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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

Raymond Floyd Ameigh

July 5, 1972 - October 13, 2018

Raymond Floyd Ameigh, 46 of Des Moines, Iowa. Raymond was born on July 5, 1972 in New York. Ray earned his wings on October 13, 2018. Ray loved spending time with his family and friends, helping others, working around his garage, and riding his Harley, Ray is survived by his wife Kathy of 30 years, two children Jason and Missy; 5 grandchildren; his parents Jerry and Clara; two brothers Marty and...
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Marie Therese Pitts

October 7, 1926 - October 13, 2018

Marie Therese Pitts, 92, of Ankeny passed away October 13, 2018. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Marie was born in Freistroff, France Oct. 7, 1926. During the war, she worked on an American Army base where she met and LeRoy...
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Scott Van Der Heyden

April 23, 1963 - October 7, 2018

Scott Van Der Heyden, 55 of Ankeny, passed away at his home on October 7, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, at Ankeny First United Methodist Church (206 SW Walnut), with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, October 12, also at the church. He is survived by his wife Michele Van Der Heyden; his two...
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Arthur "Art" Herman

August 7, 1936 - October 6, 2018

Arthur "Art" Herman, 82, of Ankeny passed away October 6, 2018. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. He was self-employed, purchasing, repairing, and selling used equipment. Art is survived by his wife Shirley; 2 sons, Frank and Donny Herman; 3...
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Rodney Alan Boyle

February 18, 1955 - September 28, 2018

Rodney Alan Boyle, 63, of Ankeny died September 28, 2018, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny with burial following at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., with Rosary at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, October 1 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 North...
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Kyle Wayne Harlan

November 29, 2001 - September 23, 2018

Kyle Wayne Harlan, 16, of Ankeny passed away at his home September 23, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. A visitation will be Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Funeral services will be 10:30 am., Saturday, Sept. 29th, also at the funeral home. Kyle was born in Hampton, VA on November 29, 2001. Kyle then moved to Iowa in...
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Mary Elizabeth Gillette

June 6, 1930 - September 20, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Gillette (Blacktopp), 88 of Ames, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 AM, Saturday, October 13 at St Paul Lutheran Church (610 15th Street, Ames). A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Mary was born in Duluth, MN., June 6, 1930, to George & Louise Blacktopp. She grew up in Westby, WI., and graduated from Two Harbors,...
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Jennifer Louise Duede

March 8, 1950 - September 18, 2018

Jennifer L. Duede, 68 of Ankeny, passed away on Sep. 18, 2018 at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA. A visitation will be held at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd.) on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 2:00. Jennifer grew up in Guthrie Center through her high school years. Her work career started as a beautician for...
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Vicki Best

September 15, 2018

Vicki Best, 59, of Ankeny, passed away September 15, 2018 under the care of the nurses at the Kavanagh House ending a 4 year battle with cancer. A visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p. m., Thursday, September 20 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home, 4208 N Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa. Vicki Lea Scudder was born on December 27, 1958 to Lee and Kay Scudder. She grew up in Pearl City, IL...
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Ruth L. Burrows

October 15, 1925 - September 6, 2018

Ruth Burrows of Ankeny died Sept. 6, 2018 at Ramsey Village after a valiant fight against old age. Ruth was born Oct. 15, 1925 on the family farm outside Glen Haven, WI. She was the youngest of six children born to Matt and Anna (Ackermann) Vogt. Her father died when she was six. Raised during the depression, life was hard, but she had many great stories of "making due" with what they had. ...
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Medha K Johnson

March 14, 1939 - September 2, 2018

Medha Petzenhauser Johnson was born on March 14, 1939 in Auburn Iowa. She was passionate about music, travel and collecting interesting rocks and semi precious stones. She is survived by her husband of 59 years James Johnson, a daughter, Medha Johnson, a son Shane Johnson and his wife Melanie along with four grandchildren, Rachel Johnson, Devin Johnson, Lydia Johnson and Zachary Johnson and...
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Vyrlee "Lee" Ahlberg

December 11, 1933 - September 1, 2018

Vyrlee (Lee) Faye Ahlberg (Crawford), 84, passed away on September 1, 2018 at Journey Senior Living Center of complications of Alzheimer's disease. A graveside service honoring her life will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Ankeny Memorial Gardens, 4208 North Ankeny Boulevard in Ankeny. A reception will follow the service. Lee Ahlberg was born on December 11, 1933 on a...
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Guido Sanger, Sr.

