Adolph Sir

adolph sir
Adolph Sir, age 66 of Elma, IA passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Adolph Paul Sir was born on July 24, 1946 to Adolph P. and Edna (Gronwoldt) Sir in Cresco, IA. He graduated from Crestwood High school in 1964. Adolph then attended Universal Trade School in Omaha, NE for automotive mechanics. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1965 serving in Vietnam. Adolph received his honorable discharge from the Marines in 1969. He drove truck and worked construction and continued to do so until he became employed at Conagra in Fredericksburg for seven years before it closed. He also worked for Featherlite in Cresco several years before he worked for Progress Casting in New Hampton. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and Elma American Legion Post #597. He enjoyed gardening, bird watching, auctions, license plate collecting, traveling to many national license plate conventions in the country and he especially enjoyed his family and friends. Adolph is survived by his mother Edna Sir of Elma; wife Pat of Elma; son Tom Sir of East Moline, IL; sister Lavon (Gary) Hyberger of Cedar Rapids, IA; sisters and brothers-in-law Ron Novotny of Harlan, IA, Linda (Don) Baltes of Rochester, MN, Randy (Pam) Novotny of Protivin, IA and Sue (Lenny) Cutsforth of Lawler, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Adolph is preceded in death by father Adolph who died January 27, 1991. Cemetery: Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Lourdes. Military rites will be by Elma American Legion Post #597. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00pm on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with a 4:30 pm rosary and a scriptural wake service at 7:30pm and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30am on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Lourdes, IA with Father Steve Garner celebrating mass.

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  1. Dear Pat & Family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Wayne & Pat Arnold

  2. Dear Patty, We are so sorry and very sad for you and Tommy. We Love You and are here for you. Love Patty Novak

  3. HI Pat. Sorry for your loss. Adolph will be missed. Always enjoyed You and Adolph at the meets. He bought several plates from me at the meets and on ebay. Terry

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Hold on to your memories and let them guide you through this time of sadness.

  5. Pat and Tom. Sorry for sudden loss of. Adolph it was good you got to do so many things together. If you ever want to talk my door is always open

  6. Pat, dear friend, I am hurting so deeply for you. Please remember I am here for you and please lean on your many friends at this difficult time. The pain you are feeling will turn into warm memories as time passes. I love you dearly. Paulette

  7. Dear Pat, Sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking to you and Adolph at Dunkerton. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    1080 KELLY DR.

  9. Pat and family–
    Adolph was a great guy. Those of us who knew him through ALPCA will miss him, and I know you do, too.
    Also sorry to learn about Adolph’s mother’s death as well.
    You are in my prayers.

  10. Pat and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Amy LaBounty

  11. Pat and Tom,
    We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless!!!
    Darrell, Cindi and Logan Knecht

  12. Pat,
    so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers
    are with you and your family during this sad time.
    Marlys Roberg Alstad

  13. Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and mother. How sad to lose two family members at once. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Adolph was a great guy and he will be sorely missed at all the license plate meets in the Heartland Region and especially here in Iowa. Our sincerest sympathies go out to Pat and all the Sir family on the loss of Adolph and his mother….our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. Tom and Pat, I want to express my sympathy. It has been many years since Tom was in kindergarten but he is still ‘one of my students’. God bless you both as you go through this tough time. Mrs. Burgart

  16. May Adolph rest in peace. My wife Robin and I also send our condolences and regards to Patty and the Sir family.

    ~Neal Novotny – Foster City, CA

  17. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  18. Dear Pat and Family
    We send our thoughts and prayers to you. We were shocked to learn of Adolph’s passing, and we send our sincere condelences to you and your family.
    Dan and Jean Scott

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