Pella resident Debbie Kissinger successfully completed her “Run to Remember” on Sunday, finishing the Des Moines Marathon in four hours and fifty-eight minutes. Kissinger ran with the names of loved ones, including three of her own family members, in her pocket to honor their memory and raise money for hospice care.
Kissinger will be accepting donations for her “Run to Remember” through November 18th. To donate, she can be contacted at the Hospice of Central Iowa Office in Knoxville or click here  to visit her website.
Debbie Kissinger was one of nine Pella residents to run the 26.2 mile course. The race also featured three runners from Knoxville, four from Monroe and one from Melcher-Dallas, among other area communities. Nearly 1400 runners participated.
Name City Overall Finish Time
Mike Buchheit Pella 150 3:19:40
Benjamin Van Zante Pella 193 3:25:40
Matthew Struecker Knoxville 313 3:40:28
Doug Prange Pella 398 3:48:02
Ryan Vickerman Pella 424 3:49:35
Fred Kreykes Pella 501 3:55:13
Jon Muller Pella 531 3:57:40
Stephen Taylor Monroe 576 4:00:37
Chad Rinehart Monroe 592 4:02:09
John McConeghey Monroe 680 4:09:07
Erica Bohn Pella 852 4:25:44
Brad Myers Knoxville 1055 4:46:19
Asheley Kephart Pella 1131 4:56:30
Debbie Kissinger Pella 1143 4:58:46
Shannon Henkenuis Monroe 1197 5:12:21
Emily Korbel Knoxville 1322 6:14:07