Donnie E. Lenox (1954 - 2014)

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Donnie E. Lenox

Windsor Heights

Donnie E. Lenox, 59, passed away on March 12, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 with burial at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service on Friday, March 14 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1230 Merle Hay Road in Des Moines.

Donnie was born on June 15, 1954 in Marshalltown, IA to Don and Elaine Lenox. He married Joanne Oetker on June 9, 1979 in Haverhill, IA. They spent their married life in the Des Moines area. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and St. Vincent de Paul Society. Donnie worked at Iowa Methodist, Principal Financial Mortgage, Wells Fargo Mortgage and Living History Farms. He was a certified Iowa Master Gardener, Boy Scout leader, avid outdoorsman, hunter and fish catcher.

Donnie will be missed by his loving wife, Joanne; children, Rebecca (Carter) Allen, Michael Lenox, and Timothy (Nikki Ellis) Lenox; and grandchildren, Grace and Harrison Lenox; sisters, Linda (Kevin) Thompson, Shirley (Donnie) Garrett, Carol (Tony) Stanton; brothers, Dan (Dawn), Roger, and David Lenox; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Rodney. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church or Boy Scout Troop 71. Online condolences are welcomed at


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Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 14, 2014
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