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William Walker

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Des Moines, IA

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, December 4, 2023 at SS. John and Paul Catholic Church in Altoona beginning at 11 am with a visitation an hour prior. Burial will follow the service at Rising Sun Cemetery. Arrangements by Iles Grandview Park Chapel. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of William Walker, please visit our Tribute Store .

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Dr. Roger Dean Gausman

Nov 15, 1942 - Feb 29, 2024

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West Des Moines, IA

Dr. Roger Dean Gausman passed from this life to the next on Thursday, February 29, 2024. He was born on November 15, 1942 to Naomi Ruth and Dr. William Carl Edward Gausman in Neodesha, Kansas. It was there where he met his true love, Karen Beckner, when he was just a freshman in high school. Their first date was November 6, 1956 – a day they celebrated every year thereafter. Roger and Karen married on August 25, 1963 and had three beloved children, Kathie, Jon and Carl.He earned his dentistry and pediatric specialty degrees from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and after serving two years in the U.S. Public Health Service in Oregon, he began his career as an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Creighton University, later serving as Chair of the Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics department. Roger left academia in 1975 and relocated to Hutchinson, Kansas where for most of his career he was the only pediatric dentist in south central and western Kansas leading to being able to care for literally thousands of children from across the state. He would care for his patients with a gentleness and humor that earned him the love and admiration of generations of children and their families.Everyone knew he was a devoted and die-hard Husker fan, but that paled in comparison to his love for God and his family. He attended Countryside Baptist Church in Hutchinson and later served as its associate pastor after earning his Master of Arts in Theology degree from Bethel Seminary in 2007. He led the same Bible study at his church for nearly 30 years and was always available to offer Godly guidance and wisdom to his family, his congregation, or anyone who God may have placed in his path.Roger loved his family and always offered them unwavering support in all of their endeavors. Whether it was playing racquetball on Saturdays with Carl and Jon when they were growing up, enjoying art and working on his annual office Christmas card with Kathie, taking the grandkids out to eat after church, printing scores of resources for those more musically inclined, attending or streaming every one of his grandchildren’s sporting events or choir concerts he could, or playing games with anyone who would join him – he simply could not get enough of his family; and they could not get enough of him. When asked to describe him, his grandchildren said he loved God and them, was funny, intelligent, full of heart, and simply awesome. Truer words were never spoken.Left to cherish his legacy and his memory are his beloved wife Karen, children Kathie (Hutchinson, Kansas) Jon (Lebo, Kansas), and Carl (Shannon) Gausman (West Des Moines), and his grandchildren Joshua, Matthew, Paige, William (West Des Moines), and Reid (Lebo, Kansas). He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dr. Larry Gausman.Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 7 at the Overton Funeral Home in Indianola where family will be present to greet friends. The celebration of Roger’s life will be held 11 a.m., Friday, March 8 at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, with a luncheon to follow service. Interment will be in the Scotch Ridge Cemetery following the luncheon. Services can be live streamed at: https://wdm.lutheranchurchofhope.org/specialevents/In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Lutheran Church of Hope’s 2024 Lenten Project - Building Hope for Africa. To sign an online condolence, visit our website at www.overtonfunerals.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Dr. Roger Dean Gausman, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Marcella E. Hansen

Died : Mar 01, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

Marcella “Marcy” E. (Archer) Hansen, age 97, of Des Moines, Iowa passed away peacefully on March 1, 2024. Visitation will be held from 9-11:00 am, Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Iles Westover Chapel. A service will follow, beginning at 11:00am at the chapel. Interment will be at Glendale Cemetery. Marcy was born in Atlantic, Iowa, daughter of Olathe and Bonnie Archer. Marcy graduated from Walnut High School in Walnut, Iowa, attended business school and worked in the legal and insurance fields. She married Vern J. Hansen in 1945, enjoying 50 years together. As the oldest sibling of 10, she is survived by her brother, Glenn Archer and sister, Sharlys DeVoogd; daughters, Jaynee Dooly, Robin Howe, and Kimberly Hansen (Andy Dennis); grandchildren, Kelly LeMonds (Greg LeMonds), Kristi Jorgensen (Donnie Foster), Andrew Howe (Kassie Graziano-Howe), and Ashley O’Donnell (Jordan O’Donnell) plus 11 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Vern; brothers, Norman, Ronald, Daryl, Leslie, and Max, and sisters, Sandra and Janet. She was a strong-willed woman who refused to take no for an answer. Marcy taught her daughters and grandchildren to have strength, determination, and independence. Throughout her journey, anyone she met she gave her love of life, whether it be an hour in the garden, or a day serving the community. Marcy never met a stranger and anyone who met her, would never forget her. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Theresa Catholic Church or School or Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines. Please visit www.IlesCares.com for online condolences. Marcy lived a life full of family, friends and flowers. The matriarch of our family is at rest. Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Marcella E. Hansen, please visit our Tribute Store .

