John Riseley

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“To John's family: I just found the info from UAW Shure Shot. So sorry for your loss. Some know John was a great help to me and Pat in the early 80's...Read More »
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2 of 12 | Posted by: Rex Youmans - Warsaw, MO

“John was always an inspiration to me and many, many more people in the AA program. John will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Debora Hudson - Des Moines, IA

“I met John at the Saturday Night south side meeting. He always had a smile on his face and seemed genuinely happy. He will be greatly missed....Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Sarah chamberlain - urbandale, IA

“John was truly an amazing example of AA in every aspect of his life. I always loved seeing him at meetings for he always had a huge smile on his...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Alyson Parker - West Des Moines, IA

“Lorraine,Please accept my condolences for your loss of John. He was a good person willing to help his fellow man. In addition he had a great sense...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: William Brown - Des Moines, IA

“We are so sorry for your loss! We think of both of you fondly from the White House and the many people you have both helped through the years. You...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Terry&Donna Freed - DesMoines, IA

“I knew John from Monday night AA, he was a good man, he was an inspiration and so thankful to have had him in my life for a lot of years. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Connelly - Des Moines, IA

“John was a wonderful blend of humor, kindness and truth. He was a great story teller and a very expressive individual. We shall miss him for a very...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Julie and Brian Burton - IA

“Wow John, I don't know what say old friend. Even though I only would see you once or twice a year around the program, you were there and over the...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Blackford - Waco, TX


11 of 12 | Posted by: Chrisopher McTurk - Adel, IA

“John Riseley was a legend in AA and is already sorely missed. Today when it was announced at a noon meeting that he had died, there were folks who...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Scott Berry - Des Moines, IA


John was born on December 18, 1937 and passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

John was a resident of Des Moines, Iowa at the time of passing.

John graduated from Lovilia High School in 1956 and soon after joined the army as an equipment mechanical engineer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am, Monday, August 14, 2017, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Des Moines, IA. The family will greet friends Sunday at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines from 3 to 6pm with a wake service at 6pm. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery, veterans section, after mass on Monday, with military honors. Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel Westover Funeral Home 6337 Hickman Road Des Moines , 50322 Visitation - Westover Funeral Home Riseley, Dwight John Visitation - Westover Funeral Home 6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Family will greet friends, Wake at 6pm. Mass of Christian Burial Holy Trinity Catholic Church 2926 Beaver Avenue Des Moines , 50310 Service - Holy Trinity Catholic Church Riseley, Dwight John Service - Holy Trinity Catholic Church 2926 Beaver Avenue Des Moines, IA 50310 Monday, August 14, 2017 10:00 AM Glendale Cemetery 4909 University Avenue Des Moines , 50311 Cemetery - Glendale Cemetery Riseley, Dwi.

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