Grace Roach Obituary

Grace E. Roach
Grace E. Roach
Grace E. Roach

December 11, 1919 - June 5, 2009
Born in West Bend, Wisconsin
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Grace Roach, 89, passed away Friday, June 5, 2009 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Graveside services will be held 11:30am Wednesday, June 10, at Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines.

Grace was born in West Bend, Wisconsin and moved to Milwaukee at a very early age. She served in the WACS during WWII and served at Fort Des Moines and Frankfurt, Germany. Following discharge from the service she located in Des Moines and was employed at Iowa Lutheran Hospital as a Pharmaceutical Purchasing Agent, retiring in 1985.

Grace was member of the Women's Army Corps Veterans Association and charter member of Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. She loved to read and travel.

Grace is survived by her siblings, James (Marian) Roach of Cudahay, WI, Marian (Leonard) Modlinski of St. Francis, WI and Bernice (Jerome) Dolezal of Franklin, WI; her cousin, with whom she lived for many years, Merry LaMond and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7pm Tuesday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel and from 10 to 11 am Wednesday at Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


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Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Graveside Service
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
11:30 AM