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May 27, 2020

Harriet Elaine Ewers

Harriet Elaine Ewers

Des Moines, Iowa

Harriet Elaine Ewers Des Moines - Harriet Elaine Ewers never met a stranger which is one of abundant reasons why so many folks near and far will be grieving her passing and celebrating her life. Born to Ruby and Everett Dicks on October 15, 1929, she was raised in Albia, Iowa...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 26, 2020 to May 31, 2020.
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Mary L. Fitzpatrick

Mary L. Fitzpatrick

Johnston, Iowa

Mary L. Fitzpatrick Johnston - Mary Lynn Fitzpatrick, 62, was welcomed into heaven on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston, IA. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday June 6, 2020 at Beaver Catholic Cemetery Rural Granger. Mary was...

Ervin L. Forgy Ph.D.

Ervin L. Forgy Ph.D.

-, Wisconsin

Ervin L. Forgy, Ph.D. Ervin LeRoy Forgy passed away peacefully on May 23, 2020, with wife Ruth Hammiller by his side. Erv was born on January 19, 1942 in Knoxville, Iowa. His mother, Dorothy (Ellison) was a teacher and his father, Herman Forgy, was a truck driver. Erv has one...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 26, 2020 to May 27, 2020.

Michael Ray "Mickey" Gabbert

Michael Ray "Mickey" Gabbert

Des Moines, Iowa

Michael "Mickey" Ray Gabbert Des Moines - Michael "Mickey" Ray Gabbert, 72, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Born on October 26, 1947, in Des Moines, IA, he was the son of the late Floyd Raymond and Mabel LaVada Barrow Gabbert. He worked for more than 30 years in healthcare,...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 26, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

Virgil Lee Halterman

Virgil Lee Halterman

Bussey, Iowa

Virgil Lee Halterman Bussey - Family graveside services for Virgil Lee Halterman, 73, of Bussey, who passed away Monday, May 25, 2020, will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at the Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, IA. A Live Stream can be located on Virgil's obituary page of our...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 26, 2020 to May 27, 2020.

Terry R. Johnson

Terry R. Johnson

Glendale, Ca Formerly Of West Des Moines

Terry R. Johnson Glendale, CA formerly of West Des Moines - Terry Robert Johnson, 75, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away in the arms of his wife Catherine S. (Hill) Johnson on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Glendale, California. Terry was born August 20, 1944 in...

Anthony "Tony" Ligouri

Anthony "Tony" Ligouri

Des Moines, Iowa

Anthony "Tony" Ligouri Des Moines - Anthony "Tony" R. Ligouri, 98, passed away on May 24, 2020 at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on March 30, 1922 to Gennaro and Mary (Leo) Ligouri. Tony grew up on Des Moines' south side and graduated from...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 26, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

Jane F. McCurnin

Jane F. McCurnin

Norwalk, Iowa

Jane F. McCurnin Norwalk - Jane Frances McCurnin, 75, of Norwalk, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, May 22, 2020 surrounded by her family. Jane was born on April 20, 1945 to Barbara and A.P. Davitt. She was raised on a Warren County farm along with her siblings...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 23, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

John Patrick "Jack" Reynolds

John Patrick "Jack" Reynolds

Carlisle, Iowa

John Patrick "Jack" Reynolds Indianola - John Patrick Reynolds was born March 27, 1952 to Edwin (Jiggs) and Pat Reynolds. They took home a healthy baby boy. Time was to change the path of his life. He was four years old when a farm accident nearly killed him. It was June 4,...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 13, 2020 to May 27, 2020.

Steven Standridge

Steven Standridge

Norwalk, Iowa

Steven Standridge Norwalk - age 45. Survived by his parents, Newton and Carol of Norwalk; a brother, Michael (Ashley) of Spring Valley, CA; a niece, ShiAnne; and a host of relatives and dear friends. Celebration of Life Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30th with an...

Virginia White

Virginia White

Perry, Iowa

Virginia White Perry - Virginia White, age 87 of Perry, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry, IA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church near Bouton, IA. For those unable to...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 24, 2020 to May 27, 2020.

May 26, 2020

Helen Lockwood

Helen Lockwood

Altoona, Formerly Waukee

Helen Lockwood Altoona, formerly Waukee - Helen Lorraine Lockwood, who was born to George and Edythe Wolf on February 21, 1928 in Algona, IA, passed away at the age of 92 on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa. A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 26,...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 24, 2020 to May 26, 2020.

Craig Mansfield

Craig Mansfield

Maxwell, Iowa

Craig Mansfield Maxwell - Craig Mansfield, 64 of Maxwell, died Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Craig was born August 22, 1955 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of Lyle E. and Eunice M. (Ahrenholtz) Mansfield. He graduated from Maxwell High School in 1974 and...

