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Memorial Services of Iowa

At Memorial Services of Iowa, we feel it is an honor to serve you, your family, and our community. Our funeral professionals have been committed to earning your trust. With decades of combined experience, we can help you create a lasting tribute to your loved one that truly reflects his or her unique life and fulfills your family's needs and traditions.

Celebrations of life can take many forms. No matter what type of service your family designs, we promise to serve you to the best of our ability and to uphold our five core values: Dignity, Respect, Professionalism, Commitment and Fairness.

We listen... carefully. We know that some of us find great comfort in traditions, and we work tirelessly to honor those traditions. Others find greater meaning in more personalized services--playing a favorite song, visiting an important place, re-creating a significant life event. Our professional team gets to know each and every family to help each and every individual remember, share, and ultimately move toward healing.


Our Obituaries

Russell Beckley

December 1, 1931 - May 22, 2020

Russell F. Beckley, 88, of Ames, IA passed away peacefully on May 22, 2020. He was born December 1, 1931 in Shellsburg, IA to Jesse and Evelyn Beckley. He served in the Korean War and flew the 38th parallel as a tail gunner in a B29 bomber. After his time in the Navy he returned to Ames where he was united in marriage to his soul mate, Dorothy (Ackerman) Beckley, on July 28, 1961. He lived...
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Jane McCurnin

April 20, 1945 - May 22, 2020

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 Philip, Mary, Joann, Dorothy, Robert, and Helen. She attended Martensdale and Indianola schools, graduating from Indianola High School in 1963. In...
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Matthew Allison

October 16, 1968 - May 22, 2020

Matthew Douglas Allison, 51, of Ankeny, IA died on May 22, 2020, at the MercyOne Hospice House in Johnston, Iowa following a fierce 14-month battle with metastatic colon cancer. Matt was born to Mike and Mary Ellen Allison on October 16, 1968. He grew up with four brothers – Jon, Tim, Pat and Chris – in Rockford, IA and often spoke of how he had the "perfect childhood" playing outside,...
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Ralph Cory, Jr.

August 1, 1937 - May 11, 2020

Ralph John Cory Jr, 82, passed away peacefully at home on May 11, 2020. A visitation will be held 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church in Elkhart following the visitation. Burial will be at the Cory Grove Cemetery in rural Elkhart at a later date. "John" was born at home "down on the bottom"...
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Arthur Harrison

April 30, 1927 - May 8, 2020

Arthur Lawrence Harrison, 93, passed away at Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry, Iowa on Friday, May 8, 2020. Art was born April 30, 1927 in Scranton Pennsylvania, the son of Lawrence Harrison and Margaret Bevan. He joined the Marine Corps in 1945 and served in China until the end of 1946. Married to Margaret Clarke in Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 26, 1948, they celebrated their 71st...
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Milton Pietz

October 16, 1926 - May 6, 2020

Dr. Milton Linver Pietz, our husband, father, and friend, surrounded by love, left his earthly home May 6, 2020, after 93 years of abundant life. Sixty-five of those well-lived years were in marriage to Nancy Ford Pietz. Milton (Mike) (Doc) was born October 16, 1926 to Minnie and Linver Pietz. While living his early years on a farm near Okabena, Minnesota, with his 2 siblings, Curtis Pietz...
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Nelda Lamp

May 6, 1940 - May 4, 2020

Nelda Lamp, 79, passed away at home surrounded by family on May 4, 2020. A visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 on Monday, May 11th at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 12th also at the funeral home. The service will also be live streamed through Facebook from Memorial Services of Iowa's Facebook page. She was born in...
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Murray Williams

March 16, 1948 - May 3, 2020

Murray E. Williams was born on March 16, 1948 to Floyd and Gladys Williams of Panora, Iowa. He died Sunday May 3rd from complications of cancer. Murray was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Kay (Williams) Eastman and Marilyn (Williams) Baker; and brother Ronald. He leaves behind a son, Jeremy Williams of Ankeny; daughter, Melissa Williams of Pearland, Texas; sister, Carol (Williams)...
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Daniel Steven McGinnis

August 12, 1985 - May 2, 2020

Daniel Steven McGinnis passed away May 2, 2020 after battling cancer with unwavering determination. A visitation will be held 3:00-6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 6th at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A private funeral service will be Thursday, May 7, 2020. Dan was born on August 12, 1985 at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia to Tod Brubaker Jr. and Amy (McGinnis) Slaten. Dan grew...
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Robert McGregor

November 17, 1952 - April 29, 2020

Robert McGregor, born November 17, 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2020. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA). A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Gardens (4208 N Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA). Robert worked...
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Dean Stall

August 30, 1929 - April 28, 2020

Dean M Stall, 90, of Elkhart, passed away April 28, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Dean was born August 30, 1929 on a farm near Grimes, Iowa. Thus, began what would be his life's occupation. He graduated from Ankeny High School, class of 1947. He served in the Korean War (1952-1954), he went to boot camp in Missouri before taking a troop train to Seattle and sailing...
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Charlie Brendeland

