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Ruth Cain Beaman

Ruth Cain Beaman, of Adel, died June 29, 2022. She was born in Madrid in 1932; her family later moved to a farm south of Adel. Ruth married her high school sweetheart, Russell Beaman, in 1950. They bought the second home ever built in Earlham on Maple Street and had four children there. Russ soon was working at KDPS, then IPTV. They both had amateur radio licenses, KOENA and KOAON, which they used to connect servicemembers to home during the Korean War.
Ruth and Russ built a new home north of De Soto, and Ruth soon worked at the De Soto Elevator and took classes on sewing with knits, so she could purchase fabric and start a 31-year business in a new building they built in De Soto. Ruth and Russ moved to the Adel-De Soto area in 1967. In 2011, they moved to a new home just west of Evans Park in Adel.
Ruth is survived by her husband; daughters Kathleen Anna and Christine Joan; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings. She was preceded in death by children Carol Jean and Harold Dean.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 5 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel. Memorial contributions may be directed to Adel United Methodist Church or Adel Library.
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Susan Diane Belgarde

Susan Diane Belgarde, of Adel, died July 1, 2022. Suzy was born on Jan. 27, 1945, in Deep River. She attended Adel High School. During her time at school, she was voted homecoming queen before graduating in 1963. Suzy worked as a bookkeeper for Straight Engineering, Brenton Bank and Raccoon Valley State Bank over the years. Suzy was a caring person who treated every person she met with kindness. She enjoyed playing all types of card games, watching sports of any kind, and spending time with animals, especially cats. She is survived by her sister, Pat Gilliland, and her husband, Ron; daughter, Kiff Belgarde and her husband, Kirk Brown; granddaughters, Sara Brown, Jessie Orf and her husband, James; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Doris Keller; sister, Judy Doty; brother, Scott Keller; and Kiff’s father, Gene Belgarde.
Suzy will be laid to rest at a private family service on Monday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a celebration of life lunch at 11:30 a.m. open to all friends and family at the First Christian Church at 218 N. Ninth St. in Adel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. 
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Christopher Sinn

Christopher Sinn, 60, died July 2, 2022. He was born to Dean and Betty (Wallace) Sinn in Des Moines. He graduated from high school from Van Meter in 1980 and received a bachelor’s degree from William Penn in 2003. He served in the Navy for several years, retiring in 2004. He dedicated his career to John Deere and retired after 20 years in 2022.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Kathy; his children, Lindsey (Nick) Fitch, Crystel (Matt) Corbin, Noelle Sinn and Holly (Jake) Sinn; Kathy’s children, Tommy, Candi and Chrystal Belz and Janine (Nate) Sego; parents; mother-in-law; two sisters; and 14 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his nephew and father-in-law.
A service was held on Thursday, July 7 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, 735 S. 14th St., Adel. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to go toward college savings for all his grandchildren. 
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Mavis ‘Carlene’ Alfred

Mavis “Carlene” Alfred, 84, died June 24, 2022, while residing with her daughter. She was born in Oklahoma City and spent most of her childhood in Grayville, Illinois, before moving to West Virginia where she eventually met her late husband, DeWayne Alfred. She was dedicated to her career as a skilled service assistant for the State of West Virginia.
Carlene is survived by her children, Michael McKibben, Vincent McKibben, Renee McKibben and stepson William “Bud” Boggess; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by several siblings and her husband.
A private celebration of life will be held on her next birthday: Nov. 5, 2022. Carlene was a longstanding charity donor to both Disabled Veterans and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in her name to either of these charities. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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Tari Brelsford

Tari Brelsford, 63, died June 30, 2022, at home in Waukee. She was born in Denver, Colorado. Anyone who knew Tari knew about her love for animals, especially cats. Additionally, Tari enjoyed knitting, various television programs, and reuniting with her Waukee Class of 1976.
In keeping with her wishes, Tari will be cremated and laid to rest next to her parents, Robert and Glennice, at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes. Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services of Waukee has been entrusted with final arrangements. 
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Mary Ann Lemar

Mary Ann (Pierce) LeMar, 83, died July 1, 2022, at Independence Village in Waukee. Mary Ann grew up in Russell and graduated with honors from Russell High School. She worked in various office administrative positions in Chariton and Des Moines. She retired in 2003 after a 20-year career as the office manager with the Iowa Motor Truck Association. Mary Ann married the love of her life, Guy “Gus” C. LeMar. They were blessed with a son, Tracy Scott LeMar.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, son, and brother, Roger Pierce. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Deb LeMar; grandsons, Alex and Jake LeMar; her sister-in-law, Judy Pierce, her brother Steve (Becky) Pierce, two nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services were Wednesday, July 6 at Iles Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Embrace Iowa, P.O. Box 41608, Des Moines, Iowa 50311. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com. 
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Stephen Edward Loy

