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Gregory ‘Greg’ Jerome Fay

Gregory “Greg” Jerome Fay, 71, died April 4, 2022, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. No service is planned, but a celebration of Greg’s life will be held later this summer. For more information, visit desmoinescremation.com.
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Cierra Marie Knox

Cierra Marie Knox, 29, died April 8, 2022. Services were held April 16 at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway. She was born in Minneapolis to Kelli Knox and Russell Hyatt. She graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines.
She is survived by her mother, Kelli; her grandfather, Harold; her children, Aiyana Marie and Grayson William; her aunt, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Connie, and her father, Russell.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
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Linda C. Pugh

A celebration of life for Linda C. Pugh, 70, who died Aug. 9, 2021, will be held Sunday, April 24, 2-3:30 p.m., at Rewind Hotel Salon B/C, 6075 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines. Linda was a graduate of North High, class of 1969.
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Karma Darlene Wilkinson

Karma Darlene Wilkinson, 88, died April 16, 2022. She was born near Milo and graduated from Beech High School in 1952. She met her husband. Gordon J. Wilkinson, at Milo United Methodist Church, and they were married May 17, 1952. They had 65 years together. Karma retired from McCoy True Value in Indianola after 24 years. Karma was an active member of the Indianola Regular Baptist Church until health problems prevented her from attending.
Surviving are three children, Katherine (Dan) Stutsman, Gary (Marcie) Wilkinson, and Kayla (Scott) Sieloff; five grandchildren; and other relatives. Karma was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Wilkinson, and son, Gary Wilkinson.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 25, at Indianola Regular Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m., Sunday, April 24 at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola. Burial will follow in the Indianola IOOF Cemetery. 
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Coleen Anne Labertew

Coleen Anne Labertew, 76, died Friday, April 15, 2022, after a lengthy battle with dementia at the Glen Oaks Nursing Home in Urbandale. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the Indianola First Assembly of God Church with burial following in the Indianola I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Max Labertew; sons, Joel (Angela) Labertew and Daniel (Amber) Labertew; six grandchildren; and other relatives.
After graduation from high school, Coleen attended beauty school and worked in Indianola until beginning her family in the early 1970s. She delivered Meals on Wheels in the community and wrote the monthly “Senior Treasures” column in Indianola’s City Gate newsletter. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Overton Funeral Home with family present from 6-8 p.m. 
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Jean (Ethel Jean) Mullen 

Jean (Ethel Jean) Mullen, 95, died April 14, 2022, at Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny. Funeral services were April 19 at Ankeny Funeral Home. Jean was born in Hawarden, Saskatchewan, Canada. The family moved to Agency where Jean graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1943. She received her teaching certificate and taught at the Wapello County Rural Schools. On May 30, 1948, she married Ralph Mullen. Jean worked at the Agency Post Office for many years. They then moved to Des Moines. Jean worked at Younkers, The Boy Scouts of America, Osco Drug and Target.
Jean was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed being the coordinator for weddings at the church, assuring everything went according to plan. After Ralph died in 1996, she moved to AHEPA Senior Apartments Ankeny in 2010. In October of 2021, she moved to Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny.
She is survived by her children, Rick (Mary) Mullen, Keith (Tamie) Mullen and Sue McCracken (Jay Gordon); and many other relatives.
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Jordan Michael Berry

Jordan Michael Berry, 29, died on April 11, 2022. He was born in Des Moines, grew up in Ankeny, graduated from Ankeny High School, and later became a forklift driver. He grew up playing basketball, skateboarding, playing video games and hanging out with his friends. Jordan enjoyed computer science.
In 2012, Jordan welcomed his son, Javen, into the world. That day was the happiest day of his life with a smile from ear to ear. Once old enough, Jordan taught Javen how to play basketball, skateboard, play pool and play video games. Jordan volunteered as a youth basketball coach for his son’s team. He thoroughly enjoyed teaching the kids new skills and watching them develop through the season.
Jordan is survived by his son, Javen Berry; mother, Janice Berry-Pinegar; step-father, Matt Pinegar; sister, Paige Pinegar; and many other family members. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. A Facebook page will be created and called “Jordan Berry Celebration.” Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
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Marjorie Rohlf

Marjorie Rohlf, 88, died Monday, April 11, 2022, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny. Mass of Christian burial was Monday, April 18 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny. The Catholic Daughters recited the Rosary. Online condolences may be shared at ouellettefuneralandcremationcare.com.
Marjorie graduated from St. Cecelia’s Academy as the class valedictorian in 1951. She was a faithful member of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church where she served as an organist for many years. She also served as an organist at St. Mary – Holy Cross Parish. Marj was a true advocate for people with intellectual disabilities and worked as an aid on a school bus caring for handicapped children in Ankeny.
Marjorie is survived by her son, Michael (Kimberly) Rohlf, and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Rohlf; daughter, Vicki Hutchins; son, Kenneth Rohlf; and son, Brian Rohlf.
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Irving H. Egeland

Irving H. Egeland, 85, of Ankeny, died April 7, 2022. Visitation will be held at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home, 4208 N. Ankeny Boulevard, on Wednesday, April 20 from 5-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held on April 21 at 1 p.m., also at the funeral home. Burial for Irv and his wife, Sarah, will be at a later date. The memorial service will be live streamed at vimeo.com/698744739.
Irving Halvor Egeland was born in rural Garden City. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, also in rural Garden City. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny, was head usher there for many years, and ushered elsewhere throughout his life.
In 1942, the Egeland family moved to their farm near Randall. Irv graduated from Randall High School in 1954, where he played basketball and baseball and was president of his senior class. He attended the Iowa State Teacher’s College, now known as the University of Northern Iowa, and graduated in 1959 with a degree in science. Additionally, he acquired 30 hours of post-graduate courses. He served in the Army Reserves and Air National Guard for six years. He taught and coached at Ogden, Southeast Polk, Iowa Falls, Rockwell City and Gowrie. In 1981, he became a sales representative with The Vernon Company; he became district manager in 1988. He was on their scholarship committee for 20 years. Irv retired in 2004 but returned part-time for a few years at the company’s request. Irv enjoyed playing in men’s softball leagues, as catcher, for Jewell, Boone, Stanhope, Roland and Cooper town teams.
On Feb. 14, 1970, Irv and Sarah (Furman) Hovland were married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union one daughter, Anne, was born. Along with children Mark, Michele and Kathleen, the family lived in several Iowa towns, including Ankeny, Rockwell City, Jewell and Iowa Falls.
Preceding Irv in death were his wife, Sarah, and son, Mark. He is survived by three daughters, Michele (Reginald) Richardson, Kathleen Hovland, and Anne (Tom) Owens, and other relatives. 
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Dixie Lee Bardwell

Dixie Lee Bardwell, 89, of Winterset, died Thursday, April 14, 2022, at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in West Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 21 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 22, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Union Chapel Cemetery, St. Charles. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.caldwellparrish.com.
Dixie was born in Des Moines. She married Robert Bardwell on June 19, 1954, at Christ the King Church in Des Moines. They raised eight children. He preceded her in death.
At a young age, Dixie worked as a bookkeeper at an office in Des Moines. She was a psychic and used her gifts to improve the lives of clients, both personally and professionally. She worked for many attorneys as a trial consultant and consulted with law enforcement as well, aiding detectives in solving cases and in finding missing people. She lectured across Iowa on psychic phenomena and the power of the mind and was a regular guest on WHO Radio.
She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and teaching Sunday school. She was a member of the Winterset Art Center and was an Apple Tree Club actress.
Dixie is survived by her children, Kermit “Vince” Bardwell, Cinda (Elton) Root, Sheila (Eric) Garner, Julie (Harold) Forsyth, Cheryl (Joseph) Kurimski, Robert “Mike” (Carrie), Patrick Bardwell, and Oliver (Carrie) Bardwell; brother, Conrad Cleghorn; 28 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. 
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Alice Joann Lemon

Alice Joann Lemon, 86, of Winterset, died Friday, April 15, 2022, at Azria Health in Winterset. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel. Funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Hebron Cemetery.
She was born in Orient and was a graduate of Macksburg High School in 1953. On April 28, 1955, she married James Lemon, who preceded her in death. Over the years, she worked on the kitchen staff at the nursing home, at the Hilton Hotel on the south side of Des Moines, and at Capital City Fruit.
She is survived by her five children, Jimmy (Teresa) Lemon, Anita Allen, Jeanie (Lester) Purscell, Robin (Dale) Danielson, and Kevin (Julie) Lemon; brother, Bill Pettit; sister, Janice Fisher; nine grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
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Cheryl Kay Marr

Cheryl Kay (Huggins) Marr (aka Cheryl Black), 77, of Johnston, died Wednesday, April 6, 2022. She was born in El Paso, Texas. She is survived by her children, Brent Black (Paula), Betsy Dunifer and Sarah Black, and other relatives. A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 16 at the Macrae W.C. shelter at Macrae Park, 2235 S.W. 11th St., in Des Moines. 
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Steven Lewis Slauson

