Clinton Duensing, 71, of Smithton, Ill., born April 12, 1945, in Red Bud, Ill., passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at the Freeburg Care Center, after a prolonged illness.
Clint proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and retired from AT&T. He was a member of Hope United Church of Christ and the Communication Workers of America.
Clint most enjoyed time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren, attending their many sports and activities. A real handy man, he enjoyed producing woodwork creations for the family; often willingly helping others with their difficult projects. He always looked forward to the monthly Chevy's retiree get-together (where the stories perhaps became tall tales.)
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Margaret, nee Wilson, Duensing; mother-in-law, Ruth "Honey" Clasquin; sister-in-law, Susan Hughes; and brother-in-law, Frank Clasquin.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Sheri, nee Clasquin, Duensing; a son, Scott (Beverly) Duensing of Smithton, Ill.; daughter, Amy (Todd) Halfman, of Edwardsville, Ill.; grandchildren, Rylee and Carson Duensing and Jacob and Adrienne Halfman; sister, Susan (Larry) McTaggart; a nephew, Casey (Jessica) McTaggart; sister-in-law, Jan (Larry) Burbank; a nephew, Jason (Jennifer) Clasquin; a niece, Jennifer Kaufman; a great-niece, Zoe Kaufman; a niece, Katie Hughes; and lifelong friends, Tom & Linda Wuertz. Clint also leaves behind many loyal friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
We would like to thank everyone who came to visit Clint, sent him kind words, or kept our family in their prayers. We appreciate the wonderful care by Freeburg Care Center, especially his nurse Sherilyn.
Clint was an avid supporter of
and the Randy Grimm Stray Rescue of St. Louis, if you wish to donate.
Services: Per his wishes, there will be a private burial.
Friends are invited to join the family for a casual celebration of Clint's life from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at NoJacks in Smithton, Ill. Wear your favorite t-shirt and jeans.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Oct. 2, 2016