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Clarence Clouse

August 30, 1930 April 30, 2019
Clarence Clouse
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Obituary for Clarence Clouse

Clarence Clouse, age 88, a resident of Naperville, IL, former longtime resident of Ferndale, MI, passed away on April 30, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville.

He was born on August 30, 1930 in Detroit, MI.

Clarence is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years Julianna Rose Clouse (nee Fortoloczki); loving daughter Sharon (John) Leinen; cherished grandsons Adam Kyle Leinen and Ian Cristopher Clouse; dear siblings Emily (the late Richard) Shindel, Jerry (Bernadine) Clause, and Robert (Kim) Clouse; fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Florence and John Clouse and dear son Carl Kalman Clouse.

Clarence did his naval training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, IL, before serving our country as a member of the US Navy during the Korean War. After he returned to the US, Clarence spent 29 years working for General Motors in the Fisher Body Division at the Tech Center in Warren, MI. He continued designing for the automotive industry after his retirement.

Clarence was active in many organizations, including being the president of the Ferndale Jay-Cee’s, a member of the Ferndale VFW Post 407, and the Retiree Club for those that served on the USS Salisbury Sound AV-13.

Clarence was a brilliant man when working with his hands, and it showed in his passion for carpentry (he built his own three car garage with a hidden staircase) and restoring old cars (most notably a 1947 Plymouth and a Model T!).

He enjoyed making wine, dancing, playing the accordion, and was an avid gardener. He continued to garden during his time living at Sunrise of Naperville North and St. Patrick’s Residence.

Clarence was well loved by everyone and will be deeply missed.

A Memorial Visitation will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 AM until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel located within St. Patrick’s Residence 1400 Brookdale Rd. Naperville, IL 60563.

A private inurnment will take place at a future date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

For those wishing to leave a lasting tribute to Clarence’s memory, donations to St Patrick’s Residence would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements entrusted to Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville.

For more information, please call (630)355-0213.


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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

18

May

9:30 AM 5/18/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 5/18/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Patrick's Residence

1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563

St. Patrick's Residence
1400 Brookdale Road Naperville 60563 IL
United States

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

18

May

10:00 AM 5/18/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Patrick's Residence

1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563

St. Patrick's Residence
1400 Brookdale Road Naperville 60563 IL
United States

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St. Patrick's Residence

1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563
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