Steven Lewis Slauson, 70, died Tuesday, April 12, 2022. He was born in Des Moines. In 1971, he enlisted in the Army for seven years and enlisted in the Air National Guard for another 15 years. While in the military, he worked several jobs as a truck driver and retired from Orr Trucking in 2013.
Steve is survived by his wife, Mary Slauson; children Trisha Slauson (Michael Forret) and Chad Slauson (Jena Slauson); grandchildren Clark, Cora, Isabella, Jadyn, Elliott and Dane; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation will be held at Iles Funeral Homes Brandt in Dallas Center on Tuesday, April 19 from 5-7 p.m. The funeral will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Grimes on Wednesday, April 20 at 10 a.m., with burial to follow. There will be a luncheon afterwards at the church. 
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Robert ‘Bob’ Dunaway

Robert “Bob” Dunaway, 77, of Altoona, died April 11, 2022. As per his wishes, his remains have been cremated.  A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 4 from 2-5 p.m. at Terrace Hills Golf Course, 8700 N.E. 46th Ave., Altoona. Bob is survived by his wife, Marvel; his children Lynne (Gary) Thornton, Brad (Lisa), and Jenni (Peter) Grandgeorge; stepchildren Sarah Gillaspie (Sone Lovan) and Garth Gillaspie; and other relatives. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy (Tool) Dunaway in 1981.
Bob enjoyed his work as a writer, photographer and editor for Wallaces Farmer magazine for 18 years, a columnist for Iowa Farmer Today for nearly 20 years, and helping many Iowa farmers plan their estates for tax savings and business continuation. His favorite work was his volunteer work, mostly through the Kiwanis service organization, having a positive impact on children’s lives.
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Nancy Margaret Correy

Nancy Margaret Correy, 89, died Thursday, April 7, 2022. Visitation was Tuesday, April 12 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines followed by the rosary. Funeral mass was Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.
Nancy was born in Sigourney. She graduated from Immaculata High School in Detroit, Michigan, in 1950. Following graduation, Nancy relocated to California where she met Maurice Correy, and they began their 60-year marriage in 1954. Nancy valued service to others as shown through her volunteer work at Mercy Hospital, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and many other charitable organizations throughout her life.
Nancy is survived by her three sons, Chris, Tim and David Correy; daughter Colleen Carter (Richard White); and other relatives.
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Claudine Allison

Claudine Allison, 84, died April 13, 2022. She was born in Panora. Claudine graduated from North High School in 1955 and remained a lifelong resident of the Des Moines area. She worked for the City of Des Moines where she later retired. She was also active throughout her life in the Reunion Committee.
She is survived by her children, Doug (Wendy) Shelledy and Dina (Bill) Gray; step-children, Craig and Kent Allison; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene; daughter, Kimberly; son, David; and granddaughter, Katelyn.
A visitation will be held on Monday, April 18, at 9 a.m. with a service to follow at 10:00 a.m. at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory in Urbandale. Burial will follow the service at Pine Hill Cemetery in Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. 
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Robert Charles Kuefner, Sr.

Robert Charles Kuefner, Sr., 81, died April 8, 2022. Services will be held Monday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 8301 N.W. Aurora Ave. in Urbandale with visitation one hour prior. The service will be livestreamed. Burial will follow at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes. Bob spent his career in the finance industry including Capital City Bank and Brenton Bank. In his free time, Bob was active in his investment club, golf, and was a member of the Greater Des Moines Bowling Association, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and a former member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary; children, Scott (Tracy) Leonard, Rob (Amy) Kuefner, and Barbara Thompson; and many other family members and friends.
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Albert Leroy McFarland

Albert Leroy McFarland, Jr., 75, died April 8, 2022. Services will be held at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines with visitation on Thursday, April 14, from 1-6 p.m., and the funeral service will be on Friday, April 15, noon. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery.
Leroy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He married Debbie Gibson on July 18, 1969, in Maine. Leroy owned and operated MAC Asphalt in Urbandale. He enjoyed watching Western movies, watching and playing golf, fishing, working, keeping things clean, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie; sons, Carl (Amanda) McFarland, Shayne (Jamie) McFarland, and Tim (Margaret) McFarland; and many other relatives. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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Robert Eugene ‘Bob’ Peers

Robert Eugene Peers, 83, died March 27, 2022, at Kennybrook Village in Grimes. Bob was born in Stuart and grew up in the Valley Junction area of West Des Moines. He graduated from Valley High School in 1956 where he participated in football, basketball and track. While at Valley, he met Charlene. They were married on May 2, 1959, and shared 52 years together. He started his career in sales before finding his true passion in home building and remodeling. Bob and Charlene’s second home was at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, where they welcomed and entertained family and friends for more than 25 years. Charlene preceded him in death.
Bob is survived by his three children, Steve (Cheryl) Peers, Kathleen (Terry) Janssen and David (Tracy) Peers, and other relatives. A visitation was held Saturday, April 9, at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel, 801 19th St., West Des Moines, followed by a memorial service. A private family burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 
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Richard Martin Lester

