Gunner Anthony Vignaroli

February 13, 1941 — February 06, 2024

Service Details

Gunner Anthony Vignaroli, known to everyone as “Tony” passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the age of 82. Gunner was born on February 13, 1941 in Des Moines, Iowa to Gunner and Jeannette (Davis) Vignaroli.

Tony was a graduate of Saydel High School. He received his invitation from the army to serve his country in Vietnam. He retired from Valley View Village as the Maintenance Supervisor for over 30 years.

During retirement he loved to work for the Department of Public Safety at the Iowa State Fair for various events at the fairgrounds. His garage was always open for various woodworking projects that his children, grandchildren or friends needed help with. He enjoyed being with family and fishing at Lake Panorama.

Gunner is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dianna (DeWitt) Vignaroli; daughters, Kimberly Overton of Des Moines and Denise (Craig) Veldhuizen of Runnells; son Joseph (Traci) Vignaroli of Granger; eight grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sharon Vail and grandson, Anthony Overton.

A rosary will begin at 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 followed by family greeting guests until 8:00 p.m., at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave., Des Moines. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10:30 a.m., at Altoona Methodist Church, 602 5th Ave., S.W., Altoona, Iowa with burial to follow at Berwick Cemetery in Ankeny, Iowa.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated to a memorial in Tony’s name at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

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