Our Obituaries

Joan M. Wilkinson

July 13, 1925 - August 13, 2017

Joan M. Wilkinson (92) of Ankeny, joined her heavenly Father on Sunday afternoon, August 13, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 18, 2017, at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny (510 E. First Street). Visitation will be Thursday, beginning with a rosary at 5:00 p.m. and the family will greet friends until 8:00 p.m. at the church.Joan was...
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Danielle Willoughby

August 11, 1988 - August 11, 2017

Danielle S. Willoughby, 29, of Ankeny, Iowa, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017, at Ankeny Baptist Church (2842 SW 3rd Street, Ankeny, IA 50023). Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Ankeny Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Oralabor Cemetery. Memorials may...
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Timothy Alan Oaks

February 6, 1969 - July 31, 2017

Tim Oaks, 48, of Slater, Iowa, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m., until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Heartland Church (1212 NW 36th St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, at Heartland Church. Burial with full military honors will take place at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Tim was born on February 6, 1969,...
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Dale Martin

August 7, 1936 - July 28, 2017

Dale Martin, 80, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 W. First Street in Ankeny. Dale Edmund Martin was born August 7, 1936, in Polk City, Iowa to Gaylord and Irene Martin. He grew up in Perry, Iowa where he received his education. On January 19, 1958, Dale was united in...
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Zachary Taylor Grunder

December 31, 1989 - July 27, 2017

Zachary Taylor Grunder, 27 of Ankeny, Iowa entered into his eternal rest July 27, 2017 as a result of a fall at the Grand Canyon. Zach was born December 31, 1989, to Connie Madden Grunder and Robert Grunder in Des Moines Iowa and received the promise of eternal life with his baptism on April 4, 1999. He attended Oak Park Elementary in Des Moines and in fourth grade moved to Ankeny and...
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Wayne Olson

August 11, 1917 - July 19, 2017

Wayne R. Olson, 99, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of New Hartford, passed away July 19, 2017, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny. Wayne was born in Independence, IA to Hans and Rosa (Netcott) Olson. He graduated from High School in 1934, and attended Independence Jr. College. As a young man, Wayne traveled the United States as a hitch-hiker until his father encouraged him to buy a car so that they...
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Marcia Palmitier

December 20, 1942 - July 18, 2017

Marcia Palmitier, 74, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Taylor House Hospice.A celebration of Marcia's life will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 24, 2017, at Ankeny First United Methodist Church, 205 SW Walnut in Ankeny. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines. A luncheon will follow the burial at Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Temple in Altoona. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6...
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James Parrott

May 30, 1930 - July 6, 2017

James Parrott, 87, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny.A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Cornerstone Pentecostal Church of God, 4148 E. 29th Street in Des Moines, Iowa.James Gordon Parrott was born May 30, 1930, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was raised by J.C. and Blanch Parrott in Grinnell, Iowa where he received his...
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Isolina Munoz-Vazquez

September 15, 1963 - July 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ankeny Funeral Home, Ankeny, Iowa.
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Connie Ann Cox

December 23, 1942 - July 3, 2017

Connie Cox, 74, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 W. First Street in Ankeny. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at Ankeny Funeral Home. Connie Ann Luxford was born December 23, 1942, in Carroll, Iowa to Art and Opal (Ford) Luxford. She grew up in the Bagley,...
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Derle Gene Simmer

January 28, 1934 - June 30, 2017

Derle Gene "Curly" Simmer, 83, left this world Friday, June 30, 2017.Curly was born on January, 28, 1934 in Guthrie County, Iowa, to Leo and Ethel (Buttler) Simmer. Curly grew up in Guthrie County. He married his wife Kathleen (McClintic) in 1953. They moved to Polk City in 1958 to be near family. The couple was blessed with four children.Curly drove a truck for Macmillan Oil Company for 38...
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Mike Meston

January 15, 1941 - June 26, 2017

Mike Meston, 76, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center West-Lakes in West Des Moines. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E. First St., Ankeny). Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Michael Carl Meston was born on January 15, 1941, in Des...
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Laurie Walkenhorst

July 29, 1960 - June 24, 2017

Laurie Walkenhorst, 56, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 30, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St., Ankeny, Iowa). Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Ankeny Funeral Home.Laurie Lynn Brown was born July 29, 1960, in Topeka, Kansas to Janice and Robert...
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Maxine Owen

