Margot L. Clark - 32
6/25/1984 - 6/4/2017
Clinton, Iowa Margot L. Clark age 32, of Clinton, passed away...
Donna M. Hoagland - 60
12/1/1956 - 6/2/2017
Clinton, Iowa Donna M. Hoagland age 60 of Clinton, died...
Richard A. "Dick" Cram - 82
7/15/1934 - 5/31/2017
Clinton, Iowa Richard A. “Dick” Cram age 82 of Clinton,...
Eileen S. Runge - 64
5/3/1953 - 5/28/2017
Clinton, IA Eileen S. Runge, age 64, of Clinton,...

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Dale L. "Scotty" Scott - 91

6/19/1925 - 5/4/2017
Clinton, Iowa Dale L. “Scotty” Scott 91 of Clinton, Iowa went to his heavenly home on Thursday May 4th. Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 10th at 10:30 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church. There will be a viewing an hour before the service beginning at 9:30 AM. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 pm Tuesday May 9th at Pape Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial will be at Center Grove Cemetery in rural Bryant. Pallbearers will be grandsons Wesley and Jeremy Hook, Craig Dykstra, Kenny Swanton, Jason Scott, Don Gabel, Benjamin Scott and Tyler Lafferty. Honorary pallbearers are Thomas Vinson and Spencer Scott. Online condolences may be left at A luncheon will be served at the Millennium Ballroom Goose Lake following the burial service. Dale L. “Scotty” Scott was born in Lost Nation June 19, 1925. The Son of Lester and Edna “Grace” (Schocker) Scott. He had one sister Donna Suthers Hardin of Maquoketa. Dale graduated from Baldwin High School in 1943. He attended Maquoketa Community College until he enlisted in the service. Dale served in World War II stationed in Korea. He was a corporal in communications and served as an MP and supply clerk from April 2, 1945 to June 22, 1946. Dale originally trained for the invasion of mainland Japan. In 1946 Dale met his life-long soulmate Carla Marie Wolff of Chicago, Illinois. A mutual friend setup their blind date. They married in 1947 so their 70th Wedding Anniversary will be June 7, 2017. Dale and Carla farmed for nine years in the Lost Nation and Wyoming, Iowa area until they moved to Clinton. He worked for Interstate Power Company for 15 years before retiring. 4H Clubs enjoyed his presentations on electricity for many years. Dale worked for Ross River selling Wick buildings and A.O. Smith Harvesters and feed systems and later sold Na Churs Liquid Fertilizer, O’s Gold and Asgrow seed and Moorman feeds. In his early years he played on basketball and baseball traveling teams. Bowling was another favorite pastime. Dale bowled in leagues at the Plaza Bowl, Imperial Lanes in Camanche and the Recreation Lanes. Dale was a Clinton Little League Baseball coach for the Indians. He coached his sons for 12 years. Dale was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan who lived to see the Cubs finally win the World Series. He loved to dance and sing. Dale was a dedicated father and grandfather following his children and grandchildren in their many activities. He always kept his grandchildren entertained with their favorite Cheetos and Welch’s grape soda pop. Dale was survived by his wife Carla of 69 years; his sister Donna Harden of Maquoketa; his six children, Sharon (Larry) Hook of Thomson, IL, Wendy (Denny) Aye of Oakland, CA, Gregory (Chris) Scott of Quincy, IL, David (Terry) Scott of Bettendorf, IA, Penny (Dave) Swanton of Goose Lake, IA and Donald (Christine) Scott of Johnston, IA; 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Grace Scott.

Wynne Ann Ehrhart - 82

1/28/1935 - 5/2/2017
Clinton, Iowa Wynne Ann Ehrhart age 82 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday May 2, 2017 at The Alverno Health Care Facility. Funeral Mass will be held 1:00 PM Saturday May 6th at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be held 4 – 7 PM Friday May 5th at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Alan Laufenberg, Jerry Michelsen, Dan Eisma, Scott Morgan, Kelly Adkins, and Jim Alderson. Honorary pallbearer will be Kenny Springer. Memorials may be given to the family or to the Clinton Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at Wynne was born on Jan. 28, 1935 in Clinton, the daughter of William and Winifred (Burke) McGonegle. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1952. She received her BA Degree in Education from Marycrest University. She married Jim Ehrhart on June 26, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clinton. Wynne was a Remedial Reading Teacher for Title I students in the Clinton Community Schools for 21 years. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. She was a volunteer with Clinton Mobile Meals. She tutored students in the summer. She later worked as a CNA at Mercy Hospital for over 16 years. Wynne loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a published poet. She especially enjoyed her cats. Wynne is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jim Ehrhart of Clinton; six children, Robin (Alan Laufenberg of Clinton, Julie (Jerry) Michelsen of Sabula, Michael (Cleta) Ehrhart of Nashville, TN, Rita (Dan) Eisma of Omaha, NE, Nancy (Scott) Morgan of Pewaukee, WI, and Mary (Kelly) Adkins of Troy, MO; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; a sister, Patricia (Hank) VanVeen; and many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three grandchildren, and two aunts.

