Richard Walker "Pete" LaMar

Richard "Pete" Walker LaMar


Richard "Pete" Walker LaMar, 83, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Des Moines.

Richard was born August 29, 1930 to Otto and Harriett LaMar. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Richard retired from Firestone after 34 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, playing cribbage and dominoes, word search puzzles and going camping. Richard was a great cook.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Kathleen (Rick) Hainline of Springfield, Missouri, Susan (Curtis) Doll and Nancy (Ron) Newell, both of Des Moines; five grandchildren, Bradford, Zachary, Brian, Jamie and Eric; five great-grandchildren; and his sister, Mary Byerly of El Paso, Illinois.

Private family services will be held and Richard will be laid to rest at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 285-3911

Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 27, 2014