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Susan L. Ray - 65

3/20/1950 - 11/2/2015
Clinton, Iowa

Susan L. Ray age 65 of Clinton, passed away Monday Nov. 2, 2015 at Mercy North Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Aaron Ray, Adam Pope, Josh Pope, David Pope, Jeremy Ray, and David Spooner. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Susan was born on March 20, 1950 in Wakefield, NE, the daughter of Charles and Charlotte (Heath) Pope. She married Ellas Ray on Aug. 26, 1967 in Camanche. She worked at Collis Company in the powder coating department. She enjoyed playing Bingo, going for walks, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.

Susan is survived by her husband, Ellas Ray of Clinton; a daughter, Karrie (Robert) Kingdon of Thomson, IL; a son, Michael (Lisa) Ray of Altoona, IA; 5 grandchildren, Amber, Nicole, Aaron, Miranda, and Jessica; 2 great grandchildren, Damien and Jared; 3 brothers,
David (Carol) Pope of Camanche, James (Debra) Pope of Surprise, AZ, and George Pope of Dallas, Holtom City, TX; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Charles, and a sister, Janice.

Priscilla M. "Pat" Hook - 74

9/9/1941 - 10/31/2015
Fulton, IL

Priscilla M. “Pat” Hook age 74 of Fulton, IL, passed away Saturday Oct. 31, 2015 at the Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday, Nov. 4th at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation will be held Tuesday 4 – 7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fulton Township Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Terry, Nate, and Lynsey Ullrich, Sheila Kohrt, Mike Lartz, and Gary McDaniel. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Priscilla was born on Sept. 9, 1941 in Clinton, IA, the daughter of LeRoy and Lucile (Clark) Ullrich. She married Robert Hook on June 26, 1969 in Clinton, he died in 1982. She worked as a assembly line worker at General Electric in Morrison, IL for over 28 years. She loved to read and try new recipes, which she shared with her family and friends.

Priscilla is survived by her sister, Twyla Lawrence of Clinton; a brother, Jeff Ullrich of Clinton; four step children, Wayne Hook of Fulton, IL, Carolyn Thomas of Erie, IL, Darrell Hook of Morrison, IL, Bobby Hook of Fulton, IL; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; four nieces and nephews; and four great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Carla Jo, a step-daughter, Connie, and a niece, Ronda.

Velma G. Voss - 95

11/7/1919 - 10/28/2015
Clinton, Iowa

Velma G. Voss, age 95, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Alverno Health Care Facility, 10 days short of her 96th birthday. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday Nov. 2nd at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be held Monday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Burial will be at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Velma was born on Nov. 7, 1919 in Lyons, IA, the daughter of Henry and Josephine (Klaes) Andresen. She attended and graduated from Welton Community Schools and attended UCLA. She married Leroy Voss on Oct. 19, 1946 in Cedar Rapids, IA; he died in 1979. She worked for Pacific Telesis and AT&T for over 31 years, where she retired as a supervisor. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge, Clinton Women’s Club, Mercy Auxiliary, AMVETS Auxiliary, Odd Fellows, VFW Auxiliary, and the Communications Workers of America, where she was president of the local union. She enjoyed traveling; especially going to Europe and the Orient, and was a collector of oriental artifacts, and playing cards.

Velma is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her step brothers and sisters.

Gayla R. Rixen - 77

4/18/1938 - 10/28/2015
Clinton, Iowa


Gayla R. Rixen age 77 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday October 28, 2015 at Mercy Living Center North. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 1st at the Pape Funeral Home. According to her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be held at Smith Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Gayla was born on April 18, 1938 in Clinton, the daughter of Harry and Helen (Buckley) Spooner. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1956. She married Frank Rixen on August 18, 1956 in Clinton; he died April 28, 1996. She worked at the Eagle Point Lodge for many years. She was a member of the former Odeon Club. She was an active member of her class reunion committee. She enjoyed fishing and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her dog.

Gayla is survived by her four children, Kim Rixen (Scott Bratthauer) of Bryant, IA, Chris (Christy) Rixen of Clinton, Joe Rixen of Clinton and Dave Rixen of Andover; 6 grandchildren, Will, Joey (Amanda), Zach (Tiffany), R.J., Madalyn and Megan; 4 great grandchildren, Piper, Dylan, Dallas and Destiny; a brother, David (Micky) Spooner of Clinton and a sister, Marcia Lass of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Angie, two sisters, Jackie and Kay, and three brothers, Art, Dwayne, and Ross.

