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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
11:00 am
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
I-80 at Exit 113
Van Meter, Iowa


Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Van Meter



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Marcus Cardines

Marcus Cardines (Longwolf), 90, passed away at his home in Des Moines on November 21, 2010, with his loving granddaughter, Megan, by his side providing care to him in his final days. There will be a graveside service at Iowa Veterans Cemetery at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

He was born March 15, 1920, to Rose (Mikesell) and Claude Cardines in Des Moines, Iowa. Marcus proudly served in the United States Army during WWII as a high-speed radio operator. He was employed by Farmers’ Grain Dealers where he ran a power shovel. He walked to work every day for 57 years and only missed one day of work. Marcus loved cheering on the Hawkeyes and the Cowboys. He was an avid fisherman, loved working around his house and had an impressive vegetable garden.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vivian Cardines; his children, Marty (Vicky) Cardines, Vickie Osborn (James Hightshoe), Fredrick (JoAnn) Cardines, Pamela Cardines, Renee Cardines (John), and Denise (Mike) Poland; his son-in-law, Clyde Dare; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Lavina Glenn; his daughter, Diane Dare; and his son-in-law, Ned Osborn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in loving memory of Marcus.

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