In Memory of Roy Raymond "Pinky" Sievert

Roy Raymond "Pinky" Sievert
Roy Raymond "Pinky" Sievert
Born: November 23, 1929
Died: August 29, 2020
Age: 90
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Roy Raymond "Pinky" Sievert
November 23, 1929 - August 29, 2020
From: Ida Grove, IA

Roy R. “Pinky” Sievert, age 90, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2020, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Neil Wehmas will officiate. Committal will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2020, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Roy Raymond “Pinky” Sievert was born on November 23, 1929. He was the youngest child of John C. and Louise (Schafer) Sievert. Roy was baptized and confirmed in his faith at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa, where he was a lifetime member.

Roy served in the National Guard from 1950-1958 at the Ida Grove Armory. He was married for a brief period of time but remained a bachelor most of his life. It was always said you could set a clock by Roy’s daily routine of stops. He was true to his family and friends checking in often and looked forward to seeing family at gatherings and family meals.

He was proud of the strong work ethic he learned as a young man that carried him throughout his life. He had many jobs throughout his youth, starting as a child working for a local Ida Grove dairy. Roy was employed with Iowa Public Service as a lineman and stayed with them the rest of his working career. His memories of climbing poles with spikes came up often in conversations, a feat Roy was very proud of; however, he was convinced it was what had caused his achy knees later in life.  

Roy was an avid bowler and a golfer and could be seen daily on the Ida Grove Golf Course, where he held a membership for many years. Roy loved sports and was a true fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, New York Yankees, and the Green Bay Packers. He didn’t travel very far from home, but a trip to Canada fishing with friends was a yearly event. Opening day of pheasant season, hunting with Bob, was something he looked forward to each year. He enjoyed a “serious” game of Euchre or Cribbage. Crossword puzzles were a challenge, but he rarely gave up until he solved each one.

Roy was always a car man and loved checking out his next purchase, test driving them until he found his next buy. He went for rides in the country to check out the crops and wild life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John C. and Louise Sievert; siblings: Mildred (Pete) Petersen, Irene (Clarence) Reitz, Marie (Walt) Brinkman, Bonnie (Wayne) Porter, Melvin Sievert; and nephew, (honorary brother) Bob (Fonda) Sievert.

Roy is survived by his sister-in-law, Lucille Sievert; nephews, nieces, and their families.



10:30 a.m., Saturday
September 5, 2020
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Neil Wehmas & 
Rev. Richard A. Salcido


John Brinkman
Jim Brinkman
Dan Hoffman
Wayne Porter
Brian Mellmann
Fred Krenk


9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 5, 2020
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


"How Great Thou Art"
"Just As I' Am"


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Monday, September 7, 2020 at 1:12 PM
“God’s comfort to Roy’s family - anyone who lived in Ida Grove eventually crossed paths with Pinky. - we always enjoyed his friendship.”
- Tom & Jean Hiller
Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 2:29 PM
“Thank you, Uncle Roy, for always being there for us! I hope you knew how much we appreciated and loved you. We will miss you. Give Dad a hug from us when you see him!”
- Donna and James Schneiders
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