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Curt Jarvis

A Celebration of Life for Curt Jarvis, 66, of Waukee will be held on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield. The family will greet friends one hour prior to services. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.lambfuneralhomes.com
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Glenda Guiberson-Dittmar

Glenda Dee Guiberson-Dittmar, 70, of Norwalk died March 6, 2022, at her home after complications from cancer. She grew up in Norwalk and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1969. She married Robert Dittmar on Aug. 26, 1986, in Lake Tahoe.
After graduating high school, Glennie worked at Hertz Car Rental at the Des Moines International Airport. From there, she worked at Avis Car Rental and ended her 30-year career at National Rental Car.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Bob; sons, Rob (Lina) Dittmar and Brad (Amy) Dittmar; along with many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held March 15 at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Burial took place at the Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery in Urbandale.
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Joy Elizabeth Graham

Joy Elizabeth Graham, 89, died March 6, 2022, at Good Samaritan Center in Indianola. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until services at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 18 at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola with burial following at the Belmont Cemetery in Milo. She grew up in the Milo area and graduated from Milo High School. On Feb. 16, 1954, she married Richard Wright. They had four children, Rebecca (Becky), Joleen, Joe and Lisa. Later in life, Joy married Guy Graham.
Joy was a stay-at-home mom and second hand on the farm east of Milo. After the children were older, she went to work as an administrative secretary at Iowa Realty in Indianola. After years in Indianola, she moved to Franklin, Tennessee, where she worked for the county of Washington in the recorder’s office.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Wright, husband Guy Graham, and daughter Becky (Tim) Elbert, among other relatives. She is survived by daughter Joleen Wright of Indianola, son Joe (Peggy) Wright of Milo, and daughter Lisa (Donnie) Wilson of Indianola, as well as other relatives and friends. 
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Ronald Dean Baird

Ronald Dean Baird died Jan. 31, 2022, in Des Moines. Services were held March 11 at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola. He was self-employed as a landscaper. He is survived by his children, Loria Baird, Jared (Dawn) Baird, Donnasue Baird; special friend Ruth Laverman; and many other relatives and friends.
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Johnny ‘John’ Bumgarner

Services for Johnny “John” Bumgarner, 86, who died March 8, 2022, were held March 12 at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola with burial following in the Indianola I.O.O.F. Cemetery. He is survived by his daughters, Vicki (Tracy) Jensen and Julie (Mark) Peck, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Bumgarner. 
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Horst Bommert

Horst Bommert, 87, died March 7, 2022. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for April 24 at Greenwood-Jay Spence Enclosed Shelter in Des Moines from noon to 4 p.m.
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Michael Lewis Wheatcraft

Michael Lewis Wheatcraft, 77, died March 10, 2022, from complications of Myeloid Dysplastic Syndrome, a blood cancer. Mike was born in Des Moines, moving to West Des Moines in 1958. He graduated from Valley High School in 1962. He attended Grand View University and Drake University before graduating with a business degree from Simpson College in 1969. Mike began his career in the watch industry as a sales representative for Bulova in 1979. He later worked for Seiko Corporation for 14 years and Tissot for 10 years. Mike joined Joseph Jewelers in 2006 as a watch buyer and co-managed the Joseph watch department at West Glen until his retirement in 2016.
Mike and Mary Jane Brown were married in 1967 and welcomed daughter Cris in 1968. Mike later married Cathy Zinger, celebrating their 41st anniversary last fall. Mike and Cathy had two more daughters: Blair in 1983 and Brooke in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; daughters, Cris Wheatcraft, Blair Wheatcraft and Brooke Wheatcraft (Stockbauer), and other relatives and friends.
A visitation with the family was held on Wednesday, March 16 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines. A private family burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery.
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Anna Marie Gilliland

Anna Marie Gilliland, 89, died March 3, 2022, in her sleep in West Des Moines. She was born at home in Des Moines. She graduated from St. Charles High School in St. Charles in 1951. Anna married her husband of 70 years, Marion Lee Gilliland, on Sept. 21, 1951. They had three children, Terri Lynn, Karen Kay and Donald Lee. Anna enjoyed working for the Meredith Corporation for more than 30 years.
Anna is survived by her husband, Marion; daughters Terri (Alan) Brache and Karen Young; son Donald (Tracie) Gilliland; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were March 10 at McLaren’s Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Resthaven Cemetery.
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Andrew J. Kaylor