Stephen Edward Loy, 74, died June 28, 2022. After graduating from Valley Falls High School in Kansas in 1966, Steve received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Kansas State University. He married Marilyn Vogelsberg in 1970.
Steve was a life-long cattleman/cowboy. For the last 35 years of his working career, he was employed at Greig & Co in Estherville. One of his many joys was playing sports and coaching basketball.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Hefty, and nephew, Jeff Loy. He is survived by his wife; children Shawna (Tom) Dumbaugh, Riann (Ben) Hansen and Shane (Nicole) Loy; and eight grandchildren.
A celebration of life reception will be from 5-7 p.m., with a time of sharing at 6 p.m., on Friday, July 29 at Memorial Services of Iowa, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Steve Loy Memorial Fund. Funds will be distributed to Des Moines University for medical studies or to The Brenton Arboretum. 
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Eleanor Thompson Schumacher

Eleanor Thompson Schumacher, 95, died June 27, 2022. She was born in Casey. After graduating from Casey High School, she trained as a registered nurse at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Eleanor married Peter Schumacher in 1949. After residing in Des Moines and Chicago, they moved to LeMars, where she was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Linger Longer Ladies Club, and worked at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center.
After moving to Des Moines in the early 1980s, she worked as a nurse at Broadlawns Hospital, the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, and Crossroads Park Elementary School. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines and served many years with the funeral lunch ladies group. She was a 6.5-year resident of Walnut Ridge Senior Living.
Survivors include her children, Mary Alice Schumacher (Ron Ostrow) and James Schumacher; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and several extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter-in-law, Somwang; two sisters and two nieces.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 5 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 
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William David Stuart

William David “Bill” Stuart, 62, of West Des Moines died June 24, 2022, in his home. Bill was born in Centerville to Harold David Stuart and Emily (Read) Stuart. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1979 and then headed to Des Moines to study IT, accounting and management at American Institute of Business and Simpson College where he received his bachelor’s degree. He worked for 34 years at West Bank and Fiserv in IT operations until he retired in 2016.
Bill was an active 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and current treasurer of the Capital Lodge #110 AF & AM. He had served as Worshipful Master and on the cemetery board of directors. He was also a long-time member and active attendee and volunteer of Lutheran Church of Hope.
Bill is survived by his aunt, Orvella Wright, and numerous cousins and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents. A service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8 at Iles Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines. Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be directed to the Iowa Homeless Youth Center in Des Moines. Online condolences and memories are welcome at www.ilescares.com
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Cherie Coletta (Galvin) James

Cherie Coletta (Galvin) James, 87, died July 3, 2022. She was born in Murray. She graduated from Murray High School in 1953 and began work with Clarke County Welfare Department. She married her sweetheart, Bill, in 1956. She worked at the State House, Belmond Community Schools and Cedar Falls Schools, retiring in 1993. She was active in the PEO organization for more than 50 years and was active in church. Bill and Cherie moved to West Des Moines in the fall of 2021 to be closer to their daughter and family. She is survived by her husband; children Matthew Dean (Robert Estes) and Lisa Ann Guerra; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Katherine Guerra, and son-in-law Dr. Manuel Guerra. In lieu of flowers, donations to Taylor House are preferred. 
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Matthew Robert Reid

Matthew Robert Reid, 40, of West Des Moines, took his own life on June 12, 2022. Matthew was born in Waterville, Maine. He graduated from Walnut Creek Campus of DMACC in 2000. He accepted a position at Windsor Windows of West Des Moines after high school and worked there until 2016, when he was accepted into a pre-apprenticeship as a union sheet metal worker for the Sheet Metal Workers Local 45 at Waldinger Corporation in West Des Moines. He received his journeyman’s license in 2021 and worked there until his death.
Matt is survived by his mother, Carolyn Thompson (Zach); sister Kelly Reid (Brad); children Kayla Reid, Madelyn Reid and Edward Ruiz; partner Belen Ruiz Sandoval; nephew, niece, aunt, uncle and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Edward Reid, and uncle William C. Reid. Private interment will be at McDivitt Grove Cemetery in Urbandale. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 
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Jerry Lee Holub 

