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Visitation:

Friday, May 18, 2018
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

Service:

Friday, May 18, 2018
2:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

Disposition:

Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines

Arrangements:

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

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Alfred "Al" Kataoka

Des Moines

Al Kataoka was born in Des Moines on September 21, 1946, to John Yoneji and Suzuko Kataoka. He passed away May 13, 2018.

Al graduated from North High School, Class of 1964. He continued to stay active with the class reunion committee and enjoyed their monthly dinners. He received his bachelors degree from Drake University in 1982. Al was a street rod enthusiast. He also enjoyed baking, traveling, taking photos, and music. After retirement as account manager at Con-Way Express, Al founded and continued success with his own expedited freight business, Sumo Enterprises. Above all else, he treasured time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Al is survived by his brother, Roger (Florence) Kataoka of Gardena, CA; sister, Lois (Stan) Zegel of Winfield , IL; sons, Jeffrey (Michelle) Kataoka and Eric Sunao Kataoka; grandchildren, Hannah, Grace, and Kai; the love of his life, June Golay; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as other loving family and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Yoneji and Suzuko.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines, with visitation beginning at 12 p.m. Burial will follow services at Pine Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association in loving memory of Al.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com