Murray Van Gilder Obituary

Murray  Van Gilder
Murray Van Gilder
Murray Van Gilder

January 25, 1914 - November 3, 2007
Born in Prairie City, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Murray Van Gilder, 93, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 7, at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel in Des Moines. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery, in Des Moines.

Murray was born on January 25, 1914 in Prairie City, Iowa and later served in the United States Navy. He married Fern DeHoet and to this union, three sons were born, Robert, Charles and Greg.

He is survived by his sons, Robert (Cathy) Van Gilder of West Des Moines, Charles (Andrea) Van Gilder of Batavia, IL and Greg (Martha) Van Gilder also of West Des Moines; two sisters, Elna Saunders of Marshalltown and Adra (Forest) Clymer of Newton; nine grandchildren, Mary Beth Forrest, Laurie Brouwer, Rob Van Gilder, Steve Van Gilder, Michael Van Gilder, Deb Van Gilder, Kristin Van Gilder, John Van Gilder and Scott Van Gilder; 13 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Karen Ackley. Murray was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Van Gilder and two brothers.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, of which he was a member.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.



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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Service
Westover Funeral Home
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007
11:00 AM
Cemetery
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, November 7, 2007