Joyce J. Ball - 85
6/19/1932 - 6/1/2018
Clinton, Iowa Joyce J. Ball age 85 of Clinton, passed...
Loran L. Hoffmann, III - 62
12/27/1955 - 6/1/2018
Clinton, Iowa Loran L. Hoffman, III, age 62 of...
John C. Dunmore - 62
9/8/1955 - 5/29/2018
Clinton, Iowa John Carleton Dunmore, age 62 of Clinton,...
Larry J. Comstock - 71
9/26/1946 - 5/21/2018
Clinton, Iowa Larry J. Comstock age 71 of Clinton, passed...

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Lois A. McClintock - 79

7/3/1938 - 5/4/2018
Sabula, IA Lois A. McClintock age 79 of Sabula passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North. In following Lois’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Lois was born in Clinton on July 3, 1938, the daughter of Louis and Faustina (Slattery) Bassler. She graduated from Lyons High School and received her LPN training at Clinton Community College. Lois married Frank McClintock on May 3, 1958 at St. Irenaeus Church in Clinton. She was the company nurse at Chemplex for several years. She enjoyed the farm life, raising German shepherds, going swimming at the Y and traveling with her dear friend Vickie. Lois is survived by four children; Nate McClintock of Sabula, Kelly McClintock of Clinton, Michelle McClintock of Savanna and Tesha (Will) Fischer of Grand Mound; three grandchildren, Katie Kaup of Clinton and Kylee and Dylan Fischer of Grand Mound; a sister, Sarah (Mike) Brish of Clinton and a niece, Roz Ruff of Chicago. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Dr. Tom Bassler and a sister, Joannie Ruff.

William "Bill" Lackermann - 89

11/28/1928 - 5/3/2018
Clinton, IA William (Bill) M. Lackermann, age 89, of Clinton, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his home surrounded by family. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be his grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to either Prince of Peace School—Bill was a big supporter of Catholic education— or to Prince of Peace Parish to help plant trees on the church grounds (Bill was an active member of the Clinton branch of Trees Forever). Bill was born in Antigo, Wisconsin on November 28, 1928, the son of William A. and Emma (Schwartz) Lackermann. Bill served with the US Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division for two years. He received a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Later in life, he received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Iowa. Bill first was employed with International Minerals and Chemicals (IMC). In the early 1960’s, IMC brought Bill to the Clinton area where he worked at the Nitrin fertilizer plant just south of Clinton on the Illinois side of the Mississippi. During a flood of the Mississippi in the 1960’s, IMC had to fly Bill and other IMC employees from the Clinton airport to the Cordova drag strip (temporarily converted into an airfield) to get to work! In the 1970’s, Bill was also employed at Clinton Corn Processing Company. In the mid-1970’s, he purchased a local excavating company which he owned and operated for 10 years. He spent the final years of his working life with Clausen Hardware. Bill married Josephine (Jo) V. Barr on August 22, 1955 in Chicago, IL. Bill and Jo had many years of happy married life and raised five children in Clinton. The saddest day of his life was when Josephine passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2006. In the years since Josephine’s death, this void in Bill’s life was filled with love and support from his immediate family (particularly, Greg, Chris, Sarah, Will and Julie), from his extended family (Mors, Ipsens, Barrs and many other too numerous to name since these are large Catholic families), his friends in the Clinton community and his care-givers in the later years of his life (particularly Barb). Bill and Josephine were members of St. Patrick Catholic Church and sent their children to St. Patrick’s School (and later to St. Mary’s High School). Bill served on the Parish Council and was also active in Boy Scouting. After the Catholic parishes were consolidated, Bill was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. He served six years on the Clinton City Council, representing the 3rd Ward. Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing bridge. Bill was a life-long fan of the Green Bay Packers and although two of his daughters (Ellen and Laura) became Chicago Bear fans, he did not disown them. Over the years he enjoyed a spirited rivalry with members of the Seattle-based “Bear Church” (headed up by his daughter, Ellen). Two of Bill’s cherished values were the importance of family and hospitality. His door was never locked and he loved to welcome both new and old to his home. For example, for over fifty years, Bill hosted Thanksgiving at his home. Both his family and his extended family would come to Clinton to celebrate. Bill loved to make potato dumplings and turkey stuffing (using his mother’s traditional recipe). There were many Thanksgiving traditions including: Wednesday evening dinner at Rastrelli’s; attendance at church before you could eat on Thursday; walks though the cemetery after the feast; etc. Bill’s home was covered with group pictures taken annually. The Lackermann Thanksgiving tradition drew as many as 103 relatives from outside the area and gave the Clinton economy a boost with motel stays and “Black Friday” shopping in local stores. Bill is survived by five children, William Lackermann Jr. and his wife Jan of Des Moines, Greg Lackermann and his wife Christine of Clinton, Dr. Ellen Lackermann and her husband Neal Stephenson of Seattle, WA, Laura Lackermann Divane of Illinois and Linda Lackermann-Fletcher and her husband Robert of Waterville, Maine; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Earl and three sisters, Evelyn Henderson, Carol Fraley and Geraldine Wells.

