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Ronald LeRoy Machir

January 25, 2017

Ronald Machir, 80, of Des Moines passed away January 25, 2017. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 5 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, J...

Timothy James McCombs

January 25, 2017

Tim McCombs, 64 of Prairie City, passed away January 25, 2017. A visitation will be held 6 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2017 at Prairie City United Methodist Church, in Prairie City. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday January...

Phillip Thomas Wagner

January 14, 2017

Phillip Wagner, 30, passed away Jan. 14, 2017. A visitation will be held at All Saints Catholic Church in Des Moines from 5-7 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with prayer service at 7:00. A funeral mass will be held at 10 am on Wed, Jan. 18, at All Saints ...

Ona Mae Machir

December 31, 2016

Ona Mae Machir, 77, of Des Moines passed away December 31, 2016. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 5 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesda...

Jessica JoAnne Halbrook

December 25, 2016

Jessica JoAnne (Wilson) Halbrook, 31, West Des Moines, passed away on December 25, 2016. She was born on January 23, 1985 in Des Moines, Iowa to Scott Wilson and Sharon (Wilson) Long and was a lifelong area resident. Jessica's work ethic, compassio...

LaMont Raymond Schreurs

December 25, 2016

LaMont Raymond Schreurs passed away peacefully in the company of his loved ones at The Bridges in Ankeny on Sunday morning, Christmas day. He got his wish to be home for Christmas and to have this Christmas be "the best Christmas ever". LaMont was...

Charlotte Joyce Green

December 24, 2016

Charlotte Joyce (Hale) Green was 91 years old when she left us to join her ancestors on December 24th, 2016 while living at Vintage Hills memory unit for nearly four years. She was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the only child of Ralph and Mary (Shipman) H...

Edward J Dickinson

December 21, 2016

Colonel Edward J. Dickinson passed away December 21, 2016 at Glen Oaks Care Center in Urbandale, after a long battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Ed was born on January 25, 1927 in Nevada, Iowa. At the age of 17 he quit high school, an...

Calvin Tucker Foster

December 19, 2016

Calvin Tucker Foster, 90, of Ankeny passed away peacefully December 19, 2016. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2016 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 5 – 7:00 p...

Laverna Rouwenhost Aalbers

December 5, 2016

Laverna Rouwenhost Aalbers, age 85, was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior on December 5, 2016 while living at MillPond in Ankeny, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (420...

Marilyn Yager Benna

December 5, 2016

Marilyn Yager Benna, 83, of Ankeny closed her eyes and went on her last journey to the gates of heaven on Monday, December 5, 2016. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2016 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (517 S.W. Des Moi...

LaVaune Wood Caldwell

November 30, 2016

LaVaune Wood Caldwell, 98, passed away at Wesley Acres Health Center on November 30, 2016 after a progressive decline due to Alzheimer's disease. A memorial service will be held at Wesley Acres at 10:00 a.m., December 28, 2016. LaVaune was born A...

James Harding Olinger

November 29, 2016

James was born on December 10th, 1929 to James A, and Gladys Olinger in Des Moines, Iowa. After living in Maxwell, Iowa for 5 years, the family moved to Nevada, Iowa where Jim grew up and graduated from Nevada High School. He attended Simpson College...

Dorothy "Dottie" Blewer

November 27, 2016

Dorothy (Dottie) Mead Blewer passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Taylor House Hospice surrounded by her family. Visitation Friday, December 2, 2016, 4 – 6 pm at the Ankeny Presbyterian Church, 317 SE Trilein Drive, Ankeny, Iowa, with a memori...

Stanley Gatrost

November 26, 2016

Stanley Wayne Gatrost, age 86, passed away peacefully at home on November 26, 2016. Services will be held at Memorial Service of Iowa, 4208 North Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, December 2, 2016. Funeral s...

William "Bill" McCrea

November 25, 2016

William (Bill) McCrea lost his battle with Cancer on November 25, 2016 at Taylor House Hospice. He was 64 He was a lifelong resident of Des Moines, graduating from North High School and DMACC's Auto Body Repair Class. He had a few jobs before he st...

William "Bill" Elbert

November 25, 2016

William J. "Bill" Elbert, Sr., awesome husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle, friend, proud veteran, police officer, and pioneering probation officer passed away on November 25, 2016, at the age of 82. Bill will always be remembered fo...

Patricia Ann McCabe

November 22, 2016

Patricia Ann McCabe, 84, of Des Moines passed away Nov. 22, 2016, at Taylor House Hospice. A Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd) Pat was born March 17, 1932...

Lecia Logli Johnson

November 20, 2016

Lecia Logli Johnson, 107, passed away Sunday, November 20 at Mill Pond Care Center. Lee was born in Ankeny in 1909 to Pete and Ottavia Logli. After graduating from Ankeny High School in 1927 she earned a degree from the Thompson School of Beauty Cult...

Shirley Ann Hovde

November 18, 2016

Shirley Ann Hovde, 87, of Roland, died November 18, 2016 at Bethany Life in Story City. She died peacefully following a 2 year battle with cancer. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 25th at Bergen Lutheran Church in...

Merlin L Christians

November 16, 2016

Merlin Christians, age 65, died Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Kavanagh House. Merlin was born December 22, 1950 in Sibley, Iowa to Ray and Audrey Christians. He grew up in Ankeny, IA and graduated from Ankeny High School in 1969. He proudly serve...

Michael Dean Lange

November 15, 2016

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Michael Dean Lange of Des Moines died at Taylor House Hospice of respiratory complications. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Mike (Bubba) Lange was born and lived in Des Moines and West Des Moin...

Gary Wayne Whitlatch

November 8, 2016

Gary Whitlatch, 67, of Ankeny, IA, died on November 8, 2016. The family will gather with relatives and friends 1:30-3:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3:00, Friday, November 11, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Gary was ...

Charles "Chuck" Colwell

November 6, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Colwell, 86, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, surrounded by his family. A visitation will be Thursday, November 10th from 9:30 to 11 am at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (OLIH) in Ankeny, followed by a funeral m...

Charlotte Miller Neeld

November 3, 2016

Charlotte Miller Neeld, 70, of Ankeny went home to her Lord November 3, 2016. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Urbandale Baptist Church, with a graveside service at Rosehill cemetery in Greene, Iowa at 3:30 p...