Donald F. "Gus" Witt - 90
3/9/1927 - 10/26/2017
Clinton, Iowa Donald F. “Gus” Witt age 90 of Clinton,...
George M. Boyjesky - 86
10/3/1931 - 10/24/2017
Clinton, Iowa George M. Boyjesky age 86 of Clinton, passed...
Helen R. Naeve - 82
12/9/1934 - 10/23/2017
Clinton, Iowa Helen R. Naeve, age 83 of Clinton, passed...
Janice M. Young - 79
3/29/1938 - 10/22/2017
Clinton, Iowa Janice Mae Young, age 79, of Clinton passed...

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Helen "Marguerite" Williams - 95

12/10/1921 - 6/16/2017
Clinton, IA Helen “Marguerite” Williams, 95, passed away Friday, June 16 at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, June 20th at 10:30 AM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday, June 19th, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Pape Funeral Home as well as an hour prior to the Funeral Mass at the church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons, Robert Milroy, Patrick Arnold, Henry Arnold, Brandon Dopson, Benjamin Dopson, Ryan Milroy, Trenton Arnold and Brevin Arnold. Marguerite La Croix was born December 10, 1921 in Lyons, Iowa to Lester and Blanche (Henemann) La Croix. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Marshalltown, Iowa and became a cosmetologist after graduating from Paris Academy in Cedar Rapids. She owned and operated Marguerite’s Beauty Shop from the basement of her home for many years. She later acquired her real estate license and worked for Johnson Realty. She met her future husband at a skating rink on a night that girlfriends “pinky swore” they’d all stay together and not take rides home from a boy. Marguerite was the only one who kept that night’s promise and then found herself with only one way home—Robert Williams. Marguerite and Bob were married on January 15, 1940. He passed away December 11, 1965. Marguerite was a member of Prince of Peace Parish where she attended daily Mass as often as possible. She enjoyed Sudoku, reading, visiting with family and friends, History, crocheting, listening to Guy Lombardo and enthusiastically celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis, The Business and Professional Women’s Association, and a member and former President of the local chapter of the National Hairdressers Association. She always signed cards, “Love and Prayers, Marguerite.” Marguerite is survived by four children, Georgena (Gerald, deceased) Arnold, Ted (Jeanne) Williams, and twins Mary Jo (Steve) Dopson and Marla (James) Nagel; grandchildren Stacy (Robert) Milroy, Patrick Arnold, Henry (Stacey) Arnold, Brandon (Sarah) Dopson, Benjamin Dopson, Jamie Nagel, Jacquelyn Nagel and Jessica (Carlos) Cervantes; great grandchildren Ryan Milroy, Brevin, Trenton and Matraca Arnold and Rosalie Dopson; one niece Renee (Bill) Hogan and two nephews, John (Kathy) Reese and Phil La Croix. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bob; a sister Carolyn Reese, and a brother Andy La Croix. Memorials may be left to Prince of Peace Catholic School.

Phyllis J. Pladna - 89

8/1/1927 - 6/16/2017
Fulton, IL Phyllis J. Pladna age 89 of Fulton, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center North. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Pape Funeral Home and from 10:00 A.M. until the service time Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Tom Current, Scott Davis, Andrew, Aaron and Adam Pladna, Jayson Schneeberger and Joshua Wehde. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church. Phyllis was born in Clinton on August 1, 1927, the daughter of William and Marcella (Baker) Keister. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1945. Phyllis married Thomas Pladna on April 13, 1952 at St. John Lutheran Church. She was employed as a secretary and bookkeeper for Sino’s Grocery Stores in Clinton. Phyllis was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where she was active with the Ladies Aid Group, the Quilting Group and the Altar Guild. She was a member of Lutheran Women Missionary League and a member and volunteer with Mercy Auxiliary. She enjoyed her family, player cards, reading and was an avid Chicago Cub and Iowa Hawkeye fan. Among her many blessings are her loving husband of 65 years, Tom; a daughter, Cindy (Tom) Snyder of Fulton; two sons, Richard (Robin) Pladna and Brent (Debbie) Pladna both of Clinton; eight grandchildren, Tom (Amber) Current, Lindsay (Scott) Davis, Jessica (Jayson) Schneeberger, Andrew (Jenny) Pladna, Aaron and Adam Pladna, Jenna Pladna and Joshua Wehde; five great grandchildren, Olivia, Lilly and Maddox Schneeberger, Wesley Davis and Wyatt Davis and two god children, Wendy Watford and Kennard Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert and Richard; a sister, Shirley Watford and a son-in-law, Gary Current. Online condolences may be left at

Wilbert W. “Bert” Eickert, Jr. - 46

6/14/2017 - 6/14/2017
Andover, Iowa Wilbert W. “Bert” Eickert, Jr. age 46 of Andover, passed away Sunday June 11, 2017 in Iowa City. A Gathering of Friends and Family is scheduled for Saturday June 17th from 5-8 PM in Goose Lake, at 224 Main Street, indoor and outdoor, please bring lawn chairs. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at Bert was born on March 11, 1971 in Clinton, the son of Wiolbert and Dorothy (Hudson) Eickert, Sr. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1989. He married Sabrina Shadle on Sept. 15, 2007 in Clinton. He had worked at Custom Pak in Clinton. Bert is survived by his wife, Sabrina Eickert of Andover; three step children, Robert Shadle-Boles of Clinton, Shyanne Ainsworth of Newton, IA, and Raiden Ainsworth of Charles City, IA; three brothers, Mark (Debbie) Eickert of Clinton, Dean Eickert of Andover, and Donald (Peggy) Eickert of Bryant; and two sisters, Brenda (Jeff) Gronwaldt and Rita Eickert both of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sheila.

Fern M. Hartz - 94

3/20/1923 - 6/12/2017
Clinton, Iowa Fern M. Hartz age 94 of Clinton, passed away Monday June 12, 2017 at Mercy Living Center North. A Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 11:00 AM, June 15 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be held Thursday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorials may be given to Mercy Living Center North. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren. Online condolences may be left at Fern was born on March 20, 1923 in Andover, IA, the daughter of John and Malinda (Aude) Rittmer. She married Ted Hartz on Nov. 1, 1947 in Clinton; he died in 1996. She and her husband owned and operated Hartz Cycle and Lock in Clinton for over 30 years. She enjoyed feeding the birds, attending to her house plants, and playing games with her family. Fern is survived by her three children, Linda Wenzel of Clinton, Sally (Larry) Nelson of Clinton, and Robert (Cindy) Hartz of Clinton; 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and a great-great grandson; a sister, Jane Dunlavy of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson, a great granddaughter, her brother, two sisters, her son-in-law, and two brothers-in-law.

Kathleen "Kathie" Gregg - 65

3/9/1952 - 6/9/2017
Fulton, IL Kathleen M. “Kathie” Gregg, age 65 of Fulton, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Alverno Health Care Facility following a year long battle with cancer. In following Kathie’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A private celebration of Kathie’s life will be held on Thursday, June 15th at the home of her sister Deb.. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Kathie was born in Fremont, Nebraska on March 9, 1952, the daughter of John and Marie (Shanahan) Kruger. She married Wayne Gregg in 1986 in Crete, NE. Wayne passed away in 2012. Kathie was a member of the Eagle’s Club in Crete. She enjoyed crafts, knitting, cooking and gardening. Kathie is survived by a sister, Deb (Donald) Schumacher of Fulton; two brothers, Mike (Mary) Kruger of Dallas, TX and Christopher (DeeAnn) Kruger of New Braunfels, TX; two nephews and one niece. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Amy and a brother, John Jr.

Margot L. Clark - 32

6/25/1984 - 6/4/2017
Clinton, Iowa Margot L. Clark age 32, of Clinton, passed away from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Fulton on Sunday June 4, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the River Church in Clinton. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Wednesday June 7th at the Pape Funeral Home and from 10 AM until the service time on Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her daughter’s educational fund. Margot Leigh Clark was born on June 25, 1984 in Clinton, the daughter of Kenny and Shelley (Herrmann) Clark. She graduated from Clinton High School in 2002, where she was a member of the Iowa State Bowling Championship team. Margot graduated from Capri College in 2005 and received an Associate of Science degree from Clinton Community College in 2016. She was employed at the JC Penney Salon in Davenport and was also a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. Margot was a member of the River Church and WINN of Bettendorf. She had a genuine love for her family and friends. Margot enjoyed bowling and was an avid Cubs fan. Margot is survived by her daughter Chasity Clark of Clinton; her mother Shelley Clark of Albany; her father Kenny Clark of Fulton; her sister Hilary (Jason) Jesudoss of Chicago; her grandparents Diane and Louie Reed of Clinton; her boyfriend Tim Davenport and his children McKenna and Hunter Davenport of Eldridge, and many cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Bill and Jean Herrmann and an uncle, David Herrmann. Online condolences may be left at

Donna M. Hoagland - 60

12/1/1956 - 6/2/2017
Clinton, Iowa Donna M. Hoagland age 60 of Clinton, died Friday June 2, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. According to her wishes, cremation rites were accorded. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at Donna was born on Dec. 1, 1956 in Clinton, the daughter of Everett and Hazel (Hughes) Philbrick. She was a self-employed cab driver in the Clinton area for many years. Donna is survived by her son, Charles Hickey of Clinton; two grandchildren, Conor and Ezri; and a sister, Carol. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Billie Jo, a sister, Nancy, and a brother, Larry.

