Pleasant Hill

Carrie Genest, loving wife, Mother to three, and Oma to four passed away February 21, 2021 at the age of 59.

Carrie was born in Pella, Iowa on May 22, 1961 to Evert and Barbara Kroes. She graduated from Pella High and went on to work for the State of Iowa for over 25 years. She started out as a Transcriptionist for the Employment Appeal Board and retired as an Information Technology Specialist for the Iowa Department of Revenue. Carrie was a hardworking employee respected by her peers and superiors alike.

Carrie was an accomplished cook and an even better baker. One Thanksgiving she made 22 pies from scratch. There were more pies than guests that day. She loved having family over for special events. She enjoyed crafting, quilting, and doing projects with her cricket machine. She also enjoyed gardening and working on landscaping projects at her home.

Carrie married her husband, Ryan on May 16, 1992. She and Ryan enjoyed over 29 years together. She and Ryan loved to travel. Together they traveled through the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe. Carrie was a certified scuba diver and an avid photographer. Carrie’s catch line was “It’s an Adventure!”

Carrie is preceded in death by her grandparents; and her mother, Barbara.

She is survived by her husband, Ryan; her father, Evert Kroes; brothers, Joseph and John (Sarah) Kroes; her children, Mitchell (Mallory), Carissa (Ben), and Tyler (Molly); four grandchildren, Aria, Natasha, Viktor, and Ayla; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the Scottish Rite Consistory, 519 Park St, Des Moines. The family respectfully requests all guests wear masks and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Yellowstone Forever.
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Service Details

Friday, February 26, 2021
5:00 - 6:00pm
Scottish Rite Consistory
519 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Friday, February 26, 2021
6:00 pm
Scottish Rite Consistory
519 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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