Anthony Kouri Obituary

Anthony  Kouri
Anthony Kouri
Anthony Kouri

June 30, 1915 - June 11, 2008
Born in Chelsea, Oklahoma
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Anthony Kouri, 92, died on June 11, 2008 at Valley View Village, where he resided. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.

Anthony was born in Chelsea, Oklahoma on June 30, 1915. On January 30, 1942 he was united in marriage to Nina May Hazer in Dallas, Texas. He served as an airplane and engine mechanic for four years in the US Army Air Force during WWII, where he helped form the first B29 Squadron. After being discharged in 1946, Anthony and Nina made their home in Des Moines, where Anthony owned and operated a Conoco Service Station for many years. He was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Blind Veterans Association and Knights of Columbus.

Anthony is survived by his children, Mary Kouri, Samuel Kouri, Michael (Sharon) Kouri, Adrian (Deborah) Kouri, Raphael Kouri, Anthony (Nancy) Kouri, Joseph Kouri, Theresa (Michael) Savage, Matthew (Kimberly) Kouri, and Zita (Kevin)Lovell; 18 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; brothers, Jack and Charles Kouri and a sister, Mary Ann Holcomb. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Philomina Kouri; his wife of 63 years Nina; sisters, Roshada and Helen and a brother, Edward.

Visitation will be 4-6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 15 with a rosary beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Iles Funeral Homes – Grandview Park Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ GRANDVIEW PARK CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Sunday, June 15, 2008
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Service
St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Monday, June 16, 2008
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, June 16, 2008

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St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA US