Margaret "Margy" Haluska (1949 - 2014)

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Margaret "Margy" Haluska


Margaret Ann Haluska, 65, died, Thursday, August 7, 2014, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 11, at Iles-Westover Chapel where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Private burial of the cremated remains will be at Glendale Cemetery at a later date.

Margy was born June 10, 1949, in Savanna, IL, daughter of Graham Thompson and Janice Marie Moyer. She graduated from Maquoketa High School and moved to the Des Moines area. In 1976, Margy married William "Bill" Haluska and in 1978 they moved to Moorpark, CA. She began working for Walmart while they lived in California. In 2003, after Bill retired they returned to Des Moines and made their home in Urbandale. Margy continued employment with Walmart, most recently with the Walmart in Grimes.

Margy loved the outdoors and liked to go hiking and sight-seeing. She enjoyed animals, especially her cats. Margy was friendly and out-going and her warm smile will be missed by her family and friends.

Margy is survived by her sisters, Joyce Miller and Bonnie (Bob) Burmeister, both of Maquoketa, her sister-in-law Dolores "Dee" Boehmke of Waukee, her special friend, Ron Borg of Waukee and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Mark Moyer and her husband, William J. Haluska.

Memorial contributions may be made to the or the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Online condolences will be welcomed at

The family would like to thank Dr. Roscoe Morton and Dr. J. Martens who helped to make our loved one as comfortable as possible during her illness.


Funeral Home
Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road  Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11, 2014
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