Carla Van Cleve Obituary

Carla Joan Van Cleve
Carla Van Cleve
Carla Joan Van Cleve

July 21, 1934 - March 28, 2011
Born in Des Moines
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Obituary

Carla Van Cleve, 76, passed away on March 28, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 1 at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel.

Carla was born on July 21, 1934 to Carl and Louise Courter in Des Moines, Iowa. Carla attended North High School and lived in Des Moines her entire life. She owned and operated Van Cleve Dance Studio in Beaverdale for over 50 years. Carla inspired many dancers to dance big and with all their heart.

She will be missed by her children, Jeff (Rhonda) Van Cleve of Des Moines, Vicki Van Cleve of Urbandale, and Jon Van Cleve of Milwaukee; seven grandchildren; a great grandson; sister, Bette Baty; many nieces, nephews, dancing friends and her best lifelong girlfriend, Josie Douglas of Urbandale. Carla is preceded in death by her husband, James Van Cleve; brother, Larry Courter; and longtime companion, Jerry Williamson.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel.

Many would say, "We wouldn't be the dancers we are today without Carla!"

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, March 31, 2011
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Westover Funeral Home
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Friday, April 1, 2011
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM