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Dennis A. - 73

4/15/1945 - 9/20/2018

Clinton, Iowa


     Dennis A. “Yts” Ytsen, age 73 of Clinton, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.  Following the service cremation rites will be accorded with burial on Wednesday at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.


     Denny was born in Clinton on April 15, 1945, the son of Clarence and Bridget (McNamara) Ytsen.  He attended Clinton Schools.  Denny married Jean Marr in 1965 in Clinton.  He later married Susan Kaup on June 25, 1973 in Camanche.  Denny was employed at Clinton Corn Processing Company for 16 years.  He later worked at Petersen-Hagge Furniture, the Plaza Bowl, the sweetener plant in Thomson, IL and Met-Form, from which he retired in 2010.  He was a member of the Clinton and Camanche Bowling Associations.  He was a past-president and board member of the Clinton Association and had been an active bowler in the Tuesday Commercial and Recycled Teen-ager Leagues in Camanche and the 55+ League in Clinton.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, sitting in his chair watching his favorite daytime TV shows, especially Dr. Phil, Jerry Springer, and Steve Wilkos and following the Cubs. 


     Denny is survived by his wife Sue; three daughters, Tammy DeWitt (Dean Gruhn) of DeWitt, Gina (Craig) Anderson of Low Moor and Leigh (Chris) Nylin of Clinton; a son Brent (Lynn) Wilkerson of Two Rivers, WI; a step-daughter, Stacy (Steven) Pomeroy-Ross of Arlington, TN; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Kay Ytsen of Schaumburg, IL.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Beverly and two brothers, Duane and Richard.  Online condolences may be left at   


4:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home

11;00 AM Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home

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