Jerry Lee Holub of West Des Moines died June 30, 2022, after a brief illness. He was born in 1945 in Des Moines. He was a graduate of Wentworth Military Academy in Missouri, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and salesman of men’s clothing. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Borghi. He is survived by his daughter, Christina (Michael) Brady, and two grandchildren. Funeral services are to be held at Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd., Clive — date to be determined.  
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Susan Rae Gaard

Susan Gaard, 74, died June 21, 2022. The last five years of her life included more travel than she had ever done including a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower. She spent more than 30 years as a school librarian at Adel High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Norma Brattebo and Roy Gaard, and her brother Tom. She is survived by her sister, Jane (John) Gaard, and nieces and grand-nieces. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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Luz Esther Erikson

Luz Esther Erikson, 23, of Polk City, died by suicide on June 20, 2022. Luz was born in Colombia. She graduated from North Polk High School and was currently working with preschool kids at the Tender Years Daycare & Learning Center in Polk City. Luz was very passionate about human rights and had a strong feeling toward social work and helping others. Even in her death, she will help those who are suffering find peace and comfort.
Left to cherish her memory are her parents, John and Karen Erikson; siblings, Vanessa (Nathan) Reising, Jack Erikson, Zerfe Erikson, Andres Erikson, David Romero Avila, and Dario Romero Avila; grandparents, Steven and Marlys Ruth; and many other extended family. Luz was preceded in death by her birth parents, Carlos Julio Romero Amaya and Luz Clara Avila Sanchez.
A service was held on Monday, June 27 at Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny. Condolences may be shared at www.AnkenyFuneralHome.com. Please direct memorials to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). 
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Harriet June Hawbaker

Harriet June Hawbaker, 86, died June 23, 2022, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born in rural Earlham and graduated from Waukee High School in 1953. She was married to John “Bud” Irvin, and they had four children. They later divorced. In 1991, she married Stephen Hawbaker and gained two additional sons.
Harriet worked in the clerical department for various insurance companies, Grimes Sweetcorn Factory and Greyhound Bus Lines until she retired in 1992. Following retirement, she began home child care. She was a member of Waukee United Methodist Church.
Harriet is survived by her husband, Stephen; children, Steven (Vicki) Irvin, Mark (Cindy) Irvin, Kevin (Dawn) Irvin, Tina Irvin (Bruce Flesher) and Keith Hawbaker; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her son Jeff and three brothers-in-law.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 28 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Waukee United Methodist Church Building Fund. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com
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Craig Ridout

Craig Ridout, 59, of Waukee, died June 24, 2022. Craig was born to Raymond and Linda (Cresap) Ridout in Greenfield. He graduated from Winterset High School in 1981. Over the course of his life, he worked in sales for Swisher International.
Craig is survived by his mother; siblings Kevin (Betty) Ridout and Kris (Kevin) Nielsen; step-mother, Betty Ridout; step-brother, Brandon Hubbs; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; step-father, Jerry Spencer; brother, Kenny Ridout; step-brother, Ron Hubbs; and grandparents.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 2 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel with a visitation one hour prior. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com
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Kathryn Scott

Kathryn Scott of Waukee died June 18, 2022, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. She had been receiving cancer treatment since February 2021. Kathryn was born in 1959 in Oskaloosa. She graduated as valedictorian from Oskaloosa High School and William Penn College. She taught elementary band in Oskaloosa and Ankeny. She earned a degree as a computer programmer analyst and accepted a position with the former KVI in Des Moines and later at Wellmark. She was a gifted and accomplished clarinetist and played for the Des Moines Community Orchestra, Central Iowa Wind Ensemble and Arcadia Quintet. She is survived by her mother, Marilyn, and preceded in death by her father, Frank.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 8 at Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Online condolences may be submitted to obituaries.oskaloosa.com. 
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Norman Seib

Norman Seib, 78, of Waukee, died June 22, 2022, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny. Norman was proud of his Catholic faith and his military service in the Air Force. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne; daughters, Sharri (Jon) Moreland, Ann Koethe (Robert Wahlert) and Katie (Luke) Petersen; six grandchildren; and sisters Margaret and Jeanie. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret Seib, and two siblings. Visitation was held Monday, June 27 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory in Urbandale. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Brian Todd Chittenden

