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Donald Krambeck - 962/27/1919 - 12/27/2015
Donald F. Krambeck age 96 of Clinton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Clinton. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:30 AM Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the First Congregational Church, Clinton. Visitation is planned for Saturday Jan. 9th9:30 AM until the service hour at the church. Burial will be held at Oakland Cemetery, with military rites held by the Clinton AMVETS. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. A funeral luncheon will be held at the church following the graveside service. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com
Donald was born on Feb. 27, 1919 in Davenport, IA, the son of Frank and Josephine (Waspi) Krambeck. He graduated from Davenport Central High School in 1936, where he won state championships in Debate and was Co-Valedictorian of his graduating class. After graduation he moved to Clinton and managed Early Bird Hatchery and where he met the beautiful Myrle Bickford. They married on June 18, 1938 in Clinton and enjoyed a blessed 59 years until she died in 1997.
In 1940, Don bought the Early Bird Hatchery and renamed it Krambeck Feed and Supply Company, where he owned and operated the business for more than 45 years. The business grew to a Regional Agri-Business and was recognized multiple times by the Ralston Purina Company, Hy-Line Poultry Farms, and others.
Don’s greatest passion was flying airplanes. He took his first flying lesson in 1938 and by 1940 received his commercial license and instructor rating. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1942, Don joined the Army Air Corp, where he was assigned as an Air Transport Command Pilot. He was assigned to the China-Burma-India Theater in support of the famous Flying Tigers. He flew a documented 155 missions as a chief pilot. He received many military service medals including the Air Medal with multiple oak leaf clusters.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church, Clinton for more than 60 years, Clinton Rotary Club, Izaak Walton League, American Legion, V.F.W., Scottish Rites Masons. His community service includes the Clinton Airport Commission, director of the Iowa Grain & Feed Association, director of the Iowa Poultry Association, director of the Camanche State Bank (20 years), board member of the Mercy Hospital Foundation, Clinton County Historical Foundation, the Mississippi Valley Alzheimer’s Association, and the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.
His greatest community service was his commitment to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association, where he personally raised over $800,000 and was the leading individual fundraiser in the nation for many years. For his dedication, he was awarded the Clinton County Bar Association Liberty Bell Award and the Governor’s Volunteer Award from Gov. Terry Bransted. He looked forward to his annual week long canoeing trip down the Mississippi River and its tributaries with the Great River Rumble Group, participating well into his 90’s.
Donald is survived by his son, James (Gail) Krambeck of West Des Moines, IA; three grandsons, Brent (Samantha) Krambeck of Chicago, IL, Scott (Carrie) Krambeck of Denver, CO, and Matthew (Brina) Krambeck of Naperville, IL; eight great grandchildren, Ben, Macy, Lucas, Avery, Dylan, Colin, Ian, and Ashtyn Krambeck. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Myrle, four brothers, Karl, Paul, Stanley, and Jack, and a sister, Beth.
Don was a devoted caretaker of his wife, Myrle during her 10 years of declining health, a man of strong faith, a consummate story teller, and who never met a stranger. Don had a strong allegiance to the people of Clinton and touched many lives. He will be missed and fondly remembered by many. The family is deeply grateful to the staff of Prairie Hills Assisted Living for their professional and compassionate care. Memorials may be given in Don’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter, 1730 28th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266, First Congregational Church, Clinton, or the Clinton Rotary Club (Eagle Point Park Pavilion Renovation Project).
Charles McDonnell - 864/16/1929 - 12/25/2015
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.
Benton D. Ray - 638/4/1952 - 12/20/2015
Benton D. Ray age 63 of Clinton, passed away Sunday Dec. 20, 2015 at Mercy North Medical Center. Visitation will be held 4 - 6 PM Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Following the visitation, cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside services will be held 4:00 PM Tuesday, Dec. 29th at the Oakland Cemetery, Clinton. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com
Benton was born on Aug. 4, 1952 in Boone, IA, the son of Ralph and Charlotte (Long) Ray. He worked as a machinist at Rockford Separators in Rockford, IL for many years.
Benton is survived by his three sons, Brian (Deb) Ray, Benton Ray, Jr., and Brad Ray all of Clinton; three grandchildren, Anthony, Samantha, and Racheal and two great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary (Frank) Proud and Theresa (Glenn) Melvin both of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and a half-brother, Virgil.
Karen A. Carlson - 663/21/1949 - 12/20/2015
Karen A. Carlson age 66 of Clinton passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center North. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 23rd at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
Karen was born on March 21, 1949 in Clinton, the daughter of Glenn and Doris (Peters) Carlson. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1968. She worked at A.C. Nielson for 22 years and later at PFC. She is a member of First United Methodist Church. Karen absolutely enjoyed spending time with her nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews and she had a love of animals.
Karen is survived by her mother Doris Carlson of Clinton; a brother Richard Carlson of Waverly, IA; a sister Rita (Craig) Dinsdale of Byron, MN; six nieces and nephews, Stacey Parks, Adrien Kessler, Amanda Taylor, Jaime Miller, Calvin Dinsdale and Chelsea Dinsdale; and seven great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister Nancy Jo in infancy. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Tracy Lynn Henderson - 463/10/1968 - 12/18/2015
Tracy Lynn Henderson age 46 of Albany, IL passed away Friday Dec. 18, 2015 at her home. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service is planned at a later date.
