Clarence E. Faust
Clarence E. Faust, 90, of 1118 Dewey St. Kiel, died on Tuesday afternoon April 29, 2014 at Oak Creek Assisted Living, Kiel WI.
He was born March 11, 1924 in the Town of Schleswig, Manitowoc County, son of the late Raymond and Elsie (Schmahl) Faust. Clarence attended SS. Peter & Paul Catholic School and graduated from Kiel High School in 1942.
Clarence was a proud veteran of the US Army (1st Cavalry Division) serving during WWII in the Philippines & Japan. He was still presently a member of the 1st Calvary Division Association and a member of V.F.W. Post #6707, Kiel
On April 3, 2014 Clarence was one of 18 WWII Veterans and 67 Korean War Vetrans that took part in the Old Glory Honor Flight to Washington DC.
Clarence was united in marriage to June P. Grapentine at Holy Name Catholic Church in Sheboygan on April 19, 1947. They spent more than 40 years together until she preceded him in death on December 6, 1988.
On Feb. 15, 1992 he Married Rogene A.( Zimmermann) Faust at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Kiel.
Clarence worked as Parts Manager & Bookkeeper for Hingiss Inc. in Kiel for 22 Yrs, Vogel Chevrolet for 2 Yrs and was a Postal Letter Carrier in Kiel for 18 years retiring in 1988. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, the Kiel Municipal Band in the early 1940 s and Kiel Volunteer Fire Dept. for 22 Yrs. His community involvement led him to be a very active member of the Kiel Kiwanis Club, he was especially involved with the food stand at Road America. He was also involved with the Local Catholic Order of Foresters and State Legion of Honor Club. Past Sachem of the Improved Order of Redmen of Manitowoc Tribe No. 49, Kiel and was a Past Great Sachem of the Redmen Great Council of Wisconsin, a board member of the Cheboygan Redmen Tribe Sunshine Club of St. Ann, a member of the Johnsburg Redmen Tribe. Clarence was also a very active member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church. He served as Treasurer for 6 Yrs., was a weekday Mass server, Eucharistic Minister and on First Friday would visit the shut ins. He also was Choir Member and Altar Server for funerals and was a volunteer worker at the Kiel St. Vincent DePaul Store.
Survivors include his wife; Rogene, a daughter; Sandra Faust-Lomblo of Wauwatosa, two grandsons; Steven & Cary Matzen, one granddaughter; Melanie Lomblo, all of the Milwaukee area, two great-grandchildren, Misty & Alex Matzen. Of Valders, WI. one brother; Jerome of Neshkoro.
Also survived by six step-children; Susan (Elmer ) Casper Shakopee, MN. Andrew (Sue) Faust. Sun Prairie, WI., Gary (Laurie) Faust, Collins, WI. John (Judy) Faust, Cascade, WI. Sheila (Joseph) Mader, Manitowoc, WI. Cindy (Jeffery) Goebel, Sheboygan. 16 step grandchildren and 25 step great-grandchildren. Clarence is also survived by two brothers-in-law; Robert (Ruth) Zimmermann, Dale (Nancy) Zimmermann, and a sister-in-law; Betty Zimmermann.
Clarence was preceded in death by his Parents along with brothers-in-law and sisters in-law;
Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday May 3, 2014 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church (413 Fremont St. Kiel), with Fr. Fredrick Sserugga officiating and assisted by Deacon Pat Knier and Parish Director Joe Zenk. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00am until 12:45pm when we will have brief family rites. Entombment will take place at Garden of Peace Mausoleum, Sheboygan. Military honors will be performed by Kiel VFW Post 6707 following mass.
Clarence's family would like to extend a thank you to Dr Kumar, Dr. Kapur and a very special thank you to the entire staff at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Kiel for the loving care and compassion he received.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the SS Peter and Paul new addition building fund.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting with the arrangements.
Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home - Kiel
815 6th St. Kiel, WI 53042
Published in Sheboygan Press from May 1 to May 2, 2014