Richard A. "Dick" Cram - 82

7/15/1934 - 5/31/2017
Clinton, Iowa Richard A. “Dick” Cram age 82 of Clinton, IA, passed away Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, IL. According to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Burial will be held at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at Dick was born on July 15, 1934 in Galesburg, IL, the son of Ellis and Phyllis (Caul) Cram. He graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, IL in 1952. He graduated from Milliken University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He married Constance Hudson in 1955 in Evanston, IL. He later married Cindy Cotton on May 7, 1983 in Andover, IA. Richard worked as a salesman for his father’s business, Midland Industries in 1960 and later Midland Forge in Cedar Rapids, IA; he retired in 1997. Dick was an avid bicyclist, serving as a board member of the Hawkeye Bicycle Association and completing numerous RAGBRAIS. He enjoyed camping, hiking, bird watching, and playing racquetball. Richard enjoyed watching sports and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye’s fan. Richard is survived by his wife, Cindy Cram of Clinton; five children, Scott (Barb) Cram of Shellsburg, IA, Greg Cram of Denton, TX, Sharolyn (Al) Dunham of Fredericksburg, VA, Penny (Matt) Jolly of Orlando, FL, and Emily (Matthew Adams) Cotton Cram of Dubuque, IA; five grandchildren, Brandon, Tonya, Erica, Ashley, and Nathan; 9 great grandchildren; a brother, Roger (Corrine) Cram of Crested Butte, CO; and two half-brothers, John and Tom Cram. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.

Eileen S. Runge - 64

5/3/1953 - 5/28/2017
Clinton, IA Eileen S. Runge, age 64, of Clinton, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center North. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church in Fulton. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Pape Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Fulton. Honorary pallbearers are her nieces and nephews, Cathy Barten, Jim Novonty, Amy Beveridge, Emily McKeand, Jessica Alt, Tricia Sheridan, Erin Sheridan and Christopher Sheridan. Eileen was born in Clinton on May 3, 1953, the daughter of Dominic and Eileen (Green) Sheridan. She graduated from Fulton High School in 1971. Eileen married James Runge on September 19, 1980 in Clinton. Eileen was employed with Fidelity Life in Fulton, Kemper Life in Cary, IL, Sheridan Bookkeeping in Fulton and as an inspector with McCray Inspection Services in Clinton. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and Duck’s Unlimited. Eileen enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and liked to aquacise at the YWCA. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and followed the Iowa Hawkeyes. Eileen is survived by her husband Jim; a step-daughter, Julie (Dennis) Fehrenbach of Charlotte, NC; a grandson, Max; two sisters, Mary (Leonard) Novotny of Western Springs, IL and Kathleen (Dave) Harrison of Morrison; a brother, William (Linda) Sheridan of Lansing, NC and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James in infancy and a brother, Patrick.

Donald E. Nice - 69

10/27/1947 - 5/18/2017
Morrison, IL Donald E. “Don” Nice, age 69 of Morrison, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. In following Don’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded thru the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. A gathering of memories will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday at the Bosma Funeral Home in Morrison. Burial will be at a later dated at the Bass Motel, Clam Lake, Siren, Wisconsin. Memorials in Don’s name may be made to Home of Hope or the Rock River Hospice. Don was born in Whiteside County on October 27, 1947, the son of Ellsworth and Marian Eleanor (Dykhuizen) Nice. He graduated from Morrison High School and received his apprentice education thru General Electric. He married Patricia Dunk on August 4, 1967 in Clinton. Don was an engineer at General Electric in Morrison until his retirement. He enjoyed bowling on Monday’s and Tuesday’s as well as golfing with his father. He enjoyed fishing and boating on the Mississippi. Don was a member of the 700 Bowling Club, the G.E. Men’s Club, the G.E. Golf League, Sterling/Rock Falls Horseshoe League and archery clubs with his wife. Don is survived by his wife, Patty; two children, Scott Nice and his loving companion, Ann Bittner of Sioux Falls, SD and Jamie Le (Braeden) Ward of Milwaukee; three grandchildren, Sabra Brea (Simion) Gilbert of Lincoln, NB, Storme (Jordan) Luna of Lennox, SD and Stellen Nice of Lennox, SD; three sisters, Janice (David) Mayes, Patricia (Darrell) “Growler” Onken and Kathy (Tom) Anderson all of Morrison. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elaine Ballard and Lorraine Geesey.

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