Gerald W. Sickels

Gerald W. Sickels

December 27, 1947 - June 14, 2020

Gerald William “Bill” Sickels, 72, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Bill was born on December 27, 1947, in Ottumwa, Iowa the son of Lawnis Isaiah & Mary Jane Lingenfelter Webb Sickels. Bill worked at Chain and Cable in Fairfield, Blue Bird Midwest in Mt. Pleasant. Bill enjoyed working with wood and started working for H. Eugene Smith Construction as a finish carpenter and later Ed Chaney before going out on his own in 1975. During his construction career he helped build churches. Bill was very spiritual minded. He enjoyed skydiving, traveling, had his student pilot licenses, spending time with his family and was a proud American. Bill was attending Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Washington.

He is survived by his sisters and brother, Jennie (Peter) Sweedy of Holdenville, Oklahoma, Mary (Richard) Douglas of Mt. Pleasant and Lawnis (Kelly) Sickels of Mt. Pleasant, a special niece, Kristina Sickels, along with nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be held on Friday. June 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem Cemetery rural Eldon, Iowa, with Rev. Mark Clark officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant where the family will be present from 6 to 8 that evening. A memorial has been established in his memory.


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