Phyllis Luckritz - 88
11/13/1928 - 6/30/2017
Clinton, IA Phyllis Luckritz earned her wings as she passed...
Gary F. Nixon - 75
10/27/1941 - 6/29/2017
Clinton, Iowa Gary F. Nixon, age 75, of Clinton, passed away...
Robert E. Null - 84
10/22/1932 - 6/25/2017
Camanche, Iowa Robert E. Null age 84 of Camanche, passed away...
Bernard J. Wagemester - 78
12/14/1938 - 6/24/2017
Clinton, IA Bernard J. Wagemester age 78 of rural...

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Kenneth D. Witt - 84

12/18/1931 - 5/2/2016
Ossian, Iowa formerly of Clinton Kenneth D. Witt, 84, of Ossian, IA formerly of Clinton, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at his home. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday May 7, 2016 at Prince of Peace Parish. Friends may call on Friday, May 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Pape Funeral Home. Private committal services will be held at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic School or the Ossian Ambulance Service. Ken was born on December 18, 1931 in La Crosse, WI the son of Walter and Lavina (Dunnigan) Witt. He was raised and educated in Ossian, graduating from Ossian Public High School in 1949. Ken married Ann Michels in Bellevue, IA on April 24, 1954. Ann passed away on November 18, 2007. Ken worked many different jobs while raising his family of 10 children. He was a huge supporter of all their athletic events. Ken worked as a route manager for several years for the Jewel Tea Company in Bellevue, Clinton and Ottumwa. He later returned to Clinton where he owned and operated four “Say Hi Ken” Phillip 66 gas stations before retiring in 1986. In 1986 Ken and Ann moved to Hackensack, MN where they owned and operated Birch Haven Fishing Resort until they finally retired. Ken loved to fish. He truly enjoyed when his family would travel to Birch Haven to vacation and he was able to take his children and grandchildren fishing. He also enjoyed traveling to Canada to fish. He enjoyed being a member of coffee clubs in both Hackensack and Ossian. Ken had been an active volunteer at St. Irenaeus Church while in Clinton spending many hours in the basement remodeling project and then calling BINGO. Surviving are his ten children, Steve Witt of Stevens Point, WI, Kathy (Mark) McGuire of Meridian, ID, Karen Witt of Clinton, Mike (MaryBeth) Witt of Pewaukee, WI, Bev (Al) McGuire of Monmouth, IL, Dave Witt of Colome, SD, Sue Hutton of Sherrard, IL Jane (Jeff) Roth of Camanche, Jean Matheny of Clinton and Mary (Joe) Michaelsen of Fulton; 26 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Mary Ann) Witt of Ossian, IA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Helen Witt; his wife; a half-brother, Hugh Cherioli and a half-sister, Leola Cherioli-Michels, and a daughter in law, Teresa Witt. Online condolences may be left at

Kathleen "Lynn" Schaley - 70

2/26/1946 - 4/29/2016
Clinton, IA Kathleen F. “Lynn” Schaley, age 70, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at her home following a long and courageous battle with MS. In following her wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11:00 AM till 1:30 PM on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 1:30 PM. A luncheon will follow at the Eagle Club. Lynn was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 26, 1946, the daughter of Dr. Louis and Muriel (Sames) Vogel. She graduated from high school in Cleveland and received her BA Degree in English from Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO in 1967. Lynn married John Fuller on April 15, 1967 in Cheyenne, WY. She later married Mike Schaley ( her best friend and soulmate) on May 27, 1977 in Clinton. Lynn had been a substitute teacher at Clinton High School and had taught at Clinton Community College. She later worked for Triple A, at Klines, and then as a reporter for many years at the Clinton Herald. She had run for the County Supervisor’s Office in the 1980’s and was a member of the Eagle’s Auxiliary. Lynn was an avid Cleveland Browns, Ohio State Buckeyes and Iowa Hawkeyes fan and enjoyed reading, writing, traveling and bowling. Her bowling team "Coupe DeVille" was the city champions in the early 80's. Lynn is survived by her husband, Mike; three children, Bridget Fuller (Kevin Saiter of Clinton, Christy (Rich) Campie of Camanche and Dan Fuller of Low Moor; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Kyler, Eric, Landon and Mereck; a great granddaughter, Taylor; a brother, William “Bill” (Judy) Vogel of Euclid, OH; a step-sister, Jenni Roach of Cleveland and many nieces and nephews in and around Clinton and the Cleveland, Ohio area. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dr. Don Vogel.

