Edgar A. Kistenmacher

May 1, 1931March 10, 2018

Edgar A. Kistenmacher passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018. A visitation with the family will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. at McLaren’s Funeral Chapel in West Des Moines. A funeral service with be held Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Edgar was born May 1, 1931 to Earl and Lillian (Stebbens) Kistenmacher in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1949 and immediately enlisted in the Marines. After his discharge in 1954, he enrolled at St. Ambrose College and graduated with honors in 1958. Ed was Managing Director of the Petroleum Marketers of Iowa for 31 years, from 1963-1994. A gazebo was built in his name at Camp Courageous of Iowa in Monticello, Iowa for handicap children, for his dedication of service. Ed was a fun loving guy who loved fishing, golf and dancing. He is very loved and will be missed by many.

Ed leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Marie (McGrath); his children, Linda, Mark (Terri), Glenn (Lori), and Irene (Dan); 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Alvin, and son-in-law, John Brubaker. The family would like to thank Arbor Springs for the care Ed received during his last days. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be directed to Camp Courageous of Iowa, 12007 190th Street, P.O. Box 418, Monticello, Iowa 52310 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 1730 28th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018

Edgar A. Kistenmacher

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Craig Finch

March 14, 2018

I first met Ed in 1990 when I began working for an association whose office was down the street. Unfortunately, I have not seen him in years. I do, however, remember that Ed always had a smile on his face, and was quick with a laugh. He was a true gentleman, and will be missed by many.

Charlie Becker

March 13, 2018

Ed was the best teacher I ever had, in preparing me for a profession and a road I never dreamed I would be going down. He was an incredible person. He was a wonderful role model to me. He taught me business...and he taught me about life. We spent several months together in 1981 as we spread the word about the new bond between the Petroleum Marketers of Iowa and Camp Courageous of Iowa. I don't know a husband that had more respect and love for his wife...Ed provided me an exceptional foundation to who I am today.... His impact on the lives of many...will never be paralleled.