OBITUARY

Christopher Powers

November 25, 1965March 16, 2021
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C. Christopher Powers, age 55, of Ankeny, Iowa passed away at Unity Point Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday March 21, 2021 at the Ankeny Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be at Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny on Monday, March 22 at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens.

Christopher was born in New Orleans on November 25, 1965. He graduated from De La Salle High School and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans. His father, Carl Powers, passed away when Christopher was four. His mother, Suzette Lecourt Powers, raised her sons as a single mom while earning a bachelor’s degree and Law degree from Loyola University. In 1985, Brian LaCour married Suzette and adopted her boys.

Christopher married the love of his life, Anne, on March 15, 2008 on a beautiful spring day in his hometown and together had two beautiful daughters, Sophia and Ava. He had a successful career in Human Resources in New Orleans, Memphis, Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.

He was handy with tools, loved fishing and pheasant hunting. Christopher was quick witted and was a great storyteller. He never met a stranger, was down to earth and welcoming to all. In addition to loving his family, Christopher loved all things New Orleans, the Saints, LSU football, and good southern cooking, which he shared with all his friends. Traveling was an important part of his life, including Disney trips and other family trips with his girls, which brought him great joy. Above all else Christopher was a fantastic husband and a wonderful dad for his two beautiful daughters. He leaves behind many family and friends to cherish and keep his memory alive for his girls.

Left behind to cherish his memory include his beloved, Anne; daughters, Sophia and Ava Powers; parents, Brian and Suzette LaCour; brother, Sean (Monica) Powers; parents-in-law, David and Carlene Helgason; sister-in-law, Susan (Wayne) Joplin; nieces, Claire and Mary Evelyn Powers, Peyton Joplin; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Christopher was preceded in death by his father, Carl Powers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family for Sophia and Ava’s future education. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.AnkenyFuneralHome.com for the Powers family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Sean Powers, Pallbearer
  • Brian LaCour, Pallbearer
  • Louis Monzon, Pallbearer
  • Frank Monzon, Pallbearer
  • Enrique Monzon, Pallbearer
  • Jason Wendt, Pallbearer
  • Wayne Joplin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Scott Bertness, Honourary Pallbearer
  • Tom Wood, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jamie Rolland, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Mousso, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mark Dagel, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 21, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, March 22, 2021

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  • Burial

    Monday, March 22, 2021

Memories

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Suzanne Sprecher

March 23, 2021

I’ve had the honor to get to know Christopher through his joy of taking his family on magic filled vacations.

His passion for his family radiated through our every conversation! He focused on how to create the best trip for Anne and the girls! I so loved when he called. Christopher was a ray of light. A beacon of happiness. He truly made me feel like we had known each other forever. Such a special gentleman. I’m thankful for having known Christopher—
To the entire Powers Family—you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brennan Forss

March 22, 2021

The first time I met Christopher was at Emily and Sean's wedding. I remember liking his big smile and loving that New Orleans twang. I also remember seeing how much pride he had in his own new family. I didn't know Christopher well, but many years later, when I saw him again for Sean's funeral, I recall appreciating the exact same things about him - his smile, his accent, and how I could see in his eyes how much he loved his three girls.
I send love and prayers to the Powers family.
- Brennan

Jill VanDenBerg

March 22, 2021

Powers family-
You have always held a special place in my heart ever since I taught those precious girls. I’ll always remember Christopher’s joy when talking about his girls, he loved them so very much! He was always full of clever advice, drink choices and was going to attempt to set me up some day! You all have a very special angel watching over you.
Love,
Jill ❤️

Holly Roland

March 20, 2021

Father Daughter Dance 2019

Holly Roland

March 20, 2021

Chris was a wonderful cook. We loved it when he had us over for dinner.

Donna Wendt

March 20, 2021

Donna Wendt

March 20, 2021

Winter fun with friends.

Donna Wendt

March 20, 2021

Christopher shared his love of fishing with his girls.

Donna Wendt

March 19, 2021

Father/Daughter dance

Donna Wendt

March 19, 2021

Jester Park wagon rides.

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