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Houk, Raymond (Death Notice) - Chariton  
Raymond Houk Chariton 89, 05/21/2016. Fielding Funeral Homes 641-774-5014
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 24, 2016
Kleinendorst, Lynn A. - Newton  
Lynn A. Kleinendorst Newton Lynn Arthur Kleinendorst, 94, of Newton, passed from this life March 23, 2016, at Careage of Newton. A time of remembrance and funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 27, 2016, at Community Heights Alliance Church in Newton. Visitation will follow the funeral services, with a lunch and fellowship time at the church. Pence - Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with the arrangements. Burial was in the Newton Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left in Lynn's name to Community Heights Alliance Church or a charity of your choosing. Online condolences may be left at: www.pencefh.com .
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Larson, Dale (Death Notice) - Boone  
Dale Larson Boone 84, 05/19/2016. Schroeder Memorial Chapel 515-432-3900
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 24, 2016
Linn, Kathy - Des Moines  
Kathy Linn Des Moines Kathy was born on November 12, 1958 in Des Moines to Jerry and Helen Gamble. She reunited with them on May 22, 2016. She was a lifelong Des Moines resident and adored her dog, Cali. Kathy is remembered by her siblings: Carol Smith (Ivan Thompson), Barb Kisner (Tom), Jerry Gamble (Patti), Nancy Roberson, and Jim Gamble; her beloved nieces and nephews; and many other friends and relatives. She was caring, compassionate, and giving and will be dearly missed. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., Thursday, at Brooks Funeral Care in Clive. Her funeral will begin at 3.
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Rabenberg, Harvey J. - Des Moines  
Harvey J. Rabenberg Des Moines After 88 years of a full and purposeful life, Harvey John Rabenberg passed away peacefully on May 23, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Born September 8, 1927 in Woden, Iowa, he was preceded in death by parents, John and Gesine Rabenberg; brothers, Irwin and Burdette, and sisters, Kathryn and Glorianne. He is survived by his beloved wife, Guinevere Cantonwine Rabenberg; daughters, Toni (Mark), Cindi (Alan) and Kristi (Miles) and granddaughters, Madison, Morgan, Molly, and Meghan. Upon graduation from Grundy Center High, Harvey proudly served his country in the 101st airborne division of the U.S. Army Company A 4025th Signal Service Group, stationed as a paratrooper in the Philippines. For many years he worked in the finance business at John Deere Credit Union and later retired as revenue officer from the Iowa Department of Revenue. Harvey was well respected in the community for his many community service contributions. He was an active member of Za-Ga-Zig Shrine, serving in the Chanters unit, performing in nursing homes and many private organizations. He generously arranged for throngs of neighborhood children to attend the Shrine circus in Des Moines each year. Harvey's avid love for music was translated through his membership in the Norden Singers (formerly of Des Moines) and decades-long participation in the Westminster Presbyterian choir. He was a talented tenor whose sonorous voice was highly sought after as soloist for many area weddings and funerals and whose musical talents were handed down to daughter, Kristi, and granddaughters Morgan and Meghan.Harvey's recreational pursuits were spent on the golf course where his love for the game and skill werehanded down to daughter, Cindi. He immensely enjoyed summers with family at Bay Lake in northern Minnesota where he spent many pleasurable hours fishing and boating. He was outgoing, gregarious and enjoyed traveling and exploring new places, an enthusiasm shared by daughter, Toni and granddaughter, Madison. Harvey was fortunate to be blessed with a long and fulfilling life in a warm and caring marriage just shy of Harvey and Gwen's 65th anniversary on June 17. Gwen was absolutely the love of his life. Friends are welcome for visitation from 5-7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Iles Westover Chapel. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Interment will be held at 9:30 a.m., Friday, prior to the service at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery, near Van Meter, IA. The family suggest memorial remembrances be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison Avenue, Des Moines, IA50310 or Shriners Hospitals for Children ( shrinershospitals.org ).
