History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Journey 

Dyamond Memorial, is family-owned and operated by funeral director, Debra Ott Moller. I have over 25 years of experience. I understand that our personal and professional services may be needed at any time; with this understanding, at Dyamond  Memorial we pride ourselves in having a staff who are local and who make themselves available to our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our dedication to the families that we serve extends far beyond just the time of the funeral—we are here to assist and guide at any time needed. We know that the funeral is actually for the living, so we strive to help our families plan a service as unique as the life that is being celebrated!

If you would like to visit about pre-planning your services or if you have already pre-planned and would like to transfer your current pre-arrangement to Dyamond Memorial do not hesitate to call.

We welcome any questions, comments or concerns you may have regarding our services and/or this website. You may contact us at any time via telephone at (515) 964-7543, 
email; dyamondmemorial@live.com or visit our website at, DyamondMemorial.com.

Thank you for visiting with us.

Family Owned and Operated
In a profession that has become dominated by huge corporate and multinational conglomerates, we proudly remain independently owned and operated by a local funeral director, Debra Ott Moller.                                                          

Commitment to Our Community
The Ott family moved to Ankeny in 1970.  I am one of nine and we all graduated from Ankeny High School. As funeral director and owner of Dyamond Memorial, I am committed to supporting and volunteering in our community.

Before and After The Funeral
We provide free assistance with pre-planning. You have the option of locking in today’s prices and funding your funeral services or simply placing your wishes on file and allowing the cost to be paid at the time of need. Following the funeral we offer bereavement support through helpful materials on grief for all ages.

Word of Mouth
Our business has grown primarily through word-of-mouth. We believe that having an army of satisfied customers is a testimonial to the professionalism and care that we provide.  

People
Ultimately, a funeral home is not just the products and services; it’s the people – our customers, employees, and community. We think you’ll find we’re the friendliest, most professional, and service-oriented funeral home around.


Debra Ott-Moller

Debra Ott-Moller, Owner and Funeral Director

I opened Dyamond Memorial, January 1, 2012 in Ankeny, and I am so proud to share this exciting news with all of you. I have been in the Funeral Business for over 20 years, and with my experience, I will be able to take care of all of your needs helping you make those final “Memories Last Forever".

My name is Debra Ott Moller. I got my inspiration for the name, form my niece, Dyamond Ott. I advised Dyamond regarding my business idea. She was thrilled about the idea of having a business named after her, so that's where "Dyamond Memorial" originated!

DYAMONDS STORY:
Dyamond Ott was diagnosed at an early age with a chronic condition that ravaged her liver and kidneys, it would have been easy for her to shy away from any publicity. But that was not in Dyamond’s nature.

Dyamond was diagnosed with a chronic blood and liver disease at the age of six. During the course of the next six years, the disease caused such severe damage that a liver and kidney transplant was required.

On September 20, 2006 an 11-year-old-boy by the name of Jacob was tragically killed after being hit by a car on the way home from school. Jacob was identified as a donor match for Dyamond.

The decision of Jacob’s family to donate his organs had a profound impact on Dyamond. She gave thanks daily for the “gift of life” given by her hero Jacob and his family. Dyamond was eventually able to meet the donor family and thank them in person. She and her family also set up the Dyamond Forever foundation and a video promoting organ donation.

While the transplant provided Dyamond with new life, her journey remained difficult. One year after her transplant, her spleen had to be removed because of pre-cancerous spots. Then early in 2011 she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Throughout surgery to remove the tumor and 30 treatments of radiation, Dyamond remained an inspiration to all those around her.

In November 2011, the Ott family received the news they had feared. Dyamond went to the Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska where she was diagnosed with PTLD (Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder). Little did we know she would not be coming home like she had so many times before. After fighting courageously her entire life and being grateful for every moment Jacob’s gift had given her, Dyamond passed away on December 11, 2011. She would have been 19 on April 25.

