Ralph Alvin Birkinbine

Ralph Alvin “Al” Birkinbine, 86 of Des Moines, passed away August 25, 2018 after several years of declining health.  Alvin was born September 22, 1931. He was raised on a farm in rural Wapello Co, attended Agency High School,...
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Shelley Renee Etter

Shelley Renee Etter (Hadsall), aged 53, passed away on September 17, 2018 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.  She lived in Beaverdale (Des Moines, Iowa) for that last 27 years.  Born in Marshalltown, Iowa to Joe and Donna Hadsall with...
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Joshua Eugene Rigby

Joshua (Josh) Eugene Rigby, 39, Audubon, died suddenly on Monday, September 10, 2018.

 

Josh was born September 18, 1978, in Des Moines, Iowa.  He was a long-time Des Moines resident, but most recently was a resident of Audubon,...
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Thelma Taylor

Thelma M. (Horn) Taylor, 91, died September 10, 2018 at home.  She was born December 6, 1926 at Ladora, Iowa to Frank and Martha (Timm) Horn.  Thelma graduated from Beech High School in 1945 where she was on the...
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Joanne Wadle

Joanne (Caffrey) Wadle passed away Wednesday, September 12 after a lengthy illness.  She was born in Marion county, Iowa the youngest of seven girls and second youngest of a family of ten born to Charles and Elizabeth Caffrey.  She...
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David Lee Connett

David Lee Connett, 68, passed away on September 11, 2018 at Bishop Drumm Hospice Center due to a lost fight against a rare form of Lymphoma – Angiolymphoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.

David was born August 20, 1950 in Des Moines,...
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Olivia Anna Sandvig

Olivia Anna (Landolt) Sandvig passed away in her home September 6, 2018 at the age of 97.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, September 11 at Merle Hay Funeral Home.  Her funeral mass will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday,...
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Larry Davis Charter

Larry D. Charter, 82, passed away on September 5, 2018 at Accura Healthcare of Ames.  His funeral will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 8 at Slater Baptist Church in Slater, Iowa.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m.

 

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Mario Anthony Diaz

Mario Anthony Diaz

WEST DES MOINES – “Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought.” – Basho.

Mario Anthony Diaz was a seeker whose interests were encyclopedic, including art in all forms,...
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Judyth Gaddie

Judyth “Judy” J. Gaddie, 80, of Des Moines, passed away after a long illness on Thursday, August 30, at home.

Judy was born to Wynelle Blades and Gilbert Griffey on July 26, 1938, in a home in Indianola, Iowa....
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