Jerry D. Van Sickle 47, of Oelwein, died from cancer Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at University Hospitals in Iowa City.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Maynard on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. officiated by Rev. Dennis Frank. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family to be directed to a charity of their choice at a later date.
Jerry Dean, son of George and Phyllis (Benter) Van Sickle, was born May 16, 1968, at Palmer Hospital in West Union. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. He received his early education in the Hawkeye and West Union schools, before his family moved to Maynard. He graduated from West Central High School in 1986. Jerry worked at Do-It Corporation in Denver, Iowa for many years.
On May 31, 2007, Jerry was united in marriage with Michelle Haun, in Naples, Florida. The couple made their home in Oelwein. He enjoyed watching wrestling and the New York Yankees, golfing, and was an avid fisherman.
In addition to his wife, Michelle of Oelwein, he is survived by his two daughters, Hannah Van Sickle of Johnston, and Megan Van Sickle of Ames; two step-sons, Zac and Adam Miller of Independence; mother, Phyllis Van Sickle of Fayette; three brothers, James (Kelly) Van Sickle of Laurens, Jeffrey (Donna) Van Sickle of Waucoma, and Jonathan (Bobbie) Van Sickle of Fredericksburg; one sister, Debra (Neal) Ratzlaff of Omaha, Nebraska; his parents-in-law, Sue (Ray) Mahoney of Oelwein, and Loren (Pam) Haun of Oelwein; six brothers-in-law, Mike (Kellie) Haun of Oelwein, Jeremy (Chaundra) Haun of Colorado, Mike (Laura) Haun of Oelwein, Mark (Pam) Mahoney of Oelwein, Ron (Joan) Mahoney of Jefferson, and Brett (Deb McLaury) Mahoney of Oelwein; four sisters-in-law, Brittany Haun of North Liberty, Lynsey Haun of North Liberty, Sheena Cannady of Evansdale, and Shelly (Vince) Recker of Valparaiso, Indiana; many nieces and nephews; and Ombra.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, George Van Sickle in 2008; one brother, Joel Van Sickle in 1981; and one nephew, Nathan Van Sickle in 1982.
Jerry was an organ donor to the Iowa Lions Eye Bank.