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Ole VanSickle Truro

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 8:52 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 10:36 a.m. CDT

Ole VanSickle, 90, of Truro died Jan. 29, 2014, at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Kale Funeral Home in Truro. The Rev. Larry Smith officiated. A military graveside service was held at Tingley Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.

Ole Gray VanSickle, son of Mabel (Gray) and Floyd VanSickle, was born Sept. 24, 1923, in Tingley.

Ole grew up in the Tingley and Shannon City area.

On Jan. 7, 1941, Ole entered the U.S. Navy and served until Nov. 11, 1945, during World War II, and was honorably discharged as a second class boiler tender.

Ole returned from the Navy to Adel, where he worked in a coal mine.

On July 8, 1946, Ole married Alvena Pauline Clymer in Mount Ayr.

They lived in the Newton area and later moved to Truro, when Ole began working for the Natural Gas Company of America.

Ole lived in Truro the past 55 years.

Ole retired in 1985 after 33 years.

Ole was a member of Creston VFW and American Legion.

Ole is survived by his daughter Patricia M. VanSickle (fiancé Terry Collins) of Truro, granddaughter Bobbi Jean Kneuper of Truro, brother Keith (wife Evelyn) VanSickle of Newton, other relatives and many friends.

Ole was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister Evagene Johnson; and brothers, Clark and Roy VanSickle.

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