Brian Todd Chittenden, 48, died June 23, 2022, after a hard-fought battle with colon cancer. He was born to Bob and Sharon Chittenden in Des Moines and grew up in Mitchellville. He graduated from Southeast Polk High School, Iowa State University and later the Wisconsin School of Banking. He was the president and CEO of Legacy Bank, where he worked from a young age. Being an entrepreneur at heart, he dabbled in many other business ventures, including Cyclone Liquor/Cellar 626, Barnstormers, White Storm Media, Pathfinder Properties and Chittenden Family Wines.
Brian was a member of Lutheran Church of Hope, Glen Oaks, Harvester, Cyclone Gridiron and The Des Moines Embassy Club. He served on the Mercy Executive Board and was former president of the Altoona Chamber of Commerce. Brian had a passion for giving back and volunteered much of his time to help raise money for charities such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, House of Mercy, Richard Deming Cancer Center, and set up his own foundation, “Events for a Cause.”
He is survived by his wife, Monni; children, Cole, Macy and Liam; parents; sister Anne; and a host of extended family members and friends.
Services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30 at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines. Burial will be private. Memorials may be directed to “Events for a Cause” and condolences expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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Mary Beth Kourey

Mary Beth Kourey, 86, died June 24, 2022, at Pine Acres in West Des Moines. She was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Mary Beth attended college at the University of Northern Iowa and Drake University, where she received her teaching degree. Mary Beth was particularly proud of her teaching career, having served at various grade levels. In total, Mary Beth helped educate young people for more than 50 years.
Mary Beth’s family include children Neal (Debbie) Thompson, Jeff (Tammy) Thompson, Patty (Dave) Lage and Sue Thompson of Urbandale; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Richard Thompson and Abe Kourey.
A memorial service was held Monday, June 27 at the Valley United Methodist Church in West Des Moines.
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Alfred Mario Socarras

Alfred Mario Socarras, 66, of West Des Moines, died June 19, 2022, at home after a battle with leukemia. Alfred was born in Des Moines to Dr. Alfredo Socarras and Maria Sentmanat Socarras. He graduated from Valley High School in 1974, then Iowa State University in 1979 with a degree in economics. Alfred was an insurance underwriter for the majority of his life and was currently working at Nationwide Insurance. He attended the Lutheran Church of Missouri Synod church. Alfred married Rhonda Lee Bellon in 1981. They had four children.
Survivors include his wife; children Laura (Daniel) Olson, Daniel, Anne and Renee; three grandchildren; father; six siblings; mother-in-law; siblings-in-law and many nieces and nephews. 
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Caroline Elizabeth Moore

Caroline Elizabeth Moore, 14, of West Des Moines, died June 20, 2022, at home. Carrie Beth was born at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. She attended Jordan Creek Elementary and Stilwell Junior High. Carrie Beth was involved with choir, youth group at West Des Moines Christian Church, Circle of Friends at Jordan Creek Elementary, and loved visiting the zoo, going to Drake Women’s Basketball games, events at UNI and other Iowa sporting events.
Carrie Beth is mourned by her parents, Jan and Andy Moore; her brothers Wesley (Jennifer), Austin (Danya) and Travis; grandparents; aunt, uncle and cousin.
Funeral services were Sunday, June 26 at West Des Moines Christian Church. Memorials may be directed to the Blank Park Zoo, West Des Moines Christian Church, and IOWA Service Dogs.
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Ronald Dale Scott

Ronald Dale Scott, 85, a long-time Des Moines broadcasting and advertising icon, died June 20, 2022. Ron was born in Cherokee, where he spent his younger years. He worked for WOI radio and television as an announcer and became an important part of WOI’s programing. He served as the long-time on-air host of “Seventeen” and, in 1958, was selected as one of several summer substitutes for Dick Clark on his nationally broadcasted “American Bandstand” on ABC. For several years, Ron also played the silent but very funny “Claude” on the popular WOI-TV Saturday night movie program “Grave’s End Manor.”
Following his time at WOI, Ron started his own one-man advertising agency in Des Moines. In the early 1970s, he merged his company to form Love Scott and Associates. For more than 30 years, Love Scott and Associates served more than 80 different clients in all kinds of commercial and non-profit enterprises in Des Moines, central Iowa and the Midwest.
Ron is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly, and their children, Kevin (Brenda) Johnson, Kim (Jeremy) Kroll, Kate (Thane) Peterson and Ron (Maura) Scott; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Dick and Roger.
A celebration of Ron’s life was held June 25 at West 48 Conference Center. Memorials in Ron’s memory may be directed to John Stoddard Cancer Center.
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Christopher Leo Then

Christopher Leo Then, 55, died June 14, 2022, in a single moped accident. Chris was born in Dubuque to Leo and Mary Kay (McCullough) Then. Chris graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 1984. He played football at Iowa Central Community College then transferred to the University of Northern Iowa. In 1994, he married Connie Rutledge.
Chris was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and mother-in-law. He is survived by his wife; mother; siblings Cathy Then, Craig (Lisa) Then and Carrie (Joe) Simon; father-in-law; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Epworth on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. A celebration of life will follow at Local’s in Epworth from 5-7 p.m.
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Dr. Thomas A. Brown

