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Ira Frederick Hicks Sr.

1933 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Ira Frederick Hicks Sr. Obituary
Ira Frederick Hicks, Sr.

Pleasant Hill

Ira Frederick Hicks, 79, passed away on May 19, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10 a.m., KYLES A.M.E. Zion Church, 907 15th St in Des Moines, IA. Visitation will be the night before at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, IA from 5 to 7 p.m.

Ira was born in Omaha, NE to Elizabeth (Goldstein) and Hearthwood Hicks. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a maintenance engineer until his retirement in 2004. Ira was the life of the party; fun, flamboyant, and full of life. He umpired for 25 years, played golf, and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Ira was also a member of the VFW Post #160.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Carmel; his children, Elizabeth Stewart, Tina (Phillip) Dashiell, and Dobby Hicks; brothers, Robert and Alonzo Hicks; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ira was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ira Jr; two brothers; and one sister.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Des Moines Register on May 23, 2013
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