10/25/2017. He lived in Beaman, Carlisle, Des Moines, Marshalltown and touched many peoples lives along the way. He fell backwards in his chair and could not get up. He subsequently went into cardiac arrest friday and went through 35 minutes of CPR. He was declared brain dead and his lifesupport was removed Wednesday- he took his last breath surrounded by loved ones. It took longer than expected for him to let go of his body and move on. He was a true fighter. When he was younger he had survived great odds after driving off a bridge, destroying his car. He overcame many obstacles; he learned how to walk, talk and eat all over again. After regaining strength he could crawl and then eventually walk. He later went on to have five children and live a happy life. I just wish it were the same this time. My family has been through so much this last week please keep us in your thoughts. I know he would want us to celebrate his life he has told me to do this.
Ill miss you Dad, so many more people will miss you as well. May you finally Rest in Peace.
My father was the income provider for my Mother and the burden of the cost of the funeral should not be a concern for her in her time of grieving. Please give what you can.
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