Representative Lester Sickels View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 3/21/2001
Birth Place: Missouri
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 58 (1959) - 59 (1961)
Home County: Ringgold
Lester Sickels
Ringgold County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Lester Sickels begs to submit the following Memorial:

Lester Sickels was born on June 27, 1909 near Grand City, Missouri. He lived most of his life in Ringgold County. He was a member of the local school boards for thirteen years before being elected to the county school board for twelve years. He belonged to the Mount Ayr Lions Club, the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Posse.

Mr. Sickels, a republican, served two terms in the House of Representatives from 1959-1962. Following his legislative service, he was appointed to a citizen’s advocacy committee, which formed the fifth judicial district Correctional Board in 1979. He served on the board until 1984.

Mr. Sickels passed away on March 21, 2001 at the age of 91. He is survived by two daughters, Jeri Pomi of Fallon, Nevada and Gayle Buckner of Des Moines; a son, Dan Allen Sickels; a brother, Don Sickels of Mount Ayr; one sister, Viona Forst of Des Moines; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Seventy-Ninth General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Lester Sickels, the State as lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.