Paul R. Schindel - 73
6/10/1944 - 7/21/2017
Clinton, Iowa Paul R. Schindel age 73 of Clinton, passed away...
Janis R. Wagemester - 78
11/3/1938 - 7/11/2017
Clinton, Iowa Janis R. Wagemester age 78 of rural Clinton,...
Billy G. Hensley - 81
7/29/1935 - 7/11/2017
Clinton, Iowa Billy G. Hensley (Dean) age 81 of Clinton,...
Cynthia S. Poblete - 68
8/27/1948 - 7/9/2017
Clinton, IA Cynthis S. Poblete, age 68 of Clinton,...

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Ward Harstick - 92

12/19/1923 - 6/6/2016
Clinton, Iowa Ward and Mary Harstick were together for sixty-three years as husband and wife, marrying in Hanover, Illinois on July 8, 1943 just before Ward left for service in the Army in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. They came to Clinton in 1946 for Ward’s job at DuPont where he worked for 36 years. He and his father built the house on North 4th Street in 1948 where Ward and Mary spent the rest of their lives. They loved each other deeply, worked hard and cared for their children Gary and Marianne. They died peacefully in their sleep on the same day, June 6, ten years apart. Ward just a few days ago, Mary in 2006. Ward was born in Savanna, Illinois on December 19, 1923 and Mary on August 15, 1921 in Dubuque, Iowa. Both were leaders in Cub and Boy Scouts. Mary was an active member of St. Boniface Parish and Ward was active in helping his son’s baseball teams. Ward and Mary are members of a most exceptional generation of Americans we reverently call the Greatest Generation. These men and women came of age in the turbulent and very difficult 1920’s and 1930’s, and in the 1940’s they truly saved the world. Many words have been spoken and written about this generation but none more elegant than those of author Daniel James Brown. They certainly apply to Mary and Ward. He wrote…“We are swept away with gratitude for their goodness and their grace, their humility and their honor, their simple civility and all the things they taught us.” What we have inherited from our Greatest Generation parents who have gone from us and from those we are blessed to still have among us, we owe them our goodness toward others, to be full of grace, to be humble, honorable and civil, and to be responsible teachers of our children. On June 10, 2016 Ward and Mary Harstick were interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover, Illinois, surrounded by loving family and friends, and resting peacefully among their parents, relatives and friends who had gone before them. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton assisted the family. They lived a good life. We are so grateful to them. We love them and miss them deeply. Ward and Mary are survived by their son Gary (wife Catherine and children Christopher, Julia and Anna) in St. Louis, and daughter Marianne (husband Harold and daughter Cali Ryder) in Milan, Illinois. May God bless them and keep them in our hearts. Online condolences may be left at

Robert E. "IA Bob" Roling - 81

9/29/1934 - 6/5/2016
Clinton, Iowa Robert E. “IA BOB” Roling age 81 of Clinton, passed away Sunday June 5, 2016 at Mercy South Medical Center. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be held at St. Boniface Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at Bob was born on Sept. 29, 1934 in Clinton, the son of George and Elizabeth (Burken) Roling. Bob worked for Waukesha Engines, mechanic and co-owner of Satellite 66 Station, Determann Industries, and was an all-around “handyman.” He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, and Green Bay Packers fan. Bob is survived by his three children, Karen Grimm of Clinton, Ronald (Sandra) Roling of Charlotte, and Thomas (Jamie) Roling of Tiffin, IA; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Myrna Roling of Laurel, MD; and special friend, Bonnie McConohy of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, and 6 sisters.