Andrew “Papa” Kaylor, 94, West Des Moines, died surrounded by family March 4, 2022, at EveryStep Kavanagh House in Des Moines. He was born in Cleburne County, Alabama. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He then was a bus driver and drove for more than 50 years for Jefferson Lines, Trailways, Greyhound and Carnival Coaches.
He is survived by his children, John Kaylor, David Kaylor, Beth White, Andy (Karen) Kaylor and Debi Longfield, as well as many other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held March 26 from 5-8 p.m. in the Clubhouse at Broadmoor at Jordan Creek Apartments, 6565 Wistful Vista Drive in West Des Moines. He will be laid to rest in Bowdon, Georgia, at a later date. 
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Isabelle Lemke

Isabelle Joan Lemke, 91, died March 8, 2022. Services will be held Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. at Creekside Church, 2743 82nd Place in Urbandale. Family will greet friends following the service.
She was born in Seymour and graduated from Seymour High School and Northeast Missouri State. She worked as a school teacher and later in the advertising industry and retail. She was an active member of the Des Moines Women’s Club, Beta Sigma Phi and Creekside Church.
She is survived by her children, Michael Lemke, Sue Lemke, Jon (Peggy) Lemke and Nan (Vance) Hahn, and other relatives and friends. Isabelle was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lemke. A full obituary can be found at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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Dollie Ann Letts

Dollie Ann Letts, 84, died March 5, 2022, at Bickford in West Des Moines. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on March 18 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory, with a visitation held one hour prior. Interment will take place at a later date at Iowa Veterans Cemetery. She was born as a triplet with her sisters, Donna and Darlene, in Forest City and was a graduate of Forest City High School. She married Earl Letts on July 14, 1963. They had two children, James and Ronald. Dollie was a secretary for the Iowa State Patrol for many years.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Earl; sons, Jim and Ron; granddaughter, Shailey; sisters, Donna and Darlene; and many extended family members. A full obituary can be found at www.caldwellparrish.com
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Kurt Leonard Terrell

Kurt Leonard Terrell, 74, died March 7, 2022. He was born in Des Moines. He married his wife, Bev, on June 19, 1966. In October of 1966, Kurt was drafted into the United States Army and stationed in Killeen, Texas, and Ft. Greely, Alaska, until 1968 when he received an honorable discharge. The couple moved to Ankeny in 1972 and their daughter, Linsey, was born in September of 1978. In 1983, they purchased an acreage in Bondurant and tried farming, buying baby calves in the spring of each year and selling in the fall. Kurt worked as a union truck driver, retiring in 2005.
Kurt is survived by his wife, Beverly Terrell; daughter, Linsey Terrell (Sandra Holman); and other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A full obituary is online at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
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Joan Hoard

Joan Hoard, 63, died surrounded by her family on March 6, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life Service was held Friday, March 11 at Iles Westover Chapel. She was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and moved to Des Moines in her teens and graduated from Roosevelt High School.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Hoard; her daughters, Kate (Chad) Sorensen, Jess (Zeke) Tiemeyer, Angela (Cory) Holloway, Jess (Ivan) Abel; and sons Shannon Hoard and Kevin Hoard; and other relatives and friends.
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Sylvia Meyers

Sylvia Meyers, 77, of Ankeny, died March 6, 2022. She was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. A vigil service was held March 11 at Memorial Services of Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial was March 12 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny. Burial followed at Pine Hill Cemetery in Des Moines.
Sylvia attended Saydel High School and Drake University Nursing program. Sylvia married Jerry Meyers, and they enjoyed 37 years together until his death in 2020. They were members of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny.
Sylvia was a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Broadlawns Hospital for many years. She then became a home healthcare administrator, opening new home healthcare offices all over Iowa. She served as a member of the board of directors for the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation Board for nine years, where she was a leading advocate and champion for the establishment of the birthing center. Her fellow nurses will be her honor guard at her services and will retire her nursing license.
She is survived by her daughters, Stacy (Brett) Piatt, Rhonda Johnson and Tara (Ted) Durant, and many other relatives and friends.
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Rebecca Lynn Wilson

