Katie Doyle Obituary

Katie  Doyle
Katie Doyle
Katie Doyle

January 20, 2010
Born in Minneapolis, MN
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Katie Doyle, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held 10 am Monday, January 25 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Katie was born in Minneapolis in 1924, moved to Des Moines as a teenager. She worked at Solar Aircraft during WWII and married Michael H. Doyle, Jr. in 1947. Katie had a long career as a secretary in the Iowa House and Senate. She was a founding member of the St. Theresa's Parish and was active in politics all of her life.

Katie is survived by her children, Maureen (David) Backstrom of Des Moines, Colleen (Roger) Gleason of Dallas Center and Brian (Susan Alinsangen) of Santa Monica, California; her sisters, Betty Rooney of Altoona and Margaret Barker of Kansas City; and four grandsons, Chad Gleason, Mike and Chris Backstrom and Owen Doyle. She was preceded in death by her husband, and her sisters, Jeannie Ingram and Helen Barrett.

Visitation begins 1pm Sunday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel where the family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30pm and a vigil service will be held at 7:30pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice or St. Theresa's Catholic Church.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, January 24, 2010
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US
Monday, January 25, 2010
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, January 25, 2010


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50312