Our Obituaries

Thelma M. Powers

May 22, 1922 - December 9, 2017

THELMA M. POWERSUrbandaleThelma M. Powers, 95, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Methodist West Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at McLaren's.Thelma was born in Martensdale, Iowa to Howard and Irene (Bates) Crow. She graduated...
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Rhonda Denise Westberg

April 24, 1955 - December 8, 2017

Rhonda Denise WestbergWest Des MoinesRhonda Denise Westberg, 62, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 in Des Moines. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Sunday.Rhonda was born April 24, 1955 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Phyllis Jean Lee. She graduated...
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Marvin A. Morford

August 18, 1925 - December 5, 2017

MARVIN A. MORFORDWest Des MoinesMarvin A. Morford, 92, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 8th at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel. A Masonic service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at West Des Moines United Methodist Church with burial at Resthaven...
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Thomas J. Walter

January 14, 1951 - December 1, 2017

Thomas Jay Walter, 66, of West Des Moines, passed away December 1, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at West Des Moines United Methodist with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation with the family will be 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Tom was born January 14,...
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Janis Lynn McKinney

March 28, 1956 - November 30, 2017

Janis McKinneyWest Des MoinesJanis McKinney passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the age of 61. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 1200 Warrior Ln, Waukee with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Burial will follow at...
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Gail Anne Heyn

November 18, 1947 - November 30, 2017

Gail Anne HeynDes MoinesGail Anne Heyn, 70, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2017 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, after bravely battling three bouts of cancer in the past five years (she was ready to go home to her "good buddy God"). Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at...
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Jack W. Rickman

October 22, 1941 - November 26, 2017

Jack W. Rickman, 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at The Village at Legacy Pointe in Waukee after two years of ill health. On Friday, December 1, 2017 a visitation with the family will be from 1 - 2 p .m. followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at McLaren's Funeral Chapel in West Des Moines with burial to follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Jack was born October 22, 1941 to Jess ...
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Daniel Sears

July 27, 1935 - November 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, IA.
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Philip A. Weider

August 30, 1954 - November 25, 2017

Philip Albert Weider, 63, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 25, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's.Phil was born August 30, 1954 to Philip and Marjorie (Wilbur) Weider in Des Moines. He attended Drake Pharmacy School and...
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Rustico V. Santos

September 24, 1929 - November 19, 2017

Rustico V. Santos, 88, died on November 19, 2017 in West Des Moines, IA. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at St. Augustin Catholic Church, 545 42nd St, Des Moines, IA, to celebrate Dr. Santos' life. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery at a later date.Dr. Santos was born September 24, 1929 in Angeles City, Philippines to Emilia and Aurelio Santos. He graduated...
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Patricia Ann Reed

March 19, 1934 - November 19, 2017

Patricia Ann (Zaabel) Reed, 83, died at Fountain West Care Center on Sunday, November 19, 2017. She is resting in peace after enduring many years with Alzheimer's. Services in the form of a Buddhist ceremony will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Resthaven Mausoleum in West Des Moines. Patricia was born March 17, 1934 in Colorado to Ethel and Roy Zaabel and grew up in Peyton, CO....
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Timothy Hawks Darrah

February 27, 1951 - November 18, 2017

Tim (T.D.) Darrah, 66, was taken from us too soon but was doing what he loved most, going to watch his Iowa Hawkeyes play with some of his favorite people, including his daughter, Sami (Pal). He had a massive heart attack after the game on Saturday, November 18, 2017 and was gone almost instantly and didn't suffer. He had just beaten cancer, got to be honored as the American Cancer Society Fan...
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Eugene W. Baker

August 28, 1947 - November 14, 2017

Eugene Walter Baker was born in Detroit, MI on August 28, 1947 to Eugene and Victoria (McNeil) Baker. He passed away November 14, 2017 peacefully alongside his family. A memorial Services will be held on November 26, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Progressive Baptist Church in Davenport, IA. Eugene was a wonderful man who would give anyone his last dollar. He cherished his children and grandchildren...
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Kimberly J. Wolcott