Lavina Mae Brockett - 92

6/7/1924 - 6/5/2016
Clinton, Iowa Lavina M. Brockett age 91 of Clinton, formerly of Marshalltown, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Mercy Living Center South. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 P.M. Lavina was born in Peoria, IL on June 7, 1924, the daughter of Charles James and Edith Mae (Dougerty) Brockett. Lavina enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved watching movies, especially John Wayne, Walker Texas Ranger and Scooby Doo. She was very proud of winning a gold medal throwing bora at the very first Special Olympics held in Iowa. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, crafts and she adored cats. Lavina is survived by seven nephews; one niece and four very special friends who cared for her in Marshalltown, Michelle, Lori, Racheal and Jessica. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Earl, Charles, Byron and Bershein and three sisters; Helen Varner, Mary Jane Brocket and Rose Ann Brockett. Online condolences may be left at

William "Bill" Koch - 82

11/16/1933 - 6/5/2016
Arlington, TX William “Bill” Koch age 82 of Arlington, TX, formerly of Clinton, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 5, 2016 in Arlington, TX. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday July 13, 2016 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Clinton, IA. Burial will follow at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. William was born November 16, 1933 in Clinton, IA to Francis and Margaret Banowetz Koch the second of 7 children. He graduated from St. Mary's High School and spent a year at St. Ambrose in Davenport, IA. He worked many years at Eagles Super Market and then at Kroger Super Markets in TX. He was also the owner and founder of Mississippi Ski Daddlers, a water ski team that performed many shows on the Mississippi River. In his younger years, Bill lived for water skiing and spending time on the Mississippi River. Bill is survived by his sisters, Patricia Kahler of Euless, TX, Joan (Jack) Nelson of Clinton, IA; a brother, Francis (Anna) of Highland, IL.; his nephews, Steve, Ken, David, Terry, and Mark Nelson, James, Jeffery, Danny, Dennis, and Jason Voss, Rich Koch, Doug Wassmer, and Jim Kahler; and nieces, Debbie Weed, Karen Petersen, Regina Strong, Sandra Small, and Cindy Koch. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Glenn and Richard Koch and sister Geraldine Koch Voss.

Sandra J. (Behrend) Hill - 75

11/28/1940 - 6/4/2016
Clinton, Iowa Sandra J. (Behrend) Hill age 75 of Clinton, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. In following Sandra’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service honoring Sandra’s life will begin at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the service time Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Drew’s Crew for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital for Cancer Patients. Sandra was born in Clinton on November 28, 1940, the daughter of Forrest and Lois (Schenck) Behrend. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1959. Sandra married Robert Hill on October 14, 1961 in Morrison, IL. She had been a secretary working for 20 years in the Florida Keys. Sandra was a member of the United Methodist Church in Big Pine Key, FL. She was a member of the Xi Alpha Theta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in the Florida Keys and was a Past-president of the Jay-Cee-Ettes in Clinton. Her priorities were her grandchildren. She never missed any of their activities. She enjoyed family gatherings, working outside, and flowers. Sandra is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter, Candace (Jared) Seitz of Clinton; a son, Rick (Deb) Russell of Sacramento, CA; two grandchildren, Xander and Zoey Seitz; a brother, Forrest (Terry) Behrend of Janesville, WI; two sisters, Linda Schwartz of Sebring, FL and Debra (Tom) Winter of Camanche and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Robert Hill, Jr. Online condolences may be left at

Carl L. Boehde - 86

6/22/1929 - 5/28/2016
Clinton, Iowa Carl L. Boehde age 86 of Clinton, passed away Saturday May 28, 2016 in Clinton. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 2nd at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Carl was born in Clinton on June 22, 1929, the son of Ernest and Vera (Shockey) Boehde. He graduated from Miles High School in 1946. He served with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Carl married Kathleen Mohr on December 28, 1952 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Preston. He was employed at Clinton Corn Processing Company for 20 years and later retired as a carrier with the United States Postal Service. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, AMVETS, and Loyal Order of Moose. Carl enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, and playing cards. He delivered Mobile Meals for 20 years and was an avid Chicago Cub and Green Bay Packer fan. Carl was a member of the Clinton Bowling Association and had been a Past President of the Board of Directors as well as a member of the Clinton Bowling Association Hall of fame. He bowled in the Thursday Mixed League at the Plaza and the Classic League at the Recreation Lanes. Carl is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a son Michael and his wife Debra (Andresen) Boehde of Onalaska, WI; a daughter, Diane (Thomas) Brinkman of Naperville, IL; five grandchildren, David (Lucy) Boehde, Dawn (Matt) Hoff, Rachel (Ben) Burrow, Daniel (Denise) Brinkman and Beth Brinkman; five great grandchildren, Clara, Amelia, Mason, Noah and Aubrey; a brother, Dwaine Boehde of Clinton and a sister, Deloris (Marv) Garlough of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences may be left at

