Sidney Jiskoot

88-year-old Sidney Jiskoot passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the Careage Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cherokee, IA. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2022 at American Reform Church, Primghar, IA.

George Boom Funeral Home of Sioux Falls is in charge of the arrangements for Sidney Jiskoot.

Sidney Glenn Jiskoot was born May 13, 1934, at Alton, IA, the 2nd of five sons of William and Anne (Van Iperin) Jiskoot. He attended country school through the 8th grade, and high school in Alton, graduating in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957, and was honorably discharged.

Sid was united in marriage to Lorraine (Baker) Jiskoot of Luverne, MN, on July 18, 1957. They began farming land north of Sheldon, IA. After 9 years, they bought a farm near Sanborn, IA, and raised three girls.

He enjoyed working in his machine shop, even building a skid steer from scratch. Sid was the owner of several patents, including an opening gate on Demco wagons, disc guards, and a rotary silo grain leveler. Neighbors and salesmen would often find him greasing some part, or tinkering on a new idea.

Woodworking was another hobby. He built the dresser set they used all 65 years they were married. Other projects decorated the home, or became treasures of one of his daughters or grandchildren.

Sid served as Deacon and Elder in the Reformed Church. He taught Catechism and Sunday School for many years. He and his wife were youth sponsors. He served as President of the Board for Sanborn Cooperative Grain Company; was a board member of the Sheldon Cooperative Oil Company, and President and board member of O’Brien County Cattlemen’s Association. He also served two terms on the Agri-Industries Board.

Sid and Lorraine traveled the country by motorcycle, and rode with a cycle club from Sheldon, IA. The couple wintered in Arizona for many years.

Sid is survived by his beloved wife, daughters Carol (Bruce) Rohwer of Paullina, Eunice (Lowell) Wilson of Primghar, and Sarah (Jack) Woelber of Sioux Center; six grandchildren and spouses, and a growing number of great-grandchildren; brothers, Wilmer of George, IA, Rev. Donald of New York City, Allen (Dolly) of Pella; sister-in-law, Marilyn Jiskoot; several nieces and nephews; Lorraine’s sister, Nelva Baker of Orange City, her sister-in-law Marge Baker of Luverne, MN, and sister-in-law Morla Baker of Minneapolis, MN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorraine’s parents (Joe and Edna Baker), brother, Dr. Rodney Jiskoot, sister-in-law, Rose Jiskoot, brother-in-law, Rev. Donald Baker, and brother-in-law, Wayne Baker.

Memorials may be directed to Justice For All of Rock Valley, IA.

George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD