CLINTON — Kenneth D. Orte Sr., age 79, of Clinton, died Tuesday Feb. 24, 2009, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Rock Island National Cemetery in Rock Island.

Kenneth was born on July 29, 1929, in Clinton, IA, the son of Peter and Anna Ipsen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Marlene Weinbeck on Sept. 26, 1954, in Clinton. Kenneth worked at ADM in the milling division for over 40 years, and retired in 1991. He was a member of the Clinton National Guard for many years. He enjoyed collecting guns.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Marlene, of Clinton; two daughters, Shari Tervelt of Boyd, WI, and Melissa Orte of Clinton; a son, Kenneth Orte Jr. of Clinton; two grandchildren, Dustin and Kasi; and a sister, Alice Nelson of Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.

Death date: Feb. 24, 2009

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