Richard "Rich" Timmer - 90

4/14/1926 - 4/28/2016
Davenport, IA Richard J. “Rich” Timmer age 90, of Davenport formerly of Clinton, Iowa passed away Thursday morning April 28, 2016 at Manor Care in Davenport. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial Mass for Richard J. Timmer will be held at the Church of the Visitation in Camanche on Saturday May 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Rich requested that memorials be made to the Low Moor Lions club or to the Church. The Pape Funeral Home of Clinton, Iowa is assisting with all arrangements. Richard J. Timmer was born in rural Preston, Iowa April 14, 1926 to William F. Timmer and Clara Luedtke Timmer he was the sixth child in a family of eleven. He graduated from Preston High School in 1944 and joined the US Army Air Corp where he was stationed in the Pacific Theatre at first in combat and later as a part of the Army of Occupation in Japan in operation of the railroads there. He returned home in 1946 as a Sergeant. Following his military service he worked in Feed Sales until completion of training as an Ophthalmic Optician from the University of Indiana. Richard worked in the office of Drs. Simmons and Butler for many years and later ran his own Optical Shoppe on Fifth Avenue South in Clinton. His motto was C Me 2 C. Richard married Alice Pauline Lollich on February 16, 1952 in Lyons. She preceded him in death on February 26, 1996. Rich was a member of the Church of the Visitation in Camanche, the Knights of Columbus, The American Legion, The Low Moor Lions Club and an honorary member of the Clinton High Twelve Club. He was a past member of the Clinton Down Town Association and a Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador for which he was awarded the Karl Schmitz Outstanding Ambassador Memorial Award. In addition to his wife, Rich was preceded in death by his siblings: Albert Timmer, Mary Behr, Genevieve Schuetzle, Robert Timmer, Rita Timmer, Clara Timmer, Rose Curtis, Dolores Eisenbeis, Frances and Francis Timmer whom died in infancy. He is survived by a brother-in-law Clayton Schuetzle, many nieces and nephews and many, many friends. Online condolences may be left at

Jennifer J. Barnes Stanger - 41

11/11/1974 - 4/25/2016
Wausau, WI Jennifer J. Barnes Stanger, 41, of Wausau, WI, formerly of Clinton, died Monday April 25, 2016 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday May 4th, at the Pape Funeral Home, 2308 Pershing Blvd, Clinton, IA. Jenny Jean Barnes was born on November 11, 1974 in Clinton, IA, the daughter of Gary and Marilyn (Mickey) Frederick Barnes. She attended the Clinton schools, graduating from Clinton High School in 1993. Jenny married Shane Stanger in 2005 and moved to Wisconsin to manage a resort on Pickerel Lake for six years. After her divorce, she moved to Wausau and began her brave, long battle with leukemia. Through her health struggles, she was always up-beat and smiling. She truly enjoyed living in her little house with her two pet huskies. Jenny had a keen wit, was an avid reader and loved sitting outside by the fire pit visiting with her great neighbors and family. Those left to cherish her memory include her parents, her brother Chad and his wife Rhoni Jo, her neice Gabriella, her nephew Grant, maternal grandmother Ramona Frederick, paternal grandmother LaVonne Barnes, aunts, uncles and several cousins and her special pets Mischief and Chaos. She was preceded in death by both her grandfathers, Harry E. Barnes and John A. Frederick. Jen was so thankful to all those that expressed such concern and care for her during her difficult health journey…especially her brother Chad for being her stem cell donor. In lieu of flowers, in appreciation the family will use compassionate discretion with any cards and monetary gifts.