January 16, 1975 - November 10, 2017

Kimberly "Kym" Wolcott, 42, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Kym was born January 16, 1975 in Des Moines to Deborah Neuman and Ken Wolcott. She graduated from Urbandale High School in...
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Martha M. Keeley

June 13, 1927 - November 4, 2017

Martha M. Keeley, 90, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Martha was born June 13, 1927 in Des Moines to John and Mary (Ferguson) Cole, and attended Roosevelt High School. She worked 35 years for the V.A. Hospital and volunteered many...
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Robert Pierre Foster

December 9, 1932 - November 1, 2017

Robert P. Foster, 84, of West Des Moines, died November 1, 2017 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Robert was born December 9, 1932 to Elmer and Jeanne (Capiten) Foster in Des Moines. He worked as the Vice President of the family business, Fair-Play Scoreboards. Robert served in the United States Navy from 1953-1954 and was a member of the American Legion Post 620. He loved playing golf,...
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Jean Tierney Foster

November 2, 1934 - October 25, 2017

Jean Tierney Foster died Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Jean was born November 2, 1934 to William and Marie (Barron) Tierney. She grew up in Melrose along with three brothers on the family farm. Jean graduated from Melrose...
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Virginia Mae Oltman

March 3, 1936 - October 25, 2017

Virginia "Ginny" OltmanDes MoinesVirginia "Ginny" Oltman, 81, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Ginny was born March 3, 1936 in Kansas City, MO to Robert and Mollie (Selbach...
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Richard E. Erbland

January 8, 1943 - October 23, 2017

Richard E. "Dick" Erbland, 74, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, IA. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, October 27, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church in Des Moines, IA with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, IA. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a rosary at 7 p.m. at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines, IA.Dick was born...
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Elizabeith G. Marshall

November 16, 1927 - October 23, 2017

Elizabeth G. Marshall, 89, died Monday, October 23, 2017 at Bishop Drumm in Johnston. A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Bishop Drumm. Memorial graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Elizabeth was born November 16, 1927 in New York, NY to Charles and Elizabeth (Gilmartin) Griffin. Elizabeth...
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Kathryn Ann Kinley

January 10, 1961 - October 21, 2017

Kathryn A. "Katy" Kinley, 56, was tragically killed in an auto accident on the south side of Des Moines on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Another driver was attempting to pass cars when her vehicle was struck head on, ending her life on impact, and leaving her 13 year old grandson in critical condition at a local hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017...
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Everett Dean Jones

February 26, 1924 - October 20, 2017

Everett Dean JonesNorwalkEverett Dean Jones died Friday, October 20, 2017 at Good Samaritan in Indianola, Iowa. A Graveside Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa.Everett was born February 26, 1924 in Kossuth County, Iowa to Ralph and Myrtle (Dau) Jones. Everett grew up in south Des Moines and graduated from Lincoln High School in...
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William J. McCarthy

February 18, 1943 - October 20, 2017

William J. McCarthyWest Des MoinesWilliam J. McCarthy, 74, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A private graveside service will be at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. William was born February 18, 1943 in Des Moines to Robert and Mollie (Selbach) McCarthy. He graduated from Dowling High School and went on to receive his Bachelor Degree...
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Norma R. Drey

March 7, 1928 - October 18, 2017

Norma R. Drey, 87, died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at University Park Nursing Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Urbandale.Norma was born on March 7, 1930 in Eagle Grove, IA to Clifton and Grace Roseland. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines where she then spent the rest of her...
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Roger C. Carlson

March 13, 1928 - October 17, 2017

Roger C. Carlson, 89, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at The Village of Legacy Pointe in Waukee, Iowa. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Walnut Ridge Senior Living Center in Clive. Roger was born March 13, 1928 to Albert and Elsa (Kjellstrand) Carlson in Rockford, Illinois. From 1947 to 1948 he served in the U.S. Army in Veghorn,...
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Audrey A. Morman

