The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

October 24, 2013

Bernadine R. Donatelli

The Clinton Herald

---- — Bernadine R. Donatelli

June 20, 1938 - Oct. 22, 2013

CLINTON — Bernadine R. Donatelli, age 75, of Clinton, died Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013 at Mercy North Medical Center.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25th at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be held Friday at the St. Irenaeus Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

Bernadine was born on June 20, 1938 in Clinton, the daughter of Gerald and Mabel (Hudson) Jones. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1955.

She married Gordon Struve on Nov. 30, 1957 in Clinton; he died in 1960. She worked as an operator/inspector at International Paper in Clinton for over 25 years, when she retired. She enjoyed going to garage sales and auctions, sewing, crossword puzzles, cooking, meeting with her friends for lunches, and her two dogs, Taz and Brandy.

Bernadine is survived by her daughter, Marcia Opheim (Curt Hank) of Clinton; 8 grandchildren, Mike and Steve Struve, Brandon Jewel, Kip Jr. and Colley Opheim, and Ashley, Kristin, Jessica McMahon; her great grandson, Payton Opheim; two nephews, Randy and Rex; and a son-in-law, Robert McMahon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Rhonda, a son, Terry, and a brother.

Death date: Oct. 22, 2013