Lualis M. Foster - 93

6/7/1922 - 10/27/2015
Clinton, Iowa

Lualis M. Foster, age 93, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Mercy Living Center North. Visitation will be from 1-2 P.M. Thursday, October 29th at the Pape Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 2 P.M. with funeral services to follow. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Chapel in Rock Falls, IL.

Lualis was born in Conroy, Iowa on June 7, 1922, the daughter of Arthur W. and Adele “Della”(Roerig) Wiebold. She graduated from Mt. St. Clare Academy. Lualis married Richard J. Foster on September 4, 1948 in Clinton. Richard passed away on October 4, 1992. Lualis was a service observer with Northwestern Bell for 38 years. Following her retirement, she worked as a receptionist for Dr. Joseph Monahan at Medical Associates until 1989. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Chapel in Rock Falls, IL and a active member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and an avid bridge player.

Lualis is survived by a sister, Barbara Davis of Clinton; a brother, Harold (Sharleen) Wiebold of Seal Beach, CA; a sister in law, Doris Wiebold of Des Moines, IA; a nephew Greg (Barb) Foster of Camanche and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant sister, Dora and a brother, Donald. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Thomas C. Ramig - 72

1/22/1943 - 10/26/2015
Clinton, Iowa

Thomas C. Ramig age 72 of Clinton, passed away Monday Oct. 26, 2015 at his home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday Oct. 30, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the Pape Funeral Home. Following the service,  cremation rites will be accorded, with burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Thomas was born on Jan. 22, 1943 in Clinton, the son of Arthur and Jessie (Brown) Ramig. He graduated from Clinton High School . He served in the US Army from 1963-1968. He married Diane Zaehringer on May 25, 1973 in Clinton; she died in 1999. Thomas worked for the Clinton Community School District in the maintenance department for over 30 years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the former Odeon Club. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, camping, and the outdoors. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Thomas is survived by his two daughters, Wannette (Ron) Moore of Erie, IL and Kelly (Bruce Frye) Rogers of Minneapolis, MN; a son, Rick Ramig of Florida; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; and a sister, Bonnie (Rich) Tervelt of North Carolina He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, and two sisters.

Mark A. Gunderson - 54

2/23/1961 - 10/25/2015
Clinton, Iowa

Mark A. Gunderson age 54 of Clinton passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. In following Mark’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or services. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mark was born in Missouri Valley, Iowa on February 23, 1961, the son of Philip D. and Selma (Smith) Gunderson. He had been a body shop mechanic working at Bartel’s Garage, R. & R. Limited and various other body shops around Clinton. He enjoyed bike riding, watching movies and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Mark is survived by his mother, Selma Gunderson of Clinton; four brothers, Philip V. (Julie) Gunderson of Blue Springs, MO, James Gunderson of Clinton, his twin, Michael Anthony Gunderson of Clinton and Andrew Gunderson of Garland, TX and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Suzann Kolter in 2011. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

W. Charles (Bud) Jacobs - 79

11/7/1935 - 10/24/2015
Clinton, Iowa

W. Charles (Bud) Jacobs passed away on Saturday, October 24th at the Alverno. He owned and operated Modern Plumbing for many years and was 79 years old. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church in Andover. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton, and from 10:00 A.M. until the service time Wednesday at the church. Pall bearers will be Jason Slater, Ben Luckritz, Marcus Jacobs, Sam Sexton, Nathan Jacobs, Dustin Jacobs, Nicholas Jacobs, and Noah Jacobs. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials can be made with the Low Moor Lions Club. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

He was born at home in Peoria, Illinois on November 7, 1935 to Albert and Kathrine Jacobs. He attended Reservoir Grade School and Woodruff High School in Peoria graduating in the class of 1954. He started to work at the age of 14 being paid 75 cents an hour handling apples, spray material, baskets, and 100 pound bags of fertilizer. While working at this first job for Myron B. Shoff he repaired the first of many water pumps in 1950. In 1955, he went to work for $1.45 an hour at the R.G. LeTourneau manufacturing plant making earth moving equipment. He then worked for Tate Well Drilling Company for 2 years and then the Peoria Pump Company for many years. He married the love of his life, Rosemarie Pople on October 20, 1957 in Peoria and moved to Alta, Illinois which is between Peoria and Dunlap, Illinois where they started to raise their four boys. He joined the Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department and was Station Chief for two years, District Chief for three years, and for one year was the President of the Peoria County Fireman's Association.

