Richard A. "Dick" Sines

Sep 21, 2021
Sines Richard SF


Memorial Visitation: will be held from 12:00 p.m -2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel.  A Memorial Service will take place at a later date in Charleston, SC. 


may be directed to P.E.T.P.A.L.S. (P.O. Box 373 Cedar Falls, IA 50613 or at or St. John’s Lutheran Church (5 Clifford St. Charleston, SC 29401).


Richard A. “Dick” Sines, 76, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  He was born December 31, 1944, in Waterloo the son of Arthur and Mildred Cue Sines. 

He was a 1963 graduate of Waterloo West High School and attended Iowa State Teachers College.

He married Bonnie Hartman on September 17, 1966, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waterloo, she preceded him in death on November 20, 2008.

Dick worked as a Tool and Dye Maker for John Deere Co. over 30 years, retiring in January of 2009.

He was a member of the U.A.W. Local 838, SME, past member of the Cedar Valley Dog Training Club, Waterloo Kennel Club, and enjoyed attending St. John’s Lutheran Church in Charleston, SC.

Dick had a love for animals, especially dogs.  He loved traveling, woodworking, working with robots, fixing old cars, and anything that involved using his tools. His most treasured gift in life was his family, especially his granddaughter, Ella Grace.

In keeping with his giving spirit, his wish to help others through organ and tissue donation was fulfilled.

Survived by: a daughter, Sheila (David) Sines Thomasson of Charleston, SC; a granddaughter, Isabella “Ella Grace” Sines Thomasson of Charleston, SC; two brothers, Ronald (Trudi) Sines of Summerton, SC; Randy (Vicky Cockrum) Sines of Woodstock; a brother-in-law, Dennis (Rachel) Hartman of Omaha, NE; many nieces and nephews, an aunt Lois Wathen of Independence; cousins; many amazing friends; and his beloved golden retriever, Bailey.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; and two sisters, Carolyn (Kenneth) Thome and Judith (Sam) Chapman; a nephew, Adam Sines; and his mother and father-in-law Carl and Ella Hartman.

Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements 319-233-3146.  

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  1. Ronda Fraser | Sep 25, 2021
    Dick & his wife, Bonnie were amazing people. We first met them at the Cedar Valley Dog Training Class and later joined the Waterloo Kennel Club. They were kind & loving people. Always enjoyed spending time with them. Remember their Golden Kelly and the large litter of puppies that we enjoyed playing with them. Our hearts & love go out to Sheila and her family. Howard & Ronda Fraser
  2. Terry Hummel | Sep 23, 2021

    sorryfor the families loss.  May he rest in peace.

    Terry Hummel. West High class of 1961

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