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Kit Wilson - 40

11/13/1976 - 4/26/2017
Albany, IL Kit R.B. Wilson age 40 of Albany, Il passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center north in Clinton. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. Following the service cremation rites will be accorded. Kit was born in Rock Ford, IL on November 13, 1976. He was raised by Harry Foley. He attended Clinton Community College. Kit married Jessica Holmes on February 2, 2016 in Albany. He was the Maintenance Manager at UFP Technologies in Clinton. Kit enjoyed a quiet life at home with his family, fishing, and following the Minnesota Vikings. Kit is survived by his wife Jessica; three sons, Brett, Hunter and Alexzander Wilson all of Camanche; a daughter, Aubrelle Wilson of Albany; a brother, Jose Wilson; three sisters, Tina Wilson, Katrina Hernandez and Anastasia Gallardo Hernandez; step siblings, Naomi, Todd, Dana, Nancy, William and Crystal and mother and father-in-law, Deb and Tony Shoenwolf of Thomson, IL. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesus Hernandez.

Mary B. McDermott - 96

5/3/1920 - 4/26/2017
Clinton, IA Mary Bernadine “Bernie” McDermott, age 96, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center North. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday April 29, 2017 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Friday at Prince of Peace Parish. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Knights of Columbus will serve as casket bearers. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Mary was born in DeWitt, Iowa on May 3, 1920, the daughter of Joseph Patrick and Mary Agnes (Ritter) Donahue. She attended Unity School, a one room school house in rural DeWitt and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in DeWitt. She married Donald J. McDermott on January 25, 1943 in DeWitt. After 65 years of marriage, Mary’s beloved Donald passed away in 2008. Mary was very proud of being the first female elevator operator in Clinton at the Wilson building. She had been employed at Beez-Mousel in Lyons and later with the Clerk of the District Court at the Clinton County Courthouse. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, Prince of Peace Parish and Moose Lodge #63. She enjoyed researching her Irish heritage, camping, dancing, boating, traveling and wintering in Arizona with her husband in their motor home. Mary is survived by two children; Kathleen Ann Wilson and Gary and his wife Cindy Mootz McDermott all of Clinton; four grandchildren, Brian Wilson, Angela Wilson Coleman, Shawn McDermott and Gail Eddy; six great grandchildren, Robert and Chloe Wilson, Michael McDermott Graves, and Cassie, Curtis and Cate Krupa; a great-great granddaughter Coral Graves and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, Joseph, Donald, Gerald and Francis; a sister Margaret Naughton; a sister in infancy and her son in law Robert Wilson.

Beverly A. Schroeder - 68

6/5/1948 - 4/25/2017
Camanche, IA Beverly A. Schroeder, age 68 of Camanche, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Alverno Health Care Facility, surrounded by her family. In following Beverly’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, April 28th at the Pape Funeral Home. A celebration of life will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Saturday at the Moose Lodge. Beverly was born in Clinton on June 5, 1948, the daughter of Michael and Thelma (Brewster) Sterbenz. She graduated from Northeast High School. She had been employed at A.D.M. and later at the Moose Lodge. She was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #63. Beverly’s absolute pride and joy were her grandchildren and great grandson. She enjoyed bowling and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Beverly is survived by three children; Lori (Shawn) Maze of Albany, Deb Allen of Camanche and Greg Schroeder of Fulton; six grandchildren, Bram Judge (fiancé Stacia Hansen), Amber Maze, Austin Schroeder, Karlie Schroeder, Ashley Maze and Lukas Schroeder; a great grandson, Dawson Judge; four sisters, Marge Light of Bettendorf, Sue (Paul) Dykstra of Clinton, Linda (Kenny) Huling of Clinton and Mary (Chuck) Seyfert of Twin Falls, ID; five brothers, Don Sterbenz of Clinton, Jim (Marie) Sterbenz of Dixon, IA, Bob Sterbenz of Clinton, Bill (Pam) Sterbenz of DeWitt and Rick (Irma) Sterbenz of Germany and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Todd Allen.

