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Swanlin (#47730715)
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Walter Dunn
Bruce Miller photo
Thanks for photo, I really appreciate it.

Walter Dunn
Added by Walter Dunn on Jul 20, 2017 7:02 AM
Hess photo
Thank you for the photo of his stone. Much appreciated.
Added by Sandra on Jul 17, 2017 3:35 PM
Don Modlin
Thank you for taking the photo's !!
Added by Don Modlin on Jul 16, 2017 7:32 AM
re: Find A Grave Correction: Franklin Quick
I added all the information you provided to Franklin's memorial. Thanks for supplying it.

Added by Elliffen on Feb 24, 2017 9:08 AM
Cindy H
Charles Bunce
Since this on the local funeral home site. Charles passed away Jan. 28, 2017

Charles Ensign Bunce, 96, died Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 2 at Iles Westover Chapel concluding with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service. Private family burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.

Charles was born on April 1, 1920 in Valley Junction West Des Moines, Iowa to Bessie and Ralph Bunce. Charles attended school in Valley Junction and graduated from Valley High School in 1938. He attended Drake University and enlisted in the Navy, November 1942. He served in the Marshall Islands until 1945.

Charles worked for the Des Moines Register for 36 years as a Circulation Manager. He was a member of the American Legion and very active in bowling, hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Delia, loved to travel to California.

Charles married Delia Harris in 1940 in Beaman, Iowa. To their union four children were born, Stephen (Kyle) of Clive, Bradley (Bridget) of Ankeny, Greg of Windsor Heights, and daughter, Carla Schindler of Howell, Michigan. In addition to his children Charles is survived by six grandchildren, Nathan (Katie) Bunce of Urbandale, Nicole Bunce of Clive, Karen (Jeff) Baker of Des Moines, David Bunce of Ankeny, Tom (Michelle) of Des Moines and Delaney Schindler of Howell, Michigan; nine great grandchildren, Jack and Henry Bunce, Will Walcott Jr., Ashley Smock, Allysa (Scott) Jacobs, Alexandria Smock, Trevor and Emily Baker and Victoria Bunce; and six great-great grandchildren, Kimber, David and Alayna Jacobs, Vera and William Chumbly and Jaiden Smock.

Those preceding Charles in death include his parents; wife, Delia; brother, Melvin; granddaughter, Kimberley Gustafson; and great-great grandchild, Conor Jacobs.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265.
Added by Cindy H on Jan 29, 2017 12:57 AM
Cindy H
RE: Delia Bunce
I looked up Bessie Rumbaugh Bunce on & found her married to Ralph Bunce. Having 2 children Melvin & Charles.
I looked up Charles in Des Moines telephone book & he is still listed as living on Colby Ave.
Bessie's parents are Oliver & Dasie Rumbaugh. They had 6 children. Bessie, Jennie, Stella, John, Iola, Earl. I sent links to the finds I found on Find A Grave to link together. Will check again in a few days.
Hope this info helps you.
Added by Cindy H on Apr 10, 2016 12:09 AM
Dodd stone at Restland
Thanks so much for getting this photo for me. I really appreciated your time, effort and especially your volunteer spirit. Bless you.

Added by thoran on Mar 02, 2016 7:19 AM
Mary & Randy
RE: David E. Linder
I checked with the church, they checked the cemetery records and Hulda is not buried in that cemetery. David is buried next to a couple of other Linder's, I believe Godfrey was one of them she named. I did try to do a search in the Minnesota death records, but I have yet to find her there either. However there is a lot of records to search through. If you could give me some more information about Hulda, that would help narrow down the search results.

Added by Mary & Randy on Feb 18, 2016 12:58 PM
Couple of Gravers
Marie Alice Van Geest Stevens
Thanks for the heads up on Marie Alice Van Geest Stevens. I have deleted my page for her and placed the photo on her original page. I have linked Stanley to the original page as well.

Added by Couple of Gravers on Jan 27, 2016 3:40 PM
B.J. Waters
Edward Stevens photo request.
Hello! I am about to fulfill your photo request but unfortunately, the grave is unmarked. I placed some artificial flowers on the spot where the grave is, to take a photo of the area.

Woodlawn is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles County, and there are a lot of unmarked graves.

I am sorry this was not a more positive outcome. I am always disappointed when there is no marker.

Best regards,
Added by B.J. Waters on Jan 24, 2016 2:33 PM
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