April 29, 1926 – January 14, 2013
James W. Ver Huel died of natural causes at Sunnyview Care Center where he had lived the past 3 ½ years. He retired owning and operating New Oaks Care Center and Craigmont Care Center in Des Moines. He resided in Arizona for many years. He graduated from Tech High School.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Joanne. His children are Jim (Barb), Cindy Hulgan, Constance Graham, Chris (Laura), daughter-in-law Vikki (Rick) Vencil. Step-children Neal (Avis) Krueger, Kent (Terri) Krueger, and Alicia (Steve) Peterson, sister Mary Jo Badgerow, eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, special niece, Deb Elings, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a son, Craig, a grandson, Dale Titus, sister Joy Woodard, and half sister Marilyn.
Per his wishes, he was cremated. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 2nd at Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd., Clive. Interment will follow at Glendale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Iowa Hospice or the Sunnyview Activity Program.Information provided by: Merle Hay Funeral Home 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 www.meaningfulfunerals.net