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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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Josephine Yolanda Biagioli
11/02/1924 – 04/16/2019
Josephine Yolanda (Andreano) Biagioli passed away peacefully on April 16, 2019, at her new home, MorningStar Assisted Living at Jordan Creek. During WW II Josie worked at the Des Moines Ordinance...
08/23/1931 – 04/15/2019
Dale E. Fleming, age 87 of Des Moines, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center with family at his side. Dale was born on August 23, 1931 in South Dakota to Harry and...
Ronald Eugene Birmingham
05/24/1942 – 04/15/2019
Ronald Birmingham, 76, died peacefully at home on April 15, 2019. Ronald was born on May 24, 1942, in Des Moines to Ervin and Fern (Danford) Birmingham. He was a retired from Firestone Tire as a tire...
Betty G. Mains
01/29/1929 – 04/14/2019
Betty (Gaskill) Mains, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Fountain West in West Des Moines. A visitation with the family will be held on Saturday,...
Dr. Paul Alfred Johns Jr.
01/26/1928 – 04/10/2019
Dr. Paul Alfred Johns, Jr, DPM, 91 years old, passed away Tuesday April 9, 2019 at Edgewater Retirement Community in West Des Moines, Iowa after a brief illness. He is now reunited with his...
Wendy L. Swanson
01/26/1957 – 04/09/2019
Wendy L. Swanson, 62, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Mercy in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des...
Mildred "Millie" Doty
08/05/1923 – 04/04/2019
Mildred “Millie” Lucille Doty passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Des Moines with burial at Resthaven...
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.