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Carter Chase Shireman

1991 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
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Carter Chase Shireman

Des Moines

Carter Chase Shireman, 22, passed away at home on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines with the funeral service on Thursday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines.

Carter was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on August 26, 1991 to Greg and Jill Shireman. Carter had a loving heart, was energetic, and a lover of life. Whether in the surf of Maui, on the water at Clear Lake, or in the mountains of Colorado; Carter had a great passion for adventure and lived life to the extreme. He also had a great love of music. He could play intricate piano concertos from memory as well as songs by Bob Marley or Bob Dylan. Carter would never hesitate to go above and beyond for those he loved.

He is survived by his father, Gregory Shireman; brother and sister-in-law, Spencer and Hailey Shireman; sister, Blaire Shireman; paternal grandparents, Robert and Shirley Shireman; aunts and uncles, Don and Stephany Henderson, Jeff Jacobs, and Kim Jacobs; nephew, Bennett Chase Shireman; cousins, Chase and Drew Henderson, Ryan Jacobs, and Ivan Jacobs; and his dog, Strider.

Carter was preceded in death by his mother, Jill Shireman; maternal grandparents, Eldon and Donna Jacobs; uncle, Gregory Jacobs; and cousin, Erin Jacobs.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Above and Beyond Cancer or to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Des Moines Register from Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, 2014
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