October 29, 1926 - June 23, 2017

Maxine Lavonne Owen, 90, passed away June 23, 2017, at Courtyard Estates in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Elkhart Christian Church with burial following at the Elkhart Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Maxine Lavonne Albaugh...
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James Dean Pruismann

September 24, 1939 - June 15, 2017

James D. Pruismann, 77, of Bondurant, IA, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, IA. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 19, 2017, at Altoona Christian Church (2890 1st Avenue S. Altoona, IA 50009). Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed towards the Altoona Christian Church or...
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Greg Alan Mohrman

July 3, 1975 - June 14, 2017

Greg Mohrman, 41, went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2017.Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at New Hope United Methodist Church (4525 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, Iowa) with interment to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens (4208 N Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa). Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday at the church. Gregory Alan Mohrman was born July 3,...
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Doris Jean Sharp

May 1, 1937 - June 13, 2017

Doris Jean Sharp, 80, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2017, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 517 SW Des Moines St., in Ankeny. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday at the church. Doris will be laid to rest in her hometown of Clarion, Iowa on Friday at Evergreen Cemetery.Doris...
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Kerry Ray Nicholson

November 14, 1958 - June 11, 2017

Kerry Ray Nicholson, 58, of Ankeny, Iowa passed away on June 11, 2017, while traveling in Alaska with his family.Kerry Ray Nicholson was born November 14, 1958, in Cherokee, Iowa to Raymond and Margaret Nicholson. He graduated from United Community High School in rural Boone, Iowa in 1977, and went on to get his Associate's Degree from Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa.Kerry was...
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Doreen Mary Stolze

February 23, 1935 - June 6, 2017

Doreen M. Stolze, 82, of Ankeny, IA, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m., to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St., Ankeny, IA 50023). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2017 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church (510 E. First St. Ankeny, IA 50021)....
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Eldon Lind

August 23, 1930 - June 2, 2017

Eldon Lind, 86, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. A visitation and a celebration of Eldon's life will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with the celebration of life at 12 p.m.Eldon Verle Lind was born August 23, 1930, in Metz, Iowa, to Elmer and Clara (Winslow) Lind. He grew up in Colfax where he received his education...
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Darlene Marie Van Oort

October 28, 1948 - May 27, 2017

Darlene M. Van Oort, 68, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines surrounded by her family. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, Iowa 50023). Then a Celebration of Life service will begin at 12:00 p.m. followed by a luncheon including Darlene's favorite foods....
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Rachel Elizabeth Gildea

March 29, 1984 - May 24, 2017

Rachel E. Gildea, 33, passed away early Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, with her family by her side. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, Iowa 50023). Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Burial will take place at a later date at Highland Memory Gardens in Des...
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Sharon Lee Campbell

July 27, 1942 - May 22, 2017

Sharon L. Campbell, 74, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m., to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, Iowa 50023). Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 26, 2017 at Ankeny Funeral Home. Sharon Lee Hays was born July 27, 1942, in her aunts' home near Muscatine, IA, to Francis and Barbara (Westfall) Hays....
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Bonnie Lou Mosebach

July 22, 1954 - May 21, 2017

Bonnie Lou Mosebach, 62, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa, after a battle with liver cancer. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, Iowa 50023). Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, at St. John United Church of Christ (207 4th Ave. Melbourne,...
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Carrie Koester

February 6, 1961 - May 17, 2017

Carrie Elin Koester, 56, of Ankeny, passed away on May 17, 2017. A visitation will be held at the Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W First St., Ankeny, IA 50023) on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 5-7pm. A mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30am on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E First St., Ankeny, IA 50021).Carrie was born in Fort Dodge on February 6,...
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Robert L. Groenendyk

April 20, 1953 - May 14, 2017

He had a huge heart, loved God and his family (both 2 and 4 legged), never missed an opportunity to go junking and constantly had dirt under his nails.Bob passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. He was 64. No services are planned. Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the cremation.Bob was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1953 to Ben and Anna...
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Joe Milton Crann

April 16, 1947 - May 11, 2017

Joe Crann, 70, crossed the finish line to Heaven on Thursday, May 11, 2017 due to complications of Esophageal Cancer.A Celebration of Joe's Life will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2017, at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1102 NW Weigel Dr. in Ankeny. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Joseph Milton Crann, Jr. was born April 16, 1947, in Newark, New Jersey to...
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Blaine Dean Kuehne

November 29, 1964 - May 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ankeny Funeral Home, Ankeny, Iowa.
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Ruth Wasson