June 4, 1929 - September 1, 2018

Guido Sanger Sr., 89, of Carney passed away September 1, 2018. A funeral will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6th at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (517 SW Des Moines St., Ankeny). A visitation will be held 5 to 7:00 p.m., Wed., Sept. 5th at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Guido was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Carney, Iowa. He served with the United...
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Gary Lee Cloud

December 8, 1942 - August 31, 2018

Gary Lee Cloud, 75, died August 31, 1018 at Bethany Manor in Story City. A Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday September 5th at Ankeny Presbyterian Church, 317 SE Trilein Drive, Ankeny, Iowa. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 4th from 5 – 7 p.m., also at the church. Gary was born December 8, 1942 in Dayton, Iowa to Harold and Mildred Cloud. He graduated in 1961...
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Elaine Mildred Wiese

May 31, 1941 - August 29, 2018

Elaine Mildred Wiese, 77, formerly of Ankeny put her trust in the Lord Aug. 29th and due to complications from surgery, she went to be with God her Savior, and Family. A visitation will be held 5 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 24, at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Chapel (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25th, also at the funeral home. Elaine was born...
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Fumiyo "Marian" Reis

July 27, 1925 - August 28, 2018

Fumiyo "Marian" Reis passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at the age of 93. Fumiyo was born on July 27, 1925 in Heito, Taiwan (then known as Formosa, under Japanese rule), to Yoshio and Ine Morita. She enjoyed a happy childhood on the island, taking after her mother in her love of flowers and pets. After the passing of her parents, she lived with her aunt and uncle. Later, after the start...
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David "Dave" Snodgrass

June 6, 1937 - August 23, 2018

David "Dave" Warren Snodgrass, 81 of Des Moines, passed away at his home with family by his side. Services are pending at this moment for the family. Dave was survived by his son Mark Warywoda; grandson Richard Smithart; great grandchildren Anastasia and Ryder Smithart. Dave was a longtime employee of IMT insurance in Des Moines for many years. He was dearly loved by his close friends and family.
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Marjorie Ann "Margi" Clark

June 26, 1950 - August 15, 2018

Marjorie Ann (Monke) Clark, 68, of Ankeny, Iowa, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, after her battle with ALS. Margi was born June 26, 1950 in Ogden, Utah to Earl and Dona Monke, joining her older brother, Bob Monke. She grew up living in California, Oregon, Montana, and Wisconsin. She graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School in 1968. Following graduation, she...
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Carole Catherine Holmes

June 9, 1938 - August 11, 2018

Carole Holmes, age 80, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away Saturday evening August 11, 2018 at Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa. No services are planned at this time for the Holmes family.
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Dean Laverne Heggen

April 6, 1925 - August 10, 2018

Dean Laverne Heggen, 93, passed away in Des Moines on August 10, 2018. Dean was born in Alleman, Iowa to Henry and Nora Heggen. He graduated from Alleman High School and attended AIB in Des Moines. He retired from the Iowa Department of Transportation. Survivors include his loving wife of 71 years, Sylvia; two sons, Joseph D. (Maureen) Heggen of Pleasant Hill and John (Sandra) Heggen of...
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Doneta Arlene McVey

November 30, 1950 - August 9, 2018

Doneta Arlene McVey 67 of Des Moines Doneta passed away in her sleep early in the morning Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Granger Nursing Home in Granger, Iowa, after a long struggle due to an undiagnosed deteriorating condition. Doneta was born November 30th, 1950 alongside her twin brother. In her adult life she spent many years working in hospitality for many hotels in the Des Moines area....
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Orval Earl Spence, Jr.

December 15, 1944 - August 7, 2018

Orval Earl Spence Jr., Ankeny, Iowa, age 73, departed his earthly life on August 7, 2018 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends during his journey home. Visitation will be held from 5-7PM on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd. Funeral services will...
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Larry Joe Fruhling

January 3, 1941 - August 6, 2018

Larry Fruhling, 77, retired Des Moines Register storyteller, dies of Lou Gehrig's disease Monday, August 6, 2018 at his Ankeny home. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Services of Iowa in Ankeny. Visitation will precede the service at 5 p.m. Larry worked 28 years for the Register and its former sister newspaper, the Des Moines Tribune, before retiring in 1997. He...
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Max Gene Welshhons

August 3, 1930 - August 6, 2018

Max Gene Welshhons, age 88, of Ankeny, IA died peacefully on Monday, August 6, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Grace United Methodist Church, 3700 Cottage Grove in Des Moines. Burial will be private at Hartford Cemetery in Hartford, Iowa. Max was born August 3, 1930, in Beech, IA. He grew up on the family farm where he developed the lifelong...
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H. R. "Dick" Luke

January 24, 1935 - August 3, 2018

"Dick" Luke, 83, of Ankeny, passed away at home on Friday, August 3rd, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 5p.m., Wednesday August 8, 2018 at Saylorville Church (6429 NW 6th Dr, Des Moines), where Dick and Carol have been long-time members. A visitation will be held from 7-9pm following the memorial service. Dick donated his body to Des Moines University for research. Cremation and...
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Jeanette Grace Olofson

