Ira was always happy, kind, gentle, humble and sincere. A role model for all. My deepest sympathy to all who loved him. j
Ira A. Love, 87, of South Sioux City, NE passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
There will be a short memorial service at 4:00 P.M. on August 3, 2019 at Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City, NE. Following the service there will be a Celebration of Life at the Knights of Columbus Hall in South Sioux City, NE until 8:00 P.M.
Ira was born December 17, 1931 in Sioux City, IA, the son of James and Mabel (DeRoin) Love. He attended school in rural Jackson, NE. He served in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Okinawa during the Korean Conflict. Ira married Judy Sullivan on October 27, 1956 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in South Sioux City, NE. He worked as a mechanic for Hirschbach Trucking and was a farmer. He enjoyed farming and was very dedicated at getting everything done.
Ira enjoyed spending time with his family, farming, and his trips to Las Vegas.
Survivors include his children, Debbie (Mike) Swift of Lincoln, NE, Tom (Amy) Love of Jackson, NE, Ron (Debbie) Love of Dakota City, NE, and Lorrie (Todd) Masters of South Sioux City, NE; grandchildren, Nate Swift, Allie (Mike) Znamenacek, Michaella Swift, and Angie Masters; 2 great-grandchildren, Brennan and Hayden Znamenacek; sisters, Dorothy McGinty of Dakota Dunes, SD and Bettie Cooper of South Sioux City, NE; sister-in-law Lynda (Jim) Oxford; brother-in-law Jim Sullivan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mabel Love; his wife, Judy Love in 2003; an infant son, Robert Love; brothers, James (Shirley) Love and Ray (Bertha) Love; sisters, Florence (Wilber) Reed, Irene (Malvin) Harris, Mabel (Harold) Rockwell; brothers-in-law, Mike McGinty and Kenneth Cooper.
In lieu of flowers or money, please come and share a memory or fond story of Ira.