September 30, 1924 - May 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ankeny Funeral Home, Ankeny, Iowa.
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Alexander Nuss

January 13, 1954 - April 30, 2017

Alexander C. Nuss, 63, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. A Celebration of Life visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Memorial services and burial will take place at a later date in Mandan, North Dakota. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice...
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Lorna Lee Albaugh

July 16, 1929 - April 28, 2017

Lorna Lee Albaugh, 87, peacefully went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2017, surrounded by her family.Funeral services to celebrate Lorna's life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny with her private burial at Brethren Cemetery near Elkhart. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017, at the church.Lorna Lee Markert was...
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Marybelle Quinn

March 10, 1929 - April 27, 2017

Marybelle Quinn, 88, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 1, 2017, at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the church with a 6 p.m. vigil service.Marybelle...
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Jack Elliott

August 1, 1927 - April 22, 2017

Jack Dennis Elliott, 89, passed away April 22, 2017 at the Madrid Home in Madrid, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m., at Garden Grove Cemetery in Garden Grove, Iowa. Jack lived a full and active life of service. He...
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Bob L. Phillips

May 21, 1947 - April 20, 2017

Bob L. Phillips, 69, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Bob was born May 21, 1947, in Owensboro, Kentucky to Harold and Nancy (Harrison) Phillips. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1970, and went on to graduate from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY with a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theology. Bob was in ministry for over 40...
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Kevin L. Houston

March 23, 1956 - April 16, 2017

Kevin Lee Houston, 61 years, of Des Moines and formerly of Denmark, Iowa died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at his home. He was born March 23, 1956 in Fort Madison, Iowa, a son of Harold and Elizabeth "Betty" Eckmeier Houston. He was a graduate of Fort Madison High School and Worsham College of Mortuary Science. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer, but embalming was his real passion. He...
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Gregory Alan Ruppert

March 19, 1957 - April 12, 2017

Gregory Alan Ruppert was born on March 19, 1957, in Des Moines, IA, the only child of Daryl D. and Delores A. (Wheatley) Ruppert; and kicked the bucket on April 12, 2017.He grew up in Stuart and graduated from Stuart-Menlo High School in 1975. Greg began work at the Stuart Truck Haven Café in 1972, at age 14, washing dishes after school and on weekends. In 1973, he was hired at the new...
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Joan Marie Grady

April 12, 1949 - April 12, 2017

Joan Grady, 68, passed away April 12, 2017, at Mill Pond Health Care Center in Ankeny.A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Brighton, Massachusetts.Joan Marie Urbaczewski was born April 12, 1949, in Boston, Massachusetts to John and Dorothea Urbaczewski. She grew up and...
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Marilyn L. Abuhl

June 6, 1923 - March 30, 2017

Marilyn LaVere Whitson Abuhl, 93, finished her race on earth, and began her new and everlasting life in the arms of her Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Glory!Beloved farm wife of Loren John Abuhl, beloved mother of eight cherished children: Jacob, Rachel (Good), Stephen, Susanna (Barrett), David, Mary (Pries), Mark, and Priscilla (Cowley); beloved grandmother to 28...
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Ryan Mortensen

January 13, 1982 - March 27, 2017

Ryan L. Mortensen, 35, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m., to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (517 SW Des Moines St. Ankeny, IA 50023). A luncheon will follow the services...
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Thomas Arney

December 19, 1945 - March 24, 2017

Thomas Moburg Arney, 71, passed away March 24, 2017, at home in Paton, IA. A gathering of family and friends will be held in honor of Tom at Mulligans at Gowrie Country Club on April 9, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Thomas was born December 19, 1945, to Allen and Lois (Moburg) Arney. He graduated from Iowa State University with his Bachelor's Degree in Business. Tom enjoyed riding in RAGBRAI,...
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Loretta Elizabeth Tracy

April 24, 1926 - March 19, 2017

Loretta Tracy, 90, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017, surrounded by much love from her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church on Wednesday with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Loretta Elizabeth Riley was born April 24, 1926, to Donald and...
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Otto P. Bussanmas

November 9, 1920 - March 18, 2017

Otto Patrick Bussanmas, 96, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m., to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). A Celebration of Life service will follow at 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Further services and burial will take place a later date in Breman, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given...
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Angela Kay Mann