Rebecca Lynn Willson, 39, died March 3, 2022, with her husband, Andy, and daughter, Lyla, by her side. A funeral service was held March 10 at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines with burial following at Ankeny Memorial Gardens.
She became a neonatal nurse practitioner in 2009. In recent years, she provided education to surrounding hospitals. She was Lyla’s teacher, Team Mom at Lyla’s cheer, volunteered as the nurse at VBS, coached GOTR and created events for people to gather together. 
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Rod Clark

Rod Clark, 64, of Winterset, died March 5, 2022, from injuries sustained in a tornado accident. A Celebration of Life was held March 15 at the Fairview Cemetery in Madison County.
He worked at Waste Connection for 36 years and was excited to be retiring in June. Judy and Rod went on many trips and made a lot of memories. Rod had a lot of passions, including motorcycling, horses, camping and many more. Above all else, he loved being with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Clark; children, Tiffany Sprauge and Sarah (Rys) Pate; stepson, Bud Hartsell; 10 grandchildren; his parents, Robert and Jeanette Clark; sister, Sue and Larry Chomycz; two nephews; and many great nieces and great nephews and so many friends.
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Richard ‘Bing’ Joseph Bengfort

Richard “Bing” Joseph Bengfort, 89, died March 9, 2022, at Arbor Springs Care Center in West Des Moines. A private family service and burial will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held later this summer. He will be buried at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel.
He was born in Carroll. He met his wife, Yvonne “Vonnie” Marcotte while attending Mankato State. The two married on May 28, 1960, in Blue Earth, Minnesota. The couple enjoyed 58 years of marriage together before Vonnie preceded him in death. They had a son, Colin, who was raised in Altoona, where Bing and Vonnie made their home.
He served his country in the United States Army from Italy. He also had the opportunity to play football for the Army base team. After being honorably discharged, his former coach called him to play football for Mankato State. At Mankato State, Bing set an NCAA record for the longest punt that stood for many years. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education. He worked as a school teacher and coach for Southeast Polk High School for 40-plus years. He taught many subjects and was the boys varsity baseball and golf coach. Bing was also on the football coaching staff. He enjoyed golfing and started and taught the youth golf program and was the first president of the Terrace Hills Men’s Golf Club.
Bing is survived by his son, Colin (Sara) Bengfort of Waukee, and other family and friends. 
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Leighton ‘Lee’ Tyrrel

Leighton William Tyrrel, 76, was born in Burlington. He graduated from Drake University. On May 9, 1975, he married Linda Curtis. Lee died March 9, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons: Donald (Heather), John (Kelly), and Steve (Michelle); and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Merle Hay Funeral Home on Friday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m. 
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Shane Robert Denman

Shane Robert Denman, 32, of Johnston, formerly of Adel, died surrounded by his family on March 10, 2022, in Des Moines. He graduated from Adel DeSoto Minburn High School in 2007, where he made friendships that lasted a lifetime. He is survived by his mother, Julie Denman; brother Spencer Denman; sisters Alex Denman and Sydney Denman; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Denman. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 15 from 4-6 p.m. at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home in Adel. 
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Cheryl M. Frakes Schiller

Cheryl M. Frakes Schiller, 75, died on March 3, 2022. She grew up in Des Moines and is an alumnus of Phoenix school in West Des Moines. She graduated from Des Moines Technical High School. She started her career at Look Magazine in Des Moines, where she met her husband, Ron, who survives her. They had two children, Ron Jr. and Randal (deceased). She attended DMACC and had several bookkeeping and accounting jobs. She is a past president of the Mercy Hospital Guild, took on many volunteer jobs, and taught junior bowling at Val Lanes in West Des Moines. 
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Jeffrey Alan Meyers

Jeffrey Alan Meyers, 47, of Adel died March 5, 2022. He was born and raised in Urbandale. Visitation and vigil service were held at Dunns Funeral Home on March 9. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 10 at St. Pius Catholic Church. He graduated from Dowling Catholic High School in 1993.
Jeff was an entrepreneur. He started Dent Eliminators in 1995 before moving on to launch Superior Exteriors in 2010.
He is survived by his children, Camron and Kenlee; his mother, Jan Meyers; siblings, Joe Meyers of West Des Moines and Lori (Ryan) Martin of Adel; and several nieces and nephews. 
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Ronald Eugene Brittain

