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Des Moines, IA

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Donald Christian Bruene

Dec 05, 1935 - Feb 17, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

Donald Christian Bruene, 88, passed away suddenly February 17 at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 1 at St. Paul Presbyterian Church at 6426 Merle Hay Road, Johnston IA 50131. Interment will take place at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines. Memorials can be directed to the church. Don was the son of Chris and Edna (Gethmann) Bruene and was born December 5, 1935, at home near Gladbrook. He graduated from Toledo High School in 1954. On November 3, 1957, Don was united in marriage to Reta Petersen, and from this union they were blessed with a daughter, Sharon, and two sons, Donald (Wayne), and Michael. From 1958-1960 Don served in the K-9 Corp of the U.S. Army. He trained at Camp Carson in Colorado and served at Fort Gordon in Georgia, Lockland Air Force Base in Texas and a missile base near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a PFC MP. After his release from the army, Don began farming near Traer until 1983 when he and Reta moved to Toledo. Don worked at the Big Bear farm store and Reta ran her own ceramic business. In 1989, the couple moved to Boone, where Don managed the local farm store until he retired. In 2017, the couple moved to Grimes and became members of St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Johnston. Don enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and watching his granddaughter in her activities until she graduated high school. Don is survived by his daughter Sharon of Grimes, his son Wayne (Joyce) of Ankeny, his daughter-in-law Nicole and granddaughter Hannah of Inlet Beach, Florida, his grandson Tyler of Altoona, three great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren, his sister Martha Hurlbut and brother Charles (Carol) Bruene, two nieces, and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Reta, his son Michael, his parents, his brother George Bruene, his sister Esther Drew, and one niece.

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James L Bush

Dec 19, 1942 - Feb 18, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

James L Bush died on February 18, 2024, age 81.Jim was born in Minneapolis and went through grade school there. In 1954 the family moved to Iowa City. There Jim attended junior high, high school and the State University of Iowa (now University of Iowa.) After earning his B.A. in social science education Jim packed his 1961 Ford Falcon and headed west for his first teaching job. He didn’t get beyond Des Moines, and it was even the east side of Des Moines at that.Jim spent over thirty years teaching full time for the Des Moines Public Schools and part time for the Des Moines Area Community College. His hobbies included collecting vintage post cards of Des Moines, family history (genealogy) and traveling. He traveled to over 50 countries where he loved absorbing new cultures and later passing on his knowledge to his students. He also followed Hawkeye football avidly. In time, he earned a Master of Arts, plus additional graduate hours from Drake University. Jim cared passionately about social justice issues and supported a number of social justice causes.He is survived by his sister Jean Bush-Bacelis and brother-in-law, Marcos Bacelis and two nieces, Linda, and Cristina, as well as a great nephew, Samuel. Per his request, there will be no service.He has been cremated. Later, the cremains will be placed in a columbarium in Side Lake, MN. Jim wished to thank his family for their support as well as special friends: Nancy and Randy Frakes, Steve and Shelly Jerrett, Sandi and Don Neville and Marlene and Steve Parsons.In lieu of flowers Jim suggests a donation be made to his church, First Unitarian of Des Moines https://www.ucdsm.org/ or the Iowa Genealogical Society in Des Moines https://iowagenealogy.org/

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Cody Dakota Haugen

Nov 15, 1999 - Feb 14, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

Cody Dakota Haugen, 24, of Colo, Iowa, passed away February 14, 2024, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.Cody was born November 15, 1999, in Ames, Iowa, the son of Paul and Tammy (Davis) Haugen. He graduated from Collins-Maxwell High School in 2018. Cody had worked as a framer for Hickory Custom Carpentry for several years, and recently as grounds keeper for TMC Transportation.Cody enjoyed tinkering with cars and building and fixing various things. He loved being with family, friends, and his cats.Cody is survived by his father: Paul Haugen of Decorah, Iowa; his mother: Tammy Haugen (Brad Becvar) of Colo, Iowa; three brothers: Nick Welch of Des Moines, Iowa, Lance Haugen of Colo, Iowa, Paul J. Haugen of Decorah, Iowa; and a sister: Kylene Haugen of Decorah, Iowa.A Celebration of Life Service will be held on 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, March 1, 2024, at the Maxwell Area Community Center in Maxwell, Iowa.The Rasmusson-Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada, Iowa is handling arrangements.