December 7, 1968 - March 16, 2017

Angela Mann, 48, completed her journey after a long, courageous battle with cancer on March 16, 2017. The visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Monday, March 20 at Ankeny Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, at Ankeny Christian Church with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. Angela Kay Mann was born on December 7th, 1968, in Des...
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Beverly Soden

January 29, 1934 - March 16, 2017

Beverly Jean Soden, 83, of Ankeny, formerly of Wisner, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16th, 2017. Beverly was born on January 29, 1934, to Lloyd and Lola Mahnke. She graduated from Grand Meadow Consolidated School. She continued her education at Wayne State Teachers College graduating with a degree in Family and Consumer Science. Her first and only teaching job was at Wisner...
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Christopher Kent Kappos

October 3, 1962 - March 16, 2017

Kent was born on October 3, 1962 to Christopher and Ida Kappos. He passed away on March 16, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.Kent grew up in Cambridge, Iowa and graduated from Ballard High School. Kent was a fanatic for Jeopardy and WWE Raw Wrestling.Most of all, he loved watching his great-niece and great-nephew play sports. He was always giving them tips on the sports they would play...
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James Melvin Ott

October 28, 1953 - March 15, 2017

James Melvin Ott, 63, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.A visitation to honor Jim will be held from 1p.m. to 3p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home.Jim was a loving husband, caring father, and wonderful grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching sports, and traveling. He will be missed by his wife, Jolene Ott; sons, Marc Ott and Bradley (Erin) Ott;...
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Kenneth Paul James

May 10, 1933 - March 12, 2017

Kenneth James, 83, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Ankeny. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Burial will follow at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Kenneth Paul James was born May 10, 1933, to Kenneth...
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Michelle Linn Chappell

July 2, 1960 - March 6, 2017

Michelle Chappell, 56, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017.A celebration of Michelle's life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines with visitation one hour prior to the service. She will be laid to rest at the Bondurant Cemetery.Michelle Linn Mark was born July 2, 1960, in Atlantic, Iowa. She grew up in Bondurant before attending...
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Joseph C. Morr

September 17, 1936 - March 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ankeny Funeral Home, Ankeny, Iowa.
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Earl Vincent Kueny

December 22, 1936 - March 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ankeny Funeral Home, Ankeny, Iowa.
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Trudy Rae Davey

November 16, 1945 - February 20, 2017

Trudy Rae Davey's life adventure of 71 years came to a peaceful end Monday, February 20, 2017.She was born in Des Moines, Iowa on November 16, 1945, to Ray and Mary (Jorgensen) Bennett. She graduated from Dallas Center High School in 1964 and was united in marriage to C. Allen Davey on February 27, 1970. The couple most recently resided in Ankeny. They have been blessed with two children,...
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Richard Fish

August 6, 1929 - February 13, 2017

Richard Charles Fish 87, of Ankeny, passed away February 13, 2017. A visitation will be held Friday, February 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First Street, Ankeny IA). A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Ankeny Baptist Church followed by a burial at Violet Hill cemetery in Perry, Iowa. He was born August 6, 1929 in Perry, Iowa. He...
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Rose Marie Vance

November 16, 1928 - February 8, 2017

Rose Marie Vance, 88, was called home by her Lord the morning of February 8th, 2017. She passed peacefully, with dignity, and surrounded by loved ones.Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass. Rose was born November 16th, 1928 in Oshkosh, WI to Joseph & Anna Mauritz...
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Mary M. Tack

March 29, 1932 - February 5, 2017

Mary M. Tack, age 84, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, February 5, 2017 from Grinnell, IA. Mary was born in Wyandotte, MI on March 29, 1932, the fourth child of Willard W. Pierce and Edna Mae Brewster. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1950 and lived in the downriver Detroit area with her family until moving to Ft. Myers, FL in 1976. Mary worked as an administrative...
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Bradford Miller

October 19, 1942 - February 4, 2017

Bradford Eugene Miller, 74, went home to be with the Lord on February 4, 2017 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2017, and a Celebration of Life Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Both will take place at First Family Church (317 SE Magazine Road, Ankeny, IA). A Military burial will be held at Iowa Veterans...
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Irline Capehart

December 6, 1921 - January 31, 2017

Irline A. Capehart, 95, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Sunnyview Care Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny). Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Sunnyview Care Center.Irline Alma...
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Jean Marie Turner

August 26, 1962 - January 26, 2017

Jean Turner, 54, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2017.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 30, 2017, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Ankeny. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday at the church. Jean Marie Behrens was born August 26, 1962, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada to Marvin and Eileen Behrens. She grew up and received her...
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Scott Wilbanks

