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John Richard Comer, Sr.

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“I'm so sorry for your loss. Back in 2001 he built the most beautiful fence ever! It has withstood many years and a recent storm made me research his...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Tanya Billmeyer - Dubuque, IA

“My sympathies to his family, you were very lucky to have a man like Jack to call your own! Never a shift went by that he wouldn't say "goodnight,...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Krista Reha, RN Blank Children's ER

“So sorry to hear of his passing. Our prayers are with Kathy and the family. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry on Jack's passing.. he was a friendy smile on my way into work. Always said good morning. He really enjoyed his work, helping people...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Carolyn Verba-Ortega - Dsm, IA

“Deepest sympathy to Mrs. Comer and family. I, too, will always remember Jack for his warm, welcoming smile and sincere "Good Morning" as I and so...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Denise Johnson RN - Dallas Center

“Cathy and family, so sorry for your loss. The reception desk is not the same without Jack. He always made my morning walk into work a little...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Such a nice man who always had a warm smile and kind words to say when I was leaving work in the mornings from Blank Children's Hospital. I felt...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Linda MacBride - WDM

“Jack was such a kind man! He was a ray of sunshine and such a sweet friend to see when I came down to Iowa Methodist to get my work each day. My...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa - Charlotte, NC

“I will always remember his sweet smile and friendly disposition when I came in and he greeted everyone that entered the hospital with respect and...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Stephanie Winn - Des Moines, IA

“What a wonderful man and example to me when I was young. I will never forget when he took me to get my drivers license. Such a patient man. My heart...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley (Hodson) Smith - Inman, SC

“What a true warrior for Christ. Wonderful man ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“SO SORRY KATHY, MAY GOD GIVE YOU COMFORT AND PEACE AT THIS TIME. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: margie millhollin - berwick, IA

“I can honestly say Jack "never met a stranger". Brightened many of my days during his time with Iowa Methodist. Truly blessed to have known this kind...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Jen Umphfleet - Des Moines, IA

“OUR FAMILY IS SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. JACK WAS A VERY KIND, HELPING AND GIVING MAN. IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO, PLEASE LET US KNOW. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: DIANE ANDERSON - DES MOINES,


15 of 19 | Posted by: ANDERSON FAMILY - DES MOINES, IA

“Jack was such a servant for the Lord. We will miss him so very much. We loved him so much!! Cathy, we love you and will be praying for you. We...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Gary and Lisa Oja - Des Moines, IA

“May God be with you all as you celebrate the passing of this wonderful man of God. Pastor Comer married my wife and I in 1993 at the Van Meter...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Jason Stravers - Urbandale, IA

“I am so sorry to hear that Jack has gone on ahead. Praying for you, Cathy.. May God hold you close in His love and comfort. Love, Kathy and Brian...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathies to his loved ones. My heart is so broken right now. God bless you all. Our Pastor Jack is with his heavenly father. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Brown-Smith - Des Moines, IA


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John was born on November 10, 1928 and passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

John was a resident of Iowa.

Jack attended Lincoln High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a 3rd class ship fitter from 1945-1947.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday May 18 2017 at Hamiltons near Highland Memory Gardens 121 NW 60th Avenue Des Moines IA. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday May 19 2017 at Grace Church 4200 E. 25th Street Des Moines IA. Private interment will be held at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be directed to Blank Childrens Hospital 1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines IA 50309.

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