December 11, 2011 has to be one of the hardest days of my life, learning that Dyamond had lost her life long battle. I didn’t know that my first service would be for my dear niece, Dyamond. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her and her inspiration.

Dyamond was never able to see the logo. Her sister, Dallas, made the final choice of the "Dyamond Memorial" logo. I am very proud of her, she did a great job! So, to keep the inspiration going, I request that you all continue to post any special thoughts, memories or poems, etc. of your loved ones that have left us on the Dyamond Memorial Facebook Page!

"Someday be someone’s hero"
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and cancer is responsible for more deaths per year in children than all other diseases combined. Hard to believe that not only did Dyamond fight through a liver & Kidney transplant but fought cancer twice in her short eighteen years. Go gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness.

Give the Gift of Life and become an organ donor. If you are not a registered donor, go on line today and sign up in Dyamond and Jacob’s honor. For those of you that are already listed as a donor, you will someday be someone’s hero.

Thanks to all of you for your generous thoughts and prayers to support my new endeavor.

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543

Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority.
We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an
opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains
- Estate Planning

Pre-arrangements / Pre-planning a funeral
Pre-arranging one’s funeral can control the funeral’s cost and also relieve the family of the funeral’s financial burden.

Pre-arrangement also allows the guarantee of the funeral price that is paid in full, the family the ability to individualize the details of the service including a courtesy memorial video tribute (slideshow presentation), music, pallbearers, casket, vault, church, cemetery, and reception. By specifying such details beforehand, one alleviates this responsibility from the grieving family. Pre-arrangement also allows the guarantee of the funeral price that is paid in full, the family the ability to individualize the details of the service including a courtesy memorial video tribute (slideshow presentation), music, pallbearers, casket, vault, church, cemetery,
and reception. By specifying such details beforehand, one alleviates this responsibility from the grieving family.

Our funeral home coordinates with the church, cemetery, crematory, florist, newspapers, and restaurant / reception location, social security, veterans and insurance companies for your convenience.

One initial call to our office at the time of the death is all that is needed in the time of your bereavement.

We are here to answer any of your questions concerning service options including the initial steps to planning a service. Our family is also available to provide your family with personal assistance in other planning areas including insurance benefits, veterans and Social Security benefits, and various matters.


Lynn Pickard

Lynn Pickard, Monument Sales

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains


Carmella Jones

Carmella Jones, Dyamond Assistant

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains


Denise Simpkins

Denise Simpkins, Dyamond Assistant

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains


Diane Hustedt

Diane Hustedt, Dyamond Assistant

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543

Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains
As well as Estate Planning


Dick Turp

Dick Turp, Dyamond Assistant

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains


Cindy Martin

Cindy Martin, Dyamond Assistant

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains


Shanna Simpkins

Shanna Simpkins, Dyamond Assistant

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains


Elaine Haugen

Elaine Haugen, Dyamond Assistant

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains


Rev. Robert A. Kern

Rev. Robert A. Kern, Dyamond Assistant

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains


John F. Moller Sr.

John F. Moller Sr., Funeral Director

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains


Madonna Warren

Madonna Warren, Dyamond Assisant

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains


Lindsay Warren

Lindsay Warren, Dyamond Assisant

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains


Annie Glasser

Annie Glasser

Dyamond Memorial
121 SW 3rd Street - Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515.964.7543
Service Options:
We offer a wide variety of services to our community, and do so with the family’s wishes as our highest priority. We understand that services instill a deeply personal memory-picture of your loved one, and also provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather, share memories, and say goodbye.

We endeavor to aid your family in creating a most special and distinguished service. Our funeral home offers:
• Traditional Funerals with Burial
• Traditional Funerals with Cremation
• Pre-Arrangements / Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Title 19
• Immediate Burial / Graveside Services
• Direct Cremation
• Memorial Services/ Celebrations of Life
• Monuments, flush markers, and cemetery lettering
• World-wide shipping and receiving of remains