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Edward C. Zirbes - 91

1/17/1929 - 10/20/2020

Clinton, IA

Edward C. Zirbes age 91 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport.  A private family funeral service will be held Saturday Oct. 24th at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clinton.  A public visitation will be held Friday 5 – 7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home.  Family requests that facial masks be worn for those attending. Cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral service and burial at Clinton Lawn at a later date.  Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

 

     Edward was born on Jan. 17, 1929 in Clinton, the son of Clyde and Anna (Outzen) Zirbes.  He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  He married Ardena Harrington on Sept. 27, 1953 in Maquoketa.  Edward worked as an electrician at E.I. DuPont for over 38 years.  He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.  He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, golfing, ice fishing, and was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan. 

 

     Edward is survived by his wife, Ardena Zirbes of Clinton; three children, Elisabeth (Paul) Keiller of Fulton, IL, Edward “Ted” Zirbes Jr. of Peculiar, MO, and Eric (Fang) Zirbes of Iowa City, IA; four grandchildren, Eddie, James, Christian, and Angela; two great grandchildren, Gabriel and Alaina; and three nieces, Julie, Sally, and Kathy.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, JoAnn Andreson.

 

Visitation:

A public visitation will be held Friday Oct. 23rd from 5 – 7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. Family requests that facial masks be worn for those attending.

Service:

A private family funeral service will be held Saturday Oct. 24th at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clinton. Cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral service and burial at Clinton Lawn at a later date.

11 Comments

  • Doug and Karla Grimsman

    on 10/21/20

    Dear Eric, Fang and family:

    So sorry to hear of the death of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

    Take care

    Doug and Karla

  • Carroll n Vicki Curboy

    on 10/21/20

    We are so sorry for Edwards passing prayers for you all. Carroll n Vicki

  • BARBETTA REEDY

    on 10/22/20

    So sorry for your loss.  The last time I saw Edward was the day I did his taxes for him at RSVP.  We were talking about Vern T. how old was he because they knew each other and he said thats right he is older than I am.  He will be missed.   

  • Francie Hill and Allan Rathje

    on 10/22/20

        

    We enjoyed seeing our neighbor, Ed,  sitting outside with a friendly wave as he enjoyed the out of doors.   We remember admiring his extensive collection of wood across from the Arboretum.  Ardena, we send love to you for your care of Ed.  Our friend, Ed Zirbes, will be missed by many!

  • Francie Hill and Allan Rathje

    on 10/22/20

        

    We enjoyed seeing our neighbor, Ed,  sitting outside with a friendly wave as he enjoyed the out of doors.   We remember admiring his extensive collection of wood across from the Arboretum.  Ardena, we send love to you for your care of Ed.  Our friend, Ed Zirbes, will be missed by many!

  • Wallace Burlingame

    on 10/22/20

         So sorry for your loss . I worked with Ed at Dupont as an electrician, We both retired at the same time.

  • Susan Daniels

    on 10/22/20

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Susan Daniels, Chris Appuhn, Matt Appuhn

  • Audrey Leren (Zirbes)

    on 10/25/20

    So sorry to hear about Edward.  I have a lot of great memories of your family when I was a child & visited in Clinton.  My love & condolences to your family.

    Audrey & Paul

  • Lorie Zirbes

    on 10/25/20

    I was so saddened to learn of my cousin Ed's passing. We shared some good memories and conversations over the years. Also a beautiful wedding portrait of our Grandparents, which Ed's Dad provided. Our family will always cherish the memories with Ed. Love going out to Ardena and all of you.

  • Bill Zirbes

    on 11/01/20

    Ardena and family, we send our condolences to you on the death of Ed.

    We always enjoyed our visits when in Clinton and during  your trip to Oregon.

    We are saddened by his passing.

     

     

  • Bev Downey

    1 week, 5 days ago

    Ardena and family,

    our prayers are with you and your family. May the love of Christ surround you with love and support as you grieve the loss of Ed. Peace be with you. 

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