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Phyllis Forneris

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Phyllis Forneris Obituary
Phyllis Forneris, 85, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the First Presbyterian Church in Grimes with burial to follow at Sunny Hill Cemetery there.

Phyllis was born September 27, 1928, in Des Moines to Shelby Reon and Alice Charter. She was a member of the Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary and the Grimes American Legion Auxiliary. Phyllis was a life-long Cubs fan whose favorite times were at baseball games with her family. She dedicated her life to her kids, her family and her three dogs.

Phyllis is survived by her husband of 54 years, Aldo, her children, Frank (Lori) Forneris of Holstein, James Forneris, Alicia (Donna) Forneris, and Anthony (Sandy) Forneris all of Grimes, and A.J. (Karen) Forneris of Des Moines; four grandchildren, Melissa (Jay) Joens, Jessica Forneris, Dominick Forneris and Katie Forneris; her great-grandchild, Carter Joens, her sister, Sharon (Robert) Bane of Grafton, WI, and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Adolph Forneris, her parents and a nephew.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Monday at Iles-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Grimes. Online condolences will be welcomed at


Published in Des Moines Register on May 4, 2014
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