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Steven J. McDonnell - 69

10/31/1948 - 4/17/2018

Clinton, IA

Steven J. “Steve” McDonnell age 69 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at his home. In following Steve’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 AM Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Church of the Open Door. A memorial service will begin at 11:00 AM with a lunch to follow at the church. Burial will be at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Steve was born in Clinton on October 31, 1948, the son of Eugene and Gloria (Barth) McDonnell. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1967 where he played both football and basketball. He attended Clinton Community College. Steve married Lucia Lawlor at St. Mary’s Church on March 29, 1969. He was a self-employed floor covering contractor working with Lawlor Rug Company, Petersen-Hagge Furniture and Carpetland. He attended the Church of the Open Door. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids, fishing and traveling. Steve loved sports, especially basketball, following the Chicago Bulls and Iowa Hawkeye’s. Steve is survived by two sons; Christopher (Karleen) McDonnell of Iowa City and Luke (Angela) McDonnell of Low Moor; a daughter, Jessica McDonnell of Davenport; five grandchildren, Claire, Matthew, Nicholas, Sabine and Ezra; his mother, Gloria McDonnell of Clinton; two sisters, Nancy (Bill) Peart of Clinton and Debra (John Charles “JC”) Monroe of DeWitt; a son-in-law, Scott Housenga of Low Moor and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, a daughter, Luciana Housenga and a grandson, Micah.

Gathering of Friends

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 AM Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Church of the Open Door.

Memorial Service:

A memorial service will begin at 11:00 AM with a lunch to follow at the church. Burial will be at a later date.

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