Service


Date:

January 5, 2019

Start Time:

3:00pm

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines, IA

Arrangements By:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation


Date:

January 5, 2019

Start Time:

1:00-3:00pm

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines, IA

Walter Chivers II

Walter Chivers Jr. was born on January 4, 1951, to Walter Chivers and Severn (Anderson) Chivers in Des Moines, Iowa. He passed away on January 1, 2019 at Methodist Hospital at the age of 67.

Walter grew up in Des Moines, graduating from North High School in 1969. After high school, Walter wished to continue his education. He attended the Des Moines Area Community College, Northwestern, and Drake University, majoring in both math and psychology. After college, Walter would enter law enforcement, starting with Capitol Police guarding Governor Ray. He then worked for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and then also spent several years working with the Iowa Department of Corrections.

Walter had many hobbies; he dabbled in amateur radio, he enjoyed magic and was a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians! Perhaps one of his most favorite pass times was spending time on the phone with spam callers or telemarketers; he would spend over 30 minutes on the phone with them, taunting and giving them fake card numbers, something he thoroughly enjoyed. Walter really knew how to make life fun.

Walter is survived by his children, David, Walter III, Brian, and Crystal, and grandchildren, Victoria, Genevieve, Katelyn, Jason and Hailey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy, parents, Walter and Severn Chivers, and his bestfriend Joe Sciarrotta. He will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him.

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