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5/3/1920 - 4/26/2017
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6/1/1944 - 4/25/2017
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Elaine A. (McDaniel) VanDyke - 75

5/27/1940 - 1/13/2016
Clinton, Iowa

Elaine Alma (McDaniel) VanDyke age 75 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday Jan. 13, 2016 at The Alverno Health Care Facility. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday Jan. 20th at Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held Wednesday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the church. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Randy, Doug, Dennis, Chad, and Easton McDaniel, Evan Crimmins, Rick Petersen, and Mike Highstrom. Memorials may be given to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Elaine was born on May 27, 1940 in Sanborn, MN, the daughter of Orville and Alma (McClelland) McDaniel. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1958.
She worked at John Deere in East Moline, IL and was at home personal caregiver for many years. She attended Zion Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing a good hand of 500 cards and playing bingo. She had a great smile and was a loving caring person to her family and friends.

Elaine is survived by her three children, Steve (Julie) VanDyke of Ava, MO, Duane VanDyke of Portland, OR, and Beth Crimmins of Ft. Walton Beach, FL;
8 grandchildren, Holly Johnson, Steven VanDyke Jr., Chad VanDyke, Alyssa and Evan Crimmins, Stacy McCallister, James and Lorie DeVries; several great grandchildren; a brother, Gary (Betheny) McDaniel of Clinton; a special sister-in-law, Carolyn (Clair) McDanel of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Orian McDaniel, and two sisters, Barbara Young and Carol Highstrom.

Robert M. Seger - 89

12/16/1926 - 1/12/2016
Clinton, Iowa

Robert “Bob” Morse Seger died after a brief illness on January 12, 2016 at University of Iowa Hospitals, surrounded by his loving family. He was 89 years old. Services will be held on 11:00 AM Saturday, January 16, 2016 at First United Presbyterian Church at 400 5th Avenue South in Clinton, Iowa. Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM until the service at 11:00 AM at the church. Following the funeral service, cremation rites will be accorded and a burial will be held at Elmira Cemetery in Elmira, Illinois at a later date.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at

Bob was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 16, 1926. He was the son of Earl Fenton and Ruth Leola Morse Seger, and was raised in East Lansing, Michigan. He graduated from East Lansing High School in 1945, after which he worked for Fisher Body in Lansing, Michigan. He went on the road with the Slout Players Tent Show for two seasons before being drafted into the United States Army and serving in Virginia and Augsburg, Germany in the 43rd Infantry Battalion of the National Guard. He attended Michigan State University and graduated from Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo in 1956 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Library Science. He earned his Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Michigan in 1961.

Bob met Lois Ann Elliott in college and they married on September 25, 1956 in Elmira, Illinois. Bob worked from 1956 – 59 at the St. Clair County Library in Port Huron Michigan. From 1960 – 1967 he worked at the Presque Isle County Library in Rogers City, Michigan, where he originated the Northland County Library System. For 25 years, Bob directed the Clinton Public Library, founding the Clinton County Library System, and retired in December 1992. During these years, Bob served as a member of many state and regional library boards and committees.

Bob led an active retirement serving Riverside Presbyterian Church as treasurer and elder, and subsequently at First United Presbyterian Church as elder and session member. Bob was an active member of Kiwanis in Clinton, and maintained a perfect attendance record. He served as President of Kiwanis in 1992, and was awarded life membership status in 1995. Bob and his friend Dick Huyck organized Partnership Way, a study group which met monthly for ten years, centered on non-violence and community improvement. Bob also served as a founding board member and docent at the Sawmill Heritage Museum. He also served as an election judge for many years. Bob loved the color red and chocolate in any form. He had a quirky sense of humor and was known for his groaner jokes. In his younger years, he enjoyed bicycling and camping. He took his family on many camping and summer road trips. In his later years, he enjoyed playing games on the computer.

Bob is survived by his wife Lois; daughters, Ellen of Mesa, Arizona, Janet (Steve Pera) of Omaha, Nebraska, and Nancy of Minneapolis, Minnesota; grandchildren, Sophia and Eric Seger-Pera of Omaha; and sister-in-law, Geraldine Lednicky Seger of Lake City, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dean Warren Seger, and sister, Aulene Delight Seger Gaige. According to his wishes, Bob’s corneas were donated upon his death. In lieu of flowers, donations to First United Presbyterian Church or the Sawmill Museum in Clinton would be appreciated.

Beatrice M. Whalen - 94

3/12/1921 - 1/12/2016
Clinton, Iowa

Beatrice M. Whalen age 94 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday Jan. 12, 2016 at Mercy Living Center North, Clinton. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday Jan. 20th at Prince of Peace Parish, Clinton. Visitation will be held Wednesday 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, Clinton. Following the graveside service there will be a luncheon at Rastrelli’s Restaurant, Clinton. Online condolences may be left at

Beatrice was born on March 12, 1921 in Clinton, the daughter of Helen Milder. She had married Bruce Morgan in 1957 in California. She later married Joseph Whalen on Sept. 17, 1988 in Clinton, he precedes her in death. She was a cook for the Clinton YWCA for many years. She is a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Clinton.

Beatrice is survived by six cousins, a nephew, Scott, and special friends, Bobbie Schloss and Brooke Richardson. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tom. The family would like to thank all her caregivers who provided her with loving care over the years.

Doris Determan - 83

11/28/1932 - 1/10/2016
Clinton, Iowa

Doris J. Determan age 83 of Clinton passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. A Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the service time Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her sons. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Doris was born in Maquoketa on November 28, 1932, the daughter of Reese and Augusta (Mann) Taylor. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1951. Doris married Gerald Determan on October 18, 1952 at St. Irenaeus Church in Clinton. She had been employed at Northwestern Bell and later at P.F.C. Doris was a member of Prince of Peace Parish and the Ladies of the Moose. She enjoyed her family, dancing, camping and traveling.

