Our Obituaries

John F. Heyn

March 12, 1923 - June 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary, West Des Moines, IA.
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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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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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Donald L. Schmidt

January 28, 1926 - May 8, 2017

Donald Lewis Schmidt, 91, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale with a burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McLaren's Chapel, 801 19th St., in West Des Moines.Don was born January 28, 1926 in Independence, IA. He dropped out of school and lied about...
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Lanny Lee Laughman

December 22, 1937 - May 8, 2017

LANNY LEE LAUGHMANJohnstonLanny Lee Laughman, 79, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at his home. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa.Lanny was born in Dallas Center, Iowa the son of Don and Esther (Goddard) Laughman. He worked in construction trades all his life.He is survived by his daughter, Kristi Gavigan; three sons, Kendel...
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Roscoe A. Bruner

April 3, 1932 - May 5, 2017

Roscoe A. Bruner, 85, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Jordan Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at McLaren's Chapel with a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. Roscoe was born April 3, 1932 in...
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John Clarke Wallace

July 3, 1924 - May 5, 2017

John Clarke "Jock" WallaceDes MoinesJohn Clarke "Jock" Wallace, 92, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 at home from natural causes. Jock was born in Des Moines, IA to Virginia Clarke and Ross Wallace on July 3, 1924. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and Drake University in Des Moines and went on to work in the advertising department of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. for 28...
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Virginia Kinney

May 14, 1926 - May 4, 2017

Virginia "Ginny" KinneyWest Des MoinesGinny Kinney, 90, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Kennybrook Village in Grimes. A Private memorial mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines with inurnment at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter.Virginia was born May 14, 1926 in Des Moines, IA to John and Margaret (Martin) Hanrahan. She graduated from Roosevelt...
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Gary T. Jones

June 26, 1944 - May 2, 2017

Gary T. JonesDes MoinesGary T. Jones, 72, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel from 1:30 to 3 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Gary's life at 3 p.m.Gary was born on June 26, 1944, to Thomas and Gertrude (Coellner) Jones. He lived in Des Moines most of his life, graduating from North High School in 1962 and...
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Jacqueline Eva McClelland

October 7, 1927 - May 1, 2017

JACQUELINE EVA McCLELLANDOmaha, NE formerly of West Des MoinesJacqueline "Jackie" McClelland, 89, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 in Omaha, NE. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines, IA.Jackie was born in Des Moines, the daughter of Howard and Pauline Young. She worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. and then sold real...
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Ray Anderson Holmquist

March 14, 1936 - April 30, 2017

RAY ANDERSON HOLMQUISTWest Des MoinesRay Holmquist, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Hospice Kavanagh House. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in West Des Moines, Iowa. A private family burial will be held in Tekamah, Nebraska at a later date. Ray was born March 14, 1936 in Killdeer, North...
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Darlene Dickey

March 19, 1928 - April 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary, West Des Moines, IA.
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Gail I. Wheeler

December 20, 1937 - April 28, 2017

Gail I. Wheeler, 79, was called home on Friday, April 28, 2017. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McLaren's.Gail was born December 20, 1937 in Seattle, WA to Huber and Louise (Curzon) Twilligear. She received her Master's in Education from Central Washington University. Gail enjoyed...
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Grace E. Reidburn

November 14, 1925 - April 27, 2017

Grace Evelyn (Benson) Reidburn, 91, died April 27, 2017, at Methodist West Hospital in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Grace was born November 14, 1925, in Frankfort, SD to Sherman and Ethel (Hanley) Benson. She attended...
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Kevin Lee 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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Edith L. Morck

March 1, 1929 - April 15, 2017

Edith L. Morck, 88, passed away April 15, 2017 at Bethany Manor in Story City. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at McLaren's.Edith was born March 1, 1929 in Star City, Arkansas to John and Rutha Brooks. She worked as a nurse's aide and most...
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Arthur J. Boyt, Jr.