Mary Ellen Eckelberg - 72

6/1/1944 - 4/25/2017
Clinton,IA Mary Ellen Eckelberg, age 72 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Mercy living Center South. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Mary Ellen was born in Maquoketa, Iowa on June 1, 1944, the daughter of Cyril F. and Rosella (Teshak) Eckelberg. She graduated from Cardinal Community High School in Batavia, IL and later from Parson College in Fairfield, Iowa. She taught high school in Indianola and Ankeny, Iowa and was employed at Collis Company for 20 years. She participated in the Great River Ride, a horseback ride from Winnipeg, Canada to Lake Itasca, MN to New Orleans, a 6000 mile ride. Mary Ellen enjoyed archeology, Indian Culture and journalism. She wrote historical articles for the Clinton Herald and the historical book, Fr. Jean, Pioneer Priest. She was a member of the former St. Irenaeus Church, the Concerned Catholics and an assistant to Fr. Shepler. Mary Ellen is survived by a brother, Cy (Nancy) Eckelberg of Clinton; two sisters, Cecilia Ann White of Hannibal, MO and Bernadette Eckelberg of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Janice A. Hake - 78

11/10/1938 - 4/24/2017
Clinton, IA Janice A. Hake, age 78 of Clinton, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center North. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Pape Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 P.M. Those attending are encouraged to dress casual, per Janice’s wishes. Following the service cremation rites will be accorded with burial to take place at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday at Oakland Cemetery. Janice was born in Clinton on November 10, 1938, the daughter of Louis and Grace (Sorenson) Kirst. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1958. Janice married Robert Hake on July 11, 1958 at Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton. She had been employed at Ken’s Korner, Burpee Seed Company and Target. She was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church where she had taught Sunday school, and a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren, collecting Beanie Babies, watching TV, especially QVC, and being on the computer. Janice is survived by her husband, Robert; three sons, Mark (Kay) Hake of Clinton, Richard (Kathryn) Hake of Overland Park, KS and Jeffery (Beverly) Hake of Moulton, AL; ten grandchildren, Drew, Darron, Dolan, Benjamin, Austin, Jeffery, Jr., Jordan, Kristyn, Kyle and Kelsey; ten great grandchildren and two sisters, Jean (Walter) Austin of Lake Placid, FL and Joan Beyers of Elizabeth, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Lisa on August 23, 2010.

Christine M. Larson - 51

7/19/1965 - 4/20/2017
Clinton, Iowa Christine M. Larson, 51 of Clinton, died April 20, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. According to her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place at the Second Reformed Church in Fulton, IL on Friday, April 28th from 9:30-10:30 AM. A memorial service will take place at 10:30 AM Friday morning at the church. Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Christine was born on July 19, 1965 in Clinton, IA, the daughter of Richard and Alice (Westman) Colschen. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1983. Christine is survived by her two children, Megan and Lucas Larson both of Clinton; four grandchildren, Brayden, JesseAnn, Anthony, and Eastyn; a brother, Steve (Lori) Colschen of Clinton, and a sister, Virginia “Gin” (Charles) Burg of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Richard, and two infant twins.

William H. Miller - 91

5/20/1925 - 4/15/2017
Clinton, Iowa William H. “Bill” Miller, age 91 of Clinton, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Mercy Living Center South. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 18th at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Bill was born on May 20, 1925 in Almont, Iowa, the son of Henry and Ethel (Struve) Miller. He graduated from Miles High School. Bill married Joan M. Pestka on April 11, 1959 in Clinton. Joan passed away in 1981. Bill had been employed at Nitron Company and at Chemplex, from where he retired after 18 years of service. He was a member of the former St. Boniface Church. He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and watching Jeopardy. Bill is survived by two children; a daughter, Paulette (Randy) Lynch of Clinton; a son, Michael (Tracey) Miller of Slatington, PA; five grandchildren; Alicia Lynch, Daniel Weeks, Matthew Weeks, Keegan Miller and Seamus Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a sister, Ella. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Wayne W. Wiersema - 75

