Digital Access

Digital Access
Access from all your digital devices and receive the latest news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, sports, opinion, community and more!
Fontanelle Observer

Lisa Sickles


Lisa Sickles, 78, of Fontanelle died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle with burial in Fontanelle Cemetery. A luncheon was held at the church following the committal services. The Rev. Steven Broers officiated the service. Open visitation was from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the church with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Lisa Sickles memorial fund to be determined later. Steen Funeral Home, 525 Maple St., in Fontanelle is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Lisa Dupre (Chilcote) Sickles was born in 1940. Lisa was raised in Washington State at White Horse Mountain.

In 1958, she married Jerry Shreeve and they had one daughter, Jeri. They divorced later. Lisa and Jeri moved around a lot, and in 1974, they moved to Iowa.

In 1995, she married Dale, and received three new daughters.

Lisa is survived by her husband Dale Sickles of Fontanelle; daughters, Jeri (Dennis) Pickrell of Greenfield, Jessica (Roger) Young of Fontanelle, Heather (Josh) Schneider of Greenfield and Samantha (Brian) Gettler of Fontanelle; grandchildren, Jamie (Jim) Cockburn, Holiann (Cliff) Weston, Derik (Nickie) Pickrell, Kalyn, Kynna and Kyrin Young, Wyatt and Parker Schneider, and Terrin, Levi and Slade Gettler; great-grandchildren, Andruw and Avery Cockburn, Madelyn Weston, Marie, Allyson and Ace Pickrell; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; mother-in-law Evelyn Purdy of Fontanelle; other relatives and friends.

Lisa was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

Loading more