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Marilyn J. Kerens - 8610/1/1931 - 10/29/2017
Clinton, Iowa Marilyn J. Kerens age 86 of Clinton, passed away Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 at her home. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Friday at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home, where a 5 PM Wa-Tan-Ye service will be held. Burial will be at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Rick Rannfeldt, David Burken, Brian, Steve, Danny Barr, and Jerry Kenney. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Marilyn was born on Oct. 1, 1931 in Clinton, the daughter of James and Ethel (Doyle) Kenney. She graduated from Mt. St. Clare High School in 1950. She married Robert Kerens on Sept. 21, 1950 in Clinton, he died in 1984. Marilyn worked for Ralston Purina for over 25 years. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. She was a lifetime member of the Wa-Tan-Ye Club, and volunteered at Prince of Peace Parish, Sisters of St. Francis, and the gift shop at Mercy North Medical Center for 11 years. She enjoyed doing needlepoint, going to the casino, bowling, was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and loved her cats and hummingbirds. Marilyn is survived by her sister, Margaret Burken of Clinton; her two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Kenney of Belvidere, IL and Jean Kerens of Florida; and numerous nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Ellen, and three brothers, James, Gerald, and Robert.
Mary E. Walters - 771/3/1940 - 10/27/2017
Albany, IL Mary E. Walters, age 77 of Albany, IL, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Alverno Healthcare facility. According to her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Monday October 30th from 4 PM – 6PM at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be on Tuesday at 2 PM at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Freeport, IL. Mary Elizabeth Walters was born on January 3, 1940 in Freeport, IL, the daughter of William and Martha (Reed) Schroeder. She graduated from Freeport High School. Mary married Oliver Walters on November 22, 1975 in Morrison, IL. Oliver died in 2006. She worked as an assistant manager at McDonald’s for several years. Mary was a member of Faith Center Church in Albany, IL. She enjoyed knitting and arts and crafts. Mary was loved dearly by all her family, especially her grandkids. Mary is survived by her daughter Laura (Steve) Hammond of Clinton; step children Tammy Walters of Bettendorf, Todd Walters and Kathy Green both of Rock Island; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; a brother Gary (Sally) Schroeder of Lebanon, PA; step brothers Russell Mellnick of Freeport, IL and Wilbur Mellnick of Lewisville, TX and a step sister Jeanette Yeager of Freeport, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Oliver; daughters LeAnne and Leah; stepson David; two grandchildren Adam and Joshua and a step brother William. Memorials may be made to the family.
William F. - 8810/11/1929 - 10/27/2017
Clinton, Iowa William F. “Bill” Hyde age 88 of Clinton, passed away Friday Oct. 27, 2017 at Mercy North Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday Nov. 1st at Prince of Peace Parish, Clinton. Visitation will be held Wednesday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Burial will be held at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Bill was born on Oct. 11, 1929 in Clinton, the son of William L. and Rose (Krava) Hyde. A 1947 graduate of St. Mary’s High School he attended St Ambrose College following graduation. He married Lois Wessel on May 20, 1950 in Clinton. Bill managed Eagles and Randall’s Food grocery stores for many years. He was a partner in Hyde, Weber, and Jaeger Realtors and later worked at Howes & Jeffries Realtors as a real estate agent; retiring in 2016. Bill was a member of the Iowa Army National Guard, coached in Clinton’s Little League Baseball organization and was a founding member and president of the Clinton High School Boosters Club. He attended Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton and Prince of Peace Parish, Clinton. He served on the City Assessor’s Office Board of Review. An avid life-long Chicago Cubs fan, he also enjoyed pheasant and duck hunting. Bill’s true passion and greatest joy was his family. He loved keeping up with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren’s activities. Bill always had time for family. Bill is survived by his wife, Lois Hyde of Clinton; three children, Barbara (Charlie) Brown of Hampton, IA, Mark (Kathy) Hyde of Orlando, FL, and Col. (Retired) Tom (Leslie) Hyde of Woodbridge, VA; 5 grandchildren, Ryan Hyde, Matt (Laura) Hyde, Kristen (Chris) Proskey, Katie (James) Armstrong, and Dan Hyde; 5 great grand-children, Riley, William, Pierce, Owen, and Teagan; a sister, Mary Lou Sparks of Clinton; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Natalie Mae Ellinwood - 82/2/2017 - 10/27/2017
Natalie Mae Ellinwood, 8 month old daughter of Ashley Ellinwood, passed away Friday Oct. 27, 2017 at Mercy North Medical Center in Clinton. A funeral service will be held on Friday November 3rd at 1:00 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the service hour on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Irenaeus Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Natalie is survived by her mother Ashley Ellinwood; grandparents Barb (Gary) Nickell of Clinton, Randy (Wendy) Ellinwood of Clinton and David (Jen) Johnson of Fulton; uncle, Casey Nickell of Clinton; and great uncles, and Ronald (Thomas Tillberg) Hale of Bettendorf Robert (Gina) Hale, Charlie (Kathy) Funk and Michael (Margret) Funk all of Mt. Carroll, IL. She was preceded in death by her great grandparents.
