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Junior G. Clemens

Junior G. Clemens

February 14, 1928 - May 4, 2017

Junior G. Clemens, 89, of West Branch, MI passed away on Thursday, May 4, surrounded by loving family. He was born on February 14, 1928, the fifth of eight children to Clayton and Minnie Clemens of Prescott, MI. Junior married Marie Rau on April 26, 1952, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch. They remained living in West Branch and raised seven children. Junior retired in 1992 from Farm Bureau Insurance after 42 years as an agent. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Kiwanis. Junior was active with St. Vincent de Paul, Hospice of Helping Hands and served on the church finance board and the cemetery board. He enjoyed hunting, farming, and keeping busy. He loved gardening and being able to give the items away.

Junior is survived by his sons, Ivan (Gina), Olen (Bonnie), Arlo (Susan), and Eric (Shelly); daughters; Luana (Elton) Lawe and Veda (Peter) Keefe; daughter in law, Michele Clemens; 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, two sisters, many in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends as far away as Africa and South America. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie in 2015 and son, Neil in 2016, parents and five siblings.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Monday, May 8, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, May 9, Junior will lie in state at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch beginning at 10 a.m. until the Celebration of Life Mass at 11 a.m. Father Patrick Maher will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School.

Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch, www.steuernolmclaren.com.