Eugene "Gene" Shaw

Eugene "Gene" Shaw

Des Moines, Iowa

Eugene "Gene" Shaw Des Moines - Eugene (Gene) Junior Shaw, 90, passed away on 22 May, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. A public visitation will be Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street,...

May 25, 2020

Norman L. Battles

Norman L. Battles

Johnston, Iowa

Norman L. Battles Johnston - Norman, 81, passed away on May 22, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. His family is holding a private graveside service. Norman Battles was born on June 11, 1938 in Collins, Iowa to Joshua Leroy and Leona (Vasey) Battles. Following...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 23, 2020 to May 25, 2020.

Ruth Royer Brewer (Ickes)

Ruth Royer Brewer (Ickes)

Dallas Center, Iowa

Ruth Royer (Ickes) Brewer Dallas Center - Ruth Royer (Ickes) Brewer passed away peacefully in Dallas Center, Iowa, on May 22, 2020, at the age of 98. Private services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Dallas Center Church of the Brethren. The service will be...

May 24, 2020

Ellen Akkerman

Ellen Akkerman

Des Moines, Iowa

Ellen Akkerman Des Moines - Ellen Akkerman, 89, passed away May 17, 2020. A private family burial was held. A celebration of life will be held later this summer pending, Covid-19 restrictions. Ellen is survived by her children, Ann (Dennis) Snowgren, Jo (Theodore) Sporer,...

Patricia A. Anderson

Patricia A. Anderson

Des Moines, Iowa

Patricia A. Anderson Des Moines - Patricia Ann Anderson passed away on May 21, 2020. She is survived by many loved ones. Due to COVID 19, restrictions only 10 people are allowed in the funeral home at a time. Drive-Thru visitation will be from 4-7 pm Tuesday at Grandview...

Lois Angeline Clewell

Lois Angeline Clewell

West Des Moines, Iowa

Lois Angeline Clewell West Des Moines - Lois (Ozzie) Clewell, 95, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Arbor Springs in West Des Moines, Iowa on May 21, 2020. Memorial services will be held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Dubuque, IA. Lois was born June 11, 1924...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 23, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Kathryn Cortese

Kathryn Cortese

Urbandale, Iowa

Kathryn Mary Marasco Cortese Urbandale - Kathryn Mary Marasco (Kathy) Cortese of Urbandale, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at the age of 94. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the family will hold a Funeral Mass at a later date. Kathy was born in Des Moines on...

Russell W. Dalton

Russell W. Dalton

Madrid, Iowa

Russell W. Dalton Madrid - Russell Wayne Dalton, 86, of Madrid passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at his home in Madrid. Russ was born November 27, 1933 in Madrid, IA, the son of James William and Melissa Jane (Swore) Dalton. Russ married Wanda Faye Rose on June 23, 1950 and...

Violet Dietch

Violet Dietch

Urbandale, Iowa

Violet Dietch Urbandale - Violet Lillian Dietch was born September 1, 1923, in rural Tama County, Iowa where she attended school. She experienced the love of a large family which included grandparents and great-grandparents, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She had many...

Rose Ann Goulden (Popiano)

Rose Ann Goulden (Popiano)

Des Moines, Iowa

Rose Ann Goulden (Popiano) Des Moines - Rose Ann Goulden (Popiano) of Des Moines, IA passed away Friday May 15, 2020 after fighting a hard battle against cancer. Rosie was born May 5, 1954 to Rosalio Popiano and Mary Jane Christian. She graduated from North High School and...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 19, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Joyce Elizabeth Hamling

Joyce Elizabeth Hamling

Des Moines, Iowa

Joyce Elizabeth Hamling Des Moines - Joyce Elizabeth Hamling, 69, passed away on May 15, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Memory Gardens in Des Moines. Joyce was born to John and Dorothy Hamling on...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 19, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Arlyn Hesse

Arlyn Hesse

Johnston, Iowa

Arlyn Hesse Johnston - Arlyn August Hesse, 87, died at Iowa Methodist Medical Center (IMMC) due to complications of Covid19 on May 14, 2020. Arlyn was born June 27th, 1932 in Tripoli, Iowa, to August and Hulda (Kleis) Hesse. He graduated from Tripoli High School in 1949, at...

John Franklin Homer Jr.

John Franklin Homer Jr.

West Des Moines, Iowa

John Franklin Homer, Jr. West Des Moines - John Franklin Homer, Jr. died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Arbor Springs of West Des Moines. John was born and raised in the Sioux City area to John Franklin Homer, Sr. and Thelma Maria Titus on June 29, 1935. John enlisted in the...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 18, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Dorothy A. Huntbach

Dorothy A. Huntbach

Des Moines, Iowa

Dorothy A. Huntbach Des Moines - Dorothy Ann Huntbach, 94, passed away peacefully at her home in Des Moines on May 13, 2020. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Westover Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, beginning...

