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Visitation:

Saturday, January 6, 2018
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Celebration of Life
Bright Grandview Golf Course clubhouse
2401 E 29th St
Des Moines

Service:

Saturday, January 6, 2018
3:00 pm
Time of Sharing
Bright Grandview Golf Course clubhouse
2401 E 29th St
Des Moines

Disposition:

Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines

Arrangements:

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

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Des Moines

Michael Clayton Michael Clayton, 58, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017, due to lung cancer.

Michael was born in Des Moines on November 27, 1959 and was the youngest child of Graham and Helen Clayton. He graduated from North High School in 1978 and worked in the Des Moines area his entire life.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Lisa Marie Miller (Chris); three grandchildren; brother, Gary (Shari); sister, Linda Westergaard (Neal); and sister, Carol Ann Shannon (Rik). He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Jessica, and his parents.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to the medical and nursing staff at Broadlawns Medical Center who were always supportive and compassionate when caring for Michael. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Michael’s name may be directed to Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation.

A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Bright Grandview Golf Course clubhouse, 2401 E 29th St, Des Moines. At 3:00 pm, there will be an opportunity for guests to share stories, thoughts, and memories of Michael.