William J. “Bill” Geronzin - 69

6/5/1948 - 4/30/2018
Clinton, IA William J. “Bill” Geronzin age 69 of Clinton passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, April 30, 2018 at his home. In following Bill’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service with military rites will be held at 2:30 PM on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Rock Island National Cemetery. For those wishing to attend, the funeral procession will leave the Pape Funeral Home at 1:30 PM on Friday. Bill was born in Clinton on June 5, 1948, the son of Manuel and Wilma (Webb) Geronzin. He attended Clinton Schools. Bill served with the US Army during the Vietnam War. He married Debbi Furman. Bill owned and operated Bill’s Body Shop for 25 years. He was a member of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and writing children’s stories. He would help anyone in need and never had a closed door policy. Bill is survived by his wife, Debi; three children from a previous marriage, Shannon (Eric) Skiff of Clinton, William (Holly) Geronzin of Warner Robbins, GA and James Geronzin of Camanche; two step-daughters, Lacey (Seth) Baker of Fulton and Lyndsi (Tom) Godat of Clinton; three grandchildren, Christian, Alexander and Kole; five step-grandchildren, Hannah, Madly, Kiah, Talon and Finley; two sisters, Sharon Lee of Fort Dodge and Karolyn Geronzin of Clinton, a brother, David (Ann) Geronzin of Clinton and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Jim, Bob and Alan. Online condolences may be left at

Paul A. Specht - 87

8/20/1930 - 4/28/2018
Fulton, IL formerly of Clinton Paul A. Specht age 87 of Fulton, IL, formerly of Clinton, passed away Saturday April 28, 2018 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday May 5th at St. John Lutheran Church, Clinton. Visitation will be held Friday 5 – 7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton and Saturday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be members of his family. Memorials may be given to the St. John Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left at Paul was born on Aug. 20, 1930 in Ackley, IA, the son of William and Laura (Yocum) Specht. He served in the Iowa National Guard for over 26 years. He married Lois Smith on Nov. 26, 1965 in Clinton. Paul was an electrician for E.I. DuPont for over 40 years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder and an usher. He was a past member of the board at Gateway Credit Union. Paul enjoyed reading, traveling, his family outings, and sports. Paul is survived by his wife, Lois Specht of Fulton, IL; his two daughters, Linda (Charles) Janson of Des Moines, IA and Susan (Dale) Swanson of Aurora, IL; four grandchildren, Chris (Kelly) Janson, Erin (Seth) Kaiser, Allyce (Phil) Trusheim, and Amy (Nate) Hoidas; five great grandchildren, Everett, Isaac, Charlie, Maya, and Henry; and three sisters, Bernice Shafer of Kerrville, TX, Vivian Maze of Bettendorf, IA, and Peggy Terry of Albany, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William, and a sister, Jean.

