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“Tom, sorry to hear of you mom passing. I know this is really late, but I rarely learn of deaths in the quad cities. Hope all is well with you. Ann...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Ann Lane Keimig - cartersville, GA

“Peg & Family, My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Keep your mom with you always as you carry your memories of her in your heart. WS ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Wendy (Stupka) Sutter - FL

“Cyndi and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Marpe - El Paso, TX

“I want to send my deepest sympathy to the entire family. Our world will miss this wonderful lady. God bless you all~ ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Rhonda Zimmerman - Lima, Peru

“Thinking of you entire family during this time. Your precious Mother left to soon. Sorry for your loss! ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Debra Wood - Harker Heights,, TX

“Kathy - I was so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your Mom. Wish I could be there with you today. You have been in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Marlys Schmadeke - Denison, IA

“To the whole Lotspiech family, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. It is never easy to let a loved one go. With our faith we...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Betty (Hein) Moses - Blue Grass, IA

“Kathy - I am sorry so for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Wish I could be there for you. Let all of your wonderful...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Marsha Hickey - Fort Dodge, IA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed seeing your Mom and doing her hair all these years. She always sent a treat home to my Mom who I take care of....Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: tammy ridpath - davenport, IA

“My prayers and condolences to the family. May Mary Clare rest in Gods loving arms. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: David Lyons - Davenport, IA

“Dear Lotsppeich family, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. I only know too well how it is to lose a mother and...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Catherine Peterschmidt Johnson - CO

“Dear Cyndi, My sincere condolence to you on the loss of your mother. It's so hard to say goodbye to loved ones, especially mothers who hold a...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy (Lucas) Hines - Davenport, IA

“Dear Peggy and Family, My deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother. I am sure you and your siblings are a real support to each other during...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Vicky Wisely - Davenport, IA


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Clare "Ket" Lotspeich, 82, a resident of Davenport will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home. You are invited to join the family Monday at 7:00 p.m. to recite the rosary. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church or to a charity of your choice.
Mary Clare passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 14, 2012 at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Campus.
Mary Clare Ketelaar was born on November 16, 1929 in Davenport, a daughter of Anthony and Florence (Gasseling) Ketelaar. She was a graduate of the former Immaculate Conception Academy in 1947 and then St. Anthony School of Nursing, Rock Island in 1950. She was united in marriage to Charles A. "Chuck" Lotspeich on November 15, 1952 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. He preceded her in death on November 21, 2006. They shared 54 years of marriage together.
Ket was a nurse for over 50 years. Being a nurse was more than a career for her, she had a great passion for her work and was very dedicated to her profession. She cared for patients at the Osteopathic Hospital, Davenport Medical Center, and Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She retired in 1999.
Ket was an active parishioner at Our Lady of Victory Parish, attending religiously the Saturday evening Mass with her family. She also was a member of Plus 60.
She and Chuck were blessed with a large family, having ten children and she cherished being around many of them nearly everyday. Ket also never missed an opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, bingo, and an "occasional" trip to our local gambling boats. Ket was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Chris Lotspeich; Charlie and Tonya Lotspeich; Kathy and Larry Snider; Cyndi Lotspeich; Tom Lotspeich; Peggy Lotspeich; Ann Lotspeich; Beth Lotspeich; Patty Lotspeich and John and Mary Lotspeich; grandchildren, Sasha Conner; Tiffany Johnson; Kyle and James McMahon; Dustin Johnson; Anthony Lotspeich; Alexis Lotspeich; Cole Lotspeich and Clare Lotspeich; great- grandchildren, Isabel Conner; Noah Braun Johnson, Seth Conner, Elizabeth Syler, Charli Jo and Mikayla Conner; and sisters, Corrine (Charles) Conway and Nancy Ketelaar.
Mary Clare was preceded in death by her husband and parents. May they rest in peace.