Mark Lahey Obituary

Mark L. Lahey
Mark L. Lahey
Mark L. Lahey

May 10, 1952 - March 9, 2009
Born in Greenfield, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mark L. Lahey, 56, died Monday, March 9, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center of complications of a lung disease. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 12, 2009 at St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines. Burial will follow at the Greenfield Cemetery in Greenfield, Iowa.

Mark was born May 10, 1952 to Bernard and Fern Lahey in Greenfield. He attended elementary school in Fontanelle, Iowa and graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll, Iowa in 1970. He graduated from Mankato State University in 1974 and received his Masters Degree from Drake University. Mark has been a program developer for the City of Des Moines for over thirty years.

Mark was a member of the downtown YMCA and enjoyed home projects, working in his yard and antiquing. He was known as a gentle and generous man, who was a kind and loving son.

Survivors include his friend, John Prasher of Des Moines; mother, Fern Lahey of Windsor Heights; brother, Steve (Jeanne) Lahey of Nichols, Iowa; his beloved dog, Buster; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Bernard and brother, Frank. Much appreciation to Mercy ICU staff for their professional care.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM, Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at Iles Funeral Home- Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ambrose Cathedral, American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Ambrose Cathedral
607 High Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Thursday, March 12, 2009
10:00 AM
Greenfield Cemetery
Greenfield, IA US
Thursday, March 12, 2009


St. Ambrose Cathedral
6th & High Streets
Des Moines, IA US