Donald Comstock (1930 - 2013)

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Donald Comstock

Des Moines

Donald Comstock, 82, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center.

Donald was born December 22, 1930 to Merl and Helen Comstock in Des Moines. He graduated from East High School in 1949 and was proud to be an East High Scarlet. Donald retired from SuperValu Warehouse after 45 ½ years of service. He and his first wife, Bonnie were foster parents for 75 children over a 13 year period. Donald was a member of Grandview Park Baptist Church for 59 years.

Donald is survived by his wife, Dorothy Comstock; children, Pamela (Bruce) Reichenberger of Altoona, Brenda (Larry) Smith of Littleton, Colorado and Michelle (Mike) Struble of Bondurant; step-children, Larry (Tina) Lloyd of St. Charles, Garry (Sandra) Lloyd of Slater, Linda (Chuck) Hotchkiss of Runnells, Brian (Dee Dee) Lloyd of Kensington, Minnesota and Marlys (Dan) Collins of McKinney, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Marcene Watkins. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Bonnie; son, Randy; and brother, Jack.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Grandview Park Baptist Church, 1701 E. 33rd St. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St. Donald will be laid to rest Monday at 10 a.m. at Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grandview Park Baptist Church, Grandview Park Baptist School or Iowa Regular Baptist Camp.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 11, 2013
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