Alan J. Smith - 74

6/22/1943 - 4/28/2018
Clinton, IA Alan J. Smith, 74, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away at his home on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Pursuant to Alan's wishes, no funeral services will be held. However, his family lovingly requests that in lieu of cards and flowers to please share any fond memories or stories of Alan with the family by leaving an online condolence on the Clinton Herald website obituary section. Alan was born June 22, 1943 in Morrison, IL to Clarence "Pete" and Mary "Loretta" Smith, the oldest of three children. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1961 and went on to attend Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. On November 14, 1964, Alan married the love of his life, Janice Carole Anspach. In 1974, he began a long career in the grain industry working with companies as Consolidated Grain and Barge and previously with Bunge Grain Corporation. Here he gained the utmost admiration from his colleagues not only for his strong moral standards, but for his diverse knowledge on a multitude of topics including home construction, fine woodworking and weaponry. Alan was a member of the National Ski Patrol and volunteered for over 20 years responding to medical emergencies and offering compassion and expert care to those in need. Alan was a loving and devoted husband and family man. He believed in hard work, loyalty and honesty. He was an incredibly gifted artist specializing in drawing, fine woodworking and music. He also had a profound appreciation for all walks of life from the tiniest critters to the magnificent mammals of our waters. He loved life. He loved his family. He loved doing what was right. Always. Alan is survived by his beautiful wife of 53 years, Jan; his daughters Theresa, Deborah and Cindy; his grandchildren Sam, Lauren, Bryce, Matt, Marcus and Lucas; his great grandson Jasynn; his sister Judith and his brother Dan; his uncle Monsignor Francis Henricksen and his nephew Craig. "Always do right. This will satisfy some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

Arline L. Matzen - 89

9/24/1928 - 4/26/2018
Clinton, Iowa Arline L. Matzen, age 89, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 30, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday at the Pape Funeral Home and from 10:00 AM until the service time Monday at the church. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jonathan Matzen, Ryan Smith, Jeremy Pessman, Michael Pessman, Tom Soenksen, Ron Soenksen and Jim Soenksen. Honorary casket bearers will be Cal Swanson, Mark Pasker, Mark Kaufman, and Tom Palsgrove. Arline was born in Bryant, Iowa on September 24, 1928, the daughter of Otto D. and Augusta (Jensen) Naeve. She graduated from Miles High School in 1945. Arline married Fred W. Matzen on May 23, 1954 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clinton. Fred passed away on March 7, 2001. Arline worked in the Auditor’s Office at the Clinton County Court House from November 4, 1964 to September 14, 1990. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and it’s Sewing Circle. She was also a member of 55 Alive, Christian Women and Republican Women. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, cooking, baking, and traveling. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Arline is survived by a son, Richard A. Matzen of Bettendorf; five grandchildren, Tonya (Ryan) Smith, Jonathan (Carrie) Matzen, Michael (Molly) Pessman, Jeremy (Holly) Pessman and Holly (Mark) Kaufman; 24 great grandchildren; her sister, Luella Anderson of Clinton and a special thanks to her many nieces and nephews that have done so much for her over the years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Naberta Tietjens. Online condolences may be left at

