Brad Caruth, 50, of Des Moines, died Monday, December 4, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center with Pastor Jeff Flagg officiating. Burial will follow the services at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Brad Emory Caruth was born September 9, 1967 in Webster City, the son of Gerald and Barbara McIntyre Caruth. He was a 1986 graduate of Webster City High School and attended Buena Vista University. On July 27, 1991 he married Tonya Walls in Battle Creek. The couple later divorced. Brad had worked at the Ida Grove Co-Op, Echo Supply and Kriz Davis in Ames. He had also been a member of the Ida Grove and Grimes Fire Departments.
Brad is survived by his children, Whitney Caruth of Grand Rapids MI and Cody Caruth of Okemos, MI; parents, Gerald and Barbara Caruth of Webster City; siblings, Mark (Mary) Caruth of League City, TX and Cheri (Jeremy Newkirk) Caruth of Dakota City; nieces and nephew, Kaci Garrison, Kyle Garrison and Kaylee Newkirk; aunt, Joyce Peterson of Webster City; special friends, Denise Tamse and Brenda Mullane and many extended family.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Lyle and Grace McIntyre; Leonard and Evelyn Caruth; aunt, Ruth Kennedy; and uncles, Paul Peterson, D. Dick Kennedy, Wayne Caruth, Ed Caruth, Wendell Caruth, Lyle Caruth, and Laverne Caruth.
Brad was a Gift of Life Iowa Organ Donor.
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