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Michael  Shane McCombs
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Obituary for Michael Shane McCombs

Michael Shane McCombs, age 51 of West Des Moines formerly of Boone, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at his home.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at the corner of Sixth and Marshall in Boone.

Michael Shane McCombs was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 8, 1966, the son of Kerry and Dixie (Smith) McCombs. He graduated from Boone High School in Boone in 1984. Michael then attended DMACC. After DMACC, he began working at Iowa Paint, with his uncle, where he became interested in computer programing and writing code. In 2002, he was united in marriage to Lori Ruppe at a little country church in rural Des Moines, they later divorced. … He worked as a Computer Programmer for Drake University for many years but recently began working construction. Michael enjoyed oil painting, golfing, entertaining his nieces and nephews and listening to U2. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kerry McCombs; paternal grandmother, Gene McCombs, paternal grandfather, Jesse McCombs; maternal grandfather, Charles Smith; two uncles, Kirk McCombs and Dennis Smith and aunt, Barb Moss. Michael is survived by his mother, Dixie McCombs of Boone; brother, Kelly (Julie) McCombs of Boone; three sisters, Misty (Tab) Newman of Omaha, Nebraska, Keri (John) Miller of Parkville, Missouri and Kristi (Scott) Stuckey of Evansville, Indiana; maternal grandmother, Dorothe Smith of Stratford; two aunts, Sheryl Robinson of Boone and Elaine (Bill) Mick of Topeka, Kansas and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.


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5

Nov

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

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