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Jacqueline L. Kerberskey - 709/24/1946 - 3/1/2017
Clinton, Iowa Jacqueline L. Kerberskey age 70 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday March 1, 2017 at Mercy Living Center South, Clinton. According to her wishes cremations rites have been accorded. There are no funeral services planned. Burial will be held at Littlefield Cemetery in Alanson, MI at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton, IA is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Jacqueline was born on Sept. 24, 1946 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Smiley and Alberta (Carter) Hendericks. She married Richard Kerberskey on Sept. 19, 1964 in Alanson, MI. She worked for Mo-Tech Manufacturing in Harbor Springs, MI as a machine operator and at Riverview Manor in Pleasant Valley, IA. She enjoyed her flowers, watching the cardinals in her yard, and spending time with her grandchildren. Jacqueline is survived by her husband, Richard Kerberskey of Clinton; her daughter, Cindy (Glenn) Velchansky of Clinton, IA; her son, Robert Kerberskey of Camanche, IA; three grandchildren, Rob, Jonathan, and Stephanie; her great grandson, Maxton; and a sister, Frances Midyett of Indian River, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter, Becky, a brother, Ted, and a sister, Beth.
Lori S. Gerardy - 521/10/1965 - 2/28/2017
Preston, IA Lori Sue (Hoffman) Gerardy, age 52 of Preston, died Monday February 27th at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, as a result of a head injury from a fall. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 3rd at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Preston. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Thursday, March 2nd at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Preston. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Lori was born on January 10, 1965 in Clinton, the daughter of Larry and Lois (Yaddof) Hoffman. She attended Preston High School and graduated with the class of 1984. After graduation Lori worked at Mercy Hospital in Clinton. She also worked as a CNA at Crestridge in Maquoketa and at the DeWitt hospital. She was married in 1987 and lived in Maquoketa, IA and later moved to Preston, IA. Her first child Alissa Lynn was born in 1990 followed by Matthew John in 1992. Lori was always smiling and loved her family more than anything, including her four grand dogs; Titan, Claire, Moose and Luna. She cared about everyone who was a part of her life. She was a wonderful godmother to Lance and aunt to Lance, Bree, Brooke, Garrett and Grace. Lori had a big heart and could be counted on to remember birthdays, anniversaries and the names of everyone’s children, grandchildren and pets. She was always there to help when needed. Lori was a cancer survivor and a die-hard Hawkeye fan. She loved to play cards, especially spades, and loved to watch Days of our Lives and Wheel of Fortune, which she was the best at. We will miss her banana bread, pumpkin and cornflake cookies, but most of all we will miss her! Lori is survived by her two children, Alissa (Adam) Gudenkauf of Canton, IA and Matthew Gerardy of Preston, IA; her parents, Larry and Lois Hoffman of Preston; and her sister Lisa (Greg) Feller of Pekin, IL. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Aloysius and Magdalena Hoffman and Norma and Elmer Yaddof Sr., and a sister Linda Bormann who met her with open arms in heaven. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family.
