The Iowa Veterans Cemetery and its many partners invite you to visit the identified websites. The list here contains links to state and county government entities that may provide useful contact information.
You may contact the Iowa Veterans Cemetery with any question, comment, complaint or concern about any matter not covered by its homepage.
The cemetery’s address and telephone number are:
Iowa Veterans Cemetery (at Van Meter)
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA 50003-3300
Telephone: (515) 996-9048; Fax: (515) 996-9102
The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs has multi-faceted roles related to veteran issues. Among those roles is the statutory duty to “establish and operate” a state veterans cemetery. The Iowa Veterans Cemetery is an operating unit within the department.
The Commission of Veterans Affairs is a nine member commission appointed by the Governor of Iowa for staggered four year terms. Eight Commissioners are honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States. Six Commissioners are honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States and come from service organizations identified in Iowa Code section 35A.2(2). Two Commissioners represent the Iowa National Guard and the Iowa Affiliate of the Reserve Officers Association, respectively. In addition, a member of the public knowledgeable in the general field of veterans affairs is also appointed. The Commission was created to provide advice to both the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs and the Iowa Veterans Home. Contact one of the Commissioners.
Each of Iowa’s 99 counties has a County Commission of Veterans Affairs that consists of three to five veterans identified by the county’s Board of Supervisors. Its duties are defined by Iowa Code chapter 35B. Among those duties are to ensure interment in a suitable cemetery any veteran, spouse or child if the person died without sufficient means to defray funeral expenses.
The Iowa Veterans Home is located in Marshalltown, Iowa and is the third largest state-owned facility for veterans in the nation. The campus spans over 150 acres with a resident population of over 700 people. The home provides personalized medical, nursing, rehabilitative care, mental health, pharmacy, and dietary services, along with many other services. Learn more about the Iowa Veterans Home.