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October 8, 1925 - November 8, 2014

William John “Bill” Sires was born October 8, 1925 in Dorchester, Iowa to Daniel and Anna (Hahn) Sires.  He attended the English Bench Country School near Dorchester.  On August 17, 1950 he was united in marriage to Mabel Dougherty in Caledonia.  Bill drove logging trucks for Webster Lumber Company for many years and also helped area farmers especially for the Hagen Brothers.  He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Waukon, Iowa and enjoyed his work on the farm, tinkering with old tractors, and roller skating.

Bill passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel at the age of 89.

Bill is survived by his wife Mabel of Mabel; children Sherry (Dean) Carolan of Decorah, Iowa, Linda (Danny) Marsden of Mabel, and Bill (Holly) Sires of St. Charles, Minnesota; ten grandchildren Jeff Carolan, Jeremy Carolan, Laura (Darrin) Ollendick, Amy (Dave) Norby, Paula (Scott) Hicks, Jon (Tanya) Marsden, Taylor (Jen), Marsden, Danielle (Ryan) Newman, Preston Sires, and Mason Sires; great grandchildren Cameron and Aspen Ollendick, Abbey and Brook Norby, Carter Hicks, Mallory, Hailey, Anna and Kolton Marsden, and Brody, and Blake Marsden; and great great grandchildren Bentzen Cline and Landon Marsden. He was preceded in death by a son Robert Sires; granddaughter Caitlin Sires; great granddaughter Riley Norby; and brothers and sisters Gladys Sires, Calvin Sires, Lorraine Britain, Lois Rosendahl, Robert Sires, Roberta Kannenberg, and Alpha Rosendahl.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove with Pastor Eddie Cabrera officiating.  Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Grove.  Visitation will be 5 – 8 PM Wednesday November 12 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

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