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Opheim, Evelyn - Clear Lake  
Evelyn Opheim Clear Lake Evelyn Louise Opheim, 91, of West Des Moines, Iowa formerly of Clear Lake, Iowa died Saturday July 18, 2015 at the Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa. Celebration of Life service for Evelyn will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday July 30, 2015 at the Evangelical Free Church, Clear Lake with Rev. David Wiersbe officiating. Family will greet friends from 9:30 AM until time of service. Burial will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to John Stoddard Cancer Center, 1200 Pleasant St., Des Moines, Iowa 50309; Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607 or charity of your choice. Evelyn was born February 15, 1924 at home in Stanwood, Iowa the daughter of Christian Henry and Wilhelmine Caroline (Lehrman) Haesemeyer. While in high school she was involved in basketball and music and at the age of 16 won a national vocal contest. She graduated from Stanwood High School in 1941 and from Stephens College in 1943. Evelyn married Dr. Robert Opheim June 19, 1945 in Stanwood, Iowa. They moved to Des Moines in 1949 where Robert was an oral surgeon. While in Des Moines she was involved in church choir at Trinity Lutheran Church and was president of the Dental Wives Society. In 1964 they moved to Clear Lake, Iowa, where she was involved in Dorcas Society and Progress Club. Evelyn will be remembered especially for her gift of hospitality, along with her love of traveling, fishing, flowers, yard work and reading. Evelyn is survived by her children Judith Irene (Robert) Griffin, South Salem, New York, Dr. Kent Robert (Barbara) Opheim, Waterloo, Iowa, Carolin Leith (John) Logan, West Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Eric Francis (Lisa) Opheim, Grundy Center, Iowa and Sharon Louise Opheim, West Des Moines, Iowa; fourteen grandchildren Nicol (Ben), Amber (Matt) , Joe (Sandy) , Katherine (Greg), Michael, Mark (Courtney), David (Alexandria), Erin (Jeff), Matt, Mikayla, Olivia, Olivia, Zachary, and Taylor; fourteen great-grandchildren Sophia, Andrew, Caleb, Emerson, Kian, Bode, Reese, Johnna, Max, Stella, Elijah Jace, Titus, Micaiah, and Reagan. She was preceded in death by her parents Christian and Wilhelmine; husband Robert; one sister Irene Jacob and two brothers Wilfred and Carl Haesemeyer. Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, Iowa. 641-357-2193. ColonialChapels.com
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Published in Des Moines Register on July 26, 2015
Palla, Robert John "Bob" - Ankeny  
Robert "Bob" John Palla Ankeny Bob Palla, 68, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on July 26, 2015, at his home in Ankeny. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to John and Evelyn Palla. Bob obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from Northwestern University in Chicago when he met, and later married in 1972, his beloved "Sporty Import" wife, Mia. Continuing his education, he received his master's degree in environmental health engineering from Notre Dame. Bob then moved to Des Moines where he began his lifelong career with the DNR in waste water management, retiring in 2011. Bob was a social butterfly and was known to many as Señor Bob and Bob with one O. He was currently taking informal Spanish lessons at El Mariachi and was able to charm all he met with his new skills. Bob never knew a stranger and made friends wherever he went. Bob is survived by his wife and best friend of nearly 43 years, Mia; his daughters, Kristi (Jesse) Christensen and Kate (Leo) Ziebol; grandsons, Isaac and Levi Christensen; as well as a host of other family and beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at First Family Church, 317 SE Magazine Road in Ankeny. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue, Des Moines. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the church in loving memory of Bob. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com .
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Published in Des Moines Register on July 28, 2015
Patrick, Dale - Des Moines  
Dale Patrick Des Moines Dale Patrick, Emeritus Professor of Religion at Drake University died of complications of leukemia at Iowa Methodist Medical Center on July 27, 2015. The funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Glen Echo Christian Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Applegate Pioneer Cemetery in Yoncalla, OR at a future date. Born October 2, 1938 in Eugene, OR to a pioneer Oregon family, Dale Patrick received degrees from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Drew University School of Theology in Madison, NJ, and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley CA. He taught at Missouri School of Religion and the University of Missouri-Columbia and for more than 30 years at Drake University in Des Moines. Dr. Patrick was author of more than half a dozen books and monographs, including one co-authored with Allen Scult, in addition to many articles, conference papers and book reviews. He was known in academic circles as an Old Testament scholar and specialist in Biblical Law. He was ordained to a ministry of higher education by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). During his career, Professor Patrick and his wife worked, studied and lived in Manchester, UK; Tantur on the border between Israel and Palestine; Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon; Morija, Lesotho in southern Africa; and Tubingen, Germany. After retirement from Drake in 2009, the Patricks taught for two years at United Theological College in Harare, Zimbabwe. Dale Patrick is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Patrick of Beaverdale, and by his son, Jeremy Patrick, who has lived and taught in Germany for some 20 years. He also has four surviving sisters, living in various parts of the country: Paulette (Lynn Wittwer) of Portland OR, Pamela (Gary Frank) of Berkeley CA, Patrice (Gerry Karp) of Hallandale FL and Tamara (Curt Brown) of Portland. Also surviving are a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters (Katja, Tara and Fiona Allinger) and four nieces and one nephew. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Glen Echo Christian Church or the Religion and Philosophy Department of Drake University.
