Memorial Day ceremony is May 30

Iowa State employees, retirees, spouses, alumni and friends who died during the past year will be remembered at the university's annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. in the Reiman Ballroom at the ISU Alumni Center, 420 Beach Ave.

The ceremony will include:

  • An invocation by Matthew Martens, pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Ames
  • Prelude by Collegiate Brass of Collegiate United Methodist Church, Ames 
  • A reading of the names
  • A time for family, friends and colleagues to share memories of loved ones

Individuals who aren't available to speak can share comments about loved ones through an online form. The comments will be printed and displayed the day of the event and included the following week with all obituaries on the ISU Retirees website.

In addition to ISU employees, retirees and spouses, the ceremony will recognize individuals who have passed away in the past two years and whose names appear on the Wall of Alumni and Friends at the ISU Alumni Center.

Parking is available on the east side of the Alumni Center.  The ceremony is hosted by the ISU Retirees Association. For information, contact Jerilyn Logue, 4-3192, or Angie Schaper, 4-5790.