Ralph “Butch” L. Klein

Ralph “Butch” Leroy Klein, 79, of Urbandale, died on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. A visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Merle Hay Funeral Home, with...
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James Donald Jessen

James Donald Jessen

Don was born March 18, 1922, to John and Lula (Fisher) Jessen on the family farm near Bouton, Iowa. He was welcomed by sisters, Maxine, Mildred, and Pauline. He attended country schools and Woodward High...
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Michael James Miller

Michael James Miller, 74, passed away on February 28, 2018. He was born in Denver, CO, the son of James & Doris (Clinite) Miller. He was raised in Des Moines and attended Abraham Lincoln High School. Michael continued his...
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Wallace N. Adams

Wallace “Buzz” Adams, 90, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30AM, on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Merle Hay Funeral Home: 4400 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines. Visitation will be held prior...
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Theodore A. Carr, Jr.

The sun rose on the life of Theodore A. Carr Jr. born September 25, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to proud parents Theodore A. Carr Sr. and Glynn J. Robinson Carr. Early in his life his birth parents divorced and he...
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Gay K. Russell

Gay Russell,69, of Adel IA passed away Feb. 21st, 2018 at Kavanagh House in Des Moines IA after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Gay’s wishes were to be cremated, and a celebration of life will be...
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Sue M. Zimmerman

Sue M. Zimmerman passed away February 20, 2018 at Taylor House Hospice. She is survived by her son, Robert R. and Susan Adkins of Warminster, PA; grandson, Brett Adkins of North Woodstock, NH; sister, Pam Fox of Clive; brothers,...
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Frances R. Salvato

Frances (Fran) Rosemary Salvato, 95, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2018, at Taylor House, surrounded by family. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 15 Indianola Road...
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Mary Aiello Sitroneto

Mary Aiello Sitroneto was born in Oelwein, Iowa, on June 14, 1936 to Italian immigrants, Giuseppe and Domenica (Mazza) Aiello from Terravecchia, Italy. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in Des Moines in 1954. On April 15, 1956, Mary...
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Barbara J. Plecas

Barbara Joan McIntyre Plecas went home to meet Jesus face to face on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Barbara was born on April 3, 1935 in Des Moines to William Harold & Mildred (Myrick) McIntyre of Hartford, Iowa. She graduated...
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