February 18, 1925 - October 17, 2017

Audrey MormanDes MoinesAudrey Morman, 92, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017. A Funeral Mass will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. Audrey was born February 18, 1925 to Amanda (Baylor) and Francis McKenna in Jersey City, NJ. She lived there until...
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Brian M. Gosden

June 7, 1971 - October 16, 2017

Brian Matthew Gosden, 46, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines.Brian was born June 7, 1971 in Mansfield, OH to David and Marjorie (Marshall) Gosden. He was employed...
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Gladys Waters

April 13, 1929 - October 12, 2017

Gladys L. Waters, 88, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Windsor Manor in Indianola. A memorial visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 15 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. A private family graveside service will be at Resthaven Cemetery. Gladys was born April 13, 1929 in Jewel, IA. She attended Lincoln High School in Webster City and attended Thompson's Rudemar School...
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Elizabeth Ann Coil

November 3, 1922 - October 9, 2017

Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Coil died October 9, 2017 at Windhaven Assisted Living Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 at West Des Moines Christian Church with visitation from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Libby was born in Knox City, MO November 3, 1922, the daughter of...
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Norman W. Pogemiller

September 2, 1927 - October 7, 2017

Norman Wesley Pogemiller, 90, passed away October 7, 2017 in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison Ave., in Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Norman was born September 2, 1927 in Morning Sun, IA to Raymond and Gladys...
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Robert Connett Leonard

April 16, 1928 - October 4, 2017

Robert C. Leonard passed on October 4, 2017 at the age of 89. He was born in Albia, Iowa on April 16, 1928. Bob graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1946 and spent a year and a half in the Army band in Italy. He graduated from ISTC (now UNI) in 1951 and spent many years teaching Social Science and Driver Education in Melvin, Sanborn and Des Moines, Iowa. After retiring from teaching in 1983, he...
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Curt W. Lindholm

July 2, 1957 - October 2, 2017

Curt W. LindholmWest Des MoinesCurt W. Lindholm, 60, passed away peacefully from complications of pneumonia on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, NE. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel. A Celebration of Life will follow the visitation at McLaren's Chapel. A reception will follow the service...
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Sylvia Indelicato

May 22, 1921 - October 1, 2017

Sylvia IndelicatoWest Des MoinesHeaven gained a new Angel. Sylvia passed away peacefully Sunday, October 1, 2017 at her home in West Des Moines. A private graveside service for the family will be at Lincoln Cemetery in Polk City.Sylvia was born May 22, 1921 in Fagus, Missouri to James and Cansade (Davis) Thomas. After high school, she relocated to St. Louis where she met the love of her life,...
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Martin R. Curley

July 9, 1932 - September 19, 2017

Martin Richard Curley, 85, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. According to his wishes, he has been cremated and a memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in West Des Moines with a gathering immediately following the service at the church. Burial of his cremated remains will be at St. Timothy...
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Margaret Katherine Bever

May 15, 1927 - September 18, 2017

Margaret K, Bever, age 90, died peacefully on September 18, 2017 at Calvin Community in Des Moines. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Friday at McLaren's Funeral Chapel in West Des Moines. Margaret was born May 15, 1927, in Kilduff, IA, the daughter of Evert and Leah (Dennis) Scoville. ...
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Brian D. Baker

July 28, 1942 - September 18, 2017

Brian Baker, 75, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Cemetery. Brian was born July 28, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to Cecil and Marjorie (Covault) Baker. He grew up on a horse ranch and his love for horses grew as he competed in professional horse riding competitions all over the United States winning...
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James E. Bruner

February 12, 1922 - September 17, 2017

James E. BrunerDes MoinesJames E. Bruner, 95, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be held 10 a.m. prior the service at McLaren's Chapel. James was born February 12, 1922 to...
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Mildred J. MILLER