Timothy J. Conley - 53

2/16/1963 - 4/20/2016
Alamogordo, NM Timothy J. Conley age 53 of Alamogordo, NM, formerly of Clinton, passed away Wednesday April 20, 2016 at the Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital in Alamogordo, NM. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday April 30th at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation will be held Saturday from Noon until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery in Clinton. Online condolences may be left at Tim was born on Feb. 16, 1963 in Clinton, IA, the son of James P. and Jeaninne (Senneff) Conley. He owned and operated an automotive body shop in Alamogordo, NM. He enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR. Tim is survived by his daughter, Mary Jo Conley of Moline, IL; and his mother, Jeaninne Clark of Clinton, IA; step-brothers, Jeff (Katie) Clark and David Clark of Clinton; and his uncles, aunts and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his father in 1972 and his grandparents.

John P. "Jack" Smith - 89

10/5/1926 - 4/17/2016
Clinton, Iowa John P. “Jack” Smith age 89 of Clinton passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. Private family services will be held Tuesday at the Pape Funeral Home with burial in North Madison Pioneer Cemetery, Jones County, Iowa. Jack was born in Anamosa, Iowa on October 5, 1926, the son of Paul and Samara (Perrine) Smith. He graduated from Anamosa High School and received his degree in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University in 1950. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Jack married Jody Wilkins on June 21, 1947 in Ames. He later married Bonnie Krabbenhoft on December 28, 2002 in DeWitt. Jack had farmed his families Century Farm in Jones County and later worked for the Farm Bureau from where he retired. He was a member of the Low Moor Lions Club. He loved golfing and fishing and was an avid reader. Jack is survived by his wife, Bonnie; two daughters, Kimberlee (Timothy) Borman of Bay City, OR and Sabrina Bartruff of Fort Wright, KY; eight grandchildren, Windy, Skylar, McKenzie, Ian, Max, Tyler, Courtney and Mark and three great-grandchildren, Tristan, Billy and Sebastian. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barbara. Online condolences may be left at

Richard "Dick" Cummings - 78

1/13/1938 - 4/14/2016
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Richard Duane Cummings January 13, 1938 – April 14, 2016 A husband, father and grandfather has answered the call of the Father. On April 14, 2016 the spirit of Richard Duane Cummings took flight. His life mission is closed. He leaves a wife of 50 years, Janice Marie Cummings; a son Ian Ross, (Isabelle Andree) Cummings; two grandchildren, Christophe Jean Cummings and Alyson Jeannette Cummings; one brother Max Robert, (Janice Lewis) Cummings of Ames, IA; one nephew, Ryan Robert, (Andrea) Cummings; one niece, Jennifer Marie Cummings; a sister, Debra Sue Makidon; and his beloved basset hounds “Norman” and “Gracie”. Richard “Dick” was born on January 13, 1938 in Winterset, Iowa, the first son of Hampton Robert and Flossie Mae Cummings. He graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1956, served his country in the Air Force for 4 years, and later graduated from UNI with a Master’s Degree in Business Education. Dick was an Associate Professor of Business Education at the College of Lake Country in Lake County, Illinois for 25 years until retiring in 1994. He also wrote two Salesmanship textbooks, worked for many years with the B.S.A. as a Webelos leader, built a log home from “trees” (which took 10 years), and he and Janice traveled extensively in the United States and Canada in their Airstream Trailer, having belonged to WBCCI (the Airstream club) for 27 years. Dick’s life work has ended. He has accomplished his allotted task and now goes to his reward. The years allotted to him by the Master were 78 full ones in his Vineyard. Dick was of exemplary Christian character, and set an example of helping others, especially the musicians in the many bands Janice has been associated with over their 50 years of marriage. He was always off stage helping carry equipment, set up and tear down and keep everyone supplied with music, allowing the musicians to bring the joy of music to hundreds of people over the years. And now Dick’s beloved family lays him away to his eternal rest, and trusts that the All Father keeps him in his loving care. *Rewritten by Janice from the original obituary of Janice’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Marie Stormes, which was printed in “The American Journal of General News”, Clinton Iowa on Friday, December 9, 1921. As per Dick’s wishes, there will be no visitation or public funeral. His immediate family will hold a private graveside service at Springdale Cemetery in Clinton, Iowa with Pape Funeral Home of Clinton assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, if you so wish, memorials may be directed to the family, and they will in turn purchase musical instruments and equipment to be donated to and used for the music therapy program at Mercy’s Hallmar Care Center in Cedar Rapids where Janice has been a volunteer for the last two years. The family is grateful for the loving care given by all the nursing, support staff and doctors at Mercy Medical Center and Hospice of Mercy.

