Mildred Rich Obituary

Mildred A. Rich
Mildred Rich
Mildred A. Rich

August 31, 1922 - January 12, 2007
Born in Ossining, NY
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mildred "Midi" Rich, 84, of Calvin Community in Des Moines, died Friday, January 12, 2007. Services will be held Monday, January 15 at 11 a.m. at Westover Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to service time.

Midi was born on August 31, 1922 in Ossining, NY. She spent her early years in and around New York City, New York. She attended the Academy of Aeronautics at La Guardia Airport where she helped design the fuselage for the airplane F4U4, the main aircraft of the U.S. Marine Corp in WWII.

Midi met and married Army Sergeant Franklin X. Rich on July 3, 1945. She and Frank lived in Windsor Heights for 45 years. They operated Midi's Antiques, an antique shop in Valley Junction in the 70's and then traveled the antique show circuit until they retired in the early 90's.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, and is survived by three sons, Frank H. Rich of Los Angeles, CA., Arthur C. Rich of Des Moines, and Barry J. Rich of Cedarburg, WI; a daughter, Marie Doyle of Des Moines; and nine grandchildren, Katie McCasland, Megan Kelli, Michelle, Jennie, Matt, Jon, Nick, Dana, and Joel Rich.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, January 15, 2007
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Monday, January 15, 2007
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