Iva "Lou" Miller - 87

6/27/1929 - 5/1/2017
Clinton, Iowa Iva “Lou” Miller age 87 of Clinton, passed away Monday May 1, 2017 at Mercy Living Center North, Clinton. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Friday May 5th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlotte. Visitation will be held Thursday 3 – 7 PM at the church. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Burial will be at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Mark Mahmens, Jr., Peter Shupp, Eric and Brad Bodin, Jeremy Miller, and Troy Meyermann. Online condolences may be left at Lou was born on June 27, 1929 in Troy, OH, the daughter of Frank and Ora (Haley) Bittikofer. She married her high school sweetheart Maurice “Moe” Miller on May 31, 1947. She worked as the office manager for the former Jim Walter Window Components in Camanche. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlotte. She was a volunteer for the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, Clinton United Way, River Boat Days in Clinton, and for the Paralyzed Veterans of America in Florida. Lou is survived by her five children, Sandy (Jim) Bodin of Cedar Rapids, Sharie (Mike) Shupp of Ames, Shelly (Mark) Mahmens of Clinton, Sue Schneidermann of Cedar Rapids, and Scott (Monica Murphy) Miller of DeWitt; her daughter-in-law, Lori Miller of Clinton; 19 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents,her husband, Moe in 2016, her son, Skip Miller in 2012, three brothers, and two sisters. Lou was thankful for her family, friends, and her excellent care givers at Mercy Living Center North, her home for the past 4 years. Her friendliness and giving spirit touched many lives. Since her stroke in 1976 her signature line was "I'm okie-dokie". She exercised her faith in daily prayer. Lou will be greatly missed.

JoAn J. Thomsen - 86

8/5/1930 - 4/28/2017
Miles, IA JoAn J. Thomsen, age 86 of Clinton, formerly of Miles, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 9-11 AM on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Faith Lutheran Church in Andover. A memorial service will begin at 11 AM Wednesday. Lunch will immediately follow the memorial service. Burial will be at Miles Cemetery following the lunch. JoAn was born in Clinton on August 5, 1930, the daughter of Albert and Lizzetta (Smith) Watters. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1948. JoAn married Eugene Thomsen on January 21, 1951 in Clinton. Eugene passed away on May 17, 2014. JoAn had been employed as a bookkeeper at Feeders Supply in Miles and later worked for Clinton National Bank in Miles and Preston. She was a very active member of Faith Lutheran Church and had served as director of the Great River Threshers and of the Miles Elderly Housing. JoAn is survived by three daughters; Peggy (Allen) Gerdes of Lebanon, IL, Kimberly (Michael) Cummings of Sabula and Jill (Michael) Thompson of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Sandi) Gerdes, Luke Gerdes, Ryan Cummings, Jenna (Keith) Jensen, Chad Reynolds, Ashley (Chris) Beers and Cole Thompson; five great grandchildren, Annastasia, Landen, Brooklyn, Brayden and Kaylin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Eugene and a brother Richard. Memorials can be made to Camp Courageous or Faith Lutheran Church in Andover.

Heather L. (Bray) Darsidan - 40

10/21/1976 - 4/28/2017
Clinton, Iowa Heather L. (Bray) Darsidan age 40 of Clinton, passed away Friday April 28, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday May 5th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Chris and Terry Bray, Dakota Olderwald, Shawn Darsidan, Jamie Miller, and Donivan Sirna. Honorary pallbearers will be McKenzley, Austin, John, Gabriella, and Amber. Online condolences may be left at Heather was born on Oct. 21, 1976 in Clinton, the daughter of John and Shirley (Miller) Darsidan. She attended Clinton Schools. She was recently engaged to Brad Bray. She was self-employed as a home cleaning service in Clinton. Heather enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed doing puzzles, crossword puzzles, crafts, hiking, fishing, and her animals. Heather is survived by her four children, McKenzley Morris of Clinton, Austin and John Shafer of Vernal, UT, and Gabriella Bray of Clinton; Her fiancé, Brad Bray of Clinton; her parents, John and Shirley Darsidan; a sister, Dawn (Corey) Darsidan-Hyde of Clinton; a brother, Shawn Darsidan of Clinton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Florence Struck and her son, Brandon Buikema.

Ricky F. DeCoster - 59

9/9/1957 - 4/27/2017
Clinton, IA Ricky F. DeCoster, age 59 of Clinton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 4: 00 P.M. Saturday, May 6th at the Pape Funeral Home with family and friends sharing stories of Rick beginning at 4:00 P.M. Following the services all are invited to the Silver Dollar to continue the celebration of Rick’s life. Rick was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on September 9, 1957, the son of Donald F. and Ruth Ann (Bullard) DeCoster. He graduated from Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids in 1975. Rick married Marie Kay VanderSanden on April 15, 1978 in Cedar Rapids. Rick was a jack-of-all trades and a master craftsman following in the footsteps of his father and uncles, building his own business, DeCoster Construction. He had worked for Reliable Services, Zirkelbach’s, Clinton Back and Neck, Brian Crosser, Kristiansen and Sons, Jody Bielema Construction and E.B. Construction. Rick enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, golfing, fishing, boating, camping, skiing, dirt track racing, road trips and especially his Wednesday night get togethers with chicken legs. Rick is survived by his three sons; Kyle (Kimberly Leeper) DeCoster, Kalvin (Nikki Dean) DeCoster and Kody (Danica Stone) DeCoster all of Clinton; two grandchildren, Ethan Davis and Klaire DeCoster; special little buddy, Cooper; two sisters, Deborah (Jeff) Forsyth of Swisher, IA and Darcy (Russ) Rayner of Walford, IA; his girlfriend, Cathi Bousselot of Clinton; many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.. He was preceded in death by his parents and his best friend, Cindy Heiar in 2011.

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.

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