Ronald Eugene Brittain, 71, of Des Moines, formerly of Virginia, died March 6, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 11 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel, with burial following at North McDonald Cemetery, rural Winterset. A full obituary is online at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Velda Fay James

Velda Fay James, 88, died March 6, 2022, at home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 17 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hopeville Cemetery, Hopeville.
She graduated from Murray High School and later from Creighton University. Velda married Gerald “Red” James in 1950. He preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Jerome (Myra) James of Johnston, Edward (Lulu) James of Grimes, and Sheila Stevens (Kevin) and Susan Donnelly, both of Urbandale; and many other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at Iles Westover Chapel where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. A full obituary is online at at IlesCares.com. 
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Marie Elizabeth Cardamone

Marie Elizabeth Cardamone died Feb. 25, 2022, at the Arbor Springs care facility in West Des Moines. She grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts. After graduating from Lowell Teachers College, she moved to Des Moines, where she worked as an elementary school teacher. In 1955 she married Ernesto Cardamone, who preceded her in death in 1997. Together, they raised three daughters.
After teaching in the Des Moines school system for many years, Marie returned to Drake University to earn her master’s degree. She subsequently served as a teacher facilitator and an IGE consultant before being appointed the principal of Lucas Elementary School. She later served as the principal of Windsor Elementary School and Jackson Elementary School. During her decades of service to the Des Moines school system, she was the recipient of numerous awards and commendations, including Administrator of the Year in 1984. After retiring in 2000, she volunteered at the Terrace Hill Society and the gift shop at Wesley Acres.
She is survived by her children, Teresa (Basil) Nimry, Sarah (Andrew) McBride, and Callie (Eric Rawson) Cardamon, and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation was March 4 at Dunn’s Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was March 5 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Des Moines with interment at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines. A complete obituary is online at www.ilescares.com.
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Richard ‘Butch’ Nickolas Thomsen

Richard “Butch” Nickolas Thomsen, 75, died Feb. 12, 2022. He grew up near Lakota, raised livestock for the 4H County Fair and played basketball for the Lakota Eagles. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1966. While in Vietnam, he served as a crew chief on the C-130 Hercules and the OV-10 Bronco. He returned to Iowa to farm. He married his wife, Barbara, in 1996, and gained two daughters, Lori and Lisa, who survive him. In 2014, he retired from farming near Buffalo Center and moved to an acreage just west of Des Moines.
A celebration of life was held Feb. 25 at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Interment with military honors will be held at Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery on March 11.
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Richard L. Goodson

Richard L. Goodson of West Des Moines died March 2, 2022. He was born June 28, 1943, in Tennessee. Memorial services are pending. For updates, visit https://www.ilesfuneralhomes.com/obituary?id=1888397
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Larry Dean White

Larry Dean White, 78, died Feb. 27, 2022, from complications of renal disease at Good Samaritan Society in Indianola. He grew up in rural Calhoun, Missouri. After completing high school, Larry enlisted in the U.S. Army. Shortly after his discharge, he relocated to Cedar Rapids, where he met and married Anita Benter. They would later divorce. Anita preceded Larry in death in 2015. Larry is survived by a son, Bob (Becky) Peery; daughter, Susan (Malinda Wade) White; and other relatives and friends.
He worked in home improvement for many years, often operating his own business. For the last several years, Larry was employed by Home Depot.
Per Larry’s wishes, there will be no public service or memorial. Larry will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel. 
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Jacie Ellen Culbertson

Services for Jacie Ellen Culbertson, 74, who died March 1, 2022, at home, were held March 8 at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola. Cremation followed services and inurnment of cremains will be held at a later date. Jacie is survived by her husband Randy; children, Mark (Melanie) Culbertson, David (Tiffany) Culbertson, and Debra Culbertson; and other relatives and friends.
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David E. Orth

David E. Orth, 80, of Ankeny, died March 2, 2022. He was born in Burlington. On Dec. 7, 1991, he married Judy Kay Hackbarth in Burlington. He was a 1959 graduate of Notre Dame High School. He started working at J.I. Case Company in the welding department and later transferred to the shipping department. He was promoted to supervisor in assembly and later as general foreman in the shipping and assembly departments. He retired in 2000 after 41 years of service.
After retirement, he drove a school bus for Burlington School District, and, after moving to Ankeny, he worked for Super Wash and Truck Country. He was a member of Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church in Burlington and Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny. He served in the Iowa National Guard from 1962 until 1968 with a rank of sergeant E-5.
David is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Teresa (Ken) Weiland, Doug (Diana) Orth, Scott (Christine) Orth, and Jill (Kevin) Lees; step-daughters, Kristine (Shane) Hammond and Stephanie (Patrick) Edenburn; and many other relatives and friends. 
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Jeanne Price