March 16, 1921 - August 3, 2018

Jeanette "Jan" Grace Olofson was born in Marathon, Iowa on March 16, 1921, daughter of Franz Oscar and Ida (Lindgren) Danielson. She passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at the age of 97. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Ankeny Presbyterian Church (317 SE Trilein Dr.). A visitation will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, at Memorial...
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Melvin Eugene Flanders

April 2, 1945 - August 1, 2018

Melvin E. Flanders, 73, of Ankeny (formerly Polk City) passed away August 1, 2018 due to complications of Congestive Heart Failure and several system complications of "Agent Orange" A visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018, with a memorial service at 1:00 p.m., at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 n Ankeny Blvd) He was born April 2,...
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Judy Elizabeth Davis

September 6, 1945 - July 29, 2018

Judy Davis, age 72, of Altoona, passed away on Sunday morning, July 29, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Judy was survived by her husband Donald D. Davis of Altoona; an her son Mark Davis of Ankeny. Services are pending at this time for the Davis family.
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Felix Mandujano

September 3, 1949 - July 22, 2018

Felix Mandujano, 68, of Des Moines, Iowa passed away at his home in Des Moines. Arrangements are pending at this time.
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Howard Charles Ruder Jensen

August 10, 1931 - July 20, 2018

Howard Jensen, 86 of Des Moines, passed away at Trinity Center at Luther Park on the morning of July 20, 2018. A memorial gravesite service will be held at a later date at Hughes Cemetery in Jackson County, MN.
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Charlotte Worswick

December 19, 1942 - July 20, 2018

Charlotte Worswick, 76, of Ankeny, died Friday July 20, 2018 at home surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018 at Ankeny First United Methodist Church (206 S.W. Walnut). A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Charlotte was born on December 19, 1942. As a girl she spent time traveling with her family. After high school she...
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Darrell Boyd Greiman

May 7, 1932 - July 19, 2018

Darrell Greiman, 86, of Ankeny passed away July 19, 2018. Darrell was born to Reuben and Lola (Bergefer) in Garner, Iowa, on May 7, 1932. He graduated from Radcliffe High School. Darrell enjoyed working with anything mechanical. After high school he went to work for May Equipment in Radcliffe. In August 1954, Darrell married Nadine Harrison and started married life in Nevada, IA. He...
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Lorraine Alta Rankin

October 9, 1932 - July 18, 2018

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Lorraine Rankin passed away at home with her family by her side. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 21 at Lutheran Church of Hope at their Ankeny Campus (520 NW 36th St). A Visitation will take place from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., also on Saturday at the church. Lorraine was born on October 9, 1932 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated in...
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Gerald Raymond Quinn

February 9, 1938 - July 17, 2018

Gerald R. Quinn, age 80 passed away July 17, 2018. A visitation will be held from 3:00 – 5:00p.m., Sunday, July 22nd with a prayer service to follow at Memorial Gardens, 4208 North Ankeny Blvd. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, 510 East First St, Ankeny at 10:30 am on Monday, July 23rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society. ...
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Karen Kay Kaplan

June 25, 1940 - July 17, 2018

Karen Kay Kaplan, 78, passed away July 17, 2018, and went to be with her Lord and Savior and the love of her life, Merle Kaplan. Heaven didn't ignore her cries of a broken heart as Merle passed only three months ago. A funeral service will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, July 24 at the Ankeny First United Methodist Church (206 S.W. Walnut St.). A visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M....
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Mary Gwenn Doss

November 17, 1933 - July 15, 2018

Mary Gwenn Doss, age 84, of Story City, Iowa passed away at Bethany Life Manor Nursing Home in Story City. Arrangements are pending at this time.
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Donald Higgs

January 17, 1924 - July 13, 2018

Donald L. Higgs, 82 of Boxholm, Iowa, passed away at his home with family by his side. Services will be held for Donald and his family at a later time. A full obituary will be posted, when service information is announced.
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Jason Wade Archer

July 9, 1980 - July 13, 2018

Jason Wade Archer passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 38. Jason was born on July 9, 1980 in Creston, Iowa. He graduated from PCM High School in 1999. After high school, he earned a journeyman and became a Master Plumber. He started his own plumbing business, A&H Plumbing and later DMI Plumbing. He worked and lived in the Des Moines area. Jason will be forever remembered by his...
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Susan Hinman

October 4, 1940 - July 6, 2018

Susan Hinman, 77, of Ankeny, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Mercy West Lakes Medical Center in West Des Moines Iowa. A funeral mass will be held at Noon, Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church , 510 East First Street, Ankeny Iowa 50021 with Burial at Ankeny Memorial Garden Cemetery, 4208 North Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny Ia 50023. A visitation is...
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Stephen M. Cox