February 13, 1951 - April 23, 2020

Charles John Brendeland 69, of Ankeny, passed away April 23, 2020. A private family service will take place with a Celebration of his life at a later date. Charlie was born to John and Anita Brendeland on February 13, 1951. He graduated from North Polk High School in 1969 and went on to attend AIB Business School. On October 23, 1971 he married Mary Dvorak. In 1982 they welcomed their son,...
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John "Jack" Wilhelm

October 19, 1926 - April 14, 2020

John (Jack) Wilhelm 93 and a half passed away on April 14, 2020 at Bridges of Ankeny with his wife by his side. He was born on October 19, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wi., the only child to Joseph and Pearl Wilhelm. His childhood was spent in Milwaukee, Wi. He served in WWII from December 18, 1944 to July 12, 1946 with the United States Navy. He came to Des Moines as a transfer with Schwerman Trucking...
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Margaret Montgomery

April 5, 1925 - April 12, 2020

Margaret Leona Montgomery, 95, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2020. She was born in Palestine Township, Iowa, on April 5, 1925, the daughter of James and Edna Wagoner. On November 8, 1942, she was united in marriage with Jack B. Montgomery and they had one son. Margaret was an adventurous person in her time. She was a blocker for her roller derby team and she worked at an ammunition...
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Lois "Bunny" Aunan

April 15, 1928 - April 12, 2020

Bunny L. Aunan, left this world to be in the presence of her Savior and Lord with Milt II at her side on April 12, 2020 (Easter— Resurrection Day) at Vintage Hills Memory Care Facility in Ankeny, Iowa. Due to quarantine regulations, memorial service and burial will be for immediate family only. Bunny was born April 15, 1928, to Alois and Gladys Dreier. She lived in Montana, Nebraska, and Iowa...
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Scott Crabb

January 12, 1965 - April 10, 2020

Scott Allan Crabb, 55, passed away April 10, 2020 at his home in Des Moines, Iowa. Scott was born January 12, 1965 in Des Moines, Iowa to James and Florine (Wetzel) Crabb. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College. Scott is survived by his daughters, Kori Beth Crabb and Josie Hyatt Crabb; father, Jim Crabb and step-mother, Sandra Stong-Crabb; and siblings, Jim Crabb, Jr. and...
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Beverly Fontana

March 27, 1938 - April 9, 2020

Beverly J. (Fatino) Fontana, age 82, passed away April 9, 2020. She was born March 27, 1938 in Des Moines to Bernice and Mike Fatino. Bev was a 1956 graduate of Des Moines Lincoln High School, a long-time employee of Polk County and enjoyed painting, drawing, crafts, and cooking. She had an intense passion for all Ankeny sports, could always be found in the front row, and was the first...
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Shelley Kay Wadle

December 29, 1950 - April 6, 2020

Shelley Kay Wadle, 69, of Ankeny passed away April 6, 2020 at Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny, Iowa with her husband of 22 years by her side. A memorial service for Shelley will be held at a later date. She was born December 29, 1950 in Sioux City, IA to Caroll and Lucille (Kennedy) Anderson. Shelley received her Associate's degree and worked many years as an accountant in the retail industry....
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Ardelle Murray

January 18, 1928 - April 6, 2020

Ardelle Blanche Murray, 92, passed away at Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny on April 6, 2020. She was born January 18, 1928 in Lone Rock, Iowa to Ernest and Mathilda Fischer. A memorial mass will be held for Ardelle at a later date.
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Duane "Joe" Johnson

October 13, 1934 - April 5, 2020

Joe Johnson, 85, of Ankeny passed away April 5, 2020. Services will be held at a later date. Joe is survived by his wife Helen; 3 children Joe Jr. (Karen), Steve (Brenda), Brenda (David) Reedy; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by one grandson, Clayton.
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Donna Jean Hanold

November 2, 1949 - April 2, 2020

Donna Jean Hanold, 70, of Urbandale, died after a courageous battle with lung cancer Thursday at the Taylor House Hospice of Des Moines. Mrs. Hanold was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and lived in central Iowa for most of her life. In 1968, Donna married Dick Hanold and they were blessed with over thirty years together. Donna was a kind, loving wife and the best of audiences to Dick's dry humor, and a...
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Robert Neuendorf

April 2, 2020

Robert D. Neuendorf, 74, of Altoona, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020. Bob was born June 22, 1945 in Des Moines. He is survived by his wife, Connie Neuendorf; his brothers, Joe Hutzell (Dixie) and Jerry Shepherd; his son, Robert Neuendorf (Rhonda); and his two grandchildren, Kyle and Courtney Neuendorf. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Dorothy Alexander

September 6, 1929 - April 2, 2020

Dorothy (Holmgren) Alexander passed away April 2, 2020. A private family service was held April 6, 2020. Dorothy was born September 6, 1929 to Elmer and Oressa. Her home was on the Madrid family farm, and at the age 16 she and her family moved to Ankeny. Dorothy graduated from Ankeny High School in 1946. In September of 1947, she married Frank Lint of Ankeny. Together they had four children;...
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Gordon Hennick

