Mildred Petosa Obituary

Mildred M. Petosa
Mildred Petosa
Mildred M. Petosa

January 17, 1914 - April 3, 2009
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mildred M. Petosa, 95, died in her home at Silvercrest Woodlands Creek Retirement Community early Friday morning, April 3, 2009.

She will be remembered for her great kindness, spirited sense of humor, deep faith and keen intellect. She had an abiding love for her family and friends.

Mildred was married to Joseph J. Petosa, a prominent Des Moines attorney, for 62 years, Joseph died in 2000. Mildred is survived by her sons, Stephen and his wife, Kathy, of Des Moines, and James and his wife, Teddi, of Kansas City, and by her grandson, Justin.

Mildred was born on January 17, 1914 in Des Moines, and was the eldest child of Anna and Sam Cardamon. Her siblings, now all deceased, were Eveyln, Carl and Charles (Ted) Cardamon.

Mildred attended Byrd Elementary School, and St. Joseph Academy. She then attended cosmetology school and began working with her mother in several beauty shops owned by the family.

After her marriage, Mildred became active in charitable, civic and social activities, including serving as President of the Attorneys' Wives. Mildred also was a life-long member of St. Augustin Church in which she was active through the years.

Mildred was an avid bridge player as well as an intrepid traveler to Europe, South America, and the Far East.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 6, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Augustin Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustin Catholic Church.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ DUNN'S CHAPEL.

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Visitation
St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, April 6, 2009
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Service
St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, April 6, 2009
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Monday, April 6, 2009

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St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312