Stephen Craig LaPole was born on July 15, 1960 in Des Moines, to Richard and Barbara (McKinney) LaPole. He passed away on May 10, 2016 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.
Stephen was a graduate of Des Moines Tech High School. He worked for C.H. McGuiness Company for 37 years, eventually becoming President and Owner. He was an avid Iowa State Cyclones fan. Stephen loved being with his family, especially enjoying their vacations to Branson.
Stephen was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara; and mother-in-law, Patricia McGuiness.
Stephen is remembered by his loving wife of 36 years, Mary Jo; daughter, Angela (Ben) Goble; son, Daniel (Courtney) LaPole; six granddaughters: Amelia, Isabel, Julia, Samantha, Abigail, and Victoria; father, Richard; four brothers; one sister; many nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Visitation will be 4:30-7 p.m., Friday, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines, with a vigil service at 7. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the church with interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Mercy Hospice.