JASON RICKLEFS

ROLFE Jason A. Ricklefs, 33, of Rolfe, died on Nov. 17, 2006 at the Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Shared Ministry of Rolfe with Pastor Charles Miller officiating. Burial will be in Clinton-Garfield Cemetery near Rolfe. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20, at the Shared Ministry of Rolfe.

Powers Funeral Home of Rolfe is handling arrangements.


Mason City Jason Alan Ricklefs, age 33, the son of Tim and Jann Ricklefs, was born December 13, 1972, at Pocahontas, and died November 17, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Funeral services were 10:30 am. on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at the Shared Ministry of Rolfe, with Pastor Charles Miller officiating. Burial was in the Clinton-Garfield Cemetery near Rolfe.

As a child, Jason had boundless energy and was always on the move. He enjoyed riding around with Grandpa Dave, fishing with his uncles, hunting, and playing with his brothers, sisters, and cousins. Growing up on the farm, Jason learned many talents and skills that he would carry into adulthood. He enjoyed driving farm machinery and raising livestock. He was equally at home as a carpenter or a mechanic. His infectious smile and personality was a gift he carried throughout his life.

Jason attended Rolfe Community School and was active in 4-H, FFA, band, and sports. He graduated from Pocahontas Area Community School in 1991 and attended Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. He returned home and farmed with his dad and worked for Pro Coop. At the time of his death, Jason managed Greenberg Automotive for Johnston Autostores in Algona, and continued to farm with his father. The love of his life was his two daughters and the precious time he spent with them. He enjoyed watching Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR racing, golfing, watching the Chicago Bears, and riding his Harley.

Jason is survived by his daughters, Lindsey and Meghan of Sioux Rapids; his parents, Tim and Jann Ricklefs of Gilmore City; sister, Heather (Joel) Edmonds, Cut Off, La.; brothers, Brian Ricklefs of Dakota City and J.D. Ricklefs, Cedar Falls; step-sisters. Jolene (Jim) Applegate of Van Meter, Janiece (Wade) Sehman of St. Charles, and Jennifer (Jeff Seiler of Adel; grandmother, Edmondeane Ricklefs of Rolfe; 10 nieces and nephews; many aunts arid uncles; and 33 years worth of friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents. David and Darlene Brinkman and Bernard Ricklefs.