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Published in Des Moines Register from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2015
Penick, John - Milo  
John Penick Milo John F. Penick, 91, of Milo passed away on July 24th 2015 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Family will receive friends on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 10:00 until 11:00 AM at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Milo. Following the visitation a graveside service will be held at the Indianola I.O.O.F. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the Milo Fire and Rescue Units. Surviving are his children: Gary (Connie) Penick of Milo, Cheryl Nicholl of Altoona, and Jeff Penick of Milo; 5 grandchildren: Wendy Fischer, Wes Penick, Amanda Johnson, Becky Cherniss, and Megan Penick; and 12 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Jim (Jean) Penick of Osceola; many nieces, nephews, and relatives; and his beloved dog, PJ. Preceding John in death was his wife of 61 years, Jaunita, who passed in 2008.
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Published in Des Moines Register on July 26, 2015
Peterson, Jarrett - Ankeny  
Jarrett Peterson Ankeny Jarrett L. Peterson, 47, died unexpectedly in his sleep Saturday, July 25, 2015. Jarrett was the Coordinator of Communications and Marketing for the Ankeny Community School District. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Melanie of Ankeny; his daughters Kjistine (KJ) and Rachel; parents Jerold and Joyce Peterson of Ames; sister Jennifer (Brian) Kreutner; their children Sarah, Sophia and Jonathan of Vinton; and in-laws, David and Carol Thomason of West Des Moines. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Lutheran Church of Hope - Ankeny. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 30, also at the church. Cremation will follow services. In lieu of flowers, an account has been established at Community State Bank in Ankeny to assist with higher education for KJ and Rachel.
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Published in Des Moines Register from July 28 to July 30, 2015
Pettey, Wilma C. - Altoona  
Wilma Campsidell Pettey, 87, was born March 10, 1928 in Mt. Vernon, South Dakota, the daughter of Lloyd and Belle (Duncan) Woods. She passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 29, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation. Wilma is survived by her children, Emma (Ray) Sczesniak, Geri (Mel) Lint and Don (Laureca) Pettey; granddaughters, Donita, Valerie, Elizabeth, Laura and Lisa; seven great-grandchildren; other loving relatives and many special friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles "Bud" Pettey. The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home, 105 4th St. SW. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Rising Sun Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association in loving memory of Wilma and Charles Pettey. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com .
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Published in Des Moines Register on July 31, 2015
Plumb, Carolyn Marie - Ankeny  
Carolyn Marie Plumb Ankeny Carolyn Marie (Henderson) Plumb, 72, of Ankeny passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Her life will be celebrated at a gathering to be held Saturday, August 1 at Griffs Valley View RV Park Clubhouse, 6429 NE 46th St., Altoona. Lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a time of sharing. Carolyn was born in Des Moines on October 10, 1942, one of the seven children of the late Marie (Nelson) and Cecil Henderson. She graduated from East High School in January of 1961 and married Larrey Plumb just prior to her graduation. They went on to have three daughters whom they raised in the Des Moines and Altoona area. She had a passion for working with persons with disabilities and retired from Crest Services after 19 years. She enjoyed making crafts, including designing flower arrangements and sewing. She was always on the hunt for bargains at Goodwill as well as every other second hand store in the city. In return, she enjoyed hosting garage sales and visiting with all those who stopped by. Those left to celebrate Carolyn's memory include her three daughters, June (Lee) Evans, Kelly (Mark) Jones and Malinda Plumb; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and five siblings. Contributions in Carolyn's memory may be directed to Bright Kavanagh House.
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Published in Des Moines Register from July 26 to July 31, 2015
Poore, Beverly - Des Moines  
Beverly Poore Des Moines Beverly Poore, 88, was born in Goodfield, Illinois on February 15, 1927, the daughter of Rollin and Mildred Nixon. She passed away July 26, 2015, at Kavanagh on 56th Street in Des Moines. Beverly met Harold Poore at the University of Iowa while working at Mad Hatter Tea Room, and they were united in marriage April 9, 1949. Beverly was a substitute teacher for the Des Moines Public Schools and a proofreader for the Iowa Legislature for many years. Beverly was a woman of strong faith who modeled Christianity every day of her life. She was active in her church, Highland Park Christian Church, where she was a member for more than 50 years. Beverly taught Sunday school and was also involved in many women's fellowship groups. Beverly enjoyed volunteering for various organizations in the community. She served on the Ramsey Board, was a Cub Scout den mother, and was a member of AAUW and Friends of the North Side Library. She also enjoyed playing cards and belonged to a bridge club for 50 years. She was a giving and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished her family. Beverly will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Beverly is survived by her children, Michael (Jennifer) Poore, Karen (David) Williams, and Susan Howell; her grandchildren, Candace Adair, Lyndsey Russell, Benjamin Poore, Michael Williams, Timothy Williams, Jacqueline Howell, and Nicholas Howell; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Joan Brown; as well as nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, and brother, John "Jack" Nixon. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Highland Park Christian Church, 4260 NW 6th Drive in Des Moines, with burial at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Wednesday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be directed to Highland Park Christian Church or Friends of the North Side Library in loving memory of Beverly.
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Published in Des Moines Register on July 29, 2015
Rahimic, Abdulaziz (Death Notice) - Johnston  
Abdulaziz Rahimic, Johnston. Arrangements: Merle Hay Funeral Home.
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Published in Des Moines Register on July 30, 2015
Ramsey, Donald Lee - Des Moines  
DONALD LEE RAMSEY Des Moines Services for Donald Lee Ramsey, 87, who passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 in Des Moines, will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, July 26 at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola with burial following in the Liberty Center Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Sunday, July 26 at Overton Funeral Home where family will be present to greet friends. Memorials may be given to the family in Donald's name. Online condolences may be made at www.overtonfunerals.com .
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Published in Des Moines Register on July 26, 2015
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