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Merideth Wilcox

January 1, 2024

Merideth “Willie” Wilcox, 81, formally of Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on New Year’s Day 2024. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Memorial S...

Jordan Shelledy

December 30, 2023

Jordan Christopher Shelledy, 25, of Ankeny, Iowa unexpectedly passed away on December 30, 2023. Visitation will be held at Memorial Services of Iowa at Ankeny Memorial on Thursday, January 4, 2024, from 5:00-7:00 PM. Services will be held on Frida...

Ruth Schneider

December 28, 2023

Ruth Ann Evans, age 92, passed away at Taylorsville House Memory Care on December 28, 2023. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). A funeral service will be...

Peggy D Dodds

December 26, 2023

Peggy Diane Dodds, 71, died peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer on December 26, 2023, at the EveryStep Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Her amazing faith carried her through. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on...

Dale McCargar

December 24, 2023

Dale Everett McCargar, age 85, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 24, 2023. Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on March 10, 1938, Dale grew up a proud Cardinal in Newton, Iowa. He went on to graduate from Newton High School in 1956 where ...

Dolores Kurt

December 23, 2023

Dolores G "Dee" Kurt, a beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at Mill Pond Care Center in Ankeny. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2024,...

Katie Meers

December 23, 2023

Katie Anne Meers, 21, passed away unexpectedly at home early on December 23, 2023. Services will be held at Saylorville Church (6429 NW 6th Dr., Des Moines) on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., with visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. K...

Douglas W Berglund

December 21, 2023


Veteran
Douglas William Berglund, 96, of Kearney, Nebraska, died peacefully on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at the Veterans Home in Kearney. Douglas was born March 16, 1927 in Wausa, Nebraska to Axel and Villenia (Wormke) Berglund. He was the fifth of 11 s...

Karon Richardson

December 20, 2023

Karon Richardson, 80, passed away on ­­­December 20, 2023, from complications of cancer. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd), with the funeral service a...

Lesa Ahrens

December 20, 2023

Lesa Carol Ahrens, 63, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on December 20, 2023, in Des Moines after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on July 22, 1960, in Des Moines to her father Samuel and her late mother Liela (Thomas) Hurst. Lesa is s...

Beverly Dory

December 19, 2023

Beverly entered her last adventure as she journeyed to Heaven on December 19, 2023. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd) with burial to follow at Elkhart C...

Gary O. Grams

December 16, 2023

Gary O'Neil Grams, 82, passed away on December 16, 2023.  He was born on June 19, 1941 in Campbell, NE. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Friday, December 22, 2023 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.) with visitation bein...

John Gnadke

December 14, 2023


Veteran
John Gnadke, age 82, passed away on December 14, 2023. A joint funeral service for John and Carol will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Ankeny Baptist Church (2842 SW 3rd St. Pl.) with visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. The...

Colleen Gering

December 14, 2023

Colleen Louise Gering, 70, of Ankeny, lowa, passed away on December 14, 2023.    A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd).   She was an avid reader, loved ...

John Johnson

December 14, 2023


Veteran
John Phillip Johnson, 81, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2023. There will be no services per John’s request. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. John was born on April 13, 1942, in Marshalltown, Iowa, ...

Carol Gnadke

December 12, 2023

Carol Gnadke, age 81, passed away on December 12, 2023. A joint funeral service for Carol and John will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Ankeny Baptist Church (2842 SW 3rd St. Pl.) with visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Th...

Ha Nguyen

December 11, 2023

Ha Nguyen, 83, left us peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2023, at UnityPoint Health - Methodist West Hospital, with his family by his side. A visitation for Ha is planned for Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Memorial Services of ...

James Schmadeke

December 11, 2023

James Roy (Jim) Schmadeke, 85, of Ankeny, passed away on December 11, 2023, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab Center with his family by his side.     A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at Holy Trinity Luthe...

Levi Erickson

December 11, 2023

Levi Travis Erickson, 36, passed away on December 11, 2023. He was born to Diana Brayton and Duane Erickson on March 5, 1987, in Ames, Iowa. Levi grew up in central Iowa and spent all his free time outdoors, exploring the natural beauty of the creek ...

Jennell Bergwall

December 4, 2023

Today we must contend with the hole in our hearts and in our lives from a Jennell-less world. There will be a celebration of life (Jennell called it Tailgating to Eternity) from 1 to 4pm on December 20, 2023, at Grumpy’s Saloon in Davenport, IA....

Beryle Banker

December 3, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Beryle Eileen Banker of Ankeny, Iowa, on Sunday, December 3, 2023.  Beryle, 90, passed away peacefully at her home with family present. A memorial service to celebrate Beryle Eileen Banker's...

Charles Howard

December 2, 2023


Veteran
Charles Elbert Howard,75, passed away on December 2, 2023. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa. Charles was born on August 27, 1948, in Des Moines, Iowa.  He was the son of Dr. Richard H...

John A. Snyder

November 29, 2023

John Allen Snyder, 69, of Ankeny passed away peacefully at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, November 29, 2023. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). A ...

Robyn S. Stearns

November 29, 2023

Robyn Sue Stearns, 42, of Ankeny, Iowa met her Savior, Jesus Christ on November 29, 2023. Wife of Andy Stearns and mother of Evan and Abigail Stearns. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2023 at Ankeny Baptist Chu...

Sheri Counts

November 29, 2023

Sheri Arlene Counts, loving mother and devoted wife of 39 years, passed away after an 8-plus year battle with ALS on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Ankeny Free Church (1...