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“My deepest heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Acoymo, Ed, Peggy and Lisa. I was a friend of Dr. Acoymo's son Ed through elementary and high schools. My...Read More »
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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 and Carmen Acoymo.

In his early years, he helped with the family sausage business. After he graduated from high school, he attended Santo Tomas University in the Philippines where he graduated with a Doctor of Medicine. He moved to Detroit, Michigan where he met his wife, Cristina and married there. They moved to Chicago, Illinois where he worked at Cabrini Hospital.

After obtaining his medical license, he worked for Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. From there, he worked in Student Health at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. In 1974, he moved to Clive, Iowa and worked at Des Moines Mercy Hospital in OBGYN. He taught for two years at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (COMS), now Des Moines University, in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Acoymo went on to work for Woodward State Hospital, Marshalltown Veterans Hospital, Des Moines General Hospital, and served as a Medical Director for the Knoxville V.A. He served his remaining career years with Acute Care specializing in Emergency Room medicine (Clarinda Hospital and Council Bluffs, Fairfield, and Eagle Grove, Iowa were among the hospitals on the assignments he fulfilled).

In his younger years, Dr. Acoymo was an excellent Piano Player, played basketball, enjoyed fishing, and was a Boxing fan. In his later years, he enjoyed watching the NBA, Fox News, and C-SPAN. He spent quality time with his family especially his grandchildren. He was also a devout Roman Catholic where he was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Church in West Des Moines, Iowa.

He leaves his wife of 59 years, Cristina; his son, Edmund C. Acoymo (Susan) and his two daughters; Margaruitte "Peg" Mattison (Jeremy) and Lisa Dale (Rob); his sisters Maria Ana De Soto Merano and Corazon A. Domingo; five grandchildren Grant Acoymo, Quinn Mattison, Austin Mattison, Nicholas Dale, Brielle Dale; and many relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother Carmen Villanueva; father Teofilo Acoymo; Step-Father Leopoldo De Soto Sr.; siblings Augusto Acoymo, Bienvenida Acoymo Andrada (Arturo), Dorothea Acoymo Miranda (Jun), Fernando Acoymo (Estela), Leopoldo De Soto Jr.(Teresita) and German De Soto (Bernadette).