Nick Schirmbeck died August 3, 2017 at his residence in Jefferson, Iowa at the age of 50 years, 6 months and 9 days.
Visitation was held Sunday, August 6 at Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson with his family present from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services were held Monday, August 7 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Words of Comfort were given by Pastor Devin Wolters from First Baptist Church in Jefferson. Honorary casket bearers were Al Smits, Jeff Schirmbeck, John Schirmbeck, James Allbee, Ben Ayala, John Beck and Scott Halligan. Casket bearers were Roger Lowe, Jay White, Anthony Peterson, Dan Burkhardt, Brandon Schirmbeck and Matt Schroeder. Soloist, Chassidy Kendall, sang “Amazing Grace,” “My Chains are Gone” and “Dancing in the Sky.” Recorded music “Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks was also played. Interment was in Scranton Township Cemetery in Scranton. Lunch and a time of fellowship was held at the Scranton School following the service at the cemetery.
Nicholas Ray Schirmbeck, son of Adolph and Lavern Schirmbeck, was born January 26, 1967 in Jefferson, Iowa. Nick spent the majority of his life living in Jefferson, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1985. He attended trade school in Des Moines for telephone lines communication. Nick worked for Cliff Thompson, Oscar Mayer, and for the past fourteen years, Pella Windows.
When he was a child, he enjoyed playing baseball. His hobbies included fishing, refinishing furniture, remodeling and doing construction. He also enjoyed gardening and helping his neighbors. He was a fan of the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Vikings.
Nicholas was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Lavern Schirmbeck; sisters, Cindy Jo and Elaine Garnett; great niece, Rachel Gross and great nephew, Gerald Anderson.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his granddaughter, Raelyn; brother, Dennis (Gail) Blum of Jefferson; half brothers: Larry (Virginia) Schirmbeck of Baltimore, Md., Lonnie (Linda) Schirmbeck of Missouri, Delbert (Debbie) Cox of Marshall, Minn. and Leo Cox of Madison, Wis.; sister, Pam Hamilton of Jefferson; half sister, Fran Satterlee of Carroll; brother-in-law, Roger (Lisa) Garnett of Jefferson; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Memorials in his name may be sent to Hastings Funeral Home, Box 204, Perry, Iowa 50220.
Hastings Funeral Home, www.hastingsfh.com, 515-386-8181.