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Zhaotian Ma

Jan 22, 1953 - Nov 21, 2023

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Urbandale, IA

Zhaotian Ma, who was born on January 22, 1953 in Shandong, China, passed away at the age of 70 on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at his home in Urbandale, Iowa.Cremation Rites have taken place.Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services of Waukee has been entrusted with his final arrangements.

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Sharon Marcene Garrington

Dec 15, 1946 - Feb 23, 2024

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Urbandale, IA

Sharon Marcene Garrington, daughter of John and Genelle (Morrow) Asmus, Step-mother, Goldie  Asmus, was born December 15, 1946 in Osceola, Iowa and passed from this life February 23, 2024, at Karen Acres Health Care Center in Urbandale, Iowa at 77 years of age.Sharon grew up in Osceola and graduated from Clarke Community High School.  She met her future husband William Dean Garrington of Chariton and they were married March 16, 1968 in Osceola, IA. They moved to Des Moines, IA where they continued to live on the South Side of Des Moines and raised their two sons, Todd and Thomas.  She attended Grandview Nursing School in Des Moines.Sharon was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Her family was her everything, she enjoyed attending all the activities of her boys and her grandsons. Bill and Sharon enjoyed camping and their pets and enjoyed any time the family was together. Sharon enjoyed reading and worked for Blue Cross & Blue Shield Insurance in Des Moines before her retirement.Those relatives who preceded Sharon in death were her father, John Asmus, brother, Jim Asmus, husband Bill Garrington, and son, Thomas Eugene Garrington. Sharon leaves to cherish her memory; step-mother, Goldie A. Asmus of Osceola, IA, son, Todd (Shelley) Garrington of Waukee, IA, grandsons, Tanner Garrington, Trey Garrington, Tate Garrington, Adam Garrington and Matthew Garrington, brother, Robert (Peggy) Asmus of Osceola, IA, brother-in-law, John (Linda), brother-in-law Beryl Kyner, brother-in-law, David Mann, sister-in-law, Vicki Asmus as well as other relatives and many friends.Funeral Services will be held at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, Wednesday, February 28 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Matthew Sanford officiating. The Family will greet friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.Interment will be in the Chariton Cemetery following the funeral.Memorial contributions may be directed to her family.

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Brian Edward Bartemes

Jan 28, 1966 - Feb 18, 2024

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Urbandale, IA

Brian Edward Bartemes was born on January 28th, 1966 in the height of a snowstorm at the base of Big Tyler Mountain near Charleston, West Virginia to David and Cora Bartemes. He died on February 18th, 2024.He grew up in Charleston, WV and Pittsburgh, PA, moving to Urbandale in 1977 with his parents and two older brothers, Kevin and Paul. Brian attended Dowling Catholic High School where he met his wife, Maria Yorro, while singing in the choir. He graduated in 1984. Brian was deeply involved with the University of Northern Iowa Tae Kwon Do Club, where he became the first student to earn the position of Head Instructor after earning a third-degree black belt. He married the love of his life, Maria, on October 20, 1990. They had four extremely cool kids, probably the best people on Earth, for whom he was proud to be just “the Dad”.Brian worked most of his life as a social worker passionately working for individuals experiencing homelessness. A staunch supporter of housing as a human right, he worked for many years advocating for individuals who might not be able to advocate for themselves. Brian was an avid home cook and expressed his love for his family and friends with a plate full of Korean short ribs, whole smoked salmon, and roasted veggies. He especially loved to cook Filipino recipes gleaned over many years from Maria’s parents, Antonio and Rosa.Brian was preceded in death by his father, David Walter Bartemes, and survived by his loving wife Maria, four children, Theodore (Mary), Elena, Cecelia (Drew), and Joshua, his favorite grandkid James, his mother Cora, brothers Kevin and Paul (Kathy), as well as many nieces and nephews. Brian will be greatly missed by all his friends and family.Services will be at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Friday, February 23, 2024 with a visitation beginning at 10am, followed by Mass at 11am. The family will also welcome all to a luncheon immediately following the funeral Mass.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Central Iowa Shelter and Services or Primary Healthcare Homeless Support Services.

