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Richard Ellsworth Sisco (1945-2022)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 7/20/2022 at 08:28:37

Richard Ellsworth Sisco, 76, of Vinton, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022 at UIHC in Iowa City.
Visitation will be at Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home, Vinton on Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Graveside services with full military rites will follow at 12: 30 p.m., Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.
Rich was born October 22, 1945 in Norfolk, VA, the son of Richard and Evelyn (Deal) Sisco, Sr. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1963 and then proudly served in the US Army from 1965-1967. On July 3, 1968, Rich married Marcia Larson in Cedar Rapids. The couple later divorced, but remained good friends. Rich was employed by Russell Guide as a printer until his retirement.
When not busy volunteering for various groups, Rich enjoyed hunting, fishing, drinking coffee at McDonalds with his buddies, sharing “dad jokes” and making the best lefse imaginable. He was also a proud member of the Amvets and American Legion.
Rich is survived by his son, Aaron (Christy) Sisco; four daughters: Brandi (Andy) Maas, Casey (Dusty) Wendt, Mindy Sisco, and McKenzie (Jody) Stickels; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart; two sisters: Carol Hinze and Debra Tallman; brother, David (Kathy) Sisco; ex-wife, Marcia Larson; special friend, John Gualtier; and “the best dog ever”, Dolly.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janet Kay; and daughter-in-law, Shannon.
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