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February 07,2024 Sydney Sickels, 85

Memorial Celebration of Life Services for Sydney Sickels, age 85, formerly of Lenox, who passed away Monday, January 29, 2024 at The Taylor House in West Des Moines will be held Monday, February 5, 2024 at 1:00 PM at the East Fairview Cemetery in Lenox, Iowa. Military honors will follow the committal. Memorials may be directed to The Taylor House Hospice in West Des Moines. Memories may be shared with the family at under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Sydney Ames Sickels was born May 24, 1938 in Cromwell, Iowa, the son of Charles Edward Sickels and Elpha Lucille (Mathers) Sickels. He graduated from Kellerton High School with the Class of 1958,  joining the United States Army soon thereafter. Sydney was united in marriage to Rita Lorraine Miller, May 11th 1959.
Sydney loved his family, friends, farming, camping, tractors and John Wayne movies. He will be well known as an honest, quiet, compassionate, simple, hardworking, gentle man.
He is survived by his wife Rita, daughter Diane and son Chris, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren that he adored.
He is preceded in death by his son Bret, his parents, several grandchildren and siblings.
We will forever hold the precious memories of Sydney in our hearts.
May he be at peace in God’s loving care.

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