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Jorge V. Poblete - 67

2/11/1952 - 6/30/2019

Clinton, IA

     Jorge V. Poblete, age 67 of Clinton, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Eagle Point Nursing Home.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 3rd at the Pape Funeral Home.  Funeral services will begin at 7:00 PM.  Following the service cremation rites will be accorded with burial at a later date in Oakland Cemetery.


     Jorge was born in Santiago, Chile on February 11, 1952, the son of Jorge and Irene del Carmen (Vargas) Poblete.  He came to America on July 1, 1976.  Jorge married Cynthia Ray on December 29, 1979 in Clinton.  Cynthia passed away on July 9, 2017.  Jorge had been employed with Kopp’s Market, Drives, and Jetter Hauling before owning and operating River City Disposal.  He enjoyed music, hunting, fishing, going to the casino, and gardening, especially tending to his roses.  He loved spending time with family and his beloved dog Zeus.  On weekends, he took pleasure in entertaining friends and family in his custom party garage.


     Jorge is survived by 5 children; Lee (Lori) Ray of El Paso, TX, Cynthia Sue Ray Van Horn of DeWitt, Stacy Ray (Greg Bell) of Clinton, Casey Ray of Clinton and Cristina (Michael) Maylee of Camanche; 10 grandchildren, Mallory (Paul), Stephen, Kyle, Alex, Michael, Kassidy (Justin), Bailey, Jared, Lila and Benjamin; a great granddaughter, Kallie; his mother Irene; 2 sisters, Georgina and Gladys and 4 brothers, Pablo, Francisco, Rene’, and Carlos all of Chile.  He was preceded in death by his father, his wife, a granddaughter, Hattie Ruth and a brother, Alejandro.


     Jorge’s family would like to thank the Borja family and the Sisters of St. Francis for sponsoring  Jorge in his coming to America and to University of Iowa Oncology Unit, Dr. Aggarwal, and the staff at Mercy One and Eagle Point for their loving care.  


Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 3rd at the Pape Funeral Home.


Funeral services will begin at 7:00 PM.


  • Dan Collins

    on 07/02/19

    He will truly be missed and good friend and co worker 

    for years . 

  • Tom Cronk

    on 07/02/19

    When you first got here, I remember my Dad (Leroy) helping you speak proper English while  we would help teach you improper English, you, in kind, would teach us improper Spanish. I know why you and my Dad liked each other so much, you were the same, just great people. Hanging out with you, Cindy and the kids after work every night, drinking beers and telling stories. We had so many laughs, so much fun, fantastic memories that I'll never forget. I have immense respect for the journey you've been on, and it hurts me deeply to see that journey end. Rest easy my brother, you fought a good fight. You will be missed.

    Tom Cronk


  • Ron and Rob Hensley

    on 07/09/19

    Jorge was a good man , he once advised our dad , Billy, to start to do dumpsters , which helped our company to survive. We have fond memories of Jorge. We wish your family well. Rob and Ron.

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