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Joseph S. Proud - 52

5/17/1968 - 7/20/2020

Iowa City, IA



     Joseph S. Proud, age 52 of Iowa City, Iowa passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals.  A gathering of family and friends will take place from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM on Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Pape Funeral Home.  A Memorial Service will begin at 12:30 PM followed by burial in Oakland Cemetery.


      Joseph was born in Clinton on May 17, 1968.  He graduated from Mater Dei High School in 1986 where he participated in football and track, and was senior class president and homecoming king.  He received his Culinary Degree from Kendall College in Evanston, IL.  He had been a chef in Chicago, Louisville and Philadelphia.  Joseph loved cooking, creating recipes, catering, and his time as a private chef in Lake Geneva.   Joe loved cooking with his kids, reading and following the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Bears.


     Joseph is survived by 5 children, Joseph S. (Amanda) Proud II of West Chicago, IL, James S. (Alexis) Proud of Tulsa, OK, Teagan Clouthier-Proud, Julian Clouthier-Proud and Gavin Clouthier-Proud all of Binghamton, NY; 2 step-children, Tessa Clouthier-Keenan of Davenport and Dominic Clouthier-Kennan of Philadelphia; 3 grandchildren, Scarlett, Maverick and Brayden; his parents, Dale and Bobbie Dalton of Clinton; 2 brothers, Jon (Sherri) Proud of Coralville, IA and Brian (Brandy) Dalton of Clinton; 2 sisters, Kelly A. (George) Garza of Crossville, TN and Kristy Dalton of Clinton and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Keith Proud; a brother, Patrick Proud and his grandparents.  Memorials may be made to the University of Iowa Hospitals.  Online condolences may be left at



A gathering of family and friends will take place from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Friday, July 31st at the Pape Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service will begin at 12:30 PM with burial in Oakland Cemetery.


  • Shelly Borota

    on 07/25/20

    Saddened to hear the news. I always looked up to Joe when we were kids. He will be missed by many. Love and prayers to you all. 

  • Ellen Dalton

    on 07/25/20

    So sorry to hear this, you're all in my thoughts & prayers. R.I.P. Joe.
  • Brandy Allgeier

    3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Just found out about you chef 

    you hired me first out of culinary school in 2003 at captains quarters in Louisville ky 

    thank you so much for giving me the opportunity.

    I've been trying to contact you because I was just announced this past week as the executive chef at CQ  

    R.I.P CHEF! 
    Chef Brandy 

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