August 7, 1923 - April 13, 2017

Arthur J. (Jack) Boyt, Jr.AnkenyJack Boyt, 93, passed away at home on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Jack was born August 7, 1923 in Des Moines, IA to Arthur J. Boyt and Marjorie (Drake) Boyt. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and Iowa State University. When he was a sophomore at ISU he began working on the Manhattan Project where he spent 3 ½ years, then enlisted in the Army and was...
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Linda Kay Shoemaker

April 14, 1947 - April 9, 2017

LINDA KAY SHOEMAKERAnkenyLinda Kay Shoemaker, 69, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday.Linda was born on April 14, 1947 in Charles City, Iowa, the daughter of Hubert L. and Clara...
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Drake Drake Colony

July 22, 1923 - April 6, 2017

Drake Colony, 93, passed away April 6, 2017. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Burial was held at Resthaven Cemetery.Drake was born July 22, 1923, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Harold and Louella Colony. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He married Mary Ogren and they spent...
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Phyllis L. Shaw

June 27, 1924 - April 1, 2017

Phyllis L. ShawWest Des MoinesPhyllis L. Shaw, 92, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Kennybrook Village in Grimes. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at West Des Moines Christian Church with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Phyllis was born June 27, 1924 in Madison County, IA to Lester and Elsie ...
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Adalene Wickham Hummel

January 31, 1930 - March 28, 2017

Adalene Wickham Hummel, 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at Allison Cemetery in Allison, Iowa. Adalene was born in Dumont, Iowa on January 31, 1930 to Janette and Ervin Oscar Wickham. On December 22, 1950, she was united in marriage to Glenn...
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Hildegard Maria Gamache

March 2, 1931 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary, West Des Moines, IA.
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Pam Zahrt

March 30, 1948 - March 24, 2017

Pam ZahrtWest Des MoinesPam Zahrt, 68, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Urbandale with burial at Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden, IA. Pam was born March 30, 1948 in Boone, IA. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1966 and the Lincoln School of...
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Kathryn Gramlich

December 3, 1930 - March 20, 2017

Kathryn "Kay" GramlichWest Des MoinesKathryn "Kay" Gramlich, 86, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Trinity Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with a memorial service at 7 p.m. Inurnment will take place at Resthaven Mausoleum in West Des Moines.Kay was born December 3, 1930 in Fremont, NE to Oscar and Irene (Marris) Carlson....
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Jessica Soteco

February 14, 1979 - March 18, 2017

Jessica (Stanford) SotecoDavenportJessica (Stanford) Soteco, 38, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the West Des Moines Elks Lodge #2752.Jessica was born in Des Moines, Iowa on February 14, 1979, the daughter of Randy and Kathy Stanford. She is survived by her husband, Tony; parents, Randy and Kathy;...
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Dyanna Lee Cowden

May 19, 1959 - March 17, 2017

Dyanna Lee Cowden, 57, passed away peacefully March 17, 2017. A celebration of her life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the West Des Moines Elks Lodge, 2060 NW 94th Street, in Clive 50325. A memorial graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Dyanna was born May 19, 1959 in Des Moines to James and Charlene...
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Ethel J. Simpson

May 19, 1921 - March 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary, West Des Moines, IA.
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Lorraine Ingwersen

September 17, 1948 - March 13, 2017

Lorraine Ingwersen, 68, passed away March 13, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family, the same day as her mother-in-law 52 years later. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at West Des Moines Christian Church with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines.Lorraine was born...
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James David Bass

November 15, 1945 - March 12, 2017

JAMES DAVID BASSGrimesJames "Jim" Bass, 71, died at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA, on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 4:05 a.m. as a result of complications from a massive stroke and Myasthenia Gravis. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Des Moines on Thursday, March 16th at 2:00 p.m. A committal service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at Spirit...
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Carole Jean Kavanaugh

August 5, 1935 - March 12, 2017

Carole Jean Kavanaugh, 81, passed away peacefully March 12, 2017 in Des Moines, IA surrounded by her husband of 48 years, Daniel Joseph Kavanaugh Jr. her three children and one of her granddaughters. Carole was born August 5, 1935, in Craigmont, Idaho to Warren Walter and Edna Mae (Jameson) Smith. She grew up in Van Cleve, Iowa and attended Van Cleve High School. (Neat fact, there were 7 people...
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Jose Luis R. Berber

January 9, 1951 - March 6, 2017

Jose Luis R. BerberNewtonJose Luis R. Berber passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home in Newton. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines with a funeral mass at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Jose loved gardening, cooking, world history and most of all sharing meals with...
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Jeanette Hoyt Pettit Ziesman

October 29, 1922 - March 6, 2017

Jeanette Hoyt Pettit ZiesmanDes MoinesJeanette Hoyt Pettit Ziesman, 94, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Calvin Community in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines with a private inurnment at Resthaven Cemetery in...
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Ronald E. Reese

