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8/27/1948 - 7/9/2017
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4/11/1929 - 7/5/2017
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Jane T. Van Horn - 92

3/19/1924 - 8/17/2016
Clinton, Iowa Jane T. Van Horn, age 92 of Clinton, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 surrounded by her family. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Church of the Visitation in Camanche. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Pape Funeral Home and from 9:30 A.M. until the service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Jane was born on March 19, 1924 in Clinton, the daughter of John and Theresa (McGonegle) Clark. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and after graduating she went to work for Interstate Power. Jane moved to Langley, VA to join her sister Mary and her husband John. She went to work at Langley Field. Following her time at Langley, she moved to Washington D.C., where she took a job as secretary at the Pentagon during WWII which required her to handle top secret documents. While in Washington D.C. she met her future husband Herman Van Horn and they were married January 27, 1950. Jane and Herman moved back to Clinton in 1951 with their first child, Deborah in tow. They had four more children and she was a domestic engineer until taking a job with W.T. Grants in Clinton, working in the candy department, working with her beloved chocolate. After spending time at Grants, she went to work for Spiegel Catalog in Clinton. Jane moved from Spiegel’s to work at Sears Catalog until she found her final and favorite job, working at J.C. Penney’s in Clinton, starting in the catalog department and working her way up to catalog department manager until the store closed and she retired in 1998, leaving the co-workers that she loved and favorite customers behind. During her retirement, Jane and Herman spent their time vacationing by car all across the United States. Her favorite vacation spot was Maine where she enjoyed many lobster dinners. She also looked forward to visiting her favorite child Jim in Maryland. Jane took care of Herman during his time of need until he passed away in 2007. During her later years, Jane spent time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren sharing with them many stories of her time spent in Virginia and Washington D.C. and trips to New York City. Jane also made sure they all knew of her Irish heritage and the pride she had in being Irish. This gentle soul will be truly missed by all. Jane is survived by five children; Deborah (Dennis) Wulf of Camanche, John (Jane) Van Horn, David Van Horn and Stephen (Liz) Van Horn all of Clinton and Jim (Karen) Van Horn of Severn, MD; six grandchildren; Jenny, Cindi, Krista, Eric, Matt and Heather; step-grandchildren; Michele, Mark, Lisa (Brian) and Christopher; three great grandchildren; Macey, Madelynn and Kaden; step-great grandchildren; Aleisha, Austin, Noah, Ben, Alex, CJ, Lula, Shannon, Emma and Paige. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Herman; a grandson, Jared; a sister, Mary; step sisters Marguerite and Loretta and a step brother Tom. Online condolences may be left at

Ronald D. Wynkoop - 64

12/5/1951 - 8/13/2016
Clinton, Iowa Ronald Dean Wynkoop age 64, of Clinton, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospitals after a short, but heroic battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 17th funeral home. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Henzen, Harold Hosette, Bill Hosette, Dan McGrath, Anthony (Tony) Wynkoop and Joe Hartman. Ron was born in Clinton on December 5, 1951, the son of Herbert Dean and Ruby May (Kinkaid) Wynkoop. Ron married Jane Ellen McGrath on August 30, 1985 in Sabula, Iowa. He worked at Dairy Pak for 35 years. Ron’s favorite pastime was riding his Harley with his wife, his brother and friends. He enjoyed bowling, having bowled 300 games, and had been of member of the Clinton Bowling Association and the 700 Club. Ron is survived by his wife Jane; a son Jason Dean (Brandy) Wynkoop of Fulton; a daughter, Andrea (Tod) Thieman of Lincoln, NE; five grandchildren, Maddy, Whitney, Brett, Tyler and Kannon and his beloved mother-in-law, Mary Jane Whalen of Clinton. Ron was the 5th born of eight children. He siblings include brothers Richard A, William D. (Koop) and David L. (Sue) Wynkoop, all of Clinton; sisters, Deana (Gerry) La Shelle of Clinton, Kathy Hilgendorf of Fulton, Susan (Richard) Herrmann of Clinton and Marcia Gillis of Cedar Rapids. Other survivors include many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins, his sister-in-law Sharon McGrath (Mark Mapes) of Carmichael, CA and his brother-in-law, Richard (Deb) McGrath of Polk City, IA. He will be missed by his companions, Chopper, Sasha and Harley. He was preceded in death by his parents and a special niece, Renee Wynkoop. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be made to the family.

