Donald Mikesell Obituary

Donald  Mikesell
Donald Mikesell
Donald Mikesell

April 16, 1939 - July 20, 2011
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Donald Mikesell, 72, of Des Moines died at home, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 22 at Iles Funeral Homes-Grandview Park Chapel. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home followed by burial at Avon Cemetery.

Don was born in Des Moines on April 16, 1939 to the late Theodore and Eva (King) Mikesell. He began his career working at Bookey Pack then later worked for Diamond Crystal, retiring in 2001. Don enjoyed gardening, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees baseball and going to the races at Knoxville and Newton. He liked bringing friends and family together for a barbeque and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include three children, Sherry (Brian) Edwards and Ted Mikesell of Des Moines and Michelle (Kelly) Schmitz of Perry; six grandchildren, Steve (Skyla), Donny (Megan) and Doug (Abby) Edwards, Erika and Megan Larimer and Josh Schmitz; five great grandchildren, Brock, Sean, Kaylea, Dominic and Colton Edwards; and brother, Jim (Edie) Mikesell. He was preceded in death by four siblings, Elvin and Ervin Mikesell, Wilma Kiene and Helen O'Brien.


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
Friday, July 22, 2011
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Service
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:00 PM
Cemetery
Avon Cemetery
3995 Hart Ave
Des Moines, IA US 50320
Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00 PM