Richard “Dick” Martin Lester, 82, was born in Washington Township Sept. 5, 1939, and died at MercyOne Johnston Hospice Care on April 2, 2022. Visitation was April 7 at Ernst Funeral Home, Waukee. A funeral service was April 8 at Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines. Interment was at the Glendale Cemetery.
Richard “Dick” graduated from East High School in 1958. He served in the Air National Guard. He worked for Westinghouse, ABB, and Willis and Hummel Nissan car dealerships. He enjoyed his time in the Polk County Reserves Sheriff’s Department and retired after 24 years of service, which included many years as the chief. He received the Richard Rewaj Distinguished Reserve Officer of the Year Award in 1986. Dick was actively involved in the East High School Band Boosters from 1982-1986 and served as the Band Booster Club president from 1985-1986.
Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean Lester (2018). He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters Rachon (Duane) Miller and Nicole (Joe) Lester-Ekis; and many other relatives.
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Chris Spanos

Chris Spanos, 88, died on April 9, 2022. Chris was born in Filiatra Messinias, Greece. He immigrated to the United States in 1950, where he served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He returned to Des Moines and became a successful businessman, owning and operating multiple restaurants in the Des Moines area. He never forgot his roots and the call to help others, especially other immigrants from his home country of Greece. He was an active member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Des Moines and a lifelong member of the fraternal organization of Ahepa.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Yon Ae, and other relatives. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 at Iles Westover Chapel. A Trisagion service will begin at 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 15, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1110 35th St., Des Moines. Interment will be at Glendale Cemetery. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com. Arrangements are by Iles Westover Chapel.
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Frances Favaro Ulrich

Frances Favaro Ulrich, 85, died April 8, 2022, at MercyOne Hospital in Des Moines. Fran was born March 12, 1937, in Des Moines. She attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School, graduated from Lincoln High School in 1954 and Americana School of Beauty in 1955. She worked as a beautician for Tony Francios and then taught at Americana School of Beauty and Sal’s Beauty School. In the 1960s, she opened Johnny’s Hall of Fame in Des Moines with her husband. This was the first sports bar in Iowa. They eventually sold the bar in 2006. In the 1970s, she was part owner of the River Queen in Des Moines. In the 1980s, she was owner of Fran’s Place in Des Moines.
She married John Ulrich on Nov. 4, 1964, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Des Moines, of which she was a member. She was a seven-time club champion at Echo Valley Golf Course and a two-time club champion at Indian Springs Golf Course in La Quinta, California.
Fran is survived by her husband, John, and many other relatives. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in May. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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Travis Neff

Travis John Hamilton Neff, 42, died April 2, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A funeral was held April 7 at Brooks Funeral Care in Clive. Travis was born in Des Moines. He graduated from Urbandale High School and attended DMACC. He was a third-generation Boy Scout.
He is survived by his daughter, Payton Neff; mother, Sheila Neff (Kim Niles); and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond John Neff. 
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Mark Dean Hamman

Mark Dean Hannam, Sr., 61, of West Des Moines, died Friday, April 8, 2022, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born in Des Moines. After he graduated from Urbandale High School in 1978, he worked at American National Can for 20 years. This led Mark to build a business, Container Round-Up, with his father. He owned and operated it for many years before retiring.
Mark is survived by his four children, Jessica (Brendin) Hinman, Joslyn (Charles) Hannam, Mark Hannam, Jr., and Mikayla Hannam, and many other relatives. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com. Arrangements are by Iles Westover Chapel. 
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Rose E. Heller

Rose Ellen Heller, 83, died at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines on April 2, 2022. She graduated from Valley High School in 1956. On Nov. 24, 1957, she married David W. Heller. After 20 years of traveling with the Navy, they settled in Milo.
Rose is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Joe) Hunemuller, as well as nine grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, David; son, David Heller Jr.; and daughter, Deanna Antamori.
Visitation was held Wednesday, April 13 at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens in Des Moines. Graveside services are at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Jordan Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
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Marilyn Fern Trotter

