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Donald G. McDermott - 78

7/18/1941 - 5/25/2020

Clinton, Iowa

Donald G. McDermott age 78 of Clinton, passed away Monday May 25, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center, Clinton.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  A private family graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clinton.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be left at


     Donald was born on July 18, 1941 in Clinton, the son of John and Janet (Bronakant) McDermott.  He graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Clinton.  He was a veteran in the US Air Force.  He married the love of his life Patricia Meighan on Dec. 17, 1977 in Clinton, she died in 2016.  Donald worked at E.I. DuPont as a Clysar Operator for 34 years, retiring in 1999.  He enjoyed bowling, playing softball, fishing, particularly ice fishing, boating, and playing with his grandchildren, especially his little buddy, Laken.


     Donald is survived by his six children, Christine (Denny) Wierema of Clinton, David (Darlene) Liles of Preston, Michelle (Willie) King of Clinton, Patricia (Shawn) Boisen of Clinton, Shannon (Robert) Nielsen of Clinton, and Kelly McDermott  (Joe Tischer) of Clinton; 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and a brother, James (Josie) McDermott.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a daughter, a brother, and two sisters.



Graveside Service:

Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clinton. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  • Rick & Laurie McGrath

    on 05/26/20

    We are so sorry for your loss!  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Doug Leslie

    on 05/28/20

    I am so sorry to see That Don passed away. He was a good friend and one of the best and kindest people I ever knew. God bless

  • Gary Wilke and Jeff & Petra Wilke

    on 05/28/20

    We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
  • Tom Burmahl

    on 05/30/20

    So sorry to to hear about Don. Worked with him for several years at DuPont and also ice fished together many timrs. Great memories.

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