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Saturday, November 4, 2017
1:00 pm
Graveside Service
Graceland Cemetery
Cameron, Missouri


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


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

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Garry Stoddard

Des Moines

Garry Eugene Stoddard was born November 1, 1952, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Lawrence Clark Stoddard and Thelma Iona (Cross) Stoddard. He passed away peacefully at the age of 64 at Karen Acres in Urbandale, Iowa, on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Garry is survived by his nephews, nieces and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Evelyn, Thelma, Wilma, Gladys and Larry.

Garry was employed as the Janitorial Supervisor for Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. His favorite pastimes included fixing up and detailing cars, working on model cars and trucks, and going to rock concerts, especially KISS. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and making salsa from his harvests.

Garry will be laid to rest in Graceland Memorial Cemetery in Cameron, Missouri at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 4, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in loving memory of Garry.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.