Services for Marilyn Fern Trotter, 91, who died Thursday, April 7, 2022, at The Village in Indianola, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola with burial following in the Belmont Cemetery, Milo.
Marilyn worked at City State Bank in New Virginia until she retired on Dec. 31, 1992.  She was a Cub Scouts den mother.  She would provide hot chocolate and brownies after the New Virginia Boy Scouts came back from sledding. If the New Virginia firefighters were at a fire for a long time, she would deliver food and drink to them. She sewed and made school bags as a mission project for the church. She also folded the weekly Sunday morning bulletins for the church.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Genelle (Gerald) Truitt and Richard (Deb) Trotter, and many other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Trotter. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Overton Funeral Home. To sign an online condolence, visit www.overtonfunerals.com.
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Amber Anne (Alford) Barr

Amber Anne (Alford) Barr, 71, died Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Visitation was Monday, April 11 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines with a graveside service following at Resthaven Cemetery. She was a 1968 graduate from Waukee High School. During high school, she worked at Baker’s Riding Stable and had a love for riding horses. Amber went on to work at Wellmark-Blue Cross Blue Shield and retired after 20 years.
Amber is survived by her husband of 51 years, Carl Barr Jr.; son, Jim (LaRay); daughter, Jeannie (Steve) Connolly; and many other relatives.
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Joanne Nichols

Joanne Nichols, 86, of Winterset, died Monday, April 4, 2022, at her home. Visitation was April 10 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial was April 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winterset. Burial will take place in the Winterset Cemetery.
Joanne was born in Monroe County. She graduated from North High School in Des Moines in 1954 and married George Nichols on March 27, 1954, in Melrose. Over the years, she worked as a district Avon manager. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winterset. She enjoyed being active in the church along with being a part of the Altar and Rosary Society. Joanne was active in her community, being involved in the John Wayne Museum and giving bus tours for the Madison County Chamber. She was a member of multiple bridge clubs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George. She is survived by her children, Ed (Mary) Nichols, Steve (Leslie) Nichols, Tim (Sheryl) Nichols, and Vicki (Russ) Roberts; and many other relatives.
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Dr. Joseph William Johll

Dr. Joseph William Johll, 64, died peacefully in his home on April 5, 2022. He was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Determined from the beginning, he paid for his first car and saved for college by working at the Country Kitchen in high school. In 1979 he completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Viterbo College, LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force. He married his college sweetheart, Gail Ann Reicks, on June 18, 1983. While working nightshift as a critical care nurse in the emergency room, he began optometry school in Chicago, Illinois, graduating in 1990. His devotion to his family, work as an optometrist, and his Catholic faith included moves to Ankeny, Chariton, Fairfield and Winterset in 2006. He was a member of the American Optometric Association, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Opus Dei and Regnum Christi, to name a few.
He had a16-year-long journey with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy – Parkinsonism (PSP).
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gail; children: Mark (Tamara) Johll, Maria (Keith) Kelley, Ben, Rebecca (David) and grandson Joseph Reising, Matthew, Miriam, and Annie; and other relatives. 
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David Winders

David Marshall Winders, 76, died April 3, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at Ankeny Funeral Home on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
He was born in Des Moines and graduated from North High School in Des Moines in 1963. After graduation, David served four years in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. David retired from John Deere Des Moines Works in 2005.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy Winders; four daughters, Shelley (Mark) Koons, Jennifer (Angelo) Martinez, Christine (Keith) Lydon and Nicole (Lou) Schwalbach; and other relatives.
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Tony S. Whitaker

Anthony “Tony” Steven Whitaker, 45, died April 2, 2022. A funeral service was held Friday, April 8 at Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny with burial following at Berwick Cemetery. He was born in Des Moines, raised in Ankeny and graduated from Ankeny High School in 1996. He earned a business degree from the University of Iowa in 2001.
Tony was part of a 4x4 relay team that held a record at the Drake Relays for 25 years. He was vice president at Municipal Supply where he worked for 21 years. He had the pleasure of working side by side with his grandfather, dad and brother.
He is survived by his parents; brother, Timothy and girlfriend, Leah; and many other relatives. A full obituary is online at www.AnkenyMemorial.com.
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Danial ‘Dan’ Lee Greenlee

Danial “Dan” Lee Greenlee, 54, died April 7, 2022, at his residence in Ankeny. A Celebration of Life will be held at Ankeny Funeral Home on Thursday, April 14 from 4-7 p.m. He was born in Des Moines and attended Moore Elementary School there before moving to Elkhart where he completed grade school. Dan eventually ended up in Ankeny, attending Ankeny High School and graduating in 1986.
Dan is survived by his parents; children, Samantha (Jason) Orndorff, Shawn (Heather) Greenlee, and Tylor Greenlee; sibling, Tesa Greenlee; grandchild, Mikayla Rose; widow, Beth Greenlee; and many extended family and friends. 
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Eileen D. Gust (Bogner)

