Meyer Shnurman, 91, of Des Moines died Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Bettendorf, IA. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 24 at Jewish Glendale Cemetery near the Holocaust Memorial. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel.
Meyer was born in Lodz, Poland and survived the Holocaust to immigrate to Des Moines in 1950. He worked for over twenty years both as a shop foreman for CW Humphrey Co. and a furniture restorer for Younkers Store for homes, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Beth El Jacob Synagogue and the Jewish Culture Club. He kept current on world affairs and lectured on the Holocaust.
Those left to cherish Meyer's memory include his wife of 68 years, Frances; two sons, Dr. Benjamin (Sandra) and Jacob Shnurman; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Shnurman; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Harry; as well as his parents, two sisters and extended family lost to the Holocaust..
Memorial contributions may be directed to Beth El Jacob Synagogue or the Jewish Federation.
Published in Des Moines Register on May 24, 2013