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Lyle D. Pelham - 90

9/18/1927 - 12/11/2017
Clinton, Iowa Lyle D. Pelham, age 90 of Clinton, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Community Congregational Church or Genesis Hospice. Lyle was born in Clinton on September 18, 1927, the son of Earl and Adeline (Dallum) Pelham. He graduated from Lyons High School in 1945. He served with the U.S. Army during W.W. II. He was stationed in Tokyo during the occupation of Japan. Lyle married Clara Temple on April 20, 1949 in Garden Plain, IL. Clara passed away on March 31, 2011. He was an electrician at E.I. DuPont for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He sold Electrolux sweepers for 20 years and assisted at Pelham Brother’s for several years. Lyle was a member of Community Congregational Church, UCC where he sang in the choir for over 60 years and was actively involved on church boards. Lyle enjoyed family activities and playing pool. He had a love of music and was known for his humor. Lyle is survived by three children; Steve (JoLynn) Pelham of Clinton, Dan (Joanne) Pelham of Waubun, MN, and Deb (Robert) Goodell of Holmen, WI; eight grandchildren, Mike, Matt, Elizabeth, Melissa, Dave, Angela, Lena and Aaron; 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two great grandchildren, Jonathan and Lauren; a brother, Clarence and two sisters, Violet and Leola. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Alverno for their care of Lyle. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Ethel Lea Ryan - 91

5/4/1926 - 12/10/2017
Clinton, Iowa Ethel L. Ryan, age 91 of Clinton, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Mercy Living Center South. There will be no visitation or services. In following Ethel’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at a later date in Missouri. Ethel was born in Missouri on May 4, 1926, the daughter of Carl and Ethel Summers. She had worked as bookkeeper for Spencer Oil Company in Port Bryon and later for Schafers Fisheries north of Fulton. Ethel was an avid animal lover. Ethel is survived by two Children; Linda (Glen) Messerich of Clinton and Carl (Pat) Shuler of Lawson, MO; five grandchildren; Jason, Tracy, Kevin, Nathan and Michael and five great grandchildren; Logan, Tyler, Ethan, Riley and Brady. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and five brothers. Memorials may be made in Ethel’s name to Judy May’s Animal Birth Control or the Dog Park at Eagle point Park. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Barbara M. Smith - 77

3/24/1940 - 12/1/2017
Clinton, Iowa Barbara M. Smith age 77 of Clinton, passed away Friday Dec. 1, 2017 at Mercy Living Center South, Clinton. According to her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Barb was born on March 24, 1940 in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of Bert and Hilda (Weichel) Shade. She married Paul Smith on Sept. 15, 2015 in Clinton. Barb worked in environmental services at the Mercy Hospital in Dubuque for many years. She enjoyed crocheting and playing the organ. Barb is survived by her husband, Paul Smith of Clinton; her son, Brandon (Rachel) Snyder of Fulton, IL; her two grandsons, Ryan and Gavin Snyder; three brothers, Donald, Jimmy, and David; five sisters, Sherry, Roberta, Linda, Nancy, and Melodie; her mother, Hilda Shade of Dubuque; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister.

Susan J. Mitchell - 66

9/25/1951 - 11/30/2017
Fulton, IL Susan J. Mitchell age 66 of Fulton, IL, passed away Thursday Nov. 30, 2017 at her home. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Monday Dec. 4th at Prince of Peace Parish, Clinton. Visitation will be held Monday 9:00 AM until the service hour at the church. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Following the service, cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be given to the Clinton Make-A-Wish Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Susan was born on Sept. 25, 1951 in Clinton, the daughter of Deane and Betty (Waterman) Peters. She married Jon Mitchell on Nov. 20, 1971 in Clinton. Susan was Department Manager at the Target Store in Clinton for over 24 years, retiring in 2013. Her previous jobs fostered her love and skills at crafts, which became a huge part of her life. She was the founding member of the Stich and Bitch Club, a close knit group of women who met monthly for over 30 years. She had a special love for all children and was a charter member of the Clinton Make-A-Wish Foundation, where she served on several committees. She enjoyed going to the casino, reading, gardening, game night at home, and her front porch time. She was a gifted seamstress, doing crafts, baking and generously donating her creations to family, friends, and charitable causes. Susan is survived by her husband, Jon Mitchell of Fulton, IL; three children, Emily (Mark) Whalley of Clinton, Ann Mitchell of Clinton, and Matthew (Sarah) Mitchell of Fulton; her sisters, Margaret (Larry) Fogg of Clinton and Noreen Greatens of Madison, WI; her brothers, Joe Peters and Mark (Helen) Peters both of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, John Peters, a niece, Meghan, and a nephew, James.

