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Al, a retired postal worker, died unexpectedly of brain cancer on July 14, 2012, at the age of 71. Survived by Melody Gaston, ex-wife and lifelong friend; daughters, Jody Hackbarth and Frankie Mahers, both of Wisconsin and Marlo Leffers of Des Moines; nine grandchildren and nine and a half great-grandchildren. An "In Memory Of" Reception will be held at the home of Amy Hoopes (granddaughter) at 1035 Johnson in Des Moines on August 10, 2012. Food will be served throughout the day starting at 1 p.m.
Published in Des Moines Register on Aug. 7, 2012