Jeanne Price, 75, died on Feb. 24, 2022, surrounded by family, at the Edencrest at Siena Hills Assisted Living facility. She was born in Mexico, Missouri, was a 1964 graduate of Mexico High School and was a 1968 graduate of Northeast Missouri State College (now Truman State University). She was married March 2, 1974, to Casey Price. She was an elementary school teacher in Boulder, Colorado; St. Louis, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; and Des Moines. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Casey Price; a son, Jason Price; daughter, Julie Price; son-in-law Jason Heiden; and granddaughters Kora and Mallory Heiden. A memorial service will be at a later date.
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Gladys Steilen 

Gladys Steilen, 91, died March 1, 2022, into the loving arms of her husband, Ron, who was waiting for her in Heaven. Mass of Christian Burial was held March 8 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny, with burial following in Ankeny Memorial Gardens.
Gladys was born March 29, 1930, in Alexandria, South Dakota, and graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Mitchell. She married Ronald Michael Steilen in 1948, and they enjoyed 67 years together. They moved to Ankeny where Ron worked as a mechanical engineer at John Deere Des Moines Works. Gladys led Cub Scouts and Blue Birds and worked at King’s Food Host. She was one of the founding members of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny, remaining a loyal parishioner for 60-plus years. She was a member of Catholic Daughters, the Rosary Society, and the choir.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron, and her son Jim. She is survived by her other children, Bob (Christina) Steilen, Debra Steilen, Kathy Steilen Santry, and Mike (Debie) Steilen; daughter-in-law, Carol Steilen; and many other relatives and friends. 
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Michael F. Seeburger

Michael F. Seeburger, 83, died Feb. 27, 2022, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born in Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 3 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church with burial at Highland Memory Gardens.
Mike graduated in 1957 from Dowling Catholic High School. He took some college courses then worked in various grocery stores, retiring in February of 2000 from Walmart. In December of 1974, he met his wife, Mary Jo, and her daughter, Pam. He and Mary were married on Aug. 1, 1975. A few years later, he adopted Pam. He is survived by them both and grandson Kevin Krupa.
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Sister Marilyn Schierbrock

Sister Marilyn Schierbrock, CHM, (Regina Marie), 82, died Feb. 28, 2022, at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston. Private services will be held at Bishop Drumm Our Lady of Peace Chapel and Magnificat Chapel at Humility of Mary Center, Davenport.
She was born in Council Bluffs. She entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary (CHM) in 1957 and professed vows in 1960. Sister received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Marycrest College and a master’s in religious education from Loyola University in Chicago. She served in education for more than 30 years in Iowa, first as an elementary school teacher from 1961-1970 at St. Anthony in Des Moines, St. Mary in Marshalltown, and Sacred Heart in West Des Moines. She then spent three years as the religious education coordinator at Sacred Heart before serving as both a teacher and the director of religious education at Lourdes Memorial School in Bettendorf from 1973-1982. For the next decade, she served as the director of religious education for the Vicariate and Regina Education Center in Iowa City. From 1993 to 2001, she served at St. Alphonsus Parish in Mount Pleasant as a pastoral associate and then pastoral minister.
In 1996, Sister was elected to the CHM Cabinet of Advisors and served for four years in the leadership of the CHM community. Finally, she came to Davenport in 2001 as the neighborhood advocacy coordinator for the John Lewis Cafe and John Lewis Community Services. She was well known in the neighborhood as an advocate, promoter of the community garden and creator of a rose garden to beautify the area. After retiring, she was an active member of a prayer and witness ministry at Bishop Drumm Care Center.
A full obituary is online at www.IlesCares.com.
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Elaine Jones

