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Margee Walljasper, wife of the late Bob and mother of Dave, Dan, Tom and Mary, passed away October 24, 2017. Visitation is scheduled at the Ankeny Funeral Home on Sunday, October 29 from  2:00-4:00 pm with a rosary at 4:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 am on Monday, October 30 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church  with Fr. Stephen Orr  presiding. Margee was 84. 


 

In Memoriam

The following lives were celebrated at OLIH with Fr. Stephen Orr as presider from November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017--

Michael Monaghan passed away October 18, 2017. His funeral service was celebrated Tuesday, October 24. Michael was 68.

Carol Testa passed away September 16, 2017. Her funeral service was celebrated Friday, September 22. Carol was 74.

Herman Nagle passed away September 3, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, September 8. Herman was 80.

Tom Strabbing passed away August 24, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, August 29.  Tom was 66.

Joan Wilkinson passed away August 13, 2017. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, August 18.  Joan was 92.

Mike Meston passed away June 26, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, July 1.  Mike was 76.

Cletus Chicoine passed away June 8, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, June 13. Burial was at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. Cletus was 82.

Doreen "Dee" Stolze passed away June 6, 2017. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 12.  Burial was at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, IA. Dee was 82.

Merlyn "Chuck" Bach passed away June 2, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 7.  Burial was at Highland Memory Gardens, Des Moines, IA. Chuck was 84.

Rosemary Ledin passed away June 2, 2017. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 6.  Burial will be at a later date. Rosemary was 91.

Carrie Koester passed away May 17, 2017. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 22.  Burial will be at a later date. Carrie was 56.

Marybelle Quinn passed away March 27, 2017. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 1.  Burial was at Highland Memory Gardens, Des Moines, IA. Marybelle was 88.

Loretta Tracy passed away March 19, 2017. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 30.  Burial was at Ankeny Memorial Gardens, Ankeny, IA. Loretta was 90.

Lucille Sullivan passed away March 15, 2017. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 21.  Burial was at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, IA. Lucille was 73.

Dale Stall passed away March 2, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 7.  Burial was at Ankeny Memorial Gardens, Ankeny, IA. Dale was 89.

Raymond "Ray" Yori passed away February 22, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on February 28.  Burial was at Ankeny Memorial Gardens, Ankeny, IA. Ray was 87.

Richard Dickerson passed away February 20, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on February 27.  Burial was at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, IA. Richard was 79.

Rose Vance passed away February 8, 2017. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on February 25.  Burial will be at a later date. Rose was 88.

Harry Sherman, Jr passed away February 6, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on February 9.  Burial will be at a later date. Harry was 94.

Carol Wonderlin passed away January 25, 2017. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on January 28.  Burial will be at a later date. Carol was 72.

Lamont Schreurs passed away December 25, 2016. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 29.  Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Maxwell, IA. Lamont was 70.

Brian Rohlf passed away December 23, 2016. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 27.  Burial was at Ankeny Memorial Gardens, Ankeny, IA. Brian was 60.

Dolores 'Dorie' Fuqua passed away December 19, 2016. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 23.  Burial was at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, IA. Dorie was 77.

Helen Fontana passed away December 14, 2016. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 19.  Burial was at Highland Memory Gardens, Des Moines, IA. Helen was 97.

LaVern "Vern' Balk" passed away December 11, 2016. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 16.  Burial was at Ankeny Memorial Gardens, Ankeny, IA. Vern was 75.

Victoria "Vicki" Gioffredi passed away November 30, 2016. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 10.  Burial was at Oralabor Cemetery, Ankeny, IA. Vicki was 91.

William "Bill" Elbert passed away November 25, 2016. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 2.  Burial was at Ankeny Memorial Gardens, Ankeny, IA. Bill was 82.

Steven Fausch passed away November 10, 2016. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 15.  Burial was at Ankeny Memorial Gardens, Ankeny, IA. Steven was 66.

Thomas VoPava passed away November 8, 2016. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 14.  Burial was at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, IA. Thomas was 58.

Charles Colwell passed away November 6, 2016. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 10.  Burial was at St. Benedict Cemetery, St. Benedict, IA. Charles was 86.

Margie McCarthy passed away November 1, 2016. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated November 7.  Burial was at Berwick Cemetery, Ankeny, IA. Margie was 72.


Honoring Our Own

When a loved one passes away, we are often asked, “how can I honor their memory?” At OLIH, many people choose to have Masses said for the deceased. Unfortunately, due to the large number of funerals at this parish, our schedule is already into 2018 and is rapidly filling up. (The diocese only allows one intention per Mass and we only have one priest so we are doubly limited.) We are looking at ways to make this equitable for everyone, so we may limit the number of Masses said here (transferring some to St. Luke’s or the missions) or limit how far out dates are reserved. In the meantime, we want to make you aware of other ways you can honor your loved one or a special event in your life. One way is to sign up to maintain the rose at Our Lady’s statue in the Gathering Space. For $10 your intention will be noted for two weekends. Another is to make a tax deductible gift through our Memorial Program. Established funds include:

  • OLIH Foundation
  • Our Lady’s Little Learners’ Tuition Assistance
  • Art & Environment Fund
  • Emergency Relief
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Music Ministry
  • Faith Formation Program
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Youth Ministry
  • Historical Display
  • Area of Greatest Need

Annually we publish a “Remembrance Page” where we capture the names of those honored and those honoring them. If you are interested in either of these options, please contact the office, 964-3038.