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Donald Julian Krois, age 81, passed away March 4, 2018 at Calvin Community in Des Moines. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 8th from 9 to 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 1627 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. also at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow at McClarens Resthaven Cemetery.

Don was born January 4, 1937 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Cretin High School in St. Paul in 1954. At the age of 18, Don began his employment with 3M Corporation in Maplewood, Minnesota. He then relocated, as a sales representative to West Des Moines, Iowa in 1971. Don remained with 3M his entire working career, retiring after 42 years of service, at the age of 60.

Don married his childhood sweetheart, Rita (Collins), on September 14, 1957 and they reached the amazing milestone of 60 years together in 2017. Don was a family-oriented man. He enjoyed family fishing vacations in Minnesota with Rita, his five boys, and their families. Don was a strong supporter of family events, and attended the many activities of his kids, and grandkids every chance he could. Family was everything to him.

Don was a real sports fan. He was a true Iowa Hawkeye. Don also loved his native state professional sports teams. Something that he passed on to his boys. Don and Rita also enjoyed the occasional trip to Las Vegas, or some of the local casinos.

Don is survived by his wife, Rita; sons, Don (Lisa), Dave (Marcia), Rick (Carol), John (Joni) and Rod (Kelly) Krois; grandchildren Phillip, Allison (Jay Koontz), Stephanie, Nicole, Ann, Nathan, Kelsey, Madison, Adam, Ryan, and Claire Krois, great-grandson, Leo Koontz; and sister, Joan McGrath. Don was preceded in death by his parents Julian Michael and Frances (Gangl) Krois.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for distribution to the Alzheimer’s or American Diabetes Associations. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Thursday, March 8, 2018
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Sacred Heart Church
1627 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, Iowa
Service:
Thursday, March 8, 2018
10:00 am
Sacred Heart Church
1627 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, Iowa
Disposition:
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:15 pm
Burial
Resthaven Cemetery
West Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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