Wesley, the beloved cat at the Waukee Hardware Store, passed away Monday.

The orange tabby was taken in by Geoff and Anne Warmouth in 1998 and has been a friendly face to the Waukee downtown triangle community ever since then.

Anne Warmouth said Wesley will be greatly missed by herself and her husband as well as the store family.

"He lived an amazing life filled with lots of love and chin rubs," she said. "He was so very special, always calm and tolerant even when little kids carried him around under the arms like a teddy bear or accidentally stuck suckers to him while petting him."

Thanks, Wesley, for the memories.