Des Moines Obituaries

Des Moines Obituaries

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  • Tuesday Jul 17 | via 

    Boy writes own obituary before death

    THIS superhero-enthusiast with a sharp sense of humour helped his parents plan his funeral arrangements, including what his obituary would say. A BOY, 5, whose cancer was declared terminal in June helped his parents write his unique obituary before his tragic death earlier this month.


  • Tuesday Jul 17 | via The Messenger 

    Vickie Wing

    Vickie Rae Wing, 72, of Fort Dodge, died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be 11 a.m. WedA nesA day, July 18, 2018, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Fort Dodge.


  • Friday Jul 13 | via WNEM-TV Saginaw 

    Obit, memorial service of 5-year-old Iowa boy gets a...

    A unique funeral set for the 5-year-old is matched only by t... . This undated photo provided by Emilie Matthias shows a photo of her son Garrett Matthias in a hospital as he received treatment for a rare cancer in Iowa City, Iowa.


  • Friday Jul 13 | via Bethany Republican-Clipper 

    Joan Darby Irvin, 1954-2018

    Joan was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Willard "Bill" and Helen Darby on September 13, 1954.


  • Friday Jul 13 | via Fox News 

    5-year-old boy helps write his own obituary before t...

    Garret Matthias, of Des Moines, Iowa, was diagnosed with alveolar fusion negative rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in September. The cancer attacked the young boy's cranial nerve, inner ear and temporal bone, the Des Moines Register reported.


  • Friday Jul 13 | via WISH-TV Indianapolis 

    Preschooler with cancer writes his own obituary

    DES MOINES, IA -- Family members are mourning the death of a five-year-old boy after his battle with pediatric cancer. With the help of his parents, Garrett Matthias wrote his own obituary to tell the world he was during his five years.


  • Friday Jul 13 | via KFBB 

    Owner of burned truck surprised by incident

    Cody Jackson, the owner of a pick up truck that caught on fire on I-90 going westbound toward Laurel Friday, July 13th, says he was taken completely by surprise by the incident. The fire completely engulfed his 2012 Dodge Ram.


  • Friday Jul 13 | via KFBB 

    Suspicious death under investigation in Billings

    According to Sergeant Tony Jensen on Saturday, at approximately 3:59 PM Billings Police and AMR responded to a report of a body that had been located in the bottom of a drainage near Bowman Drive. At this time, there is no suspicion of foul play pending the results of an autopsy.


  • Tuesday Jul 10 | via Tama News-Herald 

    Lisa Jean Cascio

    Lisa Jean Cascio, 47, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa surrounded by her loving family and friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, July 22 at 2:30pm at McLaren's Funeral Chapel 801 19th St., West Des Moines, Iowa.


  • Monday Jul 9 | via WHO-TV Des Moines 

    Funeral Services Scheduled for Former Governor Rober...

    Services have been scheduled to observe and celebrate the life of former Governor Robert D. Ray , who passed away on Sunday. Ray's family confirms a ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Iowa Capitol.


  • Saturday Jul 7 | via WHO-TV Des Moines 

    Iowa Holds Funeral Services for Three Veterans Uncla...

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa- Funeral services were held Friday for three veterans who died over ten years ago. Since that time, no family member had come forward to plan services for these three men.


  • Monday Jul 2 | via WHO-TV Des Moines 

    Funeral Services Scheduled for Larry Cotlar

    Sports broadcaster Larry Cotlar died on Saturday night after being swept away by water while trying to get out of his flooded van. According to the Des Moines Register, funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Temple B'Nai Jeshurun on Grand Avenue in Des Moines.


  • Sunday Jul 1 | via News Tribune 

    Longtime Iowa sportscaster killed as rain swamps Des...

    A longtime Iowa sportscaster has died in flash flooding in Des Moines amid heavy rain that forced the evacuation of some homes and businesses in one suburb. Police said Larry Cotlar, 66, died Saturday when he was swept away in floodwater after his van stalled on a flooded north Des Moines street.


  • Sunday Jul 1 | via The Tribune 

    The Latest: 3 to 8 inches of rain fuels Des Moines f...

    Flooding in Des Moines was fueled by 3 to 8 inches of rain that fell across the area Saturday night. In the suburb of Urbandale, residents of a duplex escaped shortly before an explosion from a ruptured gas line leveled their home after the basement flooded.


  • Sunday Jul 1 | via Yahoo! 

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    A sports radio broadcaster died when he stepped out of a stalled van and was swept away by a raging flashflood in Iowa, officials said. The torrential rainstorm struck Saturday night in the Midwest, bringing more than 7 inches of rain in just a few hours to Des Moines, and triggering dozens of water rescues and evacuations, authorities said.


  • Sunday Jul 1 | via KDLT-TV Sioux Falls 

    Iowa Sportscaster Killed in Des Moines Flooding

    A longtime Iowa sportscaster has died in flash flooding in Des Moines amid heavy rain that forced the evacuation of some homes and businesses. Police say 66-year-old Larry Cotlar died Saturday when he was swept away in floodwater after his van stalled on a flooded north Des Moines street.


  • Sunday Jul 1 | via WSB-TV 

    Sportscaster dies after Iowa floodwaters sweep him a...

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  • Friday Jun 29 | via The Messenger 

    Shirley M. Carter

    Shirley M. Carter, 87, of Pomeroy, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Gardens at Luther Park Community in Des Moines, Iowa.


  • Friday Jun 22 | via Bethany Republican-Clipper 

    Doloris DeHart, 1919 - " 2018

    Bethany, MO: West Des Moines, IA: Doloris DeHart, 99, West Des Moines, IA passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at a Wes Des Moines hospice house.


  • Jun 21, 2018 | via Northern-Sun Print 

    Gary Morgan, 65

    Gary Morgan, 65, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Cremation rites were accorded and a private family burial will be held at a later date.