Edith J Billyard
Edith Billyard
Edith J Billyard

December 17, 2020
Born in Germany
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Edith Johanna Billyard, 70, died unexpectedly December 17, 2020, at home. Edith was born Edith Winkelhofer in Munich, Germany on October 5, 1950. It was there she met and married Richard Wuerzinger with whom she had two children, Horst and Eva. In 1988, Richard and Edith moved to the United States and took up residence on the east side of Des Moines until Richard's death in 2003. In 2005, Edith married Larry Billyard of Des Moines and enjoyed her time with him until his death in 2012.

Edith recently retired from a long career with WesleyLife, where she made many friends among both her co-workers and her clients. She had a wonderful sense of humor, kept up with the news of the world and greatly enjoyed her garden and animals.

Edith will be missed by her family and many friends. In addition to her son Horst Wuerzinger and daughter Eva Hieb, she is survived by her brother Karl Winklhofer, sister Gabi Winklhofer/Stelzer, several grandchildren, plus many other dear ones in Germany. In the United States, she leaves a brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Linda Billyard of Prole, and her nephew Seth (Josie) Billyard and family of Boone.

Due to the coronavirus, no services will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Animal Rescue League, 5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50313. Online condolences are welcome at





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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317