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Donna Lee Gift, wife of Tom, passed away September 11, 2019.

Her visitation will be Sunday, September 15 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Ankeny Memorial Gardens with Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. Donna’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 16, 10:00 am at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church. Donna was 84 years old.


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Paul Evans, brother of Mary Hudson and Karen Evans, passed away September 10, 2019.

His visitation will be Friday, September 13 from 9:30 to 10:30 am at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church with his Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 10:30 am. Paul was 74 years old.


In Memoriam

The following lives were celebrated at OLIH since last All Souls Day, November 2, 2018:

Karen Coulson passed away on August 12, 2019. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, August 24. Karen was 79 years old.

Terry Miller passed away on August 9, 2019. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, August 17. Terry was 80 years old.

Dennis Walljasper passed away on August 9, 2019. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, August 16. Dennis was 80 years old.

Ed Hamilton passed away on August 6, 2019. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, August 12. Ed was 59 years old.

Cheryl Bruder passed away on August 6, 2019.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, August 10. Cheryl was 74 years old.

Beverly Capesius Colwell passed away on August 4, 2019.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, August 8. Beverly was 87 years old.

Infant Angel Perez passed away on July 1, 2019.  His funeral service was held on Friday, July 5.

Laura Kinney Ward passed away on June 9, 2019.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, June 15. Laura was 62 years old.

Gerry Trier passed away on June 30, 2019.  Gerry was 88 years old.

Nydia Claussen passed away on May 11, 2019.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, May 17. Nydia was 89 years old.

Gary ‘Jess’ Walker passed away on May 2, 2019.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, May 7. Jess was 71 years old.

David Smith passed away on April 25, 2019.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, April 29. David was 66 years old.

Stan Junod passed away on April 4, 2019.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, April 8. Stan was 66 years old.

Nancy ‘Kay’(Higginbotham) Colton passed away on April 2, 2019.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, April 5. Kay was 84 years old.

James Beatty passed away on March 26, 2019.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, April 5. James was 94 years old.

Charles Baugous passed away on March 26, 2019.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, April 1. Charles was 86 years old.

Maureen (Brazzell) Prindle passed away on March 13, 2019.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, March 22. Maureen was 65 years old.

Mary Lou Miller passed away on February 28, 2019.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, March 7. Mary Lou was 87 years old.

Margaret Podnar Yori passed away on February 9, 2019.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, February 13. Margaret was 90 years old.

Allen Hansen passed away on January 31, 2019.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, February 6. Allen was 66 years old.

Richard Wonderlin passed away on January 28, 2019.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, February 4. Richard was 77 years old.

Jolene Nikl passed away on December 22, 2017.  Her Funeral Service was held on Sunday, January 20. Jolene was 61 years old.

Gale Chatterton passed away on January 12, 2019.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, January 17. Gale was 74 years old.

Emily Ribbey McColly passed away on January 8, 2019.  Her funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 15. Emily was 78 years old.

Dorothy Hannam Donaghy passed away on December 26, 2018.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 29. Dorothy was 84 years old.

Judith ‘Judy’ Lindner passed away on December 4, 2018.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, December 10. Judy was 76 years old.

Christopher Skelton passed away on November 28, 2018.  His funeral service was held on Friday, December 7. Christopher was 40 years old.

Diane Thimmesch Bickford passed away on November 30, 2018.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, December 6. Diane was 69 years old.

Robert ‘Bob’ Scanlon passed away on November 13, 2018.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, November 19. Bob was 90 years old.

Bill Hollinrake passed away on November 10, 2018.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, November 16. Bill was 58 years old.



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.

Past Funerals at OLIH