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John Morgan Wanamaker

Sep 27, 1931 - Feb 19, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

John Morgan Wanamaker was born September 27, 1931. He was the only child of Dr. Ambrose Roy Wanamaker and Frances Azile (Reeves) Wanamaker.He grew up on Elm Tree-lined Argyle Street in Hamburg, Iowa. His playmates were his cousins who lived across the street. Many happy hours in summer were spent playing croquet, roller skating (in the street), riding bikes and staying outside till dark.ln 1943 he lived for short periods of time in Salt Lake City, Utah; Boulder City, Nevada and Los Angeles, California with Dr. Roy and Azile when the Dr. was enlisted into the U.S. Army Medical Corps in WW lI. When Major Wanamaker was deployed overseas John Morgan and his mother returned to Hamburg, where he finished his education in the Hamburg school system, participating in various activities (the lead roll in both the Junior and the Senior class plays) and athletics, where he was especially competitive in track and field. He graduated with the class of 1949. During that time he was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper and began his lifelong quest to master the game of golf (never attained). His friendships during his high school years were strong and he often said that they were among the closest he ever had. He was spokesman for his 50 year class at the Hamburg Alumni Banquet in 1999.After graduation J.M. enrolled at the State University of Iowa, quickly becoming an ardent Hawkeye fan, only rarely missing a home football or basketball game over the course of eight years. He pledged Delta Upsilon fraternity and was a member of the Freshman track team. Many close friendships were begun there,some lasting long after graduation. His course was in pre-med and after obtaining his B.A. degree in 1953 he was admitted intothe College of Medicine as a member of a class of 118 boys and two girls.ln September of 1952 he was married to Nancy Ann Luhrs, daughter of Harold and Virginia Luhrs of Rock Port, Missouri. The couple's first two children were born while J.M. was in Medical School - Brooke, in Sept. of 1953 and Jill in Jan. of 1956. John Morgan graduated in 1957 - more, he always said, due to "hard work rather than brains", and was accepted for an internship at Presbyterian Hospital in Denver, Colo. Their son Kent was born there in 1958. Following a year of internship J.M. completed a year of general practice residency training at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.Dr. John began his medical practice in Rock Port in December, 1959 and continued there for 30 years - just long enough to, as he often said, "see just about everything". He and his colleagues were just about the last of the small town "G.P.s" who routinely made house calls and charged $3.00 (if you had it) for an office visit. He always said a G.P. was "one who knew a little bit about everything, but not very much about anything". He served a term as county coroner and a term as mayor of the city. He was a leader of the Rock Port Community Betterment organization, and received a Governor's Leadership Award in 1963.John and Nancy were divorced in 1980. He married Karen lreland in September of 1989, retiring from medical practice and returning to Hamburg that same month. There he began his second profession: managing the farm land owned by his family. He and Karen lived in an old tenant house their first year of marriage. When his aunt Jean Good died in 1990 they moved the following year to her home "around the bluff", where he had hiked, huntedand explored since his aunt and uncle acquired the property when he was seven years old. He and Karen lived there until Karen's untimely death in Sept. of 2014, at the age of 74, just two weeks before their 25th wedding anniversary.At the time of her death they were building a home in Hamburg and J.M. moved into it in October of that year.During those years John became actively interested in conservation: working to maintain the home 400 acres of restored prairie, bluff and timberland in the Loess Hills in a pristine condition. He spent many hours removing invasive species and old fences from the property; conducting controlled burns; planting native trees and establishing a bluebird trail, fledging 950 bluebirds over some 25 years. John and Karen eventually donated the property to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, to be preserved as a Wildlife Preservation Area. The couple received a Hamburg Community Leadership Award in 2012 and an Iowa Conservation Award from the Governor at the state capital in 2015.Some of John Morgan's other interests included golf (eventually becoming the oldest active player at his club), hunting, distance running ( 5,000 and 10,000 meters), traveling, reading (never without working on at least one book), collecting (digitally) and writing about "Big Band" music, photography and genealogy. He compiled and had printed several books of his photographs and researched and published a three volume family history. He traced the four lines of his family back many generations - the Wannemacher/Wanamaker line to 15th century Germany. He presented copies to each of his children and grandsons. He also compiled scrapbooks containing family photographs, some dating to the mid 19th century. A highlight of each year was the lndependence Day family gathering at the farm or at the familycottage at Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa, especially when all five of his grandsons could be there together.In 2017, John moved to Edgewater in West Des Moines. He involved himself in a number of activities and groups and always enjoyed playing poker and participating in World Affairs discussions. He made many friends there and was reunited with one of his fraternity brothers and friend of 70 years, with whom he remained close to the end of his life. He continued to play golf regularly until retiring from the game at 91 years old.John Morgan Wanamaker died on February 19th, 2024 in Des Moines, Iowa. He is survived by all three children, five grandsons, and one great-granddaughter. He will be greatly missed.Arrangements by Des Moines Cremation

