The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Obituaries

November 22, 2013

J. Eileen McDeid

J. Eileen McDeid

June 6, 1941 - Nov. 18, 2013

SIOUX RAPIDS — J. Eileen McDeid, age 72, of Clinton, Iowa, and formerly of Sioux Rapids, died on Monday, November 18, 2013, at the Saint Therese of St. Odilia Hospice in Shoreview, Minnesota.

Funeral services for J. Eileen McDeid, age 72, of Clinton, Iowa and formerly of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Interment will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Visitation will took place on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

Janice Eileen Sundblad, daughter of Oscar L. and Nellie C. (Halverson) Sundblad, was born in Spencer, Iowa, on June 6, 1941. She spent her youth in the Sioux Rapids community where she received her education and graduated from the Sioux Rapids High School. Eileen received her bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and furthered her education by receiving a master’s degree from the University of Iowa.

In 1962, Eileen was united in marriage to Gerald “Jerry” McDeid and this union was blessed with two sons: Bryce and Rowan. The couple later divorced. Eileen began her teaching career in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She returned to Sioux Rapids for a year before moving to Camanche, Iowa in 1972 where she resumed her career in special education. Eileen relocated to Clinton, Iowa, in 1978 and lived the remainder of her lifetime there. Eileen had a true passion for teaching and touched the lives of many special needs students. She retired from teaching in 2003.

Eileen, a very physically active person, will be remembered as an avid cyclist and walker. Eileen brought her two passions (teaching and biking) together by organizing successful fundraisers to support the Clinton Community Schools. During her retirement, she made many trips back to northwest Iowa to care for her elderly parents. Eileen was a good friend to everyone that she met.

Text Only
Obituaries
  • Karl H. Hoover CLINTON — Karl H. Hoover, 59, of Clinton, died Tuesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City. Private burial will be at the Rock Island, Illinois, National Cemetery. There will be no services or visitation. Death date: July 22,

    July 24, 2014

  • Gracie Lynn Ungs DUBUQUE — Gracie Lynn Ungs, infant daughter of Jennifer Hamilton and Jacob Ungs, died July 17.Private services will be held.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arlyn S. Cady PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. — Arlyn S. Cady, 90, of Prophetstown, died Tuesday at home.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service at the church.

    July 24, 2014

  • Harry Thies DUBUQUE — Harry Thies, 90, of Dubuque, formerly of Lowden and Maquoketa, died Monday at Manor Care in Dubuque.Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Maquoketa. The family will greet family and friends f

    July 23, 2014

  • Nellie Pruis-Douma photo Nellie Pruis-Douma Jan. 20, 1917 – July 21, 2014MORRISON, Ill. — Nellie Pruis-Douma, 97, of Resthave Home – Morrison, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Morrison Community Hospital - Morrison.The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Emmanuel Reformed Churc

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Martin Allen Stansbarger CLINTON — Infant Martin Allen Stansbarger passed away at birth on July 19, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center North Campus surrounded by angels and into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Martin’s parents, Jim and Natasha Stansbarger, wil

    July 22, 2014

  • Nellie Douma Morrison, Ill.Nellie DoumaNellie Douma, 97, of Morrison, died Jan. 21 at Morrison Community Hospital.Arrangements are pending at the Morrison chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Brentley Louis Kemp MAQUOKETA — Brentley Louis Kemp, infant son of Justin and Michelle (Pierson) Kemp, of Maquoketa, died July 10.Private services will be held. Death date: July 10, 2014

    July 22, 2014

  • Brenda Aiken DEWITT — Brenda (Henning) Aiken, 68, of DeWitt, died Friday at home.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Faith Lutheran Church in Calamus.

    July 22, 2014

  • Sander Bernice Viola Sander Bernice Viola SanderOct. 17, 1913 - July 17, 2014CLINTON — Bernice Viola Sander, 100, of Clinton, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at home after 100 great years and will be missed by all her family.Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

Facebook