Obituary and Service Information for SSGT James R. Ide, V

Ide, V, SSGT James R.

Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Visitation Location:
DeSoto Senior High School, 815 Amvets Dr. DeSoto

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time: 10:00am

Service Location:
DeSoto Senior High School, 815 Amvets Dr. DeSoto

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Memorials preferred to: (1.) Eagle Bank, 680 South Mill,Festus, MO 63028 or The James R. Ide V Children's Trust, 2839 Meyer Road, Festus, MO 63028 (2.) Calvary Chapel, C/O Pastor David Ball, PSC 2 Box R7664, APO, AE 09012. (3.) Arise Medical Missions, P.O. Box 3331, Lynchburg, VA 24503, (4.) K-LOVE Christian Radio, P.O. Box 2098, Omaha, NE 68103-2098,, 1-800-525-love. (5.) The Voice of the Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, OK 74005,, 1-877-337-0302. (6.) Support Dogs, Inc., 11645 Lilburn Park Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146,, 314-997-2325.

Staff Sergeant James Roger Ide, V, 32, stationed in Germany (formerly of Festus) entered into rest Sunday, August 29, 2010 in Afghanistan. He was one of seven U.S. Troops killed over the weekend-Ide's unit came under small-arms fire from insurgents at Hyderabad. He was a Certified Dog Handler that trained bomb sniffing dogs and trained their handlers; he had served a tour in Korea and two tours in Iraq. His tour in Afghanistan was scheduled to end in October. His Christian faith was a large part of his life and he was very involved in his Church, Calvary Chapel, in Germany. Born December 26, 1977, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to James R. and Colleen (Utter) Ide, IV of Festus.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Mandy (Cosper) Ide of Germany; son, James R. Ide, VI (age 16 mos) and daughter, Trinity Ide (age 7); brother, Jason (Michelle) Ide of Festus; sister, Christine (Julian) Gil of New Jersey; grandparents: Melvin and Dahlia Ide of St Louis; and his dog, a Belgian Malinois named Ddaphne that was always by his side.

He was a 1997 DeSoto High School graduate where he enjoyed the sport of wrestling.

Pastor Kirk Womacks of Living Springs Community Church of Pevely and Pastor John Newberry of Texas will officiate the service.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mahn Funeral Homes, phone 636-586-2288.

FUNERAL PROCESSION ROUTE: Approximately 11:30 AM, leave DeSoto High School on Amvets Drive, East to Main Street, left on Main Street, North to Hwy 110, right on Hwy 110 East to Hwy 67, North on Hwy 67 all the way to Telegraph Rd. Turn right and take Telegraph Rd to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

**Please direct any questions to Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel, 636-586-2288.


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