July 24, 1946 ~ March 26, 2013
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.