Debra L. Stange - 65
12/5/1951 - 5/12/2017
Fulton, IL Debra L. Stange, age 65 of Fulton,...
Lucille Joan Harris - 75
3/24/1942 - 5/11/2017
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Michael L. Stillings - 67
4/6/1950 - 5/5/2017
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Debra S. Thomas - 62
10/12/1954 - 5/4/2017
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Roy J. Struve - 85

2/17/1932 - 1/10/2017
Port Byron, IL formerly of Clinton Roy J. Struve age 85 of Port Byron, IL formerly of Clinton, passed away Tuesday Jan. 10, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Port Byron, IL Cremation rites were accorded. A private family inurnment will be held at Clinton Lawn Cemetery in Clinton at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com Roy was born on Feb. 17, 1932 in Clinton, the son of Roy A. and Marie (Madsen) Struve. He graduated from Lyons High School. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He married Darline Goenne on Feb. 17, 1956 in Clinton, IA; she died in 2010. He worked for E.I. DuPont in Clinton for over 50 years and later worked at RC Smith Transportation. He was a life-member of the former St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Clinton. He enjoyed doing yardwork. Roy is survived by his two daughters, Stephenie (Brian Ruhl) Struve of Port Byron, IL and Barb Moore of Wausau, WI; two grandchildren, Michael and Emily Moore. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Moore, and a sister, Dorothy.

Mary M. Droste - 97

8/24/1919 - 1/8/2017
Clinton, Iowa Mary M. Droste, 97, of Clinton, died January 8, 2017, at the Alverno, Clinton. The funeral and visitation will be at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. The Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be her great grandsons. Mary was born on August 24, 1919, in Los Angeles, California, to Thomas and Mary Jane (Conway) Cassady. She married Leo C. Droste on January 5, 1946, at the old San Gabriel Mission, San Gabriel, CA. They moved to Iowa where they raised their family and farmed. Mary’s life was dedicated to her husband and her family. Survivors include her children, Mary (Bill) Bloom of Waukee, IA, Bernadette (Kevin) Kavanaugh of Apple River, IL, daughter-in-law, Cheryl Droste of Camanche, William (Carol) Droste of Rosemount, MN, Therese (Jim) Juneau of Gretna, LA, Margo (Terry) Jett of Spokane, WA, Donald Droste of Clinton, Tricia (Mark) McNaghten of Spokane, WA, Judy (Barry) Buntemeyer of Goose Lake, IA, Kathleen (Ron) Brueher of Coeur d'Alene, ID, Edward Droste of Clinton, Sister Catherine Joseph (Paula) Droste, OP of Nashville, TN; 36 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, three infant children (Lawrence, Gabriel, Rosemary), her son Thomas, two grandchildren (Matthew Droste, Derek Carr) and one great-grandson (Beau Michael Bloom). Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Dorothy J. Rickertsen - 88

8/27/1928 - 1/7/2017
Goose Lake, Iowa Dorothy J. Rickertsen age 88 of Goose Lake, IA, died Saturday Jan. 7, 2017 at the Alverno Health Care facility, Clinton. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday Jan. 12th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlotte. Visitation will be held Thursday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church. Burial will be at Glahn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren, Joel and Spencer Frye, Ryan and Hillary Nahigian, Adam Reuter, and Julia Stark. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorials may be given to the Immanuel Lutheran Church-Charlotte. Online condolences may be left at www.pape.com Dorothy was born on Aug. 27, 1928 in Charlotte, the daughter of Edmund and Olga (Andresen) Glahn. She graduated from Goose Lake High School. She married Gerhardt Rickertsen on Sept. 21, 1947 in Charlotte, he died in 1990. Dorothy was a homemaker and worked at Northeast Middle School Library and seasonally with Naeve Hybrid in Bryant. She was a hard worker and instilled a good work ethic in her children. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlotte. She enjoyed doing yard work and watching videos of her great grandchildren on social media. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Basketball fan. Dorothy especially enjoyed the “Great Glahn Girls Getaway” annually meeting with her dear friends. Dorothy is survived by her four children, Darwin Rickertsen of Rock Island, IL, Wanda (Bob) Walker of Clinton, Carol (Ed) Reuter of Sabula, and Marsha (Jack) Nahigian of Wilmette, IL: 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; a sister, Lola (Eldon) Wiese of Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Wesley.

