Des Moines Obituaries

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  • Wednesday Apr 22 | via The Des Moines Register 

    Duane Graham, 80, Milo

    Richard Duane Graham was born on March 20, 1935, to Harry E. Graham and Hazel Naomi Graham on a farm south of Milo, Iowa.


  • Wednesday Apr 22 | via The Des Moines Register 

    Thomas Edward King, 67, Cumming

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25th at St. Patrick Irish Settlement Catholic Church, rural Cumming.


  • Monday Apr 20 | via WAND-TV Decatur 

    Clinton defends family foundation from charges of fa...

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she arrives at the Iowa Statehouse to meet with Democratic Party lawmakers, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the bird flu virus has been found at a farm holding nearly 10 percent of Iowa's egg-laying chickens.


  • Sunday Apr 19 | via St. Petersburg Times 

    Top dawg among bulldogs

    United Airlines stopped a security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked. Chris Roberts tried to board a United flight from Colorado to San Francisco to speak at a major security conference there this week, but was stopped by the airline's corporate security at the gate.


  • Sunday Apr 19 | via Orange Live 

    Orange Legion Post 127 Hosts Celebration of Life Tod...

    He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on October 25, 1940, predeceased by his father Donald Buck, his mother Janet Hartzell Pond, and his beloved stepfather William Pond. He was an engineer for Metro-North Railroad for 22 years, known to his co-workers as the "Candy Man," before retiring in 2006.


  • Thursday Apr 16 | via The Messenger 

    Jerry C. Martens

    Jerry C. Martens, 75, of Churdan, passed away quietly at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines on March 20, 2015 with his wife and daughters at his side. Jerry was born on April 21, 1939 in Lake City, Iowa to Donald and Ina Martens.


  • Monday Apr 13 | via The Estherville Spirit 

    Lisa Marie Hulsing

    Lisa Marie Hulsing, 48, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015. A funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines, of which she was a member.


  • Thursday Apr 9 | via Tama News-Herald 

    Richard F. "Red" Ervin

    Richard F. "Red" Ervin, 77, of Tama, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at his home in Tama under the care of his family and Hospice of Mercy. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Rev.


  • Thursday Apr 9 | via Tama News-Herald 

    Jeanne Ann Downs

    Jeanne Ann Downs, 64, of State Center, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015, at the comfort of her own home, with her loving family by her side. Memorial services for Jeanne will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Shomo officiating.


  • Tuesday Apr 7 | via The Democrat 

    Jeanette I. Hughes 1923-2015

    Funeral service for Jeanette I. Hughes of Mallard was held Monday, April 6, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. The Rev.


  • Monday Apr 6 | via The Raw Story 

    Iowa bishop issues oddly detailed death threat from pulpit - but he won't reveal target

    A bishop in Des Moines, Iowa is coming under fire after a video of him making detailed death threats to an unknown person started circulating online, WHO-TV reports . In the video, Bishop Jeremiah Reed of the Des Moines Apostolic Temple claims that someone has been calling him in an attempt to "mess with him" - but that it would be in this person's best interest to stop. 1 comment

  • Tuesday Mar 31 | via The Des Moines Register 

    James L. Sweeney, 87, Altoona

    He was born on March 30, 1928, in Des Moines, to Earl and Mildred Sweeney. James graduated from East High School, attended Iowa State University and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.


  • Monday Mar 30 | via The Daily Freeman-Journal 

    Sandra Swartz, 73, Gilbert, Ariz.

    Sandra Spires Swartz, born 12/13/41 in Webster City, IA to Clifford and Lavaughn Spires, passed to a better place without pain on 2/18/15 at the Hospice of the Valley, Lund house in Gilbert AZ. Sandi graduated from Webster City high school and Jr. College and William Penn University.


  • Monday Mar 30 | via The Messenger 

    Dwayne Arthur "Doc" Robertson

    Dwayne Arthur Robertson of Fort Dodge, Iowa, age 65 passed to his eternal reward at 7:30 AM on March 29, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines after complications of a massive heart attack. Doc was president of his high school senior class at Central Webster, Burnside class of '67.


  • Monday Mar 30 | via Bethany Republican-Clipper 

    Galen L. Obert, 1954 - " 2015

    He graduated from Lockwood, MO High School in 1972. He received a football scholarship to play for SMS, Springfield, MO but never went because he was needed on the family farm.


  • Sunday Mar 29 | via Tama News-Herald 

    Lois Frances Shefchik

    Lois Frances Shefchik, 71, of Tama, passed away early Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Living Faith United Methodist Church in Tama with Pastor Brian Oliver officiating.


  • Mar 27, 2015 | via The Des Moines Register 

    Dale Goodhue, 82, Carlisle

    A visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Carlisle United Methodist Church in Carlisle, where family will be present to receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 28, at the Carlisle United Methodist Church in Carlisle with burial immediately following services in the ... (more)


  • Mar 26, 2015 | via Daily Mail 

    Lesbian couple whose adopted son was killed after be...

    Lesbian couple whose adopted son was killed after being taken back by his biological mother now parents to a gorgeous little girl - and have another baby due next month The death occurred one month after the baby was taken away from adoptive parents, Rachel and Heidi McFarland, by Gabriel's mother The Iowa couple lost their adopted son Gabriel last year in a horrific turn of events, just weeks after his birth mother decided she wanted him back. But this week, as Gabriel's father, Drew Weehler-Smith, 18, received a 50-year prison sentence for murdering the little boy, the pair have revealed they are the proud parents to a baby daughter - and are expecting a second child any day now.


  • Mar 25, 2015 | via Daily Journal 

    Phyllis Walker, Bloomington

    While still a child she was known by her family to be relatively uninterested in household chores but having great enthusiasm for anything having to do with the Bible or church, a trait she carried with her to adulthood. Once when she was being punished for having neglected her chores, her father told her she wasn't allowed to go to Wednesday evening Bible study.


  • Mar 25, 2015 | via Obits 

    LaVerne June Yeager

    LaVerne June Yeager, 89, passed away at 5:30 am Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 21, 1925 in Bethalto, IL, the daughter of Erwinn K. and Wilhelmina J. Apple.