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Edward A. Sheppard

West Des Moines - Edward A. Sheppard has died on June 11, 2018, six days after his 89th Birthday. He was formerly a newscaster for KCBC and the Iowa Radio Network, covering the Iowa State Legislature from 1964-1969. He went to the Iowa Commission for the Blind as supervisor of vocational rehab in 1969 and retired in 1994. Ed was a RAGBRAI enthusiast for many years, biking well into his 80's. He acted in plays at the Des Moines Playhouse, made television commercials and spent many hours at the Bridge House. He was an Army sergeant during the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife of almost 61 years, Muriel; sons, Len (Liana) of NH and Bill (Riki) of CA; and granddaughters, Sammie, Rachel, Shira and Ariella.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 15 at Temple B'nai Jeshurun, 51st and Grand Ave., Des Moines. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. In lieu of flowers, donations to Temple B'nai Jeshurun or Rails-To-Trails Conservancy ( would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcome at
Published in Des Moines Register from June 13 to June 14, 2018
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