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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...

Nancy Applegate

August 16, 2020

Nancy Applegate, 79, passed away from heart and kidney failure on August 16, 2020 at her home in Ankeny, Iowa. She was born April 2, 1941 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Harry and Ethelyn (Smith) Copeland. Nancy was a graduate of Waukee High School in 195...

Wilbur Gene Hill

August 14, 2020

Wilbur "Gene" Hill was born July 27, 1928 in Webster City, IA. He was the son of Kenneth and Lila Hill. He graduated from Stanhope High School in 1946 then went on to play basketball at Webster City Jr. College for a year. He was drafted into the...

Parker Smith

August 14, 2020

Parker Allen Smith, 86, passed away from natural causes on August 14, 2020. Parker was born on September 9, 1933, in Algona, Iowa to Harold and Edith (Blum) Smith. He graduated from Plainfield High School where he was a two-sport letterman in ba...

Mr. Richard Seymour Martin

August 13, 2020

Richard "Dick"S. Martin, 89, passed away August 13, 2020 at home. Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church (1102 NW Weigel Drive, Ankeny, Iowa), with burial to follow a...

Jason Johnson

August 12, 2020

Jason L. Johnson, 42, of Elkhart, IA passed away on August 12, 2020 following a courageous year long battle against the terminal brain cancer Glioblastoma Multiforme. A visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. September 12, 2020, at Ankeny Memorial Funeral...

Steven Lukacik

August 10, 2020

Steven was born on December 18, 1945 and passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020. Steven was a resident of Ames, Iowa....

Lester Cook

August 9, 2020

Lester Bernard Cook, 97, passed away August 9, 2020 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Lester was born September 25, 1922 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Otis and Florence (Beebe) Cook. Lester graduated from East High School and i...

Michael Fowler

August 9, 2020

Michael "Mike" Allen Fowler, 77, of Ames died Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Israel Hospice House. He was born January 30, 1943 to Allen and Eleanor Fowler in Charles City, Iowa. Mike graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science ...