G.M. “Doc” Solberg DVM - 85

4/14/1931 - 1/7/2017
Clinton, Iowa G.M. “Doc” Solberg DVM of Clinton, peacefully passed away at the age of 85 on January 7, 2017 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Special Connections Unit in Savanna, IL with family at his side. A celebration of life will be held for friends and family from 1 - 4pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Pape Funeral Home 2308 Pershing Blvd in Clinton, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either The Connections Special Care Unit at Big Meadows or to the G.M. Solberg Wildlife Rescue, which two of his granddaughters have started in his honor. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com Doc was born on April 14, 1931, in Cylinder IA, to Oscar and Minnie (Nordby) Solberg. He graduated from Armstrong High School, Armstrong, IA. He then honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. When he returned from the service, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree and then his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University, graduating in 1963. While attending college, Doc and Delores (Wall) were united in marriage on May 10, 1958 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Ames, IA. He founded Ambassador Animal Hospital in 1964 and then became truly dedicated to the care of all animals. He would have worked 24/7 if he could have, and sometimes he did. This left little time for hobbies although occasionally he could be found at the Fulton Country Club early in the morning, before work, chasing a little white ball. Doc and Delores did take some time to travel but it was hard to get Doc away from work. They have to be the only couple ever to go to Poland for the weekend! Doc is survived by his wife Delores Solberg of Clinton; three children, Scott (Leslie) Solberg of Clinton and their children, Heather Kerens from Ames IA, Dylan, Morgan and Lyndsi (Adam) Frahm and their children, Hunter and Forrest, all from Clinton, IA, Susan Solberg of Melborne FL; Jason (Rorie) Solberg of Corvallis, OR and their children, Mason, Jacob and Chloe, all from Corvallis, OR; and his sister, Aloah Welp from Marshalltown, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. The Solberg family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Big Meadows for their excellent care of Doc, in mind, body, and spirit.

Ruth Heine - 83

5/14/1933 - 1/5/2017
Clinton, IA Ruth Heine age 83 of Clinton, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will take place at 1:00 PM on Sunday, January 8th at the Pape Funeral Home. A gathering of family and friends will be from Noon until the service time on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family. Ruth was born in Zwenkau, Germany on May 14, 1933, the daughter of Armin and AnnaIda (Schenke) Rauchfuss. In 1968 she married Werner Heine in Morrison, IL. Ruth loved to travel and was an avid reader. Ruth is survived by two daughters, Gabriele Carter of Herndon, VA and Andrea (Larry) Dunmore of Janesville, WI; a daughter in law Jennifer (Todd) Schau of Goose Lake, IA; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeremy) Frost, Kasey (Joshua) Rosburg, Marisa and Payten Heine, Kyla Schau, Ashley (Kipp) Lange, Geof (Paige) Dunmore, Matthew (Erin) Dunmore, and Katie Carter; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Werner, and her son Philip Heine.

Walter E. Chase - 80

8/1/1936 - 12/31/2016
Clinton, Iowa Walter E. Chase, age 80, of Clinton passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday 11:00 AM until the service hour at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be David and Donald Chase, Gary and Harold Wilson, Ted Tholen, and Ryan Rogis. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com Walter was born in Clinton on August 1, 1936, the son of Charles N. and Hannah (Hinz) Chase. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Walter married Jolene C. Stoltenberg on October 9, 1957 in Clinton; Jolene passed away in 2001. Walter was a supervisor at Central Steel for 22 years. He later was employed at Rose’s Wood Products for 10 years, retiring in 1999. He enjoyed fishing, watching TV, and his animals. Walter is survived by two sons; David Chase of Clinton and Donald (Jen) Chase of Clinton; a daughter, Deborah (James) Lawrence of Wolf City, TX; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife – Jolene, a son – Daniel, a daughter – Diana, 3 sisters, and a brother.

Thelma P. Ryan - 95

4/7/1921 - 12/26/2016
Clinton, Iowa Thelma Pauline Ryan, 95 of Clinton, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 3:00 P.M. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Thelma was born in Port Arthur Texas on April 7, 1921, the daughter of Clifton J. and Gertrude M. (Nutty) Lopez. After being raised in southern Louisiana she earned degrees in Commerce and Education from Southwestern Louisiana University, Lafayette, Louisiana. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Meeting during World War II she married John E. Ryan on March 11, 1945, in Barksdale Field Chapel, Shreveport, Louisiana. After her husband graduated in Dentistry, they returned to his hometown of Clinton. Thelma was a homemaker who took pleasure in taking care of her family. She cherished family vacations and get togethers. She was active in PTA, Agatha Auxiliary, Lyceum, Clinton Dental Wives Auxiliary, and multiple functions at the church and the Alverno. Her hobbies included sewing for the family, tending flowers in her rock garden, and bird watching. Thelma and her husband enjoyed annual Iowa Dental Conventions and activities, and she assisted him in the office the last several years of his dental practice. They enjoyed attending Hawkeye football games and loved ballroom dancing. In 2010 she moved to the Alverno where she was well cared for. She enjoyed living there and loved the staff. Thelma will be deeply missed by her three daughters, Pam (David) Ehlers, Valerie Jungen, and Julie (Dale) Walwer all of Clinton; six grandchildren, Spencer (Molly) Ehlers of Mobile, AL, Elizabeth Ehlers (Ryan) Glade of Iowa Falls, Lucas (Brynn) Richardsen of Ames, IA, Brian Jungen of Coralville, IA, Jason (Tori) Wenger of Cedar Rapids, and Beaux Walwer of Clinton; eleven great grandchildren, Brendan, Michael, Emily, Lydia, Emery, Donavin, Lauren, Elias, Payton, Caden, and Rae; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 68 years; one brother, James “JC” Lopez; one sister, Mildred “Millie” Noel, and a great granddaughter, Amelia Grace Wenger. The family gives a special thank you to the Cardiovascular Medicine doctors at Genesis East, Genesis Hospice, and her caregivers at the Alverno. A memorial has been established.