Eileen D. Gust (Bogner), 90, died April 9, 2022. She was born in Crofton, Nebraska. She married Harvey Gust on May 28, 1950, and they moved around the country until settling in Iowa in 1961. Eileen raised two children, Patricia (James) French and Steven (Laurie) Gust. She and Harvey built a cabin at Lake Rathbun, where they enjoyed many outdoor activities. When Harvey developed Parkinson’s disease, she was his caregiver. She spent the last two years at Edencrest Assisted Living in Ankeny.
Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey, and all her siblings. No service will be held. Her ashes will be taken to Crofton by the family at a later date. Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Urbandale, is assisting the family.
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Southida ‘Pinky’ Simahano

Southida “Pinky” Simahano, 39, died Tueday, April 5, 2022, at her home in Ankeny. She was born in Des Moines. Pinky worked for the State of Iowa and had a part-time job at a local grocery store. She would find the good in people and try to help as much as she could no matter how tired she was. She was selfless, always trying to help others by bringing them lunch, running their errands, covering shifts and sometimes just lending an ear.
She is survived by her mother, Chanty; brother, Phoutasone; and other loving relatives and many special friends.
A Celebration of Life was held April 8 at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens. 
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Paulette Arlene (Derrick) Gretter

Paulette Arlene (Detrick) Gretter, 73, died on March 29, 2022, at MercyOne Hospice Care in Johnston. A private family Celebration of Life will be held June 5, 2022, in Des Moines. She was born in Marshalltown and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Lenihan Catholic High School in Marshalltown. Paulette made a home in Keota, where she raised two sons, John and James. She sought out opportunities for community service, including serving on the Keota School Board. She attended Kirkwood Community College, graduating with an associate’s degree in accounting, and spent many years working seasonally as a tax preparer. She lived in Iowa City and Osage Beach, Missouri, before moving to Ankeny in 2020.
Paulette is survived by her children, John Gretter (Sarah) and James Gretter (Tracy), and many other relatives. 
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Shirley Dunston

Shirley Dunston, 91, of Ankeny, died Wednesday, April 6, 2022. A funeral was held Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Memorial Services of Iowa. Burial followed at Ankeny Memorial Gardens.
She graduated from Chariton High in 1948, focusing on typing and shorthand. She married the late Raleigh Milton Dunston in 1949, and they lived together in Des Moines for 62 years. He preceded her in death in 2011. Shirley is survived by her children, Raleigh (Pam) Dunston, Angela Johnson, Cynthia Barber and Tracy (Tom) Willis; like a son, Rich (Angie) Pettinger; and many other relatives.
Shirley worked in several industries prior to her career as an executive administrative assistant, retiring from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in 1989. Shirley was an active member of Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, VFW Post 738 Auxiliary and The Optimist Club of Ankeny. 
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Julie Ann Pieper

Julie Ann Pieper, 60, of Ankeny, died Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. She was born in East Moline, Illinois. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines, then went on to graduate from DMACC in Ankeny with an associate’s degree in business. She married Scott B. Pieper on Sept. 27, 2013. He survives her, along with other relatives and friends. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Patricia Sue Gugger

Patricia Sue Gugger, 84, Ankeny, died Tuesday, April 5, 2022. A funeral service was held Monday, April 11 at Ankeny First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be at Vernon Cemetery, Renwick, at a later date.
Pat was born in Mason City.  A 1956 graduate of Northwood High School, Pat earned both her two-year undergrad degree (1958) and her bachelor’s degree (1974) from the University of Northern Iowa and devoted 34 years to teaching pre-K, kindergarten and first grade at Boone Valley (Vernon and Renwick) and Taft Elementary (Humboldt).
She was a 50-year member of the Chapter ES P.E.O., Northwood, and a 50-year member of the Renwick United Methodist Church, serving on committees and holding offices: chairman of trustees, chairman of Administrative Council, chairman of Finance Committee, and long-term secretary of United Methodist Women. She was a 4-H leader and Cub Scout den mother. Upon moving to Ankeny, she was secretary for her homeowner’s association.
She was preceded in death by Rich, her husband of 57 years, and her son, Tracy Gugger. She is survived by her daughter, Tricia (Pat) Childress, and many other relatives and friends.
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Mildred L. Webb