Susan E. Dau - 66

7/17/1951 - 11/28/2017
Clinton, IA Susan E. Dau age 66 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday Nov. 28, 2017 at The Alverno Health Care Facility. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Susan was born on July 17, 1951 in Clinton, IA, the daughter of Olen and Elsie (Holliday) Austin. She graduated from Clinton High School. She married James Thomson in 1974; together they had four sons. She later married Darrell Dau in 1996. Susan worked at Swiss Colony, Mercy Hospital, Skyline Center, and was a consultant with Pampered Chef. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and loved celebrating the holiday season with her family. She was active with the Women on Wheels, enjoyed bowling, playing pool, her animals and was an avid NASCAR fan. Susan is survived by her four sons, Jason (Melinda) Thomson of Preston, Eric (Amber Eagle) Thomson of Clinton, Joshua (Candice) Thomson of Sabula, and Adam (Jessica) Thomson of Camanche; seven grandchildren, Heidi, Elsie, Austin, Owen, Tucker, Greta, and Iris; her step-children, Dustin Dau of Camanche, Darren (Liz) Dau of Davenport, and David Dau of Clinton; two step-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren; her sister, Jill Austin of Spring, TX; two brothers, David (Jolie) Austin of Amelia Court House, VA and Bruce (Jane) Austin of Clinton; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-mother, Virginia Austin.

Robert L. Seahorn - 33

7/28/1984 - 11/27/2017
Denver, CO formerly of Clinton, IA Robert L. Seahorn, age 33 of Denver, CO formerly of Clinton, passed away Monday Nov. 27, 2017 in Denver, CO. A gathering of friends and family will be held Saturday 2 - 4 PM Dec. 9th at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Following the gathering, a celebration of life will be held at Lyons Tap in Clinton. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Robert was born on July 28, 1984 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Dennis and Marcia (Wynkoop) Abbott. He married Soloman Seahorn on Nov. 18, 2016 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He worked systems operation for enrollment with the National American University in Colorado. Robert was a very successful business man in the higher education field. He enjoyed traveling, music, and was a firm believer in “Paying it Forward”. Robert is survived by his husband, Soloman Seahorn of Denver, CO; his mother and step-father, Marcia (Gene) Wynkoop Giellis of Manchester, IA; his father, Dennis Abbott of Columbus, NE; two brothers, Ryan (Kelly) Abbott of Pratt, KS and Jay (Danielle) Wynkoop of Webster City, IA; two sisters, Hollie Abbott of Cedar Rapids, IA and Paige Abbott of Manchester, IA; nine nephews, Wesley, Curtis, Xavier, Sebastian, Gavin, Braydon, Lucian, James, and Liam and 6 nieces, Karma, Pasha, Maci, Izzabella, Jenna, and Heaven; his grandmother, Carol Wink of Bullhead City, AZ; and a special friend, Chas Beeson of Houston, TX.; and several aunts, uncles, and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a nephew, David.

Charles O. Burke - 96

6/10/1921 - 11/26/2017
Clinton, IA Charles O. Burke age 96 of Clinton passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Mercy Living Center North. In following Charles wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 1:00 P.M. with burial to follow in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Charles was born June 10th, 1921 in Clinton, Iowa, to Charles and Ella Burke. He attended grade school at Almont and Hauntown schools and then went to Lyons High School where he graduated in 1937. Charles married Lois Maxine Corlis on February 20, 1944, in Miles, IA and they farmed in the Teeds Grove area. While still farming, Charles took a second job with Tuner Electric of Clinton. There he learned the electrical trade and eventually left Turner’s to start Burke Electric which he owned and operated for over 30 years. Charles was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Miles where he held a number of church offices. He was a member of the Bellevue Masonic Lodge #51, a 75 year member of the Clinton Western Star Lodge #100 and the Shriners. Charles was also a 65 year member of the Clinton Scottish Rite Bodies. Charles greatest passion in life was singing and playing his guitar, harmonica, accordion and banjo. Many evenings were spent singing and playing music after dinner with his family. Early in his musical career he played at local bars and dances. While performing at one special Farm Bureau dance he met his future wife, Lois. He must have sung pretty well that evening! Later in life he entertained at local nursing homes by playing the guitar and singing. He spent all of his life on farms close to the Mississippi River and enjoyed boating and water skiing with family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and horseback riding with his children. Early in his life, Charles enjoyed playing baseball with local teams. Surviving Charles include son, Alan Burke (Becky) Ft. Collins, CO; his daughter, Gail Levsen (Charles) Clinton, IA; his grandchildren, Erin Burke, Katie Burke (Ft. Collins, CO) Scott Huling (Jennifer) Andover, IA, Megan Brunscheen (Dan) Monticello, IA; and great grandchildren, Nora Huling, Lauren Brunscheen, Reed Brunscheen. Charles was preceded in death by his mother, father and wife, Lois.

