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Alvin Deane Sickels

Alvin Deane Sickels, age 73, of Branson, Missouri, passed away with

family at his bedside, December 28, 2020. He entered this life June 10,

1947, in Creston, Iowa, the son of Deane and Lucille (Jones) Sickels.

Preceding him in death are his parents and brother, Raymond Sickels. He

was joined in marriage August 27, 1967, to his childhood sweetheart, Mary

Jane Mercer.

Alvin Sickels

Alvin wore many hats throughout his working career: Army Reservist,

barber, car salesman, custodian, and school bus driver in Reeds Spring.

He coached youth baseball and officiated high school football in Iowa

during his younger years. In later years, Alvin could be found watching local

Tri-Lakes area high school football and basketball along with being a

faithful fan of College of the Ozarks basketball.

Favorite getaways were going on cruises and traveling with the love of his

life, Jane, along with other family and friends. The family camped at the

fairgrounds at the Iowa State Fair for many years. At home, Alvin could be

found working in his raised-bed garden or reading his Louis L’Amour books

and watching western movies. Alvin loved the Lord and volunteered at his

church Branson United Methodist Church then later at Woodland Hills

Family Church in Branson. His family was at the top of his list and came

before all. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Alvin is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane Sickels; son, Mark (Amy)

Sickels of Indianola, Iowa; two daughters: Leslie (Mark) Muerner of

Norwalk, Iowa and Emily (Fred) Scharbrough of Branson, Missouri;

grandchildren: Jake (Hannah), Jared, Jessica, Alex, Zach, Kyle, Kaden,

Cael, Bryce, Grady, Blake, and Hayley; sister, Alice Hansen of Evanston,

Illinois; and many other nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A celebration of life will be at noon January 4, 2021, at Woodland Hills

Family Church in Branson, Missouri. Inurnment will be at the IOOF

(Independent Order of Odd Fellows) Cemetery in Indianola, Iowa, at a later

date. Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Hills Family

Church in c/o Care for Kids, 3953 Green Mountain Drive, Branson, Missouri

65616. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations

of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit

www.cremationsoftheozarks.com .

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