Darline K. Dierks - 796/26/1937 - 2/27/2017
Clinton, Iowa Darline K. Dierks, age 79, of Clinton, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. A private Burial will be held at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Darline was born in Lyons on June 26, 1937, the daughter of Lloyd and Edith (Gorsuch) McDonald. She attended Lyons Schools and graduated from Clinton High School. Darline married Robert Dierks on June 19, 1955 in Clinton. She had been employed at Snack Harbor, J.C. Penney’s and had owned and operated the Fashion Shoppe on Main Ave. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and gathered with the same card club for over 60 years. Caring for her kids, grandkids, and great grandchildren was her life. She enjoyed family potlucks, casino bus trips, and the cabin on the river. Darline is survived by her husband, Robert; four children, Don (Ruth) Dierks of Clinton, Debbie (Bart) Espey of Clinton, Susie (Todd) Watts of Davenport and Jeff (Alicia) Dierks of Clinton; 7 grandchildren, Sara (Mark) Rolston, Elizabeth (Brock) Swan, Greg (Eileen) Espey, Bobbie Sue Watts, Stephanie Watts, Brandon Dierks and Bradley Dierks; 12 great grandchildren, Mehgan, Devvin, Nolan, Landon, Jade, Alex, Charlee, Kinley, Isaiah, Emrie, Aria and Oakley; two sisters, Marilyn Thomsen of Low Moor and Janet Bahnsen of Clinton and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Eugene “Sonny” McDonald; a sister, Joan Hagge and a brother-in-law, Paul “Hawk” Bahnsen. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Sister Yvonne Hawker - 678/15/1949 - 2/26/2017
Clinton, IA Sister Yvonne Hawker, OSF, 67, died on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, CA. Cremation rites have been accorded. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday March 17, 2017 at the Canticle. Visitation will be held on Thursday March 16th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Canticle. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Yvonne, the daughter of Eldon and Patricia (Dolan) Hawker, was born on August 15, 1949, in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She was baptized at St. Helena’s Catholic Church on September 11, 1949. She attended Jane Neil Elementary School in Chicago and St. Jude the Apostle School in South Holland, IL. She graduated from St. Elizabeth Seton High School in South Holland in 1967. Yvonne entered the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa, on August 25, 1967, and returned to secular life at the end of her novitiate in July, 1969. When the call to religious life persisted, she re-entered the congregation in August, 1972. She pronounced temporary vows in 1973 and perpetual vows in 1982. Sister Yvonne earned two bachelor’s degrees, one with a double major in Theology and Education from St. Xavier College, Chicago, and the second in Business Administration from Mt. St. Clare College. She also had a Master of Religious Education degree from Seattle University. She was certified as a K-9 teacher and held a certificate to teach RCIA from the North American Forum Catechumenate. Sister Yvonne ministered as an elementary teacher in both El Cajon and Riverside, California, as well as at St. Justin the Martyr School in St. Louis. She worked in the Registrar’s office at Mount St. Clare College from 1989-91. In California, she served as the Director of Religious Education at St. Anthony Parish in Manteca , St. Kieran Parish in El Cajon, and at St. Margaret Catholic Community in Oceanside. Sister Yvonne also worked as an administrative assistant for several years, including her last six years of active ministry at The North County Health Services in San Marco, CA. She retired in 2011. Sister Yvonne is survived by her brother James (Sheila) of Glenwood, IL, her sister Susan Davies of Des Plaines, IL, and her Clinton Franciscan Sisters, Sojourners, and Associates. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Thomas.
Richard "Dick" Bark - 839/20/1933 - 2/25/2017
Clinton, Iowa Richard E. “Dick” Bark, age 83 of Clinton, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. Visitation will be from 10:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Lyons United Methodist Church. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 P.M. Cremation rites will follow with burial at a later date in Oakland Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Dick was born in Clinton on September 20, 1933, the son of Corlus and Berniece (Gaarde) Bark. He graduated from Lyons High School in 1951. Dick married Patsy McClain on May 23, 1953 in Clinton. He was employed at Clinton Corn Processing Company for 25 years and later owned and operated Bark Construction. He was a member of Lyons United Methodist Church and Ducks Unlimited. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He served as Commissioner of the North End American League Little League for several years and umpired high school baseball games. He had a passion for wine making and enjoyed following the Cubs, Bears, and Hawkeyes. Dick is survived by his wife Pasty; five sons, Michael Bark of Harvey, LA, Thomas (Rebecca) Bark of Marion, IA, Kenneth Bark of Clinton, Keith (Janet) Bark of Ankeny, IA, and Gerald (Julie) Bark of Kingsport, TN; two daughters, Kathleen (Frank) Van Metre of Azusa, CA and Diane (Herman) Gibbons of McDonald, OH; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald.
