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Kirby Ray Chance

May 21, 1955 December 3, 2017
Kirby  Ray  Chance
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Obituary for Kirby Ray Chance

Kirby Chance, age 62, of Des Moines, and formerly of Boone, died December 3, 2017, at his home.

Per his wishes, Kirby has been cremated and a Memorial Funeral Mass will be Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Boone with Rev. Jim Bruch officiating. Burial of his cremains will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Kirby Ray Chance was born in Boone, Iowa on May 21, 1955, the son of Raymond and Mary ‘Ann’ (Flannery) Chance.

He graduated from Boone High School in 1973. Kirby was united in marriage to Dalene Dahl on June 26, 1976. To this union five children were born, Ericca, Charlotte, Amanda, Anthony and Cassaundra. In 1990, Kirby graduated with a degree in Nursing and worked as an EMT and a Registered Nurse for many years.

Kirby was a man of great charisma and faith, light hearted and funny. He was a jack-of-all-trades and a loving father most of all. Throughout his life, Kirby enjoyed water skiing, baseball games, biking, swimming, tennis, watching great movies, socializing with friends and especially spending time with his family. His passion in life was playing the guitar, singing and sharing music.

Kirby is preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister and a brother, Jeff Chance.
He is survived by five children, Ericca (Justin) Davis of Des Moines, Charlotte (Trig) Bundgaard of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Amanda (Joshua) Berkley of Earlham, Anthony Chance of Des Moines and Cassaundra Chance of Carlisle; six grandchildren, Theo Davis, Ella and Trystan Bundgaard, Jackson and Elery Berkley and Aspyn Lloyd; three brothers, Steve (Cheri) Chance of Phoenix, Arizona, Doug (Kathy) Chance of Boone and Derek (Lynn) Chance of Moline, Illinois; two sisters, Melodye (Charlie) Muchow of Houston, Texas, and Kyle (Chad) Sivertsen of Thompson Falls, Montana and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel, at Sixth and Marshall, on Friday from 5 until 7 P.M. and again at the Church on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until service time.

In memory of Kirby, memorials may be directed to the family.

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5:00 PM 12/8/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/8/2017 7:00:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel
1006 Sixth Street Boone 50036 IA
United States

Memorial Funeral Mass




11:00 AM 12/9/2017 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

915 12th St.
Boone, IA 50036

There will be a one hour visitation before the service at the church.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
915 12th St. Boone 50036 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Sacred Heart Cemetery Final Resting Place

S Montana St
Boone, IA 50036

S Montana St Boone 50036 IA
United States

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