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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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05/06/1944 – 09/19/2018
Hong Thi Thu Nguyen was born May 6, 1944 and passed away on September 19, 2018. A visitation with the family will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des...
Julie B. Lessmann
04/25/1945 – 09/15/2018
Julie Beth Lessmann, 73, was welcomed into her heavenly home on September 15, 2018. A celebration of her life will be from 11 to 12 Noon, Saturday, September 22, 2018 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des...
Shirley May Reese
11/11/1930 – 09/15/2018
Shirley Reese, 87, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be 11 am Saturday at the West Des Moines Christian Church with interment at Resthaven Cemetery. ...
09/22/1919 – 09/11/2018
Just days before her 99th birthday, Ellen Taylor went to her forever home in heaven. Left behind to celebrate her life and to mourn her passing are her six children: Joan (Tom) Grover of Belleville,...
08/27/1935 – 09/07/2018
James Richard Belisle, 83, passed away September 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Jim fought his extended illness with courage, grace, and spirit that epitomized his entire life. A funeral...
Anna Louise Serena
08/28/1934 – 09/08/2018
Louise Serena, 84, died on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at her home. Louise was born on August 28, 1934 in Cavasso Nuovo, Italy to Domenico and Maria (DeMichael) Lovisa. Louise married the love of...
09/21/1942 – 09/03/2018
Barb passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, September 3, 2018, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Per her request cremation services have taken place. Barb was born September...
Leon Vernon Freeman
04/04/1946 – 08/30/2018
April 4, 1946, in Des Moines, a baby boy was born to Helen and Guy Freeman. Due to an error on his birth certificate, Vernon Leon Freeman would always be known as Leon Vernon Freeman. Leon...
Charles "Chuck" L. Cox
01/02/1946 – 08/29/2018
Charles L. “Chuck” Cox, 72, passed into his Heavenly Father’s arms on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. At Chuck’s request, a private family visitation and funeral service will be held on Tuesday,...
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.