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Sunday, February 12, 2017
4-7 pm
Hamilton's Mitchellville Funeral Home
303 Center Avenue South


Monday, February 13, 2017
11:00 am
Farrar United Methodist Church
11180 NE 134th Ave,


Mitchellville Cemetery


Hamilton's Mitchellville Funeral Home
303 Center Avenue South
Mitchellville, Iowa 50169
(515) 967-0778

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Carroll D. Shissler


Carroll D. Shissler, 85, passed away on February 7, 2017 in Des Moines. He was born May 11, 1931 in Colfax to Russell and Doris (Cox) Shissler. Carroll married Donna Jean Blood on March 11, 1954 in Ivy.

Carroll owned a service station and bar in Mitchellville and later went to work for the Department of Public Safety for the State of Iowa.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna; children, Vickie (Jim) DeCamp, Rick (Sue) Shissler and Dianna (Gordon) Kusel; 9 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brother, Paul (Laura Mae) Shissler; several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Dean, Mike, Ron, Howard and Avis; and his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Farrar United Methodist Church, 11180 NE 134th Ave, Maxwell with visitation from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Hamilton’s Mitchellville Funeral Home, 303 Center Ave S., Mitchellville. Burial will follow services at Mitchellville Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family to go towards a cause close to Carroll’s heart.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com