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Roy Sires

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Roy Sires, age 77 of Waverly, died Tuesday July 3, 2012, at the Shell Rock Healthcare Center in Shell Rock, IA. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Willow Lawn Cemetery, Plainfield, IA, with Pastor Beth Olson presiding. There will be no public visitation. Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home in Nashua are handling the arrangements. Roy Thomas Sires was born April 30, 1935, in Dorchester, IA, the youngest child of nine born to Roy and Lena (Hahn) Sires. He was a 1953 graduate of the Hawkeye, IA, high School. After high school he served for a year in the Iowa National Guard and then became a truck driver for a few years. He was united in marriage to Barbara Gifford of Alpha, IA. To this union two sons were born; Mervin and Michael. The couple later divorced. In 1957, he began working at John Deere in Waterloo working last in the ‘heat treating’ division. He retired after 28 year in 1985. In 1988, in Prairie Du Chien, WI, he married Marcele Kirby also of Prairie Du Chien. The couple ran Frenchman’s Landing Campground in Prairie Du Chien for many years. He enjoyed collection elephants and golfing. Roy will be remembered by his family as a man who adored his grandchildren and loved great cooking. Survivors include his wife, Marcele; two sons, Mervin (Jane) Sires of Readlyn, IA and Michael (Sheryl) Sires of Shellrock; three step-children, Kimberlee Crump of Cedar Rapids, Andrew (Carissa) Crump of Independence and Scott (Ann) Crump of Valley City, ND; eleven grandchildren, Shannon, Tara, Sean, Patrick, Amy, Adam, Josiah, Bethany, Eden, Eryn and Drew; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Goldie Rocksvold of Waukon and Beryl Pokovney of Lake Ozark, MO; two sisters-in-law, Marj Pepin of Center Point and Silvia Sires of Waukon. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and four sisters.

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  1. So very sad about my Brother leaving us. I will always remember our good times growing up. My Love and Prayers to his Family.

  2. So sorry to hear about Roy. He & my brother were good friends years ago when we all lived around Hawkeye! Later on we were friends when we had ties to Alpha! I wish I had known he was at the S.R. Healthcare Cntr, I have a cousin there & I could have visited him! His sister Emerald was married to a relative of Freds’!

  3. Knew Roy for fifty+ years. Always was kind, humorous, and forgiving of his boys and my mischief. Evennwhen we dug the tractor trap! My condolences to Mike, Merv and families.

  4. Marce, we are so sorry to hear about Roy. He was a very special person. Lowell has many fond memories of when they were growing up.

  5. Roy Tom will be fondly remembered by all of us. We always looked forward to seeing him. He was a special man.

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