Margaret H. Wandler - 87

3/1/1929 - 8/11/2016
Clinton, Iowa Margaret H. Wandler, age 87 of Clinton, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, August 11, 2016. A grave side service will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life luncheon which will be held at 11:30 at Rastrelli’s in Clinton on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Margaret (Marge) was born Margaret Harriet Burrows on March 1, 1929 in Clinton. She was the daughter of Frank and Ida (Olsen). She was a graduate of Lyon’s High School in 1947. After graduation she went to work for Dupont in the Test Lab where she met her future husband, Richard (Dick) Wandler. Marge and Dick were married on March 20, 1954 in Jacksonville, AL where Dick was stationed in the Army. They were married for over 62 years. Marge lived in Clinton for the majority of her life, spending many winters in the Phoenix area visiting her son and family and summers visiting her daughter and family. She loved to travel; she and Dick completed over a dozen cruises around the world. With her Danish background, traveling to her Grandparent’s home in Bornholm, Denmark, was one of her most memorable experiences. Marge was raised in the Lutheran Church. She attended the former St Stephen’s Lutheran in Clinton for most of her life, and in later years she attended Chancy Lutheran as well as the Northside Church of God. Marge was active with the Red Hats. Marge will be missed by all. She is survived by her husband, Richard Wander, two children, Molly (Craig) Cook of Ridgefield, CT and Kevin (Judy) Wandler of Phoenix, AZ, four grandchildren Matthew (Melissa) Wandler, Ryan Wandler, Alyssa Cook and Amy Cook, and one great grandchild, Lucas Wandler. She was preceded in death by her parents and Florence, a sister.

Edith L. Malone - 87

5/21/1929 - 8/8/2016
Clinton, Iowa Edith L. Malone, age 85 of Clinton, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016 at Mercy Living Center South. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Edith was born in Clinton on May 21, 1929. She married Darwin ‘Darby’ Malone. Darby passed away on April 29, 2003. Edith had been employed at Woolworth’s. She was a member of the Clinton Community Christian Church. She had a lifelong commitment to physical and mentally challenged individuals in Clinton County. Edith is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Wells of Clinton and special friends, Jim and Debby Manion and their children Bharati and Swati of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Betty Lou McCartney - 86

10/4/1929 - 8/5/2016
Fulton, Illinois Bette Lou McCartney age 86 of Fulton, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her home. Cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held from 2:30 to 4:00 P.M. Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 4:00 P.M. Bette was born in Davenport on October 4, 1929, the daughter of Charles Edward and Mabel (Kinnamon) Smith. She graduated from Lyons High School and received a double major in Education and Sociology from the University of Iowa, where she marched with the University of Iowa Band in Dwight Eisenhower’s inaugural parade. She served with the U.S. Navy in the WAVE’s in the Personnel Department. Bette married Jerry D. McCartney on September 7, 1963 in Cedar Falls. Bette did social work in St. Louis and Des Moines and later taught for 20 years in the Fulton School District. Bette had been a member of the Fulton Presbyterian Church. She loved attending all her grandchildren’s sports and school activities. She had been a Girl Scout Leader and Director of the YMCA in Iowa City and a member of the WA-TAN-YE. She had been a participant and supporter of Relay for Life, enjoyed dinner theaters, big band music, visiting and talking with people and following the Iowa Hawkeye’s and Cubs. Bette is survived by two daughters; Kim Schaffer of Camanche and Kelly McCartney of Fulton and four grandchildren, Aaron McCartney, Rachel Wilson, Ethan Schaffer and Emma Schaffer. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Arlene Bennett and three brothers; Ed, Jack and her twin Bill.

William "Bill" Heil - 65

10/14/1950 - 8/3/2016
Clinton, Iowa William T. “Bill” Heil, age 65 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Mercy Living Center North. There will be no visitation or service. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at a later date in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Mary’s Ohio. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Bill was born on October 14, 1950 in St. Mary’s, Ohio, the son of Paul and Hazel (Dressback) Heil. He was with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Bill had been a self-employed barber. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in St. Mary’s and attended Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clinton. He was an accomplished artist specializing in drawings. Bill is survived by three sisters; Dorothy “Dot” Reed of Papillion, NE; Cindy (Richard) Urban of Morriston, FL and Becky (Mike) Graves of Clinton; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mary J. Rickerl - 93

5/22/1923 - 8/1/2016
Clinton, Iowa Mary J. Rickerl, age 93 of Clinton, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. A Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 5th at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the service time on Friday. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Mary Jane Rickerl was born on May 22, 1923 in Clinton, the daughter of John “Leo” and Mae (Cook) Lentz. She attended St. Mary’s schools and graduated in 1941. Mary married Walter F. Rickerl on November 20, 1945. Walter passed away on August 21, 1993. Mary was employed at A.C. Nielson’s for 25 years and also worked at the Alverno Health Care facility for many years. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. Mary is survived by six children, Janet (Michael) Graf and Kevin Rickerl of Clinton, Mark Rickerl and Ann Rickerl of Low Moor, Kathleen (Bob) Rickerl of Madison, WI and Richard (Susan) Rickerl of Reynoldsburg, OH; five grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers; a sister and many nieces and nephews.

