Mary Wise Obituary

Mary M. Wise
Mary Wise
Mary M. Wise

April 16, 1949 - December 29, 2014
Born in Davenport, IA
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Mary M. Wise, 65, of West Des Moines, IA died at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines on Monday, December 29, 2014 of complications of heart surgery. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Iles Funeral Homes – Dunn's Chapel , with visitation from noon until service time. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.

Mary was born on April 16, 1949 in Davenport, IA to the late Joseph and Dorothy (Kremheller) Goossen and moved to the Des Moines area in 1966. After marrying Dr. Victor R. Wise, she helped him manage his medical practice in Norwalk for many years. She had also operated her own Norwalk child care center and was currently employed by Chartered Financial.

Mary was an active member of the Basilica of St. John parish. She served on the Parish Council and Holy Family School Board as well as volunteering for the Basilica's State Fair booth. She will be remembered for the devotion and care she gave to others.

Those left to cherish Mary's memory include her son, Jason Wise of West Des Moines; four siblings, Lee (Carol) Goossen of Fort Meyers, FL, Jan (Emory) Coffman of Bolingbrook, IL, Carole Gittings of Moline, IL and Linda Fellner of West Des Moines; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Victor R. Wise.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Basilica of Saint John or the Animal Rescue League.

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Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Friday, January 3, 2014
2:30 PM
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, January 3, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, January 3, 2015
1:30 PM


Basilica of St. John
1915 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA US