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I am so sorry to find this... May the wonderful memories that you all share, lift your hearts up forever.


Posted by: Sharon Paglia Ott - Ankeny, IA - Neighbor   Dec 14, 2020

Sharon; so sorry to hear of Johns' passing through the Pioneers email. Have always enjoyed time spent visiting w/you and John when we had the opportunity; and of course the time we had together in student services at DMACC. Ginny and I pray for comfort and strength through the good memories of a life well lived. Blessings, Jim and Ginny


Posted by: Jim Frazee - Ankeny, IA   Dec 14, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers to John's loved ones. I'm glad that John was a part of the DMACC Pioneers family.


Posted by: Judith Vogel - Ankeny, IA - Coworker   Dec 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Vel Hans


Posted by: Vel Hans - Coworker   Dec 14, 2020

John took photographs of our annual end-of the-year "Faculty Follies." at Amos Hiatt middle school. He generously gave the teacher-actors prints of the event.
He was the BEST pingpong player I ever played against!
John was kind, caring and had a great sense of humor.


Posted by: Paul Wallendal - Des Moines, IA - Coworker   Dec 13, 2020

With sympathy Sharon and family. We didn't get to see John often, but when we did he always seemed to genuinely be glad to see you and always had time to chat and get caught up on what was happening with our families. I'll miss his laugh. It was something he did often and was real. Sort of mischievous. The world was a better place with John in it.


Posted by: Joe and rosemary Robbins - Ankeny, IA - Friend   Dec 13, 2020

John and I worked together at Amos Hiatt Middle School. He was a colleague and friend.


Posted by: Dennis Swallow - Waukee, IA - Friend   Dec 13, 2020

We were so sorry to learn of John's passing. May he rest in peace and pray his memories will comfort you in the days ahead.


Posted by: Sandi and Dave wurster - Polk City, IA - Friend   Dec 13, 2020

I will miss you John. Let it be known that a true gentleman just entered heaven.


Posted by: John Brown - Ankeny, IA - Friend   Dec 13, 2020

Sharon, Lynne Marie, Steve, Carl and Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. I never knew John but he sounds as if he had a wonderful life with his family and service to our country. I taught with Jim and Eunice and Carl. Seeing his picture I can't believe how they all resemble each other. How much fun they probably had growing up together, a very close-knit family. My deepest sympathies to all of his family. May John Rest In Peace. Shirley Corkhill


Posted by: Shirley Corkhill - Des moines, IA - Friend   Dec 13, 2020