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Ardean Rowland10/07/2022
James Ardean Rowland, 82, passed away on October 7, 2022, at home. He was born June 19, 1940, in Columbia, Iowa to James and Lanell (Smith) Rowland.

James graduated from Knoxville High School and later from Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. He retired from Diam Pest Control as a sales manager after many years of service and was a long-time member of Soteria Des Moines. James loved history and watching TV.

James was a quiet force for the family, keeping them together and offering his advice and support when needed. He showed his affection and love for those he care about in a strong and peaceful manner. Jim was the “soft place to land” in times of struggle.

James is survived by his loving wife, Fontalee; children, Laura (Roger Tangeman) Rowland, Andrew Rowland, and Melody Ristau; grandchildren, Ali, Lacey, Nia and Ian; great-grandchildren, Rhea, and Bubba; sister, Charlotte (Phil) Kaufman; many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
Ardean Rowland

He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines, Iowa.

The funeral service will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Soteria Des Moines, 3250 SE Soteria Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa. James will be laid to rest at Norwalk Cemetery, Norwalk, Iowa.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Soteria Des Moines in loving memory of James.