Wyatt Custer
1924 - 2019
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Wyatt Custer

Des Moines - Wyatt Custer, 95, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Brooks South Town Funeral Chapel at 7601 Fluer Drive, Des Moines. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 12:00 also at the funeral Chapel. Memorials may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House. For condolences please visit: www.iowafuneralplanning.com.

Wyatt Lee Custer was born on January 27, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa; he was the son of Lee and Opal (Morgan) Custer. He attended school at Lincoln High School in Des Moines. Wyatt served his country honorably in the United States Army/Air Force from 1943 until 1945 and was part of the 451 Bomb Squad. On April 18, 1942, Wyatt was united in marriage to the love of his life Doris Campbell and they were soul mates for 77, years. Wyatt worked for the City of Des Moines as a Heavy Equipment Operator and retired after 30, years of faithful service in 1985. He had been a member of the VFW and American Legion. His life revolved around his family and always loved spending time with them.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 77, years, Doris, and children, Wyetta (Harold "Butch") Hammer, and Della (Don) McConkey, grandchildren, Eric (Seeta), Christy (Ed), Dorie, Amy (Danny), great-grandchildren, Zachary, Savannah, Emily, Christopher and Shiva Rose, great-great-grandchild, Jaden, also survived by many nieces, nephews and beloved other family members.

In death Wyatt rejoins his son, Ernie Custer, 1 brother and 3 sisters.






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Published in the Des Moines Register on Jan. 28, 2019.
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February 3, 2019
Rest in Peace Uncle Bus.......you were my hero....what you did not know was that you were a hero to many people.....It has been written that each death diminishes us all......for you this holds double.....as tough an exterior as anyone, with a heart as soft as everyone.....you touched all who knew you and made them each a better person ......I guess that is about all we can ever ask of this life.....
love & peace always
Jay & Debra
January 29, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Philip and Rose Gopaul
January 29, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rose and Philip Gopaul
January 28, 2019
There are no words to express the loss of a loved one. May 2nd Thessalonians 3:16 give you comfort during this most difficult time. Now May the Lord of peace himself give you peace constantly in every way. May the lord be with all you.
B W
January 28, 2019
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
January 28, 2019
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January 28, 2019
A truly great man! Always looked like a million bucks. Had a big smile on his face and a story to tell you! He will be missed by many! Our Deepest Sympathy to you Doris, Wyetta, Butch and all the family.
KMichelle & Scott White
January 28, 2019
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January 28, 2019
A truly great man whom I was blessed to known. Thank you for being a fantastic role model, Grandpa. We love you. ❤
Seeta Hammer
January 28, 2019
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January 28, 2019
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