August 2, 1988 – June 9, 2013
Megan Nichole Wakeham, beloved daughter, sister, fiancée and friend was taken from us suddenly early Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Megan, 24, was born in Tulsa, OK on August 2, 1988 to Catherine Ann Sand and Craig Robert Wakeham. She graduated from Waukee High School and was completing her Associate of Arts degree at Des Moines Area Community College. Megan was a dedicated employee at Kid’s Company in West Des Moines where she demonstrated her love of children on a daily basis.
She was a disciplined fitness enthusiast, who also enjoyed cooking, reading and music. Megan’s creativity was evident in her photography and craft projects. Her love of family was strong, and she had the ability to light up a room with her presence.
Megan was preceded in death by her father, Craig Robert Wakeham. Survivors include her fiancée, Grant Peter; mother, Cathey Sand; brother, Boston Wakeham; grandmother, Zoe Acreman; grandparents, Barbara (Wakeham) and Gary Anderson and Robert and Linda Wakeham; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Visitation will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, IA on Friday, June 14, 2013 with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. Friday. Graveside service and burial will be at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, IA at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Contributions to assist with funeral expenses and to help create a permanent memorial celebrating Megan’s life may be made to the family care of Iles Funeral Homes ~ Dunn’s Chapel, 2121 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312.
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