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Darrell Stapes

August 7, 1931 February 3, 2021
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Darrell Stapes, of Des Moines, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at The VA Hospital of Central Iowa.

Born in Redfield, IA on August 7, 1931 to Floyd and Anna Stapes; Darrell graduated from Redfield High School and served in the Navy from 1951 to 1954. He married his wife Joan in 1956.

Darrell loved his family, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed coaching baseball in his early years, bowling, camping, golfing, winters in Arizona with his wife Joan, his grandkids sporting events, and coffee with his buddies. He worked for 40 years at Monarch Cement Plant in Des Moines, where he retired.

Those left behind to celebrate Darrell’s life are his children, Jon (Kathy) Stapes, Jadi Kimble and Judi (Tom) Roach; his grandchildren, Cory, Ryan, Kadi (Austin) White, Craig, Charlie and Hunter; brother, Lloyd Stapes and sister, Melba Boone, and other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Stapes, parents, Floyd and Anna Stapes, and brother Merlin Stapes.

A private family service will be held where he will be laid to rest with his wife Joan at the Iowa
Veterans Cemetery.

We would like to thank the VA Hospital ICU doctors and nurses for the excellent care and

Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Darrell’s
name. Please mail to: VA Central Iowa Health Care System, Attn: Voluntary Service (135), 3600 30th St. Des Moines IA 50310

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Event Information

Services are private.

Cemetery Details


Iowa Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Adel, IA 50003

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr Adel 50003 IA
United States

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