Kathleen & John  Eernisse
Kathleen & John Eernisse

April 16, 1936 - March 10, 2018
Born in Dundee, MN
Resided in Johnston, Iowa
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John and Kathleen Eernisse were united in marriage February 15, 1954 and died less than one month apart, after celebrating their 64th anniversary. John died February 15th at Kenny Brooke Care Center in Grimes and Kathleen, March 10, 2018 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. A memorial service celebrating their lives together will be held 11 am Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Meredith Drive Reformed Church where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

John was born April 19, 1932 in Timberlake, SD. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and worked as an Animal Health Technician until his retirement. Everyone loved John, he was known as a “favorite uncle” and loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an active sports fan, enjoying football, baseball and very athletic himself.

Kathleen was born April 16, 1936 in Dundee, MN. She worked as a receptionist at Charles Gabus Ford for many years. Kathy was a true servant for the Lord, always helping anyone that needed anything. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was loved by everyone and lived for her family.

Survivors include their children: Randall Eernisse of Johnston, Melanie (Kevin) Conolly of Urbandale; grandchildren: Dustin (Megan) Jeffries of Norwalk, Casey (Sarah) Jeffries of West Des Moines; great grandchildren: Delfina and Corbin Jeffries, Nora and Sage Jeffries; John’s siblings: Donna Merley of Des Moines, Joanne Hansman of Boyden, Dale Slykhuis of Ashton, Jack Slykhuis of Boyden, Shirley Baartman of Altus, OK; Kathys siblings: Margaret Dekker of Casa Grande, AZ, Judith Slinger of Casa Grande, AZ, Danny McDonald of Sheldon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meredith Drive Reformed Church. Online condolences are welcome at


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Meredith Drive Reformed Church
5128 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, March 17, 2018
11:00 AM
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Meredeth Drive Reformed Church
5128 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310