March 30, 1916 - March 30, 2020

Gordon Hennick, 104, of Des Moines passed away March 30, 2020. Gordon was born March 30, 1916 in Huxley, IA. He graduated from Huxley High School in 1934. He was a star baseball and basketball player throughout high school and was the oldest living graduate of Huxley High. Gordon was a World War II veteran. On February 21, 1952 Gordon married the love of his life Betty Ann Dennler. ...
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Michael Coy

July 30, 1940 - March 25, 2020

Michael Dean Coy passed away Wednesday March 25, 2020 at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Mike was born in Ames, Iowa to Winona & Al Coy. Mike was a Navy Veteran. He enjoyed riding bikes, walking, fishing & talking with people. He also loved animals and had black labs through the years. Mike worked in construction throughout the years. He is survived by his brother Fred(Judy) Coy, sister,...
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Colton Ferree

February 14, 2006 - March 22, 2020

Colton Andrew Ferree, 14, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020, as a result of a tragic accident. Colton was born with a beautiful head of red hair and an impish grin on February 14, 2006, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Mark and Sarah Ferree of Ankeny. He was a bright, shining light in the world who could bring a smile to everyone's face each time he entered a room. Colton truly...
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Teague Andre Northouse

October 20, 2004 - March 22, 2020

Teague Andre Northouse 15, passed away unexpectedly on March 22, 2020. He was born on October 20, 2004 to Megan Northouse in Des Moines, Ia. Teague was an incredibly sweet and gentle soul who loved to help others He was a free-spirit who could warm your heart, make you laugh, and give you comfort. As an extremely vital part of his family, Teague had a strong sense of responsibility and...
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James Kennedy

March 20, 2020

James Robert Kennedy, 75, passed away March 20, 2020 in his home after a short battle with cancer. Jim was born in Iowa City, IA on May 26, 1944 to Robert and Mary Louise Kennedy. He graduated from City High in Iowa City in 1964. He attended the University of Iowa before joining the Navy in 1967 where he attained the rank of Radarman 3rd Class. In April of 1968 he married his wife, Margaret...
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Steven Frank Meyer

November 4, 1956 - March 16, 2020

Steven Frank Meyer, 63, of Ankeny passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at Methodist Hospital, surrounded by family. A private visitation is being held for close family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date, details to come. Steve was born on November 4, 1956 in Rock Island, IL to Cyril and Juanita Meyer. He was a 1975 graduate of Rock Island High School and went on to...
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Michael John Montgomery

September 8, 1938 - March 12, 2020

Michael John Montgomery, 81, of Elkhart passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his sons. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd), with a graveside service immediately following at Elkhart Cemetery. Mike was born on September 8, 1938 in Des Moines, Iowa to Genieve (Dalgliesh) Montgomery....
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Sharilyn Beth Carmichael

December 5, 1949 - March 7, 2020

Beth Carmichael, 70, of Des Moines passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Sharilyn Beth Carmichael, daughter of Clara Elizabeth and George Herman Bright, was born on December 5, 1949 in Corydon, Iowa. She was a 1968 graduate of Lineville-Clio High School. Beth began her career at Bankers Life in 1971 and retired from Principal Financial Group in 2014 after 30+...
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John Joseph Voster

February 18, 1945 - March 3, 2020

John Joseph Voster was born Feb. 18, 1945, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to Chester and Liddia (Janssen) Voster. He died March 3, 2020, at his home in Ankeny. In his final days, he celebrated his 75th birthday surrounded by family. A visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Memorial Services of Iowa, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny. Funeral services will be 10 a.m....
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Saw Ha

November 10, 2000 - February 25, 2020


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Bob Schroder

May 15, 1935 - February 23, 2020

Leo Robert (Bob) Schroder was born May 15, 1935 to Leo and Buenetta Schroder in Hamilton County, IA. Bob passed away on February 23, 2020. Bob was a devoted family man leaving his loving wife, Mary of 60 years and four sons, Doug (Lana) Schroder, Steve Schroder, Gregg Schroder, Mike (Michelle) Schroder. Bob resided with Mary in Ankeny since 1962. Bob was a Korean War Veteran in the Army...
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Barry Farmer

November 29, 1955 - February 17, 2020

Barry Farmer, 64, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away peacefully on February 17th, 2020 at the MercyOne Hospice House in Johnston, Iowa after battling Lewy Body Dementia for the past two years. A visitation will be held on February 21, 2020 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). His life will be honored on February 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home....
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Gloria Jean Cunconan

May 15, 1945 - February 10, 2020

Gloria Jean Cunconan, age 74, of Waukee, Iowa passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. A visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 18th also at the funeral home. Born on May 15, 1945 in Manning, Iowa, Gloria was the daughter of Elmer F....
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Judith Walker

