John Persinger Obituary

John W.  Persinger
John Persinger
John W. Persinger

March 12, 1908 - February 27, 2009
Born in MaComb, IL
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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John W. "Persy" Persinger, 101, died Friday, February 27, 2009 at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Meredith Drive Reformed Church. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Persy was born over a century ago near MaComb, IL and has lived most of his life in the Des Moines area. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Rock Island Motor Transit, then after retirement he worked for Continental Western Insurance Company for another twenty years. John served in the Navy during WWII. Through out his life John had many life experiences, including working on the Alaskan Highway, obtaining his pilots license and flying planes, riding in the Good Year Blimp and going to NASCAR races. He was a long time member of the Meredith Drive Reformed Church and enjoyed traveling with his wife, going to the Iowa State Fair and the farmers market.

Survivors include his son, Bob (Winnie) Persinger of Des Moines; daughter, Connie (John) Masolini of Des Moines; grandchildren: Bob Persinger, Debbie Paullin, Rick Persinger, John Masolini, Candie Weller, Cindy Masolini, Bill Parks; and thirteen great grandchildren. Persy was preceded in death by his wife, Viola; daughter, Bonnie; granddaughter, Bonnie and great granddaughter, Samantha.

Visitation will begin after 3:00 PM, Monday, March 2, 2009 at Westover Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Meredith Drive Reformed Church.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, March 2, 2009
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meredith Drive Reformed Church
5128 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
10:00 AM
Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Meredith Drive Reformed Church
5128 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310