They moved to Bettendorf, Iowa in 1967 when Bud took a job at Clark Water Equipment in Davenport. He became the Scoutmaster for Troop 82 at Grant Wood School. For 7 years he oversaw the annual Christmas greens sale which raised the money for the troops annual High Adventure trip each August. His vacations over those years were with 30 to 34 boys and 6 other dads as they traveled over a total of 9,000 miles on the troop's bus visiting Canada, the Rocky Mountains, Gettysburg, Fort Knox, Flattop Mountain, Niagara Falls and South Dakota. He bought Modern Plumbing and Pumps in 1977 and moved to Clinton, Iowa. He owned and operated Modern for 32 years and 8 months. In 1997, he joined the Low Moor Lions Club. He was very active with many years of perfect attendance and earned one Bud Klies, two Warren Coleman, and one Ralph Jones awards.

He is survived by his wife Rosie; sons Bill Jacobs of Clinton, Jim (Deana) Jacobs of Miles, Rick (Michelle Hendriksen) Jacobs of Maquoketa, and Pat (Angie) Jacobs of Clinton; grandchildren, Kathryn (Jason) Slater of Olin, Iowa, Jamie (Ben) Luckritz of Clinton, Marcus Jacobs of Cedar Rapids, Jordan (Sam Sexton) Jacobs of Donahue, Iowa, Kara Jacobs of Clinton, Nathan Jacobs of Des Moines, Dustin Jacobs of Clinton, Nicholas Jacobs of Camanche, and Noah Jacobs of Camanche; and 5 great-grandchildren, sisters Phyllis Mattlin of Twin Falls, Idaho and Barb (Hank) Maenner of Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

VERA M. MILLER - 85

7/17/1930 - 10/20/2015
Clinton, Iowa

Vera M. Miller age 85 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday Oct. 20, 2015 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday Oct. 24th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Saturday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Andrew Krogman, Craig Miller, Joshua, Kevin, and Kyle Sigel, and Troy Migawa. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Vera was born on July 17, 1930 in Clinton, the daughter of John and Melinda (Aude) Rittmer. She graduated from Miles High School in 1948. She married William Miller on Nov. 2, 1957 in Clinton. Vera worked at Curtis Company and was a homemaker. She attended Prince of Peace Parish and was a member of the Crosstown Bowling League.

Vera is survived by her husband, William of Clinton; three children, Steven (Susan) Miller of Bettendorf, IA, Sandra (Martin) Krogman of Clinton, and Debra (Michael) Sigel of Tampico, IL; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Fern Hartz and Jane Dunlavy both of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Joan, and a brother, Harvey.

Jean Crider - 86

6/21/1930 - 10/16/2015
Clinton, Iowa

Jean D. Crider, age 86, of Clinton, Iowa passed away October 16, 2014 at her home. A Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Church in Fulton. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the service time Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Andover Cemetery, Andover, Iowa with a luncheon to follow at the church. Family and friends will later meet in the banquet hall at Manny’s in Fulton. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Casket bearers will be Rocco Maresca, Tom Dithmart, Jason Maresca, Jerry Woods, Juli Maresca, and Justice Foley. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Bark, Gerald Farr, and Norman Shepherd.

Jean was born in Clinton, Iowa on June 21st 1930 to parents Edith Wenzel and Andrew Dithmart. She married Robert Crider on December 13th, 1947. Robert passed away on June 4, 2014. Jean was always proud of her South Clinton heritage, which she said taught her loyalty and the value of both family and community. Jean will be remembered by all for her charismatic personality, always sharing her light-heartedness and laughter. Her biggest commitment to this world was her family, always giving to them compassion and unconditional love. Jean left this world surrounded by her family knowing how much she, too, was loved.

She is survived by children, Thomas Crider (wife Joan Crider) of Clinton, Iowa; Carolyn Maresca and husband Rocco Maresca of Davenport, Iowa; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren; and her brother Bob Dithmart, wife Vicky, of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers (Dale, Gary, Jack), and daughter-in-law (Victoria).

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