September 12, 1919 - September 16, 2017

Mildred "Millie" Miller, 98, passed away September 16, 2017 in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time Tuesday at McLaren's.Millie was born in Winterset on September 12, 1919 and grew up during the Great Depression. She...
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Lawrence Snyder

July 11, 1937 - September 14, 2017

Lawrence "Larry" Snyder, 80, passed away peacefully in Des Moines, IA, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at McLaren's.Larry was born and raised in Denver, CO, and graduated from South High School in...
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James Ward Nuzum

August 25, 1921 - September 12, 2017

James "Jim" Nuzum Jr., 96, passed away September 12, 2017. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Ankeny Funeral Home with burial at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.Jim was born August 25, 1921, in Des Moines to James and Maurine (Minnis) Nuzum. He served in the Army during WWII. Jim was self...
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Janice Gail Berlin

June 10, 1923 - September 12, 2017

Janice BerlinWest Des MoinesJanice Berlin passed away on September 12, 2017 at the age of 94 at Deerfield Retirement Community in Urbandale. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, September 15th at McLaren's Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors from 1 pm until the service begins with burial to follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Janice Gail Smith was born June 10,...
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Merton A. Barr

February 4, 1936 - September 11, 2017

Merton Barr, 81, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 11, 2017, at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday September 15, 2017 at West Des Moines United Methodist Church with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines, IA.Merton was born February 4, 1936, in Des Moines,...
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Christine C. Konecny

December 24, 1949 - September 9, 2017

Christine "Chris" KonecnyDes MoinesChris Konecny, 67, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Methodist Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at McLaren's.Chris is survived by her two...
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Harold Bullington

August 2, 1925 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, IA.
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Bonnie M. Hoogenakker

June 29, 1938 - September 8, 2017

Bonnie Mae Hoogenakker, 79, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at Des Moines First Assembly on Merle Hay Road with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Bonnie was born June 29, 1938 in Colfax, IA to Gomer and Anna Genora ...
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Shirley M. Larson

November 20, 1923 - September 4, 2017

Shirley Minetta Larson, 93, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 from Lewy Body Dementia at Urbandale Healthcare Center. A graveside memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Resthaven Mausoleum in West Des Moines.Shirley was born November 20, 1923 in Webster City, IA to Ralph and Sadie (Carpenter) Woodruff. She was a homemaker who worked in the insurance industry for...
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Jocelyn Arnold

May 27, 1966 - September 3, 2017

Jocelyn "Jossy" Khris (Kuehl) Arnold was known for her easy smile. It could be drawn out with the simplest things such as sitting on the porch with her daughter to take in a late-night thunderstorm, one of countless "I love you" and "goodnight" text messages from her long-time husband or the sight of the small stuffed penguin wedged on top of her dashboard to match the one in her son's...
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Leland Harvey

July 7, 1934 - August 31, 2017

Leland Harvey, 83, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the home of his son John in San Marcos, CA. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel with burial at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, IA. Visitation with Leland's family will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday.Leland was born in Newton, KS, the son of Theodore and Gladys Harvey. Leland...
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Joe Morgan

January 23, 1935 - August 24, 2017

Joseph David MorganUrbandaleJoe Morgan, 82, passed away on Thursday, August 24, with his family at his side. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with a Celebration of Life service at 6 p.m.Joe was born on January 23, 1935 in Colfax, IA to Charlie and Ruth (Melberg) Morgan. Many of the qualities that Joe would carry with him throughout his life came...
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Louis Juliano

July 17, 1928 - August 24, 2017

LOUIS (Louie) JULIANOWest Des MoinesLouie Juliano, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Methodist West Hospital. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.Louie was born in Des Moines,...
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Kermit L. Dunahoo

October 30, 1941 - August 23, 2017

Kermit L. Dunahoo, 75, passed away after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson Disease on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Urbandale Care Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be 1 p.m. til service time at McLaren's. Kermit was born October 30, 1941 in Nevada,...
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Cris Paulson