November 6, 1959 - July 2, 2018

Stephen M. Cox passed away peacefully in his sleep while snuggling with his puppies in the afternoon of Monday, July 2, 2018. Steve was born on November 6, 1959 in Hyattsville, Maryland to Paul and Mary Cox. Steve moved to Iowa and graduated from Clarke Community High School in 1978. He received his B.A. in Arts Education from Drake University in 1983. In 2005 he received his Masters of Arts...
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Sarah Lynn Cooke

February 13, 1982 - July 2, 2018

Sarah Cooke, 36, of Ankeny, a loving mother, daughter, and sister, died unexpectedly on July 2, 2018. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, July 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A funeral service is scheduled at 10:30a.m., Saturday, July 7 at the Christian Life Center, 710 NE 36th St, Ankeny. Sarah was born in Des Moines on February 13, 1982....
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Thomas Eugene Pilcher

July 18, 1941 - July 1, 2018

On Sunday July 1, 2018, Thomas Eugene Pilcher, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. A visitation will be held 2:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 9th also at the funeral home. Interment will be at...
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Jason Leroy Wright

April 9, 1981 - June 29, 2018

Jason Wright, 37, of Des Moines passed away June 29, 2018. A visitation will be held 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 3 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd), with a funeral service at 11:00a.m. He worked 16 years for Perry's towing service. Jason is survived by his wife Wendi; his children, Jayce and Josie; his mother, Pamela; grandmother, Dixie (Jim) Holdredge; and many cousins...
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Lynn C. Pitts

November 6, 1949 - June 28, 2018

Lynn C. Pitts, 68, of Ankeny passed away June 28, 2018. Lynn worked passionately for the city of Ankeny for over 30 years and was a volunteer firefighter for the city of Ankeny as well for 30 years. Lynn is survived by his wife; Sonji, his Mother Therese; 3 sons, Shawn, Adam (Sarah), and Tim; 4 brothers Robert, Larry, Joe, and Jeff; Grandchildren, Madison, Parker, Amanda, Carter, William,...
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Gerald Wayne Jensen

November 25, 1928 - June 26, 2018

Gerald Wayne Jensen, 89, of West Des Moines, IA passed away peacefully at Arbor Springs on June 26, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 6, at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, also at Ankeny Memorial. Jerry was born to John and Gertrude Jensen on November 25, 1928, the youngest of 3 children. Jerry married the love...
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Billie Joyce Lavender

May 25, 1930 - June 21, 2018

Billie Joyce Lavender, 88, of Ankeny joined her heavenly family June 21, 2018. Billie Joyce Lavender was the epitome of a matriarch. She was a caring wife, daughter, mother, grandparent and cherished friend. She volunteered and was an active member in her church. Joyce enjoyed extensive ocean travel in the Caribbean and made transforming trips to Europe and Israel with her husband, Gene. Her...
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Jerry Zebulon Heston

March 15, 1929 - June 19, 2018

Jerry Zebulon Heston, son of Roland M. and Bessie Fern (Goben) Heston, was born on March 15, 1929 on a farm near Woodburn, Iowa. He passed from this life on June 19, 2018, at his home in Ankeny, Iowa, at the age of 89 years. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am, Wed. June 27th at Ottawa Cemetery, Woodburn, IA. Jerry was united in marriage to Betty Louenne Deemer on November 22, 1947...
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Thomas Adolph Geitzenauer

October 17, 1945 - June 16, 2018

Thomas A. Geitzenauer, 72, of Ankeny passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones Saturday, June 16, 2018. A funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church. A visitation will be held 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 19th at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 n Ankeny Blvd). Tom was born in Lone Rock,...
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Myrene Ann England

July 29, 1958 - June 13, 2018

Myrene Ann England, 59, passed away June 13, 2018 at The Bird House Hospice in Iowa City, with her brother Aaron and his wife Mary by her side. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Van Meter United Methodist Church (100 Hazel St., Van Meter). A visitation will be held 5 to 7:00 p.m., Monday June 18, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd...
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John "Swede" Eric Lundstrom

April 8, 1929 - June 11, 2018

John "Swede" Eric Lundstrom was born April 8, 1929 in Aurora, Illinois, the son of Katherine Lundstrom Jacobsen. He passed away June 11, 2018 at the age of 89, due to congestive heart failure. A visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 15, 2018 at Ankeny Free Church (118 N.W. Linden St). A funeral service will begin at noon. John was life-long Ankeny Native, graduating in...
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Aaron Scott Pruitt

