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Service Details

Visitation:

Thursday, February 8, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Service:

Friday, February 9, 2018
2:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Burial
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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David N. Ruffcorn, Sr.

David Ruffcorn, Sr., 73, passed away February 4, 2018, at Kavanagh Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born February 18, 1944, in Des Moines, to Claude and Delma Ruffcorn.

David retired from Allied Construction after more than 35 years of service.

David is survived his loving wife of 53 years, Karen Ruffcorn; sons, David Ruffcorn, Jr. and Donald (Jodi) Ruffcorn; grandsons, Ryan, Jason, Randall, Konrad, and Logan Ruffcorn; brother, Claude (Candi) Medici; sister, Claudia (Jerry) Volz; as well as other loving family and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Roger Ruffcorn, and his parents, Claude and Delma.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to HCI Care Services-Kavanagh on 56th or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in loving memory of David.

Condolences may be expressed online at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com