November 1, 1951 - August 23, 2017

Cris PaulsonWest Des MoinesCris Paulson, 65, passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at his home in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 at West Des Moines United Methodist Church with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines...
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Beverly Powell

February 14, 1927 - August 23, 2017

Beverly Dolores Powell, 90, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at Karen Acres in Urbandale. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at McLaren's.Beverly was born February 14, 1927 to Thelma and Orine Bonsness in Columbus, ND. She lived a majority...
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Pat Kinley

November 26, 1946 - August 22, 2017

Rachel Patricia KinleyWest Des MoinesPat Kinley, 70, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at her home in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. A Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines. Private entombment will take place at...
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Eliza K. Nosek

July 17, 1982 - August 20, 2017

Eliza Katarzyna Nosek Ringo, 35, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017, in Santee, CA. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines with a rosary in Polish at 7 p.m. A funeral mass and celebration of her life will be held 10 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Des Moines with interment at Resthaven...
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Sharon Joy Bridgeman

May 3, 1940 - August 20, 2017

Sharon Joy (McIrvin) Bridgeman, 77, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with inurnment at Resthaven Mausoleum. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McLaren's.Sharon was born May 3, 1940 in Denver, CO to Stanley and Edna (Preese)...
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Betty Hirschauer

January 1, 1931 - August 19, 2017

Betty Joanne (Bohman) Hirschauer, 86, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2017 at Arbor Springs in West Des Moines, IA from complications with Dementia. Betty was born to Clarence Rudolph and Anna Linnea (Carlson) Bohman in Moline, IL on January 1, 1931. She graduated from Moline High School in May 1949 and attended Drake University in Des Moines, IA where she met her husband, Dick Hirschauer....
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Frank E. Cotten

July 6, 1930 - August 13, 2017

Frank E. Cotten, 87, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Frank was born July 6, 1930 in Redfield, Iowa to Clifford and Golda (Williamson) Cotten. He was a Navy Korean War veteran assigned to Naval Mobile Construction...
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Floyd W. Wilson

October 29, 1921 - August 12, 2017

Floyd W. "Bud" WilsonDes MoinesFloyd W. Wilson, 95, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with a funeral service at 10 a.m. Entombment will take place at Resthaven Mausoleum in West Des Moines.Floyd was born October 29, 1921 in Cedar, IA. He moved to Des Moines...
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Raymond Arthur Seegers

October 2, 1930 - August 7, 2017

Ray Seegers, 86, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at The Village at Legacy Pointe in Waukee. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at McLaren's Chapel. Ray was born October 2, 1930 in Gilmore City, IA to Rev. Arthur and Louise (Stave) Seegers. He...
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Thomas Doherty

December 24, 1946 - August 3, 2017

Thomas "Tom" DohertyTom Doherty, 70, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Methodist Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at McLaren's Chapel with a private burial at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa.Tom was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to West Des Moines in 1959. In the early 70's he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah for 30 years before returning to...
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Susan Jane Ahrenkiel

October 16, 1949 - August 2, 2017

Susan J. Ahrenkiel, 67, was called home August 2, 2017. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Susan was born October 16, 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska to Eugene "Dutch" and Ruth DeJong. She graduated in 1967 from Benson High School in Omaha. Susan...
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Clifford P. Marten

May 1, 1925 - July 28, 2017

CLIFFORD P. MARTENDes MoinesClifford "Cliff" Marten, 92, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church with burial at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa at 2 p.m.Cliff was born and raised in Mapleton, IA the son of John and Mina Marten. Shortly after celebrating his 18th birthday he...
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Robert B. Stacy

February 27, 1935 - July 27, 2017

Robert StacyUrbandaleRobert Stacy, 82, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Taylor House Hospice. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Urbandale United Church of Christ with inurnment at Resthaven Cemetery.Robert was born in Ames, IA the son of William and Eva (Brown) Stacy. He graduated from Ames High School in 1953 and attended both Iowa State College and the University of Iowa....
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Emily Marie Kinnison

