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Frank H. McGrath - 91

10/18/1924 - 3/21/2016

Clinton, Iowa

Frank H. McGrath, age 91 of Clinton, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Mercy Living Center South. A funeral service will take place at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 26th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will take place from 4-7 P.M. Friday, March 25th at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Clinton. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Memorials may be given to the Prince of Peace Parish or the Catholic Historical Center. Frank was born October 18, 1924, the son of Frank H. and Mable C. (Hammond) McGrath in Clinton. Frank married his sweetheart Lyda P. Oakfield on May 26, 1946 in Cedar Rapids, IA. He served in the United States Army as a medic during WWII. Frank was employed at E.I. DuPont for 33 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish and the Clinton AMVETS. Frank loved camping with his family and loved to travel. He enjoyed many things in life but most of all spending time with his family. Frank was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed. Frank is survived by his wife, Lyda; two sons, James (Robin) McGrath of Parkersburg, WV and Danny (Geralyn) McGrath of Clinton; three grandchildren, Andy (Katie Player) McGrath, Darby McGrath, and Tracy (Travis) Smith; two step granddaughters, Jaime (Mike) Hilsenbeck and Jolinda (Pat) Burr; one great granddaughter, Amelia Smith; two step-great grandchildren, Kelsie and Kagen Hilsenbeck; and several nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George.

Visitation:

Visitation will take place from 4-7 P.M. Friday, March 25th at the funeral home.

Service:

A funeral service will take place at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 26th at the Pape Funeral Home.

5 Comments

  • Pat Ewers

    on 03/23/16

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss of your loved one...how fortunate you were to have shared his time on earth for as long as you did. You're in our thoughts and prayers Dave and Pat Ewers
  • Steve Sawyer

    on 03/23/16

    Lyda, Dan, Jim and family … I am thinking of you as you celebrate your father’s remarkable life and the memories you share. I also cherish my memories of your parents, Frank and Lyda, and their generosity and kindness. You are blessed to have such wonderful parents. Your loss brings great sorrow and sadness, but will also bring many smiles at those things you most loved about your father. “Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. ~ Isla Paschal Richardson.” Your father will always be with you. Steve Sawyer
  • Myra Rhodes

    on 03/23/16

    Danny and family ... I am so sorry for your loss. May you all find peace in the coming days.
  • Janis Waynick

    on 03/24/16

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  • Roseann Robe

    on 03/24/16

    I'm so sorry for your loss Dan. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm also sorry I won't be able to come to the visitation or funeral as I will be out of town. I will continue to pray for all of you.

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