Bill Sires, 89, of Mabel, formerly of Spring Grove, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel.

William John “Bill” Sires was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Dorchester, Iowa, to Daniel and Anna (Hahn) Sires. He attended the English Bench Country School near Dorchester.

On Aug. 17, 1950, he was united in marriage to Mabel Dougherty in Caledonia. He drove logging trucks for Webster Lumber Company for many years and also helped area farmers, especially the Hagen Brothers.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Waukon, Iowa, and enjoyed his work on the farm, tinkering with old tractors and rollerskating.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel of Mabel; children, Sherry (Dean) Carolan of Decorah, Linda (Danny) Marsden of Mabel, and Bill (Holly) Sires of St. Charles; 10 grandchildren, Jeff Carolan, Jeremy Carolan, Laura (Darrin) Ollendick, Amy (Dave) Norby, Paula (Scott) Hicks, Jon (Tanya) Marsden, Taylor (Jen) Marsden, Danielle (Ryan) Newman, Preston Sires and Mason Sires; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Aspen Ollendick, Abbey and Brook Norby, Carter Hicks, Mallory, Hailey, Anna and Kolton Marsden, and Brody and Blake Marsden; and great-great-grandchildren, Bentzen Cline and Landon Marsden.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Sires; granddaughter, Caitlin Sires; great-granddaughter, Riley Norby; and brothers and sisters, Gladys Sires, Calvin Sires, Lorraine Britain, Lois Rosendahl, Robert Sires, Roberta Kannenberg and Alpha Rosendahl.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove with the Rev. Eddie Cabrera officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Grove.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.