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Mr. Jeffery Garland Edgington
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    Des Moines, IA 50317

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“Maybe it's too late or not, I dont know, but I just want to say I'm sorry for the millions of things I didn't say. For every fishing trip and car...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Cale Edgington - Ankeny, IA

“You were my hero and my role model even when I didn't know I needed one. I'll carry you forever in my heart and go forward knowing that I will see...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Blake Edgington - New Iberia, LA

“Jeff, was my industrial paint instructor at DMACC in 2014. He taught me a trade that I'll never forgot. I'm currently working for Quality...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Chloe Rudison - Des Moines, IA

“While I am deeply saddened at your passing, I am grateful that I was given the chance to say goodbye while you were still here.I will always love you...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Blake Edgington - New Iberia, LA

“My deepest heartfelt sympathy. Jeff and I served together and even traveled together. This soldier was the man who was one that the staff went to...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: CW4r Wes Bender - Springville, IA

“My deepest condolences to the family for the loss ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: John Triantafyllos, M.D. - IA

“Just saw this and am DEEPLY saddened. I not only worked with Jeff at the CSMS, but he was also in the same platoon I was and we spent many hours...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Donald Hawbaker - Dallas Center, IA

“My deepest sympathy to the family. I enjoyed watching the kids grow up. Prayers of comfort to Pat. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: rhonda Jacobson. (hasty) - IA

“My family and Jeff's family were neighbors for many years. I have so many wonderful memories of Jeff and his special family. My heart goes out to...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Bev Odgaard-Jury - Ankeny, IA

“You were a good and caring man. I will miss you ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jessica Lusk - Newton, IA

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Jeff Edgington, 58, of Ankeny was called home to Glory October 4, 2017.
Jeffery was born on July 11, 1959 to Claire and Betty (Ackelson) Edgington in Des Moines, Iowa. He grew up in Ankeny, Iowa. On May 1, 1983 Jeff was united in marriage to the love of his life, Patricia Pierson, and the couple made their home in Cambridge, Iowa. To this union were four children; Blake, Shane, Caitlyn, and Cale.
Jeffery dedicated his life first to the Lord, then to his family, and finally to serving his country. His love of the Lord was apparent in all aspects of his life, and this love guided him to love his own wife and children. Jeffery was a dedicated father and husband, and a dedicated soldier for 24 years. He was very proud of his service, and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal upon retirement in 2011.
Jeffery enjoyed to take his kids fishing and to car shows. He was a car man, and spent several years restoring classic cars for friends, a pass time he greatly enjoyed. He also enjoyed watching car shows and passing on his love for cars to his children and grandchildren by teaching them about cars and body work.
In recent years, Jeff battled cancer. He fought that battle the same way he faced life; courageously placing all of his faith and trust in the Lord and leaning on Him for answers. He spent his time receiving treatments passing on faith and encouragement to other patients, doctors, and staff. Jeff was quick to pray for and offer encouragement to his fellow cancer fighters. On October 4th, the Lord's answer was for Jeff to come home to Glory and be freed from his pain.
Although he will be deeply missed by all who knew him, Jeff left behind a wonderful legacy of faith and love to be followed by all who knew him. His family looks forward to seeing him again when we all come home to Glory.
He is survived by his wife Patricia; 4 children, Blake (Anita), Shane, Caitlyn (Austin) Clark, and Cale; 2 grandchildren, Jersey and Greyden Clark, and a brother Steve (Terry) Edgingon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Taylor House Hospice.