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“Lois, Clint & Grant So sorry to hear of Roger's passing away Our sympathy to all of you ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Lois & Larry Klatt - Hartley, IA

“Lois, Grant and Clint Sending you my thoughts and prayers and my deepest sympathy. Roger will be deeply missed by many. Tanya Marco ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Tanya Marco - Spirit Lake, IA

“He will be missed. My life is richer for knowing him and Lois. ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Keith Virgil - Holstrin, IA

“I spent time with Roger on a board in relation to his time as a county supervisor. Enjoyed my working with Roger, my sympathies to your family. My...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Lisa Rockill - Rock Rapids, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. We hadn't known Roger long, but consider him a friend of the Threshermen. Sincerely,...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Connie Reinert - Ruthven, IA

“Lois, Grant and Clint, so sorry to hear about Roger. Judy and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Boyd Schwarting - Canadian Lakes, MI

“Lois, Grant and Clint, You have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Roger was such a kind man who always had a smile. May you...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Debbie (Brockshus) Clem - Sanborn, IA

“Thoughts and Prayers to your Family at this time of your loss of your Husband and to the boys their Dad.The boys bought a tractor from us last summer...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Willy and Sandy Pedro - Sheldon, IA

“Lois and boys. When we got the phone call we were all so shocked, and still feel that way. We will miss that smile, especially that laugh. ...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Randy Sixta - Lake Benton, MN

“Lois,Grant,Clint & Family, We were so sorry to hear of Roger's passing on. We had just read the article of his Open House in Sibley. We have many...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Don & Marlene Loring - Weslaco, TX

“Lois, Grant & Clint: We are at a loss for words. I know there is nothing we can say that will make your loss easier. You are in our thoughts and...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Dick & Marlys Marco - Worthington, MN

“Lois, Grant & Clint, Sorry to hear of Roger's passing. We had the utmost respect for Roger. Denny will always remember him at the County Fair...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Denny & Beckie Tangeman - NC

“Lois,Clint,Grant and Stacey, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Roger was such a nice and caring person. He always had a smile and a Hi, how you...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Rhonda Howard - Ocheyedan, IA

“I was sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I enjoyed my visits with him at Sutherland tractor ride and MM conventions. Bob Virgil, Norton, KS ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Bob Virgil - Norton, KS

“Dear Lois and family, I was so sad and sorry to hear the news. I'd seen Roger in Worthington a few times the last couple months and it was good...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Denny Stahly

“SoooooSorry. We shall miss this man at all M.M.Shows, parades and meetings. Will not be the same without him and the rest of you. Hope you all will...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Bob&Bonnie Rabenberg - SD

“OMG! Lois, Clint, Grant, Stacey and Harley-we are so sorry for your loss. Know that you are and will be in our Prayers for a long time to come. We...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Mike and Mary Roth - Ocheyedan, IA

“Dear Lois,Grant and Clint, Our thoughts and Prayers are with you in this difficult time. Quite a shock to you all but time will heal and you all...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Charlene Bockman - Milford, IA

“Lois and boys-so sorry to hear about Roger-you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Tami & Bob Starner - brewster, MN

“Lois, Grant & Clint, You are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Hold on to all of the wonderful memories....they will last a life...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Darla Kruger Janssen

“Lois, Grant & Clint. Our sympathy for all of you. I have such great memories of Roger. Never did I see Roger when he didn't have a kind word to say....Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Sheryl Peters - Sibley, IA

“Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Roger. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Brenda Wassman

“Lois and boys, So shocked to hear about Rogers passing. We pray that the Lord will walk with each of you. Ron & Phyllis ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Ron & Phyllis Huisinga - Weslaco, UT

“Lois,Grant and Clint I'm so sorry for your loss. Dad always had storys galore about the trouble he and Roger could get in. He will be greatly missed. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Roxie (Meyerdirk) Lueders - IA

Roger Sixta, age 74, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church, Horton Township, Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Russell Anderson officiating.

Burial in the Ocheyedan Township Cemetery of Ocheyedan.

Visitation will be Monday, February 4, from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan.

Roger Leland Sixta was born on November 28, 1938 in Worthington, Minnesota. He was the son of Leland Joseph and Cecil Lillian (Fawcett) Sixta. He lived his youth in Horton Township, on the home place and attended a country school, Zion Lutheran School in Horton Township and high school for two years.
He was united in marriage to Lois Faye Norman of Sibley, Iowa on July 9, 1963 at the Trinity Reformed Church in Sibley. They lived in Bigelow, Minnesota where Roger drove truck for Doug Kleuver. They later moved to Lake Park, Iowa where Roger drove truck for Ahrenstorff Trucking and farmed. In 1968, they moved to rural Harris, Iowa where they farmed. In 1977, they moved to the home place where Roger farmed and drove truck for Northwest Iowa Ready Mix in Ocheyedan and other truck companies in the area.
Roger was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Horton Township. He was a 4-H Leader, an Osceola County Fair Board Member and Extension Council Board Member, for many years. He was a Supervisor for Osceola County. He was a member of Siouxland Collectors and the National Minneapolis–Moline Club. He was recently elected to the Worthington Prairie Reapers Board. He was in charge of the Ocheydan Tractor Ride, Polar Bear Tractor Ride, High Point Tractor Ride, and the Minneapolis–Moline Tractor Ride.
Roger and Lois enjoyed traveling to tractor shows and rides in many states, especially with family.
Roger's love was his family, farming and Moline Tractors. He enjoyed playing internet checkers and having coffee, visiting and playing cards with anyone.
He passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 49 years: Lois Sixta of Ocheyedan, IA; two sons: Grant Sixta and special friend Stacey of Ocheyedan, IA, and Clint Sixta of Ocheyedan, IA; 2 grandchildren: Harleigh and Kimber of Ocheyedan, IA; one sister: Karen and husband Ron Witt of Ocheyedan, IA; brother-in-law: Ivan and wife Bev Norman of Hobbs, NM; cousins: Bernadine Kunze, Jay and Mary Olson; many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law: Eunice and Dale Bramley.

In Loving Memory Of
Roger Leland Sixta
Born: November 28, 1938
Passed Away: January 31, 2013
Age: 74 years, 2 months and 3 days

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:30 A.M.
Zion Lutheran Church, Horton Township, Ocheyedan, Iowa
Family Prayer Service at 10:15 A.M.

Rev. Russell Anderson

Organist: Marilee Grimes
Congregational Songs
Processional: "How Great Thou Art"
During the service: "Jesus Lover Of My Soul" # 345
"My Faith Looks Up To Thee" # 394
Recessional: "Abide With Me" # 552 vs. 1,2,6,8

Mark Bremer Jim Bates
Randy Sixta Chuck Virgil
Willie Jansen Alan Bruggeman

Ocheyedan Township Cemetery, Ocheyedan, Iowa

Following interment, the family invites all
for fellowship and lunch at the church.

Andringa Funeral Home
Larry R. Andringa, Funeral Director

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Andringa Funeral Home
422 9th Street Sibley, IA 51249
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