Kathleen M. “Kay” (Smith) Clouse - 885/16/1928 - 2/18/2017
Clinton, Iowa Kathleen M. “Kay” (Smith) Clouse age 88 of Clinton, passed away Saturday Feb. 18, 2017 at the Mercy Living Center North. Mass will be held 10:30 AM Friday Feb. 24th at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandsons and nephews. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com Kay was born on May 16, 1928 in Clinton, the daughter of Thomas and Angeline (Tigges) Leonard. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1946. She had married Jack Smith in 1952 in Clinton, and later married Lloyd Clouse in 1974 in Clinton, he died in 2010. Kay worked at ALCOA as an Electrical Secretary for over 30 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. Kay is survived by her son, Thomas (Deb) Smith of Clinton; two grandchildren, Becky (Jason) Morgan and Craig (Nicol) Smith; four great grandsons, Seth, Sam, Nolan, and Mason; two sisters, Bernice Schluns and Marion Spooner both of Clinton; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and a sister. A special Thank You goes to the staff of Mercy Living Center North and to Bickford Assisted Living of Clinton.
Mary E. Pirch - 7010/6/1946 - 2/15/2017
Camanche, Iowa Mary E. Pirch age 70 of Camanche, passed away peacefully with loved ones in the comfort of her home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Church of the Visitation in Camanche. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Saturday at the Church of the Visitation. In following Mary’s wishes, cremation rites will follow with burial at a later date in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Mary was born in Cedar Rapids on October 6, 1946, the daughter of Milo and Kathyrn (Knutson) Savel. She attended Upper Iowa University and received her BA degree in Education from the University of Iowa in 1968. She was married in 1968 and to this union she was blessed with two children, a son Andrew James and a daughter Stacey Ann. On September 21st, 1985 she was joined in marriage to Ray Pirch at her mother’s home in Cedar Rapids. Mary taught school in Illinois and Michigan while continuing her education in behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. While a stay at home mom she was a substitute teacher in the Clinton and Camanche School Districts She later taught in Sterling, IL for the Severe and Profound and then at Lincoln High School in Clinton. She was a member of the Church of the Visitation and Illowa Orchid Club. She was actively involved in the Clinton Showboat Theater as an actress and usher. Mary is survived by her husband Ray; two children, Andrew (Elizabeth) Cornwell, stationed in Tokyo, Japan and a daughter, Stacey (Michael) McIntosh of Silvis, IL; a Step-son, Scott Pirch of Coeur D’Alene, ID; five grandchildren, Nicole, Cassandra, Cordelia, Jacob and Kassidi; a brother, William (Janice) Savel of Cedar Rapids and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; a step-son, Shawn and a brother, Robert. Memorials may be made to the Illowa Orchid Society, Pancreatic Cancer Research or the Clinton Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Margaret Lou Stoecken - 745/3/1942 - 2/12/2017
Preston, Iowa Margaret Lou Stoecken age 74 of Preston, IA, passed away Sunday February 12, 2017 at her home. A Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday Feb. 18th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Preston. Visitation will be held 4 PM – 8:30 PM Friday Feb. 17th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Preston. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Following the funeral mass, cremation rites will be accorded with burial at a later date. Casket bearers will be Kevin, Dean, and Andy Stoecken, David and Robert Fiest, and Cletus Heister. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com Margaret was born on May 3, 1942 in Rock Island, IL, the daughter of Charles and Honora (O'Brien) Atkinson. She graduated from Goose Lake High School in 1960. She married Roger Stoecken on Oct. 13, 1962 in Clinton. Margaret was a homemaker and had worked at General Electric in Morrison, operated the Preston Legion Club, and Hometown Café, She also done bookkeeping for Stoecken Construction and Trucking. