Bernard Carder Obituary

Bernard E. Carder
Bernard E. Carder
Bernard E. Carder

May 27, 1925 - August 1, 2008
Born in West Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Bernard E. Carder, 83, died Friday, August 1, 2008 at The Village at Legacy Pointe, in Waukee, where he resided. His family will receive friends 6:30-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel. Graveside services will be 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 13 at Resthaven Cemetery with military honors. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at The Village at Legacy Pointe.

Bernard was born May 27, 1925 in Valley Junction, West Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Earl B. and Fay Carder. Bernard served during WWII in the US Navy and in 1950, he was united in marriage to Gloria Knapp and they had two children, Tom and Kimberlee. Bernard had several jobs which included: bus driver, plumber, construction foreman and grocery store clerk. He attended First Federated Church and enjoyed vacation with his family each year; he also enjoyed working in his yard and flower garden.

Bernard was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria on March 23, 2007; one brother and one sister. He is survived by his son, Tom (Carol) Carder of Urbandale; daughter, Kimberlee (Tom) Griffiths of Clive; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Village at Legacy Pointe to be used for additional outdoor patio seating and perennial flowers.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
9:00 AM
Village at Legacy Pointe
1650 S.E. Holiday Crest Circle
Waukee, IA 50263
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
7:00 PM


The Village at Legacy Pointe
1650 S.E. Holiday Crest Circle
Waukee, IA 50263