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Donald L. Lingren

Posted October 03, 2013 in Obituaries, Urbandale

October 26, 1938 – October 1, 2013

Don Lingren

Don Lingren

Don Lingren, 74, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Friday, October 4, at Iles Westover Chapel (6337 Hickman Rd., Des Moines). Graveside services will be will follow visitation at 12:30 p.m. at Glendale Cemetery (4909 University Ave.) in Des Moines.

Don was born in Lake City, Iowa and retired from Stew Hansen’s Dodge. He was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Green Bay Packers and LA Dodgers where he served a number of years as an associate scout. In the past Don had been very active in coaching sports, including founding and managing the Iowa Oaks (collegiate) baseball team. He had a great love for nature and especially enjoyed his pet dogs.

Don is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elaine, three sons Ken (Elizabeth) Lingren of Mansfield, TX, Rick Lingren of Des Moines, and Ron Lingren of Urbandale; his grandchildren, Amy, Derek and Katie; and his siblings, Waverlene Baeth of Vallejo, CA, Jean Rossow of Jefferson, Geri Irwin of Yankton, SD, and Richard Lingren of NE; and in-laws, Delbert Lindquist, Pat Lingren-Conard, Patricia Lingren, Marilyn Marsh, David McCue and Jim and Jeanine Forney. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emory and Elda Lingren, and his siblings, Leora Lindquist, Evelyn Korner, Merlyn Lingren and Dennis Lingren.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Online condolences will be welcomed at


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

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