July 25, 2017 - July 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary, West Des Moines, IA.
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Sidney Jane Alber

March 31, 1946 - July 25, 2017

Sidney Jane Alber, 71, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, IA. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at McLaren's Funeral Chapel in West Des Moines with inurnment at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Jane was born March 31, 1946 in Des Moines, IA to Kenneth and Fararline (Morgan) Cook. She was a retired first grade teacher...
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Robert L. Gustafson

April 7, 1943 - July 24, 2017

Robert L. GustafsonWest Des MoinesRobert L. Gustafson, 74, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, July 28, 2017 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in West Des Moines with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Inurnment will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Robert was born April 7, 1943 in Moline, IL to Elmer and...
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Donald Dale Wolfe

July 5, 1940 - July 22, 2017

Donald Dale Wolfe Jr., 77, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a week in hospice on July 22, 2017 after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at McLaren's.He was born July 5, 1940 to Don and...
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James Leo Demanovich

January 9, 1953 - July 21, 2017

James Leo Demanovich, 54, passed away July 21, 2017 at his home. Per Jim's wishes his cremated remains will be scattered in Wisconsin. Jim was born January 9, 1963 in Milwaukee, WI to Leo Demanovich and Ellen (Peterson). He enjoyed photography, fishing and the outdoors. He is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Debbie Stuber; three sons, James Jr., Luke and Matthew Demanovich; mother, Ellen...
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Mary Frances Latare

August 28, 1922 - July 17, 2017

Mary Frances Latare, 94, passed away July 17, 2017 at her home at the Lodge of Ashworth. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at St. Mark Lutheran Church with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Mary was born August 28, 1922 in Davenport to Joseph and Mary (Remsburg) Green and graduated from Davenport High School in 1940. Mary married Arnold O. Latare on February 19, 1950 in...
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Clara Gilmore

October 6, 1935 - July 15, 2017

Clara GilmoreDes MoinesClara Gilmore, 81, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Des Moines, IA. A Memorial Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with private inurnment at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Clara was born October 6, 1935 in Des Moines, IA to Lonnie and Leona (Ferguson) Wesley, Sr. She was a programmer for the State of Iowa. ...
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Reginald Craig Hunter

November 2, 1954 - July 14, 2017

Reginald Hunter, 62, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Memorial services will begin at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel, 801-19th St., West Des Moines, IA.Reginald Craig Hunter was born into this world November 2, 1954 in Des Moines, Iowa to Mariola and William Hunter Sr. Upon graduation, Reginald enlisted and served in the United States Army from...
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Mary Nerly

January 10, 1931 - July 12, 2017

Mary Nerly's "long good bye" has come to pass. Mary, 86, lost her battle with Alzheimer's disease on July 12, 2017. A celebration of Mary's life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at McLaren's Chapel, 801 19th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Private burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery at a later date.Mary enjoyed gardening and her flower gardens were the envy of...
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Barbara R. Derby

August 24, 1926 - July 8, 2017

Barbara R. DerbyWest Des MoinesBarbara R. Derby, 90, died on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Scottish Rite Park in Des Moines, IA. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at McLaren's with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.Barbara was born August 24, 1926 in Keota, IA. She...
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Elaine Fastenau

March 26, 1930 - July 4, 2017

Ruth Elaine (Harris) Fastenau, 87, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 4, 2017, after a brief hospitalization. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until service time at the church.Elaine was born in Clarinda, Iowa, on March 26, 1930, to Paul and Doris ...
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Amy Wright

February 15, 1963 - July 2, 2017

AMY WRIGHTUrbandaleAmy Ann Wright, 54, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Taylor House Hospice. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church with a private family burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the church.Amy was born February 15, 1963 in Des Moines, IA to Dalles and Jean (Beck) Schroeder. She...
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Drew R. Tillotson

