Darwin Munier Obituary

Darwin D. Munier
Darwin D. Munier
Darwin D. Munier

November 21, 1933 - January 2, 2008
Born in DuPont, Indiana
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Darwin Munier, 74, formerly of Ackley, Iowa died at Iowa Methodist Medical Center on January 2, 2008 of heart failure. Darwin was born in DuPont, Indiana on November 21, 1933. His family moved to Ackley, Iowa when he was four years old and he graduated from Ackley High School in 1951. He married Shirley Wagner of Geneva, Iowa on August 1, 1953 and they established their home and raised their family in Ackley before moving to Des Moines in 1977. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with family and friends in August, 2003.

A long time employee of Employers Mutual Companies in Des Moines, he retired after more than 30 years of service. During his retirement years, Darwin enjoyed golf, gardening, woodworking and the care and feeding of the wildlife in his backyard.

While living in Ackley, Darwin was a Boy Scout volunteer, and served in a variety of positions with St. John’s United Church of Christ, including youth leader and President of the Church Council. He also served on the Ackley City Planning and Zoning Commission and maintained an ice skating rink for the youth of the community.

Darwin was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Hulda Bartling Munier. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons Craig Munier of Lincoln, Nebraska and Scott (Amy) Munier of Arlington Heights, Illinois; daughter, Yvonne (Kevin) Abbas of Waukee, Iowa; his sister, Joan Clock of Iowa Falls, Iowa; and seven grandchildren, Amber Abbas Mitchell, Adam Abbas, Krista Munier, Seth Munier, Thea Munier, Laura Munier, and Francine Munier.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 4 at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines. A visitation will also be held from 1:00 PM -2:00 PM on Saturday, January 5 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Ackley, Iowa followed by a service at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery north of Ackley. Memorial contributions may be made to the Iowa Genealogical Society, 628 East Grand, Des Moines, Iowa 50309.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, January 4, 2008
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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St. John's United Church of Christ
Ackley, IA
Saturday, January 5, 2008
2:00 PM
Pleasant Hill Cemetery-Ackley
Ackley, IA
Saturday, January 5, 2008


Iowa Genealogical Society
628 E. Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309