Mary E. Lingle - 83

4/14/1934 - 11/24/2017
Clinton, Iowa Mary E. Lingle age 83 of Clinton, passed away Friday Nov. 24, 2017 at her home. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Tuesday Nov. 28th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dewitt. Visitation will be held Monday 4 – 7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Iowa Public Television or to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Mary was born on April 14, 1934 in Clinton, the daughter of Edwin and Grace (Thomsen) Dolan. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1952. She married Richard Lingle on Nov. 23, 1973 in Clinton. Mary was a Registered Nurse at Medical Associates and Bluff Terrace Nursing Home, and taught C.N.A. classes at Clinton Community College, Clinton. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Dewitt. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family. Mary is survived by her husband, Richard Lingle of Clinton; three daughters, Pam Lingle of Clinton, Charline Lingle of Dewitt, and Denise (Patty) Lingle of Clinton; three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Scott) Birdsley, Alice (Tom) Drummond, and Joshua (Jessica) Lingle; six great grandchildren, Natalie Grace, Gavin Miles, Gabriel Paul, Lauren Paige, Jocelyn Elizabeth, and Sydney Marie; her sister, Annamarie (Michael) Sanford of Clearwater, FL; her brother, James (Joni) Dolan of Clinton; and special friend, Evelyn Repp of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. The family would like to thank Dr. Edwin Motto and France for their loving care of Mary.

Duane J. - 86

3/25/1931 - 11/16/2017
Clinton, Iowa Duane J. “PeeWee” Hagge, age 86 of Clinton, passed away Thursday Nov. 16, 2017 at The Alverno Health Care Facility, Clinton. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday Nov. 20th at the Faith Lutheran Church in Andover. Visitation will be held Monday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the church. Burial at Andover Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Casket bearers will be his nephews. Memorials may be given to the American Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Duane was born on March 25, 1931 in Teeds Grove, IA, the son of Eddie and Clara (Greve) Hagge. He served in the US Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953. He married Evelyn Farley on Oct. 4, 1952 in Andover. Duane was a farmer most of his life and was a truck driver for Pillsbury Mills. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Miles American Legion Post #677, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a volunteer for the Andover Fire Department. Duane was a Godparent to Mark, Linda and Tootsie Jones. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, woodcutting, and picking walnuts, cherries, and apples. Duane is survived by his wife, Evelyn Hagge of Clinton; his brother, Kenneth Hagge of Clinton, his sister, Marlene (Gilbert) Bott of Clinton; and many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-laws, Joan Hagge and Maxine Hagge.

Mary Jo Powers - 82

12/8/1934 - 11/15/2017
Clinton, Iowa Mary Jo Powers age 82 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017 at The Alverno Health Care Facility. A memorial mass will be held 10:00 AM Saturday Nov. 18th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Delmar, Iowa. Visitation will be held Saturday 9:00 AM until the service hour at the church. Burial will be held at the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Delmar. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Memorials may be given to the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Mary Jo was born on Dec. 8, 1934 in Delmar, IA, the daughter of Richard and Mary Agnes (Donahue) Powers. She graduated from Delmar High School in 1952, Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, and Marycrest University in Davenport. Mary worked at the Clinton National Bank for 46 years, serving as Vice-President before retiring in 2001. She had been a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and later at Prince of Peace Parish, Clinton. She enjoyed golfing, watching sports, and spending time with her family. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Mary Jo is survived by her two brothers, Robert (Marilyn) Powers of West Des Moines, IA and Donald (Kathy) Powers of Macomb, IL; her sister-in-law, Jane King-Powers of Clinton; her brother-in-law, Otis Clay of Aurora, IL; and multiple nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Paula Powers-Clay in 2003, and her brother, Richard “Bud” Powers in 2002.

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