Doris is survived by her husband, Gerald; seven sons; Gary (Mary) Determan, Ken (Lynn) Determan, Kevin (Deena) Determan, Pat (Ellen) Determan, Dennis (Beth) Determan and Tim (Shari) Determan all of Clinton and Mike (Taryn) Determan of Camanche; a daughter-in-law, Deb Determan of Camanche; 27 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Phillip in 2010; a great grandson, Liam; two sisters, Dolly and Garnet and three brothers, Lester, Don and Phil.

Susan Unger - 72

2/16/1943 - 1/9/2016
Rock Falls, IL

Susan M. Unger age 72 of Rock Falls, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Community General Hospital, Sterling, IL. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Prince of Peace Parish. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 9:00 A.M. Saturday at the church. Inurnment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Susan Maxine Unger was born on February 16, 1943 in Clinton, the daughter of Thomas and Cora (Powers) Lawlor. She attended St. Mary’s High School. On July 10, 1965 Susan married Richard “Jack” Wharff in Clinton. Jack died December 25, 1969. She then married Roland Unger on August 24, 1974 in Illinois. Roland died October 26, 2009. Susan worked as a case manager at Kreider’s Services for over 30 years. She was a mother to all. Susan enjoyed fishing, music, dancing and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, even coaching one of their baseball teams.

Susan is survived by six children; Marianne (Chris) Geiger of Cincinnati, OH, Christine (Dave Conerd) Wharff of Evansdale, IA, Shawn (Rena) Wharff of Fulton, IL, Craig Wharff of Bloomington, IL, Rachael Kolb of Rockford, IL and Kelly Wharff of Rock Falls, IL, three stepchildren, 10 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 10 sisters and brothers; Joan (Russell) Luckritz of Clinton, Diane Osburn of Florence, OR, Janeen (Bob) Naeve of Andover, Lucia (Ralph) Andresen of Clinton, Mary (Shane) Villers of Stayton, OR, Joseph (Candy) Lawlor of Ames, IA, Catherine Atherton of Lodi, CA, Bernadette (Roger) Voss of Davenport, Mona Weidman of Clinton and John (Jackie) Lawlor of Queen Creek, AZ; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a sister Mickey and a brother Dan.

Alec D. Horst - 31

8/29/1984 - 1/7/2016
Clinton, Iowa

Alec D. Horst age 31 of Clinton, died Thursday, January 7, 2016 from injuries received in a car accident near Hanover, IL. Private services will be held on Saturday, January 9th at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa. A memorial has been established.

Alec was born in Clinton on August 29, 1984, the son of Donald and Debra (Petersen) Horst. He graduated from Northeast High School in 2003 and received an Industrial Wiring Degree from NICC in Calmer, Iowa. He was employed with John Deere at the Worldwide Product Development Plant in Silvis, IL. Alec was a member and had been confirmed at Elvira Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoyed working the family farm, skiing, golfing, skeet shooting, and following the Iowa Hawkeye‘s.

Alec is survived by his parents, Dona and Deb Horst of Clinton; two sisters, Amanda (Scott) Bielema of Fulton and Amber (Toby) Mullins of Clinton; four nieces and nephews, Reata, Rowdy, Addison and Jacob and his grandmother, Genevieve Petersen of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandfather. Online condolences may be left at

Jacquelene A. Jansen - 78

3/31/1937 - 1/4/2016
Savanna, IL formerly of Clinton, IA

Jacquelene A. Jansen age 78 of Savanna, IL, formerly of Clinton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, Jan. 8th at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation will be held Friday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the funeral home. Following the service, cremation rites will be accorded and a private family burial to be held at Springdale Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

Jackie was born on March 31, 1937 in Clinton, IA, the daughter of Edwin and Grace (Thomsen) Dolan. She worked at the Sarah Harding Home, Clinton in housekeeping for many years. She enjoyed “digging in the dirt”, collecting “stuffies”, playing billiards, bowling, and cooking. She was a member of the Clinton AMVETS Auxiliary. She attended the Methodist Church.

Jackie is survived by her brother, James J. (Joni) Dolan of Clinton, IA,; two sisters, Annamarie (Michael) Sanford of Clearwater, FL and Mary Elizabeth (Richard) Lingle of Low Moor, IA; her special nieces and nephew, Derrick (Sheryl), Krista (Jimmy), Heather (Matt), Amber (Benjamin), Charlene, Denise (Patty), and Pam; six great nephews, Steven, Maxwell, Ethan, Mason, Cooper, and Josh; and four great nieces, Hannah, Sierra, Elizabeth, and Alice. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara.

Eileen Clancy - 81

6/4/1934 - 1/2/2016
Clinton, IA

Eileen T. Clancy, age 81, of Clinton, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center North. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Eileen was born in Clinton on June 4, 1934, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Lanaghan) Clancy. She attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in1952. She married Ronald Van Buer in Clinton in 1957. Eileen was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. She loved her family and enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s games and activities, reading and music.

Eileen is survived by four children; Josie (Mark) DeVries of Bellevue, Anna Kash of Clinton, Nancy (Eric) Dahlhauser and John Van Buer of Nashville, TN; ten grandchildren; Alexis, Mark, Logan, Jessica, Jenna, Whitney, Jennifer, Andy, Lauren and Jacob; ten great grandchildren and a brother, Edward (Shirley) Clancy of Westchester, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Joseph in 2014; a brother, Thomas, and a sister, Mary Jo.

Donald Krambeck - 96

2/27/1919 - 12/27/2015
Clinton, Iowa

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

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 - 86

4/16/1929 - 12/25/2015
Clinton, Iowa

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.

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