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Raymond Whitlatch

Jan 23, 1954 - Feb 29, 2024

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West Des Moines, IA

Raymond Whitlatch, age 70, of West Des Moines, Iowa passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024. A visitation for Raymond will be held Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at McLaren's Resthaven Chape, 801 19th St, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265. Following the visitation will be a celebration of life service at 3:00 PM at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel, 801 19th St, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265.

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Marcella E. Hansen

Died : Mar 01, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

Marcella E. “Marcy” Hansen, 97, passed away March 1, 2024. Visitation will be held from 9-11:00 am, Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Iles Westover Chapel. A service will follow, beginning at 11:00am at the chapel. Interment will be at Glendale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Theresa Catholic Church or School or Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines. Please visit www.IlesCares.com for online condolences. Additional information will be posted soon. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Marcella E. "Marcy" Hansen, please visit our Tribute Store .

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Margaret Lorene King

Nov 05, 1937 - Feb 27, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

Margaret “Marty” Lorene (Bender) King, 86, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 2:08 p.m. in her home in Des Moines, IA with Susan and Linda at her side watching the birds and deer in the back yard. The family will receive friends 2-4 pm Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Iles Dunn’s Chapel where funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday, March 4, 2024 with burial at Avon Cemetery. Margaret was born November 5, 1937 in Des Moines, IA to Harold Quinten and Lorene Elizabeth (Nelson) Bender. She grew up in Des Moines and attended Monroe Elementary, Franklin Junior High, and Roosevelt High School, graduating in 1955. When Margaret was 10 she made her first trip to Star Island, Cass Lake, MN with her parents where she would spend over 75 summers with her island family and friends. In 1960 she attended Simpson College in Indianola, IA and received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a teaching certificate for Home Economics. After graduation she would take an office job at King Delivery Service answering phones and dispatching drivers. That is where she would meet her life-long husband Robert Harry King. They enjoyed square dancing, going for motorcycle rides, attending the symphony with friends, and gardening. On June 17, 1961 they were married at Grace United Methodist Church in Des Moines, IA and honeymooned at the family cabin on Star Island. Bob’s 1st trip! In September of 1968 they welcomed their first daughter, Susan; and in April of 1970 their second daughter, Linda. When Margaret was not busy as a stay at home mom, and supporting her family, she was involved in many philanthropic duties. (Bob always joked that Marty could not join an organization if it did not have 3 letters!) Those include St. John’s United Methodist Church, Church Women United, P.E.O. Chapter Q, DAR Jean Marie Cardinell, Daughters of the Nile, Beta Sigma Phi, PTA, Des Moines Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited and Polk County Election Board. September of 1998 Margaret and Bob would add their son in law Kenneth Michael Rew to their brood and in 2004 their grandson Cooper Harry Rew. Margaret enjoyed being a mother and wife. She attended PTA events, hot air ballooning with her family, making delicious jellies, jams, pickles and preserving Bob’s produce from the garden. She was always in search of her family’s patterns of Haviland china, diving into family genealogy, serving on the election board for over 45 years, going on roundtrips to see family and friends, caring for her hostas and flower beds, and of course watching the lake and visiting with many friends in the Adirondack chairs Bob built for the cabin on Star Island. She never declined a trip with Cooper for a milk shake or ice cream. Survivors include her daughters Susan A (Kenneth M.) Rew of Blue Springs MO and Linda E. King of Des Moines, IA; grandson Cooper H. Rew of Blue Springs, MO. Margaret was proceeded in death by her parents and her husband Robert. H King. Memorial Contributions may be made to Mayo Clinic. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Margaret "Marty" King, please visit our Tribute Store .

