Richard Dean “Rich” West
Of Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Richard West, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on January 9, 2020 at the age of 49. He was born the son of Cletus and Janet West on December 13, 1970 in Britt, Iowa. The family will greet friends Friday, January 17, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 18th at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5711 SW 9th Street. Rich’s request would be that you wear your Chiefs gear or come dressed in a sea of red in his memory.

Rich worked for Kemin Industries in Des Moines. Some of his hobbies and interests included, camping, traveling, sitting on the beach or swim up bar with dos cervezas in hand, and was an avid Hawkeyes and Kansas City Chiefs fan (even when they broke his heart)!!! Rich had a heart of gold and thought of his children’s friends as his own. Above everything, he loved his family with all of his heart. He will be deeply missed and remembered as a wonderful son, brother, husband, father and friend.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife & best friend, Diane; children, Whytnie and Wesley; step-children, Karlie and Wyatt; siblings, LuAnn (Doug), LaDonna (Charlie), Mike (Janice), Lynnette (John), Lorri (Greg), Linda (Greg) and Rob (Chelsea); and a host of extended family & friends.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Pat.

Rich’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Zesshan Jawa for your love, support and fight was seen and appreciated each and every day.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to either the family or the John Stoddard Cancer Center Compassion Fund in memory of Rich.

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Service Details

Friday, January 17, 2020
4:00 to 8:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, January 18, 2020
10:30 am
Christ the King Catholic Church
5711 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Final Disposition
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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