Elaine Jones, 84, died March 3, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born in Mapleton and graduated as valedictorian of Ute High School in 1956. Elaine was married for 64 years to her high school sweetheart, Jim Jones, after he returned from his service with the U.S. Army. She is survived by her children, Cindy (Jim) Coughennower, Randy (Melissa) Jones, Roger (Debbie) Jones and Rick (Carol) Jones, and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at Iles Westover Chapel. A rosary will begin at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 11, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Private interment will be held at a later date in Mapleton.
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Kenneth Dean Tague

Kenneth Dean Tague, 83, of Johnston, died Friday, March 4, 2022, at Mercy Hospice Johnston with his children by his side. He was born in Guthrie Center and joined the Navy after high school where he served for four years and was honorably discharged. After his time in the Navy, he joined Northwestern Bell where he retired many years later.
He married Mary in 1963. She preceded him in death. They were married for 56 years and had two children, Elizabeth (Scott) Buckley and Mark (Connie) Tague, who survive him. They were members of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale.
Visitation was Monday, March 7 at Iles Westover Chapel, followed by a vigil service. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 8, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale. Interment will be at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in rural Guthrie Center. A full obituary is online at www.IlesCares.com
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James L. Stone

James L. Stone, 79, of Dallas Center, died Feb. 26, 2022, after a brief illness. He was born in Burlington. He met the love of his life, Charlene Cooper, in Des Moines, and they married in 1965. They moved to rural Dallas Center in 1973 and raised three daughters. Jim made his career as a dispatcher for several companies in Des Moines. He retired in 2010.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Charlene; daughters Christine Stone, Rachel Moreno (Lupe), and Lisa Stone; and other relatives and friends. A memorial gathering to celebrate Jim’s life was held March 3 at Iles Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. His family and friends will have a memorial service at a later date. 
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Garry L. Mattix, Sr.

Garry L. Mattix, Sr., 67, of Grimes, died March 1, 2022, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation for friends and family was held March 6 at Iles Grandview Park Chapel. He was born in Des Moines. He is survived by his son, Garry, Jr., and other relatives and friends. For a full obituary, visit www.IlesCares.com.
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Robert Samuel Stucker

Robert Samuel Stucker was born Oct. 11, 1918, on his parents’ family farm in Ellis County, Oklahoma. He graduated from Bishop High School in 1936, where he excelled academically and was also an avid chorus member. He returned to the farm until he was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1943 at the age of 23. He spent three years during WWII driving ambulances in northern Africa. Upon discharge, he went back to farming with his dad.
He married his wife, Florence, Jan. 17, 1946. After farming together for a few years, he worked with seismography, handling dynamite and helping to find oil. In 1950, he began working for the Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline Company in Guymon, Oklahoma, and completed his 30-year career with them in Marshfield, Wisconsin. He retired in 1980. Their son and only child, Virgil, was born in 1952.
During retirement, Robert and Florence volunteered with their son and his family, helping in nonprofit programs for people with mental illness and with caring for and playing with their young grandchildren. The lived in Maine and Michigan before retiring to Adel in 1995 to be near Florence’s family.
Robert is survived by his wife of 76 years, Florence Marie Stucker (Bowles); son Virgil and wife Elisabeth, and their four children, Dominic, Christoph, Heidi and Stephanie and their spouses, Esme, Sarah, Sutton and Matthew, and by eight great grandchildren, Belle, Moira, Tiegen, Maddox, Olivia, Rebekah, Eliana, and Cass (and soon a ninth).
A funeral service was set at First United Methodist Church in Adel on Friday, March 4, 2022, with burial following. A full obituary is online at at www.caldwellparrish.com
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Rev. David Lee Carscadden

Rev. David Lee Carscadden, 67, of Adel, died unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and later adopted by Ralph Carscadden. In 1973, David met the love of his life, Sherrie. Married in 1974, they had two children, Jeremiah and Joshua.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Ross, and his birth father, Dale Shepherd. He is survived by his father, Ralph (Fay); his wife, Sherrie; sons Jeremiah (Alexis) and Joshua (Jennifer); granddaughters Kendall and Adelina; brothers Timothy (Susan) and Jay (Jessica); and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service was held March 2 at the Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home in Adel.
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Betty Bohall