July 2, 1930 - June 28, 2017

Drew Robert Tillotson, 86, died of lung cancer on June 28, 2017. Drew was born on July 2, 1930, and grew up in Des Moines with his parents and older sister, Janet Tillotson. At Warren Harding Jr. High he was the president of the Student Council, and at North High School he lettered in football and basketball, graduating in 1948. Drew was working toward a bachelor's degree in accounting at Drake...
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Madonna Myer

April 7, 1945 - June 27, 2017

Madonna MyerGrimesMadonna Myer, 72, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at her home in Grimes. A Graveside Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Madonna was born April 7, 1945 in Des Moines, IA to Charles and Cleo (Colegrove) Ferrari. She was a secretary (retired) in the investigation division for the Urbandale Police Department. Madonna...
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Barbara Rose Mayfield

July 15, 1950 - June 24, 2017

Barbara Rose Mayfield, 66, passed away on June 24, 2017 at home surrounded by her family after a brave fight with cancer. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines.Barbara was born in Jackson, Missouri, on July 15, 1950, to Gilbert and Bernice (Starzinger)...
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John F. Heyn

March 12, 1923 - June 22, 2017

John F. "Jack" Heyn, 94, passed away on June 22, 2017 at Wesley Acres in Des Moines. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at St. Augustin Catholic Church in Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.Jack was born March 12, 1924 in Pipestone, Minnesota. He grew up during the Great Depression in South...
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Joseph Nerly

November 22, 1926 - June 19, 2017

Joe Nerly, 90, passed away June 19, 2017. A celebration of Joe's life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel, 801 19th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery at a later date.Joe always had a project to keep him occupied and enjoyed working in his garage. He especially enjoyed working on his Model A and being a member of the Central...
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Todd Brophy

July 21, 1963 - June 14, 2017

TODD BROPHYWest Des Moines Todd William Brophy, 53, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Chapel with entombment in Resthaven Mausoleum. Todd was born in Des Moines, Iowa the son of Darold and Julila Brophy. He was a 1981 graduate of Hoover High School and earned a B.A. degree from Iowa State University in 1987. Todd...
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Dan Reeves

November 3, 1948 - June 14, 2017

Dan ReevesWest Des MoinesDan Reeves, 68, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Timberline Church in Urbandale with a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Dan was born November 3, 1948 in Des Moines, IA to Emory and Maxine (Allen) Reeves. He was a salesman and attended Timberline Church. Dan...
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Mike Yoder

October 22, 1959 - June 13, 2017

MIKE YODERDes MoinesMike Yoder, 57, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at The Rehabilition Center of Des Moines. Mike donated his body to Des Moines University for research and no services are planned.Mike was a lifelong resident of Des Moines and worked at Manhattan Deli for many years.He is survived by two sons, Michael V. (Jami) Yoder and Cameron D. Yoder; brother, Monte Yoder; three sisters,...
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Robert Whitaker

January 17, 1945 - June 13, 2017

Robert WhitakerGrimesRobert Whitaker, 72, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in West Des Moines, surrounded by his family and now he is in the arms of the Lord. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, IA.Robert was born January 17, 1945 in...
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James O. Garvin

July 18, 1921 - June 9, 2017

James Orville Garvin, 95, passed away on Friday, June 9, at Adel Acres facility in Adel, Iowa, after a long illness. He was born in Ogden on July 18, 1921, and grew up during the Depression in a place that no longer exists called Sugar Valley. After graduating from Luther High School, he met and soon married Patricia Woods, a pretty and shy French Canadian, living in the vicinity. But the...
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O.D. Hawkins

January 19, 1924 - June 9, 2017

O.D. Hawkins, 93, passed away peacefully Friday, June 9, 2017, with his family at his bedside. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. O.D. was born January 19, 1924, in Woodlandville, MO to Ona and Sally Hawkins. He grew up in...
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Beulah Rupp