Dr. Thomas A. Brown, 79, died June 23, 2022, in West Des Moines. Tom was born in Iowa Falls. He graduated from North High School and Iowa State University. He continued his education at the University of Iowa Medical School, specializing in ophthalmology. He owned his own practice for many years in Des Moines. He married Marcia Hudson Brown and had three children. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his children, Eric Brown, Mark Brown and Kimberly Na; brother, Dr. Robert Brown; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife and brothers Don and Dave.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 at Hamilton’s, 3601 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines. Visitation will take place one hour prior. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
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John Gregory Fox

John Gregory Fox, 67, died June 17, 2022. Greg was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. He graduated from Urbandale High School then attended Iowa State University. He owned and operated Iowa Window and US Window for 40 years. Greg was a member of the Perry Skydivers Club, the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, and was a certified SCUBA diver.
He is greatly missed by his wife of 33 years, Amy; children Michelle, John and Nicholas; brother, Earl (Stephanie) Fox; mother-in-law, Charlotte Laird; and a host of other family members and friends. Greg was preceded in death by his parents.
Services were Saturday, June 25 at Hamilton’s. Online condolences may be expressed at ww.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
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Rebecca Sue Jackovich

Rebecca Sue Jackovich, 72, died June 19, 2022, at ProMedica Care Facility in West Des Moines. Becky was born in Boone and attended Des Moines Schools. She studied the Lay Ministry curriculum taught by Creighton University in Des Moines. She served as a deacon and elder in her church. While living in Altoona, she noticed a lack of resources for food insecure families and, in 1995, opened the Matthew 25 Ministries Food Pantry. This one-room pantry has grown in the past 27 years to become Caring Hands Food Pantry, now including the Clothes Hanger and a thrift store.
Becky is survived by her sister Lyn (Steve) Elsberry, aunt Eileen Jackovich and many cousins and friends.
Services were held June 25 at Central Presbyterian Church, Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be directed to A Saucerful of Giving (c/o Dan Tripp at Central Presbyterian Church, 3829 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312-2807).
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Kristen Ellwanger Kittrell

Kris Kittrell of Johnston died June 17, 2022, at Arbor Springs in West Des Moines after a nine-year journey with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Sac City in 1946 and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1964. She enrolled at Centerville’s Community College. She moved to the Des Moines area to work for Look magazine then accepted an administrative position at the CPA firm Kiesling Associates. Kris married John in 1974; they lived in Urbandale, then Johnston. Kris retired from Kiesling in 2000 and began a part-time career at Creekside Quilting store in Clive for another 10 years. Kris made many life-long friends wherever she went. She belonged to quilt groups, running groups, a book club, and St Timothy’s Episcopal Church.
She is survived by husband, John; daughter, Kimberly (Scott) Stewart; three granddaughters; a brother and a sister; and many more relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Gail. Visitation was June 23 at Westover Funeral Home, Des Moines. Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (act.alz.org) in Kris’ name.
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Norma Jean Sutton

Norma Jean Sutton, 86, of Johnston, died June 17, 2022. Norma was born in Des Moines and graduated from Dexfield High School in 1953. She received a bachelor’s degree from Drake University in 1957 and completed her master’s degree in counseling from Drake University in 1986. She married Stephen Sutton in 1959, and they rooted themselves firmly in their Johnston home in 1968, where she lived the rest of her life.
Norma is survived by her husband; children David, Denice and Spencer (Andy); and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Daniel.
A visitation ceremony will be 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 at New Hope United Methodist Church, 4525 Beaver Ave., Des Moines. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, also at New Hope. 
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Richard ‘Dick’ Sepanic

Richard “Dick” Sepanic died June 20, 2022. He grew up in New Jersey. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1961, serving four years as an aircraft mechanic and using that experience to establish a career in motor control system sales. He married Cynthia Hernych in 1967 and raised four children.
He is preceded in death by brother Ronald. He is survived by his wife of 55 years; children Jason (Kathleen) Sepanic, John (Abbie) Sepanic, Matthew (Gina) Sepanic and Meredith Sepanic-Hall; nine grandchildren; brother, John (Joyce) Sepanic and their three children.
A funeral mass was held Monday, June 27 at St. Pius X Church, followed by interment at McDivitt Grove Cemetery. Donations be made in Richard’s memory to America’s Vet Dogs or the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. 
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Thelma I. Worden

