Roy Raymond “Pinky” Sievert

Roy Raymond “Pinky” Sievert
IDA GROVE – Services for Roy Raymond “Pinky” Sievert, 90, of Ida Grove will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Neil Wehmas will officiate. Burial will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery at Ida Grove.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home at Ida Grove is in charge of arrangements.
He died Aug. 29, 2020, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Roy was born Nov. 23, 1929. He was the youngest child of John C. and Louise (Schafer) Sievert. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, where he was a lifetime member.
Roy served in the National Guard 1950-1958 at the Ida Grove Armory. He was married for a brief period of time but remained a bachelor most of his life.
It was always said you could set a clock by Roy’s daily routine of stops. He was true to his family and friends, checking in often, and looked forward to seeing family at gatherings and family meals.
He was proud of the strong work ethic he learned as a young man that carried him throughout his life. He had many jobs throughout his youth, starting as a child, working for a local Ida Grove dairy.
Roy was employed with Iowa Public Service as a lineman and stayed with them the rest of his working career. His memories of climbing poles with spikes came up often in conversations, a feat of which Roy was very proud. However, he was convinced it was what had caused his achy knees later in life.
Roy was an avid bowler and golfer and could be seen daily on the Ida Grove Golf Course, where he held a membership for many years. He loved sports and was a true fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers.
He didn’t travel very far from home, but a trip to Canada, fishing with friends, was a yearly event. Opening day of pheasant season, hunting with Bob was something he looked forward to each year.
He enjoyed a “serious” game of euchre or cribbage. Crossword puzzles were a challenge, but he rarely gave up until he solved each one.
Roy was always a car man and loved checking out his next purchase, test driving them until he found his next buy. He went for rides in the country, to check out the crops and wildlife.
Roy is survived by his sister-in-law, Lucille Sievert, and several nephews and nieces and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John C. and Louise Sievert; his siblings: Mildred (Pete) Petersen, Irene (Clarence) Reitz, Marie (Walt) Brinkman, Bonnie (Wayne) Porter and Melvin Sievert; and a nephew (honorary brother), Bob (Fonda) Sievert.
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