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Henry Smith Oakes

Posted December 02, 2013 in Obituaries, Windsor Heights

August 31, 1927 – November 25, 2013

Henry Oakes

Henry Oakes

Henry Smith Oakes, 86, passed from this life on Monday, November 25, 2013, in Windsor Heights, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 5625 Franklin Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. Burial will be held at Lincoln Township Cemetery in Zearing, Iowa.

Henry was born on August 31, 1927 to Samuel and Ildra (Smith) Oakes. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Henry graduated from Iowa State University. He was a civil engineer for his own business, Oakes Engineering.

Henry will be missed by his companion, Darlene Bozarth; son, Samuel (Diane) Oakes of Omaha, NE; two grandsons, Sam (Marisa) Oakes of Omaha, NE and Sean Oakes of Windsor Heights; brother, Asher Oakes of Zearing; and a great grandson, Sam Oakes. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ida Roe Oakes; and brother, Sam Oakes.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2013 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.

Online condolences are welcome at


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

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