November 17, 1944 - February 5, 2020

Judith "Judi" Kay Walker, 75, died February 5, 2020 after a battle with cancer. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, February 14, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Services of Iowa, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa. Judi, the daughter of Albert and Neva Anderson, was born on November 17, 1944. She grew up in Scranton, lowa and attended school there. On November 7, 1964 she...
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Lloyd Larsen

June 22, 1928 - February 2, 2020

Lloyd Larsen, 91, died on February 2, 2020, at Mercy One Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 7th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 East Euclid Ave, in Des Moines. Family will be present to receive guests at 10:00 a.m. Lloyd was born on June 22, 1928 in Ottosen Iowa, to Peter and Petrea Larsen. He served in Navy during the Korean War and was...
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Susan Kay Bebout

December 16, 1941 - February 2, 2020

Susan Kay Bebout, 78, died February 2, 2020 in Ankeny, Iowa after a long illness. She was born December 16th, 1941 in Des Moines, Iowa to Woodrow and Florence Ruth. She graduated from Johnston High School in 1960 then went on to marry Norman Bebout on July 8th, 1961. Together they raised four children. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially taking trips with her...
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Annette Vance

March 6, 1942 - February 1, 2020

Annette F. Vance, 77, of Ankeny, passed away from cancer February 1, 2020 in Des Moines, IA. She was born March 6, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN to Herbert and Bonnie (Jamison) Golliet. As a young girl she participated in horse riding competitions and sailing. Annette graduated from Minnetonka High School in Minnetonka, MN. She attended Drake University where she met her husband, Dave Vance, and...
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Zachary Kritenbrink

September 21, 1988 - January 29, 2020

Zachary Scott Kritenbrink died unexpectedly on January 29, 2020. A visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd.). Zach was born on September 21, 1988 to Scott and Natalie Kritenbrink in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Ankeny High School and then went to college at the University of Iowa. Zach was such a kind, caring,...
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Bob Dresback

April 29, 1953 - January 26, 2020

Bob E. Dresback, 66, passed away peacefully on January 26th, at home, and surrounded by his loved ones. Bob worked for the DMACC Information Technology department and retired after 40 years of dedicated service to students and staff. An avid Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears, and New York Yankee fan, sports played a big part in Bob's life. He enjoyed the game of basketball, officiating high...
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Pamela Smith

October 3, 1953 - January 23, 2020

Pamela Lynn Smith, 66, of Sheldahl, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 27, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA). She was born on October 3, 1953 to Fred and Marjorie Bennethum. She married Douglas Smith on September 5, 1971. Doug and Pam had two children, Johni McArthur "Smith" and Chris...
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James Hendershott

March 12, 1940 - January 20, 2020

James W. (Jim) Hendershott, age 79, passed away from complications due to Parkinson's on Monday, January 20, 2020. A Memorial Mass will be held on January 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., at All Saints Catholic Church (650 NE 52nd Ave., Des Moines). Burial will be at a later date. Jim was born in Storm Lake, Iowa on March 12, 1940 to James E. & Elsa D. (Frederiksen) Hendershott. He married his wife...
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Philip Soash

April 5, 1977 - January 18, 2020

Philip Soash, 42, of Huxley passed away unexpectedly January 18, 2020. A visitation will be held at 1:00-3:00, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Keystone Church (849 S Ankeny Blvd.) A funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m., also at the church. He was born on April 5, 1977 in Hampton, Iowa to Ellis and Linda (Juel) Soash and lived in Shell Rock until his father passed away in 1984. After his mom...
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Peggy Patrick

June 7, 1950 - January 18, 2020

Peggy Sue Hoover Patrick passed away peacefully on Saturday January 18, 2020 at Taylor House Hospice. The family looks forward to meeting many more of Peggy's friends at her Celebration of Life Service on Saturday January 25th, 11 am, at the Elks Lodge, 5420 NE 12th Ave, Pleasant Hill. (Enter the building in the back) A buffet lunch will be available for the afternoon and at 11:30 we will begin a...
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Katherine Jean Carroll

October 10, 1937 - January 18, 2020

Katherine Jean (Speed) Carroll, 82, passed away peacefully while under the compassionate care of Mercy Hospice in Johnston, IA on Saturday, January 18, 2020. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 22nd, at Ankeny Memorial Gardens (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Katherine was born on October 10, 1937, in Orient, Iowa. She...
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Lyman "Fred" Hartman

September 15, 1933 - January 16, 2020

Lyman F. "Fred" Hartman, 86, of Ankeny, Iowa passed away on January 16, 2020 at MercyOne Hospice Johnston following complications of leukemia. Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A memorial service will follow at 9:30 a.m. Fred was born on September 15, 1933 to George and Letha Hartman and grew up on a farm near...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Johnson

July 24, 1937 - January 16, 2020

Jacqueline "Jackie" Joy Johnson of Ankeny, Iowa, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, January 16, 2020. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21st at Ankeny Memorial Gardens (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, Iowa). A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Jacqueline was born on July 24, 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to father, Irving J. Cater...
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Everett Edward Calhoun

August 31, 1942 - January 15, 2020

Everett Edward "Ed" Calhoun of Ankeny, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2020, at Sunny View Care Center with family by his side. Family and friends are invited to visitation Saturday, January 25, 1-3 p.m. at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd. A memorial service celebrating his life will begin at 3 p.m. Ed was born August 31, 1942, the youngest of six children to Lila...
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Wayne Ball

January 4, 1949 - January 15, 2020

Wayne Leonard Ball, 71, passed away from complications from a bone marrow transplant January 15, 2020. A visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. January 19th at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E 1st St. Ankeny). A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. January 20th, also at the church. Wayne was born January 4, 1949 to Leonard Robert Ball and Ann Marie (Schweitzer) Ball...
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Daniel Heiderscheit

May 4, 1968 - January 15, 2020

Daniel Heiderscheit, 51, of Ankeny and formerly of Luxemburg, died at home, with family and friends surrounding him on January 15, 2020, in Ankeny from complications due to renal cell cancer, fighting the disease right to the end. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a gathering and celebration will continue...
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Billy Logsdon

July 26, 1928 - January 15, 2020

Billy Gene Logsdon was born on July 26, 1928 in Adel, Iowa to Willard Laverne Logsdon & Anna Luella (Crabs). He passed away January 15, 2020 at the age of 91. Bill attended grade school in Guthrie county and High school in North Omaha, NE. He enlisted in the US Navy and was discharged in 1948. He returned home to live with his parents in West Des Moines where he married Donna Lee Swarm in 1950...
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Donna Jean Williams

December 1, 1934 - January 13, 2020

Donna Jean Williams, 85, of Ankeny, peacefully passed away on, Monday, January 13th at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, with her family by her side. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA). She was born on Dec 1, 1934 to LeRoy and Geneva Miller. She graduated from Rolfe High School where she then met...
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Wilma Storey

April 28, 1934 - January 11, 2020

Wilma F. Storey, 85, of Ankeny, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother left this earth to go home to be with the Lord, January 11, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020 at First Church of Christ (310 NW Ash Dr. Ankeny, IA). A visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Wilma was born in Culver, Indiana attended Culver Community...
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Edmundo Villanueva Acoymo

December 18, 1937 - January 8, 2020

Dr. Edmundo Villanueva Acoymo, MD 82, entered eternal rest, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa following a brief illness. A funeral mass will be January 25, 2020 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 510 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the mass. Edmundo was born in Manila, Philippines December 18, 1937, to Teofilo...
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Irene Collins

April 18, 1941 - January 5, 2020

Irene Joanne Collins, 78, of Ankeny, IA went home to her Lord on January 5, 2020 after a brief stay at Levine Hospice House in Huntersville, North Carolina. Irene was born April 18, 1941 in Sioux City, Iowa to Joan and Albert Boyle. She grew up on the family farm with her brothers and sisters, where she learned the values of strong family unity and hard work. She graduated from Westfield High...
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Earl Dean Leonard

October 6, 1939 - January 3, 2020

Earl Dean Leonard, 80, of Ankeny died Friday, January 3, 2020 from complications of COPD. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, January 7th at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). The life and spirit of Earl will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday January 8th at Ankeny United Methodist Church (206 SW Walnut St). Burial will follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. ...
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Jane Seymour

April 5, 1940 - January 2, 2020

Margaret Jane Seymour (Garbett), 79, passed away peacefully at her home in Ankeny on January 2, 2020. She will be cremated with no services per her request. Survivors include her brother, David Garbett of Knoxville; her children, John (Michelle) Silliman of Ankeny, Jeff (Melody) Silliman of Ankeny, January Seymour of Kelley and Joshua Seymour of California; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great...
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Marilyn Kelley

October 30, 1933 - December 31, 2019

Roma Marilyn Kelley, 86, passed away on December 31, 2019 at MercyOne Hospital in Des Moines. She was born October 30, 1933 to Bernard and Roma (Blakely) Kelley. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 510 E. 1st Street, Ankeny, IA . Visitation will start two hours prior. Marilyn grew up in Chariton,...
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Rita Mae Cousins

February 12, 1961 - December 30, 2019

Rita Mae Cousins, 58, of Ankeny, Iowa. Passed away at her home in Ankeny, surrounded by her loving family On December 30, 2019. Rita lived courageously with ovarian cancer for four years. A visitation will be held 12-3 p.m., Saturday, January 4th at Ankeny First United Methodist Church, Christian Life Center (710 NE 36th St., Ankeny). Funeral Service will be at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, January 5th...
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Cynthia Goodrich

