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Monday, December 28, 2015

Scottish Rite Express

 Announcing the passing of
    Brother Donald Ray Sardeson, 32°KCCH


Valley of Des Moines
Orient of Iowa

December 28, 2015

I regret to inform the members of the Des Moines Valley of the passing of Donald Ray Sardeson, 32° KCCH.  Don passed away on December 25th.

Don was active in many aspects of Masonry having been in DeMolay in Sioux City as a young man.  He was a member of Tyrian Lodge #508, joining in 1982, and King David Lodge $#407 since 2001.  Don was a Past Master and was currently serving as Secretary of King David Lodge.  He was a Past Junior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Iowa.

Don was a member of the Des Moines York Rite bodies and had served as High Priest, Illustrious Master, and Commander.  He was a member of Clyde C. Hunt Priory KYCH, Iowa York Rite College, Knight Masons, SRICF, and St. Bartholomew Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine. 
Don was recognized by Iowa DeMolay for his service to Altoona Chapter with the Active Legion of Honor in 2007, Advisor of the Year in 2009, and the Grand Council Masonic Youth Leadership Award in 2008.

His Scottish Rite membership began in Sioux City and he became a dual member with the Valley of Des Moines in 2002.  Don was active in the 7th, 20th, 29th, and 32nd Degrees and served on the Mail Crew.  Don was invested with the Knight Commander, Court of Honour in 2009.

It is my understanding that services will be held at Ankeny Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa 50023-4609.  I will send an update when details are finalized.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Shane A. Harshbarger
Secretary/Registrar - Des Moines Scottish Rite

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