Mae Marie (Tietjens) Gates - 93

5/30/1922 - 5/20/2016
Clinton, Iowa Mae Marie (Tietjens) Gates age 93 of Preston passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May26 2016 at Faith Lutheran Church, Andover. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the church and from 10:00 A.M. until the service time Thursday. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Mae was born in Preston on May 30, 1922, the daughter of Wayne and Mabel (Frahm) Farley. She graduated from Preston High School. Mae married Gilbert Tietjens on September 17, 1941 in Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton. Gilbert passed away on October 18, 1981. She later married John Gates on July 14, 1984 in Andover. John passed away on June 25, 1996. Mae was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. She had been employed at the Sabula Speaker Factory, International Paper, Sterling Motel and as a homemaker. Mae enjoyed gardening, antiquing, sewing, feeding the birds, eating pizza, and she always remembered to send a birthday card to all her loved ones every year. She enjoyed spending time with her sisters. She loved attending family gatherings for holidays and birthdays and watching all the children in her life in their various sports and school activities. Mae is survived by five children; Steve (Darlene) Tietjens of Sabula, Louis (Mary) Tietjens of Clermont, FL, Lois (Richard) Feddersen of rural Clinton, Marcia (Gene) Camp of Preston and Tom (Ronda) Tietjens of rural Clinton; a step-daughter, Pat (David) Gates-Gregg of Warsaw, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Norma Claussen of Preston, Janet Farley of Las Vegas, Evelyn (Duane) Hagge of rural Clinton and Roberta Haley of Clinton and many nieces and nephews.. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Donnie, Keith and Leland and two sisters, Loleta and Kathleen. Online condolences may be left at

Jerry L. Owens - 69

5/11/1947 - 5/19/2016
Clinton, IA Jerry Lee Owens, age 69, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Genesis West Hospital, Davenport. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until the service time Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Jerry was born in Davenport on May 11, 1947, the son of Arthur and Alvena (Frasier) Owens. He had worked at Glenwood at the Advanced Training Center and was later employed with the Skyline Center. Jerry enjoyed sitting outside on his porch swing, taking walks with friends, spending time with housemates and watching Wheel of Fortune with his housemates. Jerry is survived by a sister, Carol Owens of Clinton, a brother, Roger Owens of Marion, OH and three special close friends that he enjoyed spending time with. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jerry will be remembered by his friends and family for his loving personality, his out of the blue laughing and determination to get what he wanted.

Gerald A. Arvidson - 78

1/27/1938 - 5/18/2016
Clinton, IA Gerald A. Arvidsen age 78 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at his home. A private service will be held with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Richard L. “Dick” Asmus - 69

3/29/1947 - 5/15/2016
Clinton, Iowa Richard L. “Dick” Asmus age 69 of Clinton, passed away Sunday May 15, 2016 at Mercy North Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday May 18th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the funeral home. Following the service, cremation rites will be accorded. Online condolences may be left at Dick was born on March 29, 1947 in Clinton, the son of Marvin and Peggy (Kelly) Asmus. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1966. He married Patricia Sorensen on Sept. 15, 1967 in Clinton. Dick worked at Waukesha Engines as a machinist for over 25 years and at Mercy Medical Center in maintenance for over 23 years. He loved his dog, Molly and the two cats, Mimi and Mittens. Dick is survived by his wife, Patricia Asmus of Clinton; two sons, Brian (Ann Martin) Asmus of Monmouth, IL and Kevin (Tracy) Asmus of Des Moines; five grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Judy) Asmus of Urbandale, IA and Ed (Mary Lou) Asmus of Clinton; and a sister, Janice Manning of McCook, NE. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Raymond.

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