Caroline McBride - 54

12/19/1961 - 4/11/2016
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Caroline F. Leslie McBride, age 54 of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Clinton, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 at her home. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 14th at the Pape Funeral Home. Caroline was born in Clinton on December 19, 1961, the daughter of Jack and Judith (Hess) Leslie. She graduated from Clinton High School. Caroline married Rick Wirth in Clinton. She later married Sean Martin in Clinton. He preceded her death. She later married Paul McBride in Clinton. Paul preceded her in death. Caroline enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, fishing, camping, being outdoors in the sun, swimming, drawing and pottery. Caroline is survived by three sons, Christian Wirth of the Quad Cities, Justin Wirth and Joshua (Emily) Quint of Prior, OK; three grandchildren, Jayden, Nathan and Belle; seven sisters, Linda Corbisier of Clinton, Leanna (Delbert) Geffers of Clinton, Laurie (Daryl) Behrens of Clinton, Valerie (Russell) Oberman of Davenport, Regina (Sharon Hadraba) Leslie of Plattsmouth, NB, Mary Hoffman of Clinton, Jennifer Holt of Clinton and Amy Leslie of Cedar Rapids and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John. Memorials may be made to the family.

Gary Soenksen - 63

9/27/1952 - 4/9/2016
Clinton, Iowa Gary Soenksen age 63 of Clinton, passed away Saturday April 9, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. In following Gary’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday April 14th, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4-7 P.M. Wednesday, April 13th and from 10 A.M. until the service time Thursday at the funeral home. A luncheon will follow the services at the Eagles Club. Henry Gary Soenksen was born September 27, 1952 the son of Henry “Bud” and Catherine “Katie” (Inman) Soenksen. He attended Fulton and Camanche schools, graduating from Camanche High School. Gary attended Clinton Community College where he played baseball. He married Connie Hoffman on August 26, 2006 in Clinton. Gary had farmed and later been employed with Bengston Construction, McJunkin and was a part owner of Bonnie’s Scenic Tavern with his wife. He was a member of the Eagles Club, enjoyed working in the yard and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan. Gary is survived by his wife, Connie; three sons, Brian (Beth) Soenksen, Kevin (Shawnelle) Soenksen and Jeff (Julie) Soenksen; a step-daughter, Lacey (A.J.) Steines; two step-sons, Jesse Everson and Eric (Cheryl) Everson; four grandsons, Dakota, Cameron, Cole and Mason; several step-grandchildren; a special step-granddaughter, Laynie; a brother, Greg (Deb) Soenksen; two nephews and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and beloved dog, Gizmo.

Deena J. Determan - 55

4/15/1960 - 4/8/2016
Clinton, Iowa Deena J. Determan age 55, of Clinton, passed away peacefully on Friday April 8, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. In following Deena’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4-8 P.M. Tuesday April 12, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday April 13th at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Deena Jane Determan was born on April 15th, 1960 in Clinton, the daughter of Donald and Joan (Dinnie) Sorensen. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1978. Deena married her high school sweetheart, Kevin Determan on July 21, 1979 in Clinton. She had been employed with Sorensen Homes. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, family vacations to Destin, FL, hosting hog roasts, cooking, playing penny slots and listening to her favorite band Bowman, Pickney, and Evans. Deena is survived by her husband, Kevin; two children, Erin (Eddie) Dunham of Clinton and Nathan Determan (Kris Maitlen) of Moline, IL; six grandchildren, Shelby, Sadie, Alyssa, Carter, Makayla and Caelyn; her mother Joan Sorensen of Clinton; two sisters, Donna (Kris Westphal) Sorensen of Iowa City and Deb (Bob) Ketelsen of Clinton; a brother Ken (Sue) Sorensen of Eden Prairie, MN; many brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Kevin. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice. Online condolences may be left at

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