Kyleen Jones

Kyleen Jones

West Des Moines, Iowa

Kyleen Jones West Des Moines - Kyleen Elizabethann Jones passed away in West Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was born in Des Moines February 7, 1996. Her birth parents were William Moran and Amber Lehua Hano Hano. Kyleen's given name was Adrieanna...

Mary Sergio Jung

Mary Sergio Jung

Des Moines, Iowa

Mary Sergio Jung Des Moines - Mary Sergio Jung, 96, passed away peacefully at her home on May 9, 2020. She was born May 12, 1923, to Ross and Carrie Alessio Sergio. Her passions in life were her family, her church, cleaning and cooking. Mary touched so many lives young and...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 15, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Josephine Carol Leonard

Josephine Carol Leonard

Des Moines, Iowa

Josephine Carol Leonard Des Moines - Josephine Carol Leonard "Jo", 85, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at The Village in Indianola. Jo is preceded in death by her father, Carson; mother, Margaret; sisters, Elizabeth "Bette" Smith and Sadee Frank; and son, Chuck. She is...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Leo Cordell Lindgren

Leo Cordell Lindgren

West Des Moines, Iowa

Leo Cordell Lindgren West Des Moines - Leo Cordell Lindgren, 91, born to Marjorie and Melvin Lindgren died May 20, 2020 (at home as he wished). Leo was president of his high school class participating in football and track. After high school he enlisted in the United States...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Beverly Lohr

Beverly Lohr

Des Moines, Iowa

Beverly Lohr Des Moines - Beverly Colleen (Miller) Lohr passed away May 20, 2020, at Ramsey Village in Des Moines after a long battle with Alzheimers. She was born in Humeston, IA, March 30, 1930, to William Arthur Miller and Hazel Alta (Cornett) Miller. She was the widow of...

Theodore Lund

Theodore Lund

Des Moines, Iowa

Theodore Lund Des Moines - Theodore Emmert Lund of Des Moines Iowa passed away Sunday, May 17 at his home with his wife Jean by his side. He had just celebrated his 98th birthday 2 days prior. Ted was born May 15, 1922 in Atlantic, Iowa to Marion James Lund and Eva Leah...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 21, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Shaun Lundberg

Shaun Lundberg

Indianola, Iowa

Shaun Lundberg Indianola - Shaun Lundberg, 59, passed away May 11, 2020 at her home. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Shaun was born January 18, 1961 in Des Moines to Woodrow and Aleta (Carroll) Etheridge. She took pride in raising her children and had an...

Harriet S. Macomber

Harriet S. Macomber

Des Moines, Iowa

Harriet S. Macomber Des Moines - Harriet Ann Starzinger Macomber, a patron of the arts, died May 20, 2020. She was born in Des Moines on November 19, 1926, the daughter of Vincent and Genevieve Evans Starzinger. Harriet attended classes through eighth grade at Laura Coffee...

Roy J. Mann Jr.

Roy J. Mann Jr.

Urbandale, Iowa

Roy J. Mann Jr. Urbandale - Roy J. Mann Jr., 88, went to heaven on Friday, May 22, 2020 to be with his lovely wife Bernice Mann. There will be a private family service on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with entombment at the Resthaven Mausoleum....

Goldie Miller

Goldie Miller

Menlo, Iowa

Goldie Miller Menlo - Goldie C. Miller, 92 of rural Menlo passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at The New Homestead in Guthrie Center. Open visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 27th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Stuart. Graveside...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Diane Kimm Mitchell

Diane Kimm Mitchell

Coralville, Iowa

Diane Kimm Mitchell Coralville - Diane Kimm Mitchell, 80, of Coralville, died peacefully Saturday, May 16, 2020, at "The Bird House" Hospice Home in Iowa City. Visitation (following current safety guidelines) will be Saturday, May 30, from 9 to 11 AM at Lensing Funeral &...

Deborah J. Neuman

Deborah J. Neuman

Des Moines, Iowa

Deborah J. Neuman Des Moines - Deborah Jean "Deb" (Murtle) Neuman, 69, passed away at home the morning of Sunday, May 17, 2020. She was born on May 2, 1951 in Des Moines to Galen and Joyce (Loy) Murtle. Deb graduated from North High School and spent many years working in the...

