Cletus Edmund Chicoine

  • Born: December 9, 1934
  • Died: June 8, 2017
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Cletus Edmund Chicoine, 82, of Ankeny, passed away June 8, 2017 at his home of Lung Cancer.
A Funeral Mass will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church. A visitation will be held 5 – 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 12th, also at the Church.
Cletus was born December 9, 1934 to Edmund and Luella Limoges Chicoine at Elk Point, South Dakota. He received his education at a country school, and went on to serve his country with the US Army from 1957 to 1958. He was stationed in Germany. He worked in different construction jobs and at Armour Meat Packing in Sioux City, Iowa.
Cletus was united in marriage to Marilyn Rose Bormann, May 7, 1960 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph of Bode, Iowa.
In 1963 the couple moved from Sioux City, Iowa to a farm near West Bend, Iowa. They were actively engaged in grain and livestock farming. Cletus raised many hogs from farrow to finish. On the GI Bill, Cletus graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, Iowa with an associate's degree in agriculture.
Cletus and Marilyn were active members of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in West Bend. Cletus was a 52 year member of the Knights of Columbus. His greatest joys in life were faith, family, and friends. They moved from West Bend, Iowa to Ankeny Iowa in 2008.
He loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed woodworking, making many wood articles and toys. He loved to garden in later years, and played pool and card games.
Cletus is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn; 7 children, Paul (Barb) of Johnston, Daryl (Peggy) of Ankeny, Michele (Don) Riesenberg of West Bend, IA, Alan of Des Moines, Tim of Joplin, MO, Jeff (Heather) of Polk City, and Chad of Ankeny; 23 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren; brothers Mark (Barbara), Julian (Mary), and sisters, Monica Olson and Joan Wick.
He is preceded in death by his son Daniel, who died at 2 months of SIDS; his parents, and a sister Madonna Blomberg.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sympathy to your family, we enjoyed him as our neighbor, fishing advisor, our prayers are with you. We were gone and just found out he passed

Posted by gail massner - west bend, IA - Neighbor   June 18, 2017

Cletus was always a good, and such a happy friend. He loved, and was so proud and happy with his family.

Posted by dale & sheryll chicoine - jefferson, SD - Friend   June 12, 2017

We loved you while you were here and will love you in prayer now. Marilyn you have our deepest sympathy and prayers too.

Posted by Colleen & Bill Wuebker - West Bend, IA   June 12, 2017

Marilyn,,, so very sorry to hear about your husband. Strength and many prayers sent your way. My deepest sympathies.

Posted by Jan Collins - Rutland, IA - Coworker   June 11, 2017

Sending prayers for Clete and all of his family.

Posted by Julie Waechter - Overland Park, KS - Family Friend   June 11, 2017

Marilyn, I'm so sorry to hear of Clete's passing. You and your family are in my prayers.

Marge Drown

Posted by Marge Drown - West Bend, IA   June 11, 2017 sorry to hear of your husbands passing, my prayers are with you and your family at this time....God will,provide you with strength.
Linda clapper

Posted by Linda Clapper - Ankeny, IA   June 11, 2017


I was a neighbor to son,Alan. So sorry for the families lost. God will take good care of him for all of you.

Posted by Janice Norman - Ankeny, IA - Neighbor   June 11, 2017


I will remember Cletus best for his laughter and mischievous twinkle in his eye. He had lots of adventures and loved to tell the stories. He will be missed.

Our love to all the family.

Julian and Mary

Posted by Mary Chicoine - Newark, CA - Family   June 10, 2017

Sorry to hear of your dad's passing Michele. My thoughts and prayers are with u and your family. Wishing u God's blessings .

Posted by Mary Loterbour - Rolfe, IA - Friend   June 10, 2017


I remember as a child listening to all the wild stories and adventure that Uncle Cletus would share with my mom and dad. As an adult I will cherish my last visit to South Dakota and Uncle Cletus sharing his woodworking with me and my sister. He had such joy in his eyes. He will be missed.

Posted by Cathy Zakedis - Union City, CA - Family   June 10, 2017


2008 was the last time I saw my Uncle Cletus. He showed me his collection of wooden cars and trains he made. I took a video of that moment and I will cherish it.

Posted by Jen Borcic (Chicoine) - Pittsburg, CA - Family   June 10, 2017