Walter Hartschen Obituary

Walter Duane Hartschen
Walter Duane Hartschen
Walter Duane Hartschen

August 2, 1931 - September 12, 2008
Born in Brush, Colorado
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Walter Hartschen, 77, passed peacefully on Friday, September 12, 2008. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 18 at 10:30 AM at St. Johns Lutheran Church of which he was a 50-year member.
Walter Duane Hartschen was born August 2, 1931 in Brush, Colorado to Albert and Marie Hartschen. Walter graduated from Garden Grove High School in 1949. He married Joyce Stoneking on January 21, 1951 and went on to work in the transportation industry until retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce Hartschen, and three children, Michael Hartschen (Leslie) of Des Moines, Gary Hartschen (Lily) of Des Moines, and Pam Witt (Dennis) of Kansas City. Grandchildren include Brad (Erica), Tim (Keely), Nikki, Jessie, and great-granddaughter, Taylor. Siblings include one brother, Wray (Rosie) Hartschen of Newton and one sister, Gladys Ruiz of Colorado Springs, Co.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 PM at Iles Family Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel.

Memorial may be made to Taylor House Hospice or Iowa Chapter of American Parkinson's Disease Association (APDA), P.O. Box 507, Waukee, IA 50263.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Johns Lutheran Church
600 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Thursday, September 18, 2008
10:30 AM