John P. "Jp" L'Estrange
1945 - 2020
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John P. "JP" L'Estrange

Ankeny - John P. "JP" L'Estrange, 77, of Ankeny, Iowa passed away on September 3rd, 2020. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and friend. Following graduation from Martensdale St. Mary's High School he served his country in the Marines. He was honorably discharged after serving 4 years in Vietnam, during which he received a Purple Heart. He spent the remainder of his career as a maintenance mechanic and truck driver. He loved his family above all else and held a passion for classic cars, trucks, and vintage aircraft. He loved flying and had a commercial pilot's license. JP is survived by wife, Kathleen, and sons John M. and Christopher and 7 brothers and sisters.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd) on Thursday, September 17 from 5-7pm. The family requests that all in attendance please wear masks and practice social distancing. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery on Friday, September 18th at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of to Variety - the Children's Charity or Central and Western Iowa Honor Flight.

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Published in the Des Moines Register from Sep. 10 to Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 19, 2020
Kay and family, so sorry for your loss.
Sandi and Dave Wurster
September 17, 2020
JP and I went off to Marine Corps boot camp together. I lost track of him for a while and two years later ran across him at Kaneohe Bay Marine Base in Hawaii.
So sorry to learn of his passing.xI
Larry Butts
September 16, 2020
My deepest sympathy to my dear friend John and the rest of the family. I hope wonderful memories help balance the pain of loss. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Steve Wilbur
September 15, 2020
I'm sorry for your loss. You're all in my thoughts.
Rachel Digmann
September 15, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers for the entire L'Estrange family ! Sympathies to you all! Even though it's been many years since we were all together- family always supports each other. He was a great man, he will be missed by all. With love - your Colorado Roach/Geer Family
Jody (Roach) Geer
September 15, 2020
So Sorry for you families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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September 15, 2020
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September 15, 2020
Our sincere sympathy for you, Kathy and family. Thinking of you at this sad time and praying for Peace and Comfort for all.
Debbie and Mike Walsh
September 12, 2020
John, I am really sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Sending light and healing to you and your family through your sorrow.
Jeffery C McCollom
September 11, 2020
Words cannot fully express our sadness for the loss of our dear friend & neighbor John. His friendly casual conversations or his smile & wave at all who happened by him while in his yard are forever ingrained in our memory.
Bob & Lori North
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