October 17, 2013


Terry "Zippy" Siepker, 61, of Mount Carmel, died from his second battle with leukemia on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa, surrounded by his family.

A time of gathering will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery followed by an informal lunch at the Carroll Municipal Golf Course, 2266 N. West St., Carroll.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences for Zippy's family may be left at www.sharpfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to Mercy Hospice-Johnston, 5820 Winwood Drive, Johnston, Iowa 50131.

Terry was born Aug. 6, 1952, in Carroll, the ninth of 10 children to Lawrence and Josephine (Loew) Siepker. He graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in 1970. Terry then headed west to Hawaii where he lived and worked for a few years before returning to his hometown and met his wife Janie Schultes of Willey, whom he married on Oct. 1, 1977, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Willey.

Terry was a long haul truck driver for Allied Moving Vans for eight years then took a job with Pella Windows & Doors in Carroll, where he worked for nearly 30 years. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Carroll Muni. He also enjoyed traveling to sandy beaches, watching the Hawkeyes and Chiefs, and having a drink with friends.

Terry is survived by his wife, Janie (Schultes) Siepker of Mount Carmel; two sons, Scott and Nick of Des Moines; five sisters, Bette Snyder of Carroll, Janice Snyder (Kenny) of Breda, Mary Rutten (Gary) of North Carolina, Pat Hill (Charlie) of Carroll, Jane Beede (Bryce) of Carroll, and Cherie Foley (Rick) of Carroll; two brothers Larry Siepker of Carroll and Jack Siepker of Carroll; mother-in-law Mary Lou Schultes; one sister-in-law Carolyn Rehm (Rich) of Johnston; three brothers-in-law Jonathan Schultes (Terri) of Urbandale, Brian Schultes (Kim) of Galena, Ill., and Lynn Schultes (Beth) of Emmetsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Josephine; a brother Gary Siepker; and his father-in-law Artie Schultes.