Donald F. "Gus" Witt - 903/9/1927 - 10/26/2017
Clinton, Iowa Donald F. “Gus” Witt age 90 of Clinton, passed away Thursday Oct. 26, 2017 at The Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday Nov. 1st at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Gus was born on March 9, 1927 in Clinton, the son of Fred and Clara (Huebner) Witt. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1945. He served in the US Army from 1950-1952. At the age of 14, he tried out for the New York Yankees. He played minor league baseball in the US and Japan prior to playing with the Chicago Cubs from 1948-1949. He married Mildred Marken on July 6, 1974 in Clinton; she died in 2010. He worked as Mason Bricklayer for Local Union #26 in Clinton, where he retired. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Gus taught ice skating to kids and helped coach baseball for the Camanche Indians. Gus is survived by his daughter, Connie Paasch of West Des Moines, IA; three grandchildren, Dawn, whom Gus raised as his daughter, Lisa, and J.J.; four great grandchildren, Brady, Shawna, Shayna, and Zane; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife-Mildred, his son-Ron, a sister-Mitzie, and a brother-Jack.
George M. Boyjesky - 8610/3/1931 - 10/24/2017
Clinton, Iowa George M. Boyjesky age 86 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday Oct. 24, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday 1:00 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday Noon until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery. Casket bearers will be staff members of the Skyline Center. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. George was born on Oct. 3, 1931 in Clinton, the son of James and Ethel (Heck) Boyjesky. He worked through the Skyline Center for many years. George enjoyed doing karaoke, singing, dancing, listening to Johnny Cash songs, and participating in several P.E.P. activities. George would give nicknames for his caregivers. He will be dearly missed by all his caregivers and friends at the Skyline Center.
Helen R. Naeve - 8212/9/1934 - 10/23/2017
Clinton, Iowa Helen R. Naeve, age 83 of Clinton, passed away Monday Oct. 23, 2017 at Mercy Living Center North. A private family memorial service will be held Wednesday at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Helen was born on Dec. 9, 1934 in Freeport, IL, the daughter of William and Mary (Ruthe) Richter. She graduated from Mount St. Claire College in 1956 with a BA Degree in Elementary Education. She married Robert Naeve on June 2, 1957 in Clinton; he died in 2014. She was an Elementary School Teacher in Miles, IA and later worked at Nielsen Clearing House, Clinton, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Elvira Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and reading. Helen is survived by her daughters, Maureen (Keith) Zaehringer of Clinton and Marcia (David) Starbuck of Fulton, IL; her son, Robert “Bob” (Kary) Naeve of Manchester, IA; her granddaughter, Lydia Naeve; and a sister, Mary Ellen Richter of Manchester. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, and two brothers.
