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Edward "Eddie" Sindt

July 9, 1926 — August 7, 2023

Rock Rapids, Iowa 

     Edward “Eddie” Sindt, age 97, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Monday, August 7, 2023, at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, Iowa. 

     A funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 12th at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids, with Pastor Travis Remme officiating. A burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

     Public Visitation will be Friday, August 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, with the family present at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

     Edward Henry Sindt was born July 9, 1926, in Ellsworth, Minnesota, the son of Herb and Edna (Meyer) Sindt. He was raised near Rock Rapids, Iowa and graduated from Wilson High School. 

     Eddie was united in marriage to Pauline Pettengill on August 27, 1948, at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Rock Rapids until 1953, at which time they moved to the Sindt family farm. Together they farmed northeast of Rock Rapids and raised their three children, Marsha, Paul, and David. Eddie was a lifelong farmer and worked for Kern’s Electric.

     Eddie was a member of the United Methodist Church, serving as usher, Sunday school teacher, and board member, for many years. His hobbies included restoring old farm equipment, going to tractor shows and parades. He was known for his Halloween Maze that people from the community could come and walk through.  He also decorated during Christmas with lights and a Nativity Scene. Eddie will be greatly missed.

     He is survived by two sons, David (Karol) Sindt of Sioux City, IA; Paul (Denese) Sindt of Rock Rapids, IA; five grandchildren, Christopher  Lofflin; Paul (Trish) Lofflin; Jami (Dan) Vander Zee; Eric Sindt and Tyler Sindt; and 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

     He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Pauline Sindt; daughter, Marsha Ballou; his parents, Herb, and Edna Sindt; two sisters, Helen Smith, and Louise Culpepper.

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Visitation

Friday, August 11, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids

1207 Park Drive, Rock Rapids, IA 51246

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Saturday, August 12, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

United Methodist Church-Rock Rapids

302 South Carroll Street, Rock Rapids, IA 51246

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