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Mary Katherine Fontana

January 20, 2018

Mary Fontana, 84, of Ankeny passed away January 20, 2018 at Sunny View Care Center. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 2, 2018 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. ...

Evelyn L Lilly

January 20, 2018

Evelyn L. (Carr) Lilly passed away on January 20, 2018. At 92 years old, Mom decided that it was time to go home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A ...

John "Jack" Dyer

January 7, 2018

John "Jack" T. Dyer, 81, of Ankeny passed away January 7, 2018 at Taylor House Hospice. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church. A visitation will be held 5 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday,...

Alan "Al" Van Kley

January 7, 2018

Al Van Kley, the son of Arie and Jeanne Van Kley, was born February 5, 1941 in Ocheyedan, Iowa. He graduated from Ocheyedan High School in 1959 and Iowa State University in 1963 in Farm Operations. He maintained a special relationship with many class...

Frances Rae Cowan

January 4, 2018

Frances Rae Cowan, God's faithful, beautiful, loving servant was welcomed joyfully home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 4, 2018. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral ...

Noriko Smith

December 28, 2017

Beloved sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother. Noriko Smith, 83, passed away December 28th, 2017 at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa. Noriko was born in Sapporo, Japan in July 1934. Preceded in death by her sister Atsuko, Tokyo, Japan...

William Richard Failor

December 28, 2017

William Richard Failor, 91, a resident of Ankeny for 45 years and formerly of Marion, died December 28 at Mercy Hospice, after a 3-month illness. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 3 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Memorial Services of Iowa at A...

Robert W Bettle

December 22, 2017

Robert (Bob) Bettle, of Ankeny, passed away on December 22, 2017. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). Funeral services will be held at 1:00...

Richard "Dick" King

December 21, 2017

Richard (Dick) Gary King, 78, of Ankeny, died on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Ankeny Presbyterian Church, with visitation one hour prior to the fu...

Catherine Elaine Berger

December 21, 2017

catherine Berger, 68, of Huxley passed away December 21, 2017 at Israel House Hospice in Ames. A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A Funeral Mass ...

Robert Earl Stemler

December 20, 2017

Robert Earl Stemler, 85, of Ankeny passed away December 20, 2017. Graveside services will be held indoors, 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 28th at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. A celebration of life open house will be held 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at AHE...

Irene Luella Wilkins

December 18, 2017

Irene Luella "Babe" (nee Hand) Wilkins was born November 26, 1923 at the farm home near Pilot Mound, Iowa. She joined the family of angels on December 18, 2017 at the Westhaven Community in Boone, Iowa. She graduated from Napier High School in 194...

David L Smith

December 15, 2017

David L. Smith, 65, of Des Moines passed away on December 15, 2017 surrounded by his family. In honor of David's request he will be cremated and a gathering will be held Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 6 PM- 8 PM at the Tavern (1755 50th St, West D...

Ruth Gudim Wold

December 13, 2017

Ruth Clarinda Jennette Gudim Wold was born on February 11, 1918, in Fargo, North Dakota, the oldest daughter of Albert and Margit (Lee) Gudim. She graduated from Newfolden High School in 1936, and from Augsburg College in 1941, with a major in histor...

Edward Rodger Kinlein

December 13, 2017

Edward R. Kinlein, 80, of Ankeny passed away December 13th, 2017. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the Mass. Ed was born May 10, 1...

Larry Edwin Trumper

November 30, 2017

Larry Trumper has no friends because everyone he knew became family. Larry Edwin Trumper was born to Roma and Fred Trumper on October 5, 1954. He grew up on a Clio, Iowa farm with his siblings David (Elora), Anice (Bill Downs) and Michael (Sharon)....

Raymond "Gunner" Gundlach

November 27, 2017

Raymond "Gunner" Gundlach, 74, of Mitchellville passed away November 27, 2017. A visitation will be held 6 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 1, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd), with a service beginning at 7:00 p.m....

Terri Bellville

November 25, 2017

Terri Bellville, 62, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 25, 2017, after a long and courageous struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Memorial S...

Karen Adams

November 20, 2017

Karen Adams, 76, of Ankeny passed away Nov. 20, 2017 at Mercy hospice in Johnston, with her family by her side. At her request, a formal service will not be held. A visitation will be held 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24th, at Memorial S...

Shirley Ann Ware

November 19, 2017

Shirley Ann Ware passed away November 19, 2017 after a 4 year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Visitation will be held 5 to 7:00 p.m., Fri., Nov. 24th at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday also at t...

James T Severson

November 13, 2017

James T. Severson won his war with cancer. His family surrounded him as he left the battlefield to meet Jesus on November 13, 2017. He was 57. Jim took great care of the body God gave him; he did not deserve appendix cancer and remained courageous th...

Wilma Barbara

November 10, 2017

Wilma Barbara Graber Roth Leichty, 80, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Sunny View Care Center, Ankeny, Iowa. A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Wayland Me...

Susan Kay Nelson

November 6, 2017

Susan Nelson, 73, of Ankeny passed away November 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 9th at Ankeny Presbyterian Church (317 S.E. Trilein Dr). A visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8th at Memo...

William "Bill" Blunk

November 3, 2017

Bill Blunk, 85 entered heaven November 3, 2017. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Ankeny Baptist Church (2842 S.W. 3rd St). A visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7th at Memorial Servi...

Michael James Monaghan

October 18, 2017

Michael J. Monaghan, 68 of Ankeny passed away October 18th 2017. He is survived by his wife Becky of 47 years, his two sons and their spouses: Adam and Tammy, and Lucas and Carol-Ann, his grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother Andy (Vicki) ...