Betty Bohall, 78, died Feb. 25, 2022. She married the love her of her life, Richard, on Feb. 25, 1961. She is survived by her children, Shelly (Jeff) James, Kim Porter, Jeff (Jean) Bohall; grandchildren Jorden, Sarah, Aaron, Jason; great-grandchildren Camdyn, William, Audrey, Logan, Conner and Jackson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; daughter Julie; grandson Chris; and brother Marvin.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from noon to 2 p.m. with a service to follow at 2 p.m. at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home McCalley Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
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Steve Greenslade

Steve Greenslade died surrounded by loved ones on Feb. 26 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines after a hard fought 4.5-year battle with glioblastoma. He was born on Jan. 20, 1953, in Winterset. They lived in Peru and then moved to Adel where he attended school. He was part of the Adel class of 1971. He met the love of his life, Marcia Aldrich, in 1979. They raised six children and enjoyed 43 years with each other.
He began working for his parents’ service station, Harvey’s Uptown DX. He continued the family business under the name of Steve’s Uptown Repair when Harvey passed away in 1992.
Steve is survived by his wife, Marcia, and his children, Bret Greenslade, Nick and Shelby Greenslade, Kim and Jesse Wyckoff, Lindsay and Brian Koons, and Justin and Barb Greenslade; grandchildren Jake (Unique), Kolby (Megan), Luke, Raquel, Hunter, Chloe, Maleah, Cooper, Kelsey, Titan, Lyla, Avery, Jadyn and Hannah,; great-grandchildren, Jace, Laykin, Kipton and Korver; his brother, Jim (Joy) Greenslade, and sister, Sharon (Bud) Bryant; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews and his cat who took special care of him, Elle.
Funeral services were March 3 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel, A full obituary is online at at www.caldwellparrish.com
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Daniel ‘Dan’ Walker Smith

Daniel “Dan” Walker Smith, 90, died Feb. 25, 2022, at UnityPoint Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He resided at Ramsey Village, Des Moines, for the past 2.5 years and in Urbandale prior to that for more than 50 years.
He was born in Des Moines and graduated from North Des Moines High School in 1949. He graduated in 1955 from Drake University with business and law degrees.
Following college, he served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1957. Dan married Lois Grace Gooder Nov. 25, 1954, and they spent 61 years together before her death in 2016.
Dan began a life-long career in 1957 with Bankers Life Company, now Principal Financial Group, where he held a number of positions in the individual insurance department, including second vice president-Financial Planning Support. He retired from the home office in 1992 and began a second career as an attorney and consultant in Principal Financial Group’s Des Moines Agency and Midwest Region Business Center until retiring in January 2019. He was a member of the Iowa and Polk County Bar Associations, a Chartered Life Underwriter, a Chartered Financial Consultant, and a Certified Financial Planner. He was also a long-time member of the Central Iowa Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He was a member of the First Christian Church.
He is survived by his children, David D. Smith (Florie), Gregory G. Smith (Janet), Bradley B. Smith (Rebecca ), and Marsha M. Sassatelli (Mark), and many other family and friends.
Funeral services were March 2 at Iles Westover Chapel. Private burial was at Glendale Cemetery.
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Peggy Joy Rhiner

Peggy Joy Rhiner, 86, died Feb. 21, 2022. Funeral services were Feb. 28 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery. For the full obituary, visit www.mclarensresthavenchapel.com
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Kenneth Allen Miller, Sr.

Kenneth Allen Miller, Sr., 79, died Feb. 18, 2022. He was born in Des Moines and lived most of his life in West Des Moines. He graduated from Valley High School in 1961 and received his bachelor’s degree from Drake University in elementary education, graduating cum laude. He also received two masters degrees in elementary and secondary administration.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966, serving in Vietnam as a warhead missile specialist. After receiving his honorable discharge from the service, he returned to Des Moines. He married Billie Jean Eubanks in 1967 and they had a son, Kenneth II.
He taught for many years at Moore Elementary and Hoyt Middle School. He retired from the Des Moines School District as a vice principal at East High School. He was also the dean of students and the girls swimming, diving and track coach at Hoover High School. Ken supervised students for the school district’s New Horizon Program during the summer. For many years, he was an evening supervisor for children’s programs at the Willkie House. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 8879 and American Legion Post 620 in West Des Moines, Friendship Force of Greater Des Moines, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Mu Omicron and the Clarke County Old Iron Club.
His wife, son, and other relatives and friends survive. A homegoing celebration was held Feb. 26 at Corinthian Baptist Church. Entombment with military honors was at Resthaven Mausoleum in West Des Moines. 
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Sandra Lois (Kline) Land

