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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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Wiliam J. Hudash
12/26/1957 – 11/14/2018
William J. Hudash, 60, died suddenly at home on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Des Moines. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des...
Peggy Lynn Metcalf
11/28/1953 – 11/08/2018
Peggy Metcalf, Des Moines Peggy Lynn Metcalf, 64, ascended to her Heavenly Father on November 8, 2018. A memorial visitation will be from 12 Noon until service time at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 14,...
Gulen G. Tuncay
11/18/1934 – 11/09/2018
Gulen Tuncay, 83, passed away November 9, 2018 at 10:01 am at her home. A private family graveside service will be held at the Resthaven Cemetery followed by a public visitation from 12:00 p.m. to...
Mary E. Dugan
11/18/1916 – 11/07/2018
Mary E. Dugan, Des Moines Mary Elizabeth Dugan, 101, passed away November 7, 2018 at Bishop Drumm. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines...
01/12/1933 – 11/07/2018
Mary Alice Johns, Des Moines Mary Alice Johns, 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 due to a brief illness with cholangiocarcinoma at Edgewater...
01/04/1931 – 11/03/2018
Joan Anderson, 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Legacy Pointe Memory Care in Waukee, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at McLaren’s...
Lewis E. Wharff
07/26/1942 – 11/02/2018
Lewis E. Wharff, 76, went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2018 in Waukee. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Lewis...
Glenn Charles Uding
11/04/1926 – 10-29-2018
Glenn C. Uding, 91, died on October 29, 2018, at UnityPoint Methodist West Hospital in West Des Moines. Glenn was born to George and Gertrude Uding on November 4, 1926, in St. Genevieve, Missouri....
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.