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Cheryl Gilg

Jun 11, 1962 - Feb 18, 2024

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Urbandale, IA

Cheryl Gilg, 61, of Urbandale, Iowa passed away February 18, 2024, as result of glioblastoma. She was born June 11, 1962, in Cedar Falls, Iowa to Bruce and Marilyn (Zeckser) Strutzenberg. She lived her childhood years in several small towns in Iowa, including Garner and Eagle Grove. She received her degree as a registered nurse from the University of Iowa and master’s degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She spent her career as a nurse working in oncology, hospice, and home care. Cheryl married her husband, Joe, in 1990. Her daughter, Katie, was born in 1993 and her son, Brian, was born in 1994. Her grandson, Oliver, was born in 2022. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Cheryl enjoyed her volunteer work at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Urbandale Food Pantry. Over many years, she made over 10,000 stocking hats for non-profit organizations. Cheryl is survived by her husband, Joe Gilg; daughter, Katie Cannia (Joe); son, Brian Gilg; grandson, Oliver Cannia; brother, Dan Strutzenberg (Jann); brother, Jon Strutzenberg (Shaun); mother-in-law, Elaine Gilg; brother-in law, Bill Gilg (Sharon); sister-in-law, Patti Holmberg (Troy); sister-in-law, Susan Whited (Kevin); and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Strutzenberg; mother, Marilyn (Zeckser) Strutzenberg; father-in-law, Robert Gilg; grandparents: John and Ruth (Wilson) Strutzenberg and Albert and Rose (Black) Zeckser. A visitation will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale on the evening of Thursday, February 22, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Friday, February 23, at 11 am. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Urbandale Food Pantry and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ilesCares.com Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Cheryl Gilg, please visit our Tribute Store .

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Ky Do

May 08, 1930 - Feb 17, 2024

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Urbandale, IA

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Des Moines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 22, 2024 at St. Peter Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Glendale Cemetery. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.caldwellparrish.com. L? vi?ng s? ???c t? ch?c t? 5 gi? ??n 8 gi? t?i, Th? T?, ngày 21 tháng 2 n?m 2024 t?i Nhà th? Công giáo St. Peter ? Des Moines. Thánh l? An táng Kitô giáo s? di?n ra vào lúc 10 gi? sáng, Th? N?m, ngày 22 tháng 2 n?m 2024 t?i Nhà th? Công giáo Thánh Phêrô. L? chôn c?t s? di?n ra t?i Ngh?a trang Glendale. L?i chia bu?n tr?c tuy?n có th? ???c g?i ??n gia ?ình t?i www.caldwellparrish.com.

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Suzanne Hamilton (Glenn)

Jun 17, 1963 - Feb 11, 2024

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Urbandale, IA

Suzanne “Suzie” Hamilton (Glenn), age 60, of Urbandale, died early Sunday morning, February 11th, 2024, at Methodist hospital, with family by her side, after ending her battle with cancer.She was born June 17th, 1963 in Des Moines to Jim and Deanna (Forret) Glenn. Suzie’s family lived in Adel, where she grew up and raised her three children.Suzie loved spending time with her family. Getting together for holidays, game nights, and swimming with her grandsons were some of her favorite things. When she wasn’t spending time with friends and family, Susie was often finding things to fix or build. Due to her stubborn demeanor, she was a DIY professional and took pride in being able to solve problems on her own- it was one of her many talents.Suzie was an extremely hard worker, never able to sit still for long, and through her life she worked many jobs, but prior to her passing she worked for a close friend doing cleaning and handy work, which she very much enjoyed. Most of all, Susie was a dear friend with a kind and caring heart. She will be deeply missed by all who knew herShe is preceded in death by her Father Jim Glenn. She is Survived by her boyfriend of 16 years, Bart Berry; 2 daughters, Hilary Hamilton and Holly Hawbaker; son, Tanner Hawbaker; 2 grandsons, Channing and Ethan; Mother, Deanna Glenn; 2 sisters, Wendy Glenn and Natalie Reves; brother, Donnie (Cindy) Glenn, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.A memorial open house will be held from 9:30 am-12:00 pm Saturday, February 17th, 2024 at the American Legion Post 403 in Van Meter. Address is 910 Main St, Van Meter, IA 50261. Flowers, headstone donations, and condolences may be offered at 1770 92nd st, #3107, West Des Moines, IA 50266, check, or venmo@ Hilary_11

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Christopher Owen King

Dec 31, 1983 - Feb 17, 2024

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Urbandale, IA

Christopher Owen King, 40, of Urbandale, IA passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at his home after a long battle with cancer. A visitation for Chris will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory in Urbandale with a funeral ceremony beginning at 6:30 pm.Memorial contributions are encouraged to UnityPoint Hospice. Online condolences for the family can be made at caldwellparrish.com A full obituary for Chris will follow.

