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“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 ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: gail massner - west bend, IA

“Cletus was always a good, and such a happy friend. He loved, and was so proud and happy with his family. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: dale & sheryll chicoine - SD

“We loved you while you were here and will love you in prayer now. Marilyn you have our deepest sympathy and prayers too. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Colleen & Bill Wuebker - IA

“Marilyn,,, so very sorry to hear about your husband. Strength and many prayers sent your way. My deepest sympathies. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Jan Collins - Rutland, IA

“Sending prayers for Clete and all of his family. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Waechter - Overland Park, KS

“Marilyn, I'm so sorry to hear of Clete's passing. You and your family are in my prayers.Marge Drown ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Marge Drown - West Bend, IA

“Marilyn....so sorry to hear of your husbands passing, my prayers are with you and your family at this time....God will,provide you with strength...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Clapper - Ankeny, IA

“I was a neighbor to son,Alan. So sorry for the families lost. God will take good care of him for all of you. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Janice Norman - Ankeny, IA

“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...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Chicoine - Newark, CA

“Sorry to hear of your dad's passing Michele. My thoughts and prayers are with u and your family. Wishing u God's blessings . ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Loterbour - Rolfe, IA

“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...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Cathy Zakedis - Union City, CA

“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...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jen Borcic (Chicoine) - Pittsburg, CA


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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.