Ed Garner's Autorama RV Center

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Ed Garner III Edward L. Garner III

Ed, 80, passed away on February 12, 2022. He was born October 16, 1941 in Des Moines to Ernest and Bernice (Barkhoff) Garner. A lifelong resident of Des Moines, he was a graduate of Des Moines Tech. Ed founded Autorama RV Center in 1969.

Ed was a 50 year member of the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Diplomat Unit and Royal Order of Jesters. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying spending time in Canada, the Florida Keys, and Cabo San Lucas. Ed will be remembered for telling many jokes and stories.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard "Dick" Garner, sister-in-law Marian Garner, and brother-in-law William Deatsch.

Ed is lovingly remembered by his wife Deborah; children: Ernest Garner, Edward (Debbie) Garner, Eric (Gigi) Garner, Brady Egli, and James (Jennifer) Parrish; eight grandchildren; and sister Judy Deatsch.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children.

Since 1969, Ed Garner's Autorama RV Center has been offering you the largest selection of recreational vehicles in the Midwest.

We offer RVs from all the names that mean fun and relaxation in the RV industry at great prices. We also consider all offers.


We also back this all up with 2 large and separate service departments for motorized or towables. So if your vehicle needs serviced we are here to make sure its done and done right.

The deal we make is the deal you get. You will not come to pick up your unit and find that you owe fees for cleaning, propane fill or anything else. All fees will be disclosed at sale time so you know EXACTLY what you are getting. Don't be confused by others' prices that may SEEM lower - hidden fees may surprise you!

We are your complete recreational vehicle headquarters. In addition to sales and service, we also offer rentals. So when your ready for that next get-away, we can provide you with an RV that meets your wants and needs. Call us!