Jimmy Schwiesow

Jimmy Schwiesow

80

Orange City, Iowa

December 19, 2018

Jimmy R. Schwiesow, 80, of Orange City, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at Orange City Area Health System. Visitation with family will be held on Wednesday, December 26 at 9:30am at the American Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa.

Funeral service was Wednesday, Dec. 26, at American Reformed Church, Orange City, with interment in Grace Hill Cemetery, Hawarden, Iowa.

Jim was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Hawarden, to Henry J.D. and Naomi (Waterman) Schwiesow. He grew up in Hawarden, attending Hawarden school system. He served in the U.S. Army from January 1955-December 1957. He continued to serve in the Army Reserve until his final discharge in 1964.

On June 5, 1957, he married Ingrid Walter. After his return stateside, the couple lived in Gastonia, N.C., about a year. In 1958, they moved to Sioux City, Iowa, where he worked for JCPenney and Metz Baking Corp. In 1962 he joined the Hawarden Police Department and served until January 1977. In 1972, he graduated from Sioux Empire College with an AA degree and taught history at the college from 1973-1976. In June 1976, Jim was elected to his first term as Sioux County Sheriff. He held that office from Jan. 1, 1977, until his retirement Jan. 3, 2005. While sheriff, he was elected Iowa Sheriff of the Year in 1979, and was appointed to two consecutive four-year terms on the Iowa Board of Corrections. His wife passed away Oct. 22, 2016.

Survivors include three daughters, Rene Schwiesow of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Shelly (Corby) Walde of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, and Dureen (Jeff) Siebersma of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Heintz of Nevada, Iowa, and Marcene (Les) Ludwigs of Hawarden, Iowa; a brother, Mel Schwiesow of Ireton, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Pam Schwiesow of LeMars, Iowa; many nieces and nephews, and their extended families.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patty Dick, a brother, Kent Schwiesow, and a brother-in-law, Max Heintz.

80

Orange City, Iowa

December 19, 2018

Jimmy R. Schwiesow, 80, of Orange City, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at Orange City Area Health System. Visitation with family will be held on Wednesday, December 26 at 9:30am at the American Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa.

Funeral service was Wednesday, Dec. 26, at American Reformed Church, Orange City, with interment in Grace Hill Cemetery, Hawarden, Iowa.

Jim was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Hawarden, to Henry J.D. and Naomi (Waterman) Schwiesow. He grew up in Hawarden, attending Hawarden school system. He served in the U.S. Army from January 1955-December 1957. He continued to serve in the Army Reserve until his final discharge in 1964.

On June 5, 1957, he married Ingrid Walter. After his return stateside, the couple lived in Gastonia, N.C., about a year. In 1958, they moved to Sioux City, Iowa, where he worked for JCPenney and Metz Baking Corp. In 1962 he joined the Hawarden Police Department and served until January 1977. In 1972, he graduated from Sioux Empire College with an AA degree and taught history at the college from 1973-1976. In June 1976, Jim was elected to his first term as Sioux County Sheriff. He held that office from Jan. 1, 1977, until his retirement Jan. 3, 2005. While sheriff, he was elected Iowa Sheriff of the Year in 1979, and was appointed to two consecutive four-year terms on the Iowa Board of Corrections. His wife passed away Oct. 22, 2016.

Survivors include three daughters, Rene Schwiesow of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Shelly (Corby) Walde of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, and Dureen (Jeff) Siebersma of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Heintz of Nevada, Iowa, and Marcene (Les) Ludwigs of Hawarden, Iowa; a brother, Mel Schwiesow of Ireton, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Pam Schwiesow of LeMars, Iowa; many nieces and nephews, and their extended families.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patty Dick, a brother, Kent Schwiesow, and a brother-in-law, Max Heintz.

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