James Vignaroli Obituary

James V. Vignaroli
James Vignaroli
James V. Vignaroli

December 16, 1945 - March 17, 2011
Born in Madrid, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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James V. Vignaroli, 65, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Bright Kavanagh House following a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011 at Iles Funeral Homes-Grandview Park Chapel. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

Jim was born on December 16, 1945 in Madrid, IA to Tony and Elida (Cervetti) Vignaroli. He moved Des Moines in 1968 and joined the Pleasant Hill community seven years later. Jim began his career as a computer programmer for Dial Finance which later became Wells Fargo Financial. He retired from Wells Fargo in June of 2001.

Jim had many friends including those at the Pleasant Hill Elks Lodge No. 98. He enjoyed playing cards, boating at Saylorville Lake and watching the New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers play. He loved spending time with his family and supporting his grandchildren at their various activities.

Those left to cherish Jim's memory include his wife of 42 years Sandy Vignaroli of Pleasant Hill; daughter, Debbie (Andy) Shaffer; grandchildren, Austin and Tori Shaffer; brother, Dante Vignaroli and Sharon Vignaroli.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Iles Funeral Homes-Grandview Park Chapel. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Elks Lodge No. 98 or the American Cancer Society.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Sunday, March 20, 2011
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Monday, March 21, 2011
1:00 PM
Oakwood Cemetery-Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, IA US
Monday, March 21, 2011
2:00 PM


Elks Lodge #98
5420 NE 12th Avenue
Pleasant Hill, IA 50317