November 9, 2018

Start Time:

1:30 p.m.


St Anthony Catholic Church


15 Indianola Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315

Arrangements By:

Merle Hay Funeral Home



November 8, 2018

Start Time:

4 – 6 p.m.

With a Rosary to begin at 6 p.m.


Merle Hay Funeral Home Chapel


4400 Merle Hay Rd.  Des Moines IA 50310

John J. L’Estrange

John Joseph L’Estrange, 69, passed away on Sunday, November 4th at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 9th at 1:30 pm at St Anthony Catholic Church, 15 Indianola Road, Des Moines.  Visitation will be held at the Merle Hay Funeral Home Chapel, 4400 Merle Hay Rd Des Moines on Thursday from 4 to 6 pm with a Rosary beginning at 6.

John was a graduate of Dowling Catholic High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968-1972.

He is survived by a son, Ryan (Kelly) of Florida, a step-daughter; Melissa Wingfield of Des Moines, a step-son, Donald L. Jones of Des Moines, 2 brothers, Jim (Jane) & Tom, and a sister Mary Miller all of Des Moines.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Wingfield.

Memorials may be directed to his family.


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