Visitation for Mildred Lucille Webb, 91, was held April 5, 2022, at Hamilton’s Altoona Funeral Home. She died on April 1. She was born in Bondurant and attended Bondurant School where she graduated in 1949. During her high school years, she dated Robert Webb before his graduation in 1948. After graduation, Robert entered the U.S. Air Force in September 1948. On leave, the couple started a cross-country trek back to New York where Robert was serving at Samson AFB and married on Oct. 26, 1949, in Paducah, Kentucky.
The couple had four children, Pamela, Robert, James and Michael. Due to Robert’s career in managing coop elevators, they moved to Everly in 1968 and remained there until all the children were graduated. In the years to follow, they moved frequently.
She is survived by her children, Pamela (Irvin) Johnson, Robert (Vicki) Webb, James Webb and Michael Webb, and many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Robert Lee Webb, in 2006.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
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Maurice ‘Morry’ Weston Hansen

Maurice “Morry” Weston Hansen, 86, died Monday, April 4, 2022. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22 at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A private inurnment will be held at a later date at Roland Cemetery in Roland.
He was born in Kearney, Nebraska. His parents were teachers, and, due to the difficult wartime circumstances, his parents taught at many schools, resulting in Morry attending 13 different schools as a child until graduating from North High School in 1954. He attended Drake University, where his father was an associate professor, and followed in his parents’ educational footsteps. He completed his bachelor’s degree in 1958 and a master’s degree in education in guidance and counseling in 1965, after which he worked for 37 years in education, with 35 spent as a guidance counselor for the Des Moines Schools. He finished his career and retired from Lincoln High School in 2001.
He served in the Army and Air National Guards from 1959-1964, during which time he also worked for the YMCA in Des Moines where he met his wife, Sandra “Sandy” Eggland. They were married in 1962 and shared 60 years together.
Between 1980-1986, Morry served as head coach for the Johnston High School girls’ volleyball team, where he initiated the program.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughters Janelle (Rick) Hansen-Strand and Kristi (Dave) Hansen Walvoord; grandchildren Jack Walvoord and Dawson Walvoord; and other relatives.
Arrangements were by Iles Westover Chapel.
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Lauri Ann (Merkle) Nelson

Lauri Ann (Merkle) Nelson, 65, of Altoona died Sunday, April 3, 2022. She was born in Maryville, Missouri, and, during her childhood, lived in Allerton and Lorimor before her family moved to Altoona. She married Randy Nelson on April 23, 1976. They had two children, Cara Ann, now deceased, and Cody Alan. They resided in Altoona throughout their 45 years of marriage.
Lauri was a Polk County Master Gardener. She worked in banking for several years. When she heard that Local Carpenters Union 106 was going to hire women, she became a journeyman. She helped build the Des Moines downtown skywalks, the McDonald’s Restaurant at Mercy Hospital, a church, and many other commercial projects in the area.
One of Lauri’s proudest achievements was that, after being troubled with alcohol addiction during her earlier years, she was able to achieve permanent sobriety. She then sponsored others who came into the AA program and were also able to attain sobriety with her support and counsel.
She is survived by her husband, Randy Nelson; son Cody (Lacey) Nelson; parents Bob and Beverly Merkle; and many other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life service is being held Tuesday, April 12 at 11 a.m., at the Rising Sun Church of Christ. To join the service via live stream, visit www.risingsunchurch.org. A luncheon will be served following the service. Private interment will take place at a later date.
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Linda Hashman

Linda Hashman, 78, of Altoona died March 30, 2022. She was born in Iola, Wisconsin. The family moved to Des Moines when Linda was 9. She graduated from Saydel High School in 1961 and married Don Wheatley in 1962. Their oldest son, Steven Paul, was born in Stuttgart, Germany, where Don was serving in the Army. Their second son, Scott Alan, was born in Des Moines. Linda’s marriage to Don Wheatley ended in 1976. Linda continued to live in Des Moines until after her marriage to James Waid Hashman in 1982. They moved to Wasilla, Alaska, in 1984 and remained there until 2005 when they moved to Lander, Wyoming.
Linda worked at Dahl’s Pharmacy in Des Moines for 11 years and retired from National Bank of Alaska in Wasilla after 16 years.
She is survived by son Steven Paul Wheatley (Sheri); step-children Steven Clay Hashman (Lisa), Jamie Lynn Lindell (Dennis) and Jeffrey Waid Hashman (Sonja); and many other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Des Moines.
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Robert ‘Bob’ Peterson

Robert Harry Peterson, 67, died April 4, 2022. Bob is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathy; children, Nathan, Kelly and Laura Peterson; and other relatives. Funeral services were held April 8 at Hamilton’s Altoona Funeral Home.
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Betty P. (Lindberg) Stearns

