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Kimberli A. "Kim" Rixen-Bratthauer - 61

10/17/1957 - 11/25/2018

Bryant, Iowa



      Kimberli “Kim” Rixen-Bratthauer, of Bryant, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, November 28th at the Pape Funeral Home.  A service will begin at 7:00 PM.  Following the services cremation rites will be accorded with burial at a later date.


     Kim was born in Clinton on October 17, 1957, the daughter of Frank and Gayla (Spooner) Rixen.  She graduated from Clinton High School in 1976.  Kim married William F. Wiesner.  She later married Scott Bratthauer on December 19, 2015 at their home in Bryant.  She operated her own painting and wallpapering business.  Kim was a member of Pheasants Forever and the Clinton County Conservation Board where she had served terms as Secretary, Vice President, and President.  She was very much involved in Conservation through her volunteering roles in Youth Outdoors Skills Day, Hunter Safety Course and most recently the Youth Hunter Education Course.  Kim was actively involved with the Iowa DNR’s statewide effort to restore Trumpeter swans to Iowa. She loved spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, Piper.


     Kim is survived by her husband, Scott; a son William B. Wiesner of Clinton; a granddaughter, Piper; 2 step-children, Corissa (Adam) Volker of Waterloo and Nolan Bratthauer of Charlotte; 2 step-grandchildren, Ryne and Arianna; three brothers, Chris (Christy) Rixen of Clinton, Joe (Nicci) Rixen of Clinton and Dave Rixen and his daughter, Madalyn, Kim’s god-daughter and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a niece, Angie.  A memorial has been established. Online condolences may be left at



3:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.


7:00 PM Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.


  • Tim & Cindy Parrish

    on 11/26/18

    Prayers for comfort and peace to Kim’s family. We are good friends of her brother, Chris and his wife Christy. 

  • Janice knutsen

    on 11/26/18

    so sorry for your loss Kim was a very special fun loving lady she will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her.

  • Ryan, Amy, Audrey, & Anna Cleary

    on 11/26/18

    Aunt Kim will be sorely missed. She was fun loving, caring, and entertaining. She had the special ability to connect with children and adults alike. She certainly thought of others first. The memories throughout the years will leave a lasting impression far beyond what she could have ever imagined. 

  • Angie Morrison

    on 11/27/18

    Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Kim, I heard a lot about her from her son, Will.  She must have been a wonderful woman to raise such a great guy.  My love and prayers to Will and Piper.



  • John P. Schnack

    on 11/27/18

    I've known Kim for some time now through the Clinton County Conservation Board.  She had an enthusiasm for the outdoors and working with children.  She was passionate, sometimes outspoken and yet had a way of filling a room with her smile.  Her absence will be surely felt.  My prayers go out to her family.

  • Keith and Phyllis Jensen

    on 11/27/18

    So sorry for your loss of Kim

  • Brenda Andresen

    on 11/27/18

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Kim's family. Over the years that i knew Kim we had some pretty good times together and that is just what i will continue to remember of her along with her dimples that she had. You will be missed Kim!!

  • Jean & Ed Hupfer

    on 11/27/18

    We have no words to fully express our profound loss of this wonderful woman in our life. What a talented lady Kim was. When it came to painting, wallpapering and general home decorating Kim was the go to person. Her gentle personality was evident in her dealings with her clients. If she didn't like a decorating idea you had, she'd tell you! If you presented an idea to her that she didn't really care for she'd let you know it wasn't a good, practical idea. Kim will painting and wallpapering in heaven's glory. We'll sincerely miss her! Jean and Ed Hupfer

  • Joe and Lynn Manning

    on 11/27/18

    Prayers to you Scott and all your and  Kim's families.  We are so sorry for your loss!

  • Mike Roach

    on 11/28/18

    Thoughts, prayers and condolences to all of you. 

  • Don & Lynn Leavens

    on 11/28/18

    Sending our sympathies to the entire family  She was a very talented, special lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Gloria Hamilton

    on 11/28/18

    So sorry to hear about Kim, my deepest condolences to her family, I went to School with Kim, she always had something to say, and always made us laugh, loved her smile and those dimples, alot of good times we shared.  RIP Kim!! 

  • Randy Schaeffer

    on 11/28/18

    Sorry to hear about Kim. Condolences to all of her family.

  • lorri schmidt

    on 11/29/18

    Our sympathies to Kim's family.  My husband, Mike and I meet Kim this past year at Youth Hunter Education Challenge and always enjoyed talking with her at the Sunday practices, as well as at the Annual Event at Rock Creek in June. Prayers & Blessings to you all!

  • Angie Kroymann

    on 11/29/18

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. 

    Angie Kroymann

  • Lori A snyder

    on 12/01/18

      To a wonderful and closest friend I will have ever had!! Sending my deepest thought's to your family at this time of there loss of wonderful, mom, Aunt, sister and wife!! Your memories will be held deeply in everyone's heart and mind of you. Love always Lori Snyder


    on 12/05/18

    My deepest sympathy to the Bratthauer and Rixen families. Kim was a wonderful person with a wonderful personality and smile. god Bless.    Scott Buech.

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