Lawrence “Leo” Vander Linden, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at his home in Des Moines.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines. In agreement with Leo’s wishes, cremation rites will follow visitation and no services will be held.
A private committal service will take place at a later date.
Leo was a good man and a true gentleman; he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Vander Linden; three sons, Richard (Micki), Don (Lee) and Darrell (Sue) Vander Linden; and one daughter, DeeAnn (Kevin) Vander Linden-Taylor.
There are nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren that will miss him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leo Vander Linden’s memory either to UnityPoint Hospice or John Stoddard Cancer Center in Des Moines. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at IlesCares.com. A complete obituary will follow. ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES WESTOVER CHAPEL.