Gail Orcutt

Gail Orcutt

Altoona, Iowa

Gail Orcutt Altoona - Gail Orcutt passed away on May 19, 2020, and was born on May 7, 1953 in Carroll, Iowa to parents Cyril and Phyllis (Meisheid) Friedman. She grew up in Carroll and graduated from Kuemper High School. She received bachelor's degree from the University of...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 21, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Don R. Rasmussen

Don R. Rasmussen

Waukee, Iowa

Don R. Rasmussen Waukee - Donald Roger Rasmussen, age 85, of Waukee, Iowa died Friday May 22, 2020 in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at Lutheran Church of Hope on Wednesday, with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery. Donald Roger Rasmussen was born July 19,...

Mona R. Robertson

Mona R. Robertson

Altoona Formerly Of Indianola, Iowa

Mona R. Robertson Altoona formerly of Indianola - Mona Rose Robertson, 87, formerly of Indianola, Iowa peacefully passed on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Taylor House in Des Moines. Mona had recently resided at the Prairie Vista Village in Altoona, Iowa Mona is survived by her...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 23, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Carlo Salvo

Carlo Salvo

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Carlo Salvo Council Bluffs - Carlo Joseph Salvo, passed away in Council Bluffs on May 19, 2020. Born August 24, 1924, in Council Bluffs, to the late Jasper Salvo and Antonina (Caruso) Salvo. Carlo married Rose Breci of Omaha, NE., on July 30, 1944. Together they raised nine...

Marlene Schildberg

Marlene Schildberg

West Des Moines (Formerly Of Adair County), Iowa

Marlene Schildberg West Des Moines (formerly of Adair County) - Lois Marlene Schildberg was born on October 2, 1940 to Jean Iletha (Gardner) & Leroy Jacob Sherley on a farm south of Bridgewater, Iowa. She died on May 17, 2020 at Mercy West Hospital in West Des Moines at the...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Stuart Carleton "Stu" Schmitz

Stuart Carleton "Stu" Schmitz

Clive, Iowa

Stuart "Stu" Carleton Schmitz Clive - Stuart "Stu" Carleton Schmitz passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 17, 2020. He was born on April 25, 1957 in Omaha, Nebraska to Betty (Schafer) and Robert Schmitz. In 1990 he met the love of his life, Holly Kauffman,...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 21, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Marilyn K. Seward

Marilyn K. Seward

Johnston, Iowa

Marilyn K. Seward Johnston - Marilyn K. Seward died May 17, 2020 with her family at her side in Des Moines, Iowa following a short battle with cancer. Marilyn most recently resided with her husband, John Wendell Seward, at Brio of Johnston. Prior to Brio, Marilyn and John...

Chuck Shockley (Charles Franklin)

Chuck Shockley (Charles Franklin)

-, Iowa

Chuck (Charles Franklin) Shockley Chuck (Charles Franklin) Shockley, 60, passed away on May 18, 2020 under the care of St. Croix Hospice at Grandview Heights Rehab and Healthcare in Marshalltown, Iowa. A public memorial service will be scheduled and announced at a future...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Shirley June Smith (Clair)

Shirley June Smith (Clair)

-, Iowa

Shirley June (Clair) Smith Our dear Mother, Shirley June (Clair) Smith, 89, was received into the loving arms of her Lord Jesus on April 12, 2020, after a brief illness. Mother was proceeded by her ex-husband Carl L. Smith, parents Ernest and Alberta (Pepper) Clair, brothers...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 19, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Donald Gene Starcevich

Donald Gene Starcevich

West Des Moines, Iowa

Donald Gene Starcevich West Des Moines - Donald G. Starcevich, 83, passed away May 17, 2020 after contracting COVID-19. A memorial at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway and celebration of Don's life will be held at a later date. Don was born January 1, 1937 in Des Moines, Iowa to...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

Carol VanAernam

Carol VanAernam

Indianola, Iowa

CAROL VAN AERNAM Indianola - Family services for Carol Lee Van Aernam, 79, of Indianola, who passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, will be held Tuesday, May 26 at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola. Public graveside services will be held 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the...

Published in Des Moines Register from May 22, 2020 to May 24, 2020.

May 23, 2020

Jan Rhiner

Jan Rhiner

West Des Moines, Iowa

Jan Rhiner West Des Moines - Jan Michelle Rhiner was the oldest of nine children born to Harvey and Lenore Whitbeck. She is survived by six siblings; Harvey, Denise, Stephen, Cindy, Paul and John as well as loving nieces and nephews. Jan was happily married to Joseph Rhiner...

John E. Staffenbeal

John E. Staffenbeal

New Port Richey, Fl

John E. Staffenbeal New Port Richey, FL - Staffenbeal, John E. 83 of New Port Richey passed away on May 19, 2020. John was a teacher and school administrator in the Des Moines area for almost 40 years. John also served his country in the U.S.Army. John is survived by his...

May 22, 2020