Jack Whitlow Obituary

Jack A. Whitlow
Jack A. Whitlow

October 19, 1922 - May 18, 2015
Born in Des Moines
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Jack A. Whitlow, 92, of Des Moines, passed away May 18, 2015. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 22 at Iles Westover Chapel. Burial will follow the service at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Jack was born October 19, 1922 in Des Moines to Wendal and Fay Whitlow. In 1942, he entered the U.S. Navy and served as a Shore Patrol Specialist in San Francisco and Hawaii during World War II. Jack's career started with him working alongside his father in the plastering industry, and he later developed his own company, Whitlow & Son Drywall. He was united in marriage to Eleanor Rash on November 1, 1941.

Jack was a pilot and enjoyed flying his own plane. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, gardening, going to car and horse races, and was an avid fan of the Indy 500 and Daytona 500.

Surviving are his children, Jack W. Whitlow (Cathy) of Des Moines, Joanne Pohlman of West Des Moines, and Barb Alexander (John) of Ankeny; grandchildren, Scot Whitlow (Amanda), Katie Whitlow, Greg Nation, and Kevin Nation; great-grandchildren, Olivia Whitlow, Grace Whitlow, and Angela Nation; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor and by his parents.

Friends will be received during a visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines.

Contributions may be made to Mercy Home Hospice. Online condolences are welcomed at IlesCares.com.

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Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, May 21, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, May 22, 2015
10:00 AM
Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Friday, May 22, 2015


Mercy Home Hospice
1055 6th Avenue; Suite 200
Des Moines, IA US 50314