December 4, 1969 - March 5, 2017

Ronald (Ron) E. ReeseWest Des MoinesRonald (Ron) E. Reese, 47, passed away March 5, 2017. He was born December 4, 1969 in Des Moines, IA. Ron is survived by his two sons Jackson and MacArthur Reese and their mother Wen Chi Reese Hicks, his mother Joyce Reese, brother Billy (Bette) Reese, sister Tami Witte, sister Teri (Jerry) Wonderlich, brother Todd (Rhonda) Reese, brother Robert (Clairen) Reese...
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James R. Shaffer

April 13, 1930 - March 4, 2017

JAMES R. SHAFFERWest Des MoinesJim passed away in the wee morning hours of March 4, 2017. He was born on April 13, 1930, the only child of Orson and Leota Shaffer. He lived an idyllic life in Nevada, Iowa where lasting friendships were formed and cherished throughout his life. He was proud to have served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and continued his love of flying for many years...
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Sally A. Proper

December 20, 1933 - March 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary, West Des Moines, IA.
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Helen S. Blaisdell

January 20, 1927 - March 3, 2017

Helen S. Blaisdell, 90, passed away March 3, 2017 at Edencrest in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines.Helen was born January 20, 1927 in Des Moines to Fred and Edna Trochuck. She graduated from...
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Earl Vincent Kueny

December 22, 1936 - March 3, 2017

Earl Vincent Kueny, 80, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at Arbor Springs in West Des Moines, IA. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 5, 2017, at McLaren's Chapel (801 19th St. West Des Moines, IA 50265). Earl was born December 22, 1936, to Jacob and Regina (McGuire) Kueny in Danbury, IA. Earl graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Fort Dodge, IA in 1954. He was...
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Ruth Ann Rankin

November 7, 1921 - February 27, 2017

Ruth Ann RankinDes MoinesFormerly of Alliance, OhioRuth died peacefully February 27, 2017 at Calvin Community in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born November 7, 1921 in Alliance, Ohio to Roy H. Johnson and Lela (Hamlin) Johnson. Ruth lived most of her life in Alliance, except for a few years in Columbus, Ohio and Springfield, Illinois and the last three years in Des Moines, Iowa.She was a 1940...
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Edna Dunham Smith

February 10, 1921 - February 27, 2017

Edna Irene (Dunham) Smith, 96, passed away on February 27, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 1020-24th St., in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Edna was born February 10, 1921, in Leon, IA. She was the 10th child born to...
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Chester Robert Buchanan

January 29, 1921 - February 27, 2017

Chester Robert Buchanan Jr., 96, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at Deerfield in Urbandale. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017, at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., prior to the service.Bob was born January 29, 1921 to Chester Robert Sr. and Margaret (Picken) Buchanan in Truro...
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Lisa Marie Ewald

March 6, 1963 - February 20, 2017

Lisa Marie EwaldCliveLisa Marie Ewald passed away peacefully, but not without a fight, in the company of loved ones on the evening of February 20, 2017 after a 5 year battle with cancer. Lisa was born to Garold "Joe" and Patricia Pfeifer in Ames, Iowa on March 6, 1963. Joe and Pat's consistent love and support molded her into a wonderful and nurturing woman, wife, and most importantly, mother. ...
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Donald Leroy Henderson

February 18, 1957 - February 20, 2017

DONALD LEROY HENDERSONNewton, IowaDonald Leroy Henderson, 60, passed away from heart failure on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at McLaren's Chapel (801 - 19th St, West Des Moines, Iowa). Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. followed by burial next to his parents' lots in the Veterans...
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Betty J. Durden

March 20, 1923 - February 20, 2017

Betty Jean Durden, 93, passed away February 20, 2017. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines.Betty was born March 20, 1923, in Jefferson, IA to James Harvey and Mina (Downing) Dillavou. She married Jesse Newton...
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Diana Layman-Winfrey

October 6, 1952 - February 19, 2017

Diana Lynn Layman-Winfrey, 64, found peace on February 19, 2017. A memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines.Diana was born October 6, 1952 in Maryville, MO. She was a proud mother, loving wife, and a kind person who would help anyone she could if she had the means to do so. Diana always saw the best in everyone and was an amazing...
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David Michael Bolfik

