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The Dignity Memorial® online obituary search tool gives you access to obituaries from thousands of locations across North America. You can search by first or last name, state and publication date. Once you find the obituary you are looking for, you can get important information about upcoming services, share a favorite photo or memory, and send flowers or gifts to the family.
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John J. Polich, M.D.
08/27/1923 – 09/16/2018
John J. Polich, 95, passed away September 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic...
Sandra Kay Thornton
03/17/1946 – 09/16/2018
Sandra Kay Thornton, 72, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, September 16, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M., Wednesday, September 19, at Cornerstone...
Douglas John Lindsey
05/17/1965 – 09/09/2018
Douglas John Lindsey, 53, passed away in his sleep on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at his home in Dallas Center. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 14th at Ankeny Funeral Home...
Mary Lou Morrissey
05/04/1927 – 08/27/2018
Mary Lou Morrissey, 91, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018, at Wesley Acres in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 4-7PM, with a vigil service at 7PM, Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Immaculate...
Joan Carol Nichols
03/20/1935 – 08/26/2018
Joan Carol Miller was born to Walter and Kathy Miller on March 20, 1935 and was raised on a cattle ranch in western South Dakota. She was the youngest in a family of six. She attended a one-room...
Robert "Bob" Murray
04/01/1935 – 08/25/2018
Robert “Bob” Murray, 83, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston. Visitation will be from 5-7PM, Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W....
James "Jamie" B. Presnell
01/23/1972 – 08/21/2018
James “Jamie” Presnell of Polk City, IA was born January 23, 1972 and passed away August 21, 2018 at the age of 46. He was in construction before his car accident in 1999. Jamie defied all odds even...
Obituaries celebrate and honor unique lives
Today’s obituaries are more than simple funeral announcements and a list of the names of family members. Modern obituaries include treasured memories, funny stories and important details that showcase the joys and moments of a life lived. A great obituary tells a unique story and reflects the personality of the person it commemorates.
Obituaries give visitation, funeral and memorial details
Funeral services that include a viewing or wake are usually held within a few days of a death, but a funeral or memorial service can sometimes take place much later. Some families choose to hold a visitation before the service, while others may prefer a more low-key or private family service. A memorial service can take place at a funeral home, chapel or another location that was meaningful to the loved one. Preferences vary, and an obituary lets friends and family know where to go and when. The online obituary also allows you to sign up for reminders about services to provide assurance that you don't miss an important memorial event.
Send flowers or gifts directly to the service or family's home
Along with words of condolence, sending flowers or a small gift is a wonderful way to show you care. With the Dignity Memorial online obituary, it's simple to order a bouquet or another token of care and have it delivered directly to the funeral service or the family’s home.
Online obituaries let you leave words of support
It's important not to underestimate the power of a simple message or cherished photo to bring support and comfort to those who are grieving. Send a note, share a story or upload a photo. Your condolences and kind words will remain with the obituary, providing comfort for the family for years to come.