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Brian Douglas Powell

September 24, 1968 December 5, 2016
Brian Douglas Powell
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Brian was born September 24, 1968 in Guthrie Center, Iowa to Douglas Eugene Powell and Cheryl Ann Christensen Powell. He was raised in Menlo and graduated from Stuart-Menlo High School with the class of 1987. While in high school, Brian excelled in baseball, basketball and football. Following graduation, Brian enrolled at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska and played basketball there before transferring to Grandview where he also played basketball. Brian finished his schooling at Upper Iowa where he received his degree in Education. He taught and coached volleyball and baseball at Van Meter before being employed at Nationwide Insurance. Brian was united in marriage to Val Reason on May 3, 1997 and together they lived in Minnesota for 5 years before being transferred back to Des Moines. They later divorced in 2004. Brian then married Nikki Parker in July of 2006 and together they became the proud parents of one son, Wyatt. They later divorced in 2010. Following Nationwide, Brian was employed at American Family Insurance Company in Des Moines as an insurance adjuster. In 2009, Brian met his best friend and companion, Julie Compiano and together they lived in West Des Moines. Brian was an avid golfer and enjoyed the time he was able to spend with them on the course. He also enjoyed bowling, dining out, playing cards, traveling, working out and spending time with family and friends. Brian and Julie loved to hit the bike trails and recently started riding with a group of friends in Des Moines. He also enjoyed getting together twice a year with his hometown friends playing a round of golf and playing cards until wee hours in the morning. Brian, was a proud father, and enjoyed spending every minute he could with Wyatt. He never missed a game or an important school event even if that meant driving to northern Iowa twice month.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Verle and Wanita Christensen, paternal grandfather, Irwin E. Powell, uncle, Joe Powell and aunts, Karen Dupuy, Debbie Powell, Sandi Smeltzer and Bev Campbell.

Brian leaves behind, his son, Wyatt Powell of Luana, Iowa: mother, Cheryl Powell of Urbandale, father, Douglas (Janice Gilliam) Powell of Menlo, brother, Brent (Mandy) Powell and their children Gunner and Cerria of Menlo, companion, Julie Compiano and her children, Sam, Nick and Chris, grandmother, Teresa Powell of Menlo and a host of uncles, aunts and friends all of whom will miss him greatly.

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Visitation

Friday

9

Dec

6:00 PM 12/9/2016 6:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 12/9/2016 9:00:00 PM
All Saints Catholic Church

All Saints Drive
Stuart, IA 50250

All Saints Catholic Church
All Saints Drive Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Service

Saturday

10

Dec

10:00 AM 12/10/2016 10:00:00 AM
All Saints Catholic Church

All Saints Drive
Stuart, IA 50250

A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the services at the All Saints Catholic Church.

All Saints Catholic Church
All Saints Drive Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Brian Powell Memorial Fund

PO Box 246
Stuart, IA 50250
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