Lorrie Lea Munsinger, 69, passed away October 6, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Kavanagh on 56th Street.

Lorrie was born April 2, 1949 in Erie, Pennsylvania to Ted and Betty Manross. She moved to Des Moines in 1975. Lorrie left an executive position with an insurance company to watch her grandchildren, which resulted in her starting her own in-home daycare. She loved children and had a great impact on the lives of those that attended her daycare. Lorrie continued caring for children up until recently, when her health would no longer allow it. Lorrie was an active member of Wakonda Christian Church. She loved gospel music and she and her husband were members of the Gloryland Singers for over 17 years. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially to Branson, Osage Beach and going on cruises.

Lorrie is survived by her loving husband, Ron Munsinger; children, Jeff (Jay) Munsinger, Russ (Karen) Munsinger, Katie (Paul) Wade and Kirsten (Corey) Johnson; grandchildren, Jadie, Cody, Lydia, Ben, Max, Mandy, Scott and Brody; great-grandchildren, Kinleigh, Lily and Brock; her extended family, including the many children from her daycare that will always remember her as “Grandma Lorrie”.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Phil; and granddaughter, Ashton.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2018 at Wakonda Christian Church, 3839 Fleur Drive. A “kid friendly” memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 13th at the church. Lorrie will be laid to rest at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Wakonda Christian Church’s youth programs in loving memory of Lorrie.

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Service Details

Friday, October 12, 2018
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wakonda Christian Church
3839 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 am
Wakonda Christian Church
3839 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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