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Service Details

Visitation:

Friday, December 1, 2017
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Staves Memorial United Methodist Church
2747 E Madison Avenue
Des Moines

Service:

Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00 am
Staves Memorial United Methodist Church
2747 E Madison Avenue
Des Moines

Disposition:

Elm Grove Cemetery
Des Moines

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Des Moines

Charles Schamerhorn, Sr. Charles Schamerhorn, Sr. age 69, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Hospital. He was born on October 13, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margo Schamerhorn; sister, Connie Schamerhorn; son, Earl (Cheryl) Schamerhorn; daughters, Melody (Tootie) Schamerhorn, Michelle Schamerhorn, and Melissa Schamerhorn; son, C.J. Schamerhorn; step-daughter, Kathi Nichols; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel (Beer) Schamerhorn; father, Earl M. Schamerhorn; brother, Jack Schamerhorn; and sisters, Dorothy Lange (Schamerhorn) and Sharon (Schamerhorn) Kutzner.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, December 1, 2017, at Staves Memorial United Methodist Church, 2747 E Madison Ave., Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, December 2nd, at the church, with burial to follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Charles.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com