February 20, 1980 - June 5, 2018

Aaron Scott Pruitt, 38, of Fort Dodge, formally of Des Moines passed away on June 5, 2018 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date with Aaron's family and friends. Condolences or Memorials for the Pruitt family may be mailed the Funeral Home (P.O. Box 909 Ankeny, Iowa 50021), or left here on our website in honor of his name.
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James Francis Corrigan

August 22, 1942 - June 1, 2018

James (Jim) Corrigan, formerly of Naperville IL, passed into the presence of the Lord on June 1st, 2018 at his home in Ankeny, IA with his beloved wife of 55 years, Judy, at his side. Jim is also survived by his three children, Jim (Karen), Maggie (Rich) Todd, Bryan (Anne); 7 grandchildren, Bobbi (Kris) Van Houten, Sean (Kristina) Corrigan, Tom Corrigan, Sara (Daniel) Robbins, Shaina Todd, Colin...
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Jane Renee (Noftsger) Lyon

February 1, 1979 - May 29, 2018

Jane Renee (Noftsger) Lyon was born on February 1, 1979 to Larry and Mary (Beenken) Noftsger in Des Moines Iowa. Jane passed from this life into her eternal rest on May 29, 2018 at home in West Des Moines, due to brain cancer. A visitation will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home in Ankeny. Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at...
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Ronald James Halverson

February 25, 1949 - May 26, 2018

Ronald James Halverson, 69, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Taylor House in Des Moines, IA. Ronald was born on February 25, 1949 in La Crosse, WI, to Dorf and Viette (Thompson) Halverson. He graduated from Elkader High School in 1967. He attended Wartburg college and Brown Institute for radio broadcasting. He was married to Sandra Bergemann on October 28, 1972 in Waukon, IA. The couple...
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Nora Miller

May 24, 1920 - May 24, 2018

Nora May Miller 98, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on May 24, 2018. Visitation will be 5:00- 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2018 at Union Baptist Church (821 Arthur Ave., Dsm). Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., May 29, 2018 also at the church. She was the daughter of Ray and Anna Swartz. She was employed by Jacobson's Candy Company for 25 years. She was a member of the Union Park...
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Cindy Lee Benton

September 26, 1966 - May 24, 2018

Cindy Lee (Carmichael) Benton, 51, of Des Moines, Iowa passed away on May 24, 2018 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa. Service information for Cindy is pending for a later date. Memorials may be given to the family or mailed to the funeral home in honor of her name.
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Margaret Nelson

January 30, 1922 - May 14, 2018

Margaret Nelson passed peacefully from this life into the arms of her Heavenly Father on May 14, 2018 at Meridian Assisted Living in Surprise, AZ. A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Margaret was born January 30, 1922 to Michael and Mary Evan...
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Andrew "Andy" Patrick Kasper

April 10, 1942 - May 13, 2018

Andrew (Andy) Patrick Kasper Jr. was born on April 10, 1942 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Andrew Sr. and Madonna (Pierick) Kasper. He passed away on May 13, 2018 due to complications of prostate cancer. Visitation will be held at Memorial Services of Iowa, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa on May 21, 2018 from 4 to 7pm with a Prayer Service at 7pm. Andy was a 1960 Graduate of Dowling...
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Jeffrey R. Roberts

August 25, 1961 - May 8, 2018

Jeffrey Roberts, 56, of Ankeny, passed away on May 8, 2018 at his home. No services are scheduled at this time. Jeff was born on August 25, 1961 to Donald & Marjorie Roberts in Spirit Lake, IA. He Graduated from Ankeny High School in 1979. After high school he attended college at DMACC, and then graduated from Drake with a degree in history. Jeff also attended Iowa State University and received a...
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Phyllis Jane Wirth

June 16, 1934 - May 6, 2018

Phyllis Jane Wirth, 83, of Colo, IA passed away on May 6, 2018, at her home with her family at her side. A memorial services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Colo, IA (602 4th St, Colo, IA 50056). Inurnment will take place at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone, IA at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the family in honor of Phyllis...
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Janice Frederick

April 25, 1935 - May 5, 2018

Janice Frederick, 83, of Ankeny, passed away peacefully May 5, 2018 surrounded by family after a very brief stay at Mercy Hospital. She unexpectedly passed on Cinco de Mayo due to an exacerbation of COPD. Her lungs gave up after a long battle. A visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 10th at Ankeny Memorial Gardens (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A Funeral Mass will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, May...
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Mary Maxine Anderson

May 18, 1918 - May 2, 2018

Mary Maxine Worden Anderson, 99, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed into eternal life May 2, 2018 at the Suites of Ankeny. She was born May 18, 1918 to George and Mary (Watts) Worden and married Marvin A. Anderson June 25, 1938. She shared her love with her children Maureen (Charles) Caufield, Alan (Karen) Anderson, and Mary Ann (Donald) Madole; sister Glenna McGinnis of Boone, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, 16...
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Linda Diane Hurst

