Richard Israel Obituary

Richard Donald Israel
Richard "Red" Donald Israel
Richard Donald Israel

July 7, 1925 - June 25, 2007
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Pleasantville, IA
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Obituary

Richard D. ”Red” Israel, 81, died Monday, June 25, 2007 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday at Iles funeral Homes – Grandview Park Chapel. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery..

Richard was born July 7, 1925 to Bessie and William Israel in Des Moines and attended Visitation Grade School and Dowling High School. In World War II, he was a member of the US Coast Guard, serving on a Navy Escort Destroyer in the European and Pacific Theaters. On August 5, 1948, he was united in marriage to Betty J. Matzke in Des Moines, where they lived prior to moving to Pleasantville 10 years ago. Richard retired after 33 years with Monarch Cement Company and was a member of the United Cement Lime and Gypsum Worker’s Union. After he retired he spent 10 years as a security officer at the US Federal Building in Des Moines. He also was a member and Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department in Pleasant Hill, IA.

Richard is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty; sons, Michael (Alice) of Denver, CO and Joseph of Pleasantville, IA; four grandchildren, Amanda and Grant of Denver and Tierney and Morgan of Pleasantville; brother, Duane of Marshalltown, IA; and step sisters and brother, Donna Rowe, Joanne Hayes and Richard Stevely. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Elaine Marie; three brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be 7-9pm, Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasantville Fire Department.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ GRANDVIEW PARK CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, June 28, 2007
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Service
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, June 29, 2007
1:00 PM
Cemetery
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3601 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, June 29, 2007