Thelma Inez (Livezey) Worden, 99, died June 13, 2022, at Independence Village in Waukee. Thelma was born in Grinnell. She graduated from Searsboro High School and earned a secretarial science degree from Drake University. She enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1943 and was stationed in Miami, where she met her future husband, Robert Worden. Thelma received an honorable discharge in 1945. She and Bob were married that year.
Thelma and Bob lived in Marshalltown and relocated to Urbandale in 1963. Thelma volunteered many hours as a two-time president of PTA, Mercy Hospital Guild member, Cub Scout den mother, Census enumerator and office worker, Chairman of Election Polls for more than 20 years, secretary for the Blood Bank of Iowa and secretary for Schering Plough for 20 years. She was also active in the St. Pius X parish in Urbandale.
Thelma is survived by her children, John (Beverly) Worden, Mary Beth (Tom) Horton and Martha (Clair) Sumner; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Walter (Pat) Livezey; two sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband and five siblings. Services were June 22 at Iles Westover Chapel. A military committal service was held at Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com
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Donna Jean Johnson

Donna Jean (Chaplin) Johnson, 82, of Waukee and formerly of Spencer, died June 13, 2022. She was born in Oelwein to August and Elsie (Faist) Chaplin. She attended the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. She married Larry Johnson in 1962. They lived in Spencer for 48 years before moving to West Des Moines in 2011. Donna was a faithful member of West Des Moines United Methodist Church.
Donna is survived by her husband; children Tracy Jensen, Stephanie Wanned and Kevin (Tara) Johnson; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Jim (Mary). She was preceded in death by two brothers and son-in-law. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines, with family greeting friends starting 10 a.m. 
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Peter Matthew Glinieckie

Peter Matthew Glinieckie was born in Stillwater, Minnesota. Peter was an avid photographer, videographer, and best friend. He was active in the music, car, gaming and outdoors communities where he shared many good times with his family and friends. Immediate family survivors include his parents: Matt Gliniecki and Patti Velman; brother, John Gliniecki, and grandfather, Theodore Velman. Peter will be missed by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends, and his two four-legged best friends, Hoss and Otis.
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Finnegan Reid Bunnell

Finnegan Reid Bunnell was born sleeping on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 11:32 p.m. He weighed 3 pounds and 15.8 ounces and was 16.5 inches long.
He will be greatly missed and forever remembered by his parents, Dakota Bunnell and Kara Egan; grandparents, David and Tasha Egan, and Gary and Ellen Bunnell; his two fur siblings at home, Chip and Bella; along with his Auntie Emma, great-grandparents, many cousins, and other aunts and uncles.
There will be no services, but condolences may be sent to 29456 Old Portland Road, #66, Adel, IA 50003. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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Marti Jo Breit

Marti Jo Breit, 59, died June 11, 2022. Marti was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, to Marianne (Martin) and Wesley Shubert. The family moved to Iowa when Marti was 5 years old. She graduated from Ames High School and then attended Iowa State University. Marti worked for Josten’s Jewelry in sales and jewelry design and was instrumental in creating one of the Seminole College championship rings. She retired in 2012, but her creativity continued.
Marti will be missed by her husband of 22 years, Jeff Breit; her mother; two sisters; many nieces and nephews and their families; and other family and friends. Marti was preceded in death by her father.
Services will be held 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at Hamilton’s, 3601 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines. Family will greet friends following the service. Memorials may be directed to the family and condolences expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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Sylvia Muenzenberger

Sylvia Muenzenberger, 91, died June 4, 2022, at Edgewater Retirement Community. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married Robert Muenzenberger in 1952 and had two sons.
Sylvia is survived by her sons, John (Elizabeth) and James (Lisa); three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A private service will be held later this summer. Memorial contributions may be directed to Edgewater Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, 9225 Cascade Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266 in memory of Sylvia. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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Carol Ann Fraizer

Carol Ann Fraizer, 72, died June 17, 2022. Carol was born in Des Moines and attended Christ the King grade school and Saint Joseph Academy, graduating in 1968. Carol married Michael G. Fraizer in 1969.
Carol is survived by her children, Michael (Lisa) Fraizer and Michelle (Bill) Reagan; six grandchildren; and two siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Mary. Visitation was June 21 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel. Funeral mass was Wednesday, June 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines. Memorial contributions can be directed to AHeinz57 pet rescue shelter or the MercyOne Des Moines Foundation. 
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Margaret Rodriguez

