December 27, 1937 – September 9, 2013
Dominic Bazzocco, 75, died Monday, September 9, 2013, at home from cancer. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 13, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial of the cremated remains will follow at Glendale Cemetery.
Dominic was born December 27, 1937, in Des Moines to Giovanni Luigi and Catterina (Cerato) Bazzocco. He attended St. Augustin’s Grade School and Dowling High School, graduating in 1956. Dominic met and married Karen Lund on February 3, 1962, and they made their home in Urbandale where they raised their four children. He was an entrepreneur and owned and operated an auto parts store and Iowa Auto Repair, which he owned with his business partner of 30 years, Larry Rogers. After retiring from Iowa Auto Repair he enjoyed fly fishing, photography and spending time with his family and friends.
Dominic is survived by his wife of 51 years, Karen, his children, Shelly (Marc) Johnson, Dominic “Nick” (Teresa) Bazzocco, Jr., Chris (Becky) Bazzocco and Tony (Kim) Bazzocco, nine grandchildren who loved and adored him, Dominic III, Alexandra, Kelsie, Peyton, Charlie, Jack, Haley, Madison and Mathew. He is also survived by
his sisters Teresa Dermody and Mary (Ken) Ebner.
Dominic never met a stranger and he will be greatly missed by all.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday at Iles-Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church or Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.
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