LeRoy Robert “Roy” Soule, 79, of Moville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services were held at 10:00am Friday, July 3, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Moville, Iowa with Monsignor Mark Duchaine officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.
Roy was born January 16, 1941, in Sioux City, Iowa to Margaret Rosalia (Rosie) (McQuirk) and Merlin Robert Soule. Roy grew up at McCook Lake, South Dakota and attended schools there and at Heelen High School.
He worked on several farms in South Dakota as a youth, including the Claussen truck farm for many years. After high school he entered the trucking field, working and learning all the systems of diesel trucks.
He established and then taught the diesel program at WITCC for two years. He took various trucking positions around the country, advancing with experience. He retired at age 55 as District Manager for the southeastern part of the United States after working several years for Penske Truck Leasing.
Roy met his wife Delores in 1964, and they were married at Elk Point, South Dakota. They relocated to many states while advancing his career and raising three children: Teresa (Jesse) Jimenez of San Antonio, Texas; Greg (Joyce) of Parker, Texas; and Douglas, now deceased. He was supportive to the Scout programs, Lions Club, and Rotary Club.
Surviving besides his spouse and two children are his grandchildren — Jaqueline (Brian) Smith, Jessica Soule, Mercedes Bergenske, Noel Bergenske, Christopher (Jeannine) Jimenez, and J.J. Jimenez — and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Phil Soule of Hinton, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosie and Merlin; his brother Lyle Soule; and his sisters-in-law, Trudy Soule and Val Soule, and son Doug.