Richard W. "Dick" Sides

Nov 7, 2020
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Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 11 , 2020  at American Lutheran Church, LaPorte City


Visitation will be for an hour before the service at the church.

A family gathering and Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at La Porte City Funeral Home.


West View Cemetery, La Porte City, Iowa


Memorials made to be directed to the La Porte City Fire Department or American Lutheran Church-La Porte City.


    La Porte City - Richard W. "Dick" Sides, 73 of La Porte City died at home November 7, 2020 after a 14 year battle with lymphoma/leukemia.  He was born August 3, 1947 son of Warren Artman Jr. & Ruby (Dixon) Sides.

    Dick graduated from La Porte City High School in 1965 and married Sally (Fick) Sides on October 17, 1970 at St James Lutheran Church, Allison.  He worked for the La Porte City Telephone Company for 44 years retiring on December 31, 2009.  He was a member of American Lutheran Church-La Porte City, Trowel Lodge #216 & Ascolon Lodge #393, La Porte City Planning & Zoning, La Porte City Golf Course, and La Porte City Fire Department.  Dick enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing in Chetek, WI with his family.

     Dick is survived by his wife, Sally; sons Scott (Leigh) Sides and Jeff (Janell) Sides; daughter Janan (Mike) Timmer all of La Porte City; Grandchildren Adam (Ashley) Pennell, Matt (Jamie) Pennell, Kimberly (Jacob Schmit) Sides,  Natalie (Noah Pittman) Sides, Nelson Sides, Nora Sides, Naomi Sides, Ashley Heller, Austin (Madi Winter) Timmer, Andrew Timmer, Allison Timmer, 7 great-grandchildren; sister Helen (Patrick) Merchant of Bedford, IN.  Dick is preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. Connie Elliott | Nov 09, 2020

    Dearest Sally & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear that Dick has also moved on to be with the Lord. He fought a long tough fight, and is now resting in that much better place.

    I know the deep grief your feeling now, but life moves on and you must too. Cherish the 50 years of memories he's left for you until you are able to see his smiling face again! don't forget all the friends you have and lean on them. Please always consider me one.

    As I close my eyes I can see him playing a round of golf with Bob in Heaven.

  2. Marv and Sue Hrubes | Nov 09, 2020
    Sue and I were saddened to hear the news of Dick's passing.  He was such a nice guy and always fun to  visit with.  He put in a tremendous battle with cancer for so long.  Our prayers and thoughts go out to Sally and all the family members. Rest in peace, Dick!
  3. Jeanette Franken | Nov 09, 2020

    Sally and family

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.


    Jan and Jeanette Franken

  4. Donna and Greg Pipho | Nov 09, 2020
    Dear Sally and family,   You have our deepest sympathy.   Dick was a great guy and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
  5. The Roberts family | Nov 08, 2020
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dick was always a pleasure to be around and always wore a genuine smile. Rest in peace Dick.
  6. Craig and Deb Gingrich | Nov 08, 2020

    Dear Sally and Family,

    We were saddened to see this. Dick was a great guy. God-Family-Country were the guiding forces in his life. We are praying for your family as you walk through this tough loss. 

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