August 28, 1959 - January 9, 2017

Scott Wilbanks, 57, passed away Monday, January 09, 2017, at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines.Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m., Thursday at Iowa Veterans Cemetery.Scott B. Wilbanks was born on August 28, 1959, to Bob and Jane Wilbanks. He attended Urbandale High School, graduating in the...
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Patrick William Allison

February 22, 1946 - January 8, 2017

Patrick W. Allison, age 70, quietly earned his wings on January 8, 2017. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00p.m., Friday, January 13, 2017 at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Bethany New Life Christian Fellowship (3565 NE 56th St. Altoona,IA). Burial will follow at Oralabor Cemetery in Ankeny.Pat was born...
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Stacie Stone

September 25, 1971 - January 7, 2017

Stacie Dawn Stone, 45, passed away January 7, 2017. Memorial services will be at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church (1100 Se Sharon Dr. Ankeny, IA 50021). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.Stacie was born September 25, 1971 in Carroll, IA to Dale and Irene (Berns) Janssen. She graduated from Southern Cal High School...
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Dee Ann Hultman

June 24, 1943 - January 5, 2017

Dee Ann Hultman, 73, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord and Savior on January 5, 2017.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 9, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 W. First Street with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday at Ankeny Funeral Home. Dee was born June 24, 1943, to John and Esther...
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Gladys E. Kays

August 22, 1940 - January 4, 2017

A celebration of life service will take place Tuesday, January 9, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the VFW Post 9226 (1309 NE 66th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313).
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Robert Charles Newcomb

August 5, 1969 - December 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Ankeny Funeral Home, Ankeny, Iowa.
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Susan Ann Eriksen

September 17, 1939 - December 24, 2016

The worldly life of Susan Ann Eriksen (Yankovich) ended when the angels of heaven called her home on December 24, 2016. Susan died at her home in Olathe, Kansas of natural causes after decades of battling cancers and illnesses. Susan was born on September 17, 1939 in Edgewood, Iowa at the home of her maternal Grandparents, Cora and Irv Chapman. She was the first born of the seven children of...
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Emerson Michael Papenberg

October 4, 2016 - December 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Ankeny Funeral Home, Ankeny, Iowa.
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Dash Riley Ellingworth

August 28, 2016 - December 10, 2016

Dash Riley Ellingworth was born August 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Jenna and Tommy Ellingworth. From the beginning, Dash completed our family. He was a healthy, very happy baby who was loved immensely. His smile and giggle were contagious to all. He loved watching and snuggling with big sister Cove. Dash was taken from us to his heavenly home on December 10, 2016. Words cannot explain the...
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Lois J. Knowles

April 2, 1927 - December 10, 2016

Lois Jean Fredregill Knowles passed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 10th at her home in Urbandale.A private home visitation will be followed by a private graveside service on Monday, December 12th at 11:30 a.m. A public celebration of Lois's life is tentatively scheduled to be held Friday, December 30th at the Ralph Witten Shelter at Lion's Park, 72nd and Aurora, Urbandale....
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Ruth Olson

April 27, 1924 - December 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Ankeny Funeral Home, Ankeny, Iowa.
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Evan Gaylord Stadlman

May 2, 1952 - December 9, 2016

Evan Stadlman, 64, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Ankeny Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2016 at Ankeny Presbyterian Church. Evan was born May 2, 1952, in Sac City, Iowa to Gaylord and Doris (Woehl) Stadlman. He graduated from Sac City High School in 1970 and then received...
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Samuel Eric Dunkerson

November 30, 2016 - December 8, 2016

Samuel Eric Dunkerson went home to be with Jesus Thursday December 8th, He passed away in his loving parents arms. Though his time on earth was short, his life is a colorful thread woven into the tapestry of life. Our God weaves with plan, purpose and beauty.The Dunkerson family experienced many family memories while Samuel was tucked in his mother's womb. He went on a trip to Pella with...
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Robert William Spooner

September 9, 1930 - December 5, 2016

Robert Spooner, 86, passed away December 5, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50021). A visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at the Funeral Home. Casual attire is requested for the services by the family. Robert was born September 9, 1930, in Ankeny to Marion...
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Robert Wilbanks