September 17, 1955 - May 1, 2018

Linda Diane Hurst, 62, of Ankeny passed away May 1, 2018 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Services for Linda will be on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Urbandale, Iowa. Linda was born on September 17, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa to Samuel and Liela (Thomas) Hurst. Linda graduated from Urbandale High School in 1973. She worked as a claims...
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William "Joe" McCarthy

December 14, 1941 - April 26, 2018

William Joseph McCarthy "Joe", 76, went home to be with the Lord on April 26, 2018. A visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 510 East First Street, Ankeny, IA. A funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 2nd, also at the church. Joe was born December 14, 1941 in Hoagland, NE...
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Donna Wilson

December 25, 1939 - April 20, 2018

Donna Louise McClain-Stroud-Wilson was born Dec. 25th, 1939 in Lycoming, PA. She went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 20, 2018 surrounded by her Family & Friends. Although she worked various jobs, she spent most of her life as a Home Maker, Mother, and Grand Mother. She loved teddy bears, crocheting, NASCAR, bird watching, and Monday morning coffee with friends at various local...
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Henry Aron Wall

October 28, 1934 - April 14, 2018

Henry A. Wall, age 83, of Ankeny Iowa, formerly of Mt. Lake, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Altoona Nursing and Rehab nursing home in Altoona Iowa. Henry was born October 28, 1934 to Jacob and Sarah (Unrau) Wall in Lustre, Montana the oldest of six children. He accepted the Lord at an early age and was baptized and received into membership of the Lustre...
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J Edward Johnston

July 8, 1929 - April 14, 2018

J Edward Johnston, 88 years, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Trinity Center at Luther Park, Des Moines Iowa. Ed was born to Delbert Henry and Delia Susan Johnston on July 8, 1929 in Lisbon, Iowa. He grew up in the Lisbon and Cedar Rapids area during his younger years. The family moved to Blairstown in his high school years, where he met with wife Joan Lee Neuzil. They...
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Larry "Pete" Peterson

June 11, 1941 - April 10, 2018

Larry "Pete" Peterson passed away April 10, 2018 at the Taylor House with his wife and family surrounding him. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church in Grimes, IA (410 S.E. 3rd St.). A visitation will be held 3:00 to 5:00p.m., Sunday, April 15th at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Pete was born to Ida ...
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Merle Joseph Kaplan

July 8, 1934 - April 7, 2018

Merle Joseph Kaplan, 83, an Iowa farm boy left to meet his Lord and Savior April 7, 2018. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 13, 2018 at Ankeny First United Methodist Church (206 S.W. Walnut St). A visitation will be held 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m., Thursday, April 12th at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Merle was born July 8, 1934 to Ed and...
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Carleton Metzger, Sr.

August 31, 1923 - April 6, 2018

Carleton (Carl) M. Metzger Sr., age 94 of Ankeny died on April 6, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, following a brief hospitalization. A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 5-7 pm at Memorial Services of Iowa, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., in Ankeny, Iowa. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 13, 2018 at Zeiner funeral home in Council Grove, KS. A visitation...
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Cynthia Cornell

February 25, 1959 - April 4, 2018

Cynthia Jean (Turner) Cornell, 59, passed away early morning Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Known as Cyndee to her many friends, she was born February 25, 1959, the daughter of Billy Dean and Carolyn Jean (Dyer) Turner in Springfield, IL. She married Donald McNair Cornell III at Williamsville Christian Church on April 25, 1981. They were married almost...
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Gary Stephen Ternus

December 5, 1944 - April 1, 2018

Gary S. Ternus was called home to our Lord April 1, 2018. Born in Manchester, Iowa on December 5, 1944, to Joseph and Katherine (Schaecher) Ternus, Gary was a wonderful, loving man who touched the lives of all who knew him. He accomplished many things during his life including: graduating from Iowa State University in 1971 with a Ph.D. in Animal Science, enjoying a successful career in...
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William James "Jim" Mealey

October 11, 1947 - March 26, 2018

Jim Mealey, 70, of Ankeny passed away March 26, 2018. Jim was born and raised in Des Moines. He graduated from Southeast Polk high school where he was an all-star athlete, best known for football. He married his former wife, Glenda, and they moved to Collins where he raised his two sons, Jim and John. Throughout his life, Jim was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jim was...
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Mary Yvonne Trusty

July 22, 1931 - March 18, 2018

Mary Yvonne Trusty, 86, of Ankeny passed away peacefully on Sunday March 18, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. A visitation will be held Sunday March 25, 2018, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Ankeny Memorial Chapel (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd) with a prayer service to follow.  A funeral service will be held Monday, March 26, 10:30 a.m., also at the chapel. Mary was born July 22, 1931 in Emmetsburg, Iowa....
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Constance "Connie" White

