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Michael Jennings, 72, of Clinton, Iowa, died at home on September 6, 2017. Cremation rites have been accorded and per his wishes, no public services will be held. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton Public Library.

Mike was born February 15, 1945, to Tom and Betty Jennings in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He married Helen (Wallingford) on February 4, 1967. Mike graduated from the University of Iowa and worked for the Social Security Administration for 34 years. After retirement, he worked as a paraprofessional with the Clinton Community School District. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Mike enjoyed playing cards, reading, traveling, cooking, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. Mike had a great sense of humor and loved telling stories to his grandchildren.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Helen; children Jeff (Christian) of Cedar Rapids, Eric (Kasey) of Clinton, David (Kristin) of Clinton, and Anne Doherty (Dave) of Oak Park, IL; 10 grandchildren; a brother and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Michelle.
Published on September 8, 2017
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