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How to place an obituary in Des Moines Register

For information on submitting an obituary, please contact Des Moines Register by phone at 515-284-8021, or email at or fax at 515-284-8540.

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Tuesday-3:00 p.m. on Monday
Wednesday-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday
Thursday-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday
Friday-3:00 p.m. on Thursday
Saturday-3:00 p.m. on Friday
Sunday-12:00 noon on Saturday

Most Holidays* 12:00 noon, day prior

*We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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