William G. Loebsack, 88, of Sioux City, Iowa, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Bickford Memory Care Cottage.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Travis officiating and burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the church. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel of Sioux City is in charge.
Bill was born Nov. 8, 1923, in Winside, the son of William and Gertrude (Woockmann) Loebsack. He was baptized April 20, 1924, and confirmed June 11, 1939. Bill attended school in Winside. He joined the United States Navy in 1943 and was a cook on the ship. Bill was honorably discharged in December of 1946.
He married Delores Peters on April 20, 1947, in Winside. The couple recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. Bill worked in western Nebraska until he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. The couple moved to Sioux City in 1947, where he worked for various packing houses until 1985, when he was forced to retire due to health issues.
Bill enjoyed fishing, trips to Canada and telling fish stories, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the American Legion and Calvary Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Delores; four daughters, Dianne Bokemper, Lynette Roberts, Deb Clayton and special friend Steve Mousel and Lanice and husband Dave Lamoreux, all of Sioux City; one son, Gary and wife Shirley of Franklin, Tenn.; grandchildren Missy and husband Robbie, Shelley and husband Pat, Chad, Staci and husband Cody, Cari and husband Ron, Carli, Nicole and husband Brian, Kari and husband Cory, Scott and wife Noelle, Tanner, Taylor and Ashlei; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Meints and Lavonne Clifford; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother Marie; a brother, Fred; a sister, Donna Bergman; two sons-in-law, Bill Bokemper and Gilbert Roberts; a granddaughter, Amy Lamoreux; and a great-grandson, Chase Rosener.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brian Christiansen, Scott Lamoreux, Cory Meusburger, Chad Clayton, Ron Stinson and Pat Grudzinski.
Bill moved to Bickford Memory Care Cottage on Aug. 12, 2011. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Bickford and Hospice of Siouxland. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him.