West Des Moines
Joseph Aeschliman, 52, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, November 8 at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Jordan Cemetery in West Des Moines.
Joseph was born September 10, 1961 in Des Moines to Joseph and Jane Aeschliman. He graduated from Valley High School in 1980. Joe married Christy Markel on April 15, 1983. Joe started the family business, Valley Pool and Hot Tubs in West Des Moines 24 years ago, was a member of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals and Iowa Trappers Association (Minnow). He enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing, building bird houses and swimming pools, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Christy of West Des Moines; five sons, Michael (Amy), Joshua (Katie), Jonathan (Heather), Matthew and Mark; seven grandchildren, Sophia, Scarlett, Ryder, Kalijha, Samuel, Leo, and Joseph (on the way); mother, Jane (Richard) Larson; brother, Jim (Andrea); sister, Janeen (Chuck) Cox; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Carter Aeschliman Jr.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to Iowa Trappers Association.