Margaret Rodriguez, 96, of West Des Moines, died June 12, 2022. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, followed by a rosary at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel, 801 19th St., West Des Moines. A mass of Christian burial was Friday, June 17 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mclarensresthavenchapel.com
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Frederick John Larrison

Frederick John Larrison, 86, died June 17, 2022 in Des Moines. Fred was born to Genevie (Varner) and Charles Larrison in Newton. He attended Newton schools and graduated in 1953. Fred served in the National Guard for 12 years and was on active duty for two of those years. In 1966, he founded Iowa Soft Water, Inc. and owned the company for approximately 40 years.
He married Carol Felton in 1958, and they had three children. Fred then married Cordelia Conley and then Catherine (Kay) Smith in 1993. He and Kay resided in West Des Moines and spent 28 wonderful years together. Fred is survived by his wife, Kay; children, Dr. Tracey Larrison, Darwin (Kris) Larrison and Amy (John) Miles; step-daughter, Shannon (Kevin) Gaydos; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Larrison. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Karen Moore; and brother, Terry Larrison.
Visitation was Wednesday, June 22 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, at McLaren’s. Memorials may be directed to the sports department at Newton High School. 
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Jay Norbert McCauley

Jay Norbert McCauley died June 16, 2022. He was born in 1959 in Des Moines to Norbert and Helen (Packard) McCauley. In 1982, he took a job at Creighton University where he met Kirsten Schmidt. They married in 1987.
He is survived by his wife; daughters Elizabeth “Ella” and ErinMarie; five siblings; several nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bruce and nephew Thomas.
The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22 at Iles Dunn’s Chapel. A mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Furry Friends Rescue West Des Moines or American Cancer Society. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com.
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William ‘Bill’ Henry Riess, Jr.

William “Bill” Henry Riess, Jr., 79, died Friday, June 10, 2022. Bill was born in North English and attended the State College of Iowa (UNI) and continued his education at Iowa State University where he earned his PhD in education. Bill was first a teacher, then a principal, and rounded out his career in educational sales. He married Beverly Wynn in 1978.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Tim) Lundberg; two grandchildren; two sisters and their families. He was preceded in death by his wife; three siblings-in-law; and a nephew.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, June 27 in the chapel at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, with a luncheon following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the University of Northern Iowa Foundation or to Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. 
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Gail Marie Van Wyk

Gail Marie (Gorham) Van Wyk, 69, died June 11, 2022, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines due to complications following the removal of a pancreatic cancer tumor.  Gail was born in Omaha. The family moved to Ohio when she was 4 and then to New Jersey when she began ninth grade. Gail graduated from Governor Livingston Regional High School in 1970, then Iowa State University in 1974, with a bachelor of science degree in food and nutrition with a major in dietetics.
Gail met Harlan Van Wyk in college and married him in 1973. They settled in Runnells with their children. Following their divorce, Gail raised her kids in Pleasant Hill and later in life enjoyed living in Johnston. Gail worked at Broadlawns Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospitals in both Knoxville and Des Moines, achieving 30 years of service with the VA in 2022.
Gail is survived by her children, Michelle (Greg) Thompson, Sarah (Phet) Quang and Daniel (Lindsey) Van Wyk; six grandchildren; sister and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Friday, June 17 at Iles Dunn’s Funeral Home, Des Moines. 
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Donna Kay Reed

Donna Kay Reed, 67, died June 5, 2022, at home in Adel. She was born in Des Moines and graduated in 1973 from Waukee High School. Donna is survived by her husband, Daniel Reed; children Nick Nizzi, Tracy Riley and Sarah Nizzi; step-daughter, Miranda Reed; a grandson; two sisters; a nephew and two nieces. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at Brandt Iles Funeral Home in Dallas Center. Memorial contributions may be sent to the family. 
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Nicholette ‘Nicki’ Marie (Shinn) Stajcar

Nicholette “Nicki” Marie (Shinn) Stajcar, 70, of Adel, died Jan. 21, 2022, at UnityPoint Hospital in Des Moines. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Adel. Please dress colorfully. 
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Gregory Lee Mowrey

Gregory Lee Mowrey, 63, died June 11, 2022, after a four-year battle with cancer. Greg was born in Des Moines to Marvin and Ruth Mowrey. He graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in sociology and economics. Greg used those skills in his career as an account manager for industrial manufacturing and factory automation companies.
Greg is survived by his parents, children Jenna (Kyle) Blair and Scott (Alexis) Mowrey, four grandchildren, and two brothers.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines, with a memorial service at 2 p.m. 
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Rebecca Whiteley

