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Charles McDonnell - 86

4/16/1929 - 12/25/2015

Clinton, Iowa

Charles P. McDonnell, age 86 of Clinton, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2015 at Eagle Point Nursing Home. Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 11:00 A.M.

Charles was born in Clinton on April 16, 1929, the son of John and Mary (Dever) McDonnell. He graduated from Lyons High School. He served with the United States Army in Germany during the Korean War. Charles married Norma Caviness on July 23, 1955 at St. Mary’s Church in Clinton. He was employed at Clinton Corn Processing Company for 39 years. Charles was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. He enjoyed playing bridge, story- telling, lawn work and gardening.

Charles is survived by his wife, Norma; two children, Pam McDonnell of Park City, IL and Charles (Karen) McDonnell of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Kristin Groff and her husband, Nathan Holmes of Chicago, Jill (Robi) Mitra of Clarkston, MI, Bradford McDonnell of North Liberty, IA, Lauren Groff of Eden Prairie, MN and Elizabeth (Jordan) Cunningham of Baltimore; three great grandchildren, Mathilda, Charlie and Thomas; a brother, Robert McDonnell and two sisters, Rita Turner of Clinton and Natalie Regan of Grand Mound. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and a sister.

Gathering of Friends

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home.

Memorial Service:

A memorial service will begin at 11:00 A.M.

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