The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com
Tracy was born on March 10, 1968 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Michael and Judith (Olson) Power. She is survived by her five sons, Michael Darnell, Paul and Lucas Mendosa, Dennis Estes, and Ethan Power all of Rockford, IL; two grandchildren, Haley and Caden; her mother, Judith Power of Rockford, IL; her step-father, Juan Martinez of Sterling, IL; and two sisters, Lori (Tim) Estes and Christina Martinez both of Rockford, IL. She was preceded in death by her father, a daughter, Melissa, and her grandparents.
Edgar Lee Hill - 843/24/1931 - 12/17/2015
Edgar Lee Hill age 84 of Clinton passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015
at Mercy South Medical Center. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial was held at Oakland Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.
DuWayne E. Ottens, Sr. - 708/14/1945 - 12/14/2015
DuWayne E. Ottens, Sr. age 70 of Clinton, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family following a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 16th at the First Baptist Church in Clinton. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elvira Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Kevin, Matt, and Adam Cain, Steve Bice, Rich Schaley, and Mark Jacobsen.
DuWayne was born in Morrison on August 14, 1945, the son of Gerald and Margaret (Vos) Ottens. He married Cindy Shields Bice on February 9, 1990 in Clinton. DuWayne worked retail for several years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. DuWayne enjoyed horseback riding with family and friends, playing marble games, cooking, and listening to the scanner when his boys were working.
DuWayne is survived by his wife Cindy; four children, DuWayne (Kathy) Ottens of Clinton, Dean Ottens of Clinton, Becky (Bryan) Buhman of Bettendorf, and Brian Shields of Albany; eight grandchildren; a sister, Beverly Swanson of Morrison, a brother, David Ottens of Morrison, and his father and mother-in-law, Merle “Pat” and Helen Bice of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Sharon Ottens; and a nephew, Brian Ottens. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Wanda M. Hammond - 845/20/1931 - 12/14/2015
Wanda M. Hammond age 84 of Clinton passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015
at the Alverno Health Care Facility. Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, Dec. 22nd
at the River Church at 823 S. 3rd St., Clinton. After the church service, graveside services will be held at Miles City Cemetery. Following the graveside service, a luncheon will be held at Rastrelli’s in Clinton. Memorials may be given to the River Church.
Wanda was born on May 20, 1931 in Clark County, Iowa, the daughter of Bruce and Flossie (Erb) Kelley. She married Donald Hammond on June 4, 1950 in Miles, IA. She was a school teacher at a one room school house near Bryant, IA and worked as a bank teller at the Miles Savings Bank for 19 years. She was active with the County Corral. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family, and was active with her church.
Wanda is survived by her three children, Michael (Susan Dibble) Hammond of Arlington Heights, MA, Roxanne (Craig) Gustaveson of Iowa City, IA, and Robin (James) Kroymann of Clinton, IA; 9 grandchildren, Andrew, Timothy, Douglas, Lyndsey, Samuel, Michael, Scott, Jon, and Rory; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Beal of Holland, MI and Judy (Werner) Paulsen of Moline, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Mark and Rory, two brothers, and a sister. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com
William A. Walker - 8912/23/1925 - 12/10/2015
William A. Walker age 89 of Clinton passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. As was Bill’s wish, his body has been cremated and no services are planned. There will be a private family burial at Oakland Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home assisted the family.
Bill was born in Clinton on December 23, 1925, the son of Edwin M. and Minnie Grace (Angell) Walker. He graduated from Lyons High School. Bill served with the United States Navy during W.W. II on board the submarine, USS Balao in the South Pacific. He married Ruth H. Hart on December 21, 1973 in Rock Island. Ruth passed away in 1991. Bill was employed at E.I DuPont for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He had been an active member of the former Grace Episcopal Church. He and his wife Ruth belonged to the Clinton Country Club and Valley Oaks where they enjoyed playing golf together. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, woodworking, dancing, and playing cards.
Bill is survived by a son, Mark (Donna) Walker of Rush Valley, Utah; five step-daughters, Lori (Kerry) Kennedy of Clinton, Marci Broderson of Brighten, MI, Tori (Jeff) Maxfield of Reedsburg, WI, Joni (Jim) Dolan of Clinton, and Mari-Jo (Robert) Judd of North Liberty, IA; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, including Bradley (Lindsey) Kennedy, Kara Kennedy, Kehly Kennedy, and Landon Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his mother Minnie, his step-father, Earl Provin, and his wife, Ruth.
Muriel E. (Penny) Harksen - 6911/4/1946 - 12/8/2015
Muriel E. “Queen of Clubs” (Penny) Harksen, age 69 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center North. Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Following the service, a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Penny’s life will start at 2:00 P.M. at the Silver Dollar on Main Ave. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Penny was born in Denver, Colorado on November 4, 1946, the daughter of William H. and Lydia L. (Burtis) Toureene. She enjoyed following the Arizona and St. Louis Cardinals. Penny enjoyed spending time with her dogs, shooting her bow, fishing, crocheting and the Wild Rose Casino. She was known for “reading cards” and telling your fortune.
Penny is survived by her life-long companion, Dave Harksen; four sisters, Patsy (Gerald) Schaffer of Mesa, AZ, Peggy Elliott of Peoria, IL, Charlene Brondyke of Clinton and Ray (Tom) Naughton of Clinton; a brother, Harry (Mary) Toureene of Fulton and many nieces and nephews.
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