7/6/1941 - 4/15/2017
Camanche, Iowa Wayne W. Wiersema 75 of Camanche, passed away Saturday April 15, 2017 at Genesis Medical Center in Dewitt. Visitation will be held Saturday April 22nd from 2 – 5 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. Family requests all friends feel free to dress in one of Wayne’s favorite sports team during the visitation. Following the visitation, cremation rites will be accorded and a private family burial will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Camanche at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com Wayne was born on July 6, 1941 in Clinton, the son of Clarence and Goldie (Mason) Wiersema. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1959. He was a veteran with the US National Guard. He married Virginia Werner in June of 1981 in Camanche; she died in 2005. He worked for A.D.M. (Clinton Corn) for over 47 years as a process operator; retiring in 2007. Wayne was an avid Chicago Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks fan and an Iowa Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed fishing and visiting with his friends. Wayne is survived by his two children, Christy (Craig) Hagemeier of DeKalb, IL and Troy (Cinda) Wiersema of Fulton, IL; three step-children, Terry Stevens of Clinton, Dale Stevens of Denver, CO, and Scott Gregory of Clinton; four grandchildren and four step grandchildren; and a great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, step-son, and a sister.

Cleo A. (Ruchotzke) Gray - 74

12/28/1942 - 4/10/2017
Preston, Iowa Cleo A. (Ruchotzke) Gray age 74 of Preston, Iowa, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at her home. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Sabula, Iowa and from 9:00 A.M. until the service time Thursday at the church. Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday at Calvary Lutheran. Burial will be in the Sterling Cemetery. Cleo was born in Green Island, Iowa on December 28, 1942, the daughter of Leo and Caroline (Theilen) Ruchotzke. She graduated from Preston High School in 1960. Cleo married Donald D. Gray on June 17, 1962 in Preston. She worked for two years at Clinton National Bank. Cleo and Donald raised their two children and then she went back to banking. She worked at the Preston and Miles Banks for 23 years, under different names and managements. She retired on December 1, 2007 under the ownership of Clinton National Bank. Cleo was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Sabula, Iowa. She made the communion bread for the church for over 20 years. She loved baking and cooking, especially her favorite oatmeal bread. She would give it to family and friends. She loved playing dominoes with four different groups of friends. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Cleo is survived by her husband, Donald; a daughter, Nathalie (Scott) Schertz of Lacon, IL; a daughter-in-law Renee (Kueter) Gray of McFarland, WI; two granddaughters, Cassondra (Michael) Shumway and Alyssa Gray; two grandsons, Lukas and Michael Gray; a step-great grandson, Nathan Martin; a great granddaughter, Emmaline Shumway; a sister, Caroline (Ruchotzke) Behn of Preston; two sisters-in-law, Mardella Ruchotzke and Linda Ruchotzke both of Miles; a brother, John (Madge) Ruchotzke of Grinnell, Iowa and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Aaron Gray; a sister, Leola Eggers; a brother-in-law, Richard Eggers; four brothers, Carroll, Leo, Hugo and Louis; a sister-in-law, Dona Ruchotzke; a brother-in-law, Wesley Behn; two nephews, David Behn and Lane Ruchotzke and a great nephew, Kyle Bennett. Memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, Calvary Lutheran Church or Camp Courageous. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Michele A. “Mickey” Ryan - 52

12/28/1964 - 4/10/2017
Clinton, Iowa Michele A. “Mickey” Ryan age 52 of Clinton, passed away Monday April 10, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center South. Funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Friday at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday 11:00 AM until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Joseph Reese, Ron Coder, John Lawrence, Mike Hensel, Ian Lafary, and Ethan Ellis. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Mickey was born on Dec. 28, 1964 in Iowa City, the daughter of Jack Michealson and Marvel Ryan. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1983. She worked at the Walmart Optical in Clinton. She was a loving person, who had a great personality and who could make you laugh. She enjoyed collecting Barbie dolls, Beanie Babies, and Christmas ornaments. Michele is survived by her daughter, Molly Ryan of Clinton; her two grandchildren, Ethan and Erin; her cat, Maxwell; her many special friends; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

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