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Richard William Kail, Jr., 80, passed away surrounded by his family Thursday, September 12, 2019. He was reunited with his wife Jackie, the love of his life, who preceded him in death on August 24th of this year.

Joint services will be held at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, IA on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the anniversary of the day they first met. Visitation will be held from 3:00-6:00 PM followed by the memorial service at 6:00 PM.

Dick was born on April 26, 1939 to Gertrude and Richard Kail, Sr. in Des Moines, IA. He was a proud graduate of East High School and looked forward to his reunions but also enjoyed attending Roosevelt’s reunions as well, where Jackie graduated from.

He retired from the Des Moines Police Department as a Sergeant, after 34 years of loyal, dedicated service. Retirement was short and he worked another 17 years at the US Marshall Service as a Court Security Officer. He was a member of the Auburn-Union Park Masonic Lodge and the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine.

Dick will be most remembered for his warmth, kindness, compassion and always willing to help others in need. He was famous for his unique and humorous storytelling. He enjoyed keeping in touch with his childhood friends and his DMPD brothers in blue. Dick loved spending time with his family (especially his grandsons) and friends. He always looked forward to following the Iowa Hawkeyes and traveling around the world with the love of his life, Jackie.

Dick is survived by his sister, Jan Biddle of Des Moines, IA; his son, Rick (Becky) of San Diego, CA; his daughter, Shelly (Tim) Tyler of Des Moines, IA; and grandsons, Jake of Johnston, IA and Zak (Kate) of Ames, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and his wife.

Memorials may be directed to the Des Moines Police Burial Association or to the Des Moines Police Honor Guard. Condolences may be expressed online at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
3:00 to 6:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Service:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
6:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Disposition:
Cremation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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