September 23, 1953 - December 29, 2019

Cynthia Lea (Linder) Goodrich passed away at her home in Elkhart, Iowa early on the morning of December 29, 2019. She was born September 23, 1953, in Osceola, Iowa to Bernard and Virginia Linder. She enjoyed 47 years of marriage to Randol Goodrich, also of Osceola. Along with being a devoted wife and mother, Cindy was a beloved preschool teacher for over 30 years. She was also a minister along...
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Alan Haatvedt

March 21, 1941 - December 29, 2019

Alan Darwin Haatvedt (78) passed away suddenly but peacefully on December 29, 2019, at home in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife by his side. A celebration of Alan's life will be held at Memorial Services of Iowa, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA, on Friday, January 17, 2020, with a visitation from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a prayer service taking place at 2:30 p.m. Alan was born March 21, 1941,...
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Linda C. (Fors) Clark

September 25, 1947 - December 27, 2019

Linda C. (Fors) Clark, 72, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. She was born on September 25, 1947 to Bernard and Esther Fors in Des Moines, Iowa. Linda graduated from DM East HS and met Larry Clark while working at Dahls. They married in 1968 and had four children together before moving to Ankeny. Linda graduated with a B.A. from...
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Adam Richard Baumberger

April 15, 1966 - December 27, 2019

Adam Baumberger, 53, passed away on December 27, 2019 with family by his side. His visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Monday, December 30, 2019 at St. Mary's Church, 460 NW Washington Ave., Elkhart, Iowa 50073. His funeral will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 also at St. Mary's. Burial will immediately follow the funeral service and at Ankeny Memorial Gardens,...
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Beverly Bender

January 13, 1942 - December 24, 2019

Beverly J. Bender, 77, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm Monday, December 30, 2019 at Memorial Services of Iowa, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA. Funeral will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, December 31, 2019 also at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow the service at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. ...
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Arnold Staub

September 23, 1942 - December 18, 2019

Arnold Wayne Staub, 77, passed away December 18, 2019 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Arnold was born September 23, 1942 in Ottumwa, IA, to Arnold and Phyllis (Orman) Staub. He lived in Ottumwa most of his life before moving to Ankeny in 2016. He met the love of his life, Carolyn Koble, in Ottumwa and they were married for 44 years. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on...
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Meredith Miller

October 27, 1976 - December 15, 2019

Meredith Rebekah (Jennings) Miller, 43, of Ankeny, Iowa passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Meredith was born on October 27, 1976 in Des Moines, Iowa to Riccard and Becky Jennings of Ankeny. Meredith loved her hometown and enjoyed her neighborhood playmates as a child, and later on her many lifelong friends from dance,...
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John W Smith

December 6, 1927 - December 14, 2019

John W Smith, Jr, Ankeny passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the age of 92 in Ankeny, IA. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30, Thursday, December 19th at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E. First Street Ankeny, IA 50021). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. also at the church. John was born on Tuesday, December 6, 1927, to John W Smith Sr...
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Eugene "Gene" Muehlenthaler

August 1, 1931 - December 14, 2019

Eugene William was born August 1, 1931 to John and Augusta Muehlenthaler in Sheldahl, IA. He was baptized and confirmed in the faith at Salem United Church of Christ in Alleman, IA. He spent most of his school years in Ankeny and graduated from Ankeny High School in 1949. In the summer of that year he was stricken with Polio and was hospitalized for 6 months at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des...
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Joan Lee Johnston

August 13, 1930 - December 13, 2019

Joan Lee (Neuzil) Johnston, 89 years, went to be with the Lord Friday, December 13, 2019, at Trinity Center at Luther Park, Des Moines Iowa. Joan was born to Paul Vincent (Doc) and Adah Neuzil on August 13, 1930 in Blairstown, Iowa. She met the love of her life at the age of 14, J Edward Johnston. They were married September 27, 1948. After raising 6 children and working over 30 years, Ed and...
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Donald Hockinson

April 25, 1928 - December 13, 2019

Donald E. Hockinson, 91, passed away December 13, 2019 at Mill Pond Senior Living in Ankeny, Iowa. He was born to Grace M. (Freeman) and Henry Melvin Hockinson in their home in Algona, Iowa on April 25, 1928. A memorial service will take place 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (517 SW Des Moines St.). The Hockinson family moved to a farm south of Albert...
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William "Billy" Settje

June 14, 1958 - December 1, 2019

William "Billy" Settje, 61, of Des Moines passed away December 1, 2019 at the VA Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be 2:00-4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd.). Billy Settje was born June 14, 1958 in Columbus, NE to parents Herman and Dorothy (Comegys) Settje Jr. He attended grade school in Creston, NE and graduated High School...
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Rick Gingery

August 1, 1944 - December 1, 2019

Rick Gingery, 75, of Ankeny passed away suddenly after complications of surgery on December 1, 2019. Rick's life will be celebrated with a visitation Thursday, December 5th from 5-7 PM. There will be a funeral Friday, December 6 at 10:30 AM. All services are being held at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic church in Ankeny. Rick was born August 1, 1944 in Melrose Park, IL to Leo and Vona...
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Loren Sampson