October 1, 1931 - November 26, 2016

Robert "Bob" Wilbanks, 85, of Urbandale passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a 6 p.m. prayer service at Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 West First Street. Burial with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Iowa Veterans Cemetery.Bob was born October 1, 1931, in Kokomo, Indiana to Claude...
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Jeremy Daily

April 16, 1992 - November 22, 2016

Jeremy Daily, 24, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday November 26, 2016, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023), followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. Jeremy was born April 16, 1992, in Des Moines, Iowa to Rick and Laura (Cumings) Daily. He graduated from Ankeny High School in 2010 and attended Des Moines Area Community...
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Gerald Francis Harrington

June 17, 1935 - November 20, 2016

Gerald "Jerry" Francis Harrington 81, died on November 20, 2016. Jerry was a son, brother of 8, husband, father of 5, grandfather of 10, great grandfather of 10 and a great-great grandfather of 2, and a friend to many. A kinder man you will never meet.Jerry, a former Marine worked as an operator and truck driver for Pulley Freight Lines for 34 years. After retirement he drove a school bus for...
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Robert Betts

March 21, 1959 - November 16, 2016

Robert "Bob" Betts, 57, went to be with The Lord on November 16, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2016, at Ankeny First United Methodist Church, 204 SW Walnut St. with burial to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday at Ankeny Funeral Home.Robert Dean Betts was born March 21, 1959 in Des Moines, Iowa to Dean...
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Steven Curtis Cairns

October 7, 1950 - November 16, 2016

Steve Cairns, 66, completed his life's journey on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016.Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Monday, November 21st, 2016 at Ankeny Funeral Home. Following the visitation, a celebration of Steve's life will be held at 7:00pm at Ankeny Funeral Home where his family and friends will say a few words in the remembrance of Steve.Steven Curtis Cairns was born October...
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Steven Robert Fausch

October 27, 1950 - November 10, 2016

Steven Robert Fausch, 66, passed onto Heaven on November 10, 2016, after battling cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E. 1st St. Ankeny, IA 50021). Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2016 at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50021). Steven was born...
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Michael Lee Sickerson

August 21, 1945 - November 8, 2016

Michael Lee Sickerson, 71, passed away on November 8, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny with burial to follow at Cory Grove Cemetery in Elkhart. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday at Ankeny Funeral Home 1510 W. First Street.Michael was born August 21, 1945 to Leo and Emma Sickerson in Des Moines, and...
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Curtis Gearhart

February 22, 1984 - November 7, 2016

Curtis L. Gearhart, 32, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa. Curtis was born February 22, 1984 in Newton, Iowa to Curtis Gearhart and Joni (Evans) Frette. He graduated from Lincoln High School and entered the Military directly after graduation. Curtis served two tours...
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Officer Justin Martin

July 14, 1992 - November 2, 2016

Justin S. Martin 24, of Urbandale, formerly of Rockwell City, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from injuries sustained in the line of duty as an officer of the Urbandale Police Department. Funeral services will be 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, November 8, at the South Central Calhoun Middle School Gymnasium in Rockwell City, with Pastor Anita Bane officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the...
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Anthony Beminio

November 21, 1977 - November 2, 2016

Anthony "Tony" Beminio, 38, ended his final watch on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, November 7, 2016, at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines.Anthony David Beminio was born November 21, 1977, in Fort...
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Kurt Christensen

June 11, 1962 - October 24, 2016

Kurt Dale Christensen of Altoona, Iowa, passed away the morning of October 24, 2016 at his home. Kurt was born June 11, 1962 in Waterloo, Iowa to LeRoy and Lynda Jane Keairnes Brensel. Kurt grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and was an outstanding athlete excelling at all sports, but baseball in particular. Kurt was severely injured in a car accident when he was 12 years old losing his best...
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Danny Lee Baughman

January 14, 1952 - October 20, 2016

Danny Lee Baughman, 64, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 24, 2016, at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E. 1st St. Ankeny, IA 50021). Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m., with a vigil service at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. 1st St. Ankeny, IA 50023...
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Ted Welch

January 19, 1948 - October 11, 2016

Dr. Ted Welch, 68, of Slater, IA, went to be with His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Faith Baptist Church in Cambridge, Iowa (401 2nd St, Cambridge, IA 50046) with Pastors Chad Welch...
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Delight Ramona Siebert

March 28, 1927 - October 8, 2016

Delight Siebert, 89, passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Bonnie Whitaker.Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, 50023). Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Ankeny Funeral Home. Further services and burial will take place in Delight's...
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Tiffiny Nicole Dlouhy

