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Marcia E. Prins - 67

4/13/1953 - 6/20/2020

Clinton, Iowa

Marcia Eleanor Prins, 67 of Clinton, passed peacefully at home, with her husband by her side on Saturday, June 20, 2020.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 26th at the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Thursday, June 25th at Pape Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Lower York Cemetery in Thomson, IL.   Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Local Pack 515 or Lyons United Methodist Church.   

      Marcia was born in Waukon, IA on April 13, 1953, the daughter of Elmer and Eleanor (Ernster) Link.  She graduated from Waukon High School and received an AA Degree from Mt. St. Clare College.  She married David D. Prins (Prinzy) on April 27, 1985 in Thomson, IL.  She lived by three main principles; family first, honest and hard work, and take no guff from anyone.  She enjoyed Cowboys football, Cubs baseball, and was a dedicated softball fan, rarely missing a game for 37 years. 

     Survivors include her husband Dave; one daughter, Amanda Prins and Jason Mains, of Johnston, IA; one son Anthony (Kelsey) Prins of Clinton, IA; two beloved grandchildren, Everson and Evric Prins; three brothers, Anthony (Terry) Link of Waukon, IA, Charles (Rosemarie) Link of La Crosse, WI and William (Sheila) Link of La Grange, IL; two sisters, Sr. Carolyn Link of Monticello, MN and Janis (Gary) Schulte of Dorchester, IA and many beloved nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  Online condolences may be left at 


4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Pape Funeral Home.


10;30 AM Friday, June 26th at the Pape Funeral Home.


  • Teresa Bellich Traum

    on 06/23/20

    So sorry to see this Dave! May she rest in peace.

  • Jess Korf

    on 06/25/20

    Marcia created one of my favorite people. Over the past 9 years I've heard stories about Marcia. Her three main principles engrained (and shine bright) in Amanda. I understand now why Amanda likes the Cowboys. I may not like it (Packers fan here), but I understand. Marcia LIVED life. She loved. I'm so sorry for your loss. Marcia was truly a special individual and I'm so glad she was an important part of so many lives.
  • Sister Raeleen Sweeney, P.B.V.M.

    on 06/25/20

    Marcia will be greatly missed by her family.  She was brave and courageous dealing with her big "C".  May her memories, stories and example be a source of love and strength to Marcia's family and friends.

    Blessings, Sister Raeleen Sweeney (originally from Waukon, Ia)

  • Patty Maestas

    on 06/27/20

    Dear Dave, I'm so sorry to hear about Marcia. Cindy and I knew that she wasn't well but always hoping for the best. Marcia was a wonderful lady and we always enjoyed her company. God Bless to all. Hope to see you soon. Love Patty

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