William H. Miller - 91
5/20/1925 - 4/15/2017
Clinton, Iowa William H. “Bill” Miller, age 91 of...
Wayne W. Wiersema - 75
7/6/1941 - 4/15/2017
Camanche, Iowa Wayne W. Wiersema 75 of Camanche, passed away...
Cleo A. (Ruchotzke) Gray - 74
12/28/1942 - 4/10/2017
Preston, Iowa Cleo A. (Ruchotzke) Gray age 74 of Preston,...
Michele A. “Mickey” Ryan - 52
12/28/1964 - 4/10/2017
Clinton, Iowa Michele A. “Mickey” Ryan age 52 of Clinton,...

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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.

Geraldine L. Remrey - 87

10/9/1929 - 12/21/2016
Clinton, Iowa Geraldine L. Remrey age 87 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday Dec. 21, 2016 at her granddaughter’s home in Clinton. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday Dec. 27th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday 9:00 AM until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Geraldine was born on Oct. 9, 1929 in Wood River, IL, the daughter of Guy and Esther (Barrett) Mayer. She married Ronald Remrey on Sept. 25, 1956 in Clinton; he died in 1988. She worked in assembly and set-up at General Electric in Morrison, IL. She was a member of the Lyons Methodist Church, Clinton. She enjoyed babysitting children and homemaking. Geraldine is survived by her three children, Jaci Remrey of Cocoa Beach, FL, Gwen (John) Frye of Clinton, and Debbie (Kendall) Strehle of Clinton; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and four great-great children; and two brothers, Joe and James Mayer. She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, two grandchildren, three sisters, and three brothers.

Albert C. Carter - 88

3/15/1928 - 12/14/2016
Maquoketa, Iowa Albert C. Carter age 88 of Maquoketa, passed away Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016 at his home. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday Dec. 16th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Albert was born on March 15, 1928 in Davenport, IA, the son of Warren and Mary (Suiter) Carter. He graduated from Goose Lake High School in 1945. He served in the US Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean Conflict. He married Luella Milder on Nov. 21, 1948 in Clinton, she died in 2004. He farmed most of his life near Baldwin, Iowa and had worked for Clinton Engines in Maquoketa. He enjoyed his music, playing in several bands, where he was lead singer and played his accordion. He loved to dance, he loved all animals, and bowled 3-4 times each week. Albert is survived by his sister, Violet Manning-Bopes of Clinton; two sister-in-law’s and two brother-in-law’s; several nieces and nephews; his special friend, Ilo Starry of Maquoketa and her daughter, Barb (Bob) Roe, whom were very helpful in his last days. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and five sisters.

Jean Anne Stumbaugh - 85

9/22/1931 - 12/11/2016
Harvest, AL formerly of Clinton, IA Jean Anne Stumbaugh, of Harvest, Alabama passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at her home. Gravesides services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday Dec. 17th at Oakland Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa. Visitation will be held Saturday Noon until the service hour at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Virginia. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Jean touched many lives throughout her 85 years here on earth. She and Dave met at Grinnell College and were married upon graduation. During her husband’s 22 years of Naval service, she faithfully supported him, and raised a family as they moved to various duty assignments. She was a preschool teacher for 27 years at Bush Hill Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia. She and her husband, Dave, faithfully served in their church of 45 years. Jean was also an animal lover. Survivors include her husband, David C. Stumbaugh; children, Sharon Stumbaugh, Sandy Johnson, David C. Stumbaugh Jr., Mike Stumbaugh, and Jill Sampson; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Peter "Pete" Motroni Jr. - 72

1/4/1944 - 12/10/2016
Clinton, IA Peter L. “Pete” Motroni Jr, age 72 of Clinton, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center North. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 6:00 P.M. Peter was born in Clinton on January 4, 1944, the son of Peter L. and Joan C. (Reynolds) Motroni, Sr. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1962 and attended Quincy College and later St. Ambrose College. Peter married Susan Baier on August 16, 1969 in Chicago. Peter had been employed in sales with Stiver’s Life Savers in Chicago, later managing their offices in Philadelphia and then Manhattan. He and Susan moved back to Clinton in 1974. Peter was employed with McEleney Motors for 18 years and also worked as a carrier for the Quad City Times. He also worked part time for Eagle’s Grocery Store. He owned and operated Helen’s Tap and later Motroni’s Tavern and Pizza Parlor, working with his wife and children catering events for 12 years. He was currently employed with Sanitol Services. He had served with the Iowa National Guard and was a member of the former St. Irenaeus Church. Peter enjoyed watching his grandchildren in their school activities and sports. He was the first athletic director at Mt. St. Clare College. He coached baseball and basketball all of his life, most recently with the Pony League Cubs with Clinton Junior Baseball. He had sponsored rugby and softball teams while owning Helen’s and Motroni’s. He was an avid Chicago Cub’s and Iowa Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed family Sunday dinners, bowling, and his previous involvement in local theater. You may have been lucky enough to catch him on stage, as he performed in several plays and dinner theaters throughout the Iowa and Illinois area. Peter was a Past-President and Board Member of the Clinton Bowling Association and was bowling in the Tuesday Early League. Peter is survived by his wife Susan; three children, Tracy (Daron) Pratt of Lee’s Summit, MO, Peter (Lisa) Motroni of Clinton and Aimee (Chris) Hammel of Clinton; seven grandchildren, Anthony (Erica) Motroni, Jakob and Katie Motroni, Zoe and Zander Pratt, and Colin and Ryan Hammel; a sister, Kathy Mallicoat of Clinton; four brothers, Tim (Vicki) Motroni of Newton, IA, John (Anne) Motroni of Greenback, TN, Mark Hume of Johnsburg, IL, and Michael L. Motroni of Clinton and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Roy Hume; two sisters-in-law, Connie Motroni and Deb Hume and a brother-in-law, Mark Mallicoat.

Judith K. Kolsrud - 76

8/27/1940 - 12/5/2016
Iowa City, IA Judith Kay Kolsrud, age 76 of Iowa City, formerly of Clinton, passed away Monday, December 5th, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 12th at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial was held at Oakland Cemetery on Wednesday Dec. 7th. Judith was born in Clinton, Iowa on August 27, 1940, the daughter of Harold and Naomi (Paulsen) Reter. She graduated from Clinton High School. Judith married Donald Kolsrud on June 6, 1963 in Clinton. She worked as a registered nurse. Judith was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the P.E.O. of Dubuque. She was not only an artist but a queen of bread making. Judith is survived by her husband Donald of Iowa City; a daughter Ann Kolsrud of Cedar Rapids and a sister Ann Johnstone of Odessa, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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