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Darlene Lenora Hamer Juilfs Sinkey
October 5, 1924 – April 25, 2020
Darlene Lenora Sinkey, 95, died Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Manor Care in Cedar Rapids following an extended illness.
Darlene was born October 5, 1924, in Amber to Emil and Norma (Anderburg) Hamer. Darlene graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools in 1942. She worked for the telephone company in Davenport and the Nook Café in Anamosa. On December 23, 1943, Darlene married Raymond Juilfs. Raymond was killed in February 1945 in Germany after his unit crossed the Rhine River.
Darlene married James Sinkey on November 22, 1947, at the Little Brown Church. The couple made their home in Anamosa. Darlene was employed at Collins Radio in both Anamosa and Cedar Rapids for twenty-seven years, retiring in 1985. Jim preceded her in death in 1987.
Surviving are children: Jim Juilfs and Nancy (Harry) Brown of Marion, Greg (Chris) Sinkey of Iowa City and Jeff (Jennifer) Sinkey of New Albany, Ohio; grandchildren, Amy Juilfs, Kim (Mike) Suther, Rick (Nichole) Brown, Sarah (Tony) Greazel, Michael (Ellen) Sinkey, and James, William and Jacob Sinkey; great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Cody Suther, Jordan Brown, Isaac, Sophia, Sammy and Joey Greazel and Emma Sinkey. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and brother, Donald Hamer.
Darlene loved to drive her Lexus. She often volunteered to drive her friends to their doctors’ appointments or wherever they needed to go. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Hawkeye fan. Her greatest love was time spent with her family on holidays and especially at Lake Delhi on the pontoon boat.
Private family services were held on Friday, May 1, 2020, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, with interment in the Riverside Cemetery. Pastor Melody Williams officiated at the services.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jesse Bode and the Manor Care Staff for their loving and wonderful care over the past nine years.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 7 May 2020

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