The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Obituaries

August 17, 2013

Arline Dunn O'Connor

Arline Dunn O’Connor

Jan. 25, 1936 - Aug. 16, 2013

OSAGE BEACH, M. — Arline Dunn O’Connor, 77, died suddenly Friday in her home in Osage Beach, MO with heart problems.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church, Osage Beach, MO. Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, is assisting the family. Her body was donated to the Midwest Organ Doners Assn..

Arline was born January 25, 1936 in Wheatland, Iowa to Gladys and Melvin Dunn. Following the death of her mother in 1938, she was raised by her cousins Martha and Alfred Kallenbach. The family moved to Clinton, Iowa, when she was six years old. She had many summer visits with her dad and brother, Gene, on the farm and later included her two stepsisters.

Her new siblings consisted of four sisters and one brother. She attended Clinton schools, graduating from Clinton High School in 1953. Following graduation, she was employed in the office of Interstate Power Co in Clinton.

Arline married David O’Connor on Sept. 1, 1955 at the First United Methodist Church. They moved to Ames where twin sons, Steven and Brent, were born.

Following several moves due to employment, the family settled in Grinnell, Iowa.

During her life there, she was active in the Methodist church and worked at Stewart Library and Iowa Southern Utilities Co. She was active in Grinnell General Hospital Auxiliary, United Methodist Women and helped with Special Olympics at Ames for a number of years.

The couple retired to Osage Beach, MO in 2000. She was active in United Methodist Women at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church and sang with the choir. She loved her family, her home and her many friends, some going back as far as grade school days.

She especially loved raising her sons and the great times shared with her four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Arline was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Gene, and cousins Martha and Alfred Kallenbach and siblings Velda Kroeger, Vivian Cargil and Dolores Elleson.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, David, her sons Steven (Kathy) and Brent (Nancy); grandchildren: Shawn, Joshua, Andrea, Danny and great granddaughter Sydney; siblings Gerald (Claire), Dorthy Lichtenstein, Janice’s husband Richard Wilson and Lou Ann (Bob) Reyes.

Death date: Aug. 16, 2013

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Jayne Ann Bowen MAQUOKETA -- Jayne Ann Bowen, 64, of Maquoketa, died Monday at home. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

    April 16, 2014

  • Erps Helen J. Erps Helen J. Erps Sept. 7, 1928 - April 14, 2014 CAMANCHE -- Helen J. Erps, 85, of Camanche, passed away, Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Alverno. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church - Camanche. Buri

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gilbert L. 'Steve' Stephenson DEWITT -- Gilbert L. "Steve" Stephenson, 81, of DeWitt, died Monday at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sat

    April 16, 2014

  • Lois Ruggeberg DeWitt Lois Ruggeberg Lois Ruggeberg, 95, of DeWitt, died Tuesday at Eagle Point Nursing and Rehab Center in Clinton. Arrangements are pending at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt.

    April 16, 2014

  • Annalisa Lillian Green LAKE CARROLL, Ill. -- Annalisa Lillian Green, 93, of Lake Carroll, formerly of Chicago, died Thursday. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Medinah, Ill., Country Club. De

    April 15, 2014

  • Helen J. Erps Camanche Helen J. Erps Helen J. Erps, 85, of Camanche, died Monday at the Alverno. Arrangements are pending at the Camanche Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes and Crematory.

    April 15, 2014

  • Richard G. Gifford Richard G. Gifford Oct. 17, 1931 - April 12, 2014 CLINTON -- Richard G. Gifford, 82, of Clinton, passed away, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at his home in Clinton. There will no services or visitation per his wishes the body has been cremated. The Clinton

    April 15, 2014

  • Gilbert L. Stephenson DeWitt Gilbert L. Stephenson Gilbert L. Stephenson, 81, of DeWitt, died Monday at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Arrangements are pending at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt. Gilbert L. Stephenson

    April 15, 2014

  • Furman C. Doty Furman C. Doty May 23, 1939 - April 12, 2014 CLINTON -- Furman C. Doty, 74, of Clinton, Iowa, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the University of Iowa. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Clinton Church of Chri

    April 15, 2014

  • Beverly Durkop Maquoketa Beverly Durkop Beverly Durkop, 70, of Maquoketa, died Sunday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Arrangements are pending at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.

    April 15, 2014

Facebook