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Visitation:

Monday, February 20, 2017
4:00 to 8:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa

Service:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
11:00 am
Our Lady of the Americas Catholic Church
1271 E 9th Street,
Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Burial
Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Pedro Alberto Rocha-Rodriguez

Pedro Alberto Rocha-Rodriguez
Des Moines, Iowa

Pedro Rocha-Rodriguez left this world too soon on Monday, February 13, 2017. He leaves behind his loving parents Amalio and Maria Rocha, his sister Jazel and brother Esteban (aka Steve), his Fiancé, the love of his life Melissa Rangel (aka Pumpkin), and his baby boy Pedro Alberto, and the rest of his family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

There will be a visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral services will begin with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Our Lady of the Americas Catholic Church, 1271 E 9th Street, Des Moines and will conclude with a graveside committal service at Glendale Cemetery.

Pedro was born March 21, 1995, in Watsonville, California to Amalio and Maria Rocha. He liked working on his trucks especially the 73 Chevy pickup with our dad. He loved spending time with his family. Pedro took working at Waste Management very serious. He loved being a toter man and was proud to tell the world. Pedro was a live your life to the fullest kind of guy and always said life is too short to not enjoy it. He had a contagious smile that made you want to be around him and he was the biggest most loving teddy bear you could have met. He was the type of son, friend, Fiancé and family member that you would want by your side. Once in a while he would have a Saturday night live moment and loved to quote bits and pieces from movies. His favorite things to do after work were spend time with the love of his life, have a nice dinner and sleep with his son Junior, calling it father son bonding. Pedro had goals to go on vacation with his family, buy a house out of Des Moines with his loving fiancé and son. He wanted to advance his position at work by getting his CDL. Getting a 70’s Chevy pickup truck was another goal he had. Marrying his loving Fiancé Melissa by the beach in California was a big goal he had in life. Pedro we will never forget you, your heart, and your bodacious body and that beautiful smile that made mom's day, everyday. As you smile upon us from above, know that we will carry you in our hearts, body, mind, and spirit and that Pedro Junior will know what kind of Father you were.

P.S. Junior will be a big 49ers fan!

From the bottom of all our hearts we will not say goodbye, we will say “See You Later!”

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Pedro.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamitonsFuneralHome.com.