Chester Gayman Obituary

Chester  Gayman
Chet Gayman
Chester Gayman

April 17, 1918 - October 3, 2006
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Chester "Chet" C. Gayman, 88, died Tuesday, October 3, 2006 of congestive heart failure at Plymouth Place Retirement Center, where he resided. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at the Basilica of St. John. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.

Chester was born April 17, 1918 and lived most of his life in Des Moines. On May 23, 1942 he was united in marriage to Lois Traufler. Chet worked for the Des Moines City Assessor's office until his retirement in 1983. As a 53 year member of the Basilica of St. John, Chet was very active in many church activities. He was also a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society, Des Moines Serra Club, Knights of Columbus and the Boy Scouts. Chet was a volunteer reader for elementary school children at Holy Family School. He enjoyed golfing, sailing, painting, gardening, tending to his roses and spending time with his family and friends.

Chet is survived by his children, Carol Evans (Lee) and Mary Lynn Wilson both of West Des Moines, Tom Gayman (Darlene) of Urbandale and Bob Gayman (Rita) of San Diego, CA; eight grandchildren: Dave Evans (Michelle) of West Des Moines, Mark Evans (Margaret) of Polk City, Sharon Kibiloski (David) of Alexandria, VA, Bradley D. Wilson of Des Moines, Grant M. Wilson of West Des Moines, Kelsey Gillespie (Mike) of West Des Moines, and Greg Gayman and Matt Gayman both of Urbandale; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Colby Evans of West Des Moines; and brother Sam Gayman of Rockford, IL. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois.

His family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 5, 2006 at Iles Funeral Homes - Dunn's Chapel, a vigil service will begin at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Des Moines Serra Club or St. Vincent de Paul Society.





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, October 5, 2006
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Basilica of St. John's
1915 University
Des Moines, IA US 50314
Friday, October 6, 2006
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, October 6, 2006


Des Moines Serra Club
1133 - 7th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
St. Vincent dePaul Society
1426 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50314