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John Holmes, 88, passed away at his home September 11, 2019

John was born April 3, 1931 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Alfred and Agnes (Lietha) Holmes. He served in the Iowa National Guard. John retired from John Deere Ankeny where he worked as a press operator for 30 years. He also served as a UAW union representative for several years. John enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling to Texas.

John is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joanne; children, John (Larue), Janet Cornelissens, Jerry (Cheryl) and James (Denise); grandchildren, Jeff, Jamie, Joelle, Katie, Michelle, Jennifer, Jake, Jessica, Ashley, Stephanie and Heather; 22 great grandchildren; brothers, Arthur (Jane) Holmes and DeWayne Holmes; sister Diane (Gene) Cosner and a host of extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister in law, Carole Holmes

The family will greet friends Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 16, 2019 at the funeral home. John will be laid to rest at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Sunday, September 15, 2019
5:00-7:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Service:
Monday, September 16, 2019
10:00 am
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Disposition:
Monday, September 16, 2019
Resthaven Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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