Clara G. Duecker

Clara G. Duecker, 86, of Lisbon and formerly of Frederika, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Frederika with Rev. Dale Halverson officiating. Interment will follow at Alcock Cemetery, rural Tripoli. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made in her name to the Alcock Cemetery Association. 

Clara Grace, daughter of  Ernest Alonzo and Evelyn Marie Jepperson Luck, was born June 30, 1927, at New Hartford, Iowa. She was baptized into the Baptist faith in the river at New Hartford at the age of thirteen. She graduated from New Hartford High School in 1944, and studied pre-med at Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls for one year prior to receiving U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps training in 1945 and 1946. In July of 1946, she was united in marriage with Orville Duecker at Hiawatha, Kansas. Clara worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals on the neurology floor while Orville attended the College of Pharmacy at the university. The couple owned and operated a pharmacy in Anthon, Iowa for many years and Clara worked with her husband. In the mid 1970’s, they returned to northeast Iowa where they made their home in Waterloo prior to moving to Frederika. They moved to Lisbon a short time ago to be near their son. Clara was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Frederika and enjoyed collecting rocks and making jewelry out of her finds.

In addition to her husband, Orville of Lisbon, she is survived by two sons, Steve (Darlis)  Duecker of Waverly, Nebraska and Scott (Dawn) Duecker of Lisbon; three grandchildren, Derek Duecker, Shanelle Duecker, and Scott (Sherri) Krause; one great granddaughter, Olivia Krause; and three sisters, her twin sister, Emma (Ray) DeVries of Greene, Barbara Gott of Hemet, California, and Laura Jean Catherwood of Waterloo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, William, Harry, and Raymond Luck; and one sister, Nina Carlin.


Roma Grandon Ries on July 31, 2013 at 9:39 AM said:

Prayers and thoughts to the family at this time.Absent from earth...a deposit in Heaven.When you meet again ,it will be for eternity.God is with you in your time of grief and loss.Rest in Him.
Penny Moubry on July 29, 2013 at 7:13 AM said:

Scott, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Penny
Judy Mittan, Quaker Oats on July 29, 2013 at 6:48 AM said:

Scott and family
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Kitty Edwards on July 29, 2013 at 6:47 AM said:

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Selma Mills on July 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM said:

Dear Orv, Steve and Scott
So sorry to hear about Clara. Do you remember how we use to joke about how clara could fix anything with masking tape? Maybe God will have things for her to fix with Him in heaven. My prayers are with you all
Love, Selma
Doreen Towsley-Cook on July 26, 2013 at 12:02 PM said:

I think of Aunt Clara and smile! She will always be with me and I will remember what a wonderful woman she was and how Heaven is enjoying her now!! I wonder what a beautiful rock collection she has already accumulated!? See you in a twinkling Aunt Clara! I love you! Reeni (Doreen :D)
Emma DeVries on July 26, 2013 at 6:45 AM said:

Ory and family, Clara will be missed more than words
can say. I love her so much. See you
Love and prayers,
Emma and Ray

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