David Anton Hieb passed away unexpectedly at his home on August 11, 2022. David was born in Des Moines on September 16, 1995. He was baptized on October 8, 1995, confirmed on May 2, 2010 and a long-time member of Hope. David grew up in Clive, graduated from Valley/Walnut Creek and attended DMACC-Ankeny and DMACC-WDM.
He will be greatly missed by his parents, Tim and Judi and brother Michael, along with his Grandma Julie and her husband Matt Kaschmitter (WDM), Aunt Kris and Uncle Todd Miler (Winterset), and multiple cousins and relatives. David was preceded in death by his Grandpa Dave Turner, Grandma Irene Hieb and Uncle Ron Hieb.
A private family funeral is planned for Friday, August 19, 2022 with an open visitation and luncheon immediately following from 11:45 am to 2 pm at Lutheran Church of Hope – West Des Moines.
Memorials will be directed to Celebrate Recovery at Hope.
David worked as a server in several area restaurants over the years and was most recently employed at Hy-Vee Commissary in Ankeny. He enjoyed working with the public and striking up conversations with his customers.
He loved reading and researching subjects that interested him, and always searched for further knowledge. His deep curiosity and drive to improve himself never ceased to inspire those around him. Along with the intellectual endeavors, this curiosity translated to his adventurous character and quest to try new things.
He was a relentless fighter, who never stopped trying to improve himself, but would think of others more than he thought of himself. He loved his friends and family with a fierce loyalty and love.
David suffered from mental health struggles and addictions that would overpower him physically, but his faith was strong, as was his moral compass.
He had dreams of returning to college and wanted to become relevant in terms of helping people in the health or counseling fields.