Gene Ibbotson Obituary

Gene  Ibbotson
Gene Ibbotson
Gene Ibbotson

February 9, 1928 - May 4, 2015
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Today we had to say goodbye to a special man in our lives, Our Dad. He was a tough sometimes gruff opinionated teddy bear. We knew he was in our corner in good times and bad. He was ready to lend a shoulder to cry on, arms to hug, hands to applaud, advice when wanted or not and loved to protect and lift you.

Gene Ibbotson, 87, passed away on May 4, 2015. Gene donated his body to Des Moines University and per his wishes no services will be held at this time. Private burial will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

Gene graduated from Burlington High School and Iowa University Leadership School. In 1949 he was united in marriage to Anna Whalen in Burlington. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and received a commendation medal from the South Korean Government. Following the service Gene and Anna moved to Des Moines, where he began working at Iowa Power. During his 30 year career he was an electrical lineman/foreman.

Gene was an avid golfer, enjoyed spending time with animals and traveling throughout the US and Europe.
Gene is survived by his wife, Anna; two children, Jeff and Joni; two grandchildren, Amanda and Zachary; two great grandchildren, JoKayla and Taden; many nieces and nephews and his beloved cat, Scooter.
Memorial contributions may be directed to his church, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1230 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50311.

Gene loved his family and when it expanded to include grandchildren then great grandchildren he was thrilled and proud. Dad, Pops, Grandpa Jello, you'll be missed. We love you!







St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50312
For Masses to be said for Cathy