Clyde Maile

Clyde Wesley Maile, of Jefferson, died June 19 in Des Moines at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 29 days.

A Mass of the Resurrection was held June 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson; Mass was celebrated by Father John Gerald.

Music was provided by Sheilah Pound, soloist, with Lois Last, accompanist.

Honorary bearers were Tom Wilcox, Carl Garnett, Jim Watters, Marilyn Mobley, Chop Gibson, Richard Johnson, Linda Eckstrom and Bob Sondgeroth.

Casket bearers were Randy Monthei, Russ Johnson, Steve McCoy, Tim McCoy, Lyle Brinker and Bill Allen.

A funeral luncheon was held in the St. Joseph Parish Center.

Private interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Clyde Maile, son of Charles Leroy Maile and Cynthia Blanche (Garnett) Maile, was born in Jefferson on June 21, 1935. He attended school in Scranton and graduated from the eighth grade. When he finished school, he worked as a farmhand. 

Around 1966, Clyde started working at the Franklin Manufacturing Company in Jefferson. He worked there for seven years and was also employed with the Greene County Sanitation Department. He began working for the city of Jefferson on Jan. 1, 1991. 

When Clyde worked at Franklin Manufacturing, he met Rose Peter Hagaman, who also worked there. The couple was married on Oct. 21, 1973.   They were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

In 1985, Clyde participated in the Bell Tower Festival Horse Shoe Contest. He received a trophy as first place winner.  

Over the years, both Clyde and Rose enjoyed the casinos, traveling regularly in Iowa to Tama or Jefferson, and also trips to the state of Nevada to Laughlin and Las Vegas.

Clyde had a giving spirit. He was recognized by the Blood Center of Iowa for making a vital contribution of over nine gallons to the Volunteer Blood Donor Program. At his death on June 19, his giving spirit continued as a tissue donor to the Iowa Donor Network.

He has given gifts that will forever benefit others.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rose, who died in 2007; three brothers: Vernon, Raymond and Paul Maile; a sister, Thelma Watters; and a sister who died in childhood, Eleanor Louise Maile.

Survivors include his sisters: Hazel Monthei, of Jefferson, and Wilma Rushing, of Grimes; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. 

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Congregate Meals in Jefferson.

Services were arranged by the Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home.

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