Gerald R. Determan age 87 of Clinton, passed away Sunday May 30, 2021 at Prairie Hills in Clinton. Cremation rites have been accorded. A Mass will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at Prince of Peace Parish. A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday 10:00 AM until the service time at Prince of Peace Parish. Burial will be held at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at

Gerald was born on Feb. 9, 1934 in Clinton, the son of Ray and Wilhelmine (Manning) Determan. He married Doris Taylor on Oct. 18, 1952 at St. Irenaeus Church in Clinton. He worked at Shockey Farms, Clinton Corn, and later at Collis Company. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish and Clinton Moose Lodge. He enjoyed his family, dancing, camping, and socializing with everyone. He was a friend to many and was fondly known as “Jer Bear”.

Gerald is survived by his seven sons, Gary (Mary) Determan, Ken (Lynne) Determan, Kevin (Deena) Determan, Pat (Ellen) Determan, Dennis (Beth) Determan, and Tim (Shari) Determan all of Clinton, and Mike (Taryn) Determan of Camanche; a daughter-in-law, Deb Determan of Camanche; 27 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Doris in 2016, his son, Phillip in 2010, a great grandson, Liam, and two brothers, Gene and Tom. Family wishes to express their gratitude to Prairie Hills and Mercy Hospice for their wonderful and compassionate care they provided Gerald.