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Anthony Drew Agosti

October 14, 2020

Anthony Rudolph Agosti, Sr. "Drew" passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on October 14, 2020. He remained positive to the end of his challenging battle against Melanoma. Drew worked for Wells Fargo for 28 years working his way up...

Nate Stupka

October 13, 2020

Nathan Wade Stupka, 48, of Elkhart passed away October 13, 2020 due to COVID-19. A visitation will be held Friday, October 16, from 4-7 p.m. at Prairie Ridge Church (828 NW 36th St. Ankeny, IA 50023). A funeral service will be held Saturday, October...

Rev. Simon Yiech

October 11, 2020

Rev. Simon Bilim Yiech, passed away October 11, 2020. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church (1100 SE Sharon Dr. Ankeny, IA 50023). Rev. Simon Bilim Yiech was born June 25, 1968 in Jiok...

Sandra Brier

September 30, 2020

Sandra Lee Brier passed away Wednesday, September 30th in Des Moines, IA due to complications from ALS. Sandy was born February 5th, 1949, in Fargo, North Dakota to Ames and Avis Skolness. She grew up on a North Dakota farm and later moved to Vall...

Tiffany Hoeck

September 26, 2020

Tiffany Kristine Hoeck, age 45, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa after a courageous battle with cancer. Tiffany was born on March 1, 1975 in Cherokee, Iowa to Vince Cox and Judee Cox. S...

Arthur "Blackie" Hubbard

September 22, 2020

Arthur Lowell "Blackie" Hubbard, 99, passed away at home from natural causes on Sept 22, 2020. Per his request he will be cremated, with interment at the Iowa Veteran's Cemetery at Van Meter, Iowa, at a later date, and there will be no formal serv...

Molly Woodward

September 22, 2020

Molly Kay Woodward (Naughton), 61, was born on March 28, 1959, to Norris and Helen Naughton (McDonald) in Des Moines, Iowa. Molly passed into the loving arms of God on September 22, 2020. Molly married Mark Woodward in 1987; they had two c...

Jim Cahill

September 14, 2020

James "Jim" Cahill, 78, passed away at his home in Ankeny on September 14, 2020 surrounded by love and family. His visitation will be held from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 19 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd)....

Jon Oxenford

September 14, 2020

Jon Paul Oxenford, 72, of Ankeny, entered into eternal life after a courageous battle with brain cancer on September 14, 2020 at the MercyOne Hospice House in Johnston. Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11am on Friday, September 18th at A...

Carol "Cookie" Leonard

September 13, 2020

Carol Ann "Cookie" (Sorensen) Leonard, 75, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Mill Pond Care Center in Ankeny. A visitation will be held 1:00-2:45 p.m., Thursday, September 17, 2020 with a brief prayer service at 2:45 p.m. at Anken...

Larry Kaufman

September 12, 2020

Larry F. Kaufman, 80, passed away September 12, 2020 in Des Moines, IA. He was born January 13, 1940 to Ralph and Lois (Arehart) Kaufman on a farm in Adel, Iowa. He married his wife Janet Hill on August 22, 1964. Larry was a hard-working emp...

Arthur Ryan

September 12, 2020

Arthur H. Ryan, 59, passed away September 12, 2020 in Des Moines, IA. He was born March 21, 1961 in Des Moines, IA to Eugene and Marcia (Holt) Ryan. A visitation will be held from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Ankeny Memoria...

Lory Nels Johnson

September 9, 2020

Lory Nels Johnson, 82, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2020, at Unity Point Hospital in Des Moines. Due to the COIVD-19 pandemic, a virtual service will be held for Lory at Ankeny First United Methodist Church in Ankeny, Iow...

Dale Keith Sawhill, Sr.

September 9, 2020

Dale Keith Sawhill Sr. passed away peacefully on September 9, 2020 at MercyOne Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. He was born on December 23, 1938 at his family home in Podunk Center, IA (yes, it is a place). May 20, 1967, he married the love of his li...

Jesse John Guzman

September 7, 2020

Jesse passed away peacefully on his 79th birthday, on Monday, September 7, 2020. He was born on September 7, 1941 in Omaha, NE. He is survived by the love of his life Carolyn and their blended family; Terry Dickinson, Dan (Linda) Guzman, Christi...

John "JP" L'Estrange

September 3, 2020

John P. "JP" L'Estrange, 77, of Ankeny, Iowa passed away on September 3rd, 2020. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and friend. Following graduation from Martensdale St. Mary's High School he served his country in the Marines. He was hono...

Antonio Pavon

September 1, 2020

Tony Pavon, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and family the morning of September 1, 2020 at his home. There will be a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Gardens (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). ...

Roger Cory

August 31, 2020

Roger Dale Cory, age 72, passed away August 31, 2020 in the ICU at Methodist Hospital of Covid-19. The visitation and funeral will be held at the Elkhart Christian Church (252 NW Washington Ave. Elkhart, Iowa). The visitation will be held Friday, S...

Trent Terlisner

August 31, 2020

Trent Terlisner, 19, passed away August 31, 2020. A visitation will be held 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd.) Trent was born October 31, 2000 to his parents Amanda Terlisner and Lance Dan...

Evelyn Evie Joanne Gregersen

August 28, 2020

Evelyn Joanne (Toulouse) "Evie" Gregersen passed away August 28 after a long illness from complications caused by Alzheimer's disease. She was born January 23, 1933 at Des Moines, Iowa, attended the Des Moines public schools and graduated from Eas...

Justin Sturtz

August 27, 2020

Justin Sturtz, 40, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020. He was born November 12, 1979 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Justin had a great love for fishing, wrestling, and was a huge Iowa State football fan. He loved going to concerts and had made many art...

Wilma Lorene Walker Taylor

August 25, 2020

Wilma Lorene Walker Taylor, 103, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual service will be held for Wilma at Ankeny First United Methodist Church...

Joyce O'Brien

August 24, 2020

Joyce M. O'Brien, 96, passed away August 24, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. She was born June 22, 1924 in Mingo, Iowa to Claude and Ferne (Means) Baker. They lived in Mingo until the Depression forced her family to move to various locations ...

Carol Dianne Cowell

August 22, 2020

Carol Dianne Cowell, 73, of Ankeny Iowa passed away Saturday, August 22nd at her home surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. The family will greet friends and family at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home Wednesday August 26...

Larry Scotty Scott

August 18, 2020

As an avid recreational sailor and an expert sonarman for the U.S. Navy following graduation from Dowling High School, the story of Scotty is perhaps best told as "An Epic Voyage of Love and Laughter". His journey began 81 years ago, born in Des M...