John Robert Adrianse (1928 - 2014)

  • "John was a great friend of mine. He provide me with much..."
    - David Creighton Sr
  • "Rick, Jim, Carolyn, I will miss my friend of almost 6o..."
    - Ruth Linn
  • "John and Mary Adrianse were two of the most wonderful human..."
    - Kathe Linn Caire
  • ""Phantom faces at the window. Phantom shadows on the..."
    - Deborah Krum Becker
  • "thousands of kids became better swimmers and better..."

John Robert Adrianse

Des Moines

John Robert Adrianse, 86, died Saturday, August 23, 2014 at his home in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 3:30 pm Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Iles Dunn's Chapel where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Private family burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.

John was born July 5, 1928 to Raymond and Anna Adrianse in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University where he met his wife Mary Betts Adrianse.

John enjoyed participating in and watching all sports especially golf and tennis. He excelled in card games including bridge and gin rummy.

He is survived by his children: Rick (Lori), Jim (Nancy) and Carolyn Adrianse; sisters, Jean Stonier of Chicago and Lois (Bob) DeBoer of Grand Rapids; grandchildren: John, Samantha, Christy, Brian, Megan, Matt, Marti and Mary; great grandchildren: Caden, Campbell, Cooper, Akela, Frannie, Wes, Zoey and Isla. John was preceded in death by his wife Mary in 1993, brother Homer in 2003 and daughter Sue in 2012.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Life Hospice. On-line condolences are welcome at


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Iles Funeral Home - Dunn's Chapel
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 244-2121
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Published in Des Moines Register from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2014
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