March 6, 1928 - June 3, 2017

Beulah "Buzz" Shirley Rupp, 89, went on to her heavenly home on June 3, 2017. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at First Federated Church with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Beulah was born March 6, 1928 in Perry, Iowa to Frank and Florence Fullhart. She lived a life full of joy, gratitude, and...
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Dewey Detlor Dahl

September 26, 1920 - June 2, 2017

Dewey Dahl, 96, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at Resthaven Mausoleum, 801 - 19th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265 with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Dewey was born September 26, 1920 to Carl and Mary (Evans) Dahl in Holdrege, NE. He grew up on a farm in rural Adams County with his...
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John O. Lewis

August 4, 1921 - June 2, 2017

John O. Lewis.West Des MoinesJohn O. Lewis, 95, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at University Park Care Center in Des Moines. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Resthaven Cemetery Mausoleum in West Des Moines. John was born August 4, 1921 on the farm in Washington Courthouse (Columbus), Ohio to Ossie and Alta (Lutz) Lewis. He joined the Army in January...
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Janice Ilene Day

September 14, 1937 - June 1, 2017

Janice Ilene DayWaukeeJanice Ilene Day, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away of natural causes at 79 years-old on Thursday, June 1, in Waukee, Iowa.Janice was born on September 14, 1937 in rural Valley Junction, Iowa to Cecil and Ethel Ray, joining her older brothers Lewis and Jack. On a family vacation to Orange, California in...
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Marilyn Ann Aten

January 9, 1926 - May 31, 2017

Marilyn Ann AtenWindsor HeightsMarilyn Ann Aten, 91, died on May 31, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center Cardiac Care Unit. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church, with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. The body has been cremated and there will be a private burial at Resthaven Cemetery.Marilyn was an active member of...
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LeRoy H. DeLong

July 9, 1922 - May 30, 2017

LeRoy H. DeLongDes MoinesLeRoy H. DeLong, 94, passed away on May 30, 2017 at Ramsey Village in Des Moines. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines.LeRoy was a tire builder at Firestone for 35 years and a U.S. Army veteran during WWII. LeRoy is...
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Norma Elaine Bowlsby

April 11, 1929 - May 24, 2017

Norma (Wood) Bowlsby, 88, passed away May 24, 2017 at Scottish Rite Park surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday, at the funeral home.Norma was born April 11, 1929, in Des Moines to George and Marjorie (Temby)...
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Patricia Ripley Bernard

June 1, 1957 - May 23, 2017

Patricia (Schmitz) Ripley Bernard, 59, passed away May 23, 2017. A Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines. A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines.Pat was born June 1, 1957, in Carroll, IA to Paul "Pat" and Betty Schmitz. She graduated from Kuemper High School in 1975 and...
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Neil Joseph Murphy

June 21, 1942 - May 22, 2017

Neil Joseph Murphy, 74, passed away on May 22, 2017, from complications of pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines followed by a graveside service at Resthaven Cemetery.Neil was born on June 21, 1942, in Rochester, MN to Kenneth Joseph and Elsie Regina (Slifka) Murphy. Neil, valedictorian of Chester High School in...
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Zita M. McKenna

February 12, 1921 - May 19, 2017

Zita M. McKennaWest Des MoinesZita M. McKenna, 96, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at her home in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Sacred Heart Church in Early, IA with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial...
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Jeffrey B. Shaffer

September 3, 1953 - May 13, 2017

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Beverly May Harker

December 4, 1929 - May 12, 2017

Beverly May HarkerUrbandale Beverly May Harker, 87, went home to the Lord on May 12, 2017. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Woodland Hills Church of Christ in Pleasant Hill with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Beverly was born December 4, 1929, in Des Moines to Cleo and Leona Smith. She graduated from East High...
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Douglas George Lawrence

July 5, 1956 - May 8, 2017

Douglas George LawrenceBatavia, IllinoisDouglas George Lawrence, 60, passed away unexpectedly May 8, 2017. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at McLaren's.Doug was born July 5, 1956 in Des Moines to George A. and Jacqueline (Brady) Lawrence....
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