April 14, 1928 - December 1, 2019

Loren Sampson, 91, of Ankeny passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Taylor House Hospice facility in Des Moines. There will be a visitation at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (517 SW Des Moines St., Ankeny) from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019 with a service to follow at 11 a.m. Loren was the youngest of nine children born to Gustie and Edward Sampson of Roland. His sisters were Evelyn,...
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Tracy Gugger

August 28, 1964 - November 25, 2019

Tracy Wade Gugger, 55, Ankeny, Iowa, died Monday, November 25, 2019 from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident in rural Polk County, Iowa. He was born August 28, 1964, at Clarion, Iowa, to parents Richard F. and Patricia S. Gugger. He attended Boone Valley elementary school and graduated from BVHS in 1983. When he was a junior, he signed papers to join the US Navy upon graduation. He...
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Sharon Parnell

April 2, 1943 - November 24, 2019

Sharon Parnell, 76, passed away November 24, 2019 at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines after a battle with cancer. She was born April 2, 1943 to Samuel and Mary Jane (Coplin) Bradshaw. Sharon was a stay at home mom who took care of many children, whether they were family or not. She took each one under her wings and loved and cared for everyone as if they were her own. Her pride and joy was...
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Matthew James McCullough

October 2, 1971 - November 23, 2019

Dr. Matt McCullough, 48, of Ankeny, Iowa passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 after living courageously with sarcoma cancer for over five years. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Christian Life Center-Ankeny First United Methodist Church (710 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50021). The family will begin receiving visitors at 1:00 pm followed by a 3:00 pm...
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Sonji Lou Pitts

November 5, 1951 - November 22, 2019

Sonji Pitts, 68, of Ankeny passed away November 22, 2019, with her 3 sons by her side. A visitation will be held 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A funeral service will follow the visitation at 6:00 p.m., also at the funeral home. Sonji was born in Des Moines, Iowa November 5, 1951. She was married to Lynn Pitts in 1970....
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Norma Krebs

March 11, 1927 - November 21, 2019

Norma Jean (McCutcheon) Krebs passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on November 21, 2019 at Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines. She was born on March 11, 1927 near Goldfield, Iowa to William D. and Clara B. (Martin) McCutcheon. She attended rural school in Goldfield for the first eight years, attended Goldfield High School for 3 years and attended Clarion High School her senior...
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Duane "Duke" Van Dyke

November 14, 1949 - November 18, 2019

Duane "Duke" Van Dyke, 70, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, November 18, 2019. Duane was born November 14, 1949 in Worthington, Minnesota to Roger W. and Mildred E. (Miller) Van Dyke. A memorial service will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Memorial Service of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA) with visitation an hour prior to service. Duane graduated...
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Ed Reilly

May 26, 1964 - November 17, 2019

Edward Patrick Reilly, known as "Ed" to friends and family, passed away on November 17, 2019, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after a brief illness. The family will greet friends Monday, November 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. during a Celebration of Life at Ankeny Memorial Gardens, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa. Ed was born May 26, 1964, in Cedar Rapids, IA, to...
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Dorothy Gannon

November 15, 2019

Dorothy Belle Gannon died on Friday, November 15, 2019 at her home. She was 84 years old. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Mabel Kleitsch. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 61 years, Donald, and their four children: Michael Gannon, Mary Gannon-Evans and husband Ken, Patrick Gannon and wife Lana, and Daniel Gannon and wife Lisa. She is also survived by three sisters: Mary Lou Kleitsch...
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Cameron Owen Reese

September 26, 1988 - November 10, 2019

Cameron Reese, 31, passed away November 10, 2019. A Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A private graveside service will be Friday, November 15th at Sheldahl Cemetery. Cameron Owen Reese was born on September 26, 1988 in Des Moines, IA. He was a happy baby and toddler whose smile could melt everyone's heart....
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Patricia Varnum

December 30, 1932 - November 10, 2019

Patricia (Pattie) Louise Varnum, 86 went to be with the Lord on November 10, 2019 at Mill Pond Care Center in Ankeny, Iowa. Her funeral service will be held this Friday, November 15th at Memorial Services of Iowa located at 4208 North Ankeny Blvd. Family will greet visitors from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a funeral to follow at 2:00 pm. Reception to follow at DRA Properties in Ankeny. Pattie was...
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Orvilla Meyer

December 16, 1918 - November 7, 2019

Orvilla Meyer, 100, passed away November 7, 2019. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 also at the funeral home. Orvilla was born in NW Iowa on December 16, 1918 to Ole & Anna Marie Hanson. They moved to Mason City in 1926 and attended and graduated...
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Thomas Reis

August 5, 1951 - November 6, 2019

Thomas Gene Reis passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the age of 68. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Gardens Cemetery(4208 N Ankeny Blvd). He was born on August 5, 1951, the first child of Richard Arlen and Fumiyo Morita Reis on the U.S. Air Force base in Tokyo, Japan. As a "military brat," he, and later his sisters, Susan and...
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Phyllis Faulkner

