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Kevin Franklin Roach

June 22, 1979 ~ June 25, 2021 (age 42)


Kevin Franklin Roach (42) of Des Moines (formerly of Norwalk) died peacefully at his home Friday morning June 25, 2021.  Kevin was the son of Donnie and Suzette Roach and brother to Curt.   Kevin lived at home until age 11 then moved to ChildServe in Johnson until he was 18.   Kevin then moved to Mosaic Home in Des Moines and lived there the last 24 years.   This is where he called home making lots of friends and memories.   Kevin graduated high school from Ruby Van Meter in Des Moines.   Kevin was known for his smile and his ornery sense of humor.  Kevin enjoyed swimming, horseback riding, listening to country music, spending time with family and friends, his van and riding the fire truck in the Norwalk 4th of July parade the last 35 years.

Kevin is survived by his father Donnie, his brother Curt (wife Missy), nieces and nephew Baily, Garret, and Madison Roach.   Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his best friend Jason Cook and his family.   Any many other friends and family that make an impact on his life.   

Kevin was proceeded in death by his mother Suzette, his grandparents Harlon and Irma Roach, and Howard and Vida Curtis.  

A Celebration of Life Service was held Thursday, July 1st at O'Leary Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk.  Burial followed in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Orilla, Iowa

Memorials may be direct to the family for distribution to the Norwalk and St. Mary’s Fire Departments. 


To send flowers to Kevin's family, please visit our floral store.


June 30, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

Celebration of Life
July 1, 2021

1:00 PM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

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