Edward A. Sheppard
Edward A. Sheppard

June 5, 1929 - June 11, 2018
Born in Boston, Massachusettes
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Edward A. Sheppard has died on June 11, 2018, six days after his 89th Birthday. He was formerly a newscaster for KCBC and the Iowa Radio Network, covering the Iowa State Legislature from 1964-1969. He went to the Iowa Commission for the Blind as supervisor of vocational rehab in 1969 and retired in 1994. Ed was a RAGBRAI enthusiast for many years, biking well into his 80’s. He acted in plays at the Des Moines Playhouse, made television commercials and spent many hours at the Bridge House. He was an Army sergeant during the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife of almost 61 years, Muriel; sons, Len (Liana) of NH and Bill (Riki) of CA; and granddaughters, Sammie, Rachel, Shira and Ariella.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 15 at Temple B‘nai Jeshurun, 51st and Grand Ave., Des Moines. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. In lieu of flowers, donations to Temple B’nai Jeshurun or Rails-To-Trails Conservancy ( would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcome at


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Temple B'nai Jeshurun
5101 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Friday, June 15, 2018
11:00 AM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Friday, June 15, 2018
12:00 PM


Temple B'nai Jeshurun
5101 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Rails To Trails Conservancy
The Duke Ellington Building, 2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC USA 20037
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.