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Gerrad Michael Downs
Gerrad Michael Downs

September 15, 1980 - July 27, 2021
Born in Marshalltown, Iowa
Resided in Marshalltown, Iowa
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Gerrad Michael Downs, lovingly known as ‘Bubby’, 40, of Marshalltown, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 27th 2021 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Gerrad was born September 15th, 1980 in Marshalltown, Iowa to Michael James Downs and Elvia Marie Miller.

Gerrad attended Harding and Meredith Middle School, as well as East HIgh School in Des Moines, graduating in 2000. He later moved back to Marshalltown.

Gerrad was a big sports fan, his favorites teams were Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and enjoyed WWE Wrestling. He loved to watch these sports, and when they weren’t on, he’d settle for golf. He knew all the NFL players' stats and what colleges they attended. He had an amazing mind for direction and knew his way around Des Moines very well.

Gerrad was a very caring and loving man and was proud to spoil his loved ones with gifts. Left to cherish his memory, his parents, Mike and Elvia, his grandmothers, Darlene Brees of Marshalltown, and Geraldine Penn of Des Moines, his sister, Jaime and her husband Damion, and his brother, Preston. Gerrad was a proud and devoted uncle to Eva, Evelyn, and Akira and was named Godfather to Evelyn, a role he took very seriously. Other loved ones include his aunt, Joelle Miller of Des Moines, cousins, Kyle and Jessica, and many other beloved cousins, aunts, and uncles, among countless other relatives and friends. His canine companion, Henry, is in his mother’s care. Gerrad was, and still is, loved by many and highly thought of.

Private family services and inurnment of cremains will be at a later date.

Arrangements by Iles Grandview Park Chapel.

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