March 1, 1944 - February 16, 2017

David Michael Bolfik, 72, of West Des Moines passed away February 16, 2017 after a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia. A celebration of life mass will be held 12 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines followed by burial at Resthaven Cemetery.Dave was born March 1, 1944 to Louis and Ann Bolfik of Lansing, Illinois. He graduated from Morningside...
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Eileen L. Hohenstein

March 4, 1938 - February 15, 2017

Eileen Louise Hohenstein, 78, of Des Moines, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 after a brief illness. Her family surrounded her with love, prayers, and music at the time of her passing. Eileen was born on March 4, 1938 in Gayville, South Dakota, the youngest daughter of Melvin and Viola Nelson. She had two older siblings: Maurice Nelson (Eleanor) and Dorothy Peterson (Orlin). She was...
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Edward Floyd Hampton

January 4, 1944 - February 15, 2017

Edward F. Hampton Jr., the former three-time Mayor of De Soto, World-Class Internet Surfer, Sender of Inappropriate Jokes to work emails, BBQ aficionado, and Trump-loving Politico died on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017, at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at McLaren's followed by burial at...
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Marie D. Sparks

August 10, 1921 - February 13, 2017

Marie D. (Pereo) SparksWest Des MoinesMarie D. (Pereo) Sparks, 95, passed away from natural causes and went home to be with our Lord and Savior joining her sons and husband on Monday, February 13, 2017. Marie was born on August 10, 1921 in Topeka, Kansas. Marie lived a long and fulfilled life. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, watching old movies, reading, crocheting, and...
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Clare Gannon

January 21, 1925 - February 12, 2017

Clare GannonWaukeeClare D. Gannon, 92, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Village of Legacy Pointe after a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Clare was born January 21, 1925 in Des Moines to Edward and...
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Richard Tucker

March 7, 1935 - February 11, 2017

Richard "Dick" Tucker, 81, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 of kidney failure and bladder cancer. He was born in Englewood, Kansas, to Elmer and Florence Gail (Walker). Along with brothers Gene and Don, he spent his youth working at his father's grain elevator or his mother's flower shop. He kindly deposited skunks in the Stafford movie theatre on Halloween and pushed over more than his...
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William G. Rhiner

July 25, 1943 - February 10, 2017

William G. "Bill" RhinerAdelBill Rhiner, 73, got his ticket out of this life and onto the next at 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at his home near Adel, IA surrounded by family and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven...
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David L. Fruehling

February 21, 1951 - February 8, 2017

David Lee FruehlingDenver, ColoradoDavid Lee Fruehling, 65, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at his home in Denver, Colorado. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Inurnment will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa.David was born February 21, 1951 in Libertyville, Iowa to Max and...
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Clarinda M. Suchy

August 25, 1934 - February 5, 2017

Clarinda M. SuchyWintersetFormerly of Des MoinesClarinda M. Suchy, 82, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Winterset Care Center North. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Clarinda was born August 25, 1934 in Keokuk, IA. She was a cook at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. ...
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Karl Shaen Valderrama

April 1, 1967 - February 3, 2017

KARL SHAEN VALDERRAMAWest Des MoinesKarl Shaen Valderrama, 49, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at Methodist Hospital. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017 at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines, Iowa.Karl was born in Trujillo, Peru to Luis and Judith Valderrama. He graduated from Valley High School in 1985 and served in the U.S. Army where he learned...
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JoAnn Erwood

April 17, 1928 - February 3, 2017

JoAnn Yvonne Erwood, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family February 3, 2017, after a brief illness. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines with a private family burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Jodi was born April 17, 1928, in Des Moines to Harold and Hazel Clements. She was a lifelong resident of...
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John E. Gilbertson

January 25, 1925 - February 2, 2017

Dr. John Erick Gilbertson, 92, passed away early Thursday morning, February 2, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017, at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. John was born...
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Maynard Leslie Hiskey

May 18, 1922 - January 31, 2017

Maynard "Bing" Leslie HiskeyWest Des MoinesMaynard "Bing" Hiskey, 94, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Bing was born May 18, 1922 in Lorimor, Iowa. He was a...
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Theodore Ralph Boecker

November 20, 1947 - January 30, 2017

Theodore Ralph Boecker, 69, passed away peacefully at his home, Monday, January 30, 2017, from complications of ALS. Ted was born in 1947, and grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. He enjoyed working at his parents' family pharmacy, Boecker Drug, while attending Dowling High School - where he excelled at track. Ted attended Creighton University, where he met his wife, Sharon. He graduated from...
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Rhonda Casey

