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Dwayne Peppmeier

Carl Dwayne Peppmeier son of Ruth J. (George) and Laurence Ray Peppmeier was born August 27, 1939 in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa.

Dwayne grew up in Kellerton and graduated from Beaconsfield High School in 1957.

In 1964 he married Gloria Badgerow in Grand River, Iowa and in 1966 they made their home in Des Moines, Iowa. They later developed an acreage in rural Bondurant where Dwayne enjoyed gardening and raising calves.

Dwayne worked at various jobs in Des Moines area, Massey Ferguson, Asplundh Tree Expert Company, Van Koevering Piano and recently Jacobson Warehousing, retiring in 2010. He made many long-lasting friends along the way.

Dwayne passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa after a stroke.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a nephew Bobby Peppmeier.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Gloria, two sons; Denny of rural Elkhart and David of rural Maxwell, grandson Jacob of Elkhart, brother Raymond (Julie) Peppmeier of Decatur, niece Ann (Donnie) Erickson of Paton, two sisters-in-law; Susan Patton of Norwalk and Marcia (Lloyd) Querrey of West Des Moines, Debbie Eastburn, Penny Lesan, Shelly Eddy, Sheila Sagear, Holly Lucas, Jacque Richards, Julie Moore, Jodi Adamson, Jennifer Kieslar, and a host of relatives and friends.

Services: 2:30 pm - Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Armstrong Funeral Home-Mt Ayr, IA

Officiant: Pastor Terry Roberts

Open Viewing: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Fri. July 13

Family Present: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Fri. July 13 – Armstrong Funeral Home-Mt Ayr, IA

Burial: Maple Row Cemetery - Kellerton, IA

Memorials: Kavanagh House - Des Moines, IA

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Grace and I are sorry that we could not make it back for the services but we are with you today in heart. Although we never got together very often the most memorable get times were in 2015 when the street rods were hosted by Raymond, Dwayne and Denny at Dwayne's house. Cousin John came from South Dakota and my late brother Mick came from Sherwood, Oregon in his street rod. My street rod friends from Pa. still talk about the picnic. This was also the last time all 5 cousins were together. The 2016 reunion was also very memorable and that was the last time there were 4 cousins together. Now there are 3 of us, 1 from each of the 3 original brothers , Ray Lloyd and Dean. Again our prayers are with you today and forever.

Larry & Grace Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking of the whole family at this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with are with the family. He always had a smile and a story at the alumni banquets..

Bonnie Cox Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

Gloria, David and Denny and Family, He was a man of God and a shining example to all of us in his caring and kindness's to all. I never knew him to be without a smile and a story to tell. He will be greatly missed! May your good memories, the love of family and friends and your Faith bring you comfort and peace in the weeks ahead. How wonderful that you have each other! Please keep in touch with each other and, when you can, with me . Mary

Mary Gibson Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

Gloria and family, sorry to read about the death of Dwayne. Praying for comfort to all.

Kathleen Garrity Frits Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

Peaceful trip home Dwayne.

Carol Porter Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM