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Donald E. Stuedemann - 87

8/10/1931 - 7/15/2019

Clinton, Iowa

Donald E. Stuedemann age 87 of Clinton, passed away Monday July 15, 2019 at The Alverno Health Care Facility, Clinton.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday July 20th at St. John Lutheran Church in Clinton.  Visitation will be held Friday 5 -7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home and Saturday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the church.  Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.  Casket bearers will be his grandson, Zachary Eduvas, and nephews, Tom Struve, Wayne Stuedemann, Michael Goettsch, Alan Blasdell, and Steve Patten.Online condolences may be left at


     Donald was born on Aug. 10, 1931 in Clinton, the son of Fred and Bertha (Schwartz) Stuedemann.   He was a 1949 graduate of Elvira High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from 1953-1954.  Donald married Marilyn Goettsch on Aug. 25, 1957 in Clinton.  He farmed on the family heritage farm in Clinton County near Elvira his whole life. Donald was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Clinton, where he served as a trustee and an elder.  He was past Director for the Iowa Pork Producers, member of the Clinton Farm Bureau, the Miles American Legion Post #677. He enjoyed going on John Deere tractor rides in parades, bowling, horseshoes, and playing cards.


     Donald is survived by his wife, Marilyn Stuedemann of Clinton; three daughters, Janet Stuedemann of Denver, CO, Donna (David) Anderson of Elliott City, MD, and Nancy (Rey) Eduvas of Savage, MN; four grandchildren, Kevin, Kara, Zachary, and Maya.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and a sister.

Visitation will be held Friday 5 -7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home and Saturday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the church.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday July 20th at St. John Lutheran Church in Clinton. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.


  • Pat and Henry Smith

    on 07/15/19

    This great man will be missed.  He enjoyed ball games and visiting with his ole army buddies, We always looked forward to our September get together.  Marilyn, please know how much you and Don are loved by the 434th guys and their spouses.  

  • Ray & Barb Willas

    on 07/15/19

    Don was the best truck driver in the 434th Divison in Korea.  He will be missed

    .Marilyn, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Gloria Creveling

    on 07/15/19

    Dear Janet and the Stuedemann family,

    I am so sorry for your loss.  It is never easy to lose a beloved family member and I will keep ya'll in my thoughts and prayers. 


    Gloria Creveling Robinson

  • Deanna Drahos Iverson

    on 07/16/19

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I remember him well. It’s so hard to lose your dad, as I know all too well.  Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Janet Stuedemann

    on 07/17/19

    Thanks so much, Gloria.
  • Glenn Stuedemann

    on 07/17/19

    His life was a blessing--his memory a treasure.  He was loved beyond words--will be missed beyond measure.                                  God bless Aunt Marilyn and the Stuedemann gals and families.   His Peace to you always.

  • Shirley (Droste) Miller

    on 07/18/19

    My sympathy to you Marilyn!  Blessings to you in the days ahead!



  • Jim and Nina Koedam Doon Iowa

    on 07/18/19

    Dear Marilyn,  Jim and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your loved ones in the loss of your husband.  Jim enjoyed playing Chase the Ace cards with him at Val Vista.  He will miss him. And I remember sitting by you both at the Tuesday Jam sessions.  Thanks for being so nice to us new comers at Val Vista.  We will miss you both.  Jim and Nina Koedam

  • Rick/Mary Eizenga

    on 07/18/19

    Marilyn and family, Sending our heartfelt sympathy. May the Lord bring comfort and peace to you in the days ahead. In Christian love.

  • Rita and Carl McGinnis

    on 07/18/19

    Words cannot express how much we will miss Don.  Don and I became great friends while serving together in Korea.  Rita and I enjoyed the Army reunions so much and looked forward to them each year.  We had a great time visiting about old memories and creating new memories.  We are thinking of you, Marilyn, Janet, Donna, and Nancy, and holding you and your families close in our thoughts and prayers during this time.  

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