Clarice Bainbridge

Clarice M. Bainbridge, 89, of Kingsley, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Le Mars, Iowa.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 26 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com. Funeral service will be live streamed via Rohde Funeral Home Facebook page.

Clarice Mary Bainbridge was born June 25, 1931, in Remsen, Iowa, the daughter of Pete J. and Olga A. (Krieps) Nilles. She grew up in the Remsen area graduating from St. Mary’s High School.

Clarice and Donald “Donnie” Bainbridge were married Jan. 8, 1952, at the farmhouse of Clarice’s parents. Following their marriage, they lived in Cherokee, Iowa, before moving to Kingsley, where they lived and raised their family.

Donnie passed away in July of 1985. After his death, Clarice continued to live in Kingsley.

Clarice was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church where she volunteered to help and work at many church related activities. She was helpful in assisting people to be able to stay in own homes by her willingness to help with everyday activities that they would be unable to do on their own. She had a smile for people and time to help them.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Weiler; sons, Tom (Collen) Bainbridge, Tim Bainbridge, Mark (Jane) Bainbridge and Scott (Rhonda) Bainbridge; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by brothers, Dennis (Bev), Bud (Judy), Mark (Jean) and Tony (Julie) Nilles; and sisters-in-law, Shirley Nilles, Florence Nilles and Deanne Kass.

Clarice was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Thomas and Lucille Bainbridge; her husband, Donnie; daughter-in-law, Vicki Bainbridge; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lorne Nilles, George and Phyllis Nilles, Janet Bainbridge; brother, Stan Nilles; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Nilles, Ruth and Gerry Grage, Marcella and Norbert Hansen, Bev and Wayne Weber, Beryl Bainbridge and Tom Kass.

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