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Silas Lee Scales

Posted January 20, 2015 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Johnston, West Des Moines
Si L. Scales, 73, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2014 after a brave battle against lung cancer. Si served in the Navy, and was a business entrepreneur having started/owned three of his own businesses. Si also designed one of the first recycling machines for Goodwill Industries.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Iles Westover Chapel. A “Celebration of Life” with food and live music will be held at The Triangle Tap following the visitation. Military burial with honors will be held earlier that day so please call 276-4567 for time and directions to the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. All are welcome.

Si was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Audrey Scales and one aunt, Lorraine Kinney. He is survived by one brother, Ken of Lexington; one sister, Carol of Versailles; two daughters, Kimberly (Stan) of Johnston and Kristin of Des Moines; four grandchildren, Natalie of Waukee, A.J. of Ankeny, Kali of Grimes and Marissa; and one very special pet, “Butters.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Westover Funeral Home towards expenses or to the Animal Rescue League.


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