Brandon K. Hankins - 34

2/6/1984 - 4/26/2018
Clinton, IA Brandon Hankins, age 34 of Davenport, formerly of Clinton, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Genesis East Hospital, Davenport. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 4:00 PM. Brandon was born in Iowa City on February 6, 1984, the son of Keith and Debra (Neisslie) Hankins. He attended Clinton Schools and graduated from Clinton High School in 2002. While at Clinton High, Brandon excelled at football serving as the varsity team captain his senior year. He declined several scholarship offers to play football in college in order to pursue his education. He received his Technical Degree in PC-Tech/Micro Computers from Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management at Ashford. Brandon had been employed with several companies, recently as a systems engineer at the Rock Island Arsenal, and presently as a senior web developer with Winsor Consulting Group/Ryan Associates in Davenport. Brandon enjoyed golfing and bass fishing. He was an extremely talented musician, guitarist and song writer. He loved his family and friends and was an avid Chicago Cubs, Iowa Hawkeye and Dallas Cowboy fan. Brandon is survived by his mother, Deb (Keith) Hein of Clinton; a sister, Katie (Bill) Cox of Camanche; a nephew Elliot Boonstra; a neice Elena Cox; his step-mother, Margarita Hankins of Sugar Grove, IL; grandparents, Karen (John E.) Hill of Clinton and Robert E. (Janice) Neisslie of Clinton; a special uncle, Dale Hankins of Jacksonville, FL; many aunts, uncles and cousins and his former wife, Erin. He was preceded in death by his father; an infant brother, Joshua; an uncle, Mike and his paternal grandparents. Online condolences may be left at

Judith Ann Shepherd - 72

4/19/1946 - 4/25/2018
Clinton, Iowa Judith Ann Shepherd age 72 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday April 25, 2018 at her home. Private family services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday May 2nd at the Pape Funeral Home. According to her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clinton. The family would like to thank Dr. Anoop Aggarwal and the chemotherapy nurses for their loving care of Judy. Online condolences may be left at Judy was born on April 19, 1946 in Clinton, the daughter of Walter and Darliene (Kennedy) Meighan. She married Robert Shepherd on Dec. 19, 1969 in Rock Island, IL. She worked in housekeeping at the Alverno for many years. She cherished spending time with her family, camping, and fishing. Judy is survived by her husband, Robert Shepherd of Clinton; her daughter, Nicole (Walter) Peikert of Camanche; 7 grandchildren, Kristy, Katie, Kim, Kurt, Alexis, Ashilyne, and Addisyn; 10 great grandchildren, Rhyis, Vaughn, Ben, Sam, Emma, Levi, Carley, Emmett, Malina and Zoe; and her sister, Marge Davis of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Laurie Mohr, and a sister, Pat McDermott.

Judith Ann Boyd - 75

5/4/1942 - 4/24/2018
Clinton, Iowa Judith Ann Boyd age 75 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday April 24, 2018 at Mercy North Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday April 27th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday Noon until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will be at Dierk Cemetery, Clinton. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family. Online condolences may be left at Judith was born on May 4, 1942 in Clinton, the daughter of Francis and Betty (Thompson) Jones. She married George Boyd on March 19, 1965 in Clinton, he died in 2006. Judith was a homemaker and worked with childcare at her church. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking for her family, especially corn beef and cabbage. She was active with Boy Scouts, which her sons participated in. Judith is survived by her three sons, Robert (Sheila) Boyd of LeClaire, IA, David Boyd of Clinton, and James (Lilly Lopez) Boyd of Clinton; 9 grandchildren; a brother, David Jones of Clinton; a sister, Janet Jones of Camanche; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, and two sisters.

Miriam A. Healless - 87

5/15/1930 - 4/20/2018
Clinton, Iowa Miriam A. Healless, age 87, of Clinton, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Christ Episcopal Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until the service time Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Miriam was born in Clinton on May 15, 1930, the daughter of Edward and Alberta (Gundelfinger) Milder. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1948. Miriam married Tex Healless on October 21, 1950 in Clinton. Tex passed away on October 16, 2006. Miriam was the librarian at Longfellow School for many years. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years, belonged to antique and quilting clubs, volunteered for Mobile Meals with her husband and enjoyed traveling. Miriam is survived by five children; Kathleen Healless and Sharon Enwright both of Clinton, Mary (Darwin) Andresen of DeWitt, Michael Healless of Virginia and Ted Healless of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Tara, Heidi and Molly and four great grandchildren, Garrett, Hadli, Adalynn and Landree. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Edwina Sill. Online condolences may be left at

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