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Lorena W. Liter-Deist

Posted January 24, 2013 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Windsor Heights

April 2, 1921 – January 23, 2013

Lorena Liter-Deist

Lorena Liter-Deist

Lorena “Rena” Liter-Deist, 91, passed to her new life on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Calvin Community in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, January 26, at Westover Baptist Church with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Rena was born on April 2, 1921, in Stuart, Iowa to Albert and Nellie (Evans) Abrams and graduated from Stuart High School. She was a member of Westover Baptist Church and enjoyed many church activities, especially her prayer group and Bible study. Rena’s passion was art, drawing and painting.

Rena will be missed by her husband of 16 years, Alvin Deist, daughters – Donna (David) Haney of Des Moines and Diane (Jim) Glenn of Windsor Heights; daughter-in-law – Vicky Liter of Des Moines, step daughter – Patti (Don) Deist-Wilhite of Windsor Heights, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren

Lorena was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, M. Lyle Thompson and Leo R. Liter, Sr. and son, Leo R. Liter, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Westover Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to


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

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