BELLEVUE — Clarence J. Ties, 76, of Bellevue, died peacefully Sunday, March 15, 2009, at home surrounded by his loving family under the care of Jackson County Hospice.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Springbrook, officiated by the Rev. Paul E. Lippstock. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Kingery-Lemke Funeral Home and again Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church in Springbrook.

Clarence was born on December 5, 1932, son of Peter and Clara (Helmle) Ties. He married Alice Kahler on July 27, 1957, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Springbrook. She passed away January 26, 2008.

During his younger years he worked at Clinton Engines. He then farmed for 50 years. Clarence was a lifetime member of the Bellevue Knights of Columbus and a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. When Clarence wasn’t farming, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing cards and going to the casino. He also enjoyed having coffee in the mornings with the coffee bunch.

Surviving are his four children, Sandra (David) Pitts, Cheryl (Mike) Peters, both of Springbrook, Marcia Ties of Maquoketa and Dennis (Debbie) Ties of St. Louis; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian Dondlinger, Esther (Ves) Deppe and Eunice Fier; and a brother, Lyle (MaryAnn) Ties.

He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; two brothers-in-law, Norbert Dondlinger and Joe Fier; and a nephew, Roger Ties.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Jackson County or the American Cancer Society.

A special thank you to Dr. Christian Schultheis and the Oncology staff at Medical Associates for their patience and ongoing support they have given to Clarence and his family. Also thank you to Hospice of Jackson County for the loving care during this most difficult time.

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Death date: March 15, 2009