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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.

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