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John Doe

Jul 26, 1950 - Feb 19, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

A full obituary is pending. A Latin Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 23, 2024 at St. Augustin Catholic Church with a Rosary to be held at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m., at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be used for student tuition assistance at St. Anthony’s School in honor of Monsignor Chiodo who was a dear friend to John throughout his life. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.caldwellparrish.com.

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Eugene R. Hohensee

Aug 03, 1945 - Feb 19, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

Eugene R. Hohensee - age 78, of Humboldt, formerly of Pocahontas, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa. *An obituary will be provided soon*

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George Steven Baires

May 21, 1991 - Feb 17, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of George Steven Baires, a beloved father, son, and brother. George was born on May 21, 1991, and unexpectedly left us on February 17, 2024. From his early days growing up in West Des Moines, IA, George was known for his jovial personality. He graduated from Valley High School in 2009, carving out a reputation as an individual who was not only smart but also funny and easy-going. George was someone who knew how to lighten any situation with his humor and warm presence. In 1998, he was blessed with a sister, Jasmine Oseguera, with whom he shared an inseparable bond. Their love and admiration for each other was a testament to George's innate ability to love unconditionally. George became a proud father for the first time in 2019 and again in 2023. His children, Nevaeh and Ruben Baires, were his pride and joy. His legacy of hard work and love will continue to live through them. George was a loving father who instilled in his children the importance of being true to oneself and the joy of living life fully. George leaves behind his loving parents, Edelmira Baires and Ruben Oseguera-Chavez, who nurtured the man he became. His loss will leave a void in their hearts that can never be filled. The family will honor George's life at a visitation service to be held on February 25th, 2024, at 1:00 PM. The outpouring of love for George affirms how much he was cherished and will be missed. His spirit, his laughter, his love for life - these are the things we will hold dear as we remember him. Con profunda tristeza anunciamos el fallecimiento de George Steven Baires, un querido padre, hijo y hermano. George nació el 21 de Mayo de 1991 y nos dejó inesperadamente el 17 de Febrero de 2024. Desde sus primeros días en West Des Moines, IA, George fue conocido por su personalidad jovial. Se graduó de Valley High School en 2009, labrándose una reputación como una persona que no solo era inteligente sino también divertida y tranquila. George era alguien que sabía cómo aligerar cualquier situación con su humor y su cálida presencia. En 1998, fue bendecido con una hermana, Jasmine Oseguera, con quien compartía un vínculo inseparable. Su amor y admiración mutuos era un testimonio de la capacidad innata de George para amar incondicionalmente. George se convirtió en un padre orgulloso por primera vez en 2019 y nuevamente en 2023. Sus hijos, Nevaeh y Ruben Baires, eran su orgullo y alegría. Su legado de trabajo duro y amor seguirá vivo a través de ellos. George fue un padre amoroso que inculcó a sus hijos la importancia de ser fiel a uno mismo y la alegría de vivir la vida plenamente. George deja atrás a sus queridos padres, Edelmira Baires y Rubén Oseguera-Chávez, quienes criaron al hombre en el que se convirtió. Su pérdida dejará un vacío en sus corazones que nunca podrá llenarse. La familia honrará la vida de George en un funeral que se llevará a cabo el 25 de febrero de 2024 a la 1:00 p.m. El gran amor por George afirma lo mucho que lo apreciamos y lo extrañaremos. Su espíritu, su risa, su amor por la vida: estas son las cosas que apreciaremos al recordarlo. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of George Baires, please visit our Tribute Store .

