Laura Assid Hiscox
Laura Assid Hiscox

February 11, 1933 - December 29, 2019
Born in Sioux Falls, SD
Resided in Clive, Iowa
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Laura Assid Hiscox, 86, died peacefully at home on Sunday, December 29, 2019 with her loving son, Abraham, by her side. A visitation will be held 4-7 pm Friday, January 17th at DSM First (2725 Merle Hay Road). A committal service will be 12:00 Noon, Saturday, January 18th at Resthaven Cemetery.

Laura was born February 11, 1933 in Sioux Falls, SD to Zine and Elsie Assid. She graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD, and on November 4, 1951 Laura married the love of her life, Dan Hiscox.

Laura was an active member of First Assembly of God Church (now DSM First) since 1971. She and her husband had traveled to 27 countries on mission trips; building churches and schools. They were also very involved with Gideons International since 1973 and founded Eternal Life Ministries, Inc. in 1975. Laura was passionate about the power of prayer and prayed for barren couples to be able to have children. She has helped over 500 couples through their ministry.

Survivors include her children: Kim Michelle Hiscox, Kirby Michael Hiscox and Abraham Daniel Hiscox (For the last several years Laura often said that Abe was her angel sent by God to take care of her and Dan); seven grandchildren: Joshua and Jeremy Curttright and Parker Hiscox, Pacia, Molly, Tessa and Bonnie Hiscox; 10 great grandchildren; and siblings: Eve Dooyema and Adam Assid; sisters-in-law: Delores Assid and Ramona Assid.

Laura was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Dan in 2018; her son, Jeffry in 1996; two grandchildren, Drake Hiscox (Kirby’s son) in 2013 and Aaris Hiscox (Jeff’s son) in 2005; siblings: Kitty Miller, Kamel Assid, James Assid, Mary Ogdie, Minnie Banks and Abraham Assid.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or DSM First. Online condolences are welcome at




DSM First
2725 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Friday, January 17, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Saturday, January 18, 2020
12:00 PM


DSM First
2725 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Gideons International
P.O. Box 140800
Nashville, TN 37214-0800