July 2, 1949- December 3, 2012
Diana Lee Barger, 63, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012 at VA Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 10, 2012 at Iles Funeral Homes – Grandview Park Chapel in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.
Diana was born July 2, 1949 in Bloomington, Illinois. Diana served in the US Navy from 1970 to 1973. She was a Chaplain’s Yeoman. While in the Navy, Diana met Donald Barger and they were married on December 24, 1974. They moved to Des Moines in 1981. Diana worked as a Radiology Transcriptionist at the VA Medical Center for 14 years, retiring in 1997.
Diana was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lee Barger; father, Earl J. Kirk; brother, Darrell Kirk; sister, Debbie Heddlesten; grandmother, Ersa Miller and brother-in-law, Dale Barger.
Diana will be lovingly remembered by her children, Bobby (Mollie) Barger and Michelle (Earl) Barger-Ives; step children, Donald Barger, Jr., Christopher Barger, Terri Barger, Bobbie Lynn Spoon and Randy (Chris) Barger; 43 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her mother, Atha “Franki” Morgan; siblings, Michael (Julie) Morgan, Sam (Colleen) Morgan, Duane (Rose) Kirk, Mary (Troy) Stallings, Lori (Steve) Byrum, Trudy Morgan and Darcy Arnett.
Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks or MDA.
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