Dallas ‘Pete’ VanKirk of Perry


Dallas “Pete” VanKirk, 77, of Perry passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 21 from 1-7 p.m., with family present from 4-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Mowrer Cemetery near Perry at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Pete’s family asks that memorials be given in his memory to the Perry High School Foundation and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.

Pete is survived by his wife, Joyce VanKirk of Perry; children, Kirk (Lori) VanKirk of Perry, DeLynn (David) Stein of Barnum, Iowa, and Darek (Carol) VanKirk of Perry; step-children, David Repp, Janelle Repp and Doug (Tracey) Repp; grandchildren, Nathan (Shiela) Stein, Jonathan Stein, Katelyn Stein, Megan Stein, Christin VanKirk, Jackson VanKirk, Kade VanKirk, Justin Jay Torres, Marshall Repp and Molly Repp; great-grandchildren, Miriam Stein, Edith Stein and James Stein; siblings, Skip (Judy) DeFord of Corvallis, Ore., and Lyle DeFord of Corvallis, Ore., and a sister-in-law, Bonnie DeFord Sprenger of Albany, Ore.


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