Mary R. Mickelson - 86

2/6/1930 - 8/1/2016
Clinton, Iowa Mary Ruth Mickelson, age 86 of Clinton, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at the Alverno. A Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Mary Ruth was born in Alta, Iowa on February 6, 1930, the daughter of Fred and Irene Cecelia (Maguire) Harrison. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1949. Mary Ruth married Paul J. Mickelson on July 21, 1951 at St. Irenaeus Church in Clinton. Paul passed away on March 20, 1979. She was a nursing assistant at Mercy Hospital from 1960 to 1990. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish and the Prince of Peace Auxiliary. She was a very active volunteer working bingo and funeral luncheons at the former St. Irenaeus Church at Prince of Peace. Mary Ruth was very proud of her grandchildren and their accomplishments. She had volunteered with the Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary for 20 years with 5747 hours served. She loved her dogs and caring for her Christmas cactus and shamrock plants. Mary Ruth is survived by her daughter Barb (Greg) Graf of Clinton; two grandchildren; Paul Graf of Clinton and Sarah Graf of Cedar Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Arlene Wing.

Edith C. Rickertsen - 97

2/2/1919 - 7/29/2016
Bryant, IA Edith Clarabelle Rickertsen age 97 of Bryant, Iowa, passed away on July 29, 2016, at West Wing Place DeWitt, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church Goose Lake, Iowa, at 10:30 A.M. Friday August 5th. Visitation will be Thursday August 4th from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Pape Funeral Home Clinton, Iowa, and an hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chad Rickertsen, Dustin Rickertsen, Brandon Rickertsen, Reece Rickertsen, Rick Tague, Nathan Tague, Christopher Tague, and Kim Wilkins. Online condolences may be left at Edith was born at the family farm north of Sabula, Iowa, on February 2, 1919, the daughter of Alex and Freda (Thomsen) Lawrence. As a child she moved to a farm near Almont, Iowa, where she attended school. In 1937 she graduated from Lyons High School. She attended Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa, before teaching in the rural schools for six years. Edith married Raymond Rickertsen on February 27, 1944, in Charlotte, Iowa. Shortly after they were married they moved to the farm near Goose Lake, Iowa, where they farmed for many years. Ray passed away on March 22, 1971. Edith enjoyed playing cards including bridge, gardening, crocheting, and quilting. For many years she volunteered at Mercy Hospital and crocheted hats for the newborns. She was an active member of Ascension Lutheran Church Goose Lake, Iowa. She enjoyed quilting and donated many quilts to benevolence through the church. In addition, she often crocheted gifts for the Sunday School children. She is survived by two sons, five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Larry (Kasu) Rickertsen of Clinton, Iowa, and their children Angie (Rick) Tague of McCausland, Iowa, and Chad (April) Rickertsen of Clinton, Iowa. Jerry (Gwenn) Rickertsen of Bryant, Iowa, and their children Dustin (Amanda) Rickertsen of Bryant, Iowa; Dr. Brandon (Emily) Rickertsen of Bellevue, Iowa; and Reece (Jillian) Rickertsen of Royal Oak, Michigan. Great Grandchildren include Alexis and Paige Rickertsen, Nathan and Christopher Tague, and Connor Rickertsen. She was proceeded in death by her husband and two brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, Goose Lake, Iowa.

Clarence James “Jim” Cook - 87

3/23/1929 - 7/25/2016
Clinton, IA Clarence James “Jim” Cook age 87 of Clinton, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center North. A Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the service time Friday at the church. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Jim was born in Delmar, Iowa on March 23, 1929, the son of Clarence L. “Red” and Viola Ellen (Synder) Cook. He graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1946 and attended the University of Iowa. He served with the U.S. Army in the occupation of Japan from 1946 to 1948. Jim married Claudine R. “Dena” Wendt on August 16, 1952 in DeWitt. Dena passed away on December 16, 2013. Jim had been employed at Bender Music, Sears, and as an electrician at E.I. DuPont from where he retired in 1984. He also owned and operated Cook’s TV and Repair from his home. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, the AMVETS, Valley Oaks and the Fulton County Club. Jim had coached Little League Baseball for many years and was an avid sports fan. He was an excellent bowler and golfer who had recorded 4 hole’s in one. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and traveling. He and Dena had spent many years wintering in Arizona. Jim is survived by three children, James Michael “Mike” Cook of Clinton, Thomas Jon (Peggy) Cook of Davenport and Cynthia Marie (Cook) Switzer of Des Moines; 7 grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer Lovdahl, Dr. Christine Haynes, Jessica Sager, Kathryn Bibbs, Jon Cook, Clarissa Sheper and James Switzer; 14 great grandchildren, Cora, Isabella, Madeline, Charlie, Maia, Lauryn, Ava, Declan, Dustin, Alivia, Austin, Colten, Madison and Tyler; 2 sisters, Shirley Gorzney of Calamus and Mary Ruth (Paul) Lasack of Oxford Junction; a brother, John “Jack” (Arlene) Cook of Bettendorf and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Larry and Paul; 2 sisters, Evelyn McKenzie and Madonna Hawkins and a daughter-in-law, Laurie Cook. Online condolences may be left at

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