September 7, 1955 - January 30, 2017

Rhonda Larea (Drake) Casey, 61, passed away January 30, 2017 in Waukee. A family burial will be held at Resthaven Cemetery at a later date. Rhonda was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on September 7, 1955 to Orris Lowell and Shirley Mae (Macklin) Drake. She grew up on a farm in rural Griswold and moved to Walnut, Iowa in 1966, graduating from Walnut High School in 1973. In August of 1978, Rhonda...
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Robert W. Schulze

June 20, 1929 - January 28, 2017

Robert "Bob" Schulze, Sr., 87, passed away January 28, 2017, at home in Clive, Iowa. A private interment will be held at St. George Episcopal Church Memorial Garden in The Villages at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. George Episcopal Endowment Fund in Bob's memory.
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Walter F. Maley

October 19, 1928 - January 27, 2017

Walter F. Maley was called back to the Lord on January 27th, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving wife and children as he went peacefully to his Eternal Rest. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines followed by burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Walter was born in Des Moines to Walter and Irene Maley on October...
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Marie Elizabeth Deeds

July 25, 1922 - January 26, 2017

Marie Elizabeth DeedsWintersetFormerly of Des MoinesMarie Elizabeth Deeds, 94, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at West Bridge Care Center in Winterset. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Marie was born July 25, 1922 in Miami, OK to...
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Michael L. Wonders

October 4, 1937 - January 25, 2017

MICHAEL LLOYD WONDERSDes MoinesMichael Lloyd Wonders, 79, passed away at Mercy Hospital on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 31st at McLarens Chapel. A private inurnment will be held at Resthaven Mausoleum at a later date. Michael was born on October 4, 1937 to Ruby and Lloyd Wonders in Newton, Iowa. He lived the...
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Michael Vern Branstetter

October 26, 1949 - January 25, 2017

Michael Vern BranstetterWest Des MoinesMichael Vern Branstetter, 67, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Des Moines with a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery.Michael was born...
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Cassie P. Kaiser

September 24, 1922 - January 22, 2017

Cassie P. KaiserSan Antonio, Texas, formerly of Des MoinesCassie P. Kaiser, 94, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines, Iowa. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
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Louise V. Schneider

November 4, 1926 - January 22, 2017

Louise V. Schneider, 90, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Arbor Springs in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines with a funeral mass at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Louise was born November 4, 1926 in Lacona, IA to Glenn and Veronica Bauer. She was a member of...
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Sam A. Saluri, Jr.

June 8, 1943 - January 19, 2017

Sam A. Saluri, Jr.UrbandaleSam A. Saluri, Jr., 73, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Per Sam's wishes, there will be a private service at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Sam was born June 8, 1943 in Des Moines, IA. He was very athletic until his later years and loved to play and coach tennis. Sam is survived by his brother, Dan...
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Daniel Allen Medanic

January 17, 2017 - January 18, 2017

Daniel Allen Medanic was born on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:03 in the evening at Mercy Hospital. He was 5 lbs 11 oz and 19 inches long with amazing red hair. Daniel was surrounded by his loved ones for his whole life. He went to Heaven to be with Jesus at 8:04 in the morning on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. In that brief time, he brought a lifetime of joy to everyone who met him.Daniel is...
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Shirley Rosen

November 13, 1923 - January 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary, West Des Moines, IA.
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Robert Noble Zack

September 30, 1924 - January 8, 2017

Robert "Bob" Noble Zack, age 92 of Olathe, KS passed away peacefully January 8, 2017 after a brief illness. Robert was born Sept 30, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa to Erich and Ruth Noble Zack. He was raised in Iowa with his brother Jim, and sister, Mary Alice. He graduated from high school in 1942 in Carroll, Iowa. He enrolled at Iowa State University, but when World War II broke out, he enlisted in...
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Marc D. Salazar

October 12, 1977 - January 8, 2017

Marc D. SalazarDes MoinesMarc D. Salazar, 39, passed away of natural causes on January 8, 2017. Marc was born October 12, 1977 in Des Moines, IA and was a lifelong area resident. Marc worked many years for Big Tomato Pizza and was currently working for HD on the Go as the Director of Logistics.Marc had a very kind heart and would help anyone who needed his help. He enjoyed get together's with...
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Alan L. Lewis

