Kathleen Kissinger Obituary

Kathleen Marie Kissinger
Kathleen M. Kissinger
Kathleen Marie Kissinger

December 28, 1923 - December 8, 2010
Born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Kathleen Maisie Kissinger, 86, died at Mercy Hospice in Johnston on Wednesday, December 8. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 13 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Des Moines. Maisie was born to Richard and Helen Maude Askin on December 28, 1923, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Maisie completed her formal education in Australia. She became the war bride and the love of a lifetime of Ned Kissinger on April 24, 1944. Maisie moved to the United States in June of 1945. Maisie has lived in Polk County since her arrival in the States.

Maisie worked for twenty-one years for the Polk County Assessor's Office. She also served as an election official for many years in her hometown of Urbandale. Maisie was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Urbandale American Legion Auxiliary, and the Urbandale Lioness. She was a very active volunteer in each of these organizations.

Maisie was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Ned Kissinger; a son, Robert Kissinger; her parents; and seven siblings. Survivors include her son, Dave (Ann); four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many great and loyal friends.

A visitation will be held at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover in Des Moines from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 12. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Maisie's church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Please send online condolences to www.ilesfuneralhomes.com.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, December 12, 2010
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
5720 Urbandale Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Monday, December 13, 2010
10:00 AM