February 6, 1948 – July 4, 2013
Denise Margaret Reints, 65, passed from this life on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Throughout her life, Denise was a very generous and giving person. In agreement with her utmost desire and wishes, her body was gifted to the Body Donor Program at Des Moines University for anatomical and surgical studies. A funeral mass celebrating Denise’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 19, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, located at 3663 – 66th Street, in Urbandale.
Denise was born on February 6, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of John Thomas and Susan Favel (Heaton) Donahoe. She was a graduate of Iowa State University in Ames. For nearly 20 years, Denise was employed in childcare. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, of which she was formerly active in music ministry. Denise was also a member of Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children. She enjoyed reading, bicycling and outdoor activities.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter, Maureen L. (John) Mitchell of Urbandale; son, Robert G. Reints of Phoenix, AZ; mother, Susan Donahoe of Des Moines; sister, Ruth Tauscheck of Fridley, MN; and three brothers, Michael Donahoe and Alan Donahoe both of West Des Moines and Christopher Donahoe of Weldon Springs, MO. Denise was preceded into eternal life by her father.
The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made in Denise Reints’ name to Mercy Hospice in Johnston.
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