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 24, 2016
Rouse M.D., Wayne E. - Boone  
Wayne E. Rouse, MD Boone Wayne E. Rouse, MD, age 80, of Boone, died May 21, 2016, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Following his wishes, he has been cremated. A Memorial Service will be Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Boone at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Gary Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone with taps and presentation of the American Flag by the Boone Veterans Council. Wayne Earl Rouse was born on April 6, 1936, in Estherville, IA, the son of Lyle and Irma (Philpott) Rouse. He graduated from Terril High School in Terril in 1953. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa in 1957 and his MD degree from the University of Iowa in 1961. He took his internship in Saginaw, MI, from 1961 to 1962. On June 6, 1961, Wayne married Joyce Ervin in Iowa City. Wayne served with the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1964. Wayne was a family physician in Boone for 39 years, retiring August 1, 2001. He practiced medicine at the Boone Family Practice Clinic and the Boone County Hospital where he had also served as Chief of Staff. Wayne was an officer of the Boone County Medical Society. In earlier years, he was on the teaching staff at Broadlawn's Hospital in Des Moines and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Division of the American Cancer Society from 1975 - 1986. Wayne was a long time member of the American Medical Association. He was an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, serving on the Board of Directors and he held many offices including President in 1985. In 1978, the Academy named him Iowa Family Physician of the Year. Wayne served on the National Cancer Committee in 1977 and 1978 and also served on the Commission of Public Health and Scientific Affairs. Also a member of the Iowa Medical Society, Wayne served on numerous committees and also was a board member of the Iowa Medical Society Malpractice Insurance Program. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Boone Chamber of Commerce and their Ambassadors, the Boone Historical Society, the Boone DMACC Foundation, and served on the Boone DMACC Board of Directors. Wayne received an Honorary Phi Theta Kappa award. Wayne was a member of many other local organizations. He enjoyed golf and reading. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Allen Rouse. He is survived by his wife Joyce of Boone; a son Dr. David Rouse and wife Dr. Linda Rouse of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a daughter Diana Byriel and husband Perry of Boone; a brother Dale Rouse and wife Kay of Terril; a sister Elaine and husband Dr. Jack Anderson of Boone; five grandchildren, Joe Byriel and wife Erin of Inver Grove, MN, Ben Byriel, attending medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sam Byriel, attending University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN, Megan Rouse, attending Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and Lauren Rouse attending high school at University School in Fort Lauderdale, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church in Boone on Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m. On Wednesday, friends may call at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church Foundation or the DMACC Foundation-Boone Campus. Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Sixth and Marshall, Boone is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.schroedermemorialchapel.com .
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 24, 2016
Rupprecht, Deborah - Des Moines  
Deborah Rupprecht Des Moines Deborah Lynn Rupprecht, 45, of Des Moines passed away on May 21, 2016, at her home in Des Moines with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 26 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday May 25 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Deborah enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and had a love for dogs. With her loving and outgoing personality she was always there to help others in need. Deborah is survived by her daughter, Sidney and son, Max. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Jewell Quelland. Memorial contributions may be given to the Animal Rescue League. Online condolences may be expressed at www.caldwellparrish.com .
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Simmons, Judy - Knoxville  
Judy Simmons Knoxville Judith M. Simmons, 62, passed away Friday afternoon at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. Judy was the mother of the late Chris E. McCombs, Autumn (Martin) Derringer of Knoxville, Fred (Amanda) McCombs of Albia, IA. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., Williams Funeral Home, Knoxville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home.
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Sullivan, Donald "Tony" - Ankeny  
Donald "Tony" Sullivan Ankeny Donald "Tony" Sullivan, 75, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away Friday May 20, 2016. He was born in Melrose, Iowa, to the late Frank and Mary Sullivan. He attended St. Anthony's Elementary and Dowling Catholic High School. Tony proudly served his country for four years in the US Army. He was employed as a contract carrier for John Deere with Standard Forwarding for over 30 years. He also was a successful owner and franchise chairperson for International Dairy Queen. Tony was a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, receiving the honor of being the Irishman of the Year in 2008. He was active in the VFW, Issac Walton and Teamsters #147 organizations. Tony is survived by his loving wife, MaryAnne, sons David (Cherie), Daniel (Jody) and four grandchildren, Shannon (Andy), Michelle, Nicholas and Wyatt, sister, Virginia (Bill) and brother, James (Lucille). Tony was proceeded in death by his parents and brother, John (Louise). Tony liked to visit and help others in time in need. He enjoyed golf and especially playing cards with his euchre friends. Tony was an outgoing and caring person and will be missed by all who knew him. The visitation will be held at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, 510 East First Street, on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 5pm-7pm, with a 7pm Scripture Service. A Mass of Christian Burial will also be held at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 11 am with burial in Ankeny Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the John Stoddard Cancer Center. On-Line condolences: DyamondMemorial.com
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Published in Des Moines Register from May 22 to May 24, 2016
Surber, Kevin D. - Tiffin, Iowa  
Kevin D. Surber Tiffin, Iowa Kevin D. Surber, 65, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at his home in Tiffin. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday May 26, 2016 at McLaren's Chapel with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Burial of cremated remains will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Kevin was born July 1, 1950 in Des Moines, IA to Stanley and Opal (Rees) Surber. He was an Electrical Engineer for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids and a member of the Iowa City Masonic Lodge #4. Kevin enjoyed spending time outdoors, skiing and had a love for computers and science. Kevin graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines and attended the University of Iowa for his engineering career. He served honorably in the Vietnam War, where he was stationed in Germany. Kevin was a very proud man and loved spending time with his family. Kevin is survived by his son, Ryan Surber of Tiffin; daughter, Megan (Joshua) Surber of Tahlequah, OK; grandchildren, Alivia and Noah Surber of Tahlequah, OK; mother, Opal McNitt of West Des Moines; and sister, Cheryl (Glen) Jesse of Mitchellville. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Surber. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
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