Bill Sires

Bill Sires, age 89, of Mabel, MN, formerly of Spring Grove, MN, died Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 13 at the Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove, MN, with Pastor Eddie Cabrera officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Grove, MN. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 12 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel, MN and one hour prior to services at the church.

Bill was born October 8, 1925 in Dorchester to Daniel and Anna (Hahn) Sires. He attended the English Bench Country School near Dorchester. August 17, 1950 he was united in marriage to Mabel Dougherty in Caledonia, MN.  Bill drove logging trucks for Webster Lumber Company for many years and also helped area farmers, especially the Hagen Brothers. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Waukon and enjoyed his work on the farm, tinkering with old tractors, and roller skating.

Bill is survived by his wife, Mabel, of Mabel, MN; his children, Sherry (Dean) Carolan of Decorah, Linda (Danny) Marsden of Mabel, MN and Bill (Holly) Sires of St. Charles, MN; 10 grandchildren, Jeff Carolan, Jeremy Carolan, Laura (Darrin) Ollendick, Amy (Dave) Norby, Paula (Scott) Hicks, Jon (Tanya) Marsden, Danielle (Ryan) Newman, Preston Sires and Nathan Sires; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Sires; a granddaughter, Caitlin Sires; a great-granddaughter, Riley Norby; and his brothers and sisters, Gladys Sires, Calvin Sires, Lorraine Britain, Lois Rosendahl, Robert Sires, Roberta Kannenberg and Alpha Rosendahl.