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Donald E. Greenslade - 823/15/1933 - 11/11/2015
Donald E. Greenslade, age 82, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Eagle Point Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. until the service time Monday at the Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Donald was born in Cresco, Iowa on March 15, 1933, the son of Elmer and Annette “Nettie” (Halverson) Greenslade. He graduated from Assumption High School in Cresco in 1952 and attended college in Chicago where he earned an AA Degree. Donald served with the U.S. Army for two years at the White Sands Proving Grounds. He had been employed as an engineer at International Paper and later at Custom Pak. He was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church. Donald designed and manufactured many packaging patents. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and family, working on his many projects, and living on the Mississippi River.
Donald is survived by children Kathleen (David) Lundberg of Bettendorf, Iowa and Mark Norman of Wesley Chapel, Florida; was preceded in death by two children, Stacy Hessong and Steve Norman; has six grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Meara, Anna, Hunter and Janie; two great grandchildren, Tanner and Adelynn and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two children; four brothers, Paul, Richard, Elmer and Robert and two sisters, Mary and Viola. Memorials may be made to the Clinton Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Jesse W. "Bill" Kasterke - 909/2/1925 - 11/10/2015
Jesse W. “Bill” Kasterke age 90 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday Nov. 10, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. According to his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday Nov. 13th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday 3 – 6 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be given to Camp Courageous in Monticello, IA. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com
Bill was born on Sept. 2, 1925 in Cherokee, OK, the son of William and Stella (Arnold) Kasterke. He was a veteran of the US Navy from 1943-1946. He married Laura Pence on Dec. 29, 1945 in Ft. Madison, IA. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Ft. Madison, IA and for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad in Clinton, where he retired in 1986. Bill was a member of the Clinton AMVETS, Eagles Club, American Legion, Moose Lodge, and the N.A.R.V.E., Clinton County Historical Society. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and woodworking.
Bill is survived by his wife, Laura of Clinton; a son, Byron (Judy) Kasterke of Clinton; daughter-in-law, Patricia Kasterke of Clinton; four grandchildren, Dale, Michelle, Zachary, and Kindsey; five great grandchildren, Andrew, Michael, Alex, Nolan, and Abbey; and two great-great grandchildren, Cadence and Eli. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Steven, and a brother.
Baby Cora Lynn Rickertsen - 201511/6/2015 - 11/6/2015
Cora Lynn Rickertsen newborn infant daughter of Casie Hazlett and Jordan Rickertsen, Clinton, passed away Friday Nov. 6, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. According to family wishes, there will be a private family gathering at the Pape Funeral Home in Clinton prior to cremation. Though she never spent any time with us, she touched many of our hearts, “dearest baby Cora please know that our greatest blessing was having you." God has gained another precious angel.
Survivors include her parents Casie Hazlett and Jordan Rickertsen of Clinton; grandparents, Christina Orban of Clinton, Robert and Cindy Rickertsen of Fulton IL; great grandparents, Betty Sear and Erna Rickertsen both of Clinton; and many aunts and uncles, which include Christie Orban and Chase Hazlett in the Hazlett family and nine other aunts and uncles in the Rickertsen family.
Susan L. Ray - 653/20/1950 - 11/2/2015
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 - 749/9/1941 - 10/31/2015
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 - 9511/7/1919 - 10/28/2015
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 - 774/18/1938 - 10/28/2015
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 - 936/7/1922 - 10/27/2015
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 - 721/22/1943 - 10/26/2015
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 - 542/23/1961 - 10/25/2015
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.
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