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Peterseim Funeral Home
Wednesday April 28th, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Peterseim Funeral Home
Thursday April 29th, 2021

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Rick Sinn

Funeral services for Ricki L. Sinn, 61, of Kalona, will be held Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 2:00 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. The service will be available via Livestream at the Beatty Peterseim Facebook page. Burial will follow at Green Mound Cemetery, west of Trenton. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 5 – 8 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. Social distancing guidelines will be in place and masks are recommended. A memorial fund has been established for District 14, ABATE of Iowa, Washington. Rick Sinn died Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital.

Ricki Lee Sinn was born March 6, 1960, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of James Henry and Hazel Ilene (Barr) Sinn. He attended Washington schools and graduated from WACO High School. He was employed at Bluebird and Modene. On July 2, 1983, he was united in marriage to Joyce Knerr in Wayland. He enjoyed being in the timber, mushroom hunting, fishing and was an avid ginseng hunter.

Survivors include his wife Joyce of Kalona, three children: Robert of Newton, Rachel and Pam of Kalona, six grandchildren: Caleb “Celup”, Alisha, Ian, Edward “Big Ed”, Sydney and Bella, mother Hazel Sinn of Washington, one brother Russ (Vicky) Sinn of Winfield, two sisters: Rebecca (Roy) Fox of Savanah, GA, Robin (Mark) Reed of Keota, sister and brother-in-law Ron (Pat) Brown of Kalona, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts and uncles.

Preceding Rick in death was his father James Sinn, and his mother and father-in-law Helen and Eugene Knerr.

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Joyce and family I apologize for not being at the funeral but I watched it and it was a wonderful service. So nice and informal. The flowers were beautiful! I wanted to share a story. One of the times I saw Rick in Walmart he was dirty and he apologized for it. I swear he was covered from head to toe in grease and dirt. I told it was ok and laughed and asked me if I wanted a hug. I politely said no and he then said What no hug? shrugging his shoulders, looking hurt. I said no again and he laughed.Rick was a great guy and a grea cousin. He will be missed. Joyce and family love you all and will be thinking about you.

Cynthia Woods Apr 29 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Rick's family during this difficult time.Troy and Lisa Kempf

Troy and Lisa Kempf Apr 29 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Sinn

Heather (Conry) Woodson Apr 29 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Sinn

Julie Carter Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Sinn

Heather Milam Apr 27 2021 12:00 AM

Rick Sinn was a good friend. He was funny n kind n a man I'm not embarrassed to say I loved. If the world were filled with more just like him it would be a much better place. I hope to meet up with you n Brian again some day my dear friend

NICK DITTRICH Apr 27 2021 12:00 AM

George and I knew Rick from the gas station - he was ALWAYS a nice guy and very polite when he was in - I enjoyed visiting with him and am so very shocked and saddened to learn of his death. We knew Hazel from our gas station business also and our prayers go out to her and Rick's entire family - he was such a nice guy! George and Anita Moore

Anita Moore Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

Every time I saw Rick, which seemed to be in Walmart. He always said hi and would say something that made me smile. I love him and will miss him very much. Im sending extra love and hugs to the whole family!

Cynthia Woods Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

What a character, always smiling and telling some tale!Sincerest sympathies to Joyce and family.God speed my friend!

Connee Holliday Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry to hear this! Rick always had a smile and a witty remark whenever I ran into him. My thoughts are with Joyce and the family during this difficult time.

Brenda Carey Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

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