Rebecca Whiteley, 69, died June 4, 2022. She was born in Guthrie Center and graduated from Southeast Polk High School in 1971. She received her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in 1975. Following graduation, she performed with her bandmates at Eddie Webster’s in West Des Moines. Becca worked in advertising specialties for the Bob Allen Company in Des Moines and then did graphic design work with her husband in the sporting goods industry. Becca and Bill were married in 1980.
Becca is survived by her husband; children Meggen and Devin (Sarah); two grandchildren; two siblings; and many nieces, nephews and other family members. She was preceded in death by her son, Lucas, and sisters Linda Shipman and Marjorie Horn. Funeral services were held Monday, June 13 at Hamilton’s, 3601 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines. Memorials may be directed to Special Olympics Iowa. Condolences may be expressed at HamiltonsFuneralHome.com. 
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Andre Scott Outlaw

Andre Scott Outlaw died May 28, 2022, after a renal cancer diagnosis. Andre was born in 1968 and raised in Chicago by his aunt and uncle until the age of 10. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Chicago and worked numerous jobs to put himself through college to obtain two associate’s degrees. He started his career at Protiva Computer (later EDS), which brought him to Des Moines.
In 2006, Andre met his future wife when he went to fix her computer and fell in love with her at first sight. Andre and Rhonda were married in Winterset in 2011. They moved their family to West Des Moines in 2016.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Halle; stepdaughter, Juliana Bempah; mother, Dorothy Outlaw; sister; five siblings-in-law; and 17 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters-in-law Romana and Rebecca Haworth.
A celebration of life will be 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on June 18 at Valley Junction Activity Center, 217 Fifth St., West Des Moines. Contributions are suggested to Halle’s college fund, medical bills, or living expenses through an account that has been set up in Andre and Rhonda’s names. The family respectfully requests that any donations be made to them through First Interstate Bank. 
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Marleen Ann Dixon

Marleen Ann Dixon died June 1, 2022. She was born in 1950 in Carroll. She graduated  from Ar-We-Va High School in 1968, then from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in 1972. Marleen was a buyer for Younkers for nearly 25 years and was also employed at the Briggs Corporation and UnityPoint.
She is survived by her sisters: Janis, Vicki and Terri; four nephews; eight great-nieces and nephews; a great-great-nephew; and other relatives and friends. A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, June 14 at Huebner Funeral Home in Westside. Memorials may be directed to the West Des Moines or Westside Public Library. 
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Marilyn Janet Hill

Marilyn Janet Hill died June 9, 2022. She was born in 1933 in Des Moines, with her twin sister, Marjorie Jane Hill. Marilyn grew up on a farm near Minburn. She attended all grades and graduated from Washington Township Consolidated School in 1951. Marilyn graduated from Iowa State University in child development in 1955. Later she was a graduate student at Drake University.
She married Marvin Hagedorn in 1954. Marilyn was with her husband when he was a Lieutenant in the Army for two years in various parts of the country. After this time, Marilyn was the Recreational Therapist director at Blank Memorial Hospital in Des Moines. She also taught kindergarten at Crocker School in Des Moines. They lived in Des Moines, and later Dallas Center and West Des Moines. She sang in various church choirs for forty-five years. The Dallas Center Presbyterian Church was one of Marilyn’s favorite church congregations. Marilyn taught kindergarten in Dallas Center-Grimes for 26 years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary teachers’ sorority, Des Moines Area Retired School Personnel Association, Jean Cardinell Chapter of the DAR, Retired Elementary Teachers’ group of Dallas Center-Grimes Schools, Des Moines Women’s Club, and the Washington Twp-Minburn School Restoration Association.
She is survived by children Mark (Teresa) Hagedorn and Mary Burns; two sisters; and many nieces and nephews. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, parents and infant brother. Memorials may be made out to the family. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com
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Verna McManus

Verna McManus, 92, died June 8, 2022, at EveryStep Kavanagh House in Des Moines. She was born in Packwood. She retired from the College of Education at Drake University in 1984. Verna was a 50-plus year member of P.E.O. Chapter LS, in the first group of Hospice of Central Iowa volunteers in 1978, a longtime volunteer for Blank Hospital Guild, appointed to the first Iowa Foster Care Review Board by Iowa Gov. Bob Ray, and a member of West Des Moines Christian Church for many years.
She is survived by sons Mark (Pam) and Brent (Dian); four grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and two sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William (Bill), and sister Lois Marsh. Services were held on Tuesday, June 14 at McLaren’s Resthaven Funeral Chapel.