Susan  Hilsenbeck
Susan Hilsenbeck

February 7, 1949 - May 16, 2018
Resided in Polk City, Iowa
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Susan A (Rush) Hilsenbeck
Des Moines

Susan A Hilsenbeck, 69, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Polk City Nursing and Rehabilitation in Polk City, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Grandview Park Funeral Home, 3211 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines, Iowa.

Susan was born on February 7, 1949, in Des Moines, Iowa to Chester and Martha (Dalasta) Rush. She was a graduate of Urbandale High School. She married Michael Stanley on May 6, 1967, in Des Moines and they made their home in Des Moines.

Susan was a dedicated wife and mother. A fulltime homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and adding to her many collections. She has made several blankets for her children and grandchildren, and passed down a recipe for caplettes that will be enjoyed for generations. When in better health, she regularly made large batches of food and took them to the missions in downtown Des Moines. She felt everyone deserved a home cooked meal. She’ll be remembered for her selflessness and strength. She will be loved and missed, especially by her husband of 51 years who says, She was the best thing in my life.

She will be missed by her Husband, Michael Hilsenbeck of Des Moines; Four Sons, Michael R Hilsenbeck, Jr. of Newton, IA, Joseph Hilsenbeck of Des Moines, IA, Matthew (Tara) Hilsenbeck of Des Moines, IA, Joshua Hilsenbeck of Newton, IA; Four Daughters, Victoria (Dave) Bedwell of Fort Dodge, IA, Mary (John) Doose of Ankeny, IA, Jennifer (JD Mendenhall) Adesso of Longmont, CO, Theressa Hilsenbeck-Burgett of Marshalltown, IA; Twenty Grandchildren, Ayn Maree Sue, Amanda H., Nicolas H., Cortni M, Austin H, Joshua B, Christopher B, Abigail B, Amanda D, Tessa D, Alicia B, Madison B, Gavin M, Autumn N, Makayla H, Hailey H, Tristen H, Jessika B, Will B, Stella H; and 3 great grandchildren.

Susan was preceded in death by her son, Edward Hilsenbeck, mother, Martha Rush and father, Chester.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan’s family in care of Iles Funeral Homes Grandview Park Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Saturday, May 26, 2018
10:00 AM