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John J. Gowdy

Jun 16, 1960 - Feb 19, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

John J. Gowdy, 63, passed away on February 19, 2024 after a long battle with Renal Cell Carcinoma.John was born in Cedar Rapids, IA and adopted by Joe W. and LaDonna D. Gowdy.  He grew up in Pella, IA where he attended Pella high school graduating in 1978.  He graduated from Indian Hills Community College.He really enjoyed his work in grounds management especially on golf courses.  He loved golf all his life and became an avid disc golf lover later in his life.  He loved sports and music.  He was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Vikings.He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and LaDonna Gowdy.  He was survived by his long time girlfriend Jamie Scott, his children Jessica Gowdy (David Parker), Chris Gowdy (Samantha Freerksen-Henning) Rebecca Cook (William), his sister Mary Cook (Todd), grandchildren Ryder, Addison, Zoey, and Skyler.Services will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 11 am at Glad Tidings Assembly of God 314 E Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315.

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Richard Eugene Prettyman

May 28, 1947 - Feb 25, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

On the Afternoon of February 25, 2024, Richard "Rick" Eugene Prettyman passed away Peacefully in the presence of family. After a hard fight with Cancer at Broadlawns Medical Center, IA. Richard was 76 years old.Richard was Born Guthrie Center, IA on May 28, 1947 to Opal and Howard Prettyman. He spent most of his years around the Metro and graduated at North High School in 1965.Richard loved his dog Babygirl, and always had to have his radio playing. He spent a lot of time with his Granddaughters, working on many projects, all his cars and loved church every Sunday.Richard was a active member of his community and would do anything to help others. Always wanted to save the planet by going Green. He was a friend to all.Richard is preceded in death by his Mother Opal, and his Father Howard.He is Survived by His Children, Nathan, Hannah, Luke, and Levi. His grandkids, Keylee, Alexis, Makayla, Teddy, Brooklyn and many Friends.A Celebration Of Life will be held on Saturday, March 9 2024, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Las Americas United Methodist Church, Des Moines, lowa. A private burial of cremains will be held in Guthrie Center at a future date.Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Las Americas United Methodist Church.

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Christopher Newman

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Des Moines, IA

A gathering of remembrance will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024 from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Simplify Cremations and Funerals (4821 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315). Check back for a complete obituary

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Lea J. Reeve

May 30, 1925 - Mar 01, 2024

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Des Moines, IA

Lea J. Reeve, age 98, of Des Moines, Iowa passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. A visitation for Lea will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel, 801 19th St, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265. Following the visitation will be a celebration of life at 11:00 AM at McLaren's Resthaven Chape, 801 19th St, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265. Lea will be laid to rest in McLaren's Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary & Resthaven Cemetery, 801 19th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-3303.

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Scott Allan Dickson

Sep 06, 1961 - Feb 26, 2024

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West Des Moines, IA

Scott Allan Dickson, 62, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, February 26, 2024, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Scott was born on September 6, 1961, in Des Moines. He graduated from Adel-DeSoto High School in 1979.Scott began his professional career as a clothing salesman, then went on to sell computers and software at Dell and Apple Computers. His jobs took him to several cities before he finally landed in Austin, Texas. Scott loved the exciting lifestyle of Austin and many of his friends lived nearby. And he could play golf every day of the year! But distance did not keep him from his family and friends back home. Scott flew or drove back to Iowa on frequent occasions to reconnect with everyone. Often, bringing his sidekick Louis with him. Of course, the annual Adel Sweetcorn Festival would not have been the same without Scott!After nearly 40 years as a record-setting salesman, Scott finally retired to enjoy life and create memories doing the things he loved. Scott was an avid golfer and fanatical about Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns football. He loved laughing, joking, and spending time surrounded by family and friends. Everyone had a place in Scott’s heart and he in theirs. Scott was loved by many and will be missed by them all. Scott is survived by his father, Norman; two brothers, Randy and James; two nephews, Ryan and Clint; two nieces, Kelli Tutwiler and Janelle Ryan; numerous cousins; and a special friend, Kim (Penfield) Van Pelt, who helped Scott during some challenging times.Scott was predeceased by his mother, Karal Ann Potter; stepfather, Charles Potter; sister Kelly Elizabeth Moffitt; and nephew, Harley James Dickson. Services will be held at the Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, 735 South 14th Street, Adel, Iowa, on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Visitation will begin at 10 am. Funeral services are at 11 am followed by burial at the Oakdale Cemetery in Adel.Scott would love any donations to be made to Pug Rescue at https://donate.rescueme.org/pug

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