David F. Hugunin - 64

10/31/1952 - 12/26/2016
Clinton, Iowa David F. Hugunin age 64 of Clinton, passed away Monday Dec. 26, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 7:30 PM Friday Dec. 30th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Following the funeral service cremation rites will be accorded. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. David was born on Oct. 31, 1952 in Clinton, the son of Harvey and Madonna (Winoski) Hugunin. He married Michaelene Ralston in 1972 in Clinton. He later married Linda Cook in 1996 in Camanche. David had owned and operated Gateway Sewer and Plumbing in Clinton for over 20 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. David is survived by his wife, Linda Hugunin of Clinton; his son, David (Wendy) Hugunin of Clinton; two grandsons, Hunter and Owen; a brother, Jim (Teresa) Hugunin of Camanche; a sister, Connie Bromley of Camdenton, MO; two nieces, Jennifer and Kellie; and two nephews, Bill and Brian; and his dog, Mack. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patty.

Nancy Ann Dethmann - 74

10/9/1942 - 12/25/2016
Tipton, Iowa formerly of Clinton Nancy A. Dethmann age 74 of Tipton, IA, formerly of Clinton, passed away Sunday Dec. 25, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday Dec. 30th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Eric Dethmann, Amy Crock, Nathan and Benen Crock, Larry Laing, and Jerry Paisley. Honorary pallbearer will be David Crock. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Nancy was born on Oct. 9, 1942 in Clinton, the daughter of David and Annie (Jensen) Laing. She graduated from Goose Lake High School in 1960 and from the St. Ambrose College. She had married Donald Dethmann in 1965. She was a homemaker, beautician, and had worked at the University of Iowa Hospital as a Lab Technician. Nancy enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family, including her Jensen and Laing cousins. Nancy is survived by her two children, Amy (David) Crock of Tipton, IA and a son, Eric (Lindsey) Dethmann of North Liberty, IA; two grandsons, Nathan and Benen Crock; and a brother, Larry (Joan) Laing of Spraugeville, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.

John E. Wolfe - 89

6/5/1927 - 12/24/2016
Clinton, Iowa John Wolfe age 89 of Clinton, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center North. A Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Prince of Peace parish. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Pape Funeral Home and from 10:00 A.M. until the service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. John was born in Worthington, Iowa on June 5, 1927, the son of Charles and Laura (Baehler) Wolfe. He graduated from St. Paul’s High School in Worthington and later from Loras College in Dubuque. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. John married Grace Jaeger on November 19, 1955 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Worthington, Iowa. Grace passed away on March 11, 2012. He was the office manager for the Clinton Office of C.I.T. Financial until his retirement and was involved with Wolfe Property Management fort many years. John was a member of Prince of Peace parish. His faith and family were of upmost importance to him as he attended Mass daily and prayed the Rosary faithfully. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, golfing, and bowling. He was a sports enthusiasts whose greatest love was baseball, having played semi-pro ball for the Cascade Red’s in his younger day and being a fan of the Chicago White Sox. John is survived by a daughter, Debra (Dan) Kohrt of Clinton; three sons, Gary Wolfe (Margaret Kuhl) of Clinton, Dennis Wolfe of Cedar Rapids and James Wolfe (Mei Lam) of San Jose, CA; four grandchildren, Christopher (Tia) Kohrt, Erin Kohrt, and Britteny and Brooke Wolfe; three great grandchildren, Kearra, Chase and Lila Kohrt; a brother, Ronald (Jean) Wolfe of Worthington; a sister, Kay (Don) Link of Epworth and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; six sisters, Wilma, Florence, LauraBelle, Eleanor, Angeline and Eileen and four brothers, Charles, Leon, Urban and William. Memorials may be made to Prince of Peace Building Fund or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

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