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Leila McDeid, age 99, of Sioux Rapids, Iowa died on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in STORM LAKE. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in STORM LAKE. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Leila Zena Louise Oatman, the daughter of John and Alma (Peckenschneider) Oatman was born at Storm Lake, Iowa on July 5, 1919. She lived her youth in the Storm Lake vicinity and received her education at Sulfur Spring, graduating from the Sulfur Springs High School in 1937.
On January 12, 1938, Leila was united in marriage to W. Vernon McDeid at Storm Lake, Iowa and to this union five sons were born: Ray Jerry, Ken, Mike and Pat. The first few years of their marriage, Leila and Vernon lived in Newell and Albert City and then the couple moved to Sioux Rapids where they spent the remainder of the married lifetime engage in farming. Leila was a devoted homemaker and busy mother raising her sons on the farm.
She was a member of the First United Church of Sioux Rapids where she had been active in women’s groups and also a Sunday School teacher for many years. Leila enjoyed reading, bird watching and all varieties of flowers. Leila and Vernon were able to travel throughout the entire continental United States.
Leila’s life is honored and cherished by her family which include her sons: Ken (Leona) McDeid of Pilot Mound, Iowa, Michael (Lollie) McDeid of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, and Pat (Connie) McDeid of Deer Park Washington, 10 grandchildren 17 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren, other extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Vernon, 3 brothers: Glenn, Virgil, and Junior, and two sisters: Mardell (Syril) Brown and Velma Rendenbaugh.
Blessed be the life and memory of Leila Zena (Oatman) McDeid.