June 29, 1933 - March 10, 2018

Constance (Connie) Jean White, 84, died March 10, 2018 in Johnston, Iowa surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Martina Place in Johnston. Connie was the beloved only child of H. Myrle and Helen J. Foose. She was born on June 29, 1933 in Elmwood Illinois. Connie moved to Omaha to attend airline school after graduation from Elmwood High...
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Peter Hyman Sikes

November 15, 1965 - March 8, 2018

Peter Hyman Sikes, 52, of Ankeny passed away March 8, 2018. A visitation will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018, 5:00 to 6:30p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30p.m. Peter was born November 15, 1965 in Utica, New York, 1 of 7 children. His early childhood was in Westmoreland, New York, until 1979 when his family moved to Ames, Iowa. He graduated from Ames High School in 1984, and enlisted...
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Matthew Bachman

January 19, 1987 - March 7, 2018

Matthew Bachman, age 31, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was a machinist at John Deere in Ankeny, Iowa in Department 39, cotton picker spindle manufacturing. Matt attended Ankeny Community Schools from 4th grade until graduation in 2005. In 2004, Matt traveled to Washington, DC where the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace awarded him first...
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Charles "Charlie" Williams

October 23, 1943 - March 6, 2018

Charles "Charlie" Williams, 74, of Ankeny passed away suddenly March 6, 2018 in Gilbert, AZ at one of his favorite restaurants. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Ankeny First United Methodist Church (206 S.W. Walnut, Ankeny) A visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13th, also at the church. Charlie was born October 23, 1943 to Loran and...
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Betty June Dodge

October 30, 1923 - March 4, 2018

Betty June Dodge stepped into Eternal Glory on Sunday March 4, 2018 with her daughter by her side. She is at peace in the presence of Jesus and joins her beautiful daughter, Candace, who completed her earthly journey just two weeks ago. June was born in Hobart Indiana. She was the fourth of seven children born to Tony and Tillie (Schmidt) Springman. She had lots of wonderful memories of...
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Myrna Lee Nordin

March 30, 1937 - February 25, 2018

Myrna Lee (Shultz) Nordin, 80, took her final journey home February 25, 2018 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren in a circle of love. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home in Ankeny, Iowa with reception to follow. Myrna was born on March 30, 1937 in Ames, Iowa....
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Wilford Anderson

October 11, 1923 - February 18, 2018

Wilford Anderson, 94, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Adel, Iowa. Wilford Anderson (Andy) was born in 1923 in Gilbert, Iowa. He attended public school in Randall, Iowa, and joined the Navy after graduation in 1941. Wilford was on active duty all through WWII, serving as an aviation...
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Norma Jean Justice

March 12, 1932 - February 18, 2018

Norma Jean Justice, 85, of Ankeny passed away February 18, 2018. Funeral services will be held 10:30a.m., Friday, February 23, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church (1100 S.E. Sharon Dr, Ankeny) with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral also at the church. Norma was born the daughter of Emil and Zena Mundt Stegeman in Manilla, Iowa, on...
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John Newton Javaux

February 22, 1954 - February 16, 2018

John Newton Javaux, 63, entered heaven at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa on February 16, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. John was born February 22, 1954 to Merle Newton and Freda Miriam (Monfort) Javaux in Caldwell, Idaho. He attended Notus (Idaho) Schools throughout grade school and high school. After high school, John attended College of Idaho for one year before moving to Iowa...
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Jerald Gordon Nordin

November 25, 1936 - February 10, 2018

Jerald Gordon Nordin, 81, Ames, IA took his final journey home peacefully February 10, 2018 at Israel Family Hospice House, Ames, IA. A celebration of Jerald's life will be held 11:00 a.m., February 16, 2018 at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny IA). A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. He was born on November 25, 1936 in Minneapolis,...
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Rodney John Meier

February 7, 1943 - February 10, 2018

Rodney Meier, 75, of Ankeny passed away February 10, 2018. A visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). A private family burial will be held at a later date. Rodney was born February 7, 1943 in Bettendorf, Iowa to John and Ellen Meier. He graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1961. He married...
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Thomas Jay Hart

January 17, 1951 - February 10, 2018

Thomas Hart, of Ankeny, Iowa, lost his battle with cancer at home on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the age of 67. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., with a visitation at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, February 16 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, 510 E First St., Ankeny, IA. Tom was born to Truman and Mary Ellen Hart on January 17, 1951 in Sterling, Illinois. He was the oldest of Truman's six...
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Pat Kae Brewbaker