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Suzanne Hamilton (Glenn)

Jun 17, 1963 - Feb 11, 2024

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Urbandale, IA

Suzanne “Suzie” Hamilton (Glenn), age 60, of Urbandale, died early Sunday morning, February 11th, 2024, at Methodist hospital, with family by her side, after ending her battle with cancer.She was born June 17th, 1963 in Des Moines to Jim and Deanna (Forret) Glenn. Suzie’s family lived in Adel, where she grew up and raised her three children.Suzie loved spending time with her family. Getting together for holidays, game nights, and swimming with her grandsons were some of her favorite things. When she wasn’t spending time with friends and family, Susie was often finding things to fix or build. Due to her stubborn demeanor, she was a DIY professional and took pride in being able to solve problems on her own- it was one of her many talents.Suzie was an extremely hard worker, never able to sit still for long, and through her life she worked many jobs, but prior to her passing she worked for a close friend doing cleaning and handy work, which she very much enjoyed. Most of all, Susie was a dear friend with a kind and caring heart. She will be deeply missed by all who knew herShe is preceded in death by her Father Jim Glenn. She is Survived by her boyfriend of 16 years, Bart Berry; 2 daughters, Hilary Hamilton and Holly Hawbaker; son, Tanner Hawbaker; 2 grandsons, Channing and Ethan; Mother, Deanna Glenn; 2 sisters, Wendy Glenn and Natalie Reves; brother, Donnie (Cindy) Glenn, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.A memorial open house will be held from 9:30 am-12:00 pm Saturday, February 17th, 2024 at the American Legion Post 403 in Van Meter. Address is 910 Main St, Van Meter, IA 50261. Flowers, headstone donations, and condolences may be offered at 1770 92nd st, #3107, West Des Moines, IA 50266, check, or venmo@ Hilary_11

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Stewart LeBlanc

Feb 21, 1943 - Feb 14, 2024

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Urbandale, IA

Stewart “Stew” LeBlanc, 80, of Eldridge, IA, passed away on February 14, 2024 at Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Urbandale, IA. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and no services or visitations will be held. Stew asks his loved ones to celebrate his life with fond personal memories. Online, condolences and beloved memories may be expressed to the family at www.weertsfh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Stew’s name. Stew was born on February 21, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY to Ruth (Cavanagh) and George LeBlanc. Stew went on to join the US Navy in 1963 where he proudly served on the USS Barracuda Submarine. Following his service, he moved to Iowa to attend Parsons College. While there, he met and fell in love with Ute Rabong. In April of 1968, they joined each other in married union and would go on to spend over 55 years together. While attending Parsons, Stew also fell in love with the landscape of Iowa. He became an avid outdoorsmen. Stew especially enjoyed hunting upland birds with his beloved Gordon Setters, playing golf, and fishing for trout. For many years, he rode in Ragbrai where he made many memories and simply enjoyed the wind on his back. May the wind be at his back forevermore. Those left to carry on Stew’s love include his wife, Ute LeBlanc; daughter, Michelle (Steve Wiseman) LeBlanc; grandson, Grant Wiseman, and brother, Steve (Lynne) LeBlanc. Stew was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Larry LeBlanc.

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Gerald Michael Brown

Jun 28, 1943 - Feb 14, 2024

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Urbandale, IA

Gerald Michael Brown (80) passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. A public Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory (8201 Hickman Rd. Urbandale Iowa, 50322) from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1627 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265) with interment to follow at Resthaven Cemetery (801 19th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265). A complete obituary will be available soon.

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Elizabeth Ann Schroeder

Died : Feb 12, 2024

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Urbandale, IA

Elizabeth Ann Schroeder (nee Schenkelberg), 88, died Monday, February 12, 2024, in her home in Urbandale, Iowa surrounded by her children. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2024 at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church in Des Moines, with a luncheon to follow. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Private interment will be at McDivitt Grove Cemetery, Urbandale. Elizabeth (Liz) was born in Carroll, Iowa and graduated from St. Angela Academy High School in 1954. She received her nursing degree from St. Anthony's School of Nursing in Carroll, Iowa and practiced in Oregon and California before returning to Carroll, Iowa where she met her husband, Clare Schroeder. Liz and Clare wed in 1959 and were married for 58 years until Clare's death in 2018. They have five children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Liz was an avid reader, especially of mystery novels. She enjoyed bridge, as well as golf and mahjong with her friends at Urbandale Country Club, where she was a member for over forty years. In retirement, Liz enjoyed traveling with Clare in the winters to Florida, Texas and Arizona and being a Cyclone and Hawkeye sports fan. Most of all, Liz loved spending time with her family. Liz was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church. She volunteered at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, the blood donation center and Meals on Wheels. Liz was preceded in death by her husband, Clare Schroeder. She is survived by their children Mary (Troy), Chris, Mike (Kelli), Pete (Cindy), and Matt (Amy) and her five grandchildren Cody, Alex (David), Ben, Sam, Libby and great-grandchild Rumi. She is also survived by her brother, Mike (Alice) Schenkelberg. Liz was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church. Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Elizabeth Schroeder, please visit our Tribute Store .

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