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Margaret B. Gavlock

Posted October 02, 2012 in Obituaries, Waukee, West Des Moines

November 13, 1933 – September 28, 2012

Margaret Gavlock

Berneice Gavlock, 78, died from a lengthy lung disease on Sept. 28, 2012 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2012 at Living Faith Lutheran Church, 2180 NW 142nd St. in Clive, Iowa and a brief service will be at 3 p.m. on Monday at Waterloo Memorial Park Chapel followed by her burial. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA.

Berneice was born in LaPorte City, IA to Hans and Mildred Andersen. She had lived many years in Waterloo until she moved to Des Moines in 1998. She and her husband had owned businesses and Berneice worked as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Living Faith Lutheran Church and had been a senior companion in Waterloo and Des Moines and a volunteer with the VA Hospital. She loved cooking, bowling and poetry and most of all, spending time with her loving family.

She will be missed by her daughters; Sheryl (Robert) Hinz of Waterloo, Carol Chavez of Thornton, CO, Sharon Dunfee of Cedar Falls, IA, Peggy (Douglas) Rohde of Urbandale, Karla (Randy) Walter of West Des Moines, Kary (Richard) Kosar of Naperville, IL; daughter-in-law, Dixie Gavlock of Indianola, IA; sisters, Darlene Jesse of Waterloo, IA, Norma (Norm) Cohen of Louisville, CO, Karen (Art) Frandsen of Maquoketa, IA; sister-in-law, Yavonne Andersen of Waterloo, IA; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren on the way. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; brother, Carl Andersen; sons, Gregory, Steven Paul and two great-granddaughters.

Memorial donations may be made to her church.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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