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Ilene Marie Sidles

November 25, 1947 - April 8, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Ilene Marie Sidles

Ilene Marie Sidles

Born: November 25, 1947
Died: April 8, 2019
Age: 71

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Ilene Marie Sidles, the daughter of Thomas and Imogene (Nissen) Fries, was born November 25, 1947 in Estherville, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent in Graettinger, Iowa, where she received her education, graduating from Graettinger High School. 

     Ilene married Donald Sidles on February 9, 1973 in Sioux Falls, SD.  To this union four children were born: Ranae, Kevin, Wanda and Wayne.  After their marriage, they lived in the Graettinger area where they farmed until 1982 when they moved to Spencer.  After moving to Spencer, she did babysitting for many years, she also worked at the Fabric Store until her retirement.  She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer.  She truly enjoyed the farm life as well as sewing, baking and woodworking, but most of all she loved her grandchildren, they were her pride and joy.

     She passed away at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the age of 71.  Ilene was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald.

     Left to cherish her memory are her children: Ranae (Ed) Sturgill of Ruthven, IA, Kevin (Nikki) Sidles of Independence, IA, Wanda (Steve) Sundblad of Spencer, IA and Wayne Sidles of Waterloo, IA; 11 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; her siblings: Nancy Burke of Graettinger, IA, Tom Fries of Emmetsburg, IA, Lois Dreblow of Milwaukee, WI and Michael Fries of Glenn Ferry, ID; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be 10:00A.M., Saturday, April 13, at the Warner Chapel.

Following the service there will be a lunch served at the First Congregational Church in Spencer.
Pastor Thomas Van Tassell
Her Nieces and Nephews

Honorary Casket Bearers
Andy Sundblad
Dylan Sturgill
Nick Sundblad
Justin Sundblad
Jake Sidles
Zach Sidles
Lucas Sidles
Noah Sidles
Tyler Sturgill
Connor Sturgill
Izzie Sidles
Olivea Sturgill
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., Friday evening at the Warner Funeral Home.
"On The Wings of a Snow White Dove"
"Awesome God"
Private Family Burial will be held at a later date at the First Reformed Cemetery rural Everly.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:57 AM
“Renee and family - so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for your peace in the weeks ahead.”
- Kim (Anderson) Taylor
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:39 PM
“Ilene was one of the sweetest , fun loving people I have ever known. She had so many talents that she shared with everyone around her . She knew that the most important things in life is the love of family and friends. She enjoyed every little moment! So lucky to call her my friend! Rest In Peace !”
- Julie Kourousis
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:38 PM
“Enjoyed Ilene "sew" much at the fabric store. She was so soft spoken, and seemed to enjoy her job. Loved showed things she had made. Lovely lady through and through”
- Patty Howard
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 1:24 PM
“I knew Ilene from her work at the fabric store. She always was very kind and would help with any questions I might have. I was the nurse on duty for hospice the night her mother passed away. Thinking of you all and prayers being said.”
- Alice J Skelton
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:02 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Ilene. She was such a sweet lady. Prayers for your families. ”
- Brenda Griffin
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:10 AM
“From our family to yours our hearts go out. Hard when a long time family friend passes.”
- Matthew K Shryock
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:57 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of your sisters passing. May the love of family and friends comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. ”
- Michael and Mary Newlon
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:08 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Ilene’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing her at family reunion’s and catching up with everyone’s family. Sympathy and prayer’s to all of her family. She will truly be missed.”
- Arnie & Ruth Ihnen
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:08 PM
“My deepest sorrow for the passing of Ilene. The family must remain strong during this time of loss.”
- Dr Ronald Campopiano
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:08 PM
“A great loss is had today, when a wonderful woman, mother, and friend to all who knew her! Illene Sidles has been lifted to a better place. When I was just a kid, Illene and her family moved in across the street from my family. Her boys and I quickly became friends, being of same age and love bmx bikes,(crazy things we did with them). She always treated us as her own, feeding us, mending my clothes, still patching my blue jeans in my thirties, and giving great advice. By my thirties, this loving woman, was caring for my son, on top of her own grandchildren, everyday loving, giving, providing all the love any child could dream of feeling. I hope Illene knew that I and my son loved her as our mother and all that she did for us. ”
- Terry Morfitt
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 4:19 PM
“Sidles family,
Sorry for your loss. Your Mother was such a sweet lady. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Cherish your wonderful memories.”
- Leon & Jo Stoermer
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:27 PM
“ I want to extend my sympathy to all her family, she was such a dear friend to me. She will be missed by many.”
- Janel Maurer
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:27 PM
“Ranae, Kevin, Wanda, Wayne and deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. May prayers and precious memories get you through this difficult time.”
- Janet Keck
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:45 AM
“As soon as I heard, my heart sank and I had tears in my eyes. Ilene was 'grandma' to everybody and was an amazing person. I am truly sorry for your loss - she will be missed by very very many.”
- Christian Samsel
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:45 AM
“Sincere sympathy to the family.”
- Lisa Klatt
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:45 AM
“Sorry for your loss ”
- Shirley Richardson
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:45 AM
“Sending thoughts and prayers. ”
- Jennifer Fuentes (Adams)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:45 AM
“My most sincere condolences. Thoughts and Prayers with you all at this time. ”
- Jennifer McMichael Coleman
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:45 AM
“Wanda & family, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I got to know her from many years ago while she worked at ShopKo. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and comfort you and give you strength at this difficult time.”
- Linda Versluis
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:45 AM
“I'm sorry for your loss. Certainly the death of one we dearly love is very saddening. I too have experienced such heart break over someone near and dear to me. Revelation 21:4 has provided comfort for me, where is says "And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore"”
- Jim
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 3:30 PM
“Dear Wanda, Steve and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are sorry for the loss of your Mother and know she will be missed by you all. Take Care and God Bless. Mike and Mary Monroe”
- Mike & Mary Monroe
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 1:59 PM
“So sorry for your loss, my friend. Love and prayers sent your way!!!”
- Bonnie Wilcox
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