Arthur Nick Joura

Arthur Nick Joura

Van Meter

Arthur Nick Joura, 85, passed away a home on July 16, 2013. A memorial visitation will be held at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with a short memorial service at 6:30 p.m. The committal service will be at Iowa Veterans Cemetery the following morning at 9:30 a.m.

Art was born on January 2, 1928 in Olin, IA to Sophia (Latare) and Nickolas Arthur Joura. He graduated from Olin High School and joined the Navy. He served on the USS Iowa then the submarine USS Diablo. He founded Data Business Equipment, Inc. in 1968, sold the business and retired in the mid 80's. Art enjoyed spending time with his family and the outdoors. He was also a member of the Izaak Walton League and enjoyed golfing and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Roberta; children, Larry Joura, Sue (Kent Freel) Joura-Freel, and Greg (Patti Reser) Joura; grandchildren, Jorden Joura Smith and Mick Reser Joura.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Van Meter American Legion Building Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Hamilton's Funeral Home
3601 Westown Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 224-0078

Published in Des Moines Register from July 21 to July 23, 2013