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Richard D Johnson

May 26, 2022

Richard Dean Johnson, 87, formerly of Sheldahl, Iowa, passed away on May 26, 2022 after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Madrid Evangelical Free Church (2243 S...

Viola K. De Stigter

May 21, 2022

Viola (Vi) Kay De Stigter, 78, passed away on May 21, 2022. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. followed by a lunch and reception until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny (520 NW 36th St.) Viola was b...

Richard G. Rasmussen

May 20, 2022


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Join us as we celebrate and give thanks for the life of Richard (Dick) Gene Rasmussen, 85, of Ankeny. He was our beloved husband, father, grandfather and coach. Dick joined our heavenly Father in eternal peace on Friday, May 20, 2022, at Mercy West H...

James F. Westphal

May 17, 2022

James Frederick Westphal, 83, died Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at his home in Ames with his family by his side. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. with visitation preceding the Mass from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and i...

David D. Vols

May 16, 2022

David Vols, 73, passed away May 16, 2022, with his family by his side. A visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). David was born January 30, 1949, to Louise and Mor...

Lauren Border

May 14, 2022

Lauren Cloys Border, 75, of Ankeny passed away Saturday,  May 14, 2022 at Methodist Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born September 23, 1946, in Erie Illinois, and graduated from Erie High School in 1964. Lauren married Cindy Muh...

Chad Tingwald

May 11, 2022

Chad Tingwald, 45, of Ankeny, passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2022. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Ankeny Free Church (118 NW Linden St., Ankeny, IA 50023). A memorial service will be held on Friday, Ma...

Marlys J. Puchta

May 4, 2022

Marlys Puchta, 93, passed away on May 4, 2022. Per her wishes a graveside service will be held 10 a.m., on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. She is survived by her daughter, Gayle (Charlie) Gorman; son, Bradley (Doreen) Puchta...

Doris M. Smith

May 4, 2022

Doris Mae Smith, 97, of Ankeny, IA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 4, 2022. A funeral service will be held at Ankeny Baptist Church (2842 SW Third Street Place, Ankeny IA 50023) at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2022 with burial to follow...

Peggy R. Purdy

May 4, 2022

Peggy Purdy, 84, of Des Moines passed away May 4, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Sac City, IA to Annabelle and Lawrence Jarvis and raised by Violet and Glenn Davis, her aunt and uncle, in the Des Moines and Ankeny area. ...

Patrick E. Pierson

May 1, 2022

Patrick Earl Pierson, 60, of Cambridge, IA went to Heaven May 1, 2022. He was born August 31, 1961 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Edward and Gloria (Mehmen) Pierson. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Memo...

Richard K. Henn

April 28, 2022

Richard Keith Henn, 79, of Ankeny passed away April 28, 2022. A visitation will be held 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd).  A celebration of life will be held 10:30am, Thursda...

Ernest W. Brandt

April 25, 2022

Ernest “Ernie” William Brandt, 92, formerly of Waverly, Iowa, passed away Monday, April 25, 2022. He was living in Ankeny, Iowa at the time of his death. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022, at Holy Trinity Luth...

Kay E. Mueller

April 25, 2022

Kay Eileen (DuCharme) Mueller, 81, of Ankeny, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022 at Sunny View Care Center due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, May 6, 2022 at St. Paul Lutheran ...

Beverly A. Long

April 22, 2022

Beverly A. Long, 89, of Polk City, entered into the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Senior Suites of Urbandale. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Memorial Services of I...

Roberta L. Starr

April 18, 2022

Roberta Lou (Benbow) Starr, 91 passed away on April 18, 2022. Roberta was born October 14, 1930 in Boone County Iowa.   The daughter of Harvey and Hazel (Conn) Benbow.  Her father was a farmer, and she grew up on several homesteads near Madrid,...

Marjorie Johnston

April 17, 2022

Marjorie Johnston passed away April 17, 2022. She was born on August 16, 1937 to Orval and Irene Boyce in Washington State. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, ...

Paulette C Koepke

April 14, 2022

Paulette Claire Koepke, 74, passed away on April 14, 2022 in Plano, Texas. She was born on June 23, 1947, to Paul C. Smoldt and Mary E. Claus Smoldt in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Paulette is survived by her son, Michael James Koepke (Irma); grandchildren...

Paul T. Riggs

April 13, 2022

Paul Thomas Riggs, 82, of Ankeny, Iowa and formerly of Waterloo, Iowa died Wednesday April 13, 2022 at MercyOne in Des Moines of natural causes. Paul was born August 1, 1939 at St. Francis Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa to Philip and Viola Riggs. He a...

Irving H. Egeland

April 7, 2022

Irving H. Egeland, 85, of Ankeny, Iowa passed away on April 7, 2022. Visitation will be held at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd) in Ankeny on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 5:00-7:00p.m. A memorial service will be held on April 2...

Shirley Dunston

April 6, 2022

Shirley Dunston, 91, of Ankeny, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022, with her family by her side. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 11, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). A funeral will take place...

Patricia S. Gugger

April 5, 2022

Patricia Sue Gugger, Ankeny, IA, lovingly referred to as Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Pat, Patty Sue and Peanut, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held Monday, April 11, 2022, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ...

Tony S. Whitaker

April 2, 2022

Anthony “Tony” Steven Whitaker, age 45, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on April 2, 2022. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). A funeral service...

Julie A. Pieper

April 2, 2022

Julie Ann Pieper, age 60, of Ankeny, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Julie was born on November 26, 1961 in East Moline, IL. She was the daughter of Earl and Geraldine (Goodman) Jackson. She graduated...

Doug Gragert

March 31, 2022

Doug Gragert, 70, of Slater, IA passed away March 31, 2022, with his wife and children by his side, after a brief but courageous battle with heart failure.  He had a very big heart, literally and figuratively.   He was affectionately known to most...