In Memory of

Sheldon E. Sidmore

March 21, 1921 - April 20, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Sheldon “Sid” E. Sidmore 99, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at Simpson Health Center, Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge.  Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings of no more than 10 people due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public Funeral Service.  A Private Family Funeral Service will be Thursday, April 23, 2020 at St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor James Davis officiating.  Burial of casket will be at Rosehill cemetery, Rockwell City, with Military Rites by the Rockwell City Veterans Organization.  A public viewing will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.  Memorials may be left to St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, Rockwell City.

     Sid is survived by his daughter Jill Haden and her husband Gregg of Fort Dodge; granddaughters, Jennie Woodward and her husband Matt of Cedar Falls, and Jamie Haden of Fort Dodge; and other relatives and a host of friends.  Sid was preceded in death by his wife Laura; parents, Arthur and Jennie (Fahr) Sidmore; and brother Claire Sidmore.

     Sheldon Earl Sidmore was born March 21, 1921 at Rolfe, Iowa.  He graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1939.  Following his education, Sid worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations in Washington, DC.  In 1943, he served in the United States Army during World War II until his honorable discharge in 1946, attaining the rank of Sergeant.  On November 28, 1948 he was united in marriage to Laura Berg at the Skaraborg Lutheran Church in Piper.  The couple made their home in Rockwell City where Sid worked for the Iowa State Highway Commission until his retirement in 1982.  Laura passed away in 2015.  Sid was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, St. Paul’s Men’s Club, AmVets, and the Twin Lakes Golf Club. 

Private Family Funeral Service
Thursday - April 23, 2020
St. Paul's Lutheran & Presbyterian Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor Jim Davis
Jaci Carlson
Matt Carlson
Jennie Woodward
Matt Woodward
Jamie Haden
Gregg Haden
Public Viewing
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday - April 22, 2020
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Rachel Miller
Soloist - Ron Frerichs
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa
Military Graveside Rites by the
Rockwell City Veterans Organization


Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 6:08 AM
“Jill and Family, I am so sorry about the passing of Sid. He and your mom were both so kind, warm and friendly to all. Such a wonderful family! I'll always cherish my childhood memories of the Sidmores!”
- Jane Harding

Friday, May 8, 2020 at 7:49 PM
“I lived for a short time in Sunny View in Rockwell City. I had the pleasure of knowing both of your parents, they were so nice to everyone, . I am glad I lived there for 8 months. Many memories were made. I send my prayers to the family. sincerely Linda L. Hay”
- Linda L. Hay

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:20 AM
“Sheldon was such a nice man. He was a great person to have as a neighbor growing up. My prayers and condolences to his family”
- Sean D Knudson

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 1:19 PM
“Jill and Family , My family has nothing but fond memories of your mom and dad . They were two of the best I knew growing up in RC. Sorry I missed the wake yesterday during these crazy times . Many hugs and prayers in the memories of your dad. God Bless CC Miller DC”
- Casey C Miller

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 9:29 AM
“Dearest Jill, Gregg, Jennie, Matt and Jamie.
We wish we could be with you today to celebrate the life of your Dad and Grandpa. He always was so cheerful to be around. His presence added joy anytime we got to be with him. Remembering with great fondness our trip to his house to see his wonderful train collection. He will be missed but his inspirational, Christian ways and attitude will live in our hearts and memories always. May the beautiful memories you hold in your hearts bring you comfort in the days to come. We are sending lots of love, hugs, and sympathy to each of you. Larry, Debi and Mariah”
- Larry and Debi

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 7:33 AM
“Jill and family - my sympathy goes to all of you - Sid was such a special, friend and neighbor, not only in our homes but also here at Sunnyview - I have a fond memory of his thoughtfulness that I hope some day to share with you - I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers”
- Maureen Hobart

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:56 AM
“Jill, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I loved your parents so much! They were a huge part of my life growing up!
Sid was the best!! Always the kindest and most endearing guy! I wish I could be there to show my love and respect! Remember all the good times. Keep the great memories close in your heart! ❤️❤️”
- Teresa Pals

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:08 PM
“Jill I will always remember your dad and my dad, Don Gorton, working together for Iowa DOT. Also, our mother’s worked together at the Union State Bank. I’m so sorry for your loss. Carol Gorton Guggisberg ”
- Carol Gorton Guggisberg

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:08 PM
“Dear Jill—I love both of your parents. I’d like to think of them together now. I appreciate the care you gave them. They were so dear to our family. ”
- Marlene Buckley

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:50 PM
“Thoughts of you in your passing Sid. I remember you from my youth as a member of the Presbyterian Church in Rockwell City. I respected you and remember your openness to children starting with that smile. Rest in Peace dear elder.
- Roxanne King

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 5:12 PM
“Going to miss him--so glad we got to see him in August!”
- Debbie Schneider

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 3:01 PM
“Jill & family I am so sorry for your loss he will be missed by many he was a great man! Any thing I can do for you please let me know!”
- Tammy Hanson

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