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Samuel Lee Heard Jr

Aug 30, 1960 - Feb 10, 2024

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null, IA

Samuel Lee Heard Jr was born on August 30 1960 to Samuel Lee Heard Sr. and Donna Jean (Clay) Heard. He graduated from Des Moines Technical High School and went on to join the United States Navy and received the Expeditionary Medal. Samuel, affectionately known as (June) was an avid fisherman and loved to spend time on the water. He enjoyed reading his bible, music, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his father Samuel L Heard Sr, stepmother Patricia Howe- Heard, siblings, Bonita L. (Marvin) Heard-Harris, Michael L. Heard, Janine A. Heard, Kevin T. Heard, Pamela J. Heard, Youlanda M. (Martell) Bolden, Amos E. Heard, Jr (Monica)., Michelle D. Howe-Heard, and Mary L. (Anthony) Wells. His aunt Annette Heard, close special family friend Joleen Wolf. His children Destiny, Samuel Lee III, Tremere, Jamal, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of, nieces, nephews, other extended family, and friends.  Samuel was preceded in death by his mother Donna Jean (Clay) Heard. Grandparent’s  Thomas and Helen (Cross) Clay Sr, Jack C. Heard and Mina L. Heard Sr, and Marguerite E Howe. Uncle’s Robert Fowler, Malcom Guinn, Thomas N. Clay, Bernard B. Clay, James A. Clay, Jack Heard Jr, Donell Heard, Jesse Heard. Aunt’s Rose A. Edmonds, Darlene Woods, Dorothy M. Clay, Katherine Clay, Carol Craig Clay, Nora L Fowler, Shirley Guinn-Cotton. Stepfather James Oliver Lee, and brother Preston Cecil Scott.

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Lori Neal

Mar 05, 1955 - Feb 16, 2024

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West Des Moines, IA

Lori Neal, 68, of West Des Moines, passed away at the EveryStep Kavanaugh House after a lengthy battle with cancer. Lori was born on March 5, 1955 to Arvard and Wilma (Thomsen) Neal in Kearney, Nebraska. She attended high school in Kearney before receiving her bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska - Kearney. Lori worked as a manager at JCPenney for many years before making a career change. She went back to school to become a lab technician and worked at Broadlawns Medical Center, retiring in 2020. Lori enjoyed taking walks, going to the theater to watch plays and musicals, and listening to and attending rock concerts. She was also a huge Nebraska Cornhusker fan. Lori valued her friendships and family. Spending time with her grandchildren was a highlight of her life. Lori is survived by her two sons, Eric (Robin) Baer of Blue Springs, MO, and Collin (Stephanie) Baer of Lincoln, NE; brother, Tim (Kathy) Neal of Fort Collins, CO; sister, Pam (Doug) Reinert of West Des Moines; and 4 grandchildren, Justin, Tyler, Oliver, and Ellery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvard and Wilma Neal. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Simplify Cremations and Funerals in Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.simplifyiowa.com.

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Paulette Louise McCarthy

Apr 18, 1944 - Feb 18, 2024

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West Des Moines, IA

Paulette Louise McCarthy, age 79, of West Des Moines, Iowa passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024.

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