from the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home at Mount Ayr, Iowa, conducted by Rev. Doris KINTON. Music was provided by Mike GREENE, Mrs. Gary BICKERS and Mrs. Roger TRULLINGER.

Casketbearers were Dan SICKELS, Tim SICKELS, Mike SICKELS, Rick SICKELS, Jim RITTER, Rich SICKELS, Jerry SICKELS, Bill DAUGHTON and Clifford MOSIER. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2012

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

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