Sandra Lois (Kline) Land, 86, died at Edgewater on Feb. 20, 2022. She had been a resident there for 11 years. A funeral service was Feb. 24 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home. Burial was at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines. She was born in Des Moines and graduated from Charles City High School. She moved to Des Moines in 1953. She married Melvin Land and lived in Windsor Heights, where her children grew up.
Sandra was involved in her children’s activities. She was member of Hadassah and Temple B’nai Jeshuran. She helped manage the family-owned Sandra Apartments.
She is survived by her children, Mike Land, Linda Lazar (Mark), and Nancy Ahrens (John), and other relatives and friends. A full obituary is online at www.caldwellparrish.com
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Betty Holwegner

Betty Marion Clark Holwegner died peacefully with family holding her hand Feb. 25, 2022, at Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines. She was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Wheaton High School in Wheaton, Maryland in 1957. She attended Washington Hospital Center School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. and graduated June 10, 1960 with her registered nurse certification. She completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing at South Dakota State University College of Nursing in 1966.
Betty married Leonard James Holwegner on Sept. 21, 1963, in Wheaton, Maryland. After her husband graduated from South Dakota State University, they moved to Washington, Iowa, where they raised their children, James McNeil and Jeannette Renee. They divorced in 1985.
She worked as a private duty nurse, a public school nurse, director of Halcyon House Retirement Center in Washington, Iowa, and a nurse at Washington County Hospital. Her last position was health facility surveyor for the State of Iowa in Des Moines. She retired in 2002 to care of her mother until she passed in 2006.
She was a member of the Urbandale Garden Club and Des Moines Audubon Society. She volunteered as a bluebird monitor and was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church where she helped with church events.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 5, at noon at New Hope United Methodist Church, 4525 Beaver Ave., Des Moines.
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Kent William Ford

Kent William Ford, 54, died Feb. 20, 2022, in Des Moines. Services were Feb. 25 at Dunn’s Funeral Home. He was born in Dubuque and married Carol (Byrnes) Ford on Aug. 1, 1992, in Mount Vernon. They had two children, Amber and Kaitlyn.
Kent worked as a truck driver. He also liked to cook and went to school for culinary arts. He is survived by his wife and children, along with many other friends and family. A full obituary is online at IlesCares.com. 
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Carol Sue (Bickford) Harwood

Carol Sue (Bickford) Harwood, 73, of Indianola died Feb. 22, 2022, at home surrounded by family. She was born in Leon and graduated from Eagleville High School in 1965. She worked for Heska Corp in Des Moines, where she retired.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; children, Shelley Glick, Sheldon Hutchison (Alecia), Andrea Harl (Darin), Benjamin Harwood (Cara) and Clinton Harwood; and many other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at later date. A full obituary is online at www.overtonfunerals.com.
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Cheryl ‘Cherie’ Faktor

A celebration of life service for Cheryl “Cherie” Faktor, 63, who died Feb. 23, 2022, in Des Moines, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola.  The family requests those in attendance dress casually.
Cherie married Mark on Oct. 12, 1991 and was a full-time mother to their children, Brandon and Dillon. She created her own small business, selling a line of goat’s milk products she made from the goats she raised and milked each season. She also created wool products from the many different fiber animals she raised and sheared, often spinning her own yarn. She donated time and resources to no-kill shelters and helped educate others on pet care and breed knowledge. Cherie was a veterinarian technician and dog groomer for many years. She was also a recurring judge for the cat show at the Iowa State Fair. She is survived by her husband, sons, and other relatives and friends.
A full obituary is online at www.overtonfunerals.com.
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Rebecca Ann Wright Elbert

Rebecca Ann Wright Elbert, 67, died Feb. 18, 2022. Becky was raised on a farm east of Milo. She graduated high school from Southeast Warren, then received her associate’s degree from DMACC. She worked in Indianola where she met and married her husband of 37 years, Tim Elbert.
She is survived by her husband, Tim Elbert of Skiatook, Oklahoma; children, Randi (Grant) Marshall, Mitch (Chelsea) Elbert, and Ethan Elbert; and other relatives and friends. A funeral mass was held Feb. 26 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Indianola.