August 31, 1927 - November 5, 2019

Phyllis Elvick Faulkner died on November 5th , 2019. She is survived by her three children – Sandra Kovac, John (W. Judi) Faulkner, and Jacquelyn (H. Mark) Komplin – Cole Kovac, who was like a son, five other grandchildren – Sarah (H. Chris) and Laura (H. Karson) Faulkner, Collin and Erin Komplin and Chad (W. Toni) Kovac, and five great-grandchildren. Phyllis outlived her first husband John...
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Margaret "Ann" Breeding

November 1, 2019 - November 5, 2019

Margaret "Ann" Breeding, 72, surrounded by family, entered heaven on November 5, 2019 after a two year battle with cancer. A visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church (510 E. 1st Ankeny, IA 50021). Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8th, also at the church. She became the child of Roy and Peggy Baker on...
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Gary Ellis

August 9, 1940 - November 3, 2019

Gary D. Ellis, 79, passed away on November 3rd at Bridges at Ankeny. He was born in Ames, Iowa, to Alva Ellis and Thelma (Kitchen) Ellis on August 9, 1940. Gary was a graduate of Ames High School and Iowa State University where he played baseball and football from 1959-1962. After graduation from Iowa State, Gary taught and coached at North Polk and Dowling. He returned to Iowa State as...
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Patricia Foster

October 3, 1935 - November 3, 2019

Patricia A. Foster, 84, of West Des Moines, Iowa passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family November 3, 2019. A visitation will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Gardens 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA 50023, with a funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. Patricia was born October 3, 1935 in Union township, Davis County, Iowa to Odie Doy (Pete) Archer and...
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Mildred "Mimi" Gass

May 3, 1927 - October 29, 2019

Mildred Elizabeth (Smith) Gass, known to her friends as "Mimi", passed away October 29, 2019 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 92. Mimi, the daughter of Dorothy Ostrom and Rolla Smith, was born on May 3, 1927 in Poweshiek County, Iowa. After attending Scott Township #7 rural school in her early years she went on to graduate from Montezuma High School in 1944 and soon...
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Scott Porter

October 28, 2019

Scott Douglas Porter, 72, of Ankeny, Iowa entered eternal life on October 28, 2019 in Ankeny. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2019 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E 1st St. Ankeny). A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 31, 2019 also at the church. Scott was born in Elgin, Illinois on October 1, 1947 to Melvin and Lois ...
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Ruth Smythe

July 10, 1936 - October 28, 2019

Ruth Smythe, 83, died October 28, 2019 at The Bridges of Ankeny. Ruth was born July 10, 1936 in Marietta, Ohio to John and Flossie Schweikert. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Ankeny Christian Church (2506 SW 3rd St Pl. Ankeny) with family present. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. also at the church. Burial will follow in Ankeny Memorial Gardens. ...
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Janice Smith

January 25, 1929 - October 27, 2019

Janice was born January 25th, 1929 in Waseca, Minnesota to George and Leola Broughton. She departed peacefully in this life on October 26th, 2019 in Parkridge Care Center in Pleasant Hill, IA at the age of 90. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2019 also at the...
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Dorothy Sanger

December 7, 1929 - October 26, 2019

Dorothy Sanger, 89, of Carney passed away October 26, 2019. A funeral will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (517 SW Des Moines St., Ankeny) A visitation will be held 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Dorothy was born December 7, 1929 in Des Moines and was raised in Valley Junction. She...
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Betty Romick

November 10, 1923 - October 26, 2019

Betty Romick, 95, of Alleman, Iowa passed away October 26, 2019 at her home. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at The Ankeny Church of the Brethren (417 SE Grant St. Ankeny). Visitation will be for the Family at 9:30 am at the Church. Friends visitation at 10:00 with a pastries & coffee fellowship available in the church basement. Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 with a...
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William "Bill" Van Osdel

October 25, 1948 - October 25, 2019

On October 25, 2019, William "Bill" Van Osdel went home to heaven after a six-year journey with cancer. He died on his birthday, ensuring perfect symmetry to his days on earth. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:30 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church (1122 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA 51105). Bill was born on October 25, 1948, in Yankton, South Dakota, the son of...
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Cheng "Akai" Corbin

December 23, 1928 - October 19, 2019

Cheng "Akai" Corbin, 90, of Ankeny passed away October 19, 2019. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 25, 2019 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 North Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 24, 2019 also at the funeral home. Akai was born December 23, 1928 in Taiwan. She married Billie Max Corbin, who was in the...
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James Ronald Steilen

April 17, 1949 - October 18, 2019

James Ronald Steilen, age 70 of Plymouth, Minnesota, our beloved husband, father, and grandpa passed away on October 18, 2019. A visitation will be heldTuesday, October 22nd, between 5-8 p.m. at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, 15800 37th Ave. N., Plymouth, MN, 55446. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 24, 2019, at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1102...
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