Des Moines Obituaries

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  • 16 hrs ago | via The Messenger 

    Elayne L. Palmer

    Elayne L. Palmer, 87, of Des Moines, formerly of Gowrie and Rockwell City, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Scottish Rite Park Health Care Center, Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church, Gowrie, with Pastor Jim Davis and Pastor Mike Schmidt officiating.


  • Wednesday | via Sentinel 

    Donald A. Vanderford

    Donald "Don" A. Vanderford, age 85, of Fairmont, formerly of Elmore, died Monday, May 18, 2015, in the Lutz Wing at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev.


  • Friday May 15 | via The Fairfield Ledger 

    Dellora Hannah Riepe

    The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Behner Funeral Home & Crematory in Fairfield, with the Rev. Stacy Grau officiating.


  • Tuesday May 12 | via The Des Moines Register 

    Mitchell James Garrison, 17, Altoona

    He was born in Des Moines on Oct. 23, 1997, son of David and Kimberly Garrison. Mitch was a junior at Southeast Polk High School and attended Altoona United Methodist Church.


  • Friday May 8 | via The Star Press 

    Teresa Jo (Cline) Bebout

    She is survived by her husband, Joseph Bebout, of the home; one daughter, Lindsay Temple and husband, Eric of Des Moines, Iowa; her parents, Richard and Norma Cline of Muncie, Indiana; and one grandchild, Leyton Temple.


  • Friday May 8 | via Hawk Eye 

    Alberta Taylor

    Alberta Maxine Taylor, 77, of Burlington, died at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines. Born Sept.


  • Thursday May 7 | via Hawk Eye 

    Shelby Rose Hughes

    Shelby Rose Hughes, 18, was born October 17, 1996, and passed from this life on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a parish vigil service at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, located at 2926 Beaver Avenue in Des Moines.


  • Saturday May 2 | via The Lakeland Ledger 


    KENNETH 'LEE' MOTSINGER, 82 LAKELAND - Kenneth 'Lee' Motsinger, 82, of Lakeland, Florida, took his last breaths on April 25th, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at home. Born to Fred and Bernice Motsinger in Worth County, MO.


  • Saturday May 2 | via KWWL-TV Waterloo 

    Iowa man beaten, stuffed into trunk last year dies

    The daughter of a man who was severely beaten and stuffed into his trunk last year before being rescued by police says he has died. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that 61-year-old Ronald Carris died Wednesday in Minnesota.


  • Friday May 1 | via The Des Moines Register 

    Helen Rupe, 84, Indianola

    A memorial funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Indianola First United Methodist Church.


  • Wednesday Apr 29 | via The Messenger 

    Brad Sittig

    Bradley Lynn "Tank" Sittig was born December 14, 1978 in Fort Dodge, IA. Brad was taken from us all too soon on April 27, 2015.


  • 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.


  • Apr 20, 2015 | 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.


  • Apr 19, 2015 | 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.


  • Apr 19, 2015 | 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.


  • Apr 16, 2015 | 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.