• McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary
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July 15, 2014
To the Acheson Family, I just learned of Sam's passing. I was cutting his hair back in 1980 when I found out Sam's mom and my grandmother "Clara Elizabeth Cox-(Butler) were first cousins. I am so happy you got to live a good long life. I will miss your smile and stories, Dwain Baker.......
July 15, 2014
Depend on Him at all times...before Him pour out the pain within.
God, is a refuge for us. (Ps. 62:8)

C Johnson
July 12, 2014
What a wonderful gift Sam was to the world. His memorial service spoke so clearly as to what an amazing man he was and how much he was loved. I remember all those hay rides and bonfires as the youth in West Des Moines Christian. He truly did love all children, and his whole family reflects that love still. He has left a spectacular legacy for us all.
July 11, 2014
Keith and Kent, I have been thinking of you a lot this week since reading your father's obituary in the DM Register. Your parents were so very hospitable to me when I was your guest in their home during our Simpson College days -- some of the nicest people I've ever met. My sincere condolences to you at this time.
July 09, 2014
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
July 09, 2014
I used to deliver propane to Sam and enjoyed all of our conversations.He was a very nice man.He will be missed.
July 09, 2014
Uncle Sam's quick smile will be forever etched in my memory. Uncle Sam and Aunt Mary hold a special place in my heart. May all who knew Sam be comforted during this time of loss knowing he is home. My heart goes out to Aunt Mary. I would have liked to spend more time with them both in the last ten years. The last time I saw them was August of '05 when they came to visit Grandpa Roland and Grandma Betty for birthday celebrations right before Grandma passed. Love to you all!
July 08, 2014
We are so sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times. Sam will be missed.
July 08, 2014
Thinking of you during this time. So sorry to hear of your loss. What an awesome life lived.
Bryan & Ritaann Carpenter
July 08, 2014
My grandfather introduce me to Sam in the early 70 when we delivered auto parts I always love going there he was a joy to be around he will be missed by all
July 08, 2014
Keith and Kent, Sam was always a joy to see and visit with during our days at the airport. His happy smile is stuck in my mind. Enjoyed our recent visit with you both and Sam and Mary. God bless you all.
July 07, 2014
Sam and family:

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 07, 2014
May God be with you in your time of sorrow. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Darla Roe, Sarah and Tori
July 07, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 07, 2014
Kent, Keith, & Sam. Your father was such a special person to me as I'm sure he was to many. He was like a favorite uncle or even second dad to me. I'm sure I drove him crazy being around so much; your place, the body shop, etc. I still have the 30-06 casing he let me shoot from his rifle when we were very young. I remember him putting the 265 V8 into the 1950 pickup, the camper he built, the carport, the plane ride he gave to my youngest son Dan, etc, etc. The friendship he had with my parents, the list goes on and on. We love you all; take care of your mom and give her our best
July 07, 2014
I've known Sam for years and years...he was one of my first customers in my early years of parts sales. Such a great guy to work with. My husband, Mark, and I have lived on their property for 7 years now, and Sam never failed to swing by in the golf cart to say hello and make sure Mark was actually working instead of just standing in the garden...such a card, our Sam. My heart goes out to Mary and their sons Keith, Kent and Sam, and of course all the family that loved Sam so much. We'll see you again, Sam.
July 07, 2014
What a great, beautiful life you had uncle Sam. Prayers going out for peace and comfort for your loved ones.
July 07, 2014
Aunt Mary and cousins Keith, Kent and Sam Jr.; very sad to hear about Uncle Sam, but so glad that I had the chance to know him. I have fond memories of visiting his home (and yours) when I was young. All my love.
July 07, 2014
Kent and Keith...Prayers r with u, by going thru all the photos, your Dad and Mom sure enjoyed life. I still live in the Scottsdale,Az area and do get to Iowa periodically, brother Joe and Sonnie now live in a town home in Indianola, Marv Wauters still on his farms near Victor,Ia...in the picture Marv,sis Peggy, and me.

Blessing to all of you, Pat.Brommel,Carefree,Az(patrick.brommel@gmail.com)
July 07, 2014
Sam and family:
We are so sorry for loosing your Grandfather.
July 06, 2014
Mary, Keith, Kent and Sam Jr.
So sorry to hear of Sam's passing. You all were so lucky to have him for as long
as you did. May God bless you all!
July 06, 2014
So sorry to hear of Sam's passing. Blessings to Mary and all his children.
From one of the Plainview ladies.
July 06, 2014
Sam was a good and kind soul who will be long remembered for his big smile, gentle heart and hard work.
July 06, 2014
We'll miss seeing Sam out on the acreage- Sam (and Mary) were the best neighbors and it always amazed me to see him out doing some pretty impressive projects with him well into his 90's! Miss seeing Mary walking the perimeter of the field too.
What a great life! 101!! RIP Sam. Our sympathies and thoughts go out to Mary, Kent, Keith, Sam Jr. and the family.
July 06, 2014
Condolence
July 06, 2014
Condolence. Beverly Cunningham
July 06, 2014
My condolences to the Acheson family. To lose a love one at any age is always difficult for "God has put eternity into our hearts" (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Please know God is aware of your loss and promises to undue our heartache "when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,28)
July 06, 2014
Mary Francis and Kent and family- My mother thought so much of you and your family,enjoyed her time with you when she was on her Dad's farm (Lora Brooks Ackerlund), I miss her much. God Bless and Sam will maybe give her a hug for me when he sees her. Ralph sends regards also.
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