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Karen A. McCargar, 72

March 19, 2013

Karen A. McCargar, 72, of Ankeny passed away peacefully March 17, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday March 21, 2013, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.). A visitation will be held 6 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, also at the funeral home.

Karen was born in Marshalltown, Iowa June 8, 1940. She grew up in State Center, Iowa and graduated from State Center High School.

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She then went to work in the insurance business, in Marshalltown, Ia where she worked until her retirement in 2006. She was with Independent Insurance Services for over 30 years.

After retiring, she and her husband moved to Ankeny.

Karen was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, in Des Moines.

She is survived by her husband, Dale, 6 children, Tammy Hott (Michael), Sue Coggi (Jim), Duke McCargar (Hollie), Dee-Dee Davis (Rob), Kris McCargar (Dan), Rob McCargar (Rene), 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Dan Buck and Merle Buck (Jean).

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.

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Memorial Services of Iowa is handling arrangements.



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