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Byron Augspurger

Posted September 30, 2013 in Des Moines West, Obituaries

February 14, 1926- September 28, 2013

Byron Augspurger

Byron Augspurger

Byron B. Augspurger, M.D., 87, of Indianola, formerly of Des Moines, passed from this life on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at his home in Indianola, IA. In agreement with his wishes, a private graveside service will be held at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, at Iles Dunn’s Chapel, in Des Moines.

Byron was born on February 14, 1926, in Pulaski, IA, to Russell W. and Nellie E. (Bohi) Augspurger. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Iowa in 1952. For 40 years, Byron practiced medicine in Des Moines.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Betty Augspurger of Indianola; daughter, Janet (Steve) Young of Waukee; son, Steve (Debbie) Augspurger of Dubuque; three brothers, Keith Augspurger and Arden (Donna) Augspurger both of VanMeter, IA and , Dwayne Augspurger of Marion; sister, Rose Marie Brehm of Clifton Springs, NY; four grandchildren, Megan (Josh) Cohen of Boston, MA, Ryan (Shelby) Young of Des Moines, Christine Augspurger of Boston and Katie Augspurger of Dubuque; and three great-grandchildren. Byron was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Dorothy (Henderson) Augspurger; and one brother, Roger Augspurger.

The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made in Byron Augspurger’s name to either, American Friends Service Committee at 4211 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312; or Heifer International at 1 World Avenue, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AK 72202.

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Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Dunn’s Chapel
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

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