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.

Comments are closed.

  • Adrian Van Hofwegen

    June 4th, 2019
    by

    Adrian Van Hofwegen 95 Sioux Center, Iowa May 28, 2019 Adrian Van Hofwegen, 95 of Sioux Center, Iowa, died Tuesday, […]


    Marylin Van Der Zwaag

    June 4th, 2019
    by

    Marylin Van Der Zwaag 79 Hull, Iowa May 25, 2019 Marylin Van Der Zwaag, 79, of Hull, Iowa, passed away […]


    Viola Meyn

    June 4th, 2019
    by

    Viola Meyn 98 Sheldon, Iowa May 22, 2019 Viola Meyn,  98 of Sheldon, Iowa, died Wednesday May 22, 2019, at […]


    Pauline Van Der Zwaag

    June 4th, 2019
    by

    Pauline Van Der Zwaag 100 Orange City, Iowa May 23, 2019 Pauline Van Der Zwaag, 100, of Orange City, Iowa, […]


    Angeline Tiedemann

    June 4th, 2019
    by

    Angeline Tiedemann 94 Sibley, Iowa May 29, 2019 Angeline Tiedemann, 94 of Sibley, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at […]


  • Gary Wissink

    May 28th, 2019
    by

    Gary Wissink 75 Hull, Iowa May 20, 2019 Gary Wissink, 75, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019, […]


    Duane Vande Griend

    May 28th, 2019
    by

    Duane Vande Griend 66 Hull, Iowa May 20, 2019 Duane Vande Griend, 66, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Monday, May […]


    Darrell Noteboom

    May 28th, 2019
    by

    Darrell Noteboom 67 Orange City, Iowa May 18, 2019 Darrell Noteboom, 67, of Orange City, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May […]


    Florence Kroese

    May 14th, 2019
    by

    Florence Kroese 85 Hull, Iowa May 6, 2019 Florence Kroese, 85, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019, […]


    Antonia Van De Stroet

    May 14th, 2019
    by

    Antonia Van De Stroet 90  Inwood, Iowa May 10, 2019 Antonia Van De Stroet, 90, of Inwood, Iowa, died Friday, […]


  • [Advertisement.]
  • What’s Happening

    Reducing fire risk one dryer vent at a time

    Jeanne Visser | Staff Writer Sometimes we don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone — and that goes for […]

    Waldner is Hull’s newest massage therapist

    Jeanne Visser | Staff Writer If you’ve been looking for a good deal on a massage, Hands Down Massage is […]

    Goold gets hole-in-one at Rolling Hills golf course

    Jeanne Visser | Staff Writer   Hole No. 9 at Rolling Hills golf course is usually a difficult, uphill, par-four […]