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Preston, where she was a member of the church council and coordinator for funeral luncheons for over 20 years. She was a member of the Preston American Legion Auxiliary and the Preston Fire Department Auxiliary. Margaret was a "go to" person for many area youngsters. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren activities, watching NASCAR Racing, especially "Tony Stewart", gardening, baking and restoring furniture. Margaret is survived by her husband, Roger Stoecken of Preston; her son, Michael (Kelly) Stoecken of Preston; three daughters, Mary Kay (Rory) Stone of Clinton, Michelle (Curtis) Farley of Clinton, and Melanie (Brad) Davis of Darlington, WI; 8 grandchildren, Kiira, Heather, and Rory "Calvin" Stone, Elesha Briggs, Tricia (Adam) Landheer, Shawn Farley, Jacob and Markell Stoecken; 6 great grandchildren, William, Rowan, Hendrix, Michael, Gideon, and Chloe; three brothers, Larry (Jackie) Atkinson of Camanche, Dan Atkinson of Moline, IL, and Steve (Debbie) Atkinson of Davenport; five sisters, Pat (Frank) Greve of Camanche, Nan (Marv) Fiest of Oskaloosa, IA, Mardella Dorrell of Chula Vista, CA, Bonnie (Gray) Tebbe of Preston, and Mary (Onie) Butt of Clinton; four brother-in-law, Chuck Klinkner of Clinton, Tony Schultz of Camanche, Steve Brown of South Carolina, and Fred Stoecken of Bellevue; nine sister-in-law, Carol Atkinson of Preston, Jane Atkinson of Preston, Bev Boultinhouse of Silvis, IL, Linda Atkinson of Lost Nation, Marie Rossman of Preston, and Barb Dodds of Clinton, Doris (Earl) Shields of Albany, IL, Linda (Norman) Jaeger and Laurel (Robert) Nelson both of Inverness, FL; and many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Charles (Jack), Joe, Bill, and Jim Atkinson; three sisters, Fran Klinkner, Kay Schultz, and Rhonda Brown; brother-in-law, Gary Dorrell; two sister-in-law, Louise (Don) DeWitt and Betty Stoecken. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
John W. “Jack” Niebuhr - 782/18/1938 - 2/8/2017
Clinton, Iowa John W. “Jack” Niebuhr age 78 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017 at the Mercy Living Center North. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Monday Feb. 13th at St. John Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held Sunday 2 – 4 PM at the Pape Funeral Home and Monday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the church. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be his nephews, Larry and Jeff Niebuhr, Kevin and Mark Enwright, Kurt and Dake Chatfield. Memorials are to be given to St. John Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com John was born on Feb. 18, 1938 in Clinton, the son of Herman and Bernice (Danielsen) Niebuhr. He graduated from Clinton High School. Jack worked at the Clinton Community School District as a custodian for many years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Jack is survived by his brother, Eugene (Helen) Niebuhr of Clinton; three sisters, Marian Enwright of Clinton, Donna (David) Chatfield of Bloomington, MN, and Carol (Wes) Stuedemann of Camanche; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister in infancy.
Timothy C. O'Malley - 476/16/1972 - 2/6/2017
Timothy C. O’Malley age 44 of Clinton died Monday Feb. 6, 2017 in Moline, IL. A Mass will be held 10:30 AM Monday Feb. 13th at Prince of Peace Parish, Clinton. Visitation will be held Sunday Feb. 12th from 2 – 5 PM at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Following the service, cremation rites will be accorded and a private family burial will be held. A memorial has been established for his son T.J. O’Malley. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com Timothy was born on June 16, 1972 in Clinton, the son of Edward and Jeanne (McConohy) O’Malley. He graduated from Clinton High School and served in the US Navy for four years, with multiple tours of duty on the USS Kennedy. He worked as a Trackman for Union Pacific Railroad. Timothy enjoyed spending time with his loving son, T.J. Timothy is survived by his son, T.J. O’Malley of Fulton, IL; his mother, Jeanne O’Malley of Clinton; three brothers, Thomas (Gill) O’Malley of Lompoc, CA, Michael (Amy) O’Malley of Clinton, and Brian (Stephanie) O’Malley of Guam; and seven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
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