Arturo Morales

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Arturo Morales


Arturo Morales, 61, of Ankeny died at home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The family will receive friends at Iles Grandview Park Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 concluding with a memorial service at 7 p.m.

Arturo was born on December 16, 1952 in Guatemala City, Guatemala to Virgilio and Victoria Morales and lived in the Des Moines area for over thirty years. He worked several years for the Des Moines Water Works retiring in 2013. He was a past board member of Latinos Unidos of Iowa, Inc. and a past defining member of Salsa of Iowa. He enjoyed dancing, music, and the company of people. His love for life and outgoing personality will be missed.

Survivors include two brothers, Romeo (Blanca) Morales of Des Moines and Byron Morales of Iowa; siblings, Maritza and Sergio of Guatemala; ten nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and a nephew.


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Iles Funeral Home - Grandview Park Chapel
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 265-1652
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Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 12, 2014
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