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James F. Archer, 93, passed away April 29, 2013, at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills, CA. He was born November 17, 1919, in Des Moines.
James proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a truck driver for SuperValu for 34 years until his retirement in 1982. James was a member of Acanthus Masonic and O.E.S. Lodge.
James is survived by his son, Harry W. Archer; step-daughter, Katherine Griswold; nephew, Ivan Archer; niece, Phyllis Ferris; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two step great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, other family and beloved friends.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave., in Des Moines. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Harry W. Archer.
Condolences for the family may be offered online at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Hamilton's Funeral Home
121 NW 60th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50313
Published in Des Moines Register on May 9, 2013