Darwin W. Sittig

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Darwin W. Sittig, age 78, of New Hampton, IA, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in New Hampton, IA with Pastor Kevin Frey and Pastor Cindy Krause officiating. Burial will be at New Hampton Cemetery in New Hampton, IA with Zach Sittig, Zane Sittig, Zared Sittig, Alan Sittig, Kurt Sittig and Tom Anderson serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Carson Sittig, Skylar Sittig, Spencer Sittig and Brock Sittig. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, IA and will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Online condolences for Darwin’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Darwin Walter Sittig was born on February 10, 1939 on a farm in Calhoun County, IA to Ernest P. and Ella M. (Scofield) Sittig. He attended country school and graduated from Rockwell City High School at Rockwell City, IA in 1957. Upon graduation he began work with the Farmer’s Cooperative System for 44 years. Beginning in Knierim, IA, he was an assistant manager and later moved to New London, IA. In 1965, he started as manager of the Holstein Cooperative and managed Co-ops in George, IA, Thompson, IA, New Hampton, and Maynard, IA before retiring in 2002. While Co-op manager in New Hampton, Darwin served on the Land of Lakes Board of Directors for six years. Darwin traveled three times to the Czech Repulic and Slovak providing training on Farm Cooperative Systems and farming. He also worked as a crop adjuster for Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance. Darwin served others in many ways. He was a founding member of the Thompson, IA Rescue Unit and volunteered as a EMT. He continued serving with Chickasaw Ambulance Service. In addition, Darwin served on the city councils and as mayor for the communities of Holstein, IA, Thompson, IA, and New Hampton. On April 2, 1961, Darwin was united in marriage to Ramona Lea Schoepke. To this union five boys were born. Darwin is survived by his wife Mona, of New Hampton; five sons Tim (Pam) Sittig of Pleasant Hill, IA, Todd (Kris) Sittig of Polar Bluff, MO, Terry Sittig, Tony (Renata) Sittig, and Trever (Caitlyn) Sittig all of New Hampton, IA; eight grandsons Zach (Chelsea) Sittig, Alan (Megan) Sittig, Zane Sittig, Zared Sittig, Carson Sittig, Skylar Sittig, Spencer Sittig and Brock Sittig; two great granddaughers Isabelle Sittig and Evelyn Sittig; siblings Marlene Coughlan of Kasson, MN, Maureen Zuetlau of Rockwell City, IA, Kathleen Anderson of Fort Doge, IA and Kevin Sittig of Waterloo, IA. He is preceded in death are his parents Ernest and Ella Sittig; two brothers Irvin and Kent, one sister Marilyn Seeden and brother-in-law Cecil Seeden.

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  1. The Family of Darwin My you find comfort in his peace being with Lord, lean on the Lord during this time of grief.

  2. I am so sorry to Hear of Darwin’s passing. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. Dora Smith

  3. Mona and family,
    Darwin was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. I have a special place in my heart for him
    from the kindness that was shown to me a few years back when he was with the ambulance. His church family will miss him also. Sympathy to all of your family.
    Sandy Jaschen

  4. Our deepest sympathy to Darwin’s family. He will be long remembered for his serve to the community.

  5. Sympathy to Ramona and all the family on the loss of your dear husband, father, and grandfather. Keep the good memories alive.

  6. You have my sympathy in the loss of Darwin, will always remember him and Bob serving on the council for many years. Mrs. Bob Clites

  7. Darwin was an amazing role model. His dedication to family, his faith, and his community are unmatched. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mona and the boys. We thank the Lord for sharing Darwin with all of us.

  8. Mona, boys and families. Sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts to you. A kind and gentle man he was, much like my father. He loved you all very much, and will be missed. RIP Darwin.

  9. What a great man, his public service in New Hampton will be forever remembered. Our sincerest condolences.

  10. I am Wayne Nyguard. My parents, Si and Arlene Nyguard were good friends with Darwin and Mona when they lived in Thompson. I remember how much my parents enjoyed Darwin and the whole family. Si and Arlene even would babysit for them sometimes, almost as if they were grandchildren. I knew Darwin to be a very good man. My sympathy to Mona and family. I am sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers. I’m sorry I don’t have an address to send a card and memorial.
    Wayne and Judy Nyguard, Lake Mills

  11. I met Darwin through Land O’Lakes, we both began to serve on the corporate board at the same time. I always enjoyed visiting with him and what was going on in his family, community and the farming in his district. It was my pleasure to get to know him and serve with him. Connie Cihak

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