Janice M. Young - 793/29/1938 - 10/22/2017
Clinton, Iowa Janice Mae Young, age 79, of Clinton passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center North. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday Oct. 27th at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held Thursday 4 – 7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at Dierks Cemetery in Clinton. Casket bearers will be Greg and Michael Young, Kyle and Kory Koch, Alan Heck, and Jake Hall. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Janice was born on March 29, 1938 in Clinton, the daughter of Ernest and Lorraine (Jensen) Lueders. She graduated from Goose Lake High School. She married Jim Young on March 10, 1957 in Clinton. Janice was a homemaker and a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clinton. She enjoyed camping, reading, and spending time with her family. Janice is survived by her husband, Jim Young of Clinton; four children, Lori (Kevin) Koch of Clinton, Lon (Jennifer) Young of Clinton, Larry (Tammy) Young of Camanche, and Lowell (Jodee) Young of Ackley, IA; 7 grandchildren, Jennie Vilmont, Samantha (Tim) Harvey, Greg (Mikaela) Young, Cassie Young, Kyle Koch, Michael Young, and Kory Koch; two sisters, Margie Maura of Las Vegas, NV and Eileen (Paul) Spehr of San Antonio, TX; three step-sisters, Luwana (Roy) Hansen of Oakdale, NY, Janelle (Russ) Horton of Thermopolis, WY, and Joan Petersen of Clinton; her brother-in-law, Pete Roling of Bryant, IA; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Carolyn Roling, her brother-in-law, Luke Maura, and two nephews.
Daniel - 609/29/1957 - 10/21/2017
Clinton, IA Daniel A. “Dan” Stratton, age 60, of Clinton, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at his home. In following Dan’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 25th at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will follow at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Following the burial, everyone is invited to the Eagle’s Club for a celebration of Dan’s life. Dan was born in Clinton on September 29, 1957, the son of Charles W. and Dorothy A. (Spooner) Stratton, Jr. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1976. Following his graduation Dan joined and served with the U.S. Navy. He married Sheila Clark on November 10, 1999 in Clinton. Sheila passed away on June 21, 2014. Dan had been employed at A.D.M., at Romeo Rims in DeWitt, and for the last 20 years with Ken Wiesner Lawn Care. He enjoyed his time with his grandkids and nieces and nephews, collecting antiques, Harley Motorcycles, fishing, going to auctions, gardening, cooking, canning and making salsa. He was a former member of Eagles Club. Dan is survived by three daughters; Pauline (Tim) Smith, Elizabeth Anderson (Jesse Fernandez) and Cynthia Anderson all of Clinton; eight grandchildren, Sophie, Alisa, Zoey, David, Cloie, Starlena, Dayton and Braxton; two sisters, Sarah (Daniel) Frazier of Clinton and Pamela (Rodney) Doubek of Des Moines; two brothers, Charles W. (Sharon) Stratton of New Boston, IL and Michael E. (Dorian) Stratton of Green River, WY; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Ken Wiesner and Rodney Morhardt. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a grandson Shawn Bray. Memorials may be made to the family.
Rita A. Eickert - 573/2/1960 - 10/19/2017
Clinton, Iowa Rita A. Eickert age 57 of Clinton, passed away Thursday Oct. 19, 2017 after a short battle with a very rare form of melanoma. A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday Oct. 22nd from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Sunday 4:00 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held at Andover Cemetery. Memorials may be given to her family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Rita was born on March 2, 1960 in Clinton, the daughter of Wilbert Sr. and Dorothy (Hudson) Eickert. She attended Miles Elementary School and later graduating from Northeast Community Schools in 1978. She was confirmed member of Faith Lutheran Church. As an early January high school graduate, she began working at Nielsen Clearing House until October 1978. She then started her 39 year career with Custom-Pak as a machine operator. A devoted aunt, one of her greatest joys in life was attending her niece and nephews’ school activities as well as their high school graduations. She loved socializing with her relatives, work, and school friends in person and via social media. Rita is survived by her three brothers, Mark (Deb) Eickert of Clinton, Dean Eickert of Andover, and Don “Red” (Peggy) Eickert of Bryant; her sister, Brenda (Jeff) Gronwaldt of Clinton; her niece, Emily of Cedar Falls; her three nephews, John of Hoffman Estates, IL, Allan of Clinton, and Matthew of Cedar Rapids; and her beloved dog, Gabby. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Sheila, and a brother, Wilbert “Bert” Jr.
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