March 14, 1939 - February 9, 2018

Pat Brewbaker, 78 of Ankeny died Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Mill Pond Care Center from complications of a rare neurological disorder. Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 14th at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd.) Funeral services will 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 15th, also at the Funeral Home. Pat was a 1957 graduate of Ankeny High School...
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John Gilbert Brokofsky

August 20, 1956 - February 6, 2018

John Brokofsky, 61 of Des Moines, IA passed away Tuesday morning February 6, 2018 of pulmonary fibrosis. John worked as a painter and he was also a loving father of three. He was a loving grandfather of seven and one great grandchild. John was a loving father in law. John was a member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. A celebration of life service will be at a later date.
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Jon Jeffery Hagge

December 18, 1953 - January 26, 2018

Jon Jeffrey Hagge, 64 of Ankeny, died at home Friday, January 26, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 1st at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd. Visitation will be held 5 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday January 31, also at the funeral home. He was born December 18, 1953, in Carroll, son of Harry and Madeline Hagge. He married Debra...
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Pamela Stallings

September 30, 1952 - January 22, 2018

Pamela Sue (Isebrand) Stallings, 65, passed away January 22, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m., April 28, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Woden, Iowa, with a visitation at 9:30 a.m., one hour before the service. Pamela was born in Forest City, Iowa on September 30, 1952, the daughter of Virgil and Neoma Isebrand. She was baptized...
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Mary Katherine Fontana

June 28, 1933 - January 20, 2018

Mary Fontana, 84, of Ankeny passed away January 20, 2018 at Sunny View Care Center. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 2, 2018 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mary was born June 28, 1933 in Des Moines, Iowa to Frank and Regina Lenihan. She graduated from East High School in Des Moines, and later married...
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Evelyn L. Lilly

July 24, 1925 - January 20, 2018

Evelyn L. (Carr) Lilly passed away on January 20, 2018. At 92 years old, Mom decided that it was time to go home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral. Evelyn was born in Gowrie, Iowa on June 24, 1925 to Ernest and Florence (Stanek) Carr. She...
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John "Jack" Dyer

August 26, 1936 - January 7, 2018

John "Jack" T. Dyer, 81, of Ankeny passed away January 7, 2018 at Taylor House Hospice. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church. A visitation will be held 5 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10th at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd) Jack was born August 26. 1936 to Frank "Bud" and Agnes Dyer, and grew up...
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Alan "Al" Van Kley

February 5, 1941 - January 7, 2018

Al Van Kley, the son of Arie and Jeanne Van Kley, was born February 5, 1941 in Ocheyedan, Iowa. He graduated from Ocheyedan High School in 1959 and Iowa State University in 1963 in Farm Operations. He maintained a special relationship with many classmates the rest of his life. He worked in the agriculture industry for nearly 40 years, primarily in sales with Farmland Industries and...
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Frances Rae Cowan

July 18, 1925 - January 4, 2018

Frances Rae Cowan, God's faithful, beautiful, loving servant was welcomed joyfully home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 4, 2018. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 5 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 8th, also at the funeral home. Frances was born to Clara and...
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Noriko "Niki" Smith

July 22, 1934 - December 28, 2017

Beloved sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother. Noriko Smith, 83, passed away December 28th, 2017 at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa. Noriko was born in Sapporo, Japan in July 1934. Preceded in death by her sister Atsuko, Tokyo, Japan. Survived by her brother Naomitsu and sister Ryoko of Sapporo, Japan. Beloved mother of her children Nancy (Martin) Vogel, Steven Nicholson,...
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William Richard Failor

June 10, 1926 - December 28, 2017

William Richard Failor, 91, a resident of Ankeny for 45 years and formerly of Marion, died December 28 at Mercy Hospice, after a 3-month illness. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 3 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Memorial Services of Iowa at Ankeny Memorial, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.in Ankeny. There will be a private burial with military honors. Bill was born to Harriet and Ernest Failor in...
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Robert W. Bettle

September 1, 1941 - December 22, 2017

Robert (Bob) Bettle, of Ankeny, passed away on December 22, 2017. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 30th, also at the funeral home. Bob was born in Independence, Iowa on September 1st, 1941 to Helen and Wayne Bettle. He...
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Richard "Dick" King

March 30, 1939 - December 21, 2017

Richard (Dick) Gary King, 78, of Ankeny, died on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Ankeny Presbyterian Church, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral. A family service will be at 1 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 29, at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel in Mount Pleasant followed by burial in Forest Home...
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Catherine Elaine Berger

April 17, 1949 - December 21, 2017

Catherine Berger, 68, of Huxley passed away December 21, 2017 at Israel House Hospice in Ames. A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 29th at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny. Catherine was born April 17, 1949 in Cuero,...
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