Betty P. (Lindberg) Stearns, 93, died April 3, 2022. She and her husband, Elmer, raised three children, Jeff (Judy), Jim (Kay) and Nancy (Mike) Mars, and had four grandchildren, Andy (Robyn) Stearns, Kyle Stearns, Ben (Jessica) Stearns, Chris (Zoe) Mars, and five great-grandchildren.
Betty raised her family in Des Moines then she and Elmer bought a farm in Adel in 1978 and lived there until his death in 2011. She then went to live at Legacy Pointe, now called Independence Village of Waukee. The family is planning a service at a later date.
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James R. ‘Dick’ Barry

James R. “Dick” Barry, 80, of Adel died April 2, 2022. A visitation was be held Thursday, April 7, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel. A graveside service was held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com
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Margaret Jean Morrissey

Margaret Jean Morrissey, 91, of Urbandale, died on March 31, 2022, at Perry Lutheran Home under the care of St. Croix Hospice. She attended rural schools and graduated from Lovilia High School in 1948. She moved to Des Moines and worked for Farmers Insurance Group for 38 years.
She is survived by sisters Mary (Jim) Roan and Geri Clark, and sisters-in-law Ann Morrissey and Alverta Morrissey; and other relatives. A funeral mass was held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3663 66th St., Urbandale. 
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Daniel Joseph Wilharber

Daniel Joseph Wilharber, 67, died March 31, 2022, after a brief illness. Private interment will be held at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, and a celebration of his life will be planned for a later date in Davenport, where he grew up. He graduated from Davenport Assumption High School in 1973. On Aug. 3, 1974, he married Lynn Stanage in Davenport. They had three sons, Randy, Brad and Brian. They lived in Davenport until 1986 before moving to Ottumwa, where they raised their boys and lived until 2015. Upon his retirement, Dan and Lynn relocated to Urbandale.
Dan was a longtime employee of UPS. Upon his retirement from UPS, he worked for Wacker Chemical in Eddyville until his second retirement in 2014. Dan was a member of the Elks and the Knight of Columbus. He was a coach in the Ottumwa Youth Football League and served on the board of the Ottumwa Youth Basketball League. He was also a coach with the Ottumwa Babe Ruth Baseball League. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and served on the board of SE IA I-Club for many years.
Dan is survived by his wife, Lynn; sons, Randy (Meredith) Wilharber, Bradley Wilharber and Brian Wilharber; and many other relatives. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com.
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Donna Johnson

Donna R. Johnson, 75, died on March 28, 2022, in Des Moines. She spent her childhood in Des Moines and graduated from East High School in 1964. Donna worked as a dental assistant for a number of years where she was introduced to her husband, Jeff Johnson. They were married on Dec. 30, 1967. After Jeff graduated from veterinary school, he served in the U.S. Air Force, first stationed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas. After being promoted to captain, Jeff and Donna transferred to Aviano Air Force Base in Italy. Upon returning to Des Moines, they established All City Mobile Pet Clinic, a full-service mobile practice from 1977-84. In 1980, they purchased City South Animal Hospital on Army Post Road in Des Moines where Donna spent 32 years as the bookkeeper and office manager, mostly in charge of Jeff. Over the years, Donna filled the part of secret Santa, providing presents to numerous needy families.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Dr. Jeffry Johnson. She is survived by daughters Stacy Taiber (Dan) and Shanna Overholser (Matt); and other relatives.
Visitation will be held April 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, 8201 Hickman Road, Urbandale. A funeral mass will be held April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 7075 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, followed by a luncheon at St. Francis Parish Hall. Private family entombment will be at Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter. 
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Sheryl Glassell

Sheryl Dee Glassell, 64, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at home. A celebration of life will be on April 30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Irish Settlement, Cumming. She graduated from Guthrie Center High School in 1975 and from Allen College in 2011 with a master’s degree in nursing/nurse practitioner. She worked in Mankato, Minnesota, specializing in nephrology.
In Mankato, she was involved with Catholic Charities Diocese of Winona, National Kidney Foundation and Wounded Warriors, and with the National Kidney Foundation and Wounded Warriors in Des Moines.
She is survived by her siblings, Richard (Laura) Glassell, Randall (Pat) Glassell, Denise Tomlinson, James (Krystel) Glassell and John (Kathleen) Glassell; nine nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and great-nephews. 
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Kathy Kay Stockham

Kathy Kay Stockham, 70, died Friday, March 25, 2022, at her home in Norwalk. She grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Des Moines Tech High School in 1969, Broadlawn’s Nursing School in 1972, and the University of Iowa in 1974. Kathy was a member of the American Nurses Association. She worked as hazmat coordinator for Lutheran Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Stockham; children, James Stockham and Erica Stockham; granddaughter, Angela Cabrera; and other relatives.
No public services are planned. Kathy will be laid to rest in a private family ceremony at Glendale Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.