Belle Plaine - Vernon Charles Sikir, 86, died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Belle Plaine Nursing & Rehab following an extended illness.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at First Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine with Rev. Dean Duncan officiating. Committal Services will be held at the Keystone Cemetery with Graveside Military Rites conducted by James R. Kalina American Legion Post #226 of Elberon. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., on Monday at Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone. A memorial fund has been established.
Vernon was born September 23, 1926 in Elberon to Charles and Hattie (Bobinet) Sikir and graduated from Elberon High School in 1945.
During the Korean War
, he served his nation in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Elberon Legion Post.
On September 16, 1956 he was united in marriage to Olga Holst in Belle Plaine. Vernon farmed until his retirement. Vernon was a member of First Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine
He is survived by his wife, Olga of Belle Plaine; his daughters, Sylvia Sikir of Waterloo, and Sheila (Mark) Ward of Ft. Myers, FL; his sons, Paul (Jody) Sikir of Madison, WI, and Keith (Amy) Sikir of Camby, IN; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Lois Marie Sikir.
Condolences may be left at: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com