James Sine(1939 - 2013)

Sioux Falls. James Sine, age 74, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Sanford USD Medical Center, following a courageous 3 year battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, with family present from 5 to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Jim was born on January 7, 1939 in Lehigh Valley, PA to Oscar and Lillian (Leh) Sine. He grew up and attended school in Quakertown, PA. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and served for 21 years. He spent time in many places all over the world including Puerto Rico, Goose Bay, Labrador, and Vietnam. He spent the longest time of his career in Lincoln, NE.
In 1977 he retired and on June 4, 1977 he married the love of his life, Twyla Larson. The couple made their home in Sioux Falls, SD. He worked for the Minnehaha County 911 Emergency Center as a dispatcher for 20 years, retiring in 2001. He then worked part-time for A & B Business Products. He loved to hunt pheasants, fish, and work in his yard. His family was the "joy" of his life. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Twyla; 3 sons: James, Jr. (fiancé Terry), Safford, AZ, Jack (Donna), Aurora, NE, and Jay (Mary), Rockford, IL; 10 grandchildren: James III, Analea, Brandon, Jordan, Daniel, Tori, Isaac, Owen, Taylor, and Zack; 1 brother: LeRoy (Sarah), Schertz, TX; 2 sisters: Orletta Bealer, Quakertown, PA and Oleatha (Chuck) Egner, Sellersville, PA; 2 aunts: Joyce Eisenhart, Quakertown, PA and Alverna Erney, Bethlehem, PA; 1 sister-in-law: Doris Sine; mother-in-law: Alma Johnson; 2 brothers-in-law: Roger (Dorothy) Larson, Waconia, MN and Arley Larson, Brookings; 1 sister-in-law: Lazann (Roy) Caudill; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers: William, Elvin, and Franklin.

Published in The Argus Leader from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20, 2013