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Service Details

Visitation:

No formal visitation planned

Service:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

Disposition:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Inurnment
Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements:

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

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Samuel Laurel McGruder

Altoona

Samuel Laurel McGruder
Altoona, Iowa

Samuel McGruder, age 56, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Altoona Nursing & Rehab. He was born the son of Harry and Marie McGruder on April 4, 1961 in Macon, Missouri.

He is survived by his father, Harry McGruder; children, LeChay, Jovon, Dominic, Morion, and Mandasha; adopted daughter, Shirliesha; siblings, Brian and Chris McGruder; grandmother, Marjorie Lampkin; aunts, Linda Winters, Marcella Head, Gloria Tolson, and Carol McGruder; uncles, Damon Head and Weldon McGruder; and step-mother, Mary McGruder.

Samuel was preceded in death by his wife, Damita; mother, Marie; and brother, Curly.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Inurnment will follow services at Glendale Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Samuel.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com