January 5, 1987 - October 5, 2016

Tiffiny Dlouhy, loving wife, mother, daughter, and friend passed away at Methodist Hospital on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, surrounded by her close family.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 10, 2016, at Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday at Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny. Tiffiny and Cameron's home pastor, Rev John Moore ...
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Darleen Rubino

October 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Ankeny Funeral Home, Ankeny, Iowa.
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Bernard Lloyd Terrill

February 26, 1936 - September 30, 2016

Bernard (Ben) Terrill passed away September 30, 2016 at the age of 80 after a short battle with cancer at the VA Hospice Center in Des Moines, IA. Ben was born in Page, NE on February 26, 1936 to Arthur and Violet (Barton) Terrill. He is survived by one sister, Audrey and preceded in death by three siblings, Daryl, Janice and Gerald. His family moved to Iowa when he was seven years old and...
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Brian Hornung

September 25, 1982 - September 26, 2016

Brian Hornung, 34, of Polk City, Iowa passed away Monday, September 26, 2016. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a prayer service following, Friday, September 30, 2016, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Polk City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Polk City. Brian was born September 25, 1982 to Frank...
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Denis Aschoff

September 16, 1927 - September 25, 2016

Denis Gerard Aschoff, 89, entered Heaven's gates on Sunday, September 25, 2016, in Ankeny. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny, Iowa. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the church with the Rosary Prayer Service immediately following the Visitation...
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Katherine D. Abel

September 16, 1918 - September 17, 2016

Katherine Deloris Abel, 98, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016, at her Mill-Pond Senior's residence. A visitation will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Ankeny Funeral Home in Ankeny, Iowa. Burial and graveside services will take place at the Corydon, Iowa cemetery the following day at 11 a.m.Katherine was born on September 16, 1918 at...
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Randy Lee Peters

July 19, 1960 - August 16, 2016

Randy L. Peters, 56, of Ankeny, Iowa passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Kavanagh Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa. A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, Iowa 50023). Following the visitation a gathering will be held at the Otter Creek golf course clubhouse in Ankeny. Randy was born July...
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Jennifer Wasko

January 14, 1977 - August 14, 2016

Jennifer Wasko entered the Gates of Heaven on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2016, at Lutheran Church of Hope - Ankeny with burial to follow at Berwick Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday at the church.Jennifer Lynn Wasko was born January 14, 1977, in Des Moines, Iowa to Gregory and Sherrill (Radden) Anderson. She...
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Warren Glenn Lawson

August 2, 1933 - August 10, 2016

Funeral services have been scheduled for retired Maj. Gen. Warren G. "Bud" Lawson of Ankeny, the 26th Adjutant General of Iowa, who passed away on Wednesday, August 10, at the age of 83.The visitation for Gen. Lawson will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3-7 p.m. at the Camp Dodge Pool Pavilion, 7105 NW 70th Ave., Johnston, Iowa. The Lawson family will be present during this time.Funeral services...
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Frieda Gail Bucher

January 23, 1938 - August 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Ankeny Funeral Home, Ankeny, Iowa.
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Shawn Glenn Miller

February 5, 1969 - August 3, 2016

Senior Police Officer Shawn Glenn Miller #155, 47, ended his final watch on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, August 8, 2016, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines, Iowa with burial at follow at 2 p.m. at Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.Shawn...
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Mary Elizabeth Doubleday

January 7, 1918 - August 1, 2016

Mary Doubleday, 98, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at Mill Pond in Ankeny, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 8, 2016, at First United Methodist Church in Ankeny. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. Mary was born January 7, 1918 on a farm north of Ankeny to Arch and Sara (Spahr) Howard. She graduated...
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Nellie Banwell

September 19, 1967 - July 20, 2016

Nellie S. Banwell, 48, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021). Family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter,IA. Nellie was born...
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Nancy Jean Passmore

November 12, 1953 - July 12, 2016

Nancy Passmore, 62, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Oralabor Cemetery in Ankeny, Iowa.Nancy was born in Dubuque, Iowa and had lived in Sheldahl for 45 years with her loving husband LeRoy. She worked 27 years for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medicare. Nancy loved to cook and collect Christmas Santa's.She is survived by her husband, LeRoy; two sons,...
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Mary Fern Parks

November 26, 1922 - July 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Ankeny Funeral Home, Ankeny, Iowa.
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