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Marilyn J. Kerens - 86

10/1/1931 - 10/29/2017

Clinton, Iowa

Marilyn J. Kerens age 86 of Clinton, passed away Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 at her home. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Friday at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home, where a 5 PM Wa-Tan-Ye service will be held. Burial will be at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Rick Rannfeldt, David Burken, Brian, Steve, Danny Barr, and Jerry Kenney. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Marilyn was born on Oct. 1, 1931 in Clinton, the daughter of James and Ethel (Doyle) Kenney. She graduated from Mt. St. Clare High School in 1950. She married Robert Kerens on Sept. 21, 1950 in Clinton, he died in 1984. Marilyn worked for Ralston Purina for over 25 years. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. She was a lifetime member of the Wa-Tan-Ye Club, and volunteered at Prince of Peace Parish, Sisters of St. Francis, and the gift shop at Mercy North Medical Center for 11 years. She enjoyed doing needlepoint, going to the casino, bowling, was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and loved her cats and hummingbirds. Marilyn is survived by her sister, Margaret Burken of Clinton; her two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Kenney of Belvidere, IL and Jean Kerens of Florida; and numerous nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Ellen, and three brothers, James, Gerald, and Robert.

Visitation:

Visitation will be held Thursday 4-7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home, where a 5 PM Wa-Tan-Ye service will be held.

Mass:

Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Friday at Prince of Peace Parish. Burial will be at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.

6 Comments

  • on 10/30/17

  • The Hennemann Family

    on 10/30/17

    Rest in Peace Marilyn. We will always have a place in our hearts for you. Thank you for your kindness and friendship.
  • Michael Kerens

    on 10/30/17

    Your gentleness, kind words for everyone and everything will greatly be missed by everyone who has the pleasures of your presence. The pain is at ease now and your soul at rest with the people we all love and miss. Rest easy Aunt Marilyn
  • maureen kreinbring

    on 10/31/17

    If there were ever a "Best Aunt Contest",Aunt Marilyn would win hands down in my opinion and probably all the rest of her many nieces and nephews. She was kind, caring, interested in everything your doing, a great listener, a good storyteller who never forgot anything you told her and best of all her unconditional love. Thank you. You were the best!
  • Pam Petersen

    on 11/01/17

    Aunt Marilyn was a one of a kind special lady. Her kindness and sweet disposition was inspirational. Always present and interested in all our lives she will be missed so much. Rest in comfort and peace dear Auntie.
  • Kay Dierks

    on 11/02/17

    I was so sorry to read of Marilyn's passing. I didn't realize she was having problems. She was a good lady and it was a privilege to have known her. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

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