January 23, 1947 - January 8, 2017

ALAN L. LEWISUrbandaleAlan L. "Al" Lewis, 69, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday. A private family burial will be held at a later date.Al was born January 23, 1947 in...
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Ann Davis

May 24, 1928 - January 5, 2017

Eleanor Ann (Haworth) Davis, 88, passed away January 5, 2017 at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Glen Echo Christian Church in Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.Ann was born May 24, 1928 in Port Orange, Florida to Adison Thomas and...
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Joyce Baker

July 4, 1931 - January 4, 2017

Joyce BakerPleasant Valley, IowaJoyce Baker, 85, passed away January 4, 2017. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017, at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.Joyce was born July 4, 1931, in Mansfield, Louisiana to Lonnie and Jessie (Green) Scott. She loved her family...
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Darlene Estell Mathius

July 15, 1951 - December 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary, West Des Moines, IA.
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Ru-Nell Wolf

October 29, 1921 - December 23, 2016

Ru-Nell "Ronnie" Wolf, 95, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, at the Regency Care Center in Norwalk. Private services will be held at a later date.Ronnie was born October 29, 1921, in Fort Bragg, NC, the daughter of Milton and Marjorie Wroe. She moved to Des Moines in her youth and attended Lincoln High School. Ronnie married Jerome E. Wolf in 1950. She was a member of Temple B'Nai...
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Floyd Luncsford

May 31, 1954 - December 21, 2016

Floyd Duane Luncsford, 62, passed away December 21, 2016. Visitation will be from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016, at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Following the visitation he will be laid to rest at Iowa Veterans Cemetery.Floyd was born May 31, 1954 in Peoria, IL to Cora Ivale Ritter and Leroy Floyd Luncsford. Floyd was the youngest of 16 kids: 9 girls and 7 boys. He joined...
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Shirley Ann Zimmerman

September 26, 1935 - December 20, 2016

SHIRLEY ANN OPDAHL ZIMMERMANJohnstonShirley A. Zimmerman, 81, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Taylor House Hospice. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.Shirley was born September 26, 1935 in Waterloo, IA to Ernest and Freda Opdahl. She attended schools in Waterloo and Des Moines, graduating from Roosevelt High School. She...
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Dolores Fuqua

July 18, 1939 - December 19, 2016

Dolores "Dorie" FuquaAnkenyDolores "Dorie" Fuqua, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2016 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.Dorie was born July 18, 1939 in Des Moines, IA to...
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Kathryn L. Fiedler

November 22, 1954 - December 14, 2016

KATHRYN L. FIEDLERVan MeterKathryn Fiedler, 62, passed away due to a heart attack on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be from 1 p.m. until service time Monday at McLaren's.Kathryn was born in Des Moines and was a lifelong resident of...
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Larry J. Brubaker

November 16, 1935 - December 14, 2016

Larry J. Brubaker, 81, passed away with peace and grace Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Kavanaugh House in Des Moines. A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2016 at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, followed by a time of fellowship. A private family inurnment will be held at Resthaven Mausoleum.Larry was born Saturday, November 16, 1935 in Des Moines,...
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Connie L. Halsey

July 17, 1940 - December 12, 2016

CONNIE L. HALSEYWest Des MoinesConnie Halsey, 76, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, December 12, 2016. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa.Connie was born July 17, 1940 in Ottumwa, IA the daughter of Melvin and Alma (Forbes) Vogt. She grew up in Oskaloosa before moving to...
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Dorothy Phyllis Burke

February 8, 1926 - December 12, 2016

DOROTHY PHYLLIS (MacIntosh) BURKEWaukeeDorothy Burke, 90, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at The Village at Legacy Pointe. A memorial service will be held at The Village at Legacy Pointe in Waukee on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 10 a.m.Dorothy was born February 8, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Bruce and Minnie MacIntosh. She attended Franklin High School in Brooklyn. She...
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Relda Mae Armington

February 24, 1920 - December 9, 2016

Relda Armington, 96, passed away December 9, 2016 in Des Moines. She was born on a farm near Carson, Iowa on February 24, 1920, the daughter of S. Ray and Myrtle Petty Bolton. After graduation from Carson High School she attended American Institute of Business in Des Moines. She lived in the Des Moines area her entire adult life except for a brief time during World War II.Relda married Laurence ...
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